By Jess Lourey
What is so unsuitable with admiring from a distance? Mira's quirky dog love for leader Wenonga, a well-muscled fiberglass statue in her Minnesota small city, may be a more secure love pursuit than on-line relationship. but if the 23-foot leader is going lacking from his cement base, Mira's now not the single citizen to be beaten. town of conflict Lake is celebrating their statue's twenty fifth anniversary and no quantity of blue, sugar-soaked popcorn balls at Wenonga Days can uplift their gloomy temper. but if Mira runs right into a lifeless physique, the city has extra urgent matters. Mira's moment greatest weigh down, natural gardening god and useless ringer for Brad Pitt–Johnny Leeson–has disappeared. Her good fortune with males is operating out, and a killer will be relocating in. With whatever of her personal to conceal, Mira hopes she will be able to stay away from the police lengthy adequate to trace down the thing of her mega-crush–but is Mira trailing a statue-thief, a kidnapper, or a assassin?
By Julie Hyzy
Introducing White residence Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who's rising-and sleuthing-to the head. contains recipes for a whole presidential menu! by no means allow them to see you sweat-that's White condo Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, that's beautiful not easy to honor within the most vital kitchen on the planet. She's hell-bent on incomes her dream activity, govt Chef. there is only one factor: her nemesis is vying for it, too. good, that and the truth that an elusive murderer desires to see her fry.
By Sheila Connolly
On the Society for the upkeep of Pennsylvania Antiques, fundraiser Eleanor "Nell" Pratt solicits donations-and occasionally solves crimes. while a set of George Washington's letters is misplaced at the comparable day that an archivist is located useless, it sort of feels unusual that the Society president is not pushing for an research. Nell is going digging herself, and shortly uncovers an extended, wealthy background of crime.
By Laura Lippman
As a practiced reporter till her newspaper went to that groovy pressroom within the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan is aware and loves each inch of her local Baltimore, even the components being slobbered on via the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. it is a quirky urban the place baseball reigns, yet in recent times murder appears the second one most well liked neighborhood recreation. enterprise mogul "Wink" Wynkowski is attempting to alter all that via bringing seasoned basketball again to city, and everybody's rooting fro him -- until eventually a devastating, muckraking reveal of his lurid earlier looks at the entrance web page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. it is a shock even to the Blight's editors, who suggestion they would killed the piece. as an alternative, the piece killed Wink -- who is present in his storage with the auto operating. Now the Blight desires to nail the unknown desktop hacker who planted the deadly tale, and the task is correct up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. however it does not take lengthy for her to find deeper, darker secrets and techniques, and to achieve that this case is absolutely extra approximately whacking than hacking. it truly is simply homicide in Baltimore nowadays -- and Tess Monaghan herself can be subsequent at the record. As a practiced reporter until eventually her newspaper went to that fab pressroom within the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan understands and loves each inch of her local Baltimore, even the elements being slobbered on via the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. it is a quirky urban the place baseball reigns, yet in recent times murder looks the second one preferred neighborhood recreation. enterprise rich person "Wink" Wynkowski is attempting to alter all that through bringing seasoned basketball again to city, and everybody's rooting for him -- until eventually a devastating, muckraking reveal of his lurid prior appears to be like at the entrance web page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. it is a shock even to the Blight's editors, who notion they might killed the piece. in its place, the piece killed Wink -- who is present in his storage with the automobile working. Now the Blight desires to nail the unknown laptop hacker who planted the deadly tale, and the project is true up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. however it does not take lengthy for her to find deeper, darker secrets and techniques, and to gain that this example is absolutely extra approximately whacking than hacking. it is simply homicide in Baltimore nowadays -- and Tess Monaghan herself could be subsequent at the checklist.
By Margaret Miles
The useless 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 coming of Richard's dependent buddy 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 proof against 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 stumbled on 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 useless man's boots and buttons are fast stolen! As she and Longfellow reflect on those issues, additional arrivals remodel their rustic oasis right into a degree for turbulent drama--where any player's functionality can be a lethal swan song....
By Carolyn G. Hart
Whilst a bloodstained and determined guy breaks into her holiday cabin, Henrie O poses as his aunt and trips to Tennessee to examine a town's murderous mystery. through the writer of Dead Man's Island. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. travel.
By M. C. Beaton
Gloria French was once a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous chuckle and rosy cheeks. while she first moved from London to the fascinating Cotswolds hills, she used to be heartily welcomed. She appeared a do-gooder par excellence, elevating cash for the church and taking good care of the elderly. yet she had a foul behavior of borrowing issues and never giving them again, simply small issues, a teapot the following, a collection of silverware there. So it is particularly the surprise while she is located useless, murdered through a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the homicide could be a blight at the small city, Parish councillor, Jerry Tarrant, hires inner most detective Agatha Raisin to trace down the murderer.
But the village is secretive and the citizens resent Agatha's investigation. Of direction that does not cease the ever-persistent Agatha from investigating and sticking her nostril the place not anyone wishes it—especially because the suspect checklist grows. And, as though it is not sufficient that Agatha's ex has reentered the image, the assassin is now concentrating on Agatha!
With M.C. Beaton's Something Borrowed, Someone Dead the bossy, useless, and completely impossible to resist, Agatha Raisin is still a fan favorite.
By Carol Higgins Clark
A haunted Irish fortress, overseas jewel thieves, and a resort fireplace -- big apple occasions bestselling writer Carol Higgins Clark has despatched Regan and Jack Reilly on a honeymoon like no different! inner most Investigator Regan Reilly and her new husband, Jack, head of the NYPD significant Case Squad, are off to eire. yet their first actual evening at romantic Hennessy citadel is interrupted by means of a hearth alarm that distracts resort staff from the robbery of a useful vintage lace tablecloth out of the castle's memorabilia room. A taunting notice is left for Jack by means of the culprits -- a infamous pair of jewel thieves whom he has been pursuing for over a yr. Disguised as an aged couple, they'd looked at in the course of the mayhem. Regan's cousin Gerard Reilly, a Galway resident, is keen to assist with the quest, yet their seek takes as many twists and turns because the winding kingdom roads of the Emerald Isle. With Carol Higgins Clark's precise expertise for growing quirky characters, this can be a vintage caper that would hold you giggling, turning pages, and even perhaps believing in ghosts.
By Tim Myers
After his ex-girlfriend is located useless, Harrison Black, proprietor of At Wick's finish, unearths out simply how scorching previous flames-and a ruthless killer-can burn.
By John Escott
What does the identify Agatha Christie suggest? To many of us, it potential a ebook a few homicide secret - a whodunnit. Im examining an Agatha Christie, humans say. Im unsure who the assassin is -I imagine its . yet they're frequently incorrect, since it isn't effortless to wager the murderers identify ahead of the tip of the book.
But who was once Agatha Christie? What used to be she like? was once her existence quiet and unexciting, or was once it packed with curiosity and experience? used to be there a secret in her existence, too? . . .