THE FIRST WIFE is an expertly crafted mystery that pulled me in from the first page and kept me guessing until the very end. The sex is fade-to-black but the relationship building is laid bare...
Sheri Cobb Smith dives into the reasons why readers and writers continue turning to Regency romances for their historical fix.
Voices from the grave.
Because nothing stays buried forever… Cypress Bend, Florida, is a small southern bayou town filled with long-buried secrets. It’s also the home of successful, fiercely independent state prosecutor Grace Courtemanche, who’s pulled into a world of terror and self-doubt when she receives a phone call from a young woman buried alive. In a race to stop a revenge-seeking killer, Grace unearths skeletons from her past along with feelings for the one man she swore she’d never need again, Theodore “Hatch” Hatcher, a rootless, smooth-talking FBI crisis negotiator who’s back in Cypress Bend to deal with a secret of his own. Well, I have a new author and a new series I’m excited about. I loved this book; I need the first book, and I’ll be reading the… Continue
with Bonaparte Labeck, she can’t pay her rent, her car is infested with mice, and she’s working at a coffee shop where the dress code is teddies, thongs, and toe-cleavage heels.
The market is booming – readers want more mystery books that feature women who solve them . . . in all sub-genres —- Dorothy McFalls has proof – I hope you enjoy her post. At this year’s Malice Domestic (an annual “fun fan” convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C. saluting the traditional mystery), editors from many of the major publishing houses happily announced that sales of mystery novels, especially those featuring women sleuths, are booming. The good news had me cheering and not just because I write the White House Gardener Mysteries. I also love to read books featuring women sleuths. Apparently many other readers do, too!
Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
If I Should Die by Allison Brennan A TRIP TO THE DARK SIDE Aspiring FBI agent Lucy Kincaid and her P.I. boyfriend, Sean Rogan, are heading to the Adirondack Mountains for a pleasant romantic getaway when they detour to help troubled friends, owners of a new resort who are battling malicious vandals. After Lucy and Sean pursue an arsonist into an abandoned mine shaft, Lucy stumbles upon an even more heinous crime—and the perfectly preserved remains of its victim. The only thing more disturbing than the discovery of the corpse is its sudden disappearance. While the local police remain skeptical, Lucy is dead certain that there’s a connection between the sabotage at the resort and the murder—one that the less-than-neighborly citizens of Spruce Lake seem to have a stake in keeping hidden. Then, when a… Continue