Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Releases 2013 (May 7)

Silken Prey [Hardcover]

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The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.

Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, “Hey, I think he’s breathing,” and another voice says, “Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that’s the last thing he knows.

Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then — very troublingly — to the Minneapolis police department, then — most troublingly of all — to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.

No matter who gets in the way.

Robert B. Parker's Wonderland (Spenser) [Hardcover]

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Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation.

Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. For Spenser and Z, this simple favor to Henry will become the fight of their lives.

Killer in Crinolines (A Consignment Shop Mystery) [Mass Market Paperback]

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It’s August in Savannah, Georgia — hardly the season for a traditional Southern wedding with hoopskirts and crinolines. One could die from the heat — or from a cake knife in the back.

Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who’s found lying in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.

Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy Waynetta Waverly) and opportunity (crashing the wedding in her UPS delivery truck). And she has cake on her face, and the stolen bridesmaid dress the killer wore is in her truck. But Chantilly would never wear crinoline to kill a man!

With the help of her flamboyant auntie, KiKi, and vexing but attractive attorney Walker Boone, Reagan is determined to save her friend — before she’s forced to turn in her brown uniform for an orange jumpsuit.

Hex on the Ex (A Mind for Murder Mystery) [Mass Market Paperback]

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From the author of Bruja Brouhaha and Who Do, Voodoo? the new Mind for Murder Mystery!

When her ex-husband encounters a mysterious death omen, psychologist Liz Cooper turns to occult professor Nick Garfield for help in solving an all-too-real murder.

At a Dodgers game to celebrate her father’s birthday, Liz is forced to watch her ex-star player, Jarret — on the pitcher’s mound. To make matters worse, her former best friend, Laycee, is in the stands as well. Having betrayed her trust by having an affair with Jarret, Laycee is the last person Liz wants to see.

But when the appearance of a white pigeon — an omen of death — sets the superstitious Jarret off balance, it’s a game changer both on and off the field. Because the next morning, Laycee is found dead in Jarret’s home — and Liz is on deck as the prime suspect.


Glutton for Punishment (Culinary Mysteries (Warner)) [Mass Market Paperback]

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Sleuth/master chef Charly Poisson is back in this followup to "Appetite for Murder". The winter holidays are over, and Charly and the staff of La Fermette are settling down for a quiet season when a ring of antique thieves terrorize their wealthy, weekend patrons. Things get worse when Charly finds the corpse of a local antiques dealer in the freezer. Despite warnings from the police chief, Charly can't help investigating on his own. This title includes recipes.

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