Category: Women Sleuths

  • Murder in the Bastille by Cara Black

    By Cara Black

    Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc is attacked and blinded in the course of an research. Can she resolve her case with no her sight—and while her personal lifestyles is in danger?

    Parisian inner most investigator Aimée Leduc is all dressed up in her new chinese language silk jacket, supposedly a designer’s “exclusive,” for dinner with a tricky consumer at a chic eating place within the Bastille district. She is chagrined to work out that the lady seated on the very subsequent desk is donning a similar jacket. while the lady leaves her cellular phone at the desk, Aimée follows her to come back it and is attacked within the shadowy Passage Boule Blanche. while she regains awareness, Aimée unearths that she is blind. however, she is informed she is fortunate; the lady she was once following used to be present in the following passage, murdered.

    Aimée is set to spot her attacker. was once he really a serial killer concentrating on showy blondes, because the police insist? used to be he fairly after the opposite girl? Or used to be Aimée his meant sufferer?
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  • Never Sorry: A Leigh Koslow Mystery by Edie Swihart

    By Edie Swihart

    Together with her fledgling advertisements company brief on funds, Leigh Koslow made up our minds to her homegrown veterinary assistant abilities to moonlight on the neighborhood zoo-- merely to stumble onto a grisly crime scene at the back of the tiger show. while she realizes that the sufferer used to be her boyfriend's frightening ex, issues seems undesirable. but if the police observe that the deceased used to be additionally Leigh's highschool nemesis, issues get plenty worse!"A witty story peopled with very a laugh characters"-- Romantic Times"Solid plotting and interesting characters. Twists and turns abound."-- citadel Lauderdale solar Sentinel"Never Sorry is particularly entertaining."--Margaret Maron
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  • The Orchid Shroud by Michelle Wan

    By Michelle Wan

    “Not for the reason that Nero Wolfe has one of these aromatic mixture of orchid lore and suspense came across its approach right into a secret novel,” Booklist trumpeted upon the ebook of Michelle Wan’s Deadly Slipper. within the ORCHID SHROUD, Wan weaves one other story abounding in secret and orchids as inside decorator Mara Dunn and orchidologist Julian wooden crew as much as clear up murders: one relationship again to the 1870s; the opposite taking place virtually correct earlier than their eyes.

    Mara is renovating the manor residence of Julian’s buddy, the rich and socially famous Christophe de Bonfond, while she discovers the physique of a murdered toddler. The physique, hid for greater than a century, brings to gentle unforeseen and significant details on an elusive Lady’s Slipper orchid that Julian avidly seeks. Christophe hires genealogist Jean-Claude Fournier to exonerate his ancestors of infanticide, purely to have the professional unharness much more terrifying suspicions approximately who the de Bonfonds fairly have been and their attainable hyperlinks with the secret orchid. whilst violent dying moves as we speak, Mara and Julian commence an research in their personal that leads them to discover a path of homicide spanning many many years. As they unearth a earlier full of hatred, greed, and treacherous manipulations, they have to additionally unmask a present-day killer—before they develop into the following sufferers.
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  • American Murder (2 Volumes Set) by Gini Graham Scott

    By Gini Graham Scott

    The United States has lengthy had the popularity because the so much violent and murderous of recent industrialized international locations. Even whereas violent crime has dropped lately, our homicide expense remains to be particularly excessive. because the starting of the twentieth century, our society has gone through profound adjustments. Our applied sciences have complex, however the explanations and strategies for homicide and escaping the lengthy arm of the legislations have saved velocity, usually capitalizing on on hand applied sciences. additionally, because the century advanced, the media grew to become a vital part of homicide in the US, aiding investigations, glamorizing homicide, and bringing it into our houses every day. right here, Scott examines the altering face of homicide within the context of societal adjustments and lines the advances in investigative options and applied sciences. each one bankruptcy deals brilliant bills of the main infamous and consultant murders for every period of time, focusing in particular on these murderers who've had the sting on their pursuers, even escaping detection to this day.Beginning on the flip of the century, Scott information essentially the most infamous situations of the day, within which a jealous lady poisoned the spouse of her lover. The e-book ends with the still-unsolved Tupac Shakur homicide case. Taking readers during the a number of advancements in tools of homicide, and the strategies used to seize the criminals, Scott presents a desirable assessment of how homicide has replaced during the a long time and the way legislations enforcement has saved speed. This insightful e-book sheds mild on either our fascination with homicide and on murderers and their nemeses during the last 100 years.
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  • Mistletoe Man (China Bayles Mystery) by Susan Wittig Albert

    By Susan Wittig Albert

    During this “intelligently plotted and deliciously descriptive story” (Publishers Weekly), nationwide bestselling writer Susan Wittig Albert tells the tale of a woman’s look for justice—and of her fight to reconcile the calls for of her enterprise with the wishes of her center… Former big-city legal professional China Bayles labored demanding to make her Texas herb store, Thyme and Seasons, a hit. Now company is booming at her fascinating new tea room, Thyme for Tea—but China is simply too distracted to enjoy her newest entrepreneurial triumph. whilst she’s now not attempting to spend extra time along with her new husband and stepson, she’s caring approximately her ally, Ruby, who simply hasn’t been herself in recent times. To extra complicate concerns, China has to around up a offer of mistletoe, the season’s hottest herb. it kind of feels a simple sufficient task—until her leader provider turns up lifeless…
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  • Mrs. Malory and the Festival Murder by Hazel Holt

    By Hazel Holt

    Author Sheila Malory, noticeable prior to in Mrs. Malory Investigates and different mysteries, visits the yearly Taviscombe pageant, which has been appropriated and aggrandized by means of Adrian Palgrave, a poet and biographer of little renown. Palgrave, who has been named literary executor for author and man-of-the-world Lawrence Meredith, a number one literary determine of the Twenties and 30s, is located crushed to dying in the course of the first functionality of the competition, and suspects are throughout. television documentary-maker Oliver Stevens fears disclosure of an affair. younger Robin Turner, treasurer for the competition, were criticized often by way of the lifeless poet different deaths and an try to smash Meredith's papers lead Sheila to go looking for long-held secrets and techniques that bred deadly results.
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  • Mallets Aforethought (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries) by Sarah Graves

    By Sarah Graves

    Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree left her high-powered occupation for a dilapidated fixer-upper and the dream of a quiet life within the old fashioned city of Eastport, Maine. yet she chanced on that regardless of how rigorously you transform your existence, homicide can take in place of abode anywhere.It’s Eastport’s such a lot infamous landmark: the outdated Harlequin residence. Named for the disgraced healthcare professional Chester Harlequin, it was once used as a hideout for gunshot gangsters and their molls in the course of Prohibition’s heyday. Now fixer-upper fanatic Jake Tiptree and Harlequin’s in basic terms dwelling descendant, Ellie White, are refurbishing the mansard-roofed mansion to host the neighborhood old Society’s upcoming gala. but if stripping down outdated wallpaper unearths a mystery door to a room containing no longer one yet corpses, Jake and Ellie once more locate domestic fix resulting in homicide.One of the our bodies is a skeleton wearing Twenties flapper stylish. however the different is that of real-estate wealthy person Hector Gosling, and in his pocket is a paper bearing the only be aware “Guilty.” The less-than-scrupulous wealthy person has been poisoned, and while it’s realized that the offending substance is the poison that Ellie’s husband George has been utilizing to kill crimson ants, he's instantly taken into custody. Then it develops that George had lately accused Gosling of a scheme to rip-off George’s weak outdated aunt out of her lifestyles savings—and George out of his inheritance. With George held for homicide, Jake and a pregnant Ellie swing into motion. In among Ellie’s Lamaze periods, child showers, and CPR periods taught via Jake’s ex-husband Victor, the 2 beginner sleuths needs to sift their approach via a path of possible contradictory clues. Then one other corpse surfaces and all at once Jake and Ellie observe they need to locate this killer quick. A smart perpetrator is not just construction an hermetic case opposed to Ellie’s husband. He—or she—is making plans to nail every person who stands within the way.From the Hardcover version.
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