by Sunny Frazier
Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of Pearl Harbor Blues by Victoria Heckman, High Stakes by John McEvoy, & Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King from past Coming Attractions columns.
Start your 2015 off with a new series penned by Maine author Lea Wait. Angie Curtis left Haven Harbor with she was 18 to escape her mom’s legacy. A decade later she’s pulled back home when her mother’s body is found. After the agent for her grandmother’s custom needlepoint business is also murder, she has to wonder: has going home stirred up some secrets? Twisted Threads will excite your interest.
Every girl needs a morning cup of caffeine. Unfortunately, Jolie Gentil gets more than a “cup of joe” when she enters her favorite coffee shop, Java Jolt. The door is unlocked and the owner missing. When he shows up, he is injured. Suddenly, thugs think he’s passed something on to Jolie so she has a close call with an SUV, her home is broken into and a kidnapping occurs. Jolie has to figure it out so she can get back to appraising houses. Ground to a Halt is the eighty Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery by Elaine Orr.
Some fashions catch fire but when an outfit literally goes up in flames on the runway, fashion expert Samantha Kidd sees red. She recruits a hot photographer to help expose an arsonist. Some Like It Haute is #4 in Diane Vallere’s Style & Error Mysteries.
Who knew Germans are fascinated with the Wild West and especially American Indians? Dinah Pelerin is teaching about Native American cultures in Berlin when her Seminole mother, Snow, shows up. Mom has a scheme to blackmail a German tax dodger but it could reveal something Dinah has been keeping from the IRS and Norwegian boyfriend Thor. Swan attends a powwow where a man is found killed and scalped and now she’s the prime suspect. Where the Bones Are Buried is #5 Dinah Peterin International Mysteries by Jeanne Matthews.
What could be more fun than yoga lessons at a wedding? Kate Davidson agrees to go to the Elysian Springs Resort to teach guests a few moves. But when one is found dead in the hot tub, Kate becomes a suspect. A Killer Retreat is the second in the Downward Dog Mysteries by Tracy Weber.
It’s Murder by Gravity in the 6th Quilted Mystery series, The Coffin Quilt. When a charter pilot tells Sheriff Tony Abernathy that his passenger jumped sans parachute in a remote spot in Tennessee, it takes a mule ride to retrieve the body. The sheriff also has to brave a blizzard to reach the wife in North Carolina. His own wife is shocked when a woman with a knife in her back if discovered at the grocery store and a priceless quilt is stolen. Author Barbara Graham gives us the shivers!
A wealthy Beverly Hills couple hire former assassin Leine Basso to find their missing teenage daughter. Last seen partying in Tijuana, Leine’s investigation find the car with the boyfriend’s mutilated body. It’s a race to find the girl despite threats from the local cartel. The Body Market is #3 in the Leine Basso Mysteries by D.V Berkom.
To enter to win copies of Pearl Harbor Blues by Victoria Heckman, High Stakes by John McEvoy, & Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “New Year” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen after January 3, 2015. U.S. residents only.
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