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Jennifer Ashley Author- PRIDE MATES

PRIDE MATES

by Jennifer Ashley

Mysterious Galaxy Review

It has been a while since I started a new paranormal series that intriqued me with its world building and characters.  I am admittedly late to this series, but I intend to make up for lost time.  This is the world of Shifters who live in Austin, Texas in an environment thick with prejudice and peril.  The danger comes, not from outsiders directly, but in the constant threat in their way of life, which they hold deal and very secret.  In this series opener, one young human lawyer defies social norms by defending a Shifter for a crime he did not commit and seeks out help from his clan.  She immediately runs into both lust and an abundance of brick walls which she is determined to meet head on (in both instances).  It is a fun world to break into with a writer who is sure of her trade.- Terry

Berkley Sensation paperback original, $7.99

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Jennifer McMahon Author- THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND

THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND

by Jennifer McMahon

Mysterious Galaxy Review

“Twenty-five years ago, a serial killer terrorized a small Connecticut town.  His trademark was leaving his victims’ right hands in milk cartons in public places, followed a few days later by their bodies.  Reggie Dufrane’s mother, Vera, was presumed to be the final victim when her hand was discovered.  When a demerged by alive Vera contacts Reggie and they return to Brighton Falls, it’s less a joyful reunion than a resumption of that terrible summer of 1985.  I know it sounds like hyperbole to claim one reads with one’s heart in one’s throat, but that’s an accurate description of allowing Jennifer McMahon to immerse one of her suspenseful worlds.  I literally have to remind myself to breathe as I turn pages, as she ratchets the suspense tighter and tighter.”- Maryelizabeth

William Morrow trade paperback original, $14.99

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Jeff Edwards Author- DOME CITY BLUES

DOME CITY BLUES

by Jeff Edwards

A Mysterious Galaxy Book Review

“Even alone, beaten up by life, and a tad pissed at the world, David Stalin is still one of the best detectives that the Los Angeles Urban Environmental Enclosure 12, 12-A and their surroundings have ever seen.  Hell, throw in the rest of the world if you wish.  There’s no one more tenacious than our hero.  Even after his wife was taken from him.  Even after four years of retirement.  Even against all odds.  The year is 2063 and he’s back on the job …  and his past is about to catch up with him.”

“Take the intelligence of a Neal Stephenson novel, add a heaping helping of Richard K. Morgan kick-ass, fold in a cup or two of real world technical knowledge and an eye in the future, and put the result in a noir dystophia bleak enough to make Philip K. Dick and William Gibson shed a few tears.  Bake at 2000 degrees.  You now have a small idea of what Jeff Edwards has in store for you in DOME CITY BLUES.”- PMH

Stealth Books,  $24.99

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Camilla Lackberg Author- THE STONECUTTER

THE STONECUTTER

by Camilla Lackberg

Mysterious Galaxy Book Review  A Buzz Book

“THE STONECUTTER is one of the latest offerings from the land of midnight sun in the hot genre now referred to as “Nordic Noir.”  Swedish author Camilla Lackberg has been hailed as the next Agatha Christie but not even the grand dame could have come up with a story so horrific yet fascinating in detailing the kind of crimes that get committed in small towns.  There are two interweaving stories.  The first concerns the death of a little girl whose body is pulled out of the sea by a fisherman.  The second story, that of the “stonecutter,” takes place in 1923.  Because it is a small town, the lives of the local police detective, Patrik Hedstrom, his domestic partner and their new baby also get pulled into the mystery in very frightening ways.  I couldn’t put this book down.  This is Lackberg’s third book, and has just recently been translated into English.  She is a must read.”- Evelyn

Pegasus Crime trade paperback original, $15.99

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Jenn McKinlay Author- DEATH BY THE DOZEN

DEATH BY THE DOZEN

by Jenn McKinlay

A Mysterious Galaxy Book Review

“Another madcap, over-the-top baking and sleuthing adventure featuring the owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery does not disappoint, even if it is more of the same fun we have read before.  You will still want to find out how much trouble Melaine Cooper and Angie DeLaura can cause when they look into the latest murder of someone in their circle, how they are screwing up their love lives, and what new interesting characters will be introduced into the feeding frenzy!  The third book in this series revolves around the competition for the first prize in the Scottsdale Food festival and the death of Mel’s mentor from culinary school.  Don’t miss the fun … and lucky for us there is more to come.”- tlg

Berkley Prime Crime pho, $6.99

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David Bell Author- CEMETERY GIRL

CEMETERY GIRL

by David Bell

Mysterious Galaxy Staff Review

“CEMETERY GIRL is a perfect ‘page-turner,’ a book that commands the reader’s attention with it compact style and enigmatic scenario.  In it, a couple finds their marriage torn apart by the disappearance of their 12-year-old daughter.  With the girl missing for four years, her mother is anxious to move on, while her father is obsessed with finding her.   Is the blond girl he sees in the cemetery really her, someone else, an hallucination, or a ghost?”

“To say more would be criminal.  In fact, you may want to avoid reading the dust jacket!  Suffice it to say that you will meet a cast of characters whose motives are suspect.  The weird uncle, the stripper, the busybody reverend … are they connected to the disappearance, and if so, how?  You will puzzle and agonize over the fate of the girl.  Ultimately you will learn just enough to satisfy you, while giving you a bit ambiguity to reflect on after you’ve finished reading the book.” – MC

New American Library tpo, $14.00

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7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #302

San Diego, CA  92111

 

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Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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Denise Hamilton Author- DAMAGE CONTROL

DAMAGE CONTROL

by Denise Hamilton

Review by staff of Mysterious Galaxy

“I thoroughly enjoyed this psychological novel set in southern California and paced with surfers, drug addictions, wealth, poverty and beautiful landscapes.  Just felt right at home with a thrilling story as a bonus.

“Maggie Silver is a smart lady with a successful career at Blair Company, a crisis management firm in Los Angeles that deals with handling high profile “scandals” for the rich and famous.  She is a self-made woman, her childhood haunted by poverty, an alcoholic father and a hard working but distant mother.  In high school, Maggie finds her escape by befriending Anabelle Paxton and her family who live in Villa Marbella with tennis courts, a pool and Luke, the handsome older surfer brother who Maggie secretly adores.

“A party goes very bad one night and destroys Maggie’s friendship with the P:axtons; however, the memory haunts her as an adult.  When the now ‘Senator’ Paxton becomes a client of Blair Company and Maggie is assigned to the case, memories flood her decisions, along with Adderall that she has become addicted to.  Hamiliton weaves a tale of deception and corruption that does not let up until the last few pages reveal who is the good guy and who is truly evil.” – bkh

Scribner,  $27.00

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San Diego

7051 Clairemont Messa Blvd., #302  San Diego, CA 92111

Redondo Beach

2810 Artesia Blvd.   Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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