By Delia Rosen
Murder’s at the menu during this savory debut. Gwen (nee Katz) Silver heard the brisket at her uncle’s Jewish deli, Murray the Pastrami Swami—the just one of its style in Nashville, Tennessee—was “to die for.” yet she didn’t notice that intended actually… while Gwen learns she’s inherited Murray’s, the local New Yorker leaves her chaotic profession and messy divorce at the back of to begin over in Nashville. however the enterprise turns out doomed from the beginning. Murray’s taken his recipes and mystery record of foodstuff providers to the grave with him, and ruthless actual property developer Royce Sinclair will cease at not anything to aim and sandwich Murray’s into his already overstuffed portfolio. Then, on Kosher Karaoke evening, longtime consumer Buster Sergeant bites into his brisket…and bites the dirt. The coroner says nutrients poisoning, yet Gwen’s no longer confident. Now, with assistance from hunky police detective Beau McClintock, “Nashville Katz”—as Gwen is instantly nicknamed—will locate herself including “private investigator” to her resume—and a brand new like to her existence.
By Rosemary Herbert
This Boston-based secret stars shrewdpermanent and sassy Beantown Banner reporter Liz Higgins, who rails at being assigned simply gentle information highlighted in entrance web page teasers. She vows to alter that via discovering a lacking mother and nailing front-page information within the method. Liz's quest takes her into Boston's energetic Irish pub/Celtic song scene, the based Wellesley panorama, and so far as Fiji. alongside the best way, she courageously pursues a tangle of clues and falls for 2 very diverse males: the enigmatic forensics specialist Dr. Cormack Kinnaird and the warmhearted Tom Horton, who pastes advertisements at the large billboard that dwarfs Liz's tiny residence at the fringe of the Mass Pike.
By Robin Allen
Poppy Markham virtually grew up on the family members eating place in Austin, Texas, and, until eventually lately, labored as a sous chef below her surly stepsister Ursula. Poppy's uncertain if her dad will ever forgive her for leaving the family members enterprise to turn into a public overall healthiness inspector--the such a lot reviled determine within the eating place industry--but whilst he asks her again into the kitchen to assist out throughout the restaurant's grand re-opening, she cannot refuse. Chaos ensues while the visitor of honor, Michelin-rated chef Évariste Bontecou, is located stabbed to dying with Ursula's knife. Sacrebleu!
Sorting via each person who had it in for the hot-headed, philandering French chef is worse than deboning a Coho salmon. may possibly it's the undesirable boy sous chef eyeing his probability on the most sensible or the conniving waitress rumored to be Évariste's paramour du jour? The nearer Poppy will get to the reality, the warmer issues get. And as we all know: if you cannot stand the warmth, remain out of the kitchen.
By A. J. Hartley
An imprecise museum's lifeless owner lies in a mystery room surrounded by way of one of many world's such a lot striking collections of Greek antiquities. just a valuable Mycenaean loss of life masks has been taken, in addition to the bones of a mythical hero proposal to exist in simple terms in historic fable. Looted via the Nazis, the treasures are nonetheless being sought by way of these whose goals of glory stay undefeated. The masks is an unprecedented discovery that might be a strength for devastating retribution within the fallacious arms. yet by the point museum curator Deborah Miller learns the reality, it can be too past due not just to avoid wasting herself--but to bare to the realm the striking mystery she's exposed.
By Sue Henry
In a panoramic land of ice and chilly, dying has come...by fire.In the lingering sit back of the early Alaskan spring, famed "musher" Jessie Arnold confronts the charred continues to be of a favourite neighborhood pub, destroyed through a suspicious blaze that claimed an blameless, unsuspecting existence. This lull among racing seasons is intended to be a time of grueling education and conditioning for Jessie and her dogsled team-but as an alternative it has develop into a time of worry. as the burning has in basic terms began, and its flames will scar and blister Jessie's global in methods she will slightly think. And within the wake of extra dying, her subsequent race could be one for survival -- as she struggles to figure out even if a determined pal is a terrified victim...or a killer.
By Deborah Donnelly
She idea she was once making plans a wedding.What she received was once ... Veiled Threats.A marriage ceremony to die for....When love is within the air, Carnegie Kincaid isn't really a long way in the back of. a marriage planner who works out of her Seattle houseboat, Carnegie makes magic — often — with fractious households, brimming brides, and cantankerous caterers to offer loving the marriage they’ve continually sought after. So why is her dream task changing into an ideal nightmare?It all started while Carnegie agreed to plot the marriage of 1 of Seattle’s so much well-liked households — who ensue to be dealing with a high-stakes, headline-grabbing felony warfare. prior to she will be able to get her bride-to-be into simply the correct gown, a homicide and a kidnapping plunge Carnegie right into a secret of extortion and violence.With a shadowy determine stalking her, a wealthy attorney wooing her, and an demanding reporter pursuing her, Carnegie is placing all marriage ceremony plans on carry. In an explosion of sheer terror, she needs to seek out a killer — until demise do her part....
By Laura Levine
A gal with a major Ben & jerry's behavior and credit together with a tome entitled "I used to be Henry Kissinger's intercourse Slave" cannot have enough money to be too choosy approximately employment possibilities. So whilst Beverly Hills socialite Sue Ellen Kingsley bargains Jaine megabucks to ghostwrite a e-book of hostess tips, it is time to sharpen the #2s. So what if Jaine has to take dictation from a rail-thin girl of rest in a bubble tub? delight does not feed the cat and the doubtful aspect advantage of this actual activity is an up-close, own view of the amorous exploits of Hollywood's ladies-who-lunch. the one vivid spot is sixteen-year-old Heidi, a woman after Jaine's personal center. Shy, obese, and oppressed through her step-mother, Sue Ellen, Heidi may use a pal up to Jaine may use an best friend. yet every thing brief circuits while Jaine unearths Sue Ellen floating face down in her bath, fried by way of her personal blow dryer. Peroxided suspects abound, together with a really inner most masseuse, a jealous nurse, a former online game exhibit hostess...even a closet blonde with a shocking mystery. one in all them is hiding a murderous middle in the back of expensive highlights, and laine's out to reveal the killer's darkish roots. simply because blondes have sufficient enjoyable with no getting away with murder...
By Elizabeth Lynn Casey
While Tori Sinclair's philandering ex turns up useless, the police leader believes it was once murder-and that Tori can have been concerned. Now, purely the ladies from the stitching circle may be capable of support preserve her existence from coming aside on the seams...