Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring is here - April Releases for Killer Characters!

Spring is finally here and we’re at it again! 

Check out these new releases for April from Killer Characters!!

#4 in the Consignment Shop Mysteries

Duffy Brown
Demise in Denim
Berkley Prime Crime
Consignment Shop Mysteries
ISBN 978-0425274705

When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she’d be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of doing the dirty deed, she suddenly has a new houseguest.

Mackinac Island Cany Coated Mystery # 3

Nancy Coco
Oh Say Can You Fudge
Mackinac Island Candy Coated Mystery
ISBN  978-0758287144
Red, White, And Boom

It's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without fireworks and fudge. The Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the treats--and Allie has hired Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to create an unforgettable spectacle. Unfortunately, Allie finds him dead, covered with screaming chicken fireworks, just before the entire warehouse of pyrotechnics goes up in smoke. Is it arson or is it murder? Allie and her bichonpoo, Mal, must sift through the suspects until the killer is caught and the island can enjoy a star-spangled celebration.

Book#2 in the Taxi for the Dead Paranormal Mysteries

Joyce and Jim Lavene
Dead Girl Blues
Amazon Publishing
Taxi for the Dead Paranormal Mysteries
ISBN: 978-1508926221

When Nashville cop, Skye Mertz and her husband, Jacob, are killed in a wreck, Skye is given the opportunity to come back for twenty years to raise her five-year-old daughter, Kate. With her ghostly mother-in-law’s help, Skye hopes to be there until Kate is old enough to take care of herself.

But three years into her twenty-year service to Abraham Lincoln Jones, the man who gave her the extra time, Skye is beginning to think life might have been easier before she died.

Abe asks her to investigate the murder of his sorcerer, Harold the Great, a man who is a victim of too many snakes. And the Life Extended People ( LEPs – a nice term for zombies) who work for Abe have begun turning into ghosts and disappearing. Only Lucas, the possibly evil, amnesiac sorcerer who lives with Skye and her family, can save her from being the next victim of the deadly curse.

Embroidery Mysteries # 8

Amanda Lee
Wicked Stitch
Embroidery Mystery Series
ISBN: 978-0451467409

When murder strikes the small town of Tallulah Falls, embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer isn’t afraid of getting down to the knitty-gritty to clear her name. For most small-business owners in Tallulah Falls, the upcoming Renaissance Faire is a wonderful way to promote their specialty shops.

For Marcy’s nemesis, Nellie, and her sister, Clara, it’s an opportunity to finally put Marcy and her shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, out of business. Apparently the sisters like to make grudges a family affair and have set up competing booths right next to Marcy’s at the Ren Faire. When Clara is discovered dead in her own booth—strangled by the scarf she had almost finished knitting—Marcy becomes the prime suspect. 

Now she has to do whatever it takes to keep her reputation from unraveling—and get to the bottom of a most deadly yarn.

#2 in the Teapot Collector Mysteries

Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton)
Shadow of a Spout
Berkley Prime Crime
Teapot Collector Series 
ISBN-13: 978-0425265246

Avid teapot collector Rose Freemont takes a break from her Victorian tea house only to find a new mystery brewing elsewhere. Leaving her home in Gracious Grove behind her, Rose is off to the annual convention of the International Teapot Collector’s Society. Her granddaughter Sophie is minding the tea house while she’s away. Rose is eager for tough cookie Zunia Pettigrew to appraise a prized antique teapot she believes may be a holy water vessel from China. But when Zunia declares the pot a fake, 

Rose is really steamed. After Zunia’s found dead beside Rose’s dinged-in teapot, Sophie must rush to her grandmother’s aid and find the real killer—before Rose is steeped in any more trouble.

#43 Murder She Wrote Series

Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
Murder, She Wrote: Killer in the Kitchen
NAL (Obsidian)
Murder, She Wrote series
ISBN-13: 978-0451468383

Jessica loves the Fin & Claw restaurant, owned by young couple Brad and Marcie. And the restaurant is the couple’s dream come true. But when famed chef Gerard Leboeuf decides to open an eatery right next to theirs, tensions rise fast and hot—and lead to a nasty confrontation between Leboeuf and Brad. So when Leboeuf is found dead with a knife planted in his chest, Brad becomes suspect number one. But plenty of others had a motive to kill Leboeuf, and it’s up to Jessica to uncover who really added murder to the menu.


  1. Yay! The books sounds like great reads. :)

  2. It's going to be a great month!! :)

  3. It sure is good I don't work in a bookstore anymore. And that I live far away from a bookstore. What trouble I would be in!