Monday, June 1, 2015

June 2015 Releases!

Look what’s coming in June from Killer Characters!

 
Domestic Diva Mystery #9


The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss
Krista Davis
Berkley Prime Crime
Domestic Diva Mystery 
ISBN-10: 0425258157

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Wraps It Up unwraps an all-new tale in which chocolate is the kiss of death.

Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company’s CEO, Joe Merano—and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy, and five kinds of chocolate cake, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream! But when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly.

As if that wasn’t enough, Sophie’s been receiving daily boxes of sweet treats. After ruling out her new beau and her exes, Sophie wonders if someone’s trying to send her a message—and if she’s next on a chocoholic’s hit list.

Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!


Pampered Pet Mystery # 7


Sparkle Abbey
Downton Tabby
Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 978-1611946246
Pampered Pets Mysteries 


Anyone for tea and crumpets . . . and murder?
Caro Lamont, amateur sleuth and well-respected animal therapist to Laguna Beach’s pampered pets, works with office mate and tech wizard, Graham Cash, whose beloved Scottish Fold tabby cat, Toria, is purported to have anger management issues. But when Caro drops by the charming Brit’s Tudor-inspired mansion to return Toria, she finds his business partner dead and Cash missing. 
Caro is left with the cuddly cat and a lot of unanswered questions. Is Cash the killer, or has he been kidnapped? What’s up with the angry next door neighbor? And what about Cash’s girlfriend, Heidi, who isn't sharing everything she knows with homicide detective Judd Malone? 
Suddenly there are more secrets and intrigues than there are titles in England. Add in a stranger in a dark SUV stalking Caro, feisty senior sidekick, Betty, hiding in restaurant shrubbery, and wannabe investigative reporter Callum MacAvoy who seems to be constantly underfoot, and you've got a cat and mouse mystery of the first order. 




Perfect Proposal Mysteries #2

Bodice of Evidence
Nancy J Parra   
Berkley Prime Crime
Perfect Proposal Mysteries
ISBN : 978-0425270363

Pepper’s new wedding proposal planning business, Perfect Proposals, seems like a perfect fit. If only shopping for her sister Felicity’s bridal gown could be so simple.

After a long day of lace, tulle, and tears, Pepper, Felicity, and their mother pull it together to try one last bridal boutique. Maybe they’ll be surprised. And indeed they are—when they enter a deserted shop and soon discover the owner of the boutique slain in the alley out back.

Distressed by their proximity to the crime, Pepper vows to unveil the killer. As difficult as it is to draw a pattern from the clues, it’s still easier than finding Felicity’s perfect wedding gown. But as the killer begins to feel hemmed in, Pepper may be the one brought to her knees.




Missing Pieces Mysteries #8

A Watery Death
Joyce and Jim Lavene
Amazon Publishing
Missing Pieces Mystery #8
ISBN: 9781512391183

It’s the Fourth of July weekend in Duck, North Carolina and twenty-thousand visitors are on hand to enjoy the parade, the festivities – and learn about the murder of Captain Bill Lucky.

Lucky is the captain of the new gambling ship, Andalusia II, which is modeled after the famous ghost ship that haunts the small town on the Outer Banks.

Whispers of unusual sea creatures surround Lucky’s death.  It isn’t the first time that mermaids have been seen in Duck, but it’s the first time one of them has been accused of murder.

Mayor Dae O’Donnell has her hands full with setting up the parade, convincing her friend Trudy she shouldn’t call off her wedding, and getting her shop, Missing Pieces, ready for the summer crowd. 
Dae doesn’t ask to be involved in Lucky’s death, but she can’t ignore it. 

If someone from the sea isn’t his killer, who is? And will he or she strike again to lay the blame on the town’s watery visitors?

REVIEWS
“Wonderful story, with characters that I have grown to care about. Can't wait for the next one!!” ~ Amy Connolley

“Readers will find themselves drawn into the investigation of the death. Throw in a little ghostly activity, the promise of a pirates’ treasure, and the reader will be hooked.” ~ Fresh Fiction

“As is typical with the Lavenes’ cozy mysteries, this one is filled with likable (if eccentric) characters and boasts a vividly realized small-town setting. The combination of small-town ambience, a psychic main character, and plenty of antiques should give the authors plenty to work with in subsequent adventures.” ~ Booklist



Museum Mystery #6


Privy to the Dead
Sheila Connolly
Berkley Prime Crime
Museum Mysteries
ISBN:  978-0425273463

In the latest Museum Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Razing the Dead, a suspicious death has Nell Pratt down in the dumps.

 Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, has something to smile about thanks to a generous donation from a major Philadelphia developer who’s willing to help update their museum. But renovations have barely begun when a man is struck by a car in front of the building and killed.

 The victim is a construction worker who found a curious metal object while excavating an old privy in the museum’s basement. Nell thinks the death is somehow connected to the Society, and her suspicions are confirmed when an antiques expert reveals a link between the objects from the cellar and a fellow staff member’s family.

 Now Nell must unearth a mystery with ties to the past and the present. Because when someone is willing to kill over scrap metal, there’s no telling what they’ll do next.




4 comments:

  1. I am excited about these June book releases! If only I could read faster. LOL

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  2. I love love love Krista's series! Have yet to read anything by the Lavenes, Nancy or Sheila. Gotta catch up!

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  3. Another great list to add to my TBR!

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