A Deadly Development
by Stacey Alabaster
Alyson and Claire are settling into their new friendship in the small beach community of Eden Bay? When a big company starts a building project, the community takes a stand to keep the new development off the beach. After a protester turns up dead, all signs point to corporate greed. Can Alyson and Claire put their personal feelings aside and find the true killer…even if it means clearing the way for the dreaded development?
(Hang Ten Australian Cozy Mysteries)
by Justin Lee Anderson
Carpet Diem is the hilarious, award-winning debut from Justin Lee Anderson.
Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the discovery that his ornate living room carpet is the deciding factor in a bet between God and Satan.
When mysteriously well-timed carpet thieves deprive him of the crucial heirloom, Simon is forced to leave his hermit’s existence behind for a world of angels, demons, witches and immortals. And then it gets complicated.
High Tide at Pelican Pointe
by Glenda Manus
Only two of the original oceanfront houses remain untouched in the midst of the luxury development of Pelican Pointe and developers are eyeing them greedily. Reverend Rock Clark and his wife Liz have been gifted a long, much-needed vacation in one of the homes owned by a member of his church congregation. After a few idyllic days, the atmosphere of enchantment turns to one of unease as this newlywed couple stumbles upon something dark and sinister in this otherwise seaside paradise.
(Southern Grace Series)
by Nora Roberts
When a superstar mystery writer visits her sister to unwind from a grueling book tour, she finds herself tracking a real-life killer who has already shattered her life…and now seeks to end it. Brazen Virtue
Grace McCabe was shocked to find her sister Kathleen living in a grungy D.C. suburb, supplementing her income as a phone sex operator after a bitter divorce. But with the company Fantasy, Inc. guaranteeing its employees complete anonymity, how dangerous could it really be?
The Gospel According to Todd
by R.A. Williams
Todd Heller is an arrogant ER physician who stubbornly denies the existence of God. A ministering angel forces him back in time to the harsh, primitive culture of ancient Israel so he can witness the miracles of Jesus with his own eyes.
Meticulously researched for historical accuracy, this plot is woven into the gospel account of the final year of Christ’s ministry. Christians who fantasize about going back in time to witness the miracles of Jesus will enjoy the realistic depiction of life in ancient Palestine as experienced from a 21st century mentality.
The Fourth Monkey
by J. D. Barker
Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called “a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind.”
Two days to save her . . . For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. One day . .
(The Fifth to Die)
All Together Dead
by Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with shapeshifter Quinn–a possible new man in her life – and the upcoming central U.S. Vampire Summit on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Sookie’s job at the summit is to support Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne, whose power base was weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. But Sookie is about to discover just how dangerous that job can be, as she is drawn further and further into the vampire world…