Woman in Shadow by Carrie Stuart Parks - Darby Graham is a forensic linguist. She has recently completed a program for law enforcement experiencing PTSD. Her first assignment on leaving the program sends her to a ranch in Idaho. She is given instructions to keep a low profile and see if she can learn something about the strange things going on there. And there are strange things going on - accidents, thefts, attempted poisoning, horse stampedes and eventually murder. Everyone at the ranch is a suspect and Darby will need to work with local law enforcement to discover what is going on before it is too late.
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #2) by Dorothy Gilman - This time Mrs. Pollifax is headed to Istanbul, Turkey to try to make contact with a spy being accused of being sympathetic to Communists. The spy, Magda Ferenci-Sabo, is a woman near Mrs. Pollifax's age, whose whereabouts have been unknown for quite some time. Mr. Carstairs is taking no chances and sends a bodyguard with her that she is not to speak to under any circumstances. Well, things do not go smoothly once they arrive in Istanbul. Mrs. Pollifax won't give up until she has rescued Magda and returned her to safety.