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The Temporary Detective (An Isobel Spice Novel)
Joanne Sydney Lessner
4+ star mystery
After being rejected by seven temp agencies for her lack of experience, Isobel sweet-talks recruiter James Cooke into letting her cover a last-minute vacancy at a bank. New to his own job, and recently sober, James takes a chance on Isobel, despite his suspicion that she’s a trouble-magnet. His misgivings are borne out by lunchtime, when she stumbles across a dead secretary in a bathroom stall.

The Orange Blossom Express
Marlena Evangeline
4 star literary fiction
The bizarre and edgy realities of the 1960s are explored through the lives of the characters in Evangeline’s raw and vibrant narrative. Here, love and peace get complicated as a marijuana smuggler and the woman who loves him traverse the obstacles and opportunities of an era.

The Ganesha Keystone
Laurie Maitland
4 star literary fiction
Award winning writer Laurie Maitland’s second novel is largely set in India.
Fran knows the portrait of her Great Aunt Rani well; having grown up with it in her hallway. The circumstances surrounding Rani’s death had always remained a mystery until Fran and her boyfriend decide to explore India before they commit to having children.

The Lost Scrolls (A Jonanthan Munro Adventure)
Michael J. Scott
4 star action/adventure
When Dr. Jonathan Munro’s house is broken into, and his former best friend and colleague, archaeologist Stephen Kaufman, is knifed in the streets of Ankara, he is thrust into a world of international criminals who will stop at nothing to claim the priceless artifact Dr. Kaufman unearthed – a scroll revealing the location of the missing autographs of the New Testament.

Endless Cycle
Sean Mackaay
5 star psychological thriller
Hunting for Kafka’s lost letters in Canada turns James’ world upside down when an old, and unwelcome, face appears. Across the globe and time his past reaches out to him sending him tumbling down a rabbit hole in a cat and mouse game with a terrorist cell planning an attack in Vancouver.

Knockdown: A Thriller
Emerson Doering
4 star thriller
Owen Chancellor is a college kid biopunk with a garage lab, a circuit’s eye for recognizing patterns, and he’s had it with the stagnant state of medicine. His beloved brother is dying from an untreatable disease, already living off stolen time. Desperate and burnt out on the orthodox system of investigational drug testing, Owen searches on his own for a cure until an accidental self-injection changes the course of his research and the startling results have him running for his life…

Invisible Armies
Jon Evans
4+ star thriller
In a world where security cameras prove what you have done and databases define who you are, the few who know how to manipulate the technology can play God. They can change the future; they can alter the past. They can make big money, they can save the world, and they can get away with murder over and over again.

Arlene Kay
4+ star mystery
Young widow Elisabeth Buckley sleepwalks through life until her best friend’s murder changes everything. To avenge his death and salve her own conscience, Elisabeth plunges into the high-stakes world of a Boston biotech firm where a ruthless killer stalks his prey.

Poisoned Pairings (Hera Knightsbridge Mysteries)
Lesley Diehl
5 star mystery
In this sequel to A Deadly Draught, the threat of hydraulic fracturing, an environmentally controversial technique to extract gas from shale, invades Butternut Valley. Hera Knightsbridge and her fellow microbrewers fear it will pollute the water, their most precious ingredient, as well as destroy the beauty of the valley. Then murder visits Hera’s brewery.


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