By Jennifer Trusted (auth.)
By Mary Daheim
DEAD information DAY
Two months after an unfortunate snowboarder vanished at the slopes above Alpine, his disappearance is outdated replica. Emma Lord, writer of the Alpine recommend, is again to writing approximately graduations and the newest outbreak of fowl pox-until the town's oldest family members feud flares up, leaving 3 humans useless, their our bodies stowed in a meat freezer. The startling discovery of a fourth physique sharing the sufferers' cold repose launches Emma at the tale of an entire life. yet as she races to scoop the upstart radio station with the late-breaking information, Emma unwittingly uncovers a stunning conspiracy that may switch her lifestyles perpetually. . . .
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By Kaitlyn Dunnett
Can there be this kind of factor as too many males in kilts? as a rule Liss MacCrimmon, owner of Moosetookalook, Maine's one and merely Scottish Emporium, might say no. yet that is sooner than one in every of them seems to be murderous...The bagpipes are blaring on the Spruces, Moosetookalook's best inn, reopened simply in time to host the Burns evening Supper, an annual get together of Scotland's liked poet, Robert Burns. in the middle of the lengthy Maine wintry weather, the festivities are only the object to provide the inn a far wanted enhance - and to deliver clean enterprise to Liss' store. but if the Scottish historical past Appreciation Society arrives at the scene, they carry greater than a starvation for haggis and a keenness for plaid. The quarrelsome workforce harbors their proportion of lengthy held grudges, and the animosity basically grows because the whiskey flows. Then a fierce snow fall hits, trapping everybody - indignant Scotsmen, hapless lodge employees, and Liss herself - inside of. it is a scenario with all of the makings for mayhem, and likely adequate, it is not lengthy earlier than a physique is chanced on, face down in a garage room, lined in tartan - and blood. fortunate for Liss, she's obtained a few sturdy pals along her to aid tackle the evidence: neighborhood police officer Sherri Willett, and Dan Ruskin, the guy who is bought Liss all tied up in Celtic knots. yet they're going to need to paintings speedy, prior to one other physique is going as chilly because the storm from snow holding them cooped up with a killer.
By Jill Marie Landis
By Rita Lakin
Gladdy Gold had reached a golden second. There she was once, soaking in a scorching bathtub with a guy she cherished, faraway from castle Lauderdale and her nosy neighbors…until an pressing message despatched her operating domestic. Now her unique holiday is a reminiscence, Gladdy’s would-be beau, Jack, is livid, and never merely are the women of the Gladdy Gold Detective company all alive and well—they’re onto a sizzling new homicide case.
Is a retirement-home Romeo in charge for the mysterious deaths in Florida’s most opulent groups? Gladdy and her curious kibitzers should move undercover to discover out—covering themselves with as many fancy-schmancy airs as attainable. yet with Gladdy’s drama queen sister Evvie taking part in the position of a Palm seashore flirt, their enjoyable and video games flip lethal. For by the point the women identity their perp, Evvie is within the fingers of a killer—and loving it.…
By Timothy Zahn
During this noir mystery set on the interstellar Quadrail, former executive agent Frank Compton cannot capture a holiday. After a profitable venture opposed to the Modhri, the coral polyp-based staff brain that's trying to take over the galaxy, Frank arrives at his big apple apartment. A younger girl is looking ahead to him, pointing a gun at his face. She tells him that somebody on New Tigris is retaining her ten-year-old sister. Compton takes her gun and orders her out, basically to be rousted up and about and accused of her brutal murder. After Frank's best friend Bruce McMicking posts his bail, Frank travels to New Tigris together with his assistant, Bayta, and locates the sister, who's a part of a key resistance team that's combating the Modhri through the galaxy. Compton needs to get the woman to a hidden shelter planet through the Quadrail to make sure the ongoing efforts of the resistance. yet can he do it prior to the Modhri will get to her first? Compelling characters, hard-boiled sleuthing, and continuous motion make this a troublesome SF mystery that may seize the reader and never allow move till the final web page.
By Kerry Greenwood
By Sue Henry
At sixty-three, Maxie McNabb is cruising down the Alaska street in her brand-new Winnebago. along with her mini-dachshund at her aspect and the open highway forward, she's by no means been happier. yet ahead of her exploration of the reduce Forty-eight will get underway, Maxie must determine who burgled her friend's Colorado home-and why. And the nearer Maxie will get to fixing the puzzle, the extra it turns into chillingly transparent that her friend's existence is not the just one at the line.
By Kathryn Evans
Real Questions: studying and Writing Genres breaks open the concept that of style and exhibits scholars the way it works in conversations that they care approximately. Drawing from a shocking number of public and educational genres, together with artistic nonfiction, educational articles, blogs, Twitter posts, brochures, flyers, stories, on-line multimodal texts, and public carrier advertisements, every one bankruptcy takes up a query on the middle of everyday life and appears heavily at rules and genres that form our responses to it. An in-depth introduction,along with rigorously scaffolded questions and writing assignments, help scholars as they study writers’ offerings and positioned their figuring out of style to paintings of their personal writing — for actual audiences and with actual goal. The print textual content is now built-in with e-Pages for Real Questions, designed to use what the internet can do.
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 assisting of suspense. while caterer Goldy Schulz takes a task with a multimillion-dollar monetary company, she reveals herself in a high-stakes international the place anyone 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, because of her ally, Marla, the Colorado caterer is without warning cooking up a storm...lovingly getting ready Crab Quesadillas, Tomato-Brie Pie, and Gold Foil-Wrapped Fudge Bars for her prosperous new patron, Prospect monetary Partners.The Prospect companions' monetary whiz, Tony Royce, with whom Marla is having a tempestuous affair, and Albert Lipscomb, who's individually coping with Marla's cash, have employed Goldy to organize a luxurious occasion to kick off their newest enterprise: the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. apprehensive to use a golden chance, Goldy arrives on the mine website early, loaded down with candies. but simply while she thinks she will be able to sit back, all hell breaks loose--and the most offender 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 dedicated against the law? and the way can Goldy retain her fourteen-year-old son Arch and his unreliable bloodhound from making concerns 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 unique scenario of lacking companions, stolen hundreds of thousands, and a number of homicides. And simply whilst Goldy can realize which of the sufferers is the most corpse will she manage to resolve the secret that threatens to cancel out her friend's dearest asset--her existence.