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.
Mother’s Day Out
by Karen MacInerney
Margie Peterson is a typical stay-at-home mom until she trades dishes for detective work to become Austin’s least likely PI. Soon she’s knee-deep in cheating husbands, transvestites, and trouble in a laugh-out-loud new mystery from award-winning author Karen MacInerney. With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom.
(A Margie Peterson Mysteries)
by William F. Brown
Someone with a scalpel and embalming table is planting bodies under other people’s names.
Pete Talbott, a harried Boston computer wonk, is still grieving over the death of his wife, when he finds himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s.45 reading his own obituary torn from the morning newspaper. Talbott figures it’s all a big mistake, until Parini shows him his wife’s obituary too; and that’s a mystery that Pete Talbott can’t leave well-enough alone.
by Kathy Dinisi, Laura Hernandez
On a beautiful summer day, five friends embarked on what was supposed to be an adventurous ten-mile hike to a hidden bridge built in the middle of a mountain that not very many people knew of. What was supposed to be a beautiful, enjoyable and relaxing weekend, becomes more than they bargained for as they will experience horrors that until now have only been dreamt of.
The Forgotten Girls
by Sara Blaedel
The body of an unidentified woman has been discovered in a remote forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, waits four long days before pulling off a risky move: releasing a photo of the victim to the media, jeopardizing the integrity of the investigation in hopes of finding anyone who knew her.
(Louise Rick series)
The Poacher’s Son
by Paul Doiron
Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive—his own father. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police:
(Mike Bowditch Mysteries)