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Last Call (#6 Mack's Bar)

Last Call (#6 Mack's Bar)

Allyson K. Abbott

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Fresh off solving a murder that hit too close to home, Mack's trust is shattered. But when Milwaukee police detective Duncan Albright asks for her help with a shooting, she can't resist using her extra-perceptive senses to benefit others. It turns out the victim was the ruthless businessman their friend Mal was investigating undercover. And now Mal is missing-and his fingerprints are on the gun. Was his cover blown, forcing him into hiding? Or could he be a straight-up killer on the run? Mack doesn't know what to believe anymore - except her own gut, which leads her to secret rooms, shocking revelations... and the fear that this could be her final round.
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A Dark And Twisting Path (#3 Writer's Apprentice)

A Dark And Twisting Path (#3 Writer's Apprentice)

Julia Buckley

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Lena's best friend, Allison, is in a panic. On a walk in the woods by her home, Allison discovers the body of her mail carrier, an argumentative man who recently had a falling out with Allison's husband. Lena quickly realizes that Allison has nothing to worry about as the murder weapon points to a different suspect altogether- Lena's embattled boyfriend, Sam West.

Sam was cleared of his wife's murder when she was found alive, and now someone is trying to make him look guilty again. Surveillance video of a break-in at his house shows a shadowy figure trying to incriminate him by stealing the weapon from his desk. Lena and Camilla work on a suspect list, but a threatening note and a violent intrusion at Graham House prove that the devious killer has decided to write them into the plot.
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Bodies in a Bookshop (Prof. John Stubbs)

Bodies in a Bookshop (Prof. John Stubbs)

R. T. Campbell

$24.99
When a couple of corpses turn up in the back room of a London bookshop, an oddball trio of investigators strive to solve the crime and avoid tripping over each other's odd personalities. This exuberant and hard-to-find mystery from the 1940s is loaded with droll characters and crisp dialogue that will captivate armchair detectives and bibliophiles alike.
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Swing Low, Swing Death (Prof. John Stubbs)

Swing Low, Swing Death (Prof. John Stubbs)

R. T. Campbell

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First time published in the United States! In this cracking crime classic by the author of Bodies in a Bookshop, Professor John Stubbs is called to the opening of London's new, Bauhaus-styled Museum of Modern Art. But he's not there to verify the authenticities of the Van Goghs and Gauguins - it seems that there's a corpse hanging from an exhibit wall, and it's not part of the permanent collection.
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A Brush with Death (#1 Pet Detective)

A Brush with Death (#1 Pet Detective)

Ali Carter

$19.99
Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey in this delightful new series introducing pet portraitist and amateur super-sleuth, Susie Mahl In the village of Spire, murder is afoot. Rich landowner Alexander, 9th Earl of Greengrass is caught with his trousers down in the village graveyard before meeting a gruesome end.

Luckily Susie Mahl happens to be on hand. With her artist's eye for detail and her curious nature she is soon on the scent of the murderer...
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Victory Disc (#3 Vinyl Detective)

Victory Disc (#3 Vinyl Detective)

Andrew Cartmel

$16.99
This time the search for a rare record ensnares our hero in a mystery with its roots stretching back to the Second World War.

Three young RAF airmen played in a legendary band called the Flare Path Orchestra. When a precious record of their music turns up in the most unexpected place the Vinyl Detective finds himself hired to track down the rest of their highly sought-after recordings.

But, as he does so, he finds that the battles of the last World War aren't over yet-and can still prove lethal.
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Purrder She Wrote (#2 Cat Cafe)

Purrder She Wrote (#2 Cat Cafe)

Cate Conte

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Purrder She Wrote is second in the pawsitively charming new feline mystery series set off the New England coast, where curiosity leads to some killer small-town secrets...

It's the grand opening of Daybreak Island's cat cafe, where customers can get cozy with an assortment of friendly felines-and maybe even take one or a few home. Co-owner Maddie James is purring with excitement over her new warm-and-fuzzy venture... until she becomes entangled in a petty drama between one of her volunteers, an ardent animal-rights activist, and a wealthy woman who insists on adopting a calico kitty-right this instant. The catfight that ensues is bad enough for business. But when the snubbed socialite is found dead with a tell-tale catnip toy on the scene, suspicion lands squarely on Maddie's staffer. Now, with her reputation and her career prospects on the line (to say nothing of her budding romance with a handsome pet groomer) Maddie must do whatever it takes to solve the crime-before her nine lives are up.
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S'more Murders (#5 Five Ingredients)

S'more Murders (#5 Five Ingredients)

Maya Corrigan

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Managing a fitness club café and collaborating on a cookbook with her grandfather are Val Deniston’s usual specialties, but she’s about to set sail into nearby Chesapeake Bay - straight into a murder case...
 
Since catering themed events is a good way to make extra cash, Val agrees to board the Titanic - or at least cater a re-creation of the doomed journey on a yacht. The owner of the yacht, who collects memorabilia related to the disaster, wants Val to serve the last meal the Titanic passengers ate... while his guests play a murder-mystery game. But it is the final feast for one passenger who disappears from the ship. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
 
Now Val has to reel in a killer before s’more murders go down...
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Death Over Easy (#5 Country Store)

Death Over Easy (#5 Country Store)

Maddie Day

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June's annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival in neighboring Beanblossom is always a hit for Robbie's country store and cafU, Pans 'N Pancakes. This year, Robbie is even more excited, because she's launching a new bed and breakfast above her shop. A few festival musicians will be among Robbie's first guests, along with her father, Roberto, and his wife, Maria. But the celebration is cut short when a performer is found choked to death by a banjo string. Now all the banjo players are featured in a different kind of lineup. To clear their names, Robbie must pair up with an unexpected partner to pick at the clues and find the plucky killer before he can conduct an encore performance...
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Resort to Murder (#2 Miss Dimont)

Resort to Murder (#2 Miss Dimont)

T. P. Fielden

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Death stalks the beaches of Devon. With its pale, aquamarine waters and golden sands, the shoreline at Temple Regis was a sight to behold. But when an unidentifiable body is found there one morning, the most beautiful beach in Devon is turned into a crime scene.

For Miss Dimont - ferocious defender of free speech, champion of the truth and ace newspaperwoman for The Riviera Express - this is a case of paramount interest, and the perfect introduction for her young new recruit Valentine Waterford. Even if their meddling is to the immense irritation of local copper Inspector Topham...

Soon Miss Dimont and Valentine are deep in investigation - why can nobody identify the body, and why does Topham suspect murder? And when a second death occurs, can the two possibly be connected?
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Murder on Memory Lake (#1 Ferrara Family)

Murder on Memory Lake (#1 Ferrara Family)

J. D. Griffo

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Alberta Scaglione' s spinster aunt had some secrets - like the fortune she squirreled away and a secret lake house in Tranquility, New Jersey. More surprising - she's left it all to Alberta. Alberta, a widow, is no spring chicken and she's gotten used to disappointment. So having a beautiful view, surrounded by hydrangeas, honeysuckle, and her cat, Lola, sounds blissful after years of yelling and bickering and cooking countless lasagnas.

But Tranquility isn't as peaceful as it sounds. There's a body in the water-and it belongs to Alberta's childhood nemesis. Alberta suspects foul play and when Alberta's estranged granddaughter, an aspiring crime reporter, shows up, it only makes sense for them to team up and investigate...

Includes Italian recipes from Alberta's kitchen!
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Midnight Snacks are Murder (#2 Poppy McAllister)

Midnight Snacks are Murder (#2 Poppy McAllister)

Libby Klein

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When her sleepwalking aunt is accused of committing murder, Poppy McAllister finds out there's no rest for the weary...
 
Between trying to get her gluten-free baking business off the ground and helping her aunt remodel her old Victorian into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey, Poppy is ready to call, "Mayday!" And now Aunt Ginny - who's a handful wide-awake - is sleepwalking on her new sleeping pill prescription and helping herself to neighbors' snacks and knickknacks.
 
Even more alarming, a local humanitarian who worked with troubled teens is found murdered, and the police suspect the "Snack Bandit." Other than a bad case of midnight munchies and some mild knickknack kleptomania, Aunt Ginny is harmless. Someone's trying to frame her. Poppy will need to work tirelessly to uncover the killer and put the case to rest-before Aunt Ginny has to trade in her B & B for a bunk bed behind bars...
 
Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy's Kitchen!
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Knot My Sister's Keeper (#6 Quilting)

Knot My Sister's Keeper (#6 Quilting)

Mary Marks

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Martha Rose is shocked to find she has a half-sister, especially one so different from her. Giselle Cole is wealthy, widowed, and lives a glamorous life in West Los Angeles. At least her grandmother was a quilter! But Giselle can't answer Martha's many questions about their father-he disappeared when she was only a child and the few clues left behind indicate he may have been murdered. So Martha and Giselle team up on an investigation that weaves them through the streets of L.A., their father's hidden love affairs, and into some mysterious unfinished Cole family business...
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Against the Claw (#2 Lobster Shack)

Against the Claw (#2 Lobster Shack)

Shari Randall

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Business is booming at the Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack and Aunt Gully is thinking about branching out. When Ali and Lorel start catering private parties to bring in enough money to buy a food truck, they enter the elite world of Long Point, the wealthy enclave connected to Mystic Bay by a stone causeway. Things get awkward when Ali realizes that Katherine Slocum, the Long Point hostess with the mostess, is dating her sister Lorel's old flame, Patrick Yardley. When Katherine is found dead on her yacht, Empress of the Seas, after a Fourth of July party, Lorel falls under suspicion, and Ali realizes that family secrets are the deadliest secrets of all.
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Death of a Celebrity  (#17 Hamish Macbeth)

Death of a Celebrity (#17 Hamish Macbeth)

M. C. Beaton

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Amazing news is spreading like wildfire across the Scottish countryside: the most famous of all Lochdubh, remotely nestling in the Highlands, is perfectly anonymous... until well-known TV reporter Crystal French races into town in her bright new BMW. And PC Hamish Macbeth, dourly wed to duty rather than the fiancee who dumped him, promptly gives her a ticket for reckless driving. Outraged, Crystal makes Macbeth's life a misery with a TV report on policing in the Highlands... but when she also rakes up old local scandals for her new hit show, Macbeth notes that someone besides himself might be dead keen to stop her. And then someone does.

Now, finding out who did away with the nosy reporter will lead the laconic Macbeth down roads he never envisioned... and perhaps a crisis of the heart all his own.
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Death of a Village (#18 Hamish Macbeth)

Death of a Village (#18 Hamish Macbeth)

M. C. Beaton

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Trouble is afoot in the remote Scottish fishing village of Stoyre, where the inhabitants are acting kind of... fishy. On a routine visit, Hamish Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church unexpectedly full, and the very air permeated with fear. Then an explosion levels a holiday cottage which the locals call 'an act of God'. Hamish has another theory, one that will make the national news. With the help of sharp-eyed journalist Elspeth Grant and Lugs (his dog) he begins to winkle out the truth. But Hamish's best laid plans soon go awry when an old friend dies, a scandalous rumour erupts, and someone close to his heart may be lost forever...
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Death of a Poison Pen (#19 Hamish Macbeth)

Death of a Poison Pen (#19 Hamish Macbeth)

M. C. Beaton

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A sudden outbreak of maliciousness strikes the town of Lochdubh in the form of a rash of poison pen letters. Things turn deadly when the local postmistress is found hanged in her room... with a vicious note beneath her dangling feet. Though his superiors call it suicide, PC Hamish Macbeth pronounces it murder. But Hamish is soon distracted by Jenny Ogilvie, a friend of his ex-fiancee, who arrives in Lochdubh to seduce him. And then he's ambushed by local reporter Elspeth Grant, who sets out to land the story - and Hamish - for herself.

Caught in the middle of this volatile case, Hamish faces dangerous romances... and a blackhearted culprit wielding a mighty - and lethal - pen.
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Hollywood Ending (#2 Detective By Day)

Hollywood Ending (#2 Detective By Day)

Kellye Garrett

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Tinseltown's awards season is in full swing, and everyone is obsessed with dressing up, scoring free swag, and getting invited to the biggest awards shows of the year. But when celebrity publicist Lyla Davis is killed, the festive mood comes to an abrupt halt.

Apprentice private eye Dayna Anderson thinks she's uncovered the killer. Unfortunately, what starts as an open-and-shut case turns out to be anything but. Diving deeper into the investigation, Dayna gets a backstage look at gossip blogging, Hollywood royalty, and one of entertainment's most respected awards shows--all while trying to avoid her own Hollywood ending.
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Grey Mask (#1 Miss Silver)

Grey Mask (#1 Miss Silver)

Patricia Wentworth

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Miss Silver must foil a plot to murder a beautiful young heiress. Furious at being jilted at the altar by his once-fiance Margaret Langton, Charles Moray left England behind him. Now, four years later, he returns to his family home, only to find it unlocked and with a light burning in one of its abandoned rooms.

Eavesdropping, Charles soon discovers that a criminal gang has been using his house to plan a vicious crime. The target is the beautiful Margot Standing, who is due to inherit a considerable fortune. And what's more he recognises the voices of one of the conspirators - his lost love Margaret Langton.

How did Margaret come to be involved? And who is the terrifying masked man who has her in his thrall? Charles contacts Miss Silver to unravel the mysteries of the case and, if she can, save Margot Standings life.

'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph
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Danger Point (#4 Miss Silver)

Danger Point (#4 Miss Silver)

Patricia Wentworth

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The first wife died suddenly. Without Miss Silver's help, the new bride may be about to meet a similar fate. Maud Silver, demure private eye, is on a train to London when a young woman in a state of shock bursts into her compartment. She is Lisle Jerningham, a newlywed with a fortune - which may be about to get her killed.

Lisle explains that she fled her home in a hurry after overhearing a sinister conversation. Her new husband's first wife died in an apparent accident, and the resultant infusion of cash saved his family home. Now, he's broke again - and she fears he is attempting to engineer a second convenient mishap.

Whether the widower is bent on a second murder or his young wife is being paranoid, no one is clear. But if Lisle is in danger, it is up to Miss Silver to find out.

'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph
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Spotlight (#12 Miss Silver)

Spotlight (#12 Miss Silver)

Patricia Wentworth

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When a blackmailer is stabbed at his own celebration, Miss Silver must find the guilty party. When the menacing Gregory Porlock invites a group of unacquainted friends into his home, no one is quite sure what to expect.

But after the host himself is stabbed in the back it soon becomes clear to all that he was a blackmailer.

Every person in his house has something to hide, and many have good reason for wishing Porlock ill. It is up to Miss Silver to see through the lies and determine which guest made certain the party was really over.

'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph
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Ladies' Bane (#22 Miss Silver)

Ladies' Bane (#22 Miss Silver)

Patricia Wentworth

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Miss Silver must unravel a tangled web of marriage, mystery and murder. No one has seen Allegra Trent since she got married. Her husband swept her off her feet and out of London, to a faraway town called Bleake. She has stopped writing letters, and her family has begun to worry.

Allegra's husband is a strange man. He is consumed with his dream of owning the ramshackle estate curiously known as Ladies' Bane, and he intends to use his new wife's money to do it. Why he wants to live there no one knows, but Josepha Bowden does not want his castle to become her goddaughter's prison.

She asks the help of Maud Silver, the former governess who now makes a living using her reason to unravel the intricacies of murder. There has been no killing in Bleake, but if Miss Silver doesn't intervene quickly, there could be one soon.

'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph
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