And Only to Deceive

And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander ($13.95) AND ONLY TO DECEIVE by Tasha Alexander ($13.95) The first in Alexander’s historical series. Set in the late Victorian era, Emily’s husband, Viscount Ashton is killed on an African hunting expedition. Emily decides to learn more about her late husband when she realizes that she is not […]

A Treasury of Regrets

A Treasury of Regrets by Susanne Alleyn ($24.95) “A Treasury of Regrets is the sequel to my first historical mystery novel, Game of Patience, also featuring Aristide Ravel, freelance investigator and part-time agent of the Paris police (please don’t call him a spy) during the French Revolution. In Treasury, Aristide comes to the aid of […]

Firefly Island

Firefly Island by Daniel Arenson (Five Star, hardcover, $25.95) Daniel Arenson’s new fantasy book is getting some excellent reviews. Daniel had this to say when I asked him for information about the book: Firefly Island is a new epic fantasy novel by Daniel Arenson. A cruel king, his flesh made of stone, tyrannizes the enchanted […]

Walla Walla Suite

Walla Walla Suite by Anne Argula (Ballentine, trade paperback, $12.95) The name of the book intrigued me so I was glad to receive an email from Anne telling me more about the book. My first mystery was nominated for an Edgar for best paperback original of 2005. An ordinary foot cop and his partner stumble […]

Right from the Gecko

Right from the Gecko by Cynthia Baxter (Bantam, $6.99) In Right From the Gecko, the fifth book in the “Reigning Cats & Dogs” mystery series, veterinarian Jessica Popper heads to Maui with her boyfriend Nick for a conference. But when an ambitious young reporter she meets at her hotel is murdered, she finds herself trying […]

Written in Bone

Written in Bone by Simon Beckett (Delacorte Press, hardcover, $24) Simon Beckett’s first book, The Chemistry of Death, is a book that I always recommend to readers who want forensics and a good story and I feel the same way about Written in Bone: “When I sat down to write a sequel to The Chemistry […]