RMMWA recent releases
Robert D. Hughes’ latest novel, Dirty Money, was released August 8th. This is the second in the Brian and Darcy McKay series of thrillers. College student Darcy and her uncle, ex-FBI agent Brian, risk their lives as they investigate the murder of Darcy’s boyfriend in the office of a corrupt Chicago mega-company. A string of killings by a greedy and twisted cabal of corporate gangsters at Belcoe, Inc ensues. The McKays follow the evidence to Belcoe’s spectacular Montana ranch, where they face off against a squad of goons, a homicidal cop, a malevolent corporate bigwig and a runaway arson fire.
Lise McClendon announced the launch of the ninth installment in her Bennett Sisters Mystery series, A Bolt from the Blue, on August 1. The book takes the sisters back to Paris and southwest France when one sister, Francie, tags along with her boyfriend to help him with a difficult client. Axelle Fourcier left France after the student protests of 1968, vowing never to return. She made a life for herself as a professor in the US. But now a beloved aunt has died and she must return to deal with the inheritance shared with a cousin she never knew. A Belle Époque apartment full of priceless artworks is just the start of the intrigue. Available in e-book or paperback (audiobook coming soon.) Read more at lisemcclendon.com
Lise will be talking about mysteries and more at this year’s Montana Book Festival in Missoula, on Sunday, September 15. Check the schedule.
Terry Odell is releasing Remaking Morgan, Book 6 in her Pine Hills Police series.
There’s no escaping your past, no matter how deep you try to bury it.
Morgan has spent years trying to bury her past. When she inherits a house in Oregon, she packs up to start a new life.
Cole became a cop after losing his childhood sweetheart to violence. When Morgan reveals a threatening message, Cole is eager to help. When she’s in danger, can he be the cop he set out to be?
The digital format is available for pre-order now, and drops on Sept. 24th. Terry is sharing a portion of the royalties with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Cynthia Kuhn’s The Subject of Malice (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #4, Henery Press) releases July 23, 2019. The organizers have rustled up plenty of surprises for a literary conference at Tattered Star Ranch. But the murder of an influential scholar wasn’t on the program—someone has clearly taken the theme of Malice in the Mountains to heart. This shocking crime is only the beginning: other dangers and deceptions are soon revealed. English professor Lila Maclean has a full agenda: she must convince a press to publish her book (possibly), ace her panel presentations (hopefully), and deal with her nemesis (regrettably). However, when Detective Lex Archer requests Lila’s academic expertise, she agrees to consult on the case. While her contributions earn high marks from her partner, it could be too late; the killer is already taking aim at the next subject. As Lila races to keep her colleagues alive, publish or perish takes on new meaning.
Leslie Budewitz’s latest novel, CHAI ANOTHER DAY, the fourth Spice Shop Mystery (Seventh St. Books) was released on June 11. When Seattle Spice Shop owner Pepper Reece overhears an argument in an antique shop, she finds herself drawn into a murder that could implicate an old enemy, or ensnare a new friend.