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Nancy's Notes - August 30, 2012

“Every Last Secret” by Linda Rodriguez, “Kill Shot” by Vince Flynn, “Cinnamon Roll Murder” by Joanne Fluke.

 I have three murder mysteries that may be of interest now that the kids are back in school and you may have more time to read. The first, “Every Last Secret”, was written by Linda Rodriguez. Marquitta “Skeet” Bannion thought she was leaving her troubles behind when she fled the stress of being the highest-ranking woman in the Kansas City Police Department, a jealous ex-husband, and an alcoholic father. Moving to a small town to be chief of a college’s campus police force, she builds a life outside of her work. Her life is suddenly disrupted when the student editor of the school newspaper is found murdered on campus. Skeet must track down the killer, following trails that lead to some of the most powerful people in the university. In the midst of her investigation, Skeet assumes responsibility for her ex-husband and ailing father.
    CIA agent Mitch Rapp is back in “Kill Shot”, by Vince Flynn. In the years since Rapp has completed his training he has steadily worked his way through a list of men. With each untraceable kill, the network of those responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians in the Pan Am Lockerbie attack become increasingly aware that someone is hunting them. Rapp is given his next target, and finds the man asleep in bed in Paris, In the time it takes the bullet to leave Rapp’s pistol the trap is sprung and he finds himself in the fight of his life.
    The final book this week is Joanne Fluke’s “Cinnamon Roll Murder”. When Hannah Swensen hears that the Cinnamon Roll six jazz band will be playing at the town’s Weekend Jazz Festival, she’s more than happy to bake up a supply of confections to welcome the band to town. Before the festival even begins the Cinnamon Roll Six’s tour bus overturns on its way into town. Among those injured is the band’s keyboard player. At first his injuries appear minor, until his condition suddenly worsens and he turns up dead. Hannah’s suspects that the surgical scissors someone plunged into musicians chest may have something to do with it.
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