Cabs, Cakes, and Corpses
Bookish Jessica James loves living vicariously through the characters she reads about in her favorite novels. But a surprise trip to an exotic country puts her smack dab in an adventure of her own when she forgets her backpack in a cab … and ends up in the middle of a murder investigation. Caught between the crime scene’s evidence and a hard-nosed homicide detective holding her e-reader hostage, Jessica is forced into one catastrophe after another as she searches for the truth in her new surroundings. With the help of two elderly sisters (who are more troublesome than helpful), she’ll either catch a murderer or end up in jail.
Someone is killing law enforcement officers who worked with Detective Emilia Cruz. When her partner’s wife is murdered in a home invasion, Emilia fears that he was the intended target of the so-called El Trio killer. Instead of leading the investigation, Emilia is shocked to be reassigned to the mayor’s pet project—an all-female patrol unit. It’s a career-ending political disaster that forces Emilia to watch from the sidelines as the police fumble the El Trio investigation and send her partner to jail.
Kate Benedict Cozy British Mysteries Vol 1-4
Kate Benedict at first seems a delightfully by-the-book cozy female lead: a successful architect at an elegant firm in rainy London with a penchant for sleuthing, even if it means landing her smack dab in the middle of the wrong place at the wrong time. But she has something else going for her no other genre investigator does—the mysterious ability to see a death-predicting aura over the people around her. And she just can’t help but help them avoid the unthinkable—at all costs.