By Nevada Barr
In recent times, viewers to Mesa Verde were bringing domestic greater than photos--they're additionally wearing an odd, lethal illness. And as soon as it moves, park ranger Anna Pigeon needs to locate the very human resource of the evil wind.
By Kylie Logan
Understanding of her button store in a Chicago brownstone, Josie Giancola has turn into one of many country's top specialists on buttons. Her popularity attracts a Hollywood starlet to the Button field to buy special buttons to enhance her made-to-order marriage ceremony gown.
But after the Button field is ransacked and the actress murdered, Josie's comfortable global is thrown into chaos-and a killer is out to maintain Josie's lips buttoned up...permanently.
By Lou Jane Temple
Heaven Lee isn't your regular chef. yes, she's a professional in terms of whipping up a souffle or a batch of tasty cakes, yet Heaven is usually a top-notch sleuth.
When a huge jazz competition rolls into Kansas urban, significant names or even higher egos stick with. Soul singer divas and well known jazzmen take over the often sleepy urban, and Heaven Lee has to prepare dinner for all of them. whereas Heaven is as much as her elbows in hoppin' john and candy potato pecan pie preparing for the festivities, the occasions a lot despised organizer is murdered.
Evelyn Edwards, the snooty occasions planner employed to run the weekend's festivities, made quickly enemies with such a lot of Kansas urban. previous to she's murdered, Heaven Lee unearths out that she's taking kickbacks from the neighborhood restaurateurs serious about the competition. after all, Heaven additionally has the excitement of discovering Evelyn's physique, which makes her a first-rate suspect within the eyes of the neighborhood police. simply because she's approximately to be falsely accused of homicide, that does not suggest the unflappable Heaven goes to decelerate. The convey needs to move on, and Heaven's headed again to the kitchen with the remainder of her group to cook dinner up a few extra soul foodstuff and get the song begun, all whereas keeping off turning into the killer's subsequent target.
By Judi McCoy
Meet Ellie Engleman, psychic dog-walker
the most recent dog-walker on Manhattan?s top East part has a talent?she can pay attention what her canines customers is pondering. So whilst a dog?s proprietor turns up lifeless, Ellie needs to bone up on her sleuthing?and perk up her ears to discover a killer.
By Lisa Unger
Book 3 in Lisa Unger's Lydia powerful series
Acclaimed artist Julian Ross has simply been chanced on status over her husband’s bloody corpse of their big apple urban condominium. Julian claims that she slept peacefully beside him whereas he used to be violently stabbed of their mattress. yet police are skeptical, specially considering Julian’s first husband used to be killed and mutilated in just an identical method. Julian turns to the tough-as-nails crime author Lydia robust, who plunges into the case along with her signature grit and the aid of her accomplice, P.I. Jeffrey Mark.
in the meantime, Lydia learns that Jed McIntyre, the serial killer who murdered her mom, is at the unfastened in big apple. McIntyre is out for Lydia’s blood, and his presence forces her to confront the evils of her prior whereas fixing her hardest homicide case but.
By Beverly Connor
Forensic investigator Diane Fallon fights for her existence in her 8th secret
Diane is using via a downpour on a windy mountain highway after settling on up a suite of infrequent Indian artifacts whilst a tree by surprise slams around the hood of her motor vehicle, revealing a human skeleton in its hole trunk. As she begins to enquire, she's ambushed by means of a stranger and compelled to run for her existence. Stranded within the evening with a killer, Diane needs to discover a mystery hidden away by means of time and distance-or she would possibly not reside to work out one other morning...
By Simon Brett
The prosperous seashore hotel of Smalting is unaccustomed to crime. So while human is still are discovered underneath the floorboards of 1 of its seashore huts, the neighborhood is awash with suspicion and worry. novice sleuths Carole Seddon and ally Jude are drawn into the secret, and their suspicion quick falls on appealing Philly Rose, a tender Londoner newly arrived within the zone, whose boyfriend has lately vanished in mysterious conditions. in the meantime, Kelvin Southwest, self-appointed 'ladies' guy' and caretaker of Smalting's seashore huts, appears to be like hiding a dismal mystery underneath his tender external, whereas Reginald plant life, pompous President of the Smalting seashore Hut organization, turns into more and more protecting approximately his personal historical past. whilst the bones lower than the seashore hut are pointed out, the ghosts of the earlier are painfully reawakened, and long-hidden secrets and techniques start to floor. Bones lower than the seashore Hut is an inventive secret from one in all England's favorite crime writers, exquisitely plotted, teeming with outstanding characters and choked with unforeseen twists.
The Fourth of July
In a late-night showdown after a near-fatal chase, San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer has to make a right away selection - and units off a sequence of occasions that leaves a police strength disgraced and a whole urban divided. As summer time comes into complete swing, Lindsay and her associates within the Women's homicide membership conflict for her lifestyles on fronts: sooner than a pass judgement on an jury as her trial involves a climax, and dealing with unknown adversaries who will do something to maintain her from the reality.
The 5th Horsemen
It is a wild race opposed to time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the most recent member of the Women's homicide membership, lawyer Yuki Castellano, lead an research right into a string of mysterious sufferer deaths and exhibit a sanatorium management made up our minds to guard its recognition in any respect expenditures. whereas the health center wages an explosive court docket conflict that grips the complete country, the Women's homicide membership hunts for a cruel killer between its esteemed scientific employees.
The sixth Target
While Assistant District legal professional Yuki Castellano prepares to prosecute the hardest trial of her existence, the town is within the grip of a chilling crime spree. young children of well-to-do households are being kidnapped. however the kidnappings are via devastating silence -no call for for ransom. operating frantically along with her new accomplice, Lindsay Boxer struggles to discover the relationship that would aid them make experience of those awful crimes.
By Denise Mina
A taut crime novel with a heroine as difficult as Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski and Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta -- and extra down-to-earth than both -- Garnethill received the British Crime Writers Association's prestigious John Creasey Memorial Award for top first crime novel.