Seattle Picks: Northwest Mysteries
Annotation:A feisty ex-cop turned P.I., Quinn moves from Spokane to Seattle to track down a missing young woman and soon finds herself in the middle of a complex murder case. Sequel to "Homicide My Own."
Annotation:Alice Jordan's new job at Seattle's least-favorite classical radio station gets off to a bumpy start when she discovers her predecessor's body folded into a studio sofa bed.
Annotation:Portland detective Archie Sheridan can't shake his addiction to painkillers nor the hold that killer Gretchen Lowell has on him, until he teams with a spunky young newspaper reporter to track a new monster.
Annotation:Grace Stevens investigates a series of rapes involving college athletes, including one dating the daughter of her former partner, in this final chapter of a gripping trilogy by a former Seattle police officer.
Annotation:An obituary arrives at the Alpine Advocate newspaper before anyone discovers the body of reporter Elmer Nystrom. Editor Emma Lord is on the story - and on the case - in the 19th book in this Washington series.
Annotation:Marine Private Investigator Charlie Noble is back fighting human traffickers and the awesome power of the sea in hopes of saving young women from a cruel fate in the briny deep.
Annotation:In the 4th installment of the Frank Corso series, it's journalist Corso vs. terrorists armed with a deadly Ebola virus mutation, threatening to unleash doomsday in Seattle's bus tunnels.
Annotation:Ex-cop Aud Torvingen walks tall when it comes to dealing with tough guys, but the combination of Seattle real estate, a lethal batch of coffee, and a new woman in her life may just have her on the ropes.
Annotation:Nineteen-year-old Free Meeker leaves the scene of a gruesome car accident with a new identity and $700,000 in a gym bag, two decisions that make her a target.
Annotation:Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont (better known as "Beau" to Jance's fans) investigates the death of an ex-con who had been in the process of turning his life around. 18th in the series.
Annotation:Tacoma caterer Jewel Feynmann may have to return to New Jersey if her business doesn't take off soon, but that doesn't mean she's eager for the notoriety of a dinner that poisons the dean of a nearby college.
Annotation:Tacoma's finest are on his trail, but the mystery methamphetamine cook known as Howard Schultz will stop at nothing to avoid getting caught, in this grim, gritty journey inside the haywire world of tweakers.
Annotation:While seeking to defend a homeless man, Portland attorney Amanda Jaffe learns that forensic science can serve both as a powerful tool for justice, and a terribly effective force for evil in the wrong hands.
Annotation:The family of a Seattle scientist is murdered, a nine-year-old girl is missing from Cannon Beach, and ex-cop Jack Whalen's wife goes missing during a business trip in this twisty, creepy thriller.
Annotation:After a brutal assault, Seattle private eye Harper Blaine begins seeing a disturbing dimension of Seattle and discovers she's become a Greywalker, able to cross between worlds, in this paranormal mystery.
Annotation:When a familiar face arrives in town, Vince (who dusts crullers at Donut Make You Hungry as his witness-protection job) realizes his sordid past is still too close behind him. During the next unforgettable week, he'll negotiate a coast-to-coast maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and assorted mobsters -- only to find that redemption might exist, of all places, in the voting booth.