Archive For The “Women Sleuths” Category
By Lisa Scottoline
This time, justice is blonde. . . .
New York instances bestselling writer Lisa Scottoline promises a riveting page-turner approximately love and homicide that starts off within the elite chambers of a pretty woman pass judgement on and ends at the chilly, gritty streets of Philadelphia.
Cate Fante is powerful and clever, but if she turns into a federal pass judgement on, even she wonders if she will do the task justice. She's in her thirties, so she feels as if she's becoming a member of the world's such a lot specific retirement village. She concerns inwardly that she merely seems the half, in a fashion designer go well with donned like overpriced armor. in the end, a role defined within the usa structure may intimidate anybody.
But Cate retains her doubts a mystery. And, because it occurs, a lot else. For she leads a dismal double lifestyles that she hides from every person, even her top friend.
Then a high-profile case in her court explodes right into a surprising murder-suicide, and it blasts her disguise broad open. in a single day the tabloids inform her secrets and techniques, her boyfriend dumps her, and her new profession hangs in tatters. yet Cate's issues are just starting. An enemy nobody expected sends her operating for her existence — embarking on a trip that starts off within the secret of her personal youth, the place she first realized to lie. She'll need to struggle her as far back as the reality, or die trying.
Dirty Blonde is Lisa Scottoline's so much suspenseful and gripping mystery to this point. blending poignancy together with her trademark wit and beautifully compelling characters, it showcases her impressive abilities as by no means sooner than, and questions no matter if legislation and justice are regularly an analogous thing.
By Peter Montoya
The overseas bestseller-now up to date for a bigger, brand-savvy industry Self-published in 2005, this step by step consultant for execs seeking to increase a robust corporation model has turn into a world sensation, promoting greater than 65,000 copies around the world and hitting #3 on Japan's company bestseller checklist. This important advisor teaches you the very important rules and talents of non-public branding, together with tips to craft an emotionally resonant branding message, create choicest branding instruments, and allure a continuing circulate of industrial. “Montoya's own Branding principles are going to alter how enterprise vendors and pros advertise themselves.”-Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hansen, coauthors, The One-Minute Millionaire
By Gordon Campbell
I have been examining court docket thrillers in recent years and had excessive hopes for this one in response to the confident Amazon reports. regrettably, it grew to become out to be a dud. The writing is pedestrian and uninspired. The characters lack intensity. The conversation is stiff and phony. the tale is hackneyed. I publish with those weaknesses for your time, hoping that the plot may spread fast adequate to hook me. yet having reached the 30% mark with no feeling in any respect engaged, i made a decision to finish the torture and flow directly to anything else. to place my response in context, i locate it both most unlikely to learn Grisham's books, that have constantly struck me as third-rate. in case you are a Grisham fan, you could reply extra definitely to Gordon Campbell than I did.
if you are trying to find a great court docket mystery that grabs you through the throat, attempt whatever via Joseph Teller, who truly understands what he is conversing approximately. His debut novel, The 10th Case, is a compelling yarn that works superbly correct up until eventually the climactic end, which moves the one fake notice within the tale. His moment attempt, Bronx Justice (Jaywalker), can also be a gripping learn and has the advantage of being drawn from the author's personal event as a tender trial legal professional. Gordon Campbell, for my part, isn't any Joseph Teller.
By Sue Grafton
A tough-talking former cop, inner most investigator Kinsey Millhone has manage a modest detective company in a quiet nook of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few own possessions and less own attachments, she’s received a tender spot for underdogs and misplaced reasons. Eight years in the past, Nikki Fife used to be convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and wishes Kinsey’s aid to discover the true killer. If there is something that makes Kinsey think alive, it is enjoying at the area. When her research turns up a moment corpse, extra suspects, and a brand new cause to kill, Kinsey discovers that the sting is closer—and sharper—than she imagined.
By Beverly Connor
Clymene O'Riley is in felony for killing her husband-though Diane Fallon is bound she killed one other, and suspects she can have left a veritable graveyard of useless males in her wake. both approach, Diane used to be satisfied to aid placed her at the back of bars. So whilst Clymene informs her that one of many legal guards could be at risk from a serial killer, Diane is suspicious. And while Clymene escapes from penitentiary, Diane turns into the top suspect in a bloody homicide that places her within the direction of an indignant killer who wishes her dead...
By Laura Levine
Wordsmith Jaine Austen's send has eventually are available. Her new educating gig on a posh cruise line nabs her a unfastened holiday - and entry to a 24-hour buffet! yet prior to you could say 'bon voyage', Jaine's all-expenses-paid journey to the Mexican Riviera turns out destined to be a wreck...Things are already off to a rocky commence while Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her baggage - her persnickety cat Prozac. Jaine's sinking sensation grows improved at dinner, the place she meets chatty Emily Pritchard, a filthy rich seventy-year-old who is vacationing together with her nephews. Jaine can not help noticing the stress between them, particularly while the cruise's captivating - and sleazy - British dancer, Graham, whisks Emily out onto the dance ground. quickly Emily is accepting Graham's invites to each social occasion at the send. nights later the bubbly couple proclaims their engagement, however the information is instantly overshadowed the following morning through the invention of Graham's physique with an ice decide sticking out from his chest...Between hiding a hairy fugitive, flirting with Emily's nephew Robbie, and baiting the hook for a shrewdpermanent assassin, Jaine is ready to dive into her most threatening case yet...
By Kathleen Ernst
Trying to depart painful stories in the back of her, Chloe Ellefson is creating a clean commence. She's the recent collections curator at outdated international Wisconsin, an outside ethnic museum showcasing 1870s payment existence. On her first day, Chloe meets with an aged girl who begs her to discover a helpful eighteenth-century Norwegian ale bowl that have been donated to the museum years in the past. yet sooner than Chloe can locate the heirloom and go back it to her, the lady dies in a suspicious motor vehicle crash.
Digging up the background and whereabouts of the infrequent artifact fast turns harmful. Chloe discovers that somebody is desperately attempting to hide up all strains of the bowl's existence―by any capability worthwhile. aiding Chloe is police officer Roelke McKenna, whose personal haunting previous compels him to guard her. To trap the covetous killer, Chloe needs to resolve a decades-old puzzle . . . sooner than she turns into part of historical past herself.
"Clever plot twists and credible characters make this a much from humdrum cozy."―Publishers Weekly
"This sequence debut via an writer of kid's mysteries rolls out properly for readers who like a comfortable with a dab of old lore. Jeanne M. Dams fanatics will just like the ethnic background."―Library Journal
"Information on the way to behavior old learn, historical past on Norwegian tradition, and information about operating an outside museum body the attractive tale of a girl devastated through a failed romantic courting whose sleuthing is helping her heal."―Booklist
"Old global Murder is most powerful in its fascinating neighborhood colour and actual 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 earlier and current. In curator Chloe Ellefson, Ernst has created a charming personality with humor, grit, and a tangled background 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 fantastically 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 global 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 no longer wish and One was once A Soldier
"Museum masterpiece."―Rosebud booklet Reviews
"A genuine find...5 stars."―Once Upon a Romance
By Carolyn G. Hart
By Kathryn Miller Haines
It is tricky taking pictures for stardom while there is a struggle on. yet Rosie's bought adequate pluck for 2: she's keen to stumble round in a Broadway dance refrain that she has no correct to join, in a musical that is bought "flop" written everywhere it. And the entire whereas, she's caring approximately her missing-in-action soldier boyfriend, who hasn't written in months. in recent years, she's additionally been conserving undesirable corporation together with her mob-muscle buddy, Al, who is dabbling in a number of shady money-making firms during this time of shortages and rationing. yet regardless of his illicit line of labor, Al's no killer. whilst the police officers finger him for his girlfriend's homicide, Rosie and Jayne, her shut compatriot/fellow castmate, got down to transparent immense Al's identify, and plunge into an elaborate behind the curtain drama that includes a bevy of suspiciously well-dressed wannabe starlets. however the plot may perhaps quickly be taking one other deadly flip, bringing a last curtain down on Rosie, Jayne, and all their reliable intentions.
By Elizabeth Peters
One excellent pink rose, a one-way price tag to Stockholm, and a cryptic "message" along with Latin phrases intrigue paintings historian Vicky Bliss -- as they have been accurately meant to do. appealing, really good and, as consistently, dangerously inquisitive, Vicky acknowledges the handiwork of her former lover, the bold jewel thief John Smythe. So she takes the bait, eagerly following Smythe's lead within the wish of discovering a misplaced treasure. however the path starts off at a worthwhile 5th century chalice so one can position Vicky on the mercy of a gang of ruthless criminals who've their eyes on a good extra invaluable prize. And the search threatens to show lethal on a distant island, the place a captive Vicky Bliss needs to lead an excavation into the far away previous -- and the place digging too deep for the reality may well dig her personal grave.