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By Rachel Ennis. 2017
Another warm-hearted Polvellan Mystery tale by Rachel Ennis, set on the beautiful Cornish coast.Still smarting from the end of her relationship with…Tom Peters, historical investigator Jess Trevanion is trying to make the best of things - but her forays into dating aren't going that well! Yet there isn't time for Jess to dwell on her own problems. A day out with friend Viv ends abruptly when Jess encounters their old enemy, Frances Chiddock, acting very strangely. A series of revelations follow which make the villagers take a very different view of Frances - and it will take all of Jess's investigative powers to reveal the true story.And Frances isn't the only one in Polvellan with a surprising past. Retired nurse Annie has something to get off her chest - a tragic secret that has haunted her for over fifty years. Can Jess help one of her oldest friends find closure?Meanwhile, with the Vintage Rally at Gwendra Farm one of the events of the year in Polvellan, Jess is keen to help out - but things take a horrific turn when one of the villagers is taken hostage at gunpoint. With Jess - and Tom - present, will things end in tragedy?
By Anthony Horowitz. 2016
THE NUMBER ONE EBOOK BESTSELLER'Want to read a great whodunnit? Anthony Horowitz has one for you: MAGPIE MURDERS. It's as…good as an Agatha Christie. Better, in some ways. Cleverer.' Stephen King'The finest crime novel of the year' Daily Mail***** Seven for a mystery that needs to be solved . . . Editor Susan Ryland has worked with bestselling crime writer Alan Conway for years. Readers love his detective, Atticus Pünd, a celebrated solver of crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s.But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder.From the creator of Midsomer Murders comes a fiendish mystery perfect for fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.*****Praise for Magpie Murders - the gripping Sunday Times bestselling crime thriller:'Ingenious' Sunday Times'Thrilling and compelling with a stunning twist' Daily Mail'A stylish thriller' Sunday Mirror'A cunning reinvention of the thriller' Mail on Sunday
By Andrea Frazer. 2017
After many trials and tribulations, eternal bachelor Detective Inspector Harry Falconer has finally decided to get hitched. His bride -…the delectable Dr Honey Dubois! With his trusty sergeant Carmichael as best man, Falconer is in remarkably good spirits as the big day closes in. OK, so the normally lugubrious Carmichael is having trouble getting his words out, and there's the unenlightened Mrs Falconer senior to deal with. But surely nothing serious can go wrong? With impeccable timing, it does - will bride and groom last long enough to cut the cake, or will it all be over before it even begins?The final instalment in the much-loved Falconer Files series by acclaimed author Andrea Frazer.
By Catriona McPherson. 2016
A cosy Dandy Gilver mystery set in 1930s Scotland. For fans of PG Wodehouse, Alexander McCall Smith and Agatha Christie.'The…perfect read for those who enjoy the bygoneworld charm of Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh and Agatha Christie.' The Lady Scotland, 1932. Aristocratic private investigator Dandy Gilver strikes again with her witty sidekick Alec Osbourne to solve sinister goings on at a convent on a bleak Lanarkshire moor. The convent was set alight following a mass breakout at a neighbouring psychiatric hospital on Christmas Eve, resulting in the death of the mother superior. Most patients were returned safely but a few are still at large. . . As Dandy interviews each nun in turn she senses a stranger is still lurking in the corridors at night - could they be the same person who left blood-red footprints in the sacristy? One of Catriona McPherson's creepiest - and funniest - mysteries yet.Catriona McPherson's latest novel in the series, Dandy Gilver and a Spot of Toil and Trouble is now available for pre-order.
By Catriona McPherson. 2017
A cosy Dandy Gilver mystery set in 1930s Scotland. For fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie.'A…delightfully uplifting mystery with a distinctly P.G. Wodehouse-ian feel. Navigating ancient castles, and family feuds, Dandy Gilver must also contend with a ribald staging of Shakespeare's Macbeth. I loved the sense of fun, the wonderful use of language . . . satisfying on many levels.' Vaseem Khan, author of the Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector ChopraScotland, 1934. Aristocratic private detective Dandy Gilver arrives at Castle Bewer, at midsummer, to solve the tangled mystery of a missing man, a lost ruby and a family curse. The Bewer family's latest wheeze to keep the wolf from the door is turning the castle keep into a theatre. While a motley band of players rehearse Macbeth, the Bewers themselves prepare lectures, their faithful servants set up a tearoom, and the guest wings fill with rich American ladies seeking. Meanwhile, Dandy and her sidekick Alec Osborne begin to unravel the many secrets of the Bewers and find that, despite the witches, murders and ghosts onstage, it's behind the scenes where the darkest deeds are done.'The perfect read for those who enjoy the bygoneworld charm of Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh and Agatha Christie.' - The Lady on Dandy Gilver and a Most Misleading Habit'Catriona McPherson is a writer as talented as she is versatile. Dandy Gilver tackles a Golden Age era puzzle with her usual aplomb when the Scottish play offers a Shakespearean twist to a mystery with plenty of classic ingredients.' Martin Edwards'Dandy Gilver is a fabulous character. a cross between Nancy Drew and the Australian crime cracker Miss Fisher. She is both relentless and brilliant.' Amazon Reviewer
YOUR FRIEND IS INNOCENT. BUT CAN YOU PROVE IT?The second book in the much-loved Cora Baxter Mysteries series, from the…acclaimed broadcaster, USA Today bestseller and bestselling author of The Perfect Couple and Am I Guilty?When investigative journalist Cora Baxter is awoken in the middle of the night and called to the scene of a murder, she's devastated to discover the victim is someone she knows.And very quickly, things go from bad to worse when the investigation team - reluctantly led by Cora's boyfriend DCI Adam Bradberry - charge Cora's best friend and colleague, Samantha Tindall, with the murder.Convinced of her friend's innocence, Cora and her camera crew find themselves following a trail of clues that leads them all the way to New York. But with only weeks to go until the trial, time is of the essence. Can Cora uncover the truth in time to secure Samantha's freedom? Or is it already too late?Previously published as The Deadline. Readers LOVE Jackie Kabler's Cora Baxter mysteries:'Grabs hold of you and wont let you go' Amazon review *****'I could not put the book down and sat up one night to read the ending' Amazon review *****'My only problem with this book was that it had an ending' Goodreads Review *****'I could have continued reading forever' Goodreads Review *****'This book is just fabulous and worthy of ALL THE STARS from me!! I can't recommend the Cora Baxter series highly enough!' Goodreads Review *****'I completely adored Kabler's style and already can't wait to read more from Jackie' Goodreads Review *****
By Mia P. Manansala. 2021
One of BuzzFeed&’s Highly Anticipated Mystery Novels of 2021!The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp…humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer.... When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case. With the cops treating her like she's the one and only suspect, and the shady landlord looking to finally kick the Macapagal family out and resell the storefront, Lila's left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block…
By Jenn McKinlay. 2021
The Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must discover the truth behind a death sprinkled with suspicion before Mel and Joe can…say "I do&”, in the thirteenth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay. Life is sweet and business is booming at the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery--and the fact that Mel and Joe are getting married is the icing on the cake. Their reception will be held at the swanky resort where Oz works as the pastry chef. The wedding planning is all fun-fetti and games until Mel and Joe meet the head chef at the resort who has been making Oz's life miserable. When the eccentric chef insults Mel's bakery, Oz gets into a blowout argument with the culinary prima donna. Things turn extra sour when the chef is murdered, and Oz is the police's main suspect. As the countdown to the wedding day begins, Mel, Joe, and the rest of the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must sift through clues to catch the real killer and clear Oz's name before their wedding plans are totally battered and baked.
By Cleo Coyle. 2021
Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up to solve the stunning mystery at the heart of a…madwoman&’s self-portrait in this all new installment from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle. While gathering a collection of vintage book cover paintings for a special event in her quaint Rhode Island bookshop, Penelope discovers a spooky portrait of a beautiful woman, one who supposedly went mad, according to town gossip. Seymour, the local mailman, falls in love with the haunting image and buys the picture, refusing to part with it, even as fatal accidents befall those around it. Is the canvas cursed? Or is something more sinister at work? For answers, Pen turns to an otherworldly source: Jack Shepard, PI. Back in the 1940s, Jack cracked a case of a killer cover artist, and (to Pen&’s relief) his spirit is willing to help her solve this mystery, even if he and his license did expire decades ago.
By Jeanne Glidewell. 2021
Join newlywed library assistant and amateur sleuth Lexie Starr on her continuing encounters with mystery, mayhem, and murder.With This Ring…(A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 4)Lexie Starr, a 50-year-old widowed library assistant, fell in love with Stone Van Patten while helping him run his B&B. Ten days before their wedding, the pastor is found murdered. Not wanting to postpone the wedding, Lexie launches her own investigation, breaks her wrist, and gets herself and her best friend in a life-or-death situation or two.Just Ducky (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 5)Lexie Starr needs something to keep her busy during the off-season. Filling in for the head librarian, Bertha Duckworthy, seems a perfect choice. Until she finds "Ducky" hanged from the library's rafters. The police rule the death as a suicide, but Lexie disagrees. Heavily armed with caffeine, Lexie is determined to obtain justice for "Ducky", and finds herself in the killer's crosshairs.The Spirit of the Season (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Novella)Lexie Starr, adopts a local military family struggling to make ends meet at Christmastime while the father serves in Afghanistan. Soon collection bins are overflowing with toys, food, and household items for the Allens, so Lexie expands her cause to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. When the most expensive toys go missing, Lexie is determined to bring the holiday-cheer-stealing grinch to justice.Cozy Camping (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 6)On their first wedding anniversary, Lexie Starr is surprised by her husband, Stone, with a family RV'ing vacation to Cheyenne, Wyoming. While there, Lexie and her daughter, Wendy, overhear a heated conversation between the park's owner and the egotistical Fanny Finch, a bestselling author penning an unauthorized tell-all book. When Fanny is discovered dead, Lexie launches her own impromptu investigation when it becomes clear the patronizing police detective has his eye on the wrong person.PRAISE FOR The Lexie Starr Mystery Series:"Glidewell maintains a rapidly paced story line that dramatically builds tension, while her narrator Lexie's sly, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments." ~Booklist"Jeanne Glidewell's mysteries are fast-paced, complex – and have just the right hint of romance." ~Jill Churchill, author of the Jane Jeffry and Grace and Favor mystery series.THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series orderLeave No Stone UnturnedThe Extinguished GuestHauntedWith This RingJust DuckyThe Spirit of the Season (A Holiday Novella)Cozy CampingMarriage and MayhemABOUT JEANNE GLIDEWELL:A pancreas/kidney transplant recipient, Jeanne lives in Bonner Springs, Kansas. When not writing, Jeanne is wade-fishing with her husband near their waterfront condo in Rockport, Texas, or volunteering as a mentor for the Gift of Life organization.
By Eve Calder. 2021
In A Tale of Two Cookies, a cozy mystery from Eve Calder, it’s nothing but sugar and spice at The…Cookie House, but elsewhere on Coral Cay everything isn’t so nice.Pastry chef Kate McGuire is loving life on the laid-back island of Coral Cay, Florida. As junior partner in a bakery renowned for luscious desserts—especially her cookies—life is pretty sweet. So when an old friend arrives and announces a spur-of-the-moment beach wedding, that’s just the icing on the wedding cake.But the groom vanishes right as a television crew descends on the town to film a hot, new realty show. Is there a connection? Is her friend Desiree somehow involved? Or did groom Judson simply get cold feet? The bride and groom were paired better than warm cookies and cold milk, so Kate doesn’t buy it. As the show’s cast runs amok on the island and the investigation into Judson’s disappearance heats up, Kate and her pal Maxi, along with town dog Oliver, will brave the rambunctious world of reality TV and a wedding weekend gone awry, in an all-out effort to find the missing groom.
By Paige Shelton. 2020
A treasure hunt through Edinburgh gives way to a search for a villain terrorizing the city in the sixth Scottish…Bookshop Mystery.It’s a quiet, snowy morning at The Cracked Spine bookshop, when bookseller Delaney Nichols receives a mysterious visitor, a messenger. He presents her with a perplexing note: an invitation to a meeting with eccentric socialite Shelagh O'Conner, who requests Delaney’s participation in an exclusive treasure hunt. Delaney is intrigued, but also cautious: Shelagh, while charming in person, has a reputation for her hijinks as a wealthy young woman in the '70s. She was even once suspected for the murder of a former boyfriend, though ultimately cleared of all charges.But Delaney is enticed by the grand prize at the end of the treasure hunt: a highly valuable first edition copy of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. The winner is also to receive the contents of Shelagh's vast library, and all participants will earn a large sum of cash.The night after the first meeting of the treasure hunters, however, several homes in Edinburgh are robbed in a manner reminiscent of Shelagh's old tricks. And when a man connected to Shelagh is killed, suspicion builds. Except Shelagh herself has disappeared from her home, seemingly kidnapped by the villain.Terror mounts throughout the city as Delaney attempts to solve the mystery, while trying to evade the killer's clutches. But it’s hard to know who to trust when around every corner, a new monster could be lurking.
By Tilly Bagshawe, M. B. Shaw. 2017
'A great sweeping adventure' MC Beaton, author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin seriesIris Grey arrives at Mill Cottage in a…picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighbouring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer. At the Wetherby's family party, the wine is in full flow - but so too are tensions and rivalries among the guests. The next day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water. A tragic accident? Or a deadly crime?Iris enters a world of village gossip, romantic intrigue, buried secrets and murder.Readers love MURDER AT THE MILL:'All the ingredients are there, snow, strange characters, body - a great read''A perfectly cosy little whodunnit. It was perfect for bedtime and kept me turning pages.''This is a cosy book to curl up with on a rainy Sunday afternoon - as I did today, I really enjoyed and recommend.
By Rachael English. 2018
'A cracking page-turner in the best tradition of Maeve Binchy' Patricia Scanlan'Beautiful, compelling, and sincere in the way of the…very best stories and the best books' Irish IndependentFrom the Number One bestselling author of The American Girl comes a story of friendship, a small town, and a big secret ...January 1982: In the rural village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family is holding its annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest has been found dead, in suspicious circumstances.For Tom, Conor, Tess and Nina, four teenage friends who were there, life will never be the same. One of them carries a secret and, as the years pass and their lives diverge, a bond that won't be broken silently holds.As the thirty-fifth anniversary of the priest's death approaches, Conor, now a senior police officer, has reason to believe that Tom - a prominent politician - can help identify the killer. As his dilemma draws the four friends back together, all are forced to question their lives and to confront their differences.The Night of the Party is a page-turning novel that combines warmth, drama and an unforgettable twist.
How far would you go to prove the truth?The third book in the much-loved Cora Baxter Mysteries series, from the…acclaimed broadcaster, USA Today bestseller and bestselling author of The Perfect Couple and Am I Guilty?Investigative journalist Cora Baxter is on her way home after a challenging but successful week, resulting in the suspension of a corrupt police officer. Looking forward to a quiet night in, the last thing she expects on her drive home is for a young woman to fall from a bridge and land on her car bonnet.With a history of depression, Leanne's death is ruled as suicide and the case is closed. But something doesn't quite add up for Cora and when a visit to Leanne's family home leaves her with more questions than answers, she begins to dig a little deeper. As Cora draws closer to the heart of story, she threatens to unravel the web of lies that have permeated a powerful establishment. But the closer she gets, the higher the stakes and soon it's more than just the truth on the line . . .Previously published as The Development.Readers LOVE Jackie Kabler's Cora Baxter mysteries:'Grabs hold of you and wont let you go' Amazon review *****'I could not put the book down and sat up one night to read the ending' Amazon review *****'My only problem with this book was that it had an ending' Goodreads Review *****'I could have continued reading forever' Goodreads Review *****'This book is just fabulous and worthy of ALL THE STARS from me!! I can't recommend the Cora Baxter series highly enough!' Goodreads Review *****'I completely adored Kabler's style and already can't wait to read more from Jackie' Goodreads Review *****
By Alexander McCall Smith. 2018
THE NINETEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIESThe one with the election . . .When Ramotswe…enters politics to oppose the construction of the dubious-sounding 'Big Fun Hotel', her opponent turns out to be local troublemaker, Violet Sephotho. But the general air of excitement cannot eclipse important matters of detection. Charlie, assigned a mysterious hit-and-run case, strives to prove his worth to his superiors as well as Queenie-Queenie, the woman who has captured his heart.Mma Makutsi is meanwhile in danger of being outwitted by a local bigwig property developer.Twists and turns abound in the latest adventures from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
By Vaseem Khan. 2018
In this enchanting Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate a murder at Mumbai's grandest hotel.For…a century Mumbai's iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite. Anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj. The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder . . .So when the body of American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found, the pressure is on to label it a suicide. But then Chopra is called in . . . and finds a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead. Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer, and into the heart of darkness . . .PRAISE FOR THE SERIES'A most beguiling series' Financial Times'Utterly charming' Guardian'Colour and atmosphere flows out of every page' Daily Express
'With fascinating characters and an intriguing plot, this is a real page turner' KATIE FFORDE praise for the seriesAn addictive…and unputdownable crime mystery novel perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis, LJ Ross, Miss Marple and Midsummer Murders!Lesley Cookman's bestselling series featuring amateur sleuth Libby Sarjeant is back for its nineteenth instalment!The Oast Theatre in Steeple Martin is hosting an incredibly popular touring production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Very soon, the production begins to attract far less positive attention as a document goes missing......along with its owner. When a body turns up, Libby Sarjeant and Fran Wolfe become involved with the investigation with the help, naturally, of their friends and relatives.Can they save the reputation of the show or is it tarred with the stain of murder?_________________________________________ Praise for the bestselling series:'This is another gem of a book from one of my very favourite authors. The story was excellent and l never suspected who the murderer was' ***** Amazon review'I really enjoy this series so much! Libby Sarjeant is a great protagonist and I enjoy the stories. I own them all and recommend them!' ***** Amazon review'This was a jolly good read. The plot was complex and had a great Roundup at the end' ***** Amazon review'Another fantastic investigation for Libby and Fran. Lesley Cookman has once again produced a fantastic and interesting story' ***** Amazon review'Another Excellent Read from Lesley Cookman' ***** Amazon review
By Amanda Flower. 2020
A slice of intrigue. . . Mother&’s Day is a sweet and busy time at the candy shop Bailey…King runs with her Amish grandmother. This year is extra special, because Bailey&’s parents are visiting Harvest, Ohio. Bailey&’s father has rarely returned since leaving the Amish faith over thirty years ago, but Bailey is confident that the right treats can help sugarcoat any awkwardness. For Mother&’s Day Tea at the local church, she&’s whipping up her mom&’s favorite: butterscotch fudge. All&’s going well, until a sticky-fingered thief makes off with the money raised for a local women&’s support group. While Bailey tries to discover who stuck their fingers in the cookie jar, she encounters an assortment of suspects. It doesn&’t help that Juliet, mother of Deputy Aiden Brody, is conspiring with Bailey&’s mom to plan Aiden and Bailey&’s wedding…though they&’re not even engaged! Can Bailey find the culprit before events—both criminal and personal—boil over into disaster? Recipe Included! Praise for Amanda Flower and her Amish cozies &“As it turns out, Amanda Flower may have just written the first Amish rom com.&” —USA Today &“Flower has hit it out of the ballpark . . . and continues to amaze with her knowledge of the Amish way of life.&” —RT Book Reviews &“At turns playful and engaging . . . a satisfyingly complex cozy.&” —Library Journal
By Amanda Flower. 2020
Caught in a sticky situation . . . With Juliet Brody and Reverend Brook tying the knot in Ohio&’s…Amish Country&’s most anticipated nuptials of the year, Bailey King is determined to do everything in her power to make the event a sweet success. Except midsummer heat waves and outdoor ceremonies don&’t mix, and an exasperated Bailey soon finds herself struggling to fulfill bridesmaid duties and keep her stunning marshmallow-frosted wedding cake from becoming a gooey disaster. Then much to everyone&’s shock, the entire ceremony crumbles when a guest drops dead, and the cause isn&’t sunstroke . . . Turns out, the uninvited victim came equipped with lots of dirt on the devout reverend&’s hidden past. As Reverend Brook tops the murder suspect list on what should have been the happiest day of his life, Bailey and her sheriff&’s deputy boyfriend vow to clear his name. Can the duo boil down a series of baffling clues before Juliet considers her marriage a bad mistake—or the killer whips up another deadly surprise? Recipe Included!