By Leslie Meier
Among a hectic family members and her tasks as a reporter for the Tinker's Cove Pennysaver, Lucy Stone may use a holiday. So while a pal tells her a few journey to England backed by way of Winchester university, she jumps on the likelihood for a women getaway. but if travel chief Professor George Temple dies mid-flight after an bronchial asthma assault, Lucy's joyful she packed her sleuthing abilities. . .
In London, Professor Quentin Rea, a women' guy and previous flirt of Lucy's, arrives to take over the tour--and she unearths that whereas his hairline has receded, his amorous intentions haven't. Lucy additionally starts to note atypical habit between different participants of the crowd. And whilst she discovers them all have pasts attached to the past due Professor Temple, she suspects his dying used to be an complex act of revenge. Then one other travel member dies, and Lucy is unexpectedly ensnared in a bold scheme which could lead her to a mastermind of murder--or make her the following sufferer. . .
"Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." –Chicago solar Times
"Leslie Meier has created a city i might wish to dwell in and sleuth i might like to meet." –Jill Churchill
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By Cynthia Baxter
Surf’s up . . . and so are the stakes whilst veterinarian and beginner sleuth Jessica Popper escapes to the land of hula, hibiscus, and geckos for a qualified convention. The final time she and boyfriend Nick Burby touched down at the island of Hawaii, Nick brought on a volcanic eruption whilst he without notice popped The query to commitment-phobic Jess. yet this journey proves simply as harmful while Jess befriends an bold younger reporter whose physique later washes up at the sand . . . and a person thinks Jess holds the clue to the killer’s motive.
There’s no finish of suspects one of the unique natural world, from the victim’s journalistic opponents and a secret boyfriend to an eccentric beachcomber and a governor’s aide with ties to a arguable biotech enterprise bringing growth to paradise. one among them is a killer with the chameleon-like skill to stick hidden—and if Jessica doesn’t discover hula-dunnit in time, she’ll be asserting aloha . . . completely.
By Nancy Grace
The brutal slayings of a string of her sufferers in ny and a bad test on her personal existence depart Hailey Dean down, yet now not defeated. After a yearlong respite again domestic within the Southland, former violent crimes prosecutor Hailey Dean ultimately returns to her house within the sky overlooking new york. Hailey’s made up our minds to rebuild an ordinary existence and settle again into her growing to be perform as a therapist. yet in a coincidence, Hailey is of the same opinion to persist with her center and struggle crime once more, this time in a brand new enviornment, in entrance of a digital camera! below the new lighting of a television studio, Hailey learns the television industry’s now not so glamorous. actually, it’s downright lethal! Waning celebrities, all beautiful actresses, each a shining megastar became has-been now suffering to get off the D-List and again into the limelight, meet with a bloody degree go out . . . homicide! Hailey’s archenemy, Lieutenant Ethan Kolker, the NYPD cop who hunted Hailey down for the murders of her personal sufferers, now wishes the prior forgotten and reaches out for Hailey’s support to unravel the murders. In a race opposed to the clock, Hailey has no concept that television could be homicide! In best-selling writer, legal professional, and television character Nancy Grace’s moment Hailey Dean mystery, existence on tv isn't any much less harmful than lifestyles within the court docket!
By Elaine Viets
On Josie's most modern project, her former teacher-now operating in a undies shop-is wanting a few severe aid whilst a purchaser is located murdered. regrettably, the teacher's alibi is flimsier than the camisoles she sells, so Josie might want to bust out her sleuthing talents to reveal the true killer...
By Jonnie Jacobs
Enthusiastic fanatics of Jonnie Jacobs's thrillers comprehend what they are entering into bestseller after bestseller: riveting suspense, knockout writing, and a sensible, world-weary heroine who can kick butt and take names whilst she must. Now Jacobs can provide one other gripping story of intercourse, lies, secrets and techniques, and homicide whose razor-sharp twists and turns do not allow up until eventually the final web page is grew to become. A physique count number that is emerging. A lone witness at the run. A killer who'll do whatever to shop for silence. it is the most threatening case of lawyer Kali O'Brien's career--and it really is hitting manner too just about domestic.
The final time Kali spoke to her brother, John, he was once desirous to inform her anything yet too inebriated to get it out. Now he is lifeless, an obvious suicide by way of overdose. that might be surprising sufficient, however the law enforcement officials have extra undesirable information: John used to be additionally the lead suspect within the contemporary double murder of 2 ladies in Tucson. The sufferers comprise the rich heiress of the company John labored for and Olivia Perez, a beautiful university coed whose relations is decided to make a person pay for the crime, and Kali's on the most sensible in their list--if she cannot transparent his identify first. it is a difficult case that is approximately to get even trickier.
Kali did not comprehend her brother rather well, and in demise, the single clue he is left in the back of is as damning because it is mysterious. Hidden within the pages of his dictionary is a photograph of 3 appealing younger women. One is Olivia Perez. One is a street-tough runaway named Crystal. The 3rd woman--a strip membership dancer and porn actress--has simply been present in a ditch, the sufferer of a brutal slaying. As surprising because the woman's loss of life is her connection to Kali's brother. How did they recognize one another? What was once John attempting to inform Kali the evening he died? And may somebody kill to maintain him from asserting it? without warning her brother's suicide is beginning to glance much like homicide.
Kali's purely wish for fixing the case lies find the final lady within the picture--a witness who is aware excess of she should still, probably an excessive amount of to live--and Kali has to get to her earlier than the killer does. it is a seek that may plunge her into the secrets and techniques and lies of her circle of relatives and deep into the intercourse industry's hidden underworld of going-nowhere-fast women trying to find effortless funds, the place fantasies might be had for a value, blackmail is lethal, and silence can be purchased with blood. And if Kali isn't really cautious, she may lead a crafty killer immediately to the final aim whereas placing herself in line to be the subsequent victim...
By Vicki Lane
Elizabeth Goodweather is aware what it’s prefer to be an interloper, to maintain secrets and techniques and nurse wounds. yet Elizabeth raised a relations in those mist-shrouded North Carolina hills and is deeply settled on her small farm—even discovering the gap to allow a brand new guy into her existence. every thing adjustments whilst her daughter Rosemary returns domestic, decided to unravel a nineteen-year-old riddle: the mysterious disappearance of her ally, Maythorn Mullins, while the women have been simply ten.
Soon Elizabeth and her daughter are prying into the unusual historical past of the Mullins kin, confronting a fancy thicket of relationships and exploring a realm of magic and Cherokee legend that Maythorn shared secretly with Rosemary.
But so much of all, they're going to realize that at the back of a child’s disappearance was once anything extra evil and much nearer than they ever imagined....
From the Paperback edition.
By Leslie Meier
The total city of Tinker's Cove is calling ahead to the get together marking former librarian Julia Ward Howe Tilley's 90th birthday. Lucy Stone, pass over Tilley's closest buddy, dreamed up the get together idea--at in regards to the similar time she determined she's no longer getting old with no struggle. Noticing crow's ft and a possible jelly abdominal, she's resolved to workout extra and buy a few heavy-duty wrinkle cream, asap!
That feels like a plan--until Lucy realizes her daughter's fourteenth birthday bash, a coed sleepover, may well flip her hair white in a single day. What was once she considering while she agreed to allow Sara have the get together? evidently she wasn't wondering the hormonal rampages of younger adolescents. On her brain, in its place, was once the stunning dying of Sherman Cobb, the town's oldest lawyer, an obvious suicide. His legislation accomplice, besides the fact that, thinks Sherman used to be murdered.
Poking approximately in Sherman's papers, Lucy turns up an fascinating tie among the lifeless guy and omit Tilley. in the meantime pass over Tilley's personal prior has get back to hang-out her within the type of a mysterious niece named Shirley and a biker nice nephew named Snake. quickly not anyone can get to work out the aged librarian as the brash, bossy Shirley says she's "failing." Is omit Tilley in grave possibility? Will Sara's celebration grow to be a scandal? Now, as a killer's ruthless plan rushes towards a end, Lucy wishes solutions fast--or else she and pass over Tilley will not stay lengthy adequate to make a want and blow out the candles in this year's birthday cake. . .
By Lou Jane Temple
Having triumph over a chain of failed careers, sassy sometime-sleuth Heaven Lee has stumbled on her personal slice of paradise as a pre-eminent Kansas urban chef. whilst the ARTOS (Greek for bread) conference involves city, Heaven appears ahead to not anything greater than collecting a few bread-making suggestions, yet issues begin to warmth up whilst one among her colleagues falls to his loss of life from a grain elevator and one other is located murdered in a pan of bread dough. upload to this recipe the startling undeniable fact that somebody has tainted a number of the convention's dough, inflicting its eaters to move briefly insane, and Heaven's received extra on her plate than so much chefs can handle...
By Denise Mina
Paddy Meehan returns in Denise Mina's strongest secret but, nominated for a 2007 Edgar Award
When journalist Paddy Meehan investigates a family dispute, the well-dressed guy who solutions the door assures her the blonde within the shadows at the back of him is ok, and slips her funds prior to he closes the door. in reality, the lady was once tortured and left to die later that evening, and Paddy has purely days to discover the reality earlier than the newspaper learns of her bribe and the police shut the case for purposes in their personal. purely Paddy cares adequate to pursue a depressing and brutal tale which may make her career-or kill her, in a unique that proves why Denise Mina is "some type of fantastic" (Wall road Journal).
"Brutally funny." -People
"Mina back demonstrates why she is without doubt one of the top secret writers on each side of the Atlantic." -Miami Herald
"In all her lack of confidence, Paddy is achingly actual . . . and Mina's note-perfect writing captures Paddy's voice dead-on." -Boston Globe
"A gloriously visceral type. . . . Mina excels at narrative and social commentary." -Newsday
In the creation to his biography of the good Roman emperor, Adrian Goldsworthy writes, “Caesar was once every now and then many stuff, together with a fugitive, prisoner, emerging baby-kisser, military chief, felony recommend, insurgent, dictator . . . in addition to husband, father, lover and adulterer.” during this landmark biography, Goldsworthy examines Caesar as army chief, all of those roles and locations his topic firmly in the context of Roman society within the first century B.C.