November 29th, 2023
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November's best books are here, with something for everyone: suspense, romance, mystery, and more.

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Coffee and murder
were never so much fun.
An "edge of your seat" read!

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Estranged friends reunite only to realize they�re something more

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A house party goes awry when a guest is poisoned by berries from the host's poison garden, and Lady Georgie Rannoch must race to find the culprit before her bundle of joy arrives.

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Lola's back in town, and she's in danger. Webster's sworn to protect her, but can he trust her?

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Will the determined bachelors find love, or will their captivating matches prove their undoing?

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Haunted by his last case, Detective Levi Griggs reteams with his first love to solve a copycat crime.

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A single mom and a down-on-his-luck sports anchor find a holiday miracle in each other.

Dangerous Women by Mark de Castrique


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Also by Mark de Castrique:

Dangerous Women, November 2023
Trade Paperback / e-Book
Secret Lives, October 2022
Trade Paperback / e-Book
Fatal Scores, March 2021
Trade Size / e-Book
Murder in Rat Alley, January 2020
Hardcover / e-Book
Hidden Scars, October 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
A Specter of Justice, November 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
Risky Undertaking, November 2014
A Murder in Passing, July 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
The 13th Target, July 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
The Fitzgerald Ruse, October 2011
Trade Size / e-Book
Blackman's Coffin, October 2011
Trade Size / e-Book
The Sandburg Connection, September 2011
Trade Size / e-Book
Fatal Undertaking, October 2010
Grave Undertaking, March 2006

Dangerous Women
Mark de Castrique

Secret Lives #2
Poisoned Pen Press
November 2023
On Sale: October 24, 2023
320 pages
ISBN: 1728258332
EAN: 9781728258331
Kindle: B0BSVM4KQX
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Thriller Police Procedural | Thriller Crime

"A bewitching political thriller."— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Ethel looks like Marple but acts like Marlow." —Kirkus Reviews

In a case deciding the future of clean energy, everything hinges on how the chief justice of Supreme Court will lean. DANGEROUS WOMEN stirs up the perfect cocktail of ingenious spy-craft and political intrigue of Thomas Perry's The Old Man brightened with the charming, uncanny energy of Killers of a Certain Age. This urgent, cleverly plotted high stakes thriller is set in motion by botched attack on two law clerks leaving one dead and the other in a coma. The ensuing cover up leaves a string of bodies and too many players at cross-purposes. It also leaves Chief Justice Clarissa Baxter with a target on her back.

We'll need an off the grid hero with friends in high places: enter retired FBI agent-turned-boardinghouse landlady, Ethel Fiona Crestwater (legend) and her double-first-cousin-twice-removed Jesse Cooper (sidekick). Although in her mid-seventies, Ethel is no bumbling amateur sleuth; she's a seasoned pro with razor-sharp instincts and Bond-worthy skills. College-aged Jesse brings tech savvy and boundless enthusiasm, along with an innate talent for intrigue. Together, the unlikely duo will face malicious back-stabbing political sycophants, conniving lobbyists, and a motivated assassin bent on removing the Chief Justice from the equation—along with Ethel, who stands defiantly between the hitman and his payday.


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