By Kathleen Ernst
Trying to go away painful stories in the back of her, Chloe Ellefson is creating a clean commence. She's the recent collections curator at previous global Wisconsin, an outside ethnic museum showcasing 1870s cost existence. On her first day, Chloe meets with an aged girl who begs her to discover a important eighteenth-century Norwegian ale bowl that have been donated to the museum years in the past. yet earlier than Chloe can locate the heirloom and go back it to her, the lady dies in a suspicious motor vehicle crash.
Digging up the heritage and whereabouts of the infrequent artifact speedy turns risky. Chloe discovers that somebody is desperately attempting to hide up all lines of the bowl's existence―by any capability helpful. supporting Chloe is police officer Roelke McKenna, whose personal haunting previous compels him to guard her. To capture the covetous killer, Chloe needs to remedy a decades-old puzzle . . . earlier than she turns into part of heritage herself.
"Clever plot twists and credible characters make this a much from humdrum cozy."―Publishers Weekly
"This sequence debut through an writer of kid's mysteries rolls out well for readers who like a comfy with a dab of vintage lore. Jeanne M. Dams enthusiasts will just like the ethnic background."―Library Journal
"Information on how one can behavior old examine, heritage on Norwegian tradition, and information about operating an out of doors museum body the attractive tale of a girl devastated via a failed romantic dating whose sleuthing is helping her heal."―Booklist
"Old global 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 contemporary and old Wisconsin with lots of mysteries―both prior and current. In curator Chloe Ellefson, Ernst has created a charming 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 beautifully written, this primary access in a dynamite new sequence from finished writer Kathleen Ernst seamlessly melds the 1980's and the nineteenth century. Character-driven, with secret aplenty, Old international 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 e-book Reviews
"A genuine find...5 stars."―Once Upon a Romance
By Julie Smith
The THIRD publication in Edgar-winner Julie Smith's Rebecca Schwartz series.
"Warmth, wit and native color in a fast-moving tale ... Smith's top paintings so far." -Kirkus
So what’s a pleasant Jewish woman doing at an Easter dawn carrier?
Lawyer Rebecca Schwartz would decide the single with the physique nailed to the landmark go! twist of fate? now not rather a lot. She's there simply because her boy friend's masking the carrier for the San Francisco Chronicle. The body's there simply because a persons' creating a assertion he does not wish the click to miss.
Next: mass shellfish poisoning at Pier 39. a really varied type of serial killer is working here—one who turns out to have a grudge opposed to the complete city.
And this can be a very varied form of serial killer tale—a humorous one. (If your do not count number the murders, or course.) Rebecca's hot and witty, by no means takes herself too heavily, and on one social gathering deals ultimate testimony with eco-friendly hair. A hugely embarrassing second, however the shiny chartreuse is all within the provider of constructing her case.
No approach does she think her purchaser could nail somebody—especially to a go. And the issues she has to do to turn out it are hilarious and infrequently unorthodox, but continually expert. occasionally hyper-professional--the usual legal professional easily can’t be spraying herself with Thunderbird to slot in along with her witnesses!
A wild journey via Baghdad via the Bay…and a good court drama.
By Lynda La Plante
Within the footsteps of Jane Tennison, immortalized through Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect, comes Anna Travis, a rookie woman detective approximately to embark on her first homicide case. The murders could not be extra grotesque. the strategy of killing is the same, the backgrounds of the ladies very related -- all are prostitutes. because the publication opens, a 7th physique is located, comparable modus operandi however the sufferer this time is a candy younger scholar. Anna stumbles on a necessary piece of data that hyperlinks one guy to the killings, a widely known, much-loved actor. His protestation of innocence is convincing, and Anna should be succumbing to his flattering consciousness. What if he's arrested, the media erupts, and he's the incorrect guy?
By Shelley Freydont
By Merline Lovelace
From the USA Today bestselling writer of All the inaccurate Moves
whilst army machine woman USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade checks the most recent experimental goggles, she spots a sniper aiming for Sergeant Diane Roth. The assailant is taken out-but the high-level research is simply starting.
By Cleo Coyle
By Sujata Massey
Chronically underemployed Japanese-American sleuth Rei Shimura has taken a contract gig with a Washington, D.C., alphabet enterprise that simply may need ties to the CIA. Her project, may still she decide to settle for it, is to move undercover as a clerk in an incredible Tokyo division shop. it is a dicy task, however it additionally provides Rei a shop that permits her to freely indulge her shopaholic tendencies.
Meanwhile, she's listening in on deepest conversations, crashing a convention, and warding off the undesirable advances of a few the store's executives who look serious about her navel ring. while her hide is blown, Rei is in colossal difficulty. without warning she's neck-deep in anything very nasty, and it'll take all her resourcefulness and unorthodox how you can live to tell the tale a made up our minds killer.
By Laura Levine
"I'm loopy approximately Laura Levine's secret sequence. Her books are so outrageously funny." --Joanne Fluke
On the frontlines of the conflict of the bulge, another way often called making an attempt on bathing fits within the communal dressing room at Loehmann's, freelance author Jaine Austen makes a brand new friend--a wannabe actress named Pam--and will get a brand new activity: polishing up Pam's bare-bones resume. Their feeling of connection is mutual, so Pam invitations Jaine to affix The PMS Club–a women's aid crew that meets as soon as per week over guacamole and margaritas.
But becoming a member of the membership proves to be extra a curse than a blessing for Jaine. although she is warned that Rochelle, the hostess, makes a guacamole to die for, Jaine by no means takes the caution actually. until eventually one other PMS member, Marybeth, drops lifeless over a mouthful of the fairway stuff. Now rather than dishing airborne dirt and dust with The PMS membership, Jaine has to dig up the airborne dirt and dust at the surviving individuals. . .
"Jaine can quite dish it out." --The long island instances publication Review
By Shirley Damsgaard
Small-town librarian Ophelia Jensen is ultimately commencing to embody her lot as one of many "chosen"—a psychic and people magick practitioner, a.k.a. a witch. specialist loving tips from her magickally adept grandmother Abby helps—and adopting Tink, an extremely gifted teenage medium, has given Ophelia's existence new goal . . . until eventually a brutal homicide clouds the light in their days.
Ophelia's co-worker and ally, Darci, is distraught whilst her cousin is implicated within the small Iowa city of Summerset's newest murder—the violent demise of a biker. regrettably for Darci's cousin, it is her fingerprints everywhere in the homicide weapon. She claims she's blameless, yet it will take Ophelia and Abby greater than a very good incantation or to unravel this crime—what with ghosts, crooked law enforcement officials, mystery identities, and a small military of outlaw bikers thrown into this devil's brew.
By Margaret Miles
A wintry weather of discontent...
January 1766. a deadly mishap brings younger widow Charlotte Willett unexpectedly to bleak and marshy Boar Island, a number of miles from the village of Bracebridge and residential to 2 eccentric aged girls. a few say that boastful, unpopular Alexander Godwin — the one villager to frequently name upon the island's citizens — hopes to inherit the cavernous residence whilst its proprietor ultimately passes on.
But while Alexander is brutally murdered after the town's annual iciness fête, Charlotte and her neighbor Richard Longfellow can not help yet ask yourself who between Alexander's detractors could be dependable. Is his dying hooked up to his actions on Boar Island — or to the unearthly trickery rumored to occur there? may perhaps the competition over a gorgeous younger girl have sparked a extra risky ardour? and may the solutions show themselves ahead of dying moves Boar Island back?