GLOSSED AND FOUND
An amiable heroine, likable characters and a teasingly menacing plot shift this mystery into a sweet ride on an open highway. Persia Vanderbilt can kick butt with the best, but her generally sensible and generous nature is nearly irresistible -- as is the cozy charm of her small town.
Then her friend Lisa goes missing on the night of the gala. Pressed by the missing woman's sister to help out with the investigation, Persia digs into local secrets and helps her best friend deal with an interfering mother-in-law. (Berkley Prime Crime, Jan., 272 pp., $6.99)