When it comes to forensic suspense, no one does it better than Connor! Not only does she deliver a brilliant and complicated heroine, her series is also packed with terrific ensemble players. Clever and twisty plots keep readers guessing, while dangerous threats place the story on a knife's edge. Clear off space on your keeper shelf for this one.
Politics are running amok in Rosewood, Ga. New mayor Jefferies installs incompetent cronies in positions of power and removes Diane Fallon as the head of the crime lab. Diane is starting to enjoy concentrating on her museum director and DNA lab responsibilities when Jefferies attempts another power play, and things take a strange twist when murder hits city hall. The initial evidence points to a cop, which Diane and her team find hard to believe. Can she unravel the truth? (OBSIDIAN, Feb., 368 pp., $7.99)