By Barry Maitland
Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla is stunned whilst leader Inspector Brock joins her research. used to be the aged woman killed via a improvement consortium for the price of her condominium, by way of students making plans to take advantage of her Marx correspondence, or are the roots of the homicide buried in relations histories?
By Anna Maclean
Lengthy sooner than she is going to in achieving reputation because the writer of Little Women, Louisa may possibly Alcott is writing tales of a extra darkish and mysterious nature. yet not anything prepares her for the function of beginner detective she assumes while the physique of her expensive pal, filthy rich newlywed Dorothy Wortham, is located floating in Boston's harbor.
it really is renowned that Dorothy's family members did not approve of her husband, a proven fortune hunter, yet Louisa suspects that a few deeper mystery lies at the back of her friend's tragic murder...
By Charlaine Harris
Newspaper reporter Catherine Linton neglected her investigative instincts while her mom and dad died in a mysterious motor vehicle crash six months ago--grief obscuring the symptoms that anything was once amiss. but if she discovers the overwhelmed physique of her father’s nurse on Linton estate, Catherine quick realizes her mom and dad’ loss of life was once no accident.
Though the sleepy Southern city that Catherine’s relatives has known as domestic for generations nonetheless prickles with racial pressure and decades-old classism, Catherine by no means anticipated that Lowfield, Mississippi might harbor a assassin. Now, it sort of feels every body has a negative mystery. yet what number of people in Lowfield could kill to maintain them hidden?
Catherine reveals herself either the sheriff’s lead suspect and the killer’s subsequent aim. With assistance from her good-looking editor, Randall, and her quirky fellow reporter, Tom, Catherine needs to untangle the darkish roots of the murders and forestall the killer who wears a neighbor’s face.
Sweet and Deadly was once the exciting debut secret from Charlaine Harris, the number 1 ny instances bestselling writer of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, in addition to the award-nominated Aurora Teagarden, Lily Bard, and Harper Connelly mysteries.
By Kaitlyn Dunnett
Tis the season to be jolly, yet in Moosetookalook, Maine, Christmas cheer is in brief provide because of a snowless iciness that is holding skiers and consumers at a distance. thankfully, Liss MacCrimmon of the Scottish Emporium has a plan. . .
Liss's brainstorm makes a speciality of Tiny Teddies, the hot "hot" toy of the season. each shop around the state is out of stock--except a number of wee institutions in sturdy ol' Moosetookalook.
The first signal of whatever amiss happens whilst the final Tiny Teddy is summarily completed: shot during the middle within the demonstrate window of grasping toy shop proprietor Gavin Thorne. however the Teddy's loss of life is simply a precursor to the eerily related homicide of Gavin himself. . .
Now, with the Twelve (or, in Scots phrases, the Daft) Days of Christmas swiftly forthcoming, Liss has a plate filled with issues worse than haggis to cope with, beginning with a stockroom jam-packed with chicken (don't ask), and finishing with a killer who'd wish to see Liss's goose good and completely cooked. . .
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"Perfect for the vacation season."
By Sarah Graves
Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree left her high-powered profession for a dilapidated fixer-upper and the dream of a quiet life within the old fashioned city of Eastport, Maine. yet she stumbled on that irrespective of how conscientiously you rework your existence, homicide can take in place of abode anywhere.
It’s Eastport’s so much infamous landmark: the previous Harlequin condo. Named for the disgraced health practitioner Chester Harlequin, it was once used as a hideout for gunshot gangsters and their molls in the course of Prohibition’s heyday. Now fixer-upper fanatic Jake Tiptree and Harlequin’s basically dwelling descendant, Ellie White, are refurbishing the mansard-roofed mansion to host the neighborhood ancient Society’s upcoming gala. but if stripping down previous wallpaper finds a mystery door to a room containing now not one yet corpses, Jake and Ellie once more locate domestic fix resulting in homicide.
One of the our bodies is a skeleton wearing Nineteen Twenties flapper stylish. however the different is that of
real-estate multi-millionaire Hector Gosling, and in his pocket is a paper bearing the one note “Guilty.” The less-than-scrupulous magnate has been poisoned, and while it’s realized that the offending substance is the poison that Ellie’s husband George has been utilizing to kill purple ants, he's instantly taken into custody. Then it develops that George had lately accused Gosling of a scheme to rip-off George’s weak previous aunt out of her lifestyles savings—and George out of his inheritance.
With George held for homicide, Jake and a pregnant Ellie swing into motion. In among Ellie’s Lamaze classes, child showers, and CPR sessions taught via Jake’s ex-husband
Victor, the 2 novice sleuths needs to sift their method via a path of doubtless contradictory clues. Then one other corpse surfaces and by surprise Jake and Ellie notice they need to locate this killer quick. A shrewdpermanent perpetrator is not just development an hermetic case opposed to Ellie’s husband. He—or she—is making plans to nail every person who stands within the way.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Sara Paretsky
Smooth conceal; excellent; Signed by means of writer; First printing October 1999. Signed through the writer. (ISBN 0-385-31363-2) first-class tight replica, unread, excellent sleek wrappers. one of the first, and maybe the main compelling, lady deepest investigators in modern fiction, Sara Paretsky's incomparable personality V. I. Warshawski finally returns to the web page in her first full-length visual appeal because the acclaimed "New York occasions" bestseller "Tunnel Vision," "Hard instances" is the paintings of a grasp Â- a riveting novel of suspense that's definitely Parentsky's top V.I. Warshawski novel but. Multimedia conglomerate worldwide leisure has bought "Chicago Herald-Star," forcing the paper's employees to scramble to stick hired. Reporter Murray Ryerson, V.I.'s longtime buddy and occasionally rival, managers to reinvent himself because the host of a tv express on Global's community. On her manner domestic from a celebration celebrating Murray's debut, V. I. virtually runs over a girl mendacity in the street. And for V. I., unraveling the secret of a battered and discarded lady will plunge her into the darkness and so much emotionally shattering case of her profession, taking her into the bothered international of a Hollywood superstar, and in the back of the razor cord of a woman's criminal, the place the extra harmful criminals will be at the fallacious aspect of the bars. secret.
By Leslie Meier
It is frigid in snow-covered Tinker's Cove, and Lucy is scuffling with the wintry weather blues--and her widening waistline. not anyone of their correct brain might holiday in Maine this time of 12 months, yet to spice up the economic climate, town is launching a go back and forth merchandising for Valentine's Day. As a reporter for the Pennysaver, Lucy is assigned a pant piece on upscale Chanticleer's goodies, and its deliciously good-looking proprietor, Trey Meacham.
Soon Lucy discovers there is one other tantalizing tart at the back of the counter. Sultry shop supervisor Tamzin Graves is just too wanting to serve her male clients. Leaving a throng of jealous girls in her wake, it truly is nearly no shock whilst Tamzin turns up lifeless, her physique lined in chocolate. . .
Could a sour ex-wife be at the back of the crimes? Or a sweet store competitor? there is no sugar-coating the reality, and as Lucy closes in at the wrongdoer, she could locate herself locked within the clutches of a half-baked killer. . .
"I like Lucy Stone much, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart
"Fast-paced. . .intriguing." --Publishers Weekly
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By JoAnna Carl
In her infrequent unfastened time, newlywed Lee McKinney Woodyard works on TenHuis Chocolade's latest choices, chocolate jewels. yet quickly town of Warner Pier has its personal jewel heist, after which a physique is located within the lake. Lee can not help yet wonder whether the crimes are similar. might be if she digs up a few dust, she'll hit the mummy lode.
By Catherine O'Connell
The go back of blue-blooded fashionista Pauline prepare dinner, whose look for a lacking good friend leads her from an iconoclastic ebook crew to the inner most and so much retro reaches of the a long way East.
Back in Chicago after a disastrous eu love affair, socialite Pauline prepare dinner reveals her funds approximately depleted, her co-op a shambles, and her ally mysteriously missing—vanished in addition to Pauline's cat. even though Whitney Armstrong's husband bargains a considerable present for the go back of his misplaced spouse, Pauline can not help suspecting that his grief is basically an act. yet it is a surprising recommendation by way of a member of Whitney's ebook membership that truly will get Pauline moving—halfway all over the world, in reality, to Thailand . . . regardless of a psychic's caution of bad danger.
In Asia, a morass of darkish causes and lethal company intrigues anticipate the intrepid globe-trotter. And the entire excessive society connections on this planet are not going to make sure that Pauline makes it domestic alive. . . .
By Nancy Atherton
Whilst Lori Shepherd's husband, invoice, is summoned to a will studying on the Earl of Harrisford's resplendent Palladian domestic, Lori herself thinks she is simply alongside for the journey. yet this accumulating of the whole Harrisford extended family, them all plagued by the earl's new will, devolves right into a harmful kinfolk dispute.
Burning topiaries, threatening notes, suspicious maids, and kinfolk intrigue lead Lori to hunt her phantom aunt's assist in selecting the wrongdoer ahead of she or he can torch the full apartment and its visitors inside of. Atherton's signature whimsy and wonderfully unique twists make for yet another scrumptious event with comfortable secret fans' favourite supernatural sleuth.