Monday, February 6, 2012

Mailbox Monday - The Square Root of Murder and The Death Contingency

Currently on a Blog Tour with a New Host Each Month

Title: Square Root of Murder
Author: Ada Madison
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime 2011
Format: Paperback; Pgs 288
Genre: Mystery
Source: Paperback Swap
Series: Professor Sophie Knowles #1

From The Back Cover

Between teaching, publishing puzzles and brainteasers, and beading at the local bead shop, A Hill of Beads, Sophie has a full schedule. Finding a chance to unwind isn’t always in the equation. She still manages to make time to celebrate famous scholars of the past with her students. But their latest party makes one of their own a thing of the past….

Dr. Keith Appleton was the most disliked professors on campus, but it was Sophie’s assistant, Rachel, who had a real problem with him – he refused to recommend her to a medical school. Sophie is confident that there’s a calculating murderer among them, and equally confident it’s not Rachel. The only possible answer is for Sophie to eliminate the lowest common denominator from the campus herself.

Title: The Death Contingency
Author: Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Publisher: Good Read Mysteries; 1st edition (November 12, 2008)
Format: Paperback; Pgs 310
Genre: Mystery

From The Back Cover:

Regan McHenry is a Santa Cruz real estate agent whose work puts her in the midst of mystery, mayhem and even murder. The amateur sleuth uses techniques she’s learned during her career and skills she’s honed as a keen observer of human nature to solve crimes. She just doesn’t always figure things out soon enough to stay out of trouble.

Regan’s business on the upper west side of town has been putting her so close to so many deaths, her associates have started calling her “the grim reaperette”.

The last death in the neighborhood is ruled accidental, but she’s convinced it’s murder. Regan even thinks she knows who committed the crime. Now she has to unravel past secrets to find proof before anyone will take her seriously. And the problem is, she doesn’t want to be right.


Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The cozy looks like it would be a good read. I hope both books are winners!

Tribute Books Mama said...

They both look interesting.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I think the first book sounds good!