Patent Pending and Death
by Patti Larsen
Rating: 5.0 #ad
Now a fully licensed PI and working her own cases, Fee’s professional future comes into question once again with the discovery of an opponent’s body. She quickly uncovers ties to old crimes that could mean motive for murder, though her sympathies for the prime suspect could interfere with her ability to solve the crime…
(Inquiring Minds and Death)
The Dark Corners of the Night
by Meg Gardiner
Rating: 4.6 #ad
Still reeling from her best friend’s close call in a bombing six months ago, FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix has come to Los Angeles to assist in the Midnight Man investigation and do what she does best—hunt a serial killer. Her work is what keeps her going, but something about this UNSUB—unknown subject—doesn’t sit right. She soon realizes that this case will test not only her skills but also her dedication, for within the heart of a killer lives a secret that mirrors Caitlin’s own past. Hesitancy is not an option, but will she be able to do what must be done if the time comes?
(An UNSUB Mysteries)
by Jennifer Pierce
Rating: 4.7 #ad
Kate has been on the run from the men who killed her husband and left her for dead—which isn’t easy considering she’s eight months pregnant—but now they’ve found her. Again. Still reeling from her late husband’s betrayal, the last thing Kate wants is the help of a handsome stranger.
Security expert, Jacob Jones, is still grieving the loss of his pregnant wife, and he’s not ready to move on. But when he thwarts an attempted abduction of the beautiful Kate, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. Despite her reluctance, he’s determined to do whatever it takes to save her, including giving up his own life.
by Elizabeth Foster
Rating: 4.6 #ad
Terror was within. Terror was without. Like her mother, she was at the water’s mercy.
In the enchanted world of Aeolia, fifteen-year-old Esme Silver faces her hardest task yet. She must master her unruly Gift—the power to observe the past—and uncover the secrets she needs to save her mother, Ariane. In between attending school in the beguiling canal city of Esperance, Esme and her friends – old and new – travel far and wide across Aeolia, gathering the ingredients for a potent magical elixir.
by Matthew FitzSimmons
Rating: 4.5 #ad
The stakes are higher than ever as the Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues.
Lying low on the sun-kissed coast of Portugal is a far cry from twenty-four-hour lockdown in a CIA black-site prison. But even in paradise, Gibson Vaughn is a long way from being home free. With the feds hot on his heels, he and his crew of fellow fugitives know they can’t hide in a sunny beach town forever. And before they go on the run again, their generous host – a wealthy drug smuggler – expects to be paid for his hospitality. And paid double.
(Gibson Vaughn Mysteries)
by Elizabeth Rose
Rating: 4.4 #ad
The Outlaw: After being framed and stripped of his title, Sir Jacob Quincey vows revenge on the High Sheriff of Durham who ruined his life and stole his lover. With no family, land or title to his name, Jacob takes to the forest to live as an outcast. But after a few years, he’s managed to assemble an army, teaching commoners to fight. Now is the time for justice to be served, but one lady stands in his way.
The Rebellious Bride: Lady Maira Douglas, daughter of Rowen (Legendary Bastards of the Crown) resents that her father has betrothed her to the High Sheriff of Durham. The last thing she wants is to marry a man who will make her act like a lady and force her to put down her blade.
(Secrets of the Heart Series)
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.0 #ad
Blade-sharp and pared to the bone, these original stories by bestselling, award-winning female crime writers will lure you to the dark side. Fifteen perfectly twisted tales with a measure of evil, a dash of horror, and a dose of humour. Expect the unexpected…
Fifteen original stories by Jane Casey, Tammy Cohen, Sarah Hilary, Alison Joseph, Erin Kelly, Alex Marwood, Kate Medina, Colette McBeth, Melanie McGrath, D. E. Meredith, Louise Millar, Kate Rhodes, Helen Smith, Louise Voss and Laura Wilson, with a foreword by Val McDermid.
El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency
by Ioan Grillo
Rating: 4.4 #ad
The world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. Thirty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. And it is all because a few Americans are getting high. Or is it? The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters and drug agents at the problem. But in secret, Washington is confused and divided about what to do. Who are these mysterious figures tearing Mexico apart? they wonder. What is El Narco?