by Sunny Frazier
Details on how to win copies of Killer Retreat Tracy Weber and Played by the Book by Lucy Arlington, both featured in past editions of Coming Attractions. There’s also a link at the end of this post where you can purchase any of these books.
We’re stuck in a drought but we can dream of oceans, can’t we? Author Luke Christodoulou brings us back once again to the Greek Isles in The Church Murders. On the island of Salamina, a reporter is stabbed to death while investigating a gospel written by Jesus. On Santorini, bodies are piling up. Seven Ionian islands, seven more bodies. A boy experiences stigmata on Kefallonia. Police Captain Papacosta and Lieutenant Cara have their hands full, and readers experience a visual vacation.
Author Joyce Ann Brown’s Psycho Cat is on the prowl once more in his second adventure, Furtive Investigation. This time he finds a skeleton in a trunk up in the attic of a rental unit. Landlady Beth, snowbirding in Arizona, is called back to Kansas City by the police. Is this connected to the stench she smelled seven years ago? Time to track down former tenants and get some answers!
Another cat mystery to look out for is Black Cat and the Accidental Angel. In the third adventure by Elaine Faber, an SUV flips over and Thumper’s owner is rushed to the hospital. He has no memory of his former life but a cat named Angel appears to lead him home. The owner of a vineyard and emu farm is facing foreclosure but gives them shelter. Angel is on a mission to help the family and puts one of her nine lives at risk.
It’s a Cold Trail when Oakland PI Jeri Howard finds out her brother has been missing for four days. Her investigation takes her to Sonoma County where she finds cracks in his marriage and at his job. When a body with is MedicAlert bracelet is uncovered in a boat, he becomes a murder suspect. This is the 11th in Janet Dawson’s series.
Margaret Grace helps us see everything on a small scale through her miniatures series. Manhattan In Miniature, her eighth offering, has Gerry Porter and granddaughter Maddy visiting the city for a huge craft fair. But a murderer is intent on making sure they don’t get home to the Golden State.
In the seventh Chase Dagger mystery by Lee Driver, a series of murders occur that recall the MO of another killer. He died a fiery death—or did he? Mystery, horror and urban fantasy come together at Nightfall.
Interior decorator Madison Night takes on the task of restoring a ranch. But, there’s been a string of abductions and a murder victim. Evidence points to a flirtatious member of law enforcement. Suspects come out of Madison’s freshly painted woodwork. With Vics You Get Eggroll is number three in Diane Vallere’s series.
Carleigh Warner is another interior decorator tasked to refurbish a Charleston, SC, mansion. The plantation house hides a history of slavery, violence and greed. The ghost of a former slave haunts the home and disapproves of changes. The current owners, the Peppernell family, have secrets that end in murder. The Ghost of Peppernell Manor by Amy Reade will give you shivers.
Emma Joseph met her husband when his wife was killed in a car accident and their six-year-old daughter vanished. Six years later, their life with their son Ollie is good. It only takes a stranger to destroy their happiness and security. Rachel Abbott stirs things up with Stranger Child.
Mark Petry’s novel Secret Service couldn’t be more timely, could it? Agent Jack Shields investigates financial fraud until someone starts assassinating CEOs. Is exposing the truth worth starting a global financial meltdown?
To enter to win copies of Killer Retreat Tracy Weber and Played by the Book by Lucy Arlington, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “showers” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen after April 4, 2015. U.S. residents only.
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