Murder Circle

Webb Lost in Desert; Juba Sends SOS; Bruns Breaks a Sweat

November 26th, 2010

Christmas is around the corner and that means choosing books for your favorite mystery readers. Here are new titles to put under the tree:

Betty Webb revisits polygamy in today’s society in DESERT LOST. In her 6th outing, PI Lena Jones follows up the DESERT WIVES  investigation, this time investigating the plight of young males in that society.

Personal trainer Cassidy Novak thought she was a perfect choice for the reality series SINK OR SWIM set aboard a sailing ship. After walking the plank, her brief moment of fame becomes a twisted game for a stalker. Author Stacy Juba sends out an SOS!

Lessor is Moore in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF, the 4th in the “Stuff” series penned by Don Bruns.  Finally licensed PI’s, Skip Lessor and James Moore investigate accidents occurring on rides of a traveling carnival. When a carny is murdered, and with a little help from shaggy canine Garcia, the guys discover there’s no fun in the Fun House. Prepare for a roller coaster of a read!

Judge Deborah Knott is set to celebrate the holidays with extended family and several murders in CHRISTMAS MOURNING. When a homecoming queen dies in a single car accident, it’s a small-town tragedy; when four other deaths follow, it’s murder. Margaret Maron brings it all home in the 16th book of a terrific series.

Doing a little “California Dreaming” on such a winter’s day? Purchase BUYING MURDER, the 3rd in Nancy Lynn Jarvis’ real estate series. When Regan McHenry buys a beach cottage near Santa Cruz, a body is not suppose to be part of the deal.  The 16-yr-old cold case begs to be solved and amateur sleuth Regan is just the person to investigate.

How do you define “inhuman?” Is it the teen next door, the petshop owner, the man who walks his dog by your house or the relative who sent the fruitcake? Kate Thornton examines it all (okay, not the fruitcake) in her short story collections INHUMAN CONDITION.

Even ghosts like to celebrate Christmas as Carolyn Hart shows us in MERRY, MERRY GHOST. When a 4-yr-old orphan finds his grandmother, she decides to make him her heir and relatives quickly lose the gift of giving. Red-headed ghost Bailey Ruth Raeburn will make your “spirits” bright in this 2nd in the Agatha-winning series.

So, have yourself a merry little Christmas and look for more Murder Circle reads in the New Year!

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