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.
If you love smart women sleuths, murder and deception, and more twists and turns than a rough ride on a turbulent ocean – this book is for you! Maddy was looking forward to spending the holiday weekend with her handsome detective boyfriend in their sleepy, beachside community….until she ran into the last person in the world she wanted to see – her ex-husband. But when a woman is found strangled in his hotel room, she answers his call for help leading the sister sleuths into a weekend filled with con games, a cursed diamond and ruby necklace, a secret that could destroy a high-flying pharmaceutical company, and strained relationships all around. This stand-alone novel is the fourth in the series featuring sister sleuths Lea and Maddy.
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…
Postmen. Poltergeists. Poteen. When former San Francisco cop, Maggie Doyle, extends her stay in Ireland, dealing with more murder and mayhem isn’t on her to-do list. The instant Maggie and her UFO-enthusiast friend discover the dead body of the Whisper Island postman, Maggie’s plans to chill for the next two months are put on ice. After Police Sergeant Reynolds, Maggie’s handsome neighbor, arrests Lenny’s brother for the murder, her friend begs her to find the real killer. Meanwhile, Maggie is hired to investigate ghostly goings on at the Whisper Island Hotel. Can she solve two crimes before St. Patrick’s Day? Or will the island’s annual celebrations end in a glittery flame of green, white, and orange?
Murder gets personal when human remains are found in the beach cottage that real estate agents Regan McHenry and her husband, Tom Kiley, buy. The murder victim has been hidden away for sixteen years, and although the authorities quickly discover his identity, the trail to his killer is cold after so many years. Regan has sworn off playing amateur detective, but when it becomes clear the police have to focus on more pressing crimes, she has to break her promise. As her friend police ombudsman Dave Everett says, “Your house, Regan, your murder.” Welcome back to Santa Cruz, the community whose unofficial motto is “Keep Santa Cruz Weird,” for the twists and turns of the third book in the Regan McHenry Mystery Series. The murders are invented, but Nancy Lynn Jarvis uses real events and stories from her twenty plus years as a Realtor for background details, although, sometimes they are the parts of the books that seem like fiction. The series has been called smart and funny; perfect books to kick back with and have a good read.
Just as things are finally coming together for Daisy's life, another murder strikes the small, coastal town of Cozy Creek. This time a greedy real estate developer is the victim.At first, Daisy is content to leave this case to the police. She'd rather focus on her interior decorating and her blossoming relationship with her new boyfriend. When Detective Crumple arrests the wrong suspect who also happens to be a friend of Daisy's, she realizes it's up to her to find the real killer before it's too late.
The Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Prequel
A Prequel to the Mystery Series that has won the hearts of fans all over the world! As the mother of an active toddler and the wife of an often absent husband, Kiki Lowenstein already has both hands full. But when the Lowensteins move into their new house on the same day the construction crew leaves, Kiki must learn to juggle boxes, baby, and big expectations. Her determination to be a good neighbor hits a serious roadblock when she angers the Nordstroms, the couple who live next door. Then Sven Nordstrom dies under mysterious circumstances, and Kiki is forced into the one role she never planned on playing: amateur sleuth.
She sees ghosts! Join Becky as she solves many mysteries in this light, clean, airy, and informative series. Becky Tibbs didn’t ask for the job or the gift of being a medium, but after her parents died, the unusual ability became a bequest – a gift handed down from her mother’s side of the family. An optimistic and positive young woman, Becky determines to make the best of a difficult situation in the small town of Asheville, North Carolina where the smallest detail is noticed and everyone knows everything about everyone else. Becky deals with a lot of departed spirits in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Such a job can get rather hectic at times. Misunderstood ghosts can create a lot of sticky problems for the living and a community such as hers. Used to dealing with ghosts on a daily basis, Becky is not easily surprised. However, on her 26th birthday, Becky gets the biggest shock she’s had in the past ten years and it’s a doozy. The author recommends that you read the books in this series in order.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed the story, and the details made the story even more realistic, I lost myself in the whole book. From the International Bestselling author, Sagar Constantin comes the first book in the addictive IN-BETWEEN series. Eva Monroe is returning from a three-week business trip, one in which she left her five-year-old son in the care of her estranged ex-husband when the plane that's taking her home crashes. The accident leaves her in a coma, unresponsive to doctors' attention and the urgings of her little boy. However, while Eva's body lies on the precipice of death, Eva's spirit has traveled to a place known as the In-Between - a world that is hovering in the clouds above our planet. The In-Between is a temporary home for people where they must decide whether to return to their lives on Earth or move on to the next stage in their development. It is a wondrous place, filled with spiritual aids and advanced technology. It is also a place where a person faces themself fully for the first time. When Eva arrives at the In-Between, she is utterly sure of her decision: she wants to return to her son. Yet, she soon realizes that what she believes about herself and her place in the world isn't as straightforward as she'd always assumed. And with this realization comes the understanding that her decision will be much harder to make than she ever would have guessed. Thus, she is faced with the most challenging decision a parent can make. Buy THE LIFE today to be drawn ...
Think your family's dysfunctional? Meet Gracie Andersen's and the peaceful farming community of Deer Creek. Gracie has her hands full--a new business and trying to get her life on track after the loss of her husband and unborn child. When an odd gift from her troubled uncle thrusts her into an investigation of a cousin's tragic death 20 years ago, Gracie meets with opposition from family and friends. What really happened that rainy, October night when her cousin was killed by a hit-and-run driver? As pieces of the truth are wrenched from the past, her new business, Milky Way Kennels teeters on the edge of disaster. And then death strikes again. Someone is determined Gracie won't find the truth. With Haley, her black Labrador by her side, Gracie doggedly pursues the trail of clues to unravel the mystery of her cousin Charlotte's untimely death.
Bekki is excited when she gets an unexpected visit from a friend from New York, Jasmine. She is working for a new makeup company and is in Harroway promoting gift sets for the upcoming Christmas season. But then, Bekki finds Jasmine dead. Bekki is determined to find the murderer. With bad guys in town it is a race against the clock to find the murderer before any more harm is done. Will Bekki find Jasmine’s murderer? Will Bekki find what the bad guys are after? Or will the lives of Sammy and Bekki be in danger? Will her hunky boyfriend Detective Nick Malonie be able to protect her? Or will Bekki’s luck finally run out?
Warm breezes, tropical seas, a handsome new husband? What more could a girl dream of? When newlyweds Laurel McKay and Tom Hunter embark on their honeymoon cruise, they look forward to sunny days exploring the Caribbean islands and intimate evenings together. Their dream quickly goes “poof,” when Laurel’s family decides to tag along and their romantic duet turns into a party of eight. The first night on the ship, Laurel witnesses someone going overboard. But no one is reported missing, and the chief of security gives Laurel’s sighting the same credibility as an alien landing. After a series of diamond thefts, Laurel discovers that suspicious shipmates are as plentiful as calories on this cruise. When a murder occurs, and a family member becomes the top suspect, Laurel is determined to unmask the killer before her dream honeymoon becomes a nautical nightmare.
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?
Ivan Sorokin is missing. Who wants him out of the picture—his wife, his business partner, or the stripper who holds his heart? Can grouchy food critic, Josie Tucker, unravel the puzzle with more twists than Lombard Street and find the missing software entrepreneur? Chinatown. Dim sum. Murder. Josie’s perfect ingredients for adventure.
Antique hunter Anne Hillstrom’s whirlwind shopping tour to Paris comes to a dead stop, as dead as the man sitting next to her on the plane. And to make matters worse, her identity has been stolen, leaving her to face her worst nightmare. She must sell all her precious antiques with the help of her business partner and co-blogger, CC Muller. Together, they open a pop-up antique store in the quaint suburb of Glen Ellyn Illinois. Their blog fans flock to the store looking to find that perfect treasure and so does a killer. When the Sweet Shop lady next door is found caramelized, the success of the pop-up sale turns bittersweet. Anne and CC dust off the clues, unraveling a centuries-old mystery that leads them to one conclusion. They must find the killer before the killer finds them.
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
When real estate tycoon Bucky Bloom is found stuck to the end of a sailboat mast, a land war erupts in Pineapple Port! Charlotte is commissioned to solve Bucky’s murder, but soon finds herself embroiled in a competition masterminded by Declan’s crazy ex, the ever-nefarious Stephanie.
Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she's especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri's world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri's impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim. With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things will keep you turning pages long into the night.
With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’. Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?
Jewelry designer Kat Ramos comes to Banshee Creek to break the infamous Hagen House curse. To do so she must marry Liam Hagen, embrace her witchy heritage, and solve a centuries-old murder. That's quite a to-do list. Will she be able to do it all, or will the Hagen House curse prevail once and for 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.
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.
Christie Taylor is tired of dealing with death. She decides to travel more to Comfort, Texas. Yet as soon as she arrives, she finds that Pop is fighting off developers intent on getting their homestead. Worried that her cantankerous father is going to cause problems, Christie is determined to get things settled before she leaves. But when someone tries to run down her father and a body is found on their property, Christie realizes that death has followed her home. A down-home country cozy mystery with a pie-baking sleuth Death Takes A Break is the first book in the Texas Taylor mystery series. If you enjoy down-home country values, quirky characters, and yummy pie recipes, you'll enjoy this series.
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?
“Danger was part of my job description, but none of my contingency plans anticipated an attack by a Maine Coon.” It’s summer on Whisper Island. Ex-cop-turned-private-investigator Maggie Doyle is looking forward to sun, fun, and romance. Instead, she gets bills, an assault allegation, and a busted wrist. To add insult to injury, there’s a movie being filmed on the island, and Maggie’s diva sister has been cast in it—her debut role. While other residents clamor for parts as extras, Maggie wants nothing to do with the shoot. But when hotshot director Con Ryder asks Maggie to investigate a series of suspicious accidents on the movie set, she can’t afford to refuse. Maggie and her UFO-obsessed assistant, Lenny, go undercover as extras, with Lenny intent on enjoying every second of the experience, and Maggie determined to solve the mystery and leave as quickly as possible. Maggie’s hopes for a quick-fix solution are shot to pieces when the woman who accused her of assault turns up dead.
When you’re at Death’s Door, you never know who—or what—will come knocking.
An old case comes back to haunt Marna Langley and the Midnight Calls crew. When a holiday celebration goes wrong and Marna once again faces the poltergeist that nearly took her life, not even being able to commune with and channel the dead can rescue her from being accused of murder.
But the two-story shanty in Ghosten Valley hosts some big, bad entities who have a young woman, the source of the poltergeist energy, under their influence. Decorations become grave markers and holiday spirits are overshadowed by ghosts from Marna’s past and a ghostly uprising in the town she and the Midnight Calls crew now call home.
When Lil, the show’s feline mascot, comes under scrutiny and her special abilities are revealed, Marna realizes she and her team don’t have a ghost of a chance to come out of this supernatural investigation unscathed.
“My career in the San Francisco PD ended the day I arrested my husband.” Maggie Doyle gives her cheating ex and crumbling career in the San Francisco PD the proverbial middle finger, and moves to the Wild West…of Ireland. Lured by her aunt’s promise of a restful Irish vacation, Maggie agrees to help out at the Movie Theater Café in exchange for bed and board. Things are looking up—until the most hated woman on Whisper Island is poisoned at the café. With her aunt as the prime suspect, 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?
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!”
Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip! “Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!” – Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark Roxanne Bloom (her friends, though few call her Roxie) quit her job as a lawyer, divorced her cheating husband, and moved to the quaint town of Honey Springs, Kentucky where she'd spent many of her teenage summers visiting her eccentric and fun-loving Aunt Maxi. Roxy follows her dream and opens The Bean Hive, Honey Springs first coffee house on the town's newly revitalized boardwalk. that opens just in time for Honey Springs annual Honey Festival. Roxy's life couldn't be better. Business was booming, she's reconnected with special people from her past, including her first teenage love, and visits The Crooked Cat book store, which is still her favorite shop in Honey Springs. One problem, Aunt Maxi and Alexis Roarke, owner of Crooked Cat, aren't on the best of terms. Alexis leases the book store's building from Aunt Maxi and the rent is going up. Roxy takes Alexis a fresh cup of coffee from The Bean Hive and a tasty pastry as a peace offering between the two women, but discovers the beloved book store owner murdered and Aunt Maxi is the number one suspect. Gossip in Honey Springs is as hot at the coffee served at the Bean Hive and Roxy has to uncover who is behind the murder not only to save her shop, he ...
A Murdered Judge. A Dark Secret Silenced. Rookie reporter James Lalonde is bored. And, he isn’t a journalist. He’s an all-round dogs-body, to editor-in-chief, Rhys Kelly. But, his luck has finally changed. After eavesdropping in on the morning editorial meeting, James learns he has his first-ever story. There’s one catch. If the story gets too complicated, it will be taken away from him and given to another journalist with more experience. Sure it’s a boring interview with the soon to be sworn-in magistrate, Albert Harrington, but it finally gets him out of his six-month slump as an editorial research assistant. He finally has a chance to prove himself. The following day, James turns up to his interview with Albert to discover a trail of blood smeared through Albert’s house, an empty safe, the murder weapon on the floor, but no body. Detective Anwar Khan turns up to the crime scene, puts two and two together, and believes James murdered the controversial magistrate. Can James clear his name and write his first-ever story before his editor takes it away from him?
Life isn't always sweet when you're a recently divorced, newly employed, cookie baking, PTA super mom. It can be downright monotonous as a matter of fact. But when a sexy house flipper moves in across the street from Iris Alden wreaking havoc wherever he goes, things get a lot more interesting than she ever bargained for.
Ginger Barnes has high hopes that Bryn Derwyn Academy’s upcoming holiday concert will showcase the struggling school her husband heads. Enrollment pays bills, and little schools have big bills. Unfortunately, Fate laughs at high hopes. When Gin reenters the conference room she was tidying, a body is sprawled across the table. Richard Wharton, the school attorney. Dead from a blow with the new groundbreaking shovel. Terrified the murder will ruin Bryn Derwyn’s reputation forever, Gin wants the awful news off the front-page ASAP. She’s hosted almost everyone connected to the school, so “lamenting” Richard Wharton’s death will sound natural—except to the suspects! Will her amateur sleuthing save her husband’s career and her family’s new home? Or will risking the wrath of a killer prove to be the most dangerous thing she’s ever done? Writer's Digest Award Winning Author
A murder. A mystery. A legacy to uphold. Abbie Grimshaw’s road to recovery from a traumatic experience takes her on many journeys. On a whim, she stops at St. Michael’s church and runs straight into more danger. This time, there’s a supernatural complication: she can see—and talk to—the Earl of Ashford. He died in 1816, but death doesn’t stop him from charging Abbie with the safety of two young orphans. She never imagined life would send her literal demons to battle, but Abbie is a Grimm, like her mother before her. There’s a long legacy of defending the innocent at stake. If she cannot master child-minding and demon-slaying simultaneously, her own legend will be short-lived.
The Grand Opening is set for the Spirits of Texas Inn, and Hannah Duncan has one goal – Go Big, or Go Home!
After her uncle gifts her the tiny hamlet of Hannah, Texas, the reluctant owner accepts the challenge of a new career. The town (a loose definition, at best) has one claim to fame—the historic stagecoach stop, otherwise known as the Spirits of Texas Inn.
To kick off the auspicious event, Hannah brings a Wild West Show to town for opening weekend. The event will bring in extra cash for the inn, provide fun activities for the guests, and create good will with the community. It’s a lot to tackle during the grand opening, but Hannah is taking a play from her uncle’s rule book. JoeJoe always says you never make your mark by playing it safe.
A fresh coat of paint and new décor gives the inn an updated look without sacrificing its authenticity, but its connection to the past is never an issue. Not with three resident ghosts in house!
But when the show’s wrangler is found dead before the gates even open, all Hannah’s efforts may be in vain. Shelton Long, the farrier caring for the inn’s horses—the same man who has expressed an interest in dating the innkeeper—comes to the rescue, offering his expertise at the last moment.
The show must go on, but it’s not without consequences. When the elusive Goyen makes a surprise appearance, Hannah knows something serious is afoot. T ...
Welcome to Desert Palms, a cozy Arizona tourist town set up against the mountains. Deanna Devlin is a thirty-two year old reporter who dreams of tackling hard-nosed stories, but is stuck writing puff pieces for the local paper. When a murder strikes Desert Palms, Deanna suddenly gets her chance to cover some hard-hitting news. Unfortunately, one of Deanna's good friends is wrongly suspected as the killer by the local police detective. To prove her friend's innocence, Deanna has no choice but to take matters into her own hands and find the real killer herself.
In The Glass House, the first book in the PIP Inc. Mysteries series Pat Pirard, recently downsized Santa Cruz Law Librarian, needed to find a new job in a hurry. She printed business cards announcing she was Private Investigator Pat and crossed her fingers, hoping she could earn enough money working for attorneys as a PI to survive. Pat’s first investigation went well, so she’s excited when she gets a call from an estate attorney who offers her a second job. The attorney tells Pat his client died at a funeral and he needs help sorting out who is entitled to inherit her estate. Pat quickly discovers the dead woman’s past is as complicated as her estate. And when an autopsy indicates she had two deadly toxins in her body when she died, Pat’s new case becomes not only complicated, but dangerous.
Piper was hoping to meet her favorite author before he died, but she was a day late. The famous man's luck ran out right before Piper showed up at his house for a casual interview. Piper finds herself at the heart of the literary world's biggest scandal yet. When a budding romance with a murder suspect begins to blossom, Piper finds herself in a dangerous situation. INTERVIEW WITH A GHOST is a riveting cozy ghost mystery that will have you glued to the pages and gasping at the twist ending! All books in this supernatural suspense / paranormal thriller series are stand-alone novels, and may be read in order.
A Mother’s Day trip to the Netherlands turns deadly when a guest plummets from a windmill. Was it an accident or a murder? For Lana Hansen, the answer will mean freedom or imprisonment for someone close to her… Wanderlust Tours guide Lana Hansen and her mother, Gillian, haven’t seen eye to eye in over a decade, ever since Lana was wrongly fired from her job as an investigative reporter. So when Lana’s boss invites Gillian to join her upcoming Mother’s Day tour to the Netherlands, Lana is less than pleased. What could be worse than spending ten days with her estranged mother? Lana is about to find out… The tour begins on a high note when the majority of guests bond during their visit to the Keukenhof flower gardens and a cruise around the picturesque canals of Amsterdam. Despite her initial reservations, Lana thinks this might be the best group she had ever led. Until she discovers one of her guests – a recent retiree named Priscilla – is the person who destroyed her career in journalism. All Lana can see is red. But circumstances dictate that she figure out a way to lead the tour, make peace with her mother, and not murder her guest. She doesn’t know whether she can handle the pressure. Lana needn’t worry. Shortly after their fight, Priscilla falls off the balcony of a historic windmill at Zaanse Schans. Was she pushed or simply careless? The investigating officers suspect murder – and topping their suspect list is Lana’s mom! Can Lana save Gillian? Or will her mother end up ...
Betsy Travis returns to her hometown to help her sister, Jess take care of their father. Helping out at the family's funeral home, Crossings, tosses Bets right into the middle of a murder investigation of a local college student. Bets gets involved partly out of curiosity and partly to help out childhood friend Deputy Sheriff, Charlie. But a murderer running loose in isn't her only problem her feelings of friendship for Charlie are shifting into something more... Much more.
When a killer strikes during a freak May blizzard, suspicion falls on his neighbor - Emma Rand's best friend, Kristy Castle. Kristy's past casts a long shadow across the Summer Solstice celebrations, but did she kill to keep her secret? Book two of the Casper Crime Boss Trilogy.
Amelia Spelled has had a bad week. Her boyfriend dumps her when she inadvertently gives him food poisoning; her workplace, a telecommunications center, fires all their staff as they are outsourcing offshore, and she is evicted due to smoke damage resulting from her failed attempts at baking. Amelia thinks her luck has changed when she inherits her estranged aunt's store, two mysterious cats, and beautiful Victorian house. Yet has Amelia jumped out of the frying pan into the fire? To Amelia's dismay, the store is a cake store, and she discovers that her aunt was a witch. To add to the mix, the house has secrets of its own. When a man is murdered in the cake store, will Amelia be able to cook up a way to solve the crime? Will her spells prove as bad as her baking?
Bodies stack up as an old flame ignites. Two rodeo professionals and one very sophisticated cat go toe to toe with one of the oldest and ugliest of crimes. Malone Summers is a risk-taker in the arena but she’s unwilling to put her heart on the line when Cade Delaney reappears in her life. Everything changes when a young stowaway triggers a federal investigation into their world of rodeo. They must relearn trust in each other and have faith in the talented Trouble if they’re to prevent another body being added to the stack and another child being put at risk.
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.
The only thing worse than a used car salesman showing up on your doorstep is finding one dead. After a scandalous divorce, Elise returns from the big city to her southern home town only to trip over the body of the town playboy. He leaves behind a heap of trouble that includes missing money, missing pets, and mourning lovers, and the suspects just keep piling up. Caught in her own drama, Elise is quick to wash her hands of it, until her best friend, Lavina, winds up as the number one suspect. Can Elise clear her friend’s name without ending up as the next one dead? Or are her friendship blinders keeping her from seeing the truth?
What could go wrong at The Big T Lodge, the most expensive and prestigious hunting club in the United States? Well, murder for starters! When Roger Langley tells his wife, Liz, that they're leaving for Texas in three days for an unexpected hunting trip at the club, neither of them has a clue that Liz will spend most of her time looking for the person who murdered Roger's law school friend, Milt Huston, who just happens to be the Attorney General of California and a candidate for Governor of California. There's no lack of suspects, but who did it, and what was their motive? Anger from Milt's former lover? Revenge from the lover's husband? Milt's proposed cigarette tax increase despised by a North Carolina tobacco farmer? The California Senator who wants to be Governor of California? Or the chef's assistant who hates Milt's liberal views? Join Chef Wes, Liz, and her new doggie friend, Sam, a huge bullmastiff, as they search for the murderer and the motive.
Anything can happen on a reality show, though finding a body on set—and live on air—is new. Melissa McBallister is young, rich, and beautiful but frustrated. She wants nothing more than to be a famous author like her mother. When the opportunity to be on a new reality TV show comes her way, she grabs the chance, hoping to find some inspiration. When a castmate is murdered during a live broadcast and her blood is literally on Melissa’s hands, the young writer gets more than she bargained for—reality TV is much stranger than fiction. Can Melissa and her rescue dog Bubbles prove that she’s innocent? Ryan Sethi prefers to produce TV commercials. They’re boring and safe. But he can’t pass up the opportunity to produce a show about socialites in Fishcreek Falls, an exclusive ski town high in the Rocky Mountains. But can he keep the show, cast, crew, and especially Melissa safe while a killer is on the loose? Or will a reality TV show gone bad ruin both of their lives?
Oops, I did it again… Leave it to me, Lexi Carmichael, to become a target for an elite organization of cyber criminals simply by being in the wrong place at the right time. As if I weren't already freaking out about planning my best friend's bachelorette party, I now have to keep my eyes peeled for people trying to kill me. After accidentally intercepting a dangerous hack into the NSA and discovering the involvement of a foreign country in said hack, things begin to get seriously complicated. Diplomats, danger and spies, oh, my! With Slash and my loyal friends by my side, I'm in a race against time to stop a team of sophisticated hackers on a deadly mission. My team of geeks is brilliant…but derailing an international plot for revenge will take everything we've got.
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!
Julienne's ideal resort management career may come to an abrupt end when a celebrity pastor dies at the buffet table. Julienne has her ideal job as an event planner at a prestigious resort. During a luncheon event she coordinated, a renowned celebrity pastor is killed next to the buffet. All eyes turn to her as the suspect. If she wants to stay out of jail or even keep her job, Julienne needs all the help she can get to solve the crime. She has her work cut out for her with a vengeful high school rival now reporter, the public demanding she be fired, plus family who knows what's best for her, and a boyfriend who doesn't understand her. She turns to friends and a new ally to uncover who wanted to put the pastor on ice. Julienne goes undercover and investigates a local swingers group as she follows the trail of clues before they go cold. Can she gather enough suspects and motives to convince the police to widen their investigation? Can she do it before the killer sets his murderous sights on her? Will her personal life ever be as simple as unveiling a murderer? Iced is the first book in Avery Daniel's Resort to Murder series, contemporary cozy mysteries. If you like Cleo Coyle, Maddy Hunter, Duffy Brown, Lynn Cahoon, and Annette Dashofy, then you'll love this series with a strong intelligent sleuth, lavish settings, and tantalizing mysteries. Buy this spunky and clean cozy mystery and start enjoying Julienne's adventures today!
Brand new cozy mystery series from the creator of Pelican Cove ** Enraged Baseball Star Murders College Sweetheart** The past two years have been tough for Anna Butler. Widowed at fifty five and diagnosed with a dreaded illness soon after, she is struggling to keep it all together. Then the license for her dream café is rejected. Anna feels she can’t get a break. Cassie Butler dropped a glitzy Hollywood life and came home to nurse her mother. Penniless after being duped by her crooked manager, she isn’t striving too hard to rebuild her flagging career. Living with her estranged mother after twenty years is proving to be a challenge. When a young college girl is found dead in the woods, her boyfriend becomes the top suspect. Anna agrees to go sleuthing to help her friend’s son, a bright young kid she has watched grow up. As Anna uncovers one clue after another, her faith in the boy begins to waver. Is he really as innocent as he claims to be? Raspberry Chocolate Murder is the first juicy mystery in a brand new cozy mystery series from international Amazon bestselling author Leena Clover. Set in the small seaside town of Dolphin Bay on the California coast, this is a fast pageturner with plenty of twists and turns and luscious food. If you love strong heroines, small town life, friendships that endure and yummy food that makes your mouth water, you will love Dolphin Bay. Grab this beach cozy today and start reading.
lthough Sheridan Hendley is not a sleuth, when her colleague is murdered she assists the Detective in gathering information. Unfortunately, a close friend quickly becomes the prime suspect and Sheridan is motivated to prove her innocence. As Sheridan draws connections among the people in Adam’s life, she realizes many women have a strong motive for murder. Slashed tires are the first indication that her involvement is making someone nervous. When Sheridan is given the task of cleaning out Adam’s office, someone accosts her in the faculty parking lot, afraid of what she might have found.
Julienne is snow bound in the middle of the Rocky Mountains with a killer striking at will. Julienne LaMere gets to attend a Resort Management conference at a prestigious ski resort in the Colorado Mountains. What should be an enjoyable getaway attending workshops by day and shopping and enjoying the resort by night comes to a screeching halt when a loud-mouthed guest is murdered plus the roads and town shut down for an epic blizzard. In addition to attending the conference, dodging a smitten teen boy, and seeking clues among the gossiping - and increasingly tense - guests, her best friend’s heart has warmed to an unlikely man and may get broken. As if her mind isn’t already fully occupied, Julienne and her new boyfriend Mason are skiing down troubled slopes in their relationship. Will Julienne put the scant clues together and unveil the culprit before a murderer gets away?
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!***
Meet Lizzie Hart. Small town girl...big time problems. Hindered only by her raging crush on the office hunk, wannabe sleuth Lizzie Hart spies, accuses, and gossips her way to the truth in this bestselling first book of The Lizzie Hart Mysteries Series! The sleepy town of Liberty hasn't seen murder in...well...ever. Residents are stunned when the body of a young woman is found strangled, and reporters at the Liberty Chronicle are thrilled, rather disturbingly, over the biggest news story to hit town this century. Lizzie Hart has even bigger problems. Lately, she can't seem to concentrate on her job as copy editor at the Chronicle with the new hunky investigative reporter, Blake Morgan, swaggering around the office. How can a girl work when she's using all of her energy combating Blake-induced hot flashes and struggling to repress the giggly inner schoolgirl that's constantly rearing her dorky head? It's a good thing that Blake barely knows Lizzie exists. After an odd string of events, however, Lizzie begins to wonder if Blake is really as fabulous as she has fantasized. When Lizzie and Blake find a co-worker dead, Blake's personality changes completely--and not in a good way. Even though the police rule the death as an accident, Lizzie immediately suspects foul play and senses a connection to the recent murder. She is determined to bring the killer to justice, but is having some trouble getting her Nancy Drew on thanks to the pesky stalker she's picked up--Blake Morgan. Wait, ...
USA Today bestselling author brings you fun, food, cats, and mystery. A second chance romance, too, for Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler who meet in an unusual way! Read the first three novellas in the Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series. Here's a message for you from Georgie: "Welcome to my world--Marvelous Marley World! It's not always so marvelous at the 'cat factory,' an entertainment empire founded on the incredible success of Catmmando Tom, a cartoon cat. There's never a dull moment, though, 'working for the cat' as we like to say around here. Sometimes that's because of my boss, 'Mad' Max Marley who can't always curb his enthusiasm or his blustery temper. He knows that. I've told him enough times. I have to give him credit, though, Max always goes for the gold, aiming for five-star entertainment, hotels, and cuisine. Trained as a chef, I'm there to back him up about the food, even now that I'm a member of management. A creative genius, Max Marley is Walt Disney, and Dr. Seuss rolled into one. Catmmando Tom is only one of the fantastical characters that inhabit Marvelous Marley World. Life is often stranger than fiction, though, isn't it? Some of the most outrageous characters around here are the real ones. The most intriguing stories aren't always the ones created by our movie studios. Come! Join me for all the mayhem, mystery, and even murder. Get to know Jack Wheeler, the handsome detective who walks into my life under the most unusual circumstances. Meet my Siam ...
Environmental concerns and mysterious lights in the night sky over Deer Creek have everyone on edge. After a community meeting about a proposed wind farm erupts into violence, murder is on someone’s mind. A wind farm proponent turns up dead and the local UFO aficionado who opposes windmills is law enforcement’s chief suspect. Kennel owner, Gracie Andersen isn’t so sure and finds plenty of other suspects and motives to consider. A rather peculiar, former classmate shows up offering to help with the investigation which only complicates things for Gracie and her dog, Haley. Despite the challenges, the hunt is on for a clever murderer, who isn’t afraid to kill again.
When Maggie Ryan, a retired schoolteacher, is murdered, and over thirty dogs are discovered living in her home, the Cedar Bay Animal Shelter is stretched beyond its meager resources. What to do with the dogs and finding the murderer becomes a challenge.
But who would have wanted the elderly spinster dead, and what was the killer's motive? Was it the local reverend who desperately needed money to pay off his gambling debts? Or the neighbor who was kept awake by Maggie's barking dogs? Was it the disgruntled father of a boy Maggie had wanted to hold back a year in school? Or even the director of the animal shelter?
Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, and her husband Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon, along with a bulldog puppy named Max, and Sanyu, an Akita guard dog, as they literally have to sniff out the murderer before they become the next victims.
A disappearing body. Hidden magical talents. An adorable mind-reading dog. And small-town secrets . . . Addie James’s life imploded when she discovered her fiancé cheating and got downsized from her biotech job. So, she left Silicon Valley for the haven of her Aunt Kate’s tea and apothecary shop in the peaceful mountain town of Stargaze. There, she plans to take a deep breath and figure out what’s next. But when Addie reaches Stargaze, there’s no trace of her aunt. Until one night, Aunt Kate’s lifeless body shows up and then disappears from the locked shop. And that’s when things really start to get strange. As Addie sets out to find the murderer, she begins to realize her own hidden magical talent is the key to discovering what really happened to her aunt . . . who might not be quite so dead after all. The problem is logical, scientific Addie isn’t sure she can accept her magic. Will she learn to embrace this new life that’s full of supernatural surprises? The Tea Shop Witch is Book 1 in the Tea Shop Witch Cozy Mystery Series by Thora Bluestone. If you love fun, clean mysteries with a dash of magic, spine tingles, and slow-burn romance, this series is for you! Brew a cup of your favorite tea and come along to the mountain town of Stargaze . . . Categories: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Witch Cozy Mystery Small Town Mystery Amateur Sleuth Female Detective Culinary Cozy Mystery Dog Cozy Mystery Clean Fiction
When Jeb Cannon was a boy, he and his father found the body of a young woman on their ranch in eastern Wyoming. She was never identified, but would always be "Katie" in his mind. Twenty years later and a successful suspense author, he recruits Jake and Emma Rand to help him finally bring her killer to justice. Was poor Katie the first victim of the notorious Casper Crime Boss? Third book in the Trilogy.
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.
Till death do us part, with kitchen shears. What drives a family man to kill his wife? This question haunts Sarah James, a medical resident who meets the unhappy family at a resort near Big Sur. She witnesses how ugly a marriage can be. But murder? Sarah and the spunky Fog Ladies--elderly neighbors from her San Francisco apartment building--set out to discover the truth. Their probing finds the threat is perilously close to home, as another troubled family struggles to survive.
Tj Jensen and her family head to Turtle Cove Resort for summer vacation, but their plans for rest and relaxation are thwarted when they find a dead treasure hunter in the attic of the resort’s main house. Initially vowing not to get involved, Tj quickly changes her tune when the Gull Island deputy on the case closes it after a bare bones investigation. All evidence points to foul play, and Tj’s determined to uncover what the deputy wants to keep hidden. With the help of her best friend and a chatty parrot, Tj digs up a centuries old legend, a hidden map, and secrets buried deeper than a pirate’s treasure.
A year has passed since the Hamiltons celebrated a holiday as one family. Blake Hamilton—the family patriarch—invited his growing family to a remote Colorado lodge for more reasons than enjoying Christmas. He should’ve known that with his sons and daughter, trouble would find them. The important news he has to share takes a back seat when one problem after another hits them. At ten years old, Reagan Hamilton knows she’ll lead HIS when she’s old enough. In the meantime, she trains with her uncles because she wants to show everyone she will be a good agent. When she arrives at the lodge, a man catches her attention so she decides she has a mystery to solve that involves him. When a crime happens, she sneaks away while dragging her cousins to help their parents find the criminal trying to set up her cousin. When the allegations are proved wrong, but a criminal is on the loose while the weather is working against them, can the Hamiltons protect their family, and the guests relying on them, before events are out of their control?
When the president of Constellation Cruise Lines, Emily Schultz, buys an old cruise ship at a bargain price, she doesn’t discover there’s a ghost aboard until it’s too late to cancel the deal. Desperate for help, Emily calls Kayla Sanders and Natalia Baliskov back to work. They embark on a frantic search to discover the identity of the ghost and her murderer. The “Lady” tries to communicate by flooding Kayla with crazy visions of the ship from her final voyage. Kayla realizes the ghost is afraid her murderer will kill another passenger sailing on their next cruise. The entire ship is filled with suspects and potential victims, since everyone on the Sea Mist is a repeat passenger. The investigation ramps up when Kayla’s fiancé, Steven Young joins her onboard the ship. Suspended from Interpol after his partner got killed, Steven feels guilty and incompetent. While tracking down clever smugglers selling black market antiquities throughout the Mediterranean, Steven’s partner got too close. Steven doesn’t know there’s a leak inside Interpol! After the smugglers murdered his partner, they traced Steven to Colorado and wrecked Kayla’s cottage. Now they know he’s onboard the Sea Mist and want to kill him. Kayla must interpret her visions from the Lady in time to prevent another murder, and Steven needs to unmask the ruthless leader of the smuggling ring to get his job back. Their future depends on mutual success.
From seven time Amazon All Star comes a new cozy mystery series! What could go wrong at a world class fishing lodge in the charming town of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, home of gauchos, leather, and chocolate? When Ray Martin, the wealthy owner of Moving Graphics, is murdered on a corporate fly fishing trip arranged by Jack Trout, Jack's wife, Carola, knows that if she doesn't solve the murder it could be the end of Jack's successful fishing business. She and Ray's wife, Lisa, along with some help from Cayo the cat, begin their search for the murderer. When it becomes apparent that the small town's chief of police won't help, because he hates Americans, it's up to them to figure out who murdered Ray. Was it Mitch Graham, who made no pretense of the fact he was ready to take over the presidency of the company? Janelle Byers, the CFO who had been accused of embezzlement at her last job? Brad Dixon, who coveted Ray's antique Winston Fly rod, Hardy reel, and the early 20th century hand-tied flies? Pablo Varela, a local fishing guide whose wife desperately needed medical care they couldn't afford? Or even Ray's wife, Lisa? As always plenty of good food and recipes. Enjoy!
Response for this book has been overwhelming! GIVEAWAYS STOPPED at this time, but PLEASE NOTE: Amazon has three books in the AGGIE MUNDEEN series on sale for $8.97 at http://tinyurl.com/AggieMundeen In SMART, BUT DEAD, Aggie, single and in love with a reluctant San Antonio detective, returns to college when she hears scientists have linked genes to aging. But she finds a dead body. Despite Detective Sam's warnings, she's determined to sleuth, is prime suspect and on target to become next campus corpse. Short-listed for Chanticleer Mystery/Mayhem Award. Aggie’s pluck, humor, and loving heart make readers smile. _ Carolyn Hart
Exclusive beach party takes a murderous turn. Dumped by her cheating husband, Jenny King is trying to build a new life in the small seaside town of Pelican Cove. Locals are lining up at the Boardwalk Cafe for her tasty cakes and muffins. But when her aunt is accused of killing a stranger, Jenny is forced to set her apron aside and put on her sleuthing cap. Jenny battles with the cranky local sheriff and quirky local characters to get to the truth. Aided by her new friends, she will move heaven and earth to find out who the dead stranger was and what he was doing in Pelican Cove. If you like cozy murder mysteries with friendly small towns, scenic settings, yummy food and a touch of romance, you will like Strawberries And Strangers. Please Note - Release Date is May 1, 2018 - book is not listed on Amazon yet.
Hollywood actress Hope Hadley doesn't think that things can get any worse for her. In the last twenty-four hours, her boyfriend has broken up with her and her long-running police procedural TV show has been canceled.
When a homicide detective shows up at her door the next morning with news that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered, she realizes that her troubles are just beginning. She is shocked--not only to learn of her ex's death, but also to find out that the police consider her to be a suspect in the killing.
Hope soon realizes that the only way to clear her name is by finding the real killer herself.
Ex-cop-turned-P.I. Maggie Doyle is stuck chaperoning a group of bratty summer camp kids to an archaeological dig on Whisper Island. After a day of fart jokes, fidget spinners, and fist fights, Maggie's regretting volunteering—and then one of her feral charges discovers a skeleton. At first it looks like a cold case, but the situation takes a sinister turn when a member of the excavation team winds up dead. Maggie is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery before more bodies stack up. With her police officer boyfriend on vacation, his nitwitted fellow officer is what passes for law and order on the island. Now if only she can dodge the bumbling Sergeant O’Shea…
Regan signs on to play consoler-and-chief after the body of Martha Varner, one of her favorite clients, is found and the woman’s distraught daughter begs Regan to stop escrow from closing on a purchase her mother was about to make. Martha Varner’s death, at first ruled suicide, is quickly ruled homicide. The dead woman’s best friend thinks she knows who Martha’s killer is. The police have a different suspect. And Regan? Well, she has her own ideas about who killed Martha Varner. She just can’t imagine how complicated playing amateur sleuth will make her life and how dangerous her investigation will prove to be for her husband, Tom.
In the third instalment of the popular Ghostwriter Mystery Series, LAST WRITES, Roxy Parker is back, and this time it's personal. Someone is killing best-selling authors—a science-fiction writer has been violently slashed with an ‘X’, a gardening guru bludgeoned with his own shears, and an erotic novelist poisoned by a juicy, red apple. All the evidence points firmly at Roxy's beloved agent, Oliver, and she's determined to prove his innocence. With the help of a seductive newcomer, Roxy must hunt down the killer before another author meets his final sentence... Little does she know, a ghostwriter is next on the hit list! Will this be Roxy Parker's last writes? The third mystery for our amateur sleuth sees the return of meddling mother Lorraine, supercop Gilda Maltin, and brooding photographer Max—how will he handle Roxy’s new love interest? Tag along and find out as Roxy embarks on a nail-biting road trip up the east coast of Australia, the killer hot on her trail! In C.A. Larmer's third stand-alone mystery, you'll find enough humour, fashion and suspense to keep you on the edge of your manicured toes. A Word of Caution About the Language This story is set in Australia so contains some slang and strong adult language. Both are an everyday part of the Aussie vernacular but the author apologises for any confusion or offence. It is not intended.
It’s not the first time Regan has experienced déjà-vu. But when the sensation involves finding a second body buried where one was found just weeks before, déjà-vu takes on new meaning. Someone murdered a girl on her seventeenth birthday and, as Regan delves into the motive behind the girl’s murder, she discovers many people are trying to hide secrets about their entanglement with the dead teenager. Regan must figure out which of them is a murderer — and she has to do it carefully or she’ll become the killer’s next victim. Santa Cruz, California real estate agent Regan McHenry, her husband Tom Kiley, and their friend police ombudsman Dave Everett are back in a new story of murder and invite you to come along for the twists and turns of the mystery.
The fact that Katrina Pomeroy had been murdered was in and of itself a newsworthy event. The fact that she had been murdered on Friday October 13th exactly eleven years after she’d been one of five teenagers to survive the Friday The 13th Massacre, made her passing worthy of notice by the national news agencies Jillian Hanford used to work for. When an old editor of Jillian's offered her the chance to write a human interest piece about Katrina’s life and subsequent death, she jumped at the chance to re-launch her currently defunct career. Of course in order to make the sort of impact she was after, she’d not only need to write about Katrina’s unusual life, but she’d need to answer the question of who was responsible for her death. She knew she'd need help so she decided to enlist the help of the five writers currently living at the writer's retreat on Gull Island. Jillian would soon discover a decade old secret covering a shocking truth that was better left unrevealed.
“You fight back when you are turned into 'bait' for killers” When mankind reaches the stars, some things will still be the same: People still get murdered, and innocence or guilt still must be proven. When she finds the body of a retired shopkeeper on the beach, a series of mysterious events draws Lady Jayla into a web of passion, terror, and murder; if she wants to stay alive, she must figure out who the killer is before she becomes the next target. She also needs to stop the interplanetary jewel thieves who keep breaking into her shop looking for their missing loot. While dealing with this crisis, she faces a slew of other problems. When she bought her shop, she inherited one dysfunctional house-bot who thinks he's a sex-bot and a sales bot who cleans her front window display naked. Then there is her nosy boyfriend Jake and her overprotective family… To make matters worse, the local and interplanetary detectives investigating the theft and murder think either she stole the jewels, or she makes excellent bait for the real thieves. Take your pick.
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.
The chill in the air isn't the only change October is bringing to Casper, Wyoming. Jake Rand, local attorney specializing in juvenile cases, is being courted to run for county attorney and a killer is stalking one of the city's leading families. With Casper's only homicide detective out of commission, Jake and his wife Emma, a therapist in private practice, step in to crack the case. Will the accidental detectives be able to keep the killer from striking again?
If only solving murder were as easy as apple pie. Who knew baked goods could be deadly? Madeline’s overjoyed to win top prize for her apple pie at the Spring Festival, until she finds a dead body. Somebody’s been cooking up murder, and accused of the crime, Maddie feels the heat. Things like this just don’t happen in small town, Maple Falls. The timer ticks down in the race to find the murderer before Maddie’s put in jail or the body count climbs so she enlists the help of her old flame Sheriff Ethan, and her irrepressible Gran. Danger threatens at every turn, and when Maddie’s left on her own, scared and out of her depth, it seems that even an award-winning baker isn’t safe from Maple Falls’ first serial killer. The Maple Lane Mysteries are light cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth. Book 1, 2 and 3 in the Maple Lane Mysteries are out now, with book 4 on preorder. No swearing, gore or graphic scenes.
Seven time best selling Amazon All-Star author does it again! What part did mollies and Fireball whiskey play in a murder at a country music festival held outside of Palm Springs, California? Why was the celebrity chef, Jacques Rushon, owner of the French Food Obsession food truck murdered? The suspects at the top of the sheriff's list are Marty Morgan's friends John, the owner of The Red Pony food truck, and his assistant, Max. Or was it the ex-wife who was owed back child support? Food truck competitors John and Max? The owner of the White Stallion Ranch where the music festival was held? Jacques' drug dealer? Jacques' partner in the food truck, Ned? Or Ned's wife, Rita? In order to save her own life, Marty has to solve the murder mystery. Fortunately, she has a little help from Jeff, her police detective fiance. This fast-paced cozy mystery gives the reader a behind the scenes look at music festivals and food trucks. As always, there's lots of food, recipes, and a black Labrador retriever who refuses to give up his pink booties! You'll love Dianne Harman's bestselling cozy mysteries. More than 275,000 downloaded in 2015 and 1000s of five star reviews! Available in digital, print, and audiobook. ** Get free books by going to http://www.dianneharman.com/freepaperback.html Enjoy!***
Rebecca Mayfield has always been a by-the-book cop until Richie Amalfi enters her life--and makes her want to throw the book at him! Now, Richie's accused of murder and runs to Rebecca to help him prove his innocence. She's completely flummoxed by this, but the more she learns about the case, the more convinced she is that he's not guilty. Will she break all the rules to help him, or do her job the way she's been taught? And what are the consequences for either choice? Dangers lurk and soon more deaths happen. As Rebecca discovers there's a lot more to Richie than she thought and a lot more to like than she imagined, she fears not only for her life, but also her heart. If you've missed TV shows like Castle or Remington Steele, you'll enjoy reading about Rebecca and Richie because they, too, give you mystery and humor with a touch of romance. Start with this first book in the best-selling Inspector Rebecca Mayfield "Clock" series, and you'll find the hours seem to fly by.
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
In the heart of a raging blizzard Sheriff Jeff McQuede discovers a woman frozen to death in her car. At first he believes her death to be an unfortunate accident--until he finds clues that point to cold-blooded murder. Margaret’s husband, Arthur, left her in the stalled vehicle to brave the storm and manages to reach Joe Trevino’s isolated ranch. The case becomes more complicated because of the recent warehouse robberies at Trevino’s store. McQueede finds that Trevino is Margaret Burnell’s business partner, and that she has traveled from their Casper store to conduct a company audit. In addition, Margaret has planned to meet with her only child, a run-away daughter she hasn’t seen in years. Trevino, the missing daughter, and Arthur Burnell would all profit financially from Margaret’s demise. Has a relentless killer tracked and sabotaged the Burnells, or did Arthur simply abandon his wife for his share of the money, leaving her to die an icy death?
When Santa offers efficiency expert Holly Jamison a job at the North Pole, she’s delighted to accept. It’s not that she loves the Christmas holidays. Far from it. Everywhere she looks, from the piles of presents to the thousands of cheery elves hard at work, Holly sees ways to improve the whole operation. Even Nick Claus, Santa's charming son, fails to draw Holly into the holiday spirit. Holly has to admit that Nick’s charismatic and handsome, but his fun-loving side doesn’t mask his lack of a work ethic. It’s only when Holly cancels Nick’s pet project, and jeopardizes Christmas for thousands of children, that she realizes that the man she discounts as a total slacker might be the only one who can teach her about the joy of Christmas.
Laurel Beacham made working solo a personal success story and is known for her nerve, instincts, and ability to do whatever necessary to return each priceless masterpiece safely intact. As the world’s leading art recovery expert, she’s thwarted more heists than the average law enforcement professional. Museums applaud her skills. Thieves admire the cunning way she operates. Her last job landed her the head position over the London branch of Beacham Foundation, but bringing one case to a close only opened a bigger one. More importantly, the new case inextricably ties her to Jack Hawkes, a man smart enough to be her equal but who keeps her trust meter firmly in the red zone. Trying to stop a rumored heist of the century, the pair leap headlong into a plot that gets more dangerous and illusive by the minute. The clock counts down as the bodies and forgeries stack up.
At times funny, at times frightening--a fast-paced thriller... When Sheriff Jeff McQuede's friend, Barry Dawson, tricks him into attending a Bigfoot convention at the small town of Trails' End, he finds the adventure is only beginning. He is soon invited by the head of the research team, Dr. Adam Kurtz, to hike with them into the isolated mountains below Lost Man's Peak where few people ever venture. McQuede immediately notices friction among the members of the team--love triangles, resentment, and greed. Professor Callahan has obtained special funding for the project because of his claim to have encountered Bigfoot in this area, and Dr. Kurtz intends to call him out for being a fraud. The first night out trouble erupts. Ted Weiss insists that he spotted Bigfoot near his camp and tells them he was almost attacked. Is Bigfoot really out there, or is someone perpetuating a carefully-planned hoax? When murder follows, McQuede must solve the biggest case in his career!
Mags and her gang of renegade octogenarians have a deadline. They have to rob Bayside Community Bank, the bank about to foreclose on the mobile home park where they live, by a week from Friday so they can pay off the mortgage and save their homes. They’ve cased the joint, planned carefully, assembled their disguises, rehearsed their every move — what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. Some people think they can take advantage of the elderly. They haven’t met Mags and the AARP gang or they’d know better. Sure, they’re older, but not too old for the adventure of a lifetime or to risk everything for the sake of friendship.
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.
Save over 50% with this boxed set! Now you can enjoy the first three books in the popular Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series: Kelly's Koffee Shop, Murder at Jade Cove, and White Cloud Retreat all together. Plenty of dogs, food, recipes, and quirky characters! Join Kelly, and her soon-to-be husband, Sheriff Mike, as they search for the murderers with a little help from Rebel, Kelly's big boxer dog, and the newest addition, Lady, a yellow lab.
A mysterious woman appears on the doorstep of Great Aunt Sybil’s Attic in the middle of the night. Owner Anne Hillstrom lets her in, only to have the woman die in her arms. With no final words, and only an old lantern clutched to her chest, the dead woman provides Anne and her partner CC precious few clues to discover her murderer or why she spent her last moments in their antique store. The two Antique Hunters search for clues, finding themselves entangled in a centuries-old mystery leading them to a cemetery in Ireland where a ghost from the past has left them a cryptic message, and a killer has left them no choice but to discover his identity before he kills again. On their journey, the two best friends encounter antiques, romance and the key to a murder. Key to a Murder is the fourth book in the Antique Hunters Mystery series.
HIGH-OCTANE ACTION WITH QUIRKY, DOWN-HOME CHARACTERS... In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge -- but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival. As the clock ticks toward the deadline, Cherry faces more trouble than just a controversial subject. Between ex-boyfriends, her flaky family, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry finds herself painted into a corner she’ll be lucky to survive. * Winner of the Dixie Kane Memorial Award * Nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Award and the Emily Award * Praise for PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY: "An entertaining mystery full of quirky characters and solid plotting...Highly recommended for anyone who likes their mysteries strong and their mint juleps stronger!” - Jennie Bentley, New York Times Bestselling Author of Flipped Out “Reinhart is a truly talented author and this book was one of the best cozy mysteries we reviewed this year…We highly recommend this book to all lovers of mystery books. Our Rating: 4.5 Stars.” – Mystery Tribune “The tone of this marvelously cracked book is not unlike Sophie Littlefield’s brilliant A Bad Day for Sorry, as author Reinhart dishes out shovelfuls of ribald humor and mayhem. It ...
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.
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 ...
Book #3 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series.
All it took was one scone. When the hot-tempered (and widely hated) hobbyist Yvonne Gaynor eats a tainted pastry at Kiki's scrapbooking crop party, it triggers an allergy that leads to Yvonne's death. Even worse, the police suspect foul play when they realize that someone tampered with the treats and swiped the victim's allergy medication.
An expert at stealing design ideas, Yvonne had enough enemies to fill a memory album. Soon, the scrapbooking community pins her murder on Kiki's friends and our ace scrapper finds herself dealing with anti-Semitic threats at the shop, a quarrelsome pre-teen daughter at home, a meddlesome mother-in-law, and constant financial pressure. Despite help from the handsome yet annoyingly coy Detective Detweiler, Kiki has her work cut out for her in solving the crime.
Based on near-real events! Known to the neighborhood as Grandma Jan, Janice Kustodia has a routine and keeps to it. Up at 6 a.m., a pot of Jewel Extra Bold coffee and then out the door to bring the garbage cans up from the curb, sweep the sidewalks and walk South Linden Avenue to make sure all is as it should be. But today it isn’t when she discovers the postman murdered. This isn’t supposed to happen on her watch. To discover the truth, she must unravel the red tape of corruption at city hall, track down a killer who is targeting her neighbors and discover why the postman is late.
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.
Hot Chocolate (book 1) is a cozy mystery with an astrology theme. Meet the middle-aged Alcott sisters: Madge, Lila Mae and Dorothea, heiresses to the Alcott Chocolate fortune and mavens of Houston’s elite River Oaks. Madge ambushes Lila Mae with Dorothea’s manipulative plea: she can’t care for Bernie, their 92-year old father, any longer. Lila Mae explodes in a hissy fit—she had warned Dorothea years ago that they should put Bernie in an assisted living center. Robert, Lila Mae’s astrologer, warns of impending problems and he’s rarely wrong. The sisters call a meeting with Walter Branson, their solicitor. They discuss Bernie’s nurse Bambi Chaline, a blonde bombshell who looks more like a hooker than a nurse. Arrangements are made for Bernie to be transferred over to Lake Sides Assisted Living Center in the Uptown Galleria area and a severance package is drawn up for Bambi. Jimmy Ray Chaline, Bambi’s bowling alley husband, is enraged that Bambi was let go. He hires ambulance chaser Mark Slade to file a lawsuit for wrongful termination. The suit is thrown out of court further fueling Jimmy Ray’s rage. Bambi had been more than satisfied with her bonus, letters of recommendation and praise from the Alcott clan. When Jimmy Ray fails to return home from the bowling alley that night, a series of events unfold that shocks the entire Alcott family and their extended members.
The infamous Puzzle Killer returns to Charity, Florida, in search of a rival murderer, and when two serial killers battle, Charlotte, Declan, Seamus and a naked cat find themselves on the chopping block!
When beloved town matriarch Pearl Clemmons dies on a warm June afternoon, the folks of Adams Grove, Virginia, can hardly believe it. Sure, Pearl was eighty-five years old, but everyone—particularly her granddaughter Jill—just assumed she would live forever. Now Jill must return home to settle Pearl’s estate, comfort a town in mourning…and face Garrett Malloy, the man who broke her heart years ago. Making matters worse, a string of break-ins at the Clemmons place has Jill and the rest of the town on edge. She can’t imagine what Pearl possibly could have had that is worth stealing. But when Jill’s safety is threatened, she and Garrett must join forces to unearth Pearl’s secrets before someone else—someone dangerous—gets there first. Garrett may have been the last man Jill wanted to see, but now, she may not want to let him go.