All the Little Liars
by Charlaine Harris
Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them. And then there’s an even worse discovery – at the kids’ last known destination, a dead body.
(An Aurora Teagarden Mysteries)
The Wrong Hostage
by Elizabeth Lowell
The Wrong Hostage. Orphaned at thirteen, Grace Silva clawed her way out of poverty and violence to become one of the most respected judges on the federal bench. Grace believes in the rule of law — lives it, breathes it. She has always been buttoned up and buttoned down. Except once.
(St. Kilda Mysteries)
Ordeal by Innocence
by Agatha Christie
According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko’s innocence, it is too late – Jacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor’s revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.
(Queen of Mystery)
by Martin Cruz Smith
A triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI, and New York police as he performs the impossible–and tries to stay alive doing it.
(Arkady Renko Series)
A Pink Pearl
by Ann Jacobson, Amnon Jackont
A Pink Pearl is an novel based on the real memories of a member of a famous American Hasidic community. It narrates a coming of age story of female empowerment.
Ann escapes, and ends up wandering the streets of Jerusalem, where she is assaulted by teenagers in a mosque. She is taken to the house of a foreign diplomat, where she spends months living an ongoing revelry of control games. When his aging female companion threatens to murder her, Anne courageously escapes the diplomat’s house in an unexpected and dramatic way.