Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Arrivals

Time for a few new arrivals, including a reprinted favorite. These all arrived in my mailbox in the last week.

Laura Childs' latest Tea Shop mystery, Sweet Tea Revenge finds Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning comforting a bride on her wedding day.  There's a storm brewing over Charleston. The bride's sister is late for the wedding. And, it seems a murderer crashed the wedding, leaving behind the body of the groom. Publication date is March 5.

As the back cover of Death in Blue Folders says, before award-winning mystery novelist Margaret Maron worte about Judge Deborah Knott, she wrote about Lt. Sigrid Harald, a homicide detective with the NYPD. Fortunately, Oconee Spirit Press has brought back the series. Death in Blue Folders is the third book. Attorney Clayton Gladwell's retirement is abruptly canceled when he's shot. It could be that someone feared exposure since he kept "special" cases in blue folders. Now, Lt. Harald must figure out who hated or feared him.

Kris Neri's Tracy Eaton series always features an eccentric cast in fun capers. Now, in Revenge on Route 66, Tracy and her dad, aging Hollywood hunk, Alec Grainger, find their adventures turning deadly on that beloved road. One of their regular stops on Route 66 was Lucy Crier's Lunch Pail Cafe in Tecos, New Mexico, but not since Lucy killed her ex-boyfriend and ended up in prison. So, why is she seen dodging traffic along Route 66? The adventure turns stranger when Lucy's son turns up dead, and the FBI calls Tracy one of America's Most Wanted. Tracy's escapades could end on Route 66. March 30 is release date.


And, the last book marks the launch of a new series, A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell. In the first in the Local Foods mysteries, Edith Maxwell draws on her own experience as a certified organic farmer to intorduce novice farmer Cameron Flaherty. She hopes to make a killing selling organic produce in Millsbury, Massachusetts, but when a killer strikes on her property, the farm might yield a bumper crop of locally sourced murder. Release date is June.

Four interesting mysteries this week. I hope they're now on your radar.



11 comments:

Harvee@Book Dilettante said...

The revenge books look like good crime reads. The cover of A Tine to Live...is appealing. Makes me think of poisons :)

Lesa said...

Interesting that there are two revenge books, isn't it, Harvee?

Mark Baker said...

I'm glad to hear a release date for Kris Neri's new book. I've been a fan since the first one was originally released. Must put it on my list immediately. Especially since there will be a character named Mark Baker in it.

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Lesa said...

I'm looking forward to it, too, Mark. But, there's no character named Lesa in it. I think my name would be a distraction for some mystery readers. (grin) I'll look for the character!

Karen C said...

Oh, no! More books to add to the TBR list! :o) They all sound good.

Jane R said...

I agree with Karen. More books for the ever-expanding book list. Now if I can just find more time as well!! Thanks for the list. They all look great!

Dru said...

I'm so excited that Kris has a new book coming out.

Lesa said...

I agree with all of you. My TBR pile is enormous!

Readingprincess said...

Thrilled Kris Neri is continuing her Tracy Eaton series with Revenge on Route 66. Estatic that it is available to ship immediately on bn.com and amazon.com! Does anyone know when the ebook versions will be available?

Love this series even though Tracy's name is misspelled (inside joke). ;)

Lesa said...

Love the joke, Tracey!