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Crime - Cosy
Ladle to the Grave: Soup Lovers #4

Ladle to the Grave: Soup Lovers #4

Connie Archer

$14.95

By the Spoonful is Snowflake, Vermont's most popular soup shop, but owner Lucky Jamieson doesn't have any time to enjoy her success - she's too busy trying to keep a lid on false accusations against her loved ones...   

It's almost May, and some of the local ladies have organized a pagan celebration in the woods to welcome spring. But the evening goes terribly wrong when one of the attendees winds up dead, apparently poisoned by an herbal concoction prepared by Lucky's grandfather, Jack. 

Lucky's sure her grandfather could not have made such a tragic mistake. But before she can clear him of suspicion, her best friend, Sophie, is diverted from planning her wedding to By the Spoonful chef Sage DuBois when she finds a dead man floating in the creek on her property.

Now it's up to Lucky to get both Sophie and Jack out of hot water before a killer stirs up more trouble... Recipes included!
Suspendered Sentence: Amish Mystery #4

Suspendered Sentence: Amish Mystery #4

Laura Bradford

$14.95

The national bestselling author of  Shunned and Dangerous  returns to the Amish community of Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherly has come to appreciate a simpler, more peaceful way of life. But dark secrets are about to complicate things - and lead to murder...
 
After the Stoltzfus barn catches fire, Claire is awed by the response of the community. Hundreds of Amish men gather together to raise a new barn for the family in a matter of days. But in the midst of the work, a human skeleton is unearthed. Found with the remains is half of a friendship bracelet last seen on Sadie Lehman, an Amish teen long believed to have left her strict upbringing for the allure of English ways. 

Now Detective Jakob Fisher - once a member of the Amish community himself - is determined to solve the young woman's murder. With Claire's help, he must dig into the past and bring to light long-buried secrets - secrets that someone is willing to kill to protect...
Demise in Denim: Consignment Shop #5

Demise in Denim: Consignment Shop #5

Duffy Brown

$14.95

It's springtime in Savannah, Georgia, in the newest Consignment Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of  Pearls and Poison.  The azaleas and magnolias are in bloom - and Walker Boone is on the run... 

When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she'd be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of doing the dirty deed, she suddenly has a new houseguest. 

Having the lawyer who took her to the cleaners in her divorce settlement - and who has been getting under her skin ever since - in close proximity is enough to drive Reagan to distraction. For the sake of her sanity - and Walker's freedom - they need to put their heads together to find out who is trying to get the lawyer out of the picture...
Assault and Pepper: Spice Shop #1

Assault and Pepper: Spice Shop #1

Leslie Budewitz

$14.95

The Agatha Award-winning author of  Crime Rib  is proud to introduce Pepper Reece, the owner of the Seattle Spice Shop who thinks she can handle any kind of salty customer - until a murderer ends up in the mix... 

After leaving a dicey marriage and losing a beloved job in a corporate crash, Pepper Reece has found a new zest for life running a busy spice and tea shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Her aromatic creations are the talk of the town, and everyone stops by for a cup of her refreshing spice tea, even other shopkeepers and Market regulars. But when a panhandler named Doc shows up dead on the store's doorstep, a Seattle Spice Shop cup in his hand, the local gossip gets too hot for Pepper to handle - especially after the police arrest one of Pepper's staffers, Tory Finch, for murder.  Tory seems to know why she's a suspect, but she refuses to do anything to curry favor with the cops. Convinced her reticent employee is innocent, Pepper takes it on herself to sniff out some clues.

Only, if she's not careful, Pepper's nosy ways might make her next on the killer's list...
Borrowed Crime: Bookmobile Cat #3

Borrowed Crime: Bookmobile Cat #3

Laurie Cass

$14.95

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Librarian Minnie Hamilton spreads the joy of reading throughout Chilson, Michigan, with her bookmobile, but she doesn't ride alone. Her rescue cat, Eddie, and a group of volunteers are always on board to deliver cheer--until one of her helpers gets checked out for good... 

When Minnie loses a grant that was supposed to keep the bookmobile running, she's worried her pet project could come to its final page. But she's determined to keep her patrons - and Eddie's fans - happy and well read. She just needs her boss, Stephen to see things her way, and make sure he doesn't see Eddie. The library director doesn't exactly know about the bookmobile's furry co-pilot. 

But when a volunteer dies on the bookmobile's route, Minnie finds her traveling library in an even more precarious position. Although the death was originally ruled a hunting accident, a growing stack of clues is pointing towards murder. It's up to Minnie and Eddie to find the killer, and fast - before the best chapter of her life comes to a messy close...
Steeped in Evil: Tea Shop #15

Steeped in Evil: Tea Shop #15

Laura Childs

$14.95

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Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning heads to a winery where she is about to learn the true meaning of terror... 

Steeped in Evil   Theodosia has never considered herself a wine connoisseur - tea has always been... well, her cup of tea. But that doesn't mean she's going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.

Unfortunately, a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered.  Dissatisfied with the police investigation, Knight turns to Theo for help. She's heard through the grapevine that there are both family and business problems at Knighthall. They say  in vino veritas,  but everyone at the winery seems to be lying through their teeth. Sorting through the guest list as well as family and staff, Theo has her pick of suspects.

It may look like the killer has her over a barrel, but cracking tough cases is vintage Theodosia Browning.
Murder Ties the Knot: Haunted Souvenir #4

Murder Ties the Knot: Haunted Souvenir #4

Christy Fifield

$14.95

A Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery from the author of  Murder Sends a Postcard - featuring Down-Home Dinner Menus.  It's winter in Keyhole Bay, Florida, and while the tourist trade is slow, souvenir shop owner Glory Martine is busy with her best friend's wedding. But between managing preparations, the bride's in-laws, and a haunted parrot named Bluebeard, Glory makes plans to catch a killer.  

As her friends Karen and Riley approach their wedding day, Glory could use a break from the nuptial madness. She takes a peaceful drive to Alabama's piney woods to pick up the wedding quilt she ordered from a supplier. But the supplier, Beth, has disappeared along with the quilt and her husband, Everett. 

Glory learns that two men were found murdered near Beth and Everett's home and that the couple is wanted for questioning. Believing they are innocent, Glory convinces them to cooperate with authorities. But when they're thrown in jail, Glory vows to catch the real killer before one happy couple walks down the aisle and another gets sent up the river.
Blackberry Pie Murder: Hannah Swensen #17

Blackberry Pie Murder: Hannah Swensen #17

Joanne Fluke

$14.95

It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery... or can she?

Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother's wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the planning? Yet just when Hannah believes her biggest challenge will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her truck while driving down a country road in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she's arrested... for murder! But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn't hit him.

Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased, find a baker who knows more about murder than how to roll out a perfect pie crust - and get herself to the church on time...
How to Catch a Cat: Cats & Curios #6

How to Catch a Cat: Cats & Curios #6

Rebecca M Hale

$14.95

A serial killer with a peculiar penchant for City Hall interns is on the loose in San Francisco, and it's up to me - and my two cats, Rupert and Isabella - to put a stop to the spree. Unfortunately, worrying about my uncle Oscar's failing health and assisting with the interim mayor's America's Cup regatta doesn't leave me with much opportunity to chase down clues. 

Could the key to apprehending the killer be found in San Francisco's sailing history? The first European vessel to pass through the Golden Gate contained a familiar cast of human - and feline - passengers as well as an elusive killer who used a similar murder weapon. Will the past catch up to the present in time to crack the case?
Ghostly Grave: Ghostly Southern #2

Ghostly Grave: Ghostly Southern #2

Tonya Kappes

$14.95

There's a ghost on the loose - and a fox in the henhouseFour years ago, the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home put Chicken Teater in the ground. Now undertaker Emma Lee Raines is digging him back up. The whole scene is bad for business, especially with her granny running for mayor and a big festival setting up in town. But ever since Emma Lee started seeing ghosts, Chicken's been pestering her to figure out who killed him.

With her handsome boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, busy getting new forensics on the old corpse, Emma Lee has time to look into her first suspect. Chicken's widow may be a former Miss Kentucky, but the love of his life was another beauty queen: Lady Cluckington, his prize-winning hen.

Was Mrs. Teater the jealous type? Chicken seems to think so. Something's definitely rotten in Sleepy Hollow - and Emma Lee just prays it's not her luck.
Criminal Confections: Chocolate Whisperer #1

Criminal Confections: Chocolate Whisperer #1

Colette London

$14.95

Hayden Mundy Moore is an expert on everything chocolate, helping clients develop new products and revamp recipes until they're irresistible. But sometimes, a dash of murder finds its way into the mix...

Hayden Mundy Moore has bushwhacked through African jungles and haggled in exotic markets to find the finest cacao beans and the most flavorful blends. It's thrilling work but rarely dangerous - until a colleague turns up dead at the exclusive chocolate-themed Lemaitre resort spa in San Francisco. Adrienne Dowling's heart attack is blamed on an accidental overdose of the secret ingredient used in Lemaitre Chocolates' new line. Hayden can't believe that conscientious Adrienne would make that mistake. And between chocolate body scrubs, cocoa mud baths, and a non-stop frenzy of chocolate-based treats, Hayden starts to suspect that she, not Adrienne, was the intended target.

Finding a killer among the rival chocolatiers and potential suspects won't just be satisfying - it might save her life!
A Healthy Homicide: Blossom Valley #4

A Healthy Homicide: Blossom Valley #4

Staci McLaughlin

$14.95

Normally the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in Blossom Valley, California, would welcome a little healthy competition. But it's no day at the spa when the rivalry with their chic opponent turns lethal...

Blossom Valley is abuzz with excitement over The Pampered Life, a brand new spa with a trendy menu of decadent services and employees who look like they jumped off the pages of a fashion magazine - and Dana Lewis is worried it could ruin business.

But when the swanky spa's owner is drowned in a mud bath, police suspect a healthy rivalry may have turned into deadly revenge. Now, with all eyes on the farm, Dana must sift through a tawdry list of suspects and catch a killer more fearsome than a botched chemical peel...
Horse of a Different Killer: Call of the Wylde #3

Horse of a Different Killer: Call of the Wylde #3

Laura Morrigan

$14.95

Animal behaviorist Grace Wilde's psychic ability gives her insight into the minds of all kinds of creatures. If only humans were as easy to read... 

Dead men may tell no tales, but they can screw up your life with a few phone calls. Grace's abusive ex-brother-in-law, Anthony Ortega, needs her help - at least that's what he said on the messages he left before his sudden death. Grace is inclined to let the matter rest in peace, but when her sister is named a suspect, Grace decides to get to the bottom of the cryptic calls. 

Her only lead is Ortega's fiancee, who believes that he had arranged to surprise her with the purchase of a Frisian gelding named Heart. The horse was being stabled at the R-n-R Ranch - but was taken in the middle of the night.

Now, with her sister in trouble and a missing horse on her hands, Grace hopes the information harnessed from her psychic skills will be enough to rein in the killer...
A First Date with Death: Love or Money #1

A First Date with Death: Love or Money #1

Diana Orgain

$14.95

Reality TV meets murder in the first in a new mystery series from the author of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries and co-author the  New York Times  bestselling Scrapbooking Mysteries. 

When brokenhearted Georgia Thornton goes looking for romance on reality TV, she has nothing to lose - apart from a good man, a cash prize, and maybe her life...   

What was Georgia thinking? Sure, some cad ditched her at the altar, but can she really find love on TV? Her best friend - and producer of the reality show  Love or Money - thinks so. Ten men. Ten adventure-filled dates. What can go wrong? For starters, a faulty bungee cord that hurls Georgia's first date into a tragic spiral off the Golden Gate Bridge.  He's replaced by Paul Sanders, Georgia's former fiance. But the cop isn't looking for a TV gig. Suspecting that the lover's leap was no accident, Paul's going undercover.

When another bachelor gets a fatal kiss-off, the reality is that someone has killer new plans for the show - and for Georgia herself. Now, under the threat of permanent cancellation, Georgia fears that the only man on the set she can trust is the one man she just can't count on...
Wee Murder in My Shop: Scot Shop #1

Wee Murder in My Shop: Scot Shop #1

Fran Stewart

$14.95

Hamelin, Vermont, isn't the most likely place for bagpipes and tartan, but at Peggy Winn's ScotShop, business is booming... 

While on a transatlantic hunt for some authentic wares to sell at her shop, Peggy is looking to forget her troubles by digging through the hidden treasures of the Scottish Highlands. With so many enchanting items on sale, Peggy can't resist buying a beautiful old tartan shawl. But once she wraps it around her shoulders, she discovers that her purchase comes with a hidden fee: the specter of a fourteenth-century Scotsman. 

Unsure if her Highland fling was real or a product of an overactive imagination, Peggy returns home to Vermont - only to find the dead body of her ex-boyfriend on the floor of her shop. When the police chief arrests Peggy's cousin based on some incriminating evidence, Peggy decides to ask her haunting Scottish companion to help figure out who really committed the crime - before anyone else gets kilt...
Dying for a Cupcake: Devereaux's Dime Store #4

Dying for a Cupcake: Devereaux's Dime Store #4

Denise Swanson

$14.95

When Devereaux  Dev  Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest at her five-and-dime store, she discovers that someone is just dying to win...   

Kizzy Cutler finds it so delicious to be back in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, that she seems to have forgotten why she fled twenty years ago. For now, she's excited to kick off her new line of cupcakes with a competition, which Dev has agreed to host in her shop. But before the first yummy cupcake is even baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious ailment.  While the medical examiner attempts to discover what killed Fallon, Kizzy declares that the show must go on. However after Kizzy escapes several near misses, Dev is convinced that someone in Shadow Bend has it in for the cupcake queen. Is the secret from her past so dark someone still wants to kill her for it? 

With a list of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev's in a race against the timer to solve the murder before someone else gets iced... Includes a sneak peak of the next Scumble River Mystery!
           
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