The Someday File
Deuce Mora’s one tough cookie–-a female sleuth with a conscience and an attitude–-fiery, tough, athletic, a dirty fighter when she has to be. In two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jean Heller’s first mystery featuring the scrappy newspaper columnist, Deuce finds out in short order that if you mess with organized crime, you have to be tough—and you’d better be as much detective as reporter. When she walks into a seedy neighborhood bar in a suburb of Chicago–-all six feet of her, topped with auburn curls—she’s searching for a human-interest story. What she finds is Vinnie Colangelo, an aging mobster living on bad beer, cheap bourbon and regret for the life he wasted.
The Janitor’s Wife
A local schoolgirl is murdered. Her husband is behind bars. Did he do it? A year ago, after the devastating loss of their unborn child, Viola and Alex Watson leave Denver and start over in a tranquil town in Tennessee. Viola is pregnant again, but her new life is about to collapse around her. Alex is arrested for the murder of an Aston High schoolgirl who went missing three months ago. Viola refuses to believe her husband is a murderer. Eventually, the truth will unmask the real killer, and Alex will come back home.