By Jayne Castle
Guinevere Jones and Zachariah Justis realize their real emotions for every different after they staff as much as reveal Madame Zoltana, a blackmailing psychic who makes great earnings on her client's fears.
By Laura Levine
Whilst Jaine's buddy Lance surprises her with a visit to The Haven, a deluxe health and wellbeing spa at the California coast, she and her pussycat good friend Prozac are wanting to hit the line and indulge in every week of pampering and pedicures. yet upon their arrival, she discovers that this oasis within the hills is simply a fats farm in conceal, entire with celery-juice cocktails, humiliating weigh-ins, and a zero-tolerance place on carbs. And as she will get to grasp her fellow inmates, she realizes 300-calorie dinners usually are not the craziest factor she'll be facing. between her bulge-battling partners is Mallory Francis, a B-list superstar with a knack for making frenemies with every person she meets. whilst she's chanced on strangled in the course of a seaweed wrap long gone awry, Jaine is hard-pressed to consider a person who could not have performed it. might be it was once Kendra, Mallory's sour sister-slash-personal assistant. or even Clint, a macho former co-star whose dirtiest secret's at risk of being undressed within the drama queen's upcoming memoir. Or used to be it The Havens' lovely younger masseuse, pushed to devote against the law of ardour whilst Mallory seduced her aerobics teacher husband Sven? With the suspects mounting swifter than her starvation pangs, Jaine does not be aware of whom to think. And while her look for fact, justice, and contraband energy leads her instantly to the cold-blooded killer, it kind of feels homicide should be at the menu as soon as again...
By Tanya Huff
It all started with blood and demise. And Vicki Nelson, PI used to be on the scene. The sufferer have been brutally, inhumanly unfolded. Messy paintings. She'd needed to disguise the corpse along with her coat. It had type of made her believe concerned. Now Vicki is stuck up within the lethal pursuit of a mass assassin with an inhuman urge for food for mayhem and destruction. And her consultant at the case is doing not anything to hose down her growing to be experience of foreboding. yet then, with a being of unspeakable evil stalking town, in basic terms Vicki Nelson may best friend herself to Henry Fitzroy, the illegitimate baby of Henry VIII and a five-hundred-year-old vampire.
By Peg Marberg
Moment within the inside layout secret series-includes adorning suggestions. styles of a dangerous variety emerge whilst the rich new customer of decorator Jean Hastings is murdered.
By Elizabeth Peters
An exceptional wage and an all-expenses-paid summer season spent a sprawling Arizona ranch is simply too reliable a deal for fledgling anthropologist D.J. Abbott to show down. What does it topic that her wealthy new employer/benefactor, Hank Hunnicutt, is a qualified oddball who's shortly investment all demeanour of off-beat initiatives, from alien conspiracy reviews to a hunt for dragon bones? there is even speak of treasure buried within the within sight mountains, yet D.J. isn't really going to permit free hypothesis -- or the huge charms of good-looking specialist treasure hunter Jesse Franklin -- to sidetrack her. until eventually Hunnicutt suffers a mysterious coincidence after which vanishes, leaving the weirdos amassed at his unfold to eye one another with nervous suspicion. yet on a excessive desolate tract look for the lacking millionaire, D.J. is studying issues that won't be fit for her to understand. For the sport somebody is enjoying right here is going a ways past the rational universe -- and it can go away D.J. legitimately lifeless.
By Cara Black
The moment Aimée Leduc research set in Paris
When Anaïs de Froissart calls Parisian deepest investigator Aimée begging for support, Aimée assumes the lady desires to rent her to do surveillance on her philandering flesh presser husband back. Aimée is just too busy immediately to indulge her. yet Anaïs insists Aimée needs to come, that she is in difficulty and scared. Aimée tracks Anaïs down simply in time to determine a motor vehicle bomb explode, injuring Anaïs and killing the girl she was once with.
Anaïs can’t clarify what Aimée simply witnessed. The useless girl, Anaïs says, is Sylvie Coudray, her dishonest husband’s long-time mistress, yet she has no notion who sought after her useless, and Anaïs formally hires Aimée to examine. As she digs into Sylvie Coudray’s murky prior, Aimée reveals that the useless lady is probably not who Anaïs concept she was once. Her Belleville local, choked with North African immigrants, should be hiding clues to Sylvie’s identification. As a well known Algerian rights activist levels a starvation protest opposed to new immigration legislation, Aimée starts off to ask yourself even if Sylvie’s loss of life used to be an act of terrorism, and who else will be at probability.
By Stuart Kallen
By Gail Bowen
During this chilling story of the negative energy of the binds that either bind us and blind us, Gail Bowen has given us her most sensible novel but. Brimming with the author’s attribute empathy for the bothered, The Glass Coffin explores the intensity of tragedy camera’s impartial eye can catch – and cause.Canada’s favorite sleuth, Joanne Kilbourn, is dismayed to profit who it truly is that her ally, Jill Osiowy, is ready to marry. Evan MacLeish could be a celebrated documentary filmmaker, yet he’s a chilly fish who not just has already misplaced better halves to suicide, yet has exploited their lives – and deaths – via making acclaimed motion pictures approximately them. no longer even Jill seems to be relatively keen on him, and Jo is appalled to profit that her pal is marrying Evan essentially to turn into stepmother to his teenaged daughter, Bryn. Even Bryn hates her father for having filmed her all of her brief existence. It’s visible to Joanne that this is often stony floor on which to chanced on a wedding. what's now not visible is that it really is approximately to get bloodsoaked.Intelligent, sympathetic, and harder-edged than past novels within the Joanne Kilbourn sequence, The Glass Coffin is the paintings of a author on the best of her form.From the Hardcover variation.
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 rapidly shattered whilst Anna solutions a choice to Mt. Locust, as soon as a operating plantation and hotel, now a vacationer spot. however the guy Anna reveals in an previous bed room isn't any vacationer in misery. He’s approximately bare, and intensely dead—his physique bearing marks in keeping with intercourse video games long past awry. On a writing desk within sight is an open Bible with ominous passages turned around in red.
There are secrets and techniques that well-liked males during this God-fearing kingdom desire to hold less than wraps—and Anna has stumbled right into a nest of them.
By Elizabeth Peters
Banned without end from the japanese finish of the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson's determined try to regain digging rights backfires—and his dream of unearthing the tomb of the little-known king Tutankhamon is dashed. Now Emerson, his archaeologist spouse, Amelia Peabody, and their family members needs to watch from the sidelines as Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter "discover" the best Egyptian treasure of all time.
But the Emersons' personal much less outstanding excavations are interrupted while father and son Ramses are lured right into a catch through an odd staff of villains ominously challenging solutions to a question neither guy comprehends. and it'll fall to the ever-intrepid Amelia to guard her endangered family—and might be her nemesis as well—from a devastating fact hidden uncomfortably as regards to domestic . . . and from a nefarious plot that threatens the peace of the full region.