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A Fatal Chapter: Booktown #9

A Fatal Chapter: Booktown #9

Lorna Barrett

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While out walking Sarge, her sister's bichon frise, bookshop owner Tricia Miles is led by the agitated dog to a man lying in a gazebo. She's startled when she recognizes Pete Renquist, the president of the Stoneham Historical Society, who appears to be suffering from cardiac arrest. When Pete later dies at the hospital, the discovery of a suspicious bruise and a puncture mark on his arm suggests he may have been murdered.
 
Haunted by Pete's enigmatic last words to her, Tricia begins to consider who had a motive to kill her friend. Did Pete take his flirting too far, only to have a jealous husband teach him a lesson? Or did he discover something in the town's historical records that his killer wanted kept secret? Tricia is determined to get to the bottom of things before someone else becomes history
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Death of a Liar: Hamish Macbeth #32

Death of a Liar: Hamish Macbeth #32

M. C. Beaton

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Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.
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Gone with the Witch: Wishcraft #6

Gone with the Witch: Wishcraft #6

Heather Blake

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Darcy and her dog Missy are determined to put their best foot forward at the Enchanted Village's annual pet contest. So when the show's organiser hires Darcy to keep an eye on things among growing suspicions that someone is sabotaging the event, she's glad to lend a hand. But her quest for justice is thrown off the scent when her lead suspect is found dead and someone begins snatching up prize-winning pets. Now to protect the pampered participants, Darcy must sniff out a thief fast before she becomes the next victim of a killer determined to stop her dead in her tracks.
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Hearse and Gardens: Hamptons Home and Gardens #2

Hearse and Gardens: Hamptons Home and Gardens #2

Kathleen Bridge ,  Kathleen Bridge Greenstein

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To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she's trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from the massive Montauk estate of wealthy art broker Harrison Falks. But the job takes a terrifying turn when Meg discovers a skeleton in a hidden room in one of the estate's many bungalows. The remains turn out to be those of Harrison's son, who went missing nearly twenty years ago - along with one of his father's Warhol paintings. As Meg delves into the Hamptons' pop art past, she gets drawn into the sketchy goings-on and family drama at the estate. But when Meg makes no bones about solving the crime, she just might become the subject of the killer's next installation.
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Ripped from the Pages: Bibliophile #9

Ripped from the Pages: Bibliophile #9

Kate Carlisle

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While Brooklyn temporarily stays with her parents in Northern California, she visits the caves hidden deep under their commune. A room is unearthed, revealing a treasure trove of artwork, rare books and cases of wine, a chest of jewellery. and a perfectly mummified body. They also find a secret map leading to even more valuables. Word of the explosive find draws in reporters, art appraisers, questions and complications. Soon Brooklyn decides to do a little excavating of her own and solve the mystery of the treasure before anyone else is written off.
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Berry the Hatchet: Cranberry Cove #2

Berry the Hatchet: Cranberry Cove #2

Peg Cochran

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The entire town of Cranberry Cove is popping with excitement. Monica Albertson is baking cranberry goodies by the dozen and shopkeepers are decking out their storefronts for the first annual Winter Walk - an event dreamed up by the mayor to bring visitors to the town during a normally dead time of year. But it's the mayor who turns up dead during the grand opening ceremony, his lifeless body making its entrance in a horse-drawn sleigh. Monica's mother and stepmother quickly become the prime suspects when it's discovered that the mayor was dating both of them, and to make things worse, her half brother Jeff uncovers a clue buried near one of the bogs on Sassamanash Farm. Now it's up to Monica to find out who really put the mayor on ice.
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Catch as Cat Can: Sunny & Shadow #5

Catch as Cat Can: Sunny & Shadow #5

Claire Donally

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When a new seafood shop opens in Kittery Harbor, Maine, Sunny's tomcat Shadow is on the hunt for tasty treats - until Sunny discovers a cold-blooded killer's catch of the day.

Neil Garret is new to town, but his seafood shop is already going belly up. Working next door, former reporter Sunny Coolidge can't help noticing the telltale signs. But checking on Neil one morning reveals something far worse for business than a lack of inventory - a mysterious man lies murdered in his freezer.

Sunny's boyfriend, Chief Investigator Will Price, nets Neil as the prime suspect. But even when Sunny learns about Neil's secret past, the open-and-shut case seems fishy. Now it's up to Sunny to find the real culprit and get Neil off the hook.
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Bone to Be Wild: Sarah Booth Delaney #15

Bone to Be Wild: Sarah Booth Delaney #15

Carolyn Haines

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Sarah Booth Delaney is heartbroken: her fiance Graf Milieu has decided to move to Hollywood for good, leaving their relationship dead on the vine. Sarah Booth has a perfect distraction, however, in the form of a party her best friends are throwing: the Black and Orange Halloween ball in New Orleans. She plans to dance the night away to the swinging tunes of her old flame Scott Hampton's blues band. But just as the party gets going, Scott receives a mysterious message that threatens his life and the lives of his bandmates.
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All Murders Final!: Sarah Winston Garage Sale #3

All Murders Final!: Sarah Winston Garage Sale #3

Sherry Harris

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Her Next Sale When Sarah Winston started the virtual garage sale, it seemed like a keystroke of genius and the next logical step in her business. No more collapsing card tables and rainy-day washouts. But what began as a fun way to run garage sales during the long New England winter has become a nightmare of managing people and putting out fires. Online, she can avoid the crowds - but not the crazies. May Be Her Last She certainly never bargained on dealing with frightening threats. And when a client is murdered, it's time for Sarah to swallow her pride and seek the help of her ex - C.J. Hooker, chief of police. Forging a tense alliance, they search - online and off - for the killer. But solving this crime before someone else gets tagged seems virtually impossible...
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Don't Go Home: Death on Demand #25

Don't Go Home: Death on Demand #25

Carolyn Hart

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Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon and former Broward s Rock resident Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, Don t Go Home. But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should take his own advice. Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review. As Annie attempts damage control, her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith. It s a fight Annie won t soon forget especially after the author turns up dead. Despite an array of suspects to match Griffith s cast of characters and a promise to her husband, Max, to steer clear of sleuthing Annie s not about to let the police throw the book at her friend when the real killer remains at large...
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Seams Like Murder: Crochet #10

Seams Like Murder: Crochet #10

Betty Hechtman

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Knitting and crocheting books are selling like crazy at the bookstore where Molly works, so to keep the customers coming, she sets up a series of classes where the Tarzana Hookers can pass on their skills to others: a Yarn University. The only problem is the teacher of the most popular seminar - Sheila - is getting a massive case of stage fright about being in front of a crowd. To ease Sheila's nerves, the Hookers plan a practice class at crocheter CeeCee's mansion. But before the lesson begins, Molly and the gang stumble upon a dead body in the apartment above CeeCee's garage. Now, Molly must unravel the clues to find a killer quickly - or school might be out forever...
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Mrs. Malory and Death Is a Word: Mrs Mallory #21

Mrs. Malory and Death Is a Word: Mrs Mallory #21

Hazel Holt

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In the wake of a reporter's death, biographer Sheila Malory must dig through the remnants of his life to discover the devil in the details...
 
Sheila's friend, larger-than-life Eva Jackson, has returned to the village of Taviscombe after losing her husband, Alan. A foreign correspondent, Alan reported on dangerous stories around the world from Libya to Afghanistan-but the cause of his death was more mundane: kidney failure in a London hospital. Still, he led a storied life, and much of his past lies in his writings, papers, and books now boxed away in Eva's garage.
 
After Eva decides to compile a book of Alan's unpublished works, a fire mysteriously breaks out in the garage. Then Eva meets a suspicious end, leading Sheila to wonder if there's a killer at large in their charming Devon countryside...
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Against the Paw: Paw Enforcement #4

Against the Paw: Paw Enforcement #4

Diane Kelly

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Police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner are on the lookout for a convict who has been unleashed... Megan has her sights set on finding a convicted burglar who s broken his parole, and she has the perfect partner to help sniff him out. Unfortunately, her shepherd-mix Brigit s dog bowl is already full. A Peeping Tom has been spotted in an affluent Fort Worth neighborhood and concerned citizens are looking for a few good watchdogs. To catch the creep, residents start enlisting volunteers to beef up their Neighborhood Watch group. Which is fine with Megan. She needs to focus on catching a burglar who s still at large. But when the Peeping Tom patrol grows into a virtual vigilante mob, Megan and Brigit have to jump in paws first before some very angry people take the law into their own hands.
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Irish Stewed: Ethnic Eats #1

Irish Stewed: Ethnic Eats #1

Kylie Logan

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After flopping as a personal chef to a Hollywood movie star, jobless Laurel Inwood finds herself humbled in Hubbard, Ohio, helping her aunt Sophie run her restaurant. Much to Laurel's dismay, Sophie's Terminal at the Tracks is not the cozy bistro her aunt would have had her believe - it's a run-down greasy spoon in an old railroad station. To save the dingy diner, Laurel cooks up a plan to feature alternating ethnic cuisine as specials. But first there's the problem of the body in the booth. Slumped over a table with a receipt spike in his back is Jack Lancer - 'the Lance of Justice' - an investigative reporter for local TV news. Assisted by the drop-dead gorgeous owner of the neighboring Irish store - who may or may not be a suspect - Laurel sets out to track down a killer who had no reservations about impaling a newshound. But as she turns up the heat, will she end up in the soup herself?
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Wedding Bel Blues: Bel McGrath #1

Wedding Bel Blues: Bel McGrath #1

Maggie McConnon

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Belfast McGrath has spent the last fifteen years avoiding her big, bustling, brash Irish family. But when her five-star culinary career goes up in flames, she retreats to Foster's Landing-where she's immediately tapped as her cousin Caleigh's maid-of-honor. It's a perfect recipe for disaster... especially when Bel learns that the wedding preparations included Caleigh having one last one-night stand.

When Caleigh's lover plunges from the second-floor balcony during the reception, Bel can't help but think his death was no accident. Soon Detective Kevin Hanson, who just happens to be Bel's long-ago love, arrives on the scene-looking hotter than ever. Heartbreak and homicide hardly help Bel to feel more at home, but if she is going to make a new beginning for herself, including putting the past behind her, she must first steer clear of a cold-hearted killer.
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Newlywed Dead: Perfect Proposals #3

Newlywed Dead: Perfect Proposals #3

Nancy J Parra

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In the new Perfect Proposals mystery from the author of Bodice of Evidenceand Engaged in Murder, a country club wedding reception becomes the scene of a baffling crime.

The wedding for Pepper Pomeroy's sister Felicity starts with dearly beloved but it ends with dearly departed when Ashley, the bartender Pepper befriended earlier in the evening, drops dead from a lethal nightcap. Authorities think it's just a tragic accident. After all, who'd want to kill a virtual stranger at a country club wedding reception? That's what Pepper wants to know.
 
A search into Ashley's past reveals a twisty path of secret sororities, well-connected enemies, and an unsolved slaying still shadowing members of high society-including a filthy-rich battle-ax whose demands for the services of Pepper's Perfect Proposals are starting to sound more like veiled threats. Pepper's business may be booming but continued success means outsmarting a mysterious culprit who's still wedded to the idea of murder.
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Murder on Amsterdam Avenue: Gaslight #17

Murder on Amsterdam Avenue: Gaslight #17

Victoria Thompson

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In the midst of Sarah and Frank's wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where the son of family friends has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. But the father believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter. They soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles's death. Unravelling old secrets, they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger.
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Checked Out: Dead-End Job #14

Checked Out: Dead-End Job #14

Elaine Viets

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A wealthy socialite has hired Helen to find a missing painting owned by her late father. After his death, many of his books were donated to the Flora Park Library, and his daughter suspects the $1 million painting was tucked inside one of the books. To find the painting, Helen gets a job as a library volunteer and discovers the library has a catalogue of complaints and some dark secrets. When a dead body turns up in a parking lot, Helen must find the killer as well as the painting - before she's taken out of circulation herself.
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Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends: Happy Hoofers #3

Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends: Happy Hoofers #3

Mary McHugh

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The fancy-footed Happy Hoofers - Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini - are kicking off Carnival by entertaining posh guests at the most elegant hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Stunning beaches and spectacular views abound. But the party is cut short for the fab five when their alluring Brazilian companion is found dead in her room, without a clue as to what killed her. As the samba-loving sleuths sift the evidence, they realize that even in beautiful Rio, murder can set the stage - and steal the show!
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Silence of the Lamps: Caprice De Luca #5

Silence of the Lamps: Caprice De Luca #5

Karen Rose Smith

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Business has never been better for home stager Caprice De Luca, but her personal life could stand a few renovations. Just when she thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife swoops into town and nabs his attention. Uncle Dom is living with her parents and desperately needs a new job. And her sister Nikki's catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possibly get more chaotic when Drew is found bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother's antique Tiffany lamps - and Nikki is the number one suspect. Now, Caprice must act fast to illuminate the truth and clear her sister's name - before a cold-blooded killer puts her lights out next.
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