Full Price Books 05/06/2013 Mystery & Suspense


Pub landlords are being murdered in Norfolk! Thelonious T. Bear, ursine photojournalist, leaves behind the big city life of London to take an assignment in the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. Instead he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers and murder. As the hapless Thelonious keeps ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time, he attracts the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Horatio Sidebottom of Norfolk Constabulary CID, who’s determined to tie Thelonious to the crimes. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, celebrity TV chef Paolo Louis Black, and plenty of oddball local characters and it all adds up to a madcap journey through England’s most quirky county, where everything is normal (for Norfolk)! Mitzi Szereto (mitziszereto.com) is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and nonfiction. She has her own blog, Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog (mitziszereto.com/blog) and a Web TV channel, Mitzi TV (mitziszereto.com/tv), which covers “quirky” London. Her books include Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray; the Jane Austen parody Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire; Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance; In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales; Getting Even: Revenge Stories; Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers; Dying For It: Tales of Sex and Death; the Erotic Travel Tales anthologies and many other titles. A popular social media personality and frequent interviewee, she has pioneered erotic writing workshops in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe and lectured in creative writing at several British universities. Her anthology Erotic Travel Tales 2 is the first anthology of erotica to feature a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She divides her time between England and the United States. Teddy Tedaloo is a celebrity teddy bear, trendsetter, world traveler, and the production assistant extraordinaire/co-star of the web TV channel Mitzi TV. Widely popular in social media circles such as Facebook and Twitter, he’s known for his entertaining commentary as well as being an advocate for animal welfare. He lives (and goes) wherever Mitzi lives (and goes). Normal for Norfolk is his first novel. “For anyone who’s ever wondered what Paddington at Large would have been like if it had been written by Raymond Chandler–and who hasn’t? –Mitzi Szereto has the answer. Like Philip Marlowe, Szereto’s Thelonious T. Bear is a modern knight errant who plays it cool even as the light of suspicion shines on him. And like Paddington, he’s short of stature and long on charm. If you like your sleuths tough, cynical and cute as a button, Normal for Norfolk is the book for you.” –Steve Hockensmith, author of Holmes on the Range andPride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls “Normal for Norfolk has it all: magic, gritty realism, humor, cultural commentary, intelligence, charm, and suspense. The hero of this novel, Thelonious T. Bear, finds himself at the heart of a mystery. He’s a photojournalist like no other, a pub-loving, anthropomorphized bear who wears cologne and a deerstalker hat. I am eager to read the next book in Mitzi Szereto’s series.” —Janice Eidus, author of The War of the Rosens and The Last Jewish VirginMystery & Suspense

 

 

With her craft shop business going well, owner Jo McAllister takes off for the weekend, having snagged a spot at the prestigious Michicomi Craft Festival to show her wares. Jo’s excitement dims, however, when she learns her booth is directly across from an old nemisis, the conniving Linda Weeks. Linda aggravates Jo continually during the festival, eventually goading her into a public argument, which puts Jo in a very bad light after Linda drops dead – from candy unwittingly delivered by Jo. With her reputation in doubt, Jo sees sales at the Craft Corner slump badly enough to put her business in serious jeopardy. But her good friends rally around, working out motives and means during Jo’s paper-craft classes. As paper flowers are folded and collages layered, Jo works to track the twisted trail of a killer, before another life is ripped to shreds. Includes directions for a decorated gift box and a tasty recipe! Originally published by Berkley Prime CrimeMystery & Suspense

 

 

What would you do if a killer ended up trapped in your basement? Probably call the police! That’s not what Linus Hather does. He’s a prison guard with a fairly quiet life in the pine barrens of New Jersey when by a stroke of luck or fate, a mass murdering killer ends up captured in his elaborate home security system. First, Linus has trouble convincing authorities that this diminutive individual is even a killer. But after killing a scientist and performing the horrifying act on security video, everyone becomes a stunned believer – the only problem is that he’s escaped, and no one knows where to look for him. Linus Hather is a maximum security prison guard by day, and spends time with his computer and his ring-tailed lemur at night. Considering his interests and beliefs, his few friends would describe him charitably as “eccentric.” But Linus puts everything aside. Finding this killer before he kills again becomes his mission. He begins his search at the local library and ends up on three different continents looking for the stealthiest killer on Earth. With the help of a beautiful and stubborn government scientist, the hunt is on for the Devil’s Assassin.Mystery & Suspense