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Killer Characters: Books of the Bay #8

Killer Characters: Books of the Bay #8

Ellery Adams

$14.95
Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn't hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother's hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her. After the nurse meets a deadly denouement, Chief Rawlings is forced to take Laurel into custody. While Olivia protests the arrest, the rest of the Bayside Book Writers become a group divided, with Rawlings and Harris on one side and Olivia and Millay on the other. Now the women must race against the clock to prove that Laurel's not the sort for murder before her story ends in tragedy...
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Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure: Aunt Dimity #21

Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure: Aunt Dimity #21

Nancy Atherton

$25.95
While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. 

When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity’s youth in London after the War. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor - setting Lori off on an adventure through London - and through history - to put a piece of Aunt Dimity’s past to rest.
  
In the meantime, a new family has moved to Finch. The villagers are thrilled because their new neighbors are avid metal detectorists. Metal detectors soon become all the rage in Finch and the villagers unearth a lot of rubbish (some of it quite embarrassing) before one of them stumbles upon a trinket that could hold the key to the origin of Aunt Dimity’s bracelet.
 
Is the bracelet a priceless and protected national treasure?  Was Aunt Dimity’s lovesick suitor a common thief?  If so, how will Lori break the news to Aunt Dimity?  And what will she do with the bracelet?  As Lori searches for answers, she discovers an unexpected link between the buried treasure in the village and the treasure buried in Aunt Dimity’s heart.
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Ghostal Living: Hamptons Home and Garden #3

Ghostal Living: Hamptons Home and Garden #3

Kathleen Bridge

$14.95
In the latest mystery from the author of Better Homes and Corpses and Hearse and Gardens, Hamptons interior designer and antiques picker Meg Barrett uncovers a veil of spooky goings-on... The first Sag Harbor Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is right around the corner, and interior designer Meg Barrett has her hands full decorating rooms at the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast for wealthy rare book collector Franklin Hollingsworth. Rumor has it Hollingsworth is in possession of an unpublished manuscript written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When the Fitzgerald manuscript's authenticator is found dead at the bottom of a cliff, Meg suspects a killer is on the loose. Rare books start disappearing from the B & B and Meg sees a connection between the stolen books and the deceased authenticator. With the fair looming, she finds herself caught up in catching a killer and thief before another victim is booked for death.
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No Charm Intended: Cora Crafts #2

No Charm Intended: Cora Crafts #2

Mollie Cox Bryan

$14.95
Settling into her new life and career in small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, Cora Chevalier is preparing to host a "wildcrafting" retreat at her Victorian home. But a specter hangs over the venture when beloved local nanny Gracie Wyke goes missing. Amidst leading their guests in nature hikes, rock painting and making clay charms, Cora and her business partner, Jane, team up with Gracie's boyfriend, Paul, to launch their own investigation into her disappearance when the local police prove unhelpful.

Cora and her crafters take Paul in, believing he is in danger and not the suspect police have made him out to be. However as they uncover new clues and a body turns up at a local abandoned amusement park, Cora and Jane begin to question their decision. With more questions than answers arising, is Cora crafty enough to untangle a knot that could put an innocent in jail-and permanently destroy her reputation?
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Death in Dark Blue: Writer's Apprentice #2

Death in Dark Blue: Writer's Apprentice #2

Julia Buckley

$14.95
In quaint Blue Lake, Indiana, things are beginning to go right for Lena London. She's got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla's beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West. After being under attack by the media, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she's found dead behind Sam's house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the mystery...
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Nightshade for Warning: Enchanted Garden #2

Nightshade for Warning: Enchanted Garden #2

Bailey Cattrell

$14.95
Elliana Allbright’s custom-made perfume shop and the Enchanted Garden behind it are garnering all sorts of attention, but a dead body could bury her in bad publicity...
 
Ellie’s business and personal life have been flourishing in her hometown of Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense. She uses her very special skills to craft perfumes that almost magically ease heartache, inspire change, and bring joy - and her customers love to relax in the beautiful garden behind her shop with her corgi, Dash, and her cat, Nabokov. She even lives right next to the garden, in a compact “tiny house” - and she’s excited to hear that a journalist is going to write a feature about her home and garden for a national magazine.
 
But then the journalist is found dead, and suspicion falls on the last person to see him - who just happens to be Ellie’s brother’s girlfriend. So before everything goes to seed, Ellie must rely on her powers - observational and otherwise - to pick out the real killer from an ever-expanding bouquet of culprits...
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Dead and Berried: Cranberry Cove #3

Dead and Berried: Cranberry Cove #3

Peg Cochran

$14.95
It's hive time for murder in the latest Cranberry Cove mystery from national bestselling author Peg Cochran. It's June in Cranberry Cove and Monica Albertson's plan to sell cranberry relish to chain stores is taking off. The cranberry bogs are in bloom, and local beekeeper Rick Taylor and his assistant Lori Wenk are bringing in bees to pollinate the blossoms. When a fatal prick fells Lori, the buzz is that Rick is to blame. In trying to clear her friend's name, Monica discovers that more than a few people in Cranberry Cove have felt the power of Lori's venom, and it looks as if this time she may have agitated the hive a bit too much. With the fate of the farm on the line, Monica must get to the bottom of the crime before another victim gets stung.
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A Good Day to Buy: Sarah Winston Garage Sale #4

A Good Day to Buy: Sarah Winston Garage Sale #4

Sherry Harris

$14.95
When Sarah Winston's estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he's in town - especially her ex, the chief of police - the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah's latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife - her clients, the Spencers. All Luke will tell Sarah is that he's undercover, investigating a story. Before she can learn more, he vanishes as suddenly as he appeared. Rummaging through his things for a clue to his whereabouts, Sarah comes upon a list of veterans and realizes that to find her brother, she'll have to figure out who killed Mr. Spencer. And all without telling her ex...
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Murder Has Nine Lives: Jaine Austen #14

Murder Has Nine Lives: Jaine Austen #14

Laura Levine

$14.95
Freelance writer Jaine Austen has a new job, a tropical vacation on the horizon, and her cat Prozac is slated to star in a major commercial. But when the claws come out behind the scenes, murder is the only thing to meow about... When Jaine's cat Prozac is tapped to star in a Skinny Kitty commercial, Jaine never would have guessed the world of cat food could be so, well, catty. Nervous about the finicky furball's diva nature, Jaine is pleasantly surprised - if not in stunned disbelief - at the sight of Prozac eating and napping on cue like a seasoned pro. But just as Jaine begins dreaming of fame and fortune, Skinny Kitty's inventor drops dead on the set. Everyone is a suspect - including Jaine. And she'll have to get her paws on the truth before the killer takes a swipe at another victim.
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Murder Most Fowl: Local Foods #4

Murder Most Fowl: Local Foods #4

Edith Maxwell

$14.95
Spring may be around the corner, but organic farmer-turned-sleuth Cam Flaherty will have to set aside her seedlings as she tills the soil for clues in the mysterious death of a local poultry maven... With the birds once again chirping, Cam should be spending her days pruning blueberry bushes and taking care of the new batch of chicks that just hatched. But murder knows no season. When her fellow fowl-raiser Wayne Laitinen is found dead, Cam dons her crime-solving hat and quickly digs up a bounty of motives. Scandal, blackmail, cover-ups. There's a fox in the hen house. But where? With some help from her off-again, on-again flame, police detective Pete Pappas, Cam will have to crack this case before Wayne's killer flies the coop forever.
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Precious and Grace: No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17

Precious and Grace: No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17

Alexander McCall Smith

$19.99
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One bright morning, Precious Ramotswe - head of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - receives a visitor: a woman from Australia. This woman asks Precious to take on a case: to find the nursemaid who raised her during her childhood in Botswana. The woman wants to thank her for being such an important part of her life. Precious has a history of successfully solving cases, but this one proves difficult and throws up a number of surprises and challenges.

Back in her office, next door to the Speedy Motors Garage on Twokleng Road, Precious also has a team to manage: Mr Polopetsi, a part-time science teacher and new assistant at the agency; she mentors Charlie, a former apprentice and young man too handsome and charming for his own good - a man who has gotten himself in deep water; and then there is Precious's tumultuous but heart-warming friendship with her co-director, the fiery Grace Makutsi.

Precious and Grace is a story about being a detective, the complexities of human nature, as well as lessons about gratitude and obligation.
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