eHarlequin.com has announced the May 2009 titles for their Mira imprint, the brightest stars in women's fiction. From all titles available, we've only listed those that are mystery, thriller, or suspense on this page. To purchase any of the books below, click on the book title or the book cover. (Previous months titles can be found on the backlist page.)
The Soul Collector by Paul Johnston
A Matt Wells Mystery (2nd in series)
Brutally targeted by the "White Devil" serial killer, crime writer Matt Wells knows what it's like to look evil in the face and survive. He's rebuilt his life—but with a disciple of his tormentor still at large, he has never stopped looking over his shoulder.
When mystery writers start dying and his friend is found murdered, Matt's paranoia appears well-founded. Now he must use all his resources to orchestrate the psychopath's end. But as cryptic clues to the next victims mock him, it is chillingly clear that his dance with the devil has only just begun.
Silver Falls by Anne Stuart
Rachel is finally getting it right. After years of wandering, she's married the perfect man and settled into the ideal life. But as her sleepy little town turns into a killing ground, she realizes that this new life might come at too high a price.
Caleb Middleton says he's returned home to set things right. But as her husband's dangerous brother circles like a hungry wolf, poking holes in her perfect world, Rachel draws her young daughter in close. The rain and violence keep coming, and Rachel must decide whether to trust her dream life or her instincts…before the town of Silver Falls becomes her grave.
Darkness Under Heaven by F. J. Chase
"Heroism is having to do something drastic to keep from getting killed."
That's what security consultant Pete Avakian tells his dinner date, Dr. Judy Rose, on a night out in Beijing. Little does he know that his words are about to be illustrated in graphic detail.
Just as they are getting to know each other, chaos erupts in the street. China has launched missiles at Taiwan; a long history of tension has given way to war. Suddenly Pete and Judy are confronted by hostile youths, and an act of self-defense puts them on the run from the authorities in a country crazed by war.
Pursued by the Chinese police, the Americans race toward the Mongolian border. Their only chance of survival is to work together to escape a country gone mad…even if that means taking drastic action.
Bloodline by Maggie Shayne
Lilith awakens cold, naked and alone, knowing nothing—not even who she is—except that she has to run, run for her life…because someone is after her.
When Ethan discovers the terrified woman hiding on his ranch, he knows immediately not only who she is, but what. He's never forgotten her, not in all the time since he escaped their joint prison, a clandestine CIA facility where humans are bred into vampires willing to kill on command. He refused to accept that fate, and since he won his freedom he's become a legend to those he left behind. With her own escape, Lilith has become a legend, too, and now—together—they have no choice but to fight those who would become a legend by killing one.
5 Bodies to Die For by Stephanie Bond
A Body Movers Mystery (5th in series)
The Charmed Killer is on the loose in Atlanta and Carlotta Wren is caught up in the terror—especially when her body-moving side business brings her dangerously close to the action.
And then …
She's forced to take refuge in her former fiancé's house—much to the chagrin of other interested parties…
Her brother Wesley begins to behave as if he has his own death wish …
And someone close to her is implicated in the mass murders.
Meanwhile, Carlotta can't shake the feeling that danger is dogging her seemingly cursed family—and that the serial killer's exploits are starting to get personal.
(MBN note: Stephanie Bond was a recent guest blogger on Mystery Books News. Read her account of A Day in the Life of a Mystery Novelist.)
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