A Killer's Guide to Good Works(2016)
(The second book in the Valjean Cameron series)
A novel by Shelley Costa
"A smart, even sly, tale of relics and rituals, truth and lies, prophecy and forgery that will keep you turning pages late into the night." - Leslie Budewitz, two-time Agatha Award-Winning Author of the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries "It's a pleasure to see Shelley Costa, master of the taut, evocative short story, expand her range with this complex, multi-layered thriller." - Linda Landrigan, Editor Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine A fascinating, if sobering look into the world of stolen antiquities, a black market that makes billions of dollars every year, and that many have indeed killed for." - For the Love of Books "In this edgy first in a new cozy series from Costa, Val Cameron, a senior editor at a New York publishing company, travels to the tiny town of Wendaban, Ontario...A strong plot and engaging characters make for a well-crafted mystery, and Val's humorous attempts to cope with the wilderness do much to lighten the tension. The core of the story is Val's discovery of her own self-worth." - Publishers Weekly (on Practical Sins for Cold Climates) "If you want to read a beautifully written story with a twisting and turning plot, this book is for you. Five stars out of five." - Examiner.com (on Practical Sins for Cold Climates) Senior Editor Val Cameron is back at her desk in New York. When her curator best friend returns from an abbey in England, she invites Val to see a priceless relic that has mysteriously found its way into her carry-on. But by the time Val arrives at the museum, her friend has been murdered-and the relic is gone. Val soon learns that a young monk at the abbey has also been murdered. Is there a single killer at work? What dark purpose is attached to the relic that's led to two murders? When Val discovers her apartment has been broken into, her native New York feels like a place she no longer knows. Now she has to unmask a killer who will stops at nothing to fulfill an ambitious plan-and Val Cameron is just the latest person to stand in the way. Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books. Books in the Val Cameron Mystery Series: -PRACTICAL SINS FOR COLD CLIMATES (#1) -A KILLER'S GUIDE TO GOOD WORKS (#2) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all... Author Bio: An Edgar nominee for Best Short Story, Shelley Costa is the author of You Cannoli Die Once (Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel) and Basil Instinct. Practical Sins For Cold Climates is the first book in her exciting new mystery series. Shelley's mystery stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Blood on Their Hands, The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, and Crimewave (UK). She teaches creative writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Visit her at www.shelleycosta.com.
Used availability for Shelley Costa's A Killer's Guide to Good Works
September 2016 : USA Hardback
May 2016 : USA Paperback
September 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition