Archive For The “Women Sleuths” Category
By Jennifer Trusted (auth.)
By Leslie Meier
While Lucy Stone takes a visit to England, the travel chief suffers an bronchial asthma assault mid-flight, and dies. In London, his substitute arrives, and Lucy starts off to note a few extraordinary behaviour one of the journey staff.
By Jayne Ann Krentz
From the writer of the hot York occasions bestseller misplaced & chanced on, hailed as "a pleasant secret from a professional seasoned" (People), comes a brand new novel of romantic suspense. A con artist and seductress, Meredith Spooner lived fast-and died younger. Now it kind of feels Meredith's final scam-embezzling greater than one million funds from a school endowment fund-is coming again to hang-out Leonora Hutton. An electronic mail has simply arrived within which Meredith-in worry for her life-explains that the cash is looking forward to Leonora in an offshore account . . . and a safe-deposit key's at the means. Leonora wishes not anything to do with the contaminated funds. She's already been accused of being in at the robbery through Thomas Walker-who, it sort of feels, used to be a sufferer of Meredith's knack for either scams and seductions. wanting to turn out him improper, Leonora units out to gather the money and hand it over. yet she discovers different goods within the safe-deposit field. One is a booklet approximately reflect House-a mansion choked with old mirrors, the place Meredith engineered her ultimate deception. the opposite is a collection of newspaper tales a couple of thirty-year-old homicide that happened there-unsolved to today. Now Leonora has a suggestion for Thomas Walker. She'll surrender the money-if he is helping her work out what is occurring. Meredith had defined Thomas Walker as "a guy you could trust." yet in a funhouse-mirror global of phantasm and distortion, Leonora should be out of her league.
By Jessie Chandler
"Madcap dangers...amusing debut, with [an] appealing lesbian sleuth..." ~Kirkus Reviews
"A winner. enable me guarantee you that you just will not be taking a big gamble on interpreting this pleasant romp." ~Mystery enthusiasts assessment "
Jessie Chandler is literary relatives to either Cotterill and West...unabashed enjoyable but in addition a lot bolder than conventional cozies." ~Library Journal
Shay O'Hanlon is the co-owner of the hip, quirky Rabbit gap, a favored espresso store in Uptown Minneapolis. Police detective JT Bordeaux and her companion appear on the gap looking for Shay's ally, Coop—a chain-smoking, vegetarian tree hugger—who's sought after for wondering in reference to the bludgeoning loss of life of his less-than-respectable boss, Stanley "Kinky" Anderson. Coop's prints are everywhere in the homicide weapon—an over-sized, bronzed bingo marker—and the law enforcement officials have themselves a main suspect.
Suddenly, Shay's quiet yet hugely caffeinated global spins uncontrolled speedier than a trip on a fairground Tilt-A-Whirl as she attempts to save lots of her good friend. Complicating concerns are a number of bumbling mobsters, a lacking truckload of stolen nuts, an abused mutt named Dawg, a kidnapping or , and a really chronic Detective Bordeaux. Will Shay and her associates achieve their quest to transparent Coop and nail the assassin or will their nutty caper finally end up deadly?
By Susan Dunlap
Darcy takes an rapid liking to the customer, Karen Johnson, yet there are too many unanswered questions. Karen claims to be getting a divorce, yet Darcy’s brother Gary doesn’t deal with divorces. And while he insists that their older brother John, a cop, mustn't ever understand in their assembly, Darcy’s pink flags are raised. who's this girl? And why does she desire a high-powered lawyer?
Soon, a homicide shocks town and John is the first suspect. With John and Gary either in hiding and the police worried to pin the demise on John, Darcy unearths herself with out one she will be able to belief. determined for an finish to the insanity, she delves deep into Karen’s previous, in basic terms to discover a scheme much more stunning than homicide itself.
By D. J. H. Jones
Fans of Murder on the MLA, additionally via D. J. H. Jones, will welcome this moment event of Nancy cook dinner, a Chaucer pupil with a pointy brain and a flavor for Bakelite jewellery. whilst Nancy arrives in Santa Fe, she's searching for a getaway from her activity at Yale--a position to revise her e-book prior to an autumn rendezvous with Chicago detective Boaz Dixon. The room she sublets is adorned in black and purple, bedecked with herbs and crystals. She is woke up by way of drumming. The quiet retreat she hoped for is a crowded family of recent Agers dabbling in self-help philosophies, "crystal culture," astrology, and channeling.
Intrigued via the preoccupations of her partners if disgusted by way of their diets and hygiene, Nancy reveals that her sympathy for Nicole, a software program whiz with a weight challenge, attracts her into the more and more mystifying affairs of the family. The charm of recent Agism--the different types of humans interested in it and why--becomes a secret she units out to unravel. while a fugitive cyberthief within the family makes an attempt homicide lower than conceal of a peyote rite, a stunning arrival alters either the police research and Nancy's future--academic and romantic.
With acute statement and acidic wit, Jones offers a hilarious research of recent Age culture and its pretensions.
By Kylie Logan
Figuring out of her button store in a Chicago brownstone, Josie Giancola has turn into one of many country's prime specialists on buttons. Her recognition attracts a Hollywood starlet to the Button field to buy specific buttons to beautify her made-to-order marriage ceremony gown.
But after the Button field is ransacked and the actress murdered, Josie's comfortable global is thrown into chaos-and a killer is out to maintain Josie's lips buttoned up...permanently.
By Dana Stabenow
Alaskan deepest detective Kate Shugak is going undercover to show the illicit drug exchange alongside the TransAlaska pipeline, however the case is threatened while her disguise is blown. by means of the writer of lifeless within the Water.
By Nevada Barr
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon returns to stand her so much duplicitous foe—human nature—in Nevada Barr's New York Times bestseller, Hunting Season.
The quiet fantastic thing about autumn on Mississippi’s Natchez hint is speedily shattered while Anna solutions a choice to Mt. Locust, as soon as a operating plantation and resort, now a vacationer spot. however the guy Anna unearths in an outdated bed room is not any vacationer in misery. He’s approximately bare, and extremely dead—his physique bearing marks in keeping with intercourse video games long gone awry. On a writing desk close by is an open Bible with ominous passages turned around in red.
There are secrets and techniques that favourite males during this God-fearing nation desire to retain lower than wraps—and Anna has stumbled right into a nest of them.
By Cleo Coyle
Enterprise is booming at Clare Cosi's Village mix, until eventually her woman shoppers begin to die. Lieutenant Quinn is confident that somebody has an awl to grind, and, regrettably, his top suspect is the recent guy in Clare's existence. Now Clare will possibility her heart--and her life--to stick with the killer's path to the sour finish.