By Kate Collins
When I swapped the thorny difficulties of legislations tuition for the budding company of my flower shop, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn’t be stuck lifeless vacationing that hateful campus ever back. yet occasionally a girl’s acquired to stand down her dragons....
PLANT OF ATTACK
Someone orders a black rose for Abby’s previous legislations tuition nemesis, Professor “Snapdragon” Puffer. yet her plans for a fast supply are foiled while he catches her placing the bloom on his table and sends it directly into the trash. Abby flees in terror, simply to run smack into Carson Reed, the professor who lately had her arrested at an animal rights protest. After a biting trade, Abby storms out of the construction. but when there’s something she can’t stand, it’s injustice and bullies. So, even supposing she understands undesirable success is available in threes, she ignores the recommendation of her occasionally boyfriend, hunk-a-licious Marco Salvare, and heads again in to retrieve her dignity and her flower—only to discover the rose now adorning a lifeless professor, and herself the top suspect....
By Laura Levine
Whilst freelance author Jaine Austen is stunned with an über-luxe spa getaway, she and her tom cat good friend Prozac are desirous to hit the line and indulge in every week of pampering and pedicures. yet what she will get is a California fats farm in conceal, whole with celery-juice cocktails, humiliating weigh-ins, and a zero-tolerance place on carbs.
Among her bulge-battling partners is Mallory Francis, a B-list celebrity with a knack for making frenemies. whilst she's chanced on strangled in the course of a seaweed wrap long gone awry, Jaine is hard-pressed to consider someone who could not have performed it. whereas the suspects mount speedier than her starvation pangs, Jaine's look for fact, justice and contraband energy leads her immediately to a cold-blooded killer--where homicide can be at the menu once more. . .
"Her books are so outrageously humorous, they consistently make me chortle out loud."--Joanne Fluke
Praise for Laura Levine's Jaine Austen series
"Delightful. . .Jaine's wit shines throughout." --Publishers Weekly on Pampered to Death
"If you're keen on a superb secret, this booklet is for you." --New York magazine of Books on Death of a Trophy Wife
"This will change into a protracted sequence. . .likely to be in comparison to Janet Evanovich for its humor." --I Love a Mystery on This Pen for Hire
By Dana Stabenow
KATE SHUGAK is a local Aleut operating as a personal investigator in Alaska. She's five foot 1 inch tall, incorporates a scar that runs from ear to ear throughout her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky puppy named Mutt. inventive, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is more challenging than your regular heroine and he or she has to be to outlive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her.
it really is March. anyone is promoting medications to the staff of a Prudhoe Bay oil box corporation, and the corporate hires Kate to move undercover and recognize the broker. yet coke isnt the single unlawful substance being dealt...
By Patricia Cornwell
With All That Remains, no 1 bestselling writer Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling international of gutsy medical expert Kay Scarpetta for the 3rd installment of the vintage suspense fiction sequence that starts off with Postmortem.
In Richmond, Virginia, younger fanatics are demise. to date, 4 within the sector have disappeared, purely to be stumbled on months later as mutilated corpses. whilst the daughter of the president's most modern drug czar vanishes together with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta is familiar with time is brief. Following a macabre path of facts that ties the current homicides to a grisly crime long ago, Kay needs to draw upon her personal own assets to trace down a assassin who's as expert at removing clues as Kay is at discovering them...
By Anna Maclean
Lengthy sooner than she is going to in achieving status because the writer of Little Women, Louisa may well Alcott is writing tales of a extra darkish and mysterious nature. yet not anything prepares her for the function of novice detective she assumes while the physique of her pricey pal, filthy rich newlywed Dorothy Wortham, is located floating in Boston's harbor.
it really is renowned that Dorothy's relatives did not approve of her husband, a proven fortune hunter, yet Louisa suspects that a few deeper mystery lies at the back of her friend's tragic murder...
By Nevada Barr
In recent years, viewers to Mesa Verde were bringing domestic greater than photos--they're additionally wearing an odd, lethal affliction. And as soon as it moves, park ranger Anna Pigeon needs to locate the very human resource of the evil wind.
By Kate Collins
The courting scene could be a killer...
Determined to aid her roommate Nikki out of her singles stoop, Abby Knight encourages her to provide velocity relationship a test. after all, Nikki desires the man on the very backside of Abby?s record, Jonas Treat?a.k.a. ?Treat the Cheat??and figures only one date with him couldn?t harm. yet then Jonas is located dead?and proof issues to Nikki as his killer.
To transparent Nikki?s identify, Abby enlists assistance from her hunky ex-Army Ranger boyfriend, Marco. yet Marco?s rambunctious turns Abby?s anxious lifestyles right into a catastrophe quarter. along with her persistence heavily wilting, and a killer at the unfastened, Abby is set to dig herself out of this mess?before an individual buries her instead...
By Carol Higgins Clark
Inner most Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the main Case Squad in long island urban, have simply gotten hitched! they have headed to Hennessey fort, a romantic spot in western eire, to flee the area and the criminals they take care of day-by-day. yet their getaway is whatever yet enjoyable!
Their first afternoon in eire, Regan and Jack cease at an previous graveyard at the fringe of city the place they discover a tombstone industry REILLY. Intrigued, they notice it belongs to a skilled lacemaker by way of the identify could Reilly, who died in 1822. Legend has it that when making a beautiful tablecloth for a dinner party at Hennessey fort, may possibly used to be by no means paid and he or she has haunted the citadel ever due to the fact that. that very same evening, the hotel's hearth alarm sounds, the site visitors are briefly evacuated, and the following morning may well Reilly's recognized tablecloth is chanced on lacking. whilst foreign jewel thieves declare accountability for the robbery in a taunting notice to Jack, who has been on their path for greater than a yr, the Reilly's honeymoon involves an abrupt finish. Regan and Jack are in for the journey of an entire life throughout the tiny villages and crowded pubs of the Emerald Isle.
By Nancy Grace
The brutal slayings of a string of her sufferers in manhattan and a bad try on her personal existence depart Hailey Dean down, yet no longer defeated. After a yearlong respite again domestic within the Southland, former violent crimes prosecutor Hailey Dean eventually returns to her condo within the sky overlooking long island. Hailey’s decided to rebuild a typical lifestyles and settle again into her turning out to be perform as a therapist. yet in a accident, Hailey consents to stick to her middle and struggle crime once more, this time in a brand new enviornment, in entrance of a digital camera! below the new lighting of a television studio, Hailey learns the television industry’s no longer so glamorous. in reality, it’s downright lethal! Waning celebrities, all lovely actresses, each a shining celebrity became has-been now suffering to get off the D-List and again into the limelight, meet with a bloody degree go out . . . homicide! Hailey’s archenemy, Lieutenant Ethan Kolker, the NYPD cop who hunted Hailey down for the murders of her personal sufferers, now desires the prior forgotten and reaches out for Hailey’s aid to unravel the murders. In a race opposed to the clock, Hailey has no concept that television may be homicide! In best-selling writer, lawyer, and television character Nancy Grace’s moment Hailey Dean mystery, existence on tv isn't any much less harmful than lifestyles within the court!
By Edna Buchanan
A probability come upon with a stranger adjustments the lifetime of reporter Britt Montero endlessly. The come across is at Miami's morgue, the place the unidentified stranger lies lifeless. His strange previous scars seize her curiosity-the lifeless guy in actual fact had a story to inform. This thief, who used to be by accident electrocuted, could be the key that unlocks the long-sought secrets and techniques of a sensational chilly homicide secret unsolved for greater than fourteen years.
Sunny and Ricky, kids on a Christmas Eve first date, have been kidnapped, a surprising crime that used to be by no means solved regardless of a huge manhunt, an enormous present, and an outraged group. pissed off police known as the shortcoming of leads eerie. Unnatural. opposed to the entire legislation of murder and human nature. Now Britt desires the tale, and he or she is not the just one looking answers.
Sunny survived, the lone witness to that poor evening see you later in the past. however the reclusive Ice Maiden, now an artist and sculptor estranged from her filthy rich kin, isn't conversing and the killer's path vanished in the past, like footprints in melting snow.
Cold Case Squad Sargeant Craig Burch wishes the killer. yet because the Miami information reporter and the veteran murder cop examine the outdated outrage, they examine that typically the price of justice is simply too high.
When you begin to show over rocks, anything gruesome occasionally slithers out. giant evil from the earlier emerges to overhaul an entire new new release of blameless sufferers as lethal passions are reawakened and mortal fears resurface.
For Burch, whose elite unit breathes new lifestyles into chilly homicide instances, the research moves too with regards to domestic, reigniting his personal deepest obsessions. And Britt, within the wake of nationwide tragedy, is haunted, either wide awake and asleep, by means of the continual ghost of a doomed, misplaced lady, probably a caution of a brand new tragedy to come back. Britt meets the Ice Maiden, approximately freezes to demise, after which the path heats up because the sins of the fathers start to strike down the blameless. A stone-cold killer out of her earlier is stalking the Ice Maiden back. not anything is what it kind of feels. And the inferno is but to come....
Edna Buchanan, a born storyteller, combines her trademark wit, grit, and stress in The Ice Maiden, a story alive with Miami's blistering warmth and high-octane atmosphere.