When Dan Burton beats up Antoine Bousquet, the clothing designer suspect in the murder of two Chinese seamstresses, he jeopardizes his job as a homicide detective and his life. Bousquet is released without bail because of Burton’s mistake. When Bousquet turns up dead, beaten and tortured, Burton becomes the prime suspect. The department’s Internal Affairs inspectors, Bousquet’s live-in lover, several Russian gangsters, and the kingpin of the Boston underworld are all looking for Burton. But Elder Darrow, his best friend hides Burton and helps save his position on the Boston Police Department and rescue him from death.
LOST IN THE
“Jay Ruud’s Merlin may or may not be a wizard, but the author certainly is, with his ability to infuse new energy into the well-loved mythical world of Arthur, once and future King. An imaginatively conjured tale, enlivened by the peripheral point of view of its narrator, Gildas, a young man coming of age in a time of legend. Enchanting!”
——Kyran Pittman, New York Times best-selling author of Planting Dandelions”
SAILOR TAKE WARNING
Professor Bill Rundle discovers the body of a graduate assistant floating in the Charles River. Accident? Suicide? That the corpse is missing an eye suggests something sinister...
...Under suspicion himself for the murder, and despite threats, Rundle sets out to uncover the real killer. Suspects linked to an America’s Cup team include a Russian Mafioso, an aggressive Japanese millionaire, a Boston-based entrepreneur, even the head of Rundle’s own lab. When another colleague is found dead, Rundle deciphers a complex clue that leads him to a deadly climactic encounter.
WHERE THE TIME WENT
Poems at Eighty
Think of Clem Schoenebeck as the music man, his poems inviting us to see possibilities of joy in the everyday, be it garden flowers or the Brahms Requiem, a brilliant sunset or the sterling qualities of a friend.——Claire Keyes, Professor Emerita of English, Salem State University, and author of What Diamonds Can Do.
There are poems in Where the Time Went that will linger in your consciousness long after being read…and some will never leave.——Dennis Must, author of several story collections and novels including the forthcoming Brother Carnival.
68-year old Millicent Hargrove must deal with the murder of her husband as she begins her new life as a widow and professional organizer. As she discovers how to organize people’s stuff while sorting through the clutter from the secret life her husband led she escapes attempts on her own life and figures out the mystery of the cryptic messages left by her husband.
“Humorous and heartbreaking.”—Library Journal
LIVING IN THE
Leonard Kress provides a feast of compressed, intelligent writing presented with highly polished craft — personal narratives full of colorful observations and surprising insights as well as touches of humor. The past is not even the past; whether it’s the Cold War or the Iliad, Kress makes it provocatively modern and alive.