The Grits are About to Hit the Fan. The Golden Girls meets Married to the Mob in this madcap mystery series packed with Mafioso-style mayhem and a generous dollop of Southern-style sarcasm. When wannabe actress Doreen Diller takes a job with her celebrity crush, his new acting gig takes them on location to St. Petersburg, Florida. What awaits Doreen in the Sunshine State will seal her fate -- in the form of a role she didn't see coming and a family she didn't bargain for. New from the author of the Val Fremden Midlife Mystery Series. She took a stab at stardom. It stabbed back. A celebrity crush leads to Mafioso-style mayhem in this madcap adventure sure to satisfy fans of cozy mysteries and women’s fiction alike.
Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller. Every book in the series can be read as a standalone.
Charlotte hunts a killer with a curious cookie-cutter calling card who seems to be out to impress the local true-crime podcaster. The work keeps her from concentrating on the fact her boyfriend has been acting strange...it seems Declan is ready to make a few major life decision.
Meanwhile, Mariska and Darla take over a local restaurant while the owner's out of town, and can't help but add a few things to the menu… bad idea, since the owner belongs to a true crime club that roots for the killers...
Mix in an earbud-wearing puppy, a starry-eyed deputy, and white-knuckle action and you'll find yourself wanting to move to Pineapple Port...again!
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Make a wish for ... murder? When reporter Roland Bean turns the big three-oh, his wife throws him, and his fraternal twin sister Robyn, a huge birthday bash. The festive occasion is lively and fun until a fight between his sister and her boyfriend ends the night on a sour note. Beanie decides to console Robyn but almost hits a man staggering in the road as he drives to her townhouse. A man who turns out to be Robyn’s boyfriend and what’s worse, he’s been shot. The boyfriend’s dying words shake Beanie to his core: Robyn ... shot ... me. Refusing to believe his twin sister killed a man, Beanie vows to use his investigative skills to prove her innocence. He discovers plenty of suspects as he delves into the doctor’s dirty dealings, but can he solve the case before the killer makes him the next victim? Happy Birthday Murder is a cozy murder mystery novel. With lots of clues and red herrings, it features plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end! Get your copy today!
Shelby Wolfe doesn’t believe in ghosts, but the one who asks her to solve his murder doesn’t care. River towns—even ones named Goose Lick—have their charm. For recently divorced Shelby, Goose Lick also has extended family, which is just what she needs. It also has an old police station/former hotel for sale cheap, and Shelby knows all about rehabbing old buildings. But when the former and now deceased police chief appears with his claims of murder, she realizes she’s gotten more than she bargained for. The chief died of carbon monoxide poisoning, and the town is evenly divided on whether it was an accident or suicide. The chief insists it was neither, but it seems dead people don’t have access to all the answers. Shelby agrees to investigate his death in the hope that, if she finds them for him, he’ll move on. She soon finds that river towns have more than charm, family, and cheap old buildings. They also have secrets. And some people will kill to keep them.
WHISKEY WITH A MURDER CHASER!!! The new Top Shelf is open for business, but business as usual for Ricki and the Shelf translates to another dead guy. Ricki’s friend, Ruby Fogarty, is charged with murdering her boyfriend by clubbing him to death with a bottle of whiskey. The police consider the case closed, but Ricki is convinced Ruby is innocent and sets out to find the real murderer. Although Waterton police detective Gabriel Russell is crazy about Ricki, he isn’t too crazy about her trying to do his job. The killer’s not too happy about it either. 2017 WISHING SHELF INDEPENDENT BOOK AWARDS BRONZE WINNER!
A cookie factory being burned down in a small Florida town, Miss Suzie's Delicious CC (chocolate chip) Cookies that may or may not be part of a drug cartel aka the Bunny Hop Gang and then there's the unfortunate murder - let's face it, what murder is ever fortunate - of the new owner of the cookie factory. It's time for Parker Bell and the always sugar-and-caffeine infused Lady Gatorettes to solve the latest murder in Po'thole, Florida. "Laugh out loud funny! I laughed so hard my cat fell off the bed." Julie Z., Australia
She's just a country girl who loves her dog. But her life is about to get less countrified and more...erm...homicide. Deer Hollow is a small community built in a verdant, rolling countryside. The nearest big city is over an hour away and big city ways are rejected at the Hollow. Unfortunately, the big city isn’t the only place where bad things can happen. Things like murder…which has a funny way of messin’ up a debutante’s day and turning a sunny Sunday in June right over onto its bucolic head.
Psychic Cass Donovan must uncover the truth about long-buried secrets and recent murders to bring peace to a troubled spirit and bring justice to a flesh-and-blood killer . . . When the spirit of Ophelia Wilson turned to clairvoyant Cass Donovan for help, Cass was able to prove Ophelia’s innocence in the century-old murders of her family members—and solve a contemporary murder in the process. But Ophelia’s spirit has returned, this time angrily demanding that Cass expose the identity of whoever did kill her family. And then eerily, two descendants from the Wilson family tree are murdered, suggesting that Ophelia has the power to meddle in modern-day events to satisfy her rage. As Cass struggles to solve the two recent murders and unravel the sparse clues about murders from a hundred years ago, she and those around her begin to suffer Ophelia’s wrath—including an attempt on the life of one of Cass’s closest friends. Relying on all of her own psychic powers, Cass has to confront the spirit’s hunger for vengeance and track down a merciless killer before she becomes the next victim of both . . .
Funny, clean, small-town, sleuth novels—with a touch of romance. The heartwarming relationships between young and old and the quirky world of loveable characters will make Pineapple Port Mysteries your new favorite series!
"Too much!! Wow! I don't think I've had so much laughter and fun in a cozy mystery ever! " - Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Book #1 of the binge-worthy series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, Pineapple Lies, is a twisty puzzler...with an ending you won't see coming!
"One of the best surprise ending I have read.." - Amazon Vine Voice Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is huge right now, and if you like that you will love Pineapple LIes. Personally, I have to say I enjoyed this even more." - author Tommy Ueland
If you like Thursday Murder Club or HULU's "Murders in the Building", you'll love Pineapple Port Mysteries!
As an orphan adopted by one of Florida's 55+ communities, Charlotte never expected life to be wild. Golf cart racing with her surrogate mothers Mariska and Darla was about as nutty as life got...until she found the hot pawnbroker's mom buried in her backyard.
Talk about making a lousy first impression...
Armed with nothing but her wits, Pineapple Port's questionable cast of characters, and a growing crush, Charlotte is determined ...
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Amy Vansant - the most fun you can have holding a Kindle Reader!
When Mick and his retired military gun-for-hire “fixer” service is hired by a United States Senator to find his missing son, he enlists the help of his daughter, Siofra “Shee” McQueen. An experienced tracker, Shee quickly tracks the boy to a Bahamian island playground catering to the young and wealthy. The job seems like such a breeze, she hires her daughter, Charlotte, to infiltrate the age-restricted compound. They’ve just been reunited after a lifetime apart, and the mission offers them serious quality mother-daughter time.
Is the mother-of-the-year award in the mail yet?
Before Shee can kick back with a Bahama Mama, the senator’s son’s girlfriend turns up dead. The boy is the primary suspect. Could be he's not the underachieving goofball he seemed to be…and her daughter is on the island with him.
Shee needs to extract Charlotte, but communication has been cut, and the sinister underbelly of the resort is beginning to show.
Shee will need to tap into her father’s collection of ex-military misfits, including a retired FBI agent, a newly-hired thief hiding a secret, and Charlotte’s father—the wounded SEAL whose heart Shee once trampled—if she's going to save their daughter.
The island has other ideas.
Stephanie Pierce has corporate burnout.As an executive assistant to a callous CEO, her life is filled with organizing her boss's schedule, social events, and countless, soul-draining business trips. The cure? Essential oils and solving a murder mystery. After finding her building manager dead in the stairwell, Stephanie finds solace in the watchful attention of the handsome police officer working the case. At first, death seems to be the result of natural causes, but it soon becomes apparent that something sinister is at work. Could she be the next target? With a vigilant protector at her side, Stephanie attempts to stay one step ahead of the danger. Not everything is as it seems, and even the tiny oil bottles she relies on have hidden secrets.
Shee wants a home.
Shee McQueen grew up skip tracing and hunting military criminals with her father, Mick, until someone put a bounty on her head, forcing her underground. Resurfacing years later, she returns to her family’s hotel in Jupiter Beach, FL, to find Mick in a coma, shot in the head by an unknown sniper.
"Loved! This book was hard to put down! Anyone who likes Patterson’s books will like this one! It will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end!" ~ Cathy M. Rose ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Shee wants answers.
The Loggerhead Inn has everything Shee could want in a beach hotel---sea turtle wall art, a tiny Yorkshire terrier mascot who thinks she’s a pit bull, and her father’s staff of deadly, damaged military veterans, looking to redeem their troubled souls by helping others. Not to mention--- Hold on...
How did Mason Connelly, the SEAL she fell for decades ago, just appear in the lobby? Why did he have to show up now demanding answers to secrets long buried?
Shee wants it all back.
But someone wants her dead.
From the moment Shee McQueen appears, The Girl Who Wants straps the reader into a twisting rolle ...
Is Mothman Real, or Just Another Fly-by-Night Tourist Scam? The Truth is Out There … Way WAY Out There in this Deliciously Snarky, Semi-Paranormal Detective Mystery Growing up in backwoods Florida, Bobbie Drex has seen it all – from two-headed turtles to two-timing boyfriends. Her life of hard knocks has left her short on cash, but she’s still packing enough snark to give any whack-job a run for his money. Or so she thinks. But when a mysterious stranger arrives at her mechanic shop seeking repairs to his rundown RV, suddenly it’s Bobbie who’s in for a complete overhaul... Norman Bates in a turban. Gonadal twins. Mothman pooper-scoopers. In an instant, the world she once knew skitters totally off its Southern axis! Is the handsome, Mothman-chasing private eye crazy? Or is he the only sane one in the bunch? The more Bobbie discovers about him, the less certain she becomes about reality itself... Ready for some pure, escapist fun? Grab a can of mosquito repellent and a lawn chair. Then sit back and relax. Things are about to go sidesplittingly off the rails in the Sunshine State!
SHE PLAYED ONE ON TV, BUT NOW THAT HER LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, CAN MAIZIE ALBRIGHT ACT LIKE A DETECTIVE FOR REAL? For fans of romantic comedy mysteries like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and Meg Cabot's Heather Wells Mysteries. The Wall Street Journal bestselling and international-award winning author Larissa Reinhart brings her readers the first in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series, Hot Mystery Reviews’ "Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs.” ”Child star and hilarious hot mess Maizie Albright trades Hollywood for the backwoods of Georgia and pure delight ensues. Maizie's my new favorite escape from reality.” — Gretchen Archer, USA Today bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series. Three Teen Choice Awards, One Emmy Nomination, and several Maxim covers later, Maizie Albright was an ex-teen star, stuck in reality show hell, and standing before a California judge. She has one chance for a new life: return home to Black Pine, Georgia, and get a job that has nothing to do with show business. So why not become the character she played during the happiest days of her life — a private detective. Great. Except Maizie's got 10 days to land the job to keep her probation. 10 days to convince the only private investigator in town, Wyatt Nash, to hire her. A man who could use some help. But not, it seems, from a fallen celebrity. 10 days to shake the reality show that's followed her to Georgia. A show that seems intent on ruining her chances for a new life. Beca ...
Everyone knows vampires don’t exist. So when Mildred Schmidt, one of Charlie’s customers, is convinced that her next-door neighbor’s house sitter is actually a vampire, Charlie of course has to step in to see what is really going on. What she finds is … disturbing. The house sitter DOES have some peculiar habits—like digging holes in the backyard in the middle of the night. Surely, they aren’t … graves. But then Polly, a local teenager, goes missing. Of course, teenagers DO run away from time to time. Less explainable is the dead body that then appears in the “vampire’s” yard. Luckily, Charlie is hot on the case, and not a moment too soon as she races to not only find Polly, but to discover the killer before the bodies start to pile up.
My name is Naida Griffith and I’m a sorceress. I actually found that out not too long ago. I’ve lived with an undefined something burning in my belly for a while, feeling as if something wasn’t quite right under my skin. Then, on my eighteenth birthday I started getting headaches. Bad ones. And random stuff started following me around. Recently I was approached by a group called the Société of Dire Magic to become Keeper of the Artifacts. A magical librarian. Given that magical artifacts have taken to following me around, I decided I might have an aptitude for the job. So I said yes. But in the first few days, I’ve been flogged by flip flops, bludgeoned by gnomes, and discovered a corpse in a suitcase. Then there’s the woman who’s supposed to be training me. She’s…interesting. Will I survive the training long enough to get the job as artifact librarian? You might as well ask me if a caterpillar gets manis or pedis. Who knows? But I know one thing for sure. This gig is hard. I’m going to do my best to succeed. Or die trying.
Màiri Maguire teaches in top schools all over the world, but on days like today she wishes she had never left Glasgow! 8:10 a.m. on 15th August 1970. They’ve only been in Paris one evening. but this morning Lianna is in jail, charged with murder. And Màiri is being hunted by murderous villains. How could she have guessed that travelling outside Glasgow would be so dangerous? Will this Irish lass from Scotland ever again see her comfy home in Merrylea, her loving sisters Morag and Katriona? Will she ever play again in the park with her 10 year old nephew Niall? Major Peverel is practically glued to Màiri's side. Respected by the gendarmerie, shrouded in secrets, who is the Major? Is he truly Màiri's friend - or does he have other reasons for watching her so closely? Who really killed the corrupt taxman for whose death Lianna has been framed? Màiri has only 6 days to find the murderer. Can she free Lianna in time? Or must she choose between her friend's freedom and her own livelihood… if she’s still alive to make a choice
Rhee Abbott is a reluctant witch with powers that never seem to do what she wants. But her new job as manager of the Drake's Rest Inn is her chance to start over with the normal life she has always yearned for--until she finds a dead body in a guest room just days before the Inn's grand opening. Even worse, she discovers that the dead have begun to talk to her when the victim's ghost begins to follow her around wanting her to find his killer. This is not the new beginning she was planning, but she's afraid she will have solve a murder or find a new definition of the word "normal."
Who thought Doofus and Floofus would be the best cat detectives in Quinn? Starting over in a sleepy small town would never be easy, but Misty Milton’s gourmet cat food delivery business soon made her a hit with the locals. Well, most of them… Until her cats help a teenage couple uncover a curiously preserved 50 year old corpse while hunting for fabled pirate treasure. That’s when a tale of unrequited love, blackmail and murder rapidly unravels. And if that wasn’t tricky enough, her bully of a husband has tracked her across five states, determined to drag her back to Kansas… Can Misty and her feline sidekicks solve this mystery before another murder shakes the community?
A stolen diamond, a murdered jewel thief and a sabotaged pickleball tournament can’t possibly have anything in common. But, every event leads back to newly-elected Mayor Charlotte Barklay’s Founders' Day celebration. Who would want to sabotage a Barkview tradition? Cat Wright can think of a few folks, including the former mayor. When the evidence leads Cat to a colorful gypsy fortune teller and a prophecy starts portending events; Cat can’t help but wonder if a real king is hiding in this quaint seaside community. Can Cat and her German Shepherd partner protect their pack from secrets that could change history as we know it?
Winner of Chapter.Con London 2017 Best Female Protagonist Dead man floating! Fiona Fleming is in so much trouble. Her recently inherited bed and breakfast might not actually be hers thanks to the underhanded misdealings of the local real estate bully. Despite her grandmother's last will and testament, Fee might be out of luck and on the street before she even gets settled. But when her new enemy floats belly up in her koi pond, she's the prime suspect in his murder! Can she uncover who the real killer is before the smoking-hot new sheriff puts her behind bars instead of asking her out on a date? Dive into book one of the Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries, and don't miss the exciting sequels!
Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, and gore-free small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller.
When Declan and his uncle Seamus find a dead woman in the master closet of a house for sale, Seamus hopes that means he'll get a deal...but private detective Charlotte Morgan is more interested in why the body has a note pinned to its chest: Where are you going to keep YOUR clothes?
"This is my favorite book of the series! Just when u think they can’t get better they do! ...I loved this book and series. You can read this as a stand-alone but the whole series is fantastic. Take an afternoon away from life and escape into crazy Pineapple Port! I couldn’t put it down!" ~ Audrey Armstrong ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When another body with a second note is found at a listing held by the same real estate agency, Charlotte is hired to find out who's trying to ruin them. The handsome owner of the agency has a way with the ladies... is one of his jilted lovers out to demonstrate just how angry a woman scorned can get?
Too bad Charlotte's neighborhood "moms," Mariska and Darla, can't help with this mystery --- they're on a treasure hunt bound to cost them their weekend... and maybe their life!
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Seminary student Tony Wagner finds more than he expected when he begins his final summer working in Evergreen National Park. A serial killer has been hunting America's national parks. When the killer strikes in Evergreen, Tony and fellow ranger Kelly Thiel find the body. An FBI task force, led by Agent Wyatt Garret, arrives to investigate. Garret interprets Tony's calm under the circumstances as cold-blooded, making him a suspect. Then, evidence implicates Tony. He will need the whole town of Spruce Lake to help him prove his innocence. When Garret finally clears him, he asks Tony to help with the investigation. His back country skills will be invaluable at the remote crime scenes as the killer strikes again. While Tony works with the FBI, his less-than-perfect past becomes public knowledge, bringing dramatic changes to his life.
Not since the days when Vlad the Impaler rampaged the quaint countryside of Wallachia Romania, has anyone deserved to go to prison more than George Shulz. Unfortunately, we have to prove he did something wrong first. Self-proclaimed sociopathic lawyer George Shulz is a cross between a “get off my lawn” guy and Hannibal Lecter. A less likeable individual would be hard to find in Deer Hollow. So, when he’s arrested at the site of a recent murder involving a missing deer, Shulz’s car, and a body with a clear set of tire tracks painting his backside, there doesn’t seem to be much question whether he’s guilty. Everybody wants him to be. Unfortunately, for everybody, Shulz keeps insisting he didn’t do it. And worse, he wants me, Joey Fulle, and my boyfriend Hal, the PI, to prove his innocence. I really just have a hankerin’ to grab a pitchfork and join the lynch mob. Unfortunately for me, Hal and his brother Cal are on the job, intending to prove the horrible man’s innocence. Dangit! On the plus side, I get to spend some quality time with my bestie, Felicity, from the big city. But, I’m thinkin’ I might occasionally drift over to the torch and pitchfork side, just for fun.
An upset at the Harvest Festival , a Fright Night fundraiser with a deadly twist, and a realtor-turned-sleuth caught in the middle of both. Tabby is finally ready to go on a casual fun date with Detective Jay Jameson at the local church’s Harvest Festival, but her witch friends are holding their Fright Night fundraiser that same night. She feels caught in the middle of a long-standing quarrel between the two groups, especially when a dead body shows up at the center of it all. As blame-shifting grows, will Tabby be able to figure out who is responsible for the corpse while keeping all of her friendships intact? Order your copy of Frightful Friday now to find out!
Disappearing wasn’t going to be enough…they needed a plan…some answers…and a safe place so they could stop running in circles trying to stay one step ahead of the guys who seemed to want her dead. Simon Sullivan might not be who Ava always believed him to be, but along with his brother, he’d spent his life trying to protect her. That wasn’t going to change especially now when everything they’d planned for, hoping against hope it would never be needed, was playing out exactly as they’d feared. But he’s not alone. Harper Riley isn’t about to let anything happen to Ava. He’s already killed to protect her…and will again. It’s the middle of the twenty-third century and while there have been staggering technological and environmental advances, human nature is still very much the same as it has always been. One woman unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the middle of a long simmering struggle between power, greed, and an overwhelming effort to keep long hidden secrets buried.
Amazon Best Seller in Eight Mystery & Humor Categories! A Midlife Meltdown Leads to Southern-Fried Mayhem in this Hilarious Accidental Thriller! After being duped out of her life savings in Germany, Val Fremden retreats home to Florida with more than just her pride in tatters. At 45, she’s broke, divorced, and virtually unemployable. Starting over will be tough enough. But when her only friend suddenly turns up dead, Val begins to seriously wonder if the world is out to get her. Maybe it is …. The sugar-white sands of Sunset Beach attract weirdos like mosquitoes to a bug zapper. So when the will of Val’s friend makes the local newspaper, lunatics and con artists stumble from their beach shacks to scuffle for a piece of the leftover pie. Determined to find her friend’s true heir, Val reluctantly turns to three crackpots for help—a drunk, a redneck, and a snarky beach bum. Working at odds with each other, their bumbling investigation attracts the attention of a hot cop. He quickly gets into the fray and under Val’s skin. Whether it’s in a good way or bad only time will tell. Because sometimes, it’s not until you reach the bottom of the barrel that you find out who your true friends are. Love your mysteries with a side of snide? The Val Fremden Midlife Mystery series is for you! Get set for a wickedly witty slide down the social ladder with a surprising cast of unexpected misfits!
Speed dating, cocktails, and… corpses? It’s always something. With everything blowing up in her love life, her job life, and her confidence, Madison finds herself on the rebound, unable to sort out her feelings. Passionate kisses with a certain crime fighter provide a nice distraction, but things may not be what they seem. A singing telegram turns dangerous, a speed dating event runs riot, and a missing chef with a wild past pits Madison against the odds. Then someone puts murder on the menu…
AMAZON # 1 BESTSELLER IN HUMOR AND COZY MYSTERIES Unsure if she is looking for Mr. Right, or Mr. Every Other Saturday Night, divorced mother of two, Laurel McKay reluctantly joins THE LOVE CLUB, a popular local dating service. Dressed to kill, she meets bachelor number one at a trendy restaurant. But the date is a bust, literally, when the guy decides Laurel is dessert, and she breaks his nose with her cell phone. It gets even worse when the man is found murdered the next morning, and Laurel has his blood on her clothes. Despite her now being a person of interest to the police, Laurel bravely ventures out on date number two. When that unlucky bachelor disappears during dinner, Laurel's only alibi is a bottle of Dom Perignon. The sexy investigating detective thinks she's innocent and is worried she may be the next target. That's more than enough motivation for Laurel to find a murderer determined to kill her social life--before dating becomes a dead end she can't escape.
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in. After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later. When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting's history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one it is and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer's concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it all. Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal - and even kill - to find the missing paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive. Chill with a Book's January 2018 Book of the Month Winner of a Chill with a Book Readers' Award One of The Displac ...
For everything there is a season… Once the star student of her training class, Captain Liz Laika is now an outcast, a casualty of family scandal. Now stuck in the worst post in the Fleet, she should keep her head down. But when a Cerulean passenger is found decapitated, and Liz is framed for the murder, she has no choice but to fight for her life. No easy feat when she's facing kidnapping, ship-eating whales, horse-sized spiders and corrupt fleet officers with personal vendettas. And in the middle of the intergalactic murder drama, her ex-fiancé reappears. Captain Liz needs to clear her name--and fast.
How much should you lie for the man you love? Can you really know your ex husband? And how can suicide look like murder? Just three of the questions which confront barrister Sarah Newby, as she struggles to revive her legal career. Shaken by her second divorce and the murder of her former lover, Sarah wonders if all her relationships with men are doomed. Her admirer, Detective Terry Bateson, hopes not, but what if he, too, has a secret he’d prefer to keep hidden? And if Sarah’s client is innocent of murder, why has he told such obvious lies?
COZY MYSTERY WITH BLUSH-FREE SWEET ROMANCE Charming Hill Country Comfort. An Upcoming Gala. A Disastrous Death. A down-home Texas cozy mystery with horse-riding, pie-baking sleuth, Christie Taylor. Christie Taylor and the staff at Horse Haven rescue are busy preparing for their first gala. When an electrician working on lighting is killed in a tragic accident, it overshadows what was to be a fun event for the nonprofit. When another accident occurs, Christie must discover what's happening before another misfortune occurs. As she delves into the mystery, she finds that she must confront her own life choices. Will Christie be able to stop another tragedy? A clean cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, along with just enough romance and a touch of faith to create a recipe for a good read. Includes yummy pie recipe.
Cupid's Coffeeshop serves love, laughter, and happily ever after. Join us in the quaint and charming town of Ashford Falls, nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the heartwarming Cupid’s Coffeeshop series, featuring an entire year of couples finding their happily-ever-afters, filled to the brim with warmth, humor, and a dash of the unexpected. Patrick, Joe, and Zooey Lockhart inherit their grandmother's coffeeshop--with the caveat that they have one year to make it profitable. If they don't, they lose everything--including each other. The first boxed set in the Cupid's Coffeeshop series contains four heartwarming romance novellas: Java Frost, Cupid's Kiss, Lucky Latte, and Cherry Blossom Cappuccino. Publisher's Note: These are romance novellas (approximately 50 pages each) and contain some mature content. Recommended for readers over 18. Step into Cupid’s Coffeeshop, where happily-ever-afters are served daily.
Rose Devlin is a fun friend with a good heart. Sage Tanton is her BFF with a psychic sense for trouble Protective of her family and friends, Rose is confident she can handle any situation without Sage's supernatural intervention. Then the unthinkable happens. Rose's action triggers one of Sage's visions about a child in danger. And once again, her life is turned upside down.
When an old friend is arrested in Dublin, tour guide Lana Hansen will need the luck of the Irish to clear him of the crime. Lana is thrilled her friend Jeremy and his wife are on her tour to Ireland. The couple are having the time of their lives exploring the country’s rich literary and cultural history, until they run into Guy Smith, a reporter Jeremy recently exposed as a fraud. A tussle turns into a fight and leaves each man vowing to destroy the other. Yet cross words and dirty looks tell Lana that Jeremy is not the only client on her tour who has a grudge against the reporter. When Guy is murdered at the same pub Lana’s group is present at, Jeremy is the police’s number one suspect. But did he really murder the reporter? Or was it one of her other guests? Lana keeps their tour going and her ears open for any clues that might help free her friend. Can she discover the true killer’s identity before their trip to the Emerald Isle draws to a close? The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.
A field trip to the local art museum with Mittens's rambunctious nieces takes an unexpected turn when a priceless Monet painting is stolen! With their reputations on the line, the museum leadership desperately turns to Mittens and Alex for help. Will the detectives see past the deception around them to discern friend from foe? Could this be another crime organized by the mysterious Ruffled Feathers? Most importantly, can the museum survive the antics of the crazy Kastle kittens?
Tony Flaner is a malingering part-time comedian, full-time sarcastic, who’s never had it hard, and never finished a thing in his life. He’s had twelve years to prepare for his divorce and didn’t. He had his entire life to choose a career and hasn’t. Now time’s up, and he’s in a world of trouble. But it gets worse—a first date and a drunken party ends with Tony facing prison for the murder of a girl he hardly knew. But other than that, it was a pretty great party. To save himself, wise-cracking Tony must discover who the mysterious girl was, what she was involved in and what the hell she saw in him in the first place. Their lives are linked together at the ends of a Chinese finger trap, like life and death, friends and enemies, arugula quiche and pigs knuckles. Winner of the League of Utah Writers Diamond Quill for Best Book of the Year.
DISCOVER THIS SIZZLING SERIES OF COZY MYSTERIES SET IN THE SWEEPING LANDSCAPE OF NORFOLK. A man lies dead, deep in an excavation trench, an angry villager's signature on a damming piece of evidence, and a race against time to discover the truth. When the corpse of a hated local man is discovered, smelling of whiskey and with his head split open, the police conclude its suicide. Ant and Lyn aren't convinced, and as they uncover disturbing clues that point to murder, the amateur sleuths have only days to prove their theory before DI Riley closes the case - and leave a killer on the loose. Set in the evocative landscape of Norfolk, this baffling cozy murder mystery with its thread of humour and hint of romance between our two lead characters, will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Dead Man's Trench is the first book in the Norfolk Cozy Mystery series that features fast-paced action, surprising plot twists and compelling characters. If you like the Faith Martin, Joy Ellis or Betty Rowland's Mysteries, then you'll love Keith Finney's Norfolk Cozy Mystery thrillers. Pick up Dead Man's Trench to discover this exciting series today! This book was published initially under the pen name, Nigel Lockwood.
"I hadn't planned on a trip to the French Riviera, but then I hadnt planned on shooting a London crime lord in his well-padded derrière."
Meet Angel Doyle, semi-reformed hacker and accidental P.I.
After an unfortunate incident involving a ketamine dart, Angel is in disguise and on the run. With half of Londons villains on her tail, she embarks on a mad car chase across France.
With an unwanted sidekick slowing her down, a kidnapped cat to rescue, and the dead bodies stacking up, Angel is in a race against time to reach Nice, find the killer, and clear her name.
Lizzie Hart’s crazy love life has been leading up this moment…when she finally gets to marry Blake Morgan. But with their luck, will they make it to ’til death do us part before the wedding even starts? It’s June in the small town of Liberty, and that means it’s wedding season. Faster than you can say “I do,” the social height of the year turns deadly as a sadistic killer begins targeting couples on what should be their happiest day. The terror begins as a groom keels over before he can get through his vows. The clever killer frames Bethany McCool, the dead groom’s ex, for the murder. Lizzie knows her friend Bethany is innocent, so she enlists the help of her fiancé, Blake, and sets out to find the real killer. But as the mayhem intensifies, the duo realizes they’re going to have to partner up with the police this time instead of trying to do all the sleuthing on their own. As if they don’t have enough to do, Lizzie and Blake’s big day is fast approaching, and neither of them can wait to tie the knot. Lizzie’s domineering mother has taken over the planning for the wedding, but even she can’t hold everything together as one by one the florist, the baker, and the caterer start pulling out over safety concerns. With the string of violence threatening to ruin their happily ever after, Lizzie and Blake must rush to find the killer before they become the next victims.
Empty nested and excited to start a new chapter in life, Quinn is almost ready to open her new lakeside café in the small town of Bookend Bay. Everything is perfect until she realizes she’s being followed. Confronting the stranger sets Quinn on a course where her problems no longer revolve around selecting a feature scone. She’s suddenly questioning everything she believed about her marriage and her sanity. Midlife isn’t supposed to bring a change like this! When police question her about a murder, Quinn quickly realizes she can’t tell anyone but her best friend about the conniving, ghostly stranger who’s stalking her. No one would believe she’s been talking to a dead person, and Quinn is barely coping with the truth herself. Things go from bad to worse when the ghost makes her agenda clear—an exchange of favors that could save or sink Quinn’s café before she serves her first spiced latte. The closer she gets to the truth, the more afraid she becomes of a horrible secret that could ruin her life. Now, she can’t help thinking some secrets should rest in peace. If you like savvy, sleuthing best friends, midlife debacles, and ghosts with agendas, you’ll love A Spirited Swindler. Get it now.
IS THIS HIT-AND-RUN AN ACCIDENT. . .OR MURDER? The police say Cate’s death is an accident, but her brother believes it was murder. Lea and her father, a former chief of police, are asked to look into the case. The suspects are plentiful. The kind of politician who gives politics a bad name, a real estate developer who values profit above all else, a fiancé involved in drugs, and a cop who may have crossed the line. Lea crosses international borders to track down the killer in this exciting read. Unplug and escape with Book Six in the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series. The murderer is a surprise, but the ending of the book has an even bigger twist!
Interior Decorator Madison Night might look like a throwback to the sixties, but as business owner and landlord, she proves that independent women can have it all. But when a killer targets women dressed in her signature style—estate sale vintage to play up her resemblance to fave actress Doris Day—what makes her unique might make her dead. The local detective connects the new crime to a twenty-year old cold case, and Madison's long-trusted contractor emerges as the leading suspect. As the body count piles up, Madison uncovers a Soviet spy, a campaign to destroy all Doris Day movies, and six minutes of film that will change her life forever.
Silver Hills Senior and Singles Residence isn’t exactly a boring place. Home to a death predicting cat named Tolstoy, a night manager who may or may not suck blood and float above the floor, a cook with mad voodoo and pie baking powers, and a trio of nosy sleuths who are determined to get to the bottom of the corpse in the library (maybe literally)…some might say things couldn’t get any weirder. Some would be wrong.
The curtain may fall on the Calla Lily Players' first season unless Lily and Austin can find a killer on the loose in California's wine country. Torrential rains threaten to put a damper on The Calla Lily Players’ first outdoor theater production. When the ground suddenly shifts, buried secrets revealed amid the tangled vines put the spotlight on murder. As Lily and Austin dig deeper into the mystery, the drama unfolds onstage and off. The race is on to find a killer before opening night. Is it the Numbers Man? Grab your copy of the second book in the Calla Lily Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Anna Celeste Burke and join the race! Recipes Included. Free to read in Kindle Unlimited.
Most of us have faced the fact that an owl will never come with our acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Find out what this teen does to take matters into her own hands. Nerdy high school outcast, CLARISSA LAWRENCE, has always felt like she didn't belong in this world. More than anything, she wants magic to be real--and not just because she's obsessed with Harry Potter and tries to go to Narnia by reading fantasy novels in her wardrobe. Yet, when she stumbles upon real magic, and fairy tales come true, she doesn't expect to be the evil villain in her own story. Clarissa learns she's descended from an evil witch and is destined to kill her older sister. When she meets a cute boy who offers to train her in magic, she must make a choice. She can have a safe, normal life and no harm will come to anyone. Or she can choose magic and risk everything and everyone she loves in order to be what she's always known she was meant to be . . . a wicked witch. This is the first book in the WOMBY'S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD WITCHES Series, but the first three books can be read in any order.
A murdered guest at her first catering event? Definitely not good for DeeDee’s fledgling business. So much for post-divorce new beginnings. When Lisa, a well-known Seattle art gallery owner, is murdered at the event, shock waves ripple through the local Seattle art community. The following day, newspaper reports indicate the cause of death might have been poison in the food DeeDee served. She has to find the killer to save her business and her new life. Join DeeDee, Jake, a private investigator she's developed a relationship with, and Balto, her husky dog as they search for the murderer. This is the first book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.
BOOK #2 OF THE AWARD WINNING Brooke & Abby cozy mystery series, where clues from the past help solve modern murder cases. Why does Abby tarot card her way back to Ancient Rome when there’s no need to? After all, the recent death in town has been declared by the local pathologist to be simply an accidental, epileptic tragedy and nothing more. Or is it? Follow the Gang of Five, as Abby time-travels to the Age of Emperors, Brooke learns to follow her heart, Henry studies old antiquities, detectives Tony and Larry continue their police work, and Brooke’s niece, Haley, joins their ranks––just in time to learn a most valuable lesson: things aren’t always what they seem… #Mystery, #TimeTravel, #Romance, #Ancient Rome, #Humor, #CatLove
When Bernie, the star of breakfast show TV Rise & Shine, is murdered in her dressing room, Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agents Abi and Jake are sent undercover to catch the killer. With suspects aplenty, the snow building up outside and the holidays fast approaching, they’ve certainly got their work cut out!
Abigail and Hyperion uncork a murder… Tea and Tarot room owner Abigail Beanblossom is used to running interference for her socially-awkward former boss, tech billionaire Razzzor. So when he invites her on a stakeout to investigate the sale of counterfeit wine from his latest venture – an upscale winery – she barrels on in. But the two stumble across the corpse of a wine merchant, and new wine in old bottles is now the least of their problems. Good thing amateur detectives Abigail and her partner, tarot reader Hyperion Night, have a nose for murder. Their investigation takes them from elegant wine cellars to chic tea parties on the California coast. But just as the investigation starts to get its legs, Abigail discovers there’s more than wine at the bottom of this crime… Hostage to Fortune is book 2 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today! Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.
#3 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES "Janet Evanovich meets aero-ag pilots." The Kindle Book Review What if quitting your boring job put you in line for murder? Her beloved great aunt wants to bar-b-que dad's side-kick, Bruce the goat, and her man-hungry cousin has her sights set on her number one pilot. What else could possibly go wrong? Oh yeah, her new pilot is really a CPA hiding from a vicious Las Vegas hitman.
Gracie Andersen is up to her eyebrows in wedding details when her mother, Theresa Clark concocts an intervention for a friend who’s become a hoarder. Just as Gracie’s plans for a casual outdoor wedding turn into a literal pipe dream, Theresa stumbles into a mystery surrounding a stolen heirloom quilt. A death in the hoarder’s garage only complicates matters, and Theresa convinces Gracie to help her find answers to the surreptitious activities on Oak Street. If that wasn’t enough, Cousin Isabelle is scheming to commandeer the wedding, and Marc is having second thoughts about his career path. Everyone is on, you guessed it—Pins & Needles.
Proving ghosts exist can be murder…
Forty-something psychic medium Marna Langley, a paranormal investigator and rising television personality, faces off against a world-renowned debunker.
With only 48-hours to investigate the infamous cemetery caretaker’s house, Marna, along with her ghost-shifting cat, and her team set out to capture evidence of numerous reported hauntings.
But while she deals with unpredictable spirit channeling sessions and a glitchy crystal ball, the debunker goes missing and Marna’s co-host is blamed.
As she and her crew film a Midnight Calls episode, they discover the debunker’s body. Proving the co-host innocent may be impossible because he, along with the locals—both living and dead—believe he’s guilty of this most recent murder in Death’s Door, Tennessee.
Who knew knitting could be so deadly!
Former teacher turned reporter Deena Sharpe craves more adventure than covering dull city council meetings in the small town of Maycroft, Texas. But when she follows a hunch to investigate a story lead, she finds a dead body and becomes suspect number one.
To make matters worse, a new psychic in town has residents on edge. Strange happenings multiply as quickly as the list of murder suspects, and Deena finds herself with more adventure than she had bargained for. No pedicure is too painful and no dumpster is too deep as Deena seeks to unveil the killer before anyone else gets hurt.
Sharpe Mind, Book 3 in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery series, offers readers a healthy dose of intrigue along with a generous sprinkle of humor.
If you like a mystery with good, clean fun, cozy up to Sharpe Mind today!
Remember the deliciously scary stories we shared around the campfire when we were kids? J.B. Hawker has written a collection of spooky tales with a cozy twist to share around your fireside this Halloween. Taking her cue from those creepy campground tales and horror film classics, she spins yarns certain to either put a lump in your throat or tickle your funny bone. These humorous short stories introduce the character of Matilda Thistlethwaite, soon to be featured in her own series of cozy mysteries.
The only thing worse than living in a haunted house is somebody trying to make you the next ghost. And a dollhouse is the only clue.
When Elise takes a position at spooky old Montgomery Manor as companion to her friend Lavina’s great aunt, she’s expecting an easy job for the holidays. What she doesn’t expect are dead bodies, ghosts and a murderer who’s picked her as the next target.
Delving into the secrets and tragedies of the past, her only clue is a doll’s house from which pieces keep mysteriously disappearing. But what is the connection between the doll’s house and the real one? Is Montgomery Manor really haunted, or is there something even more sinister afoot?
Elise will have to use all her all her ingenuity to answer the questions—and fast, or she just might find she’s the house’s newest ghost
While investigating the death of a friend and client, Maddy Hamilton, Xavier Thorn (reputed to be the greatest sleuth in England) is greatly impressed with Maddy’s nephew, Victor, and offers him a job as his secretary. Aware of Xavier’s history of firing secretaries, Victor garners a promise that for three months he cannot be fired. Vic then proceeds, in Xavier’s view, to be cheeky and impertinent at every turn. Xavier endures the impudent pup because Victor is most skilled in extracting the truth from clients and intuiting facts with little evidence to assist. As they solve a string of cases, Xavier discovers a few more important details about his troublesome apprentice, such as her true gender, and the realization that she has awakened his long dormant heart.
Date night for Georgie Shaw and handsome detective Jack Wheeler goes terribly wrong. A botched heist at Marvelous Marley World has everyone scrambling as trigger-happy bad guys head for the Halloween celebration in Arcadia Park. With Hullabaloo-Boo in full swing, figuring out whodunit could take a little extra work. The Park is packed and everyone’s in costume. Will Jack and Georgie nab the faux-furred fiends before they can wreak more havoc or escape? Cozy mystery, romance, fun & recipes included!
Erin thought that after Angela Plaint’s murder was solved, everything would settle back to normal in Bald Eagle Falls and she could become part of the Norman Rockwell lifestyle. But the peaceful life that she had pictured remains elusive as her family’s past. Then her own past comes knocking on her door. Between running the bakery and dealing with her interpersonal relationships, Erin doesn’t have a lot of time to spend delving into Auntie Clem’s genealogical records, but her chances at a happy future in Bald Eagle Falls may depend on it.
When a giant inflatable Halloween witch goes missing in the Pineapple Port retirement community, Charlotte’s eager to nab the culprit. Before she can lift a fingerprint, someone threatens to kill a new neighbor who looks like an adorable Pomeranian but possesses a disturbing talent for revenge. Moments later, a stranger demands the return of a mysterious wooden box… or else.
Charlotte's boyfriend, Declan, isn't having a great morning either. His calculating ex-girlfriend has returned to claim she's the rightful owner of his pawnshop. She’s livid he’s found a new lady, too.
Eh. Things could be worse. At least Charlotte doesn’t know that a mojito-swilling killer who fed his grandmother to a cat is on his way to Pineapple Port…
Julia Blake runs a cleaning business. She also has the uncanny knack of discovering murdered people. In this story Julia visits one of her clients, a genealogist called Hugo Barnes. Hugo has uncovered a family secret during the course of his work. He tells Julia that the client won’t be happy about the secret he’s discovered. Julia finds Hugo’s dead body the next day. She makes her own investigations into Hugo’s death and soon discovers that his assistant, Dinah, and his brother, Gilbert have strong motives for killing him. Julia also finds out who the last client of Hugo’s was. Did they have a motive to kill Hugo too? And who is that man who’s been watching Julia’s house? Julia is determined to find out who killed Hugo Barnes.
Another day, another dead body. It's all in a day of the life of Salem Grimes. Salem Grimes figures even a God who works in mysterious ways wouldn't resort to a dead body in a dumpster in answer to Salem's prayers to help her stay on her diet - excuse me - Strat-EAT-gic plan. But a dead body in a dumpster it is, and now Salem and Viv, her octogenarian partner-in-crime-solving, are on the case once again. Salem finds the search for the killer a satisfactory distraction from all the things she needs distraction from - "dates" with the husband she hasn't known for the past decade, growing jealousy of Viv's friendship with Dale-the-Annoying-Hanger-On, and a mentor who says things that - okay, maybe Salem needs to hear, but she really doesn't want to. As she seeks peace amidst praying prairie dogs and too much Chinese food, Salem struggles to disentangle what she believes from what she thinks she should believe, and - most frightening of all, the possibility that she might have to figure out for herself just where the truth lies. Oh, and avoid a murderer on the loose, if she can manage it.
With less than two weeks until Christmas Cait stumbles across a man who had been washed up onto the beach. The man is very much alive, but after suffering a blow to the head, he cannot seem to remember who he is or how he came to be on the island. Cait and visiting cat Clarence set out to discover Prince Charming's identity only to find that their charismatic guest may not be so charming after all.
A dead body. Small town secrets. What’s Anne digging up this time? Anne Fremont is branching out into creating garden plans for town residents. After Anne finds Billie, the garden club president dead, something doesn’t add up. While her client’s death appears accidental, rumors of affairs and troubling questions emerge. Anne knows the truth hides in the tiniest details. As she digs further, more dirt is revealed into the lives of the garden club members. It appears someone may have silenced Billie to keep their secret hidden. Can Anne discover the killer before they plant her—forever? Potager Plot is the fifth book in the witty Backyard Farming series by Vikki Walton. If you enjoy sassy sleuths and clever clues along with light-hearted humor and sweet romance all tied up in a clean cozy mystery, grab this book today.
Join Liz Lucas, the owner of the Red Cedar Lodge and Spa, her dogs, and her new friend, Roger, as they become involved in solving murder mysteries. This boxed set contains the first three books in the best selling series. Second chances, quirky characters, and challenges abound. Plenty of recipes, good food, and dogs! The author has been named seven times by Amazon as one of their All-Stars.
Pat’s fledgling private investigation company, PIP Inc., has a promising new case. Pat is still wearing a wrist cast after breaking her arm in a confrontation with a killer, so when she’s hired by the City of Watsonville to unearth the identity of an older woman who died in her bed, she’s delighted that her next job promises to be a simple computer-based research project. Why is it that things are never as simple as she thinks they will be? Pat soon discovers nothing is as it seems, beginning with a corpse who had secret identities, murder, and a post-death ritual thought to have last been performed decades ago.
Graduate student Raina Sun is on a quest to collect an outstanding loan from her college advisor. When she stumbles on his dead body, she becomes the prime suspect. And the only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he's sending out smoke signals). She must summon her sleuthing skills to find this cunning killer before she becomes the next victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...
Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber’s mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer. The next thing she knows, she’s lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn’t suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly ‘hears’ what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Her kids think she’s bossy and too old to understand them, but that’s nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn’t want her to know? As if that isn’t enough, the gunman knows she can identify him, and he’s out to silence her forever. In her fight to stay alive, she is saved from certain death by a handsome hit-man with ties to organized crime. This pulls Shelby even deeper into danger, where knowing someone’s thoughts can not only hurt her feelings, but get her killed.
Granny may be retired as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s one-woman undercover sleuth for the Fuchsia Police Department, but that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t need a trusty weapon. Her weapon of choice? A pink snow shovel. When Granny runs over a dead body with her snowmobile, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that involves mislabeled corpses, empty graves, and stolen money—lots of it! Who’s at the bottom of this years-old crime? Granny has an idea, but she has little time to investigate, when in just days she’s scheduled to marry the love of her life, Franklin Gatsby, in a post-Christmas ceremony. So, Granny decides to enlist the help of her friends and neighbors. Add in Christmas Holiday excitement and the arrival of Granny’s family, who are all there for her wedding, and mayhem ensues. Of course, Granny can always count on her many furry friends to provide her with moral support, but it’s quite possible that Granny—that is, Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt—has a secret or two of her own, which may very well be revealed as Granny Snows A Sneak.
Kapellmeister Joseph Haydn would like nothing better than to show his principal violinist, Bartó Daboczi, the door. But with the Empress Maria Theresa’s visit scheduled in three weeks, Haydn can ill-afford to lose his surly virtuoso. But when Bartó disappears—along with all the music composed for the imperial visit—the Kapellmeister is forced to don the role of Kapell-detective, or risk losing his job. Before long Haydn's search uncovers pieces of a disturbing puzzle. Bartó, it appears, is more than just a petty thief—and more dangerous. And what seemed like a minor musical mishap could modulate into a major political catastrophe unless Haydn finds his missing virtuoso. Advance Praise: "Elegantly written and plotted, the reader will be hooked from page one." New York Times Bestselling Author, Emily Brightwell "Vivid historical descriptions, intricate details, and a fascinating central character kept me turning the pages. Bravo!" Amanda Carmack, award-winning author of the Elizabethan Mystery Series "Will enthrall music lovers and mystery lovers alike." Kate Kingsbury, author of the Pennyfoot Hotel & Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries "Tustin occupies a unique niche in the historical mystery world with her debut novel, one which she clearly masters." Edith Maxwell, Agatha-nominated author of Delivering the Truth. "A standout in the genre of historical mysteries. An encore is requested!" Midwest Book Review
As soon as Poppy Parker turns 21, the star of a popular TV show about witch detectives discovers she has supernatural powers off the set as well as on. When the show is canceled, she returns home to figure out how to harness the magic brewing inside her. Freaked out by these recent paranormal gifts, Poppy just wants to fit in, so when she’s asked to serve as a judge for the annual Bloomin’ Belles youth beauty competition she readily agrees. But when the pageant’s snooty director drops dead and Poppy’s friend is arrested, the former TV sleuth sets out to uncover the real killer, only to find… the business of beauty can be deadly.
Maggie Crozat is home in Cajun Country during the most magical time of the year. But the Grinch has come to stay at the Crozat Plantation B&B, and he’s flooding travel websites with vicious reviews. Maggie ID’s him as rival businessman Steve Harmon, who's been masquerading as a guest at the B&B. When Harmon is stabbed to death and her boyfriend, detective Do Durand, is sidelined as a suspect, Maggie must catch the real killer or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noel for her.
Who Stole It Best? A Wedding Themed Cozy Mystery Story Her big day is fast approaching but a bride can't walk down the aisle without a dress. Who stole it, and why? Find out in this cozy mystery story by debut cozy mystery author Quinlyn Kelley.
In the small town of Mercy, Mississippi Halloween is Murder When a dead wolfman is found in the woods outside of town, Lily Gayle Lambert can't wait to get cracking on solving the case. After a dead squirrel is left on her porch as some kind of warning and a member of the town's most prominent family turns up dead soon after, Lily Gayle teams up with her lifelong best friend, Dixie and town busybody, Miss Edna to solve the crime before Lily Gayle becomes the next victim.
Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers… After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York. She hopes to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library. Secrets stretch decades into the past… Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. Her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John. Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered… When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John. As the pieces fall into place, evidence points to John’s involvement in her husband’s accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears… Has she fallen in love with her husband’s killer?
A lost diamond, a century old betrayal and a murdered treasure hunter can’t possibly derail a Barkview female aviator’s induction into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. But, recent evidence paints Skye Barklay as a murderer. A hundred years after the fact, who would frame her? Cat Wright has her own family issues. When her sister is accused of murder, Cat discovers that someone doesn’t want the elusive Douglas Diamond found. Armed with Skye Barklay’s diary, Cat learns that the roaring twenties weren’t as prosperous or carefree as advertised. In fact, Barkview’s five founding families have some skeletons. Question is just how far will someone go today to keep those secrets. Can Cat and her Golden Doodle partner solve a hundred year old murder and clear Skye before the killer buries the evidence forever?
A psychic raven, meddling ghosts, and a few odd locals serve up trouble on the island of Capers Cove! Bartender Edie Allan might be a little odd, she can talk to ghosts and her pet raven, Poe, but she turns sleuth when a body shows up in the sand, and she discovers the cute new tavern owner might just be a murderer! Edie and her best friend, Officer Jessica Cho, begin an impossible search for clues in a case where almost all of the townspeople in Capers Cove have a motive. Can she serve burgers, mix cocktails, and deal with her suspicious new boss while there's a killer on the loose? Or will the search for the murderer leave her job - and her life - in jeopardy?
This set features six cozy mysteries from the Daisy McDare series: The Deadly Rock Star Affair The Deadly Restaurant Affair The Deadly Secret Affair The Deadly Rival Affair The Deadly Radio Affair The Deadly Political Affair Daisy McDare's vacation plans go awry when a washed-up rock star turns up dead and the local detective thinks Daisy's cousin Addison is the killer. Daisy arms herself with cupcakes, one-liners, and plenty of spunk to find the killer before her cousin goes to jail for a crime she didn't commit.
Competition in the job market is murder, but is it fur real? Investigative reporter Cat Wright sure thinks so when she posts an assistants position and finds one applicant dead and the other accused of murder. Is this a rivalry gone deadly or something more sinister? The only witness is a Jack Russell Terrier. Can a feline fan learn to speak dog before she becomes the next victim?
A horribly murdered dog. A woman at a crossroads in her life. Samantha Holden finds the tortured body of a dog, launching her on a battle against animal abuse. The line between right and wrong quickly blurs, leading her down the path of bringing these abusers to justice. A path which calls for extraordinary - and sometimes illegal - measures. A modern day animal-avenger version of Robin Hood, Sam turns to robbery to fund her illegal projects. A mob family retiree, a housebound social media whiz, and a gorgeous Irishman who fences the things she steals, all are linked together in the search for the man who started it all. Can Sam balance this escalating crusade while keeping it all secret from her on-again, off-again boyfriend, who could cause it all to explode? If she finds the man she hunts, will either of them survive? Reviewers have said of Dog Gone: “Action packed and suspenseful, hard to put this book down!” “Sam Holden is a true Avenger!”
A Doyle Cozy Mystery, by Kirsten Weiss When Susan Witsend inherits her grandmother's UFO-themed B&B, she's ready to put her organizational skills to the test. She knows she can make the B&B work, even if there is a faux-UFO in the roof. After all, what's not to love about a Victorian nestled in the high Sierra foothills? None of her carefully crafted policies and procedures, however, can prepare her for a corpse in room seven --- the body of her small-town sheriff's ex-husband. But Susan has her own plans to solve the crime. In Susan’s mind, Men in Black, conspiracy-crazed old ladies, and an angry sheriff are just part and parcel of catering to UFO enthusiasts. But is there a government conspiracy afoot? Or is the murder a simple case of small-town vengeance? Susan must keep all her wits about her. Because the killer isn’t finished, and if she isn’t careful, her fate may be written in the stars… Breakfast recipes in the back of the book!
A teenager’s romantic fantasies lead to tragedy and her butcher walks away. The young girl’s bones, hidden for decades in the deep woods, cry out for justice. A life cut short, a cowardly killer and a middle-aged flowerchild are stirred together into a tasty stew of wild mushrooms, herbs, vanity and deceit in award-winning author, J. B. Hawker’s latest book. Will pastor’s wife, Judy Falls, uncover more than a new vegan recipe when she goes hunting for natural ingredients to tempt her husband’s taste buds? Many lives will be changed forever in the small seaside community of Bannoch, Oregon, as the result of one day’s misadventure. The questions remain, “Can the killer be found and brought to justice? Will the young victim finally rest in peace?” Get this exciting third book in the First Ladies Club series and find out today.
When a belated honeymoon to London intertwines with an international tattoo awards ceremony, things takes a horrific turn when a celebration with new friends abruptly ends with the untimely death of one of the guests. Twists, turns and red herrings abound as the investigation into the death becomes more complex and, as Charlotte and husband Nathan look forward to the birth of their first child back in St. Eves, the race is on to find a killer before the arrival of baby Costello. Charlotte, Nathan and the rest of the St. Eves gang are back in this mystery, set in London and St. Eves, which is the fifth book in The Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery Series. Please note: This book is written in British English and contains UK terminology and spelling.
Running from her past lands Kat in whole lot of trouble in the present.
Desperate for a new start, Kat heads to spooky Glen Falls and takes a job in a cute shop selling crystals and magical charms. When she discovers her new boss is a bona fide witch, and that the locals have supernatural powers, things start spiralling dangerously out of control. But it’s not just lives at risk... Kat’s heart is facing an entirely different kind of danger in the form of enigmatic Alex, the town’s Public Enemy Number One.
How far will the town of Beyond go to survive?
Halloween approaches, and a cold wind is blowing when Paula Vega leaves her hometown of Atlanta and moves to Beyond, a picturesque small town nestled in the North Carolina Mountains. She hopes her new job as a B&B manager will bring a little peace and quiet to her life and rejuvenate her sagging writing career.
But those hopes evaporate like the early morning haze when Paula learns how desperate her new neighbors are to keep their quaint little town alive. Faced with a preacher who’s Halloween-creepy, dogs that have mysteriously gone missing, and two suspicious deaths, Paula knows she could ignore what’s happening and let the local sheriff do his job; but she can’t leave a tale untold, and soon realizes there will be no peace or quiet until she uncovers the not-so-sleepy town’s secrets to expose a killer.
Heather Hampton, a middle-aged, freshly divorced fashion journalist from Long Island, arrives in Dolphin Cove, New Zealand to start a new life as a beach café owner and a cocktail maker extraordinaire, not to battle a grumpy live-in chef-cum-baker, rescue feral kittens and find bodies and skeletons in cupboards. But when she is accused of poisoning her chef, she has no choice, but to get involved and find out what really happened. With the help, and sometimes against, a semi-retired police officer and a rescue kitten, Heather discovers a few secrets, makes a couple of friends and almost ends up on a date. But, more importantly, will she guess who the murderer is? Can you beat her to it? Grab a copy of The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye to find out.
A timid traveler. A New Orleans adventure. A Mardi Gras murder... Roxy believed that life never gives you more than you can handle. But when she's fired from her wage-slave job, bullied by her co-workers, and her boyfriend abandons her, she decides she’s handled quite enough. Eager for a change of scene, Roxy with her white Persian cat Nefertiti head off to New Orleans. The exotic sights, smells, and food of Mardi Gras coax the shy young woman out of her shell. Booking a room at a rundown guesthouse, Roxy is surrounded by a colorful cast of local characters. From tattooed waitresses to mystical tarot card readers, she quickly makes new friends and leaves her old life behind. But she soon discovers that the Big Easy isn’t all beignets and jambalaya. A wealthy developer is eager to buy the guesthouse where Roxy lives and tear it down… until he turns up dead as a doornail! Before she can say ‘Mon Dieu!’, Roxy is caught up in a diabolical murder mystery… and her new friends are the prime suspects! Roxy is determined to protect her pals, and save her new home. But is this anxious adventurer up to the challenge of solving a murder? Or will she become the killer’s next victim… Cozy mystery fans will love this delicious new series from author Alison Golden. No foul language, no sex, and no gore…Just quirky characters, Cajun food, and a puzzling mystery that will keep readers guessing. Grab your copy today!
Wine tasting, murder, and more. A murder and a toxic substance in a vineyard would spell doom for the manager of any winery. And when that manager is a woman, a rarity in the wine industry, people are quick to place the blame on her shoulders. Even though Sheridan's husband, Brett, and his partner are already on the case, the amateur sleuth, is quick to jump in. In her search for clues, Sheridan and her friends explore the offerings at several nearby vineyards, where they discover more than great wine.
When Kayla Sanders accepts a free Caribbean cruise aboard the Aurora, she gets sucked into a modern-day mutiny culminating in the murder of her ex-lover, Patrick MacIntyre. When Kayla was denied a well-deserved promotion, she resigned. Kayla’s shipboard friends applauded her bravery, but she knew the truth. Reeling from the painful humiliation inflicted by an unfaithful lover, Kayla welcomed an excuse to run home and hide. Living like a hermit in Colorado she worked days as a typist and wrote a Caribbean guidebook at night. Four years later, Kayla arrives onboard her old ship and savors the VIP treatment afforded a published author—until Patrick falls dead at her feet. Plunging into a frenzied investigation to discover the killer before police arrest her friends, Kayla bumps into Steven Young every time she uncovers a clue. They soon join forces to unravel the mystery and spark a fledgling romance. Like a tightrope walker balancing between passion and peril, Kayla risks her life to unearth the truth behind Patrick’s death and free herself from his memory. Should she trust Steven and risk another broken heart—or worse?
You can take the girl out of the force, but you can’t keep her away from the action...
Maggie Doyle moves to Ireland to escape her cheating ex and crumbling career in the San Francisco PD. When the most hated woman on Whisper Island is poisoned at her aunt’s Movie Theater Cafe, Maggie and her rock-hard muffins are hurled into the murder investigation.
With the help of her UFO-enthusiast friend, a nun, and a feral puppy, Maggie is determined to clear her aunt’s name. Can she catch the murderer before they strike again? Or will her terrible baking skills burn down the cafe first?
***Includes a recipe for the fatal cocktail—minus the deadly ingredient!***
Paris – the city of love, lights… and murder? Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she escorts five couples on an unforgettable Valentine-themed vacation to France! Unfortunately it will be the last trip for one passenger… Lana Hansen’s future is looking bright. She has money in her bank account, a babysitter for her cat Seymour, and is even dating again. Regrettably she won’t get to celebrate Valentine’s with her new beau Chad. Instead, she will be leading a ‘lovers only’ tour in France. Lucky for Lana, her best friend Willow and her partner will be joining her. Things go downhill when Lana’s new boyfriend shows up in Paris for her tour–with his wife. Chad is not the website developer he claimed to be, but a famous food critic whose love of women rivals his passion for eating. After Chad drops dead during a picnic under the Eiffel Tower, a persistent French detective becomes convinced that he was poisoned. And the inspector’s sights are set on several members of the tour– including Lana! While escorting her group through the cobblestoned streets of Montmartre, the grand gardens of Versailles, and the magnificent galleries of the Louvre, Lana must figure out who really killed Chad before she has to say bonjour to prison and adieu to her freedom. Introducing Lana Hansen, tour guide, reluctant amateur sleuth, and star of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series. Join Lana as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that, unfor ...
Weddings always make hairstylist Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, especially when she attends her friend Jill’s reception as a member of the bridal party. Marla’s own nuptials are weeks away, and she’s busy following her frenetic to-do list. Her plans go awry when she discovers Jill’s matron of honor dead under the cake table. Lots of folks aren’t sorry to see Torrie go, especially since the bride’s sister knew their deepest secrets. But when suspicion falls upon Jill, Marla wonders if her dear friend is truly innocent. She’d better untangle the snarl of suspects and iron out the clues before the killer highlights her as the next victim. “Shear Murder is another stellar outing in Nancy J. Cohen’s Bad Hair Day mystery series. Marla is a bridesmaid in her friend Jill’s wedding, but when Jill’s matron of honor--and sister--ends up dead with the cake knife embedded in her chest--hold the video! It’s a wedding to forget--not remember.”—Lorna Barrett, NY Times Bestselling Author Shear Murder was originally published by Five Star Publishing (Gale/Cengage). This Author’s Edition has been updated with added bonus materials.
Lily Gayle and the gang set out to find a killer after local baker Luxen Natolovich is found dead hours before the grand opening weekend at the new Bed and Breakfast in town, Midnight Dragonfly. As Lily Gayle deciphers the clues around Luxen's death she uncovers a conspiracy of lies and half truths that could very well be tied to a refugee camp in Mississippi during World War II. The deeper Lily Gayle digs the deeper the consipiracy runs and the closer she comes to being the killers next victim.
You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher's perspective at a school for at risk youth. Like any twenty-two-year-old who grew up obsessed with fantasy novels, Clarissa Lawrence expects all her Harry Potter fantasies to come true when she is invited to teach at a school for witches. Her dreams of learning magic--and being a good teacher--are complicated when she finds out her deceased mother was the equivalent of the Wicked Witch of the West. As if being the new "arts and crafts" teacher isn't hard enough at a school for juvenile delinquent witches, budget cuts are just as severe in the magic community, administrators are as unrealistic in their expectations of teachers, and the job is a hazard if the students find out you can't actually do magic. Amidst all these challenges, Clarissa must prove she's not her mother's mini-me and that she belongs at the school so she can learn to control her powers. If she fails, her powers will be drained, or worse yet, she might be enslaved by the Fae. As if this isn't enough pressure, she has to figure out why teachers are mysteriously disappearing. If she doesn't, she might be next. This is the third book in the WOMBY'S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD WITCHES Series, but the first three books can be read in any order.
This witch will do anything for a normal life with the man she loves. But when you’re on fairy patrol, normal is relative. Witch Jayce Bonheim has packed away her candles, crystals and cauldrons. With her boyfriend recovering from a hex, she’s determined to build a sane and magic-free life for them both. But when a horde of troublemaking gnomes invades the small town of Doyle, it’s up to Jayce and her magical sisters to send them packing. After the gnomes lead Jayce to a murdered employee from her own café, she’s plunged into an investigation that lands her in the sheriff’s crosshairs. And Jayce must catch a killer before the sheriff’s brewing witch hunt nets a very real witch. Fey is book 5 in The Witches of Doyle cozy mystery novels. Buy Fey and start reading this quirky witch mystery today! Spells included at the back of the book.
A Gracie Andersen Mystery Novella. Gracie's vacation to Arizona to sort out her relationship with Deputy Marc Stevens immediately turns deadly. A battered body in a mountain stream, suspicious treasure hunters, and a missing teen are players in a dangerous drug cartel case. Her romantic life may fizzle as Marc focuses on the investigation, leaving her to explore on her own. A spur-of-the-moment hiking trip with her B & B hostess leads the pair to discover a crucial piece of evidence in an unmapped cave. That's when her vacation in the high desert heats up.
This is a modern story that began in 1998 and ends in 2012. It is based on true events that take place in a small rural town, not far from the ocean, in Northern California. The main characters are the chief of police, his sergeant, who happens to be his wife, and the wife's former brother in law. His deputies and others come and go. The chief is in charge to enforce the law as he sees fit. There is little to no oversight. All seems well, even with the Native American owned casino, and the International School for Clowns -- but was it? Underneath the calm, in the dark parts of one's life, there are drugs, and criminal acts, followed by a shooting, rapes, guns, sex, and courtroom antics.