NEW ORLEANS MOURNING by Julie Smith — The King of Carnival is shot off his throne during the fanciest parade of Mardi Gras, and, for reasons she’d rather forget about, rookie cop Skip Langdon is assigned to the case. Rich in New Orleans lore and characters. Won the Edgar for best novel.
CROOKED MAN by Tony Dunbar — Lawyer Tubby Dubonnet’s honesty is tested–and found wanting–when he finds a gym bag full of money. But how to keep it and stay alive? Tubby’s Mr. New Orleans–laid back to a fault, yet everywhere at once. His riffs on New Orleans food will make you want to race right out and find the nearest oyster po’ boy. Creole Foodie Noir. (But funny.)
She’s hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once.
Victoria can’t wait to start college, but there’s a hitch—she can’t remember anything before arriving on campus. Her memories finally spark when she sees her ruggedly handsome math professor, but she senses something terrible happened. The shock on his face affirms her fears.
Toby is an alpha wolf who never thought he’d see his true love again—not after she died in his arms. Nothing could have prepared him for her walking into his class. But to his dismay, not only has she forgotten the past, she doesn’t even know who she is.
Once upon a time, I believed in fairytales.
But then he took me.
And he taught me that life isn’t a fairytale.
He is scarred. Broken.
A dark and wild thing.
His beauty is violent and his words are cruel.
His heart is a shadowed landscape where nothing can grow.
He tells me he could never care for me, and he proves it every day.
He’s destroyed my life.
Nestled at the foot of Pine Mountain, Rose Hill has one traffic light, one patrol car, and one cold-blooded killer.
When rich and rotten Theo Eldridge is found bludgeoned to death in the local veterinary clinic, Rose Hill police chief Scott Gordon is forced to work with ambitious county investigator Sarah Albright. Unfortunately Sarah seems more interested in seducing Scott than in solving the crime.
Scott’s crazy about Maggie Fitzpatrick, but she’s still grieving over the mysterious disappearance of the love of her life. Although determined to resist the powerful chemistry between them, Maggie finds herself deeply involved with Scott’s investigation, and battling emotions she can no longer deny.
Once again drawn to the adventure that awaits in the hidden room in The Lost Bookshop, Nina, Ivy and Oswald pick up a book that transports them straight into a fairytale.
Witches abound on Halloween and they soon cross paths with the Witch with the Glitch who casts a spell over them all. They have until the clock strikes midnight to find the mysterious Izzy and break the spell or they will be stuck in the fairytale land forever.
Will they make it in time?
Wendy doesn’t remember anything about Neverland—or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They’re not just haunting—they’re hunting.
A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate.