11 February 2011
Scones & Bones (Tea Shop Mystery # 12) by Laura Childs (Berkley Prime Crime hc, March 1, 2011).
Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is lured into attending the Heritage Society's "Pirates and Plunder" soiree. But it's an antique diamond skull ring that gets plundered by someone who murders a history intern in the process. Theodosia knows she'll have to whet her investigative skills to find the killer among a raft of suspects.
One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Thursday Next #6) by Jasper Fforde (Viking hc, March 8. 2011).
All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.
The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.
Nashville Noir (A Murder She Wrote Mystery) by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher (Obsidian pb, March 1, 2011).
Weeks after young Cabot Cove singer Cyndi Gabriel is sent on scholarship to Nashville, everyone is stunned when she's charged with the murder of a brash music publisher. Now it's up to Jessica to uncover the truth, or poor Cyndi will never get the chance for an encore.
Begging for Trouble (Dogwalker Mystery #4) by Judy McCoy (Obsidian pb, March 1, 2011).
When Ellie, New York City's most enterprising dog walker, goes to see one of her clients perform in a show, the screams aren't just for the fantastic dance numbers...
A murder happens backstage, and the only witness is a dog named Bitsy. Taking Bitsy to a dog psychic might not be standard procedure, but it may stop a killer from biting again.
Murder of a Bookstore Babe (Obsidian pb, Scumble River Mystery #13) by Denise Swanson (Obsidian pb, March 1, 2011).
When school psychologist Skye Denison discovers a body crushed by a toppled bookcase in Scumble River's new bookstore,Tales and Treats, she has to read the clues before she becomes the killer's next work-in-progress...
How to Survive a Killer Séance (Party-Planning Mystery #3) by Penny Warner (Obsidian pb, March 1, 2011).
As party planner Presley Parker investigates a murder during a séance party at San José's famous Winchester Mystery House, she doesn't need a Ouija board to tell her someone's trying to scare her to death...