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In the fifth engaging mystery featuring Detective Hiroshi Shimizu, a forensic accountant who investigates white-collar crimes for the Tokyo metropolitan police department, Michael Pronko serves up another satisfying crime thriller that vividly showcases Japan at the same time. Read Review.
When Sasha, a friend and fellow diver, vanishes and is presumed drowned, Ricky pursues her own investigation, believing he’s still alive based on his diving skills in Tracy Grogan‘s page-turning second installment of the Divemaster Ricky mysteries. Read review.
When Jack Tuesday’s best fried Brodie is killed in an undercover raid gone bad and Jack’s gun is identified as the murder weapon, everyone is quick to pass judgment. Injured and left with no memory of the incident, Jack is the prime suspect. F. Nelson Smith has crafted a credible mystery rich with twists and turns and just enough clues to keep readers riveted. Read review.
DNA testing sparks a plot filled with greed, deception and, ultimately, murder when strangers learn of their family background after submitting DNA samples. Mystery lovers will enjoy following the characters’ schemes while wondering if everything is really as it seems. Read review.
Charlotte Stuart hits all the cozy mystery marks with a well-balanced blend of quirky characters, odd twists, and lively writing—adding a dollop of droll political commentary for added flavor. This latest of her books is highly recommended for fans of Leslie Langtry and Nancy Parra/Nancy Coco. Read review.
Ruby, 29, is an absent-minded assistant business professor near Niagara Falls. Her days revolve around teaching, online shopping, reading detective fiction, and binge-watching crime shows. When she stumbles upon the body of a murdered colleague, that calm existence is shattered. Read review.
Kate, a third-grade teacher is striving to make it as an artist. When she approaches a gallery owner, hoping to sell her paintings, what catches his eye is an unusual drawing that falls from Kate’s briefcase. As a teen, Kate witnessed her best friend’s abduction. Whitney’s killer was dubbed the Worm Man since earthworms were his identifying mark. This drawing emanated from that experience. When Kate sells the drawing at an exorbitant price, she is happy she can finally pay her bills. Until, that is, her favorite student, is abducted while collecting earthworms. Read review.
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