09 December 2010

Recently received


Thieves (A Vicky Hill Exclusive) by Hannah Dennison.
(Berkley, January 4, 2011)
When the body of a woman is found in a shallow stream, aspiring investigative journalist Vicky Hill suspects there's a connection between the murder and the recent rash of silver thefts plaguing the small town of Gipping-on-Plym. And since both her boss and the local police refuse to investigate, Vicky takes on the case by herself, determined to uncover the answers and clinch her fourth national exclusive!

Buffalo West Wing (A White House Chef Mystery) by Julie Hyzy.
(Berkley, January 4, 2011)
With a new First Family, White House executive chef Olivia Paras can't afford to make any mistakes. But when a box of take-out chicken mysteriously shows up for the First Kids, she soon finds herself in a "no-wing" situation. After Olivia refuses to serve the chicken, the First Lady gives her the cold shoulder. But when it turns out to be poisoned poultry, Olivia realizes the kids are true targets.

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (A Ghost Hunter Mystery) by Victoria Laurie. (Signet, December 28, 2010)
When M.J. Holliday and the crew of her cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, venture to the haunted ruins of Dunlow Castle in Ireland, drawn by the legend of hidden treasure, they hope the road will rise up to meet them, that the wind will always be at their backs-and that the resident phantom won't push them off a cliff. If they treasure their lives, M.J. and her ghost busters need to get the drop on the menacing phantom...

Stay Tuned for Murder (A Talk Radio Mystery)
by Mary Kennedy.
(Signet, January 4, 2011)
Maggie's radio show has been getting a boost in ratings ever since Madame Chantal, who claims to talk to dead people, started her regular guest appearance. But when two women are killed after a séance, it's up to Maggie to catch the culprit before she winds up on the other side.

Catch Her if You Can (A Samantha Spade Mystery) by Merline Lovelace. (Berkley, January 4, 2011)
Sam discovers three human heads in a cooler in the back of a truck that belonged to a contract killer and stands to claim a hefty reward. But when a pipe-wielding thug attacks her, she's not sure if someone wants the money or her life.

Buttercream Bump Off (A Cupcake Bakery Mystery)
by Jenn McKinlay. (Berkley, January 4, 2011)
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura's Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery is gearing up for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel's mother. Now Mom's a suspect, and Mel and Angie need to find time around frosting to dig into the man's shady past and discover who served him his just desserts.

Murder Your Darlings (An Algonquin Round Table Mystery)
by J.J. Murphy.
(Signet, January 4, 2011).
One morning legendary wit Dorothy Parker discovers someone under Manhattan's famed Algonquin Round Table. A little early for a passed out drunk, isn't it? But he's not dead drunk, just dead. When a charming writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner becomes a suspect in the murder, Dorothy decides to dabble in a little detective work, enlisting her literary cohorts.

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