New Mysteries – February 2018

Title:  Pawprints & Predicaments  Author:  Bethany Blake

Release Date: February 27, 2018    ISBN: 9781496707420

The festivities at the Tail Waggin’ Winterfest are overshadowed by murder when eighty or more people leap into the lake for the town’s first-ever polar bear plunge, but one of the jumpers doesn’t make it out of the frigid water alive.



Title:  The Gate Keeper   Author:  Charles Todd

Release Date: February 6, 2018     ISBN: 9780062678713

While driving down a deserted road one dark night, Ian Rutledge inadvertently becomes a witness to murder (after the fact) when he narrowly avoids hitting a stopped vehicle in the middle of the road. Pulling over to investigate, he discovers a woman with blood-stained hands standing next to the car…and a dead body.
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13 Mysteries for Halloween

Ah, October…the nights start getting a little longer, the days a little colder. Just the right time to rip open a bag of fun-size candy bars and crack the spine on a spooky mystery!



Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere

Night of the Living Thread by Janet Bolin



Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews

The Diva Haunts the House by Krista Davis

Murder of a Royal Pain by Denise Swanson



Death of a Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine

Dial Meow for Murder by Bethany Blake

The Legend of Sleepy Harlow by Kylie Logan


The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis

Trick or Deceit by Shelley Freydont

Deadly Brew by Karen MacInerney

Death Overdue by Allison Brook  


New Mysteries – February 2016

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Title:  The Big Brush-Off   Author:  Michael Murphy

Release Date:  February 9, 2016      ISBN:  B00XG9BTC0 (Kindle)

Book sales are down, and Jake Donovan’s editor is having serious doubts about Blackie Doyle’s future. Jake needs a break, so he and Laura make a quick escape to Hanover, PA. Jake once worked in the small town as a Pinkerton detective. The trip turns out to be just the thing to resolve his writing woes; investigating the unsolved murder of a teenager in the town provides inspiration, and soon Jake is writing like there’s no tomorrow. The townspeople aren’t happy to have the couple digging around, though. Someone in town is a murderer, and each step towards the truth puts Jake and Laura closer to danger.


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New Mysteries – August 2015

This Month’s Novels of Interest


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Crushed Velvet     Author: Diane Vallere

Release Date: August 4, 2015      ISBN: 9780425270585

The opening preparations for Poly Monroe’s new shop, Material Girl, hit a snag when a man’s body is found beneath a dozen bolts of recently delivered fabric. Things unravel further with a confession from her close friend, who happens to also be the dead man’s wife.
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New Mysteries – Top Picks for November 2014

There are lots of good-looking mysteries hitting store shelves in November —just not enough time to read them all (at least for me). But here are a few that I am going to try to get my hands on as soon as they are released:


The Bullet Catch book coverTitle: The Bullet Catch      Author: John Gaspard

Release Date: November 04, 2014      ISBN: 9781940976433

Why?    Gaspard’s first Eli Marks Mystery, The Ambitious Card, was a tightly woven story with a swiftly moving plot and loads of card tricks, psychics, and some unexpected plot shifts. I’m excited to find out what trouble Eli will get into this time! Also, I miss Uncle Harry and his cronies, The Minneapolis Mystics (or, as Eli calls them, The Artful Codgers).


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