Library Journal Renee Patrick's Dangerous to Know beguilingly blends forgotten fact and fanciful fiction, while keeping Hollywood glamour front and center. Former aspiring actress Lillian Frost is adjusting to a new life of boldfaced names as social secretary to a movie-mad millionaire.... until the ill wind of an early-season hurricane blows up her plans. s grown son Sam is stranded in a Boston bus station, and her husband Wade is stuck on a cargo ship. s latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. Combines clever clues, a smart and courageous heroine and an interesting setting in a whodunit that will inspire readers to make further visits to Storyton Hall.? Richmond Times-Dispatch on Murder in the Paperback Parlor Val's new pies are foolproof? But solving a real murder in a fake ghost town won't be easy as pie. Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is about to find out it's not so easy to play Monday morning quarterback when it comes to murder. To Samantha Washington, owner of the Market Street... To the town of North Harbor, Michigan, MISU quarterback Dawson Alexander is a local hero. But to the police, he is their prime suspect after his ex-girlfriend is found murdered. s more than enough real-life drama for Sam to tackle, but her role as a mystery writer also calls. Though it's more spice than sugar when she discovers a threatening note, comes across decades of age-old secrets, and Bixby comes into the line of fire when a gas grill explodes on the deck of a beachfront house. Which is why her best friend Nina Reid Norwood loops her in to the latest culinary craze: a pop-up gourmet dinner party. where the ladies of the Dahlias, the local garden club, are happy to dig a little dirt! until she learns that her former coworker was seriously shady. s duplicitous lifestyle not only earned lots of cash, but plenty of mortal enemies. Otherwise, instead of rocking a Mystique, Haley might end up full of holes? Freelance writer Jaine Austen thought working for a knock-off reality show in the tropics would be paradise. s life has been a royal pain since she started penning dialogue for Some Day My Prince Will Come? Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing--until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style . more In the 23rd installment of the bestselling Aunt Dimity series, a dark and stormy night kicks off a ghost chase in rural England On a dull and dreary October day, Lori Shepherd and her husband Bill set off for the historic town of Rye, in the southeast coast of England, for a quiet weekend together without the kids. RT Book Reviews on Knot What You Think In this intriguing new series from New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, a quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship? all to be found within the pages of the right book . As accusations abound and suspicions swirl, Kathleen, Hercules and Owen will put their abilities--both mundane and magical--to the test, and lay down the paw!Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter in Death by a Whisker by national bestselling author T. By day, Florrie Fox manages Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D. By night, she creates her own intricately detailed coloring... Estranged from her California d-list actress momma and her ranch hand Texas daddy, she tracked down her childhood horse in small-town Oregon--a land full of cowboys and their horses--then stayed to build a life with her tools, steel, and forge. Can Meg identify the vandal and the murderer in time to save the center's name (and also help her grandfather track down and rescue his beloved gull)? In the first of a delectable new Southern-set baking cozy series, Sophia Cummings, pastry chef extraordinaire, must craft the perfect cake for an old friend? s shop assistant dead with a knife plunged in her body, the unpleasant woman suddenly looks like a real backstabber. s ex-husband, rumored to have rekindled the fiery extramarital affair he once had with the victim. The first in a new series features a complex plot awash in red herrings, a perky heroine . Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with a new tale in their bestselling Mrs. Haristeen and her friends and animal companions pursue the threads of a mystery... more Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling series DEATH OF A GHOSTWhen Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. more Thirty-five-year-old Rae Sullivan owns a thriving home dcor shop in the San Francisco Bay area, near majestic Mt. But when her business partner, Thalia, confides that she has a lover in France, Rae? Soon, an anonymous note-writer threatens to reveal the affair, and Thalia? s warnings, insists on confronting the blackmailer? The police, convinced the crime was a random mugging, are dismissive of Rae? To clear her reputation and ensure justice for Thalia, Rae decides it? The annual Cherry Blossom Festival has just kicked off at the Cherry Orchard Inn in Wisconsin, and the manager of the Bloom... re tangled up in a mystery that may be their unraveling.... and the last person to see the victim alive was her own father. But just when she starts pawing at the truth, she receives a threatening letter from a mysterious blackmailer bent on silencing her with her own secrets. When the police, in the presence of handsome detective Ryan Ashburton and suspicious detective Louise Estrada, focus their attention on Leslie despite the numerous other suspects, the game is once again afoot and it's again up to the highly perceptive Gemma and the ever-confused but loyal Jayne to clear Jayne's mother's name.When the professor's nephew, Delbert, arrives, he proves just as sketchy as Florrie feared. It's not until she visits the third floor of the store that Florrie makes a tragic discovery--there's a trap door in the landing, and a dead Delbert inside. Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Never one to be an unsupportive friend, Jessica joins in Babs's happiness when she meets Ashcroft Jenkins online and plans to meet him in person. Even though she's traded ashes for dusting with her own cleaning business, she still works... Even though she's traded ashes for dusting with her own cleaning business, she still works part-time for her folks and lives above the funeral parlor. but among the quilts, potholders, and placemats, one gallery owner is wrapped up in some dangerous affairs . Bucolic Rumford, Kentucky has glowing fields of bluegrass, a fine selection of bourbons, and now a professional pastry chef. s charmed into making her high school friend Charlotte? The kitchen at the Rumford Country Club seems perfect until Chef Emile? For fans of A Man Called Ove and the novels of Adriana Trigiani, a charming, delightfully sexy, and bighearted novel starring Auntie Poldi, Sicily? more When Nora Alexander arrives in Piney Woods, Texas, to fulfill her dying mother's last wish, she has no idea what awaits her. If secrets could be taken to the grave many of us would have an ear to the ground. Putting her cherry-tastic treats on hold, Whitney matches wits against Jack. s built on a rock-solid foundation of family, tradition and hard work. But even on this small island, where everyone knows their neighbors, there are secrets that no one would dare to whisper. Despite barely knowing one another and coming from very different backgrounds, Anna and Izzie unite to find the killer. s set on standing out from the pack with a handmade leash from Jasmine Crane, a talented canine portrait artist who also crafts stunning accessories for discriminating show-goers. Adele dreams of becoming an actress, and her acting coach has filled her head with promises of a career as a crochet show host. And Molly gets wound up in the case after accidentally leaving a scarf she designed at the murder scene. s exes, quickly stitches together that the scarf is hers. By hook or crook, Molly will clear her name in On the Hook, national bestseller Betty Hechtman? Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she's offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost.The esteemed Professor Maxwell is an obvious suspect, but Florrie is certain this case isn't so black and white. A haunting vision reveals a ghostly grave in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Occult and Battery. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. But Babs never returns home after her date with Ashcroft. For Gina, they're the vessels that contain her heavenly brew at her coffee shop, Bean There, Done That. As local merchants unite to attract tourists for a much anticipated weekend quilting event, business is sure to spill over into... As local merchants unite to attract tourists for a much anticipated weekend quilting event, business is sure to spill over into eateries like Daisy? Broken-hearted Sophia Cummings has come home from New York City. s body is discovered, sprawled near the stove, a cast iron skillet on the floor close by. She offers her knowledge to Sheriff Carter and her talents to Evelyn, the manager, who needs an interim chef. s peppery personality had burned members and staff alike. Perfect for fans of Joanne Fluke and Jo Anna Carl, Cake and Punishment? s newest amateur sleuth An Auntie Poldi Adventure On her sixtieth birthday, Auntie Poldi retires to Sicily, intending to while away the rest of... First she is run off the road, then the sealed letter she delivers turns out to be a scathing rebuke to the town's most beloved citizen and favored candidate for Piney Woods Pioneer: Adam Brockwell. But as Alexander, Earl of Greengrass, discovers one clear Sunday morning late in November, death is a most efficient way of revealing the cavern of cover-ups in a guilty conscience. more If secrets could be taken to the grave many of us would have an ear to the ground. But her parents have publicly shunned her, and they nurse a bitterness that chills Erin. But will she have what it takes to clear her father's name and sift out the real Cherry Cove killer? But even on this small island, where everyone knows their neighbors, there are secrets that no one would dare to whisper. Anna Winslow, her husband Burt and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. With their family in crisis, the sisters strive to uncover the secrets hidden in Quarry Island? Elise Belmont has earned her real estate license and is itching to show her first house. s tenant turns up dead from a pink squirrel cocktail laced with cyanide, the Hookers could be in double treble. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired homicide detective, Al Buckley, who claims he knows who murdered Laura Foster, a much-loved part-time library aide who was bludgeoned to death fifteen years earlier. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town . until murder saps the life out of the celebration . until murder saps the life out of the celebration . N Pancakes, visitors pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. It quickly becomes clear that Richard was getting too close to the truth, and was forcibly kept quiet. Not only is she doing double duty as both the maid of honor and best man, but her bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, has just been hired to provide cupcakes for a famous author's book signing. Best of all, the whole thing will air on the reality TV show I Do. s investigation keeps getting sidetracked by everything from a meddling mother to a foot of snow to a side project making arrangements for a high school Winter Ball. t catch the noxious culprit, the bride might wind up with a funeral wreath instead of a bouquet . s newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. more Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney Mc Call and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. They learn the victim was from Dublin--Dublin, Ohio, that is. One of the Christmas Cow guards has been found with an arrow in his chest, and Maddie's new haunted cowbell exhibit is fueling a panic. her holiday plans might not be the only thing full of holes. With no ID for his pet, an agitated young man shows up at Cassie's Comfy Cats claiming his house has burned down and he needs to board his... With no ID for his pet, an agitated young man shows up at Cassie's Comfy Cats claiming his house has burned down and he needs to board his big, brown cat, Ayesha. As Shelby finds herself drawn deeper into the investigation, she'll have to move quickly before the killer decides to put her out to pasture... more When her one last hope to save her storm-damaged library is found bludgeoned to death, bookmobile-driving librarian Cleo Watkins has no choice but to search for justice. s transformed a school bus into a mini bookmobile called Words on Wheels. As she gets closer to cracking the case, only one person takes Mikki? the cunning killer who will do anything to make this chapter of her life come to a very abrupt ending . Inspecting it, Teddy discovers that it had taken a picture of a man in the act of being murdered. more When California zookeeper Theodora "Teddy" Bentley sees an otter clutching a new smart phone while swimming in the local marsh, she rescues the expensive instrument. Alex Vlodnachek has been a reporter for 12 years, a P. rep for three months, and a murder suspect for all of 24 hours. He has no idea that the kittens are following him, or how they will complicate the investigation. When Jayne Wilson's mother is accused of murder, Jayne and Gemma have to eliminate the impossible to reveal the true killer.... s eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. s neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime? might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie . For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana? As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ? more For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana? As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ? As she searches for Paul, Alison discovers that Richard, who was a lawyer, was working a case about a woman accused of murdering her stepfather. ll be next in The Hostess with the Ghostess, the witty and delightful follow-up to national bestselling author E. more Wedding bells and death knells are ringing for the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew in this latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series With Angie and Tate's wedding just around the corner, it's a happy--but very busy--time for Mel. s Pennsylvania B&B on the most romantic day of the year. A lot of people insist the show must go on, so Mallory? But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can? Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter? After his parting, things are awkward between them, but they have to work together. Witty, fabulous, and full of charm, Lethal in Old Lace is perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Jenn Mc Kinlay. But this year, there's more than just a fire blazing in Maddie's wine-country hometown. more When Cookie Chanel moonlights as a costume designer for a local theater, murder takes center stage . It seems that Travis sowed the seeds of discord wherever he went, and when it becomes clear that everyone from the groom to Shelby's own staff has motive, tracking down Travis' killer is going to be more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack. Unable to convince police that they are focused on the wrong suspect, Mikki must rely on her keen eyes to catch the truth hidden in Lenape Hollow. When California zookeeper Theodora "Teddy" Bentley sees an otter clutching a new smart phone while swimming in the local marsh, she rescues the expensive instrument. secretly helping solve crimes alongside his human friends at Molena Point P. But when beautician Barbara Conley and one of her customers are found dead in the salon, Joe makes an exception, he heads for the crime scene. Fans of Miranda James and Kate Carlisle, and Sherlockians everywhere will delight at The Cat of the Baskervilles, the clever third Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery.more Murder takes the cake in an irresistible Emergency Dessert Squad mystery from the national bestselling author of The Silence of the Flans. s recently murdered brother, Richard, shows up looking for the ghostly detective. Right as Alison Kerby finally gets some peace, long-time deceased Paul Harrison? Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells lovingly refurbished items, in the charming town of North Harbor, Maine. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event. Clinching is the technique used to bend a driven horseshoe nail to hold the shoe to a hoof. Things are slow in the off-season in this Jersey Shore town, but Lucy doesn? But after a break-in attempt rattles Cassie's cage, it's clear someone let the cat out of the bag. Meg Langslow is spending the summer at the Biscuit Mountain Craft Center, helping her grandmother Cordelia run the studios. more Meg Langslow is spending the summer at the Biscuit Mountain Craft Center, helping her grandmother Cordelia run the studios. After dropping off a set of curious books about murder, she decides to return with her gentleman friend Henry Lafayette to question him. inhabited by quirky, fully developed characters and good dogs and cats.? Publishers Weekly After splurging to buy her childhood home in the Catskills, recently widowed Mikki Lincoln emerges from retirement as a freelance editor. That is until six AM rolls around, and as Mimi arrives at the bistro to begin wedding preparations, Bryan is found dead with an clair stuffed in his mouth. s up to Mimi to clear her name and get to the bottom of things before the killer turns up the heat again in A Deadly clair, the scrumptious series debut by Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber. Fans of Jo Anna Carl and Joanne Fluke will want a succulent second serving of A Souffl of Suspicion, Daryl Wood Gerber? The body belonged to a renowned artist who was murdered with her own pallet knife. s studio uncovers a cache of forged paintings, and when the sheriff? s deceased uncle and the murder case, Amy must champion her Aunt Lydia to clear her late husband? Now, with her swoon-inducing neighbor Richard Muir, Amy must scour their resources to once again close the books on murder in Untitled Gilbert #2, the charming second installment in Victoria Gilbert? Savannah Reid has no problem mixing business with pleasure--especially if that means a free trip while on the job. When famed mystery writer Natasha Van Cleef invites the Moonlight Magnolia... But when a gruesome murder rocks the boat, Savannah may be in over her head . The voyage goes smoothly--until Natasha and her husband flee the ship and get killed in a suspiciously explosive crash . Not only was her marriage and literary career splattered with bad blood, but a crazed fan was tracking her every move. China Bayles hunts for answers when a ghost begins to haunt her shop in the exciting new mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert. Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered? Victoria has assumed the reception will be a modest lemonade-and-gingersnap affair? When Sir Nigel, some of the cast, and the director visit the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop at 222 Baker Street, Gemma Doyle realizes that Sir Nigel is not at all suited to the role.The Emergency Dessert Squad business is booming, with owner and baker Winnie Johnson working overtime to satisfy the emergency cravings of Silver Lake, Ohio. s recently murdered brother, Richard, shows up looking for the ghostly detective. But she couldn't run the store without the help of her right-hand man, Mac--or her dashing rescue cat, Elvis. The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. Add the big surprise ending, and fans will be more than satisfied.? Rainy Dale is The Clincher, a twenty-something high school-dropout turned farrier (horseshoer) who is haunted by a secret she carries. And when a second body is found, it's up to Cassie to spot the killer, who may be grooming her to be the next victim . But someone is committing acts of vandalism, which threaten to ruin the newly-opened center's reputation. But someone is committing acts of vandalism, which threaten to ruin the newly-opened center's reputation. Have the developers who want to build a resort atop Biscuit Mountain found a new tactic to pressure Cordelia into selling? Except the next day, Buford is found bludgeoned to death in his library, with no more wisdom to impart. With her ability to spot details that others fail to see, it? and realizes that the village of Lenape Hollow isn? more After splurging to buy her childhood home in the Catskills, recently widowed Mikki Lincoln emerges from retirement as a freelance editor. When perky novice writer Tiffany Scott knocks at her door holding a towering manuscript, Mikki expects another debut novel plagued by typos and sloppy prose. s death was accidental, and suspicions of foul play solidify as she uncovers a strange inconsistency in the manuscript and a possible motive in the notes. And the fingers point at Mimi, whose entire loan is forgiven in Bryan? The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille? s kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mlange of menacing characters. s chief deputy Brad Tucker realizes Amy is skilled in art history research, she? s Blue Ridge Library mysteries, perfect for fans of Jenn Mc Kinlay and Miranda James. But when a gruesome murder rocks the boat, Savannah may be in over her head . With suspects and clues flooding in by the boatful, it's all hands on deck as Savannah rushes to seize the murderer before she lands herself in hot water next . It's August in Pecan Springs, and Ruby has decided that it's time to clean out the loft over Thyme and Seasons and the Crystal Cave.... and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. but when a body is found in her cellar, it may be a happily-never-after in Widow? Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine? s busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life.... He is long past his prime and an old drunk to boot.
Cass knows she is meant to help track down the killer--much to the chagrin of local law enforcement--when the apparition leads her to a dead body on the beach near her psychic shop, Mystical Musings. Determined to clear his name, Desiree jumps head first into the investigation and quickly discovers that Alan had several unsavory habits at his job and in his personal life, including putting assets into his mistress? People murder for money and love all the time, and there? Michael is strangely unable to remember where he was the night she died. Gemma Doyle is excited and participating with her friend Jayne Wilson, whose mother, Leslie, just happens to be volunteering with the company. Gemma Doyle is excited and participating with her friend Jayne Wilson, whose mother, Leslie, just happens to be volunteering with the company. The tea is a rousing success, but Sir Nigel Bellingham, the famous star cast as the lead of Sherlock, goes missing. Long past his prime, Sir Nigel was second to a younger actor who had first been given the role. s executive director also expressed that he had been hired over her objections. Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. As the storm nears, the crew packs up to head back to Abbotsville, and it appears that the three strangers they met on the beach--who seemed a bit too interested in little Latisha's treasures--have followed them back to their sleepy town. Since otters can't talk, Teddy soon finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation that almost ends in her own death. more Busy mom and pedigree Poodle owner, Melanie Travis doesn? until Melanie discovers his current mistress crouching over his dead body. s severe nut allergy went into overdrive after he accidentally consumed a contaminated cookie. Now it's due or die for Carrie in Death Overdue the delightful first in a new cozy series by Allison Brook.
Did a random intruder murder the woman as police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? Features Over a Dozen Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar! Not only is she doing double duty as both the maid of honor... Actress Dakota Craig is set to tie the knot with her famous musician boyfriend at Mallory? I had great fun reading the adventures of nouveau sleuth Mallory Shepard as she wrangles corpses, kittens, and a cheating fianc in this charming debut mystery.? Laura Levine, author of Murder Has Nine Lives Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can? As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for Georgia at home. Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney Mc Call and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. A detective sergeant is dispatched from Dublin to assist with the case, and as fate would have it, it's Macdara. Not wanting Willie to be buried until they can find the killer responsible for the murders, Reagan must catch the culprit in time to walk down the aisle. Plus, every year, despite around-the-clock surveillance, the cow goes up in flames. But when the lead singer of the wedding band turns up dead--drowned in a trough full of rainwater and strung up like a scarecrow--the police round themselves up a barnful of suspects. She goes undercover to reclaim her life, break the story, and unmask a murderer. While new father Joe Grey is overjoyed to teach his three young kittens about the world, he misses his cop work ? Joe Grey fans will relish this latest installment following their favorite feline detective and his growing group of friends. The sleigh bells are jingling, and the clock is ticking for Maggie and Rufus, who must catch the killer or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noel in A Cajun Christmas Killing, the recipe-stuffed third installment of USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron's Cajun Country mysteries.
Wedding bells and death knells are ringing for the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew in this latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series With Angie and Tate's wedding just around the corner, it's a happy--but very busy--time for Mel. more Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it? Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. especially Lois, a close friend who recently moved to town. With the help of one of the shelter cats, a savvy orange tabby named Toby, Sydney begins poking her nose into other local businesses whose owners may have benefited from Littleton's death--until the killer notices she's pawing a little too closely at the truth in this charming series debut. He's a stranger, but the priest has heard talk of an American tourist in town, searching for his Irish ancestor. The evidence begins to pile up and the suspicious case of Willie Fishbine, who swindled the sisters out of a fortune and coincidentally died prior to the Pines case, is reopened. Harvest, Ohio, is a long way from New York City, where Bailey King left a coveted job as a head chocolatier to take over Swissmen Sweets, her Amish grandparents? Now, while caring for her recently widowed grandmother, she plans to honor her... But between lavender blueberry fudge and chocolate cherry ganache truffles, Bailey may have bitten off more than she can chew when the search for a missing pot-bellied pig turns up a body suffering from sugar overload? For one thing, the cow displaces her paranormal museum as the number one tourist attraction. s cottage and possibly magical walled garden, she may lose her life as well when she? Wedding preparations are in full swing at Love Blossom Farm as food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby Mc Donald transforms the property for her friend Kelly's down-home country-style reception. more The stakes are higher and more personal than ever for feline investigator Joe Grey when death comes to his beloved coastal California town in this twentieth installment of the enchanting cat mystery series. backs are up and their claws out, ready to protect their babies and to protect Wilma Getz, Dulcie? As the death of the beautician becomes entangled with a gang of thieves working the village, Joe, Dulcie, Kit and Pan are all into the investigation; and they are led to unexpected connections, to the building of the new cat shelter and to a neighbor who becomes suddenly an unexpected part of the tangle. Her sleuthing uncovers more suspects than drummers drumming, and lands her in the crosshairs of the murderer.
Her latest order, a plate of motivational desserts for an artists? Mac's life before North Harbor has always been a little bit mysterious, but it becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town, and then turns up dead. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. Estranged from her California d-list actress momma and her ranch hand... Or is the real target Meg's grandfather, who points out that any number of environmentally irresponsible people and organizations could have it in for him? When among the suspects is her best friend Mary-Rose Garland, whose Pancake Mill business next door was threatened by cantankerous Buford? With her ability to spot details that others fail to see, it? and realizes that the village of Lenape Hollow isn? Instead, she finds a murder mystery ripped from the headlines of Lenape Hollow? The opening scene is a graphic page-turner, but it sends a real chill down Mikki? more China Bayles hunts for answers when a ghost begins to haunt her shop in the exciting new mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books). s sleuthing leads her to France, where she enlists the help of Thalia? As they collaborate to catch the killer, sparks fly between them, and Rae has to contend with these newly aroused feelings? For one, Penny is seriously in debt and desperate to marry money. s on the road to riches when she hooks Rocco Bufano, whose father is a multi-billionaire. s Wreath, the fourteenth engaging installment in Cynthia Riggs? more Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine? s busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. The cast, in particular the much younger actor who previously had the role, are not happy, but the show must go on.
retreat, is just what she needs to keep her mind off her own relationship woes. s problems seem like trifles when she discovers the body of retreat owner Sally Dearfield mere inches away from five oh-so-eccentric and viable suspects. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah--and Elvis--know he can't be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisker. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. more Clinching is the technique used to bend a driven horseshoe nail to hold the shoe to a hoof. While Meg is trying to track down the vandal, her grandfather is more interested in locating a rare gull. When Cookie Chanel moonlights as a costume designer for a local theater, murder takes center stage . s latest eccentric hobby, a spring water drill, Cleo must clear Mary-Rose of murder. t the thriving tourist destination it was decades ago. s spine after the young author turns up dead just like the victim in her story . It's August in Pecan Springs, and Ruby has decided that it's time to clean out the loft over Thyme and Seasons and the Crystal Cave. But Sumpton Harcourt is a small and private village, she finds? And when two more murders follow the first, Agatha begins to fear for her reputation? That the village has its own coven of witches certainly doesn't make her feel any better... even as she strives to outmaneuver a cold-blooded murderer who wants to silence her. The Tarzana Hookers crochet club could come apart at the seams when thwarted ambition, shady ethics, and a puzzling murder converge. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle? s running out in this deadly cat-and-mouse game in Cat Got Your Secrets, the delightfully funny third novel in Julie Chase? all those feline fanciers who love to read Rita Mae Brown? As a technician for a local vet and the owner of the Barkery & Biscuits dog bakery, Carrie Kennersly is proud to give back to the community by helping out with a rescue animal adoption event. s also happy to be in a relationship with veterinarian Dr. more As a technician for a local vet and the owner of the Barkery & Biscuits dog bakery, Carrie Kennersly is proud to give back to the community by helping out with a rescue animal adoption event. s also happy to be in a relationship with veterinarian Dr. Before the play opens, Leslie Wilson, mother of Gemma's best friend Jayne, arranges a fundraising afternoon tea to be catered by Mrs. The tea is a huge success, but when it's time to leave, Sir Nigel has gone missing--only to be found at the bottom of the rocky cliff, dead.