This Month’s Novels of Interest
Title: A Song for the Brokenhearted Author: William Shaw
Release Date: January 19, 2016 ISBN: 9780316246910
While recuperating from an injury, Detective Sergeant Breen passes the time re-examining the open case file of the murder of Alexandra Tozer, the younger sister of his former partner, Helen. His unofficial investigation uncovers an affair between the son of an affluent land owner and the teenaged victim, as well as suspects with ties to the Mau Mau uprising.
Title: Copy Cap Murder Author: Jenn McKinlay
Release Date: January 5, 2016 ISBN: 9780425279588
Milliners Scarlett Parker and her cousin, Vivian, don a couple of their more striking creations to promote their hat shop while at a lavish party thrown by their friend, Harrison. The hats prove to be terrific conversation starters, and things are going splendidly. Then, a horrifying discovery is made during the Guy Fawkes bonfire—someone has substituted a man’s body for the straw effigy. Harrison becomes the prime suspect after the murdered man is identified as his office rival. Determined to save their friend, the cousins begin their own investigation to find the true murderer.
Title: To Helvetica and Back Author: Paige Shelton
Release Date: January 5, 2016 ISBN: 9780425277256
When an old Underwood typewriter is left at her grandfather’s restoration and repair shop, Clare Henry thinks nothing of it. Not until a man shows up soon after, demanding she sell the same typewriter to him. His demeanor becomes threatening when she refuses, but a call to the police is enough to get rid of him—at least, temporarily. The next morning, Clare finds the man’s body lying in the alley behind the shop.