February is full of chills — at least in our neck of the woods — so we're bringing you five new mysteries that will encourage you to cuddle up with a warm blanket and lose yourself in the drama of other people's lives.
Seeking a Cozy With a Serious Message? Check out G.A. McKevett (aka contemporary romance author Sonja Massie)'s new novel A Decadent Way to Die. This mystery has Savannah Reid racing to discover who is trying to kill off the wealthy elderly owner of a doll company. Greedy family members abound however, RT Reviewer Page Traynor also noted that the story had a more serious note, in includes a "moving, well done subplot of abuse against women."
Maybe You'd Prefer Some Amateur Adventure? The latest in Tamar Myers' Den of Antiquity series, The Glass is Always Greener, will surely thrill you. RT Reviewer Sandra Martin calls the antics "... outlandish and unbelievable, but the laugh out loud moments and colorful murder suspects will keep readers entertained." We are always ready to spend more time with Antique shop owner Abby.
Or Are You Craving Some Police Action? Look no further than Falling More Slowly by Peter Helton. In this series starter, Detective Liam McLusky is being plagued by a series of accidents and a string of bad luck. But can he break his losing streak by discovering the mastermind behind of series of explosions? RT Reviewer Page Traynor was particularly taken by the Detective's sense of British humor as well as the way that Helton does not shy away from what the reviewer calls "the grim reality of modern police work."
How About Some Small Town High Jinks? B.B. Haywood dishes up the drama in this month's Town in a Lobster Stew. When an annual cook-off ends up with someone bumped off, it's up to reporter Candy Holliday to set everything back in order. But will Candy be able to get the job done before she finds herself in hot water? This novel will have you thinking twice before entering any cooking contests in the future!
Or a Mystery Off The Beaten Path? You can't get much farther than P.I. Kate Shugak's Alaska. Author Dana Stabenow has infused Though Not Dead with the spirit of this wild land as Kate, on a mission to unravel a family secret, stumbles on to a much larger mystery involving a Russian Icon and hidden gold mines. RT Reviewer Joyce Morgan promises, "you will be savoring the details of this richly textured story."