Sunday, May 08, 2016

RTE Update-- May 7, 2016 Issue

THE LETTER WRITER    Dan Fesperman    Reviewed by Yvonne Klein   
A recent transplant from North Carolina, police detective Woodrow Cain is plunged instantly into the complicated relationships between criminals and cops in the nervous days in the immediate aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL    Laurie R. King    Reviewed by PJ Coldren   
The steadfast and calm demeanor of Mrs. Hudson hides a somewhat turbulent past, which comes back to haunt not only her but those she loves.

DEATH SITS DOWN TO DINNER    Tessa Arlen     Reviewed by Meredith Frazier   
Once again, Lady Montfort and Mrs Jackson investigate a murder among London's pre-WWII high society, discovering unexpected betrayals and plots that threaten not only their friends but the very future of England.

GOLD OF OUR FATHERS    Kwei Quartey    Reviewed by Barbara Fister       
When Chief Inspector Darko Dawson is dispatched to a remote village in Ghana where illegal gold mining is rampant, he soon finds himself investigating the murder of a Chinese mine owner.

VIRAL    Helen Fitzgerald    Reviewed by Craig Sisterson       
When the straitlaced adopted daughter of a Scottish judge accompanies her wild sister on a trip to the Mediterranean, her life is irrevocably changed. A night of drunken madness is caught on camera and shared with the world, upturning everything she knows. But who should pay for what happened?

REDEMPTION ROAD        John Hart     Reviewed by Sharon Mensing         
A disgraced cop and a recently released prisoner must combine forces to save those they love from a serial killer who is too close to home.

TWISTED RIVER    Siobhan MacDonald    Reviewed by Christine Zibas   
When an Irish family decides to exchange homes with a Manhattan family for the school holidays, family secrets catch up with them, and murder is result.

MURDER AT THE 42ND ST LIBRARY  Con Lehane    Reviewed by Nicole Leclerc
The crime fiction librarian at the 42nd Street library becomes a sleuth when a writer is inexplicably killed in the office of the library's director.

DUST UP    Jon McGoran    Reviewed by Caryn St Clair       
A whistle-blower is murdered on the steps of a Philadelphia police officer pulling the officer into a web of industrial espionage involving genetically modified food

THE SILENCE OF THE SEA    Yrsa Sigurdardóttir     Reviewed by Lourdes Venard   
When a luxury yacht returns to Iceland with no one onboard, lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir is pulled into the case to find out what happened to the crew and family traveling with them.

A COLD WHITE FEAR    R. J. Harlick    Reviewed by Jim Napier   
When Meg Harris opens the door of her isolated cabin in the woods, she sets off a chain of events that involves murder, revenge, and a desperate bid for survival.

THE GIRL FROM HOME    Adam Mitzner    Reviewed by Anne Corey   
Jonathan Caine, a powerful Wall Street trader, believes he deserves whatever he wants, but the loss of everything he has and a romance from his past leads him to realize what he really wants in life, although his crimes may destroy his chances at happiness.

FOOL ME ONCE    Harlan Coben    Reviewed by Christine Zibas       
Life seems to be crashing around her with the death of her husband and sister, when former military helicopter pilot Maya spies something strange on her nanny cam.

THE MASQUERADING MAGICIAN    Gigi Pandian    Reviewed by PJ Coldren   
In this second entry in the Accidental Alchemist series, immortal Zoe Faust is still searching for the alchemical cure to keep her gargoyle Dorian from returning to his original form: stone.

DATING DEATH    Randy Rawls    Reviewed by Diana Borse       
Beth Bowman, Coral Lakes Florida PI acts as the bodyguard for a sleazy local politician in order to encourage him to turn state's evidence against some drug lords.

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