Fiction - Mystery
by Josephine Carr
Free-spirited and freshly divorced, fifty-year-old Anne Johnson is living the good life. With plenty of money to keep her comfortable, she spends her nights in her luxurious, elegant apartment in Washington, D.C., cuddled up beside the fireplace with a good book in one hand and a perfect martini in the other.
On a day that seems perfectly ordinary, Alice Halpern waits for her best friend at the playground where they always meet with their children in their comfortable Brooklyn neighborhood. But when Lauren doesn't come, and then fails to pick up her son from school, a normal day turns into a nightmare -- and Alice begins to realize that nothing will ever be ordinary again.
Investigating the brutal murder of a hotshot journalist, Samantha Kincaid finds herself caught in the middle of an increasingly personal -- and potentially dangerous -- struggle between Portland's police and the DA's office.
by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
Using the piazzas and canals of Venice as an enthralling but sinister backdrop, Joseph Kanon has again written a gripping historical thriller. Alibi is at once a murder mystery, a love story, and a superbly crafted novel about the nature of moral responsibility.
In the last days of the First World War, socialist revolution swept across Germany, sending Kaiser Wilhelm into exile and transforming Berlin into a battleground. But for Detective Inspector Nikolai Hoffner and his young assistant, Hans Fichte, the revolution is a mere inconvenience.