By Shirley Tallman
The yr is 1880, where San Francisco. clever, outspoken Sarah Woolson is a tender lady with a target and the fortitude to accomplish it. She has continuously dreamed of turning into a legal professional. the difficulty is, each person believes ladies belong within the home---that it isn't purely unnatural, yet opposed to God's will for them to hunt a career.
When Sarah finagles an interview with one of many city's such a lot prestigious legislation agencies, nobody thinks she has a prayer of being employed. other than Sarah. utilizing her brains and a bit subterfuge, she not just manages to turn into the firm's most up-to-date (and in basic terms girl) affiliate lawyer, she additionally acquires her first client---a wonderful younger society matron suspected of brutally stabbing to dying her filthy rich yet abusive husband. Sarah is certain of her client's innocence, however the revelation of the woman's mystery lover might make that innocence very unlikely to end up.
When 4 extra sufferers fall prey to the killer's knife, Sarah fears she has bitten off greater than she will bite. Bucking her boorish organization and the judicial procedure, Sarah unearths herself embroiled in shady felony maneuvers, a bold Chinatown raid, and a mystery and intensely scandalous intercourse membership during this impossible to resist combination of heritage, romance, and murder.
The tide has became for Dodie O'Dell considering that a typhoon upended her lifestyles at the Jersey Shore. Now she's additional up the coast in sleepy Etonville, dealing with a cafe that dishes dinners themed round the neighborhood theater's most up-to-date productions. yet Dodie simply by no means imagined she'd land the starring position in a case of bloody murder . . .
Intrigued via rumors of vanishing field place of work cash, Dodie has agreed to aid oversee the casting of Romeo and Juliet on the modest Etonville Little Theater. If not anything else, it is a welcome get away from the thirty-something's traditional going-to-bed-with-a-mystery-novel regimen. but if Jerome Angleton, a well-respected member of the theater corporation, is inexplicably chanced on murdered at the loading dock, lethal drama transcends the stage-and the web page. As against the law wave crashes over the small city, the highlight is on Dodie to orchestrate her personal research behind the curtain . . . ahead of a person has an opportunity at a killer encore.
By Amy Patricia Meade
A NEW sequence FROM ACCLAIMED secret writer AMY PATRICIA MEADE
In bucolic small-town Vermont, tapestries professional Stella Thornton Buckley feels out of her element—and not only simply because she’s clean from long island. Mere hours after relocating to maple syrup state, she and her husband, Nick, discover a lifeless guy, Allen Weston, in a good on their estate. The police research forces the couple out in their beautiful classic farmhouse and—since the resorts are choked with leafpeepers—into a below sumptuous deer camp. rather than mourning the lack of electrical energy and operating water, Stella and Nick force their clever motor vehicle all around the Vermont hamlet to query the quirky locals approximately Weston, a intelligent businessman who rubbed loads of fogeys the inaccurate way.
Stella and Nick may possibly by no means shed their flatlander attractiveness during this close-knit neighborhood, yet can they get sufficient info from the taciturn townspeople to aid Sheriff generators resolve the homicide and stitch up the investigation?
By Leslie Meier
No longer many of us in Tinker's Cove, Maine, knew previous Dan Malone. The grizzled barkeep's social circle was once restricted to the rough-hewn lobstermen and different various toughs that frequented his bar. but if his physique is located bobbing within the town's icy harbor, Lucy Stone makes studying extra approximately previous Dan a concern.
neighborhood musician Dave Reilly insists previous Dan conned a profitable lottery price tag worthy 5 grand from him. Handyman Brian Donohue claims that outdated Dan stiffed him for fix paintings he'd performed on the bar. The confusion surrounding the loss of life is just compounded by way of the coming of actor Dylan Malone, previous Dan's brother and a popular, if fading, appeal of the Dublin degree. Dylan has come to direct the construction of "Finian's Rainbow," the featured occasion at Our girl of Hope's annual St. Patrick's Day extravaganza.
was once previous Dan killed through a person he'd cheated or an individual he'd enjoyed? whereas Lucy cannot be convinced, something is amply clear--the degree is decided for a homicide secret with a killer finishing!
"Warm and homespun characters, lots of seashore atmosphere and a fast-moving plot make this ideal iciness cozy." --Publishers Weekly
By Leann Sweeney
The idea of operating with a hot-shot manufacturer and her television staff is ready as beautiful to Abby as sticking her hand in a bucket of leeches. yet "Reality cost" is a application that says to show American desires into the genuine factor, and Abby figures that if someone merits that sort of bonanza, it is Emma Lopez, who has been elevating her 3 more youthful siblings due to the fact that her mom disappeared. Abby is decided to aid Emma observe her dream of a reunion-even while it turns into transparent that somebody available in the market does not think in chuffed endings.
By Lee Hanson
While her ally is murdered, Julie O'Hara, a physique language specialist, packs up her suspicion and flies from Florida to Boston for his funeral. Who can have killed emerging artist Marc Solomon, and what does fortress Cay, the Solomons' mysterious Caribbean island, need to do with it? sooner than lengthy, Julie's sixth-sense pulls a hidden string that unravels a perilous conspiracy...and her personal stricken previous.
By Cara Black
The village-like local of Passy, domestic to a lot of Paris’s wealthiest citizens, is the final position one may count on a homicide. but if Aimée Leduc’s godfather, Morbier, a police commissaire, asks her to ascertain on his female friend at her domestic there, that’s precisely what Aimée reveals. Xavierre, a haut bourgeois matron of Basque foundation, is strangled in her backyard whereas Aimée waits within. Circumstantial proof makes Morbier the best suspect, and to vindicate him, Aimée needs to establish the genuine killer. Her research leads her to police corruption; the unconventional Basque terrorist crew, ETA; and a abducted Spanish princess.
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By Peggy Webb
While the 1st Elvis impersonator is located slumped over his piano, a center assault turns out the most probably suspect. but if a moment keels over mid-swagger at Callie Valentine Jones's occasion, suspicious minds start to wonder whether whatever foul is afoot. simply because we all know lifeless Elvis impersonators upload as much as just one factor: murder.
As it seems, Callie's cousin Lovie--a 190-pound bombshell who is had extra fans than the King had hit records--turns out to be suspect no 1. Callie understands she's blameless yet to turn out it, she and Lovie must discover who the true killer is. it is a secret healthy for a King, and with a bit support from Callie's hunk-a-burnin' love ex Jack, and her proficient hound puppy Elvis--who's confident he is the real reincarnation of the King--Callie and Lovie are decided to have the killer making a song Jailhouse Rock. yet they should stream quickly and be prepared for the killer's subsequent movement, simply because their likelihood can be now. . .or by no means!
"Another loopy, fast paced secret certain to go away comfortable fanatics chuckling and looking ahead to the subsequent adventure." --Booklist
"Webb's sly humorousness and well plotted secret is laugh-out-loud hilarious."
By Emilie Richards
Meet the radical Aggie Sloan-Wilcox, a minister's spouse along with her personal calling: assisting bothered souls short of justice. while the bare physique of a murdered girl turns up on Aggie's entrance porch--and suspicion falls on Aggie's husband--she does not have a prayer of clearing his identify until she will be able to discover the reality in a city now not identified for confessing its sins.
By Joanna Campbell Slan
Dumpster diving for her misplaced paycheck is easily the low element of Kiki Lowenstein's day―that is, until eventually she reveals a severed leg thrown in with the trash. Who'd toss a physique half within the rubbish outdoors the scrapbook crafts shop the place Kiki works?
Accompanying the grisly "gift" is a creepy automated voice message, a caution to the store's "rich and snotty" girl consumers. Kiki quickly discovers that the leg belonged to Cindy Gambrowski, a shopper with a tyrannical and violent husband―who's now harassing Kiki. Combing via Cindy's scrapbook tasks for hidden clues, Kiki attempts to discover the killer. was once it a criminal offense of marital malice, or did another person beat Cindy's husband to the punch?
Includes holiday-themed initiatives and recipes!
“The characters are so good constructed that every installment leaves the reader craving for the next." ―Kirkus Reviews
"This author's craft mysteries are topically suitable and chock-full of part tales. examine with Clare O'Donohue's sometime Quilts sequence for women's empowerment topics."―Library Journal
"There are chuckle-out-loud moments in addition to superb scrapbooking suggestions and recipes scattered during the book."―RT ebook Reviews