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Kneaded to Death: Bread Shop #1

Kneaded to Death: Bread Shop #1

Winnie Archer

$14.95
Everyone swears by Yeast of Eden, the Mexican bread shop in town. But tonight, the only thing on the menu is la muerte... Struggling photographer Ivy Culpepper has lots of soul-searching to do since returning to seaside Santa Sofia, California. That is, until the thirty-six-year-old enters a bread making class at Yeast of Eden. Whether it's the aroma of fresh conchas in the oven, or her instant connection with owner Olaya Solis, Ivy just knows the missing ingredients in her life are hidden among the secrets of Olaya's bakery. But Ivy's spirits crumble when a missing classmate is suddenly discovered dead in her car. Even more devastating, the prime suspect is Olaya Solis herself. Doubting the woman could commit such a crime, Ivy embarks on a murder investigation of her own to prove her innocence and seize the real killer. As she follows a deadly trail of crumbs around town, Ivy must trust her gut like never before - or someone else could be toast!
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Death of a Nurse: Hamish Macbeth #31

Death of a Nurse: Hamish Macbeth #31

M. C. Beaton

$14.95
M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....
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Death of a Ghost: Hamish Macbeth #32

Death of a Ghost: Hamish Macbeth #32

M. C. Beaton

$39.99
There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it's some children or maybe the local lads going there to smoke pot, or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Hamish says to his policeman, Charlie 'Clumsy' Carson, that they will both spend a night there. The keening wind explains the ghostly noises, but when Charlie falls through the floor, Hamish finds the body of a dead man propped up in a corner of the cellar. After Charlie is airlifted to the hospital, Chief Detective Inspector Blair arrives to investigate the body, but there is none to be found. Dismissed as a drunk making up stories, Hamish has to find and identify the body and its killer before the ghost can strike again.
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Death by Chocolate Lab: Lucky Paws Petsitting #1

Death by Chocolate Lab: Lucky Paws Petsitting #1

Bethany Blake

$14.95
Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn't like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne's sister, Piper - Steve's latest wronged girlfriend. Certain that Piper is innocent, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, Daphne sets out to clear her sister's name - and find Axis, Steve's prize-winning chocolate Labrador, who went missing the night of Steve's death. Aided by Socrates, her taciturn basset hound, and a hyperactive one-eared Chihuahua named Artie, Daphne quickly runs afoul of Detective Jonathan Black, a handsome and enigmatic newcomer to town, who has no appreciation for Daphne's unorthodox sleuthing. Can a free-spirited pet sitter, armed only with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and her two incompatible dogs, find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?
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The Silence of the Flans: Emergency Dessert Squad #2

The Silence of the Flans: Emergency Dessert Squad #2

Laura Childs

$14.95
The second delectable Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery from the national bestselling author of Eclair and Present Danger. Baker Winnie Johnson does her best work when the heat is on. As owner of the Emergency Dessert Squad, she has a deft touch in the kitchen and a soft spot for lost causes. So when her business professor beau Jay Morgan expresses misgivings over having to fail one of his fourth-year students, Winnie cooks up a sweet solution. She'll offer an extra credit opportunity in exchange for a little help with her growing business. But when her protege's first dessert delivery poisons a student journalist, the publicity threatens to burn Winnie's business to a crisp. Now the entrepreneur-turned-detective must uncover the ingredients behind a recipe for murder before she crumbles under pressure...
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Fatality by Firelight: Cat Latimer #2

Fatality by Firelight: Cat Latimer #2

Lynn Cahoon

$14.95
Cat Latimer's Colorado bed-and-breakfast plays host to writers from all over. But murder is distinctly unwelcome... To kick off a winter writing retreat, Cat and her handyman boyfriend, Seth, escort the aspiring authors to a nearby ski resort, hoping some fresh cold air will wake up their creative muses. But instead of hitting the slopes, they hit the bar - and before long, a tipsy romance novelist named Christina is keeping herself warm with a local ski bum who might have neglected to tell her about his upcoming wedding. Next thing Cat knows, her uncle, the town sheriff, informs her that the young man's been found dead in a hot tub - and Christina shows up crying and covered in blood. Now, between a murder mystery, the theft of a rare Hemingway edition, and the arrival of a black-clad stranger in snowy Aspen Hills, Cat's afraid everything's going downhill...
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Date with Death: Dales Detective #1

Date with Death: Dales Detective #1

Julia Chapman

$19.99
Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force, and returns to his hometown of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up the Dales Detective Agency while he fights to clear his name. However, the people of Bruncliffe aren't that welcoming to a man they see as trouble. Delilah Metcalfe, meanwhile, is struggling to keep her business, the Dales Dating Agency, afloat - as well as trying to control her wayward Weimaraner dog, Tolpuddle. Then when Samson gets his first case, investigating the supposed suicide of a local man, things take an unexpected turn, and soon he discovers a trail of deaths that lead back to the door of Delilah's agency. With suspicion hanging over someone they both care for, the two feuding neighbours soon realize that they need to work together to solve the mystery of the dating deaths. But working together is easier said than done...
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Devonshire Scream: Tea Shop #17

Devonshire Scream: Tea Shop #17

Laura Childs

$14.95
Catering a trunk show at Heart s Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museum curators, and private collectors will be there to sip some of Theo s best blends. Unfortunately, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems on display, and then disappear almost as quickly as they arrived leaving a dead body in their wake. Theo gets involved in the case after her friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart s Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary. Though the FBI believes this smash and grab is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to home...
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Booked to Die: Cliff Janeway #1

Booked to Die: Cliff Janeway #1

John Dunning

$24.99
Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he's an avid collector of rare and first editions.

Bobby Westfall is a local bookscout, a gentle and quiet man who has sold enough valuable books to keep himself and his cats fed and housed. When Bobby is murdered, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway's wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge.

Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshop-all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. When prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now Janeway's life is about to change in profound and shocking ways as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.
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Design for Murder: Murder, She Wrote #45

Design for Murder: Murder, She Wrote #45

Jessica Fletcher ,  Donald Bain ,  Renee Paley-Bain

$14.95
Jessica Fletcher's been invited to New York Fashion Week to see a show from Cabot Cove's own Xandr Ebon. But after two models die it's clear someone had fatal designs, and the police think it's Xandr. Jessica knows that her crime-solving instincts are going to be put to the test if she's to exonerate the designer. But the fashion industry's egos, conflicts of interest, spiteful accusations, and secrets mean she'll have to work especially hard to uncover the real killer. Or another death could happen in a New York minute.
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A Ghostly Mortality: Ghostly Southern #6

A Ghostly Mortality: Ghostly Southern #6

Tonya Kappes

$14.95
That ghost sure looks... familiar Only a handful of people know that Emma Lee Raines, proprietor of a small-town Kentucky funeral home, is a Betweener. She helps ghosts stuck between here and the ever-after-murdered ghosts. Once Emma Lee gets them justice they can cross over to the great beyond. But Emma Lee's own sister refuses to believe in her special ability. In fact, the Raines sisters have barely gotten along since Charlotte Rae left the family business for the competition. After a doozy of an argument, Emma Lee is relieved to see Charlotte Rae back home to make nice. Until she realizes her usually snorting, sarcastic, family-ditching sister is a... ghost. Charlotte Rae has no earthly idea who murdered her or why. With her heart in tatters, Emma Lee relies more than ever on her sexy beau, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross... because this time, catching a killer means the Raines sisters will have to make peace with each other first.
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Cold Pressed Murder: Olive Grove #2

Cold Pressed Murder: Olive Grove #2

Kelly Lane

$14.95
It;s the pits for the attendees of the annual Farm Family Fare in Abundance, Georgia, when olive oil farmer Eva Knox finds herself in the middle of a murder case... Eva and the residents of Knox Plantation are oozing with excitement over the activities planned for the Farm Family Fare. The weekend event consists of two days of tours, exhibitions, music, tastings, and, most important, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs from the Chow Network. The enthusiasm, however, begins to dribble away after one of the star chefs goes missing and is later found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck. The scandal gets messier after the police discover that Eva s sister Daphne spent the night with the victim right before he died, making her the prime suspect for his murder. It s up to Eva, with the help of her other sister, Pep, and her best friend, Precious, to track down the real killer before Daphne finds herself squeezed into handcuffs... INCLUDES RECIPES!
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Gone with the Twins: League of Literary Ladies #5

Gone with the Twins: League of Literary Ladies #5

Kylie Logan

$14.95
The League of Literary Ladies is currently enjoying Margaret Mitchell's saga of the South, Gone with the Wind. But there's one situation on South Bass Island that they wish would simply blow over. Kidnapped as teenagers, the children of a famous movie star are now media darlings after a miraculous escape. What's next for the celebrity twins? They're opening an over-the-top B and B called Tara on South Bass Island, and frankly, they don't give a damn about the competition including Bea Cartwright's own beloved inn. The other members of the League Chandra, Kate, and Luella are turning scarlet. But when local realtor Vivian Frisk is found murdered, and the suspects include Chandra, who lost her beau to the frisky Vivian, the Ladies rally to her defense. They may have to skim a few chapters of the Civil War soap opera and focus on bringing justice to the island they call home...
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Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder: Ellie Avery Mystery #9

Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder: Ellie Avery Mystery #9

Sara Rosett

$14.95
After agreeing to help plan her sister-in-law Summer's destination wedding on one of Georgia's beautiful barrier islands, organizer Ellie Avery finds her biggest challenge is to prevent two mothers-in-law from killing each other. It comes as a complete surprise, then, when it's another member of the wedding party who's actually murdered... Worried that Summer was the intended victim, Ellie vows to get to the truth so the beaming bride can walk down the aisle without fearing she'll never reach the altar... What places air force wife Ellie Avery at the top of my list are the poignant descriptions of what military families face every day.
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Roux the Day: Dinner Club #2

Roux the Day: Dinner Club #2

Linda Wiken

$14.95
In the latest mystery from the author of Toasting Up Trouble, the Culinary Capers dinner club is back in business when a charity casino event makes a real killing... Event planner Jennifer J.J. Tanner is planning a cruise ship casino night - and she's really going overboard. She even arranged for radio DJ Connor Mac and TV personality Miranda Myers to help the good times roll. But the party comes to a screeching halt when Miranda is found dead on the main deck... With a boatload of suspects, the police focus in on J.J., who, though recently linked with Connor, never knew he was once engaged - to Miranda. With Half Moon Bay's gossip mill running full tilt, J.J. turns to her fellow dinner club members to help fish for clues and keep herself out of hot water...
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Hiss and Hers: Agatha Raisin #22

Hiss and Hers: Agatha Raisin #22

M. C. Beaton

$19.99
Agatha has fallen in love - again. This time it's the local gardener, George Marston, she has her eye on. But competition for his attention abounds. With her shameless determination Agatha will do anything to get her man - including footing the bill for a charity ball in town just for the chance to dance with him. But when George is a no-show Agatha goes looking for him - and finds he has been murdered, having been bitten by a poisonous snake and buried in a compost heap. Agatha and the rest of her crew plunge into an investigation and discover that George had quite a complicated love life. And if Agatha now can't have George, at least she can have the satisfaction of confronting those women who have and finding a murderer in the process.
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