Tourist Trap (The Rebecca Schwartz Series, Book 3)

by Julie Smith


The THIRD book in Edgar-winner Julie Smith’s Rebecca Schwartz series.
“Warmth, wit and local color in a fast-moving story … Smith’s best work so far.” -Kirkus
So what’s a nice Jewish girl doing at an Easter sunrise service?
Lawyer Rebecca Schwartz would pick the one with the body nailed to the landmark cross! Coincidence? Not so much. She’s there because her boy friend’s covering the service for the San Francisco Chronicle. The body’s there because someone’s making a statement he doesn’t want the press to miss.

Next: mass shellfish poisoning at Pier 39. A very different kind of serial killer is operating here—one who seems to have a grudge against the whole city.

And this is a very different kind of serial killer tale—a funny one. (If your don’t count the murders, or course.) Rebecca’s warm and witty, never takes herself too seriously, and on one occasion offers closing testimony with green hair. A highly embarrassing moment, but the bright chartreuse is all in the service of making her case.

No way does she believe her client would nail somebody—especially to a cross. And the things she has to do to prove it are hilarious and often unorthodox, yet always professional. Sometimes hyper-professional–the average lawyer simply can’t be bothered spraying herself with Thunderbird to fit in with her witnesses!

A wild ride through Baghdad by the Bay…and a great courtroom drama.


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Category: Mystery – Cozy

Kill Kill Kill

by Mike Leon


This book is seriously messed up.

This book is that weird old guy wearing faded army pants at the gun show who tells you the Jews and the blacks are conspiring to destroy America and then tries to get you to come back to his car to look at his snuff tapes.

It’s deranged. It’s toxic. It takes grimdark to an extreme that no one was asking for. It’s all of the worst things about the First Amendment condensed into 678 pages of violence, misogyny, racial slurs, infanticide, and a little bit of cannibalism.

What’s it about? It’s about mercenaries who work for the New World Order fighting a secret war against reptilian humanoids, and the plot is surprisingly coherent for a piece of fiction that was clearly written by an unhinged maniac.

Don’t believe any of this? Go ahead. Find out for yourself. But reading it will probably make you a bad person.


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Category: Thrillers – Conspiracies

An Accidental Death: A DC Smith Investigation

by Peter Grainger


The story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a British sixth form student in the Norfolk countryside. As a matter of routine, or so it seems, the case passes across the desk of Detective Sergeant Smith, recently returned to work after an internal investigation into another case that has led to tensions between officers at Kings Lake police headquarters.

As an ex-Detective Chief Inspector, Smith could have retired by now, and it is clear that some of his superiors wish that he would do so. The latest trainee detective to work with him is the son of a member of his former team, and together they begin to unravel the truth about what happened to Wayne Fletcher.

As the investigation proceeds, it becomes clear that others are involved – some seem determined to prevent it, some seem to be taking too much interest. In the end Smith operates alone, having stepped too far outside standard procedures to ask for support. He knows that his own life might be at risk but he has not calculated on the life of his young assistant also being put in danger.


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Category: Mystery – Traditional Detectives

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