Lisa Jackson's romantic suspense novels keeps getting better in every one. In Hot Blooded, Dr. Samantha Leeds is a radio psychologist in New Orleans at night. Someone prank called her at home, and on the line, making insinuating suggestions on sins and retribution, claiming himself as "John." Meanwhile, Detectives Montoya and Bentz are on a hunt of a serial killer who killed prostitutes. As the threat level is series, so is the danger she faces. Someone wants to do her in. It could be her ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, a disgruntled co-worker at the radio station, or even Ty Wheeler, her new love interest. Especially when there's a connection to the past that haunts her, she's closer to the dangerous truth than she realizes. What an great thrill ride for this one.
This is another great forensic series. And if you like Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta series, you'll love Temperance Brennan. She's an anthropologist, divorced with an adult daughter. When a body turns up mutilated and dismembered, Brennan's on the scene. While she looks over the body, she remembers a similar case like that from a few years ago. As she compares those cold cases, she has a tough battle convincing her Canadian colleagues, until things do add up. Meanwhile, her best friend Gabby is in trouble and disappears every now and then. When she winds up dead, it becomes personal for a hunt of a serial killer on her hands, when those cold cases connect the dots to the variables, until she becomes the next victim. What a great into to the series. If you love BONES, you'll notice that the only thing that's the same is Brennan and her job. The rest is different.
This is a delightful new cozy culinary cozy series to read. In Killer Mousse, Della Carmichael, a widow, who gets her own cooking show on TV, making recipes in front of an audience. On the first day of the set, someone gets murdered, and she's the suspect. While the police investigates, Della starts her own, and runs into a reporter, who's she attracted to, and butts heads with. As she gets closer to the truth, more people gets killed. Before she knows it, she's next on the list. This has yummy recipes too. Kristen
This is the third installment in the series, set in Chicago. For ASA Kristen Mayhem, she holds a painful dark secret of her past. While prosecuting people in her court case, someone has decided to execute those who failed the justice service, claiming he's her "humble servant." One by one, they're wiped out, as a serial killer knows his secrets and sends her letters. For Detective Abe Reagan, he also has a troubled past, who's sworn to protect her, along with his family, while he falls in love her again, as they heal each other entirely. But as they become closer, a bitchy reporter and someone with the grudge have made her a personal target to make her scared. In the end, they find out the truth and reveals their secrets that meld them together with glue. Another great romantic suspense!
This is another fantastic Adam Dagliesh mystery by PD James. In this novel set in England, there's the Dupayne Museum which has a Murder Room--a room which showcased actual unsolved murders in that room from England's past, which an attached history to it. It's owned and managed by two brothers and a sister, who are fighting for it's closure or staying open. Suddenly, there's a copycat killer who have killed somebody outside of the room, and later, inside the room. It's up to Adam Dagliesh and his team to figure out who's the killer before someone else is next. When there's a third victim, they start to add up the pieces, one by one, to find out who's the killer. Plus, Adam's relationship with Emma is tested, when they're at a crossroads. A fantastic read.
This is the first book in the Faye Longchamp series. Faye Longchamp is a biracial archeology student, who lives on Joyeuse, an island off of Florida, when there are hidden family secrets, and a long lost treasure. While saving her island from becoming a resort, she encounters two of her fellow students dead bodies, and an old skeleton from an old cold case. Joe, her Native American friend, is under suspicion for their deaths, while Magda Stockard, her professor, is suspicious of Faye's address and behavior. In the end, Faye connects the dots of the past and present, when their lives are in the end in a middle of a hurricane.
If you love great romantic suspense novels, you'll enjoy this trio of short stories in Strangers in the Night by Linda Howard. In Lake of Dreams, Thea Marlow dreams of making love to her dream lover. When she meets him in person, they realize they were meant to be through the hands of time, interpreting their dreams, when falling in love and fighting for what they want. In Blue Mondon, Sheriff Jackson Brody has been called to Deliliah Jones's home, and become under her spell. She's no witch, but she has healing powers and predicted they were meant to be by his aura. In White Out, Hope Jackson is stuck in a cabin during a blizzard, when Price Tanner needed mouth-to-mouth resusitation to warm him up. When there's a radio broadcast on an escaped convict, she didn't know what to believe. When the truth comes out, they plan a future together. Three times the romance and suspense.
This book is different than her Wexley mystery series. This is an excellent stand-alone thriller. In the Water's Lovely,Thirteen years ago, Ismay Sealand's step-father drowned in the bathroom. Years later, she maintains a close friendship with her sister Heather, while grabbing hold onto her boyfriend Andrew, who doesn't like her. Actually, it tears them apart. When her boyfriend's newest flame gets murdered, she suspects Heather did it, as she suspects Heather drowned their step-father. Meanwhile, Marion Melville is striking it rich by being a caretaker for elderly neighbors and falls in love with one. When she gets a hold of the tape Ismay recorded on her feelings, she blackmails her, until she has enough. When Andrew returns to Ismay, she becomes closer to her, until she snaps and gets the tape back from Marion. Then she confronts Heather with the truth of what happens. It has a surprising ending for the final scene I won't give away.
This is the 4th book in the Abby Rose series. In Shoot From the Lip, Abby deals with a reality show that wants to reunite a family together. For Emma Lopez, she wants to be reunited with her long-lost sister and find out the truth on her mom's disappearance. While dodging the press, they unearth skeletons in the closet, when a dead baby in found, and questions are asked. Abby decides to investigate this matter further, when the killer's on her tail, and killed her source. As Abby gets close to the truth, a killer gets close to her family and makes her a target, while Jeff deals with a family crisis of his own. This is a jam-packed good read for a cozy.