By Judy Clemens
By Cara Black
Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc strives to transparent the identify of a youth pal, now a policewoman, who is charged with taking pictures her partner
Aimée Leduc is having a foul day. First, she comes domestic from paintings at her Paris detective supplier to profit that her boyfriend is leaving her. She is going out for a drink along with her good friend Laure, a police officer, yet Laure’s patrol companion, Jacques, interrupts, announcing he must consult Laure urgently. the 2 depart the bar, and after they don’t go back, Aimée follows Laure’s direction and unearths her sprawled on a snowy rooftop, now not faraway from Jacques, who's bleeding from a deadly gunshot wound.
When the police arrive, they arrest Laure for homicide. not anyone is drawn to supporting Aimée work out the reality. As she chases down more and more risky leads within the attempt to unfastened her good friend, Aimée stumbles right into a internet of Corsican nationalists, separatists, gangsters, and artists. may possibly Jacques’s homicide and Laure’s arrest be a part of a bigger cover-up?
By Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Whilst Tori Sinclair's philandering ex turns up lifeless, the police leader believes it used to be murder-and that Tori could have been concerned. Now, purely the ladies from the stitching circle could be capable of aid retain her existence from coming aside on the seams...
By Tamar Myers
“A very humorous series.”
—Green Bay Press-Gazette
After 16 delightfully madcap books, Tamar Myers’s hilarious Den of Antiquity comfortable secret sequence involves an in depth with The Glass is often Greener. a true loss of life at a pretend wake will get Charleston, South Carolina antiques broker Abigail Timberlake Washburn into severe sizzling water during this masterful comfortable farewell from the writer of The Witchdoctor’s Wife, The Headhunter’s Daughter, and the Magdelena Yoder mysteries. Collectables connoisseurs and Antiques Roadshow nuts won’t are looking to pass over a unmarried minute of Abby’s beginner sleuthing.
By Livia J. Washburn
When issues cross relatively South
No one is shocked while feisty Delilah Dickinson opens her personal literary shuttle corporation in Atlanta after her divorce. yet in the course of her first group's travel of an outdated plantation modeled after Tara from Gone with the Wind--complete with an entire forged of actors--things move south particularly quickly. The actor taking part in Clark Gable enjoying Rhett Butler is located useless, it sounds as if the sufferer of a deadly dose of Southern in-hospitality. prior to a person can also imagine "Where shall i'm going? What shall I do?" Delilah unearths herself taking up the research whilst the number 1 suspect seems to be her son-in-law. yet existence starts off imitating artwork while the actors commence taking their roles a bit too seriously--believing they really are Ashley Wilkes, Scarlett O'Hara, and Melanie. subsequent cease: sundown Boulevard.
"Amusing, breathlessly quick." --Publishers Weekly
"Liva J. Washburn's mysteries are one of the best." --Mystery News
"Gone with the Wind fanatics will comfortable as much as this tale." --Mystery Scene
By Laura Lippman
Tess Monaghan has eventually made the flow and frolicked her shingle as a p.i.-for-hire, whole with an place of work in Butchers Hill. perhaps it isn't the easiest handle in Baltimore, yet you gotta begin someplace, and Tess's greyhound Esskay has no difficulty taking marathon naps at any place there is a roof. Then in walks Luther Beale, the infamous vigilante who 5 years in the past shot a boy for vandalizing his vehicle. simply out of felony, he says he desires to make reparations to the children who witnessed his crime, so he wishes Tess to discover them. yet as soon as she begins snooping, the witnesses commence loss of life. Is the "Butcher of Butchers Hill" at it back? love it or no longer, Tess is embroiled in a case that encompasses the powers that-be, a heartless procedure that has destroyed the lives of youngsters, and a foul path of cash and lies best the entire as far back as Butchers Hill.
By Cara Black
A botched task leaves Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc in ownership of a cache of helpful Vietnamese jade. The jade’s background is steeped in colonial bloodshed—and an individual is keen to spill much more blood to get it back
Private investigator Aimée Leduc has been brought to the Cao Dai temple in Paris through her accomplice, René Friant. He urges her to profit to meditate: she may use a extra healthy way of living. The Vietnamese nun Linh has been assisting Aimée to realize her target, so while she asks Aimée for a favor—to visit the Clichy quartier to replace an envelope for a package—René activates Aimée to agree. however the meant recipient, Thadée Baret, is shot and dies in Aimée’s palms sooner than the transaction will be accomplished, leaving Aimée with a wounded arm, a money for 50,000 francs, and a trove of old jade artifacts.
Whoever killed Baret wishes the jade. The RG—the French mystery service—a workforce of veterans of the conflict in Indochina and a few prosperous ex-colonials and overseas agencies looking oil rights are all implicated. And the nun, Linh, has disappeared.
By D. J. H. Jones
Fans of Murder on the MLA, additionally via D. J. H. Jones, will welcome this moment event of Nancy prepare dinner, a Chaucer pupil with a pointy brain and a flavor for Bakelite jewellery. while Nancy arrives in Santa Fe, she's trying to find a getaway from her task at Yale--a position to revise her ebook prior to an autumn rendezvous with Chicago detective Boaz Dixon. The room she sublets is embellished in black and purple, bedecked with herbs and crystals. She is woke up via drumming. The quiet retreat she hoped for is a crowded family of recent Agers dabbling in self-help philosophies, "crystal culture," astrology, and channeling.
Intrigued by way of the preoccupations of her partners if disgusted through their diets and hygiene, Nancy unearths that her sympathy for Nicole, a software program whiz with a weight challenge, attracts her into the more and more mystifying affairs of the family. The attraction of recent Agism--the forms of humans attracted to it and why--becomes a secret she units out to resolve. whilst a fugitive cyberthief within the loved ones makes an attempt homicide below disguise of a peyote rite, a shocking arrival alters either the police research and Nancy's future--academic and romantic.
With acute statement and acidic wit, Jones presents a hilarious research of latest Age culture and its pretensions.
By Lou Jane Temple
Heaven Lee-- proprietress extraordinaire of Kansas City's celebrated Cafe Heaven-- knew she needed to watch her again at Aspen's gossipy genuine Dish nutrients competition. however it wasn't till the saucy cook dinner stumbled around the battered physique of 1 of the simplest Chef contestants that she discovered how lethal the contest might be.
Every June, 5 thousand gourmands from around the globe assemble within the stylish lodge city of Aspen, sipping wine within the pristine mountain air as 5 famous person cooks conflict for the easiest Chef identify. while the rivals begin to drop, there is a bountiful offer of suspects. The intrepid Heaven discovers rankings to settle, Hollywood objectives, and outright malice ahead of ensuring a vicious killer will get their simply deserts!