By Summer Foovay
By Summer Foovay
By Carole Nelson Douglas
Midnight Louie, alley-cat extraordinaire and Las Vegas's hairiest, hard-boiled PI, reveals himself actually jogging a tightrope while a wonderful museum establishing at one among Sin City's swankiest casinos is marred through a bit factor like dying.
Louie's unswerving roommate, feisty PR freelancer Temple Barr, has snagged the fee of her occupation: repping the outlet exhibition of the Russian Czars' helpful treasures on the New Millennium lodge, the apex of that is the Czar Alexander Scepter, a valuable jewel-encrusted artifact.
Trouble is, the lodge has booked an aerial magic act correct above the exhibition.
Temple works at a breakneck speed to coordinate this logistical nightmare. Tragedy ensues whilst a performer dies correct above the place the gathering can be displayed and the police threaten to close every little thing down. however the be aware "no" isn't really one heard usually in Las Vegas while cash is concerned and the express (or exhibits) needs to move on. simply as issues appear to be operating completely, one other performer dies…and the scepter vanishes. The culprits can be overseas paintings thieves, Russian mafioso, or Chechen rebels out to embarrass the present Russian executive.
Or it can be another individual, possibly somebody Temple is aware all too good . . . .
Temple and Louie either have enemies within the magic act--evil magician Shangri-La and her curare-nailed acting Siamese cat, Hyacinth--and at the ground--ever-suspicious murder lieutenant Carmen Molina, who is itching to pin the heist and murders on Temple's companion, ex-magician and occasionally ex-spy Max Kinsella, now oddly AWOL. Worse, as Temple and Louie's separate investigations carry them either on the subject of the reality, it really is transparent that somebody has determined to hold them out to die too.
Can fancy footwork and detection store our intrepid duo? discover in Carole Nelson Douglas's Cat in a Quicksilver Caper.
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By Aaron Blabey
By Michael Hodges
By Jenn McKinlay
Scarlett Parker and her British cousin, Vivian Tremont, are tough at paintings at Mim’s Whims—their women’ hat store on London’s stylish Portobello Road—to create hats for an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea, a fund-raiser for a neighborhood children’s health facility. it sort of feels like a superbly whimsical option to go the hat, and Scarlett and Viv are thrilled to outfit the Grisby kinfolk, the hosts who're hoping to elevate adequate funds to call a brand new clinic wing after their patriarch.
Unfortunately, the Grisby inheritor won't stay to determine it—he’s been poisoned. whilst lines of the poison are came upon at the hat Scarlett and Viv made for him, the police turn into curiouser and curiouser approximately their involvement. Now the women have to don their pondering caps and locate the tea get together crasher who’s mad adequate to kill on the drop of a hat…
By Inbali Iserles
Skilled notwithstanding she is, Isla's seize of foxcraft continues to be new. And she's now not alone... A merciless and mysterious fox stalks the wooded area, with the facility to enslave others to his will. with a view to continue to exist, Isla needs to discover ways to belief within the rustic Wildlands foxes.
But there are stories of others -- a council of Elders who're masters of foxcraft, and who warily shield its so much powerful secrets and techniques. If Isla needs to grasp her presents and locate her brother, then the Elders can be her merely hope.
By Melissa Daley
Melissa Daley's novel Molly and the Cat Cafe is a heartwarming tale of decision and friendship.
When two-year-old tabby, Molly, loses her cherished proprietor, her global falls aside. Re-homed with 3 cat-hating canine, she comes to a decision to take concerns into her personal paws and embarks on a grueling trip to the closest city. As Molly walks the cobbled streets of Stourton, she starts to lose all desire of discovering a home…
until eventually at some point she is welcomed into the heat by means of worrying café proprietor, Debbie. Like Molly, Debbie is additionally an interloper and, with a daughter to deal with, she is wanting to flip round the suffering café.
yet an area conflict awl is at the warpath and he or she is decided to maintain out beginners, specifically four-legged ones. It seems like Debbie must make a choice from the café and Molly. but the answer to their difficulties is probably not as distant as they think.
Will Debbie and Molly manage to flip their fortunes round to release the Cotswolds’ first Cat Café?
By Leslie Meier
one other signal that the loopy days of summer season are in complete swing arrives whilst a gaggle of naturists--a.k.a. nudists--descends on Tinker's Cove, skinny-dipping on the pond that borders Mrs. Pratt's estate, giving her anything else to whinge approximately. Worse nonetheless, the neighborhood lobstermen are disappointed approximately poachers--and suspicion falls on Mrs. Pratt's husband and son. Then the July Fourth fireworks are canceled to guard a patch of super infrequent purple-spotted lichen, and Mrs Pratt is the sufferer of a success and run.
Tinker's Cove is stuffed with suspects, yet none with so own a rationale because the Stones. Their feud with Mrs. Pratt has positioned them liable to wasting their freedom this Independence Day--unless Lucy can commence issues off with a bang through catching a pink, white and blue killer. . .
compliment for Leslie Meier and Her Lucy Stone Mysteries
"Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." --Chicago sunlight Times
"Leslie Meier has created this type of brilliant sequence, I regularly wait for analyzing the following publication, and i am by no means disappointed."--I Love a Mystery
"A really American model of the English 'cozy.'" --Tulsa World