If culinary cozies are your average cup of tea, this series is for you. Laura Childs introduces us to Theodosia Browning and her interesting array of characters in her tea shop series. When one of the judges is found dead at the local awards show, she's asked to fill in his shoes. For Theo, that's a tall order for her to fill. Along the way, while she runs her tea shop demands, things are daunting, when new revelations comes out about the victim. The more deeper we watch her dig her heels in, the more threatening it gets for her. And a producer has his eyes on him, when we watch her romance blossom with Parker. And when her close friend's murdered, we'll be amazed who's behind the act, when the world of documentary film-making is more than a cutthroat business. This is a delightful cozy with tea recipes and tips.
If you loved the Riley Jensen Guardian series, take a walk on the wild side in the Dark Angel series. Welcome to Risa's dark and dangerous world. She's half-werewolf, half-Aedh, a energy being like an angel. From her point of view, we witness every twist and turn in her life, when she embarks on a lethal mission to find a serial killer like no other and how she'd gotten entanglement into a spiderweb of her own. With one of her friends hurt and the other gone missing, she has a complicated family life and a questionable relationship with Azriel, a reaper, who might be her better half. Besides a quest for the keys, we watch her wield her demon sword Amaya to protect her and fight a dangerous fight to get answers she's well-deserved.
In the third installment of the Oak Knoll series, Tami Hoag delivers us some chills. We're introduced to Lauren Lawton. For four years, she searched for answers in the disappearance of her daughter. That's every parent's worst nightmare. Not knowing if she's dead or alive in the pursuit of justice for answers. Her youngest daughter suffers as well, since her father committed suicide. When they've started over in Oak Knoll, we watch how they suffer in the hands of the Sheriff's Office. And we're enthralled in a dark and dangerous cat-and-mouse came between her family and the sexual predators. This would send you chills, when you're welcomed into her nightmares, when we observe how she fought for survival and answers in the end. Be careful of the people you know and the company you keep...
In the latest installment of the Sharon McCone series, Marcia Muller weaves up a powerful tale of drama, danger and murder. When Sharon takes us on Caroline Warrick as a new client, she didn't know what to expect. When she investigates Caro's case to exonerate her name from her best friend's murder, things turn bad from worse. Warrick, a gun-rights activist, winds up dead on Sharon's doorstep. From there, she takes us on a lot of heat. We witness the danger she winds herself in, when someone tries to take her down from preventing her to get to the truth. During her home's fire, she takes it a personal mission to bring the person down. We'll feel for Sharon's pain and heartache, every step of the way. And in the end, we'll root for her to do things her way. What a rush of a wonderful read. I hope there's a new Sharon McCone novel comes out next year!
In another beautiful priceless and timeless historical romance, Sabrina Jeffries weaves us a wonderful tale. When Celia Sharpe was a wee one, she lost both of her parents to a brutal death. Years later, we follow her and her mission to discover the truth and to find a suitor to marry her before year's end under her grandmother's ultimatum--marry or lose her inheritance. Under her family's employ, they hired Jackson Pinter, an Associate Magistrate from Bow Street, who has some secrets of his own. He always wondered who was his father. Together, we witness them on this journey, when someone wants to stop them to learn the story. Danger brought them together as they discover they were meant for each other to profess their love. But their different classes might tear them apart. Only their hearts would lead them back to each other, despite their differences. You'll fall in love with this couple. Another winner!
If you like great political thrillers with a punch, you'll love this explosive thriller debut from Kyle Mills. We're introduced to Mark Beamon, a FBI agent who's been bounced and reassigned to Houston. Through the eyes of John Hobart, an ex-DEA agent, and a criminal mastermind, we watch him plot his own evil plans of ending the war on drugs and making it into an epidemic across America. But they're both getting started to solve this problem their own ways. We watch how Hobart and Beamon dance around each other. With every twist and turn, we'll be rooting for Beamon who recovers from every fumble and misstep to catch him in the act. As drug addicts are dying,Beamon catches up to Hobart in his final act, when Hobart's other enemies are out to get him. And the ending will keep you guessing!
If you love mysteries set in the Southwest, you'll enjoy the great Tony Hillerman's Navajo Mysteries series. We're introduced to Tribal Police Officer Jim Chee and FBI agent Joe Leaphorn. These two men are embarked on the same wild case of a death of a Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez, which is nothing what it seemed to be. From breath-taking Arizonan landscape to majestic New Mexican scenery, he painted a picturesque scene with various and eclectic characters. He takes us on a wild ride on this mystery that has many surprises to keep us guessing right to the end with a wild twist. We get to see and learn about Native American culture.