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Murder Wears White: Wedding Planner #2

Murder Wears White: Wedding Planner #2

Stephanie Blackmoore

$14.95
Mallory Shepard's wedding planning business is off to a shaky start when a member of the bridal family drops dead at a food tasting... Mallory hopes to unveil her new B&B just in time for her first ceremony as a wedding planner. The renovations to Thistle Park the mansion she inherited in small-town Port Quincy, Pennsylvania are almost complete. But what Mallory didn't plan on is the bride's aunt being poisoned at the wedding tasting and her perfect venue becoming a crime scene. Adding to the mystery is the discovery that this is not the first murder in the bridal family, and as Mallory becomes engaged in her own investigation she learns the man convicted of the crime may not be guilty. Now she has two crimes to solve before the bride walks down the aisle but a killer has other plans to ensure that Mallory forever holds her peace...
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The Killing in the Cafe: Fethering #17

The Killing in the Cafe: Fethering #17

Simon Brett

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The wickedly entertaining new Fethering mystery featuring chalk-and-cheese detective duo Carole and Jude Polly's Cake Shop has been a feature of the shopping parade for many years, but when its owner announces her retirement, the Fethering residents start to worry about the loss of this popular amenity. Alarmed by rumours that the cafe might become a Starbucks, a group clubs together to form the Save Polly's Cake Shop Action Committee. The plan is that Polly's should become a community venture, managed and run by volunteers from the village. Roped in to help, Jude finds the committee meetings fraught with petty power struggles, clashing personalities and monstrous egos. Matters take a turn for the worse when she and Carole come across a badly-decomposed body on Fethering beach - and uncover a link to Polly's. Not only do the two neighbours have to find out whodunit, they are also faced with the thorny question: is it possible to run a business on that most volatile of commodities - goodwill?
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Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations: Mrs Pargeter #8

Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations: Mrs Pargeter #8

Simon Brett

$44.95
Mrs Pargeter discovers the skills by which Public Relations can make evil look good in the latest wickedly entertaining mystery. It is her characteristic generosity rather than her love of animals that finds Mrs Pargeter supporting her friend, Jasmine Angold, at a charity reception for PhiliPussies, whose worthy aim is to rehabilitate stray cats from the Greek island of Atmos into caring English homes. But the evening is to have unexpected consequences. At the event, Mrs P is taken aback to meet a woman who claims to be the sister of her late husband, the much-missed Mr Pargeter. This surprising encounter leads to unwelcome digging into past secrets, the discovery of a body in Epping Forest, an eventful trip to Greece - and unexpected danger for Mrs Pargeter. In the course of her investigations, she learns the true nature of charity and the dubious skills by which Public Relations can make evil look good.
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Mission Impawsible: Paws & Claws #4

Mission Impawsible: Paws & Claws #4

Krista Davis

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Holly and her grandmother, Oma, are working their tails off to prepare the Sugar Maple Inn for an upcoming matchmaking festival for pet owners. While Holly has no interest in pairing up, Oma plans on playing Cupid and finding someone to warm her reluctant granddaughter's heart. Unfortunately, one man Holly does meet is cold - dead cold - and he has a personal letter from Oma in his pocket. As suspicion is cast over the inn's guests, Holly - with the help of her furry friends, Trixie the Jack Russell and Twinkletoes the kitten - must fetch the real killer, or she may soon have a date in court.
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Wedding Cake Murder: Hannah Swensen #19

Wedding Cake Murder: Hannah Swensen #19

Joanne Fluke

$14.95
Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married! Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It's nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn's walk-in cooler before he's even had a chance to taste Hannah's Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she'll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake!
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War and Peach: Georgia Peach #3

War and Peach: Georgia Peach #3

Susan Furlong

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Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with all the gossip about the upcoming mayoral election, but she does know the debate is sure to be a real barn burner. Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running. But before Clem can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his actual barn goes up in flames with him inside of it. The town casts its vote against Margie, but Nola isn't convinced the hardworking woman is capable of murder. Now to clear Margie's name Nola will have to work fast under pressure, before Margie gets taken in by the fuzz...
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No Cats Allowed: Cat in the Stacks #7

No Cats Allowed: Cat in the Stacks #7

Miranda James

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Mississippi librarian Charlie Harris and his cat, Diesel, are on their guard. Oscar Reilly, the new director at the Athena College library, is on a mission to cut costs and replace Charlie's fiery friend Melba with someone younger. But his biggest offense is declaring all four-legged creatures banned from the stacks. With enemies aplenty, the suspect list is long when Reilly s body is discovered in the library, but incriminating evidence throws suspicion on Melba. Now it's up to Charlie and Diesel to prove her innocence.
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Death, Taxes, and Sweet Potato Fries: Tara Holloway #11

Death, Taxes, and Sweet Potato Fries: Tara Holloway #11

Diane Kelly

$14.95
When the IRS is tasked with assisting the border patrol in pursuing unscrupulous coyotes who ve transported illegal immigrants across the border, Tara finds herself at odds. Not only must she investigate Brett Ellington, her old flame whose landscaping business employs such workers, but now Tara has to convince her new romantic partner in crime, Nick Pratt, that she doesn't still carry a torch for Brett.

Now, in addition to proving her love to her own fiance, Tara is on the hunt for a trail of bogus 1099s in the Dallas area. Someone, somewhere is using the IRS as a pawn in a cunning game of revenge. Will Tara be able to identify the culprit making the false tax reports before her sweet-potato-fry addiction forces her to get her engagement ring resized?

That is, if jealousy doesn't get the best of Nick first!
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Assault and Beret: Hat Shop #5

Assault and Beret: Hat Shop #5

Jenn McKinlay

$14.95
London milliner Vivian Tremont and her American cousin and partner, Scarlett Parker, tip their caps to their beloved shop on Portobello Road in Notting Hill and set off for Paris, where Viv can t wait to teach a hat-making class. But she has another reason to travel to the City of Light: to find the man she impulsively eloped with years ago and have their marriage annulled.  William Graham is not only handsome and charming, but he also has a glamorous job as an insurance investigator who works with priceless pieces of art, most recently a small Renoir that has been discovered in a junk shop. But when both Will and the masterpiece suddenly disappear, it s up to the ladies from London to follow the trail of clues. They ll need to hold on to their chapeaux, however, because someone is a master in the art of deception...
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Murder in an Irish Village: Irish Village #1

Murder in an Irish Village: Irish Village #1

Carlene O'Connor

$14.95
In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi's Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors and share a cup o tea. But murder has a way of killing business... Nowadays Siobhan O'Sullivan, along with her five siblings, runs the family bistro named for their mother. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O'Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned, it s up to feisty redheaded Siobhan to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.
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Murder Go Round: Witch City #4

Murder Go Round: Witch City #4

Carol J. Perry

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Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder. 

Lee prays the intrusive ESP episode was just a glimpse into the past until her policeman boyfriend reports a dead man outside the repair shop. Apparently, the unknown victim had been hot on Lee s trail since the auction. And with the horse found dismantled, it looks like he was up to no good. What s the story behind the antique equine, and could a strange bubblegum-chewing woman with fiery hair have something to do with the crime?

Guided by her gift and O'Ryan, her wise tabby cat, Lee's set on catching the murderer... before she's sent on the darkest ride of her life. 
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The Cracked Spine: Scottish Bookshop #1

The Cracked Spine: Scottish Bookshop #1

Paige Shelton

$14.95
Never an adventurer, no one was more surprised than Delaney Nichols when she packed her bags and moved halfway across the world to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine, a bookshop located in the heart of the city. Her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime, albeit a cryptic one, and Delaney can't wait to take her spot behind the desk.

The Cracked Spine is filled with everything a book lover could want, each item as eclectic as the people who work there; the spirited and lovable Rosie, who always has tiny dog Hector in tow; Hamlet, a nineteen-year-old thespian with a colored past and bright future; and Edwin, who is just as enigmatic and mysterious as Delaney expected. An extra bonus is Tom the bartender from across the street, with his cobalt eyes, and a gentle brogue-and it doesn't hurt that he looks awfully good in a kilt.

But before she can settle into her new life, a precious artifact goes missing, and Edwin's sister is brutally murdered. Never did Delaney think that searching for things lost could mean a killer, but if she's to keep her job, and protect her new friends, she'll need to learn the truth behind this Scottish tragedy.
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Bookman Dead Style: Dangerous Type #2

Bookman Dead Style: Dangerous Type #2

Paige Shelton

$14.95
The Star City Film Festival has taken the Utah ski resort town by storm. Movie stars are everywhere - including in The Rescued Word, where Clare Henry and her grandfather, Chester, restore old typewriters and books. When cinema's hottest superhero, Matt Bane, enters their store to buy some personalized notecards, it's hard not to be starstruck. But when Clare sees the police leading Matt out of The Fountain hotel in handcuffs only a few hours later, she can t believe her eyes. He is accused of killing his sister, but Clare's convinced he s wrong for that role. Can she find the real killer?
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A Wee Homicide in the Hotel: ScotShop Mystery #3

A Wee Homicide in the Hotel: ScotShop Mystery #3

Fran Stewart

$14.95
The national bestselling author of  A Wee Dose of Death  returns to Hamelin, Vermont, where Peggy Winn, owner of a Scottish-themed shop, is spectator to caber tossing, sword dancing, and just a spot of murder...  Hamelin is overflowing with tourists enjoying the Scottish-themed games and most of them are donning tartans from Peggy Winn s ScotShop. And her fourteenth-century ghostly companion, Dirk, has been indispensable, keeping an eye out for shoplifters and matching customers family names to their clan plaid.  Adding to the chaos is Big Willie, a longtime champion of the games, but not everyone is happy to have him in town. So when he misses the first event of the weekend, Peggy senses something is awry. After Willie is discovered dead in his hotel room, the victim of a bagpipe-related crime, Peggy decides it s up to her and Dirk to suss out a murderer
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Blown Away: Kite Shop #1

Blown Away: Kite Shop #1

Tate Clover

$14.95
In the all-new Kite Shop Mystery series set in the beachside community of Rock Point, Oregon, kite shop owner Emmy Adler gets swept up in a murder investigation. Emmy is finally living her dream. She's moved to the coastal town of Rock Point, Oregon, and is starting a kite business. Strings Attached features her own unique designs, inspired by everything from Picasso to Matisse's colorful cutouts. Her spirits are soaring sky-high the morning of the grand opening until she stumbles upon a dead man washed up on the beach. The body belongs to local chef Miles Logan, and the gash across his chest indicates he's been murdered. The sheriff suspects Emmy's best friend, Avery, who used to date the chef. Emmy is sure Avery would never hurt anyone, but her pal doesn't have an alibi for the night of the murder. With Avery's freedom and the fate of her kite shop up in the air, Emmy takes it upon herself to follow the string of clues and solve the murder before the real killer takes flight.
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