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Fresh Pick | THE DOG PARK CLUB by Cynthia Robinson
Fresh Pick , Guests / July 5, 2010

Max Bravo #1 July 2010 On Sale: June 22, 2010 Featuring: Max Bravo 304 pages ISBN: 0312559739 EAN: 9780312559731 Hardcover $24.99 Add to Wish List Mystery Pet Lovers Buy at The Dog Park Club by Cynthia Robinson Max Bravo, an opera singer, is the unlikely protagonist in the first in a dynamite new cozy series that is wry, darkly comic, terminally knowing (David Gates, bestselling author of “Jernigan”). A noir tale of dogs, murder, and purple fleece jackets. Max Bravo is vain, arch, brittle, and bored. His opera career has stalled out on the mid-tier. His hobby — debauchery — has become routine. And there’s not enough fairy dust in the world to change the fact that, after a thirty-year adolescence, Max is finally middle-aged. But when Max becomes enmeshed with the eccentric regulars at a Berkeley dog park, he finds himself swept along into a bumbling, keystone chase to corner the murderer of a beautiful and beguiling young woman. Excerpt 1 I saw Amy Carter the day before she disappeared. It was in Berkeley, at the dog park. Amy was always there. She was a regular. There were eight of us regulars. We dropped by, drifted in, just…

Fresh Pick | THE NIGHT SHE GOT LUCKY by Susan Donovan
Fresh Pick / July 4, 2010

Dog Walker #2 June 2010 On Sale: May 25, 2010 Featuring: Lucio “Lucky” Montevez; Ginger Garrison 352 pages ISBN: 0312366051 EAN: 9780312366056 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Buy at The Night She Got Lucky by Susan Donovan Members of a dog-walking group vow to find happiness without men in their lives-who needs a reckless man when you have the love of a loyal dog? But when Giner Hanson meets a sexy photographer, all bets are off! Her marriage is over. Her newspaper career went belly up. And it won’t be long before her two teenage sons are off to college…and then what? Sometimes it seems like the only thing Ginger Garrison can count on is her beloved Bichon Frisé and the loyal women in her dog-walking group. But her luck is about to take a wild turn. . . A diplomatic snafu has sidelined the globe-trotting nature photographer Lucio “Lucky” Montevez, a man known as much for his wild personal life as his wildlife images. Now stuck in the States and forced to shoot pet portraits for a living, his prospects look downright tame…until Ginger enters his world (along with her boys, her spoiled pooch,…

Fresh Pick | CRIMES BY MOONLIGHT by Charlaine Harris
Fresh Pick / July 3, 2010

April 2010 On Sale: April 6, 2010 368 pages ISBN: 0425235637 EAN: 9780425235638 Hardcover $24.95 Add to Wish List Mystery Anthology Buy at Paranormal Mystery Week ends with a Bang! Crimes By Moonlight by Charlaine Harris The #1 “New York Times”-bestselling author Harris edits and contributes an all-new story–set in her Sookie Stackhouse universe–to this anthology from the Mystery Writers of America. An all-new mystery anthology edited and featuring a new story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime. #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris edits and contributes an all-new story-set in her Sookie Stackhouse universe-to this anthology from the Mystery Writers of America. Other authors include: Steve Brewer Dana Cameron Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane Barbara D’Amato Brendan DuBois Terrie Farley Moran Jack Fredrickson Parnell Hall Carolyn Hart S. W. Hubbard Toni L. P. Kelner Lou Kemp William Kent Kreuger Harley Jane Kozak Margaret Mahon Martin Meyers Jeffrey Somers Elaine Viets Mike Wiecek Twenty deliciously spooky stories from the country’s best mystery writers Previous Picks

Fresh Pick | GHOST A LA MODE by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Fresh Pick / July 2, 2010

Granny Apples #1 September 2009 On Sale: September 1, 2009 312 pages ISBN: 0738713805 EAN: 9780738713809 Paperback $14.95 Add to Wish List Mystery Woman Sleuth, Mystery CozyBuy at Ghost A La Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarian A new series debut from Odelia Grey mystery author Sue Ann Jaffarian Rotten to the core or the apple of his eye? Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies-and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is, Granny was framed, then murdered. For more than one hundred years, Granny’s spirit has been searching for someone to help her see that justice is served—and she hits pay dirt when she pops in to a séance attended by her great-great-great-granddaughter, modern-day divorced mom Emma Whitecastle. Together, Emma and Granny Apples solve mysteries of the past—starting with Granny’s own unjust murder rap in the final days of the California Gold Rush. Along with a sprinkling of history, this spirited new mystery series features the amateur sleuth team of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great- grandmother, Granny Apples. Full of fun and lively ghostly suspense! Previous Picks

Fresh Pick | DEAD MAN TALKING by Casey Daniels
Fresh Pick / June 30, 2010

Pepper Martin Mysteries, No. 5 October 2009 On Sale: October 6, 2009 304 pages ISBN: 0425230740 EAN: 9780425230749 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Paranormal, Mystery Buy at Hurry to catch up on the Pepper Martin series. Tomb With A View, the next book in the series hits shelves on July 6. Dead Man Talking by Casey Daniels Heiress-turned-cemetery-tour-guide Pepper Martin is not happy to discover that a local reality TV show, Cemetery Survivor, will be filmed at Cleveland’s Monroe Street Cemetery-and she has to be a part of it. To make matters worse, the ghost of a wrongly convicted killer needs Pepper’s help to clear his name. But digging for the truth could put her in grave danger. The fifth book in the Pepper Martin Mystery Series Excerpt The ghosts were waiting for me when I arrived at Monroe Street Cemetery that morning. I figured they would be. They’d been hanging around my office at Garden View Cemetery ever since the day a couple weeks earlier when my boss, Ella Silverman, informed me that instead of leading tours through Garden View that summer, I would be spending my time working on a restoration project at Monroe…

Fresh Pick | A CAST-OFF COVEN by Juliet Blackwell
Fresh Pick / June 29, 2010

Witchcraft #2 June 2010 On Sale: June 1, 2010 Featuring: Lily Ivory 336 pages ISBN: 0451230493 EAN: 9780451230492 Paperback $6.99 Add to Wish List Mystery Paranormal Buy at A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell A witchy wardrobe to die for… Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora’s Closet and has the magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. When students are spooked at the San Francisco School for the Arts, Lily is called in to search for paranormal activity. She finds a dead body–and a closet full of old clothes with some very bad vibes. Excerpt “I need something to guard against ghosts . . . ,” whispered the young woman slouching at the counter. She cast a nervous glance around my shop floor, empty but for racks upon racks of vintage clothes, cases of costume jewelry, and shelves lined with hats. “A protective . . . thingamajig.” “A talisman?” I asked. “That’s it.” “Talismans don’t really guard against ghosts, per se—” “Whatever.” She shrugged. “It’s better than nothing.” Her feathery bright pink hair put me in mind of a silly children’s toy, the kind…

Fresh Pick | NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED by E.J. Copperman
Fresh Pick / June 28, 2010

Haunted Guesthouse #1 June 2010 On Sale: June 1, 2010 Featuring: Alison Kent 336 pages ISBN: 0425235238 EAN: 9780425235232 Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Mystery Paranormal, Mystery Woman Sleuth Buy at Night Of The Living Deed by E.J. Copperman 7 Bedrooms. 4 Baths. 2 Ghosts. Welcome to the first Haunted Guest House mystery-the getaway every reader can afford. Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She’s returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable-guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them. Excerpt Chapter One “I don’t get it, Mom. If this is our house, why are other people going to live here?” My daughter Melissa, nine years old and already a prosecuting attorney, looked up from the baseboard near the window seat in the living room, which she was painting with a two-inch brush and a gallon can of generic semi-gloss white paint. Never use the expensive stuff when you’re letting a fourth grader help with the painting. “I’ve explained this to you before, Liss,” I told her without…

Fresh Pick | A WITCH IN TIME by Madelyn Alt
Fresh Pick / June 27, 2010

Bewitching #6April 2010 On Sale: April 6, 2010 Featuring: Maggie O’Neill; Marcus Quinn 304 pages ISBN: 0425232611 EAN: 9780425232613 Hardcover $23.95 Add to Wish List Mystery Amateur Sleuth, Mystery Paranormal Buy at A Witch In Time by Madelyn Alt The latest in the “quirky, enchanting, mystical, and addictive” (Annette Blair) series by national bestselling author Madelyn Alt. Stony Mill, Indiana’s newest witch, Maggie O’Neill, has been attached at the hip to the smoking-hot Marcus Quinn. Things couldn’t get any better- until her sister Mel gives birth to not one, but two babies… Maggie’s visiting Mel in the hospital when a whispered conversation in a cafeteria sends chills down her spine. She can’t make out what they’re saying, but Maggie knows malice when she hears it. The next night, death visits the hospital…twice. Nobody bats an eye, but Maggie knows something sinister is haunting the hospital. Now she’ll need help if she’s going to tie two murders to one killer. Previous Picks

Fresh Pick | MOONLIGHT ROAD by Robyn Carr
Fresh Pick / June 26, 2010

Virgin River #10 March 2010 On Sale: February 23, 2010 Featuring: Aiden Riordan; Erin Foley 400 pages ISBN: 077832768X EAN: 9780778327684 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance, Women’s Fiction Contemporary Buy at Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr With her beloved younger siblings settled and happy, Erin Foley has got empty nest syndrome. At age thirty-five. So she’s hitting the pause button on her life and holing up in a secluded (but totally upgraded, she’s not into roughing it) cabin near Virgin River. Erin is looking forward to really getting to know herself…not some shaggy-haired mountain man she meets wandering the woods. In fact, beneath his faded fatigues and bushy beard, Aiden Riordan is a doctor, recharging for a summer after leaving the Navy. He’s intrigued by the pretty, slightly snooty refugee from the rat race — meditating, journaling and definitely keeping him at arm’s length. He’d love to get closer…if his scruffy exterior and crazy ex-wife don’t hold him back. But maybe it’s something in the water — unlikely romances seem to take root in Virgin River…helped along with some well-intentioned meddling, of course. Another wonderful installment in the Virgin River series. Excerpt Chapter One In…

Fresh Pick | VACATIONS FROM HELL by Sarah Mlynowski, Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson
Fresh Pick / June 25, 2010

June 2009 On Sale: June 1, 2009 320 pages ISBN: 006168872X EAN: 9780061688720 Paperback $6.69 Add to Wish List Young Adult Buy at Vacations From Hell by Sarah Mlynowski, Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson Life’s a beach . . . and then you’re undead? In this must-have collection, five of today’s hottest writers—Libba Bray (A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY), Cassandra Clare (CITY OF BONES), Claudia Gray (EVERNIGHT), Maureen Johnson (13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES), and Sarah Mlynowski (BRAS & BROOMSTICKS)—tell supernatural tales of vacations gone awry. Lost luggage is only mildly unpleasant compared to bunking with a witch who holds a grudge. And a sunburn might be embarrassing and painful, but it doesn’t last as long as a curse. Of course, even in the most hellish of situations, love can thrive. . . . From light and funny to dark and creepy, these stories have something for everyone. You definitely won’t want to leave this collection at home! Previous Picks