Boomtown
James A. Moore
Hank Wagner
Friday, 04 October 2019 20:48
Hank Wagner

The paranormal plays a major role in James A. Moore’s Boomtown. The “elevator pitch” for this one would be “Supernatural beings spar in Deadwood,” or “Louis L’Amour by way of Joe R. Lans

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Boomtown
1949140970
Moore
Shadow Warrior
Christine Feehan
Hank Wagner
Friday, 04 October 2019 20:08
Hank Wagner

In her paranormal romance series featuring the jet-setting Ferraro clan, Christine Feehan posits a family blessed with extraordinary abilities (the power to travel via shadows), and an even more extraordinary se

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shadow-warrior
Shadow Warrior
1984803522
Feehan
Murder at the PTA
Lee Hollis
Robin Agnew
Friday, 04 October 2019 19:23
Robin Agnew

In Murder at the PTA, veteran writer Lee Hollis starts a new series built around ex-cop turned private eye Maya Kendrick and senator’s wife Sandra Wallage, the new president of the Portland, Maine PTA.

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Murder at the PTA
1496719867
Hollis
Mrs. Morris and the Ghost
Traci Wilton
Robin Agnew
Friday, 04 October 2019 19:15
Robin Agnew

Traci Wilton (the pseudonym of authors Traci Hall and Patrice Wilton) turns in a new series set in Salem, Massachusetts, with Mrs. Morris and the Ghost. Recent widow Charlene Morris has sold off everyth

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Mrs. Morris and the Ghost
1496721519
Wilton
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Vicki Delany
Robin Agnew
Friday, 04 October 2019 18:46
Robin Agnew

Silent Night, Deadly Night is a nice addition to Vicki Delany’s entertaining Year-Round Christmas series. It’s our fourth trip to Rudolph, New York, where protagonist Merry Wilkinson runs Mrs. Claus

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Silent Night, Deadly Night
0440000300
Delany
Fishy Business
Linda Rodriguez, ed.
Betty Webb
Friday, 04 October 2019 18:18
Betty Webb

I was delighted to come across Fishy Business, edited by Linda Rodriguez. This book of 22 short stories is the fifth anthology in the Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and Rodriguez has to be congratu

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fishy-business
Fishy Business
1479441376
Rodriguez, ed.
A Devil Comes to Town
Paolo Maurensig
Betty Webb
Friday, 04 October 2019 18:13
Betty Webb

Paolo Maurensig’s A Devil Comes to Town is an old-fashioned spook story, at first structured in that lovely, slow-paced way where a successful writer cleans out his messy office, and in doing so, finds a

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A Devil Comes to Town
1642860131
Maurensig
Blood
Maggie Gee
Betty Webb
Friday, 04 October 2019 18:05
Betty Webb

One of the first things aspiring novelists are taught is that a book’s protagonist must be likable, but Maggie Gee, author of Blood, must have skipped class that day. Monica Ludd, her book’s 6’1”

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Blood
1909572128
Gee
The Measure of the World
Charles Davis
Betty Webb
Friday, 04 October 2019 18:01
Betty Webb

If you’d asked me if a jargon-heavy history of the meter (the European measure that’s just a wee bit longer than the American yard) would be a good idea for a mystery novel, I’d have thought you we

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The Measure of the World
1579625703
Davis
Evergreen
Howard Owen
Betty Webb
Friday, 04 October 2019 17:56
Betty Webb

In Howard Owen’s Evergreen, a Willie Black mystery, the many-times-married journalist is back in what just may be the best book of this always excellent series. It is also the most somber. The book op

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Evergreen
1579625738
Owen