By Vicki Lane
Elizabeth Goodweather is aware what it’s prefer to be an interloper, to maintain secrets and techniques and nurse wounds. yet Elizabeth raised a relations in those mist-shrouded North Carolina hills and is deeply settled on her small farm—even discovering the gap to permit a brand new guy into her existence. every thing adjustments whilst her daughter Rosemary returns domestic, made up our minds to resolve a nineteen-year-old riddle: the mysterious disappearance of her ally, Maythorn Mullins, whilst the women have been simply ten.Soon Elizabeth and her daughter are prying into the unusual historical past of the Mullins kinfolk, confronting a fancy thicket of relationships and exploring a realm of magic and Cherokee legend that Maythorn shared secretly with Rosemary. yet such a lot of all, they're going to notice that at the back of a child’s disappearance used to be anything extra evil and much nearer than they ever imagined....
By Sue Henry
In a wide ranging land of ice and chilly, demise has come...by fire.In the lingering relax 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 in its place it has turn into a time of worry. as the burning has simply started, and its flames will scar and blister Jessie's international in methods she will slightly think. And within the wake of extra loss of life, her subsequent race should be one for survival -- as she struggles to figure out no matter if a determined good friend is a terrified victim...or a killer.
By Robyn Amos
He is every thing a lady may possibly want... And every little thing this lady desires to run from! Moni Lawrence cannot think her luck! due to an unforeseen inheritance, she's leaving her tiny Virginia fatherland within the airborne dirt and dust and heading west to unfold her wings and fly loose. yet she makes extra of a touch than she meant in San Diego, while she's so distracted through the sight of a unadorned guy, she drives her automobile via his fence and into his swimming pool. it is comprehensible, on the grounds that furnish Forrest is so high-quality he'd flip any woman's head. And whilst it has been made up our minds (in court!) that Moni has to in my opinion fix the wear and tear -- and goes to be round him much -- she understands she'd greater maintain her ardour in payment, in any other case she could prove uttering these lethal, reedom-suffocating phrases, "I do!" in fact, Grant's been disastrously down that aisle two times already and is not searching for Mrs. quantity 3. in addition to, he evidently thinks Moni's only a horny, perky, harmful featherhead and severe difficulty. yet what is that flicker in his dreamy darkish eyes?
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 friend Prozac are wanting to hit the line and delight in every week of pampering and pedicures. yet upon their arrival, she discovers that this oasis within the hills is basically a fats farm in cover, entire with celery-juice cocktails, humiliating weigh-ins, and a zero-tolerance place on carbs. And as she will get to understand her fellow inmates, she realizes 300-calorie dinners should 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 everybody she meets. while she's came across strangled in the course of a seaweed wrap long past 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 perhaps Clint, a macho former co-star whose dirtiest key is at risk of being undressed within the drama queen's upcoming memoir. Or was once it The Havens' lovely younger masseuse, pushed to dedicate against the law of ardour while Mallory seduced her aerobics teacher husband Sven? With the suspects mounting quicker than her starvation pangs, Jaine does not comprehend whom to think. And while her look for fact, justice, and contraband energy leads her instantly to the cold-blooded killer, it sort of feels homicide can be at the menu as soon as again...
By Charles Fried
By Catherine Palmer
Whatever was once extraordinarily improper with the shy, scared little woman. on a daily basis, she got here to Haven, Sam Hawke's inner-city formative years middle. however the former marine could not get vegetation to open up. So he became to newspaper reporter Ana Burns, hoping that her ability at asking nosy questions on him and his project might be placed to raised use.
Flora quick captured Ana's middle. As did Sam and his dream of supplying a haven for kids with nowhere else to move. Ana's questions have been quickly answeredвЂ”and worst fears confirmedвЂ”about little plant life. And preserving her and the guts from a strong predator may take all their love and religion mixed.
By Mary Daheim
Bestselling writer Mary Daheim understands tips on how to spin a secret with a decent plot and captivatingly eccentric characters. And her brilliant Pacific Northwest setting–a personality in itself–has garnered her a plethora of committed lovers. Now her ingenious and resolute journalist Emma Lord has one other secret to solve–and a fair harder cut-off date to meet.
participants of the Burl Creek Thimble membership, a quilting circle in small-town Alpine, Washington, are making plans a fete to welcome again Genevieve Bayard, who left the crowd, and Alpine, many years in the past. yet Gen’s homecoming is minimize decidedly brief whilst she dies at a cocktail party. Emma Lord, proprietor and writer of the neighborhood newspaper, The Alpine recommend, instantly arrives at the scene to document the incident and sleuth her technique to the reality.
notwithstanding it seems that Gen wasn’t cherished through all people within the Alpine group, her premature dying nonetheless comes as a surprise. to assist remedy the secret, Emma turns to Vida Runkel, the Advocate’s trusty condo & domestic editor. this type of infamous tale would typically have Vida chomping on the bit, yet to Emma’ s shock Vida is hesitant, even downright unwilling to get involved.
The dying of Genevieve Bayard, notwithstanding, isn’t the single crime in Alpine. there was a rash of burglaries, together with at Emma’s personal comfortable log cabin. Are the break-ins and the homicide hooked up? As Emma digs, she uncovers a stunning scandal that could aspect the finger of guilt at one in every of her nearest and dearest . . . whereas single-handedly altering the background of Alpine itself.
From the Hardcover edition.
By G. A. McKevett
What occurs while too wealthy and too skinny turns into too lethal? Voluptuous P.I. Savannah Reid is ready to determine as she delves into the disappearance of a celeb hanger-on that quickly results in anything extra sinister. As Halloween attracts close to, Savannah must examine a killer's lethal "tricks" ahead of another person is "treated" to murder...Halloween in Southern California simply does not have the frosty chew Savannah's used to, even supposing her most modern task gives you chills aplenty. The Skeleton Key 3, a celebutante clique so named via the media as a result of their super-skinny figures and fats belief cash, are within the highlight back - yet this time, it is for anything greater than partying. it kind of feels the only member of the 3 who was once neither filthy rich nor fairly svelte hasn't been heard from in days.The lacking girl's identify is Daisy O'Neil, and via all bills, she had little in universal along with her so-called neighbors Tiffy, Kiki, and Bunny. obese, shrewdpermanent, and less-than-privileged, Daisy's position within the 3 turns out to were essentially to be the sufferer in their vicious jibes and pranks. whilst Savannah learns that Tiffy's performing aspirations have been threatened via Daisy's real expertise, the bad little wealthy lady starts to seem big-time guilty.But simply while Savannah thinks she has all of it found out - other than the place the physique is stashed - the vibe surrounding the Skeleton Key 3 adjustments from vacuous and suspicious to downright murderous. As arrangements are being made for a monster Halloween celebration, to be hung on the Dante compound, the patriarch himself is noticed dressed as Dracula, specified by his coffin, whole with a true stake via his no-longer-beating center. Now, with the occasion heavily pooped and the tabloids on a tear, Savannah should placed her Halloween sweet at the shelf until eventually she's deserving of a gift. And that implies discovering a killer - quickly - ahead of extra Hollywood cash turns into buried treasure...
By Leslie Meier
Haunted-house events and ghostly galas...grinning pumpkins, mayhem and homicide. it will be one heck of a Halloween for Lucy Stone and Tinker's Cove...It's October in Maine, and everybody in Tinker's Cove is getting ready for the once a year Halloween competition. whereas Lucy Stone is whipping up orange-frosted cupcakes, recycling tutus for her daughters' Halloween costumes, aiding her son together with his pre-teen uprising, and breast-feeding her brand-new child, an arsonist is unfastened in Tinker's Cove. while the most recent fireplace claims the lifetime of the landlord of the town's oldest apartment, arson becomes murder...While the townsfolk paintings to rework a dilapidated mansion right into a haunted condominium for the All-Ghouls competition, the search for the wrongdoer heats up. Trick-or-treat turns lethal as a bit digging in the entire flawed areas places Lucy too with reference to a stunning discovery that can ship all her best-laid plans up in smoke...