Swimming with the Dead by Kathy Brandt. Hannah Sampson knows terror. Unseeable, unknowable predators that lurk in the deep. For Hannah, diving is nasty business in polluted lakes and frigid reservoirs where no one is ever found alive. When a scientist is found dead under 70 feet of tropical ocean, Sampson is summoned to the sun-drenched beaches of the British Virgin Islands to investigate.
She is fully prepared to face unknowable dangers beneath the crystal-clear waters of an idyllic paradise. But the possibility of murder runs deeper and darker than the sea itself.
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Whatever the victim was looking for, he found. Whatever he found was the death of him. Now Hannah must discover for herself what lies beneath-a secret that could take Hannah's breath away. When Ryder Creed responds to a devastating mudslide in North Carolina, he knows that the difference between finding survivors and the dead is time. He and his sturdiest search-and-rescue dog, Bolo, get to work immediately, but the scene is rife with danger: continued rainfall prevents the rescue teams from stabilizing the land; toxic household substances spread by the crushing slide fill the area with hazardous waste; and the detritus and debris are treacherous for both man and dog to navigate.
But most perilous are the secrets hidden under the mud and sludge — secrets someone would kill to protect. For this is no ordinary rescue mission. Among the buildings consumed by the landslide was a top-secret government research facility, and Creed has been hired to find what's left of it.
Then rescuers recover the body of a scientist from the facility who was obviously dead before the landslide — killed by a gunshot to the head.
The FBI sends Agent Maggie O'Dell to investigate, and she and Creed are soon caught in a web of lies, secrets, and murder that may involve not only the government facility, but decades-old medical experiments that are the subject of current congressional hearings. As more bodies are found under even more unusual circumstances, they come ever closer to exposing the truth — but with unknown forces working against them, Maggie, Creed, and the dogs are running out of time.
For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for July For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of July mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved. In July , actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son's nanny.
When the baby's remains were found buried in a shallow grave close to a hippie commune, police moved in — only to find all its members already dead in a grisly mass suicide. Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores gossip that the production is cursed. Amy Ridley's best friend, Carla, is getting married, and Amy is delighted to be recruited as the head wedding planner — even if Carla's demands are less than conventional. Case in point: Carla insists on a tower of doughnuts in place of a wedding cake.
If Amy doesn't figure out who is behind the deadly schemes, the nearly newlywed detective may just be solving another murder — hers!
Hiding From Danger by Olivia Jaymes. Georgette "Gigi" Sidney is a woman on the run. Her ex-boyfriend's love was controlling, obsessive, and deadly.
Now she's hiding out in Tremont, Montana spending her days as a waitress and her nights in West Anderson's bed. She ought to be moving on to the next town but her feelings for the handsome detective have complicated her plans. Everything in life has come easily for West Anderson. Until now. Despite the passionate nights he and Gigi have shared she's constantly talking about leaving town.
He knows she has some sort of a secret but so far she hasn't trusted him enough to reveal it.
She needs twenty-four hour protection and he's just the man for the job. If West has his way there will be no more running, no more excuses, and no more lies. He's determined to put the past to rest so that he can be her future. All he has to do is catch a madman and keep her alive while doing it. Find more newly released mystery, suspense and thriller titles on the Omnimystery News Facebook page. We are delighted to welcome author Allan J. Emerson to Omnimystery News today. Allan's first in a new series is titled Death of a Bride and Groom Five Star; May hardcover and ebook formats , a small-town mystery containing humor, a little sex, a lot of double-crossing, and some surprising relationships.
We recently had the opportunity to spend some time with him talking about the book. Photo provided courtesy of Allan J. Allan J. Emerson: Death of a Bride and Groom takes place in a small resort town called Honeymoon Falls, and there are a number of characters who will appear in future books in the series. Devastated, Halsey abandoned his chance at promotion and returned to his home town in search of a quieter life as chief of a three-person force. I like that he's retained his sense of humor, and the combination of strength and vulnerability he shows when dealing with the tangled personal relationships of the suspects.
John Larsen, 25, and Lydia Bailey, 40, are Halsey's entire staff, and they loathe each other. Hermione Hopkins is one of my favorite characters. She's a ninety-five-year-old English actress we meet as she's pondering whether to do a nude scene in an avant-garde film by a French director. I enjoy writing for her because she no longer cares what anybody thinks, so I can be as outrageous as I like.
Hermione will be back for at least one more book.
A character who won't be back is the murder victim, Iris Morland. She was fun to create too. Iris enjoyed betrayal, and although she's dead when the book begins, she's still a major character throughout the story. Sometimes she took me by surprise with the sheer inventiveness of her malice. OMN: How do you expect these characters to develop over the course of a series? AJE: I do expect to develop the characters over time, although the changes will be subtle.
The circumstances in their lives will evolve as time goes by. Even in Death of a Bride and Groom there are significant life changes for some of the characters. I think it's necessary to keep some sense of progression in a series, otherwise the characters stagnate. OMN: Into which mystery sub-genre would you place this book? AJE: I describe mine as humorous small-town mysteries. That's not a mystery category the publishing industry uses, but it describes my books best, I think.
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There is some overlap with the cozy mystery: small-town setting, quirky characters, no gore, but some departures as well — the sleuth is male, there's a little sex, and the humor is dry. I think there are disadvantages to labeling mystery sub-genres cozy, police procedural, etc. Each sub-genre has its conventions, and readers may be surprised or disappointed if the all conventions are not observed.
As a writer, I want to write the story as I conceive it, not force it to fit a mould. I personally don't find mystery sub-genre labels helpful — I already know it's a mystery, and I can tell from the story description if it's likely to interest me. OMN: Give us a summary of the book in a tweet.
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Nobody cares, since half the town hated her. OMN: How much of your own personal or professional experience have you included in the book? AJE: I suppose all characters that writers create are made of up of bits and pieces of people the writer has encountered, but only two of the characters in Death of a Bride and Groom are wholly taken from real life. They are my wife's cats, Mr.