Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:
by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press, $27.99) — The bestselling author follows 2013’s
Never miss a local story.
with the second in the spinoff series, Rosato & DiNunzio. It follows an all-female law firm and reunites Mary DiNunzio with Judy Carrier, a lawyer who’s known as a defender of underdogs. Judy begins investigating the sudden death of an undocumented worker — a good friend of her beloved aunt’s. Of course, it’s really murder and Judy is out for justice. The audiobook (Macmillan Audio, $39.99) is narrated by actress Maria Bello.
•Enter Pale Death,
by Barbara Cleverly (Soho Crime, $26.95) — The author continues her Detective Joe Sandilands series that was introduced in 2002 withThe Last Kashmiri Rose
. Set in England in pre-World War II, there’s been a violent and gruesome death on a country estate. Lady Truelove is found crushed by a horse that is known to be dangerous. It has been classified as a “death by misadventure,” but Scotland Yard Detective Sandilands has his doubts as he begins to investigate one of the country’s most influential families.
•The Paris Winter,
by Imogen Robertson (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99) — The author was inspired to write this novel by her family history — according to press materials, her grandmother, born in 1892, traveled through Europe with money sewn into her skirts. Set in 1910 Paris during the Belle Epoque, it follows Maud Heighton, a poor Englishwoman determined to pursue her dream of painting at Lafond Académie. The chance to earn room and board lands Maud in with a dangerous crowd — and deception, revenge, lies and murder are part of the deal.
— Celeste Williams