29 September 2011

Recently received

Cemetery Girl by David Bell (NAL trade pb,4 October 2011,$14.00.
Four years after Tom and Abby's 12-year-old daughter vanishes, she is found alive but strangely calm. When the teen refuses to testify against the man connected to her disappearance, Tom decides to investigate the traumatizing case on his own. Nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover.

India Black and the Widow of Windsor (India Black #2) by Carol K. Carr (Berkley trade pb, 4 October 2011, $14.00).
When Queen Victoria attends a séance, the spirit of her departed husband, Prince Albert, insists she spend Christmas at their Scottish home in Balmoral. Prime Minister Disraeli suspects the Scottish nationalists plan to assassinate the Queen-and sends the ever resourceful India and the handsome British spy, French, to the Scottish highlands.
India is certain that someone at Balmoral is determined to make this Her Majesty's last Christmas...

Sup With the Devil (Abigail Adams #3) by Barbara Hamilton (Berkley Prime Crime Trade pb., 4 October 2011, $14.00).
After an attempt on the life of her young nephew Horace, Abigail Adams, wife of attorney John Adams, travels to Harvard to investigate. A mysterious woman hired Horace to translate some Arabic, then left him at the mercy of her henchmen. He survived-with a tale of pirate treasure...
Meanwhile one of Horace's fellow students-loyal to the King-is murdered. The Sons of Liberty are desperate to find the rumored gold, but Abigail wants the truth. For the Devil's treasure comes with a curse that could bring down anyone, regardless of where their allegiance lies.

Flipped Out (Do-It-Yourself #5) by Jennie Bentley (Berkley Prime Crime mm, 4 October 2011, $7.99).
Avery and her hunky handyman boyfriend are renovating a house belonging to a local news anchor who's thrilled to be filmed as part of a home renovation show. But cable television fame proves fleeting when the man is murdered and Avery faces the task of nailing the killer. Fast.

Shoe Done It (Acessories #1)
by Grace Carroll (Berkley Prime Crime mm, 4 October 2011, $6.99).
Rita Jewel has a dream job selling fabulous clothes and accessories to the socialites of San Francisco at Dolce's Boutique. But when a pair of heels becomes a clue in a murder, Rita finds herself engaged in a high- end crime of fashion.

The More the Terrier (Pet Rescue #2)
by Linda O. Johnston (Berkley Prime Crime mm, 4 October 2011, $7.99).
When shelter manager Lauren Vancouver finds out that her old mentor, Mamie Spelling, is an animal hoarder, no one is more shocked, and she jumps in to help re-home the cramped critters. But Mamie's troubles don't end there. She's accused of murder when the CEO of a pet shelter network is found dead. And Lauren's dogged determination to clear her former friend of murder may put a killer on her tail.

Liver Let Die (Clueless Cook #1) by Liz Lipperman (Berkley Prime Crime mm, 4 October 2011, $7.99).
Jordan McAllister can't cook her way out of a macaroni & cheese box, but filling in for the culinary reporter at The Ranchero Globe is better than writing personal ads. Her first assignment to review the new steakhouse in town is a disaster that ends with her waiter murdered outside her door-with her name and number in his pocket. Now Jordan is the prime suspect, as well as the main course on the murder menu.

Death by the Dozen (Cupcake Bakery #3)
by Jenn McKinlay (Berkley Prime Crime mm, 4 October 2011, $6.99).
Melanie and Angie are determined to win the Challenge to the Chef to promote their Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Mel's mentor from culinary school, Vic Mazzotta, may be one of the judges, but Mel and Angie will have to win fair and square. But, when Vic's dead body is found inside a freezer truck, Mel and Angie will need to use their best judgment to find the cold-blooded killer or they may lose more than the contest- they may lose their lives.

Murder of a Creped Suzette (Scumble River #14) by Denise Swanson (Obsidian mm, 4 October 2011, $7.99).
Plans to build a country music theater in Scumble River fall flat whena female country singer is murdered, and the motives and suspects stretch back decades.

How to Party With a Killer Vampire (Party Planning #4) by Penny Warner (Obsidian mm, 4 October 2011, $7.99).
Party planner Presley Parker's new gig is the star-studded wrap party for a horror film. The location is a graveyard-conveniently, because the night of the bash, a tabloid journalist is murdered.


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