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By Agatha Christie. 1955
Lucy Angkatell invites Hercule Poirot to lunch. To tease the great detective, her guests stage a mock murder beside the… swimming pool. Unfortunately, the victim plays the scene for real. As his blood drips into the water, John Christow gasps one final word: 'Henrietta'. In the confusion, a gun sinks to the bottom of the pool. 1955.
By Carrie Bebris. 2012
While on holiday Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy investigate the murder of a woman whose body was found at the base… of Lyme's famous sea wall as well as the prospect that Fitzwilliam's naval-lieutenant cousin may have also been murdered. 2012.
By Mary Higgins Clark. 1980
While in Westlake Hospital, Katie DeMaio sees a woman's body being carried to a car in the middle of the… night. The next day the woman is found dead and declared a suicide. 1980.
By JoAnna Carl. 2008
As treasurer of WinterFest, Lee McKinney Woodyard is getting tired of the egos, arguments, and last-minute mix-ups, especially when the… guest juror of the art show shows up drunk. Things get even worse when Lee's husband discovers that the visiting dignitary has been murdered. A mystery set in the luscious if deadly world of chocolate. Some descriptions of violence. 2008.
By JoAnna Carl. 2007
In her rare free time, newlywed Lee McKinney Woodyard works on TenHuis Chocolade's newest offerings, chocolate jewels. But soon the… town of Warner Pier has its very own jewel heist, and then a body is found in the lake. Lee can't help but wonder if the crimes are related. Maybe if she digs up some dirt, she'll hit the mother lode. 2007. (Chocoholic mysteries ; 7)
By JoAnna Carl. 2006
Bride-to-be Lee McKinney is trying to avoid trouble with her future mother-in-law and her own mother, who doesn't even want… to be at the wedding if it takes place in Warner Pier, her hometown. When Lee asks her Aunt Nettie at the chocolate shop for advice, she learns that years earlier, her mother fled on what would have been her own wedding day - hours before her fiancé was found dead. Now Lee must untangle a mystery older than she is. Some descriptions of violence and some descriptions of sex. c2006.
By JoAnna Carl. 2005
Chocolate-shop manager Lee McKinney has had enough of party planner Julie Singletree's cutesy e-mails, but then somebody actually kills the… woman, putting everyone on her mailing list on edge. As their connections to the murder emerge, so do more attacks. Lee realizes that if she doesn't want to be permanently deleted, it's up to her to solve the case. c2005.
By JoAnna Carl. 2004
Hollywood comes to Michigan when a film producer decides to turn a local author's romance novel into a blockbuster. Although… the movie mogul's chocolate labrador is charming, Lee McKinney thinks the producer's talk is a bunch of sweet nothings - and she grows even more suspicious when she stumbles upon a dead body. 2004. (Chocoholic mysteries ; 4)
By JoAnna Carl. 2003
For the Fourth of July, Lee McKinney and her aunt debut their latest confections - chocolate frogs - at TenHuis… Chocolade. The first customer to buy a croaker is the town crank. But when he later disappears and police suspect foul play, it's a chocolate clue that leads Lee to the killer. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 2003.
By JoAnna Carl. 2002
Lee McKinney and her Aunt Nettie, small-town chocolatiers, are about to unwittingly step into some big-time crime. But a curious… Lee won't rest until their chocolate shop - not to mention their lives - are out of danger. Some descriptions of sex and violence. 2002.
By JoAnna Carl. 2002
Looking for a fresh start, divorcée Lee McKinney moves back to Michigan to work for her aunt's chocolate business, and… finds that her new job offers plenty of murderous treats to chew on. When a high-profile defense lawyer dies after eating a cat-shaped chocolate laced with cyanide, it's up to Lee to find out who tampered with the recipe, before she and her aunt end up behind not-so-chocolate bars. 2002. (Chocoholic mysteries ; 1)
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 1993
Everyone is stymied when two of Pickax's most prominent citizens are found murdered in their home. But even more puzzling… to Qwill is Koko's sudden and unaccountable attraction to rubber cement. Sequel to “The cat who knew Shakespeare”, followed by “The cat who went underground”. 1993.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 2007
With his companion Polly in Paris, Qwill keeps himself occupied by writing an absurdist play called "The Cat Who Got… Elected Dog Catcher." Meanwhile, things are spicing up in Pickax. Huge inheritances from old families are suddenly and mysteriously pouring in to town, but nobody is quite sure why. Except Koko, that is - and she's not telling. Then things get really interesting when one resident drops dead from an apparent bee sting. Can Qwill and his cats get to the bottom of things? Bestseller. Sequel to “The cat who dropped a bombshell”. 2007.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 2006
Pickax is preparing for its sesquicentennial celebration, and in the midst of all the family reunions, the Siamese super-sleuth Koko… smells trouble. One evening Koko pounces down on the head of the wealthy Ledfields' obnoxious nephew, and when the Ledfields fall ill, Jim Qwilleran begins to think that Koko's behaviour is more forewarning than feline frolicking. Bestseller. Sequel to “The cat who went bananas“, followed by “The cat who had 60 whiskers“. 2006.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 2005
The people of Pickax are in a state of eager anticipation. The Pirate's Chest, the long-awaited new bookstore, is finally… set to open, and the Theatre Club is preparing to perform Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. However, the play is brought to an abrupt halt as a cast member is killed in a car accident. But was it really an accident? As suspicions rise, Qwill and his sleuthing Siamese cats have their work cut out for them. Bestseller. Sequel to "The cat who talked turkey", followed by "The cat who dropped a bombshell". 2005.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 2004
What Pickax, the town "400 miles north of everywhere," needs is a new bookstore. But just as Pickax prepares to… celebrate the ground breaking for a new one, a body is discovered in a nearby wooded area. Turning their attention from books to clues, Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum set off on a hunt that will entertain. Bestseller. Sequel to “The cat who brought down the house”, followed by “The cat who went bananas”. 2004.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 2003
Thelma Thackeray, a native of Moose County, has achieved fame and fortune in Hollywood. Now 82, she has returned to… Pickax to have some fun before she dies. Purchasing the old opera house, Thelma reopens it as a film club. But when the premier event, the Kit Kat Revue, sets the stage for murder, Jim Qwilleran and his perceptive Siamese cats are ready to spring into action. Sequel to “The cat who went up the creek“, followed by “The cat who talked turkey“. 2003.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 2002
Pickax's favorite columnist, James Qwilleran, is enjoying a brief vacation with his two Siamese cats at the Nutcracker Inn, in… the nearby town of Black Creek. But the tranquillity of the place is interrupted by the discovery of a body floating down the creek -- the body of a man who had been a guest at the inn. Bestseller. Sequel to “The cat who smelled a rat”, followed by “The cat who brought down the house”. 2002.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 2001
After a long drought, the citizens of Pickax are worried about wildfires. Their fears are soon realized. With a case… of arson, the shooting of a volunteer fire-watcher and the murder of the president of the curling club, James Qwilleran and Co. are called in to sniff out the rat responsible. Bestseller. Sequel to “The cat who robbed a bank”, followed by “The cat who went up the creek”. 2001.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 1999
Qwilleran and his feline colleagues go to Moose Lake for a little R & R. The trio quickly find themselves… looking into the disappearance of a backpacker and other unusual goings on. Bestseller. Sequel to “The cat who sang for the birds”, followed by “The cat who robbed a bank”. 1999.