Return to the Shadows, by Marie Romero Cash Jemimah Hodge, forensic psychologist for Santa Fe County and her boyfriend, Detective Rick Romero, have finally decided to tie the knot. The wedding ceremony goes off without a hitch, but before the couple is scheduled to leave on their honeymoon a homicide surfaces on the outskirts of…

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The Appraiser, by R. Franklin James Remy Loh Bishop carries an old newspaper clipping with headlines labeling her as an incompetent forensic technician forced to resign under a cloud of supposed evidence tampering. Determined to prove her innocence, she secures a position as an appraiser for an auction house in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

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Babies, It’s Warm Inside, by Lia Farrell It’s almost Christmas and Sheriff Ben Bradley and his wife, Mae, are expecting twins. All is quiet in Rosedale until elderly Mrs. Cooper falls off her porch. She is taken to Rosedale General and later dies. The Sheriff suspects foul play, but the Coroner disagrees, saying the cause…

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Larceny at the Library, by Colleen Shogan Congressional chief of staff Kit Marshall is finally figuring out what it takes to work for a newly minted committee chair in the House of Representatives. After a swanky evening soiree at the Library of Congress, Kit’s husband Doug, discovers the body of a high-ranking librarian inside a…

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Murder on Sugar Street, by Jean Harrington Good ol’ boy Carl Huggins wants to unload the Chocolate Moose, a big, brown Victorian manse on Sugar Street. Realtor Honey Ingersoll knows the abandoned old wreck will be a tough sell. Bad enough that the Moose was once the town’s bordello, now a skeleton has been discovered…

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Motherless Child, by V.M. Burns JP Rollins, a tough, hard-nosed businessman wasn’t liked by many people, including his own family. However, when he is killed at his daughter’s wedding, Detective RJ Franklin is called to investigate. The list of people who wanted to see him dead include anyone who ever met him, but RJ and…

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Primary Source, by Sharon St. George Aimee Machado is a health sciences librarian and facilitator for Timbergate Medical Center’s Ethics Committee, a board who is responsible for monitoring organ transplant protocols and procedures, as well as keeping strict records of every donated organ that is harvested from a TMC patient. However, ethics seems to take a…

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Five Dog Voodoo, by Lia Farrell As Halloween approaches, engaged couple Mae December and Sheriff Ben Bradley have devoted all their energy to Ben’s campaign for reelection as sheriff of Rose County, Tennessee. The race is already too close to call when the sheriff’s office is hit with yet another maddeningly tricky murder case. In…

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An Act of Murder, by Mary Angela In the sleepy college town of Copper Bluff, South Dakota, English professor Emmeline Prather is enjoying the start of a new semester. But when one of her students dies working on the fall musical, it disrupts life on the small, quiet campus. Although the police rule the death…

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Mud Bog Murder, by Lesley A. Diehl When Jenny McCleary leases her property to be ravaged by the annual mud bog races, the small rural town of Sabal Bay, Florida, is divided into warring camps: environmental activists versus monster truck fans. Jenny, who frequents the consignment store owned by Eve Appel and her friend Madeleine,…

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