5 Mysteries for Women Who Read Like Fiends
Plot twists, unexpected killers, charismatic
female detectives that make you long to quit your job and start your own agency...these new releases have it all.
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Simon & Schuster
What do the Boy Scouts and the female detective
Kit "Kick" Lannigan have in common? Their motto: Be prepared. When
only 6 years old, Kick was kidnapped—not to be rescued until age 11.
Though she never goes into details about her ordeal, as an adult she has
pursued survival and self-defense skills with a diligence and single-mindedness
of a Navy SEAL. She's an excellent markswoman and lock picker who knows how to
escape from handcuffs, extricate herself from a locked car truck, and, if need
be, "take out someone's eye using her finger as a fishhook." When two
nearby children go missing, Kick is asked to help investigate by a mysterious
man named John Bishop. The two manage to save each other's lives more than
once, all the while trading witticisms straight out of a 1940s movie. In
One Kick, Cain has created a wholly original heroine: gritty
and determined to ensure her own survival, perfectly willing to put her elbow
through someone's trachea, but loving with her adopted brother and elderly dog.
Happily, readers will see plenty more of her; One Kick
serves to launch a new series.
— Stephanie Klose