Campbell GoddaughterDoesVegas

Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter Does Vegas, Orca Book Publishers

Gina has a crime-committing double whose activities are making Gina front-page news! Another madcap adventure.

Kerr PinotNoir

Wayne A.D. Kerr, A Pinot Noir to Die For, Canusa Books

Rock Star Milo Getz is dead, drowned in a vat of wine. The police rule it an accident, but his widow hires Reggie Swann...

Ryan DeathBeforeCoffee

Desmond P. Ryan, Death Before Coffee, Desmond P. Ryan

A man is murdered. Two more are dead. The cop linking all three just wants a cup of coffee but may end up as number four.

Ace WrongBoy

Cathy Ace, The Wrong Boy, Four Tails Publishing Ltd

A remote Welsh village. A grisly find. Decades of deceit tear a family apart. Psychological suspense; deadly consequences.

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