August 1, 2022

Far Out Man

Far Out Man is a crime thriller merging familiar elements—death, drugs, and crooked cops—with the less familiar —cheating college students and an idealistic literature professor.

In his popular 1960s’ literature class, Wayne State University professor Jack Crost often quotes passages from books such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Confederacy of Dunces. […]

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July 5, 2022

Legacy of Lies

DNA testing sparks a plot filled with greed, deception and, ultimately, murder in Lexa M. Mack’s mystery novel, Legacy of Lies.

The Prologue opens on July 2 with police arriving on the scene after the body of a woman identified as Grace is found murdered in her apartment.

The story, set in San Francisco, begins […]

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July 5, 2022

A Cotswold Conspiracy

In Lee Rogers’ A Cotswold Conspiracy, a man hoping to solve his financial woes becomes embroiled in a scheme he finds difficult to wriggle out of.

Simon, an investment analyst, has a lovely family and loving wife. His two best friends, Richard, a realtor, and James, a single man and legal practitioner, live envious, flamboyant […]

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June 13, 2022

An Insignificant Woman: One Woman’s Journey to Find a Truth

In R.W. Kay’s new novel, a young woman uncovers a conspiracy as she searches for the truth about her family.

The story begins as Sarah Birch prepares to leave her job at DANNAR Biochemical Company to search for her biological family. Sarah was raised in a Catholic orphanage and then by adoptive parents and has […]

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March 28, 2022

Final Critique: A Kira Logan Mystery

In J.C. Andrew’s mystery Final Critique, art instructor Kira Logan arrives to teach a workshop, unaware “that her week of teaching plein-air painting would include an act of revenge and an undeserved death.”

Readers learn that when one of Kira’s students, Jason, was a teenager, he killed a person and crippled another while driving drunk, […]

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March 28, 2022

Looks Are Deceiving

As the title suggests, Bill VanPatten’s compelling novel revolves around appearances that aren’t what they seem. First, several violent deaths in a small California town raise questions when it turns out the victims are all Latino. Are these racist hate crimes? Then, we learn the victims may all be gay. Were they murdered for their […]

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March 28, 2022

Painted Death: A Kira Logan Mystery

In Painted Death, the first installment in the Kira Logan series, a slew of mysterious deaths in Raven Creek, Australia leads to community-wide discord.

The story begins with the murder of local fish captain Jason Sturdeman. He’s found shot dead, and there are no clues indicating why or who killed him. Residents believe drugs might […]

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March 21, 2022

Portrait of Deceit: A Kira Logan Mystery

In this mystery, an artist and portrait painter is caught up in a murder when she tries to help a woman flee an abusive marriage.

Artist Kira Logan paints and sculpts in many mediums. When her friend Bonnie from exercise class approaches Kira about doing portraits, Kira is soon commissioned to paint Bonnie and her […]

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March 21, 2022

Homicide In Bronze: A Kira Logan Mystery

Homicide in Bronze, part of J.C. Andrew’s mystery series featuring artist Kira Logan, finds Kira in danger as she works to complete a commission.

Kira travels to New Mexico at the request of Bill Medford, a medical supply tycoon who wants her to sculpt his late relatives, Mason and Walton Medford, brothers who were medical […]

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March 3, 2022

Ruby Roy and the Murder in the Falls

Rima Ray’s Ruby Roy and the Murder in the Falls is a cozy mystery set at an upstate New York university.

Ruby, 29, is an absent-minded assistant business professor at Baron University located near Niagara Falls. The only child of a white Canadian mother and Indian father, she is self-conscious of her plus-size frame but […]

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