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Crime - Cosy
Truffled to Death: Chocolate Covered #2

Truffled to Death: Chocolate Covered #2

Kathy Aarons

$14.95

Hoping to sweeten sales for their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, Michelle and Erica host a reception highlighting a new museum display of ancient Mayan pottery curated by Erica's former mentor, Professor Addison Moody. The evening has a few hiccups, but the ladies soon smooth things over with ample servings of wine and chocolate. Yet with the sweet comes the bitter. The very next day, the antiquities from the reception are discovered missing. The professor accuses Erica of having sticky fingers, claiming she wants revenge on him. And she's only in more trouble after he's found stabbed to death with one of the artifacts. Now Michelle must help Erica track down the real killer before someone else finds themselves in less than mint condition...
A Batter of Life and Death: Bakeshop #2

A Batter of Life and Death: Bakeshop #2

Ellie Alexander

$14.95

It's autumn in Ashland, Oregon - 'tis the season for a spiced hot apple cider with a serving (or two) of Torte's famous peach cobbler. It's also the perfect time for Jules Capshaw to promote her family's beloved bake shop by competing in The Pastry Channel's reality show, Take the Cake. The prize is $25,000. But as Jules quickly learns, some people would kill for that kind of dough. Literally. Then, just as Jules dusts off her Bavarian Chocolate Cake recipe and cinches up her apron, the corpse of a fellow contestant is discovered - death by buttercream. What began as a fun, tasteful televised adventure has morphed into something of a true-crime detective show for Jules and everybody else on set. Who could have killed Chef Marco, and why? Can Jules sift out the killer before someone else gets burned?
Death of A Celebrity (Audio Book)

Death of A Celebrity (Audio Book)

M. C. Beaton ,  David Monteath

$39.95

Amazing news is spreading like wildfire across the Scottish countryside: the most famous of all Lochdubh, remotely nestling in the Highlands, is perfectly anonymous... until well-known TV reporter Crystal French races into town in her bright new BMW. PC Hamish Macbeth, dourly wed to duty rather than the fiancee who dumped him, promptly gives her a ticket for reckless driving. Outraged, Crystal makes Macbeth's life a misery with a TV report on policing in the Highlands... but when she also rakes up old local scandals for her new hit show, Macbeth notes that someone besides himself might be dead keen to stop her. Outraged, Crystal makes Macbeth's life a misery with a TV report on policing in the Highlands... but when she also rakes up old local scandals for her new hit show, Macbeth notes that someone besides himself might be dead keen to stop her.
Death of A Dustman (Audio Book)

Death of A Dustman (Audio Book)

M. C. Beaton ,  David Monteath

$39.95

The 16th outing for M.C. Beaton's highland bobby Hamish Macbeth. When Fergus Macleod, Lochdubh's abusive, drunk dustman is put in charge of the local recycling centre and is dubbed the 'Environment Officer', Hamish Macbeth smells trouble...Sure enough, Fergus, imbued with his new powers, becomes a bullying tyrant and when his body is found stuffed in a recycling bin, no one is sorry - including his long-suffering family. But Macbeth is surprised to find that many of the despicable dustman's victims refuse to talk - and when violence strikes again, the lanky lawman must quickly unearth the culprit among a litter of suspects...before the killer makes a clean getaway!
Death of a Dog Whisperer: Melanie Travis #17

Death of a Dog Whisperer: Melanie Travis #17

Laurien Berenson

$14.95

It's summer in Connecticut, and Melanie's life has become an endless string of dog shows, soccer camp, and the antics of her energetic toddler. She hardly has time to pay much attention to her Aunt Peg's new prot g, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed dog whisperer with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking - that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets.
Mrs Pargeter's Principle: Mrs Pargeter #7

Mrs Pargeter's Principle: Mrs Pargeter #7

Simon Brett

$42.95

For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst the many bequests he made to her, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise to help in her enquiries. Attending the funeral of the rich and respected Sir Normington Winthrop, because his is one of the names in the little black book, Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between Sir Normington and her late husband. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gun-runners, shifty politicians - and a kidnapped vicar.
Fat Cat Spreads Out: Fat Cat #2

Fat Cat Spreads Out: Fat Cat #2

Janet Cantrell

$14.95

A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity Chase Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has plans for their delicious dessert bars other than selling them to customers. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy goes roaming the fairgrounds in search of more delights. But what he finds is murder. One of the top contenders in a butter-sculpting contest has been killed, and Chase is churning on the inside when she sees Quincy's handsome veterinarian, Dr. Mike Ramos, being led away by the police. With a little help from a kitty with butter on his whiskers, Chase needs to find the real killer and clear the doctor's good name... Includes recipes for people and cats!
Privy to the Dead: Museum Mysteries #6

Privy to the Dead: Museum Mysteries #6

Sheila Connolly

$14.95

Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, has something to smile about thanks to a generous donation from a major Philadelphia developer who's willing to help update their museum. But renovations have barely begun when a man is struck by a car in front of the building and killed. The victim is a construction worker who found a curious metal object while excavating an old privy in the museum's basement. Nell thinks the death is somehow connected to the Society, and her suspicions are confirmed when an antiques expert reveals a link between the objects from the cellar and a fellow staff member's family. Now Nell must unearth a mystery with ties to the past and the present. Because when someone is willing to kill over scrap metal, there's no telling what they'll do next...
Tying the Knot: Southern Quilting #5

Tying the Knot: Southern Quilting #5

Elizabeth Craig

$14.95

Everyone loves a wedding, and with the sister of Beatrice's beau, Wyatt, about to say I do, Beatrice and the Village Quilters are pitching in to help with the nuptial plans. They're hard at work making everything from wool boutonnieres to a quilt-shaped wedding cake. And all the talk of love and marriage has Beatrice thinking about her own budding romance with Wyatt. But after she stumbles across the body of the original best man at the end of the reception, Beatrice must stop threading her needle and start collecting clues. She, along with the Village Quilters, will need to turn all their attention to solving a murder before another victim gets cut out...
A Catered Fourth of July: Mystery With Recipes #10

A Catered Fourth of July: Mystery With Recipes #10

Isis Crawford

$14.95

High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it's got to be one hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo for the reenactment of The Battle of Meadow Creek - and not baking in those Revolutionary War uniforms with their fellow townspeople...

After a few cheery exchanges of  Moveth  and  Thou speakest treason,  the muskets are fired and the fake battle is over. But the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin looks very real. Is it possible that Jack has had his last tryst? When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Libby's beau, Marvin, as the killer, Bernie and Libby know they've got to get cooking on the case. But the former Casanova has burned half the town - including the hot-headed politician and his occasionally faithful wife. And what about re-enactor Elise Montague, who is training to be an EMT yet almost fainted at the sight of blood on the deceased? Bernie and Libby have their plates overloaded with suspects, and will need to work very fast to clear Marvin's name.

The simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless the sisters quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre-meditation... their goose may be cooked! Includes Original Recipes for You to Try!
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss: Domestic Diva #9

The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss: Domestic Diva #9

Krista Davis

$14.95

Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company's CEO, Joe Merano - and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy, and five kinds of chocolate cake, it's a chocolate lover's dream! But when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly. As if that wasn't enough, Sophie's been receiving daily boxes of sweet treats. After ruling out her new beau and her exes, Sophie wonders if someone's trying to send her a message - and if she's next on a chocoholic's hit list... Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!
Superfluous Women: Daisy Dalrymple #22

Superfluous Women: Daisy Dalrymple #22

Carola Dunn

$40.00  $36.00

In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. The three, all unmarried, have recently bought a house together. They are a part of the generation of superfluous women - brought up expecting marriage and a family, but left without any prospects after more than 700,000 British men were killed in the Great War.Daisy and her husband Alec--Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, of Scotland Yard - go for a Sunday lunch with Daisy's friends, where one of the women mentions a wine cellar below their house, which remains curiously locked, no key to be found. Alec offers to pick the lock, but when he opens the door, what greets them is not a cache of wine, but the stench of a long-dead body.And with that, what was a pleasant Sunday lunch has taken an unexpected turn. Now Daisy's three friends are the most obvious suspects in a murder and her husband Alec is a witness, so he can't officially take over the investigation. So before the local detective, Superintendent Underwood, can officially bring charges against her friends, Daisy is determined to use all her resources (Alec) and skills to solve the mystery behind this perplexing locked-room crime.
Murder in Merino: Seaside Kniiters #8

Murder in Merino: Seaside Kniiters #8

Sally Goldenbaum

$26.95

Prepare for more knitting, murder, and mayhem with the next in the national bestselling Seaside Knitters mystery series. Autumn brings a mysterious new guest to Sea Harbor, and when she's implicated in a crime, it's up to the Seaside Knitters to search out a motif for murder. It's a busy fall for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Knitters make a throw to celebrate her aunt and uncle's fortieth wedding anniversary, she's finally selling the cottage she lived in before she got married. Luckily, newcomer Julia Ainsley wants to buy the home - although, strangely, she's never been inside. Then on the day of the open house, a body is uncovered in the cottage's backyard. Julia's name and phone number, found in the victim's pocket, instantly make her a person of interest. Soon, though, the spotlight of suspicion widens to include old friends and town leaders, as a tragic happening, long buried, slowly surfaces. Now, before the anniversary celebration can occur, the Seaside Knitters must unravel the real reason Julia has come to town - and untangle the troubled ties from the past that bind friends and townsfolk together.
Death of a Cupcake Queen: Hayley Powell #6

Death of a Cupcake Queen: Hayley Powell #6

Lee Hollis

$14.95

On the eve of her high school reunion, Hayley dreads seeing the trio of mean girls who used to torment her: Sabrina Merryweather, Nykki Temple, and former prom queen Ivy Foster. These days Ivy wears a different crown as the cupcake queen - and flaunting her success is just the icing on the cake. But maybe the prom queen should have been voted Most Likely to Die. At the reunion, Ivy is found murdered, cupcakes scattered around her. Is a killer out to teach the mean girls a lesson? As Hayley tries to get the scoop, she'll have to be careful... or someone may be writing this columnist's obituary next. Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!
Collared for Murder: Pet Boutique #3

Collared for Murder: Pet Boutique #3

Annie Knox

$14.95

Groomed for Murder 's Izzy McHale is back, and her pet boutique, Trendy Tails, is raking in the green. But someone else in town is seeing red... The Midwestern Cat Fanciers' Organization is bringing its annual weeklong retreat to Merryville, Minnesota. While that's perfect for Izzy's business, it unleashes headaches for everyone else. The event has lots of workshops on the care and breeding of cats, and it culminates in a cat show with a fabulous prize - a platinum collar dangle worth some big bucks. Cattiness, of course, ensues. But the claws really come out after the prize disappears, and the wealthy director, Phillip Denford, is done in with a pair of grooming shears. Now Izzy and her furry friends, Packer and Jinx, can't waste time pussyfooting around. They have to solve this case before a killer pounces again.
Death and the Lit Chick: St Just Mystery #2

Death and the Lit Chick: St Just Mystery #2

G. M. Malliet

$19.99

Wildly successful chick lit mystery writer Kimberlee Kalder is the guest of honour at an exclusive writers' conference at Dalmorton Castle in Scotland. But the fun ends when Kimberlee is found dead at the bottom of the castle's bottle dungeon. Who didn't want to see prima donna Kimberlee brutally extinguished like one of her ill-fated characters? It's up to Detective Chief Inspector St. Just to track down the true killer in a castle full of cagey mystery connoisseurs who live and breathe malicious murder and artful alibis...
Designated Daughters: Judge Deborah Knott #19

Designated Daughters: Judge Deborah Knott #19

Margaret Maron

$14.95

When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt Rachel's bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully when she arrives at the hospice center she learns that Rachel hasn't passed; in fact, the dying woman is awake. Surrounded by her children, her extended family, and what seems like half of Colleton County, a semi-conscious Rachel breaks weeks of pained silence with snippets of stories as randomly pieced together as a well-worn patchwork quilt. But the Knott family's joy quickly gives way to shock: less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow. Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Was it an act of mercy, or murder? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, investigate they cross paths with an unlikely set of suspects: Rachel's longtime minister; her neighbor, the respected local doctor; the friendly single father who often sought her advice; and perhaps the most puzzling party of all, the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers that Rachel's own daughter belongs to. Soon Deborah and Dwight realize that the key to solving this case is hidden in Rachel's mysterious final words. Her mixed-up memories harbored a dark secret - a secret that someone close to them is determined to bury forever.
Murder at Beechwood: Gilded Newport #3

Murder at Beechwood: Gilded Newport #3

Alyssa Maxwell

$26.95

For Newport, Rhode Island's high society, the summer of 1896 brings lawn parties, sailboat races...and murder. Having turned down the proposal of Derrick Andrews, Emma Cross has no imminent plans for matrimony - let alone motherhood. But when she discovers an infant left on her doorstep, she naturally takes the child into her care. Using her influence as a cousin to the Vanderbilts and a society page reporter for the Newport Observer , Emma launches a discreet search for the baby's mother. One of her first stops is a lawn party at Mrs. Caroline Astor's Beechwood estate. But an idyllic summer's day is soon clouded by tragedy. During a sailboat race, textile magnate Virgil Monroe falls overboard. There are prompt accusations of foul play - and even Derrick Andrews falls under suspicion. Deepening the intrigue, a telltale slip of lace may link the abandoned child to the drowned man. But as Emma navigates dark undercurrents of scandalous indiscretions and violent passions, she'll need to watch her step to ensure that no one lowers the boom on her...
Bodice of Evidence: Perfect Proposals #2

Bodice of Evidence: Perfect Proposals #2

Nancy J Parra

$14.95

The author of Engaged in Murder returns with her second Perfect Proposals Mystery. This time Pepper Pomeroy discovers that shopping for the dream wedding dress can be a nightmare... Pepper's new wedding proposal planning business, Perfect Proposals, seems like a perfect fit. If only shopping for her sister Felicity's bridal gown could be so simple. After a long day of lace, tulle, and tears, Pepper, Felicity, and their mother pull it together to try one last bridal boutique. Maybe they'll be surprised. And indeed they are - when they enter a deserted shop and soon discover the owner of the boutique slain in the alley out back. Distressed by their proximity to the crime, Pepper vows to unveil the killer. As difficult as it is to draw a pattern from the clues, it's still easier than finding Felicity's perfect wedding gown. But as the killer begins to feel hemmed in, Pepper may be the one brought to her knees...
Death of a Chocolate Cheater: Food Festival #2

Death of a Chocolate Cheater: Food Festival #2

Penny Pike

$14.95

At this year's chocolate festival, Darcy and her Aunt Abby hope to win the $10,000 prize in the chocolate contest with Aunt Abby's taste sensation: the chocolate raspberry whoopee pie. A little friendly competition from Darcy's sometime-beau Jake Miller, who plans to enter with his chocolate cream puff delight, only sweetens the deal. But things get sticky when one of the judges, Polly Montgomery, is taken out of commission - permanently. The suspects include every contestant with reason to believe Polly wasn't too sweet on their sweets, including Aunt Abby's high school friend. Now Darcy must pick through an assortment of secrets to catch a killer before someone else gets a bittersweet finish.
Paw and Order: Chet and Bernie #7

Paw and Order: Chet and Bernie #7

Spencer Quinn

$22.99

Chet and Bernie pay a visit to Bernie's girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, an ace reporter living in far-off Washington, DC. She's working on a big story she can't talk about, but when her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest. Meanwhile Chet gets to know a powerful DC operative who may or may not have the goods on an ambitious politician. Soon Chet and Bernie are sucked into an international conspiracy, battling unfamiliar forces under the blinking red eyes of a strange bird that Chet notices from the get-go but seems to have slipped by everybody else. Most menacing of all is Barnum, a guinea pig with the fate of the nation in his tiny paws. As Harry Truman famously quipped, If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. Too bad he didn't get to meet Chet!
Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil: Grantchester Mystery #3

Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil: Grantchester Mystery #3

James Runcie

$19.99

It is the 1960s and Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life in Grantchester rarely stays quiet for long. Our favourite clerical detective soon attempts to stop a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting after a distracting display of nudity by a French girl in an art gallery; uncovers the fact that an 'accidental' drowning on a film shoot may not have been so accidental after all; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital in the run-up to Christmas, 1963. In the meantime, Sidney wrestles with the problem of evil, attempts to fulfil the demands of Dickens, his faithful Labrador, and contemplates, as always, the nature of love. The third in 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series - six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history - these four longer stories are guaranteed to delight the many fans of Canon Sidney Chambers.
Yarn Over Murder: Kelly Flynn #12

Yarn Over Murder: Kelly Flynn #12

Maggie Sefton

$14.95

Kelly and her knitting pals were checking out the wares at the annual Wool Market when news spread about the wildfires threatening the canyon ranches. With temperatures scorching, the alpacas belonging to Kelly's good friend Jayleen are in danger. Working fast, Kelly and her pals hightail the herd to the nearby pasture owned by rancher Andrea Holt. But their rescue mission is interrupted by a screaming match where Connie, a longtime employee of House of Lambspun, accuses Andrea of stealing her husband. Days later, Andrea is found dead at her ranch - and suspicion immediately falls on Connie. Now Kelly and her friends must untangle this yarn before Connie ends up dangling by a thread...
Bushel Full of Murder: Farmers' Market #6

Bushel Full of Murder: Farmers' Market #6

Paige Shelton

$14.95

This summer, Becca is looking forward to selling her delicious jams and preserves, but things are changing fast at the farmers' market. A fleet of food trucks has arrived for a two week visit, peddling cupcakes, tacos, chicken wings, and more - including a gourmet hot dog truck operated by Becca's own cousin, Peyton. Tensions between truck operators and market vendors over their required licenses reach a crescendo when the town's business manager is murdered. With Peyton already under suspicion of stealing money and a secret recipe from the restaurant where she worked in Arizona, the cops start grilling her as their prime suspect. Now it's up to Becca to clear her cousin and find out who at the market gave themselves a license to kill...
Catnapped!: Dead End Job #13

Catnapped!: Dead End Job #13

Elaine Viets

$14.95

The only thing celebrity Trish Barrymore and her no-account accountant husband, Mort, can agree on in their bitter divorce is shared cat custody. But when Mort is found brained by a mahogany cat tower, and Justine, their pedigreed show cat, goes missing, Trish calls on Helen and Phil. Despite a ransom note from the catnapper, Trish is still the prime murder suspect in the eyes of the police. As they await the post-mortem, it's up to Helen and Phil to find the feline filcher and let the cat out of the bag.
           
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