Is there any better way to way to melt away the chill of winter than with Ravenstone's great new books coming this spring? Hot on the heels of Karen Dudley's Aurora nominated, genre bending hit Food for the Gods is Kraken Bake, the second Epicurean Epic featuring our culinary hero Pelops. This time Athens is beseiged by a monstrous new threat. Perseus has slain the mighty Kraken and now the mythic beast is strewn along the shores of greece. To deal with the "Kraken crisis" the citizens of Athens have taken to feasting on the carcass. However, after a while everyone is getting sick of Kraken. Think of Thanksgiving but with more tentacles and the tang of seafood. And what does Pelops, a chef afflicted by Poseidon and cursed to failure with anything ocean related, do when the only thing on his menu is seafood? PANIC!! Be sure to pick up Kraken Bake to find out just how Pelops gets himself out of this sticky situation.
Coming later this year but just in time for the summer Fringe festival circuit is The Roar of the Crowd, Janice MacDonald's sixth installment in the ever popular Randy Craig Mystery series. After working for years on the University of Alberta campus Miranda "Randy" is now branching out and has found summer work with the local FreeWill Shakespeare festival. As Randy is drawn into Edmonton's rich theatre community, tragedy strikes when a local actor is found dead and Randy's friend Denise is one of the prime suspects. Of course Randy wants to help out in anyway she can. But how do you clear your friend's name when all of the suspects are trained to lie to your face?