Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Releases


6th
Egg Drop Dead - Laura Childs
Trigger Yappy - Diane Orgain

13th
Curried Away - Gail Oust

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Her Darkest Nightmare (Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novels)



I've finished "Her Darkest Nightmare" the 1st book in her Dr. Evelyn Talbot Series by Brenda Novak.

Product Description

Her Darkest Nightmare, first in an electrifying new series from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak

THE HUNT FOR A SERIAL KILLER


Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned and tortured her ― and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.

BEGINS WITH AN ESCAPE FROM HER PAST

Then, just as the bitter Alaskan winter cuts both town and prison off from the outside world, the mutilated body of a local woman turns up. For Amarok, this is the final proof he needs: Hanover has to go. Evelyn, though, has reason to fear that the crime is a personal message to her ― the first sign that the killer who haunts her dreams has found her again and that the life she has so carefully rebuilt will never be the same.

About the Author

BRENDA NOVAK and her husband live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children - three girls and two boys. When she's not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fund-raiser for diabetes research. Brenda's novels have made The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including three Rita nominations, the Book Buyer's Best, the Book Seller's Best and the National Reader's Choice Award.

Product Details
Series: Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novels
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (August 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250076560
ISBN-13: 978-1250076564


My Review:

3/5

Rosie Genova's The Seven-Course Christmas Killer Blog Tour with a Spotlight

I am so excited to have Rosie Genova here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight.

Thanks Rosie and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join The Seven-Course Christmas Killer  Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Rosie!






Rosie Genova, author of the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, serves up a new dish this week with the release of her e-book holiday novella, The Seven Course Christmas Killer: A Holiday Novella from the Italian Kitchen. Priced at .99, the e-book will be available on Amazon and most other retailers.

The story takes place on Christmas Eve, as Vic and the gang prepare the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes for their annual holiday party. But before you can say “shrimp scampi,” Mayor Anne McCrae takes a nasty fall that may not be an accident. Add a nosy reporter, guests with grudges, and a missing kitchen knife — and Vic suddenly has all the ingredients for murder! 

SYNOPSIS

On Christmas Eve, someone might be sleeping with the fishes


It’s December at the Casa Lido, which means only one thing: the Rienzi family’s traditional Christmas Eve celebration, including wine, song, and seven Italian seafood courses. As Victoria and Tim prep scungilli and calamari, Nonna directs the cooking until all is in readiness for the big night.

But the holiday cheer is interrupted by the attempted murder of Mayor Anne McCrae, who asks Vic to investigate. Trouble is, there are as many suspects as there are fishes on the Christmas Eve menu.

“The tastiest item on the menu with colorful characters, a sharp plot, and a fabulous Jersey setting. I enjoyed every bite.” —New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay on Murder and Marinara






About the Author

A Jersey girl born and bred, national bestselling author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. Her series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, is informed by her appreciation for good food and her love of classic mysteries from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. Her debut novel, Murder and Marinara, was named a 2013 Best Pick by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Award. The proud mama of three grown sons, Rosie still lives in her home state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy.

November 30 - Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews

December 1 - Jane Reads

December 1 - Moonlight Rendezvous

December 2 - Queen of All She Reads

December 2 - Turning the Pages

December 2 - Island Confidential

December 2 - Brooke Blogs

December 2 - T's Stuff

December 3- Melina's Book Blog

December 3 - Christa Reads and Writes

December 4 - A Holland Reads

December 4 - The Power of Words

December 5 - A Blue Million Books

December 5 - Celticlady's Reviews

December 6 - Classy Cheapskate

December 7 - Books,Dreams,Life

December 9 - Cozy Up With Kathy

December 9 - Valerie's Musings

December 10 - StoreyBook Reviews

December 10 - Mystery Playground

December 11 - Bibliophile Reviews

December 11 - Laura's Interests

December 12 - Socrates' Book Reviews

December 14 - Traci Andrighetti's blog

December 14 - Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

December 14 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!

December 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

December 15 - Author Annette Drake's blog

December 16 - Varietats

December 17 - Author Michele Lynn Seigfried's blog

December 18 - Community Bookstop

December 19 - The Girl with Book Lungs

December 19 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews

December 23 - Pulp and Mystery Shelf









Cozy, Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Books Wish List

 
Please list the books from your wishlist that you are hoping to add to your shelves in a comment, thanks.

Cozy, Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Books, I'm Waiting For:   







In Laura Childs’s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni — co-owners of the Cackleberry Club café — are back to track down another bad egg.

Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.

But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight — the farmer’s dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club.

Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer — but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them.

RECIPES INCLUDED!









Although still not quite a dog lover, Maggie Patterson meets with her new group of dog-loving friends for “Yappy Hour” every Friday night in the sleepy seaside town of Pacific Cove, CA. Both she and her sister Rachel have put the past murderous summer behind them, with Rachel even securing a headline feature for the Wine & Bark in the famous Doggie Day magazine. But when her sister comes down with a case of salmonella poisoning, Maggie is left to run the business in her absence. Even worse, Maggie overhears an argument between her friend Yolanda and Bonnie, who runs the Chic Chickie shop. Then poor Bonnie turns up dead.

With evidence pilling up against Yolanda, the Roundup Crew is desperate to find the real killer and convince Maggie to investigate. With the help of charming detective Officer Brad Brooks, Maggie finds that everyone has a motive, even some of her beloved Roundup Crew friends. Maggie must put her new job as a purser on hold while she tracks down a murderer. Will Maggie’s investigation kill her budding romance with Officer Brooks? Sometimes getting to the truth is not for the faint of bark…er…heart. Between running the bar, managing her love life, and solving a murder in time for the editorial spread, things are about to get a little hairy in this laugh-out-loud cozy mystery.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New Release 2016 (Nov 29)











In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s latest novel, the Last Option Search Team (LOST) returns — and for one agent, the hunt for a serial killer just got very personal.

HE SWORE TO PROTECT HER

Bailey Jones somehow survived her harrowing abduction by the infamous Death Angel. But while her physical scars have healed, she can’t stop wondering about a woman she helped to escape, who simply disappeared. When LOST agent Asher Young is assigned to her case, Bailey instantly feels an attraction to the intense ex-SEAL who seems to be carrying dark secrets of his own.

BUT KEEPING HIS PROMISE

Asher can’t afford to let his growing feelings for Bailey distract him from his job. Only she can soothe his horrific nightmares, but the last thing he wants is for the demons from his past to ever hurt her. Bailey has gotten past his guard, and the emotions he feels for her — they’re as dark and dangerous as the past he doesn’t want to face.

COULD COST BOTH THEIR LIVES


When corpses begin surfacing — all marked with the same tattoo depicting the Death Angel’s calling card — Asher must race to stop a twisted killer who wants nothing more than to claim his next prize: Bailey.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads (Nov 28)




 Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads


Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads is a weekly Monday Meme that is hosted by Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews:

Post the books you read last week and books being read this week.

Read Last Week:

1.  Crossing the Line - James Patterson
2.  Apprentice in Death - J.D. Robb

Weekly Read:

1.  Night Watch - Iris Johansen

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers) Paperback

 


I've finished "Deadly Silence" the 1st book in her Blood Brothers series by Rebecca Zanetti.

Product Description

The first book in a breathtaking new romantic suspense series that will appeal to fans of New York Times bestsellers Maya Banks, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Jackson.

**THE PRINT EDITION CONTAINS EXTRA BONUS SCENES NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE!

DON'T LOOK BACK


Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first.

Full of twists and turns you won't see coming, DEADLY SILENCE is New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best.

A Blood Brothers Novel


About the Author 


Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat...and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Find Rebecca at: www.rebeccazanetti.com

Product Details
Series: Blood Brothers (Book 1)
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Forever (October 4, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455594253
ISBN-13: 978-1455594252


My Review:

3.5/5

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay (A Jesse Stone Novel) Hardcover

 

I've finished "Debt to Pay" the 15th book in his Jesse Stone series by Robert B. Parker.

Product Description

The brilliant new novel in Robert B. Parker’s New York Times–bestselling series featuring police chief Jesse Stone.


All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn’t too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past.

Peepers has long promised revenge against the Mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits — and against Jenn as well. And though Jesse and Jenn have long parted ways, Jesse still feels responsible for her safety. Jesse and Diana head to Dallas for the wedding and, along with the tycoon’s security team, try to stop Peepers before the bill comes due. With Peepers toying with the authorities as to when and where he’ll strike, Jesse is up against the wall. Still, there’s a debt to pay and blood to be spilled to satisfy it. But whose blood, and just how much?

About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the Jesse Stone series, and the Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch Westerns. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.

Reed Farrel Coleman has been called a “hard-boiled poet” by NPR's Maureen Corrigan and the “noir poet laureate” in The Huffington Post. He has published twenty-three novels, including nine books in the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series, and most recently, Where It Hurts. He is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best Detective Novel of the Year, a winner of the Barry and Anthony Awards, and is a two-time Edgar Award nominee. Coleman lives with his family on Long Island.

Product Details
Series: A Jesse Stone Novel (Book 15)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; First Edition edition (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399171436
ISBN-13: 978-0399171437


My Review:

3.5/5