By Patricia Wentworth
Women' Bane – it used to be a curious identify for a home. yet vacationing it for the 1st time Ione chanced on it a curious condominium. Curious, and quite scary. They stated within the village that any one who used to be its mistress may lose the item she cared for many. And its current mistress was once Allegra – Ione's sister. they'd no longer met for 2 years. Appointments were made yet no longer saved. Visits were postponed time and time back. There were excuse after excuse. after which, all of sudden Ione discovered herself not just invited yet definitely recommended to come back. first of all she were wondered. yet quickly she was once not just nervous, yet badly, deeply scared... Thank heavens omit Silver was once on the town.
By Mary Higgins Clark
During this gripping number 1 New York Times bestseller from Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, a ny ER general practitioner is overtly murdered in entrance of his younger son in a urban playground. 5 years later, his killer remains to be at large.
When Laurie Moran’s husband used to be brutally murdered, simply three-year-old Timmy observed the face of his father’s killer. 5 years later his piercing blue eyes nonetheless hang-out Timmy’s goals. Laurie is haunted through more—the killer’s hazard to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mom she’s subsequent, then it’s your turn…”
Now Laurie is facing homicide back, this time because the manufacturer of a true-crime, cold-case tv exhibit. The sequence will release with the twenty-year-old unsolved homicide of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was once chanced on suffocated in her mattress after a gala celebrating the commencement of her daughter and 3 neighbors. The sensational homicide was once information national. Reopening the case in its lavish surroundings and with the cooperation of the surviving visitors that evening, Laurie is bound to have a success on her arms. but if the estranged neighbors commence filming, it turns into transparent every one is hiding secrets…small and large.
And a couple of blue eyes is observing occasions spread, too…
By Kaitlyn Dunnett
Liss MacCrimmon, purveyor of all issues plaid on the Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium in Maine, cannot wait to comfortable as much as the town's first annual secret e-book convention. The outlook turns out very bonnie certainly for the entire neighborhood companies, together with her fiancé's family-owned lodge. but if a reviewer with a grudge takes a swan dive off a scenic lookout, Liss discovers the crime scene bonanza a piece too actual. With a convention jam-packed with strength suspects--from a well-known actress-turned-bestselling writer to her power-broker agent, to an overextended occasions coordinator with lots to hide--it will take a killer intuition to determine which author belongs within the precise crime part. . .before the assassin pens the tip for an additional blameless victim.
Praise for the Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries!
"Enjoyable. . .vivid descriptions of Maine in the course of dust season and a unusual solid of characters elevate this cozy." --Publishers Weekly on Scone chilly Dead
"High-kicking enjoyable with characters as colourful because the tartans. . .a pleasant new series." --Dorothy Cannell on Kilt Dead
By Laurie R. King
A community comes jointly while threatened by an individual with a thirst for revenge during this stunningly intricate, tautly plotted novel of wealthy mental suspense from the New York Times bestselling writer of the Mary Russell mysteries.
Career Day at Guadalupe heart college: an afternoon given to blameless hopes and younger desires. an afternoon nobody in attendance will ever forget.
A 12 months in the past, valuable Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe made up our minds to overturn the school’s attractiveness for truancy, gang violence, and overlook. one among her tasks is profession Day—bringing jointly young ones, lecturers, and neighborhood presenters in a party of the long run. yet there are a few in attendance who reject McDonald’s shiny vision.
A primary with a mystery. A husband with a murky previous. A cop with too many questions. a child stressed to turn out himself. a lady suffering to flee a mother’s historical past. a tender basketball participant with an affection for guns.
Even the varsity janitor has a narrative he dare no longer reveal.
yet nobody on the amassing anticipates the stunning flip of occasions that might remodel an afternoon of chances into an explosive confrontation.
demanding, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a chain of interactions that locks jointly hidden lives, troubling secrets and techniques, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.
The award-winning novels of Laurie R. King are . . .
“Sharp, artistic and rewarding.”—The Seattle Times
“Audacious.”—Los Angeles Times
“Rousing . . . riveting . . . suspenseful.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Impossible to place down.”—Romantic Times
“Beguiling . . . tantalizing.”—The Boston Globe
“Stunning.”—The Christian technological know-how Monitor
By Lorna Barrett
The streets of Stoneham, New Hampsire are coated with bookstores...and paved with murder.
while she moved to Stoneham, urban slicker Tricia Miles met not anything yet pleasant faces. And whilst she opened her secret book shop, she met pleasant festival. but if she unearths Doris Gleason useless in her personal cookbook shop, killed via a carving knife, the ambience turns out extra cutthroat than cordial. somebody desired to get their fingers at the infrequent cookbook that Doris had lately purchased-and the locals imagine that somebody is Tricia. To transparent her identify, Tricia must take a web page out of 1 of her personal mysteries-and search out anyone who isn't really killing via the ebook.
By Amanda Matetsky
Spunky Nineteen Fifties detective Paige Turner reveals herself embroiled in a messy homicide secret with the killer sizzling on her heels. She'll want all her abilities to trace him down--before she turns into his subsequent sufferer.
By Rita Mae Brown
As Harry good is aware, there’s not often a spot on the earth cozier than Crozet, Virginia, at Christmastime. Snowflakes, carolers, it’s all picture-perfect till Harry and her husband, reasonable, locate the tree they’ve selected grimly adorned with a corpse. The tree farm is administered via the Brothers of affection, a semimonastic association whose individuals stay atop the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Now, because the season grows merrier, a assassin is becoming bolder. one after the other, well-liked males of Crozet are being crossed off Christmas buying lists and extra to the morgue. And if Harry and her four-legged helpers aren’t very good–and very careful–this Christmas should be her final.
By P.D. James
Inner most detective Cordelia grey is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to guard the vainly appealing actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her lifestyles. in the rose pink partitions of a fairy-tale fortress, she reveals the level is decided for demise.
"Richly complicated and literate," James's moment Cordelia grey secret "shows James on the top of her storytelling powers" (San Francisco Chronicle).
By Jana DeLeon
From ny occasions and united states this day bestselling writer Jana DeLeon, the 6th installment within the bestselling leave out Fortune sequence. while Celia Arceneaux was once elected mayor of Sinful, Louisiana, Fortune Redding anticipated hassle. the lady has an unequalled expertise for making the worst of any state of affairs, particularly if it capability getting revenge on her sworn enemies Ida Belle and Gertie. on the Fourth of July social gathering, an explosion rocks Sinful and it’s now not from fireworks. most folk suppose it used to be a moonshine nonetheless, but if proof issues to a meth lab deep within the bayous of Sinful, Fortune realizes how dire the placement is for the tiny city. With Carter on scientific go away and nobody left on the sheriff’s division who can deal with the research, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie choose to take concerns into their very own palms. this can be (another) venture for Swamp staff three.
By Denise Mina
Paddy Meehan returns in Denise Mina's strongest secret but, nominated for a 2007 Edgar Award
When journalist Paddy Meehan investigates a family dispute, the well-dressed guy who solutions the door assures her the blonde within the shadows at the back of him is okay, and slips her funds earlier than he closes the door. in reality, the girl was once tortured and left to die later that evening, and Paddy has in basic terms days to discover the reality earlier than the newspaper learns of her bribe and the police shut the case for purposes in their personal. simply Paddy cares adequate to pursue a depressing and brutal tale that can make her career-or kill her, in a singular that proves why Denise Mina is "some type of outstanding" (Wall highway Journal).
"Brutally funny." -People
"Mina back demonstrates why she is likely one of the top secret writers on each side of the Atlantic." -Miami Herald
"In all her lack of confidence, Paddy is achingly actual . . . and Mina's note-perfect writing captures Paddy's voice dead-on." -Boston Globe
"A gloriously visceral kind. . . . Mina excels at narrative and social commentary." -Newsday