February Publications

In Susan Conant's latest tale of malamutes and murder, Bride & Groom, Dog's Life magazine columnist Holly Winter is riding high: her new dog-treat cookbook is a hit and she's soon to wed a well-bred vet. The only hitch is the string of corpses among her human acquaintances. This cute-as-a-puppy cozy is sure to be a growling success with the canine crowd, but the almost incidental crime-solving will leave some readers feeling they barked up the wrong tree. (Berkley Prime Crime, $22.95 272p ISBN 0-425-19412-4)

Fans of culinary cozies will welcome Tamar Myers's Thou Shalt Not Grill: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes. The Hernia, Pa., bicentennial barbecue gives Magdalena Yoder, owner of the PennDutch Inn, the chance to share several grilling recipes with readers—and to investigate the murder of an inn guest that baffles the out-to-lunch local police. (NAL, $19.95 240p ISBN 0-451-21113-8)