Too Cute to Kill
Author: Linda Crowder
Emma Rand can’t understand people who consider the countryside a dumping ground for whatever they no longer want. Living on ten acres outside of Casper, Wyoming, she’s seen everything from pets to appliances dumped along her fence line but when she spies something propped against her fence after a blizzard, she never expects to find a body. When the police investigation stalls, she and her husband, Jake, set out to unravel the puzzle of who she is and how she met her lonely fate. What they uncover will rock this small western town to its core.
Justice for Katie
Author: Linda Crowder
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
In 1985, budding author Jeb Cannon discovers the decomposed body of a young woman while riding fence with his father on their wind-swept Wyoming ranch. The case quickly goes cold but her memory haunts his imagination. Thirty years and a number of best-selling thrillers later, Cannon asks Detective Matt Joyner to help him finally find justice for the woman, whom he has dubbed "Katie." Joyner has his hands full investigating the modern-day murder of an Assistant County Attorney so Jake and Emma Rand step in to take a fresh look at the decades old case. When they uncover a link between Katie's death and the murder of the Casper ACA, they may finally unmask the mysterious "Boss" that has been orchestrating a campaign of murder and deception. This is the third book in the Jake and Emma Mystery Series.
Main Street Murder
Author: Linda Crowder
Jake and Emma Rand are back in a new adventure. A spring blizzard traps the citizens of Casper, Wyoming in their homes, closing roads and shutting down highways out of town. When murder strikes in spite of the snow, suspicion immediately turns to the victim's neighbors - including Emma's receptionist, Kristy Castle. As Emma fights to prove Kristy's innocence, a terrible secret begins to emerge that could threaten all their lives.
Author: Thomas Fahy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Emma Montgomery has been having trouble sleeping. Whenever she closes her eyes, all she can see are the horrible nightmares . . . nightmares of gruesome murder. And she’s not alone. All of the students in Dr. Beecher’s secret society have been having terrible dreams and sleepwalking. Now, as their classmates start turning up dead, Emma and her friends race against the clock to keep themselves awake and find out what is causing them to kill in their sleep—before the next victim dies.
Death Changes Everything
Author: Linda Crowder
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The chill in the air isn't the only change October is bringing to Casper, Wyoming. Jake Rand, local attorney specializing in juvenile cases, is being courted to run for county attorney and a killer is stalking one of the city's leading families. With Casper's only homicide detective out of commission, Jake and his wife Emma, a therapist in private practice, step in to crack the case. Will the accidental detectives be able to keep the killer from striking again? "Death Changes Everything" is the fourth book in The Jake and Emma Mystery series. If you like your mysteries on the cozy side, with challenging puzzles and characters you'd be happy to call friends, this series is sure to be one of your favorites.
Drop Dead Chocolate
Author: Jessica Beck
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Drop Dead Chocolate Jessica Beck The whole town of April Springs is stirring over the upcoming mayoral election. Suzanne Hart's mother, for one, is dead-set on replacing the current mayor...and what better way for Momma to drum up support than by luring in voters with Suzanne's drop-dead-delicious donuts? Just add chocolate, and they're sure to kill the competition... With Momma's half-baked campaign heating up faster than a donut shop deep fryer, Suzanne wonders if they've bitten off more than they can chew. But when Momma's opponent is brutally murdered, the odds of winning are suddenly, and suspiciously, in their favor. Sure, they'd been planning to beat the mayor—but with speeches and donuts, not a blunt instrument. If Suzanne hopes to reveal the killer's recipe for revenge, she'll have to uncover a plot that's darker than any chocolate... Drop Dead Chocolate is a sinfully sweet addition to Jessica Beck's delicious Donut Shop Mystery Series.
Emma All Stirred Up!
Author: Coco Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Emma needs a break from big-sister duty in this addition to Spotlight’s treat of a tween series. Emma is not thrilled with always having to rearrange her schedule so she can babysit her younger brother, Jake. Now Emma’s parents have broken some news that really threatens to push Emma over the edge—since Emma and Jake are going to the same day camp this summer, she’s expected to sit with Jake on the bus. Not only does this mean Emma can’t hang out with her friends, but she also has to comfort Jake—who has a serious issue with motion sickness. Can Emma find a way to sweeten up her summer plans?
Author: Jessica Beck
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she's dubbed "The Great Impersonator," Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her settlement and opened up shop in the heart of her beloved hometown. But when a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of flour, Suzanne's cozy little shop becomes an all-out crime scene. Now, everyone in town is dropping by for glazed donuts and gruesome details. The retired sheriff warns her to be careful—and they're all suspects. Soon Suzanne—who finds snooping as irresistible as donuts—is poking holes in everyone's alibis...
Caribou King is accustomed to losing boyfriends to her best friend, Taylor Snow, but she isn't accustomed to having them turn up dead. When a second man dies after falling for Taylor, Cara is the only person in the tiny town of Coho Bay, Alaska who believes in her innocence. When she sets out to prove it, she uncovers lie after lie -- and not just coming from Taylor. Cara had better figure things out quickly or the next body fished out of the bay could be hers.Cara is a 26 year-old native of Coho Bay, Alaska, a tiny town whose claim to fame is as a stop on the lucrative cruise ship line. Cara owns The Broken Antler Gallery, specializing in one of a kind works of art crafted by artists across south eastern Alaska. "The Deadly Art of Deception" is the first in a series that is part cozy mystery, part chick-lit. There is a good mixture of humor and suspense with just a touch of romance.
Author: Lynn Rush
Pursuing a normal existence by attending college proves difficult for vampire Hunter, Emma Martin, considering the mystical tattoo on her wrist glows whenever Vamps are near. And after three months of silence, the glow is back with a vengeance. Jake Cunningham witnesses Emma using her powers and reveals a few of his own. Finally, after three years of searching, he realizes his newfound abilities must mean he's a Hunter like Emma. Thankful not to be alone in the fight against the Vamps, Emma finds hope and comfort in Jake's arms. As she learns more about her new love's family and its dark heritage, she may be forced not only to hunt them, but also to sacrifice her life to save Jake's soul.
“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.” --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense. Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her. Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her. Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she. In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine. A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO KILL marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #2 in the Avery Black series will be available soon. “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)
Have you ever heard a mermaid sing? 12-year old Frankie Jackson has … and now she's in a mess of trouble. “Set in the fascinating world of Sausalito's houseboat community, I Didn't Steal Your Mermaid features the inimitable adventures of Frankie Jackson, surely the cleverest and most endearing 12-year old to ever match wits with evil doers.” -- Jake Warner, www.jakestales.org
Author: Christine Feehan
Billionaire Jack Babbaconni, who is gifted with leopard-shifting abilities, is strongly attracted to the mysterious Emma Reynolds, and so he hires her as his son's nanny in order to keep her close and under his protection.
A Time to Kill
Author: John Grisham
Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book. The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life–and then his own.
Close to Home
Author: Cara Hunter
A brilliantly plotted psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath with a shocking twist They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family’s Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy’s family is certainly strange—her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there’s Daisy’s little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . . DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it’s as if she disappeared into thin air—no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal. With a story that feels all too real, Close to Home is the best kind of suspense—the kind that sends chills down your spine and keeps you up late at night, thrilled and terrified.