To the Nines

From Elaine Pasquali
Title:  To the Nines
Author:  Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum, Lula, and Connie fly to Las Vegas to retrieve Samuel Singh who violated his visa bond.  Mr. Singh ends up dead and Stephanie and Lula almost join him.  Interwoven in the plot is Lula’s “all-you-can eat meat” super model diet, sister Valerie’s pregnancy and delivery, Grandma Mazur’s outrageous behavior, and, of course, sex magnets Ranger and Morelli.  All the Plum mysteries are funny, but this time Evanovich outdoes herself.

Death a l’ Orange

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Title:  Death a l’ Orange
Author:  Nancy Fairbanks
Carolyn Blue, her son, husband, and some of his faculty colleagues take a tour to France.  A few of these colleagues are competing for a deanship vacancy at the University.  Carolyn, on the other hand, is there to enjoy the sights and focus on her job as a food writer.  Unfortunately, illness and accidents plague the group.  Who is responsible?  Can Carolyn figure that out before someone is killed?  A fast summer read.