Mysteries for vacation

There are several new mysteries to take along to vacation!

A young journalist lands her first job that could land her in the path of a murderer in “Scene of the Climb” by Kate Dyer-Seeley.

Meg has just graduated and is sure she can still find a job, despite the dwindling ones in print journalism. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her father, who was a famed journalist, and his name gets the attention of editor Greg Dixon, who she has a passing encounter with at a coffee shop. Greg runs an outdoor adventure magazine, and even though that’s not exactly Meg’s kind of thing, she passes herself off as an enthusiast in order to land the job. Her risk works and soon she’s got her first assignment – to follow along with a reality TV adventure show to their latest climb at Angel’s Rest. Meg knows it’s going to be tough, but she isn’t prepared for seeing a body fall from the cliff. Now she has the story she never expected – a murder -but can she solve the crime without being put in danger herself?

With a scrappy, determined heroine reporter and a cool setting, this is a fun summertime murder mystery.

“Scene of the Climb” is published by Kensington. It is $7.99 and 304 pages long.

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New York Times bestselling author brings romantic suspense to Alaska in “Against the Wind.”

Dylan Brodie is a rugged, single father trying to pick up the pieces of his and his little girl’s lives after her mother left them (and Alaska) for another man. His daughter has never spoken since that night, and all of that silence has caused Dylan to notice the strange noises around his lodge. Could the rumors of a haunting be true? Lane Bishop is the woman who is called in to renovate the old lodge, and she is immediately attracted to Dylan and drawn to his lovely but quiet daughter. She too begins to hear the strange noises. Is the haunting a cover up for something else? Are Dylan, Lane and young Emily in danger? Can Dylan trust another woman in their lives?

A warm romance filled with great characters and suspense, this is a great page turner for a vacation day.

“Against the Wind” is published by Zebra. It is $7.99 and 350 pages long.

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Two private detectives try to track down a missing woman and instead find their suspect murdered in 1894 New York City in “Death in Saratoga Springs” by Charles O’Brien.

Working for attorney Jeremiah Prescott, private investigators Pamela Thompson and Harry Miller, a former NYPD detective, are on the hunt for a mogul who seems to have a dark private life. They believe Jed Crake, has something to do with the disappearance of Ruth Colt, a young maid. Is his secret life something he would kill over? But then Pamela gets a telegraph that he is dead after confronting a young woman thief. The woman in question happens to also be a friend and ward of Pamela’s, Francesca, who was working as a maid in the hotel that Crake was staying at. So who killed Crake, and what happened to Ruth Colt? It’s up to Pamela and Harry to find out!

This is a good historial period mystery with plenty of twists and two great detectives.

“Death in Saratoga Springs” is publshed by Kensington. It is $15 and 291 pages long.

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