By Deborah Sharp
In line with Mama, a long gone with the Wind-themed wedding—complete with Scarlett O' Hara bridesmaid robes and a ring-bearing Pomeranian—is superb and dandy for her 5th journey down the aisle. yet what is a bridezilla to do whilst her caterer is murdered? because of the nonstop gossip educate of their small Florida city, Mama's gator-wrestling daughter Mace is getting the dust on who did it. regrettably, the suspect record is longer than the reward registry. correct on the most sensible are the groom's East Coast Yankee cousins—who can have Mafia ties. along with her on-again, off-again beau, Detective Carlos Martinez, Mace needs to song down the killer sooner than Mama's big day turns in particular deadly. compliment: "[Sharp's] descriptions of part of Florida such a lot folks be aware of little approximately upload to the charm of this wonderful mystery."—Booklist "Who knew whodunit wouldn't merely hold you guessing-but have you ever laughing!"—Hoda Kotb, NBC at the present time exhibit co-anchor "Sharp promises a large swath of humor and a willing feel of Florida's heritage and present."—Oline H. Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
By Michelle Wan
“Not because Nero Wolfe has the sort of aromatic mix of orchid lore and suspense came across its means right into a secret novel,” Booklist trumpeted upon the ebook of Michelle Wan’s Deadly Slipper. within the ORCHID SHROUD, Wan weaves one other story abounding in secret and orchids as inside decorator Mara Dunn and orchidologist Julian wooden staff as much as remedy murders: one courting again to the 1870s; the opposite taking place nearly correct sooner than their eyes.
Mara is renovating the manor condo of Julian’s buddy, the rich and socially popular Christophe de Bonfond, while she discovers the physique of a murdered baby. The physique, hid for greater than a century, brings to mild unforeseen and significant info on an elusive Lady’s Slipper orchid that Julian avidly seeks. Christophe hires genealogist Jean-Claude Fournier to exonerate his ancestors of infanticide, merely to have the specialist unharness much more terrifying suspicions approximately who the de Bonfonds quite have been and their attainable hyperlinks with the secret orchid. whilst violent demise moves as we speak, Mara and Julian commence an research in their personal that leads them to discover a path of homicide spanning many a long time. As they unearth a prior jam-packed with hatred, greed, and treacherous manipulations, they have to additionally unmask a present-day killer—before they turn into the subsequent sufferers.
By Rita Lakin
Gladdy Gold can have long gone from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to South Florida retiree, yet she’s loving each minute of it. among poolside gossip, a hot-to-trot boyfriend, and a booming detective enterprise, lifestyles couldn’t be sunnier—until a visit again north along with her sister Evvie ends up in homicide and mayhem starring the standard suspects.
Unbeknownst to Gladdy, her fellow detectives are scorching on her path. Sophie, Bella, and Ida no quicker land their tootsies within the long island than difficulty speedily reveals them. yet whereas the ladies move deep undercover, posing as bag girls to trap a felony, there’s one other shock waiting for Gladdy. Her boyfriend, Jack, is on the town too—and he’s reopening a forty-seven-year-old chilly case: the homicide of Gladdy’s husband. Can Gladdy and Jack sign up for forces to unravel a decades-old crime—and possibly heal a few wounded hearts within the technique?
By Tamar Myers
The Corpse Is within the Mail Den of Antiquity proprietress Abigail Timberlake's Halloween gown celebration is a roaring success—until an unforeseen fireplace sends the panicked site visitors fleeing from Abby's emporium. One exiting reveler she is just too chuffed to determine the again of is Tweetie "Little Bo Peep" Timberlake—unfaithful spouse of Abby's faithless ex, Buford. yet no longer lengthy after the conflagration is introduced below keep an eye on, the previous Mrs. T. discovers an surprising go well with of armor in her condo. And filled inside of is the seriously siliconed, no-longer-living physique of the present Mrs. T. definitely a few enraged collector of medieval chain mail has despatched Abby this lethal supply. yet diving into their eccentric ranks may well end up a deadly proposition for the plucky antiques dealer/amateur sleuth. or even a steel go well with is probably not adequate to guard Abby from the vicious and vindictive attentions of a crazed killer.
By Don Hoesel
After a protracted absence, novelist CJ Baxter returns to his native land of Adelia in upstate manhattan for his grandfather's funeral. dealing with a messy divorce and doubting his expertise as a author, CJ is pressured to confront secrets and techniques that experience tormented him considering the fact that youth. To complicate issues, his brother Graham is working for a Senate seat, and the kin is motive on preserving the main destructive secret--surrounding a homicide and its cover-up--in the family members, for worry the reality may destroy Graham's probabilities at profitable. yet with CJ airing their soiled laundry in his books, the family members is compelled to house him. CJ needs to have the option to stay secure whereas coming to phrases with the newfound religion that pressured him to come back to Adelia within the first position.
By Jodi Compton
In a suspense novel of surprising energy and intensity, Jodi Compton unleashes a haunting story of secrets and techniques and betrayal...and of 1 woman's look for her lacking husband that spirals right into a darkish trip strewn with sour truths and damged lives. right here debut novelist Compton introduces a rare personality: Detective Sarah Pribek, a lady of energy, complexity, and intuition, a girl stuck in an incredible nightmare...The thirty seventh HourOn a cold Minnesota morning, Sarah comes domestic to the home she stocks along with her husband and fellow cop, Michael Shiloh. Shiloh was once purported to be in Virginia, beginning his education with the FBI. A professional missing-persons investigator, Sarah is used to worried calls from other halves and oldsters. She's used to the blameless factors that get to the bottom of such a lot of of her circumstances. yet from the instant she learns that he by no means arrived at Quantico, she feels a negative foreboding. Now, underneath the mattress within which they make love, Sarah reveals Shiloh's smartly packed bag. And in that immediate the cop in her is aware: Her husband has disappeared.Suddenly Sarah unearths herself at the start of the type of research she has made so frequently. the sort that she and her ex-partner, Genevieve, solved oftentimes -- till a brutal crime stole Genevieve's daughter and ended her profession. the type that pries open kinfolk secrets and techniques and hidden lives. For Sarah this research will suggest going again to the start, to Shiloh's religion-steeped adolescence in Utah, the rift that separated him from his family members -- and the single frightening case that struck them either too with regards to domestic. As Sarah turns over an increasing number of unknown flooring in her husband's previous, she sees her lover and pal grow to be a stranger earlier than her eyes. And as she strikes extra down a path of stunning surprises and sour revelations, Sarah is ready to find that her worst worry -- that Shiloh is lifeless -- could be much less painful than what she is going to study next...In a unique of runaway rigidity, Jodi Compton masterfully weaves jointly the quiet info of way of life with the moments which can shatter them endlessly. straight away a beguiling secret and a strong rumination on relations, friendship, and loss, The thirty seventh Hour is a mystery that might seize you off shield at each flip -- immediately compelling and completely very unlikely to place down.From the Hardcover version.
By Charlaine Harris
Newspaper reporter Catherine Linton overlooked her investigative instincts whilst her mom and dad died in a mysterious automobile crash six months ago--grief obscuring the symptoms that whatever used to be amiss. but if she discovers the crushed physique of her father’s nurse on Linton estate, Catherine quick realizes her mom and dad’ dying was once no accident.
Though the sleepy Southern city that Catherine’s relations has referred to as domestic for generations nonetheless prickles with racial stress and decades-old classism, Catherine by no means anticipated that Lowfield, Mississippi might harbor a assassin. Now, it sort of feels every person has a bad mystery. yet what number of people in Lowfield could kill to maintain them hidden?
Catherine unearths herself either the sheriff’s lead suspect and the killer’s subsequent objective. With assistance from her good-looking editor, Randall, and her quirky fellow reporter, Tom, Catherine needs to untangle the darkish roots of the murders and forestall the killer who wears a neighbor’s face.
Sweet and Deadly used to be the exciting debut secret from Charlaine Harris, the number one manhattan occasions bestselling writer of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, in addition to the award-nominated Aurora Teagarden, Lily Bard, and Harper Connelly mysteries.