Her latest order, a plate of motivational desserts for an artists? Mac's life before North Harbor has always been a little bit mysterious, but it becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town, and then turns up dead. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. Estranged from her California d-list actress momma and her ranch hand... Or is the real target Meg's grandfather, who points out that any number of environmentally irresponsible people and organizations could have it in for him? When among the suspects is her best friend Mary-Rose Garland, whose Pancake Mill business next door was threatened by cantankerous Buford? With her ability to spot details that others fail to see, it? and realizes that the village of Lenape Hollow isn? Instead, she finds a murder mystery ripped from the headlines of Lenape Hollow? The opening scene is a graphic page-turner, but it sends a real chill down Mikki? more China Bayles hunts for answers when a ghost begins to haunt her shop in the exciting new mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books). s sleuthing leads her to France, where she enlists the help of Thalia? As they collaborate to catch the killer, sparks fly between them, and Rae has to contend with these newly aroused feelings? For one, Penny is seriously in debt and desperate to marry money. s on the road to riches when she hooks Rocco Bufano, whose father is a multi-billionaire. s Wreath, the fourteenth engaging installment in Cynthia Riggs? more Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine? s busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. retreat, is just what she needs to keep her mind off her own relationship woes. s problems seem like trifles when she discovers the body of retreat owner Sally Dearfield mere inches away from five oh-so-eccentric and viable suspects. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah--and Elvis--know he can't be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisker. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. more Clinching is the technique used to bend a driven horseshoe nail to hold the shoe to a hoof. While Meg is trying to track down the vandal, her grandfather is more interested in locating a rare gull. When Cookie Chanel moonlights as a costume designer for a local theater, murder takes center stage . s latest eccentric hobby, a spring water drill, Cleo must clear Mary-Rose of murder. t the thriving tourist destination it was decades ago. s spine after the young author turns up dead just like the victim in her story . It's August in Pecan Springs, and Ruby has decided that it's time to clean out the loft over Thyme and Seasons and the Crystal Cave. But Sumpton Harcourt is a small and private village, she finds? And when two more murders follow the first, Agatha begins to fear for her reputation? That the village has its own coven of witches certainly doesn't make her feel any better... even as she strives to outmaneuver a cold-blooded murderer who wants to silence her. The Tarzana Hookers crochet club could come apart at the seams when thwarted ambition, shady ethics, and a puzzling murder converge. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle? s running out in this deadly cat-and-mouse game in Cat Got Your Secrets, the delightfully funny third novel in Julie Chase? all those feline fanciers who love to read Rita Mae Brown? As a technician for a local vet and the owner of the Barkery & Biscuits dog bakery, Carrie Kennersly is proud to give back to the community by helping out with a rescue animal adoption event. s also happy to be in a relationship with veterinarian Dr. more As a technician for a local vet and the owner of the Barkery & Biscuits dog bakery, Carrie Kennersly is proud to give back to the community by helping out with a rescue animal adoption event. s also happy to be in a relationship with veterinarian Dr.
Unfortunately, that includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes enemies everywhere he goes? Soon after clashing with several scientists at a maple tree panel, the professor is found dead outside a sugar shack, stabbed to death by a local restaurateur? When an innocent woman gets dragged into the investigation and a biologist mysteriously disappears, Robbie drops her winning maple biscuits to search for answers. Now as Alison continues her investigation, she gets a creeping sensation that the murderer doesn? But when the author turns up dead, it's just the start of a murder mystery that Mel must solve. But the maid of honor has dropped out of the wedding party? Dakota is shaken not only by the murder itself, but by memories of the long-ago death of one of her co-stars who was killed the same way . Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter? And when his family members are located and told of his murder, the plot thickens. The Gucci-toting ex-cheerleader is still as nasty as she was back in high school . Are the spirits in her museum getting too hot to handle? Praise for The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mysteries: "Well-drawn characters and tantalizing wine talk help balance the quirky aspects of this paranormal mystery."? Library Journal (starred review)Everyone knows a leopard can't change its spots. more Everyone knows a leopard can't change its spots. But after a bath washes dye out of the cat's coat and reveals beautiful spots, Cassie suspects the exotic-looking feline may in fact be a valuable Bengal show cat, possibly stolen. INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPESWhen her one last hope to save her storm-damaged library is found bludgeoned to death, bookmobile-driving librarian Cleo Watkins has no choice but to search for justice. Librarian Cleo Watkins is desperate to save her library. The townspeople of Catalpa Springs, Georgia are quite enamored with it, but Mayor Jebson Day has decided to pull the plug on the library. s largest fishing pier dry up the library funding faster than the glue on a broken binding. Inspecting it, Teddy discovers that it had taken a picture of a man in the act of being murdered. s dream to open her own bistro, but it seems beyond her grasp since she? s able to pay it off and call it her own, Mimi is throwing the inn? The wedding will be the talk of the town, as famous talk show host Angelica Edmonton, daughter of Bryan? s leaf peeping season, with bright colorful foliage and a delightful fresh crew of tourists attending the annual Heritage Festival which celebrates local history and arts and crafts. When her agency's double-dealing CEO is stabbed, scheming co-workers cast the new redhead as a compelling red herring. especially her salacious nickname: Vlod the Impaler. Out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she? Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. There's plenty of inspiration in her new apartment--a beautiful carriage house belonging to Professor John Maxwell, Florrie's boss. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? s residents as well as perusing the numerous, delicious-sounding recipes.? The Clincher is the first in a series of horseshoer mysteries featuring the irrepressible, irreverent, and irresistible Rainy Dale and her loveable and unlikely side-kick (her culinarily inclined boyfriend, Guy). more Jessica Fletcher investigates a friend's disappearance and a dangerous dating service in the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series... Best friends Tallie Graver and Gina Laudermilch both seem to spend a lot of time around urns. Best friends Tallie Graver and Gina Laudermilch both seem to spend a lot of time around urns. s employees, Tessa, an artist, though their last interaction was as strained as a cup of loose leaf tea. s background, and several of his relationships were infused with resentment. more In the first of a delectable new Southern-set baking cozy series, Sophia Cummings, pastry chef extraordinaire, must craft the perfect cake for an old friend? (Times Literary Supplement) will transport you to the rocky shores of Torre Archirafi, to a Sicily full of quirky characters, scorching days, and velvety nights, alongside a protagonist who? When Nora Alexander arrives in Piney Woods, Texas, to fulfill her dying mother's last wish, she has no idea what awaits her. Silver Bear Shop and Factory manager Sasha Silverman is cozying up to the fall season by hosting Silver Hollow? She barely has a moment to agonize over the return of her former high school rival, Holly Parker, whose new toy and bookstore in town could spell big trouble for her the Silver Bear Shop and her cousin? and reveals evidence of an all too contemporary crime. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment--to eat bacon baps--but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen. Worse yet, all evidence points to Whitney's father as the killer. With the excitement of the spring dog show season sweeping Connecticut,... With the excitement of the spring dog show season sweeping Connecticut, Melanie is determined to help her son finally lead his Standard Poodle toward a championship title. t expect to discover the woman murdered behind the concession booth, strangled by one of her dazzling custom creations . re tangled up in a mystery that may be their unraveling. He offers the property to Florrie rent-free with one condition--she must move in immediately to prevent his covetous sister and nephew from trying to claim it. Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table. When Lucy Berberian quits her Philadelphia law firm and heads home to Ocean Crest, she knows what she? the scent of funnel cake, the sight of the wooden roller coaster, and the tastes of her family? Jessica Fletcher's old-fashioned values are tested when her friend Barbara "Babs" Wirth joins an online dating service after the untimely death of her beloved husband. For Tallie, they're part and parcel of the family business, Graver's Funeral Home. For Tallie, they're part and parcel of the family business, Graver's Funeral Home. Now Reese has been found dead near a covered bridge where Tessa? s wedding while sifting through the suspects in a murder. s an investigation, a smoldering police inspector, a romantic entanglement, one false lead after another, a rooftop showdown, and finally, of course, Poldi herself, slightly tousled but still perfectly poised. First she is run off the road, then the sealed letter she delivers turns out to be a scathing rebuke to the town's most beloved citizen and favored candidate for Piney... s Cranbeary Tea Party, the opening event of the village? It's clear something strange--and deadly--is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the "ghost" can strike again... After racing home to help, things really land in the pits for Whitney when she discovers that Jack Mac Laren, her old high school nemesis, is Cherry Cove's only police officer. s built on a rock-solid foundation of family, tradition and hard work. Kirkus Reviews As owner of prize-winning Poodles, Melanie Travis knows how to handle fierce competition. ll take every trick in the book to outsmart a murderer who refuses to lose . more As owner of prize-winning Poodles, Melanie Travis knows how to handle fierce competition. ll take every trick in the book to outsmart a murderer who refuses to lose . Aunt Peg even skips the judging panel to exhibit a pup of her own, and she? The Hookers are a tight-knit group, but some of the members harbor secret aspirations. For Molly, the only way out is by learning who really killed Timothy, and why. until a cunning killer turns an Irish wedding into an Irish wake . But when the best man is found murdered in the woods, his replacement, Siobhn? I dare you not to be charmed by sleuth Siobhan and her siblings, the O? Now, secrets the maid vengefully spilled have all New York society running for cover ? Determined to save the shelter from financial trouble, Sydney and Kat organize a cat caf fundraising event at a local coffee shop. more Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling series. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. There are two social functions in Savannah guaranteed to get people talking: weddings and funerals. A holiday tradition turns deadly, but is the paranormal museum to blame? especially since Cookie talks to the ghost of her grandmother every day through her cat Wind Song. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble. So when her godfather, Ian Mac Callister, leaves her a cottage in the Scottish Highlands, Fiona jumps on the next plane to Edinburgh. As Fiona strolls the town, she quickly realizes there are a whole bouquet of suspects much more likely to have killed Alastair Croft, the dead lawyer who seems to have had more enemies than friends. Reading group questions, more recipes, and Depression-era info @Darling ''Captivating . Publishers Weekly ''The author of the popular China Bayles mysteries brings a small Southern town to life and vividly captures an era and culture? Are the noises she hears the spirits of smuggling's past? s annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival in neighboring Beanblossom is always a hit for Robbie? s launching a new bed and breakfast above her shop. s first guests, along with her father, Roberto, and his wife, Maria. Martha Rose is shocked to find she has a half-sister, especially one so different from her. Sullivan clan of County Cork, Ireland, are thrilled to be catering the matrimonial affairs of a celebrity couple? Any wedding is a big deal in the small village of Kilbane? until a cunning killer turns an Irish wedding into an Irish wake . even more so when the bride is a famous fashion model. Sullivan and her five siblings have a full plate catering for the three-day affair. Lillian attended the Manhattan dinner party at which well-heeled guests insulted Adolf Hitler within earshot of a maid with Nazi sympathies. Charlie Harris has been enjoying some peace and quiet with his new grandson when a mysterious man with a connection to an unsolved murder starts visiting the library... t seen her mother for over twenty years, so when she suddenly shows up in Maura? more Sydney Mc Call left behind an ex-fianc and a New York advertising job to return home to Deer Park, North Carolina and help her sister, Kat, run the local animal shelter, Friendly Paws. DEATH OF AN HONEST MAN Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English.... Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. more Reagan Summerside returns in national bestselling author Duffy Brown's fifth Consignment Shop mystery, now for the first time in hardcover. s Shopping Tips Praise for the Haunted Vintage Mysteries ? She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. Then, her flower shop wilted after a chain florist opened next door. s loyal caretaker, Hamish, as a prime suspect, that really makes her worried. Bonus features: Liz Lacy's Garden Gate column on ''lucky'' plants, plus the Dahlias' collection of traditional Southern pie recipes and a dash of cookery history. Charming characters, a fast-paced plot, and a strong sense of history help make this a superior cozy.'' ? But when the corporate office acquires a high-end boutique chain and extends a juicy discount to employees, the fashionista will do anything? And then there's the inn's hulking, grizzled cook, a mute ex-con named Steve who seems to be everywhere at once. This year, Robbie is even more excited, because she? So Martha and Giselle team up on an investigation that weaves them through the streets of L. s hidden love affairs, and into some mysterious unfinished Cole family business .