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In the Drink: Mack's Bar #3

In the Drink: Mack's Bar #3

Allyson K Abbott

$14.95

Mack's Bar and its crime-solving clientele are quickly gaining notoriety for helping solve some high-profile cases. But Mack is learning the hard way that not all press is good press.

By day, Mackenzie  Mack  Dalton is the proprietress of a popular Milwaukee watering hole. But after last call, she uses her unique cocktail of extra perceptive senses to help solve some of the city's most grisly homicides. Now, Mack and her barstool detectives are happy to help when Tiny, one of the bar's newest patrons, asks them to look into his sister's murder. Though the case has gone cold, Mack s heightened senses quickly put her on the killer's trail.

But when a throng of reporters intrigued by her talents descends on Mack s Bar, her efforts are muddled as a real-life Moriarty begins putting her infamous skills to the test, leaving Mack feeling shaken and stirred.
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Murder in the Paperback Parlor: Book Retreat #2

Murder in the Paperback Parlor: Book Retreat #2

Ellery Adams

$14.95

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed. Rosamund had as many enemies as she did admirers, including envious fellow novelists, a jealous former lover, and dozens of angry fans. It's up to Jane, with the help of her book club, the Cover Girls, to catalogue the list of suspects and find a heartless killer quickly - before the murderer writes someone else off...
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Black Day at the Bosphorus Cafe: Rex Tracey #3

Black Day at the Bosphorus Cafe: Rex Tracey #3

M. H. Baylis

$19.99

When a Kurdish activist plunges in flames from the top floor of Shopping City, it's assumed to be a political protest. But local reporter Rex Tracey, who knew the dead girl, thinks there's more to the story.

Activist she was, but she was also looking forward to the trip of a lifetime, she'd disappeared a week before her final gesture, and she'd been in touch with a whistle-blowing local government officer, who pretty soon ends up dead himself. Rex, facing disciplinary action at work, and preparing to say goodbye to his wife, is swiftly sucked into a world of honour killings, corrupt councillors, and clashing traditions.

Meanwhile, an attractive Cypriot doctor arrives in Haringey on a mission to heal the ancient rifts between the Greek and Turkish communities. But is she on official business, or settling old scores?
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Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist: Agatha Raisin #6

Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist: Agatha Raisin #6

M. C. Beaton

$19.99

Cold-blooded murder heats up Agatha's summer holiday! Agatha travels to Cyprus, only to contend with her estranged fiance, an egregious group of truly terrible tourists, and a string of murders... In this sixth entertaining outing Agatha leaves the sleepy Cotswold village of Carsely to pursue love - and finds a murderer. Spurned at the altar, she follows her fleeing fiance James Lacey to Cyprus, where, instead of enjoying the honeymoon they'd planned, they witness the killing of an obnoxious tourist in a disco. Intrigue and a string of murders surround the unlikely couple, in a plot as scorching as the Cypriot sun!
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Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death: Agatha Raisin #7

Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death: Agatha Raisin #7

M. C. Beaton

$19.99

Agatha Raisin's neighbouring village of Ancombe is usually the epitome of quiet rural charm, but the arrival of a new mineral-water company - which intends to tap into the village spring - sends tempers flaring and divides the parish council into two stubborn camps. When Agatha, who just happens to be handling the PR for the water company, finds the council chairman murdered at the basin of the spring, tongues start wagging. Could one of the council members have polished off the chairman before he could cast the deciding vote? Poor Agatha, still nursing a bruised heart from one of her unsuccessful romantic encounters, must get cracking, investigate the councillors and solve the crime.
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Malice at the Palace: Royal Spyness #9

Malice at the Palace: Royal Spyness #9

Rhys Bowen

$40.90  $36.80

Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn't one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing.

While my beau Darcy is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the Queen - especially one that includes lodging. The King's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London and, above all, dispel any rumors about George's libertine history.

Perhaps that last bit isn't so simple. George is known for his many affairs with women as well as men - including the great songwriter Noel Coward. But things truly get complicated when I search the Palace for a supposed ghost only to encounter an actual dead person: a society beauty said to have been one of Prince George's mistresses. Nothing spoils a royal wedding more than murder, and the Queen wants the whole matter hushed.

But as the investigation unfolds - and Darcy, as always, turns up in the most unlikely of places - the investigation brings us precariously close to the prince himself.
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Better Homes and Corpses: Hamptons Home & Garden #1

Better Homes and Corpses: Hamptons Home & Garden #1

Kathleen Bridge

$14.95

After Meg Barrett found her fiance still had designs on his ex-wife, she decided it was time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden magazine, she fled Manhattan for Montauk, only to find decorating can sometimes lead to detecting...

In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives - she learns how the other half dies. Jillian's mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered. Someone has staged a coup. When she helps a friend inventory the Spensers' estate for the insurance company, Meg finds herself right in the thick of things.

Cataloging valuable antiques and art loses its charm when Meg discovers that the Spenser family has been hiding dangerous secrets, which may have furnished a murderer with a motive. As Meg gets closer to the truth, the killer will do anything to paint her out of the picture...
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Berried Secrets: Cranberry Cove #1

Berried Secrets: Cranberry Cove #1

Peg Cochran

$14.95

When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove - a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan - to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body. It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was deployed overseas, had some juicy secrets that soon prove fatal, and Jeff is ripe for the picking as a prime suspect. Forming an uneasy alliance with her high-maintenance stepmother, Monica has her hands full trying to save the farm while searching for a killer. Culbert made plenty of enemies in the quaint small town... but which one was desperate enough to kill?
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A Dish Best Served Cold: Italian Kitchen #3

A Dish Best Served Cold: Italian Kitchen #3

Rosie Genova

$14.95

At the Casa Lido, the end of summer means a party, and hit whodunit writer Victoria Vic Rienzi and her family are cooking like crazy for the restaurant's seventieth anniversary celebration. As they chop onions and garlic, old family friend Pete Petrocelli stops by, saying he knows something that would make for a good mystery novel. Curious, Vic asks Nonna to elaborate on Pete's claim and learns of a relative who mysteriously disappeared back in Italy... The night of the party brings a crowd - and a full throttle hurricane. When the storm finally passes, everyone thinks they're in the clear - until the first casualty is found, and it's Pete. Remembering his visit, Vic isn't certain Pete's death was an accident and decides to dig deeper into his story. What she finds is meatier than Nonna's sauce...
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Fudging the Books: Cookbook Nook #4

Fudging the Books: Cookbook Nook #4

Daryl Wood Gerber

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Pirate Week is sweeping through Crystal Cove and keeping Jenna Hart and her bookstore, the Cookbook Nook, plenty busy. But she's not too swamped to also host the local Chocolate Cookbook Club's meeting - especially because the guest of honor is her friend, candy maker and cookbook author Coco Chastain. Jenna whips up a delicious event amidst the rowdy festivities, but the mood is soon broken by robberies, simmering tempers, and a dead body - Coco's editor, Alison. The suspects turn out to be more plentiful than a pot full of gold doubloons, so to prove Coco isn't responsible for the dastardly deed, Jenna will have to stir up some clues and figure out who's the real sticky-fingered killer...
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Laying Down the Paw: Paw Enforcement #3

Laying Down the Paw: Paw Enforcement #3

Diane Kelly

$14.95

Police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner are back - with a vengeance.

When a raging tornado hits Forth Worth, Megan's squad car is flipped over - and her devoted police dog, Brigit, is not amused. But that's not all that's upside-down. The streets are littered with looters - and members of a violent street gang - and no local business is safe. It's time to get back on all fours and see that the job of protecting the public is done.

But Megan, outmanned and outgunned, has no choice but to let the gang members get away. Later, when she learns that one of them is a suspect in an unsolved murder case, Megan is determined to see that justice is served. But will she end up in the doghouse? Her investigation has her and Brigit barking up the wrong tree at every turn.

Meanwhile, a killer's on the loose... who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
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Dream a Little Scream: Dream Club #2

Dream a Little Scream: Dream Club #2

Mary Kennedy

$14.95

Behind her down-home folksy persona, celebrity chef Sonia Scott is a real Dixie diva who's made plenty of enemies in her climb to the top of the culinary world. One of them is the newest member of the Dream Club, Etta Mae Beasley, who claims Sonia stole her family's recipes and used them in her latest cookbook. After Sonia's suspicious death from anaphylactic shock at a book signing held at Taylor and Ali's retro candy store, Etta's revelation sows seeds of doubt in Taylor Blake's mind. Now the Dream Club needs to put their heads together to determine if one of their own decided to give the chef her just desserts...
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Revenge of the Chili Queens: Chili Cook-Off #3

Revenge of the Chili Queens: Chili Cook-Off #3

Kylie Logan

$14.95

Everyone in San Antonio remembers the Alamo, but how many remember the Chili Queens? Back in the early twentieth century, these spicy senoras sold their lip-smacking chili in plazas all around the city. Now, as part of the Chili Showdown, Maxie and her half-sister, Sylvia, are dressing up as the Chili Queens to raise money for charity. But someone wasn't feeling too charitable toward a local troubadour, who is murdered at the fundraiser. When their friend Nick Falcone, head of security for the Showdown, actually becomes the prime suspect, it's up to Maxie and Sylvia to turn the heat up on a killer, who's planning a chili reception for them...
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Death at the Alma Mater: St Just Mystery #3

Death at the Alma Mater: St Just Mystery #3

G. M. Malliet

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St. Michael's College, Cambridge, is prestigious, stately - and in frightful disrepair. To replenish its dwindling coffers, the College's Master holds a fundraising weekend for wealthy alums. But all goes awry when the glamorous - and despised - Lexy Laurant is found strangled on the grounds. There's a lengthy list of likely suspects: Lexy's debt-ridden Latino lover, her titled ex-husband who left her for another woman, and a garrulous oil-rich Texan with something to hide, among others. As Detective Chief Inspector St. Just weighs clashing egos, he discovers unsavoury secrets... and a shocking twist.
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Gone But Knot Forgotten: Quilting Mysteries #3

Gone But Knot Forgotten: Quilting Mysteries #3

Mary Marks

$14.95

Sorting through the estate of a wealthy recluse may sound like a fascinating task, but when the skeletons in the closets turn out to be real, Martha and her quilting pals wish they'd stuck to basting and batting... Martha Rose is stunned when she hears that her best friend from high school has passed away. Her shock doubles when she learns that Harriet Oliver made her the executor of her estate. But when investigators determine that Harriet was murdered, Martha recruits her fellow quilters to help find the culprit. She's mastered the art of piecing together blocks to create intricate quilts, but piecing together her friend's murder will prove far more challenging...
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Loom and Doom: Weaving #4

Loom and Doom: Weaving #4

Carol Ann Martin

$14.95

Della and her friend Jenny are remodeling Dream Weaver, turning their shared business space into two separate shops. But after the work is completed, building inspector Howard Swanson refuses to grant Jenny the permit to reopen her coffee shop. Determined to get to the bottom of the hold-up, Della heads to Howard's office to defend Jenny's livelihood, only to find the inspector dead - and the police spinning a yarn about Della being responsible. Although Della's boyfriend, Matthew, an ex-FBI criminologist, claims there's no need to worry, Della is convinced that the cops have it in for her. Now she must nab the real killer before she's shuttled off to jail...
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A Little Night Murder: Blackbird Sisters #10

A Little Night Murder: Blackbird Sisters #10

Nancy Martin

$14.95

Nora Blackbird gets the scoop as she turns the spotlight on a killer in the latest from the author of  Little Black Book of Murder...

While a pregnant Nora relaxes in her best friend's Bucks County pool, she doesn't have far to look for her next big story. A Broadway show is in rehearsal next door at the home of the legendary late composer  Toodles  Tuttle. His diva widow, Boom Boom, reigns over his estate with an iron fist. She has also racked up a chorus line of enemies, so the old broad's death is a hotly anticipated event. But imagine everyone's dismay when it's her beloved daughter, Jenny, who drops dead just as the lights are set to go on for the lucrative new Toodles musical.

Eager to investigate, Nora must first deal with the dramatic interludes of her sisters' love lives and also keep her cool during a visit from her mobster boyfriend's mother. Only then can she finally bring the curtain down on a daring killer...
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The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency: Hettie Bagshot #1

The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency: Hettie Bagshot #1

Mandy Morton

$18.99

Hettie Bagshot has bitten off more than any cat could chew. As soon as she launches her No. 2 Feline Detective Agency, she's bucketed into a case: Furcross, home for slightly older cats, has a nasty spate of bodysnatching, and three of the residents have been stolen from their graves.Hettie and her sidekick, Tilly, set out to reveal the terrible truth. Is Nurse Mogadon involved in a deadly game? Has the haberdashery department of Malkin and Sprinkle become a mortuary? And what flavour will Betty Butter's pie of the week be?In a haze of catnip and pastry, Hettie steers the Furcross Case to its conclusion, but will she get there before the body count rises - and the pies sell out.
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If Onions Could Spring Leeks: Country Cooking School #5

If Onions Could Spring Leeks: Country Cooking School #5

Paige Shelton

$14.95

With summer tourists flocking to Broken Rope, locals volunteer to keep chaos to a minimum. Old West skits are running smoothly, actors are behaving, and stagecoach rides are more popular than ever, but when a spectral visitor appears by ghost train, it's a job only Betts and Gram can handle. Gram soon starts having nightmares about their ghostly visitor's demise. And if a ghost and the hot summer weather weren't making things sticky enough, one of the town's volunteers - a man notorious for having more than his fair share of ex-wives - is murdered. When Jerome, Bett's otherworldly friend, makes an unsettling appearance, this simmering double mystery becomes a recipe for disaster. Includes delicious recipes!
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Drape Expectations: Caprice De Luca #4

Drape Expectations: Caprice De Luca #4

Karen Rose Smith

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These days, home stager Caprice De Luca's calendar is a full house. Her grandmother's health is failing, her wayward uncle is stirring the pot, and she's torn between two equally eligible suitors. With so much drama in her personal life, Caprice is grateful to have Ace Richland, a former 80s rock star, ask her to stage his girlfriend's house. But Alanna Goodwin is a tough customer who balks at Caprice's ideas and all but commandeers the staging. Caprice almost isn't surprised when the snappish Southern belle is strangled to death with a tieback from her tacky velvet drapes. But just as she draws back the curtains on the truth, Caprice realizes she may be next on a murderer's set list...
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The Cat, the Sneak and the Secret: Cats in Trouble #7

The Cat, the Sneak and the Secret: Cats in Trouble #7

Leann Sweeney

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Jillian Hart and Tom are finally tying the knot, but first they need to make sure Tom's stepson, Finn, is as comfortable as possible in the lake house they will all call home. So when it becomes clear that Finn has fallen for a pretty cat from the Mercy Animal Sanctuary, Jillian and Tom readily agree to make room for one more - even though the tortoiseshell kitty is a notorious kleptomaniac. So far, the cat has sneaked out of the adoption center time after time, bringing back trinkets, shoelaces, and socks. But when she brings back an antique locket, Finn enlists Tom's and Jillian's sleuthing skills. They hope to return the treasured item to its owner, but their search for answers is sidetracked when a body is found. Still, their sneaky cat's find may just lead them to a killer...
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Crushed Velvet: Material Witness #2

Crushed Velvet: Material Witness #2

Diane Vallere

$14.95

With opening day of Material Girl approaching, Poly is stocking up on lush fabrics, colorful notions, and best of all, a proprietary weave of velvet. But upon delivery, it's not quite the blend she expected, being ninety-percent silk and ten-percent corpse. Crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. His wife, Genevieve, local tea shop owner and close friend of Poly, is the prime suspect. Granted, Phil may not have been the perfect husband, but surely Genevieve had no reason to kill him! There's just the small matter of Genevieve's own incriminating confession: I'm afraid I killed my husband. Now, as Material Girl's grand opening looms, Poly is torn between a friendship pulling apart at the seams - and finding a smooth killer with a velvet touch...
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