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A Geek Girl's Guide to Justice:  Julie Anne Lindsey

IT manager Mia Connors finally has this #adulting thing under control. She's set to launch a massive project at work, her social calendar is filling up and she might finally get the guy. But when one of her grandparents' close friends is discovered floating in the lake - D-E-A-D - all she's after is justice. And there's only one person who can make that happen. Deputy US Marshal Jake Archer is working undercover when he gets the call about a murder in Horseshoe Falls's gated community. The victim may have been close with Mia's family, but Jake quickly discovers that he had far more enemies than friends. Now Jake and Mia have to contain the panic within the community, apprehend the fugitive and figure out how to make their relationship work - before Mia finds herself in the crosshairs.

ORDER # M719-1   $11-95   ISBN 9781335455420

 

Booking the Crook:  Laurie Cass

Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, cruise around lovely Chilson, Michigan delivering happiness and good reads in their bookmobile. But the feisty librarian is worried that the bookmobile's future could be uncertain when a new library board chair arrives and doesn't seem too friendly to her pet project. Still, she has to put her personal worries aside when she and Eddie are out on their regular route and one of their favorite customers doesn't turn up to collect her books. Minnie, at Eddie's prodding, checks on the woman and finds her lying dead in her snow-covered driveway. Now it's up to Minnie and her friends - feline and otherwise - to find the perpetrator and give them their due.

ORDER # M719-2   $11-95   ISBN 9780440000983

Damaged:  Lisa Scottoline

Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help, and Mary DiNunzio becomes Patrick's true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems. With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary DiNunzio might have found the case that can make her a true protector - or break her heart.

ORDER # M719-3   $12-95   ISBN 9781250213471

 

And Then There Were Crumbs:  Eve Calder

Kate McGuire's life was sweet in Manhattan before she lost her restaurant job and fiancÚ both. But sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles, and soon she finds herself starting from scratch in the island town of Coral Cay, Florida. It has everything she's looking for: sunny beaches, friendly locals, and a Help Wanted sign in the bakery shop window. Once she convinces the shop's crusty owner Sam Hepplewhite to hire her, Kate can't tie on her apron fast enough. Little does she know that trouble, like warm dough, is on the rise. Stewart Lord is a real estate developer with a taste for a different type of dough: the green kind. He knows that he could make a killing by purchasing the Cookie House from Sam, who flat-out refuses to sell.

ORDER # M719-4   $11-95   ISBN 9781250312990

Death in a Budapest Butterfly:  Julia Buckley

Hana Keller and her family run Maggie's Tea House, an establishment heavily influenced by the family's Hungarian heritage and specializing in a European-style traditional tea service. But one of the shop's largest draws is Hana's eccentric grandmother, Juliana, renowned for her ability to read the future in the leaves at the bottom of customers' cups. Lately, however, her readings have become alarmingly ominous and seemingly related to old Hungarian legends. When a guest is poisoned at a tea event, Juliana's dire predictions appear to have come true. Things are brought to a boil when Hana's beloved Anna Weatherley butterfly teacup becomes the center of the murder investigation as it carried the poisoned tea. The cup is claimed as evidence by a handsome police detective, and the pretty Tea House is suddenly endangered. Hana and her family must catch the killer to save their business and bring the beautiful Budapest Butterfly back home where it belongs.

ORDER # M719-5   $11-95   ISBN 9781984804822

 

Let's Fake a Deal:  Sherry Harris

As a former military spouse, Sarah Winston's learned a little about organizing, packing, and moving. Her latest project sounds promising: a couple of tech-industry hipsters, newly arrived in her Massachusetts town, who need to downsize. Unfortunately, when Sarah tries to sell their stuff, she discovers it's all stolen - and she's the unwitting fence. Michelle, an old friend of Sarah's from the Air Force base, is in line for a promotion - but not everyone is happy about it, and she's been hit with an anonymous discrimination complaint. When one of the men she suspects is behind the accusations turns up dead in Michelle's car, Sarah needs to clear Michelle's name - as well as her own for selling hot merchandise. And she'll have to do it while also organizing a cat lady's gigantic collection of feline memorabilia, or they'll be making room for Sarah in a jail cell.

ORDER # M719-6   $11-95   ISBN 9781496716989

Knot on Her Life:  Mary Marks

Martha's eager to finish the baby quilt she's making for her new granddaughter, but she scraps those plans when a young girl rings her doorbell begging for help. Poppy Halaby, the foster child of Martha's neighbor, is an orphan whose parents were murdered by a killer who was never caught. When Poppy's doting foster mom falls suspiciously ill, Martha is determined to keep the child safe. But she'll have to unravel more about Poppy's parents to stitch a broken family back together again - and prevent another crime cut from the same cloth.

ORDER # M719-7   $11-95   ISBN 9781496720504

 

Taking the Fifth:  J. A Jance 

There are many bizarre and terrible ways to die. Seattle Homicide Detective J. P. Beaumont thought he had seen them all - until he saw this body, its wounds, and the murder weapon: an elegant woman's shoe, its stiletto heel gruesomely caked with blood. The evidence is shocking and unsettling, even for a man who prowls the shadows for a living, for it suggests that savagery is not the exclusive domain of the predatory male. And the scent of a stylish killer is pulling Beaumont into a world of drugs, corruption, and murder to view close-up a cinematic dream at its most nightmarish - and lethal.

ORDER # M719-8   $12-95   ISBN 9780061958540

Penne Dreadful:  Catherine Bruns

Local chef Tessa Esposito is struggling to get back on her feet following her husband's fatal accident. And when the police knock on Tessa's door, things just get worse. They've discovered Dylan's death wasn't an accident after all, and they need Tessa to start filling in the blanks. Who would want her beloved husband dead, and why? With the investigation running cold, Tessa decides it's time to save her sanity by reconnecting with her first love-cooking. And maybe the best way back into the kitchen is to infiltrate Dylan's favorite local pizza parlor, which also happens to be the last place he was seen before he died. But the anchovies aren't the only thing that stink inside the small family business, and with suspects around every corner, Tessa finds that her husband's many secrets might land her in hot water.

ORDER # M719-9   $11-95   ISBN 9781492684251

 

Silver Anniversary Murder:  Leslie Meier

As Tinker's Cove, Maine, buzzes over a town-wide silver wedding anniversary bash, Lucy is reminded of her nuptials and ponders the whereabouts of Beth Gerard, her strong-willed maid of honor. It only takes one phone call for Lucy to realize that a reunion will happen sooner than later - at Beth's funeral. Beth, who was in the process of finalizing her fourth divorce, had a reputation for living on the edge - but no one can believe she would jump off a penthouse terrace in New York City. The more Lucy learns about Beth's former husbands, the more she suspects one of them committed murder. Summoning her friend's impulsive spirit, Lucy vows to scour New York in search of the killer - even if it means risking herself as the next victim.

ORDER # M719-10   $11-95   ISBN 9781496710345

Mrs. Morris and the Ghost:  Traci Wilton

A grieving young widow, Charlene needed a new start - so she bought a historic mansion, sight unseen, and drove from Chicago to New England to start turning it into a bed-and-breakfast. On her first night in the house, she awakens to find a handsome man with startling blue eyes in her bedroom. Terror turns to utter disbelief when he politely introduces himself as Jack Strathmore - and explains that he used to live here - when he was alive. He firmly believes that someone pushed him down the stairs three years ago, and he won't be able to leave until someone figures out who. If Charlene wants to get her business up and running in time for the Halloween tourist rush, and get this haunting houseguest out of the way, she'll have to investigate. Though truth be told, this ghost is starting to grow on her.

ORDER # M719-11   $11-95   ISBN 9781496721518

 

 
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