Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Harlequin Worldwide Mystery Titles for June 2011

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eHarlequin.com has released the list of June 2011 titles for their Worldwide Mystery imprint, your partner in crime. Amateur sleuths, traditional cozies, police procedurals and private-eye fiction, written by award-winning authors.

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Silent Auction by Jane K. Cleland

Silent Auction by Jane K. Cleland
A Josie Prescott Mystery (5th in series)

When Rocky Point, New Hampshire, antiques dealer Josie Prescott arrives at an old lighthouse estate for an appraisal of a valuable maritime artifacts collection, she makes a grim discovery. On the floor of the kitchen lies the caretaker, Frankie, bludgeoned to death with a rolling pin. Josie knew the once-troubled young man had finally turned his life around—was it his past catching up with him … or something else?

In order to help the investigation, Josie agrees to sort through the vast collection, and soon discovers a link to the murder. A rare scrimshaw tooth is missing. Further searching leads her to the shocking realization that the tooth came from a gallery in town with an unsavory reputation. Convinced she's grasped just one thread in a web of deception and corruption, Josie searches for the truth … and tangles with a killer.

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Dead on Arrival by Jackie Griffey

Dead on Arrival by Jackie Griffey
A Maggie Murphy Mystery (1st in series)

When her husband dies in a motorcycle accident, Maggie Murphy not only has to deal with his sudden loss, she's got to find a job. The latter proves easier when her cousin gets her a stint at the local newspaper, covering for a missing advice columnist. The job becomes permanent when Maggie finds the longtime reporter dead in a trash heap, a Star of David etched on his forehead.

As if life wasn't weird enough, she knows in her gut that her husband's death wasn't accidental. Proving it is another matter entirely. Luckily, a patrolman arrives on the scene, offering comfort in ways that both ease a lonely widow and combat the menace stalking her life. Yet strange phone calls and a bomb explosion put Maggie in growing danger … with only a ghost of a chance to get out alive.

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Full Circle by Karen Young

Full Circle by Karen Young
Non-Series

What goes around, comes around … even murder

Thirty-three years ago just outside New Orleans, two young families went cruising on a small yacht. The night was beautiful, the sea calm. And yet the boat, prophetically named Mayday, sank. Six-year-old Kate Madison lost her father, and her best friend, Amber Castille, lost her mother. Neither of the girls remembered anything about that night.

Now Kate, a trauma specialist, is experiencing disorienting episodes that threaten her ability to perform her job. Is it burnout? Or something more sinister?

Kate needs answers, and when Dr. Castille, Amber's father, offers Kate a partnership in his medical practice, it's her best chance to finally put the past to rest—even though the truth about that fateful night could destroy her future.

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Death on the Aegean Queen by Maria Hudgins

Death on the Aegean Queen by Maria Hudgins
A Dotsy Lamb Mystery (3rd in series)

A cruise to sunny Greece hits dangerous waters, and vacationing history professor Dotsy Lamb is along for the ride. But when a car salesman from Indiana disappears overboard, leaving a blood trail on the deck, Dotsy can't help but feel personally involved. She's traveling with her best friend, whose husband lost the couple's travel money playing poker with the victim before he died. Now he's the prime suspect.

Panic grows when the ship's photographer is murdered during a day of sightseeing in beautiful Mykonos. Dotsy, who's convinced there's more to both victims' lives—and tragic deaths—than meets the eye, uncovers some very unsavory elements in the salesman's past. Is there a connection to a stolen cache of priceless antiquities on board the Aegean Queen? And can she solve these crimes before the pleasure cruise—and Dotsy—are completely sunk?

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Dirty Laundry by Liz Osborne

Dirty Laundry by Liz Osborne
A Robyn Kelly Mystery (2nd in series)

Patient relations manager Robyn Kelly is called to intervene when a patient's bad behavior is disrupting the nursing staff. But when she finds the patient strangled in his bed by his own IV tubing, murder takes her job to a new level of crazy. Meanwhile, her cop boyfriend is hospitalized due to a back injury, a hospital laundry fiasco erupts and a dazed and confused homeless man adds chaos to her caseload.

Since the investigating detective appears bent on botching the case, Robyn takes matters into her own capable hands. But anonymous letters warn of more trouble as Robyn begins to uncover something sinister at Madrona Bay Hospital. And while exposing a conspiracy of drugs, corruption and murder isn't likely to get her fired, it might just get her killed.

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