Twice (Lydia Strong) by Lisa Miscione

By Lisa Miscione

Lisa Miscione's first mysteries that includes Lydia powerful, Angel hearth and The Darkness Gathers, obtained compliment for his or her lyrical prose and achingly suspenseful plotting. Now Miscione promises her most sensible novel so far: Lydia and her accomplice, P.I. Jeff Mark, needs to confront not just a brutal assassin however the demons from their very own past.Julian Ross, a super and acclaimed ny urban artist, has been charged with brutally killing her moment husband. She used to be came across on the scene, hysterical, over his bloody, dead corpse. She keeps her innocence, however the law enforcement officials are having difficulty believing her: Ten years in the past Julian was once indicted and acquitted of murdering her first husband in precisely a similar manner. Julian's mom, Eleanor, is confident of her daughter's innocence and hires Lydia and Jeff to transparent her identify. a chilly lady, Eleanor still turns out devoted to her kin, even taking care of Julian's five-year-old twins. yet Lydia and Jeff, who're nonetheless facing the aftermath of a disagreement with Lydia's mother's assassin, dive into the case in simple terms to find that little concerning the relations is what it sort of feels to be. In a gripping, annoying and striking mystery, once more the proficient Lisa Miscione gives you a sophisticated novel in regards to the nature of evil, and the redemption of survival.

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Baltimore Blues (Tess Monaghan Mysteries) by Laura Lippman

By Laura Lippman

Till her paper, the Baltimore celebrity, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan used to be a rattling strong reporter who knew her native land in detail -- from ancient fortress McHenry to the crumbling tasks of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she's prepared to take any freelance task to pay the lease -- together with a bit unorthodox snooping for her rowing blood brother, Darryl "Rock" Paxton. In a urban the place an individual is murdered virtually daily, lawyer Michael Abramowitz's loss of life could be simply one other statistic. however the slain lawyer's notoriety -- and his noontime trysts with Rock's fiancee -- make the case entrance web page news...and issues to Rock because the most probably assassin. yet attempting to end up her friend's innocence couls end up expensive to Tess -- and upload her identify to that notorious ever-growing record.

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Power Slide: A Darcy Lott Mystery by Susan Dunlap

By Susan Dunlap

It’s the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, and stunt double Darcy Lott is on position on the Port of Oakland, located for an influence slide—a risky trick during which she falls off a motorcycle and skids below an eighteen-wheeler. overdue attending to the set, Darcy’s intermittent boyfriend and stunt driving force Damon Guthrie is compelled to hurry the scene. His truck malfunctions and Darcy is injured. Thrust into one other emotional jumpstart, the depth in their dating builds quickly.

Meanwhile, Darcy’s siblings are pressuring her to make one final all-or-nothing look for Mike, their lacking brother. As her courting with Guthrie deepens, Darcy is struck through the similarities among him and her brother. just like the gap created via her brother’s absence, Guthrie’s previous is riddled with unanswered questions. simply as she starts to imagine they’re getting someplace, the prior catches up with them. Time is operating out on either one of her searches, and all of her connections within the police division are all of sudden shutting her out, leaving her to determine the truth.

Her determined quest leads her to the canyons of l. a., a stunt ranch within the wilderness, and eventually to a scary discovery in San Francisco.

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Under the Skin: A Novel by James Carlos Blake

By James Carlos Blake

James Rudolph Youngblood, aka Jimmy the child, is an enforcer, a "ghost rider" for the Maceo brothers, Rosario and Sam, rulers of "the unfastened nation of Galveston," who're prospering via illicit pleasures in the course of the good melancholy. Raised on an remoted West Texas ranch that he was once compelled to escape at age eighteen following the violent breakup of his foster relatives, Jimmy has chanced on a house and a occupation in Galveston -- and a mentor in Rose Maceo. Looming over Jimmy's tale like an historical curse is the threat of his fearsome father. Their ties of blood, obtrusive considering the fact that Jimmy's boyhood, were drawn tighter through the years. Then an odd and lovely woman enters his lifestyles and a rapid and terrifying series of occasions is decided in movement. Jimmy needs to pass the border and pass deep into the brutal and cruel state of his ancestors -- the place the story's harrowing climax closes a circle of future decades within the making.

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Kill the Competition by Stephanie Bond

By Stephanie Bond

Reliable ladies end last... that is Belinda Hennessey's new philosophy in existence, paintings, and love after relocating to Atlanta to flee a disastrous six-hour marriage. Now she has a killer task, spunky carpooling gal-pals, and the velvety voice of a site visitors helicopter reporter to lead her on her manner. She's even feeling energetic adequate to give a contribution to the handbook on relationships and males her neighbors are writing to kill time in the course of their shuttle. yet then a site visitors mishap with a drop-dead beautiful cop unleashes a sequence of occasions that bolsters Belinda's new bad-girl angle -- she will get a tune-up from "Officer Goodbody," catches the attention of the throaty site visitors reporter, and is focused for an incredible merchandising. yet prior to Belinda can say "corner office," a coworker is murdered, and proof issues to a carpool conspiracy! With a killer at the unfastened, her associates at one another's throats, and males supplying southern convenience, Belinda is familiar with just one factor for sure: hiking to the pinnacle will be homicide on a lady.

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The Sugar House (A Tess Monaghan Mystery) by Laura Lippman

By Laura Lippman

A shopper named Ruthie -- who turns out to understand Tess's father a bit too good -- asks the newspaperwoman-turned-p.i. to enquire a year-old "Jane Doe" homicide and its grim aftermath. Ruthie's low-life brother, Henry, confessed to killing runaway over a bottle of glue -- and, a month into his felony time period, he met an identical destiny as his sufferer. Following a helpful few tantalizing clues, Tess units off on a direction that's best her from Baltimore's specific internal Harbor to the city's seediest neighborhoods. yet it is the stunning discovery of the runaway's precise identification that turns her hunt lethal. abruptly a supposedly solved homicide case is popping up more moderen, more energizing corpses and more moderen, scarier models of the Sugar condominium -- locations that glance candy and safe...but merely from the surface.

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Knockdown: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves

By Sarah Graves

They are saying you can’t move domestic again—and by way of a person with an previous rating to settle, occasionally you’d higher now not. That’s what Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree discovers while the prior she notion she’d laid to leisure comes calling at her lovingly restored 1823 Federal-style residence in Eastport, Maine. regrettably, her outdated existence and her new one are approximately to collide with lethal results. . . .   Jake is deep in her most modern remodeling project—repainting a porch—when she notices the guy time and again cycling prior her condominium. His face is unsettlingly typical, yet his chilling message turns out inexplicable: Blood indicates up back. homicide will out. If it’s a prank, it’s an unpleasant one, and so is the nameless e mail caution her to watch out the Fourth of July—just days away. again in her days as a hotshot monetary supervisor she did company with lots of shady characters, yet she’s nonetheless baffled as to the id of her nemesis—until she gets a photograph of a murdered guy. Now Jake is aware what—and whom—she’s up opposed to. yet understanding her enemy isn't any be sure that she will be able to break out the bleak payoff he has in shop for her. From domestic invasion to kidnapping, this twisted killer is slowly yet absolutely plotting a knockdown with not only Jake however the complete city of Eastport at its explosive middle. And not anyone can are expecting whilst or the place the shockingly lethal finale will happen.

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