Christine Trent’s ‘A Murderous Malady’ [EXCERPT]

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When a murderer arrives in London, Florence Nightingale is on the case in Christine Trent’s A Murderous Malady.
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I love a good old-fashioned mystery. There’s nothing more exciting than using my little grey cells to solve a crime, as Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot would say. I particularly enjoy when an author turns a historical figure into a sleuth, blending fiction and fact to create a story that simply jumps off the page. That’s exactly what Christine Trent has done with the legendary Florence Nightingale. In A Murderous Malady, she proves she’s just as effective at catching a villain as she is at healing the sick. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt! —J&H
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A Vicious Killer is on the Loose in ‘Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin’

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When violence erupts in Appaloosa, Virgil Cole strives to keep the peace.
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Legendary mystery author Robert B. Parker may have died nine years ago, but the beloved characters he created live on, including Old West lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Now they’re about to saddle up once again in the forthcoming novel, Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin, by Robert Knott. Read more of this post

Police Chief Krista Larson is the ‘Girl Most Likely’ to Catch a Killer [REVIEW]

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A high school reunion turns deadly when a killer starts silencing students from the class of 2009 in Max Allan Collins’ Girl Most Likely. (Photo by Tex Texin, Flickr)

The nation’s youngest female police chief. A retired detective. One of Chicago’s top investigative reporters. When the three of them are reunited at a high school class reunion, they have no idea a killer lurks among them. But who is killing classmates and why? Find out in Max Allan Collins’ new thriller, Girl Most Likely.  Read more of this post

‘The Woman in the Lake’ is Malevolent and Irresistible [REVIEW]

Nicola Cornick's THE WOMAN IN THE LAKE

Can a gown inspire treachery? (Photo courtesy Graydon House)

He didn’t mean to kill her. He swears the thought had never even entered his mind. Until he saw that dress. Yes, that was it. There was something about that golden gown that made him do the unthinkable. But why? And would anyone ever discover his secret? Find out in Nicola Cornick’s compelling new suspense novel, The Woman in the Lake. Read more of this post

Alex Kava’s New Ryder Creed Novel Announced

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Storms are on their way in Alex Kava’s new thriller! (Photo by elycefeliz, Flickr)

If you’re as big an Alex Kava fan as I am and love her Ryder Creed novels even half as much as I do, brace yourselves… there is going to be a fifth book debuting this spring! I know we were all speculating whether or not the previous book, Lost Creed, was the capstone to the series or not, but thank goodness I was right when I reviewed that book and suggested she had more stories to tell about the former Marine and his team of K9 scent dogs. Now here’s what we know so far. Read more of this post