* The Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton: A better answer to the whodunit would have been for the one friend to have faked his death, but that's not what happens. Still, this is a good solid story.
* Virtual Virgin by Carole Nelson Douglas: Sometimes clever can be too clever, and this book is a case in point, just as I imagine the previous books in the series were. Her descriptions, however, are to die for.
* Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins: Turns out the Preacher (Ian Vance), half Scot and half Black, has been mentioned in two other Jenkins' novels in the past and readers have begged for his story. And what a story it is! I can't wait to read her other Westerns if protagonist Maggie Freeman is anything like the others. I absolutely loved kick-ass, take no prisoners Maggie and her romantic showdown with the compelling Preacher. It's wonderful to find a new author to glom!