by Jeanne Stein
Anna Strong is a bounty hunter – tough, confident, at the top of her game. But when she is attacked one night in a parking lot, her life is inexorably changed. She awakens in the hospital to find she has become a vampire and her world is now the unsettling world of the undead. With her mentor, the vampire doctor who treats her, she strives to make sense of it all.
(An Anna Strong Mysteries)
The Devil’s Star
by Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett
Detective Harry Hole is on the trail of a diabolical serial killer terrorizing Oslo in another electrifying thriller in the Harry Hole series from the author of The Snowman – soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J. K. Simmons.“It’s fascinating to watch this Norwegian author adapt our homegrown monster [the serial killer] to a foreign culture….
(Harry Hole Mysteries)
A Lonely Resurrection
by Barry Eisler
All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by “natural causes,” no one is willing to let him just retire. So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with a new job – eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself – he can’t refuse.
(A John Rain Mysteries)
by Anne Perry
Everyone on Callander Square has something to hide – but someone will kill to keep a secret. When two dead infants are dug up in the Callander Square gardens, the upper-class residents dismiss the burials as the desperate act of a low-born girl and resent the intrusion of Inspector Thomas Pitt into their well-ordered lives. Pitt is not convinced that the case should be so easily dropped.
(Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mysteries)
Speechless In Spain
by Mercedes Luna
Speechless in Spain explores the sacrifice, dedication and emotional toll required to learn another language.
Mercedes Luna quits her job to learn Spanish in Madrid. She finds out that learning Spanish takes much more than memorization and is more challenging than she could have imagined. The desire to learn Spanish took her on a journey to Spain but it was also an emotional journey where she felt isolated and alone in a new culture among people with whom she could not connect with easily. Mercedes shares her experiencing dating in a foreign culture and her emotional struggles…