Love, Lies and Liquor (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 17)

By M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is along with her detective enterprise and the conferences of the Carsely girls' Society, she nonetheless misses her ex-husband, James Lacey. So whilst he by surprise resurfaces and invitations her on vacation at a shock position, she's able to pass the day gone by. With visions of a romantic hideaway in Italy or the Pacific dancing in her head, Agatha units off with James to...Snoth-on-Sea, in Sussex. whereas James could have fond thoughts of boyhood vacation trips there, the once-grand Palace lodge is in shambles and freezing cold―as are fellow visitors and newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Jankers, who choose a struggle with Agatha one evening. simply as she and James organize to escape to hotter climes, Geraldine Jankers is located lifeless at the beach…strangled with Agatha's shawl. a lot for vacation fantasies: For Agatha, hassle has a fashion of following her even if romance doesn't… in M.C. Beaton's Love, Lies and Liquor.

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Listening Woman

By Tony Hillerman

The blind shaman known as Listening lady speaks of witches and stressed spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. yet Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is certain the monster who savagely slaughtered an previous guy and a teenage lady used to be human. the answer to a awful crime is buried someplace in a useless man's secrets and techniques and within the stunning occasions of 100 years previous. to disregard the warnings of a venerable seer, in spite of the fact that, will be reckless foolishness whilst Leaphorn's research leads him farther clear of the understandable . . . and toward the main brutally violent disagreement of his career.

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A Real Basket Case (A Claire Hanover Mystery)

By Beth Groundwater

THE FIRST e-book within the CLAIRE HANOVER secret SERIES
An Agatha Award Finalist for top First Novel

 

Feeling ignored by means of her workaholic husband, forty-something present basket dressmaker Claire Hanover joins an aerobics category on the urging of her ally Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unsatisfied, Ellen and many of the different ladies within the category upload a bit vicarious pleasure to their lives by way of flirting with the good-looking teacher, Enrique. In a second of weak point, Claire consents to allow the fascinating Enrique come to her apartment to offer her a therapeutic massage. She realizes she has made a dangerous mistake while Enrique is shot and killed in her bed room and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.

Determined to transparent Roger’s identify and retailer her marriage, Claire units out to discover the genuine killer, encountering drug purchasers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and offended police officers alongside the way. 

Praise:
“A demanding, interesting debut.”―Kirkus Reviews

“Will entice determined Housewives lovers and people who like cozies with a little bit spice.” ―Booklist

“A actual winner! Don’t leave out it.”―Maggie Sefton, bestselling writer of Knit One, Kill Two

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

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Access to Power

By Robert Ellis

3 weeks earlier than a vital senatorial election, a guy is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. workplace. Police are speedy to name it a case of theft long gone undesirable, yet Frank Miles suspects anything way more sinister at the back of the homicide of his enterprise accomplice. As Washington's so much feared photograph maker, Frank's ruthless media manipulation has earned him numerous admirers...and simply as many enemies. Now, for the 1st time in his existence, Frank's met his fit in a shadowy schemer as smart as himself--but way more deadly. because the physique count number rises, Frank turns into the U.S. Attorney's leader suspect--and a crafty killer's subsequent aim. From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome excessive above, his race for the truth--and his life--will convey him face-to-face with strength at its deadliest extremes--where successful isn't really everything...it's the one factor. together with his debut novel, L.A. instances bestselling writer Robert Ellis increases the stakes in a center pounding mystery set in Washington that feels so within and so twisted it reeks of the darkest fact.

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A Real Pickle: Book 6 in the Classic Diner Mystery Series

From big apple occasions Bestselling writer Jessica Beck! whilst loss of life pickle-fortune inheritor Curtis Trane ultimately succumbs within the captivating Moose Diner, everybody believes that it’s simply the tip of the man’s lengthy disease, yet upon nearer exam, it seems that Curtis has been murdered! In a plea from past the grave, Curtis asks Moose and Victoria to unravel his murder, and the 2 needs to go away every little thing they recognize and enterprise out into the wealthy man’s rarefied global.

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Illegal Action (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By Stella Rimington

The fiercely clever, formidable MI5 officer Liz Carlyle returns in a secret agent novel of arresting mental complexity and unflagging suspense.

In the newest installment within the Liz Carlyle sequence, Liz has been transferred to counter-espionage—the hub of MI5 operations in the course of the chilly warfare. Her undertaking: defend Nikita Brunovsky, an more and more vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin, who has been unique for assassination and is looking for shelter within the united kingdom. The overseas place of work is adamant approximately forestalling against the law which can turn into a full-blown foreign incident. So Liz is going undercover, attaching herself to Brunovsky's retinue: racing opposed to the clock to figure out who betrayed him and unexpectedly dealing with a totally unforeseen moment task—unmasking a Russian operative operating undercover along her.

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Valley of Death (Mysteries in Our National Park, Book 8)

By Gloria Skurzynski

Jack can't think what he's listening to. His sister is being held hostage. Whoever snatched Ashley should have been following the Landons as they explored demise Valley nationwide Park. yet what do they wish with Leesa?

When Jack discovers why Leesa is at the run, he's made up our minds to guard her. yet how can he do this and store Ashley, too? something he is aware evidently, failure isn't an choice.

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Arms of Nemesis: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Novels of Ancient Rome)

By Steven Saylor

The hideously disfigured physique used to be present in the atrium. the one clues are a blood-soaked cloak, and, carved into the stone on the corpse's ft, the observe Sparta. The murdered guy was once the overseer of Marcus Crassus's property, it seems that killed by means of runaway slaves bent on becoming a member of Spartacus's insurrection. in line with the homicide, the rich, strong Crassus vows to honor an historic legislations and kill his ninety-nine ultimate slaves in 3 days. Now Gordianus the Finder has been summoned from Rome via a mysterious patron to determine the reality in regards to the homicide ahead of the 3 days are up.

Enmeshed in an international of determined slaves and duplicitous masters, extravagant feasts and sordid secrets and techniques, Gordianus needs to possibility all he loves, together with his lifestyles, to forestall a mindless slaughter-and store the very way forward for Rome itself.

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Blood Bath & Beyond: An Immortality Bites Mystery

By Michelle Rowen

Sarah Dearly is adjusting to lifestyles as a fledgling vampire, pleasing her cravings at vampire-friendly blood banks. but if her fiancé Thierry takes a role with the Ring—the mystery council answerable for holding vampires in line—Sarah’s approximately to get greater than a style of chance…

Being engaged to a centuries-old grasp vampire may be challenging—especially whilst he's taking a task with the hoop. Thierry’s in for 50 years of nonstop go back and forth and lethal threat. It’s adequate to make any lady re-evaluate the wedding…any lady other than Sarah, that's.

Traveling to Las Vegas for his first project, they come upon a baby attractiveness competition contestant from hell, in addition to a vampire serial killer leaving sufferers tired of blood, in all probability exposing the life of vampires to the full international. but if Thierry’s really historic historical past comes again to hang-out him, and he’s accused of against the law he didn’t dedicate, it’s as much as Sarah to transparent his identify earlier than their immortal lives come to an finish.  

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