By Joan Hess
Misery Loves Maggody
and you may too.
homicide and mayhem have by no means been so hilarious as within the sleepy little city of Maggody, Arkansas. inhabitants 755. And during this most modern access to the Joan Hess sequence, there is two times the thrill whilst a few of Maggody's such a lot liked population enterprise out of nation. in the meantime, all demeanour of unrest additionally unfolds at the regularly occurring Maggody domestic entrance.
whilst beleaguered leader of police Arly Hanks hears that her mom, Ruby Bee, and ally, Estelle Oppers, are headed for Memphis on a four-day Elvis Pilgrimage, she thinks she could be getting a holiday that's lengthy late. yet prior to the "pilgrims" are previous the airport at the manner out of Faberville, the fur starts off flying, and shortly the journey is totally stalled by way of quite a few lethal doings. Estelle calls domestic to file that Ruby Bee has collapsed and is within the neighborhood clinic, or even ahead of Arly's obvious the delta sunrise, one of many different consumers at the journey is located useless underneath the eighth-floor balcony of the inn. Worse nonetheless, the balcony from which she plunged seems to be none except the room of a popular Maggody citizen, who has been hauled off to the neighborhood penal complex. what is extra, Estelle's lovely darn certain the travel van is being via thugs in an ominous black motor vehicle -- and one other body's approximately to be laid to relaxation in Graceland.
again domestic issues will not be far better and definitely no quieter, so Arly Hanks should be at her so much innovative to revive the peace once more to the population of Maggody -- either these at domestic and people who have roamed past the city limits.
Variously defined through critics as a "rollicking journey de strength" (Boston Magazine), "Bawdy leisure" (Kirkus Reviews), "Hilarious" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), "delectable and continuously dazzling" (The ny occasions booklet Review), Joan Hess's Maggody sequence is unique and simply retains getting better.
By Connie Shelton
Compliment for united states this day bestselling writer, Connie Shelton, and her first novel: "An outstanding debut mystery!" -- Albuquerque magazine "Charlie is slick, beautiful and nobody's fool--just what readers wish in an beginner sleuth." -- Booklist "This is a dandy. do not pass over it!" -- ebook speak during this debut secret sequence novel, Charlie Parker, accountant and associate in an Albuquerque inner most research company, is visited via her old-fashioned pal, Stacy North. Stacy's Rolex watch is lacking and she or he begs Charlie to aid find it prior to her husband unearths out. issues are complex by means of the truth that Stacy were seeing one other guy, Gary Detweiller, and he is the single she suspects of getting stolen the watch. With a bit detective paintings, Charlie and her sidekick puppy, Rusty, retrieve the lacking watch and all will be good. yet 3 days later, Detweiller is murdered. All eyes flip to Stacy because the leading suspect. once more, Stacy begs Charlie's assist in proving her innocence. As she starts off to invite questions, Charlie learns that Detweiller's lifestyles was once no longer so simple as first perceived and that any variety of humans had grievances opposed to him. And ahead of she will be able to pinpoint the killer, her personal existence is at risk besides. comprises new foreword from the writer upon the twentieth anniversary of first ebook of this ongoing sequence' first name. compliment for the opposite books within the Charlie Parker secret sequence: "A good written, through the ebook who-done-it that would enthrall purists. Charlie is a wonderful beginner sleuth." -- Midwest publication evaluate "Shelton has created a full of life hero in Charlie and places her into occasions that require steered motion and sturdy good judgment. A Charlie Parker secret is usually an exceptional read..." --Southwest publication perspectives "Charlie is an effective detective and a delightful better half to solve a secret with." -- secret information "Shelton's attractive tale, likable heroine, and cozy prose make this a great choice." -- Library magazine "Connie Shelton will get higher with each e-book she writes." --The Midwest e-book evaluation
By Elaine Viets
Operating at Sybil's complete Moon lodge in castle Lauderdale is maintaining Helen Hawthorne either financially and bodily healthy. but if a maid turns up lifeless in a Dumpster, not anyone feels secure? particularly no longer Helen. To make concerns worse, her philandering ex simply checked into the very lodge the place she works. The police officers don?t appear to care a lot a few murdered maid, yet they've got spotted there is something shady approximately Helen. And if she doesn?t be capable of ward off their questions and shake off her ex, it can be checkout time?
While 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. journey.
By Leslie Meier
After the yearly parade of Christmas provides in Tinker's Cove has ended, Lucy Stone and her daughter Elizabeth are able to ring within the new 12 months popular. Elizabeth has received mother/daughter iciness makeovers in big apple from Jolie journal! however the all-expenses-paid journey is certain to have a few hidden costs--and one in all them is homicide. . .
After ultimately arriving on the workplaces of Jolie, assembly their fellow makeover applicants, and being taken care of to a way express, Elizabeth is enamored of the extraordinary clothes and stick-thin models--while Lucy's having a few misgivings. The pampering is sweet and the glitz and glamour of high fashion is bizarrely interesting, yet bitterness and aggression lurk in the back of Jolie's hipper-than-thou façade. And issues flip downright gruesome while self-absorbed style editor Nadine Nelson falls mysteriously sick after which dies. . .
Lucy observed first-hand the various backstabbing occurring at Jolie. And the red-hot rumor mill quickly finds that the cliquish connection one of the magazine's cabal of high-style executives has stirred up lots of undesirable blood through the years. yet this new york homicide secret hits too with reference to domestic while Elizabeth will get rushed to the sanatorium with signs which are disturbingly just like Nadine's. Now, it truly is as much as Lucy to decorate down a killer sooner than the ball drops in instances sq.. . .
By Jess Lourey
Beer and polka tune reign superb at Octoberfest, conflict Lake's greatest fall competition. To kick off the celebrations, town hosts a public debate among the 2 congressional applicants: straight-laced Arnold Swydecker, and slippery incumbent, Sarah Glokkmann. As a reporter for the Battle Lake Recall, Mira James is roped into writing up the notice battle. however the festive temper sours while a well known Glokkmann-bashing blogger is located useless . . . and the congresswoman herself meets a grotesque fate.
To continue the warmth off her most sensible friend's fiancé―an ex-con reporter―Mira wades in the course of the applicants' soiled laundry, their unsavory secrets and techniques, and a few murderous mudslinging to show the killer.
"With snappy jokes and edgy conversation, Lourey brings a Gen-X tone to a conventional secret. The vintage romance setup and her powerful dealing with of eldercare concerns increase a shrewdpermanent plot. extra spunky than candy; start in this Lefty-nominated sequence if you've got formerly neglected it."―Library Journal (starred review)
"Lourey has cleverly created an exciting homicide secret with the main not going homicide associate ever. Her newest is loaded with humor, and lots of of the descriptions are downright poetic."―Booklist (starred review)
"The tale is humorous, ribald and brimming with small-town eccentrics."―Kirkus Reviews
"I enjoyed Lourey's quirky, beautiful sleuth and her wry but affectionate examine small city lifestyles. No gimmicks, simply an interesting plot with oddball characters. i am hoping Mira's misfortune of stumbling over a useless physique each month lasts for plenty of years!"―Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling writer of Stork Raving Mad
By Mae Fox
By Kathleen Ernst
Trying to go away painful stories in the back of her, Chloe Ellefson is creating a clean begin. She's the hot collections curator at previous global Wisconsin, an out of doors ethnic museum showcasing 1870s cost existence. On her first day, Chloe meets with an aged lady who begs her to discover a worthwhile eighteenth-century Norwegian ale bowl that were donated to the museum years in the past. yet sooner than Chloe can locate the heirloom and go back it to her, the lady dies in a suspicious automobile crash.
Digging up the background and whereabouts of the infrequent artifact quick turns risky. Chloe discovers that somebody is desperately attempting to disguise up all strains of the bowl's existence―by any capability invaluable. supporting Chloe is police officer Roelke McKenna, whose personal haunting earlier compels him to guard her. To capture the covetous killer, Chloe needs to clear up a decades-old puzzle . . . sooner than she turns into part of background herself.
"Clever plot twists and credible characters make this a much from humdrum cozy."―Publishers Weekly
"This sequence debut via an writer of kid's mysteries rolls out properly for readers who like a comfy with a dab of old lore. Jeanne M. Dams lovers will just like the ethnic background."―Library Journal
"Information on the way to behavior old examine, heritage on Norwegian tradition, and information about working an outside museum body the attractive tale of a girl devastated via a failed romantic dating whose sleuthing is helping her heal."―Booklist
"Old international Murder is most powerful in its captivating neighborhood colour and real love for Wisconsin’s rolling hills, pastures, and woodlands...a pleasant distraction for a night or two."―New York magazine of Books
"A wonderfully-woven story that winds out and in of recent and old Wisconsin with lots of mysteries―both prior and current. In curator Chloe Ellefson, Ernst has created an enthralling personality with humor, grit, and a tangled heritage of her personal that wishes unraveling. Enchanting!"―Sandi Ault, writer of the WILD secret sequence and recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award
"Propulsive and fantastically written, this primary access in a dynamite new sequence from complete writer Kathleen Ernst seamlessly melds the 1980's and the nineteenth century. Character-driven, with secret aplenty, Old global Murder is a sensational learn. imagine Sue Grafton meets Earlene Fowler, with a touch of Elizabeth Peters."―Julia Spencer-Fleming, Anthony and Agatha Award-winning writer of I Shall now not wish and One used to be A Soldier
"Museum masterpiece."―Rosebud ebook Reviews
"A genuine find...5 stars."―Once Upon a Romance
By Lawrence Block
Bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr's in love—with an unique japanese eu attractiveness who stocks his obsession with Humphrey Bogart videos. he is in heaven, munching popcorn together with his new amour each evening at a Bogart movie Festival—until their Casablanca-esque idyll is minimize brief by means of his different mystery ardour: burglary.
When he is employed to pilfer a portfolio of invaluable records from a Park road condo, Bernie can not often refuse. however the occupant's early go back forces Bernie to escape empty-handed—and he quickly reveals himself implicated in a homicide. ahead of you could say "who stole the strawberries?" he is looking for a killer, as much as his neck within the outrageous intrigues of a tiny Balkan state . . . and menaced by way of extra sinister fats males and unsavory toadies than the good Bogie himself butted heads with in pursuit of that darn bird!
By Tamar Myers
A pretend Van Gogh
When North Carolina old broker Abigail Timberlake makes a bid of $150.99 on a very lousy replica of Van Gogh's The Starry Night, she's simply attempting to win Mama's approval via helping the church public sale. optimistically, she'll make her a refund at the appealing gold vintage body. Little does she count on she's got herself a fortune...and loads of trouble.
A masterpiece to kill for
When her ex-boyfriend exhibits up and provides ten dollars for the gruesome Starry Night, Abby pops the body and is shocked to find hidden at the back of the fake Van Gogh canvas a multi-million greenback misplaced artwork treasure. abruptly she's a favored girl in her previous fatherland, 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 through mistake. yet social calls fast flip from great to nasty as it is published that the mysterious masterpiece conceals a depressing and lethal earlier and a few modern day misconduct that threatens to rock the Rock Hill social constitution to its middle. anyone it sounds as if thinks the paintings is worthy killing for, and Abby is familiar with she higher resolve the key scandal and a number of murders prior to she finally ends up buried six ft less than a starry night.