By Jess Lourey
What is so fallacious with admiring from a distance? Mira's quirky dog love for leader Wenonga, a well-muscled fiberglass statue in her Minnesota small city, could be a more secure love pursuit than on-line courting. but if the 23-foot leader is going lacking from his cement base, Mira's now not the single citizen to be overwhelmed. the city 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 useless physique, town has extra urgent matters. Mira's moment greatest overwhelm, natural gardening god and lifeless ringer for Brad Pitt–Johnny Leeson–has disappeared. Her success with males is operating out, and a killer should be relocating in. With whatever of her personal to conceal, Mira hopes she will keep away from the police lengthy sufficient to trace down the article of her mega-crush–but is Mira trailing a statue-thief, a kidnapper, or a assassin?
By Leann Sweeney
From the writer of decide Your Poison comes a loopy case of matrimonial homicide and a broken-hearted bride-to-be while a family members visitor will get hit over the pinnacle with a present. The undesirable reception basically will get deadlier for Houston PI Abby Rose, enlisted to solve the marriage fiasco.
By Elizabeth Peters
Together with her peak, over six toes tall, and actual proportions, quite Playboy-bunnysih, Vicky Bliss not often turns out your commonplace collage professor or paintings historian-which in reality, she isn't really. This enticing academician's mystery ardour is mysteries...ancient mysteries. while Vicky stumbles over a clue to the life of a hidden masterpiece by way of the overdue Gothic sculptor, Riemenschneider, she and her then boyfriend, Tony, embark on a competition of will and wits to discover the treasure. amassing suitors as quick as she does clues, the beginner sleuth roams the candle-lit passages of a German citadel, warding off long-dead counts, and narrowly escaping a confromtation with a cranky set of armor. discovering a contemporary strategy to this secret can be as tough as worming new clues from Tony as they compete to unravel count number Burckhardt's mystery..in truth, it can be more durable, simply because Vicky cannot use female wiles on a corpse. An historical ecu castle..secret passages.. a secret numerous hundred years old..and possibility, make the Elizabeth Peters' top book!" - San Francisco Examiner
By Earlene Fowler
Benni Harper--spirited ex-cowgirl, quilter, and people paintings expert--finds herself at the path of killer during this brand-new secret from Agatha Award-nominee Earlene Fowler... while Benni reveals a useless lady mendacity facedown within the lake, wearing a mom Goose gown, her research takes her contained in the Storyteller?s Guild. There she discovers that mom Goose used to be telling greater than fairy tales--she used to be a gossip columnist who aired the type of secrets and techniques that spoil lives--and encourage revenge...
By Tamar Myers
A pretend Van Gogh while North Carolina vintage broker Abigail Timberlake makes a bid of $150.99 on a very lousy replica of Van Gogh's The Starry evening, she's simply attempting to win Mama's approval via assisting the church public sale. with a bit of luck, she'll make her a reimbursement at the appealing gold old body. Little does she anticipate she's obtained herself a fortune...and loads of hassle. A masterpiece to kill for whilst her ex-boyfriend exhibits up and gives ten dollars for the gruesome Starry evening, Abby pops the body and is surprised to find hidden in the back of the pretend Van Gogh canvas a multi-million greenback misplaced artwork treasure. without notice she's a well-liked girl in her outdated place of birth, and her first stopover at is from Gilbert Sweeney, her schoolyard sweetheart (according to him), who claims the family's portray used to be donated by means of mistake. yet social calls fast flip from great to nasty as it is published that the mysterious masterpiece conceals a dismal and lethal prior and a few modern day misconduct that threatens to rock the Rock Hill social constitution to its center. somebody it appears thinks the artwork is worthy killing for, and Abby understands she greater unravel the key scandal and a number of murders prior to she finally ends up buried six ft lower than a starry evening.
By Ian Hamilton
AVA LEE TAKES ON A grasp felony IN HER most deadly CASE YET
In Ian Hamilton's The Water Rat of Wanchai, we meet forensic accountant and martial arts professional Ava Lee in her early days operating for the mysterious businessman Uncle as they music down huge sums of cash that experience disappeared. certainly one of Uncle's longtime neighbors has asked support for his nephew, who must get well 5 million funds from a company deal that went sideways. Ava steps in and instantly is off on an international hunt for the lacking funds that has her dodging shady characters.
On a trip that takes her from Seattle to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Guyana, and the British Virgin Islands, Ava encounters every little thing from the Thai katoey tradition to deprave govt officers. In Guyana she meets her fit: Captain Robbins, a godfather-like determine who controls the police, politicians, and criminals alike. In trade for his support, Robbins comes to a decision he wishes a bit of Ava's 5 million cash and should do no matter what it takes to get his reasonable share.
By Kathy Hogan Trocheck
Seeing that retiring from the Atlanta Police division, Callahan Garrity is basically cleansing up together with her condo Mouse housecleaning corporation -- specially because she added"crime research" to the record of companies provided. Callahan consents to find the lacking member of the preferred '60s woman workforce, the VelvetTeens, and he or she does not need to seek lengthy. Deloras Carter, the a.w.o.l. singer, is located handed out inebriated via a swimming pool close to the lifeless physique of the trio's former manufacturer. The smoking gun in Deloras's hand means that the VelvetTeens will not be reuniting for a comeback travel each time within the close to destiny ... except Callahan and her "Mice" can highlight -- and continue to exist -- a special killer act.
By Tamar Myers
Abigail Timberlake Washburn might otherwise be anyplace else on a muggy Charleston summer season night -- even setting up additional hours at her antiques store -- than at a séance. yet her ally, "Calamity Jane," thinks a spirit -- or "Apparition American," as ectoplasmically-correct Abby places it -- lurks within the eighteenth-century Georgian mansion, whole with worthwhile, seventeenth-century Portuguese kitchen tiles, that C.J. simply got as a fixer-upper. fortunately, Abby's mama situated a psychic within the telephone book -- a definite Madame Woo-Woo -- and, including a motley team of feisty retirees referred to as the "Heavenly Hustlers," all of them get all the way down to provide an undesirable spook the heave-ho. yet, for all her extrasensory talents, the Madame did not foresee that she, herself, will be compelled over to the opposite facet in advance. by surprise Abby fears there is greater than a specter haunting C.J. And they’d larger exorcise a flesh-and-blood killer speedy prior to the lately departed Woo-Woo will get company.
By Melinda Wells
To assist develop scores for her express, Della Carmichael concurs to go into a televised cake festival backed by way of Reggi-Mixx, even if the company’s proprietor, Regina Davis, is an previous collage nemesis. while she reveals a person drowned in a blending bowl of batter, Della realizes fixing this homicide can be no cakewalk.