posted on June 7, 2016 by Jeanne Devlin

June Promises a Little Mystery

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What is more intriguing than a promise? The promise to love someone ‘til death do us part, the promise to return from war … the promise that some day the world will end.

June finds authors exploring the mystery of promises both good and evil.

Melody of MurderNew York Times Bestselling Author Stella Cameron leads off the month with her latest Alex Duggins Cotswolds Mystery: Melody of Murder. All is peaceful in the Cotswold village of Folly-on-Weir until a talented new family moves to town. Can pub owner Alex Duggins and her veterinarian friend Tony Harrison keep down the body count, when a killer in need of a jackpot take murderous aim at the young piano virtuoso and his high-strung family.

This June finds New York Times Bestselling Author J.T. Ellison unveiling a Lt. Jackson prequel Fields of Graves that earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly, in part for its “exceptionally strong plot.” A serial killer has all of Nashville on edge, as the madman promises to create his own end-of-days apocalypse. Readers can look forward to learning the origins of some of the author’s most famous creations, including the haunted Lt. Jackson, her blunt best friend, and troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, as the trio race the clock and their own demons to find and stop the killer before he can fulfill his vow.

The Long NightUSA Today Bestselling Author Marie Ferrarella returns this month with the crime-fighting Cavanaugh clan in Cavanaugh Cold Case, a Cavanaugh Justice Novel. Medical examiner Kristin Alberghetti can be forgiven for being shocked to learn than her partner on a new cold case is playboy Malloy Cavanaugh, known as much for his prowess for seducing women as solving cases. Can their flowering romance survive the rigors of a brutal case that already counts not one but two long-buried bodies?

Iraq war veteran and author Jessica Scott draws on her own military background in The Long Night, a self-published suspense that follows Staff Sgt. Sam Brown on his last night home before starting his fourth tour in Iraq. Sam promises his fiancé that no matter what it takes, he will come home to her, but as he returns to the war zone and things spiral out of control, he begins to wonder how high the price might be required before this long night comes to an end.

Have you ever made a promise that proved too steep to keep?

 —Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.

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