Sunday, August 01, 2010

Harlequin Worldwide Mystery Titles for August 2010

Harlequin Mysteries

eHarlequin.com has announced the August 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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Snowhedge by Dorothy Bodoin
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Snowhedge by Dorothy Bodoin
Non-series

After an arsonist sets fire to her kennels and her business partner steals her man, show dog breeder Susanna Kentwood heads for the small northern Michigan town of Maple Creek. House-sitting for a relative at a rambling old manor called Snowhedge promises a safe haven. She wants some time to think and regroup. Instead, she's led into a mystery from the past … and a killer's trap.

Something is disturbing about the old house, especially the unnaturally cold parlor, a room in which Susanna swears she sees ghosts. Is she losing her mind, or being lured into the tragedy of the manor's previous owner? Fascinated by clues to the past, Susanna is unaware that danger has followed her to Snowhedge. Suddenly there's nowhere to hide from an enemy intent on murderous vengeance—and who vows that this time, there will be no escape.

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Murder at St. Polycarp by Marianna Heusler
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Murder at St. Polycarp by Marianna Heusler
Non-series

When seventh-grade teacher Mildred Pinkerton is found dead before first period, it's another headache for St. Polycarp's beleaguered principal, Father Felix. Especially when two teachers suspect Mildred was murdered. They've got an empty bottle of pills and a motive: Miss Pinkerton was suspicious of something—or someone—rotten at the school.

The victim had requested a meeting to discuss an important matter. Instead, she ended up facedown in her morning coffee. Searching for clues, Julia Hopwood and Amelia Johnston try to connect a series of strange events. The cookie sale money is missing; there's a suspicious new math teacher; and another teacher is hiding a criminal past. When a second death occurs, it's clear a killer plans to teach a lesson in murder that St. Polycarp won't soon forget.

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Jilted by Death by Lynette Hall Hampton
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Jilted by Death by Lynette Hall Hampton
A Willa Hinshaw Mystery (1st in series)

Happy with her new position as associate minister at the First United Methodist Church, Willa Hinshaw is ready for her first wedding in Liverpool, North Carolina. Unfortunately, the groom is left standing at the altar. The bride, Lee Ann Poole, eloped with a local mechanic, much to the dismay of her wealthy parents.

Soon afterward, Lee Ann calls from a motel, asking for Willa's help. But before the minister can learn what's going on, the newlywed couple's blood-stained car is discovered abandoned. When the jilted groom is found stabbed in his office, Willa realizes Lee Ann is in desperate trouble. To find the bride before it's too late, Willa counts on her calm strength to lead her in the right direction. Unfortunately, a killer is ready and waiting …

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