Twanged (Regan Reilly, Book 4) by Carol Higgins Clark

By Carol Higgins Clark

Regan Reilly plans to spend her Fourth of July week touring within the Hamptons at her parents' domestic and likewise along with her ally, equipment, who has a percentage in a gaggle condominium. A last-minute cellphone name, although, casts Regan's journey in a brand new mild. Brigid O'Neill, a emerging nation celebrity, has been getting scary "love notes" and she or he hires Regan as her bodyguard for a Fourth of July live performance in Southampton. Brigid plans to play a mess around given to her in eire and acknowledged to have magic powers. She later learns the remainder of its legend - whoever takes it out of eire can have an twist of fate or face demise.

A visitor came across floating face-down in a pool at Chappy's welcoming celebration for Brigid is barely the 1st in a sequence of ominous incidents. As Brigid's Fourth of July live performance nears, it looks like the cursed mess around can be shipped again to eire - show Mail! It's Regan's activity to carry the curse at bay and fend off Brigid's pursuers.

"Entertaining...exactly what Clark fanatics were craving." --- united states Today

"A remarkable secret writer...makes it enjoyable for her readers. " --- Washington occasions

"A breezy comfortable, packed with loopy characters...A friendly and captivating outling."

--- San Francisco Chronicle

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Mapuche by Caryl Ferey

By Caryl Ferey

Twenty-eight-year-old Jana is a Mapuche, a kind of "people of the earth" who roamed the main fertile tracts of the south American pampas for over thousand years prior to being dispossessed in 1910 via the Argentinean structure and remodeled in a single day into outlaws. lengthy black hair, vast almond-shaped eyes, ravishing good points, tall...but with small breasts, breasts that stopped turning out to be after a violent assault by means of the Argentinean police while she used to be a lady. Jana is sculptor of a unprecedented and undiscovered expertise who prostitutes herself down on the docks to make ends meet. She is attached, as though by way of a blood bond, to her ally, Miguel, a.k.a. Paula, a transvestite who additionally works the docks. while the physique of a transvestite is located emasculated on the Port de los angeles Boca, Jana turns for support and safety to non-public investigator Ruben Calderon. Calderon is a grizzled investigator who served time following the coup d'état of March 24, 1976. in view that then he has been operating tirelessly for the moms of the Plaza de Mayo, trying to find any hint of los desaparecidos and their odious tormentors. jointly, Jana and Ruben will plunge into the corrupt beating center of the Argentinean political method on a hunt for a vicious assassin.

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The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas (Good Thief's Guide, Book 3) by Chris Ewan

By Chris Ewan

Charlie Howard isn’t just a part-time crime author and part-time thief; he’s additionally a magician. For his subsequent trick, he’ll relieve Josh Masters, the well-known illusionist vying for the affections of Charlie’s agent Victoria, of a fortune in on line casino chips stashed in his resort secure. Revenge will be sweet—if there weren’t a useless redhead floating in Masters’ tub and Masters himself hadn’t simply disappeared in a gasp of smoke after dishonest at roulette. confident that Charlie is in at the rip-off, the casino’s vendors provide him an very unlikely challenge: pull off an complex heist to reimburse the home for each greenback his “accomplice” made off with, or take pleasure in a one-way journey into the wasteland.

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The Gifted (A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, Book 14) by Gail Bowen

By Gail Bowen

Joanne Kilbourn is as feisty as ever within the 14th ebook of the sequence that bears her identify. This time, Jo and Zack's younger daughter Taylor's precocious expertise as a painter has drawn the eye of people that will not be in any respect what they appear . . .
 
Jo and Zack are either proud and a bit involved while their youngest daughter Taylor -- whose beginning mom used to be an excellent yet notoriously promiscuous artist -- has work selected for a high-level fund-raising public sale. One they've noticeable; the opposite, a portrait of a tender male artist's version, Taylor has rigorously guarded in her studio. Their drawback grows while it turns into transparent (and relatively public) that the younger guy is the sweetheart of the older socialite who prepared the fund-raiser -- and whose husband is Zack's previous friend.

Soon, an unsightly internet of infidelity, dependancy, and manipulation looks weaving itself round the Kilbourn-Shreve family members. Jo and Zack are doing their most sensible to maintain every body secure, but if one of many primary gamers within the drama is located murdered, occasions start to spiral, Taylor appears drifting extra away, and their very darkest fears look approximately to be realized.

The Gifted reconfirms Gail Bowen's incomparable skill to interweave the household and the dramatic, and to discover the darkish facet of human nature whereas making sure that the life-affirming pillars of relatives and friendship stay status.

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Elephants Can Remember (Hercule Poirot, Book 37) by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

"The Ravenscrofts didn't look that sort of individual. They appeared good balanced and placid..." And but, twelve years prior, the husband had shot the spouse, after which himself--or probably it was once the opposite direction round, in view that units of either one of their fingerprints have been at the gun, and the gun had fallen among them. The case haunts Ariadne Oliver, who have been a pal of the couple. The recognized secret novelist wants this real-life secret solved, and calls upon Hercule Poirot to aid her accomplish that. Poirot is now a really previous guy, yet his brain is as nimble and as sharp as ever and will nonetheless penetrate deep into the shadows. yet as Poirot and Mrs. Oliver and Superintendent Spence reopen the long-closed case, a startling discovery awaits them. And if reminiscence serves Poirot (and it does!), crime--like history--has a bent to copy itself.

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Driven (A Jenny Watkins Mystery, Book 1) by Becky Durfee

By Becky Durfee

Jenny Watkins is a regular ordinary university instructor who buys a ramshackle previous residence together with her husband Greg, meaning to renovate the construction to its unique grandeur. presently after relocating in Jenny starts to listen to voices, prompting her to seem right into a long-forgotten sixty-year-old lacking folks case. in the course of her research she meets a spunky aged lady who factors Jenny to reexamine the best way she appears to be like at existence.

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Dead Woman's Shoes (Lexie Lomax Mysteries, Book 1) by Kaye C. Hill

By Kaye C. Hill

All she sought after was once to escape - and by surprise it’s raining cats, canine and our bodies! Lexy Lomax has run clear of her obnoxious husband, taking together with her a funky part million of his ill-gotten profits and a homicidal chihuahua referred to as Kinky. Holed up in a decrepit log cabin at the Suffolk coast, Lexy unearths herself flawed for the former proprietor of the cabin, a personal investigator, now deceased. earlier than she understands it she's embroiled in a cocktail of marital infidelity (possibly), lacking cats (probably) and poison pen letters (definitely). Oh, definite - and a homicide or two...

From Publishers Weekly
Set at the Suffolk coast, Hill's droll debut introduces unintended sleuth Alexandra Lexy Lomax. After studying that her flaky husband, Gerard Warwick-Holmes, the famous person of TV's Heirlooms on your Attic, is a criminal, Lexy flees London—along along with her puppy Chihuahua and part 1000000 quid of Gerard's stolen loot—and takes safe haven at Otter's finish, a log cabin in Clopwolde-on-Sea. Lexy quickly realizes that Mrs. Glenda Doyle, the cabin's deceased earlier occupant, have been a PI with an advert for discreet companies nonetheless operating within the neighborhood paper. How not easy can it's, wonders Lexy, who's wanting prepared funds (she doesn't dare contact the stolen cash for the moment), to path a in all likelihood philandering spouse or find a lacking cat? It seems to be very not easy, certainly, after the spouse is murdered and the cat proves extra beneficial than the typical pussycat. Crisp prose and a plot laced with animal tomfoolery will hold readers amused and longing for a sequel.

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Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle

By Cleo Coyle

Landmark coffeehouse supervisor Clare Cosi has served her percentage of recent York's wealthy and well-known, yet even she is shocked by way of her explosive advent to a mysterious web billionaire... whilst a vehicle bomb approximately kills tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare involves his reduction and gets a important thanks. not just does the billionaire purchase her a barista's dream coffee computer, he hires her for a rare undertaking: developing the world's most costly espresso mixture. The police speedy arrest Eric's alleged attacker, but dying keeps to enclose the unfortunate wealthy person, major Clare to question even if a deadly fall and one other deadly mishap are premeditated murders or purely freak injuries. Clare's boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, has a thought of his own'one Clare refuses to think. in the meantime, Eric jets Clare around the globe on a head-spinning look for the superior espresso, and Clare will get to grasp his world'a enthralling circle of cash with rivalries that can simply have became lethal. yet is that this captivating younger CEO actually marked for termination? Or is he the single creating a killing? Includes a wealth of scrumptious recipes!

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Contingency Plan by Lou Allin

By Lou Allin

While Sandra Sinclair, lately widowed and the mummy of twelve-year-old Jane, meets prosperous attorney Joe Gillette, he wins her over along with his type and conscientious perspective. Falling in love swifter than she ever inspiration attainable, Sandra has the same opinion to marry. yet quickly when they stream into their new domestic, issues start to swap, and Joe's controlling habit explanations her to question her selection. while her new husband turns into heavily abusive, Sandra comes to a decision that she and Jane needs to depart. whilst Joe makes it transparent that he'll not only permit her stroll away, Sandra discovers that it's rather most probably that he prepared his first wife's dying, and that she is now a part of his "contingency plan." She quickly realizes that even the legislations isn't any safeguard in contrast meticulous and egotistical guy. Fleeing to an outdated kinfolk cabin on a distant lake, mom and daughter organize to reside off the grid. And while Joe tracks them down, Sandra needs to get a hold of a contingency plan of her personal.

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