The Santangelos by Jackie Collins
(St. Martin’s Press, 2015, 544 pages)
The author portrays the life of the rich and famous Santangelo family. From playboys to movie stars, at home and abroad; but lurking behind it all is a plot to take the family down. Lucky Santangelo is the main character and after the death of her father, she is determined to find his killer and protect her family.
Conspiracy by De’nesha Diamond
(Dafina Books, 2016, 320 pages)
This story is full of twists and turns. You start out thinking it is about sex trafficking and then follow the life of the girl, a victim whose boyfriend is selling drugs. When the drugs turn up missing, murder and mayhem lead to the chase to uncover the twisted conspiracy to hide the development of a human military weapon.
Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr
(Random House, 2016, 598 pages)
Trajan Jones, a psychological profiler, and Dr. Michael Li, a trace evidence expert, left the New York City Police Department for a quieter life in the upstate town of Surrender. They are now online teachers, but they soon become investigators of numerous dead youth. Intriguing.
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
(Century, 2015, 384 pages)
Five professional women enjoy a girl’s night out usually in celebration of one of their accomplishments, until someone notices that an unsolved murder occurs every year on one the birthday of one of the women. Another in the Women’s Murder Club series.
Cross Kill by James Patterson
(BookShots, 2016, 113 pages)
Alex Cross and his partner encounter a shooter that Alex is sure he killed over a decade prior. Alex is now on a mission to recapture the notorious Gary Soneji. Suspenseful and hard to put down.
Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb
(Berkley, 1998, 308 pages)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas searches for the killer dressed as Santa who is intent on making the twelve days of Christmas his personal vendetta. This detective story of intrigue will keep your attention.
Bombshell by Catherine Coulter
(G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2013, 400 pages)
FBI agent tangos with maestro.