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By Peter Lovesey. 1995
"Good stuff . . . Breezy, British, and as comfy as a Cotswold cottage."--The New York Times Book Review "Written…with energy and style, a masterly performance."--Rocky Mountain News John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and taken a hostage, and the only person he'll talk to is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Diamond must follow a cold trail to find another killer and clear Mountjoy's name before someone else dies. Peter Lovesey is the author of 23 highly-praised mysteries and has been awarded the CWA's Gold, Silver, and Diamond Daggers, as well as many U.S. honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By John Straley. 2014
An offbeat, often hilarious crime novel set in the sleepy Alaskan town of Cold Storage from the Shamus Award winning…author of the Cecil Younger series. Cold Storage, Alaska, is a remote fishing outpost where salmonberries sparkle in the morning frost and where you just might catch a King Salmon if you're zen enough to wait for it. Settled in 1935 by Norse fishermen who liked to skinny dip in its natural hot springs, the town enjoyed prosperity at the height of the frozen fish boom. But now the cold storage plant is all but abandoned and the town is withering. Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown after a seven-year jail stint for dealing coke. He has a lot to make up to his younger brother, Miles, who has dutifully been taking care of their ailing mother. But Clive doesn't realize the trouble he's bringing home. His vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane--lately, he's been hearing animals talking to him. Will his arrival in Cold Storage be a breath of fresh air for the sleepy, depopulated town? Or will Clive's arrival turn the whole place upside down?From the Hardcover edition.
By Kali White. 2020
For fans of Rene Denfeld and Shari Lapena comes a rich, atmospheric family drama set in the 1980's following the…disappearances of two paperboys from a small midwestern town. It's August 1984, and paperboy Christopher Stewart has gone missing. Hours later, twelve-year-old Sammy Cox hurries home from his own paper route, red-faced and out of breath, hiding a terrible secret. Crystal, Sammy's seventeen-year-old sister, is worried by the disappearance but she also sees opportunity: the Stewart case has echoes of an earlier unsolved disappearance of another boy, one town over. Crystal senses the makings of an award winning essay, one that could win her a scholarship - and a ticket out of their small Iowa town. Officer Dale Goodkind can't believe his bad luck: another town and another paperboy kidnapping. But this time he vows that it won't go unsolved. As the abductions set in motion an unpredictable chain of violent, devastating events touching each life in unexpected ways, Dale is forced to face his own demons. Told through interwoven perspectives--and based on the real-life Des Moines Register paperboy kidnappings in the early 1980's--The Monsters We Make deftly explores the effects of one crime exposing another and the secrets people keep hidden from friends, families, and sometimes, even themselves.
By Agatha Christie. 1938
It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered when the tyrannical Simeon Lee is found dead in a…pool of blood, his throat slashed. When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man.
By Marsali Taylor. 2021
'This series is a must-read for anyone who loves the sea, or islands, or joyous, intricate story-telling.' ANN CLEEVESMarsali Taylor…returns with the ninth gripping mystery in her Shetland Sailing Mystery series.While onboard her last chartered sailing trip of the season, Cass Lynch is awoken in the middle of the night by a Mayday call to the Shetland coastguard. A fishing vessel has become trapped on the rocks off the coast of one of the islands.In the days that follow, there's both a shocking murder and a baffling death. On the surface there's no link, but when Cass becomes involved it is soon clear that her life is also in danger.Convinced that someone sinister is at work in these Shetland waters, Cass is determined to find and stop them. But uncovering the truth could prove to be deadly . . .Readers LOVE the Shetland Sailing Mysteries:'Definitely the best of the Cass Lynch series yet!' 5* Reader Review'The beautiful descriptions of Shetland life, traditions, it's landscape and even language bring everything to life.' 5* Reader Review'This series gets better and better' 5* Reader Review'A beautifully written story, with descriptions so vivid you can smell the sea and beautiful countryside.' 5* Reader Review'The perfect lockdown read for anyone who longs to be back on the sea.' 5* Reader Review
By Elly Griffiths. 2018
In this highly atmospheric mystery, Ruth Galloway—“a captivating amateur sleuth” (Louise Penny)—and DCI Nelson investigate a murder in a medieval…Italian town where dark secrets are buried as deep as bones. It’s not every day that you’re summoned to the Italian countryside on business, so when archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Ruth Galloway’s help identifying bones found in the tiny hilltop town of Fontana Liri, she jumps at the chance to go, bringing her daughter along with her for a working vacation. Upon arriving, she begins to hear murmurs of Fontana Liri’s strong resistance movement during World War II and senses the townspeople are dancing around a deeply buried secret. But how could that be connected to the ancient remains she’s been studying? Ruth is just beginning to get her footing in the dig when she’s thrown off-guard by the appearance of DCI Nelson. And when Ruth’s findings lead them to a modern-day murder, their holidays are both turned upside down, and they race to find out what darkness is lurking in this seemingly picturesque town.
By Ariel Tachna, Anna Doe. 2016
Fortsetzung zu Konflikt des BlutesBuch 4 in der Serie - BlutspartnerschaftDer Krieg nähert sich seiner entscheidenden Phase und beide Seiten…sind bis an ihre Grenzen gefordert. Da gelingt den dunklen Magiern ein vernichtender Schlag, denn sie nehmen Orlando St. Clair gefangen. Am Boden zerstört vor Sorge um seinen entführten Partner, muss Alain befürchten, dass auch Orlandos Befreiung aus den Klauen der dunklen Magier den Vampir nicht mehr retten kann, weil sein Herz und sein Verstand unheilbaren Schaden genommen haben. Christophe Lombard, der älteste und mächtigste Vampir von Paris, weiß, dass die Allianz an der Schwelle zur Niederlage steht. Er gibt seine selbstgewählte Isolation auf und schließt sich dem Kampf an. Alains abtrünniger Freund Eric Simonet, der zu den dunklen Magiern übergelaufen war, wird vor die Wahl gestellt zwischen Rache und Erlösung. Und Jean, durch Orlandos Schicksal in Wut und Zorn versetzt, muss sich der schwierigsten Entscheidung seiner Existenz stellen, während um ihn herum der alles entscheidende Kampf tobt. Werden sie mit ihren Entscheidungen die Allianz endgültig zerschlagen oder schaffen sie es doch noch, ihre Welt vor dem Untergang zu bewahren?
By Ariel Tachna, Anna Doe. 2015
Fortsetzung zu Allianz des BlutesBuch 2 in der Serie - BlutspartnerschaftMagier und Vampire haben eine Allianz geschmiedet, die auf Partnerschaften…des Blutes und der Magie gründet. Sie hoffen, damit dem Krieg gegen die dunklen Magier eine entscheidende Wendung geben zu können. Einige Partnerschaften sind ebenso erfolgreich, wie die zwischen Alain Magnier und Orlando St. Clair. Auf andere trifft das nicht zu. Es kommt zu Streit, Vorwürfen und sogar offener Feindschaft zwischen den Partnern, obwohl sie durch ein gemeinsames Ziel verbunden sind. Thierry Dumont ist entschlossen, dem Beispiel seines besten Freundes Alain zu folgen. Er ist mit dem Vampir Sebastien Noyer eine Partnerschaft eingegangen. Obwohl er sich, so kurz nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Frau, in der Nähe des Vampirs - eines Mannes - unbehaglich fühlt. Aber sie stellen fest, dass ihre gemeinsame Verzweiflung die beste Voraussetzung ist, um einen Bund zu schließen. Thierry und Sebastien stellen den Schutz ihres Partners über alles und unterstützen sich vorbehaltlos. Durch die Erfolge der Allianz bestärkt, beschließen das Oberhaupt der Magier und der Chef de la Cour der Vampire, ihr neues Bündnis der Öffentlichkeit bekannt zu machen. Sie erhoffen sich dadurch zusätzliche Unterstützung in ihrem Kampf gegen die dunklen Magier, die das Leben auf der Erde in seiner bisherigen Form zu vernichten drohen. Aber die Allianz erleidet auch Rückschläge, denn die Partnerschaften bringen nicht nur Vorteile mit sich, sondern gefährden auch das magische Gleichgewicht der Erde. Und diese Gefahr könnte sich als größer erweisen, als der Krieg selbst.
By Tim Ayliffe. 2021
Like Michael Connelly&’s Bosch, former war correspondent John Bailey will risk everything to get to the truth – and expose…a deadly enemy.He heard a voice, someone calling out in the distance, followed by a loud fluttering of birds. Bailey looked up just in time to see a body falling from the sky ... Investigative journalist John Bailey is doing his best to turn his life around after losing the woman he loved. He has a new job. He&’s given up the drink. He even has a dog. But then Federal Police raid his home with a warrant granting them unprecedented powers to take anything they want, including all his electronic devices and passwords. When Bailey protests, they threaten to put him in a prison cell. Someone wants to stop Bailey doing what he does best – exposing the truth. He has been investigating the rise of a global white supremacist group and suspects that a notorious neo-Nazi in the United States has been directing deadly racist attacks on Sydney&’s streets. When the body of one of his key sources washes up on a nearby beach, it&’s clear Bailey and anyone helping him have become targets. Bailey reaches out to a ruthless old friend – CIA veteran, Ronnie Johnson – to lure the enemy from the shadows. An enemy who thought they were untouchable. Until now … 'A cracking yarn told at breakneck speed. I couldn't put it down.' Chris Hammer &‘Sharp, gritty, sophisticated. Ayliffe&’s criminal world is terrifyingly real.&’ Candice FoxPraise for State of Fear &‘Another brilliantly crafted thriller from Ayliffe that fits perfectly in today&’s worrying world … Verdict: Get this guy on TV.&’ Herald Sun &‘Sharp, incisive and scarily prescient, I was hooked from the first chapter to the final page.&’ Sara Foster, bestselling author of The Hidden Hours &‘Utterly compelling and terrifyingly timely. I could not put it down.&’ Pip Drysdale, bestselling author of The Sunday Girl &‘As a correspondent, I lived this world. Tim Ayliffe has written it.&’ Stan Grant, writer and broadcaster Praise for The Greater Good &‘A brilliantly written character starring in cracking crime thriller.&’ Herald Sun 'Ayliffe delivers a taut, nail-biting page-turner, stamping his mark on the modern day Australian thriller.&’ Better Reading &‘An absolute cracker of a thriller.&’ Chris Uhlmann
By Harlan Coben. 2002
As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken. Then, on a warm suburban night in the…Kleins' affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman--a girl Will had once loved--was found brutally murdered in her family's basement. The prime suspect: Ken Klein. With the evidence against him overwhelming, Ken simply vanished. And when his shattered family never heard from Ken again, they were sure he was gone for good. Now eleven years have passed. Will has found proof that Ken is alive. And this is just the first in a series of stunning revelations as Will is forced to confront startling truths about his brother, and even himself. As a violent mystery unwinds around him, Will knows he must press his search all the way to the end. Because the most powerful surprises are yet to come.From the Paperback edition.
By Dorothy St. James. 2021
When small-town assistant librarian Tru Beckett sets up a secret book room in her newly modernized library, she discovers that…protecting the printed word is harder than she&’d ever imagined. In fact, it&’s murder.Trudell Becket, known to her friends as Tru, finds herself in a bind when her library in lovely Cypress, South Carolina, is turned into a state-of-the-art bookless &“technological center.&” A library with no books breaks Tru&’s book-loving heart so she decides to rescue hundreds of beloved tomes slated for the town dump. Under the cover of darkness, Tru, along with her best friends—coffee shop owner Tori Green and mysterious bestselling author Flossie Finnegan-Baker—set up a secret bookroom in the library&’s basement and prepare to open it to their most loyal, trustworthy patrons.But as Tru and her crew are putting the finishing touches on their new book room, the town manager, who was behind the big push for the library&’s transformation, is crushed by an overturned shelf of DVDs. Tru becomes the prime suspect as she hadn&’t hid the fact that she hated having all of those wonderful books replaced by tablets and computers. But if she gives the police her alibi, she&’ll have to explain about the secret book room and risk losing the books.Tru knows she&’s in a heap of trouble, and it doesn&’t help that the officer in charge of the case is her old crush from high school, who broke her teenaged heart. To keep herself out of jail and her beloved bookroom up and running, Tru—with the help of Tori, Flossie, and a brown tabby stray cat named Dewey Decimal—decides to investigate. And faster than you can say &“Shhhh!&” Tru quickly finds herself on the same page with a killer who would love to write her final chapter. . . .
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes. 2020
Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her…fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why -- or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch -- and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. <p><p> Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a conwoman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive. <p> <b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Susan Wilkins. 2020
&‘Fast paced… I have to admit I struggled to put this book down, grabbing five minutes here and there just…to finish it!… Fantastic read, would definitely recommend!&’ Stardust Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Detective Megan Thomas&’s latest case is far too close to home…A woman is found on a beach, weeping over her missing child.A businessman&’s broken body is found on the floor of a luxury flat.Detective Megan Thomas thought that moving to the beautiful coastline of Devon would be quieter than her undercover life in London. But the cases she&’s working on prove that evil can strike anywhere, and she&’s determined to put it right.But when her sister is identified as a key suspect, Megan faces a terrible dilemma: her family, or the truth?And when it seems the only way to find answers is to confront a killer, how much is she willing to risk?Fans of Ann Cleeves, Angela Marsons and Mari Hannah will be hooked by this incredibly gripping mystery thriller. Readers love Susan Wilkins&’ writing:&‘Absolutely brilliant!! From start to finish I was kept totally gripped. Full of twists and turns… Susan Wilkins is an amazing author and I can't wait for the next one.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Fast-paced, tightly plotted… Another dose of brilliant crime fiction. More please!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Compulsive and thoroughly captivating… I found myself unable to tear myself away and as a consequence read it all in a single tense sitting… Bags of suspense and action wrapped up in a thrillingly plotted story&’ Reader&’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Gripped from start to finish… I am in awe.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Addictive and enthralling!… Devoured this book in just one sitting, it was that addictive.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I absolutely devouredClose to the Bone… gripping, thrilling and draws you straight in… impossible to put down.&’ Goodreads Reviewer&‘My favourite read of 2020… I was engaged from the very first chapter… Brilliant&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Well, another success by Susan Wilkins!!… an action-packed crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages…
By Angela Marsons. 2021
Her stomach lurches as she sits in the windowless room. He throws her phone to the ground, grinds it against…the floor with the heel of his shoe and brings his face closer to hers. There was no turning back now, her life as she knew it was gone.When the lifeless body of a man is found on an industrial estate, Detective Kim Stone arrives on the scene and discovers he&’s been tortured in the worst way imaginable.But as she breaks the devastating news to the victim&’s wife, Diane Phipps, Kim can&’t help feeling that something isn&’t quite right about the woman&’s reaction.Twenty-four hours later, the victim&’s family disappears into thin air.Then a second body is found staked to the ground in a local nature reserve.Desperate to crack the case open quickly, Kim and her team unravel a vital clue – a fiercely guarded secret that links both victims and could cost even more lives.A secret that some police officers are also protecting.Faced with deceit from those she should be able to trust, family members who won&’t talk, and local reporter, Tracy Frost, opening a can of worms on the case of a woman murdered by her husband a year ago – Kim is in deep water like never before. Kim must find the motive if she is to find the killer who is systematically targeting and torturing his victims. But can she unlock the shocking truth and stop him before he strikes again?An absolutely jaw-dropping crime thriller from the number one, multi-million-copy bestselling author of the incredibly addictive Detective Kim Stone series.What readers are saying about Twisted Lies:&‘The jack, queen, king and ace of crime fiction…It keeps on delivering, and you can't stop reading it until the fantastic ending…Another mesmerizing and riveting read! I find it insulting to even rate it giving between one to five stars, because how many stars should you give to the sun?&’ The World Is Ours To Read, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I must have uttered WTF out loud and in full many times…this may just be the best one in the series so far. I read it one afternoon…I devoured the pages, and couldn't get enough.&’ Rachel&’s Random Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘The most gripping, complicated, compelling and exciting outing for Kim Stone yet. You really won't be able to put it down.&’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘You are thrown straight into the action…I was invested in this book from the first page…gripping, thrilling and the plot moves at a great pace…my favourite book of the year…
By Susan Wilkins. 2020
&‘Compulsive and thoroughly captivating… I found myself unable to tear myself away… read it all in a single tense sitting……bags of suspense and action wrapped up in a thrillingly plotted story&’ Reader&’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐On the first day in her new job, Detective Megan Thomas is called to a murder. The body lies deep in an underground bunker, in the middle of beautiful countryside. The two women in the nearest house claim to have no idea who it could be or who could have put it there. So why are they so nervous? And why does Noah, the young child living there, talk about a visitor he&’s meant to keep secret?Megan is determined to solve the case. She&’s moved to Devon for a fresh start, after years spent undercover. But when she looks at the victim, it triggers a panic attack. As her heart races and her breathing stalls, she&’s forced to ask whether she can return to life in a regular crime unit. Her memories are too powerful to be buried, maybe too powerful to let her do her job. But the need to find justice for the unnamed victim still drives her.When another body is found on the stretch of beach where she swims every day, Megan realises that she is up against a truly vicious killer. Then Noah goes missing, and Megan finds herself in a race against time to save an innocent life. She won&’t rest until she finds answers – no matter what it might cost her.A completely gripping new series from bestselling author Susan Wilkins, introducing the tough and determined Detective Megan Thomas. For fans of Ann Cleeves, LJ Ross and Mari Hannah, this will keep you hooked from the first page to the last.What readers are saying about Buried Deep:&‘My favourite read of 2020… I was engaged from the very first chapter… Brilliant&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Extremely compulsive… my attention didn&’t waver for a second and I read it in one sitting… keeps the interest and tension going with timely reveals, unexpected developments and a clever plot&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I loved the book and was gripped straight from the off. Susan&’s a great writer, building up the tension nicely and giving a thumping action-packed ending that really delivers.&’ Jessie Keane, author of The Knock&‘Addictive, gripping, twisty… how this story unfolds is just brilliant&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Thrilling… will have you gripped and enthralled right from the beginning… an addictive read&’ Once Upon A Time Book Blog&‘One of the best… compelling… I loved this book.&’ Nigeladamsbookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I lovedBuried Deep… a gripping plot that had me frantically flipping pages… If you haven't yet read this, you need to…
The first in a thrilling new police procedural series set in Scarborough and introducing DCI Donna Morris - middle-aged, seemingly…ordinary - but hiding many secrets...Donna Morris has chosen to do her probationary year as detective constable in the small seaside town of Scarborough. But on her first day, a body is found in the woods: the corpse of Henrik Grünttor presents itself as that of a homeless man, dead from his own drug use. However, until recently, Grünttor had been working at the local GCHQ centre on the Russian section and the postmortem reveals the cause of his death to be uncertain.Now in her early fifties, Donna has her own reasons for wanting to be in Scarborough, ones she would prefer to keep from her colleagues. For she's not been drawn there by the landscape or the light, or even the beach, but to be closer to her wayward daughter - a daughter serving time in the nearby prison for GBH. Yet beyond even this, Donna hides another secret: she grew up in East Berlin, escaping across the wall in the early 1980s.Due to the circumstances of her past Donna is drawn to the dead man whose background is not dissimilar to hers... and her persistence reveals there are several people who wanted Grünttor dead -- and gathered around him in his final days like a wake of crows...
'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The TimesDS Wesley Peterson, newly arrived in the West Country town of…Tradmouth, has his hands full when a child goes missing and a young woman is brutally murdered on a lonely cliff path. Then his old friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, unearths the skeletons of a woman and a newborn baby in the cellar of an ancient merchant's house nearby.As they begin to investigate the murders, Wesley starts to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy and sexual obsession. And the pressure is on if he is going to prevent a further tragedy . . .Discover your new favourite crime series by reading the first gripping mystery in the bestselling Wesley Peterson series by award-winning author Kate Ellis. The perfect page-turner for fans of Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves.What readers are saying about The Merchant's House . . . 'I couldn't stop turning the pages . . . Something about this book just hooked me!' Goodreads Review, 5 stars'Superb . . . Five stars' Reader review, 5 stars'If you like Ian Rankin, LJ Ross, Elly Griffiths and James Oswald, you will enjoy Kate Ellis' Reader review, 5 stars'Gripping . . . Love how the past and present bring the story together' Reader review, 5 stars'You'll fall in love with coastal England and find yourself walking the cobbled lanes in your imagination . . . Do not miss this series!' Reader review, 5 stars'The first in an outstanding series of contemporary crime fiction' Reader review, 5 stars'Fantastic read' Reader review, 5 stars'Compelling . . Kept you guessing from start to finish. I would highly recommend it' Reader review, 5 stars'Loved it!!' Reader review, 5 stars'Kate Ellis has certainly got a talent for story telling which can grab the imagination from the start' Reader review, 5 stars'Really unputdownable' Reader review, 5 stars'Gripping. Kate Ellis is my new favourite author' Reader review, 5 stars'A page-turner' Reader review, 5 stars
By Karen Rose Smith. 2021
In Pennsylvania&’s Amish country, Daisy Swanson finds herself going back to school expecting to serve tea—only to get a crash…course in criminal justice . . . The faculty of Willow Creek High School are having a get-together after the spring concert with refreshments provided, courtesy of Daisy&’s Tea Garden. Oolong tea and chocolate biscuits are just what the staff needs to help them unwind from Althea Higgins&’ demanding curriculum. Her lessons on such controversial subjects as school uniforms and underqualified substitute teachers are earning her an F from her colleagues. But a failing grade was preferable to Althea falling victim to foul play. Daisy was there when her body was discovered in the school swimming pool, murdered by strangulation. Althea was certainly a strict, opinionated taskmaster, unliked by both teachers and students, but would any of them actually want to kill her? As Daisy starts asking questions, she gets a real education in Althea&’s history, discovering more than enough enemies with more than enough motives to cancel her classes permanently . . . Includes delicious recipes!
By Lynn Cahoon. 2021
Mia Malone conjures up delicacies while casting about for clues in New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon&’s Two Wicked…Desserts, continuing her Kitchen Witch Mystery series . . . Magic Springs, Idaho, may be a small town, but Mia Malone is living an enchanted life running her own catering business and cooking school. And while she&’s teaching the locals culinary craft, her grandmother is teaching her witchcraft for the day she inherits the family magical spells that have been passed down for generations. Unfortunately, all that knowledge is not helping Mia or her grandmother in removing the spirit of warlock Dorian Alexander from Mia&’s cat Mr. Darcy. But even though Dorian hasn&’t yet left this earthly plane, his spells have already been transferred to his daughter Cindy&’s grimoire. An actress looking for her big Hollywood break, Cindy is hoping there&’s something in her father&’s bag of tricks to make her a star. But playing with magic has only resulted in a trip to Idaho where Cindy finds herself the number one suspect in the murder of a hitman whose body was found in the garden of Mia&’s Morsels. Now it&’s up to Mia to conjure up a killer before everything she&’s worked so hard for vanishes with a poof! Includes Recipes! Praise for Lynn Cahoon &“A cozy lover&’s dream come true.&” —Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries on The Tourist Trap Mysteries
By Traci Wilton. 2021
It&’s Fourth of July in Salem, Massachusetts—and B&B owner Charlene Morris is about to witness the shot heard &’round the…town . . . Madison Boswell, a beauty recently transplanted from Boston, is starring in the Independence Day play in this New England town full of colonial history—and, of course, witchcraft. Madison may not be a Wiccan, but she does seem to have certain hypnotic powers. And she&’s left some angry people in her wake, from a fellow actress beaten out for a role to a jealous betrayed wife. Now, as Charlene films the performance for her housemate, Jack—a handsome ghost who shares the Victorian bed-and-breakfast with her and her Persian cat—the drama queen takes a deadly bullet from what was supposed to be a prop gun. With a long list of suspects and lots of backstage whispers, it looks like the investigation by Charlene and Detective Sam Holden could set off some fireworks . . .