New Releases For The Week Of March 5th, 2023–Part 1

Paradise is shaken when the body of a young woman is dragged onto a university research vessel during a class outing in Hilo Bay. Cleo Cooper is shaken when she finds her favorite student is on the hook for the murder. Danger lurks on land and sea as Cleo and her friends are enticed to search for the true killer. In between paddling, swimming, and arguing with her boyfriend, Cleo discovers all is not what it seems on the Big Island of Hawaii. But will she figure out the truth before she becomes the next victim? (Amazon)

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It is once again up to American markswoman Kate Rees to take the shot that just might win—or lose—World War II, in the followup to national bestseller Three Hours in Paris.

Three missions. Two cities. One shot to win the war.

October 1942: it’s been two years since Kate Rees was sent to Paris on a British Secret Service mission to assassinate Hitler. Since then, she has left spycraft behind to take a training job as a sharpshooting instructor in the Scottish Highlands. But her quiet life is violently disrupted when Colonel Stepney, her former handler, drags her back into the fray for a risky three-pronged mission in Paris.

Each task is more dangerous than the next: Deliver a package of forbidden biological material. Assassinate a high-ranking German operative whose knowledge of invasion plans could turn the tide of the war against the Allies. Rescue a British agent who once saved Kate’s life—and get out.

Kate will encounter sheiks and spies, poets and partisans, as she races to keep up with the constantly shifting nature of her assignment, showing every ounce of her Oregonian grit in the process.

New York Times bestselling author Cara Black has crafted another heart-stopping thrill ride that reveals a portrait of Paris at the height of the Nazi occupation. (Amazon)

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Angie Turner’s Idaho restaurant, the County Seat, owes its success not only to its farm-fresh fare, but also to its devoted and passionate staff. And while murder is never on the menu, it often shows up as an uninvited guest . . .

A Pumpkin Spice Killing
At a much-deserved arts-and-crafts themed retreat, Angie and her County Seat staff find themselves helping an older guest uncover the whereabouts of his missing son . . .

Have a Deadly New Year
It’s a rockin’ New Year for Angie and her crew as they cater a bash for a famous band, but there are hints of discord when one of the musicians is found with a drumstick in his chest . . .

Penned In
The County Seat’s crew goes on a quarterly out-of-office meeting at the Old Idaho Penitentiary near the Boise Foothills, a prison brimming with ghostly lore. The lock-in features actors role-playing as guards, fascinating prison stories . . . and an unscripted murder. (Amazon)

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Donna Nightshade’s first rule of composting: shred.

Things rot quicker that way – cabbages, flowers, dead bodies

When Donna branches out from floristry to private investigation and opens The Edge of the World Detective Agency, the last thing she expects is to have a murder fall into her lap almost immediately. Now, normally she wouldn’t be one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but there’s one significant problem with the case – all the evidence points to Donna as the murderer!

Donna may have hated the man, but she’s not the only one who had the means and motive, so she dons her deerstalker. Staying two steps ahead of the police – specifically her ex, Detective Sergeant Joe Enys – won’t be easy, but with pirate blood in her veins nothing can stop ‘deadly’ Donna from claiming her bounty and making the real culprit walk the plank! (Amazon)

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Abby MacIntosh has partnered with the indomitable Effie Bunce to run the Queen of Cozy Mountain Bed & Breakfast. After Effie’s life takes a turn for the tragic, Abby is determined to help her solve an old mystery and outsmart an evil blackmailer.

Georgie and his true love Virgil have set out to transform a derelict homestead into the pumpkin farm of his dreams. When a plow turns up something more sinister than tree roots, work on the pumpkin garden is halted while an investigation is launched.

Emma Prescott and her beloved Collis Greenlea have bought a house to renovate. From the start, nothing has gone right–from a squirrel invasion to petty theft–it’s one annoyance after another. When a problematic neighbor is found dead, they are drawn into the investigation and forced to revisit painful memories they would rather forget.

It’s a new year in Cozy Mountain, and friends Emma, Abby, and Georgie are experiencing the joys and growing pains that come with new beginnings.

Book #6 in the Cozy Mountain Mystery Series (Amazon)

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Sin, suffer… stakeout?

While untangling an academic plagiarism case involving a well-known author and his troubled protege, private investigator Olivia Lively learns that when it comes to life, love, and authorship, the lines can get pretty fuzzy.

Olivia Lively’s private investigation business might be flourishing, but her private life is a mess. Her latest romantic mistake is stalking her, her socialite mother is trying to hook her up with a commitment-minded cardiologist, and her best friend is struggling to start a family and is totally fed up with Liv’s drama.

So when graduate writing student Cooper Tedeschi begs Liv to prove that his professor—one of the most famous novelists in the country—stole his manuscript, Liv is grateful for the distraction and is soon entangled in the competitive world of academia. Meanwhile, the hot heart doc her mother has chosen for her surprises Liv in more ways than one, and Liv’s conniving ex isn’t quite done playing with her yet.

As the plagiarism case grows more complicated, and her private life more confusing, Liv learns that the line between truth and fiction–and right and wrong–is not always clearly defined. (Amazon)

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Scout Randall’s life has turned from bad to worse. With her boyfriend’s murderous mother on the loose, that means she’s a target. But where will the attack come from?
Scout thought they would have time to figure things out, time to regroup and come up with a plan. She was wrong. The next enemy is on their doorstep.
When a body is found in a remote hunting lodge, a familiar symbol painted on the wall, Scout knows it’s time to go on the offensive. Unfortunately for her, she’s not entirely certain what she’s hunting for.
Is it a human? Is it a vampire? Is it something worse?
Scout and her motley crew of witches and shifters are ready to fight, but when you don’t know your enemy, that’s virtually impossible.
Scout’s answers lie in her past, and the search she thought postponed is suddenly on her. The family that let her go might just be back in the mix. Will they be friends or foes, however?
Big answers are coming fast and furious. Scout’s never been in more danger, and yet if she can hang on just a little bit longer, her past will provide the answers she’s always wanted.
It’s time for the reunion to end all reunions…if Scout can stay alive to see it through. (Amazon)

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It’s the final cheer competition of the season and the Aces of Cherry City are practicing with their new star choreographer, Jeremiah Oslo, when the worst happens—he drops over dead.

When Abby finds out that he was murdered she’s once again embroiled in a murder investigation, much to the dismay of her boyfriend, Detective Anthony Barrett. But really, what harm could there be in just poking around a little, right?

With her daughter Ashley’s team in first place, Abby wonders if maybe someone is trying to knock them down by taking out their choreographer. Whatever the motive, Abby won’t rest until she figures out just who wanted Jeremiah dead. (Amazon)

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