Reviews - Mystery

A Serenade to Die For
Janet Fogg,
David Jackson

Isbel Vargas and her band are on the cusp of a career of a lifetime when her petty criminal father is kidnapped and the ransom is something only she can provide. Ditching her bandmates in favor of her father, she and her ex-boyfriend, Cane “Hurricane” Mullins race to save her father before the kidnapper kills him. But the kidnapper isn’t the only one who wants something she has.

After a bullet ended his Army career and left him broken both physically and emotionally, Asher Creed returns to Texas and takes a job as an executioner for the state prison.  His personal tragedy, coupled with the disappearance of his younger sister Claire has left behind an emptiness that nothing can fill.

Life in Timbergate, California is fairly tranquil for hospital librarian Aimee Machado and her live-in boyfriend Nick. The couple shares an apartment over her grandparents’ farm with drug-dog-in-training, Ginger, helping with the care and feeding of the farm’s llamas. A young man from Portugal named Paulo Ferrara ends up in Aimee’s hospital with a bullet lodged in his spine.

Hollis Morgan has worked hard to overcome her criminal past.  Pardoned for her crimes, she has become a successful lawyer and is in love with the man of her dreams.  Life is good until

Lily Gale Lambert unwittingly stumbles upon another mystery when she finds local bakery owner Luxem Natolovich dead in his new B&B, Midnight Dragonfly.

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