By Lydia Adamson
While actress and beginner sleuth Alice Nestleton whips up an anniversary meal for her actor pals, the chuffed couple simply die-of nutrition poisoning. the one witnesses are the couple's little kittens. certainly adorable, yet under no circumstances practicable at the witness stand. because of this Alice is the top suspect. And whereas the actor in Alice may possibly love the highlight, this isn't the type of cognizance she needs... "Slyly captivating." (Publishers Weekly) "Another gem for cat secret fans." (Library magazine)
By Shelley Freydont
“This interesting first in a brand new sequence from Freydont (A Merry Little homicide and 4 different mysteries that includes dancer Linda Haggerty) introduces mathematician and Sudoku whiz Katie McDonald. Katie, a self-professed geek who works for a hush-hush executive imagine tank, returns to her place of origin of Granville, NH, on the behest of her former mentor, P.T. Avondale. Katie is surprised to discover Avondale frail and preoccupied, his liked puzzle museum in severe disrepair and dire monetary straits. prior to Katie could make feel of the placement, she discovers Avondale murdered in his office—slumped over an unfinished Sudoku puzzle which could offer a clue to the killer’s id. She tops the brash new police chief’s suspect record and comes to a decision to unravel the case on her personal, not just to transparent her identify yet to avoid wasting the Avondale museum from the wrecking ball. Readers may want to see much more of the clever and endearing Katie.”—Publishers Weekly
By Diane Mott Davidson
She has been known as "the Julia baby of puzzle writers." Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The final Suppers, Killer Pancake, and demise for Chocolate, returns with an impossible to resist five-star supporting of suspense. whilst caterer Goldy Schulz takes a task with a multimillion-dollar monetary company, she unearths herself in a high-stakes global the place a person is out to make a killing....Goldy, proprietor of Goldilocks' Catering, slightly weathered a disastrous spring during which relentless rains and using snow positioned a true damper on her business. But now, due to her ally, Marla, the Colorado caterer is unexpectedly cooking up a storm...lovingly getting ready Crab Quesadillas, Tomato-Brie Pie, and Gold Foil-Wrapped Fudge Bars for her filthy rich new consumer, Prospect monetary Partners.The Prospect companions' monetary whiz, Tony Royce, with whom Marla is having a tempestuous affair, and Albert Lipscomb, who's in my opinion dealing with Marla's funds, have employed Goldy to organize a luxurious occasion to kick off their most recent enterprise: the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. worried to exploit a golden chance, Goldy arrives on the mine web site early, loaded down with candies. but simply while she thinks she will be able to sit back, all hell breaks loose--and the most wrongdoer is Marla.Her ally is certain the mine enterprise is a rip-off. And while, numerous days later, Albert finally ends up lacking, it seems like Marla was once correct. Why, then, is the police captain treating Goldy's ally as though she had devoted against the law? and the way can Goldy continue her fourteen-year-old son Arch and his unreliable bloodhound from making issues worse? As Goldy works furiously to revive her company by way of whipping up scorching, aromatic bitter Cream Cherry Coffeecake and featherlight Cinnamon Scones, she findsherself drawn right into a most original state of affairs of lacking companions, stolen hundreds of thousands, and a number of homicides. And in basic terms while Goldy can realize which of the sufferers is the most corpse will she be capable of get to the bottom of the secret that threatens to cancel out her friend's dearest asset--her existence.
By Randy Moore
Evolution within the court: A Reference advisor chronicles the criminal background of the evolution/creation debate sparked through Charles Darwin's booklet at the foundation of Species via common choice in 1859. the 1st seven chapters offer a close ancient assessment of the talk, reviewing all the significant complaints with specific emphasis at the notorious Scopes "Monkey Trial" which pitted fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan opposed to ACLU safety lawyer Clarence Darrow, and have become the normal to which all next evolution trails were compared.Ensuing discussions of the increase and fall of creationism as a technological know-how and the failure of "balanced remedy" in public colleges culminate in a precis of skirmishes during the last decade. Profiles of scientists, politicians, clergy, and different influential humans from Galileo to Frank White, the Arkansas governor who signed the equivalent time legislations with no ever examining it, exhibit interesting proof and views on each side of the debate.
By Sue Henry
In a wide ranging land of ice and chilly, demise has come...by fire.In the lingering sit back of the early Alaskan spring, famed "musher" Jessie Arnold confronts the charred is still of a favourite neighborhood pub, destroyed by way of a suspicious blaze that claimed an blameless, unsuspecting lifestyles. This lull among racing seasons is intended to be a time of grueling education and conditioning for Jessie and her dogsled team-but as a substitute it has develop into a time of worry. as the burning has basically all started, and its flames will scar and blister Jessie's global in methods she will be able to slightly think. And within the wake of extra dying, her subsequent race could be one for survival -- as she struggles to figure out even if a determined pal is a terrified victim...or a killer.
By Judith Mcnaught
By Jess Lourey
Beer and polka song reign ultimate at Octoberfest, conflict Lake's superior fall pageant. To kick off the celebrations, town hosts a public debate among the 2 congressional applicants: straight-laced Arnold Swydecker, and slippery incumbent, Sarah Glokkmann. As a reporter for the conflict Lake keep in mind, Mira James is roped into writing up the observe warfare. however the festive temper sours while a widely known Glokkmann-bashing blogger is located useless . . . and the congresswoman herself meets a ugly destiny. to maintain the warmth off her most sensible friend's fianc?—an ex-con reporter—Mira wades during the applicants' soiled laundry, their unsavory secrets and techniques, and a few murderous mudslinging to reveal the killer.
By Ellery Queen
Cornelia Potts is a depraved lady with millio ns of greenbacks, a henpecked husband, and 6 depressing childr en. each lifestyles she touches turns to sheer hell. Then, one after the other, the population of the sizeable, ugly Potts mansion a re visited through dying. '
By Susan Kandel
Biographer and beginner sleuth Cece Caruso freely admits that she spent her adolescence idolizing woman detective Nancy Drew, a myth that absolutely motivated her grown-up activity writing biographies of useless secret writers. yet as Cece will realize riding down the road in her Jackie O. sun shades and a borrowed baby-blue Cadillac, a few fantasies die more durable than others.
Researching the lifetime of Carolyn Keene, the pseudonymous writer of the Nancy Drew mysteries, Cece meets a flamboyant collector of "Blue Nancys," the unique books with blue covers. while he unearths out that she is taking a highway journey to Palm Springs to snoop round on the annual Nancy Drew fan conference, he bargains her using his swanky holiday condo. however the final thing Cece expects to discover mendacity round the swimming pool is one very lifeless body.
In a race opposed to time that takes her from a mystery enclave of restored Victorians close to downtown L.A. to the driest stretches of California barren region, Cece must channel her former idol after which a few to unmask a sly killer -- ahead of he comes after her. in fact, it is helping to have a knockout number of classic garments, although Cece prefers Azzedine Alaïa semigloss knits and Halston silver sequined berets to Nancy's prim matches and gloves.
Filled with wit, strength, and shrewdpermanent twists, let alone one shrewdpermanent, hip heroine, Not a woman Detective is natural entertainment.
By Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
Ten years in the past, Carolyn Sullivan advised a forty-four 12 months sentence for vicious assassin and serial rapist Carl Holden. chilly, crafty, and with out regret, Holden was once the type of felony the dying penalty used to be made for, and the forensic facts had him nailed – or so everybody concept. but if the facts is discredited, Holden is a unfastened guy back, and Carolyn is his assigned parole officer. To the country, Holden is a guy who has served his time. yet Carolyn nonetheless recollects the grieving relations and the sufferers who've been betrayed via a miscarriage of justice. She is aware Holden for what he's – a stone-cold sociopath – and she’s decided to work out him in the back of bars perpetually. Then an opportunity site visitors twist of fate introduces Carolyn to captivating and filthy rich Marcus Wright, a guy who turns out to have as many secrets and techniques as he does financial institution money owed. Marcus desires Carolyn, and for the 1st time in many years, Carolyn likes being sought after. The killings commence back. A physique is located within the comparable place the place Carl Holden buried his first sufferer. As extra surprising crimes are exposed, every little thing Carolyn has relied on as a qualified is placed to the try. With the stakes emerging better and time operating out, Carolyn takes the most important gamble of her lifestyles, one who may well capture a killer or take her immediately into her worst nightmare.