Thursday, July 16, 2009

Promo - Berkley Prime Crime - 08-04-09 Releases

Inked Up
A Stamping Sister Mystery, Book 2
Terri Thayer
Berkley Prime Crime
August 4, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-425-22912-5

Book Blurb:
Halloween is scarier than ever in Aldenville, Pennsylvania, when professional rubber stamper April Buchert discovers a dead body in a "haunted" corn maze. The police suspect the victim's husband murdered her, but April knew the couple, and she and the Stamping Sisters are determined to find the real killer before he catches another in his murderous motif.

Larceny and Lace
A Vintage Magic Mystery, Book 2
Annette Blair
Berkley Prime Crime
August 4, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-425-22911-8

Book Blurb:
Maddie Cutler has it all in the bag: fashion, magic—and murder!
If that dress could talk...

With all the stress of opening her new vintage clothing store (in a renovated old morgue) Madeira Cutler feels like a bag of bones—until she discovers the real deal, unearthed by an intruder, in an old body drawer. And the bones are as vintage as Maddie's stock, or so says Maddie's resident ghostly hunk, Dante Underhill.

Could the break-in have something to do with the local playhouse and its curator going down in flames? Somehow Maddie will have to juggle dressing the store, party planning, and crime solving. Add to the brew the local witch's costume ball, being held at her store, and Madeira is wishing she knew how to ride a broom right out of there...

You can read an excerpt of Larceny and Lace: HERE

Sew Deadly
Southern Sewing Circle, Book 1
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Berkley Prime Crime
August 4, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-425-22910-1

Book Blurb:
The rules of South Carolina's Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle are hard and fast, and the new Yankee librarian, Tori Sinclair, will need to catch up. She'll also need a Northern-to-Southern dictionary—and a way to clear her name of murder...

Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. But she's been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn't even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind local gossip. Then she finds the hometown sweetheart dead at her back door...

Everyone believes the police investigator, who's just fixin' to link Tori to the murder in a love triangle gone bad. To clear her name, Tori will have to rely on her new sewing sisters and stitch together the truth—or be darned.

Spackled and Spooked
A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, Book 2
Jennie Bentley
Berkley Prime Crime
August 4, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-425-22913-2

Book Blurb:
A mystery surfaces behind the walls in the new Do-It-Yourself series.

Home renovation is never easy, especially when the home's inhabitants are dead. Avery's hunky boyfriend and business partner, Derek Ellis, wants to flip a seriously stigmatized ranch house where murder occurred two decades ago. It's a good thing Avery has more faith in her boyfriend than in ghosts.

Their renovations are quickly interrupted when a presence is felt—and it's not happy with the new alterations. Could it really be that the property is possessed? If they're going to flip this house, all the outdated fixtures—including the supernatural squatters—must be disposed of, or else this project will haunt them forever...

Bundle of Trouble
A Maternal Instincts Mystery, Book 1
Diana Orgain
Berkley Prime Crime
August 4, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-425-22924-8

Book Blurb:
First-time mom Kate Connelly is bringing up baby—and bringing down a killer.

Kate Connelly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you're going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San Francisco Bay that may be her brother-in-law, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say "diaper rash" in order to keep her family together.

You can read an excerpt from Bundle of Trouble: HERE

Kimberly Swan,


Jenna said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Kimberly! I appreciate it.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Jennie - My pleasure! :)

Diana Orgain said...

I'm so excited to be in such great company!

Kimberly Swan said...

Diana - Release day is just around the corner, you must be very excited! :)