STRANGERS IN DEATH
Settle back for another eminently entertaining chapter in this first-rate and long-running detective series. Early on strong-willed Lt. Eve Dallas pegs her suspect, but what follows is a thriller that also becomes a personal battle of wills. Robb has created a cunning killer who uses money and a sympathetic façade to divert suspicion. But, as many a killer can attest, never bet against Eve Dallas!
It doesn't take long for Eve to settle on her prime suspect; proving it, however, will be easier said than done. This cold-blooded and crafty killer has a solid alibi, but Eve follows her instincts to find the one piece of evidence that will break open this troubling case. (PUTNAM, Feb., 368 pp., $25.95)