New Releases For The Week Of October 30, 2022–Part1

Patterson’s #1 bestselling hero Detective Alex Cross hunts down a serial killer who targets entire families—and who will next be coming for the Crosses. 
A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence.  
Cross and Sampson aren’t the only ones investigating.  
Also in on this most intriguing case is the world’s bestselling true-crime author, who sees patterns everyone else misses.
The writer, Thomas Tull, calls the Family Man murders the perfect crime story. He believes the killer may never be caught.  
Cross knows there is no perfect crime. And he’s going to hunt down the Family Man no matter what it takes.  
Until the Family Man decides to flip the narrative and bring down Cross and his family.  (Amazon)

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Roses, chocolate, and a completed to-do list. Is that too much to ask for Valentine’s Day? When you own the Sierra’s best UFO-themed B&B, it might be. Because murder is about to collide with all of Susan’s carefully laid plans…

The Valentine’s special at her B&B has attracted all the wrong guests—a group of Bigfoot seekers and the ex-con who shared the worst night of Susan’s life in a small-town jail. At least she’s got her boyfriend Arsen for moral support.
Or does she? Because as the big day approaches, Arsen’s acting even more unpredictable than usual.

And when she discovers the body of a woman with a bevy of boyfriends, she learns that love gone wrong, means nothing goes right. But will Susan’s determination to set things straight land her on the wrong end of Cupid’s arrow?

If you love quirky heroines, twisty mysteries, and laugh-out-loud humor, you’ll love Night of the Cupid, book seven in the Wits’ End cozy mystery novels. Buy Night of the Cupid and start the hilarious caper today! (Amazon)

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No matter what she does, mysteries seem to dog her every step…

With her sexy millionaire boyfriend out of town, Monica Baker is sure she’ll have an uneventful week.

She doesn’t.

Because it’s not long before she finds herself dragged into a dog kidnapping scandal the likes of which pet lovers in sunny Arizona have never known. And sadly, that mystery only leads to an even bigger—and deadlier—one.

Seriously, what does a girl have to do to get some peace, quiet, and a happily ever after around here? (Amazon)

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Joyce and Ginger, friends as close as they are different, head to London for a weeklong getaway; Joyce to spend hours shopping while Ginger takes in the museums before they reconvene each evening in the cocktail bars of the city. First on their list, however, is a visit to Kenneth, an old friend of Joyce’s glamorous high-kicking Tiller-Girl mother. Kenneth, now in his eighties, is suspicious about the death of one of his peers and has been asking questions. Joyce, on the other hand, dismisses his fears as a severe case of old age. But when Kenneth is found murdered, she has to do something that will never come easily to her: admit she was wrong.

Joyce and Ginger make a formidable sleuthing partnership whenever murder crosses their path, but this time it’s personal. They must delve into the past of Joyce’s late mother, a woman as strong-willed as her daughter, scrutinising her friends and their relationships. Have old jealousies, lies and prejudices resurfaced to seek revenge?

Ginger’s background in the wardrobe departments of London theatres comes in handy as the pair try to solve a murder or two, all the while making sure Joyce has time to add to her shoe collection. There’s also the small matter of avoiding becoming the killer’s next victims… (Amazon)

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Why would the body of a dead truck driver who was drowned in Santa Monica, California, be found in a hotel parking lot in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho?

There doesn’t seem to be a rational reason for it, but Homicide Detectives Luke Falconer and Matt Greene have to find one. Since the hotel parking lot is attached to the York Minster Hotel, Gabriella Hunt’s new hotel, they enlist her help, but finding a nexus for her hotel, Medford, Oregon, and Santa Monica, California proves to be very difficult.

Throw in a suspected smuggling ring and a bar that’s cheating the IRS, and it’s no wonder the Feds have become involved and want Luke and Matt to drop the case. And what about the victim’s Russian wife who has an authentic Fabergé egg and a lot of other expensive items in her display cabinet? Her husband was a truck driver, so where did the money come from?

Lust, greed, love, and hatred are all on display in this fast-paced murder mystery. Each time you think you know who and why, there’s another twist. Join Luke, Matt, and Gabriella on a roller coaster ride as they try to make sense of it all. Good thing there’s Boris the Bulldog always waiting for them at the hotel when they return.

This is the third book in the Gabriella Hunt Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

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Mr. and Mrs. Walker are off on their honeymoon! You’d think they’d get a break from solving supernatural mysteries while vacationing in the Scottish Highlands, but not Drew and Ava. They’re thrown into a mystery when one of the guests at their resort is found dead. Not helping the locals isn’t an option. How could they live with themselves if they ignored all the problems and let someone else die? (Amazon)

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After an ominous Tarot reading, Sedona bookstore owner Rarity Cole must find a killer to keep her friend safe from harm—even if the cards are stacked against her . . .

Following her recovery from breast cancer, Rarity has embraced a life of healing and service in her Sedona, Arizona, community. She welcomes the opportunity to participate in the annual summer healing fair with her fittingly named new-age bookstore, The Next Chapter. The members of the Tuesday Night Survivors’ Book Club are also volunteering, maintaining a cooling station for overheated festivalgoers, and hosting a Tarot card reader for entertainment.
But one member, Darby, is anything but entertained when the Tarot reader pulls a Death card. With a mammogram coming up, she’s freaked out and goes home—only to walk into a crime scene where someone near and dear to her has been murdered. Despite the objections of Detective Drew Anderson, Rarity is determined to help her friend and protect her from being the killer’s next victim . . .(Amazon)

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In this series debut, a mysterious bookshop visitor dies under murderous circumstances, compelling the Christie sisters and their cat, Agatha, to call on all they’ve learned about solving mysteries from their favorite novelist.

“A fair-play plot, vivid characters, fascinating facts about Dame Agatha, and an intelligent and appealing protagonist make this a winner.”—Publishers Weekly

Ellie Christie is thrilled to begin a new chapter. She’s recently returned to her tiny Colorado hometown to run her family’s historic bookshop with her elder sister, Meg, and their beloved cat, Agatha. Perched in a Swiss-style hamlet accessible by ski gondola and a twisty mountain road, the Book Chalet is a famed bibliophile destination known for its maze of shelves and relaxing reading lounge. At least, until trouble blows in with a wintry whiteout. A man is found dead on the gondola, and a rockslide throws the town into lockdown—no one in, no one out.

The victim was a mysterious stranger who’d visited the bookshop. At the time, his only blunders had been disrupting a book club and leaving behind a first-edition Agatha Christie novel, written under a pseudonym. However, once revealed, the man’s identity shocks the town. Motives and secrets swirl like the snow, but when the police narrow in on the sisters’ close friends, the Christies have to act.

Although the only Agatha in their family tree is their cat, Ellie and Meg know a lot about mysteries and realize they must summon their inner Miss Marple to trek through a blizzard of clues before the killer turns the page to their final chapter. (Amazon)

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A trip to the local cemetery draws Hannah into a puzzling case stretching back forty years.

It may seem creepy, but Hannah Ives enjoys her expeditions to the local cemetery to help people find their deceased relatives. Usually a quiet affair, Hannah is surprised when she encounters Isabel ‘Izzy’ Randall laying flowers on the grave of Amy Madison, a college senior who was killed in 1978. Last seen in a popular Annapolis disco bar, Amy’s murder remains unsolved.

Hannah’s interest in the case leads her to join Silent Sleuths, a small, passionate group of ‘citizen detectives’ dedicated to trying to solve cases like Amy’s, and their research soon suggests that Amy may have been the first of several victims targeted by a serial killer. As DNA from the scene of the murder throws up surprising results, their investigation takes them down unexpected avenues. Is Amy’s killer still alive, or has an untimely death taken them beyond justice? (Amazon)

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The world’s her oyster…until someone is stabbed with her shucking knife.

With a struggling pearl party business, sisters Kelly and Jodi Silverman are thrilled to land a weekend long jewelry party at a large estate. But the gothic house, complete with its weeping woman fountain, gives Kelly a bad vibe.

A nasty storm strands them at the spooky mansion. And when the birthday gal is found with Kelly’s shucking knife poking from her chest, they’re not only stuck in the creepy house with a murderer roaming the halls but Kelly’s accused of the crime.

Can Kelly and Jodi piece together the limited clues, prove their innocence and stay alive? Or will this pearl party be their last?

If you love comedy mystery a la Clue, you’ll love Murder of Pearl, Book 1 in the Pearl Party Cozy Mystery series! (Amazon)

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