Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Hangman (Forgotten Files)




I've finished "The Hangman" the 3rd book in her Forgotten Files series by Mary Burton.

Product Description

Julia Vargas is a cop with a mission. When she’s not chasing down bad guys, Julia dedicates her time to investigating the Hangman serial killer the same unsolved case that her father, Jim Vargas, was working on when he supposedly shot and killed himself three decades before. While rumors continue to swirl around her father’s death, Julia attempts to hunt down the truth.

The case once again hits dangerously close, however, when a woman’s bones are discovered in a historic downtown home, together with a photograph of Jim and Julia as a young girl. As horrifying as this discovery is, it may just be the break Julia has waited for. Working alongside Tobias Novak, a homicide detective with whom she shares a complicated — and steamy — history, she’s forced to confront her own past even as the Hangman looms in the shadows. But as the mysterious killer circles closer, Julia can feel her own noose begin to tighten.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Mary Burton is the popular author of twenty-nine published romance and suspense novels, as well as five novellas. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and three miniature dachshunds.

Product Details

Series: Forgotten Files (Book 3)
Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Montlake Romance (April 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1503943690
ISBN-13: 978-1503943698 


My Review:

3/5

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:     






The witches, they are real

A series of bizarre assaults is mystifying Boston police — an unknown attacker is viciously beating random strangers and leaving a note quoting an old warning about witchcraft. History professor Alex Maple was one of the victims, and now he's gone missing. Vickie Preston is certain that someone has taken her friend for malicious purposes. She's having blood-drenched visions that seem to be staining her waking life, and the escalating attacks suggest that a dangerous cult is at work behind the scenes — a cult so powerful that its members would rather die than be apprehended.

Vickie is grateful to have Special Agent Griffin Pryce and the FBI's elite Krewe of Hunters on her side. She and Griffin are finding their way in an increasingly passionate relationship, and Griffin is desperately trying to keep her safe and the two of them sane amid the disturbing investigation. The search for Alex will take them deep into the wilderness of Massachusetts on the trail of a serial killer, and it will take everything they have to survive the ancient evil that awakens and threatens not just the man they're striving to save but their very souls.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Release 2017 (July 18)










#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen and Edgar Award-winning author Roy Johansen are back with Look Behind You, a novel featuring Kendra Michaels ― hired gun for both the CIA and FBI.

A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego with a most unusual M.O. With each kill, the perpetrator leaves behind mystifying random objects. In this confusing array of unrelated evidence, the one thing that is clear is that the murders all have one characteristic in common: they all require the specific skills of Kendra Michaels, hired gun for both the CIA and FBI. Kendra, who was blind for the first twenty years of her life, gained her sight through a revolutionary surgical procedure and now uses her acute powers of observation to assist in cases all over the United States.

FBI investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases from around the country. And the new crimes feature “holdback” characteristics never disclosed to the general public ― meaning that one single killer was behind the nation’s most notorious serial murder cases and has now come to challenge and taunt Kendra.

The investigators ― a “dream team” of profilers ― join Kendra in the pursuit, but as the body count rises and the detectives themselves become the newest targets, Kendra must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads (July 17)




 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.  The Hang Man - Mary Burton

Weekly Read:

1.  You Will Pay - Lisa Jackson
2.  No Easy Target - Iris Johansen

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Mail (July 15)


Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Mail is hosted every Saturday at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

I received these in the mail this week. 





The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own

Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally -- he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene -- along with a threatening message from the killer -- it looks like someone has been taking notes.


Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene -- a playing card. Another murder, another card -- and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren't a signature, they're a deadly hint -- pointing directly toward the next victim.

As tabloid headlines about the killer known as "The Dealer" scream from newstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal -- could Dylan become one?

A heart-pounding novel of suspense more shocking than any tabloid true crime story, Murder Games introduces the next unforgettable character from the imagination of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling author.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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:    






#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen and Edgar Award-winning author Roy Johansen are back with Look Behind You, a novel featuring Kendra Michaels ― hired gun for both the CIA and FBI.

A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego with a most unusual M.O. With each kill, the perpetrator leaves behind mystifying random objects. In this confusing array of unrelated evidence, the one thing that is clear is that the murders all have one characteristic in common: they all require the specific skills of Kendra Michaels, hired gun for both the CIA and FBI. Kendra, who was blind for the first twenty years of her life, gained her sight through a revolutionary surgical procedure and now uses her acute powers of observation to assist in cases all over the United States.

FBI investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases from around the country. And the new crimes feature “holdback” characteristics never disclosed to the general public ― meaning that one single killer was behind the nation’s most notorious serial murder cases and has now come to challenge and taunt Kendra.

The investigators ― a “dream team” of profilers ― join Kendra in the pursuit, but as the body count rises and the detectives themselves become the newest targets, Kendra must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Releases 2017 (July 11)









In this electrifying new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.

Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man and a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire, putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. But this is personal for Kate. She grew up with Joseph King. As a thirteen year old Amish girl, she’d worshipped the ground he walked on. She never could have imagined the nightmare scenario that becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and takes his five children hostage at their Amish uncle’s farm. Armed and desperate, he has nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate makes contact with King only to find herself trapped with a killer. Or is he? All King asks of her is to help him prove his innocence ― and he releases her unharmed. Kate is skeptical, but when the facts and the evidence don’t align, she begins to wonder who she should trust. Spurned by some of her fellow cops, she embarks on her own investigation only to unearth an unspeakable secret ― and someone who is willing to commit murder to keep it buried.




The Troubleshooters return in the latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann! Some Kind of Hero showcases Brockmann’s signature white-knuckle suspense, romantic twists, and sexy Navy SEALs.

Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Though he can’t relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe — until the day she disappears. Though Pete’s lacking in fatherly intuition, his instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.

Romance writer Shayla Whitman never expected to be drawn into a real-world thriller — or to meet a hero who makes her pulse pound. Action on the page is one thing. Actually living it is another story. Shay’s not as bold as her heroines, but she’s a mother. She sees the panic in her new neighbor’s usually fearless blue eyes—and knows there’s no greater terror for a parent than having a child at risk. It’s an ordeal Shay won’t let Pete face alone. She’s no highly trained operative, but she’s smart, resourceful, and knows what makes teenagers tick.

Still, working alongside Pete has its own perils — like letting the heat between them rise out of control. Intimate emotions could mean dangerous, even deadly, consequences for their mission. No matter what, they must be on top of their game, and playing for keeps or else Pete’s daughter may be gone for good.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads (July 10)




 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.  Every Dark Corner - Karen Rose


Weekly Read:

1.  You Will Pay - Lisa Jackson

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Library Haul 2017 (July 9 - 15)


Here's the list of books I picked up from the library this week:

Softcover:

1.  The Hang Man - Mary Burton

Hardcover:

1.  You Will Pay - Lisa Jackson

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ellie Alexander's A Crime of Passion Fruit Blog Tour with a Spotlight, Giveaway and Guest Post

 


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

Thanks Ellie and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your A Crime of Passion Fruit Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Ellie!




A Crime of Passion Fruit (A Bakeshop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
St. Martin’s Paperbacks (June 27, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1250088079
E-Book ASIN: B01MRU56AS








Torte ― everybody’s favorite small-town family bakeshop ― is headed for the high seas, where murder is about to make a splash.

Jules Capshaw is trying to keep her cool as Torte gets set to make its transformation from quaint, local confectionary café to royal pastry palace. Meanwhile, Jules’s estranged husband Carlos is making a desperate plea for her to come aboard his cruise ship and dazzle everyone with her signature sweets. She may be skeptical about returning to her former nautical life with Carlos but Jules can’t resist an all-expense-paid trip, either. If only she knew that a dead body would find its way onto the itinerary.

Now, instead of enjoying tropical drinks on deck between whipping up batches of sea-salted chocolates and flambéing fresh pineapple slices in the kitchen, Jules is plunged into dangerous waters. Her investigation leaves her with more questions than answers: Why can’t anyone on board identify the young woman? And how can she help Carlos keep passengers at ease with a killer in their midst?  Jules feels like she’s ready to jump ship. Can she solve this case without getting in too deep?

Guest Post

Thanks so much for having me on as a guest today. Your blog pretty much summarizes my life. My name is Juliet Montague Capshaw, but please, please call me Jules. I’m a hopeless romantic, pastry chef, and as of late an amateur sleuth. I never anticipated stumbling upon murder. When I returned to my beloved hometown of Ashland, Oregon a while ago I thought I would be able to focus on nothing more than rolling out pie crusts and whipping mounds and mounds of silky buttercream. Ashland seemed like the perfect place to disappear into pastry and forget about the life that I had left behind.

Our little hamlet is nestled in the valley near the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon. We’re not far from the California border and are a destination for theater and adventure lovers of all types. In addition to a variety of outdoor sports and recreation opportunities, Ashland is also home to the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The festival originally began with a small theater troupe who performed Shakespeare’s works in the park every summer. It has grown over the year to encompass an entire complex right in the heart of our bustling downtown plaza. Actors in the company preform hundreds of shows on the famed Elizabethan outdoor stage as well as modern productions and musicals on the indoor stages. Whether you’re in the mood for a whimsical fairytale like Cinderella or a serious classic, like Othello.

A visit to Ashland feels like stepping back in time. Our community embraced the theater and designed the shops and restaurants on the plaza to resemble an old English village. The PCT trail, made famous by Wild, cuts through Ashland which means that there are always hikers and explorers passing through. As well as college students from Southern Oregon University and a plethora of actors, writers, and artists. It really is quite an idyllic place to live.

Our family bakeshop, Torte, sits in the center of all the action. Locals come in for an iced cold brew with coconut milk and a slice of our lemon strawberry pie. They cozy up at one of the tables or booths in the dining room and catch up on all the gossip. My mom, Helen, is known as Ashland’s unofficial therapist. People tend to spill their secrets while noshing on a slice of our buttery sweet bread.

I suppose one of the reasons that I’ve found myself mixed up in a handful of murder investigations is because I can’t stomach the thought of harm coming to anyone I know or love. When I left the cruise ship where I had worked as a pastry chef for over a decade and my husband, Ashlanders welcomed me home with open-arms. They didn’t pry or ask questions about why I had returned home. They nibbled on cinnamon scones and made me feel like family. It’s my duty to return the favor and protect them.

Being a pastry chef gives me a unique perspective. People tend to open up more when they’re eating something sweet. I have to admit that I’ve enjoyed the thrill of tracking down a killer on Ashland’s quaint streets. Only I didn’t expect that when I decided to take off for a week at sea that murder would follow me on board.

I agreed to help run the pasty kitchen on board the Amour of the Seas for a week. I figured it would be a chance to get some closure with my husband, and say “Bon Voyage” to the life I used to know. However not long after we pulled away from the dock I stumbled upon a woman’s body. So much for tropical baking, suddenly I was on a new case.





About The Author

Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research.

Author Links

Web: http://www.elliealexander.co/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elliealexanderauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bakeshopmystery

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellie_alexander/

Purchase Links

Amazon B and N IndieBound

Giveaway

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/02887792546

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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 this electrifying new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.
Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man and a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire, putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. But this is personal for Kate. She grew up with Joseph King. As a thirteen year old Amish girl, she’d worshipped the ground he walked on. She never could have imagined the nightmare scenario that becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and takes his five children hostage at their Amish uncle’s farm. Armed and desperate, he has nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate makes contact with King only to find herself trapped with a killer. Or is he? All King asks of her is to help him prove his innocence ― and he releases her unharmed. Kate is skeptical, but when the facts and the evidence don’t align, she begins to wonder who she should trust. Spurned by some of her fellow cops, she embarks on her own investigation only to unearth an unspeakable secret ― and someone who is willing to commit murder to keep it buried.






The Troubleshooters return in the latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann! Some Kind of Hero showcases Brockmann’s signature white-knuckle suspense, romantic twists, and sexy Navy SEALs.

Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Though he can’t relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe — until the day she disappears. Though Pete’s lacking in fatherly intuition, his instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.

Romance writer Shayla Whitman never expected to be drawn into a real-world thriller — or to meet a hero who makes her pulse pound. Action on the page is one thing. Actually living it is another story. Shay’s not as bold as her heroines, but she’s a mother. She sees the panic in her new neighbor’s usually fearless blue eyes—and knows there’s no greater terror for a parent than having a child at risk. It’s an ordeal Shay won’t let Pete face alone. She’s no highly trained operative, but she’s smart, resourceful, and knows what makes teenagers tick.

Still, working alongside Pete has its own perils — like letting the heat between them rise out of control. Intimate emotions could mean dangerous, even deadly, consequences for their mission. No matter what, they must be on top of their game, and playing for keeps or else Pete’s daughter may be gone for good.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads (July 3)




 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.  Elementary She Read - Vicki Delany
2.  I'll Met by Murder - Elizabeth J. Duncan

Weekly Read:

1.  Every Dark Corner - Karen Rose

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Chasing Shadows (South Shores)

 


I've finished "Chasing Shadows" the 1st book in her South Shore series by Karen Harper.

Product Description

The dead still talk if you know how to listen

Every case that Claire Britten cracks is a win, not only professionally but personally. The forensic psychologist has spent a lifetime fighting a neurological disorder, and her ability to conquer it is a testament to her razor-sharp intuition.

Nick Markwood is used to winning in the courtroom, so when his latest case is overthrown by Claire's expert testimony, he can't help being impressed by her skill. He needs her on the team of his passion project — investigating unusual cases involving mysterious deaths. Her condition doesn't deter him, and neither does the attraction that sparks between them even if it should.

As they join forces to investigate a murder in St. Augustine, Florida, Claire is thrust into a situation far more dangerous than she'd anticipated, pushing her disorder to a breaking point. Just when she fears she can't trust her own mind, she discovers Nick's personal connection to the case — and wonders whether she can trust anyone at all.

About the Author

Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense. A former Ohio State University English instructor, she now writes full time. Harper is the winner of The Mary Higgins Clark Award for her novel, DARK ANGEL. She also writes historical novels set in Tudor England. Please visit or write her at her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor.com

Product details
Series: South Shores (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: MIRA (November 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778319520
ISBN-13: 978-0778319528

My Review:


3/5

Library Haul 2017 (July 2 - 8)


Here's the list of books I picked up from the library this week:

Softcover:

1. Every Dark Corner - Karen Rose

Hardcover:

1. Murder is for Keeps - Elizabeth J. Duncan

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Releases

 


11th
Down a Dark Road - Linda Castillo
Some Kind of Hero - Suzanne Brockmann

18th
Look Behind You - Iris and Roy Johansen

25th
Dark Rites - Heather Graham

Monday, June 26, 2017

New Release 2017 (Jun 26)










The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own

Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally -- he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene -- along with a threatening message from the killer -- it looks like someone has been taking notes.

Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene -- a playing card. Another murder, another card -- and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren't a signature, they're a deadly hint -- pointing directly toward the next victim.

As tabloid headlines about the killer known as "The Dealer" scream from newstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal -- could Dylan become one?

A heart-pounding novel of suspense more shocking than any tabloid true crime story, Murder Games introduces the next unforgettable character from the imagination of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling author.

Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads (Jun 26)




 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.  Killing Trail - Margaret Mizushima

Weekly Read:

1.  Elementary She Read - Vicki Delany
2.  Ill Met by Murder - Elizabeth J. Duncan

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Falling Darkness (South Shores)

 

I've finished "Falling Darkness" the 3rd book in her South Shores series by Karen Harper.

Product Description

At the mercy of a treacherous sea


Claire Britten's training never prepared her for this — the forensic psychology curriculum didn't cover plane crashes. Or how to help fellow survivors cope, seven frightened people huddled in two small rafts awaiting a rescue that may never come. Especially when three of them are your ex-husband, your young daughter — and the man you love, Nick Markwood, whose pursuit by a criminal mastermind forced you all to run in the first place.

When the bedraggled crew finally reaches dry land, they are still far from safe. Nick tries to secure transport to their witness-protection placement, urging everyone to stick to the identities laid out for them. They don't need any complications. But when danger follows them to their supposed safe haven, Claire and Nick no longer know who is helping or harming them. Racked by doubt and mistrust, still hunted, they must band together — or fall.

About the Author

Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense. A former Ohio State University English instructor, she now writes full time. Harper is the winner of The Mary Higgins Clark Award for her novel, DARK ANGEL. She also writes historical novels set in Tudor England. Please visit or write her at her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor.com

Product details
Series: South Shores (Book 3)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: MIRA (April 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778330605
ISBN-13: 978-0778330608


My Review:

3/5

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ellie Alexander's A Crime of Passion Fruit Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

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

Thanks Ellie and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your A Crime of Passion Fruit Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Ellie!





A Crime of Passion Fruit (A Bakeshop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
St. Martin’s Paperbacks (June 27, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1250088079
E-Book ASIN: B01MRU56AS






Torte ― everybody’s favorite small-town family bakeshop ― is headed for the high seas, where murder is about to make a splash.

Jules Capshaw is trying to keep her cool as Torte gets set to make its transformation from quaint, local confectionary café to royal pastry palace. Meanwhile, Jules’s estranged husband Carlos is making a desperate plea for her to come aboard his cruise ship and dazzle everyone with her signature sweets. She may be skeptical about returning to her former nautical life with Carlos but Jules can’t resist an all-expense-paid trip, either. If only she knew that a dead body would find its way onto the itinerary.





About The Author

Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research.

Author Links

Web: http://www.elliealexander.co/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elliealexanderauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bakeshopmystery

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellie_alexander/

Purchase Links

Amazon B and N IndieBound

Giveaway

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/02887792545/?
Please follow the rest of the tour here, thanks:

http://www.escapewithdollycas.com/great-escapes-virtual-book-tours/upcoming-great-escapes-book-tours/crime-passion-fruit-ellie-alexander







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Drowning Tides (South Shores)

 


I've finished "Drowning Tides" the 2nd book in her South Shores series by Karen Harper.

Product Description

Danger is never far off


When forensic psychologist Claire Britten started working with lawyer Nick Markwood on his South Shores project, she had no idea it would endanger her life — and the life of her daughter. But when the little girl goes missing from her South Florida home and Nick insists his longtime nemesis is to blame, Claire frantically follows the trail to the Cayman Islands, desperate to save her daughter before it's too late.

Nick always knew the man who staged his father's "suicide" was out to get him, but kidnapping the child of someone he cares about is despicable. Finding the billionaire criminal is one thing — meeting his demands in order to save Claire's daughter is quite another. What he wants threatens their professional and personal interests beyond imagination but what choice do they have when a child's life is on the line?

About the Author

Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense. A former Ohio State University English instructor, she now writes full time. Harper is the winner of The Mary Higgins Clark Award for her novel, DARK ANGEL. She also writes historical novels set in Tudor England. Please visit or write her at her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor.com

Product details
Series: South Shores
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: MIRA (January 31, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778330575
ISBN-13: 978-0778330578


My Review:

3/5

Dorothy Cannell's The Trouble With Harriet Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

I am so excited to have Dorothy Cannell here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Dorothy and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join The Trouble With Harriet Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Dorothy!






The Trouble with Harriet: An Ellie Haskell Mystery
Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Alibi (June 13, 2017)
Print Length 288 Pages
ASIN: B01LYUULP3






In a murder mystery so charming it could only have come from Dorothy Cannell — hailed by Nancy Pickard as “America’s P. G. Wodehouse”— Ellie Haskell is shocked when her long-lost father shows up on her doorstep with some rather  compromising baggage.

Ellie Haskell and her husband, Ben, haven’t taken a vacation in years. Now their suitcases are packed, their tickets are booked, and they’re ready for a romantic getaway in France. But everything goes awry after a chain-smoking fortune teller makes a dire prediction: “Take that trip at your peril!”

Those ominous words ring true when Ellie’s prodigal father, Morley, suddenly appears with the remains of his ladylove, Harriet, whose untimely death in a car accident has left him bereft.

But after Morley loses the urn in a bizarre series of events, Harriet’s family is furious. Now a bewildered Ellie finds herself asks some probing questions: Who or what was in that urn? Could her father be a pawn in a deadly game? And what exactly is the meaning of that darn prophecy? Ellie just hopes she lives to find out whether the answers are worth the trouble.





About The Author

Dorothy was born in Nottingham, England and came to the U.S. in 1963. She married Julian Cannell and they lived in Peoria, Illinois, from 1965 to 2004. They then moved to Maine where they now reside with their two dogs, Teddy and Watson.

Dorothy became an aspiring writer after taking English 110 at Illinois Central College and being encouraged to write for publication by the class teacher. Seven years later she sold her first short story.

Her first novel, The Thin Woman published in 1984 has been selected as one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the Twentieth Century by the Mystery Book Sellers of America. In 2014, Dorothy received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Malice Domestic. Dorothy has published eighteen novels and a collection of short stories.

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Cozy, Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Books Wish List

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






The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own

Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally -- he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene -- along with a threatening message from the killer -- it looks like someone has been taking notes.

Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene -- a playing card. Another murder, another card -- and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren't a signature, they're a deadly hint -- pointing directly toward the next victim.

As tabloid headlines about the killer known as "The Dealer" scream from newstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal -- could Dylan become one?

A heart-pounding novel of suspense more shocking than any tabloid true crime story, Murder Games introduces the next unforgettable character from the imagination of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling author.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Release 2017 (Jun 20)










The irrepressibly charming duo of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon returns in another gripping mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace.

Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. And finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues lead to a dark and sinister secret that is being guarded by the National Park Service, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn’t available, he enlists Riley Moon and his cousin Vernon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can’t figure out how to escape the vortex of Emerson Knight’s odd life. Vernon has been Emerson’s loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood. He now lives in an RV behind Emerson’s house.

Together, this ragtag, mismatched trio will embark on a worldwide investigation that will expose a conspiracy one hundred years in the making.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Leslie Budewitz's Treble At The Jam Fest Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

I am so excited to have Leslie Budewitz here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Leslie and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your Treble At The Jam Fest Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Leslie!




Treble at the Jam Fest (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Midnight Ink (June 8, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738752402
E-Book ASIN: B01M1FC4OK








Erin Murphy, manager of Murphy’s Mercantile (aka the Merc), is tuning up for Jewel Bay’s annual Jazz Festival. Between keeping the Merc’s shelves stocked with Montana’s tastiest local fare and hosting the festival’s kick-off concert, Erin has her hands full.

Discord erupts when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin is found dead on the rocks above the Jewel River. The one-time international sensation had fallen out of sync with festival organizers, students, and performers. Was his death an accident — or did someone even the score?

Despite the warning signs to not get involved, Erin investigates. And when the killer attacks, she orchestrates her efforts into one last crescendo, hoping to avoid a deadly finale.








About The Author

Leslie Budewitz is the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries and the Spice Shop Mysteries — and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat Ruff, a cover model and avid bird-watcher.

Connect with her on her website, http://www.LeslieBudewitz.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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