08 April 2011
Spider Web (Benni Harper #15) by Earlene Fowler (Berkley Prime Crime hardcover, 3 May 2011).
The Memory Festival is a celebration of recollections and loved ones through crafts. But when a local cop is wounded by a mysterious sharpshooter who seems to have a vendetta against the police, Benni fears for her loved ones, especially her police chief husband. Benni is determined to make her hometown safe-before their peaceful street fair becomes a day to remember in the worst way.
Lost and Fondue (Cheese Shop #2) by Avery Aames (Berkley Prime Crime, 3 May 2011).
When a body is found in a long-abandoned winery, cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette trades in her fondue fork for a flashlight to clear a friend's niece of suspicion. But as Charlotte starts to turn up the truth, the killer starts turning up the heat.
Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead (Victorian Mystery #28) by Emily Brightwell (Berkley Prime Crime, 3 May 2011).
Arlette Montrose Banfield angered many marriageable women when she snagged the handsome Lewis Banfield-but were they angry enough to poison her? Mrs. Jeffries doesn't mind getting her hands dirty to uncover the greed behind her murder.
Classified as Murder (Cat in the Stacks #2) by Miranda James (Berkley Prime Crime, 3 May 2011).
Aging eccentric James Delacorte asks Charlie the librarian to do an inventory of his rare book collection-but the job goes from tedious to terrifying when James turns up dead. Relying on his cat Diesel to paw around for clues, Charlie has to catch the killer before another victim checks out.
The Measby Murder Enquiry (Ivy Beasley #2) by Ann Purser (Berkley Prime Crime, 3 May 2011).
Cantankerous spinster Ivy Beasley has quickly learned that spending her golden years in the quaint village of Barrington won't be as quiet as she thought. Ivy hasn't been in assisted living at Springfields for long, but she's already found new friends, formed a detective agency, and solved a murder. And as autumn falls, Ivy and her team are asked to investigate a mysterious death in the village of Measby-in between card games, of course.
Mind Your Own Beeswax (Queen Bee #2) by Hannah Reed (Berkley Prime Crime, 3 May 2011).
Things are going well for beekeeper Story Fischer, whose hands are full with a successful local market, her Queen Bee Honey business, and a new boyfriend. But when she finds the dead body of local woman with a checkered past right near her hive, she's in a sticky situation indeed.
Flowerbed of State (White House Gardener #1) by Dorothy St. James (Berkley Prime Crime, 3 May 2011).
Cassandra "Casey" Calhoun's passion for gardening has carried her to President's Park on which sits the White House. But when she finds a dead body in a trash can, Casey has to root out a killer before she ends up planted herself.