15 May 2011
Finger Lickin' Dead (Memphis BBQ Mystery #2) by Riley Adams (Berkley Prime Crime, 7 June 2011).
When an anonymous food critic blasts several local restaurants -- including Aunt Pat's -- Lulu Taylor and her customers are biting mad, especially when they learn that Eppie Currian is the pen name of their friend Evelyn's cheating boyfriend. When "Eppie" gets his own fatal review, the list of suspects is longer than the list of specials at the best BBQ place in Memphis.
Sentenced to Death (Booktown Mystery #5) by Lorna Barrett (Berkley Prime Crime, 7 June 2011).
As the owner of Stoneham, New Hampshire's mystery bookstore Haven't Got a Clue, Tricia Miles can figure out whodunit in the latest bestseller long before she gets to the last page. But when her friend is killed in a freak accident, Tricia must use her sleuthing skills to solve a murder mystery that promises to be much more sinister than the books on her shelves.
Hexes and Hemlines (Witchcraft Mystery #3) by Juliet Blackwell (Obsidian, 7 June 2011).
Lily gets called away from her vintage clothing store to give police a witch's take on how the leader of a rationalist society could be murdered, surrounded by superstitions he discredited.
Evidence points to dark witchcraft. Lily's determined to use magic of her own to find the murderer, before everyone's luck runs out.
Dire Threads (Threadville Mystery #1) by Janet Bolin (Berkley Prime Crime 7 June 2011).
Willow Vanderling's quaint new embroidery shop is not a hit with the local zoning commissioner. When he's murdered, the evidence is stacked against Willow.
Grace Interrupted (Manor House Mystery #2) by Julie Hyzy (Berkley Prime Crime, 7 June 2011).
On the grounds of Marshfield Manor, Civil War re-enactors have set up camp. And what a dedicated troupe! One of them has really been killed...
Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery #4) by Karen E. Olson (Obsidian, 7 June 2011).
Dee Carmichael, lead singer of the pop sensation The Flamingoes, has been one of Brett Kavanaugh's most dedicated customers at her tattoo shop. When Dee is discovered dead surrounded by ink pots and needles, Brett is branded a suspect.
It seems that someone is impersonating Brett. And if she doesn't act fast, the killer is sure to put the dye in dying once again...
To Sketch a Thief (Portrait of Crime Mystery #2) by Sharon Pape (Berkley Prime Crime, 7 June 2011).
After a stray dog named Hobo leads former police sketch artist-turned- paranormal private eye Rory McCain back to his owner's corpse, she finds herself involved in another homicide case-not to mention the new owner of a lovable pooch, which makes Rory's ghostly partner, Zeke, more than a little spooked.
A Parfait Murder (Mystery A La Mode #3) by Wendy Lyn Watson (Obsidian, 7 June 2011).
When Tally's cousin Bree spots her deadbeat ex-husband strolling the Lantana County Fair with a fat wallet and a vixen on his arm, she immediately files for back child support. But when his lawyer is found dead, things get a little sticky. Did Bree serve up a dish of cold, sweet revenge? Or is she another hapless victim of a parfait crime?