Frog in a Bucket, by Clive Rosengren

Detective Carrie Shatner has just about run out of tolerance for her criminally inclined family members. The Shatners have long since passed toeing the line. They have obliterated that line, and they are getting increasingly reckless with their criminal endeavors. Carrie is trying to figure out what to do about her family when Sergeant Jerrod Hardy of the Texas Rangers pops back up in her life with a warning…Texas’s Department of Public Safety has just started investigating the Shatner family, and their time as the leading crime family in East Texas is about to come to an end. It’s time for Carrie to make a choice—save herself or go down in a blaze of glory with the rest of the Shatners.

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Criminal History, by Randee Green

Detective Carrie Shatner has just about run out of tolerance for her criminally inclined family members. The Shatners have long since passed toeing the line. They have obliterated that line, and they are getting increasingly reckless with their criminal endeavors. Carrie is trying to figure out what to do about her family when Sergeant Jerrod Hardy of the Texas Rangers pops back up in her life with a warning…Texas’s Department of Public Safety has just started investigating the Shatner family, and their time as the leading crime family in East Texas is about to come to an end. It’s time for Carrie to make a choice—save herself or go down in a blaze of glory with the rest of the Shatners.

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The Case of the Missing Game Warden, by Steven T. Callan

Veteran Northern California game warden Norman Bettis and his wife, Martha, lived an idyllic life in the small Sacramento Valley farm town of Gridley. On the morning of December 13, 1956, Norman kissed Martha on the forehead and drove off to work. He had no way of knowing he was destined to stumble into a rat’s nest of commercial duck poachers and disappear–patrol car and all.

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An Evil Most Men Welcome, by Leta Serafim

An Evil Most Men Welcome, by Leta Serafim A local man is found murdered in a cave on the Greek island of Spetses. Initially, the police suspect he was murdered by his foreign wife, a desperately unhappy American woman named Hope Erikson. Howeverm, nothing is as it seems. Not the victim, nor his family, and…

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Fragmented, by George Fong

Fragmented, by George Fong FBI Special Agent Jack Paris is called to investigate the murder of a woman. Under normal circumstances, murder is a local crime. But in this case, the victim has a 17 year-old daughter who is missing and the presumption is she’s been kidnapped. That makes it a federal matter. From evidence…

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Percentages of Guilt, by Michael Niemann

Percentages of Guilt, by Michael Niemann Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Valentin Vermeulen learns the hard way how true that is. His former employer, the prosecutor’s office in Antwerp, calls him back. There are some irregularities with an old case. Once in his old home town, he finds…

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Martini Shot, by Clive Rosengren

Martini Shot by Clive Rosengren

Martini Shot (208 pages) is the fourth book in An Eddie Collins Mystery series by Clive Rosengren. Eddie Collins, private eye and part-time Hollywood actor must confront the promise and pitfalls of efforts toward reconciliation, in his own life and that of his client. Eddie Collins, private eye and part-time Hollywood actor, is hired by…

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Where Privacy Dies, by Priscilla Paton

Where Privacy Dies by Priscilla Paton

Where Privacy Dies (252 pages), is the first book in a cozy mystery series by Priscilla Paton. When the photo of a little girl is found on an executive’s corpse, Detective Erik Jansson and his new partner, Detective Deb Metzger, delve into a world of lying informants and deadly secrets in order to uncover the…

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Death of a Dean, by Hazel Holt

Death of a Dean by Hazel Holt

Death of a Dean, by Hazel Holt While in Stratford, widow Sheila Malory always stays with her old friend, actor David Beaumont. On this visit she finds him in dire straits: his career is on the skids and his finances are in ruins. Unless he can convince his penny-pinching brother Francis to sell their jointly…

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