14 January 2011
Wild Penance (A Wild Mystery #4) by Sandi Ault. (Berkley, February 1, 2011)
Ever since she learned about Los Penitentes, a secret, ancient religious group that reenacts Jesus' crucifixion and practices excessive penance, Jamaica's been putting together a book of her research. But when an attempt is made on her life, she begins to reconsider.
A Crafty Killing by Lorraine Bartlett. (Berkley, February 1, 2011)
The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Business under Ezra has been faltering-but was it enough to provoke someone to murder? Only Kate can find the answer.
Polished Off (Southern Beauty Shop #2) by Lila Dare. (Berkley, February 1, 2011)
Audrey Faye sashays into Violetta's Salon looking for stylists for the Miss Magnolia Blossom pageant. Hairdresser Grace Terhune's opportunity quickly turns into a nightmare with anti-pageant protestors, angry mothers, frantic contestants...and then, a very dead Audrey. The murder weapon was a nail file, making Violetta's manicurist, Stella, the prime suspect. Now Grace must find the real murderer before she is polished off permanently.
Drip Dead (Georgina Neverall #3) by Christy Evans. (Berkley, February 1, 2011)
When plumber's apprentice Georgiana Neverall crawls under her mother's house to check the pipes, she's horrified to find her mother's flashy fiancé, real estate mogul Gregory Whitlock, dead in the dirt. Instead of a wedding ring, Georgiana's mother is soon wearing handcuffs, accused of killing the man she loved. To clear her mother's name, Georgiana's going to have to crawl into a few more dark spaces and uncover secrets Whitlock was hiding.
Town in a Lobster Stew (Candy Holliday #2) by B.B. Haywood. (Berkley, February 1, 2011)
Things start to boil over at the annual Lobster Stew Cook-Off when an award-winning recipe is stolen and a seven-time contest champion mysteriously disappears-leaving Candy no choice but to find out who in Cape Willington, Maine, would get steamed enough to break the law.
Blast From the Past (Where Are They Now? #3) by Toni L.P. Kelner. (Berkley, February 1, 2011)
Before becoming an action film star, John Laryea appeared on The Blastoffs, a Saturday morning kid's show about a rock band in space. His former co-star, Pete Ellis, now drives a limo for a living. So when someone tries to run Laryea over, Ellis becomes the prime suspect-and it's up to Tilda to clear his name.
Angel's Verdict (Beaufort & Company #4) by Mary Stanton. (Berkley, February 1, 2011)
Celestial advocate Brianna Winston-Beaufort is eager to set aside handling appeals for condemned souls and get back to practicing law in the land of the living. Three months after taking over the family practice Bree jumps at the opportunity to work for an earthly client. But when elderly actress Justine Coville walks into Beaufort & Company's office to make changes to her will, she drags Bree right back into a whole other-world of troubles.