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Spotlight: Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson (Giveaway)

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Murder in Chelsea
(Gaslight Mystery)

Historical Mystery
15th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (May 7, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Karen Chandler
Cover Design by Rita Frangie
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425260418
E-Book File Size: 552 KB
ASIN: B009KUWX10

Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired at Hope’s Daughters Mission for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. The woman claims she was Catherine’s nursemaid, now acting on behalf of the girl’s mother to reunite them.

Unwilling to simply hand Catherine over to a complete stranger, Sarah asks Malloy to investigate. But when he goes to interview the woman at her tenement in Chelsea, he finds she has been murdered.

Though her death leaves Sarah’s claim to Catherine unchallenged, her sense of justice compels her to work with Malloy to find the killer. Their search takes them from the marble mansions of the Upper West Side to the dilapidated dwellings of lower Manhattan and into the deepest and darkest secrets of Catherine’s past.

And while Malloy helps Sarah determine the fate of the child she loves, he faces a challenge of his own—and his decision could change both their lives forever…

About This Author
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Edgar® Nominated author Victoria Thompson writes the Gaslight Mystery Series, set in turn-of-the-century New York City and featuring midwife Sarah Brandt. Her last book, MURDER ON FIFTH AVENUE, has been nominated for an Agatha Award. She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook MANY GENRES/ONE CRAFT. A popular speaker, Victoria teaches in the Seton Hill University master’s program in writing popular fiction. She lives in Central PA with her husband and a very spoiled little dog.

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Spotlight: The Absent One by Jussi Adler- Olsen (Giveaway)

THE ABSENT ONE

The Absent One: A Department Q Novel
2nd in Series
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Plume
Published by The Penguin Group Paperback: 432 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0142196830
E-Book File Size: 680 KB
ASIN: B007FEFJ46

New York Times bestseller Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the second book in his electrifying Department Q series.

In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck—or readers—expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects—part of a group of privileged boarding-school students—confessed and was convicted.

But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren’t the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head.

Every bit as pulse-pounding as the book that launched the series, The Absent One delivers further proof that Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the world’s premier thriller writers.

About the Author
Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark’s #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestseller. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe, and he’s won many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards, including the Glass Key Award—also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, and Peter Høeg. He lives in Denmark. Check out his webpage here.

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Spotlight: The Dark Winter by David Mark (Giveaway!)

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The Dark Winter:
(Detective Sergeant Mcavoy)

Police Procedural/Suspense
New Series
Plume (March 26, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0142196977
E-Book File Size: 545 KB
ASIN: B0085DOVWC

The Dark Winter (Aector McAvoy, #1)

A series of suspicious deaths have rocked Hull, a port city in England as old and mysterious as its bordering sea. They have captured the attention of Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy. He notices a pattern missed by his fellow officers, who would rather get a quick arrest than bother themselves with finding the true killer. Torn between his police duties and his aching desire to spend more time with his pregnant wife and young son, McAvoy is an unlikely hero: a physically imposing man far more comfortable exploring computer databases than throwing around his muscle. Compelled by his keen sense of justice, he decides to strike out alone—but in the depths of the dark winter, it’s difficult to forget what happened the last time he found himself on the wrong side of a killer’s blade…

About This Author David_Mark
David Mark has been a journalist for over fifteen years, including seven years as crime reporter with The Yorkshire Post. He is married with two children and lives near Hull. Dark Winter is his first novel. The follow up,Original Skin, will be available May 16, 2013.

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight: Widow’s Tears by Susan Wittig Albert (Giveaway)

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Widow’s Tears
(China Bayles)

Book 21 in Series
Cozy Mystery
The Berkley Published Group (April 2, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425255728
E-Book File Size: 558 KB
ASIN: B009KUX2G0

Widow's Tears

Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a class with lady sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum.”* In Widow’s Tears, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of China’s friends…

After losing her husband, five children, housekeeper, and beautiful home in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Rachel Blackwood rebuilt her home, and later died there, having been driven mad with grief.

In present-day Texas, Claire, the grand niece of Rachel’s caretaker, has inherited the house and wants to turn it into a bed and breakfast. But she is concerned that it’s haunted, so she calls in her friend Ruby—who has the gift of extrasensory perception—to check it out.

While Ruby is ghost-hunting, China Bayles walks into a storm of trouble in nearby Pecan Springs. A half hour before she is to make her nightly deposit, the Pecan Springs bank is robbed and a teller is shot and killed.

Before she can discover the identity of the killers, China follows Ruby to the Blackwood house to discuss urgent business. As she is drawn into the mystery of the haunted house, China opens the door on some very real danger…

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visit her webpage or The Home of the China Bayles Mysteries.

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Spotlight: Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs (Giveaway)

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Sweet Tea Revenge
(A Tea Shop Mystery)

14th in Series
Cozy Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (March 5, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425252888
Available as E-Book ASIN: B0099CW1NE

Sweet Tea Revenge (A Tea Shop Mystery, #14)

In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Agony of the Leaves, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning may always be a bridesmaid, never a bride, but this groom is never going to make it to the altar…

Theodosia Browning’s dear friend, Delaine Dish, has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s maid of honor is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.

As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom’s side from the suspects on the bride’s side. One thing soon becomes apparent—revenge won’t be the only dish served cold at this wedding. And if Theodosia doesn’t watch her step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for her…

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

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Right now, Laura is working on STEEPED IN EVIL, Tea Shop Mystery #15, which will be available in March 2014. She is also hard at work on Gilt Trip, Scrapbook Mystery #11, and SCORCHED EGGS, Cackleberry Club Mystery #6. Laura is also working on a brand new mystery series, the Hummingbird Inn Mysteries, set in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

All of Laura’s books will soon be available as ebooks. Your patience on this has certainly been appreciated!

The 3 most recent Tea Shop Mysteries and the 3 most recent Scrapbook Mysteries will soon be available on CD.

Most of Laura’s books are available as big print versions.

Many are also available in German, Japanese, and Korean versions.

When Laura isn’t busy writing three mysteries a year, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Dr. Bob, and spends time with Moosha and Asia, her Shar-Pei dogs.

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Spotlight: Death Where The Bad Rocks Live by C.M. Wendelboe

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Death Where the Bad Rocks Live
(A Spirit Road Mystery)

2nd in Series
Mystery/Suspense
The Berkley Publishing Company (September 4, 2012)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Richard Tuschman
Cover Design by Rita Frangie
Trade Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425256114
E-Book File Size: 524 KB
ASIN: B007FEF9HI

Death Where the Bad Rocks Live

FBI agent Manny Tanno thought he had left his tribe and the Pine Ridge Reservation behind him years ago. But now with a cold case unearthed in the hot plains sun, he knows that the past never really goes away.

In Badlands National Park, there is a desolate area the Lakota refer to as the Stronghold. General Custer called it hell on earth. During World War II, the Army Air Corps used it as a bombing range. At the end of the war, many unexploded ordnances were swallowed up in its sweltering sands. But that’s not all that’s buried there…

Sixty-five years after the war, the Sioux tribe has contracted an ordnance removal company to defuse any remaining ammunition in the Stronghold. When the company finds a human arm near a live bomb, Tanno and the Tribal police are called to investigate. As the body is exhumed, two more are discovered. The remains are close together, but the murders were decades apart—and the story behind them is about to blow up…


Death on the Greasy Grass (A Spirit Road Mystery)

The 3rd book in this series will be released June 4, 2013

FBI agent Manny Tanno is taking some much needed R and R at the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn. But when a death on the reservation cuts his vacation short, he learns that the secrets of the past have a way of stirring up trouble in the present.

As a scout for the legendary General Custer, Crow tribe member Levi Star Dancer kept a journal chronicling his exploits from the Battle of the Greasy Grass onward. Now, the missing journal has been found and the descendents of those mentioned in the account, including Levi’s own, want to keep their family secrets hidden at all costs…

Manny’s trip to the Crow Agency Reservation turns out to be ill timed when a reenactor of the Battle of Little Big Horn is killed right in front of him. It turns out the victim was the one who found Levi Star Dancer’s famed diary and was planning on selling it to the highest bidder. And while the dead body is hard to miss, the coveted book is nowhere to be found. Now, Manny has to watch his back while searching for a murderer and the missing journal, because this slippery killer will do anything to make sure the past stays buried.


Death Along the Spirit Road (A Spirit Road Mystery) was released in 2011 and is now Bargain Priced at Amazon.com

First in a new series featuring FBI agent Manny Tanno- a Native American returning to the reservation home he thought he left behind.

The body of local Native American land developer Jason Red Cloud is found on the site for his new resort on the Pine Ridge Reservation. A war club is lodged in his skull-appearing as if someone may have performed a ritual at the crime scene.

FBI Special Agent Manny Tanno arrives in Pine Ridge to find that not everything has changed since he left. His former rival, now in charge of the Tribal Police, is just as bitter as ever, and has no intention of making Manny’s life easy. And the spirit of Red Cloud haunting Manny’s dreams is not much help either, leaving him on his own in hunting down a cold-blooded killer-and one misstep could send him down the spirit road as well..

C. M. Wendelboe
About this author
Curt M. Wendelboe entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam war was winding down.

In the 1970s he worked in South Dakota towns bordering three Indian reservations. He spent the initial one-third of his career working the streets as well as assisting federal and tribal law enforcement agencies embroiled in conflicts with American Indian Movement activists in other towns and on other reservations, including Pine Ridge.

He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, and found his niche, where he remained a sheriff’s deputy for over twenty-five years. In addition, he was a longtime firearms instructor with his agency, as well as an instructor at the local college and within the community.

He had served successful stints as police chief, tactical team member, and other supervisory roles for several agencies during his thirty-eight year career in law enforcement—yet he always has felt most proud of “working the street.” He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his vocation as a writer.

Wendelboe now revisits the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations for research and recreation. He lives within a morning’s drive of Devils Tower, Bear Butte, the Black Hills, and the Badlands—“tourist sites” that are sacred places to the Lakota people. The distance of geography and expanse of time has accorded him an appreciation of their culture and spirituality. His developing awareness of their diverse perspectives on historical and contemporary issues is reflected in the themes of his Spirit Road Mysteries.

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Spotlight: Helsinki White by James Thompson (Giveaway)

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Helsinki White
(An Inspector Vaara Novel)

3rd in Series
The Berkley Publishing Group (February 5, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Trade Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425253441
E-Book File Size: 359 KB
ASIN: B005GSZIHG

Helsinki White (Inspector Kari Vaara, #3)

Inspector Kari Vaara, recovering from brain surgery, is back to doing police work—under circumstances most cops only dream of. Reporting directly to the national chief of police, Kari and his partners Milo and Sulo have been granted secrecy and autonomy for their new black-ops unit, and plenty of cash to work with, including whatever they can steal from Helsinki’s mobsters.

But Kari’s team is too good, and their actions have unintended consequences…The president of Finland wants the team on a new case: the vicious assassination of a prominent immigrants’ rights activist. Against a backdrop of simmering hatred spreading across the country, Kari must solve a case that involves the kidnapping of a billionaire’s children, a Faustian bargain with a former French Legionnaire—and his own wife.

Helsinki Blood (An Inspector Vaara Novel)
Hardcover and Kindle Versions of the 4th installment of this series
is being released March 21, 2013.

Helsinki Blood (Inspector Kari Vaara, #4)


The exceptional fourth thriller in the Edgar-nominated series featuring Inspector Kari Vaara.

A missing woman too unimportant to raise alarms . . . criminal masterminds too powerful to pursue. And when the system fails, Inspector Kari Vaara must dispense his own brand of justice.

Kari Vaara is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of solving the Lisbet Söderlund case when he’s approached with a plea: an Estonian woman begs him to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland . . . and has since disappeared.

One more missing girl is a drop in the barrel for a police department that is understaffed and overburdened, but for Kari, the case is personal: it’s a chance for redemption, to help the victims his failed black-ops unit was intended to save, and to prove to his estranged wife, Kate, that he’s still the man he once was. His search will lead him from the glittering world of Helsinki’s high-class clubs to the darkest circles of Finland’s underground trade in trafficked women . . . and straight into the path of Loviise’s captors, who may be some of the most untouchable people in the country.

As Kari works his new case, a past one comes back to haunt him when powerful enemies return to settle unfinished business. In a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, he is propelled toward a reckoning in which the stakes are life or death . . . and only the victors will be left standing.

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American by birth, Thompson, age forty-eight, has lived in Finland for fifteen years. He resides in Helsinki with his Finnish wife. He has a Master’s degree in English Philology from The University of Helsinki, where he also studied Finnish, in which he is fluent. He has studied six languages. Thompson is represented by Penn Whaling of Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency. His U.S. publisher is G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and at present his works are distributed by a dozen publishers worldwide. In the past, Thompson has worked as a bartender, bouncer, construction worker, and soldier.
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