Violent Winters is following in the footsteps of her parents working as a con-artist and thief. When she asked to return to her hometown to pull off an art heist, she sees it as an opportunity to even the score with boyfriend that tried to kill her. Gathering a handpicked crew and with an ex with murder still in his eyes, will Violet find that you truly can’t go home again?
Jamie Quinn is a lawyer based in Hollywood, Florida. The three short stories in this volume are Death by Didgeridoo, The Case of the Killer Divorce, and Peril in the Park.
Death by Didgeridoo: Jamie’s cousin, Adam, is accused of killing one of his teachers with a Didgeridoo. Jamie must find the real killers but with a man so disliked as the deceased, narrowing down the suspects may be an endless task.
The Case of the Killer: Divorceé Jamie is struggling to get back to her family’s law practice after a great personal loss. When a divorce case she’s handling turns into a murder case with her client as the suspect, she brings in a private investigator to try to find the true killer and to handle a personal lost relative problem for her.
Peril in the Park: When there’s a murder in the park and the park director, who is Jamie’s new boyfriend, disappears. Jamie must call in her investigator friend to help her solve the case and find her boyfriend.
In Meddling with Murder by Ellie Campbell, Cathy O’Farrell and her former cleaner, Pimple are the proprietors of the newly formed Crouch End Confidential Agency, a detective agency that badly needs an influx of cash as Cathy. Cathy is too soft-hearted to ever be a businesswoman and persists in not charging little old ladies and children when called upon to track lost pets and toys. When Cathy’s husband threatens to relocate in order to live his dream of being a postmaster, she has some choices to make while juggling an increasingly complex case involving sketchy characters and vandalism.
In Meddling with Murder is the third book in the Crouch End Confidential series.
Freddie Winters is a mystery writer who spends his days trying to sell his novels while dodging his landlord. When his more successful college roommate, Dylan St. James, says that someone is trying to kill him and that he needs help, Freddie sees a chance to get away from his apartment and make an extra buck. As Freddie starts investigating in an effort to help his friend, he finds a cast of dangerous characters any one of whom could be out to get Dylan. Is this real-life case more than Freddie can handle?
Detective Crombie investigates the disappearance of two teenagers. One of the teenagers is the daughter of a dangerous criminal found dead inside of his locked study. As Crombie ties the strings together, he finds all lines leading back to a very dangerous person and a series of coincidences from a disgraced MP to dead celebrities.
Melissa Morris has an annual day as a Christmas tradition, when she cooks a lavish seafood dinner for friends. While shopping for seafood she runs into a former sorority sister and gets caught up in an avalanche of events that takes her to the far flung reaches of New York City.
In Taking on Water by David Rawding, James Morrow is a social worker. He suspects that local teen, Kevin Flynn, is being abused. As James gets to know the Flynn family, a kinship builds. Maya Morrow, the wife of James, is a detective called upon to investigate the drug-related death of a teen. As she delves into the case layers of history are revealed that could devastate everyone.
In Seeing Evil by Jason Parent, major crimes detective, Samantha Reilly, was key on the scene of the murder of little Michael Turcotte’s parents. Eleven years later she’s still close with the young victim when a vicious attack at school triggers visions. Seeing what happens still leaves a lot to be deciphered. Will Michael be able to decipher his strange visions in time to protect himself from the evil to come?
Taylor Valentine is a senior at Western Michigan University and is laser-focused on living a life that would honor the memory of her parents. When Dr. Stuart Morgan visits to give a four-week seminar on Civil War History, the former Marine is undeniably a draw for young Taylor. Stuart has his own rules regarding fraternizing with students—mainly that he doesn’t—that he’s unwilling to break, but he’s tempted to do so for the tantalizing Taylor. When death threats cause their paths to become entwined will Stuart compromise his rules or will Taylor turn to Joe, the hometown boy that has always loved her? [easyazon_link identifier=”1937546322″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]“Their Rigid Rules”[/easyazon_link] is the third book in the Chemical Attraction series and a prequel to the other novels.
In e-Murderer: A Jenna Scali Mystery by Joan C. Curtis, Jenna Scali receives an e-mail revealing the death of a young girl and providing details only the killer would know. Later that day, a dead girl is found near Jenna’s home. As Jenna receives further e-mails and turns them over to the police, her need to know who is committing the heinous crimes, grows. Is Jenna herself in danger? She must help the police to get to the bottom of the crime before she’s the next victim.