FAINT By Rolynn Anderson
Mild Contemporary Romantic Suspense Released Dec 2015 in print and ebook
Their dead clients refuse to rest in peace. How did small-town boutique funeral planning morph into crime-solving? Ask freelance embalmer Trudy Solomon, or Pete McDonald, a blind, forensic investigator. They’re unearthing mysteries of the deceased for their pregnant boss, Jan Keller, while her journalist husband, Roman, is benched by a ten million dollar defamation suit. A dead client goes missing, and investigating his disappearance forces Trudy and Pete to confront their fiercely independent styles. When danger stalks them, will they blend brains, brawn and belief in one another to solve crimes and save themselves?
DOWNWARD FACING DEATH By Michelle Kelly
Cozy Mystery Released Jan 19, 2016 by Minotaur Books
After ten years away, Keeley Carpenter is excited to be back in Belfrey, the traditional English village hometown she fled as a shy teen. She has a plan to reopen her father’s neglected butcher shop as a yoga café, where she will sell delicious vegetarian food by day and teach yoga classes at night. However, the more traditional residents of Belfrey do no take kindly to this idea – or really anything they deem even remotely “New Age-y.” Within an hour of her arrival, Keeley comes face to face with Detective Constable Ben Taylor, who tells her that someone has just tried to burn down her shop. When officers arrived to stop the blaze a body was found upstairs. Horrified by this news, Keeley is also startled to be reintroduced to Ben as DC Taylor, her high school crush. In spite of her instant attraction to him, Keeley is determined to keep Ben at arm’s length. As she makes plans for her opening day, she finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation. When Keeley starts being threatened, she realizes someone may be out to kill more than her business. Can she and Ben find the culprit before it’s too late?
THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND By Colette McBeth
Thriller Released Jan 12, 2016 by Minotaur Books
Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody’s neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned. The attack and David’s betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts her own judgment, she no longer trusts her friends. She’s built a life behind walls and gates and security codes; she’s cloistered herself away from the world almost entirely. And then, soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody’s. With the start of a new police investigation, Melody is suddenly pulled from her ordered, secluded life and back into the messy world around her. But as she learns more about Eve’s murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn’t betrayed her after all…