In Debra Webb’s newest, Colby Velocity, former Equalizer Leland “Rocky” Rockford doesn’t have a problem working with Colby Agent Kendra Todd. As far as he is concerned, partnering with her is one of the benefits of their agencies’ merger. Something about her calm and composed air makes him want to ruffle her feathers–until they’re assigned to a murder case. In full professional mode, Rocky will do whatever necessary to support Kendra–and to keep her safe.
In Heather Graham’s newest, Ghost Night, A slasher movie turns real when two young actors are brutally murdered on a remote island film set. Their severed heads and arms are posed in macabre homage to a nineteenth-century pirate massacre.
Two years later, survivor Vanessa Loren is drawn back to South Bimini by a documentary being made about the storied region. Filmmaker Sean O’Hara aches to see how the unsolved crime haunts her…and Sean knows more than a little about ghosts.
By Mary Kennedy
Recently I sat down with L.J. Sellers to talk about Thrilled to Death, the latest in her Detective Jackson Mysteries.
Jack Quick, a book reviewer, said you have a “delightfully twisted mind.” I assume that is a good thing, for a mystery novelist. Care to elaborate?
For a crime novelist, “delightfully twisted mind” is the highest compliment you can receive. In my case, I hope it refers to the many twists and turns my stories take and to the unusual and difficult crimes I devise for Detective Jackson to investigate. To clarify, I don’t write about serial killers or evil for the sake of evil, so he didn’t mean that kind of twisted.
By Cym Lowell
Dangerous Desires is the second in Dee Davis’s series of A-Tac adventures. A-Tac is the American Tactical Intelligence Command, an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Brilliant, badass, and seemingly bulletproof, the members of A-Tac are assigned to the riskiest missions and the most elusive targets.
Dangerous Desires is the story of extraction expert Drake Flynn. Flynn knows how to survive behind enemy lines. But he’s about to meet one adversary he can’t subdue . . . or resist.
In Unspeakable, by Laura Griffin, Elaina McCord’s dream of being an FBI profiler is in jeopardy with her first case–investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. The victims, all young women, were drugged and brutally murdered, their bodies abandoned in desolate marshland. Elaina’s hunch–met with disbelief by local police–is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years, growing bolder and more cunning with each strike.
In Ann Voss Peterson’s latest, A Rancher’s Brand of Justice, rugged Rancher Nick Raymond didn’t take orders from anybody. He had finally been reunited with his son, and he was not about to bring the boy back to the city where he’d witnessed a murder.
Investigator Melissa Anderson was just doing her job, but the cowboy wasn’t making it easier…and neither was the attraction building between them.
I love research.
I think this love of research stems from my tendency to procrastinate. In school, I was really good at cramming at the last minute–back then, it was hitting the library the day before a major paper was due, reading everything I could on the subject, then writing all night. The last-minute projects inevitably garnered me a B+ or A- (which, had I spent more time researching, editing, and revising would have been an A–but we work we our natural talents, right?)
By Dana Granger
To fans of romantic thrillers, best-selling author Debra Webb needs no introduction. Her enormously popular Colby Agency series is one of Harlequin Intrigue’s most-read series, and she’s written dozens of novels in the series, which is still going strong. In July, Colby Control, the latest book in the series, hits the bookstores.