The best way to deal with the heat of summer is to find a place in the shade, or
the air conditioning;), and read an incredible mystery. Mysteries full of spunky
characters who act as spies, and everyday Janes who aren’t about to let the
wrong person be accused of murder. Read about a woman who loves her fiancee
beyond any claim to the thrown, and a woman who will do what it takes to restore
the historical clock tower in the center of town. Get lost in a heroine’s
traveling nightmares on her trip to Italy for her queen, and another’s
determination to keep love in the air despite the danger lurking in town.
Enjoy these mysteries—they’re sure to keep you intrigued!
In the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times
bestselling author of Crowned and Dangerous, Lady Georgiana Rannoch
juggles secret missions from the Queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it’s all in a
day’s work when you’re thirty-fifth in line to the British Crown.
When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how
to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as
she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most
unexpected way—my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party
in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson
have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret
What luck! A chance to see Belinda and please the queen as I seek her
permission to relinquish my claim to the throne so I can marry Darcy. Only
that’s as far as my good fortune takes me. I soon discover that Mummy is
attending the villa party and she has her own secret task for me. Then, Darcy
shows up and tells me that the fate of a world on the brink of war could very
well depend on what I overhear at dinner! I shouldn’t be all that surprised when
one of my fellow guests is murdered and my Italian holiday becomes a
[Berkley, On Sale: August 1, 2017, Hardcover /
e-Book, ISBN: 9780425283509 / eISBN: 9780698410251]
a Cuppa, Sit Back, and Enjoy!
A Costume Shop
Someone is masquerading as a murderer at Proper City’s annual Sagebrush
Festival—and it’s up to costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn to solve the case.
It’s time for the annual Sagebrush Festival in Proper City, Nevada, and this
year’s theme is family game night. Margo Tamblyn and her dad, owners of the
Disguise DeLimit costume shop, have provided costumes for local dance troupe the
Domino Divas, who each wear a different color domino mask. When head dancer
Ronnie Cass misses the performance, Margo finds her dressed to kill in her
As the police investigate, Margo learns that Don Digby, her father’s best
friend, is the prime suspect, tied to the victim by a long-ago unsolved robbery.
Now Margo must unmask the real killer before her dad’s buddy winds up in prison
Mystery Cozy [Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: August 1, 2017, Mass Market
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425278307 / eISBN: 9780698183452]
Expert clockmaker Ruth Clagan has another murder on her hands in the third
Clock Shop Mystery from the author of Clock and Dagger.
Years ago, the serenity of picturesque Orchard, Massachusetts, was
shattered by a fire that destroyed the town's beloved clock tower. Ruth
inherited the dream of repairing it from her late grandfather. Now that she’s
returned home to run his clock shop, the Cog & Sprocket, she’s determined to
make it happen, despite wrenches that are being thrown into the works by her
least favorite person, town manager Kim Gray.
A crowd of residents and visitors are excited to see the progress of the
tower at a fund-raiser for the campaign, until Kim is found crushed under the
tower’s bell, putting an end to all the fun. The list of suspects is so long it
could be read around the clock, and it includes some of Ruth’s nearest and
Time's a-wastin’ as Ruth tries to solve another murder in her beloved Orchard
while keeping the gears clicking on her dream project.
Mystery Cozy | Mystery Amateur
Sleuth [Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: August 1,
2017, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425275542 / eISBN:
Third in the Postmistress Mystery series by Jean Flowers, following
Death Takes Priority and Cancelled by Murder...
Love is in the air for postmaster Cassie Miller and the residents of North
Ashcot, Massachusetts. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and the town
is gearing up for a special dinner dance at the senior center. With the local
musical group performing at the dance displaced from their regular practice
location, Cassie is all too happy to host them during off-hours at the post
But not everything is coming up roses. When one of the musicians, Dennis
Somerville, is found shot in his home, rumors swirl over who might have wanted
him dead. Cassie must determine if there is a link between a string of recent
break-ins and Dennis's murder before another victim winds up with more than a
Sleuth | Mystery
Cozy [Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: July 25,
2017, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425279120 / eISBN:
Watch for my Dog Days of August giveaway here on Fresh Fiction! Until next
time, get cozy and read on!
1 comment posted.
Great selection of books. I live on a small lake and like to read outside on the deck and watch for the loons and birds.
(Leona Olson 11:15am August 9, 2017)