Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Releases for March

Spring is on the way, and it's time to celebrate with a new book!

Vicki Delany
Elementary She Read
A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery #1
Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 978-1683310969

Transplanted Englishwoman Gemma Doyle owns the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium in the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod, specializing in the Holmes canon and pastiche, and the adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room. When Gemma finds a rare and potentially valuable magazine containing the first Sherlock Homes story hidden in the bookshop, she and her friend Jayne Wilson set off to find the owner. What they find is a dead woman and Gemma’s house ransacked.

The highly perceptive Gemma is the police’s first suspect, so she puts her consummate powers of deduction to work to clear her name, investigating a handsome rare books expert, the dead woman's suspiciously unmoved son, and a whole family of greedy characters desperate to cash in on their inheritance. But when Gemma and Jayne accidentally place themselves at a second murder scene, it's a race to uncover the truth before the detectives lock them up for good.

Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight in the sleuthing duo of Gemma and Jayne in Elementary, She Read, the clever and captivating series debut by nationally bestselling author Vicki Delany.

Sheila Connolly
Cruel Winter
County Cork Mysteries #5
Crooked Lane Books

Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons--and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder.

Maura’s been in Ireland less than a year and hasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, let alone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell. But the locals have, and they're not happy to be trapped with her. Diane, meanwhile, seeks to set the record straight, asserting her innocence after all this time. And since no one is going anywhere in the storm, Maura encourages Diane to share her side of the story, which she’d never had a chance to do in court.

Over the next few hours, the informal court in Sullivan’s reviews the facts and theories about the case--and comes to some surprising conclusions. But is it enough to convince the police to take a new look at an old case? A clever spin on the classic locked room mystery, 

Kylie Logan
Gone With the Twins
League of Literary Ladies #5
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0425282960

The League of Literary Ladies is currently enjoying Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, but there’s one situation they wish would simply blow over.
Kidnapped as teenagers, the children of a famous movie star are now media darlings after a miraculous escape. What’s next for the celebrity twins? They’re opening an over-the-top B and B called Tara on South Bass Island, and frankly, they don’t give a damn about the competition—including Bea Cartwright’s own beloved inn. 

The other members of the League—Chandra, Kate, and Luella—are turning scarlet. But when local realtor Vivian Frisk is found murdered, and the suspects include Chandra, who lost her beau to the frisky Vivian, the Ladies rally to her defense. They may have to skim a few chapters of the Civil War soap opera and focus on bringing justice to the island they call home...

Maddie Day
When the Grits Hit the Fan
Book three in the Country Store Mysteries
Kensington Publishing
ISBN: 1617739294

Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s Country Store restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer? Robbie and her friend Lou go snowshoeing and find a contentious academic frozen under the ice. Police suspect Lou might have killed him after their public tiff in Pans ‘N Pancakes the night before. To prove her friend’s innocence, Robbie absorbs local gossip about the professor’s past and develops her own thesis on the homicide—even if that means stirring up terrible danger for herself along the way.

Linda Wiken
Roux the Day
Dinner Club Mysteries #2
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN – 987-0425278222

J.J. Tanner loves planning high profile events, like the fundraising Casino Night Dinner Cruise on Lake Champlain. What she hadn’t planned on was a murder.

Popular TV host, Miranda Myers ends up dead as the boat heads back to harbor and her co-emcee for the event, Connor Mac, tops the suspect list. Especially when he goes missing the next day. It’s up to J.J. and her foodie friends, the Culinary Capers, to find their missing member and show he’s not a killer. That proves hard to do when the police discover the two had once been engaged. However, there’s the possibility that Miranda was part of a plot against the TV station. Or maybe a ditched lover took revenge. And then there’s the political campaign...

J.J. gets some help and hindrance from P.I. Ty Devine whose intentions may be more personal than professional. Which is a good thing because the killer also has designs on J.J.


  1. It appears that I have a lot of good reading to look forward to.

  2. All of these look terrific. Thanks for the heads up.