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The Wolfe Widow: Book Collector #3

The Wolfe Widow: Book Collector #3

Victoria Abbott

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As Thanksgiving approaches, Jordan Bingham is grateful for her job researching rare books for Vera Van Alst, the infamous curmudgeon of Harrison Falls, New York. But when an uninvited guest makes an appearance, much more than dinner is disrupted--and Jordan is thankful just to be alive... 

Vera Van Alst doesn't normally receive visitors without appointment, but she agrees to see the imperious Muriel Delgado upon arrival. Shortly thereafter, Jordan is told that her position is being terminated. Evicted from the Van Alst House, Jordan is determined to find out what hold Muriel has over her erstwhile employer.

It seems Muriel has designs on Vera's money and property--not to mention a particular interest in her collection of Nero Wolfe first editions. When Jordan discovers a deadly connection between Muriel and the Van Alst family, it's up to her to put the house in order and stop a killer from going back to press.

The Wolfe Widow: Book Collector #3 by Victoria Abbott at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
Marked Down for Murder: Good Buy Girls #4

Marked Down for Murder: Good Buy Girls #4

Josie Belle

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Between spending Valentine's Day with her sweetheart, Sam, and shopping upcoming Presidents' Day sales with the Good Buy Girls, everything is coming up roses and bargains for Maggie Gerber. But when the mother of Maggie's nemesis comes to town, things stop looking so rosy.

Summer's mom is hoping to set her spoiled daughter up with Sam, and she'll do whatever it takes to make the match happen.  When Maggie heads to her romantic rival's house to put a stop to the scheming, she discovers Summer standing over a dead body - holding a weapon.

As much as Maggie would love to see Summer get her just desserts, she can't shake the feeling that the meddling menace is, in fact, innocent. Now Maggie and the Good Buy Girls will have to sort through racks of suspects to find a killer - or Summer will wind up getting a truly raw deal...

Marked Down for Murder: Good Buy Girls #4 by Josie Belle at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates: Chocolate Covered Mystery #1

Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates: Chocolate Covered Mystery #1

Kathy Aarons

$14.95

Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are celebrating the sweet rewards of their combined bookstore and chocolate shop by hosting the Great Fudge Cook-off during the town's Memorial Day weekend Arts Festival. But success turns bittersweet when Main Street's portrait photographer is found dead in their store, poisoned by Michelle's signature truffles. As suspicion mounts against Michelle, her sales begin to crumble and her career seems whipped. With Erica by her side, Michelle must pick through an assortment of suspects before the future of their dream store melts away...
Heirs and Graces: Royal Spyness #7

Heirs and Graces: Royal Spyness #7

Rhys Bowen

$14.95

As thirty-fifth in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right--not in His Grace, the duke's back... I have been entrusted by Her Majesty with grooming Jack Altringham - the duke's newly discovered heir fresh from the Outback of Australia - for high society. The upside is I am to live in luxury at one of England's most gorgeous stately homes. But upon my arrival, my dearest Darcy has been sent to fetch Jack, leaving me stuck in a manor full of miscreants displeased with the discovery of my new ward. No sooner has the lad been retrieved than the duke announces he wants to choose his own heir. Then after quite the hubbub, Jack's hunting knife somehow finds its way into the duke's back. Eyes fall, backs turn, and fingers point to the young heir. As if the rascal weren't enough of a handful, now he's suspected of murder. Jack may be wild, but I'd bet the crown jewels it wasn't he who killed the duke...
Rebel Without a Cake: Piece of Cake #5

Rebel Without a Cake: Piece of Cake #5

Jacklyn Brady

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In the still of the night... Halloween is approaching, and the co-owners of Zydeco Cakes, Rita Lucero and her former mother-in-law, Miss Frankie, have scored a sweet treat - a fantastic catering opportunity that could lead to a rich future for their bakery. But their good news is quickly rattled by a bump in the night when Miss Frankie's neighbor, Bernice, barrels into her kitchen toting a Bible and a gun, and serves up a story about a ghost at her window. Bernice swears she just saw the ghost of her moonshiner uncle who disappeared in the swamp fifteen years ago. And when her cousin soon goes missing in the same swamp, Bernice is certain someone's playing a nasty trick, and convinces Rita and Miss Frankie to help her investigate. They'll just need to watch their steps, as these ladies are liable to get mired in a very swampy mystery...
Literally Murder

Literally Murder

Ali Brandon

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From her Brooklyn bookstore, Darla Pettistone not only sells mysteries, but solves them, aided by her big-boned black cat, Hamlet--who has suddenly pounced into the spotlight after unleashing his fists of furry... After a video of Darla and Hamlet performing at a martial arts tournament goes viral, the Florida chapter of the Feline Society of America invites the Karate Kitty to be the guest of honor at their championship cat show in Fort Lauderdale. Upon arrival, Darla discovers that not everyone in the Sunshine State has a sunny disposition. Animal rights activists are on the march, and a cat show contestant stages his own angry protest when his special breed Minx--half Sphynx, half Manx--doesn't win. Then Hamlet disappears--only to be found next a dead man's body. Now it's up to Darla and Hamlet to take best in show and collar the killer...
Fat Cat at Large: Fat Cat #1

Fat Cat at Large: Fat Cat #1

Janet Cantrell

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The jig is up for Chase's adorable plus-size cat, Quincy. His new vet says 'diet', but one taste of the low-fat stuff is all it takes to drive him in search of better things. Chase tracks Quincy down in a neighbour's kitchen, devouring a meatloaf, unaware of the much more serious crime he's stumbled upon. Business rival Gabe's corpse is lying on the kitchen floor, and when Chase is discovered at the murder scene, she becomes suspect number one. Now, with a little help from her friends - both human and feline - she'll have to catch the real killer or wind up behind bars.
To Fudge or Not to Fudge: Candy-Coated #2

To Fudge or Not to Fudge: Candy-Coated #2

Nancy Coco

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With summer in bloom and tourists afoot, Allie is out walking her pup, Mal, when the curious canine digs up a bone from under a flowering lilac bush. The bone leads to a toe that's missing a body. For the successful confectionaire it's only the first in a series of sour events in the middle of the island's Lilac Fest. When her stint on a cooking reality show swirls up a trail of foul play, Allie will have to outwit a cunning killer if she wants to continue living la dolce vida...
The Wedding Soup Murder: Italian Kitchen #2

The Wedding Soup Murder: Italian Kitchen #2

Rosie Genova

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Victoria Rienzi came home to the Jersey Shore to write a new book, learn the family restaurant business, and practice the fine art of Italian cooking. But when delicious dishes are paired with murder, Vic has a little too much on her plate... When Vic asked her nonna for more responsibility in the kitchen, she didn't mean forming a thousand tiny meatballs by hand for the family's famous wedding soup. The dish is to be served at the reception for a close family friend at the exclusive Belmont Country Club. And once there Vic has to deal with a demanding bridezilla and clashes in the kitchen - between the staff and servers, between two egocentric head chefs, and between the country club president and...well... everyone. The wedding comes off without a hitch - until the body of the club's president is found on the beach below a high seawall. Now Vic will need to use her noodle to find out who pushed whom too far... before she's the one who lands in the soup!
Stirring the Plot

Stirring the Plot

Daryl Wood Gerber

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Halloween in Crystal Cove, California, is a big deal, involving a spooky soiree where the Winsome Witches, a fund-raising group, gather to open up their purse strings and trade superstitions. But party magicians, fortune-tellers, and herbalists are only the beginning of this recipe for disaster... Jenna Hart has packed The Cookbook Nook chock-full of everything from ghostly texts to witchy potions in anticipation of the annual fund-raiser luncheon. But there's one unexpected addition to the menu: murder. When the Head Priestess of the Winsome Witches is found dead under mysterious circumstances, there's no logical answer and plenty of blame to go around. With her aunt, Vera, unable to call on her ability to foresee the future, Jenna will have to use more than just sleight of hand and a few magic tricks to conjure up the truth...
Nightmares Can Be Murder: Dream Club #1

Nightmares Can Be Murder: Dream Club #1

Mary Kennedy

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Dream Team Business consultant Taylor Blake has returned to Savannah, Georgia, to help her sister Allison turn her dream of running an old-fashioned candy store into a reality. Allison is also interested in dream interpretation and invites Taylor to her Friday night Dream Club, where members meet once a week to share and analyze their dreams. When a local dance instructor, Chico Hernandez, is found dead in his studio, and the murder scene has an eerie resemblance to one of the dreams shared at their meeting, Taylor can't help but be intrigued. And when her sister, who was briefly involved with the dance teacher, becomes the prime suspect, Taylor and their fellow club members can't be caught napping. It's up to them to dream up a solution to the murder before Allison faces a real-life nightmare.
Groomed for Murder: Pet Boutique #2

Groomed for Murder: Pet Boutique #2

Annie Knox

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Izzy McHale wants her new Trendy Tails Pet Boutique in Merryville, Minnesota, to be the height of canine couture and feline fashions. But in a week of wedding bells, someone is about to hold their peace... forever. Love is in the air, and Izzy is hard at work coordinating two special weddings at Trendy Tails. First, Izzy's friend and mentor, Ingrid, will be tying the knot with her old flame. And a week later, Izzy will host pupptials for two lovable dogs. But even with the hullabaloo, the Trendy Tails crew is intrigued by Daniel, an enigmatic writer boarding above the shop who's caught the attention of Izzy's zany aunt Dolly, who gossips like most people breathe. Unfortunately, it's Daniel who stops breathing when he drops dead at the altar on Ingrid's wedding day. Then Dolly is found at the scene with the murder weapon, and it's up to Izzy, her Trendy Tails pals, and her scrappy pets, Packer and Jinx, to find a killer before the two affianced doggies bark down the aisle....
Pagan Spring: Max Tudor #3

Pagan Spring: Max Tudor #3

G M Malliet

$27.95

Vicar Max Tudor, reveling in his new-found personal happiness with Awena Owen, feels that life at the moment holds no greater challenge than writing his Easter sermon. With Awena away, he looks forward to a dinner that includes newcomers to the village like West End dramatist Thaddeus Bottle and his downtrodden wife Melinda. But when one of the dinner guests is found dead in the pre-dawn hours, Max knows a poisonous atmosphere has once again enveloped his perfect village of Nether Monkslip. Connections to long-ago crimes, some sparked by the paintings of a famous local artist, help Max unravel the clues - but can he restore peace to Nether Monkslip and still manage to finish his sermon? Funny, smart, and perfect, Pagan Spring is a one-of-a-kind mystery featuring everyone's favorite attractive vicar.
Caught Dead Handed: Witch City #1

Caught Dead Handed: Witch City #1

Carol J. Perry

$14.95

She's not a psychic - she just plays one on TV. Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it's home. This October she's returned to her hometown - where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives - to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming. Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she's using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it's starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch - especially when O'Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer - or her career as a psychic may be very short lived...
The Skeleton Takes a Bow: Family Skeleton #2

The Skeleton Takes a Bow: Family Skeleton #2

Leigh Perry

$14.95

After years of hiding in the Thackery family house, Sid the skeleton is delighted to finally have his moment in the spotlight. He's starring in a high school production of Hamlet. Well, not so much starring in as being a prop. At least part of him has a part - he's using his head to play Yorick of Alas, poor Yorick fame. Every day, Georgia Thackery's daughter, Madison, who's also in the play, brings in his skull, and every night, she takes him home... Until one night when he's accidentally left at school - and hears the sounds of someone being murdered. But the next day, there's no body and no one seems to be missing. Sid is not a numbskull - he knows what he heard. Georgia thinks he imagined it - until a week later when a body is found. Now Georgia and Sid will both need to keep their heads as they stick their necks out and play sleuth to catch the conscience of a killer...
Murder of a Neddled Knitter: Scumble River #17

Murder of a Neddled Knitter: Scumble River #17

Denise Swanson

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School psychologist Skye Denison has been waiting forever for her happily-ever-after with police chief Wally Boyd. But her bliss threatens to unravel on the very first day of their luxurious honeymoon cruise, when Skye becomes convinced that she has glimpsed her mother on board! Surely even momzilla May wouldn't have manipulated Wally into booking the same trip that her knitting group is taking...or would she? May's possible presence can't cool Skye and Wally's ardor on their personal Love Boat, but discovering knitting expert Guinevere Stallings as she lies dying from a stab wound leaves them untangling the clues of yet another murder investigation rather than getting tangled in the sheets. Since Skye found the body, she's considered a top suspect, but she's far from the only one. Guinevere's imperious ways needled nearly everyone, and she left an impressive number of enemies. It's up to the crafty newlyweds to figure out which of the wronged parties was angry enough to cast Guinevere off...permanently.
           
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