Clare Toohey is an author and editor who helped found CriminalElement.com and the Women of Mystery blog. Her short stories appear in multiple anthologies, and she has edited collections such as Deadly Debut: Murder New York Style and the award-winning The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble.
The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble contains 14 crime stories: "Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter" by Eric Cline, "Mad Women" by Patricia Abbott, "The Wentworth Letter" by Jeff Soloway, "The Barnacle" by Hilary Davidson, "My Brother's Keeper" by Charles Drees, "The Third Echo" by Sam Wiebe, "Magda" by Cathi Stoler, "Crow's Lesson" by Robert Lopresti, "Her Haunted House" by Brendan DuBois, "Girl of Great Price" by Milo JamesFowler, "Benign" by Caroline J. Orvis, "Them Old Blues" by Ken Leonard, "Incident on the 405" by Travis Richardson, and "Birds of Paradise" by Chuck Wendig.
In Savage Rage, Jack Warren finds himself transferred to 53 Division -- known as the "Sleepy Hollow of Toronto" -- after the murder of his partner. He yearns to return to 51 Division, where his former colleagues are busy pursuing a criminal mastermind. Randall Kayne has been committing violent, bloody crimes that are hitting close to home in 51 Division, yet he manages to stay just one step ahead of the police. Although Jack's wife wants him to leave the force entirely, an old enemy soon drags him into the Kayne case against his will, forcing a confrontation with Kayne that only one of them can survive.
Detective Inspector West investigates the grisly deaths of two elderly priests: one in a suspicious fire; the other obviously murdered.
The inspector is not the only one hunting the priest killer.
If you like murder mixed with mystery and conflict, you’ll probably love the suspense and intrigue in Peter Mulraney’s Holy Death, the third book in his Inspector West series.
Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.
As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna's friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?
How the Light Gets In is the ninth Chief Inspector Gamache Novel from Louise Penny.
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013
One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year
An NPR Best Book of 2013