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By Kate Collins. 2007
During the annual Pickle Fest, Abby's boyfriend Marco inexplicably disappears for a day. When he returns, he's the main suspect… in the death of a clown. It seems the cops have found Snuggles pushing up water-spurting daisies-and Marco was the last person seen leaving Snuggles's house. Although Marco is still a mystery to her, Abby knows he's innocent. Now she has to find a way to prove it.
By Mary Jane Maffini. 2005
Remembrance Day is a proud day for Camilla MacPhee’s good friend, Mrs. Violet Parnell, one of five thousand Canadian women… to go overseas during World War II. But the next day she has vanished. Camilla, with only a few letters and documents to guide her, follows her friend to Tuscany, chasing though historic towns, across high promontories and along steep mountain roads. Vanishing old partisans and Allied aircraft crash sites keep Camilla hopping as she tries to find Mrs. P. before someone with a deadly serious reason to keep the past hidden finds her first. The fifth Camilla MacPhee takes the irascible Ottawa lawyer’s adventures to an exotic new locale, with the usual murderous results.
By June Shaw. 2016
Fixing up homes can be tricky Finding true love can be even trickier But finding a killer can… be plain old deadly Twin sister divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have had their fill of both heartaches and headaches So when they settle down in the small Louisiana town of Sugar Ledge and open a remodeling and repair company they think they ve finally found some peace even though Eve is still open for romance while Sunny considers her own heart out-of-business Then their newest customer ends up face-down in a pond and his widow is found dead soon after Unfortunately Sunny was witnessed having an unpleasant moment with the distraught woman and suspicion falls on the twins And when an attempt is made on Eve s life they find themselves pulled into a murder mystery neither knows how to navigate With a town of prying eyes on them and an unknown culprit out to stop them Sunny and Eve will have to depend on each other like never before if they re going to clip a killer in the bud
By Dakota Cassidy. 2017
The game is afoot in Ebenezer Falls, Washington, and this time someone is trying to ruin Christmas!With twists, turns, and… suspects aplenty, amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright is determined to find a murderer and her missing familiar before the silver bells tarnish! USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder in How the Witch Stole Christmas, Book 5 of her bestselling series, Witchless in Seattle MysteriesIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas--!Er, not so much. . .It's Christmas, and I, ex-witch, Stevie Cartwright declare this my favorite time of year! I love the decorations! The food! The Hallmark Channel holiday specials! This year promises to be better than ever because for the first time in a very long time, I'm going to have more than just Cheez Whiz, Triscuits and the wish to be surrounded by family and friends. My carefully planned holiday bonanza includes all the usual suspects. My bat familiar Belfry, my dog Whiskey, my ever-present ghostly spy friends--dashing Brit Winterbottom, stalwart Russian Arkady and my parents. However, nothing comes easy for this amateur sleuth, not even a neighborhood decorating contest. You know, the one I've been painstakingly prepping for months? Something goes horribly awry with my Christmas display (think bikini-clad carolers, pink flamingos and real, live turkeys) to start. But the worst? The dead body of the famous Chef Pascal Le June in my nativity scene! It becomes clear someone's trying to ruin my Christmas, and that someone must pay! But when Belfry goes missing, and the danger takes on a paranormal edge, I find I have more to lose than ever before. . .This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's bestselling paranormal romance series, A Paris, Texas Romance.
By Renee George. 2016
Pit Bulls are Sweet . . . and that's no mystery!Fall in love with Lily Mason, the shifter who only… wants to live as a human, and her pit bull Smooshie, a rescue dog who in the end may be the one doing the rescuing!Pit Perfect, Book 1 of the Barkside of the Moon Mysteries from USA Today bestselling paranormal cozy mystery author Renee George, is an exciting tale of mystery and suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. When cougar-shifter Lily Mason moves to Moonrise, Missouri, she wishes for only three things from the town and its human population. . . to find a job, to find a place to live, and to live as a human, not a therianthrope.Lily gets more than she bargains for when a rescue pit bull named Smooshie rescues her from an oncoming car, and it's love at first sight. Thanks to Smooshie, Lily's first two wishes are granted by Parker Knowles, the owner of the Pit Bull Rescue center, who offers her a job at the shelter and the room over his garage for rent.Lily's new life as an integrator is threatened when Smooshie finds Katherine Kapersky, the local church choir leader and head of the town council, dead in the field behind the rescue center. Unfortunately, there are more suspects than mourners for the elderly town leader. Can Lily keep her less-than-human status under wraps? Or will the killer, who has pulled off a nearly Pit Perfect murder, expose her to keep Lily and her dog from digging up the truth?This paranormal cozy mystery contains cougar-shifters, shifters, lovable pit bulls, and supernatural beings.
How can a Greyhound Bus with four bank robbers, $10 million in cash, the contents of all of the safety… deposit boxes and 12 hostages being follow by the San Francisco Police vanish off the Golden Gate Bridge? The police are stumped so a specialist in impossible crimes, Captain Heinz Noonan, the Bearded Holmes, is sent to San Francisco to solve the crime. With the clock ticking, Noonan will have to unravel how the bus was able to disappear - and why there are still hostages if the money has already been stolen and the bank robbers have vanished. Ride along with Captain Heinz Noonan, the nation's foremost impossible crime sleuth, and see if you can solve the crime as fast as he does!
By Jennifer D. Hesse. 2016
As the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn't feeling the magic. She's about to land… in a cauldron of hot water at work. Good thing she has her private practice to fall back on--as a Wiccan. She'll just have to summon her inner Goddess and set the world to rights. . .Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli's career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case. . .But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigation brings her up-close and personal with her suspects--including sexy Wes Callahan, her client's grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she's been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony. . ..
By Dakota Cassidy. 2016
Ebenezer Falls, Washington...a sleepy burg or murder central?The game is afoot...again, as amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright plunges head first into… another murder investigation. With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, this one will keep you guessing from start to finish.USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder in The Old Witcheroo, Book 4 of her bestselling series, Witchless in Seattle Mysteries.Just when you think you know your one-time International Man of Mystery turned ghostly confidant...When last we met, dear friends, a man had come calling, claiming to be Crispin Alistair Winterbottom, my dead British ex-spy. A notion I'd find ludicrous, if the handsome imposter didn't, in fact, look exactly like my dead British ex-spy. But there's no time for that mystery when a quiet walk on our private stretch of beach turns up something far more pressing--another tragedy in my beloved small Washington town.That's right. I, Stevie Cartwright, ex-witch turned amateur sleuth, have stumbled upon another murder. But this time it's closer to home, more personal, a victim who'd touched the hearts of so many in Ebenezer Falls, young and old. In fact, there's only thing more surprising than the victim...The good man who's become the number one suspect.Along with my Spy Guy Win, my bat familiar Belfry, our rescue dog Whiskey, and even an unexpected new friend or two, I'm jumping back into my Sherlock shoes to catch the cleverest killer yet!This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's bestselling paranormal romance series, A Paris, Texas Romance.
By Clover Tate. 2018
Kite shop owner Emmy Adler feels an ill wind blowing through Rock Point when a murder hits close to home… in the third Kite Shop mystery It s nothing but blue skies ahead for Rock Point kite shop owner Emmy Adler Strings Attached is thriving--even winning attention from a big-city reporter who wants to interview Emmy--and Emmy s relationship with her main competitor Jack Sullivan is going strong But Emmy s sunny outlook turns stormy when she finds a woman dead on the floor of the Strings Attached When the sheriff eyes Jack as the main suspect after his kite charm turns up near the body Emmy strikes up an investigation of her own With Strings Attached s safety breached and Jack s whole family tangled up in the case Emmy s determined to track down the real killer before all her dreams get blown off course
By Dakota Cassidy. 2016
Oh good Not a problem I ll invoke the Gods of Pilates I m sure they… d be happy to help Hang on just one sec while I dial them up Oh wait I can t Know why I can t Because my hands are tied behind my back with zip ties Win A rib-tickling cozy mystery complete with an ex-witch a dead British spy a cotton ball bat and a cast of suspects that will keep you guessing right up to the end Witch Slapped from USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author Dakota Cassidy is Book 1 of her new cozy mystery series Witchless In Seattle Join the hunt for a murderer with Stevie Winterbottom and Belfry in a race against time as the local police prepare an eight by ten cell for our intrepid ex-witch What s a girl to do when she s a broke shunned ex-witch with a very tiny very hungry bat familiar named Belfry to feed Hello My name is Stevie Cartwright and I ve been witchless for thirty days If only there was a support group for down-on-their-luck ex-witches who ve had their powers slapped right out of them literally Just as I was licking my wounds after returning to my hometown of Ebenezer Falls WA and navigating my suddenly non-magical existence with the help of my familiar the only friend I have left in the world--things got sticky Enter an ex-spy and newly departed spirit named Winterbottom who s infiltrated my life with his sexy British accent and a couple of requests Thanks to Belfry s successful attempt to use me as a human antenna to the afterlife I can somehow hear Win I should be ecstatic helping departed souls used to be my witch specialty It s like I got the teensiest piece of my old life back Except Win s dropped me right at a dead woman s feet Madam Zoltar the town s beloved fake medium has been murdered and Win wants me to catch the killer My old life won t be worth much if it gets me whacked before my new life has barely begun--and that seems to be exactly what the killer has planned This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy s bestselling paranormal romance series A Paris Texas Romance
By Patricia Sprinkle. 2002
A Thoroughly Southern Mystery #7 "Patricia Sprinkle is a modern master of the classic cozy mystery." --Nancy Pickard State bridge… champ, Edie Whelan, may win card games, but the hand that life deals her isn't quiet as rosy. But she has her job at the library and her beautiful thousand-acre pecan grove--a stressful life, but an acceptable one. But then the pecan grove's foreman suddenly dies...and then Edie goes too--and not from natural causes. Now, county magistrate Mac Yarbrough is on the case to prove the foreman's son innocent of murder, and figure out who's got a card up their sleeve... "Sprinkle entertains and enchants her readers. Her characters are so real you'll find yourself believing you grew up with them." --Christian Retailing "Sprinkle has a real eye for regional culture and traditions. . . . She tackles weighty subject matter with a steady hand and a reassuring touch."--Atlanta Journal Constitution "Sprinkle has a gift for developing a full, rich world." --Publisher's Weekly
By Hunter Frost. 2017
When a serious bout of writer’s block threatens to delay mystery author Drew Daniels’s newest book, his aunt offers her… New Orleans apartment in the heart of the French Quarter as a writing retreat. She neglects to mention that it’s occupied by the enigmatic and sexy Finn Murphy, a cemetery tour guide with a penchant for Victorian attire and a Cajun accent. A body discovered in an open crypt forces reclusive Drew to deal with Finn’s eccentric group of friends and his underlying attraction to the hot Cajun—despite warnings about Finn’s violent past. Drew might write this stuff, but he’s never had to solve a real-life murder. With a deadline looming and a killer on the loose, this retreat is proving to be anything but helpful for Drew’s novel. Drew can only hope he won’t end up a tragic tale for the Ghostly Legends & Lore, Inc. haunted tour.States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.
By Rita Lakin. 2008
Gladdy Gold Mystery 5 The Golden Girls play Nancy Drew in their own funny and… creative ways colorful and Meshugeneh Mystery Scene After schlepping all over New York City senior PI Gladdy Gold is happy to be back on Florida turf Especially now that she and Jack Langford are officially an item But no sooner has the yenta brigade gotten back to their favorite routines such as poolside stretching and kvetching than the notorious outlaw the Grandpa Bandit issues Gladdy s detective agency a direct challenge Catch me if you can The dapper thief has hit six Fort Lauderdate banks and it s up to Gladdy and the girls to stop him before he robs another But a bandit takes a back burner to murder any day especially when a monster hurricane reveals a 50-year-skeleton at Lanai Gardens retirement community Gladdy and the gals are about to uncover a ruthless killer if he doesn t kill them first Ms Lakin pens an entertaining cozy mystery series with a set of lovable and oddball characters The mystery has a puzzling plot with twists and turns that will surprise readers at the outcome Retirement takes on a new meaning after spending time with Gladdy and her gladiators Gladdy Gold and her screwball bunch of gladiators are out to solve another hilarious case Fresh Fiction This is a wonderful series for cozy-lovers of all persuasions Mystery Lovers Rita Lakin s delightful series featuring senior sleuth Gladdy Gold and her posse of kibitzing friends continues full of humor and heart Mystery Scene
By Lena Gregory. 2018
A haunting vision reveals a ghostly grave in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Occult and… Battery.Whoever said that dead men tell no tales has never met Cass Donnovan...Cass has always relied on her abilities to guide her, but after communications with a ghost land her in the middle of a murder investigation, she has to wonder if her gifts are really more a curse.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. But the police are not the only ones who wish Cass would stick to reading palms. Someone is trying to scare her off, and it will take all her powers of premonition to catch the killer before Cass herself becomes the next victim...
By Julianne Holmes. 2016
Expert clockmaker Ruth Clagan has another murder on her hands in the second Clock Shop Mystery from the author of… Just Killing Time.Ruth has three days to pull off four events--including the grand reopening of Cog & Sprocket, the clock shop she inherited from her grandfather--so she doesn't have time for Beckett Green's nonsense. The competitive owner of a new bookstore, Green seems determined to put other businesses out of business by also carrying their specialty items. He's trying to steal Ruth's new watchmaker, Mark Pine, not to mention block her plans to renovate the town clock tower. Ruth is already all wound up when she's alarmed to discover Mark's dead body. As the denizens of Orchard each chime in as to who they think the murderer is, Ruth needs to watch her back as she investigates on her own. Despite the danger, Ruth won't stop until the killer is behind bars and serving time...
By Jane Langton. 2002
Investigating a lighthearted prankster, Homer Kelly finds murder instead There are frogs in the pond at the Isabella Stewart Gardner… Museum. A balloon has been tied to one of the sculptures in the small museum's hallowed halls. And, worst of all, someone has moved paintings while no one was looking. At most museums these pranks would be an annoyance, but at the Gardner--whose founder stipulated that the museum be disbanded if the original collection is ever disturbed--they could spell disaster. The Gardner's board hires Harvard professor and former police lieutenant Homer Kelly to investigate the mischief. Hardly an art lover, Kelly has trouble taking the threat seriously at first. But when a museum patron is found dead after catching the prankster in the act, Homer springs into action. He may know nothing about art, but murder is something he understands all too well.
By Jane Langton. 1998
While trying to start a new life, Homer's niece uncovers a murderLife has not always been fair to Annie Swann.… A bad marriage sullied her youth, but since her divorce she has made enough money illustrating children's books to add a wing to her house. The new addition's focal point will be a thirty-five-foot blank wall, where Annie plans an elaborate mural of the fairy tale characters who pay her bills. But as she paints, mysterious markings appear on the mural: first splotches, then a woman's face, ringed with blond hair and covered in blood. It seems to point to the disappearance of Pearl Small, a Harvard student who took classes from Annie's aunt Mary. As Mary and her husband, professor and ex-cop Homer Kelly, look for Pearl, Annie continues painting, unaware that with each brushstroke, she marks her wall with another layer of evil.
By Jane Langton. 1982
When a family friend dies of a strange asthma attack, Homer Kelly investigatesJohn Hand visits the Heron house looking for… a summer job. What he finds is a family in mourning. A few minutes after he is hired by Mrs. Heron and her daughter, Virginia, a neighbor, Buddy, finds Mr. Heron lying dead in the orchard, choked to death by asthma and bee stings. As Buddy comforts the grieving family, John feels out of place. But as he begins to suspect that Buddy knows more about Mr. Heron's death than he's letting on, he goes to the only person who can help: his uncle, Professor Homer Kelly. After years teaching students about Thoreau's famous sojourn at nearby Walden Pond, the famed transcendentalist scholar feels his memory beginning to slip. But nothing sharpens the mind better than murder, and Homer's nephew has stumbled on a fine one.
By Jane Langton. 2002
A hunt for a missing art lover engages Homer in a perplexing mysteryLeonard Sheldrake knows little about Frieda except that… he loves her. A Harvard professor and admirer of the bizarre engravings of M. C. Escher, Leonard is visiting a Cambridge exhibition of the artist's work when he meets Frieda and falls instantly in love. As they trade remarks about the artwork, he learns a few brief things about her. Though young, she is a widow, an orphan, and has a terrible secret in her past. It is only after she vanishes that he realizes he didn't even learn her last name. Leonard enlists fellow professor Homer Kelly, the amateur sleuth, to help find this beguiling young widow. But as they comb Cambridge for the woman in the green coat, Homer and his friend find themselves slipping into a mysterious labyrinth, whose treacherous dimensions are as impossible to grasp as anything dreamed up by the late, great M. C. Escher himself.
By Jane Langton. 1995
Homer investigates the violent deaths of a beautiful stage manager's admirersEach year, the beautiful Sarah Bailey marks the winter solstice… by organizing a pageant of drama and song for the citizens of Harvard University. Last year, the star of the show was Henry Shady, an Appalachian folk singer whose homespun charm won the eye of every young woman in Cambridge. On the eve of this year's Revels, the singer is struck down in the street by an SUV driven by Sarah's husband. The police dismiss it as a freak accident, but Mary Kelly, who witnessed the singer's death, is not so sure. Her husband, Harvard professor and sometime sleuth Homer, dismisses her suspicion. But when more of the revelers suffer untimely deaths, Homer sees a pattern. Winter has gripped Cambridge, and Sarah's husband may have been seized with murderous jealousy.