Today is release day for a number of books that look good. I talked about several with my last book chat. But, I want to feature three books today that I'm going to read, and just haven't had a chance. My Library Journal deadline means I'm reading books that come out in March and April right now. Once that deadline is past, I can back up a little.
Dead Cold Brew is the sixteenth book in Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series. I did mention this in the book chat because it comes from Berkley. Coffeehouse manager Clare Cost receives a special engagement ring from her NYPD detective boyfriend. He even had help from her boss, who sent him to a special jeweler. But, in the midst of their celebration, Clare's daughter receives a mysterious letter, followed by news the jeweler has been poisoned. Clare tracks down clues in some of New York City's secret places, trying to stop an old vendetta.
Larry D. Sweazy has become a favorite in the last few years. His new book is Where I Can See You. It's a police procedural featuring detective Hud Matthews. He is still haunted by his mother's disappearance when he was eight years old, and he launches his own investigation. When a murder occurs in his lakeside community, he's called on to capture the killer. He's pulled into the community, and ties to the past, as he tries to discover the truth about the crimes.
A Serious Undertaking is the follow-up to Deanna Raybourn's fun mystery, A Curious Beginning. Veronica Speedwell, Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter, teams up with Stoker, her natural-historian colleague, to try to save a society art patron scheduled for execution for a brutal murder. It's a race against time to find a killer. Check out my interview of Deanna Raybourn here, http://bit.ly/2i9niFA
I'm looking forward to all three of these books, just as soon as I have some time.