For all of you mystery fans dying to know what this Spring has in store for you, the wait is over!
David Whellams returns with his sophomore novel, and the second installment in the Peter Cammon Mystery series, The Drowned Man.
Veteran detective Chief Inspector Peter Cammon is called out of retirement once again. His assignment appears simple: travel to Canada to retrieve the body of a murdered Scotland Yard colleague. But Peter cannot resist delving into the oddities of the crime. His colleague was brutally attacked, run down by a car, and then dumped in a canal, yet the probable motive for the murder is bizarre: the theft of three letters from the U.S. Civil War era, one of them signed by the assassin John Wilkes Booth. Haunting the investigation is the beautiful Alice Nahri, girlfriend of the dead man.
The Drowned Man reacquaints readers with characters from Walking into the Ocean as well as features Maddy, Peter’s daughter-in-law, whose amateur sleuthing back in England proves pivotal in cracking the case.
"perfect for those who love travel and history mixed with crime." -- Library Journal on Walking into the Ocean
Mike Knowles, author of the Wilson Mysteries, is back with the first book in his new Sullivan Mystery series, S.O.B.
P.I. Frank Sullivan is a lot of things, but nice is not one of them: he is a nasty S.O.B. When Misty Olsen walks into his office, it’s clear she’s in trouble. She and her newborn baby girl are both HIV positive. The boyfriend who infected her was not who she thought he was; she never even knew his real name. The only things she knows for sure are that it was no accident that she was infected, that she wasn’t his only victim, and that he has to suffer for what he did to her and her child. Sullivan isn’t interested in her sob story: it’s the half of her father’s bar that she puts up as payment for finding the guy that gets his attention.
Money sets Sullivan on the long cold trail of a man carrying something far more deadly than any contraband. He works his way through a tangled web of junkies, hookers, bikers, and smugglers to find the identity of the man who will earn him half of a rundown bar. No one can hide forever. Secrets and lies are hard to keep buried when the man doing the digging swings the shovel chin high.
"Wilson can take his place alongside Richard Stark's Parker as a ruthlessly efficient bad guy with an ingenious ability to escape tricky situations." -- Publishers Weekly on the Wilson series
Robin Spano's sassy sleuth returns in Death's Last Run, the third installment in the Clare Vengel Undercover series.
A young snowboarder is found dead on the Blackcomb Glacier, and Whistler police want to close the case as suicide. The victim’s mother, a U.S. senator, says her daughter would not, and did not, kill herself. At her request, the FBI sends in an undercover agent — Clare Vengel — to find out who might have killed Sacha and why. Dropped into a world of partying with ski bums and snow bunnies, Clare soon discovers that Sacha was involved in an LSD smuggling ring. Worse: the top cop in Whistler is in cahoots with the smugglers, and Clare’s cover is too precarious for comfort. As suspicion snowballs, can Clare solve the case before she’s buried alive?
"grabs you like a gambling addiction and doesn't let go" -- The StarPheonix on Death Plays Poker