By Mary Kay Andrews
“Mary Kay Andrews has excellent pitch in terms of endearing, smart-mouth heroines, and she or he has stuck the languid looniness of the Low nation perfectly.”
—Anne Rivers Siddons
Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by means of her spiteful ex-husband from the home she herself restored in Savannah’s historical district, who needs to come to phrases with a existence that has all at once changed…and now not, it, turns out for the higher. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable big apple occasions bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will suppose the sultry Georgia breezes and style sea salt within the air, as they lose themselves in a superb, witty story brimming with sass and peopled through a richly endearing solid of delightfully eccentric characters. Revenge is sweeter than candy in Mary Kay’s able palms, and readers of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, Rebecca Wells, and Jill Conner Browne will certainly are looking to spend a few caliber time in Savannah.
By Anthony Berkeley
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1937
Non-descript, upstanding Mr Todhunter is advised that he has basically months to stay. He comes to a decision to devote a homicide for the great of mankind. discovering a useful sufferer proves faraway from effortless, and there's a fake begin sooner than he settles on and dispatches his goal. yet then the police arrest an blameless guy, and the honourable Todhunter has to set approximately proving himself in charge of the homicide.
Beautifully awarded with remarkable paintings and fashionable but easy-to-read kind, avid readers of crime will love studying this gripping, well-written mystery. The urge for food for standard crime fiction hasn't ever been superior, and Arcturus Crime Classics goal to introduce a brand new new release of readers to a few of the nice crime writing of the twentieth century - particularly the so-called 'golden era'.
By Bailey Cates
When Hollywood invades Savannah’s ancient district to movie a progressive struggle motion picture, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches’ coven, the Spellbook membership, take a holiday from casting spells for casting calls. one of many witches snags a component as an additional, whereas Katie’s firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set protection. Katie and her aunt Lucy choose to remain out of the motion, yet after the movie’s “fixer” fires the caterer, the Honeybee Bakery involves the rescue, operating their magic to maintain the hungry workforce happy.
But while somebody fixes the fixer—permanently—and a spooky psychic predicts Katie will locate the killer, the captivating baker and her fellow conjurers step in to sift throughout the suspects...before another person lands up at the slicing room floor....
By Donald E. Westlake
In Donald E. Westlake's vintage caper novels, the undesirable recuperate, the great slide a section, and Lord support an individual stuck among a thief named John Dortmunder and the present item of his attention.
However, being stuck red-handed is inevitable in Dortmunder's subsequent creation, while a television manufacturer convinces this thief and his merry gang to do a truth exhibit that captures their subsequent ranking. The manufacturer promises to discover the way to continue the convey from getting used in proof opposed to them. They're doubtful, however the pay is sweet, so that they take him up on his offer.
A mock-up of the OJ bar is inbuilt a warehouse down on Varick highway. the floor flooring of that development is a giant open area jumbled with cars utilized in television international, every little thing from a information truck and a hearth engine to a hansom cab (without the horse).
As the group plans their subsequent circulation with the cameras rolling, Dortmunder and Kelp sneak onto the roof in their new studio to arrange a personal company. it's going to take an inventive plan to outwit audience glued to their tv units, yet Dortmunder is not anything if now not continual, and he's made up our minds to finish this shoot with funds in his wallet.
By S. S. van Dine
The second one quantity of the Philo Vance homicide mysteries includes:
The Dragon homicide Case 1933
The on line casino homicide Case 1934
The backyard homicide Case 1935
The Kidnap homicide Case 1936
The Gracie Allen homicide Case 1938
The wintry weather homicide Case 1939
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By Charles Todd
In 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a guy was once condemned to hold for the murders of aged ladies. Rutledge helped assemble the proof that despatched Ben Shaw to the gallows. And while justice was once performed, Rutledge closed the door at the case. yet Shaw used to be no longer simply forgotten.
Now, seven years later, that grim trial returns within the type of Ben Shaw's widow Nell, bringing Rutledge facts she is confident will turn out her husband's innocence. It's a trust fraught with peril, threatening either Rutledge's specialist stature and his religion in his judgment. yet there's a darker explanation for Rutledge's reluctance. homicide brings him again to Kent the place, days past, he'd glimpsed an all-too-familiar face past the jumping flames of a bonfire. quickly an unforeseen come across revives the top of his personal conflict, because the kingdom prepares for a somber commemoration at the anniversary of the Armistice. To conflict the unsettled prior and the haunted current while is an appalling mandate.
And the folk round him? between them the sexy widow of a pal, a impressive girl who survived the nice Indian Mutiny; a sour, death barrister; and a guy whose identify he by no means knew--unwittingly compete with the grieving Nell Shaw. They'll call for greater than Rutledge may give, unaware that he's already wearing the weight of shell surprise? and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he used to be compelled to execute within the warfare. The killer in Marling is unusually adept at escaping detection. And Ben Shaw's previous is a tangle of unsettling secrets and techniques which may or is probably not actual. Rutledge needs to stroll a tortuous line among murderers...one attaining out to break him, the opposite pushed to smash him.
By Laurie R. King
Laurie R. King's big apple instances bestselling novels of suspense that includes Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, contain one among today's such a lot acclaimed secret sequence. Now, of their most up-to-date and so much exciting experience, the couple is separated by way of a surprising situation in a deadly a part of the area, each one racing opposed to time to avoid an explosive disaster that may dress them either in shrouds.
In a wierd room in Morocco, Mary Russell is attempting to resolve a urgent secret: Who am I? She has woke up with shadows in her brain, blood on her palms, and squaddies pounding at the door. Out within the hivelike streets, she discovers herself unusually adept within the abilities of the underworld, escaping via alleys and rooftops, deciding on wallet and locks. She is clothed like a guy, and armed in basic terms along with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic word. Overhead, warplanes cross ominously north.
Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled via outdated neighbors and relation into the growing to be warfare among France, Spain, and the Rif riot led by way of Emir Abd el-Krim--who could be a Robin Hood or an influence mad tribesman. The shadows of warfare are drawing over the traditional urban of Fez, and Holmes badly desires the knowledge and braveness of his spouse, whom he's realized, to his horror, has long past lacking. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for herself, every one attempts to crack lethal parallel puzzles sooner than it's too past due for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.
With the staggering mixture of interval element and modern speed that's her hallmark, Laurie R. King keeps the stunningly suspenseful sequence that Lee baby referred to as "the such a lot sustained feat of mind's eye in secret fiction today."
By Josi S. Kilpack
THE ST. GEORGE SPECTRUM Dr. Trenton Hendricks was once final visible Friday, April eight, while he set out on my own on a backpacking journey. Hendricks's Jeep Grand Cherokee used to be situated Tuesday on the Chuckwalla Trailhead, yet after six days and millions of man-hours, the legitimate seek has been known as off. he's presumed to be deceased. It used to be imagined to be a girls' weekend in scenic St. George, Utah, that will comprise procuring, testing the neighborhood delicacies, and collaborating in a breast melanoma fund-raiser. the truth that one of many organizers of the fund-raising occasion, a neighborhood health care provider, had disappeared months prior to used to be no longer alleged to be Sadie's challenge. whilst Sadie learns that her good friend Caro and Caro's cousin, Tess, have begun a grassroots research into Dr. Hendricks's disappearance, Sadie graciously refused to be part of it. together with her marriage ceremony to devise and her newest case nonetheless clean in her brain, Sadie is set to go away this example to the police--until she meets the ex-wife of the lacking guy. How may perhaps she now not ask a number of questions . . . that bring about extra questions . . . that result in a small city or even extra questions! whilst the neighborhood police ask her to be their eyes and ears, Sadie can't aid yet bounce in with either ft. earlier than she understands it, she is at the rocky street of one other research, following a convoluted path of excellent intentions, hidden motivations, and philanthropy grew to become tremendous enterprise.
By Kaitlyn Dunnett
After a knee harm forces expert Scottish dancer, Liss MacCrimmon to renounce her lifetime of acting strathspreys, reels, jigs and Highland flings, she returns to her place of birth of Moosetookalook, Maine, the place she runs a Scottish Emporium. With one solved homicide case less than her dance belt, Liss has no proposal she's approximately to spiral into another...Liss nonetheless misses the lifetime of a qualified dancer with Strathspey, the Scottish dance corporation she belonged to. So she arranges a reception for the troupe whilst they're on travel, whole with a Scottish subject matter that features a new spin at the vintage Scottish Scone. Liss quickly realizes that existence within the team isn't all satisfied jigs and fancy stepping. Victor Owens, the corporate supervisor, has been making existence depressing for everybody. yet she has no proposal how depressing till Victor bites into one among Liss' prized cocktail scones, collapses and dies. whilst the police set their points of interest on Liss and her most sensible buddies, it's as much as Liss to determine whodunit prior to this culinary killer makes an encore...
By Donald E. Westlake
For 25 years, Burke Devore has supplied for his family members and performed by way of the foundations. beforehand. Downsized from his activity, Devore is slipping away: from his spouse, his family members, and from all civilized norms of habit. He desires his lifestyles again, and should do whatever to get it. during this relentlessly attention-grabbing novel, the masterful Westlake takes readers on a trip of obsession and outrage inside of a quiet man's determined international.