In Hide nor Hair (A Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery) by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa, Colleen Caruso is back and looking for a hairstyle that works. What she finds is a stylist dead in the hair-washing sink. When another small business owner plunges from a plane without a parachute, Colleen knows something is up and it’s up to her to get to the bottom of the mystery before anyone else meets an untimely end. Hide nor Hair is the second book in the Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery series.
In Goody One Shoe by Julie Frayn, Billie Fullalove lost her parents and her leg all on her eleventh birthday. As an adult, she’s working in a publishing house and trying to get an editing freelance career off the ground. All around Billie injustice runs rampant but a vigilante is watching and ready to take action. Can Billie find the vigilante? Does she want to find the vigilante?
In Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. LangChef Maurice has a problem. Ollie Meadows has been the mushroom supplier for Chef Maurice’s little restaurant in the Cotswolds for some time but Ollie has disappeared! When Chef Maurice visits Ollie’s home, he finds that his trusted vendor has been holding out and hoarding rare white Alba truffles. With the help of his newly adopted pig, friend Arthur, sous chef Patrick and P.C. Lucy Galveston (why not involve the police), Chef Maurice has a mission. He will solve the mystery of where Ollie found the delightful truffles and perhaps where Ollie has gone.
In They Call Me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble, Cass Adams has always been a bit crazy but in recent years she’s gone off the charts to the extent that her husband had to move her out of town. When she’s found with her dead husband’s body, everyone knows what happened. Roland was well liked in the community and gregarious and no one knows what he was doing with Crazy Cass. Cass has always been a person without a filter and the quirky residents of Deacon, Kansas with the exception of her Grams and Roland’s brother, Clay, are ready to see her fry. Is everything as simple as it looks?
In Nica of Los Angeles by Sue Perry, Nica is something of a former transient looking to settle into the job of a private eye. When she accepts a case that takes her into a new dimension, she finds that with everything sentient, everything is a danger. As she becomes familiar with the world, Nica starts to understand its true power and the impact the parallel world could have on her cases in the real world and how in danger everyone in that world may be.
In Blue Wicked by Alan Jones, Eddie Henderson is a veterinarian investigating the brutal deaths of cats. When people start dying in the same way, Eddie tries to take his suspicions of connection to the animals to the police only to be laughed off. Only Detective Catherine Douglas believes Eddie and together they try to crack a dangerous case in the backstreets of Glasgow’s worst area.
Prunella Smith is a freelance editor living several lives in the isolated Australian bush. In one life, she’s a Tibetian Yogi and in another an exotic dancer. In a third life, she’s being cyberstalked and harassed by an author unhappy with a review she’s written, and the final world involves the strong Kelee, main character in a book that Prunella is editing.
In Thieves in the Night by Brendan Ball, Dan, a reformed criminal, and Bron, a jaded musician, are brought together by a love of music. As Bron sinks into Dan’s world can he find an escape with the beautiful Cal?
In The Dragon and the Needle by Hugh Franks, the Extraordinary Natural Death Syndrome (ENDS) is killing celebrities and people of note. When Dr. Mike Clifford and Eleanor Johnson, a noted Chinese trained acupuncturist, start investigating the disease they discover that the cause may be more sinister than they ever imagined.
In Beware the Seventh Wave by Maureen Gregory, Emma thinks she’s found the perfect man but is he a killer or the perfect person to take the fall? How well do you really know the person with whom you fall in love?