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From Zumaya’s Otherworlds Imprint – Murder in Manatas

Murders in Manatas

by Roberta Rogow

 

No job is ever as simple as it seems

 

Halvar Danske, known as the Hireling, has come to Manatas to determine whether there’s fraud afoot in the Feria. His master, the Al-Andalusian Calif Don Felipe, has had a letter from an old friend named Leon di Vicenza claiming part of the calif’s share of the Feria’s revenues is being funneled into unauthorized pockets.

It’s more than an omen when Halvar stumbles on a brutally murdered man his first morning in Manatas, and the day goes downhill from there. Is the corpse really Leon di Vincenza, or is someone staging a gigantic hoax? And what does Halvar’s childhood love Dani Glick have to do with it?

In this first pair of novellas, filk-artist and author Roberta Rogow introduces a world where Spain rules North America and a Danish soldier turned investigator is thrust into a place where the primitive nature of the surroundings is a sharp contrast to the sophisticated intrigue that plagues the island of Manatas.

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ISBN:    9781612712178

 

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From Zumaya’s Enigma Imprint – Make Quilts Not War

Make Quilts Not War by Arlene Sachitano

 

Nostalgia can be deadly

It’s wintertime in Foggy Point, Washington, and tourists are as scarce as gold-plated thimbles at a thrift store. The denizens of the town decide that a colorful 1960s-themed festival is just the event to bring people out and get them moving and, hopefully, spending their money in the community.

Clad in bellbottom jeans, granny dresses and afro wigs, the Loose Threads quilt group is excited to participate in the associated quilt display. All, that is, except Jenny Logan, the only member who has an authentic quilt from that era. Reluctantly, she agrees to display and talk about her quilt.

A costumed participant is shot in front of Jenny’s quilt. Coincidence? Or is the quilt’s past endangering its owner’s future?

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ISBN:    9781612711393

 
 

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Zumaya Boundless Imprint – The Butcher’s Son

The Butcher’s Son by Dorien Grey

 

In the beginning…

Dick Hardesty’s first case

Did the rabidly homophobic chief of police with political ambitions murder one of his identical-twin sons for being gay? And what secrets does the surviving twin hold?

Dick Hardesty, working for the public relations firm charged with helping the chief in his run for governor, is assigned the task of being liaison with the chief’s dysfunctional family. Can he pick his way through the skeletons in the chief’s closet in time to derail the man’s political plans?

 

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ISBN:    9781612710839

 

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2013 in New Releases, Zumaya Boundless

 

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Zumaya Boundless Imprint – Dante’s Circle

Dante’s Circle by Dorien Grey

 

Music hath charms, but not the musician

An Elliott Smith and John Mystery

Dante Benevetti is the darling of the music world…and why not? He’s handsome, talented—and arrogant as only a man convinced of his own brilliance can be. As far as he’s concerned, the rest of the world exists for his benefit.

So, when he hears Dante is dead, a victim of murder, Elliott isn’t really surprised. Nor is he surprised when Dante comes for a post-mortem visit, demanding Elliott find out who killed him. Was it the well-known lyricist who was the only one in the house at the time? The talented young musician whose work Dante plagiarized? Or some unknown the great pianist had mortally offended?

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ISBN: 9781612710655

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2012 in New Releases, Zumaya Boundless

 

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Zumaya Boundless Imprint – The Peripheral Son by Dorien Grey

The Peripheral Son by Dorien Grey

The Peripheral Son

When someone has no one

 

Freelance investigative reporter Victor Koseva has disappeared. A loner, Koseva has few friends, no co-workers, a dysfunctional family background, and some quirky proclivities that could easily have gotten him in trouble.

But when his concerned sister-in-law hires Dick Hardesty, he discovers Koseva was looking into two very dangerous subjects: corruption in a powerful local labor union and drug use at a local boxing arena—an arena owned by his estranged father and brother. Add a handsome gay middleweight with eyes on the championship and a peculiar kleptomaniacal accountant and a total lack of clues or sources for same, and you have the making of a puzzle that threatens to stump even Dick Hardesty.

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Posted by on November 26, 2011 in New Releases, Zumaya Boundless

 

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Boundless Imprint Release – The Bar Watcher by Dorien Grey

Boundless Imprint Release – The Bar Watcher by Dorien Grey

The Bar Watcher by Dorien Grey

The first release in a new edition of Dorien Grey's popular mystery series.

 

When the manager of an elite local bath is stabbed to death, attorney Glen O’Banyon hires Dick Hardesty to check into it. The motive for the murder isn’t hard to figure—Comstock was a jerk of the first order. In fact, the list of people who might have wanted him dead might be larger than the club’s membership roster.

Then, two obnoxious bar hoppers die in an apparent accident that turns out to be another murder, and when a third unpleasant individual meets an untimely demise, Dick begins to see a sinister pattern. All of the victims, prior to their deaths, had behaved badly in one of the local bars. Is someone on a mission to rid the world of people behaving badly?

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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Zumaya Boundless

 

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Enigma Imprint Release – I Murdered the PTA by Wendy Dager

Enigma Imprint Release – I Murdered the PTA by Wendy Dager

I Murdered the PTA by Wendy Dager

It's always something...

 

Daphne Lee-Lee is a rock-and-roll mom caught in the middle of an explosion that shakes her straitlaced hometown’s rigid foundations—and blows up the local PTA. She knows she didn’t kill the ladies she’s dubbed “Cupcakes,” but as the police’s main suspect, Daphne doesn’t have much time to clear her hyphenated name.

Then someone blows up her beloved Volkswagen Beetle, and the stakes are suddenly much higher. If the whole town doesn’t show up at her house with pitchforks and torches, the real killer may be the one who’s finally going to get her.

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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Zumaya Enigma

 

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