It's so much fun to lose yourself in a mystery, and this month there are so many
different kinds from which to choose.
After the first three books in Debra Webb
's Faces of Evil
released in paperback for only $3.99 last month, I'm sure like me you're ready
for the next installment. In Rage
Jess's past comes back
to haunt her with a passion. If you like a strong female protagonist and
heart-pounding suspense, you won't want to miss this one!
When Jess Harris moved back to her Alabama hometown, she thought she'd left
her past behind her. But the blood bath the new Major Crimes deputy chief finds
at a murder scene is beyond even the savagery of Eric Spears, the serial killer
who now haunts Jess's life with terrifying text messages. Amid eerie echoes of
the Charles Manson massacre, Jess investigates the dismemberment of a cop's wife
while her baby lay sleeping down the hall.
The discovery of two more headless
victims makes Jess wonder if it's a gang-related slaying, a personal vendetta .
. . or something else. And the sudden reappearance of her ex-husband makes her
question her future with Chief of Police Dan Burnett. Now as the net widens to
include a shocking suspect, Jess realizes that the identity of the killer may
lie with an autistic eight-year-old boy. With inner-city tensins at an all-time
high and the community calling for blood, Jess must race to save an innocent
child-and prevent a final, horrifying act of rage
suspense, FIRST DO NO
is now available in paperback. If you missed the e-book release last
fall here's your chance to explore a deliciously nerve-wracking medical
One killer is in her blood. The other is in her house.
a killer lurking in Dr. Skylar Novak's family tree: the gene for breast cancer.
That's why her brilliant brother invented the Bella vaccine. But even if the
miracle drug protects her from the cancer that took her mother's life, it can't
save Sky from the flesh and bone evil stalking her in secret.
killer strikes, detective Daniel Benson finds himself in the wrong place at the
right time. The bold detective manages to save Sky's life...just in time for her
to return the favor. Survival leads to seduction, and Danny risks
everything—his career, even his life, to keep Sky safe. But will the
buried sins they uncover cost him her heart?
Danny's strong arms may hold
her close, but only Sky can stop the terror that's coming next...
There's a lot said about Dan Brown
's books, but
they are always a fast fun read. In his latest one his symbology professor,
Robert Langdon, is back in Italy. This time he's on the hunt for the secrets in
Dante's Inferno. Once again he's searching through classic art, delving into
secret passageways and dealing with bad dudes, all in an effort to solve the
riddle of INFERNO
is from the
lovely Sandra Brown
That chick knows how to tell a mystery. In this one, TV reporter Tiel McCoy is
on her way to Mexico when she hears a wealthy 17-year-old socialite, Sara, has
been kidnapped. Turns out Sara is pregnant and was kidnapped by her boyfriend.
But through circumstances beyond her control, Tiel discovers she must find a way
to help the young couple, before the FBI kills them.
I must admit it was Timothy Hallinan
title, LITTLE ELVISES
that caught my eye. If you like a bit of humor with your mystery, it sounds like
this might be the ticket. Junior Bender is a burglar, who has a reputation for
solving mysteries for L.A's underworld. One way or another, either his client or
the suspect is going to be mad at him, so it's really a no-win situation. Add to
that his ex and his daughter complicate his life, and you have one fun mess.
I just started reading Jane Casey
's THE LAST GIRL
, and I'm
hooked. Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan is on the case of a wife and daughter
murdered in their home. The husband and the other twin daughter claim they
didn't see anything. She finds herself with so many leads, she doesn't know
where to begin.
latest is HEX ON THE EX
Liz Cooper is a psychologist who turns to an occult professor for help when her
ex-best friend ends up dead — in Liz's ex-husband's house. There's an omen
of death, and lots of twist and turns that make this a fun read.
If it turns out to be a rainy spring—no worries. We have lots of mysteries
to keep us curled up by the fire.
Candace Havens is a multi-published author and nationally syndicated
entertainment columnist. She can be heard weekly on 96.3, on the Hawkeye &
Dorsey Show, and she runs a non-profit writer's workshop for more than 2000
students. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas. You can visit Candy daily at her website or follow her on
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