Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Release Day

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.


8 comments:

Kay said...

I have got to catch up on Cleo Coyle's books. I can't remember how far behind I am, but several. And I have the first book in Deanna Raybourn's series and need to get to it. Hopefully, this year for all of these.

Miranda James said...

The link you have for Deanna's interview takes me to a page about Thomas Perry on the Poisoned Pen website.

Lesa said...

You do need to catch up, Kay.

Lesa said...

Thanks, Miranda. I'll change that.

Cleo Coyle said...

Lesa - Thank you for including Dead Cold Brew in your release day announcements. We are in fine company here. Marc and I send you our very best wishes. Cheers for a Happy New Year of good books, good friends, and good reading.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Alice! I'll be interviewing Dead Cold Brew soon. But, I wanted to mention the three books I'm excited about that were released today. Thank you for the good wishes for the new year! Good luck to both of you this year!

Gram said...

They all look good to me...I am behind in Cleo Coyle's series and have read the first in this series by Deanna Raybourn. Larry D, Sweazy is new to me. I'll try him soon.

Lesa said...

I like all of them, Gram.