Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon
by Nancy Atherton
Everyone’s favorite supernatural detective steps in to thwart unchivalrous deeds at a Renaissance fair in this perfectly irresistable gem of a novel
After living in the small English village of Finch for eight years, Lori Shepherd longs for some excitement to spice up her all-too-familiar routine. So when a Renaissance festival complete with wizards, wenches, knights, and jesters sets up in town for the summer, Lori gets her wish-and more.
(Aunt Dimity Mysteries)
by Alan Furst
Autumn 1941: In a shabby hotel off the place Clichy, the course of the war is about to change. German tanks are rolling toward Moscow. Stalin has issued a decree: All partisan operatives are to strike behind enemy lines—from Kiev to Brittany. Set in the back streets of Paris and deep in occupied France, Red Gold moves with quiet menace as predators from the dark edge of war—arms dealers, lawyers, spies, and assassins—emerge from the shadows of the Parisian underworld.
(Night Soldiers Mysteries)
by Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell
A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.
Craig: Through the Portal
by Celeste Raye
Gina is a cop, on the trail of a notorious serial killer called the Gripper, who has eluded the authorities for years. He kills in threes, then vanishes for a year. Gina and her partner, Craig, are on the case.
Gina believes that two local women, Christy and Heather, are the latest victims of the Gripper. Craig knows better. He knows that Christy and Heather are involved with dragon shifters, because he is one himself. Exiled from his world long ago, he can’t reveal the truth to Gina. When Gina happens upon a portal to Craig’s world, the two of them are sucked in. The truth is revealed, and Gina is conflicted, since she has feelings for Craig, but can she really be with a weredragon?
by Olivia Rigal
Steven Goldsmith and James Evans are partners in more than just a Madison Avenue art gallery. They also share a fascination for the beautiful and talented Laura. When a rare masterpiece with a mysterious past comes on the market, they jump at the chance, not knowing it could be the end of not only their business, but the life they are building with the passionate young woman they’ve come to love.
Torn between admitting her role in the shady history of the painting, or sacrificing the only happiness she’s ever known, Laura is left with an impossible choice. And Laura’s secret is bigger than just herself…
by Daniel Suarez
When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol’s secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it’s up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose—one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined…
by Ben Rehder
Bum Steer: After a young woman and a bull are found dead in a dark pasture, Blanco County game warden John Marlin is asked to assist with the investigation. Was it a case of rustling gone wrong? Or maybe a prank turned deadly? Marlin hopes the woman’s boyfriend can shed some light on the situation, but he’s nowhere to be found. Is he on the run or did the woman’s violent brother take matters into his own hands?
(Blanco County Mysteries)