By Casey Daniels
Ever because the former wealthy girl-turned-Cleveland cemetery journey consultant banged her head on a gravestone, she sees useless humans. Worse nonetheless, she hears them—and they may not close up! Now it is Didi Bowman, a poodle-skirted relic from the nice past, who is bending Pepper's ear, complaining that her well-known writer sister, Merilee, has performed her fallacious. hassle is, if Pepper proves it, she'll holiday the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Merilee's enthusiasts. And if she does not, Didi's ghost could by no means pass away.
Pepper wishes peace and quiet (and lease money), so the cash-strapped ex-heiress is of the same opinion to take a role as Merilee's secretary and dig round the genealogy. but if she finds greater than she bargained for—like an illegitimate daughter, a number of illicit amorous affairs, and a potential murder—suddenly a really poisoned pen is prepared to write down Pepper out of the tale permanently.
By Tess Gerritsen
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • From Tess Gerritsen, bestselling writer of the Rizzoli & Isles sequence, her wonderful first thriller!
A attractive younger woman’s corpse is located dumped in a garbage-strewn alley. Now specified by the place of work of health worker Kat Novak is an unidentified physique that betrays no secrets—except for a matchbook clutched in a single stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled within. while a moment sufferer is found, Kat starts to worry serial killer is stalking the streets, utilizing a dangerous drug to do his soiled paintings. The police are skeptical. The mayor won’t pay attention. one of many town’s such a lot fashionable electorate, with a lacking daughter of his personal, is usually Kat’s leader suspect. because the demise toll rises, Kat races to show a perilous predator who's shut adequate to the touch her.
Praise for Tess Gerritsen
“[The writer] has a knack for developing nice characters and mysterious plots that appear trouble-free but additionally dazzle with complexity and twists.”—Associated Press
“[Gerritsen] has an mind's eye that permits her to conjure up depths of human habit so darkish and scary that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft look like goody-two-shoes.”—Chicago Tribune
“One of the main flexible voices in mystery fiction today.”—The windfall Journal
Previously released as Peggy Sue obtained Murdered
By Shirley Damsgaard
Ophelia Jensen's solid witch granny Abigail revels in her paranormal powers. yet Ophelia by no means requested for her bothersome psychic talents -- in particular considering that they proved valueless while the thirty-something librarian's ally Brian was once murdered by way of a still-unknown assailant.
Now, 5 years later, one other good friend is long gone, killed in virtually exact style. Even pricey outdated Abby isn't really secure, distracted as she is through her struggle to avoid an immense, mega-polluting pig-farming operation from invading their small Iowa city. And Ophelia cannot anticipate her snarling, scoffing nemesis, police detective Henry Comacho, to get the task performed, so she'll need to take concerns into her personal palms. simply because a typical thread to the crimes -- and a potential subsequent sufferer -- is all of sudden turning into troublingly obvious . . . and it truly is Ophelia Jensen herself!
By Elizabeth Peters
Althea Tomlinson's ostensible reason behind returning to Egypt is to chaperone a spoiled youngster via this incredible wasteland land. if truth be told extra complicated . . . and hazardous. Ten years in the past, anything that occurred right here led to her father's damage and next death—and Althea intends to transparent her disgraced parent's identify and eventually lay a dismal previous to relaxation. yet there are a few mysteries most sensible left buried within the transferring sands, and a loyal daughter's look for solutions is stirring up forgotten stories virtually too painful to suffer, that propel her onward between old tombs, mythical treasures, fantastic discoveries . . . and ever-closer to her personal threatened doom.
By B.B. Haywood
Issues begin to boil over on the annual Lobster Stew Cook-Off whilst an award-winning recipe is stolen and a seven-time contest champion mysteriously disappears-leaving sweet no selection yet to determine who in Cape Willington, Maine, could get steamed adequate to damage the legislations.
By Linda Fairstein
A chilling new Alexandra Cooper mystery from the acclaimed new york Assistant D.A. who lives the gritty and glamorous existence she writes.
The raves are in for Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper novels. "Riveting authenticity," says Vanity Fair. "Grisham-esque," says Time. "There is an anger and a keenness in Alex Cooper that's sincerely now not fictional," says The London Times.
From its dramatic establishing scene while a silk-clad corpse washes up from the turbulent waters at Manhattan's northern tip to its wonderful end while Alexandra runs for her lifestyles, Cold Hit transports the reader behind the curtain with the law enforcement officials, the criminals, the sufferers, and the denizens of the artwork international. here's the authenticity, the imaginative and prescient, that purely Linda Fairstein supplies.
On a steamy August night, after an hard day within the court docket, Assistant District legal professional Alexandra Cooper joins her longtime friends and partners-in-investigation, NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, at a somber crime scene. In her ten years as a intercourse crimes prosecutor, Alex has obvious many sufferers, yet few extra poignant than this one, pulled from the water along with her arms and toes obscenely tied to a ladder.
Sleep comes uneasily after any such imaginative and prescient, however the wisdom that monsters stroll the city's streets, preying at the blameless, motivates Alex and her colleagues of their occasionally heartbreaking paintings. might be this time they are going to be fortunate. A "cold hit" might fit DNA from the crime scene with a suspect's DNA profile within the police database. Or is that this case a extra sinister form of "cold hit"? Who was once this newest sufferer?
From a sumptuous 5th street condominium to recognized midtown public sale homes to the avant-garde galleries of Chelsea, Alex, Mike, and Mercer hunt for a killer in a really exact international the place useful artwork meets significant funds in a deadly combine. even if it is a lacking Rembrandt, a Vermeer wanting authentication, or doorways paneled with worthwhile amber and lacking because the nice Nazi paintings thefts, the stakes are excessive, the results very likely deadly.
Illuminating and encouraging, Cold Hit takes us from the paint-chipped places of work of police officers and D.A.s to the stylish eating places of Alex's privileged higher East part lifestyles. The distinction is extraordinary, yet it is all a part of the intense global that writer Linda Fairstein has introduced so vividly to lifestyles during this outstanding novel of suspense.
By Jessie Chandler
"Madcap dangers...amusing debut, with [an] beautiful lesbian sleuth..." ~Kirkus Reviews
"A winner. allow me guarantee you that you simply will not be taking a big gamble on interpreting this pleasant romp." ~Mystery fanatics evaluation "
Jessie Chandler is literary kinfolk to either Cotterill and West...unabashed enjoyable but in addition a lot bolder than conventional cozies." ~Library Journal
Shay O'Hanlon is the co-owner of the hip, quirky Rabbit gap, a well-liked espresso store in Uptown Minneapolis. Police detective JT Bordeaux and her associate appear on the gap looking for Shay's ally, Coop—a chain-smoking, vegetarian tree hugger—who's sought after for wondering in reference to the bludgeoning demise of his less-than-respectable boss, Stanley "Kinky" Anderson. Coop's prints are all around the homicide weapon—an over-sized, bronzed bingo marker—and the law enforcement officials have themselves a main suspect.
Suddenly, Shay's quiet yet hugely caffeinated international spins uncontrolled swifter than a journey on a fairground Tilt-A-Whirl as she attempts to avoid wasting her buddy. Complicating issues are a few bumbling mobsters, a lacking truckload of stolen nuts, an abused mutt named Dawg, a kidnapping or , and a truly power Detective Bordeaux. Will Shay and her associates achieve their quest to transparent Coop and nail the assassin or will their nutty caper finish up deadly?
By Susan Wittig Albert
Susan Wittig Albert's "unique" sequence (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) that includes herbalist China Bayles is infused with the down-home attraction of small-town Texas. Compelling, suspenseful, and entirely unique, Mistletoe guy tells the tale of China's look for a killer, her fight to help a afflicted friend-and of her determined try to reconcile the calls for of her new enterprise with the needs of her heart...
"Warm, witty...an beautiful sequence that simply retains getting better."-Booklist
"Albert's characters are as actual and as quirky as your next-door neighbor."-Raleigh information & Observer
"A deal with for gardeners who prefer to sit back with an soaking up mystery."-North American Gardener
9th within the sequence
By Diane Mott Davidson
It's going to be the happiest day of Goldy the caterer's existence. After years of placing the catastrophe of her first marriage at the back of her, she has finally found the braveness to like back. quickly she'll be walking down the aisle of St. Luke's Episcopal Church to wed the fellow of her goals, Tom Schulz, a homicide detective who stocks Goldy's passions for preparing foodstuff and fixing crimes.
But moments after Goldy's positioned the completing touches at the scrumptious wedding dinner party, and previous to the rite begins, she gets an pressing telephone name from the groom. The marriage ceremony is off, and the reason being a killer.
In The final Suppers, Diane Mott Davidson mixes impossible to resist suspense with delectable humor to create a five-star deal with for readers and cooks alike. integrated are Goldy's unique recipes for such scrumptious dishes as her heavenly Dark Chocolate marriage ceremony Cake with White Peppermint Frosting, savory Shrimp on Wheels and zesty Fusilli in Parmesan Cream Sauce. The final Suppers is a secret with a gourmand twist--recipes no one can face up to!