Friday, May 01, 2009

Harlequin Worldwide Mystery Titles for May 2009

eHarlequin.com has announced the May 2009 titles for their Worldwide imprint, your partner in crime. Amateur sleuths, traditional cozies, police procedurals and private-eye fiction, written by award-winning authors. 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.)

Secret for a Satyr by Dorothy Bodoin

Secret for a Satyr by Dorothy Bodoin
Non-series

When Cressa Hannett finds the body of her elderly neighbor, piano teacher Libby Dorset, drowned in her ornate backyard fountain, it's horrible enough. But shortly before she discovered the body, Cressa witnessed a cloaked figure lurking nearby. Did she see Libby's killer? Worse…did that killer see her?

Soon after the murder, Cressa uncovers an old scrapbook linking Libby with the thirty-year-old disappearance of a girl and her dog, and becomes intrigued by rumors of ghosts and haunted statues. Did the large, gothic stone satyr lure Libby Dorset to her death? Not if the very real and dark secret buried in Libby's garden has any clues to share. Especially when it leads to a killer with too much at stake to dare let Cressa expose the truth.

Destroying Angels by Gail Lukasik

Destroying Angels by
A Leigh Girard Mystery (1st in series)

Determined to make a fresh start after beating cancer, Chicagoan Leigh Girard leaves a failed marriage and a teaching career and moves to Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. One of her first assignments as a writer for the local newspaper is an obituary feature on Carl Peck, a carpenter who died suddenly while hospitalized. His widow is claiming medical negligence. But as Leigh looks into the story, she discovers something far worse: possible murder.

When the Pecks' daughter attempts to take her own life shortly after her good friend, a local librarian, kills herself, Leigh makes a shocking connection to a twenty-year-old secret. As she probes the heart of a tragic mystery that bridges past and present, Leigh learns the survival instincts that have carried her this far are about to be tested against a clever killer.

In Dead Man's Alley by Dorothy Kliewer

In Dead Man's Alley by Dorothy Kliewer
A Deedra Masefield Mystery

The crumbling California ghost town of North Ledge becomes the site of an exciting—and dangerous—mix of dinosaur bones and murder. Reporter Deedra Masefield packs her sleeping bag and camping gear and heads into the story, lured by the news that the prime suspect is an old flame accused of stabbing a fellow archaeologist with a hunting knife.

Deedra soon discovers the site holds as many secrets as fossils when another member of the twelve-party team is found knifed in the back. Behind the denials and accusations, she finds motives as dark as greed and hatred and as vindictive as jealousy and unrequited love. Deedra's instincts lead her to uncover the real secret behind the bloodshed, while a desperate killer races to ensure that both Deedra and her story bite the dust.

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