"The person most likely to murder you sits across the breakfast table. Your nearest and dearest, the one who sleeps on the pillow next to yours and shares your checking account, can be far more lethal than any sinister stranger lurking in the shadows. Love kills." from Edna Buchanan's book Never Let Them See You Cry
At the top of my summer reading list is Edna Buchanan's new book Love Kills. As you can see by this stack of Buchanan's mysteries, I'm a fan. Since 1993 when a friend recommended The Corpse Had a Familiar Face and Never Let Them See You Cry, I've read all of Buchanan's books. The ones I couldn't find in hardback, I bought in paperback.
Buchanan is a former Putlizer Prize-winning reporter for the Miami Herald. Her books are fast-paced and suspenseful; my only complaint is they aren't long enough! I always finish her books wanting more - and maybe that's the secret of her success. She's been nominated for two Edgar awards and two of her early books were made into movies for television starring the late Elizabeth Montgomery. If you're a mystery fan, check out her books; you won't be disappointed.