04/03/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT
STRANGE BUT TRUE by John Searles Philip Chase would rather write poetry, but he can't escape the kitchen at the Olive Garden or his crazy mother. Then a girl turns up pregnant. Who's your daddy?
THE JAMES DEANS by Reed Farrel Coleman Brooklyn PI Moe Prager traces a killer to Boca, but finds only Publix rugelach.
THE TYPHOON LOVER by Sujata Massey An antiques dealer is trapped in a house with her ex. Atmosphere you can cut with a Ginsu.