New Release Mondays: Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas

Author Names: Lois Winston, Allison Brennan, Laura Griffin, Maggie Toussaint, Jonnie Jacobs, Heather Haven, Vinnie Hansen, Camille Minichino, Mary Kennedy, Judy Alter, Rita Lakin

Book Title: Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas

Book Genre: Mystery (women sleuths)

Release Date: September 5, 2017 (available for pre-order)

Synopsis:  Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas is a collection of ten mysteries featuring murder and assorted mayhem by ten critically acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling authors. Each novella is a tie-in to an established multi-book series—a total of nearly 700 pages of reading pleasure for lovers of amateur sleuth, caper, cozy, and female P.I. mysteries.


Frosted, A Moreno & Hart Novella by Allison Brennan & Laura Griffin—Three years ago LAPD Detective Scarlet Moreno and rookie cop Krista Hart were nearly killed during a botched sting operation. Now, they’re best friends and partners in the Orange County private investigation firm of Moreno & Hart. But their routine assignments are anything but safe.

Crewel Intentions, An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Novella by Lois Winston—Craft editor Anastasia Pollack receives a desperate call for help from former fashion editor Erica Milano, now in Witness Protection. Erica is being stalked and is afraid to notify the authorities. She once saved Anastasia’s life. Will Anastasia be able to return the favor before the stalker strikes?

No Quarter, A Cleopatra Jones Novella by Maggie Toussaint—Amnesia, the doctor says when accountant Cleopatra Jones wakes in a distant hospital. Hours later most of her memory returns. Detective Jack Martinez visits Cleo’s nearby wealthy client, only she’s dead and broke. To Cleo’s horror, she’s a murder suspect. Will she totally recover her memory before the killer returns?

What the Widow Knew, A Kali-O’Brien Novella by Jonnie Jacobs—Attorney Kali O’Brien takes on the case of a young woman accused of murdering her much older, very rich husband. As evidence mounts and other possible suspects are eliminated, Kali’s doubts about her client’s innocence grow. Meanwhile, Kali is also grappling with her feelings for longtime boyfriend Detective Bryce Keating.

The Magnesium Murder, A Periodic Table Mystery by Camille Minichino—While freelance embalmer Anastasia Brent prepares the body of a young bride-to-be, she learns the girl’s mother suspects foul play. Once again Anastasia is pressed into service as a sleuth, following a trail of clues in search of a murderer and justice.

Honeymoons Can Be Murder, A Lee Alvarez Novella by Heather Haven— When PI Lee Alvarez goes on her honeymoon with bridegroom, Gurn Hanson, they find a dead woman practically on their doorstep. Kauai breezes may be soft, but there are gale force winds of accusation against Gurn. Will Lee find the real killer before her new hubby gets sent to a Hawaiian hoosegow?

Smoked Meat, A Carol Sabala Novella by Vinnie Hansen—Baker and wannabe sleuth Carol Sabala visits her mother for a family Christmas get-together. It’s murder, in more ways than one.

A Deadly Fundraiser, A Talk Radio Novella by Mary Kennedy—When radio talk show host Dr. Maggie Walsh and her pals start digging up clues in a scavenger hunt at a glitzy fundraiser, the game suddenly turns deadly. Will Maggie and her team be able to crack the case and solve the crime?

The Color of Fear, A Kelly O’Connell Novella by Judy Alter—Kelly receives a written kidnap threat targeting her infant daughter, Gracie. Kelly’s assistant Keisha narrates as Kelly and her family plot their precautions, but as time passes and the threat still looms, fear takes a toll on the family…and on Keisha.

Papa’s Ghost, A Gladdy Gold Mystery Novella by Rita Lakin—Gladdy and her girls accept an assignment iat a famous resort in Key West, thinking it will combine business with pleasure. Once they arrive, Gladdy suspects something is strange. Not only is their client an unexpected shock, but so is the case of murder they are expected to solve. Can they succeed when a whole city is against them?

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16 responses to “New Release Mondays: Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks for sharing your news Vinnie! I LOVE the cover and the concept. Ditto Heather and Jonnie. Good luck with this release.

  2. Thanks for hosting us, Judy. It’s a real joy to be part of such a great collection.

  3. Thank you all for your lovely comments and especially the pre-orders! 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for highlighting our upcoming novella set, Judy. It was a lot of fun to participate in.

  5. Kristina Stanley

    Can’t wait to read it. I’m just about done the book I’m reading now, so this is perfect timing.

  6. Thanks for sharing our announcement, Judy. I’m so pleased to return with this group of authors.

  7. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks for sharing your news, Camille and Maggie.

  8. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Kristina…and thanks for pre-ordering…

  9. Thanks for the awesome feature, Judy! It is a pleasure to be here with our new anthology.

  10. Thanks for incuding us on your great site, Judy!

  11. Kristina Stanley

    Just pre-ordered my copy!

  12. Kristina Stanley

    Congratulations to all who contributed to this. Looks great.

  13. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Always happy to share your news, Lois.

  14. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks for stopping by Sheri. It’s a good idea, isn’t it. Love the cover, too.

  15. Thanks for featuring Sleuthing Women II today, Judy!

  16. What a fun assortment of trouble. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

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