Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
INTRODUCING SENIOR DETECTIVE TESSA VANCE When a young barker at a seaside amusement park is found dead with a steak knife plunged into his gut, Senior Detective Tessa Vance is called to investigate. Assigned to an unfamiliar Homicide division and having to win the trust of a new partner, Tessa soon discovers a grisly trail of bodies with nothing in common except for a series of gruesome clues left behind by a ruthlessly clever killer. Tessa knows the deaths form a hideous pattern. But once she and her partner decipher its shocking secret, they find themselves in a race against time--fast approaching a deadline set by a cunning, murderous mind. . . .
After seventy-year-old radio star Max Tully announces his engagement to his young, seductive housekeeper, Mai Tran, Verity Birdwood is called in to investigate nasty threats against the enigmatic beauty, threats that lead to murder.
Love, Honour, and O’Brien: A Holly Love Mystery (Holly Love Mysteries)
She stared into the speckled mirror, wondering how she had come to this. How could she, Holly Love, apple of her parents’ eye, competent manipulator of invoices in Gorgon Office Supplies, have ended up alone and starving in a dead man’s flat? How indeed? Most reluctant heroines would throw in the towel at this point. But Holly Love is made of sterner stuff. She’s sworn to track down the cheating swine who ripped her life apart, and make him pay. But as she tries to keep her head in the face of a bizarre mystery, a gloomy old house, a hearse-driving Elvis impersonator and a gang of vengeful thugs – not to mention a garrulous and possibly possessed parrot – Holly is forced to come to terms with a great truth. However bad things seem, they can always get worse.
Makeover Murders, The
Margot Bell, co-owner of the elite Deepdene health spa, is found dead and television researcher Verity Birdwood starts digging beneath the trappings of pampered luxury. By the author of Grim Pickings. Reprint. AB.
On the rambling country manse of Haven, Senior Detective Tessa Vance hopes to find a little piece of heaven. But instead she finds herself immersed in hell. A famous pop star lies dead in a toolshed, presumably from a suicide. The three angelic sisters who occupy the secluded estate cannot recall the details from the night he died. But they appear to be hiding something. Did they commit cold-blooded murder? Or is the killer one of the bizarre characters who surround these ethereal beauties? With her partner Steve Hayden, Tessa is dragged into a homicide full of unusual, unseemly details--with terrifying consequences. The dark secrets of Haven must be exposed for Tessa to save this quiet mountain town . . . and herself.
Death in Store
Verity Birdwood, researcher-turned-sleuth, investigates a case of holiday murder at Fredericks, a grand department store that celebrates in the grandest fashion.