Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Arrivals

Sorry about yesterday's problem with my blog. I had intended to share new arrivals, so I'll share them today.

I'm kicking the list off with the latest in a favorite series. Lethal Treasure is Jane K. Cleland's new Josie  Prescott Antiques mystery. Josie heads off to a storage unit auction. The owner of a local interior design store asks her to appraise his unit, but he never returns home that night. When he's found dead, Josie's knowledge of antiques may lead to a killer.

Compound Murder  may be be Sheriff Dan Rhodes' toughest case yet in Bill Crider's latest mystery. When the body of an English instructor is found outside a building on a community college campus, Rhodes pursues and arrests a student. The instructor and student had a confrontation, but then he had an argument with the dean as well. Suspects add up as the sheriff tries to find the truth. Publication date is Aug. 13.

Carole Nelson Douglas' Midnight Louie books follow the feline private eye as he sniffs out the truth (and maybe some tuna) on the Vegas Strip. Cat in an Alien X-Ray takes the Las Vegas gang on a science fiction roller coaster ride, as Midnight Louise and company encounter UFO enthusiasts attracted by the Area 51 attraction on the Strip. And, someone else is attracted to the site of the new attraction, a killer who dumped a body there. Midnight Louie's roommate, Temple Barr, PR expert, puts her amateur detective skills to use to protect a client.

Then there's the new Harlan Donnally novel by Steven Gore, A Criminal Defense. Ex-SFPD detective Harlan Donnally is running a small cafe north of San Francisco. But when Mark Hamlin, a sleazy criminal defense lawyer is found murdered under the Golden Gate Bridge, Donnally is drawn back into a twisted and corrupt world he thought he'd left behind.

April 13 is release date for a debut mystery, Murder, She Rode by Holly Menino.
Tilly Elledge is a former world-class rider and a horse trainer forced to sit out a prestigious three-day equestrian competition. Before the event even begins, a truck accident kills a horseman and a colt. But, the disappearance of a young rider reveals sinister roots that lead directly to the tightly knit equestrian community. With Tink's knowledge of the horse community, she may be able to unravel a plot that threatens the reputation and lives of fellow equestrians.

Lucinda Riley's historical novel, The Lavender Garden, sounds fascinating. The cover says, "An aristocratic French family, a legendary chateau, and buried secrets with the power to destroy two generations torn between duty and desire." In 1998, in the south of France, Emilie de la Martinieres inherits her childhood home, a magnificent chateau and vineyard, along with a mountain of debt. The chateau may provide clues that unlock mysteries of the past, including the story of a British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, sent undercover to Paris in 1944, a woman who stumbled into the heart of a prominent family that entertained German military even while plotting to liberate France. The Lavender Garden is a story of intrigue and passion.

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain cycle is the longest-running series about  a vampire in modern literature. The latest addition isNight Pilgrims. Saint-Germain is living in a monastery in Egypt when he is hired to guide a group of pilgrims to underground churches in southern Egypt. The pilgrims fall prey to the trails of travel in the Holy Lands, and a visit to the Chapel of the Holy Grail brings quarrels to a head. Saint-Germain must use all is diplomacy and some of his strength to keep the pilgrims from slaughtering each other.

It's a terrific selection, isn't it? Anything here that you're anticipating?


Jane R said...

Jane Cleland's Lethal Treasures is already on reserve at my local library. But there are several others that caught my eye. A Criminal Defense sounds good and Bill Crider's latest title will be added to my reading list as well. Thanks for the update, Lesa, and glad you're back on line!

Lesa said...

I'm glad I'm back on line, too, Jane. I just love sharing books.

cheap jerseys 2013 said...

I an interested in A Criminal Defense.I should find sometime to read it!

Lesa said...

That TBR pile can be huge, but there's always time for the books we really want to read.

Sue Farrell said...

I'm ready to enjoy another Midnight Louie adventure.

Lesa said...

I hope you enjoy it, Sue!

Air Jordans For Sale said...

interesting post, thanks for the useful article.