New Releases For The Week Of January 29th, 2023–Part 3

Is Nicole, a young college girl, alive or dead? When the police are contacted, they feel she just needed to take a little break, and that’s why she’s gone missing. But a well-known television news anchor feels there’s more to it than that, and when she hires Jake and Al, private investigators, to find the missing young woman, they fully agree.

It’s a difficult case. Her roommates have no idea what happened to her and don’t seem all that concerned, nor does her boyfriend. But when Jake and Al discover Nicole has an unknown admirer she exchanges texts with, their antenna go up. Did she meet with this person? Is that why she’s missing? Who could it be, and if she went with the person, did she go willingly or was she coerced?

What makes it even harder for Jake and Al is the fact they’ve been involved in one difficult case after another without a break. Maybe when this case is solved, the time will have come to make some changes. They’re not getting any younger, and they need to start thinking about their futures.

They decide, along with their families, Cassie, DeeDee, and little Gemma, to take a vacation in Hawaii. But what does the future hold for Al and Jake, and even Al’s little girl, Gemma? What will she grow up to be? And could DeeDee’s cookbook make her a future well-known household name? As she finds out when they’re in Hawaii, a famous model and prominent cookbook editor certainly think so.

Don’t miss the page-turning final book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Sometimes a novel idea can turn out to be a bad one. 

Sally Simmons was rather misunderstood in the small town of Whitby, North Carolina. An awkward woman with a sly countenance, she became a regular at the library, spending a good deal of time scribbling in a notebook and staring vacantly off into space.

It turned out, to everyone’s surprise, that Sally had been industriously penning a novel. To their greater surprise, it became something of a sensation, even landing itself on the bestseller lists.

Since much of the novel had been written within the hallowed walls of the Whitby Library, reference librarian Ann and other staff members decide to hold an event to celebrate Sally’s accomplishment and learn more about her book.
Sadly, it soon becomes evident that Sally’s book was inspired by actual residents of Whitby—and that she concealed their identities poorly.

When Sally meets an unfortunate demise, it’s up to Ann to figure out the killer so the police can throw the book at him. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Tea, tarot, and murder…laissez le bon temps rouler!

Emerson Evans does not believe in the paranormal. So, that makes working at a voodoo shop in the French Quarter an unexpected job choice. But as a psych major, the shop’s patrons certainly offer endless opportunities for case studies.

When she meets a man who claims to be Baron Samedi, a voodoo god, (talk about research material) his crazy doesn’t end at his bizarre identity crisis. He tells her one of the shop’s regulars, who recently died, refuses to cross over to the afterworld until Emerson solves her murder. Delusional, anyone? And why her? But Emerson is curious. Soon, she does learn that the woman’s death is a little suspicious. Maybe she really was murdered.

Emerson might not believe in the paranormal, but she does suspect there could be a murderer in their midst. And apparently it is up to her (and a crazy guy who thinks he’s a god–and her canine sidekick) to find out hoodone it. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Olivia is riding high after her Sweet Four O’Clock summer tour. Michael is hard at work building their dream home and her sister, Sage, is expecting.

Yet things take a dark turn when Olivia follows Mayor Maguire’s barks and stumbles onto the body of Beat’s Malone. Someone killed the talented drummer and dumped his body in a public parking lot. Olivia is on the case once more! Not only is she determined to uncover who is behind Beat’s death, but to discover how it connects to her pregnant sister.

Secrets abound with everyone—including Mayor Maguire—acting odd. But when an anonymous source sends the police a video of a skateboarder riding through downtown Lily Rock in the dark Olivia begins to wonder if this is a clue… or a threat.

When Sage ends up in the hospital, Olivia is ordered by the handsome new Lily Rock doctor to drop everything and care for her sister at home. Janis Jets must continue the investigation on her own.

Can Janis track down the killer without Olivia’s help? Or will Olivia have to choose between family obligations and stopping a murderer from striking again? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Have you ever wished you could be in two places at once?

Gia’s second trip into the fantasy portal of Literatia involves the murder of Dr. Manette, a key character from the classic book, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, by Charles Dickens. Gia’s goal is to untangle the knotted plot of the original novel and get herself and her partner, Matthew, back home. But her mission becomes even more complicated and critical when her mentor Cooper falls ill back in the real world.

Will old friends be able to provide the help Gia so desperately needs? Or will the villainous silverfish succeed in ruining this literary classic and furthering their evil plan? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

In a game of cat and mouse, always be the cat.
PI Samantha True is used to danger, but this time the stakes are higher than ever.

  1. Someone is trying to kill her.
  2. She’ll need her ex-sorta-husband’s help.
  3. It’s hard to spend time with a new boyfriend when your ex-sorta-husband is hanging around.

Sam’s new client, YouTube star Lora Darling is famous for breaking barriers as a female gamer. But fame has its price. Lora has a stalker, one who intends to see her dead. When Lora’s partner is poisoned and Lora is drugged, Samantha knows the stalker is closer than they ever imagined.
The gaming world isn’t all fun—and well, you know, games—it’s a multi-million-dollar cutthroat business. Throw in the meddling media, a sick father, and a contract killer and it’s just another Monday for Samantha True, PI.

Warning: May cause spontaneous laughter. This mystery offers witty banter, characters you’ll want to be friends with, and is a perfect escape to the Pacific Northwest. Laughing out loud in public may cause curious glances from strangers.

This book is a 6-8 hour read and doesn’t haven’t to be read in the series order.

Read more novels from USA Today Bestselling author Kristi Rose
Samantha True Mysteries:
One Hit Wonder
All Bets Are Off
Best Laid Plans
Caught Off Guard
Two Time Loser

The No Strings Series:
The Girl He Knows
The Girl He Needs
The Girl He Wants
The Girl He Loves

The Wyoming Matchmaker Series:
The Cowboy Takes A Bride
The Cowboy’s Make Believe Bride
The Cowboy’s Runaway Bride

The Meryton Brides Series (Formerly Meryton Matchmakers)
To Have and To Hold
With This Ring
I Do
Promise Me This
Marry Me, Matchmaker
Honeymoon Postponed

The Coming Home Series:
Second Chances
Once Again
Reason to Stay
He’s the One
Kiss Me Again (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Tarot cards, a caravan, and mayhem.

Rosalia Gomez known to her family and friends as Abuela Nana has decided it’s time for a new adventure.

Everything is set in motion. She has gone out and purchased her very own vintage caravan. The members of the Coastal Caravan Club from Miami are happy she has finally decided to join them on their trip to Vermont. She has secured someone she trusts to run La Misteriosa Cafe. She has even told her Cuban family that she is leaving on a roadtrip.

So, everything is perfect, right? Well, not exactly. Along the way, Nana finds out the caravan has a special guest. And, then to make matters worse when she arrives at the campsite there’s a dead body.

Between conducting tarot card readings and trying to figure out who the killer is Nana has her hands full. Will she succeed in solving this mystery? She has to if she wants to return home. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

No good deed goes unpunished.

The trouble started in Greece with a favor for her new father-in-law. When Poppy Fields picked up a package in Athens, she had no idea how many people were interested in its contents. Desperately interested. Murderously interested.

Now she’s on the run, racing across Turkey in a cat-and-mouse game with multiple killers. Because what’s in the package could change the world. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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