cover image A Deadly Business: A Mia Quinn Mystery

A Deadly Business: A Mia Quinn Mystery

Lis Wiehl, with April Henry. Thomas Nelson, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-59554-904-

In Wiehl and Henry’s uneven second Mia Quinn mystery (after 2013’s A Matter of Trust), Mia, a prosecutor in Seattle’s King County Violent Crimes Unit, must decide whether three 15-year-old boys, whose thoughtless actions resulted in severe injury to a young mother, should be charged as juveniles or adults. Meanwhile, Mia and her children—14-year-old Gabe and three-year-old Brooke—are still adjusting to the loss of her accountant husband, Scott. His death in a car accident seven months earlier wasn’t an accident, according to Det. Charlie Carlson. Mia’s efforts to discover Scott’s secrets attract the attentions of an enforcer named Vin. The suspense rises as Mia and Charlie close in on a killer, but the mix of mystery, romance (Mia attracts both Charlie and DA Eli Hall), and social issues never quite gels. Agent: Todd Shuster, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency. (June)