by Sunny Frazier
Three places you should be glad you didn’t go to on vacation this year are Windigo Island, Lost Island and City of Ghosts.
Windigo is the name of a mythical beast and Windigo Island is the name of William Kent Krueger’s 14th Cork O’Connor mystery. When the body of a teenage girl washes up on the shores of the island, the Ojbwe tribe knows it’s an evil omen. Cork is asked by a friend to investigate and in the process he faces his own demons, both mythical and real.
Master thief Gideon Crew is given a mission: steal a page from the Book of Kells out of the J.P. Morgan Library. Piece of cake. After he steals the page he finds a treasure map dating back to the ancient Greeks. The search for the treasure leads him to a remote island in the Caribbean. What he finds may benefit mankind—if he makes it out alive. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are offering eleven chapters of The Lost Island at: www.prestonchild.com/storage/med/lostisland/219_Lost_Island-sample.pdf
It’s June, 1940, and America is on the brink of war. PI Miranda Corbie is asked to track down a chemistry professor in San Francisco believed to be a Nazi spy. The trail leads to Reno where she is framed for murder and must go underground to solve the case and clear her name. City of Ghosts is the third in Kelli Stanley’s Miranda Corbie series.
From San Francisco we travel north to Eugene, Oregon, for the 9th in L.J. Seller’s Detective Wade Jackson mysteries, Deadly Bonds. A young mother is murdered in a bad neighborhood and her young son is found hiding under the floorboards. Detective Jackson already has enough on his plate with a runaway teenage daughter and a girlfriend with a family crisis. Nevertheless, he finds himself bonding with the child and facing devastating choices.
Terminated is the first in the Tucker mystery series by Ray Daniel. Tucker was a software developer for MantaSoft up until the day he was fired and his wife was murdered. Six months later another software engineer is found dead. Haunted by the memory of his wife, Tucker takes on the FBI, the Russian mob and a psychopath known as the Duct Tape Killer.
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