Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 2015 New Releases

Cranberry Cove Mysteries #1

Peg Cochran
Berried Secrets
Cranberry Cove Mysteries
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 13: 978-0425274507

When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove—a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan—to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body.

It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was deployed overseas, had some juicy secrets that soon prove fatal, and Jeff is ripe for the picking as a prime suspect. Forming an uneasy alliance with her high-maintenance stepmother, Monica has her hands full trying to save the farm while searching for a killer. Culbert made plenty of enemies in the quaint small town…but which one was desperate enough to kill?

Pumpkin Patch Mysteries #1

Joyce and Jim Lavene
Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About
Pumpkin Patch Mysteries
Amazon Publishing
ISBN: 978-1515190134
First in a New Series

Richmond attorney Sarah Tucker returns to sell her family’s abandoned farm in Misty River, Virginia despite unanswered questions about her grandparents’ disappearance sixteen years earlier. Sarah was only twelve when she went to visit and found her grandparents had vanished. No amount of searching has brought answers.

Now Sarah is faced with other issues when a man is killed who claimed to have information about what happened to her grandparents. She learns of a Confederate chest of gold that is said to be buried on the property, and treasure hunters who are willing to do anything to get their hands on it.

Were her grandparents murdered for the gold? Sarah can’t sell the land and go back to her life until she has answers. But the cost of the answers may be her life.

Includes farm-fresh recipes!

Chili Cook-Off Mysteries #3

Kylie Logan
Revenge of the Chili Queens
Chili Cook-Off Mysteries
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 9780425262443

Everyone in San Antonio remembers the Alamo, but how many remember the Chili Queens?  One hundred years ago, these spicy senoras sold their chili in plazas all over the city.  Now as part of the Chili Showdown, Maxie Pierce is dressing up as a Chili Queen to raise money for charity.  But someone's not feeling too charitable toward a local troubadour who is murdered at the fundraiser.  When Nick Falcone, head of Showdown security, becomes the prime suspect, it's up to Maxie to turn up the heat on the killer.

Material Witness Mysteries # 2

Diane Vallere
Crushed Velvet
Material Witness Mysteries
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 9780425270585

With opening day of Material Girl approaching, Poly is stocking up on lush fabrics, colorful notions, and best of all, a proprietary weave of velvet. But upon delivery, it’s not quite the blend she expected, being ninety-percent silk and ten-percent corpse. 

Crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. His wife, Genevieve, local tea shop owner and close friend of Poly, is the prime suspect. Granted, Phil may not have been the perfect husband, but surely Genevieve had no reason to kill him! There’s just the small matter of Genevieve’s own incriminating confession: I’m afraid I killed my husband. 

Now, as Material Girl’s grand opening looms, Poly is torn between a friendship pulling apart at the seams—and finding a smooth killer with a velvet touch…



  2. A nice crop of books! Congrats to all of you and I wish you much success!!

  3. Exciting releases! Love the authors...hooked on "cozy" mysteries for life...

  4. Sure hope they keep 'em coming! Congratulations to all of these awesome authors!