Severn House has a host of authors attending this year’s Bouchercon convention in Raleigh, North Carolina – not to mention a guest of honour! Scroll down to find out more about them and their latest titles.
The follow up to 2014’s Murder at Mullings, Death at Dovecote Hatch follows Florence Norris – the quietly observant housekeeper at Mullings – as she investigates an “accidental” death which she suspects is not all it seems.
“Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey in Florence’s second case, a charming reminder of all the country house murders of Britain’s golden age” – Kirkus Reviews
The first in a new series following gourmet pet chef Kitty Karlyle. Kitty finds herself reluctantly hosting a new cooking show called ‘The Pampered Pet’. While shooting the pilot, the show’s producer is found in her office with a knife in her back – one of Kitty’s knives, to be exact. The list of suspects is long and time is short. If Kitty can’t find the killer soon, her own goose might be cooked…
Welcome to Table Rock, Arizona, the place where folks who aren’t too keen on the ‘mainstream’ move to. Maggie Miller has come here to forget about her ex-husband and open her own beignet and coffee business. But the corpse in her storeroom might just put a kink in her plans.
The most recent entry in the Hannah Ives series sees Hannah and her husband face the trials and tribulations of the property market; only for their new home to reveal a shocking secret.
The discovery of the mummified body of a dead infant in the chimney of her new home leads Hannah on the hunt for clues as to its identity. But she is unaware that more shocking events lie around the corner . . .
***(Read an author Q&A with Marcia.)***
Bouchercon Local Guest of Honour, Sarah’s criticially acclaimed Louise Pearlie WWII series is now on its fifth installment, and government girl Louise has a new job: recruiting German prisoners-of-war for a secret mission inside Nazi Germany. It’s a big chance for her, but from the outset the mission is beset by complications – including the deaths of two prisoners. Officially, it was suicide, but Louise can’t help but have her doubts . . .
Independent Elizabethan noblewoman Rosamund Jaffrey is once again the star in Kathy Lynn Emerson‘s latest historical mystery. Fan’s of Kathy’s Face Down series will remember Rosamund as Lady Susanna Appleton’s foster daughter.
When Lina Walkenden is found clutching a bloody knife over the dead body of her brother-in-law and guardian, there’s only one person she can turn to for help: her childhood friend, Rosamond Jaffrey. Rosamond must do all she can to save her friend – and keep herself and her family safe from a desperate killer.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, otherwise known as the Secret City, rose seemingly overnight in 1942, built by the US Government. No one was quite sure what its purpose was or where it came from, but there was certainly something going on . . .
Libby Clark is determined to find her place as a scientist in a world where women are thought better suited to housework. As the only female scientist in the top secret facility, Libby is excited to begin what she believes is important government research. She soon begins to suspect, however, that not all is as it seems. When the body of a young woman is found, the authorities are reluctant to investigate; it’s up to Libby to uncover the truth.
The latest installment in Ramsay’s Anderson & Costello series is not for the faint hearted. A few days before the summer solstice, a 92-year-old woman is found burned to death in her home. On the same day, a man’s mulilated corpse is discovered in a field, his arms ripped from their sockets, a Tarot card depicting The Fool inserted in his mouth.
When the victim is identified as someone for whom the police have been looking for almost a year, detectives Anderson and Costello find themselves caught up in a case where nothing is as it seems.
Nicole Jones lives off the grid. She doesn’t have a licence, passport or bank account; because Nicole Jones is not her real name. She does not own a computer because she’s afraid of what she – an expert hacker in her past life – would do with it and she hasn’t left her refuge, Block Island, in fifteen years. When the last person Nicole wants to see suddenly reappears, she realizes that her time hidden is now ending. Her past secrets tumbling into the open and her carefully-constructed new life set to fall apart, Nicole must re-hone her long-suppressed computer skills in order to escape from an island that is fast becoming a prison.
When one of her students is found dead, English teacher Lillian Turner and her husband, Navy war veteran Johnny Bellefleur, are drawn into the investigation. Having made a macabre discovery which throws a disturbing new light on the case, Johnny and Lillian find themselves involved in something darker and more dangerous than they could have imagined.
With their marriage cracking under the strain and Johnny’s sanity under threat, the pair is warned to stay out of the case by Lillian’s brother, homicide detective Daniel Turner. Just what is Daniel’s connection to the dead girl? Does he know more than he’s letting on?
***(Michael is quite the globetrotter – more here.)***
We are delighted to welcome Corey Lynn Fayman to the Severn House club, with the publication of his latest Rolly Waters PI mystery, Desert City Diva.
Rolly Waters has many reasons to regret going out for Mexican food at 2.30 in the morning. Not least because then he would never have met dance-club DJ Macy Starr – possibly the most infuriatingly unpredictable and secretive client he has ever taken on.
Macy Starr wants Rolly to find out what happened to the young woman she knew as Aunt Betty, the woman who rescued her as a child and who then disappeared without trace. The only clue she has to go on is a curious one-stringed guitar. Rolly’s investigation leads to a weird world of alien-obsessed cults, a strange desert hideaway known as Slab City – and to a 20-year-old unsolved murder case. But how can he solve the mystery if he can’t even trust his own client?