By Chris Grabenstein
The most recent novel within the award-winning John Ceepak secret sequence, set at the Jersey Shore.
What if a truth television convey like Jersey Shore arrange construction within the fictional beach lodge Sea Haven? What if hitting the health club, tanning, and doing some laundry aren't the one issues the contestants get into?
By-the-book officer John Ceepak and his wisecracking younger associate, Danny Boyle, need to babysit the buff and boozy teenagers partying it up in a Jersey shore condo condominium for TV’s summertime hit enjoyable condominium whereas at the same time attempting to cease the rowdy young children from breaking the legislations up and down the beach.
But even Ceepak and Danny can’t cease one younger forged member from being murdered—and others from being threatened with an analogous fate.
By Colin Dexter
"Superbly clue-laden...A advanced and enjoyable puzzle."
THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
The case turns out so easy, Inspector Morse deemed it underneath his observe. A prosperous, aged American vacationer has a middle assault in her room at Oxford's sumptuous Randolph inn. lacking from the scene is the lady's purse, which contained the Wolvercote Tongue, a invaluable jewel that her overdue husband had bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum simply around the road. Morse proceeds to spend loads of time thinking--and drinking--in the hotel's bar, sure the answer is shut at hand--until conflicting tales, suspicious doings, and a true homicide persuade him otherwise....
"It is a pride to monitor this significant, quirky guy [Morse] deduce."
MINNEAPOLIS megastar & TRIBUNE
By Maggie Sefton
Kelly's spring venture: rehabbing an alpaca ranch. yet an individual has varied rules for protecting her busy, together with slashing tires and cracking windshields. Then the home of Lambspun knitting store is trashed, and a girl is located drowned in a bath of dye. even though it appears like a housebreaking long past flawed, Kelly suspects there's extra to it. And as nerve-racking incidents pile up, she needs to choose up the stitches of those crimes ahead of the killer moves back.
By Sue Ann Jaffarian
Publication 5 within the AWARD-WINING sequence STARRING UNFORGETTABLE beginner SLEUTH ODELIA gray What should you lose in case you go looking for the mum who walked from your lifestyles thirty-four years in the past? I suggest in addition to your satisfaction, your nerves, and your sanity? Odelia reveals herself as much as her ears in difficulty whilst she reunites along with her mother in a corn maze on the Autumn reasonable in Holmsbury, Massachusetts. For starters, there's discovering the useless physique within the cornfield--and seeing her long-lost mother crouched beside the corpse with blood on her arms .
By Ngaio Marsh
During this, the 1st of Marsh's justifiably well-known theatre-mysteries, Inspector Roderick Alleyn has been invited to a gap evening by way of his journalist buddy Nigel Bathgate. within the play, characters quarrel after which fight for a gun, with predictably unhappy effects. Even sadder, in this specific functionality, the gun used to be no longer, in truth, loaded with blanks.
By JoAnna Carl
After giving up her profession as a Texas trophy spouse, 28-year-old Lee McKinney reveals herself in a Michigan lodge city, conserving the books for her Aunt Nettie's luxurious chocolate company. yet she quickly unearths that her new lifestyles isn't all brownies and bonbons...
Clementine Ripley, the safety legal professional all people likes to hate, is throwing a celebration that demands numerous thousand cash worthy of customized chocolates—some made within the photo of her champion cat. Lee jumps on the task, yet candy luck takes a sour flip whilst anyone provides and additional ingrediant—cyanide—to one in every of their scrumptious sweets and it unearths its method into Ms. Ripley's mouth. Now it's as much as Lee to determine who tampered with Aunt Nettie's recipe sooner than they locate themselves in the back of not-so-chocolate bars.
comprises YUMMY CHOCOLATE minutiae!
By Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher, Renée Paley-Bain
Within the most modern within the USA this present day bestselling secret sequence, Jessica Fletcher visits ny urban in the course of model week, merely to find somebody has fairly deadly designs...
Jessica is in long island to wait the debut of a brand new clothier. previously Sandy Black of Cabot Cove, the younger guy has reinvented himself as Xandr Ebon, and is introducing his night put on assortment to the general public and—more important—to the industry's powers-that-be: the stylists, the journal editors, the purchasers, and the rich consumers who could make or holiday him. on the express, the glitz and glamour are astonishing until eventually a tender model—a amateur, taking her first stroll down the runway—shockingly collapses and dies. typical explanations? might be. but if one other version is located useless, a well-known conceal lady and darling of the paparazzi, the style international will get nervous.
types. deaths. Their purely connection? Xandr Ebon. Jessica's crime-solving instincts are placed to the try out as she types during the egos, the conflicts of curiosity, the spiteful accusations, and the secrets and techniques, all of the whereas retaining an amorous detective at arm's size. yet she'll need to dig deep to discover a killer. A designer's profession is at the line. And one other version may perish in a brand new York minute.
By Robert Whitlow
Together with her client's husband someplace among this international and the following, lawyer Alexia Lindale makes an enduring choice.
The youngest son of a relations ate up by way of greed, Baxter Richardson lingers in this earth in a coma. His spouse wishes him lifeless to guard her secrets and techniques. His brother wishes him useless to realize keep watch over of the kin empire. And notwithstanding Baxter's father fights to maintain him alive, even he has ulterior motives.
But Baster has a stunning best friend. A classically educated painist, Ted Morgan believes tune can be utilized as prayer. And Ted's divinely-inspired taking part in has been slowly pulling Baxter again from the threshold of death.
Attorney Alexia Lindale represents Baxter's spouse, Rena, yet has no concept that she and her buyer are being performed in a video game that has better stakes than a unmarried felony case.
As Baxter grows superior, the extra endangered he turns into. As Alexia navigates her duties to her patron, her courting with the talented musician, and her...
By Harry Whittington
The Brass Monkey!
Symbol of what evil was once this leering, glittering little gibbon? What connection had it with the homicide of Herb Baldwin? Why did it strike worry into gruesome previous Hattie Contona? Why used to be it hunted by way of the sadistic Lieut. Mosani?
How did it determine into the violent loss of life of beautiful and luscious little Ona Kalani? How did it suggest either existence and dying to the incomparable, the thoroughly seductive Lanai Okazi, golden goddess of the flesh?
Jim Patterson, a personal eye at conflict with the area, discovered the brass monkey—and used his lifestyles as bait to catch its mystery! yet this used to be no longer the top, for past lay a mystery inside a secret—one extra vicious, extra vindictive than homicide itself!
By Marcia Muller
Sharon McCone is employed through her husband's defense enterprise to trace down "the ever-running man," a shadowy determine who has been leaving explosive units at their a number of workplaces. She doesn't need to look for lengthy. whilst McCone narrowly escapes an explosion on the defense firm's San Francisco workplaces, she catches a glimpse of his backing out determine. The ever-running guy is dangerously close--and somebody hooked up to the enterprise appears inside of his lethal diversity. To complicate issues, McCone is compelled to query her intensely deepest husband, Hy, approximately his involvement in many of the firm's darkish secrets and techniques. The background of corruption might jeopardize their marriage, yet uncovering the secrets and techniques of the enterprise could be the purely means she will be able to store her husband's existence, and her personal.