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A Killer's Guide to Good Works

(The second book in the Valjean Cameron series)
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"In her second adventure (after Practical Sins for Cold Climates), feisty, intrepid Val balances her publishing and sleuthing lives with verve. Dan Brown fans will enjoy this puzzler." - Library Journal

"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, 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." - (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:


Part of the Henery Press Mystery Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Shelley Costa's A Killer's Guide to Good Works

Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback

Title: A Killer's Guide to Good Works
Author(s): Shelley Costa
ISBN: 1-63511-064-5 / 978-1-63511-064-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: A Killer's Guide to Good Works (Val Cameron Mystery) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Shelley Costa
ISBN: 1-63511-061-0 / 978-1-63511-061-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A Killer's Guide to Good Works (A Val Cameron Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Shelley Costa
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA