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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?
Spellcasting In Silk: Witchcraft #7

Spellcasting In Silk: Witchcraft #7

Juliet Blackwell

$14.95

Lily would like nothing better than to relax, enjoy her friends, and take care of business at her store, which is booming thanks to San Francisco's upcoming Summer of Love Festival. But as the unofficial witchy consultant to the SFPD, she is pulled into yet another case. A woman has jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, and her apparent suicide may be connected to a suspicious botanica in the Mission District. When the police investigate the shop, they ask Lily to look into its mysterious owner, whose granddaughter also appears to be missing. As Lily searches for the truth, she finds herself confronted with a confounding mystery and some very powerful magic
Butter Off Dead: Food Lovers' Village #3

Butter Off Dead: Food Lovers' Village #3

Leslie Ann Budewitz

$14.95

As the national bestselling Food Lovers' Village Mysteries continue, the merchants of Jewel Bay, Montana, try to heat up chilly winter business with a new film festival. But their plans are sent reeling when a dangerous killer dims the lights on a local vendor...

In an attempt to woo tourists to Jewel Bay and cheer up the townies, Erin Murphy, manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers' Film Festival, filled with classic foodie flicks and local twists on favorite movie treats. But when her partner in planning, painter Christine Vandeberg, is found dead only days before the curtain rises, Erin suspects someone is attempting to stop the films from rolling.

To make matters worse, Nick - Erin's brother and Christine's beau - has top billing on the suspect list. Convinced her brother is innocent and determined that the show must go on, Erin has to find who's really to blame before Nick gets arrested or the festival gets shut down. But the closer she gets to the killer, the more likely it becomes that she'll be the next person cut from the program...
Magic and Macaroons: Magical Bakery #5

Magic and Macaroons: Magical Bakery #5

Bailey Cates

$14.95

Some Enchanted Eclair comes a tale of delicious desserts and supernatural sleuthing For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating. Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah s infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city s magical community. And with the case getting hotter by the second, Katie will have to work fast to track down the talisman and the killer before the timer runs out.
Scam Chowder: Five Ingredients #2

Scam Chowder: Five Ingredients #2

Maya Corrigan

$14.95

Val Deniston loves the historic Chesapeake Bay town where she lives with her grandfather, the Codger Cook. Running the fitness club's Cool Down Cafe - and salvaging the five-ingredient dishes Granddad messes up - keeps her busy. She's used tohis catastrophes in the kitchen, but not in the dining room... Especially when one of his dinner party guests winds up face down in the chowder. The demised diner apparently scammed Granddad's best buddy, and since the other dinner guests have suddenly clammed up, the police have all the ingredients to cook up a conviction for Granddad. With his freedom - and Val's cafe job - on the line, Val is in a sweat trying to avert a catastrophe. But dredging up old secrets might just be a recipe for murder... Includes 6 five-ingredient recipes!

Peaches and Scream: Georgia Scream #1

Peaches and Scream: Georgia Scream #1

Susan Furlong

$14.95

In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family's orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm's reputation... To help run the family peach farm during her parents' absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren't exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers' livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola's juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees. With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects - before she too becomes ripe for the killer's picking...
Death of an English Muffin: Merry Muffin #3

Death of an English Muffin: Merry Muffin #3

Victoria Hamilton

$14.95

They say one's home is one's castle, but when it comes to Wynter Castle, Merry would like it to belong to someone else. But until a buyer bites, she could use some extra dough, so she decides to take in renters. The idea pans out, and Merry's able to find a handful of tenants eager to live in a real castle. The only problem is most of them are crumby, tea-swilling old biddies. The Legion of Horrible Ladies, as Merry calls them, is led by the terribly nasty - and fabulously wealthy - Cleta Sanson. The abrasive Englishwoman keeps everyone whipped into a frenzy - until she meets an embarrassing end behind a locked door. Evidence reveals that Cleta was murdered, yet no one is privy to how the deed was done. Merry knows she must quickly find the killer before another of her guests gets greased...
The Longest Yard Sale: Garage Sale #2

The Longest Yard Sale: Garage Sale #2

Sherry Harris

$14.95

When Sarah Winston turns Ellington, Massachusetts, into New England's largest garage sale for a day, it's the small town's biggest event since the start of the Revolutionary War - but without the bloodshed. That is, until a valuable painting goes missing... and the lifeless body of an Air Force officer is found in Carol Carson's painting studio, his face perfectly framed with the murder weapon - a metal picture frame. Sarah is mad as heck that someone used her town-wide garage sale to commit a crime - and frame her good friend Carol. She is definitely on this case... but it's not easy rummaging through increasingly strange clues that point to cheating spouses, downright dirty investment schemes - even the mob. And Sarah will have to be very  careful if she wants to live to bargain another day...
Wound Up in Murder: Yarn Retreat #3

Wound Up in Murder: Yarn Retreat #3

Betty Hechtman

$14.95

In the newest Yarn Retreat Mystery, dessert chef Casey Feldstein continues to develop her hidden talents for knitting... and solving murders. With two yarn retreats in the bag, Casey is looking forward to running her third one at Cadbury by the Sea's Vista Del Mar hotel on the Monterey Peninsula. This time, each knitter will get a Mystery Bag of knitting materials to turn into a personal project. But Casey gets tangled up in another retreat at the same hotel, when the organizer and his wife have a very public spat. As Casey is delivering her baked goods later that night, she finds the woman dead in the bushes with a magician's silk scarf nearby - just like the scarf Casey's ex-boyfriend, Sammy, used during his magic act at the retreat. As Sammy takes center stage as the prime suspect, Casey and her friends will have to stitch together the clues before the real killer pulls a disappearing act... Includes knitting patterns and a recipe.
Grace Cries Uncle: Manor of Murder #6

Grace Cries Uncle: Manor of Murder #6

Julie Hyzy

$14.95

When Grace's estranged sister Liza shows up on her doorstep, the timing couldn't be worse. Grace's beloved boss and benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, has finally gotten her to agree to a DNA test to establish if he is, in fact, her uncle. If so, Grace would move from being the trusted curator and manager of Marshfield Manor to Bennett's heir. And her duplicitous sister would be right behind her in the line of inheritance. Liza is not the only mysterious visitor to arrive in town. A man claiming to be an FBI agent has shown up, and a swarm of avaricious antique collectors have descended on Emberstowne for a prestigious convention. When Bennett reveals he's in mind to acquire a secret antique and the FBI agent turns up dead, the plot thickens. And Grace can't help but wonder if Liza is at the center of it all...
Dead Men Don't Eat Cookies: Cookie Cutter Shop #6

Dead Men Don't Eat Cookies: Cookie Cutter Shop #6

Virginia Lowell

$14.95

As the national bestselling Cookie Cutter Shop mysteries return, things are heating up for Olivia Greyson, her best friend, Maddie, and the rest of the crew at The Gingerbread House - until a cold case puts their plans on ice... Olivia's mom, Ellie, is always cooking up new schemes, but her latest idea has Livie and Maddie especially excited. Ellie's converting an old boarding house into an arts and crafts school - one that, of course, houses a kitchen for those interested in baking. But right as renovations start, the workers discover a pile of bones buried within the boarding house's walls, evidence of a long forgotten crime. A silver necklace with a cookie cutter charm is found within the remains, convincing one of the workers that the bones are the remains of her father, who's been missing for over five years. Of course, Livie and Maddie can't resist the allure of investigating. But they're about to discover that digging up the secrets of the past can be deadly dangerous...
Death Under Glass: Stained Glass #2

Death Under Glass: Stained Glass #2

Jennifer McAndrews

$14.95

Georgia Kelly has made a home for herself and her stained glass business in Wenwood, New York. But not everything in the sleepy Hudson River town is as transparent as it seems... While Georgia has come to love her new hometown, her stained glass windows haven't exactly been raking in the dough. So when her best friend, Carrie, offers her the opportunity to create a made-to-order window for Wenwood's latest bed and breakfast, Georgia jumps at the chance. But when Carrie's ex-husband's office suddenly burns to the ground and Carrie's own office and apartment are robbed, Georgia has to put down her glass and cutter to get to the bottom of the trouble. Carrie insists she doesn't have enemies, but Georgia is determined to do everything in her power to find out who's targeting her friend - and why - before anyone else's life is smashed to pieces...
French Pastry Murder: Lucy Stone #21

French Pastry Murder: Lucy Stone #21

Leslie Meier

$14.95

Lucy Stone is saying Au revoir! to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and Bonjour! to Paris to take in the sights, learn how to bake authentic French pastries, and experience some  joie de vivre.  But her dreams of  la vie en rose  are put on hold when the City of Lights turns deadly... Lucy always dreamed of visiting Paris, but when renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau is discovered on death's doorstep and Lucy and her friends are detained for questioning, she's worried she'll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the Bastille. Now, if she's going to enjoy her vacation, she'll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name...
Caught Read-Handed: Read Em and Eat #2

Caught Read-Handed: Read Em and Eat #2

Terrie Farley Moran

$14.95

From the national bestselling author of Well Read, Then Dead comes the second mystery featuring Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, who bring Fort Myers Beach, Florida, residents plenty of sinful treats and killer reads at their bookstore cafe, Read Em and Eat. Happy to help her fellow bibliophiles, Sassy visits the local library with book donations for their annual fundraising sale. Unfortunately, the welcoming readers haven is in turmoil as an argument erupts between an ornery patron and new staff member, Tanya Lipscombe also known as Tanya Trouble. She may lack people skills, but everyone is shocked when she s later found murdered in her own hot tub. The man last seen arguing with Tanya is soon arrested. But Alan Mersky, a veteran with PTSD, happens to be the brother of Sassy s former boss and he s no murderer. Now it s up to Sassy and Bridgy to clear Alan s name and make sure the real killer gets booked. Includes a recipe for Miss Marple scones!
All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt: Haunted Vintage #2

All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt: Haunted Vintage #2

Rose Pressey

$14.95

When a film crew wakes up a sleepy Georgia town, murder is in fashion... Sugar Creek is all abuzz. A film is being shot on a historic plantation, and vintage clothing store owner Cookie Chanel is thrilled to provide authentic period outfits for its stars. When Cookie discovers the temperamental leading lady drowned in a pond, wearing a lovely vintage dress, she s suddenly on location for a real-life crime scene. And when a ghost says the dress belongs to her, the number of clues Cookie has to investigate rivals the size of her shoe collection. With the supernatural support of her psychic cat, Cookie must find a killer in the cast of suspects, and avoid starring in her own final scene Don t miss Cookie Chanel s Fashion Tips
Macaroni and Freeze: Comfort Food #4

Macaroni and Freeze: Comfort Food #4

Christine Wenger

$14.95

In the latest from the national bestselling author of Diners, Drive-ins, and Death, Trixie Matkowski finds herself in hot water after a killer gets cheesed off at a celebrity chef... When the library roof collapses from the harsh winter weather, diner owner and comfort food chef Trixie Matkowski decides to organize a mac-and-cheese cook-off to raise funds for repairs. Priscilla Finch-Smythe, famous TV chef and former Sandy Harbor resident, is not only available to judge the contest she s offering an appearance on her show as the grand prize. Trixie hopes that winning first place in the cook-off will help boost publicity for her Silver Bullet Diner. But when another winner is announced, and Priscilla is later found frozen in a snowbank, Trixie starts getting attention from the police instead. Now she ll have to noodle over this mystery before everything really goes to pot.
Picture Them Dead: Family History #3

Picture Them Dead: Family History #3

Brynn Bonner

$14.95

In this third cozy whodunit in the Family History Mystery series, a professional genealogist duo searches for the link between a death from long ago and a modern-day murder. As a professional genealogist, I've seen enough skeletons come dancing out of closets to get a respectable conga line formed up. But they've always been metaphorical skeletons. Until today. When genealogists Sophreena McClure and Esme Sabatier are called on by Detective Jenny Jeffers to help figure out who the corpse in the backyard of her father's house is, they reluctantly agree. Known for figuring out the unusual, Sophreena and Esme do their best to uncover the mystery behind the corpse, and the glass coffin he's buried in. Word soon spreads about the bizarre burial site, leading the people of Morningside to adopt the corpse and begin leaving mementos in memoriam for him. But when the body of a young woman is found near the memorial, the duo has another task on their hands: to dig into the past of the house's previous owners. Could the clues to a recent murder finally help this soul rest in peace?
Fatal Reservations: Key West Food Critic #6

Fatal Reservations: Key West Food Critic #6

Lucy Burdette

$14.95

In the latest Key West Food Critic mystery, Hayley Snow s beat is reviewing restaurants for Key Zest magazine. But she sets aside her knife and fork when a dear friend is accused of murder Hayley Snow looks forward to reviewing For Goodness Sake, a new floating restaurant that promises a fresh take on Japanese delicacies like flambeed grouper with locally sourced seaweed. But nearby land-based restaurateurs would rather see their buoyant competition sink. Sent to a City Commission meeting to cover the controversy, Hayley witnesses another uproar. The quirky performers of the daily Sunset Celebration are struggling to hold onto their performance space.The fight for Mallory Square has renewed old rivalries between Hayley s Tarot-card reading friend Lorenzo and a flaming-fork-juggling nemesis, Bart Frontgate but things take a deadly turn when Bart is found murdered. If Lorenzo could read his own cards, he might draw The Hanged Man. He can only hope that Hayley draws Justice as she tries to clear him of murder.
Hooked on Ewe: Scottish Highlands #2

Hooked on Ewe: Scottish Highlands #2

Hannah Reed

$14.95

Aspiring romance novelist Eden Elliott discovers the landscape isn't the only thing that's dramatic when a local woman is done in... It's early September in Glenkillen, Scotland, when American expat (and budding romance novelist) Eden Elliott is recruited by the local inspector to act as a special constable. Fortunately it's in name only, since not much happens in Glenkillen. For now Eden has her hands full with other things: preparing for the sheepdog trial on the MacBride farm - a fundraiser for the local hospice - and helping her friend Vicki with her first yarn club skein-of-the-month deliveries. Everything seems to be coming together - until the head of the welcoming committee is found strangled to death with a club member's yarn. Now Eden feels compelled to honor her commitment as constable and herd together the clues, figure out which ones are dogs, and which ones will lead to a ruthless killer...
The Troutbeck Testimony: Lake District #4

The Troutbeck Testimony: Lake District #4

Rebecca Tope

$42.95

A huge funeral for Windermere's popular resident, Barbara Dodge, is taking place and florist Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown and her new assistant, Bonnie Lawson are busy compiling wreaths in preparation. There's word of a series of sinister dognappings occurring in nearby Troutbeck and whilst taking a walk up Wansfell Pike, Simmy and her father, Russell, stumble on a dog, strangled to death - it's not long before Simmy reluctantly finds herself caught up in a murder investigation...
Crooked Herring: Elsie & Ethelred #5

Crooked Herring: Elsie & Ethelred #5

L. C. Tyler

$18.99

Ethelred Tressider, mid-list crime writer, is surprised when fellow author Henry Holiday unexpectedly turns up on his doorstep. He's even more surprised when Henry confesses that he may have committed murder while drunk on New Year's Eve. Though he has little recollection of the night, Henry fears he may have killed drinking companion and fellow crime writer Crispin Vynall, and asks Ethelred to discreetly make enquiries in order to discover the truth.
Ten Little Herrings: Elsie & Ethelred #2

Ten Little Herrings: Elsie & Ethelred #2

L. C. Tyler

$18.99

When obscure crime writer Ethelred Tressider vanishes from his home, his indefatigable agent, Elsie Thirkettle, is soon on his trail. Finding him proves surprisingly easy. Bringing him home is another matter. Having followed Ethelred to a hotel in the French Loire, she find herself confined there with him after a prominent philatelist is murdered. Elsie is torn between her natural desire to interfere in the police investigation and her urgent need to escape to the local chocolatier.
The Herring Seller's Apprentice: Elsie & Ethelred #1

The Herring Seller's Apprentice: Elsie & Ethelred #1

L. C. Tyler

$18.99

His latest novel is going nowhere, a mid-life crisis is looming and he's burdened by the literary agent he probably deserves: Elsie Thirkettle, a diminutive but determined individual who claims to enjoy neither the company of writers nor literature of any sort. But however bad things look, they can always get worse, as Ethelred discovers when his ex-wife, Geraldine, vanishes close to his Sussex home. When the disappearance becomes a murder enquiry, the police quickly decide that Geraldine Tressider has been the victim of a local serial killer.
           
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