Women Sleuths

Acts of Malice by Perri O'Shaughnessy

By Perri O'Shaughnessy

The hot York instances bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mixture of felony suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" via the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and such a lot explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the gleaming snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislation perform and elevating a teenage son on my own. Now Nina has taken on a case that would threaten every thing she holds expensive, drawing her right into a tangled net of loyalties and alliances inside one in every of Lake Tahoe's such a lot admired households. Her purchaser: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislations says Nina needs to provide Jim robust the very best security. yet Strong's family members has became violently opposed to him, and by surprise Nina is on the heart of the hurricane. As she works a improper and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 facets of Nina's lifestyles come crashing together...in the final word act of malice.

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Getting Old Is Criminal by Rita Lakin

By Rita Lakin

Gladdy Gold had reached a golden second. There she used to be, soaking in a scorching bathtub with a guy she cherished, faraway from citadel Lauderdale and her nosy neighbors…until an pressing message despatched her working domestic. Now her unique holiday is a reminiscence, Gladdy’s would-be beau, Jack, is livid, and never basically are the ladies of the Gladdy Gold Detective enterprise all alive and well—they’re onto a scorching new homicide case.

Is a retirement-home Romeo responsible for the mysterious deaths in Florida’s most magnificent groups? Gladdy and her curious kibitzers should pass undercover to discover out—covering themselves with as many fancy-schmancy airs as attainable. yet with Gladdy’s drama queen sister Evvie taking part in the position of a Palm seashore flirt, their enjoyable and video games flip lethal. For by the point the women identity their perp, Evvie is within the palms of a killer—and loving it.…

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Hailey's War by Jodi Compton

By Jodi Compton

Hailey Cain has a historical past of trying out the bounds of her destiny: as a fearless motorcycle messenger at the twisted, aggressive streets of San Francisco; as a tender woman cadet in a sea of fellows at West element. yet Hailey additionally has secrets--the largest of which led her to depart the academy simply months in need of commencement, months clear of turning into a lieutenant within the U.S. military. Now, scraping and scuffling with her means via existence, Hailey reveals concentration merely whilst she's in movement. while an outdated buddy from her former existence in l. a. calls in a desire, Hailey does not need to imagine too lengthy ahead of she accepts the undertaking. she's going to escort a tender Mexican girl around the border to a distant mountain city in Sierra Madre. yet what occurs there'll adjust Hailey's lifestyles irrevocably. From the dustiest Mexican roads to the meanest streets of East L.A., Hailey reveals herself ensnared in a conflict extra deviant and unpleasant than any she expert for as a cadet. Deep within the gang underworld, pusued via mobsters and specialists alike, Hailey needs to use her instincts to stick alive--and to guard the blameless from a prior that also haunts her. Awash in sharp gangland info and unrelenting in its speed, Hailey's warfare introduces essentially the most memorable heroines in fresh crime fiction. Hailey Cain is complex, tricky, and unnerving--and her trip into the depths of depression and desperation is as harrowing because it is very unlikely to place down.

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Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 5) by Charlaine Harris

By Charlaine Harris

Part-time librarian Aurora ?Roe? Teagarden by no means cherished Detective Sergeant Jack Burns, yet she additionally by no means desired to see him lifeless? in particular no longer dropped from a airplane correct into her personal yard. but if different unusual issues take place round her, starting from odd (her irascible cat turns up donning a crimson ribbon) to violent (her assistant on the library is attacked) to probably lethal (her former lover is stabbed), she needs to decipher the private message within the insanity sooner than it?s too overdue.

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Decorated to Death (An Interior Design Mystery) by Peg Marberg

By Peg Marberg

Seville, Indiana, has 5 site visitors lighting and one inside layout company: fashion designer denims, co-founded by way of Jean Hastings and her daughter, Jean Jr.  in recent times they’re discovering that the willing eyes wanted for plotting colour schemes and monitoring down flea-market treasures additionally turn out to be useful for studying extra sinister designs.
 
even supposing Jean is a designing girl, her company is in a little bit a hunch. So while a brand new inside layout task from Dona Deville comes her manner she’s delighted.  Dona has inherited an deserted state cottage and desires Jean to take it from undeniable outdated shabby to beautiful shabby chic. 
 
yet Jean's plans for storm lamps and hand-hooked rugs are shelved while she opens front door and discovers the well-heeled sneakers of Dona herself, who has regrettably been despatched to satisfy her maker.  Now Jean needs to piece jointly a trend of a distinct kind so that it will capture a killer with designs on homicide.

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Signs in the Blood by Vicki Lane

By Vicki Lane

Elizabeth Goodweather and her husband equipped a profitable existence within the hills and hollows in their followed Appalachian domestic. yet now Elizabeth is by myself, her husband tragically killed, her teenagers grown, the land round her jam-packed with customs and ideology she can't percentage. It’s nonetheless a very good life–tending the small herb and flower business–but Elizabeth’s fragile peace is ready to be shattered.Cletus Gentry vanished whereas searching ginseng within the hills–and his mom is bound the childlike guy was once murdered. As Elizabeth retraces Cletus’s final wanderings, she's going to observe killer has been ready all of the whereas within the coves and hollows close to her farm for her to determine the light…and then come willingly to her personal loss of life.

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All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz

By Jayne Ann Krentz

From New York Times bestselling writer Jayne Ann Krentz comes an electrifying novel of ardour, homicide, and small-town scandal.
 
Investigative reporter Irene Stenson hasn’t been to her place of birth of Dunsely, California, because the ugly evening she came upon either her mom and dad useless at the kitchen ground. Now, seventeen years later, Irene has got a stunning new lead approximately their deaths—and is decided to find the reality of what occurred on that long-ago evening.
 
Staying at an area hotel, she reveals herself confiding in good-looking Luke Danner—an ex-marine who’s as used to barking orders as Irene is to ignoring them. yet Luke sees the phobia underneath her convinced exterior—and can’t aid yet are looking to guard her. he's additionally pushed by way of passions of his personal, and as they’re drawn jointly into the guts of probability, they'll threat way over both of them anticipated.

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The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette by R. T. Raichev

By R. T. Raichev

On the day of the ‘Royal marriage ceremony’ in July 1981 at a home occasion at the banks of the Thames, a bit lady wanders off on her personal. Her doll is located floating within the river, yet of the woman herself there's no signal. two decades on and Antonia Darcy, divorcee and assistant librarian on the army and Naval membership, nonetheless puzzles over the disappearance of Sonya Dufrette and the unusual habit of the grim Lawrence Dufrette, his unique spouse Lena, and clever and fascinating woman Mortlock — let alone the unusual absence of the nanny. Ably assisted via her new admirer, significant Payne, Mrs. Darcy embarks at the first experience in a brand new sequence of ingeniously plotted whodunits set opposed to the heritage of kingdom condo life.

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