A MURDER ON WALL STREET
Owen Parr pulls off a crowd-pleasing coup in the first entry in his Joey Mancuso/Father Dominic O’Brian series—a perfect blending of the hard-boiled and intellectual schools of detecting. Joey, who got kicked out of the police department by means of a small frame, is the ex-cop. The women are a fiery FBI agent, (Joey’s elusive Cuban girl friend), a glamorous “researcher”, and perhaps most memorable of all, Joey’s mentor and ex-partner, Lucifer–officially Lucy, but the nickname says it all.
There’s something magically mysterious about Moonstruck Manor, and Kyla can’t put her finger on it. And neither can the police. Two murders had happened on the property in the past six months, and it can’t be a coincidence. Especially since both murdered suspects just happened to be hired as breakfast cooks. That’s why the police called in Kyla, a witch, as an outside consultant to work undercover as Moonstruck Manor’s latest culinary mastermind. Unfortunately, although she might be able to detect hidden magic, she’s absolutely no good at whipping up breakfast.
Slip Out the Back Jack
They take turns with the knife, cutting their thumbs open. A drop of blood lands on the dark wooden table. Eyes meet across the room. All four thumbs are pressed against each other one by one. Blood is shared, secrets buried. Years later a brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd at a movie theater in Miami and sends a chill through the entire nation. When human remains are discovered in the dense forest next to a biking trail in Brevard County, it is only the beginning of a series of gruesome murders, which will shock the entire Space Coast.