Mysteries thrill and scare for summer

Mysteries run from cozy to thrillers in several new books!

Extreme couponing gets dangerous in Lee Hollis’ “Death of a Coupon Clipper.”

Hayley Powell is having a very bad week – her garage and car are ruined in a snowstorm. She is really, really broke and help comes in the form of a reality game show about coupon-clipping. Hayley tries out and is accepted, but her competition is old school rival Candace. When Hayley’s friend makes a snide comment about killing to get on the game show, she’s a prime suspect when Candace ends up dead with scissors in her chest and a coupon nearby! But as Hayley seeks to prove her friend’s innocence, she discovers the dirty deeds Candace has been involved in, and more than one person might have wanted her dead. Can she find the culprit?

Hayley is a likable heroine in this cozy mystery series that readers will cheer for as she manages to save the day and pay her bills.

“Death of a Coupon Clipper” is published by Kensington. It is $7.99 and is 398 pages long.

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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson tells the story of a reporter seeking the truth in “Tell Me.”

Twenty years ago, Nikki Gillette’s friend Amity was murdered. Her mother Blondell, was charged with it, though she insisted someone else was there at the time. Now, Blondell is being set free and Nikki is looking to find out the truth behind the murder. Did Blondell really kill her daughter and wound her other children because of a man? Was there another person there that night she was trying to fight off? Why did Amity call Nikki that night? As Nikki begins to question everything, she soon begins to unravel a dark secret that affects her as well…

This is a quick, page-turning mystery that will have you guessing until the very end.

“Tell Me” is published by Kensington. It is $25 and 328 pages long.

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Authors and sisters Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff return to their story of a troubled psychiatrist in “More Bitter Than Death.”

In Stockholm, Siri works with her best friend, Aina, and another doctor in a small psychiatrist’s office. When their old friend Vijay asks them to help with a study about domestic abuse by leading a group of women who have been victims of violence, Siri is worried, but agrees. Siri, having been the victim of violence recently and still not over the death of her husband, soon discovers herself bonding with the women of the group, much to Aina’s disapproval. Meanwhile at home, her boyfriend has been pushing for more of a commitment, and Siri has been resisting. When the ex-boyfriend of one of the women in the group confronts Siri and shortly after becomes a suspect for his current girlfriend’s murder, things take an even darker turn.

One of the members of the group is shot and Siri must question how well she knows anyone in the group, even as her personal life takes a drastic upheaval.

This is a great series, with a sympathetic but flawed heroine who tries to help others even when she has problems fixing herself. The mystery in this one will have you guessing until the absolute last page.

“More Bitter Than Death” is published by Simon and Schuster. It is $16 and 309 pages long.