Saturday, May 01, 2010

Harlequin Worldwide Mystery Titles for May 2010

Harlequin Mysteries

eHarlequin.com has announced the May 2010 titles for their Worldwide imprint, your partner in crime. Amateur sleuths, traditional cozies, police procedurals and private-eye fiction, written by award-winning authors. For more information or to purchase any of the books below, click on the book title or book cover. (Previous months titles can be found on the backlist page.)

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Murder on the Cape Fear by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
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Murder on the Cape Fear by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
An Ashley Wilkes Mystery (6th in series)

In Wilmington, North Carolina, historic preservationist Ashley Wilkes is working hard on refurbishing the home of a Civil War blockade runner when a murder links the dangerous life of Captain Pettigrew with a modern-day treasure hunt. An old journal and letters found in the captain's house tell Ashley that this rugged privateer's daring adventures led to some very rich booty—and that someone is ready to kill for it.

After Ashley stumbles over the dead body of a real-estate investor in a local bookshop, she makes the connection to the secrets of Captain Pettigrew. After a break-in, Ashley is convinced the key to the mystery lies in the journal, which holds hidden clues to the whereabouts of the captain's wartime bounty. Soon Ashley is neck deep in a dangerous game with a ruthless killer … who doesn't intend to lose.

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City of Suspects by Katy King
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City of Suspects by Katy King
A Jane Lanier Mystery (1st in series)

Portland P.I. Jane Lanier is smart, sassy and tough enough to handle a case with possible mob ties—even when she finds a local bad guy's corpse slumped at her desk. Federico DeOrca had called her for a late-night meeting at her office. Sure, a suspected mobster, drug dealer and tax cheat was not the ideal client, but he was a paying client and scruples don't pay the rent.

After a car bomb nearly ends her career and her life, Jane looks into her dead client's past, and links DeOrca to a murder trial. A chat with DeOrca's rich widow leads to a mysterious shadow corporation, laundered money, stolen millions, a young arsonist, casino bosses and more dead bodies—all of which make Jane wonder if trading her career as a journalist for P.I. work wasn't the deadliest mistake of her life.

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Recipe for Trouble by Jackie Griffey
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Recipe for Trouble by Jackie Griffey
A Cas Larkin Mystery (3rd in series)

Retired investment banker turned successful cookbook author Mattie Carrington is hard at work on her third book when strange "accidents" warn her something is dangerously wrong. She narrowly escapes being burned to a crisp when her kitchen explodes, and then someone tries to poison her. Luckily, Mattie has friends in high places—namely Pine County sheriff Cas Larkin and retired schoolteachers Miss Mayme and Miss Minnie Anderson, who run the small town's flower shop.

The sheriff is doubly worried when Mattie rents a secluded cabin to finish her book. He's beginning to spot a connection to Mattie's near-death experiences and the dangerous person behind them. He's got more "help" than he needs from the eagle-eyed locals, including a faith healer and a psychic, but he's up against an experienced killer with the patience and the skill to watch … and wait.

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