by Sunny Frazier
Details on how to win copies of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis, an ebook copy of Bumping Off Fat Vinny by Morgan St. James, and an ebook copy of The Tell-Tale Stone by Velda Brotherton, all 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.
Here are some firecracker reads for this month:
It’s the 4th of July on Fripp Island, South Carolina. Ann Malone introduces her family to a pair of newlyweds. But the next day when Ann goes for a walk on the beach, she finds a dead woman wearing the locket the new bride had worn the previous night. Nothing doing but she must find the killer. Mistaken Identity, Malone Mystery #4, is a holiday offering by Pat Gligor.
Eve and Madeleine own the Second To None consignment shop. Mad’s boyfriend David runs a reputable sport-hunting reserve; his competition Blake runs one that illegally imports “exotics” for hunters. When a mutual client is killed, David is the one arrested. Blake’s equally cruel wife forces the two women out of their shop to open a consignment shop of her own. Had enough? So has Eve! She corrals her posse to take on the baddies. A Sporting Murder is #3 in the Eve Appel series shotgunned by Lesley Diehl.
A professor was about to publish a new take on the murder of Thomas Becket when he is found dead. Amateur detective Belinda Lawrence is called in to tally up the contents of the prof’s Tudor manor and quickly comes to the conclusion there’s been foul play. A Canterbury Crime is Belinda’s 5th case from the quill of Brian Kavanagh.
Gangster Joe and actress Gilda bond over a love of comics. They go to NYC, him to sell his cartoons to magazines, her to pursue a career on the stage or screen. Their lives are complicated by a German movie producer, a drug-dealing shrink—and, soon, the police. New York Scramble by Bert Silva reads like the Sunday comics.
Biotechnology springs from a desperate world of those creating chemical weapons to destroy and those fighting to prevent destruction. When the White House gets an anonymous warning at the same time a biological weapon is released in a California prison, biologist Katrina Stone may hold the key to stopping it. Kristen Elise’s The Death Row Complex is the prequel to her first book, The Vesuvius Isotope.
From biotechnology we go to computer technology. Wired is lucky #13 in the Buchanan FBI novels from Julie Garwood. Allison Trent writes computer codes and navigates the Internet. She’s developed a program that will revolutionize the tech industry. FBI agent Scott wants her help to hunt down a cyber criminal. Actually, he wants to convince her to join the FBI cyber team in Boston. But Allison isn’t interested in working for Uncle Sam—that is, until the FBI offers to expunge her brother’s criminal record in return for one year’s service. Before she can make a decision, however, someone has stolen her computer program. Working the case with the FBI agent, things get closer than either of them realizes.
It’s 1969, the week of the Manson family murders and Woodstock. Amateur sleuth Austin Starr takes her baby and goes to support a friend suspected of murdering women’s lib activists in Seattle and Vancouver. Her CIA trainer warns that there’s a hit out on her. Austin’s husband demands she stop investigating and come home. Not gonna happen. Rainy Day Women is Kay Kendall’s 2nd in the Austin Starr series.
To enter to win copies of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis, an ebook copy of Bumping Off Fat Vinny by Morgan St. James, and an ebook copy of The Tell-Tale Stone by Velda Brotherton, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “fireworks” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen after July 4, 2015. U.S. residents only.
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