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New York's famed female detective duo, Pentecost and Parker, are back in their fourth audacious adventure. Perfect for fans of…The Thursday Murder Club, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Agatha Christie and M. C. Beaton.When Vera Bodine, an elderly recluse with an exceptional memory, goes missing, detective duo Lillian Pentecost and her assistant Willowjean "Will" Parker are hired to track her down. But New York City in 1947 is a dangerous place, and there's no shortage of people who want to bury the secrets that Bodine has been keeping. As the clock is ticking to find Bodine alive, circumstances conspire to pull both investigators off the case. Will is hot on the trail of a stick-up team who are using her name - and maybe her gun - for their own ends. While Lillian finds herself up against murder-obsessed millionaire Jessup Quincannon, who has discovered a secret from her past that threatens to destroy her. To solve this mystery, and defeat their own personal demons, the pair must go nose-to-nose with murderous gangsters, make deals with conniving federal agents, confront Nazi spies, and bend their own ethical rules to the point of breaking - before time runs out for everyone.
By Agatha Christie. 2011
Now with a beautiful new series look, a fatal dose of poison meant for a glamorous movie star fells her ardent admirer instead—and…Miss Marple is there to unmask a murderer.One minute, silly Heather Babcock had been babbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure, poisoned by a deadly cocktail.It seems likely that the cocktail was intended for the beautiful actress. But while the police fumble to find clues, Miss Marple begins to ask her own questions, because as she knows—even the most peaceful village can hide dark secrets.
New York's famed female detective duo, Pentecost and Parker, are back in their fourth audacious adventure. Perfect for fans of…The Thursday Murder Club, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Agatha Christie and M. C. Beaton.When Vera Bodine, an elderly recluse with an exceptional memory, goes missing, detective duo Lillian Pentecost and her assistant Willowjean "Will" Parker are hired to track her down. But New York City in 1947 is a dangerous place, and there's no shortage of people who want to bury the secrets that Bodine has been keeping.As the clock is ticking to find Bodine alive, circumstances conspire to pull both investigators off the case. Will is hot on the trail of a stick-up team who are using her name - and maybe her gun - for their own ends. While Lillian finds herself up against murder-obsessed millionaire Jessup Quincannon, who has discovered a secret from her past that threatens to destroy her.To solve this mystery, and defeat their own personal demons, the pair must go nose-to-nose with murderous gangsters, make deals with conniving federal agents, confront Nazi spies, and bend their own ethical rules to the point of breaking - before time runs out for everyone.The fourth action-packed adventure in the unforgettable Pentecost & Parker mystery series, from the Nero Award-winning author of Fortune Favours the Dead.(P) 2023 Random House Audio
By Patricia Johns. 2023
The quiet Amish lifestyle isn't all that it seems in this debut cozy mystery series, for fans of Amanda Flower…and Wanda E. Brunstetter.Petunia Yoder is Blueberry, Pennsylvania&’s youngest old maid, at twenty-two years of age, and completely unmarriageable. But she&’s determined to celebrate her friends&’ weddings with joy and a full heart. Unfortunately, Petunia&’s best friend, Eden Beiler, is playing a dangerous game with a man who is ruining her reputation.Ike Smoker is the community&’s iceman—the one who cuts, stores, and sells the ice—and when Petunia discovers him dead with an ice pick in his chest, Eden is found on the scene with blood on her hands. Homicide detective Asher Nate is new to the area, and he has a challenge on his hands. The Amish community sticks close together, and he doesn&’t understand the subtleties and nuances of the clues he uncovers. He needs an Amish interpreter, and he asks Petunia if she&’ll help. In a bid to keep her best friend out of prison, she agrees.The community is filled with people who had good reason to hate Ike Smoker, especially as Petunia and Asher begin to uncover his secrets. Was someone trying to protect their family's reputation? Or to exact revenge for a sin buried deep in the past?There&’s a litany of damning clues that litters the ground—and if Petunia and Asher can&’t come up with the truth, they could end up as the next ones on the killer&’s list.
By Callie Carpenter. 2023
Perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Diane Kelly, after her ex-husband tears down their marriage, the last thing Jaime…wants is to renovate a worn-down historic home. But when a body is discovered behind a wall, she realizes she&’ll have to catch the killer before she builds herself up again.Jaime and Henry were the perfect couple with the perfect life; together, they ran one of the most successful construction and interior design companies in all of Charlotte, North Carolina. But when Jaime catches her charismatic husband in an affair, she realizes her husband is not the man she thought she married. The divorce is equally gutting—due to an ironclad prenuptial agreement, Jaime receives only one thing: a historical house in disrepair. Knowing that any renovation she attempts will be tedious and costly, Jaime starts to believe that things can&’t get much worse—until she finds a dead body in the house.The body is found behind a recently renovated wall—and this leaves Jaime with more questions than answers. Who killed this person and why? Could it have been the previous owners, someone who snuck in while nobody was looking, or Henry? Furious that the house is now a crime scene, which further delays all renovations, Jaime decides to investigate the murder herself, DIY-style. Together with the new resident cat she calls Demo and the handsome and friendly hardware store owner who happens to be her neighbor, Jaime is ready to use all the tools in her toolbox to catch the killer.Jaime needs to renovate this house if she wants to move forward with her life, but will this murder investigation leave her in ruins—or worse?
By Kallie Benjamin. 2023
When a murder unleashes a widespread investigation through Crosbyville, children&’s book author Pris and her trusty bloodhound, Bailey, must sniff…out the truth before the whole town goes to the dogs.After deciding that life as a teacher wasn&’t right for her, Priscilla found inspiration for her first children&’s book in her three-year-old bloodhound&’s nose for truth, and so The Adventures of Bailey the Bloodhound was born. After the book&’s massively pawsitive response led Pris to move back to her hometown of Crosbyville, Indiana, to continue the series, she&’s surprised by how things have changed in the town, but even more so how they haven&’t.Pris is frustrated to discover that newly elected school board trustee Whitney Kelley—a former high school mean girl—is intent on making Crosbyville more competitive by eliminating &“frivolous spending&” on the arts and social programs, including Pris and Bailey&’s beloved pet-assisted reading program. A minor altercation between them isn&’t anything unusual, but after Bailey sniffs out Whitney&’s body in a bed of begonias, locals start hounding Pris and Bailey as suspects for the crime.With Bailey&’s sharp senses and Pris&’s hometown know-how, can they prove to the community that they&’re all barking up the wrong tree?
By Susan Rogers. 2023
Dead Man's Pose is a tension-reliever in yoga. Not this time! The relaxation goes further than expected. One of Elaina…Williams's yoga students dies in her class. Was the victim helped into Dead Man's Pose? Behind the scenes, a coverup threatens to unravel Elaina's tranquil life. It turns out her favourite student was targeted, and that strikes at her very core. What was the message that Mario so desperately wanted to give her? Elaina needs to know what's happening. But there are no easy answers. She teams up with Ric, a mysterious dark horse, and they navigate the back streets, landmarks and sleazy haunts of Sydney, Australia. From a darkened saloon to a starlit casino, Elaina and Ric's trail tumbles into a gummy web of intrigue. It's a city life they thought they knew. Instead, Sydney is hiding pockets of controversial history and a basketful of crime, chaos and quirky characters. Using unconventional crime-solving methods and coffee-fuelled discoveries, Elaina and Ric reveal that corruption runs deep. But their attraction to each other runs even deeper. Things start 'hotting up'. As each moment becomes more perilous, Elaina must overcome her fears. If she continues, she risks being the next victim. The stakes are high. With several close calls and the body count racking up, will Elaina and Ric resolve this mystery before time runs out? Dead Man's Pose is presented in a stylish noir mystery wrapper. It arrives with doses of romance, laugh-out-loud humour and suspense tucked into shadowy corners. But the layers that make a celebration of what is Australia don't always end with 'she'll be right'. Your Dead Man's Pose eBook and audiobook is just a click away. Hungry for more? Dead Man's Pose is first in the Yoga Mat Mysteries' line-up. The Cobra Pose is now available with the audiobook - coming soon!
'A twisty plot and plenty of red herrings. I was hooked from page one!... 5/5 Stars!' Reader review 5 stars…Someone is killing fairy godmothers in Cinderella ... Can Miss Clara Vale crack the case before the clock strikes twelve? 1929, December: Snow is falling, and Miss Clara Vale is wrapped up against the cold as she braves the icy streets of Newcastle in her latest investigation. When a young actress from the touring pantomime of Cinderella arrives at her door, Clara isn't sure what to make of her request. Sybil Langford , the legendary fairy godmother in their production, has mysteriously vanished. Could Clara help track her down? But a few days into Clara's search, Sybil's body is pulled from an icy river, and Clara finds herself in the middle of yet another murder mystery. With scheming stepsisters waiting in the wings, handsome princes who aren't all they seem, and clues as elusive as glass slippers, Clara will need every one of her scientific skills to catch the killer... And when Sybil's replacement meets her own tragic end, Clara is in a race against time before the murderer sends a third cast member to their unhappily ever after... The perfect Golden Age mystery to curl up with by the fire. Fans of Agatha Christie, Helena Dixon and Verity Bright will be gripped by this historical crime novel from the very first page. Readers love this festive cosy mystery: ' Delightful 1920s cosy mystery ... to put you in the mood for the festive season... Sophisticated style and cosy, comforting feel that I hoped for ... felt myself escaping into the story ' Reader review 5 stars ' Recommended! ... I most appreciate about this series is the accuracy of the 1929 world-building ... If you like historical mysteries, give this one a try! ' Reader review 5 stars
By Cleo Coyle. 2023
Savor an all new Coffeehouse Mystery in the beloved long-running series from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle. Only…Murders in Gotham, the smash hit streaming show, is famous for filming in authentic New York City locations and using real New Yorkers as extras. For their latest episode, they've chosen to spotlight the century-old Village Blend and its quirky crew of baristas. But when the film crew's week of shooting delivers an actual shooting, coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi and her staff find themselves at the scene of a true crime
Jeu, set et meurtres: Les enquêtes de prudence poivert--tome 2 (Les enquêtes de Prudence Poivert #2)
By Katy-Lynn Cénac. 2023
Sans enquête à se mettre sous la dent, et plus seule que jamais dans son petit village bordelais, Prudence Poivert…s'ennuie ferme. Pour meubler le temps, et se changer les idées, elle décide de s'inscrire au club de belote... qui ressemble davantage à un club du troisième âge. Un véritable nid de vipères où dès son arrivée, sa partenaire de cartes, mademoiselle Eugénie, est assassinée. Prudence la découvre chez elle dans une mare de sang. Ni une ni deux, son instinct de fouineuse se réveille ! Le nouveau capitaine de gendarmerie conclut à l'accident alors que Prudence hurle au meurtre. Vexée d'être évincée par l'officier, elle décide de débusquer le tueur. Mais Prudence devra faire honneur à son nom et être un as si elle ne veut pas finir sur le carreau
By Mary Clark. 1982
Mary Higgins Clark, the New York Times bestselling Queen of Suspense shares another story filled with intrigue and mystery.When Jenny…MacPartland meets the man of her dreams while working in a New York art gallery, she&’s ecstatic. Painter Erich Krueger—whose exquisite landscapes are making him a huge success—is handsome, sensitive...and utterly in love with her. They marry quickly and Jenny plans a loving home on Erich&’s vast Minnesota farm. But lonely days and eerie nights strain her nerves to the breaking point and test her sanity. Caught in a whirlpool of shattering events, Jenny soon unearths a past more terrifying than she dares imagine...tragic secrets that threaten her marriage, her children, her life.
By Mary Clark. 1996
From Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, a thriller &“that grabs you with the first paragraph and never lets go&”…(USA TODAY) about a woman desperate to uncover the truth behind her beloved stepmother&’s death.At a party in Manhattan, Maggie Holloway—one of the fashion world’s most successful photographers—is thrilled to be reunited with her beloved stepmother. A widow now, Nuala Moore is equally delighted to see her long-lost stepdaughter, and she invites Maggie to spend a few weeks at her home in Newport, Rhode Island. But when Maggie arrives, she finds Nuala murdered, apparently by a burglar. Heartbroken, Maggie is stunned to learn she had inherited Nuala’s stunning Victorian home...and horrified when she begins to suspect that Nuala’s death was not random, but part of a diabolical plot conceived by a twisted mind. When Nuala’s dear old friend, Greta Shipley, dies suddenly of supposedly natural causes, Maggie is convinced that there is a link between these two and other recent deaths among the older women of Newport. What she doesn’t realize is that she has now become a target for the killer as well, and that each clue she uncovers brings her closer to an unimaginable fate.
By Charlotte Vassell. 2023
You know how they live. This is how they die... A STUNNING DEBUT FROM YOUR NEXT FAVORITE MYSTERY WRITER •…Rupert's 30th birthday party is a black-tie dinner at the Kentish Town McDonald's—catered with cocaine and expensive champagne. The morning after, his girlfriend Clemmie is found murdered on Hampstead Heath, a single stiletto heel jutting from under a bush. "A perfectly modern whodunnit." —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Will Find You Who killed Clemmie? Was it the blithe, sociopathic boyfriend? His impossibly wealthy godmother? The gallery owner with whom Clemmie was having an affair? Or was it the result of something else entirely? All the party-goers have alibis. Naturally. This investigation is going to be about aristocrats and Classics degrees, Instagram influencers and whose father knows who. Or is it 'whom'? Detective Caius Beauchamp isn't sure. He's sharply dressed, smart, and thoroughly modern—he discovers Clemmie's body on his early morning jog. As he searches for the dark truth beneath the luxurious life of these London socialites, a wall of staggering wealth and privilege threatens to shut down his investigation before it's even begun. Can Caius peer through the tangled mess of connections in which the other half live—and die—before the case is wrenched from his hands? Bitingly funny, full of shocking twists, and all too familiar, The Other Half is a truly stunning debut
By E. Ferrars. 1995
Plans for peaceful seaside holidays rarely work out well in the world of classic British mysteries. Retired professor Andrew Basnett,…for example, envisioning sandcastles and the blessings of a pale English sun on his pale English skin, is startled to meet his nephew, Peter, on the beach. He’s more startled (and not entirely thrilled) when Peter gets him invited to dinner with a celebrity novelist. And he’s extremely startled when the novelist’s sister-in-law is shot in the summer house and Peter seems the likeliest suspect. We like to say that Andrew Basnett should be known as “Mr. Marple,” because the series’ village settings, pinpoint plotting, and canny, creaky sleuth are so pleasingly reminiscent of the tales of St. Mary Mead. But they feature, in addition, a gentle wit that (dare we say it?) Ms. Christie could only dream about, and this final installment is a perfect exemplar.
By Olivia Blacke. 2023
First in a new series by Olivia Blacke, Vinyl Resting Place follows three sisters who discover that opening a family…business can be murder."A charming cozy for a new generation of mystery readers . . . Vinyl Resting Place is a delight!" –Elle Cosimano, USA Today bestselling author of Finlay Donovan Is Killing It"Vinyl Resting Place is bolstered by the sisters' genuine bond, colorful personalities, and not-so-gentle conflicts. It's a winning combination." -New York Times Book ReviewWhen Juni Jessup and her sisters Tansy and Maggie put all their beans in one basket to open Sip & Spin Records, a record-slash-coffee shop in Cedar River, Texas, they knew there could be some scratches on the track, but no one was expecting to find a body deader than disco in the supply closet.Family is everything to the Jessups, so when their uncle is arrested by Juni’s heartbreaking ex on suspicion of murder, the sisters don’t skip a beat putting Sip & Spin up for bail collateral. But their tune changes abruptly when Uncle Calvin disappears, leaving them in a grind. With their uncle’s freedom and the future of their small business on the line, it’s up to Juni and her sisters to get in the groove and figure out whodunit before the killer’s trail—and the coffee—goes cold.Music and mocha seem like a blend that should be “Knockin' On Heaven's Door,” but caught up in a murder investigation with her family and their life savings on the line, Juni wonders if she might be on the "Highway to Hell" instead.
By Mindy Quigley. 2023
Ashes to Ashes, Crust to Crust is the second book in Mindy Quigley's delectable Deep Dish Mystery series, set in…a Wisconsin pizzeria.Newly single pizzeria owner Delilah O’Leary is determined to keep her restaurant afloat in the picturesque resort town of Geneva Bay, Wisconsin. To boost her bottom line, she sets her sights on winning the hefty cash prize in the town’s annual “Taste of Wisconsin” culinary contest. In her corner, she’s got her strong-willed, “big-boned” cat Butterball, her wisecracking BFF, her cantankerous great-aunt, and a nearly-flawless recipe for Pretzel Crust Deep-Dish Bratwurst Pizza. But while Delilah and her team have been focused on pumping out perfect pizza pies, her ex-fiancé has cozied up to a new squeeze, juice bar owner Jordan Watts—Delilah’s contest rival.When one of Jordan’s juice bar customers is poisoned by a tainted smoothie, Delilah lands deep in the sauce. Accusations fly, suspects abound, and a menacing stranger turns up with a beef over some missing dough. Between kale-juicing hipsters and grudge-bearing celebrity chefs, Delilah must act quickly before another one bites the crust.
By Ellie Alexander. 2019
It’s Christmastime and everyone is heading to Torte, the most cheerful bakery in town. There’s no place like home for…the homicide…Ashland, Oregon, looks as pretty as a postcard this holiday season. The halls are decked, stockings hung, and eyes are all aglow—mostly thanks to the buttered rum. Jules Capshaw and her staff at Torte are busier than ever. . . still, even the town’s most in-demand bakers need to take a break. So Jules invites everyone to celebrate at the local Winchester Inn’s Dickens Feast, a six-course extravaganza with Yorkshire Pudding, Christmas goose, and all the trimmings. But as the weather outside becomes frightful, things inside turn less delightful when one of the guests ends up as dead as Scrooge’s doornail. Now it’s up to Jules and her helpers to make a list of suspects—and check it twice—to try to find out who’s naughty, who’s nice, and who’s guilty of murder…The Bakeshop mysteries are: “Delicious.” —RT Book Reviews“Marvelous.” —Fresh Fiction
By Maddie Day. 2023
Raise a glass to Cece Barton, a widowed single mom and recent L.A. transplant to California wine country, who suddenly…finds herself at the center of a murder investigation in this sparkling new mystery series from Agatha Award–winning and national bestselling author Maddie Day. As the manager of Vino y Vida Wine Bar in Colinas, Cecelia &“Cece&” Barton&’s first Alexander Valley harvest is a whirlwind of activity. Her twin sister, Allie Halstead, who owns a nearby Victorian bed & breakfast, is accustomed to the hustle and bustle of peak tourist season. But Cece barely has a moment to enjoy her new home in between worrying about her estranged college-age daughter, juggling her responsibilities at the bar, and navigating the sticky politics of the local wine association. Just when it seems things can&’t grow any more intense, Colinas is rocked by a murder within the wine community . . . and Cece is identified as a possible suspect! With her reputation and her livelihood on the line—and the Sonoma County deputy sheriff breathing down her neck—Cece has no choice but to open up her own murder investigation. Tensions are already high in the valley, as a massive wildfire creeps toward Colinas, threatening homes, vineyards, and the vital tourist trade. And now, with a murderer on the loose, and Cece&’s sleuthing exposing the valley&’s bitterest old rivalries and secret new alliances, Colinas feels ready to pop! But with Allie&’s help, Cece is determined to catch the killer and clear her name before everything she&’s worked so hard for goes up in flames . . .
By Vicki Delany. 2020
In this charming new cozy mystery series from national bestselling author Vicki Delany, a New York City expat-turned-Cape Cod tea…shop owner must solve the murder of a local real estate developer to help her feisty grandmother out of a jam . . . As the proud proprietor and head pastry chef of Tea by the Sea, a traditional English tearoom on the picturesque bluffs of Cape Cod, Lily Roberts has her hands full, often literally. But nothing keeps her busier than steering her sassy grandmother, Rose, away from trouble. Rose operates the grand old Victorian B & B adjacent to Lily&’s tea shop. But an aggressive real estate developer, Jack Ford, is pushing hard to rezone nearby land, with an eye toward building a sprawling golf resort, which would drive Rose and Lily out of business. Tempers are already steaming, but things really get sticky when Ford is found dead at the foot of Rose&’s property and the police think she had something to do with his dramatic demise. So Lily starts her own investigation and discovers Ford&’s been brewing bad blood all over town. Now, it&’s down to Lily to stir up some clues, sift through the suspects, and uncover the real killer before Rose is left holding the tea bag. &“A satisfying cozy with a beautifully described setting and a cast of charming, small-town characters. Share this new series with fans of Laura Childs&’ Tea Shop mysteries.&” —Booklist
By Darci Hannah. 2023
The latest installment in Darci Hannah&’s delicious Beacon Bakeshop Mystery series set in small-town Beacon Harbor, Michigan, featuring a baker…heroine who lives in the local lighthouse with her beloved Newfoundland dog, Wellington. Lindsey prefers to keep her bakeshop&’s Halloween decor light and autumnal, rather than gruesome and ghoulish. But everyone knows her lighthouse home is haunted. Some intrepid teens have even tried to break in to witness the resident ghost themselves. Dreading Halloween night, Lindsey reluctantly allows her influencer and podcaster best friend, Kennedy, to host a live ghost hunting investigation in the lighthouse, conducted by a professional team. Protective of her ghost, Lyndsey is understandably nervous about what they might uncover . . . The segment is uneventful—until things take a terrifying turn. The team freaks out. As Kennedy joins the mad dash outside, she bumps into what looks like the prankster teens&’ creepy clown costume hanging from a tree. But when Lindsey&’s dog, Wellington, begins to whine, they make a grim discovery: the clown is no dummy. It&’s a corpse. Now Lindsey and company will need to keep their cool if they want a ghost of a chance to solve the murder—and see another Halloween . . . Praise for Murder at the Blueberry Festival&“You&’ll never see the end coming in this delightfully zany tale.&”--Kirkus Reviews Includes Delicious Recipes!