Posts Tagged ‘ mystery ’

The Note Said, Your Mother Is My Mother

November 20, 2014

Fed up with being tied down by twenty-five years of domestic bliss and everyone else’s expectations, Abbie Palmer, struggling to find her creative self and asserting some independence from her husband, moves into the Tiki Palms. But as Abbie finds, in Gay Degani‘s debut suspense novel “What Came Before.” breaking away isn’t so easy. Especially when it involves cops, Molotov cocktails, Hollywood starlets, lost memories – and maybe an unknown half-sister… A note left on…

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A Side of Humor With Your Cozy

November 12, 2014

What do Santa’s Sidekick, a dead lawyer and a geriatric vampire have in common? Well, let’s open Lizz Lund‘s cozy “Christmas Bizarre” and find out…. Meet Mina Kitchen, a forty-something single who finds trouble quicker than she can whip up a batch of breakfast breads. Plural. Her “catering disorder” runs neck-and-neck with her weird luck, and her cat’s weirder tendency toward gnawing elf gear. Okay, and getting kidnapped a couple of times in one week…

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The Bookcast Presents “Books of Exceptional Quality”

March 14, 2013

Like you, we love good writing. A smartly-written sentence, a descriptive paragraph that makes me forget for a moment where I am, the end-of-a-chapter that all but forces me to keep reading — all of these are bliss for readers. The mission of The Bookcast, since its inception, has been to introduce you to indie authors who are producing this kind of compelling writing. And sometimes we find a book that is exceptionally good. Introducing…

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Where Magic is as Common as Technology

February 27, 2013
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In a sprawling urban landscape where magic is as common as technology, Zack Monday is a hard-working private detective, street-smart, resourceful, and clever. But his latest case – in Andrew Kirschbaum‘s novel “Monday and the Counterfeit Corpse” – takes him far away from the streets he knows and into a far-off magical land where all the rules are different and the slightest misstep might mean disaster. Zack must face down immortal goblin warriors, aristocratic thieves,…

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This Guy’s No Killer – He’s a Regular Teddy Bear

July 27, 2012
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His name: Thelonious T. Bear. Occupation: photojournalist. Current assignment: the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. But what Thelonious doesn’t realize is that danger lies ahead, as he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers – and murder. And things go from bear to worse when Thelonious himself comes under suspicion. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, a celebrity TV chef, and plenty of oddball local characters and…

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A Kidnapping? Or Something Far Worse?

November 11, 2011
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Mallory Petersen is a private investigator in Des Moines, Iowa, whose caseload usually runs to the routine, even the mildly offbeat. But when a young mom named Cheryl McGee comes to her with a heartbreaking story, Mallory is drawn into a nightmare of a case, in Stephen Brayton‘s mystery “Beta.” Cheryl’s 8-year-old daughter Cindy has disappeared, the apparent victim of a kidnapping. But there is no ransom demand, no word at all about what may…

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