By Barry Maitland
Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla is stunned whilst leader Inspector Brock joins her research. used to be the aged woman killed via a improvement consortium for the worth of her condominium, by means of students making plans to use her Marx correspondence, or are the roots of the homicide buried in kinfolk histories?
By Julie Hyzy
Chef Olivia Paras has too many eggs in a single basket-and is feeling like a basket-case...
while NSA monstrous shot Carl Minkus dies correct after consuming the dinner Olivia Paras's employees had ready, all forks element to them. Now the key carrier is deciding on aside the kitchen-and scrutinizing the staff's each movement. The timing could not be worse with the White condo garden Easter Egg Roll to prep for with out entry to a kitchen. Olivia needs to locate the true culprit-before she cracks stressed.
By Susan Conant
Useless and Doggone
By Jessica Speart
For most folks, Hawaii is heaven in the world. yet U.S. Fish and flora and fauna provider agent Rachel Porter sees the rot underneath its common beauty. Its pristine beaches are harboring a brand new breed of legal, those that could disappointed the delicate ecological stability within the identify of revenue ... those that may kill within the explanation for greed.
On the path of unlawful traffickers in unique animals, Rachel stumbles upon whatever way more insidious and scary -- and a suspiciously shark-devoured human corpse that washes up at the rocks is simply the start. without warning all people desires her off a case that's too scorching to deal with. yet she will not be warned, coaxed, or threatened away, while the blood that darkens the tropical waters marks Rachel Porter because the so much endangered creature in Paradise.
By Diane Mott Davidson
A caterer's nightmare...
Caterer Goldy Schulz is confident issues could not worsen. An unscrupulous rival is using her into chapter 11. An incompetent contractor has left her helpful kitchen in shambles. and he or she has simply agreed to cater a manner shoot at a nineteenth-century mountain cabin together with her mentor and previous buddy, French chef André Hibbard.
A sprint of cold-blooded murder...
Together Goldy and André fight in a hopelessly outmoded kitchen to cater to a vacuous crowd of lovely humans whose own dramas climax while a digital camera is pitched via a window...into the buffet. Then Goldy's contractor is located striking in the home of 1 of her top acquaintances. A moment homicide follows and Goldy needs to someway remedy a secret and get ready for a society soirée which could make--or break--her career.
A recipe for disaster...
It's a secret that consists of the lifeless contractor's unwholesome previous, a foodstuff saboteur, the robbery of 4 ancient cookbooks, and an overzealous D.A. who has suspended Goldy's detective husband, Tom, from the strength. What Goldy discovers is the fitting recipe for homicide. and she or he will be dessert!
By Vicki Lane
Elizabeth Goodweather understands what it’s prefer to be an interloper, to maintain secrets and techniques and nurse wounds. yet Elizabeth raised a kin in those mist-shrouded North Carolina hills and is deeply settled on her small farm—even discovering the gap to enable a brand new guy into her existence. every little thing alterations while her daughter Rosemary returns domestic, decided to resolve a nineteen-year-old riddle: the mysterious disappearance of her ally, Maythorn Mullins, while the women have been simply ten.
Soon Elizabeth and her daughter are prying into the unusual heritage of the Mullins relatives, confronting a fancy thicket of relationships and exploring a realm of magic and Cherokee legend that Maythorn shared secretly with Rosemary.
But such a lot of all, they are going to observe that at the back of a child’s disappearance was once anything extra evil and much nearer than they ever imagined....
From the Paperback edition.
By Elaine Viets
Operating at Sybil's complete Moon inn in citadel Lauderdale is maintaining Helen Hawthorne either financially and bodily healthy. but if a maid turns up useless in a Dumpster, not anyone feels secure? particularly now not Helen. To make issues worse, her philandering ex simply checked into the very resort the place she works. The police officers don?t appear to care a lot a couple of murdered maid, yet they've got spotted there is something shady approximately Helen. And if she doesn?t be capable to stay away from their questions and shake off her ex, it can be checkout time?
By Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
In her paintings for the Ventura County Probation division, Carolyn Sullivan interviews the main risky, wicked criminals―and Raphael Moreno is on the best of the record. The hardened road thug has been convicted in a sequence of ugly and baffling murders, together with the decapitation of his personal mom. For the 1st time, Carolyn is face-to-face with a felony who actually frightens her. yet issues are approximately to get a lot hotter―and a lot deadlier for Carolyn. A telephone name from her brother, Neil, propels her right into a nightmare.
A renowned bachelor and winning artist, Neil has stumbled on the physique of his female friend, Laurel, floating in his swimming pool. while her loss of life is governed a murder, Neil turns into the leading suspect. yet he has an alibi―he used to be in mattress with Melody Asher, a seductive occasion lady and heiress. Their torrid affair is as steamy because it is addictive, a twisted online game of manipulation and sexual blackmail. while Melody refuses to again up Neil’s tale, the delicate brother Carolyn proposal she knew all of sudden sounds like a whole stranger. after which the main shattering information surfaces: Blood present in Neil’s pricey new motor vehicle hyperlinks him to Raphael Moreno and his unthinkable crimes. because the proof opposed to Neil mounts, Carolyn is compelled to invite herself troubling questions. Is he an blameless sufferer, or might he be hiding a darker aspect, a sinister streak that connects him to the brutal murders of 9 humans? may possibly the brother she loves really be a cold-hearted, ruthless killer?
The key to every thing appears Moreno, yet getting within his head is a treacherous online game. because the hazard grows and surprising secrets and techniques are published, a shaken Carolyn needs to locate the braveness to make the last word decision―whether to hazard the lives of blameless humans or store herself and people she loves most.
By Josephine Tey
Omit Lucy Pym, a favored English psychologist, is visitor lecturer at a actual education university. The year's time period is almost over, and leave out Pym -- inquisitive and observant -- detects a furtiveness within the habit of 1 pupil in the course of a last examination. She prevents the lady from dishonest by means of destroying her crib notes. yet pass over Pym's cover-up of 1 crime precipitates one other -- a deadly "accident" that purely her mental theories can turn out used to be fairly homicide.
By Kjell Eriksson, Ebba Segerberg
Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for top Crime Novel, foreign sensation Kjell Eriksson has speedy equipped a reputation for himself within the usa. during this hugely acclaimed follow-up to The merciless Stars of the Night, Manuel Alavez's existence is in ruins. one in all his brothers is useless, the opposite is in prison, and the fellow who double-crossed either males is working a high-class winning eating place. a sequence of dramatic occasions necessarily results in homicide, and Inspector Ann Lindell is compelled to pattern many advantageous foodstuff on the eating place as she makes an attempt to thwart a crafty killer.