Sunday, January 26, 2020
Berkley Publishing Group and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you. It will be published April 7th.
He finds that the man has been treated badly his whole life. When he and his love eloped, he was accused of kidnapping to save her from scandal. When she had his baby, her father farmed it out to a wet nurse who used opium to keep the basbies quiet and she killed it.
Then his brother commits suicide because the lady he loves was just using him. He goes to confront her, gets in a fight with her husband, and she ends up dead. Nicholas is charged for her murder even though he tries to tell them he didn't do it. They send him away to a prison, where he gets beat and barely survives. When the ship he's on goes down, he and a jailer end up on an island together. He leaves the jailer's body after he's disfigured his face and heads to China. After he's regained his health, he comes back home.
Sebastien thinks one of the men who betrayed him killed him. Then the four suspects start to die. Who's killing them?
Saturday, January 25, 2020
G P Putnam's Sons and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published March 3rd.
It seems the judge knocked his silverware on the foot and bent to pick it up. His wife came out with a dish of food and got in the bullet's way. She's in critical condition. Who wanted to kill the judge and where did they shoot from?
As Joe tries to figure out where the shot came from, the sheriff tells him to leave, they don't need him in the way. He does figure out where the shooter was but the sheriff is acting on a tip he got and he arrests Joe's friend, Nate. Nate had been a troublemaker in the past but he's married and has a new child. He's given up being bad. The sheriff handcuffs him and takes him in. They find the gun and bullets on his property. Joe is sure he's being framed.
Joe keeps following clues. With the grizzly attack, the judge's wife dying, and someone kidnapping Nate's wife and child, there's plenty going on and no easy answers. The killers are shocking, more people die and it's not all happily ever after at the end but it's the only outcome you could expect. Joe gets his man, even if he gets shot up...
Friday, January 24, 2020
Berkley Publishing Group and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published April 7th.
The Duchess asks them to investigate. It appears that someone at the party might be the killer. The problem is the majority of them are family members so it may be hard to weed out the killer.
They think it might be one lady's husband. As they try to track him down, they find other family secrets. Then someone pushes Lady Darby down the stairs. She doesn't fall but she dislocates her shoulder and she worries about her unborn child. Her child is fine and her shoulder will heal but who pushed her?
Her husband and brother escort her about to keep her safe. But it's not very safe as they get closer to the killer.
This is a tangled web of a story where love has nothing to do with some marriages and where love can destroy others...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Minnesota Historical Society Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published March 31st.
You see the baby loons being born. The first thing they are taught is how to swim. They ride on their parents backs when they are tired or there's danger near. They teach them to fish. As they grow they learn to fly.
They also teach them to be careful around snapping turtles and to dive when they see an eagle. It's hard work being small when you're young.
Eventually their parents leave them and they go on to develop their own families.
The rear of the book has more facts about these fascinating birds. They have done a very nice presentation that will appeal to young ones.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
St Martin's Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you). It will be published April 7th.
It's her first day on the job and she walks into a huge mess. A woman claims a man has stolen her rooster, Puff Daddy. A young girl is missing from school and believes she'll die on her fifteenth birthday, which isn't far away. Her parents are frantic. A young disabled boy is missing and the weather is very bad.
If that wasn't bad enough she sees her old boyfriend in town and he looks better than ever. Then the US Marshalls come to help look for the girl and one of them is a hunk, too. She's got too much to do to worry about romance.
Her daughter is having trouble at school and the bullies find out her mother's secret and play it on the school's television. The sheriff's secret is out but almost everyone knew the truth anyway.
This is a hell of a beginning for the new sheriff but she has a way with dealing it all. She's a refreshing character and I look forward to reading more about her adventures.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Minotaur Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published April 7th.
In 1972, twenty years later, there's another young woman left in the same way. One of the suspects was a young man back from Vietnam but this case was also left open.
Russ is the current police chief . He's called out on another case the same as the last two. He wants to solve the case and do it before they pass legislation to go with the sheriff's department and shut down their own police department. It gets worse when they realize that he was the suspect in 1972...
They have brought in another war veteran as a suspect but he doesn't believe he did it.
They search for any clues and find none. The state police are no help. But the medical examiner says he can't see why she died but he's sent for a full toxicology report and it will be slow to come.
When they get the report, they begin a new search and find an old storage building. They get a warrant and head out there. That's where they find their shoes and purses. More than one family member was involved.
The murderer is unexpected and the deaths were needless. It causes so much turmoil, Russ resigns from his job as chief.
The next book will let us know how it all worked out for Russ and his family.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Oceanview Publishing and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published April 7th.
Roscoe assumes it has to be tied to an old case they filed. As he tries to figure it out, more people die. The killer doesn't care how many he kills. Anyone associated with the case is being picked off. When his Wrangler is borrowed by his girlfriend and she ends up in the hospital, he knows the killer is after him. Will he be able determine who the killer is before he's dead, too?
The final confrontation is very explosive and you aren't sure who is going to win...