A Scandal in Scarlet
by Vicki Delany
Rating: 4.5 #ad
Walking her dog Violet late one night, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop, acts quickly when she smells smoke outside the West London Museum. Fortunately no one is inside, but it’s too late to save the museum’s priceless collection of furniture, and damage to the historic house is extensive. Baker Street’s shop owners come together to hold an afternoon auction tea to raise funds to rebuild, and Great Uncle Arthur Doyle offers a signed first edition of The Valley of Fear.
Cape Cod’s cognoscenti files into Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room, owned by Gemma’s best friend, Jayne Wilson. Excitement fills the air (along with the aromas of Jayne’s delightful scones, of course). But the auction never happens…
(A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries)
Apollo’s Other Daughter
by Suzanne Jenkins, Ida Frost
Rating: 4.5 #ad
A chance encounter with Detroit Homicide Detective Joe Young guides Gaia to help solve a murder he’s investigating, and to romance.
College student Gaia Parnassus lives in Detroit with her father and grandmother. Palm reading capability earns a little extra spending money on the side, but more importantly, it provides something she is unable to acquire in other ways, filling a void she doesn’t understand.
On a fall evening, handsome Detroit Homicide detective Joe Young enters Delphia Pizza on a bet to have his fortune told, and after taking one look at beautiful Gaia, loses his nerve. Overcoming outside forces, family secrets and a double homicide bind Joe and Gaia together when Gaia discovers evidence the detectives didn’t see.
(Detroit Detective Mysteries)
Rain Will Come
by Thomas Holgate
Rating: 4.2 #ad
A thrilling, page-turning debut about a twisted killer and a broken cop – both with nothing to lose.
Paul Czarcik, the longest-tenured detective in the Illinois Bureau of Judicial Enforcement, puts the rest of the team to shame. Ruthless and riddled with vices, Czarcik always gets his man. And fast. Until now…
A double slaying isn’t the open-and-shut case of urban crime he’s used to. Connecting it to a high-profile Texas judge, Czarcik realizes something bigger is going on. It’s the work of a serial killer for whom Chicago is just the beginning. Now he’s inviting Czarcik to play catch-me-if-you-can on a cross-country murder spree.
The Saltwater Murder
by L.B. Hathaway
Rating: 4.6 #ad
MURDERED WITH A BOX OF TEARS… London, 1924. Posie Parker has been called to her most baffling case yet. Amyas Lyle, London’s top young lawyer, has been found with his head in a box of poisoned saltwater.
It’s the perfect murder. But who hated him enough to do such a thing? Following a trail of strange notes, all of which speak of the sea, and saltwater, Posie travels from London to the seaside resort of Whitley Bay, looking for answers. But nothing can prepare her for what she finds there.
Can Posie find Amyas Lyle’s cold-blooded killer before further deaths take place? Can she protect those Amyas has left behind?
(The Posie Parker Mysteries)
by Peter Glenn
Rating: 5.0 #ad
Would you curse the world to save the one you love? At a young age, Teryn was orphaned and sold off to the Xerczan Wizard’s Guild. Born with magic powers that far surpassed those of his peers, he’d always been a bit of an outcast.
His only friend is Valeria, a female mage who recently arrived at the guild. She’s an orphan, too, with a similar talent for spellcasting. The two share many traits in common and spend all their free time together. It’s the start of a perfect friendship.
Until she disappears without a trace. Teryn’s only clues to her disappearance lay with the Guild Leader, who is somehow responsible, and an ancient book of magic written by a madman who’s over 1,000 years old.
(TGuardians of Kallor Mysteries)
The Munich Girl
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Rating: 4.3 #ad
Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.
The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.
Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante – and a tyrant’s lover – Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.
The General Theory Of Haunting
by Richard Easter
Rating: 4.4 #ad
“The surprises and shivers come thick and fast… a real page-turner. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” – Brian Allan, Editor, Phenomena Magazine.
Every haunting has a design… Winter, 1809. Lord Francis Marryman’s wife Patience, dies. In the madness of his grief, he builds her a memorial in the form of a remote country Hall. But there is so much more to it. Francis, a brilliant mathematician, and scholar has put more into the walls than just bricks and mortar.
(The Snow Trilogy)
Save Him: A Military, Faith-based Thriller
by William M. Hayes
Rating: 4.2 #ad
Save Him combines the physics of chaos theory and the whiz-bang action of a techno thriller to fuel a military page-turner that tests the faith of everyone involved – Blue Ink Reviews
Military scientist Rydel Scott is proud of the hi-tech gear he invents for battlefield heroes. When a secret mission involving one of his inventions goes horribly wrong, Rydel obsessively tries to learn what caused the system failure and accidentally reveals the ability to time travel. Overworked and massively sleep-deprived, he believes he has received a message from God—save God’s son. And the man of science embarks on a world-changing quest to rescue Jesus.
As he covers his tracks to journey back undetected, he neglects to factor in the consequences of a devastating butterfly effect. And he’s terrified to discover The Unit, a highly-trained team of elite soldiers, is hunting him down to stop him from making choices that could upend all of human history.
Dead Bodies, Dead Languages
by Sherrie Lea Morgan
Rating: New Release #ad
When linguist Andrea Davis finds the body of one of her favorite professors, she notices the note pinned to the corpse is written in Old English—and the murder scene is straight out of an ancient tale. Shock and grief are not the only emotions she feels. Disbelief, unease, and attraction run amok when she spies Brady Lancaster—the detective in charge of the scene.
Detective Brady Lancaster is drawn to the quiet fire burning behind the terror in Andrea’s eyes, even if she did stand him up once. But when more bodies turn up, each bearing a similar note, her status as a witness changes—now she is at the head of their suspect list.
(Heroes of Coweta County Mysteries)
Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon
by Julia Kent
Rating: 4.6 #ad
He says we never had a proper honeymoon. So, instead, he’s giving me… a prepper honeymoon? Who knew billionaire preppers were a thing?
I guess I’m about to find out.
Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling romantic comedy series continues in Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon as Andrew and Amanda settle in to married life… and so much more.