Summer reads

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It’s now full-on summer and perhaps you need a little down time with a good book…or three…or more. I’ll let you get on with my suggested reading while I put Murder in Common on it’s summer hiatus.

See you in September!


How about a double dip from crime fiction author Sue Coletta:


Marred by Sue Coletta, Book Review Murder In Common


Sage Quintano has fled Boston to a small town in New Hampshire with her husband Niko. They left behind a horrendous attack by a serial killer who left them wounded, emotionally and physically.

A brutal killer appears in Grafton County where they have resettled and the threatening phone calls begin. Chloe, her sister, has been kidnapped and Sage’s world spins out of control.

Coletta’s attention to detail, particularly in crime scenes and her ability to weave-in forensic details has been noted by experts and it certainly creates the right atmosphere.

wings of mayhem, sue coletta, suspense thriller, murder in commonMarred is the first book in the Grafton County Book Series.

Wings of Mayhem

The successful release of Marred has brought back a previously written but unpublished work: Wings of Mayhem. Cybercrime specialist & cat burglar Shawnee Daniels takes on more than she thought possible when she breaks into the home of a serial killer.

It’s now Book One of the Mayhem Series so we will be seeing a lot more from Sue moving forward.



Raven Lake by Rosemary McCracken, Book Review Murder In Common

Raven Lake

Rosemary McCracken brings us book three of the Pat Tierney Mystery series and a trip back to cottage country.

Against the backdrop of fraudulent cottage rentals a woman is found in a storage locker.

It’s murder, and her son appears to be the prime suspect. Tierney doesn’t fall for the false clues and continues to frustrate police with her ‘meddling.’ A lakeside fun read with well-developed characters.




Bone Dry by Bette Golden Lamb, Book Review Murder In Common

Bone Dry

Patients with deadly illnesses and near the end of their lives have one hope, an experimental treatment using their own stored bone marrow.

Then the blackmail begins, their marrow has been stolen and to have it returned they must pay $50,000. An abused lab assistant is the vehicle for a boyfriend’s sadistic pay or die scheme.

Nurse Gina Mazzio is on the case and will be put through her paces to resolve the dangers her patients are in. A fine medical suspense from Bette Golden Lamb and  J.J. Lamb.

Book one of the Gina Mazzio Medical Thrillers


Bone Dry by Bette Golden Lamb


Steps To Heaven by Wendy Cartmell, Book Review Murder In Common


Steps to Heaven

It took me forever to get to this series but I’m glad I finally got here.

The Sgt. Major Crane Series by Wendy Cartmell starts with: Steps to Heaven. It begins with a solider who kills his wife and son, and then himself. Then there are murder suicides at other garrisons.

Religious brochures lead the investigation to a church and Tom Crane teams up with civilian Inspector Anderson to find the truth. Who is influencing vulnerable soldiers to create heinous acts?


Sft. Major Crane Crime Series


Now, here’s a teaser to be released in September:

Perfume Island by Curtis Bausse, Book Review Murder In Common


Perfume Island

The second book in The Magali Rousseau Detective Series is where we find Rousseau and her love interest  Charlotte on the French island of Mayotte. A woman is killed when struck by a car. But was the vehicle really the instrument of her demise?

Check out the first in the series: One Green Bottle by Curtis Bausse.




~ June Lorraine



12 responses to “Summer reads”

  1. Thank you, June. One small correction. Wings of Mayhem was never previously published. Enjoy your summer! I’m sure I’ll see you around the usual haunts. 🙂

  2. I read Wings (and thoroughly enjoyed it, even if I did have nightmares) and am looking forward to Marred. Thanks for the list. Always looking for something new.

  3. Hmm, thou hast fed me food for thought, milady. I shall have to look into a couple of these. Thanks, and have a most wonderful, restful, relaxing, and fun summer.

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