[bksvol-discuss] Re: New Berkley Prime Crime books

  • From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:51:20 -0800

Hi, Jamie, as a mystery lover, this sounds like neat stuff. If you get Dead
Air, could I proofread it for you? Regards, Kim.


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January News from Berkley Prime Crime & Obsidian Mysteries

Dead Air
Mary Kennedy

The first in an original new series. 
When a psychologist hits Florida's airwaves, there's no telling who she's
...and there's no telling who wants to reach back.
Maggie left her clinical practice in Manhattan and moved to sunny Cypress
Grove, Florida, where she became host of WYME's "On the Couch with Maggie
Walsh." From co-dependent wives to fetish fiends, all the local crazies love
her show. 
Then threats start pouring in against one of the station's special
guests?self-styled new age prophet Guru Sanjay Gingii. When one of the
threats becomes a deadly reality, Maggie's new roommate, Lark, is
surprisingly the prime suspect. Now, Maggie has to prove Lark innocent while
dealing with a killer who needs more than just therapy... 

Batter Off Dead
Tamar Myers

From the national bestselling author of Butter Safe Than Sorry. 
Magdalena Yoder gets caught up in a case of hotcake homicide...
During the annual church breakfast, Minerva J. Jay slumps over dead after
ingesting stacks and stacks of pancakes. Police Chief Ackerman wonders if
the serving of fatal flapjacks is a case of assault and batter. He turns to
Magdalena for help, but first she has to make a special delivery of her

Ghost Sudoku
Kaye Morgan

The next installment in the exciting Sudoku mystery series featuring puzzle
master Liza Kelly... 
Original Sudoku puzzles included
After spending her vacation hiding from the media, Liza returns to find that
the town has put her in the running for mayor. She has a feeling that the
neighboring county and its dirty political machine are involved. When she
turns to an old classmate to find out, she discovers that he's been
murdered. A closeted Sudoku fan, he's left behind puzzles that may have
hidden clues to what finished him off and who is trying to run Liza into the

Eggsecutive Orders
Julie Hyzy

Chef Olivia Paras has too many eggs in one basket?and is feeling like a
When NSA big shot Carl Minkus dies right after eating the dinner Olivia
Paras's staff had prepared, all forks point to them. Now the Secret Service
is picking apart the kitchen?and scrutinizing the staff's every move. The
timing couldn't be worse with the White House Lawn Easter Egg Roll to prep
for without access to a kitchen. Olivia must find the real culprit?before
she cracks under pressure. 

How to Wash a Cat
Rebecca M. Hale

Two cats are better than one... 
First in an adorable new series!
A deceased uncle and a surprising inheritance propel a woman and her two
very curious cats into the mystery surrounding his death. 
An investigation that starts amid the curios and novelties of a San
Francisco antiques shop follows a twisted trail of dangerous deception that
leads all the way back to the days of the Gold Rush itself. 

Who Killed the Pinup Queen?
Toni L. P. Kelner

New from the Agatha Award-winning author... 
Entertainment reporter Tilda Harper has to pin down a pinup queen's killer.
Freelance reporter Tilda Harper is working on two articles
simultaneously?one about a former pinup model and one about an old Western
But when she discovers the pinup queen brutally murdered, she finds that the
two stories may have some disturbing connections. 

Fed Up
Susan Conant, Jessica Conant-Park

A "scrumptious" Gourmet Girl mystery. 
Chloe Carter is helping her chef boyfriend with his new restaurant on
Boston's posh Newbury Street when a crabby waitress is found dead in a fish
truck. Was this a prank gone awry? Or did somebody want her to sleep with
the fishes? 

Murder Has No Class
Rebecca Kent

A headmistress gets a primer in murder in the third Bellehaven House
Lord Stalham has claimed innocence in the murder of his father, even after
they've hanged him. Now Stalham's ghost is haunting Meredith Llewellyn. The
headmistress needs her sleep, so she sets out for the truth?and discovers a
high-society scandal. 

A Bolt from the Blue
Diane A. S. Stuckart

Third in the intriguing Leonardo da Vinci mystery series known for
"capturing the essence of 15th-century Milan". 
As court engineer to the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci turns his superior
mind to many pursuits?from outlandish contraptions to the odd murder... 
With war looming ever closer, the iron-fisted Duke of Milan calls upon
Master da Vinci to invent the deadliest weapon ever?a flying machine. So da
Vinci calls in a craftsman who happens to be father to his star apprentice,
But da Vinci does not know that Dino is actually the craftsman's daughter,
Delfina, who keeps her gender a secret to serve as apprentice. But as
Delfina worries that her father will prove her undoing, someone murders
another apprentice. Now, as her master works his brilliance, Delfina can
only pray that no other apprentice?including herself?will fall victim. 

Wild Sorrow
Sandi Ault

The Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author returns with BLM agent Jamaica
In the midst of tracking a wounded mountain lion, Jamaica is forced to seek
refuge in an old abandoned Indian School when a snowstorm hits. Exploring,
Jamaica discovers the desecrated body of an elderly Anglo woman, frozen on
the floor. After the storm, the FBI takes over the murder investigation, but
Jamaica remains haunted by the frozen woman. As the dead of winter settles,
arctic temperatures threaten the survival of the mountain lions-but time
reveals that there is something far more dangerous tracking Jamaica... 

Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington is back in this thrilling new page-turner from the
perennially entertaining New York Times-bestselling author. 
Stone Barrington is back in New York, and after a rather harrowing sojourn
in Key West, he's looking to stay closer to home and work on some simple
divorce and custody cases for Woodman & Weld. But when he crosses paths with
a fetching Broadway actress-and sometime lip model- Stone gets a little more
deeply involved with business than he'd expected. When his new lady love
turns out to be a lady with a shady past, Stone and downtown cop Dino
Bacchetti realize that her beauty may have an unusually high price. . . .

Jamie in Michigan

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