By Charlaine Harris
Death comes calling on a small-town librarian whose existence is passing her by.
Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes switch while a deceased acquaintance names her as inheritor to a slightly huge property, together with cash, jewellery, and a home entire with a cranium hidden in a window seat. Roe concludes that the aged ladies has purposely left her a homicide to unravel. So she needs to establish the sufferer and work out which certainly one of her new, ordinary-seeming associates is a murderer-without placing herself in lethal threat.
By Kate Collins
When I swapped the thorny difficulties of legislations institution for the budding company of my flower shop, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn’t be stuck lifeless vacationing that hateful campus ever back. yet occasionally a girl’s acquired to stand down her dragons....
PLANT OF ATTACK
Someone orders a black rose for Abby’s previous legislation college nemesis, Professor “Snapdragon” Puffer. yet her plans for a fast supply are foiled while he catches her placing the bloom on his table and sends it immediately into the trash. Abby flees in terror, in basic terms to run smack into Carson Reed, the professor who lately had her arrested at an animal rights protest. After a biting trade, Abby storms out of the construction. but when there’s whatever she can’t stand, it’s injustice and bullies. So, although she understands undesirable good fortune is available in threes, she ignores the recommendation of her occasionally boyfriend, hunk-a-licious Marco Salvare, and heads again in to retrieve her dignity and her flower—only to discover the rose now adorning a useless professor, and herself the major suspect....
By Stuart Woods
Holly Barker, the small-town cop became CIA agent, tracks a grasp of disguise-and a consummate killer.
Iron Orchid, Stuart Woods's most recent within the Holly Barker sequence, pits the no-nonsense cop opposed to a really elusive killer-Teddy Fay, a villain first brought in Capital Crimes-and the sparks fly.
professionals idea that they had obvious the final of Teddy Fay-the ex-CIA tech wizard who kills his political ambitions for sport-when his aircraft exploded off the coast of Maine. yet they underestimated him as soon as, and they are at risk of doing so back. Now they have discovered irrefutable facts that he's alive and on his technique to hit a bunch who won't ever see him coming.
Holly, having resigned her place because the Orchid seashore leader of Police to paintings for the CIA, joins the elite activity strength monitoring Fay in manhattan urban. There, she starts off to suspect that there are boulders being left unturned within the research. Fay turns out aware of too many secrets-and employs tips purely an insider might comprehend. He starts off to choose off America's enemies one by way of one-and nobody turns out the wiser. Can Holly path her quarry and beat him at his personal online game? Can she get shut adequate to discover him, and nonetheless hold her conceal? an opportunity assembly among Holly and Fay kick-starts a high-speed chase during the canyons of midtown big apple, the Metropolitan Opera condo, relevant Park, and the United countries Plaza, all to avoid one other assassination prior to Fay disappears again-maybe this time for sturdy.
With the signature mixture of slick repartee and rapid-fire motion that has received Stuart Woods many enthusiasts through the years, Iron Orchid confirms simply why he's a grasp of the preferred crime novel.
In this enthralling story of suspense from New York Times bestselling writer Phillip Margolin, lawyer Amanda Jaffe—star of Wild Justice, Ties That Bind, evidence Positive, and Fugitive—becomes entangled in a homicide case regarding tremendous Oil, an estranged father and son, and the best moral trouble of her occupation .
Dale Masterson, senior associate in a wide Portland, Oregon, legislation company, has develop into prosperous and profitable representing the pursuits of oil and coal businesses. while his colleague, Christine Larson, is located useless, Masterson’s enterprise practices are positioned lower than surveillance and a lower-level worker stands accused.
The controversy surrounding the company is magnified tenfold while Dale is located crushed to demise in his mansion. yet this time Dale’s son, Brandon, is visible fleeing the scene. A committed eco-warrior passionate about saving the planet, Brandon confesses to killing his father—for revenge, he claims—on behalf of the entire humans whose lives are being destroyed through his father’s questionable clients.
Veteran legal professional Amanda Jaffe is employed to symbolize Brandon, yet what appears like an open-and-shut case quick starts off to resolve. If Brandon is admittedly innocent—a radical activist made up our minds to martyr himself for his cause—then who viciously murdered Dale Masterson? And what, if any, is the relationship among his homicide and the homicide of Christine Larson? shrewdpermanent, fierce, and unafraid of the reality whether it places her at risk, Amanda starts off to appear deeper. What she unearths will strength the pro criminal seasoned to make the toughest expert determination of her life.
By Nevada Barr
Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a secret that unfolds in and round Lake more desirable, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a perilous cost. In her most up-to-date secret, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a brand new publish amid the chilly, abandoned, and remoted great thing about Isle Royale nationwide Park, a distant island off the coast of Michigan identified for wonderful deep-water dives of wrecked crusing vessels. forsaking thoughts of the Texas excessive barren region and the environmental rip-off she helped discover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake enhanced and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. but if a regimen program for a diving let finds a grisly underwater homicide, Anna unearths herself 260 ft lower than the forbidding floor of the lake, trying to find the relationship among a drowned guy and an age-old shipment send. Written with a naturalist's suppose for the desolate tract and a willing knowing of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, an excellent demise is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
By Rosemary Harris
Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated Rosemary Harris is again along with her fourth soiled company secret, Slugfest, set at a mythical Northeast flower express the place greater than the crops are dying.
When Paula Holliday has the same opinion to behave as express supervisor for a reclusive artist she’s looking forward to a laidback weekend picking out up gardening tips. She doesn’t expect to be knee-deep in horticultural sabotage, beheaded gnomes, murder, and whatever referred to as The Javits Curse. Then an overeager attendee is located floating within the river and Paula realizes she unintentionally holds a clue to his murder—that’s whilst the backyard gloves come off and this flower express becomes a true Slugfest!
This time out Paula is joined through a colourful forged that incorporates Rolanda “Fort” Knox, a no-nonsense safety shield; man Anzalone, Brooklyn's Tumbled Stone King; Jamal Harrington, a highschool child with a black belt and a eco-friendly thumb; JC Kaufman, a feisty woman who hates leaving domestic with no her weapon of selection; and a slick advertising man hawking the most well liked new product on the convey, a foolproof pest repellant that everyone is loss of life to get their arms on.
With constrained capability and her ragtag team, Paula needs to clear up her hardest secret but and root out a killer sooner than she reveals herself pushing up daisies.
By Jana DeLeon
From long island occasions and united states at the present time bestselling writer Jana DeLeon, the 6th installment within the bestselling omit Fortune sequence. while Celia Arceneaux was once elected mayor of Sinful, Louisiana, Fortune Redding anticipated difficulty. the girl has an unequalled expertise for making the worst of any state of affairs, specially if it capability getting revenge on her sworn enemies Ida Belle and Gertie. on the Fourth of July get together, an explosion rocks Sinful and it’s no longer from fireworks. most folks think it was once a moonshine nonetheless, but if facts issues to a meth lab deep within the bayous of Sinful, Fortune realizes how dire the location is for the tiny city. With Carter on scientific depart and not anyone left on the sheriff’s division who can deal with the research, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie choose to take issues into their very own palms. this can be (another) project for Swamp group three.
By Margaret Miles
The lifeless inform no tales....
It is the summer season of 1765, and Charlotte Willett is having fun with the balmy languor of Bracebridge together with her cultured neighbor, Richard Longfellow. yet their peaceable regimen shatters with the arriving of Richard's dependent pal from abroad.
Known as Il Colombo--the Dove--Gian Carlo Lahte is an Italian singer who quickly holds the neighborhood women spellbound. no longer even Charlotte is resistant to his charms. although he turns out to hold greater than a touch of scandal with him, at the day he arrives tavern speak in Bracebridge turns to a extra homegrown secret: a corpse discovered at the Boston road--his physique reeking of liquor, his id unknown.
Charlotte can not help yet ask yourself why Signore Lahte is so shaken via the sight of the victim--and why the lifeless man's boots and buttons are speedy stolen! As she and Longfellow examine those issues, additional arrivals rework their rustic oasis right into a level for turbulent drama--where any player's functionality can be a lethal swan song....
By Jess Lourey
". . . a wholly enticing novel with pathos, plot twists, and quirky characters galore. fantastically written and wickedly funny." ―Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-award profitable writer of A Date you cannot Refuse
"Move over Janet Evanovich-mystery fanatics have a brand new cause to have fun! September reasonable is enjoyable, humorous, and so cleverly written, you can be guessing until eventually the very end." ―Gemma Halliday, best-selling writer of
Mayhem in excessive Heels
The Minnesota country Fair-the cherished domestic of 4H indicates, halfway rides, and every thing on a stick. The competition enjoyable is driving excessive until eventually the lately topped Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, a conflict Lake local, is brutally murdered whereas her regal likeness is carved in butter. Can Mira James, masking the reasonable for the conflict Lake bear in mind, disclose a dangerous nation reasonable mystery and win a blue ribbon for caging a killer? You wager your final deep-fried Nut Goodie!
Praise for the Lefty Award-nominated
[star] ". . . hilarious, fast moving, and madcap."―Booklist (starred review)
"Wonderfully funny."―Crimespree Magazine
"Another fun story set within the city packed with over-the-top zanies who have endeared themselves to the enticing Mira."―Kirkus
By Kathy Hogan Trocheck
Since retiring from the Atlanta Police division, Callahan Garrity is de facto cleansing up along with her condo Mouse housecleaning corporation -- particularly due to the fact she added"crime research" to the record of prone offered.
Callahan concurs to find the lacking member of the preferred '60s lady staff, the VelvetTeens, and he or she does not need to seek lengthy. Deloras Carter, the a.w.o.l. singer, is located handed out under the influence of alcohol via a swimming pool close to the lifeless physique of the trio's former manufacturer. The smoking gun in Deloras's hand means that the VelvetTeens will not be reuniting for a comeback travel each time within the close to destiny ... until Callahan and her "Mice" can highlight -- and continue to exist -- a unique killer act.