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January - March 2011     VOLUME 15 ISSUE 1
 
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Festival Authors, New Books

2011 Releases

The following descriptions are from the publisher’s website: www.HarperCollins.com

Money to Burn by James Grippando
In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, New York Times bestselling author James Grippando explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours—perhaps, even minutes. Money to Burn is more proof that Grippando's stand alone thrillers are every bit as exciting as the Jack Swyteck series.
“Money to Burn takes off like a rocket from page one and never slows down. Highly recommended.” — Christopher Reich, author of Rules of Vengeance

Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey
Readers who can’t get enough of lovable serial killer Serge A. Storms can rejoice. He’s back in Electric Barracuda—the latest outrageous romp through the Sunshine State by Tim Dorsey, master of the zany crime thriller. This time Serge is a fugitive running from the police, and murder and mayhem have never been more over-the-top hilarious. Tim Dorsey’s Electric Barracuda is not to be missed. The Miami Herald put it best: “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.”

Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron
Diana Banks hasn’t stepped outside her home in two years, not since the fateful climbing vacation in Switzerland that took her husband’s life. Haunted by the sound of Daniel’s cries echoing across the gorge as he fell, she cannot stop thinking about the life they'll never have—grief that has transformed this once confident and outgoing woman into a recluse.

Thanks to the Internet security company she founded with her late husband’s best friend, all of Diana’s meetings and projects take place in OtherWorld, a place on the Internet where she can work—and socialize—using an avatar she’s named Nadia. But when her sister goes missing, Diana is forced to do the impossible: she must brave the outside world—and her own personal demons—to find her.

The Bone Yard by Jefferson Bass
The onset of summer brings predictably steamy weather to the Body Farm, Dr. Bill Brockton's human-decomposition research facility at the University of Tennessee. But Brockton's about to get more heat than he's bargained for when Angie St. Claire, a forensic analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, asks him to help prove that her sister's death was not suicide, but murder. In this latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass, Dr. Bill Brockton discovers the dark side of the Sunshine state when he's called in to investigate human remains found on the grounds of a boys' reform school in Florida

The following from the author's website: www.sharonpotts.com
 

Someone's Watching by Sharon Potts
"Following her spell-binding debut, Sharon Potts delivers another fast-paced domestic drama of betrayal and redemption. Someone's Watching is a shocking glimpse behind Miami Beach's glamorous facade."—P.J. Parrish, New York Times bestselling author

Twenty-something Robbie Ivy wants to keep her life as simple and commitment-free as possible. Who needs a high-pressure career, a relationship, or a family anyway?
But Robbie's life gets inextricably complicated when her estranged father shows up with a shocking revelation about two teenage girls who disappeared in South Beach. One of the missing girls is Robbie's sister Kate—a sister Robbie never knew existed.

The following from the author’s website: www.hterrellgriffin.com

Bitter Legacy by H. Terrell Griffin
After a week away, Matt Royal’s ready to get back to the Longboat Key good life—good fishing, good food, good beer, and more good fishing. But Matt comes back to bad news: while he was away, a sniper tried to kill one of his best friends. Even worse, now that Matt’s back, someone’s trying to kill him. And whoever is trying to kill him is trying really hard.
With no clue who’s after him or why, Matt soon finds he’s at the center of a mystery involving a lawyer’s murder, a tourist left for dead, a ruthless biker gang, a reclusive billionaire with nothing to lose, and an ancient document that could bring ruin to some of the most entrenched financial interests in Florida.