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The Satanic Mechanic: Tannie Maria #1

The Satanic Mechanic: Tannie Maria #1

Sally Andrew

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Tannie Maria writes the Love Advice and Recipe Column for the Klein Karoo Gazette: words of wisdom for the lovelorn, along with a recipe for something delicious that may help. But Tannie Maria's own problems resist her attempts to self-medicate, even with an amazing peanut-butter coffee chocolate cake. Her new relationship with Detective Henk Kannemeyer continues to be haunted by the memory of her abusive husband, and she decides to check out a PTSD counselling group run by a man they call the Satanic Mechanic. But then someone is murdered:poisoned with mustard sauce:before her eyes, and Tannie Maria's quest for healing takes a more investigative turn. Which means her intimate relationship with Henk is about to get professional. And more importantly, very complicated.
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Shots in the Dark: Macks Bar #4

Shots in the Dark: Macks Bar #4

Allyson K. Abbott

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For Mack and her barfly allies, solving homicides calls for equal parts instinct and wit. To strain out a crafty criminal, the mixture has got to be absolutely perfect... It's a week before Christmas, but Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie Mack Dalton is hardly in good spirits. Chilled to the core by the murder of bouncer Gary Gunderson, Mack is determined to use her extra perceptive senses to identify the gunman responsible. Did Gary's patchy past brew up some fatal trouble, or could his death be linked to a series of cryptic letters concocted by Mack's anonymous adversary? With a second case to crack, innocent lives at stake, and a media frenzy in their midst, Mack and her barstool detectives have little time to mull over the grim details - especially when clues lead dangerously close to home...
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Murder in the Secret Garden

Murder in the Secret Garden

Ellery Adams

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There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward s book-themed resort a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane s current group of guests, The Medieval Herbalists. But when one of them turns up dead, Jane must discover whether a member of the group has come to Storyton Hall to celebrate their passion for plant lore or to implement a particularly cruel means for murder. With thousands of books at her disposal, Jane believes she has the proper materials to solve this deadly problem. If she s wrong, however, she may lose something far more precious than the contents of Storyton s secret library...
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Mrs Pargeter's Principle: Mrs Pargeter #7

Mrs Pargeter's Principle: Mrs Pargeter #7

Simon Brett

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A cozy featuring the return of Mrs Pargeter For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst the many bequests he made to her, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise to help in her enquiries. Attending the funeral of the rich and respected Sir Normington Winthrop, because his is one of the names in the little black book, Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between Sir Normington and her late husband. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gun-runners, shifty politicians - and a kidnapped vicar.
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Blotto and Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar

Blotto and Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar

Simon Brett

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Tawcester Towers, the family seat of the Lyminster family, has suffered an unwelcome injection of distant cousins, so distant that they aren't even British! Count Igor and Count Lyudmilla Bashusky had to flee Russia after the Revolution and have spent the intervening years building up debts in the hotels of Europe's capitals and sponging off ever more exasperated (and distant) relatives.

The Bashusky's arrival at Tawcester Towers causes a stir, and it's up to Blotto and Twinks, that indefatigable duo, to provide a solution to get them back to Russia. Reversing the Russian Revolution and getting a Tsar back into St Petersburg's Winter Palace is just the sort of challenge the fiercely bright Twinks relishes, though her dim-witted brother Blotto shows less aptitude for the subtleties of international politics, despite his commendable bravery.

The siblings soon find themselves in Berlin to try and broker a meeting with the White Russian community, and swiftly become embroiled in a world of spies, counterspies, conspiracies and counter-conspiracies. Just when things seem to be looking up, little do Blotto and Twinks realise that their plans are being monitored by the spymaster Fyodor Vlachko, a former worker on the Bushusky's estate who has now risen to a senior post in the secret police of the newly-formed Soviet Union.
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Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery

Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery

Ellen Byron

$27.95
NOMINATED FOR THE 2016 AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERY NOMINATED FOR THE 2016 LEFTY AWARD FOR BEST HUMOROUS MYSTERY. Check in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron. It's the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family's plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. The Crozats have an inn full of guests for the local food festival - elderly honeymooners, the Cajun Cuties, a mysterious stranger from Texas, a couple of hipster lovebirds, and a trio of Georgia frat boys. But when the elderly couple keels over dead within minutes of each other - one from very unnatural causes - Maggie and the others suddenly become suspects in a murder. With the help of Bo Durand, the town's handsome new detective, Maggie must investigate to clear her name while holding the family business together at the same time. And the deeper she digs, the more she wonders: are all of the guests really there for a vacation or do they have ulterior motives? Decades-old secrets and stunning revelations abound in Ellen Byron's charming cozy debut, Plantation Shudders.
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Cat with A Clue: Bookmobile Cat #5

Cat with A Clue: Bookmobile Cat #5

Laurie Cass

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It's down to librarian Minnie and her rescue cat Eddie to find the killer in this cosy crime novel about a travelling bookmobile. Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting Chilson for her great-aunt's funeral. What she was doing in the library after hours is anyone's guess... but Minnie and Eddie are determined to save the library's reputation and catch a killer.
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Spells and Scones: Magical Bakery #6

Spells and Scones: Magical Bakery #6

Bailey Cates

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There's a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries... When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie s own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer before Angie gets served... RECIPES INCLUDED!
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The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala: Book Club #3

The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala: Book Club #3

Laura DiSilverio

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Next in a popular cosy crime series featuring event planner Amy-Faye Johnson who runs the Readaholics, a mystery book club that becomes entangled in real-life whodunits. Reading the gothic classic Rebecca already has the Readaholics spooked, and the chills only get worse when someone in town actually gives up the ghost. Amy-Faye Johnson has her hands full coordinating the Celebration of Gothic Novels in Heaven, Colorado. The festivities start off smoothly, but the weekend is soon cursed with large egos, old resentments and uninvited guests.
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Grilling the Subject: Cookbook Nook #5

Grilling the Subject: Cookbook Nook #5

Daryl Wood Gerber

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Things heat up for bookstore owner Jenna Hart in the latest Cookbook Nook mystery from the Agatha Award-winning author of Fudging the Books. As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even try the Texas skip. But when the body of one of her father s neighbors is found the next morning smoldering in a bonfire, the rodeo revelry is extinguished. Sylvia Gump had acquired plenty of enemies with her practice of illegally encroaching on her neighbors properties including Jenna s dad, who was off fishing by himself and has no alibi for the murder. Now it s up to Cary Hart s dutiful daughter to clear his name before the real killer turns up the heat and rakes someone else over the coals... INCLUDES RECIPES
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Much ADO about Muffin

Much ADO about Muffin

Victoria Hamilton

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In this fresh mystery from the national bestselling author of Death of an English Muffin, baker Merry Wynter comes to the aid of an innocent woman accused of murder. When muffin baker Merry Wynter sees an innocent woman accused of murder, it s dough or die... Opera singer Roma Toscano may have a crippling case of stage fright, but she certainly is stirring up drama in Autumn Vale, New York, as she prepares for an upcoming performance at Merry s Wynter Castle. With her flamboyant style and flirtatious personality, Roma attracts fans as well as critics, including the town s postmistress and Merry s bitter foe Minnie Urqhart. But Roma and Minnie s heated rivalry goes cold after Merry discovers Minnie dead at the post office. While every clue seems to be another ingredient in the investigation of Roma, Merry thinks the case is half-baked, and she s eager to get her mitts on the real killer...
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Clock and Dagger

Clock and Dagger

Julianne Holmes

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Expert clockmaker Ruth Clagan has another murder on her hands in the second Clock Shop Mystery from the author of Just Killing Time. Ruth has three days to pull off four events including the grand reopening of Cog & Sprocket, the clock shop she inherited from her grandfather so she doesn t have time for Beckett Green s nonsense. The competitive owner of a new bookstore, Green seems determined to put other businesses out of business by also carrying their specialty items. He s trying to steal Ruth s new watchmaker, Mark Pine, not to mention block her plans to renovate the town clock tower. Ruth is already all wound up when she s alarmed to discover Mark s dead body. As the denizens of Orchard each chime in as to who they think the murderer is, Ruth needs to watch her back as she investigates on her own. Despite the danger, Ruth won t stop until the killer is behind bars and serving time...
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Beeline to Murder

Beeline to Murder

Meera Lester

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Raising chickens, keeping bees, and growing heirloom vegetables on her farmette in the Bay Area, Abby has a peaceful life. Yet trouble just seems to make a beeline for her... When Abby attempts to deliver her artisanal honey to local pastry chef Jean-Louis Bonheur and finds him dead in his shop, her investigative instincts kick in. After the chef's handsome brother insists on hiring Abby to find out who killed Jean-Louis, she must sort through a swarm of suspects. But as she closes in on the truth, she'll need more than her beekeeper suit to protect her from a killer's sting...
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Purrfectly Dead: Whiskey, Foxtrot & Tango #5

Purrfectly Dead: Whiskey, Foxtrot & Tango #5

Dixie Lyle

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Deirdre Foxtrot Lancaster is back with her supernatural sidekicks Tango and Whiskey to unlock the mysteries of life and death and murder.

When zillionairess Zelda Zoransky throws a party, she means business. Foxtrot knows she s in for a night when anything can and will happen. The festivities include a high-stakes showdown between two escape artists locked in a bitter rivalry. Meanwhile, Zelda is stuck in handcuffs Can Foxtrot, her telepathic cat Tango, and her shapeshifting pooch Whiskey collectively channel their inner Houdini and make it out of the soiree alive? The magic turns tragic when one of the escape artists ends up dead. This is no disappearing act - it's murder. The suspects include a scientist with a 3D printer that creates pop-culture clones, a psychedelically-impaired rock star, and a ghostly snake with a secret agenda.

Now it's up to Foxtrot, Tango, and Whiskey figure out which guest commited the crime before they reach they end of this deadly game of Clue. How will this tail end?
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The Cat, the Collector and the Killer: Cats in Trouble #8

The Cat, the Collector and the Killer: Cats in Trouble #8

Leann Sweeney

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Cat quilter Jillian Hart and her trouble-making feline companions scratch out crime in small-town South Carolina in this purr-fect cosy mystery series. Jillian Hart and police chief Tom Stewart are enjoying peaceful, newly-wedded bliss in Mercy, South Carolina, until a woman is found wandering the streets one night. She's in her night clothes, disoriented and carrying a kitten in a tote bag. A search of the woman's house reveals many more cats, a maze of cardboard boxes - and a dead man.
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Silk Stalkings: Material Witness #3

Silk Stalkings: Material Witness #3

Diane Vallere

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Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe can get tangled up in textiles, but it s murder that really throws her for a loop in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Crushed Velvet. The time has come for San Ladron, California s annual Miss Tangorli beauty pageant, and Poly has agreed to use Material Girl s inventory of shimmery silks to create embellished gowns fit for a crown. But when millionaire Harvey Halliwell the man who revived the city s citrus trade with his imported tangorli tree is found dead days before the pageant contestants are announced, something sour takes over the town. To make matters worse, her friend, mechanic Charlie Brooks, is soon caught up in the crime, having been seen in the company of the case s prime suspect. Now Poly s on a mission to squeeze out the truth. But as she searches for a pattern, the killer seems intent on cutting up the evidence...
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The Death of Downton Tabby: Hettie Bagshot #3

The Death of Downton Tabby: Hettie Bagshot #3

Mandy Morton

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The Town is celebrating its first literary festival, and The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency has been hired to oversee security. On the arrival of the three Bronte sisters and the famous aristocat, Sir Downton Tabby, Hettie Bagshot and her sidekick, Tilly, are plunged into crisis as a serial killer stalks the festival grounds. Will there be an author left standing? Will Meridian Hambone sell out of her 'Littertray' t-shirts? And will there be enough crime teas to go round?
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All You Need is Fudge: Candy Coated #4

All You Need is Fudge: Candy Coated #4

Nancy Coco

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Fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy is making fudgie treats for the annual yacht race - but a killer's stirring up a batch of trouble... Sailing Into Murder The annual yacht race off the coast of Mackinac Island, Michigan, is a highlight of the summer season, and Allie is pulling out all the stops making chocolate centerpieces for the occasion. Unfortunately, she and her bichonpoo, Mal, also pull a dead body from the murky waters of the marina. When Allie's boyfriend's sister becomes the prime suspect, Allie dives into investigating the murder herself. Amid bitter feuds and hushed-up scandals, the courageous candymaker quickly gets in over her head. Someone is trying to fudge the facts to keep a secret worth killing for...
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Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

Mario Giordano

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Recently widowed Poldi moves to Sicily in order to quietly drink herself to death with a sea view. But fate intervenes. When she finds the corpse of a young man on the beach, his face blown off with a sawn-off shotgun, she becomes a potential suspect in his murder case. Poldi soon falls for the gorgeous Commissario Montana who has been assigned to lead the case and, after some initial misunderstandings, they form an investigative - and romantic - partnership.

The delightful detail of this romance, and the extreme awkwardness of its retelling to her mortified nephew, produce some of the novel's many high points, and exemplify the work's warmth and wit. Sicily is a vivid backdrop, an island of people obsessed with food, family and friendship.

They talk passionately about which remote village produces the best olives, pistachio ice-cream, oyster mushrooms, mandarins and marzipan, about which restaurant serves the best pasta al nero di sepia or canolli a la crema di ricotta. And never a direct reference to the mafia ("...an invention of those fascists in the North"), even when discussing corruption and murders committed with sawn-off shotguns.
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Midsummer Night's Mischief

Midsummer Night's Mischief

Jennifer D. Hesse

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As the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn't feeling the magic. She's about to land in a cauldron of hot water at work. Good thing she has her private practice to fall back on--as a Wiccan. She'll just have to summon her inner Goddess and set the world to rights. . . Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli's career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case. . . But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigation brings her up-close and personal with her suspects--including sexy Wes Callahan, her client's grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she's been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony. . ..
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Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter: Tara Holloway #10

Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter: Tara Holloway #10

Diane Kelly

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Can IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway break up a clever ring of tax cheats who love money, dishonor the IRS, and disobey the laws of justice? When Tara agreed to be her best friend s maid of honor, she knew it would be a ton of work. But planning a bachelorette party is a piece of (wedding) cake compared to her latest mission for the IRS. Her target is radio host Florence Flo Cash, star of The Flo Cash Cash Flow Show. Not only has Flo been giving her listeners shady tax advice, she's set up an elaborate barter system that leaves Uncle Sam out of the equation and Tara tied in knots. While Flo flouts the IRS at every turn, Tara has yet another case to tackle: a catfishing Casanova who's relieved several lonely ladies of their cash, credit cards, and dignity. When her best friend's big day arrives, it's all Tara can do to keep from crying uncle. But when Tara snatches the bridal bouquet and her boyfriend Nick catches the satin garter, could Tara's days of filing single tax returns be over?
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Naughty in Nice: Royal Spyness #5

Naughty in Nice: Royal Spyness #5

Rhys Bowen

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Royalty has its privileges, even when you're thirty-fourth in line to the throne, as Lady Georgiana Rannoch discovers on the glamorous - and dangerous - French Riviera... Why should my clueless brother, Binky, and his decidedly disagreeable wife, Fig, be the only ones to enjoy the fun and sun of the French Riviera? Thankfully, Her Majesty the Queen has once again come to my rescue. She is sending me off to Nice with a secret assignment - recover her priceless, stolen snuff box from the disreputable Sir Toby Groper. Her Majesty's trust is an honour, but an even greater honour is bestowed upon me in Nice - none other than Coco Chanel herself asks me to model her latest fashion. Unfortunately, things go disastrously wrong on the catwalk and before I can snatch the snuff box, someone's life is snuffed out in a very dastardly way. With a murderer on the loose - and my dearest Darcy seen in the company of another woman - how's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?
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Royal Blood: Royal Spyness #4

Royal Blood: Royal Spyness #4

Rhys Bowen

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Thirty-fourth in line to the throne - and England's poorest heiress - Lady Georgiana finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs... With my hateful brother Binky in town, I've been desperately seeking an escape. To my delight, it comes in the form of an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania-legendary home of vampires. I soon realise why I was the one honoured with such an invitation. The bride, Princess Maria Theresa, happens to be my old school chum, Matty. But my stay in her macabre-looking castle turns unnerving when I find dear Matty with blood running down her chin. Then, during the ceremony, a prominent wedding guest is poisoned. Something must be done lest the nuptial festivities go to ruin, or, worse yet, the couple's vows become: to love and to cherish, till undeath do us part...
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Scents and Sensibility: Chet & Bernie #8

Scents and Sensibility: Chet & Bernie #8

Spencer Quinn

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In the latest entry in the immensely popular Chet and Bernie mystery series, Private Investigator Bernie Little and his canine companion Chet return home to encounter some alarming developments. First off, Bernie s wall safe normally hidden behind the waterfall picture in the office is gone, and with it Bernie s grandfather s watch, their most valuable possession. And next door, old Mr. Parsons is under investigation for being in possession of a saguaro cactus illegally transplanted from the desert. Bernie and Chet go deep into the desert to investigate. Is it possible that such a lovely old couple have a terrible secret in their past? Chet and Bernie discover bad things going on in the wilderness, far worse that cactus smuggling, and all connected to a strange but innocent-seeming desert festival called Cactus Man. They unearth leads that take them back to a long-ago kidnapping that may not have been a kidnapping and threaten a ruthless and charismatic criminal with a cult following, a criminal who sees at once what Chet and Bernie mean to each other and knows how to exploit it.
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Written in Dead Wax: Vinyl Detective #1

Written in Dead Wax: Vinyl Detective #1

Andrew Cartmel

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He is a record collector - a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the Vinyl Detective and some people take this more literally than others. Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy, yet shadowy, client. So begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all...
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Malice at the Palace: Royal Spyness #9

Malice at the Palace: Royal Spyness #9

Rhys Bowen

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Thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch becomes embroiled in royal wrongdoing from the New York Times bestselling author of Crowned and Dangerous. Thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch becomes embroiled in some royal wrongdoing... Caught between my high birth and empty purse, I am relieved to receive a new assignment from the Queen. The King s youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion: showing her the best of London and dispelling any rumors about George s libertine history. George is known for his many affairs with women as well as men including the great songwriter Noel Coward. But things truly get complicated when one of his supposed mistresses is murdered. The Queen wants the whole matter hushed. But as the case unfolds and Darcy, as always, turns up in the most unlikely of places our investigation brings us precariously close to the prince himself.
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Lord of the Wings: Meg Langslow #19

Lord of the Wings: Meg Langslow #19

Donna Andrews

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Halloween has come to Caerphilly! And with it comes a series of ghosts, witches, zombies, superheroes, and other creatures flying about. As part of the town's Goblin Patrol, it's Meg's job to assist the police if the town's spooky festivities spin out of control. Which is exactly what happens when a dead body turns up in the woods. Soon it's up to Meg and her fellow goblins to keep calm, carry on with all the costumed revelers, and unmask a criminal who is hiding in plain sight. Will she solve the crime before the town's creepy Halloween scavenger hunt ends - or will the killer take flight and vanish into the night sky?
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A Pitying of Doves: Birder Murder #2

A Pitying of Doves: Birder Murder #2

Steve Burrows

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With murder, everyone pays a price... Why would a killer ignore expensive jewellery and take a pair of turtledoves as the only bounty? This is only one of the questions that piques Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune's interest after a senior attache with the Mexican Consulate is found murdered alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary. The fact that the director's death has opened up a full-time research position studying birds hasn't eluded Jejeune either. Could this be the escape from policing that the celebrated detective has been seeking? Even if it is, Jejeune knows he owes it to the victims to solve the case first. But a trail that weaves from embittered aviary owners to suspicious bird sculptors only seems to be leading him farther from the truth. Meanwhile, Jejeune is discovering that diplomatic co-operation and diplomatic pressure go hand in hand. With two careers hanging in the balance, the stakes have never been higher for Inspector Jejeune. And this time, even bringing a killer to justice may not provide the closure he's looking for.
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