END ME A TENOR by Joelle Charbonneau
Your teens probably know her for the best-selling dystopian YA trilogy starting with THE TESTING. But she also has two cozy mystery series -- one at a roller rink, and The Glee Club Mysteries. END ME A TENOR is a fun romp of murder, mayhem, song, and a bit of romance.
SECONDHAND SPIRITS by Juliet Blackwell
This is the first Lily Ivory Wishcraft Mystery. I'm a big fan of this series, and, indeed, of all Juliet's work. The newest in this series, A VISION IN VELVET releases next week - -if you like this book and want me to order more in the series, let me know. Lily Ivory is an hereditary witch, used to roaming, whose found a home in San Francisco. She has a familiar named Oscar who is -- well, you'll have to read the book! Lily owns a vintage clothing store -- she can tell a lot about past through the clothes. Juliet also writes the Haunted House Renovation Mysteries. She and her sister wrote as Hailey Lind, and had a series of Art Forger mysteries several years ago.
A POTION TO DIE FOR by Heather Blake
This is the first book in Heather's new series, featuring Carly Bell Hartwell, whose specialty is Love Potions, and looks like a lot of fun. Carly goes from in-demand to suspect when a dead man is found in her shop, clutching a potion bottle. Heather also writes the Wishcraft mysteries (we have the first one in that series, IT TAKES A WITCH, in our stacks.
GOING THROUGH THE NOTIONS by Cate Price
Another "first" in a new series, Daisy Buchanan (named for the GATSBY character), runs a small, unique shop in PA. She gets dragged in to the murder when her friend, an auctioneer, is accused of murder.
In the fantasy/sci-fi/urban fantasy category, we've added:
SOMETHING FROM THE NIGHTSIDE by Simon R. Green
This is a science fiction/urban fantasy/detective series set in London, featuring John Taylor, whose special gift is finding what's lost -- something he' shad since he was a child of the Nightside. Now, a case takes him back there, where it's always 3 AM, chasing a runaway teenage girl. I've heard wonderful things about Green's writing, and this is on my list!
TEMPEST RISING by Nicole Peeler.
Jane True is a selkie -- part human, part seal, living in Maine, not fitting in. When she discovers her true self, and that she's an important part of a bigger plan, she finds friends and lovers in the most unusual places. This series has six books in it, and I'm a big fan. If you like it and want more, let me know. Nicole's new series, featuring a djinn, debuts this autumn.
THE GRENDEL AFFAIR by Lisa Shearin
This is the first of a series called the SPI files, featuring ex-journalist and current seer/agent Makenna Fraser. Her current case has to do with a murderer in NYC's subway tunnels -- who just happens to be a descendent of Grendel. This is a mix of action and humor and urban fantasy -- sounds like a great summer cocktail to me.
THE SORCERY CODE by Dima Zales
This is the first of a fantasy trilogy about sorcery, creation, and control The web of intrigue reaches far beyond what any of the characters could imagine.
This book is still in processing, and I expect it will be on the shelves towards the end of next week.
I hope you enjoy them, and please drop a comment to let me know which ones you like best, and which authors you'd like to see about more.