Return of the Bones inspired by a true story by Belinda Vasquez Garcia. Inspired by a true story! – In 1915, 2,067 skeletons were stolen from the ghost pueblo of Pecos and transported to Harvard University… In 1999, a Native American shaman hears the bones crying, longing for home. He and his reluctant granddaughter undertake a gritty road trip. They bounce in a ratty pickup from New Mexico to Boston to rescue the skeletons stolen nearly a century earlier from their family ruins, the ghost Pueblo of Pecos–a place of the Spanish Inquisition, where the Catholic Church once persecuted Indians. Hollow-Woman wants nothing to do with old family bones so Grandfather fashions an enchanted dream catcher to occasionally hurl her to the past, so she might experience the harrowing history of her people, and come to appreciate her ancestors.
Vigil Annie by Lia Fairchild. Annie Crawford is an ex-cop living a double life. After her fiancé is murdered and she is left for dead, a desperate Annie steps outside the law to seek vengeance. She turns to a vigilante agency headed by a man with his own secrets. Annie must work for them as they investigate the murder and help her find the answers she needs. Now working on the wrong side of the law, Annie’s life has one purpose: justice. Justice for her fiancé and for the city she lives in. But as Annie’s taste for the vigilante life grows, the agency struggles to control her, putting everyone involved at risk. And the deeper she sinks into this new unsavory life the more she fears she may never return.
Money & Murder, a Matt Kile Mystery Short Story by David Bishop. P.Q. Winston Rutledge is the richest man in Copper City, Arizona, and he believes someone will soon try to kill him. The story quickly deteriorates into murder, and the ambitions of relatives in pursuit of his fortune. PQ’s family is a collection of oddballs with a common bloodline. Fascinating people you’d love to have at your next dinner party, but each comes with their own set of secrets and entanglements. PQ is survived by a widow, the same age as his daughter, and two sons, one of whom—well, you’ll have to read the story. You won’t be sorry you did.
See our entire list of New Book Releases for January 2013 from our New Release Alert Page (click to see all the new releases). If you are looking for something new to read this is a great place to start.