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Amethyst Witch

Barbra Annino - 2016
    She’s perfectly content with her career, her cat, and her lack of a love life until her cousin informs her that their grandfather is deathly ill. Stacy road-trips home only to discover that her grandfather was poisoned, her grandmother has confessed to the crime, and there’s a new chief in town who is easy on the eyes, but tough on witches. Now, the reluctant witch must prove her grandmother’s innocence, save her grandfather from meeting an untimely end, and fight the killer that’s bent on destroying them all. This is the prequel novel to the Stacy Justice Witch Mysteries — where secrets only lead to more secrets and being the member of a family means that you make sacrifices that can lead to murder.Previously published as Witch Way To Amethyst.

Bed, Breakfast & Bones

Carolyn L. Dean - 2016
     Sure, she could pack her bags and travel back to LA…or should she dig in, heal from her failed romance, and find a whole new set of friends and adventures in Ravenwood Cove? And how could a quiet little coastal village have so many secrets? Includes the free recipe for Amanda’s (and the author’s) favorite cinnamon rolls. First novel in the Ravenwood Cove ebook series. Paperback and audiobook (with Whispersync) versions coming soon. Mild PG rating (because hey, there's a dead guy in it).

Welcoming Seas

Lily Harper Hart - 2016
    She’s friendly and excited for her new career … but she’s also hiding a secret. Quinn Davenport left a career in the military to become head of security on The Bounding Storm. He expected drinking infractions and the occasional pickpocket, but what he gets is so much more. When a young woman goes missing, Quinn is suspicious of Rowan’s interest in the case. For her part, the worried photographer is desperate to find the girl and keep her secret safe from Quinn’s pointed questions. The problem for both of them is that they’re madly attracted to one another – although neither wants to admit it – and they can’t quite manage to stay away from one another. Quinn and Rowan find themselves in an unusual situation. They have a missing girl, suspects they can’t pin down and a group of friends that is acting out of sorts. When a second girl appears to be in imminent peril, Quinn isn’t sure how to handle the situation but he’s determined to help … and Rowan refuses to let him do it alone. Death is haunting The Bounding Storm. Will Rowan make it off her first cruise alive? Quinn pledges to do just that, but when a killer focuses on Rowan, several lives are destined to collide. Set sail for adventure. It’s going to be a turbulent trip.

Garden Girls: Box Set II

Hope Callaghan - 2016
    After a good night's rest, she decides to catch up with her close friends, aka, The Garden Girls at their favorite hangout, Dot's Restaurant. There's just one small problem. As Gloria pulls into the small town of Belhaven, she finds Dot's place swarming with cops and the restaurant itself taped off with crime scene tape. Someone at the restaurant has been poisoned after eating Dot's famous Chicken 'n Dumplings! Dot and her husband Ray, are devastated and now must try to clear their name. When they ask Gloria to help, she jumps right into detective-mode and is hot on the trail of another killer. The list of suspects widens as Gloria uncovers a pile of motives - some from residents in their own little town. Desperate to clear her good friends' names, she discovers the killer may be a little too close for comfort. BOOK 5: Eye Spy "Garden Girl" Gloria Rutherford is having a bad day. A really bad day. Just when she thinks it couldn't possibly get any worse, it does. The sleepy little town of Belhaven has just been invaded by a swarm of federal authorities sent to investigate the local post office and it's postmaster, who just so happens to be one of Gloria's best friends, Ruth. When Ruth is put on temporary leave pending the outcome of the investigation, she asks Gloria if she can come and stay with her until the crisis is over. Gloria doesn't have the heart to turn her down. With Ruth underfoot and the uncertainty of not knowing how long the "official investigation" might take, Gloria has never been more motivated to solve a mystery! Knowing she'll need every trick up her sleeve, plus a little help from her friends and from the other Garden Girls, she'll do whatever it takes to help her friend and save her own sanity! Can she get Ruth back to work and her cozy life back to normal - or will Gloria have a new, permanent houseguest? BOOK 6: Magnolia Mansion Mysteries There's no place like home! But what if "home" happens to be the town's mysterious, rundown, mansion? At least that's what young Andrea Malone keeps asking herself ever since she bought the vacant, dilapidated house months ago. Determined to put down roots in the cozy little town of Belhaven, she gets busy managing the much-needed renovations in order to revive the old house and restore it to the grandiose mansion it once was. With the renovations nearly complete, the mysterious house begins to reveal secrets from its troubled past. On the same day that her quirky parents arrive in town for a visit, Andrea makes a shocking discovery that has her questioning if she should spend another night in the house. She calls on her friend and amateur sleuth, Gloria Rutherford, to help her get to the bottom of the mysteries that surround the mansion. The more clues Gloria uncovers, the deeper the mysteries get.

To Kill a Labrador

Kassandra Lamb - 2016
    She trains service dogs for combat veterans with PTSD. Then the ex-Marine owner of her first trainee is accused of murdering his wife, and Marcia gets sucked into an even more abnormal avocation–amateur sleuth.Called in to dog-sit the Labrador service dog, Buddy, she’s outraged that his veteran owner is being presumed guilty until proven innocent. With Buddy’s help, she tries to uncover the real killer. Even after the hunky local sheriff politely tells her to butt out, Marcia keeps poking around. Until the killer finally pokes back.

Tequila Shots & Valentine Knots

Tricia O'Malley - 2016
     When her pirate ghost, Rafe, sees the potion and thinks it is for Miss Elva – all hell breaks loose. Get swept along on a fun Valentine's Day story in quaint Tequila Key.

An Aunt Bessie Collection - ABC

Diana Xarissa - 2016
    Elizabeth (Bessie) Cubbon, aged somewhere between free bus pass (60) and telegram from the Queen (100), has lived her entire adult life in a small cottage on Laxey beach. For most of those years, she's been in the habit of taking a brisk morning walk along the beach. Dead men have never been part of the scenery before. Aunt Bessie assumes that the dead man died of natural causes, then the police find the knife in his chest. Try as she might, Bessie just can't find anything to like about the young widow that she provides tea and sympathy to in the immediate aftermath of finding the body. There isn't much to like about the rest of the victim's family either. Aunt Bessie assumes that the police will have the case wrapped up in no time at all, then she finds a second body. Can Bessie and her friends find the killer before she ends up as the next victim?Aunt Bessie Believes that Moirrey Teare is just about the most disagreeable woman she's ever had the misfortune to meet. Elizabeth Cubbon, (Aunt Bessie to nearly everyone), is somewhere past sixty, and old enough to ignore the rude woman that does her best to ruin the first session of the beginning Manx language class they are both taking. Moirrey's sudden death is harder to ignore. Aunt Bessie believes that Moirrey's death was the result of the heart condition that Moirrey always complained about. The police investigation, however, suggests that someone switched some of the dead woman's essential medications for something far more deadly. Aunt Bessie believes that she and her friends can find the killer. But with Doona suspended from work and spending all of her time with the dead woman's long-lost brother, with Hugh caught up in a brand new romance and with Inspector Rockwell chasing after a man that might not even exist, Bessie finds herself believing that someone might just get away with murder. Aunt Bessie Considers it an honour to be giving a presentation about her research at a conference at the Manx Museum. Miss Elizabeth Cubbon is known as “Aunt Bessie” to nearly everyone in her hometown of Laxey. While she never earned a college degree, she’s become something of an expert in the history of the island that she’s called home for all of her adult life. Once she turned sixty, she stopped counting how many years that includes. Aunt Bessie considers it unfair when the entire conference schedule is thrown into disarray by Mack Dickson’s sudden arrival. Mack promises that what he has to say is important enough to warrant the upheaval. But even more turmoil follows when Bessie discovers Mack’s body only a short time after he’s finished giving his speech. Aunt Bessie considers Police Inspector Peter Corkill a poor substitute for her friend, John Rockwell. But the Manx Museum is out of Rockwell’s jurisdiction and that means Corkill is in charge of the investigation, no matter what Bessie thinks. With Corkill insisting that Mack’s death was probably an unfortunate accident, Mack’s slides that shocked the conference disappear. Bessie finds herself drawn into another investigation, and she’s determined to drag her friends, Rockwell, Doona and Hugh, in with her.

The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club: Book One

Ann Warner - 2016
    But when Brookside turns out to be a setting for art theft, dodgy dealings, and naked poker it becomes vastly more interesting. Josephine investigates the unusual goings on with friend and handwriting expert, Lill Fitzel. And the two befriend a young woman Josephine tries to prevent from making the same mistakes she has made.

Murder on the Vine

Jenna St. James - 2016
    However, the discovery of a dead body was anything but typical for Jaycee. Then when the new detective in town, Mike Connors, demands Jaycee keep her nose out of the investigation, she decides she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands. After all, her sister’s baking reputation is on the line and the killer is still on the loose. With the help of Gramps, a retired Army colonel, her mom, and Tillie, a former trapeze artist and contortionist, Jaycee is on a mission to snag the killer before her sister’s reputation is forever tainted.

Here Comes the Witch

Ani Gonzalez - 2016
    A haunted house? Bring it. Solving a dead witch’s murder? Now that’s when it gets interesting…Kat Ramos has a quite a to-do list. The Manhattan jewelry designer wants to open her own shop, but she’s running short of funds. That’s when she receives a very intriguing proposition—to travel to the very haunted and extremely quirky Virginia town of Banshee Creek and help undo the deadly Hagen House curse.In order to so, however, she must marry handsome haunted house contractor (yes, that’s a real career in Banshee Creek) Liam Hagen, manage a mysterious magical store, solve a centuries-old murder, and embrace her witchy heritage. Will Kat prevail, or will the Hagen Curse claim one last victim?

Something Buried, Something Blue

Lorena McCourtney - 2016
    They're getting married! Except there is the problem of that dead body - and a killer who's willing to bring their plans to a screeching halt.

Mrs. Fix It Mysteries: The Complete 15-Books Cozy Mystery Series

Belle Knudson - 2016
    Enjoy all of the following books in this collection: HAMMERED The day Scott York returned to his hometown to become the new sheriff, his old high school girlfriend knew her life would be changed. Kate Flaherty is Rock Ridge’s handywoman. A mom struggling to put her twin boys through college, Kate takes every job she is offered…even the one that comes from Scott. SCREWED DOWN MURDER Against the warning of police Chief Scott York to stay uninvolved, Kate cannot help but search for the murderer at the request of a suspect she believes is innocent. A VENEER OF MURDER Another life has been unjustly taken. Her hometown has been threatened by anarchists. Kate’s husband is still missing. Mrs. Fixit is back and more determined than ever to solve Rock Ridge’s many mysteries. DRILLED IN MURDER Kate's skills range from laying tiles to painting houses and everything in-between, but can she crack a burgeoning conspiracy that threatens to destroy RockRidge? CHISELED When resident handywoman, Kate Flaherty shows up at a house to attach a doorknob, she finds one of Rock Ridge's finest dead on the floor. NAILED DOWN MURDER Kate discovers the local baker dead in her car. It's night. There's no one around. And Cookie Halpert didn't die of natural causes. PAINT IT DEAD When a local ex-con with deep roots in this town winds up dead in the parking lot of Daisy's diner, a world of trouble emerges that once again pits Kate against her Police Chief husband. CLAMPED ON MURDER Another dead body turns up in Rock Ridge, this time in a quaint room at the local inn. Rather than call the police, the innkeeper, Amelia knows just who can fix this: Kate Flaherty. TOOL KIT CLUES When a plucky reporter by the name of Jenna Johansen is shot dead, it would seem the reporters aren't just covering the news, but causing it. And Kate will have to use every tool in her kit to catch the killer. WRENCHED IN MURDER The prison warden, Grant Conover has been shot in the head and when Kate barges into his office ready to demand answers she knows he can supply, she is struck with the irreparable truth: her son, Jason might very well end up behind bars. KILLER FOUNDATION Two calm years have passed since local handy woman, Kate Flaherty has seen a dead body, but all that changes when she's hired to renovate an old Victorian house where a woman has lain dead in the foundation for the past fifteen years. DEAD AS A DOORNAIL Seven months pregnant and muscling her way through a prolonged bout of coffee withdrawal, Kate Flaherty is making it work and couldn't be happier. But when she stops in the local library and finds the grouchy librarian has been strangled dead, Kate's world is suddenly pitched into a deadly game of cat and mouse. BODY ON THE BALCONY As Kate investigates the strange circumstances surrounding her employee's death, an unbelievable truth emerges, but if she tells her Police Chief husband, the next person to die could very well be her. ROOFTOP KILLER When Kate is hired to repair a roof for a brand new customer, she witnesses a brutal murder.

Pit Perfect Murder

Renee George - 2016
    . . and that’s no mystery! (previously published as Pit Perfect in 2016) 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? 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 Murder, 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. A clean read full of humor and small town charm.

The New Normal

Kathi Daley - 2016
    In this first short story Zoe's best friend Ellie receives some bad news, meets a new man, and helps to solve a murder while Zak and Zoe are out of the country.

Grave Fright

Lily Harper Hart - 2016
    They’re happy. They’re in love. They’re also buried in dead bodies.Blackstone Bay may be a small town, but murder keeps finding the one person who can not only solve the cases, but also help the lingering ghosts move on – and Maddie and Nick have to find a way to solve the crimes while building a future at the same time.This omnibus includes three books in the Maddie Graves Mystery series: Grave Misgivings, Grave Concerns and Grave Discovery.

Sweet Southern Sleuths: 12 Book Box Set

Hope Callaghan - 2016
     Their aunt's attorney insists that the girls meet him at the property to discuss the specifics of the will. When the sisters arrive for the meeting, they discover that there is more...much more to the will than just inheriting a home. As the attorney prepares to go over the details of the will, one of the "stipulations" makes a dramatic appearance, along with a body that is found in the bathtub. Will the Sweet sisters turn tail and run or will they stick around to help solve the murder? Plus 11 more stories!

Pall Bearers and Pepperoni

Patti Benning - 2016
    What was supposed to be a temporary stay becomes permanent when she takes over her grandparents’ old pizzeria. Determined to turn her life around, Ellie sets out to bring the old restaurant to life while also putting the pieces of her own life back together. Things seem to be going well until a body is found outside the pizzeria, under very suspicious circumstances. Ellie has to work against the clock to find out who the killer is in order to keep from losing everything that she’s worked to rebuild.

Savannah Martin Mysteries 10-12

Jenna Bennett - 2016
    But when her perfect husband turns out to be a lying, cheating slimeball—and bad in bed to boot—Savannah kicks the jerk to the curb and embarks on life on her own terms. With a new apartment, a new career, and a brand new outlook on life, she’s all set to take the world by storm. If only the world would stop throwing her curveballs... UNFINISHED BUSINESS - #10 When Savannah wakes up alone on what is supposed to be her wedding day, she isn’t sure what to think. Did her fiancé—bad-boy TBI agent Rafe Collier—decide he couldn’t face being shackled to one woman for the rest of his life... or is something more sinister going on? Savannah’s mother Margaret Anne, in Nashville for the nuptials, is certain she knows the truth: her future son-in-law has always been an ill-bred cad, and leaving his pregnant girlfriend practically at the altar clinches it. But the people who know Rafe aren’t so sure. Wendell Craig with the TBI and Tamara Grimaldi with the Metro Nashville PD suspect foul play, and set out to prove it. Shortly, a dead woman turns up in Savannah’s house. Rafe’s son David goes missing from church camp on the Cumberland Plateau. And a shadowy figure from Rafe’s past is stalking them all—a knife-wielding serial killer who likes to hurt women, and who has a score to settle. Now Savannah must solve the murder, find David, and avoid getting herself killed... or she can kiss her happy ending—and Rafe—goodbye. ADVERSE POSSESSION - #11 Savannah Martin’s real estate career has been an uphill battle. As far as Savannah is concerned, her personal zenith was getting Aislynn Turner and Kylie Mitchell into their dream home, a Victorian cottage in the hip and happening historic district of East Nashville, last January. That was six months ago, and now the dream has turned sour. Someone is sending Aislynn and Kylie threatening letters, warning them to get out while they can. Aislynn is terrified and Kylie is ready to cut her losses. But finding a poison pen is only the beginning. When Kylie is attacked and the previous owner of the house is killed, the hunt is on for a murderer, and Savannah is determined to get to the bottom of what’s going on before Aislynn and Kylie have to give up their dream home, and maybe each other, in the process. UNCERTAIN TERMS – #12 Savannah’s husband, TBI agent Rafe Collier, is back in disguise and undercover, getting into the middle of a gang war. And since he wants to keep his pregnant wife out of harm’s way, Savannah agrees to spend a couple of days under her mother’s roof in her quaint and quiet hometown of Sweetwater, Tennessee. But out of harm’s way doesn’t necessarily mean out of trouble. When her brother’s receptionist asks Savannah’s help in looking for her birth parents, Savannah is happy for the distraction, even when the search takes them to places

Love, Die, Neighbor

Joanna Campbell Slan - 2016
    But when the Lowensteins move into their new house on the same day the construction crew leaves, Kiki must learn to juggle boxes, baby, and big expectations. Her determination to be a good neighbor hits a serious roadblock when she angers the Nordstroms, the couple who live next door. Then Sven Nordstrom dies under mysterious circumstances, and Kiki is forced into the one role she never planned on playing: amateur sleuth.

Suspicion on Sugar Creek

Susannah B. Lewis - 2016
    She hoped to work on her novel, play Rook with the old lady next door and spend some lazy time with her husband and daughters. But when a new neighbor winds up dead, Tessa and her Rook partner find themselves jumping to suspicious conclusions. Add a young hippie named Rusty to the mix, and these three seem like an unlikely trio to solve an alleged crime. When you’re not laughing at the humorous rhetoric in Suspicion on Sugar Creek, you’ll be on the edge of your seat wondering how it will all play out.

Murder in White Lace

Karen Sue Walker - 2016
    When her boss goes on vacation, things quickly unravel when one of her brides-to-be collapses in the shop during a fitting and dies at the hospital soon after, apparently poisoned. When her childhood friend is accused of the murder, Max decides to investigate and clear his name. With help from her new assistant, Keiko, and the other colorful residents of Crystal Shores, Max begins to weave together a list of suspects, much to the concern of the handsome Detective Cruz. Will she be able to tie up the loose threads and catch the murderer - or will the murderer get to her first?

FOOD TRUCK MYSTERIES: Books 6-10 (A Cozy Mystery Bundle)

Chloe Kendrick - 2016
     A THIEF OF ANY MAN Maeve Kinkaid, owner of the food truck Dogs on the Roll, prides herself on her financial management skills, until she realizes that someone is pilfering small amounts from the register. As she begins to take steps to stop the thefts, she learns of a larger plot that could put her business in jeopardy. But when murder enters the picture, she worries she could lose more than just her money... JUSTICE IS SERVED When food truck owner Maeve Kinkaid is asked to be in her friend Gina’s wedding, she expects to come in taffeta, not in her truck...but she winds up catering the event with the help of her Basque boyfriend, Land Mendoza. One of the guests dies with a hot dog in his pocket and Maeve has to solve the crime before the police try to link the unsavory murder to her catering firm. A GRAVE CONCERN When some of the homeless men near Government Square are not what they seem to be, food truck owner Maeve Kinkaid is driven to find out what’s going on. Her investigation takes her into the odd world of Capital City’s art district and the potentially dangerous world of the local political scene. Maeve and Land mingle with the rich, but they quickly learn that money doesn’t solve all problems…especially not the violent kinds. FIVE WILL GET YOU TWENTY Life is good for food truck owner Maeve Kinkaid. She’s engaged, making good money, and buying a third truck. When Maeve decides to park her latest food truck next to those of mogul Ryan Pohler, odd things begin to happen. The pranks are minor at first, but as they escalate in frequency and severity, Maeve begins to wonder if Pohler is behind the attacks. Of course, Maeve can’t leave something like this alone and investigates the incidents. Even with everything she’s whipped up in the past, she isn’t prepared for what she’ll find. DEADLY BELOVED Food truck operator Maeve Kinkaid has her hands full preparing for her wedding, but she thinks she has everything under control…until she meets a woman who claims to be her fiancé wife. As if that doesn’t complicate things enough, Maeve gets caught up in an deadly espionage plot and is forced to solve puzzles that will save lives, including her fiancé’s. Does she have a quick enough wit to stop an assassination and still say, “I do?”

How to Bake a Murder

K.J. Emrick - 2016
    Cookie, call for an ambulance.” Definitely not the words you want to hear when a man has just collapsed in the middle of your bakery. A few minutes is all it took for Karen 'Cookie' Williams to be thrust into the center of a nightmare. A customer was dead and she was considered a suspect. Her beloved shop was a crime scene. Things weren't looking so great for her. If you add in the strange figure that was lurking around at night, the prominent businessman who was harassing her to sell up and an unhappy granddaughter who was spending the summer with her you had a recipe for disaster. Can Cookie work out who killed her customer and save her bakery from ruin before she becomes a victim herself?

Key to Savannah

Hope Callaghan - 2016
     With help from her daughter, Mercedes, she sets off to find out what the mysterious key belongs to and soon discovers she has inherited property in historic Savannah, Georgia. Carlita views the property as a sign and remembers Vinnie’s dying words to her to get their family out of the mafia. Against the wishes of her three sons, mother and daughter embark on a road trip to explore the property. While they're gone, someone breaks into their home and vandalizes it. This is the second time it has happened since Vinnie's death and Carlita is convinced that it's somehow tied to the mafia. Carlita and Mercedes are looking forward to leaving their old life behind with a fresh start in beautiful Savannah. They quickly realize you can run but you can’t hide from the past.

Triple Chocolate Murder

Sally Berneathy - 2016
    Suddenly Lindsay finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a dead man who doesn't seem very dead and a psycho stalker. Her best friend and co-worker, Paula, dyes her blond hair brown, hides from everybody and insists on always having an emergency exit from any room. Secrets from Paula's past have come back to put lives in jeopardy. Determined to help Paula and to save her own life, Lindsay enlists the reluctant aid of another neighbor, Fred, an OCD computer nerd. In spite of his mundane existence, Fred possesses tidbits of knowledge about such things as hidden microphones, guns and the inside of maximum security prisons. Lindsay needs more than a chocolate fix to survive all this chaos. BOOK 2: MURDER, LIES, AND CHOCOLATE Rodney Bradford comes into Lindsay's restaurant, eats her brownies, and drops dead on her sidewalk. Lindsay enlists the aid of her enigmatic neighbor, Fred, to help solve the mystery of his death while trying to keep her police detective boyfriend, Trent, from getting in their way with his insistence on all those silly cop rules. On the positive side, sales skyrocket for the special dessert Lindsay calls Murdered Man's Brownies. BONUS! Chocolate recipes included. Poison optional. BOOK 3: THE GREAT CHOCOLATE SCAM After two years of waiting, Rick has finally agreed to sign the divorce papers and give Lindsay her freedom. But while she’s waiting in her lawyer’s office for him to appear, his car blows up in his driveway. Lindsay is left with an image of her estranged husband’s green SUV flying around the neighborhood along with pieces of Rick—a blue contact lens in Mrs. Hawkins' driveway, a perfectly creased trouser leg hanging on the street sign, a vertebra on the immaculate lawn. Since their divorce wasn't final and Rick has no family, Lindsay assumes she is his only heir. But before his estate is settled, poor orphan Rick has more relatives than a lottery winner. Is the obnoxious Rickie Jr. really Rick's son? Why is the woman who claims to be Rick's mother so certain the child is not her grandson? Are these people really related to Rick, or was he actually an alien stranded on earth when the mother ship left without him? Come for the Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars, stay for the murder, mayhem and fun!

Double Jinx

Gretchen Archer - 2016
    Then $3,000,000 goes missing. And a couple dressed as condiments—he’s Mustard, she’s Ketchup—might be behind the spooky shenanigans. What’s a Holiday Host to do? Call in the flying monkeys? July turns to the highest level of casino security and meets a boy named Baylor. Just Baylor. From there, it’s all thrills and chills. Books in the Davis Way Crime Caper Mystery Series: • DOUBLE WHAMMY (#1) • DOUBLE DIP (#2) • DOUBLE STRIKE (#3) • DOUBLE MINT (#4) • DOUBLE KNOT (#5) • DOUBLE UP (#6) March 2017 Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…

The Witch Squad

M.Z. Andrews - 2016
    Causing problems with the law in her hometown, she’s faced with two options. Go to a correctional institution or get shipped off to witch boarding school, or as her mother prefers to call it, finishing school. Choosing the latter, Mercy’s mother, Linda, drives her daughter cross country to the Paranormal Institute for Witches, situated high in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in cozy, Aspen Falls, Pennsylvania. Upon arrival, Mercy is faced with cheerful smiles, friendly people, and a sticky sweet roommate who has turned their dorm room into an advertisement for the Pottery Barn. Mercy had hoped her fellow witches would be more like her, dark, dreary, and a little bit self-destructive. When the murder of a local teenager takes place on the first day of class, Sorceress Stone, headmistress of the college for wayward witches, takes the class on a consulting job to help the Aspen Falls Police Department solve the murder. Mercy and her mismatched classmates find themselves in the heart of the murder investigation and when the body of the murder victim suddenly goes missing and her roommate turns up abducted, Mercy must put aside her feelings of resentment about her gift and put her paranormal abilities to good use. Throw in a smokin’ hot cowboy wizard, a black cat that seems to be stalking her, and a Black Witch and you’ve got the first book in the new Witch Squad Cozy Mystery Series where the twists and turns just don’t stop!

FOOD TRUCK MYSTERIES: Books 1-5 (A Cozy Mystery Bundle)

Chloe Kendrick - 2016
    She has no idea how cutthroat the food industry can be. She meets a Basque chef whose interest in her is overshadowed by his desire to possess the food truck, which he insists Maeve’s aunt promised to leave to him. And when the owner of a rival food truck is decapitated and served up like a gruesome new dish, Maeve becomes embroiled in a mystery that may cost her the food truck, the chef, and her life. MURDER IN THE SPOTLIGHTWhen food truck owner Maeve Kinkaid and her chef, Land Mendoza, sign up to participate in a food truck reality show, they get more than they bargained for. It’s bad enough that the producers try to force a romance between them, but then the competition gets vicious when a prankster starts playing tricks on the contestants. LEFTOVERSFood truck owner Maeve Kinkaid can’t stop thinking about the unresolved murder of Linda Zoz. Maeve scrambles to unwrap some clues, but what she finds is a lack of witnesses and a pile of corpses. She has to get to the bottom of this hotpot of mystery before she becomes the next victim in a devilish conspiracy. THE REAL GYROWhen a new food truck opens near Dogs on the Roll, Maeve is worried about the effect it’ll have on her business. She wishes the owner would just go away, but that doesn’t mean she’s happy when they’re found murdered in their locked truck. DEAD GIVEAWAYWhen Maeve moves into a new apartment, she’s startled to find a chest freezer waiting for her. What she finds inside chills her to the bone. And her blood runs cold when she learns that the previous tenant in her apartment disappeared without a trace.

The Eleventh Hour

Anina Collins - 2016
    But now one of the town's most important citizens has been found murdered, and everyone's life is suspect. What begins as a friendly wager with her old friend Officer Derek Hampton soon becomes far more for Poppy, and she turns to Alex Montero for help, but the enigmatic former Baltimore cop's quiet way hides as many secrets as each suspect they encounter. Everyone in Sunset Ridge has something to hide, but Poppy and Alex are determined to uncover the identity of the murderer. They just have to watch that they don't become the next victims. Look for the rest of the Poppy McGuire series too! After Hours (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #2) Top of the Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #3) The Darkest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #4) Happy Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #5)

Murdered by Words

Dianne Harman - 2016
     Kat is the one who finds her murdered editor and she and several others are worried that she'll be the next one to be murdered. She has to find the murderer to save her reputation and her life, but who did it? Was it her editor's husband? Was it the woman who had become obsessed with any book she considered to be morally objectionable? Or was it the "trophy wife" of the local banker?

Jellies, Jams, and Bodies

Donna Walo Clancy - 2016
    Small shops line Main Street, the hub of the town. The residents all know each other and each other’s business. Tourist season brings the place to life, when the locals are outnumbered by visitors, fifty to one. It has been a safe, quiet place to live, until now. There hasn’t been a murder in Whipper Will Junction for over forty years. Now, bodies are popping up everywhere. To make matters worse, Richard Wells, the beloved elder of the town has disappeared. Who or what is causing the upheaval in the quiet town of Whipper Will Junction? While opening her new shop, Jellies, Jams, and Weddings, on Main Street, Tabitha Moon is thrust into her first, real life mystery to solve. Will she be able to find the murderer and rescue Mr. Wells in time? Teaming up with her best friend, Jenny Jones, and her new love interest, Greg Stone, they work together to make Whipper Will Junction the safe place it used to be. With its cast of loveable locals like Gladys Twittle, The Town Mouth, and Sheriff Puckett, you will fall in love with Whipper Will Junction and its people. Come visit. WHERE THE GOSSIP IS PLENTIFUL; AND SO ARE THE BODIES.

Misty Manor (Misty Point Mystery Series Book 1)

Linda Rawlins - 2016
    As the town threatens to sue to ensure demolition of the guest cottages behind Misty Manor, mystery unfolds in the once quiet town of Misty Point, NJ. A dead body found in the debris, threatening messages, and vandalism, combined with an eerie sixty year old photograph, bring the investigation closer to home. Megan continues to dig for the truth and unwittingly begins to unravel a decades old secret, which threatens her and the future of Misty Manor.

Clacking Bones

Carolyn Haines - 2016
    Cursed by a voodoo priestess because of the cruelty of Ezekiel Cliburn, it’s home to the ghosts of Haitian mourners, slaves, river pirates, and tragedy. When Jitty, the resident ghost of Dahlia House and Sarah Booth Delaney’s nemesis and friend, asks for help, Sarah Booth takes on the nether world in this creepy Halloween tale. Jitty’s husband, who was killed in the Civil War, has disappeared from the Great Beyond. He’s on a mission of revenge that will get him banished from the heavenly world, unless Sarah Booth can stop him. On All Hallow’s Eve, when the veil between living and dead is thinnest, Sarah Booth travels to the old plantation to halt a showdown between Coker and the last living heir of the Cliburn family. When Coker and Thom Cliburn face off on the dusty road that fronts the slave quarters of the old plantation, can Sarah Booth save Jitty’s man? Can she survive an encounter no living person should ever see?

On the Chopping Block

Jenny Kales - 2016
    The 36-year-old Greek-American proprietor of “Callie's Kitchen,” a meals-from-scratch business in an idyllic small town, has been busy creating a post-divorce life for herself, her young daughter and her Yorkie, Koukla. After a lot of hard work (including staving off her father’s continual advice), she’s got the locals and tourists clamoring for her delicious Mediterranean dishes and Midwest comfort food classics. Recently, she’s started a budding romance with a fellow foodie, the wealthy owner and chef of Crystal Bay’s most popular bistro. However, success is as fleeting as one of Wisconsin’s glorious autumn days. As local businesses begin to shut down due to a slow economy, Callie is struggling not to become another statistic. A contest with a hefty cash prize seems like the perfect chance to fix her financial woes, until a shocking murder threatens not only her livelihood – but her life. When she’s targeted as a prime suspect by an attractive expat British detective, Callie’s situation becomes more delicate than her Greek egg-lemon soup. She’s got to find the killer and fast if she wants to protect her daughter, save her business and stay alive.

Ghost of a Chance

Cate Dean - 2016
    His search leads him to Holmestead, and a stubborn, fascinating American who has acquired the box that once contained the rare jar.When the missing jar turns up, clutched in the hand of the very dead local historian, Martin becomes the prime suspect. He and that dead historian were bitter rivals.With his future on the line, Martin turns to Maggie for help, and they join forces to find the real killer.Maggie Mulgrew Mysteries:Ghost of a ChanceWritten on the Wind - coming August 2016Check out all my books here:

American Goth

Cyn Mackley - 2016
    Trinity’s ready to lace up her Doc Marten boots to be a church lady and bake pies for the county fair, but is her hometown ready to welcome her back? With some help from her old friend Deputy Bobby Grace, she tries to solve the mystery of her Grandfather’s death and track down just who has been hell-bent on ruining her reputation. What she finds out could get her killed. You can take the girl out of the country, put red streaks in her hair, and dress her all in black, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. Pitchfork in hand, this American Goth is ready to find a killer, save the farm, win a blue ribbon for jam, and just maybe snag herself a good ole country boy.

The Witch who Couldn't Spell

Katie Penryn - 2016
    Despite her reading disability, she's qualified as a lawyer in London and raised her two brothers on her own. But she doesn't have the skills to hunt down a murderer.True Mpenzi's a white witch, so she could use magic, and she does have her mother's Book of Spells, but she's hit a stumbling block. Try as she may, Mpenzi cannot decipher the grimoire's medieval script. She needs help desperately if she's to save her mother from a life in prison.Will the High Council of the Guild of White Witches listen to her plea and allow her an assistant in time to free her mother? An assistant with supernatural powers of their own?If you love stories about witches, magic, and talking cats and dogs, all spiced up with a dollop of danger, you’ll love following along with Mpenzi and Felix, her shape-shifting sidekick, as they fight the good fight against evil in the small French seaside town of Beaucoup-sur-Mer.

Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mysteries Box-Set

Leighann Dobbs - 2016
    Three twisty mysteries. And a cat that's too smart for her own good. This set contains books 1-3 in the Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series: Dead Wrong, Dead & Buried and Dead Tide Dead Wrong **** Nominated Best Mystery Romance in the 2014 Indie Romance Convention Awards **** There’s more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface. Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike. ...Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew, Prudence Littlefield. Suddenly the girls find themselves scrambling to find the real killer while they battle a crooked Sheriff, planted evidence, and a long list of suspects that all had a reason to want Prudence dead. Handsome Jake Cooper is new to the Noquitt Maine police force, which is exactly why Fiona Blackmoore doesn't trust him. But with time running out and the evidence against her sister piling up, Fiona has to make a choice - will she trust Jake with her sisters case ... and her own heart? Add in an old mansion on the cliffs of Maine, an attic full of mysterious treasures, and a cat that has the uncanny ability to show up at exactly the right time and Fiona has her hands full proving the Sheriff's accusations about her sister being a murderer are Dead Wrong. Dead & Buried Summers in the seaside town of Noquit Maine are quiet and relaxing ... unless you find a mysterious dead body, a hunky ex-boyfriend shows up and you start getting instructions from ghostly relatives. That’s exactly what happens to Morgan Blackmoore. Suddenly, she finds herself in a race against time as she’s launched into a dangerous treasure hunt that pits her against modern day pirates who think she has the key to a three hundred year old secret. To complicate matters even more, one of her sisters keeps talking to the ghost of their dead grandmother, another has crystals with unusually powerful healing properties and her cat has an uncanny habit of showing up in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Not to mention that her ex-boyfried, Luke Hunter, suddenly shows up in town after ten years of being overseas and claims to want to help her fight off these deadly pirates, but Morgan finds herself fighting her attraction to him instead. Will Morgan outwit the treasure hunters and find the real killer before Sheriff Overton puts her in jail? Dead Tide For three hundred years, the Blackmoore house has harbored a valuable secret … The Blackmoore sisters learn about this secret from the dying lips of the historian they hired to decipher their centuries old family journal. Too bad he never gets the chance to tell them exactly what he has uncovered...or where to find it. But someone else knows where to find it, and they are prepared to take it from the Blackmoore’s no matter what the cost. The sister’s are forced to put their newly discovered paranormal powers to the test as they fight off treasure stealing pirates in between figuring out clues from ghosts, decoding an old journal, finding their way through an underground maze and dodging quicksand, bottomless pits and whirlpools.

Hetta Coffey Collection Boxed Set Books 6-10

Jinx Schwartz - 2016
    As an engineer who has globe-trotted for most of her career, she and her forty-five foot yacht are based in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, where she finds enough work to keep her in diesel fuel and refried beans. But it's not all margaritas and mariachis, because her penchant to take on what some might call less-than-respectable projects keeps her up to her neck in hot Mexican water.>>>Humor, satire, fast-paced action and the quirky characters she encounters while cruising make for a fun series enjoyed by readers of all ages.Never one to be accused of being faint of heart, Hetta tackles life-changing escapades that lend a whole new meaning to the phrase "sink or swim."Just Needs Killin'Just Different DevilsJust Pardon My FrenchJust Follow the MoneyJust For The Birds

Poison in Paddington

Samantha Silver - 2016
     After a car accident ended her medical career before it even started, Cassie moved to London on a whim, expecting to see the sights and live the typical tourist backpacker lifestyle. Instead she finds herself accompanying a French private detective, Violet Despuis, as they attempt to find out who poisoned four people in the middle of London. Cassie's life soon includes this crazy detective, an ancient landlady with a curious past, a mischeivous orange cat who likes going for walks on a leash, and a super hot pathologist that Cassie is sure is out of her league. And they haven't even found the murderer yet... The Cassie Coburn mysteries are a cozy mystery series featuring a Sherlock-holmes style sleuth. If you want a light, fun, modern mystery featuring a San Francisco girl totally out of her element in London, and a crazy French woman who happens to be very good at noticing things, then this is the series for you.

Raina Sun Mysteries: Books 1-3

Anne R. Tan - 2016
    For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, a dash of humor, and Chinese-American culture. Raining Men and Corpses  Graduate student Raina Sun is trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in when her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent. But her quest to get her money back sets into a motion a streak of bad luck. First, she finds the dead body of an ex-lover and becomes the prime suspect to his murder. The only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he’s sending out smoke signals). Her life careens out of control as her grandma moves into Raina’s postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble. Raina summons her sleuthing skills to extract herself before things get dicey. There is no place for an amateur when it comes to murder. Gusty Lovers and Cadavers Graduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas. But between a riot for the last hot toy of the season and an abandoned baby, the holiday is a season for mayhem, and sometimes it doesn’t pay to be a Good Samaritan. She wants to reunite the infant with his family, but calling the mysterious phone number in the diaper bag leads to more questions than answers. A strange man claims to be the child’s father, and his alleged mother turns up dead. Raina summons her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and soon discovers everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. With her pimp-cane-toting grandma, she faces an ex-boyfriend bringing sexy back as well as a murderer determined to hide the truth. Breezy Friends and Bodies Raina Sun thought cleaning her grandma's house in San Francisco to prepare for Chinese New Year would be a breeze. Instead, she finds her deceased grandfather’s secret journal and ends up French kissing the train tracks in a mugging incident. After putting the move on her grandma, her grandfather’s BFF took an elevator ride straight to the Heavenly Gates. And the second time Raina ends up flat on her back without a man in sight, she suspects the Year of the Monkey would leave her skulking in cold damp places where family secrets are better off dying with the dead.

A Deadly Course

Diane Weiner - 2016
    As if the discovery isn’t shocking in itself, Emily learns the dead body has a connection to the adult summer writing camp she is about to start teaching. With no apparent cause of death, Henry’s buddy, the coroner, suspects foul play. Neither Dr. Henry, nor former reporter Emily can resist solving a puzzle. As they work to solve the mystery, they discover an intricate web of relationships and motives involving the writers in Emily’s class. Along the way, they are confronted with a profound, life changing decision. Follow A Deadly Course through the first book in the Sugarbury Falls mystery series and see if Emily and Henry make it safely to the end.

Twisted Cedars Mysteries Boxset

C.J. Carmichael - 2016
    Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the story means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sister Jamie, is about to marry a man he deeply dislikes. Local Twisted Cedars librarian Charlotte Hammond prefers her mysteries—and her romances—between the covers of a good book, especially since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago. But then the dark and tortured soul who is Dougal Lachlan walks into the Twisted Cedars Library asking for her help. Before long Charlotte realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries. And especially not in Twisted Cedars. Forgotten (Book 2) After a shocking secret is uncovered in Twisted Cedars, Oregon, fresh trouble surfaces. Sheriff Wade MacKay is fishing on the Rogue River when he comes across a cargo truck crashed off the side of a winding mountain road. The driver is dead. The sole passenger, a woman in her early thirties, is unconscious with a severe head injury. When she comes to the next day at the hospital, she is suffering from amnesia. Since she carried no ID, there is no clue to her identity. Judging by the woman’s bruises, which pre-date the accident, Wade suspects she was running from danger when she hitched a ride with the truck driver. But how can he protect her, when he doesn’t even know who she is? Wade’s office is already working overtime, investigating the death of one of his former school friends. While true crime writer, Dougal Lachlan, is avoiding writing a book that would force him to confront his inner demons. Exposed (Book 3) No more hiding. When a young boy goes missing shortly after his father’s arrest for the murder of the boy’s mother, the residents of Twisted Cedars are in a panic. They would be even more fearful if they knew a serial murderer has secretly moved back to town. Local Sheriff Wade MacKay, and true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, finally realize that unless they pool their resources and work together, no one in town is going to be safe.

Murder at Catmmando Mountain

Anna Celeste Burke - 2016
    When they find a dead body at the foot of Catmmando Mountain in Marvelous Marley World's Arcadia theme park it's a PR nightmare! Still, Georgie loves working at the "Cat Factory," but when someone frames her for murder more than her job is at stake. Who's out to get Georgie? Can she and the handsome detective, Jack Wheeler, figure it out before there's more trouble at Marvelous Marley World? Read Murder at Catmmando Mountain, meet Georgie, Jack, and Georgie's beloved Siamese cat, Miles, to find out whodunit.

Sweet Southern Sleuths Box Set II

Hope Callaghan - 2016
     While still in Vegas, Loretta Sweet and (Uncle) Ichabod McCoy decide to do a little sightseeing and pay a visit to the Hoover Dam via a guided bus tour. The trip is wrought with mishaps, starting with the bus breaking down. The bus driver is able to fix the bus and the passengers climb aboard for the final leg of the trip. Uncle Ichabod and Loretta, who are the last to board, discover they are unable to sit together and Loretta ends up sitting next to a passenger who is quiet, and for good reason...he's dead. Loretta, once again, finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Will her final destination be the local jail? Book 6: Pups in Peril After returning from their harrowing trip to Las Vegas, the Sweet twins, Loretta and Lacy, along with Uncle Ichabod, are excited to celebrate Thanksgiving, but the celebration turns to sadness when they discover that their "adopted" Chihuahua, Barkley, has gone missing. The trio, along with Barkley's owner, Savannah Dogwood, set out to find their beloved pup and soon discover that several other small pedigree dogs have disappeared from Misery and the nearby town of Glimmer. Are the missing pets an eerie coincidence...or has someone targeted the furry friends for something much more sinister? Book 7: Dying to Get Married The Thanksgiving holiday is over and Loretta Sweet, vowing to work off some post-holiday pounds, heads out for an evening stroll along with her twin sister, Lacy, and the neighbor’s dog, Barkley. Barkley breaks loose from his leash and races across Mossy Manor Bed and Breakfast property. When the girls finally catch up with him, they find him in an empty building, standing guard over a young woman's body. Lacy and Loretta quickly discover that the poor victim had more enemies than friends, including Savannah Dogwood, their neighbor. The girls start digging around and the list of suspects quickly grows with Savannah as the prime suspect. Can Loretta and Lacy clear Savannah's name, or is she, as all the evidence seems to indicate, capable of murder? Bonus Book: Deadly Drive-In Spring is in the air and Loretta Sweet is looking forward to a fun-filled Sunday, participating in Misery’s annual Spring Splash events. She's especially excited because Pastor Alex Jessup has asked her to be his date for the evening's Spring Serenade dance. Loretta's twin sister, Lacy, who is desperate to win the mystery scavenger hunt's grand prize, a shopping spree, talks her sister into joining the hunt. The Sweet sisters, along with Uncle Ichabod and their friend and neighbor, Savannah, find much more than the items listed on the scavenger hunt when the clues lead them to the town’s abandoned drive-in movie theater. Will they survive the hunt or will they become the next mystery in Misery? ~~ Click the “Buy now with 1 click” button at the top of the page OR Read it for FREE with Kindle Unlim

Haunting Me (Haunting Me #1)

Nikki LeClair - 2016
    Getting engaged is just the honey in her tea! Then she gets run over by a hot dog cart, wakes up with a concussion and the ability to see ghosts. Well, one ghost. A loud, obnoxious woman who claims to have been murdered for her vast fortune. Soon, Phoebe is solving a mystery that not only threatens her relationships, but her career as well. As she begins to battle feelings for the ghost’s handsome nephew, she realizes quite a few people in her life are not as they seem. Slowly, Phoebe uncovers the secrets and lies around her, learning that in order to solve this mystery and be free of the ghost, she must lie herself. The only catch? The secrets Phoebe has kept from the people in her life could ruin everything for her, and her ghostly companion, in the end.

Witch Myth (A Witch Myth, #0-2)

Alexandria Clarke - 2016
    As she dives headfirst into a dangerous case with a handsome new partner, Morgan is forced to dig deeper into her own family’s past. Can she solve the case or will she only unearth more mysteries?

A Body in the Bargain

Charlotte Moore - 2016
    She writes, paints watercolor landscapes and reads Jane Austen over and over. Kylie’s been married since she was 19, has twin boys and loves hunting for bargains and selling her crafts on-line. Kate and Kylie have been best friends since third grade at River Valley Elementary School. When Kate inherits her grandmother’s old house and decides to move back to peaceful River Valley, she finds there’s anything but peace in the Valley. First, she arrives to find that all her late grandmother’s old furniture has been stolen. Kylie comes to the rescue, and just a few days later the two of them are right in the middle of a murder investigation. Through it all, with Kylie’s help, Kate’s turning the old house into her own home with yard sale and thrift shop bargains and getting to know two very different men. From the author of the Hunter Jones mystery series, A Body in the Bargain is about people you might know and one or two you might just want to avoid.

Worst Laid Plans

Claire Robyns - 2016
    Oh, and give her soon-to-be ex cheating scumbag husband a fat headache while she’s at it. He hates all small towns, and Silver Firs in particular, with the kind of passion most men reserve for the bedroom. So call it revenge, or call it poetic justice, but investing his savings in the town’s founding inn seemed like the perfect plan for all her needs. But everything goes out the window when Maddox finds her arch-nemesis dead as a doormat in the kitchen downstairs. Before she knows it, she’s embroiled in a murder investigation and tangling with the smoky-eyed detective on the case. Not that she doesn’t trust him to do his job, but he may not be quite as motivated as she is to bring the guilty party to justice. After all, she’s the one who unwittingly incriminated upstanding townsfolk and worse, she may be living under the same roof as a pair of unlikely murderers.

Dead Men Don't Chew Gum: Martin and Owen Funny Romantic Mysteries #1

Nina Cordoba - 2016
     With her job, apartment, and boyfriend in New York suddenly gone, Rika Martín decides she’ll visit friends down at South Padre Island, Texas before returning to L.A. to face her family. But after she takes a short cut onto a desolate Texas highway at night and is run off the road by a pickup truck, Rika can’t wait another minute to heed nature’s call… and trips over a zombie! Wait. Not a zombie. Just a dead guy, and when she reports the body, shady Sheriff Strickland arrests her for the murder. Nick Owen realizes it was a bad idea to return to his hometown of Bolo, Texas to lick his wounds. Now, all he wants is move away again. The only good things that have come from his time here are his two resolutions: 1. No more rescuing damsels in distress. 2. No more murder trials. Not after what happened last time. But when he stops by the courthouse to pick up his friend Gabe—a.k.a. Judge Martinez—for a round of golf, he’s forced to act as attorney for a very attractive female murder suspect. Even worse, this “Paprika Anise Martín”—if you can believe that—seems more determined to solve the murder case than to defend herself against it in court. With devil worshipers reported in the area and at least one shooter determined to take Rika out, can Nick and Rika resolve this case before the murderer gets rid of her for good? *Dead Men Don't Chew Gum is book 1 of Nina Cordoba’s funny romantic mystery series. Book 2: Dead Men Don't Eat Quiche. Book 3: Dead Men Don't Flip. For notifications of future releases, go to CONTACT page.

Bought The Farm

Jeff Shelby - 2016
     Divorced, and with kids out on their own, she uses a recent inheritance to make big changes to her life. She quits her job and, on a whim, buys a hobby farm in rural Virginia, a hundred miles from her long-time home near Washington, DC. Despite the fact that she has no idea what she's doing, she's buoyed by the prospect of living in a small town and adjusting to country life. Until she finds a body in her bungalow. A handsome neighbor, a charming pastor, a grumpy bartender, and a bumbling sheriff all manage to complicate the situation, especially when Rainy herself becomes a suspect in the crime. When things take a turn for the worse, Rainy has to wonder – did she make a mistake buying the farm?

Death of a Wolfman

Susan Boles - 2016
    Quicker than she can stitch together the threads of a genealogy project she's just signed on to research, Lily Gayle Lambert finds herself embroiled in investigating the murder of a stranger who suffers from 'wolfman syndrome’. And, when a member of a prominent family turns up dead soon after the 'wolfman', Lily Gayle must find the link between the two and solve the mystery before she becomes the next target. Escaping from a trailer in the woods owned by two good ole boys and a confrontation with the eldest son of the town's wealthiest family have Lily Gayle hot on the trail of the killer…much to the consternation of her cousin. Who just happens to be the County Sheriff. With the help of her lifelong best friend, Dixie, and town busybody, Miss Edna, she pieces together the clues leading to a conclusion that shocks the entire town

The Mount Moriah Mysteries Box Set: Lindsay Harding Books 1, 2 and 3

Mindy Quigley - 2016
    After all, she spends her working days comforting sick and dying patients. But when the annual Civil War reenactment in her hometown of Mount Moriah, North Carolina produces a real casualty, the Grim Reaper suddenly gets a little too close for comfort. Will courage, curiosity, and Lindsay's irreverent brand of religion be enough to catch the killer before she becomes the next victim?A DEATH IN DUCKWith the new year approaching, hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding heads for a much-needed break in the peaceful resort town of Duck on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Her plan to attend the wedding of her friend Anna runs aground when a boatload of trouble washes ashore, and as the old year ticks down, the body count goes up. Thrust into the path of an increasingly desperate killer, Lindsay must uncover a sinister secret before she winds up swimming with the fishes.THE BURNT ISLAND BURIAL GROUNDA cryptic confession sets the stage for another intricately-plotted Mount Moriah mystery. All signs point to murder, but no one can find any trace of a body. Hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding is sure not all is as it seems, but she'll need true grit and quick wit to follow a trail back through history to Burnt Island, a remote patch of North Carolina swampland. Lindsay's task is complicated by the shifting landscape of her personal life. After pre-wedding jitters jeopardize a relationship that seemed destined to be her best shot at happily-ever-after, Lindsay falls under the spell of a charming stranger. Whether she gets another chance at love will depend on following her heart...and on whether she can keep that heart beating long enough to unlock the mystery of Burnt Island.

Cats, Cakes and Clues

Kennedy Chase - 2016
    Her first case is to discover why a mysterious object was left behind at a jewelry store break-in. But when it turns into a murder case, Harley will need all her skills to find the killer and uncover the secret of the artifact. With the help of her new friends, an inquisitive cat, and two dashing men, Harley faces a race against the clock to catch a murderer.MURDER ON THE PAGE - Harley Hill Mysteries, Vol.2When Harley and her partner Cordelia are tasked to find a rare diary belonging to Queen Elizabeth’s closet confident, John Dee, they think it will be a routine case. But before they start their investigation into this ‘Doomsday Diary’ they discover a murder!A MYSTIC MURDER - Witches of Hemlock Cove, Vol.1Grace Angelo, born and bred in the small coastal town of Hemlock Cove is a retired detective… and a witch. She works with her two elder sisters at their old guesthouse converted into a bakery — until the body of the local bar owner is discovered inside their oven. Faced with mounting bills and no way to fulfill the contract for a huge banquet, Grace has her work cut out for her.

Irish Creme Killer

Summer Prescott - 2016
    Spencer and Janssen team up to face a most unexpected villain in this fast-paced tale of greed, jealousy and intrigue.

Sweets and a Stabbing

Harper Lin - 2016
    With the help of her two teenage kids in picking out the name and color of her truck (pink, of course) and using social media to help spread the word, Amelia is ready to roll in Food Truck Alley. However, a man is found stabbed to death in the dining area, and the young man from the burrito food truck next to Amelia’s is arrested. Matthew is a big, tattooed former gang member, an obvious suspect, but Amelia believes he is innocent. Can Amelia save an innocent man? Can she make her food truck a success and make her children proud? Find out in the first novella (30,000 words) in The Pink Cupcake Mysteries.

Sarah Woods Mystery Series (Volume 6)

Jennifer L. Jennings - 2016
    Includes books 16-18: A Recipe For Disaster The Secrets We Keep The Killer in Me Sarah Woods and her partner Carter up their game with three more adventures. Enjoy the ride.

Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery: Books 16-18

Kathi Daley - 2016
    It's funny, it's family, it's a Zak and Zoe murder investigation. Ghostly Graveyard: When Zoe finds a body laying across the grave of Isaac Wainwright, the man behind a hundred year old legend, she sets out to find the killer before the deputy who is substituting for Salinger, finds a way to pin the murder on her. Meanwhile, Ellie is asked to babysit her cousins baby, Levi is AWOL, and the entire Donovan-Zimmerman household is busy with Halloween activities. Santa Sleuth: It's Christmas in Ashton Falls and the entire Zimmerman household is gearing up for their first Christmas as a newly formed family unit. While Zak is busy decking the halls, Zoe is busy tracking down a killer while still taking the time to make certain a little girls Christmas wish comes true. It's funny, it's family, it's a Zak and Zoe Christmas.

Margaritas & Murder

CeCe Osgood - 2016
    Did she kill him? That's the question bedeviling apprentice P.I. Sunny Truly. Witty, earnest and stubborn, Sunny goes undercover as a glam-girl to ferret out suspects at the Texas nightclub where her friend worked. With the aid of her wise-cracking boss and a handsome police detective, she uncovers a terrible secret with deadly consequences. Now Sunny might be the next victim. Fans of Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Bond, Julie Smith will be tickled by this feisty sleuth and the intriguing whodunit in this fun, twisty, suspenseful cozy mystery

Candy Cats and Murder: Book 4 in The Chocolate Cafe Series

Valley Sams - 2016
    She’s unique. She’s the wild-child chocolatier of Mackenzie Bay…but is she capable of murder? When a sudden death rocks the town’s first Halloween chocolate competition, Sabrina finds herself in a ghoulish position, indeed. Join brilliant ‘closet detective’ Catherine Mackenzie as she races against the clock to expose the real murderer and save her best friend from life behind bars. It’s going to take more than a few tricks and treats to get Sabrina out of this sticky mess!

Arrivals and Arrests

Diana Xarissa - 2016
    Fenella Woods has only met a few people during the twenty-four hours she's been in Douglas, the capital city of the Isle of Man. She's shocked when she discovers one of them dead in an alley behind her apartment building. Struggling to adapt to her new life in a foreign country seems easy compared to coping with finding herself in the middle of a murder investigation. Nearly fifty and newly single, Fenella meets a handsome police inspector, a dashing new neighbor, and a sophisticated businessman, all of whom have her questioning her determination to remain unattached. Having a ghost for a roommate and a kitten as an uninvited houseguest has her questioning her decision to start a new life on the small island in the Irish Sea after all.

Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs

Elizabeth Ashby - 2016
    Smith, Jean Steffens, and Elizabeth Ashby...In this dog eat dog world, it’s people you have to keep your eye on.When Lizzie Jones, pet sitter extraordinaire, is asked to watch over her best friend's two spoiled dogs at the posh gated community of Craggy Hill Estates, the last thing she expects is to wind up in the middle of a homicide. But that's exactly what happens when she finds her best friend's cheating husband and Danger Cove’s celebrity bodybuilder champ, Mr. Jupiter, floating facedown in his hot tub. To make matters worse, the police aren’t looking any further than the wife for a suspect—isn’t it always the wife? Well, not in this case—at least Lizzie refuses to believe it.Between dealing with Craggy Hill's hot security guard, Tino Morales—who also just happens to be the man who broke Lizzie’s heart in high school, caring for her grieving friend, and watching three rambunctious dogs, Lizzie has her hands full. So she recruits her famous granddad, retired network field correspondent, Jimmy John Jones, to help her put two and two together to find the real killer. Was Mr. Jupiter murdered by one of his women on the side? A jealous, disgruntled employee? Or someone with a bitter and deep-seated hatred of the superstar? It's up to Lizzie, Jimmy John, and Lizzie's own pug, Vader, to crack the case before the killer claims another victim...this one much closer to Lizzie’s own heart!The Danger Cove books:Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B Mystery)Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers' Market short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)Passion, Poison Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)Divas, Diamonds Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)About Danger Cove:Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove...from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don't let our name fool you—we're the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest!

Two Tall Tails

Sofie Kelly - 2016
      The Cat Burglar A Magical Cats Mystery Novella Kathleen Paulson has her hands full in Mayville Heights, Minnesota, running the public library, and taking care of her two uncanny cats, Hercules and Owen. Kathleen’s good friend Maggie says items are being stolen from the local artists’ co-op. She doesn’t want to call the police, because the main suspects are all close friends. Luckily, Kathleen and her faithful felines are there to put their paws on the truth!   Praise for the Magical Cats Mysteries:   “A charming cat duo.”—The Mystery Reader     No More Pussyfooting Around A Second Chance Cat Mystery Novella Sarah Grayson lives in charming North Harbor, Maine, where she owns the Second Chance shop and sells beautifully refurbished items, but she’s also given a second chance to black cat Elvis. Sarah and her elderly friend Edmund Harris are having some issues with the nephew of a neighbor. With the neighbor recovering from a suspicious fall in the hospital, her nephew is being openly hostile and suspiciously secretive. Is he just a pain in the neck, or actually a threat to his aunt? Sarah and Elvis are on the case.   Praise for the Second Chance Cat Mysteries:    “A surefire winner!”—Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author

Escape to Osprey Cove

Luisa Marietta Gold - 2016
    It will also change Catherine’s. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns of Catherine’s wealth, he sees Catherine as his ticket to all the things he covets. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married. Poor boy meets rich girl should have resulted in “happily ever after” — not exactly. Doug quickly learns he also covets independence. Events begin to unfold in each of their lives. For Doug, it is his mysterious discovery in the secret compartment of the Corvette. For Catherine, it is a business meeting with Alex Droxell at the Osprey Cove Lodge. When Catherine enters the beautiful and serene lodge, it’s as though she is entering another place and time. The lodge is an escape from the nightmare she is living back home. Follow the twists and turns of Book 1 of the Osprey Cove Lodge Series. Follow Doug and Catherine’s story to see if there is a “happily ever after” and with whom. EXCERPT: It appeared to Catherine as though she had just approached Mr. Darcy’s Pemberly in all its magnificence. Now she knew how Elizabeth felt at her first sighting of Pemberly. But unlike Elizabeth, Catherine thought, there would be no happy ending. This would not become her home one day, as Pemberly had become Elizabeth’s, and live happily ever after. Catherine did not covet the house that lay before her. In fact, Catherine was wealthy enough to buy a home like it, if she so desired. What Catherine did long for was what Pemberly represented to all Jane Austen lovers — the culmination of a beautiful love affair. Catherine was not naive enough to expect her life to be storybook in nature. But she did not expect her life with Doug to disintegrate into shambles just two years after marrying him. She did not understand why it was happening. She did not know how to fix it.

Ghostly Manners

K.E. O'Connor - 2016
    A haunted house. A ghost with a problem.Lorna Shadow wants to be the best personal assistant she can be to the rich and aristocratic. The trouble is, the ghosts she sees have other plans for her.Gifted with a rare ability to see restless spirits, Lorna treads a thin line between offering the ghosts help and not getting caught talking to thin air!When the sad, lonely ghost of Beatrice Galbraith appears in Lorna's new place of work and reveals she was murdered, Lorna is determined to get justice for her.To do that, she must hunt for the truth, question numerous suspects, and make sure her employer doesn’t figure out the one ability she never puts on her resume.With the help of her ghost-sensing dog, Flipper, and her ditzy best friend, Helen, she’s determined to get to the truth.If Lorna fails to help Beatrice she’ll be trapped forever and a killer will go free. But if she uses her gift to right a wrong, Lorna could lose her job and potentially her life.Enjoy reading this fun cozy ghost mystery, which involves close friendships, tasty treats over a mug of tea, the cute antics of a ghost-sensing dog, and just a hint of a future romance and a dash of magical realism.What readers have to say about the book:“A fun, fast and cute read.” Amazon review.“I can't wait to read another book by this talented author.” Amazon review.“I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and serious and it was very hard to put down. I will be excited to get the next book of the series. Great reading.” Amazon review.“Recommend these books to everyone.” Amazon review.“Loved this book. Couldn't put it down till I finished it then bought the next one. It was a lot of fun.” Amazon review.This is the first book in the Lorna Shadow cozy ghost paranormal series. Other books include:Ghostly SecretsGhostly GamesGhostly AffairsGhostly BusinessGhostly RulesGhostly WavesGhostly PlayGhostly ProposalGhostly VowsGhostly FrightGhostly Hunt

The Ghosts

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson - 2016
    A spirit needs her, and Halloween season or not; she's determined to help. The place is haunted, and it's her biggest job yet. When Angela, sidekick Mel and her celestial super sleuth Ma, Fran decide to help the lost souls inside the old mansion, they find something dark and dangerous, something they didn't bargain for. Can the trio survive the danger lurking inside? Relish in the fun of this Halloween women sleuth's mystery featuring a light, entertaining cast of enjoyable characters!

Daisies for Innocence

Bailey Cattrell - 2016
    But when the magical serenity is interrupted, it’s up to Ellie to sniff out a killer.  Ellie’s life has blossomed in Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense, a custom-made-perfume store. Her skills with aromas and botanical essences—some from her very own garden—seem almost…supernatural. Her perfumes can evoke emotions,  bring about change, or simply make people happy. Customers are flocking to the store to buy her wares or just to sit in her beautiful garden, sip tea and enjoy homemade cookies.   But she smells trouble when she learns that her part-time assistant Josie is dating her ex. And before she can tell the young woman to beware of his charms, she finds Josie dead in the Enchanted Garden. Now the prime suspect in Josie’s murder, Ellie must search for the real culprit in Josie’s past—because it’ll take a miracle to nip this problem in the bud....

Nogged Off

Barbara Ross - 2016
    Fresh off accidentally poisoning half her colleagues with her “Killer Eggnog,” Julia’s would-be subletter, Imogen Geinkes, is now jobless and homeless—leading Julia to invite the young woman home for the holidays in Maine. But when they unload the rental truck in Busman’s Harbor, they find something that wasn’t on anyone’s packing list: the body of Imogen’s former boyfriend. Suddenly, the wordplay in Imogen’s name—“I’m a jinx”—isn’t so adorable. But for all the calamities that follow in Imogen’s wake, Julia’s certain she’s no killer. As Julia digs into the case, the appearance of the ex’s brother—his identical twin—doubles the confusion. Has Imogene been double-crossed by an evil twin? Was the eggnog “accident” no accident at all? If Julia doesn’t unwrap the murderer’s true identity soon, one of the twelve days of Christmas could be her last . . .Previously published in the collection Egg Nog Murder.

The Gray Whale Inn Kitchen

Karen MacInerney - 2016
    and the first chapter of Whale of a Crime, the highly anticipated seventh book in the popular series. Recipes include reader (and author) favorite Wicked Blueberry Coffee Cake, Chilly Night Hatch Chile Stew, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, and many more, all at your fingertips. "Karen MacInerney writes with verve and vitality, and her Natalie Barnes is a Maine original. I'm ready to book a room at the Gray Whale Inn!" -- Susan Wittig Albert, NYT Bestselling Author of the China Bayles Mysteries

Midnight Mysteries

Ritter AmesMaria Grazia Swan - 2016
    But with Halloween approaching and too many items on the to-do list, she and Meg Berman find themselves in another puzzling dilemma—where every answer leads to another question. Morgana Best – “No Time to Witch” (The Kitchen Witch mystery series) In a historical mystery prequel to the novel MISS SPELLED, Thelma Spelled must discover the mystery around a murder that entangles her and her husband. The paranormal tale reveals more about the magic of the house and early 20th century Australia. Karen Cantwell – “It Takes a Ghost” (tie-in to the Sophie Rhodes mystery series) New detective Brenna Sage can’t solve a series of robberies—until she gains a partner in the guise of Marmaduke Dodsworth. While Marmaduke is better versed in decorum and refinement than forensics and interrogation, he has one decidedly clear advantage: He can walk through walls. Carolyn Haines – “Clacking Bones” (Sarah Booth Delaney series) When Jitty’s husband, Coker, goes missing from the Great Beyond, Sarah Booth Delaney, Tinkie, and all the animals sign on to find out why the spirit is AWOL. Sarah Booth has to dig deep into the past to find the answer to this puzzling mystery. Eleanor Cawood Jones – “Salad Days, Halloween Nights” (author of A Baker’s Dozen) A vegetable-loving chef has cooked his way into trouble when a Halloween treat leads to murder. If he wants a happy future, he must first make sure the police don’t have him down as the main ingredient in a recipe for a prison sentence. Larissa Reinhart – “The Vigilante Vignette” (Cherry Tucker Mystery series) When Cherry pays a mercy call on a neighbor, she’s roped into a quid pro quo deal—if she recovers a stolen family heirloom both somewhat embarrassing and due to be discovered missing very shortly, the neighbor will use family clout to help her with zoning issues. But if she fails, the expression “someone’s got her goat” takes on a whole new meaning. And when she discovers a thievery ring, illegal auctions, and green-eyed emotions after spotting Luke where he’s not expected—it’s another hilarious day in Halo, Georgia. Connie Shelton – “Spellbound Sweets” (Samantha Sweets Magical Cozy Mysteries) It’s Halloween, one of the busiest times of the year for Samantha Sweet and the crew at her pastry shop, Sweet’s Sweets. The gang looks forward to a gala costume party at the neighborhood bookstore, but the evening takes a different turn when a guest is murdered, a rare book vanishes, and Sam finds herself in the midst of another mystery. Maria Grazia Swan – “Weeping Moon” (Lella York Mysteries series) Lella York has a way of getting herself into trouble, even when she’s doing volunteer work. Who's the mysterious storyteller, and what's going on at the senior living center? Will Lella find out before it’s too late? LynDee Walker – “Frightening Features” (Nichelle Clarke Mystery series) Not a patient recovery patient, while Nichelle Clarke waits for an injury to heal all she really wants is a story to write and research—hard news to get her mind occupied. Instead, her boss gives her a fluff piece. Not her idea of fun. But with Nichelle snooping around, it’s not surprising her soft story takes a decidedly hard turn.

Culinary Cozy Murder Mystery Collection

Susan Gillard - 2016
     Was her former assistant Christa murdered and if so, why? Follow Heather as she searches for clues to get to the bottom of this sweet caper. Book 2 - Maple Frosted Murder A professional and very public rivalry with the owner of the corporate cookie cutter donut shop owner, leaves Heather as the prime suspect in his murder, when his body is discovered. Health inspectors, shady business practices and a tangled web of intrigue unfold as Heather dives headfirst into the case, determined to clear her name and uncover who is the cold storage killer. Book 3 - Cadbury Creme Murder It’s springtime in Hillside, Texas, which means tornado season. A tornado rips through town, damaging property here and there. Fortunately, the damage is reparable, and only one person is found dead—Verna Dixon, an elderly widow who lived on the edge of town. At first, everyone assumes that Verna was killed by flying debris from the tornado (she was found outside, halfway between her house and her chicken coop) as she was trying to bring her chickens inside. But Detective Ryan Shepherd realizes there’s more to this death than meets the eye when he discovers that Verna was not killed by a flying piece of wood, as was originally suspected. Why would anyone want to kill Verna? That’s the question bothering Ryan and Heather. There’s no apparent motive, and no one knows seems to know where to begin looking for suspects. Did Verna know something about someone she was trying to decide whether or not to reveal? What could Verna have known? Join Heather, Ryan, and all the regulars of Hillside, Texas, as they try to figure out who killed Verna and why. The answer may surprise you! Book 4 - Tricky Blueberry Murder While visiting her grandmother's friend at Hillside Manor, Heather learns that one of the nursing home's employees, aide Betty Shivers, was found dead outside the back door earlier that morning apparently as she was arriving for her shift. Could the killer have been one of the other aides, who had recently--and very publicly--threatened to kill Betty? Could it have been Betty's ex-boyfriend, who had told her that their relationship wasn't really over? Only time and a little poking around will tell. Join Heather and Ryan as they sift through the possibilities and crank out some delicious baked goods along the way. Book 5 - Chocolate Frosted Murder After accepting Maricela’s and Angelica’s invitation to join them and their family for their Tia Teresa’s 75th birthday party, Heather is enjoying herself. But the party is interrupted by two uniformed policemen who bring bad news: Tia Teresa’s grandson, Gustavo, a beloved family member, has been shot and killed in the park. The police think it looks like a drug deal gone bad, but Gustavo’s family insists he never would have been involved with drugs. Maricela and Angelica beg Heather to investigate, and she promises to do what she can. When she discovers that the shooter’s story couldn’t have taken place the way he said it did, she becomes suspicious. But she has no proof.

Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery Boxed Set

Stacey Alabaster - 2016
     Get three fun mysteries from #1 Best Selling author Stacey Alabaster for one low price! Rachael is a distinguished pastry chef who keeps finding herself in the middle of murder investigations. Pippa is her quirky, carefree best friend. Together, they must unravel three of Belldale’s unsolvable mysteries to save the bakery…and themselves. This collection of cozy mysteries includes the first three books in the Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery series which are listed below. If you like fast paced mysteries full of quirky characters and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Bakery Detectives. Buy the Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery Boxed Set and start solving your next mystery today! A Pie to Die For - Rachael will do anything to protect her bakery from the evil Bakermatic Baked Goods Company. Does that include murder? Donuts, Antiques and Murder – Rachael’s bakery is thriving and she’s looking to expand. When a murder takes place in the antique shop she’s trying to buy, she again finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. Death by Chocolate Cake – Rachael’s business is taking off and starring on a reality TV show will only help her business grow…unless someone winds up dead. The Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery Series Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, but your enjoyment of each story will be increased if you read them all. Be sure to check them all out. * Book 1: A Pie to Die For * Book 2: Donuts, Antiques and Murder * Book 3: Death by Chocolate Cake * Book 4: Rest, Relaxation and Murder * Book 5: Til a Death Do Us Part * Book 6: The Mud Pie Murderess * Book 7: Catering and Kidnapping * Book 8: The Pumpkin Killer * Book 9: Wined, Dined and Dead * Book 10: Murder Train * Book 11: Houses and Homicide * Book 12: Ice Cream Corpse * Book 13: Apple Assassination Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Summer in the Bayou

Caroline Mickelson - 2016
    James (AKA manners columnist Miss Prim & Proper) heads to Sinful, Louisiana to stay with her frail, elderly great-aunt Ida Belle, a woman she's never met. What better place to hide than a sleepy little southern bayou town where nothing ever happens? But when the bullets start to fly, she soon discovers that her aunt Ida Belle and friends are anything but feeble, and that Sinful is anything but quiet. When the corpse of a scorned suitor goes missing, Stephanie decides her best hope to escape a murder rap is to join forces with Swamp Team Three.

Begonia Means Beware / Queen of Poison / Roses are Dead

Lyndsey Cole - 2016
    With the help of her scooter-riding, wacky tobacky-smoking mother, Iris, her sister, Daisy, and her dog, Rosie, they try to stay one step ahead of murder and mayhem. Each book contains one crime to solve. In the first book, Lily finds herself in trouble when the body of the groom in the biggest wedding Misty Valley has ever seen turns up in her kitchen. How did that happen and will Lily be next? In the second book, Lily practically stumbles over the body of the founder of the Misty Valley Museum. Is Lily a target too? And finally, in the third book, a real blow to Lily’s ego hits her when her boyfriend’s fiancé shows up in town. And then is found dead! Lily shoots to the top of the suspect list once again and finds herself desperate to find the murderer before he finds her.These three books are easy reads and suitable for all. The mystery is solved in each book, with no cliffhangers. There are more books available in the series, which can be read in any order, but they are numbered if you prefer to read them sequentially.

Casket Cache

Janice J. Richardson - 2016
    Her move to the Niagara Region went well, but in the first week, someone breaks into the funeral home. Then Jennifer finds cash in a casket, a lot of cash. Certain it has something to do with the break-in, she’s unable to convince the police and winds up on their list of suspects. But Jennifer has families to serve and funerals to arrange; that is her number-one priority. Someone sinister and dangerous wants the cash back; that’s their number-one priority and Jennifer Spencer, funeral director, is in the way.

A Sticky Inheritance

Emily James - 2016
    Her last serious boyfriend turned out to be married and her career as a criminal defense attorney is in tatters. When her uncle passes away and leaves her his maple syrup farm in Northern Michigan, she thinks it might be time for a career change—hopefully one that allows her to stay as far away from murderers and liars as possible.For half a day at least.Her uncle’s suicide quickly begins to look like it wasn’t a suicide after all, but the chief of police is reluctant to investigate and soil the reputation of his serene little tourist town. Murder’s bad for business. Nicole has no choice but to search for the killer on her own, with a little help from the handsome county medical examiner—who’s exactly her type and all wrong for her.And as she closes in, she not only risks becoming the murderer’s next victim but also starts to wonder if the truth is ever worse than the lie…A Sticky Inheritance is the first book in Emily James’ Maple Syrup Mysteries. If you love small-town settings, quirky characters, and a dollop of romance, then you’ll want to buy this new amateur sleuth mystery series today!

Mud, Sweat, and Tears (Trailer Park Princess)

Kim Hunt Harris - 2016
    Pro football, college football, peewee football, it doesn’t matter. If it’s an egg-shaped ball, Texans are all over it. But there is one very particular football – this is the ball that a former Texas Tech Red Raider caught during last year’s Super Bowl game and ran into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. As footballs go, it doesn’t get much more important than this. The ball was donated to a charity auction and expected to fetch a pretty sum. Until it disappears. Salem and Viv are on the hunt for the missing football and the reward money that goes with it. At least, Viv is on the hunt. Salem has all she can handle not freaking out about the mud run she’s signed up for. But she feels about reward money like the rest of Texas feels about football. If she can manage not to humiliate herself during the Mud, Sweat, and Tears Run (a mighty big if) she might just score some points of her own.

Confessions of a Teenage Slayer (Sister Witchcraft #2)

J.D. Winters - 2016
     Witch-in-training Mimi Auclaire thought her life was hectic when she worked for a major motion picture studio in Los Angeles, but she’s discovered things can get even crazier in her little hometown of Lafay, California. Being the middle sister means having to rope in Lucy on one side, preventing her from hitchhiking back to the big city, and holding off Sybil’s warrior tendencies on the other when seemingly under fire from demons. Luckily she’s got Kashmir, her black cat familiar, and Max Ransom, her newspaper buddy, to keep her on an even keel. Hey, all she wants to do is run her little tea shop. And maybe find a way to sabotage the Jiggs sisters now and then. Simple enough, no?

Murder at Dolphin Bay

Kathi Daley - 2016
    Both her father and grandfather were cops, her five brothers are cops, and the only thing she has ever wanted from the time she can remember wanting anything, was to be a cop. She has passed all the requirements to be selected for the police academy but somehow her number never seems to come up. While she is waiting for her name to work its way to the top of the list she works as a lifeguard for the Dolphin Bay Resort. When a guest of the resort is found murdered, Kailani decides that if she can solve the murder before her brother who has been assigned to the case by HPD, then the department will have no choice but to take her application seriously and move her to the top of the list. Murder at Dolphin Bay is set on the beautiful island of Oahu providing a perfect backdrop for the perfect beach read.

A Familiar Tail

Delia James - 2016
    But when she stumbles upon a smoky gray cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spellbook full of trouble.   Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms, and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth safe. But despite their gifts, the witches can’t prevent every wicked deed in town....   Soon, the mystery surrounding Alistair’s former owner, who died under unusual circumstances, grows when another local turns up dead. Armed with magic, friends, and the charmed cat who adopted her more than the other way around, Annabelle sets out to paw through the evidence and uncover a killer.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde

Gemma Halliday - 2016
     Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford University coffee bar, crashing various courses and lectures, and dodging the rent collector at her crummy apartment. But when Marty suddenly finds out that a long-lost aunt has left her a Victorian home at 221 Baker Street in the heart of San Francisco, she's hopeful her luck is about to turn around! Okay, so the Victorian is run down and probably in need of more repairs than Marty could ever afford, but at least it's a link to family. However when Marty starts sifting through the contents of the dilapidated home, she realizes her aunt's death may not have been natural...and might have been a case of murder! Taking her suspicions to the grumpy Detective Lastrade and the uber-hot medical examiner, Dr. John Watson, only gets her a pair of doors slammed in her face. But Marty and Irene don't give up that easily. Instead, they invent fictitious private investigator, Sherlock Holmes, to open those doors for them! Between Marty's eclectic class-crashing knowledge and Irene's tech know-how, "Sherlock Holmes" investigates an over-the-hill yoga teacher, mob shops in Chinatown, pot dispensaries in the East Bay, and a slew of suspicious characters. But when the killer returns—this time with Marty in sight!—even the great Holmes may not be able to save least not without a little help from the girls. "One of the most anticipated of the fall releases happens to be one of THE BEST of the fall releases! Halliday and Rey have joined forces to create a SUPERLATIVE new cozy mystery series that will leave readers clamoring for more." —Diane Morasco, Blogcritics Reviews What critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books: "A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible." —Chicago Tribune "Stylish...nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!" —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Smart, funny and snappy...the perfect beach read!" —Fresh Fiction "A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!" —Romance Reviews Today

Boots & Bones Bonanza: Ann Charles' Startle Kit

Ann Charles - 2016
     NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series #1) "The first time I came to Deadwood, I got shot in the ass." --Violet Parker Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota, and Violet Parker's daughter could be next. She's desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. But if she's not careful, Violet just might end up as one of Deadwood's dearly departed. DANCE OF THE WINNEBAGOS (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Series #1) When Claire's grandfather and his army buddies converge in the Arizona desert to find new wives, it's her thankless job to keep them out of trouble with the opposite sex. But when she finds a human leg bone and partners with a reluctant geotechnician to dig up secrets from the past, trouble finds her. If she doesn't stop digging, she could end up dead. LOOK WHAT THE WIND BLEW IN (Dig Site Mystery Series #1) A steamy jungle, an ancient curse, a deadly secret—one big sweaty mess! Welcome to the jungle ... A headstrong and determined archaeologist. A tall, dark, and unwelcome photojournalist. Both are trying to unearth secrets that have been long buried, but an ancient Maya curse threatens to destroy them ... unless they can learn to trust each other enough to make it out of the jungle alive.

Death On The Loveboat (Mail Order Bride Cozy Mystery #2)

Terri Grace - 2016
     But when the captain keels over dead at his dining table in front of Molly and his other guests, an unexpected mystery opens up, one that must be solved before arrival in Liverpool docks. Can Molly uncover the culprit, and pin the perpertrator, or will he or she sail away scot free? A sweet culinary cozy mystery. Read this book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited. BONUS FREE STORY also included in this book! 2 Books for the Price of 1 - Get the first book in this cozy mystery series free with this one (included inside)

The Mary Russell Series 9-Book Bundle: O Jerusalem, Justice Hall, The Game, Locked Rooms, The Language of Bees, The God of the Hive, Pirate King, Garment ... Spies (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes)

Laurie R. King - 2016
    King’s New York Times bestselling mystery series succeeds on the strength of its own now-beloved protagonist: Mary Russell, the young American who literally stumbles upon the great retired detective-turned-beekeeper. With the dazzling mix of suspense, period detail, and enthralling pace that is King’s hallmark, these acclaimed novels follow Russell as she rises out of her mentor’s shadow to form a long-running partnership with the always inscrutable and charismatic Holmes.   Traversing such exotic locales as British-occupied Palestine, the Moroccan underworld, and the wilds of India amidst the turmoil of the early twentieth century, this convenient ebook bundle compiles nine of their most thrilling adventures:   O JERUSALEM JUSTICE HALL THE GAME LOCKED ROOMS THE LANGUAGE OF BEES THE GOD OF THE HIVE PIRATE KING GARMENT OF SHADOWS DREAMING SPIES Also includes the ebook short story “Beekeeping for Beginners” and a preview of the highly anticipated new mystery from Laurie R. King, The Murder of Mary Russell!   Praise for Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mysteries   “The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”—Lee Child   “The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.”—The Washington Post Book World   “A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.”—The New York Times   “Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.”—Houston Chronicle   “An engaging romp guaranteed to please . . . perfectly written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”—USA Today, on Pirate King   “Mesmerizing—another wonderful novel etched by the hand of a master storyteller. No reader who opens this one will be disappointed.”—Michael Connelly, on The God of the Hive   “Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”—The Denver Post, on The Game

Raspberry Ripple Murder

Abby Byne - 2016
    The only drawback to her new life as a baker is the dead electrician in her kitchen.Was the electrician the victim of a tragic on-the-job accident, or is there something much more sinister afoot? It’s up to Bitsie to find out with a little help from her sister-in-law, her recently-retired-from-the-police-force brother, and her too-handsome-to-be-real shop assistant.It’s not easy finding a murderer when your most compelling clue is a half-eaten raspberry ripple cupcake, but perhaps a pleasantly-plump cupcake connoisseur is the perfect woman for the job.

Address to Die For

Mary Feliz - 2016
    But murder was definitely not on the to-do list . . .   Maggie McDonald has a penchant for order that isn’t confined to her clients’ closets, kitchens, and sock drawers. As she lays out her plan to transfer her family to the hundred-year-old house her husband, Max, has inherited in the hills above Silicon Valley, she has every expectation for their new life to fall neatly into place. But as the family bounces up the driveway of their new home, she’s shocked to discover the house’s dilapidated condition. When her husband finds the caretaker face-down in their new basement, it’s the detectives who end up moving in. What a mess! While the investigation unravels and the family camps out in a barn, a killer remains at large—exactly the sort of loose end Maggie can’t help but clean up . . .

The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles, Vol. 1-2: Rescued By A Kiss Book 1, Dead And Breakfast Book 2

Colleen Mooney - 2016
    Brandy Alexander’s the real deal--yes, that’s her real name and she’s not even a stripper, although her best friend Julia is.WHO WILL LOVE THESE: The slapstick way Brandy goes about it all has a definite whiff of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum; fans of  Stephanie Bond, Jana DeLeon, Joan Hess, Lisa Lutz, Sarah Strohmeyer, and Elaine Viets may also find a kindred spirit in this New Orleans dawlin’. And animal lovers will flat-out swoon! Vol. 1 RESCUED BY A KISS A KISS TO KILL FOR …Brandy still lives with her parents in the Irish Channel and she’s sort of semi kind of engaged to the boy next door, who’s—what else?—one of  NOLA’s finest. And Italian.Dante, the BF, is such a thoroughgoing New Orleanian he always manages Mardi Gras parade duty on his own block. So you'd think Brandy might be a little self-conscious when a suave Svengali in one of the gentlemen’s walking clubs mesmerizes her into a big fat Mardi Gras smooch right in front of him. But not a bit. Because after all, it's Mardi Gras, and also for another good reason— “that kiss was long, slow, hot—unlike any kiss I’d ever had in my life.” She makes a date to meet Mr. Good Kiss after the parade (Yes! Right in front of Mr. Right Next Door) but –horrors--arrives just in time to see him get shot. Although fortunately not shot dead. Before he passes out, he pulls her close and whispers, “Save Isabella.”And with that we’re off on a screwball chase all over town, from Lee Circle to the Lakefront, with a stop at Charity Hospital, and finally to the French Quarter’s favorite gay dance club, at all times accompanied by Schnauzers, one of them named Geaux Cup. Vol. 2 DEAD AND BREAKFAST DEAD IN BED…WHO YOU GONNA CALL?Brandy Alexander is a true and trusted friend – not to mention something of a detective--  who else would you call if you found a full-blown murder mystery in your bedroom? So when Brandy’s best friend Julia, the ex-stripper-turned hotelier, finds her first guest covered in blood, lying half on and half off a broken bed—with Julia’s panties swinging from the chandelier – she  gets Brandy on the horn. And Brandy does the only sensible thing—first makes coffee, then calls the police.And who should respond but her recent ex-boyfriend, Dante, with a brand new daggers-looking female partner. But wait! This is not nearly complicated enough for Noo Awlins, where, after all, everybody knows everybody! Julia’s lawyer is none other than Jiff, Brandy’s new squeeze (and the reason Dante’s the ex-boyfriend).As the suspense mounts, the romance blossoms, and not just one—Jiff’s looking more and more like Mr. Right: a 100% Class Act, with his own Schnauzer and a soft spot for Brandy’s three.

A Very Twisted Tale (A Maddox Storm Mystery Book 4)

Claire Robyns - 2016
    But it isn’t long before she finds herself entrusted with a troubling, possibly sinister secret. Now it’s a mad dash to find the truth before that secret makes her an accessory to murder. Friendships. Murder. Love. Lies. Family. All wrapped up in a Christmas that’s on a fast track to absolute disaster unless she can turn it around.

Witchy Women of Coven Grove

Constance Barker - 2016
    Join Bailey as she learns that she's a witch and her birth mother is among a coven of witches hidden in plain site within the town. Dark forces threaten to rip a hole through the cave walls and into the town itself. And can Bailey resist the temptation she feels for Aiden, a Wizard, and whose heritage makes him untrustworthy to the coven. Find out how old enemies must join together to fight against an evil tide that could swallow the town itself.

A Broom of One's Own: A Taryn's Camera & Kentucky Witches' Crossover Paranormal Cozy

Rebecca Patrick-Howard - 2016
    She’s run into one little problem, however…she’s in love! Thanks to Colt Bluevine, she’s feeling blocked and no amount of healthy eating is budging her powers. So what’s a girl to do when the most haunted place in town is making life miserable for everyone?Call in reinforcements!Taryn Magill is known for her 2 unforgettable talents- her beautiful paintings and her ability to SEE the past through her camera, Miss Dixie. Surely, if these two can get their heads together, the spirits will settle and the Save the Silver community group can get back to fixing up the old building, right?But when half the basketball team disappears, Taryn and Liza Jane find their hands full of more than they could have ever imagined!

Witch Slapped

Dakota Cassidy - 2016
    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 Witch Slapped, Book 1 of her series, Witchless In Seattle Mysteries."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! 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.

The Daydreamer Detective

Steph Gennaro - 2016
    After five years in Tokyo, she has little to show for it besides a laundry list of unrealized dreams. Left without a choice, she returns to her rural Japanese hometown, ready to be branded a failure by her relatives and rivals. At the least, she looks forward to seeing her best friend, until Akiko is accused of murdering her own father.As Mei helps her farmer mother with the crops, she scouts for clues to clear her friend’s name. But during her investigation, she can’t help but notice the celebrity chef looking in her direction. The amateur detective can balance a new love interest and a murder case… can’t she?To clear her friend of the crime and find the real killer, Mei’s going to need every last ounce of her imagination… and just a pinch of luck.The Daydreamer Detective is the savory starter to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels. If you like twisty plots, delectable food descriptions, and rural Japanese towns, then you’ll love Steph Gennaro's’ culinary tale.

Throw a Monkey Wrench

Karen Chester - 2016
    She’s hired to throw a housewarming party for the brash and arrogant Tony Barnet, who’s eager to impress the big end of town. But when the party ends in disaster, Tony is quick to blame Emma, and the subsequent rumors spell doom for Emma’s business. Thank goodness she still has the job of planning Sean and Madison’s wedding. Sean, one of the notorious McCluskey clan, is about to marry Madison, the beautiful daughter of the rich and powerful Whites. But when Tony Barnet is killed, the police swiftly arrest Sean McCluskey. Though the evidence is damning, Emma is convinced her friend is innocent. With Sean facing prison, the wedding in jeopardy, and her fledgling business in danger of tanking, Emma must unravel the mystery and expose the real killer before it’s too late. The Emma Cassidy Mystery series: Book 1: Throw a Monkey Wrench Book 2: Pushed to the Limit Book 3: Murder Most Likely (coming in 2016)

Murder and Mistletoe

Jane Firebaugh - 2016
    . . A series of stolen antiques . . . A few children with deadly secrets . . . Can Josh and Olivia put together the clues and solve the case? The mystery begins on the tiny New England Island, where Josh and Olivia are staying in Josh's family's vacation home and enjoying the quiet but quirky island ambiance. They've also started their own detective agency, Mountain Valley Investigations, but they quickly find out how challenging their new business will be when a case emerges involving Josh's father, some missing antique books that vanish from dad's home and other valuable collectibles that go missing from various homes around the island. Things quickly go from curious to downright odd when children they don't know begin fleeing from them, and Olivia's dog and cat begin behaving strangely as well. Can Olivia and Josh figure out who is behind the wicked events that are ruining their island paradise . . . or will their first case end up being their last?

Locking Up Santa (Haunting Me #2)

Nikki LeClair - 2016
    She went from being an overworked legal assistant to a CEO of Lavish Looks Beauty Company. She moved from the bustling city to a quaint seaside town. She’s gone from living with a fiancé to living with a ghost. Yet, it seems she can’t get a grip on her new life, whether it’s getting used to being a public figure, having a Chief Operating Official who hates her, or a ghost who is just too passionate. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Phoebe’s mentor is suddenly arrested for a horrible crime and the town is ready to lock them away for good. The new product from Lavish Looks smells like a sewer, and people everywhere are noticing. Phoebe and her ghost find themselves having to race against time to prove her mentors innocence, and stop the company from sinking. Meanwhile, Phoebe must deal with a face from her past that throws her in a disarray of emotion, an unwanted visitor, and old friends who seem to have abandoned her. Can she figure out whose sabotaging her life, and the company, before she finds herself behind bars for a crime she didn't commit?

Rebecca Schwartz Mysteries 4-5

Julie Smith - 2016
    4: DEAD IN THE WATERWHAT'S THE ETIQUETTE WHEN YOUR HOSTESS IS ARRESTED FOR MURDER? San Francisco lawyer Rebecca Schwartz has occasion to wonder when she and her weekend hostess, Marty Whitehead, find a body floating in the 30-foot kelp tower at the Monterey Aquarium, and Marty's promptly dragged off to the slammer. Rebecca quickly grasps the Emily Post solution—sign on as Marty's lawyer, try to keep her client's two young kids out of the deep end, and somehow avoid drowning in the sea of lies gushing from Marty's mouth--and everyone else’s. There’s a lot of intrigue among the aquarium's oceangoing primates, as well as rumors of a pearl beyond price. Plus a new romance for our heroine! Volume 5: OTHER PEOPLE’S SKELETONS WHAT SHE'S ABOUT TO LEARN WILL ROCK HER WORLD! Rebecca Schwartz, “Jewish feminist lawyer,” as she’s fond of saying, thought she knew her best friend--and her boy friend. Not to mention her family. But everything’s about to change.Secrets spill out of these pages like hornets out of a nest, each with its own distinct sting, as author Smith weaves a thrill-packed and complicated San Francisco mystery that’s as much about how little we know about our nearest and dearest as it is about whodunit. Rebecca’s shocked when Chris Nicholson, her glamorous law partner, is arrested for murder--but not nearly so shocked as when she discovers Chris can’t come up with an alibi. What she was doing, Chris says, involves a secret so damaging she’d be drummed out of San Francisco legal circles if anyone knew. Sure enough, when Rebecca uncovers it, her world tilts on its axis—and continues to list, ever more dangerously, as the story picks up speed and this formerly rational lawyer finds her worldview threatened by things she never knew existed. At least not in her circle! And Chris is far from the only one with a skeleton in her closet. Fans of Nancy Pickard’s delicate psychological probes, Janet Evanovich’s wild romps, and Marcia Muller’s complex yarns will appreciate this one. Author Alert: I wrote these after I'd written the first book in the Skip Langdon Police Procedural Series, which is a much darker proposition than the Rebecca Schwartz books. Usually. But some readers have remarked that these two are a good deal darker than the three previous titles in the series -- edgier, more realistic, and...well, just not as funny. Guilty as charged. (Sorry! They just came out that way.) DEAD IN THE WATER has some scary scenes, and some readers have been offended by the way the characters wrestle with issues of religion and lack of same in OTHER PEOPLE’S SKELETONS.

Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker

Elaine Spaan - 2016
    Besides, I barely knew the woman who was murdered. Why in the world would I kill her?And if I thought being accused of murder was bad, things get even worse. The college finds out I’m a murder suspect and threatens to terminate my contract. Not on my watch they aren't!I am not letting some trumped-up murder charges ruin my future. Together with my best friend and cupcake baker extraordinaire Anna, we are going to solve this mystery. Nothing will stop us.But will we solve the mystery in time?Hit BUY NOW to discover if they find the killer in time.Cupcakes not included, although there is one seriously yummy recipe for something devilishly chocolatey.Each book in the Death by Cupcake series can be read as a standalone, although they’re way more fun if read in order.

Brown Bag Murder

Evalynne Shaw - 2016
    After a local foodie, Chet Hurst, is found dead, with a bag from The Fancy Food Truck on his head, truck owner Meredith Malam instantly becomes a person of interest in the case. Refusing to let this horrifying turn of events take her out of the food truck game, Meredith dives into the mystery with the same gusto she uses to attack a new recipe. But can she find the missing ingredient in this bizarre case that hits way too close to home?


Kirsten Weiss - 2016
    But when a body is found in big sister Jayce’s coffee shop, Karin, the practical one, is determined to prove Jayce innocent. A murder isn’t the only bizarre event in Doyle. Why are hikers vanishing in the nearby woods? Why are some people cursed with bad luck and others with good? And why is Karin’s magic the weakest of the three sisters'? As Karin digs deep to uncover the truth and regain her magic, her family is thrown into peril. Will her power return too late to save the people she loves the most, or will it be the cause of disaster? Bound is Book One in the Witches of Doyle Trilogy. Spells included at the back of the book!

A Witchy Business

D.S. Butler - 2016
    However, when a body turns up during Abbott Cove’s annual festival, she begins to understand her family isn’t the only one hiding secrets. With the help of the new swoon-worthy police officer, Joe McGrady, Harper finds herself on the trail of the perpetrator. Will Harper uncover the killer’s identity before it’s too late? A Witchy Business is the first book in the Harper Grant Mystery series.