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Death Among the Doilies: Cora Crafts #1

Death Among the Doilies: Cora Crafts #1

Mollie Cox Bryan

$14.95
For thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful past as a counselor for a women's shelter, Cora is pouring all her talents and most of her savings into a craft retreat business, with help from close pal and resident potter Jane Starr. Between transforming her Victorian estate into a crafter's paradise and babysitting Jane's daughter, the new entrepreneur has no time for distractions. Especially rumors about the murder of a local school librarian... But when Jane's fingerprints match those found at the grisly crime scene, Cora not only worries about her friend, but her own reputation. With angry townsfolk eager for justice and both Jane's innocence and the retreat at risk, she must rely on her creative chops to unlace the truth behind the beloved librarian's disturbing demise. Because if the killer s patterns aren't pinned, Cora s handiwork could end up in stitches...
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Cheddar Off Dead: Undercover Dish #2

Cheddar Off Dead: Undercover Dish #2

Julia Buckley

$14.95
The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah s favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients. But Lilah s Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot. It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year...
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A Story to Kill: Cat Latimer #1

A Story to Kill: Cat Latimer #1

Lynn Cahoon

$14.95
Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers retreats in the big blue Victorian she s inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband! Now it's an authors getaway but Cat won't let anyone get away with murder The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and bestselling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. Cat doesn't know why he came all the way from New York, but she's glad to have him among the quirkier and far less famous attendees. Cat's high school sweetheart Seth, who's fixing up the weathered home, brings on mixed emotions for Cat some of them a little overpowering. But it's her uncle, the local police chief, whom she'll call for help when there's a surprise ending for Tom Cook in his cozy guest room. Will a killer have the last word on the new life Cat has barely begun?
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No Farm, No Foul: Farmer's Daughter #1

No Farm, No Foul: Farmer's Daughter #1

Peg Cochran

$14.95
On her blog, The Farmer's Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom Farm in the small western Michigan town of Lovett. Working the farm is demanding but peaceful until that peace is shattered when the minister's wife is murdered on Shelby's property during a fund-raiser for a local church. But the manure really hits the fan when Shelby's good friend veterinarian Kelly Thacker emerges as the prime suspect. Shelby decides to dig in and find the murderer by herself. As more suspects crop up, she ll have to move fast before someone else buys the farm.
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Dead to the Last Drop: Coffeehouse #15

Dead to the Last Drop: Coffeehouse #15

Cleo Coyle

$14.95
When the White House asks coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi to consult on a Rose Garden Wedding, she uncovers long-simmering secrets that threaten to boil over... Clare s Washington visit is off to a graceful start, when she lands a housesitting job in a Georgetown mansion and is invited to work on the Smithsonian s salute to coffee in America. Unfortunately, her new Village Blend DC is struggling until its second floor Jazz Space attracts a high-profile fan in the daughter of the President. But as Clare's stock rises, she learns a stark lesson: Washington can be murder. First a State Department employee suspiciously collapses in her coffeehouse. Then the President s daughter goes missing. After another deadly twist, Clare is on the run with her NYPD detective boyfriend. Branded an enemy of the state, she must uncover the truth before her life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness come to a bitter end.
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Cancelled by Murder: Postmistress #2

Cancelled by Murder: Postmistress #2

Jean Flowers

$14.95
Janet Cantrell, national bestselling author of the Fat Cat mysteries Cassie Miller returned to her sleepy hometown in the Berkshires to start over as the new postmistress. But she soon finds that dead letters are nothing compared to murder victims... With a massive storm about to hit North Ashcot, Massachusetts, threatening floods and widespread wind damage, Cassie is forced to close up the post office along with the rest of the local business owners and residents, who are battening down the hatches and bracing themselves for the worst. Although the storm proves not to be as bad as predicted, fabric shop owner Daisy Harmon is found dead, seemingly killed by a fallen branch. But the police quickly determine that her death had nothing to do with foul weather and everything to do with foul play. After Daisy s widowed husband approaches her to help solve his wife s murder, Cassie vows to find the killer before another innocent victim is taken by storm.
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Paint the Town Dead: Silver Six #2

Paint the Town Dead: Silver Six #2

Nancy Haddock

$14.95
Leslee Stanton Nix aka Nixy thought moving to small-town Lilyvale, Arkansas, would be about as thrilling as watching paint dry. But keeping up with her retired Aunt Sherry and her troublemaking housemates collectively known as the Silver Six has proven to be as exciting as it is exasperating. To kick off the grand opening of their craft shop, the Handcraft Emporium, Nixy and the Silver Six invite Doralee Gordon to teach a gourd painting class. Doralee s spirit gets squashed when her ex-husband crashes the class with his new fiancee, but things really get messy when the bride-to-be later turns up dead. Now it s up to Nixy and the Silver Six to use their melons to find the killer before someone else gets painted out of the picture...
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Death of a Pumpkin Carver: Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails #8

Death of a Pumpkin Carver: Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails #8

Lee Hollis

$14.95
For Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Halloween is all about costume parties and holiday treats until a killer crashes the party... This Halloween, Hayley can't imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley's determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he's in financial trouble again. Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny's moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect. To prove her ex is innocent, Hayley will have to dig deep into her own bag of tricks to unmask the real culprit... before anyone else including her ends up in the graveyard... Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!
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Digging Up the Dirt: Southern Ladies #3

Digging Up the Dirt: Southern Ladies #3

Miranda James

$14.95
Angel and Dickce Ducote, busy with plans for the Athena Garden Club's spring tour of grand old homes, are having trouble getting the other club members to help. The rest of the group is all a-flutter now that dashing and still-eligible Hadley Partridge is back to restore his family mansion. But the idle chatter soon turns deadly serious when a body turns up on the Partridge estate after a storm... The remains might belong to Hadley's long-lost sister-in-law, Callie, who everyone thought ran off with Hadley years ago. And if it's not Callie, who could it be? As the Ducotes begin uncovering secrets, they discover that more than one person in Athena would kill to be Mrs. Partridge. Now An gel and Dickce will need to get their hands dirty if they hope to reveal a killer's deep-buried motives before someone else's name is mud...
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Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything: Miss Ruffles #1

Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything: Miss Ruffles #1

Nancy Martin, mus

$14.95
When flamboyant Texas millionaire Honeybelle Hensley dies a suspicious death, everybody in town is shocked to learn that the sole beneficiary of her worldly fortune is none other than Miss Ruffles her dog. Miss Ruffles liked nothing better than terrorizing Honeybelle's many gentleman callers who came knocking at cocktail hour, to say nothing of digging up her famous rose garden after breakfast. And chasing the UPS man. And causing commotion, generally, in Mule Stop, Texas. So what gives? Martin's got a knack for gritty and funny characters and piling on the complications to keep pages spinning.
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Precious and Grace: No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17

Precious and Grace: No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17

Alexander McCall Smith

$32.99
One bright morning, Precious Ramotswe - head of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - receives a visitor: a woman from Australia. This woman asks Precious to take on a case: to find the nursemaid who raised her during her childhood in Botswana. The woman wants to thank her for being such an important part of her life. Precious has a history of successfully solving cases, but this one proves difficult and throws up a number of surprises and challenges. Back in her office, next door to the Speedy Motors Garage on Twokleng Road, Precious also has a team to manage: Mr Polopetsi, a part-time science teacher and new assistant at the agency; she mentors Charlie, a former apprentice and young man too handsome and charming for his own good - a man who has gotten himself in deep water; and then there is Precious's tumultuous but heart-warming friendship with her co-director, the fiery Grace Makutsi. Precious and Grace is a story about being a detective, the complexities of human nature, as well as lessons about gratitude and obligation.
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Candy Corn Murder: Lucy Stone #22

Candy Corn Murder: Lucy Stone #22

Leslie Meier

$14.95
Halloween is coming to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the town's annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There's the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children's Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in even a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes quite as planned... Lucy's getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and his friend Evan have been working seemingly nonstop on their potentially prize-winning pumpkin catapult. But when the day of the big contest arrives, Evan is nowhere to be found until a catapulted pumpkin busts open the trunk of the Dodge, revealing a deceased Evan... Bill is on the hook for the Halloween homicide, so Lucy knows she s got some serious sleuthing to do. With each new lead pointing her in a different direction, Lucy sees that time is quickly running out. If she wants to spook the real killer, she ll have to step into an old ghost story...
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Murder of a Cranky Catnapper: Scumble River #19

Murder of a Cranky Catnapper: Scumble River #19

Denise Swanson

$14.95
In the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Murder of an Open Book, a school psychologist has her hands full after a school board sourpuss meets a bitter end... With her morning sickness finally abated, Skye Denison-Boyd is ready to pounce on the pertinent problems she faces as Scumble River Elementary School s psychologist. After trying almost every trick in the book to aid a handful of socially awkward fourth grade boys, Skye opts for the innovative approach of pet therapy with the assistance of the local vet, a Siberian husky, and a Maine coon cat. Unfortunately, the first session only breeds disaster and draws the ire of cantankerous school board member Palmer Lynch. But Skye s worry over the episode changes to dread after Lynch is found dead in his home with the therapy cat hidden in his garage. With a clowder of questions unleashed, Skye finds herself dealing with a killer who isn t pussyfooting around
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Pumpkin Picking with Murder: Otter Lake #2

Pumpkin Picking with Murder: Otter Lake #2

Auralee Wallace

$14.95
When murder strikes in the Tunnel of Love, Erica Bloom has to rock the boat to catch a killer For a small town like Otter Lake, New Hampshire, the annual Fall Festival is a big deal: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, caramel apples, and pumpkin pies even a Tunnel of Love.

Back in her hometown, Erica Bloom is trying to enjoy herself, which includes getting better acquainted with Sheriff Grady Forrester. But when a swan boat sails out of the heart-shaped exit of the tunnel with a dead man slumped over a wing, her own romance will have to take a backseat. Speaking of love affairs, the other passenger in the boat and only witness to the elderly Mr. Masterson's swan song is not his wife. It's Erica's beloved and feisty aunt, Tweety, who quickly becomes the prime suspect. Vowing to clear Tweety, Erica teams up with her sassy BFF and self-appointed security expert Freddie Ng to solve the murder despite the objections of Grady, who's convinced the amateurs are going overboard in their investigation. And he just may be right.

But as Erica and Freddie start to dredge up long-kept small-town secrets, will they heading straight into troubled waters?
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Dead in a Flash: Family History #4

Dead in a Flash: Family History #4

Brynn Bonner

$14.95
The charming genealogical gumshoes in the cozy southern Family History Mystery series give new meaning to the old saying keep the home fires burning when their investigation into a long-ago house fire leads to a modern-day murder. It's not just politics as usual when genealogists Sophreena McClure and Esme Sabatier are hired to create scrapbook tributes for a former North Carolina senator's intricate family heritage and illustrious career. Sifting through the ashes of his past, they discover his baby brother perished in a suspicious fire that burned down his childhood home. Still saddened by his late parents steadfast conviction against all evidence to the contrary that the fire was cover for a kidnapping, the senator wants this rumor put to rest once and for all. So with only snapshots of the evidence, Soph and Esme are determined to smother all speculation about the decades-old tragedy. The party lines are drawn when a shocking present-day murder turns up new candidates for the crime including some suspects from the senator s inner circle. Are the sleuthing scrapbookers trying to pin down a killer as adept at making laws as breaking them?
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The Ghost and Mrs Fletcher: Murder, She Wrote #45

The Ghost and Mrs Fletcher: Murder, She Wrote #45

Jessica Fletcher ,  Renee Paley-Bain ,  Donald Bain

$14.95
Jessica's friend, Eve Simpson, has recently taken on the task of selling one of Cabot Cove's oldest properties. Its current occupant, Cliff Cooper, is convinced he's about to die and wants the house sold so he can give the proceeds to his grandson. But Eve's got quite a challenge on her hands. Not only is the building in deplorable condition, it is also rumoured to be haunted. When Cliff's premonition becomes a reality, some people aren't sure he died of natural causes. And Jessica must get to the bottom of his death before someone else joins the ranks of the dearly departed.
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Murder at Rough Point: Gilded Newport #4

Murder at Rough Point: Gilded Newport #4

Alyssa Maxwell

$39.99
In glittering Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, status is everything. But despite being a poorer relation to the venerable Vanderbilts, Emma Cross has shaped her own identity-as a reporter and a sleuth.

Fancies and Fashion reporter Emma Cross is sent by the Newport Observer to cover an elite house party at Rough Point, the "cottage" owned by her distant cousin Frederick Vanderbilt, which has been rented as a retreat for artists. To her surprise, the illustrious guests include her estranged Bohemian parents-recently returned from Europe-as well as a variety of notable artists, including author Edith Wharton.

But when one of the artists - an English baronet - is discovered dead at the bottom of a cliff, Rough Point becomes anything but a house of mirth. After a second guest is found murdered, no one is above suspicion-including Emma's parents.

Even as Newport police detective Jesse Whyte searches for a killer in their midst, Emma tries to draw her own conclusions - with the help of Mrs. Wharton. But with so many sketchy suspects, she'll need to canvas the crime scenes carefully, before the cunning culprit takes her out of the picture next.
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