A MURDER ON WALL STREET
Lucky for readers, that’s a great opportunity for the kind of rare mystery series with something for everyone—a tough guy, three awesome women, and a classic Golden Age gentleman-detective clergyman. The twist? The cop and the cleric are half-brothers who operate a PI firm out of their bar. 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.
The Hail Mary Music Festival
Caitlyn Clayborne has quickly become a woman of many hats: Music Hall owner, small town detective, town PR specialist- just to name a few. In order to save the local businesses, she comes up with a last-ditch, Hail Mary idea to put their town on the map: They’ll throw an epic festival that will bring paying visitors from far and wide! Then the miraculous happens: Popular bands are scheduled, the town residents are happy, and love is in the air. Everything actually seems to be on track!
Murder Under the Magnolias
The first full week in April means a blooming business for Grace Ward, whose floral designs will be part of several parties with the major golf tournament in town. After the murder of a young woman with a mysterious tattoo, Grace finds herself in the middle of an investigation and wonders if these parties she’s beautifying are actually fronts for something more sinister.