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Mystery and suspense for the reader on the edge

Roundup of Great Mysteries and Thrillers to read in December

You won't want to miss new releases from Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, James Lee Burke as well as new suspense from Dee Davis. A great action series from New York Times bestseller Dianna Love is out now too! So, it's time for action, thrills and maybe a few spills?

Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich [Bantam, On Sale: November 20, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780345527745]

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don't just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don't do what Tiki tells you to do.

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's Read More »

The First Prophet by Kay Hooper [Jove, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Trade Size / e-Book, ISBN: 9780515152883]
Romance Suspense | Suspense Psychological

First in a new series

Within the FBI, there exists a team of psychics whose powers cannot be denied. But these agents are feared—by a cabal of conspirators with only one weapon: to blind the psychics to the evils all around them.

Months ago Sarah Gallagher woke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn't control. They changed her life and cost her the man she loved. And now, someone is playing games with Read More »

First in a new series featuring more tales about psychic investigators connected to Noah Bishop.

Not Dead Yet by Peter James [Minotaur Books, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780312642846]
Mystery Police Procedural

Roy Grace tracks a stalker obsessed with a Hollywood starlet in the latest from #1 international bestselling author Peter James Days before one of Hollywood's hottest stars, Gaia Lafayette, leaves home for a movie role on location in Brighton, England, there is a bungled attempt on her life. The whole city of Brighton awaits Gaia's arrival, including her dangerously obsessive Number One fan looking for revenge and an anxious Detective Superintendent Roy Grace Read More »

Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors by Ann Rule [Pocket Books, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781451648287]

An exciting edition in the #1 New York Times bestselling series of true crime originals�the case of a billionaire�s son who mysteriously fell off a balcony to his death�and a chapter on the Josh and Susan Powell case.California billionaire Jonah Shacknai�s eight-year-old son dies falling off a balcony in his mansion. Several days later, Jonah�s live-in girlfriend, Rebecca, is found hanging, nude, with her hands tied Read More »

Slow Heat by Lorie O'Clare [St. Martin's Press, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780312534608]
Romance Suspense | Romance | Romance Erotica Sensual

It doesn't get any hotter than this

As a new trainee at the King family's bounty-hunting agency, Micah Jones is trying to keep his cool. But his latest assignment—to bring in a night-club owner suspected of money-laundering—heats up fast when he meets the "brains" of the outfit: an irresistibly beautiful bookkeeper who's resisting arrest. So Micah takes her into custody—by taking her into his powerful arms and not letting go...

Held for questioning but Read More »

The Awakening by Jana DeLeon [Harlequin Intrigue, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780373696604]
Romance | Romance Suspense

Something is out there…watching…waiting

It could be a mythical creature wreaking havoc on a Mystere hotel…or a malicious vandal. It's detective Tanner LeDoux's first case and—much to his chagrin—the hotel belongs to Josie Bettencourt, once the most popular girl in town and his unrequited love. A woman who now doesn't even recognize him.

Josie's poor memory is Tanner's luck, however. He has Read More »

The swamp holds many secrets and some are very dangerous

City Of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte [Viking, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780143122685]

Prague: once a city of alchemists, astronomers, heretics, and--it's even been rumored--portals to hell, and now the destination of every disaffected, beer-loving kid in a backpack. But when musicologist Sarah Weston accepts an invitation to spend the summer at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven's manuscripts for the wealthy Lobkowicz family, she discovers a city filled not with ex-pats, but with dark magic, where the fabric of time is thin and Read More »

Collateral Damage by Dale Brown [Harper, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780061713033]

The technology is perfect . . .until it's not

The fires still burn in Libya years after the fall of Gaddafi, forcing NATO to intervene in a new war that could have devastating consequences for the volatile region. But something has gone terribly wrong with a "foolproof" new superweapon, resulting in the shocking deaths of innocents.

The latest military miracle to come out of the Whiplash group was designed to eliminate any possibility of human error Read More »

Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke [Harper, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780062206749]

Winner of the Edgar award for best novel

Evil crept into Dave Robicheaux's bayou world one night and destroyed the woman he loved. Now it's threatening the life of his innocent child.

Framed for murder, the Cajun ex-cop is traveling far from his Louisiana home to clear his name, to help a friend, to save what remains of his family—seeking justice and revenge in the Big Sky Country of Montana Read More »

Swift Run by Laura A.H. DiSilverio [Minotaur Books, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780312623814]
Mystery Woman Sleuth

With Charlie convalescing from a gunshot wound, Gigi is temporarily running Swift Investigations when Heather-Anne Pawlusik, the tramp who ran off with Gigi's husband, Les, saunters into the office. Heather-Anne wants to hire the firm to find Les, missing from their love nest in Costa Rica. Gigi tells her to am-scray, but the lure of a paying client is too much, and Les is the father of her children, so she Read More »

Cold Days: A Novel Of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher [Roc, On Sale: November 27, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780451463908]
Fantasy | Mystery


After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn't all that bad. Because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard.

He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty Read More »

Vampire Defense by James D. Bell [Sartoris Literary Group, On Sale: December 1, 2012, Paperback, ISBN: 9780985885212]
Mystery | Suspense

John Brooks is a brilliant young lawyer working hard, but not getting much notice. Those who know him admire his work ethic and his intellect. His friends believe that he needs one big case to show off his talents. Defending Hal Boyd, known as the Butcher of Belhaven, on arson and four murder charges, looks like that big case as the world media, hungry to fill 24 hours a day of non-stop news coverage Read More »

Falling Off The Wind by Richard Meibers [Martin and Lawrence Press, On Sale: December 1, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780982073285]

Clement Scheutz, his schooner smashed on the rocks of Puerto Rico by a hurricane, is accused of killing a local islander. The woman he loves has deserted him and he is without money. While putting the boat back together, he helps rebuild a local restaurant and finds new love with the owner Read More »

Last Chance to Run by Dianna Love [Silver Hawk Press, On Sale: December 1, 2012, e-Book, ]
Romance Suspense | Suspense

To an undercover agent, she's a Person of Interest. He's interested.

Escaping the compound of a deadly international felon--with a fortune in rare, stolen coins hidden on her body--elite athlete Angel Farentino has to make the most important run of her life. Literally. With her father in prison, where he belongs, and a prior undeserved conviction hanging over her head, she has nowhere to turn and no one to trust. Definitely not law enforcement who railroaded her through a judicial nightmare. One step ahead Read More »

Galileo's Holiday by Sasha Summers [Carina Press, On Sale: December 3, 2012, e-Book, ISBN: 9781426894800]
Romance Suspense | Science Fiction

Ice miner Riley works alone in the depths of space, and that's the way she likes it. She's proud of her independence, and when her ship gets destroyed by raiders on the icy surface of Galileo, she's not sure she wants to rely on rakish trader Leo and the kindness of a band of settlers to survive.

Despite her attempts to keep her distance, it's not long before Read More »

Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle [Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425255353]
Mystery Woman Sleuth | Holiday | Mystery

Cleo Coyle writes "a foodie's delight...and a satisfyingly rich mystery" (Kirkus), and now the national bestselling author of A BREW TO A KILL serves up a yuletide treat in her new Coffeehouse Mystery HOLIDAY BUZZ.

Includes holiday and cookie recipes!

Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a sparkling winter bash ends with a murder, Village Blend coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi vows Read More »

Shiver by Karen Robards [Gallery, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781451678673]
Romance Suspense

From "one of the most popular voices in women's fiction" (Newsweek) comes a heart-pounding romantic suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards.

That night, Samantha Jones was doing what she always did: just trying to get by. Left to make her own way on the mean streets of East St. Louis, the pretty twenty-three-year-old single mother supported herself and her Read More »

trust me - an impossibly difficult leap of faith

Murder On The House: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery by Juliet Blackwell [Signet, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780451238849]
Mystery Cozy

Bed-and-breakfast—with a side of ghosts.

Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she's having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls Read More »

Thread On Arrival by Amanda Lee [Signet, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780451238856]
Mystery Cozy

Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer gets hung up on a tapestry that may lead to sunken treasure and be the motive for murder....

When Marcy's friend Reggie, Tallulah Falls' local librarian, asks her to teach an embroidery class as therapy for domestic abuse victims, she gladly agrees. One of the women wants to flee from her abusive husband but is afraid to leave her elderly father-in-law behind. And she thinks Marcy can Read More »

Father of Domestic Violence Victim is Murdered for his Treasure, but Did the Treasure Exist?

Dying On The Vine by Aaron Elkins [Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425247884]

Edgar® Award-winning author Aaron Elkins's creation—forensics professor Gideon Oliver—has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "a likable, down-to-earth, cerebral sleuth." Now, the celebrated Skeleton Detective is visiting friends at a vineyard in Tuscany when murder leaves a bitter aftertaste... It was the unwavering custom of Pietro Cubbiddu, patriarch of Tuscany's Villa Antica wine empire, to take a solitary month-long sabbatical at the end of the early Read More »

She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh [Montlake, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781612185651]

When a terrible accident abruptly ends her riding career, Rachel Parker returns to Pennsylvania to rebuild her family's horse farm. But her welcome home is anything but warm. Her sister's abusive husband and a violent vandal threaten Rachel's new business and her life. Someone is systematically trying to destroy her. Someone who knows private things about her. Someone who's been watching her. Now Rachel must face the fact that the sins Read More »

Guardians Of Stone by Anita Clenney [Montlake Romance, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781612186542]
Mystery Woman Sleuth

Kendall Morgan is a human bloodhound. Spending her childhood hunting relics with her ambitious archeologist father, she knew the two of them shared a sixth sense for the history and location of objects—sometimes even people. What she didn't know was that their paranormal gift could ultimately be their undoing.

After the tragic plane crash that killed her father as well as her childhood best friend, Kendall dedicated her life to finding and Read More »

Edge of Sanity by Shannon K. Butcher [Signet, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780451238818]
Romance Suspense

Brace yourself for cutting-edge suspense in the scorching third novel of Shannon K. Butcher's new action-romance series...


In his years working for the private security firm The Edge, Clay Marshall has seen it all. But the recent blackouts he's been having are new. So is waking up with blood on his hands and clothes, with no memory of where the blood came from—or who he might have killed. He hates to admit it, but he needs help.

Dr. Leigh Read More »

The Doctor Of Thessaly by Anne Zouroudi [Reagan Arthur Books, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780316217873]

A jilted bride weeps on an empty beach. A local doctor is attacked in an isolated churchyard. Trouble arrives at a bad time to the backwater village of Morfi, just as the community is making headlines with a visit from a high-ranking government minister. Fortunately, where there's trouble, there's Hermes Diaktoros, the mysterious fat man whose tennis shoes are always pristine and whose investigative methods are always unorthodox.

Hermes must investigate a Read More »

Jail Coach by Hillary Bell Locke [Poisoned Pen Press, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Hardcover, ISBN: 9781464200243]

He hit you first? You hit him harder!

Jay Davidovich is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan because he joined the National Guard in the late ‘nineties so that the taxpayers could put him through college. Nine-eleven took him by surprise - "sort of like Bush," as Jay puts it. His job at Trans/Oxana is to prevent losses that Trans/Oxana has insured against - especially losses that unpleasant people want to happen. After Hollywood pretty boy George Trowbridge plays late-night bumper Read More »

Read And Buried by Erika Chase [Berkley Books, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425251782]
Mystery Cozy

Hosting an award-winning novelist is quite a Christmas coup for the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straw Society. But when he's murdered in Lizzie Turner's house, she's got a holiday homicide on her hands ...

For their very first guest author event, most of the book club members can't wait to pull out all the stops in Southern hospitality. But for Lizzie, Derek Alton is nothing but trouble—from his Read More »

A Haunting Dream by Joyce Lavene [Berkley Books, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425251799]

The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O'Donnell, is a woman with a gift for finding lost things. Sometimes it leads her to lost keys or earrings—and sometimes it leads her to murder...

When her boyfriend Kevin's ex-fiancée Ann arrives in Duck looking for a second chance, Dae suddenly finds herself facing certain heartache. And while her romantic life is in shambles, she's even more concerned by the sudden Read More »

Beeline To Trouble by Hannah Reed [Berkley, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425251805]
Mystery Cozy

Folks in Moraine, Wisconsin, are buzzing about the latest swarm of trouble humming around Story Fischer...

It's a real buzz-kill when beekeeper Story Fischer gets a visit from her frantic sister. Now she has to help host a combative trio of professional food flavorists. Good thing the well-stocked shelves of Story's grocery store, the Wild Clover, can provide the morning meal.

During a pre-lunch tour of Story's hives, however Read More »

And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris [Berkley Hardcover, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425252819]
Mystery Cozy

Betsy Devonshire, full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, has hooked more than a few crooks in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries. Now Betsy learns the hard way that a murder is still murder, any way you color it...

Betsy is a natural-born yarnsmith—so it's only fitting that some of her favorite items to stock come from the dye-works of Hailey Brent. Hailey makes Read More »

Found Guilty At Five by Ann Purser [Berkley Hardcover, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425252826]
Mystery Cozy

She's had her hands full sorting out both clues and clutter in the village of Long Farnden. But a mother's work is never done, and Lois Meade is discovering detective work is both dirty and dangerous...

A wedding is always a happy occasion, even if Lois Meade must remind herself she isn't losing a daughter, but gaining a policeman. Luckily, her new son-in-law is in the Tresham force—and the Read More »

The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney [Berkley Trade, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425253212]

Rose Janko is missing. It has been seven years since she disappeared, and nobody said a word. Now, following the death of his wife, her father Leon feels compelled to find her. Rumour had it she ran off when her baby boy was born with the family's genetic disorder. Leon is not so sure. He wants to know the truth and he hires a private investigator to discover it - Ray Lovell. Ray starts to Read More »

City Of Exiles by Alec Nevela-Lee [NAL, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780451238788]

In the lightning-paced sequel to The Icon Thief, Europe's turbulent past and terrifying future are set to collide in the streets and prisons of London--and beyond.

Rachel Wolfe, a gifted FBI agent assigned to a major investigation overseas, discovers that a notorious gun runner has been murdered at his home in London, his body set on fire. When a second victim is found under identical circumstances, the ensuing chase plunges Wolfe and Read More »

Recipe For Treason: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery by Andrea Penrose [Signet, On Sale: December 4, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780451238863]
Mystery | Mystery Culinary

A diabolical traitor who's always out of reach...

England, 1814. Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, want nothing more than to savor a quiet life embellished by the occasional cup of the finest chocolate. However, when they receive orders to travel to Scotland and capture an elusive traitor, they feel their duty to the Crown must come first.

In a laboratory in Scotland, they discover the coprse of a chemistry Read More »

Garden of Sorrow by Dale Mayer [Valley Publishing, On Sale: December 5, 2012, e-Book, ISBN: 9781927461341]
Romance Paranormal | Romance Suspense

Alexis Gordon has spent the last year trying to get over the loss of her sister. Then she goes to work on a normal day...and reality as she knows it...disappears.

Detective Kevin Sutherland has always known energy and evil, especially through his association with Stefan Kronos. But it hadn't touched him personally, until this entity makes it a personal vendetta to stop Alexis from finding out more about him ...and his victims Read More »

The Green-Eyed Doll by Jerrie Alexander [The Wild Rose Press, On Sale: December 7, 2012, e-Book, ISBN: 978161217444]
Thriller | Romance Suspense

A woman hiding her past. A Texas sheriff who ignites a flame she thought lost forever. A killer who paints his victims to look like porcelain dolls.

Catherine McCoy is running from her past. She's been on the move for a year, hiding the secret and guilt in her heart. When she lands in small–town Texas and meets Sheriff Matt Ballard, he ignites a flame she thought lost forever.

Matt has scars of his own. He left the big city after an undercover operation went bad and his partner was killed. Now, as Matt hunts for a Read More »

The Valley Of The Shadow by Carola Dunn [Minotaur Books, On Sale: December 11, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780312600679]
Mystery Cozy

A cryptic message spurs Eleanor, Megan, and Nick Gresham on a frantic search for a refugee's missing family.

While out on a walk, Eleanor Trewynn, her niece Megan, and her neighbor Nick spot a young, half-drowned Indian man floating in the water. Delirious and concussed, he utters a cryptic message about his family being trapped in a cave and his mother dying. The young man, unconscious and unable to help, is whisked away Read More »

Good Junk by Ed Kovacs [Minotaur Books, On Sale: December 11, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780312600891]
Thriller Police Procedural

Cliff St. James returns to a Post-Katrina New Orleans to take on another case in Ed Kovac's Good Junk, this wonderful action-packed follow-up to Storm Damage. While wrestling with guilt over having accidentally killed a mixed martial arts opponent in a sparring session, private detective Cliff St. James returns to New Orleans and finds himself assisting the police in an investigation of the murder of a U.S. government "black projects Read More »

Extra Credit by Maggie Barbieri [Minotaur Books, On Sale: December 11, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781250001887]
Mystery | Romance

Alison Bergeron has her doubts about hosting a birthday party for her twin stepdaughters, seeing as it'll include all of her new husband's ex-in-laws. Still, she's a good sport, and everyone has a great time, especially the girls, who receive $10,000 from their estranged uncle, Chick.

The girls' father, NYPD Detective Bobby Crawford, and Christine, his ex, think the gift is too much. When Crawford swings by Chick's Read More »

Farewell To Freedom by Sara Blaedel [Pegasus Prime, On Sale: December 12, 2012, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781605984537]

A young woman's body is found on the street in Copenhagen's Vesterbro district, her throat slit, and the media is clamoring for the grisly details. Detective Louise Rick is investigating the gruesome murder when her friend, Camilla Lind, calls. Louise assumes it is because Camilla, a crime reporter on a morning paper, wants to be the first to hear of any juicy new developments. Instead, her distraught friend reveals that her ten year Read More »

A compelling police thriller about Eastern European human trafficking and crime gangs.

Double Danger by Dee Davis [Grand Central, On Sale: December 18, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780446582933]
Romance Suspense

Ignoring his instincts once cost Simon a vital op-and the life of his best friend, Ryan. Now as escalating, violent attacks hit A-Tac, another person he loves is in danger. Homeland Security agent Jillian Montgomery's investigation has suddenly brought her back into Simon's life, and unless they can learn to trust each other, their dangerous mission will fail.

After her husband Ryan's death, Jillian dedicates herself to saving others. She Read More »

Can he reign in his instincts and let her do her job?

If the bombs and bad guys don't get Jillian, will Simon have a chance?

Against The Odds by Kat Martin [Harlequin Mira, On Sale: December 18, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780778314226]
Romance Suspense

The Flynn brothers have inherited more than a New Orleans plantation. They've inherited a ghostly presence...and a long-kept secret

Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the haunted-house rumors-especially since Kendall Montgomery, a tarot reader who has been living in the mansion, is the one to tell him the tale of a woman in white. But when he finds a human bone on the Read More »

10th Anniversary by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro [Little, Brown and Company, On Sale: December 18, 2012, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781455511464]

For every secret Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found.

Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals—but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.

For every lie At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Read More »




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