Archive For The “Women Sleuths” Category
By Beth Solheim
Issues are rather bustling on the Witt's finish inn in Northern Minnesota. consumers are vying for one of many few last leases, other than Cabin 14 factor is no--one will get out of Cabin 14 alive. Sadie is not your general sixty-four 12 months outdated senior citizen. She has issues she desires to do and should not be anticipated to resolve a homicide whereas attempting to hinder an unscrupulous sheriff's deputy from shutting down the lakeside hotel she owns together with her directly arrow sister. yet that is precisely what Sadie Witt needs to do. whilst 5 visitors with hidden agendas arrive at Cabin 14, they're surprised to benefit that the flowery Sadie is their conduit to the hereafter. Clad within the most modern style trends--fads usually reserved for these with no sagging physique parts--and carrying hairdos that make bystanders are looking to glance away yet cannot, Sadie realizes one of many site visitors has been murdered and needs to paintings opposed to the clock to untangle the internet and stop additional mayhem.
By Anna Lee Huber
whereas Kiera is familiar with that helping in one other inquiry will simply extra tarnish her acceptance, her wisdom of anatomy can make the variation in fixing the case. yet agreeing to enquire capability Kiera needs to care for the advanced feelings aroused in her via inquiry agent Sebastian Gage.
while Gage arrives, he unearths that the incident on the Abbey used to be now not the first—some fiend is digging up outdated bones and maintaining them for ransom. Now Kiera and Gage needs to seize the grave robber and positioned the case to rest…before one other sufferer lands up six ft under.
By J. D. Robb
By Diane Mott Davidson
Celebrated for her precise combination of firstclass suspense and five-star fare, Diane Mott Davidson has gained ratings of fanatics and earned a spot on significant bestseller lists around the kingdom. Now she dishes up one other dangerously tasty deal with of homicide and mystery.For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, accepting a sequence of bookings at Hyde fort is sort of a dream come actual. It’s now not each day that she will get to cook dinner real Elizabethan fare--especially at a true citadel that used to be introduced over from England and reassembled stone by means of stone in Aspen Meadow. Goldy is set that every little thing will pass right--which is why, she figures later, every thing went extraordinarily mistaken. It starts while a shotgun blast shatters her window. Then Goldy discovers a physique mendacity in a close-by creek. And whilst photographs ring out for the second one time that day, an individual Goldy loves is within the line of fireside. all of sudden the very last thing Goldy desires to take into consideration is Shakespeare’s Steak Pie, 911 Chocolate Emergency Cookies, or Damson-in-Distress Plum Tart. may perhaps one in all her husband Tom’s police investigations have caused a homicide? Or used to be her violent, lately paroled ex dependable? With demise peering round each nook, Goldy must prepare dinner up a few crime-solving solutions--before the single dish that’s left on her menu is homicide.
By Shirley Tallman
Nineteenth-century legal professional Sarah Woolson remains to be attempting to get her existence jointly. opposed to her family's needs, she opens her personal San Francisco legislations company, in basic terms to discover that clients---paying consumers, that is---are cautious of permitting a lady to regulate their criminal affairs. simply whilst her endurance, in addition to her cash, are approximately to expire, Sarah and her good friend and previous colleague, Robert Campbell, attend a s?ance at San Francisco's Cliff residence. Making their approach during the worst typhoon of the season, they come at their vacation spot to discover themselves in for a lot greater than, in Robert's phrases, "silly parlor tricks." After a dramatic exhibit of spirit apparitions, flying trumpets, and phantom tune, Madame Olga Karpova---a popular Russian clairvoyant---and her visitors make a grisly discovery: one of many twelve humans seated on the desk has been brutally strangled.Later, while extra s?ance members are discovered slain, Sarah is pressed into protecting the accused assassin. engaged on her client's case, she fast reveals herself on the heart of a classy homicide plot regarding ghosts, gypsies, and town corridor, all of the whereas dealing with off with Robert in a unstable criminal conflict and investigating her brother Frederick's shady political dealings. hardly ever right habit for a nineteenth-century lady, yet Sarah would not have it the other way.Feisty and decided, Sarah keeps to flout the notions of "proper" femininity during this sequence that could be a turn-of-the-century solution to Legally Blonde.
By Lila Dare
Audrey Faye sashays into Violetta's Salon trying to find stylists for the leave out Magnolia Blossom festival. Hairdresser Grace Terhune's chance fast becomes a nightmare with anti-pageant protestors, indignant moms, frantic contestants...and then, a truly useless Audrey. The homicide weapon was once a nail dossier, making Violetta's manicurist, Stella, the top suspect. Now Grace needs to locate the genuine assassin ahead of she is polished off completely.
By Mary Jane Clark
“Clark has perfected the suspense novel.”
New York Times bestselling writer and secret author par excellence, Mary Jane Clark kicks off her scrumptious new marriage ceremony Cake secret sequence with To Have and To Kill. a delectable departure from her thrillers that includes KEY information tv anchor Eliza Blake (Dying for Mercy, It merely Takes a Moment), To Have and To Kill introduces readers to actress-turned-wedding cake decorator Piper Donovan, who discovers that the warmth within the pastry kitchen will be hotter—and deadlier—that she ever imagined…and that her artistic new firm is whatever yet a bit of cake. Foodies and fanatics of cable TV’s Amazing marriage ceremony Cakes, in addition to Faye Kellerman, Jayne Anne Krentz, and Diana Mott Davidson readers are going to devour this one up!
By Sarah Graves
Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree traded her power-broker existence for a run-down dream condominium in peaceable Eastport, Maine. however the homemade fanatic is studying that regardless of how conscientiously you construct your place, homicide has a manner of slipping in in the course of the cracks….It’s a vivid June afternoon and old-house-fixer-upper Jake Tiptree is using via downeast Maine on an strange errand. She’s on the point of interview a wide, indignant guy with a legal historical past. Jim Diamond may perhaps or is probably not harassing his ex-wife with life-threatening letters, yet Jake promised her new housekeeper, Bella Diamond, she’d look at the problem. An ex-con and a deadbeat, Jim Diamond doesn’t have a heritage of violence…that is, no longer until eventually Jake arrives at his residence and discovers killer has been there first.Suddenly Jake and her ally, Ellie White, locate themselves on the middle of a homicide with too many suspects and too few clues. And as though that’s no longer sufficient, Jake is now saddled with the manic Bella, whose walk in the park that she’ll be the following sufferer is fueling a supercompulsive neatness–one that threatens to scrub Jake and her long-suffering husband, Wade, out of apartment and home.Add to moose in her kitchen, a rebellious son with a behavior of dumping pass over correct for leave out fallacious, and a difficult ex of her personal, and Jake is already at wit’s finish. Then she will get observe horde of her dad’s long-lost kinfolk suggest to descend on Eastport, aspiring to be submit at her far-from-fixed-up fixer-upper.When the killer does strike back, it’s now not the place Jake expects…and the sufferer couldn’t be extra of a shock. For this can be a case larger than the standard angry—ex-spouse type, and now that Jake and Ellie have got themselves concerned, they’ve every one gained a distinct position in a ruthless murderer’s grasp plan of greed, deception, and dying. And the prize? a couple of perpetually inner most rooms–six toes less than!
By B. B. Haywood
Issues begin to boil over on the annual Lobster Stew Cook-Off while an award-winning recipe is stolen and a seven-time contest champion mysteriously disappears-leaving sweet no selection yet to determine who in Cape Willington, Maine, could get steamed sufficient to wreck the legislation.
By Tim Myers
During this moment Lighthouse lodge secret, innkeeper Alex Winston discovers a brand new allure on the county reasonable: a corpse. "Myers cultivates the North Carolina surroundings with aplomb and indicates an aptitude for character." (Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)