It's hard to believe it's time to talk about May book releases already. Now that winter's over, the year can start slowing down. I don't want to rush it. However, I do have a small selection of titles for you to check out.
The fifth Cat Latimer cozy mystery by Lynn Cahoon is Sconed to Death. Cat's about to host a writers' retreat for cozy mystery authors, so she doesn't need the owner of a local bakery to stir up trouble. When a celebrity chef dies in the bakery, though, Cat just has to poke around a little. (Release date is May 28.)
Game of Bones is Carolyn Haines' latest Sarah Booth Delaney mystery. When a ritually murdered corpse is discovered at the new-found Native American temple site in the middle of Sunflower County, Mississippi, suspicions fall on the archaeology crew, especially the leader, Dr. Frank Hafner. Hafner does the only logical thing. He hires the Delaney Detective Agency to clear his name. It's a race against time as victims pile up, and Sarah Booth's resident ghost points to the coming Crow Moon as the time of maximum danger. (Release date is May 14.)
Chronologically, David C. Taylor's Night Watch is the second in the Michael Cassidy series. Cassidy, a New York City police detective juggles several cases involving strange deaths in the Cold War era. A hansom cab driver dies in Central Park. A biochemist jumps from a hotel window. Cassidy's brother, a TV journalist, disappears, and Cassidy himself is targeted by an assassin. It's a strange, frightening book. (Release date is May 1.)
Wendy Wax uses a wedding dress passed down through generations to bring together three women who were once best friends in My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding. Secrets, a friendship torn apart, and the realities of life after marrying the handsome prince are all elements in this novel. (Release date is May 14.)
The other treasures in my closet are listed below.
Abrams, Dan - Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense (5/21)
Allen, Jason - The East End (5/7)
Casares, Oscar - Where We Come From (5/21)
Cep, Casey - Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee (5/7)
Correa, Armando Lucas - The Daughter's Tale (5/7)
Lee, Jing-Jing - How We Disappeared (5/7)
Phillips, Tom - Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up (5/7)
Ramos, Joanne - The Farm (5/7)
Roper, Richard - How Not to Die Alone (5/28)