By Leann Sweeney
From the writer of Pick Your Poison comes a loopy case of matrimonial homicide and a broken-hearted bride-to-be while a relations visitor will get hit over the pinnacle with a present. The undesirable reception in simple terms will get deadlier for Houston PI Abby Rose, enlisted to solve the marriage fiasco.
By Gillian Roberts
Within the urban of concord, no one understands something approximately Emmie Cade, a tender widow who “appeared from nowhere,” and within the blink of an eye fixed was once engaged to Leo Fairchild, a middle-aged bachelor with a fortune. notwithstanding, as her marriage date techniques, Emmie’s better half's mother to be, the in poor health, autocratic Claire Fairchild, gets nameless letters. They recommend, none too subtly, that there’s greatly to benefit concerning the mysterious younger lady, none of it sturdy, and masses of it regarding the violent deaths of the lads in her life.
Enter Amanda Pepper who, after finishing her day of training English at Philly Prep, now moonlights as a P.I. in addition to C.K. Mackenzie, former murder detective, present graduate pupil at Penn. the 2 of them are employed by way of Mrs. Fairchild to determine who the captivating yet evasive Emmie Cade rather is. At thirty-two, the younger lady has replaced her deal with and identify extra usually than a few girls swap nail polish—and intentionally or no longer, she’s supplied no clues or entry to her past.
For Amanda, turning into C.K. Mackenzie’s investigative associate is an exciting swap from the politics and difficulties of the recent tuition time period, and a welcome distraction from the ordeal of assembly her personal potential in-laws. She’s made up our minds to end up herself an capable investigator by means of ferreting out Emmie Cade’s secrets and techniques, yet presently, rather than taking a look at occasions of the previous, she’s pressured to accommodate the the following and now—including murder.
Brilliantly plotted, deeply perceptive, as scrumptious and glowing as high-quality champagne, Gillian Roberts’s new Amanda Pepper masterpiece doesn’t omit a trick. greater than ever, she’s “the Dorothy Parker of puzzle writers . . . giving extra wit in step with web page than such a lot writers provide in line with book.” *
By Deborah Sharp
Meet Mama: a real Southern lady with impeccable manners, sherbet-colored pantsuits, and 4 earlier husbands, capable of serve candy tea and stay away from alligator assaults with equivalent aplomb. Mama's antics — in particular her penchant for locating difficulty — force her daughters Mace, Maddie, and Marty to distraction.
One evening, whereas settling in to seem for ex-beaus on COPS, Mace will get a frantic name from her mom. This time, the difficulty is actual: Mama came across a physique within the trunk of her turquoise convertible and the police imagine she's the killer. It does not support that the good-looking detective assigned to the case turns out made up our minds to end up Mama's guilt or that the cowboy who broke Mace's middle exhibits up on the neighborhood Booze ‘n' Breeze in the middle of the research. sooner than their mama lands in legal — similar to an embarrassing lyric from a country-western music — Mace and her sisters needs to locate the true culprit.
TV APPEARANCES ◊ NBC's Today convey from November four, 2008 ◊ "Mayor's booklet Talk" from January 14, 2009 ◊ NBC6 "South Florida Today." from July 17, 2009 ◊ NBC's at the present time express from August four, 2009
◊ NBC's Today convey from November four, 2008
◊ "Mayor's booklet Talk" from January 14, 2009
◊ NBC6 "South Florida Today." from July 17, 2009
◊ NBC's at the present time express from August four, 2009
By Amanda Matetsky
Secret novelist and crime reporter Paige Turner is extremely joyful to determine the most popular convey on Broadway-but while she visits the superstar the subsequent morning, he is been upfront chilled. together with her pal Abby, Paige embarks on a quest for the killer that has her springing all around the urban like an overheated pussycat.
By Elizabeth Peters
Scotland is Susan's ardour and obsession—and the chance to hitch a Highland dig is a dream come real for the younger archaeology pupil. yet then a sinister stranger slips Susan a cryptic message and is later chanced on viciously slain. A mysterious peril has emerged from the mists to hang-out Susan, sending her working for her lifestyles within the corporation of good-looking, unconventional laird Jamie Erskine. For she has an unseen enemy hiding within the shadows—someone who, for a few unknown cause, goes to nice lengths to border her for homicide . . . and to bury Susan, if priceless, during this land she loves.
By Robert Burton Robinson
SWEET GINGER POISON - Ginger Lightley secret sequence, publication One - 39,000 words.
Description: Virginia "Ginger" Lightley is the landlord of Coreyville espresso brownies, a well-liked bakery in East Texas. buyers force from miles away to go to the little store for a style of her unique creations. it is a surprise to the entire group while a tender guy drops lifeless throughout city after consuming one in every of her well-known brownies. The newly appointed police leader supplies to unravel the case fast. And Ginger desires to support him---until he accuses certainly one of her staff of homicide. She rejects the crime situation laid out by way of the younger police leader and secretly determines to resolve the crime herself.
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By Julia Spencer-Fleming
On a hot September night within the Millers Kill neighborhood heart, 5 veterans take a seat in rickety chairs to attempt to make feel in their reports in Iraq. What they'll locate is homicide, conspiracy, and the unbreakable ties that bind them to each other and their small Adirondack town.
The Rev. Clare Fergusson desires to put out of your mind the issues she observed as a strive against helicopter pilot and focus on her courting with leader of Police Russ Van Alstyne. MP Eric McCrea must keep watch over the explosive anger threatening his task as a police officer. Will Ellis, highschool music famous person, faces the truth of existence as a double amputee. Orthopedist journey Stillman is denying the level of his irritating mind harm. And bookkeeper Tally McNabb wrestles with guilt over the in-country affair which may derail her marriage.
But coming house is tougher than it seems to be. One vet will fight with medications and alcohol. One will lose his friends and family. One will die.
Since their first assembly, Russ and Clare's bond has been attempted, torn, and cast by means of adversity. but if he ideas the veteran's demise a suicide, she violently rejects his verdict, drawing the surviving vets into an unorthodox research that threatens jobs, relationships, and her personal destiny with Russ.
As the times cool and the nights develop longer, they'll discover a path of deceit that runs from their tiny city to the higher ranks of the U.S. military, and from the waters of the Millers Kill to the unforgiving streets of Baghdad.
One was once a Soldier is "a surefire winner" (Booklist) and "Outstanding" (Library Journal)--Julia Spencer-Fleming at her best.
By Elizabeth Peters
The annual old Romance Writers of the area conference in manhattan urban is looking to Jacqueline Kirby, a Nebraska librarian who desperately wants a few pleasure. yet all isn't love and kisses at this august amassing of starry-eyed eccentrics and nostalgic scribes. so far as Jacqueline is anxious, the unexpected “natural” dying of a gossip columnist turns out something yet. And while she’s approached by means of a well-liked style celebrity who fears for her personal existence, the ingenious Ms. Kirby quick is going again to paintings . . . as a sleuth. simply because there’s a sinister situation being penned at this pink prose congregation. And whilst jealousy and fervour are given loose rein past the limits of the broadcast web page, the end result will be murder.
By Valerie Wilson Wesley
Valerie Wilson Wesley’s deepest investigator, Tamara Hayle, whom the Houston Chronicle calls “smart, attractive, tricky yet tender,” has earned enthusiastic acclaim from reviewers and readers alike. Now Newark, New Jersey’s savviest detective confronts the single case she by no means observed coming–and discovers how ties that bind can simply turn into a noose.
Tamara Hayle can’t think that her existence is that this strong. New York’s strongest businessman desires her to paintings for him, her new lover turns out worrying and supportive, and her son, Jamal, is flourishing. yet as Tamara sardonically observes, “When issues stir that straightforward, there’s continually anything lumpy on the backside of the pot.”
Enter Lilah Love, an previous acquaintance who begs Tamara to discover her lacking baby. Tamara, despite the fact that, is cautious of Lilah, who draws mayhem and homicide like an alley cat draws fleas. subsequent up is Basil Dupre, Tamara’s outlaw ex-lover, who constantly brings passion–and chaos–when he strolls into Tamara’s existence. unexpectedly Tamara’s secure international isn’t so safe, specially while Jamal witnesses a brutal homicide and turns into the top suspect.
As the physique count number rises, Tamara and Jamal will persist with a long-forgotten mystery right into a terrifying war of words with love long gone undesirable, belief became deadly, and a prior hungry to assert extra lives.
By Susan Wittig Albert
Susan Wittig Albert, “who continuously seems a few of the best-plotted mysteries at the market,”* supplies the allure and suspense in her most up-to-date natural deal with, Mourning Gloria. Now ex-lawyer and present herbalist China Bayles needs to cease a killer whose evil is burning via Texas…
China is relishing the scents, produce, or even the showers of spring. She’s additionally busy webhosting Pecan Springs’ Farmers’ industry. It brings extra shoppers to her herb store Thyme and Seasons. And citizens locate infrequent constituents they wouldn’t in a different way locate within the grocery store. everyone wins…
But because the city bustles again to existence within the heat of the season, one woman’s lifestyles is tragically dropped at an finish. China occurs upon a burning condo trailer and hears a girl screaming for support. The facts leaves without doubt that it’s arson homicide—but who could dedicate the sort of ghastly crime?
An intern-reporter on the neighborhood paper, Jessica Nelson, is assigned to hide the tale. Drawn into the case through its similarity to her personal tragic loss—Jessica’s relatives died in a fire—she quickly unearths herself deeply concerned and at risk. And while Jessica disappears, China turns into made up our minds to assist locate her, earlier than she turns into headlines herself…