February went fast. It's already time for Treasures in My Closet, books that will be released in April. Let's get started. We have quite a few titles to get through.
In Janet Dawson's The Ghost in Roomette Four, it's 1954, and Zephyrette Jill McLeod sees a shimmering light that may be a ghost. Is it the spirit of a young man whose body she'd found a few months earlier in the same train compartment? And what message is he trying to send? (Release date is April 7.)
You might not think I'd care for a debut mystery featuring a former pro wrestler turned bar bouncer. A.J. Devlin's first "Hammerhead" Jed mystery, Cobra Clutch, is an outstanding debut. When Jed's friend and former tag-team partner is killed, he finds himself in the world of bikers and drugs, looking for a killer. (Release date is April 15.)
Three Strikes, You're Dead is the third Eddie Shoes mystery by Elena Hartwell. Private investigator Eddie Shoes heads to a resort to spend a mother-daughter getaway weekend with her mother. But, when she goes on a hike, and stumbles across a dying man, he gives her a rosary and asks her to find his missing daughter. Eddie barely escapes from a forest fire, and wakes in the hospital, knowing she's working for a dead man. (Release date is April 1.)
Denise Swanson kicks off a new series with Tart of Darkness. Dani Sloan's new catering company, Chef-to-Go, is threatened after a young woman is killed soon after Dani caters a party at her home. Dani not only has to clear her name and save her business, but she has to clear the college students who are renting rooms from her, while working for the business. (Release date is April 3.)
And, here's the list of the books I didn't annotate. There are some books on this list that I should have summarized, but I just ran out of time.
Brown, Rebecca L. - Flying at Night (April 10)
Casale, Jana - The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky (April 17)
Castillo, Elaine - America is Not the Heart (April 3)
Crosley, Sloane - Look Alive Out There (April 3)
Dugoni, Robert - The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell (April 24)
Flanagan, Richard - First Person (April 3)
Franson, Sally - A Lady's Guide to Selling Out (April 10)
Fredericks, Mariah - A Death of No Importance (April 10)
Johnson, Kirk Wallace - The Feather Thief (April 24)
Kiernan, Olivia - Too Close to Breathe (April 3)
Krasnostein, Sarah - The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay and Disaster (April 10)
Kurson, Robert - Rocket Men (April 3)
Malerman, Josh - Unbury Carol (April 10)
Mayes, Frances - Women in Sunlight (April 3)
Sittenfeld, Curtis - You Think It, I'll Say It (April 24)
Waxman, Abbi - Other People's Houses (April 3)
Wolitzer, Meg - The Female Persuasion (April 3)
Which books entice you?