One Potato, Two Potato, Dead
by Lynn Cahoon
Rating: 4.4 #ad
Angie Turner’s restaurant, The County Seat, is conveniently located near a first-class farmers market—so her menu is full of fresh ingredients. But a visiting culinary professor has just had a taste of something very unhealthy.
Angie first meets Daniel Monet at a local mission, where she and her chef-in-training, Hope, are serving barbeque chicken poutine to the homeless. Monet is one of Hope’s teachers—but Angie’s boyfriend knows him from his youthful days in England. But soon, the bon vivant is no longer vivant. When Monet is found dead, with Hope’s prints on the wine glass next to him, it will be Angie who has to sauce out the real killer . . .
(A Farm-to-Fork Cozy Mysteries)
Apprentice to the Time Gods
by Clark Graham
Rating: 4.0 #ad
“Time God?” All Andri knew about them was they were time travelers going throughout the galaxy protecting the weak and the innocent. He read the invitation again. They wanted him to try out for the Time God’s apprentice. A farmer’s son, his only aspiration was to take over the family farm when it was his turn. Andri accepted, to bring honor to his family and his planet. But even at the trials, he found there would be those willing to kill, to become, the Apprentice to the Time Gods.
by Kevin Berry
Rating: 5.0 #ad
Ready for a new gripping psychological thriller novel with a well-woven plot, surprising twists, a dollop of humour and endearing characters written in classic noir crime style?
What if delivering the mail was a matter of life and death?
Somebody brutally kills a postman in Quake City while he’s delivering the mail. Private investigator Danny Ashford suspects the police will bungle the investigation—they usually do. He joins forces with headstrong investigative reporter Deepa Banwait to track down the killer. But when a second murder follows close on the heels of the first, with a similar MO, Danny suspects a dangerous serial killer is at work. How do you catch a serial killer who strikes seemingly at random?
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Rating: 4.5 #ad
A STARTLING CRIME WITH DOZENS OF VICTIMS.
Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach–each one with a crudely severed human foot inside. A GHASTLY ENIGMA WITH NO APPARENT SOLUTION.
(Agent Pendergast Mysteries)
by Carolina Mac
Rating: 5.0 #ad
Marked for elimination by his former employer, Axel Hawkins endeavors to save his life by disappearing into the mountains in Montana.
The sequence of events that follow is mind-blowing for Axel and possibly more dangerous than the men who are after him.
by Jeffrey Archer
Rating: 4.4 #ad
William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a lawyer like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force.
After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light.
The Seduction of Tallchief
by Doreen Owens Malek
Rating: 4.3 #ad
THE SEDUCTION OF TALLCHIEF concerns the criminal pursuit of a multi-millionaire serial child molester, George Walden, who has used his wealth and connections to escape detection for decades. A reluctant, unconventional agent, Jefferson Tallchief, is sent into Walden’s New Jersey mansion to assemble the case against him. The relationship that develops between Walden’s bitter and reclusive daughter, Victoria, and the new hire acting as her driver forms the core of the story.
As they get to know one another, their prejudices (he’s Native American and she’s mostly WASP) dissipate and a bond slowly develops between them. While Tallchief works covertly to uncover evidence that will bring Walden to justice, he’s increasingly conflicted about his deceptive role in Victoria’s life.