Category: Cozies

The Christie Caper (Death on Demand Mysteries Series Book 7)

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The Christie Caper (Death on Demand Mysteries Series Book 7)


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A group of Christie buffs. . .In honor of Agatha Christie’s one hundredth birthday, mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance Darling plans a week-long celebration of mystery, treasure hunts, title clues, and Christie trivia. Yet even as the champagne is chilling and the happy guests begin arriving on Broward’s Rock Island, Annie feels a niggling sense of doom. But the last thing she or her guests expect is that the scheduled fun and mayhem will include a real-life murder. The unexpected arrival of Neil Bledsoe, the most despised book critic in America, was sure to raise a few hackles. An advocate of hard-boiled detection and gory true crime, Bledsoe drops a bombshell on the devoted Christie assemblage: He’s penning a scurrilous biography of the grand dame of suspense herself. Before the first title clue is solved, no less than two attempts are made on Bledsoe’s life. Now Annie and her unflappable husband, Max Darling, find themselves trying to stop a murder in the making-only the first corpse isn’t the one they’re expecting. . .and it isn’t the last.

The Skeleton Garden: A Potting Shed Mystery

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The Skeleton Garden: A Potting Shed Mystery


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USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate’s Potting Shed series continues as expert gardener Pru Parke digs up a Nazi warplane—and a fresh murder.
 
Texas transplant Pru Parke has put down roots in England, but she never dreamed she’d live in a grand place such as Greenoak. When her former employers offer Pru and her new husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, the use of their nineteenth-century estate while they’re away for a year, she jumps at the chance. Sweetening the deal is the prospect of further bonding with her long-lost brother, Simon, who happens to be Greenoak’s head gardener. But the majestic manor has at least one skeleton in its closet—or, rather, its garden.
 
Working on renovations to the extensive grounds, siblings Pru and Simon squabble about everything from boxwood to bay hedges. But when the removal of a half-dead tree turns up the wreckage of a World War II–era German fighter plane and a pile of bones, the arguments stop. That is, until a rival from Simon’s past pays a surprise visit and creates even more upheaval. It’s suddenly clear someone is unhappy their secrets have been unearthed. Still, Pru’s not about to sit back and let Simon take the fall for the dirty deed without a fight.
 
Praise for Marty Wingate
 
“Marty Wingate plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice to satisfy any hungry mystery reader.”—Mary Daheim, bestselling author of The Alpine Yeoman
 
“Classy, clever, and utterly charming . . . Brew a pot of tea and settle in with this immensely enjoyable mystery.”—Rosemary Harris, author of Pushing Up Daisies and The Bitches of Brooklyn, on The Garden Plot
 
“Put the kettle on and settle into a well-crafted village mystery with a delightful new sleuth.”—Connie Archer, bestselling author of Ladle to the Grave, on The Rhyme of the Magpie

Death in an English Cottage (Murder on Location Book 2)

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Death in an English Cottage (Murder on Location Book 2)


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It’s spring in England, and location scout Kate Sharp has returned to the quaint village of Nether Woodsmoor with its lush gardens, budding hedgerows, and mellow stone cottages to work on a Jane Austen television documentary. The unique opportunity also gives her the chance to explore a possible romance with Alex, the deliciously rumpled local scout.

Rumors of recently discovered Jane Austen letters stir up the production, but then an unidentified young woman dies in a fire in a village cottage, and the police investigation narrows to focus on the documentary crew.

Desperate to keep her job and help a friend under suspicion, Kate delves into the search for the identity of the woman. Who was she? What was her connection to the seemingly sleepy village? And who in the village is lying?

Series Notes: Murder on Location
#1 – Death in the English Countryside
#2 – Death in an English Cottage
#3 – Death in a Stately Home
#4 – Death in an Elegant City
#5 – Menace at the Christmas Market (novella)

The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books One, Two, and Three: Boxed Set

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The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books One, Two, and Three: Boxed Set


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Digital “boxed set” of the first three novels in the USA-Today and Kindle Top Ten bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series!

Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test as you follow the humorous travails of advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, her veterinarian father, a certifiable cast of friends and relatives, and their motley assortment of pets. Set in the Pittsburgh borough of Avalon, these captivating, intelligent mysteries have sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.

Set includes Never Buried, Never Sorry, and Never Preach Past Noon, originally published in paperback by Penguin, Putnam, Inc. (NAL/Signet).

Guaranteed to Bleed (The Country Club Murders Book 2)

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Guaranteed to Bleed (The Country Club Murders Book 2)


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“Set in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974, this cozy mystery effectively recreates the era through the details of down-to-earth Ellison’s everyday life.” – Booklist

“Mulhern’s lively, witty sequel to The Deep End finds Kansas City, Mo., socialite Ellison Russell reluctantly attending a high school football game…There she stumbles on a dying teenage boy covered in blood, who asks that she tell his girlfriend that he loves her. Ellison determines to learn the girlfriend’s identity and deliver the message, plus find the boy’s killer…If that’s not enough for one day, an unknown man turns up shot to death in her garden. Cozy fans will eagerly await Ellison’s further adventures.” – Publishers Weekly

“There’s no way a lover of suspense could turn this book down because it’s that much fun.” – Suspense Magazine

“In this excellent follow-up to her debut The Deep End, author Mulhern continues to depict the trappings of a privileged community… Readers who enjoy the novels of Susan Isaacs will love this series that blends a strong mystery with the demands of living in an exclusive society. Watching Ellison develop the strength of character to break through both her own and her society’s expectations is a sheer delight.” – Kings River Life Magazine

“Cleverly written with sharp wit and all the twists and turns of the best ’70s primetime drama, Mulhern nails the fierce fraught mother-daughter relationship, fearlessly tackles what hides behind the Country Club façade, and serves up justice in bombshell fashion. A truly satisfying slightly twisted cozy.” – Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Double Knot

“As close to a perfect summer read as mystery fans are likely to find…a well-written, entertaining mystery filled with humor and complicated family relationships…I loved every minute of it.” – Goodreads Reviewer

“Written sincerely, with unforgettable one-liners including: “Kizzi lived behind a curtain sewn from dry martinis.” There are many more to list, but I do not want to spoil the pleasure of unexpectedly encountering such gems tucked throughout the book. Thoroughly enjoyable.” – Librarian, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

With his dying breath, Bobby Lowell begs Ellison Russell, “Tell her I love her.”

Unable to refuse, Ellison struggles to find the girl the murdered boy loved. Too bad an epically bad blind date, a vindictive graffiti artist, and multiple trips to the emergency room keep getting in the way.

Worse, a killer has Ellison in his sights, her newly rebellious daughter is missing, and there’s yet another body in her hostas. Mother won’t be pleased.

Now Ellison must track down not one but two runaway teenagers, keep her promise to Bobby, and elude the killer—all before her next charity gala committee meeting.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, humorous murder mysteries, historical mysteries.

Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:

• THE DEEP END (#1)

• GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2)

• CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE (#3)

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all…

Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery

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Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery


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EASY BAKE COVEN



Katie Lightfoot’s tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah’s quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees.

While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy’s cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren’t just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!

When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben’s name and find the real killer..

Double Dip (A Davis Way Crime Caper Book 2)

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Double Dip (A Davis Way Crime Caper Book 2)


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USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“A smart, snappy writer who hits your funny bone!” – Janet Evanovich

“Archer’s bright and silly humor makes this a pleasure to read. Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will absolutely adore Davis Way and her many mishaps.” – RT Book Reviews

“Snappy, wise-cracking, and fast-paced.” – New York Journal of Books

“Slot tournament season at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., provides the backdrop for Archer’s enjoyable sequel to Double Whammy…Credible characters and plenty of Gulf Coast local color help make this a winner…” – Publishers Weekly

“Take a gamble and read Double Dip! Five stars out of five.” – Examiner.com

“Hilarious, action-packed, with a touch of home-sweet-home and a ton of glitz and glam. I’m booking my next vacation at the Bellissimo!” – Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Liz Talbot Mystery Series

“Archer’s writing had me laughing out loud…Not sure if Gretchen Arthur researched this by hanging out in a casino or she did a lot of research online. No matter which way, she hit the nail on the head.” – Fresh Fiction

“Davis and her associates, in particular Fantasy and No Hair, are back in this sophomore drama by Ms. Archer that does not disappoint in delivering delightfully charming and amusing adventures from the halls of the Bellissimo.” – Dru’s Book Musings

“A roller-coaster of a read. Gretchen Archer has given us enough red herrings to fill the buffet table at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino. The protagonist is smart and sassy with a wise- cracking sense of humor…if you like betting on a winning mystery, then you should be reading Double Dip!” – Cheryl Green, MyShelf Reviews

It’s Davis Way’s first slot-tournament season. And it may be her last.

Things are dicey at work. A personal assistant goes missing, a little old lady goes on a suspicious winning streak, and a Bellissimo executive goes gaga for Davis. She follows a disappearing slot-tournament player trail to the So Help Me God Pentecostal Church in Beehive, Alabama, then jumps headlong into a high stakes holy scandal.

She’s on a losing streak at home, too. Her days, nights, and dinners run together, as Davis juggles a revolving door of uninvited guests, namely her rotten ex-ex-husband, Eddie Crawford. And Bradley Cole thinks three’s a crowd.

The worst? Davis doesn’t feel so hot. Maybe it’s the banana pudding, or maybe it’s a little bundle of something else.

DOUBLE DIP. A reckless ride in the fast lane, and Davis Way can’t find the brakes.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, private investigator mystery series, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, Southern living, romantic comedy, rom com, chick lit.

Books in the Davis Way Crime Caper Mystery Series:

  • DOUBLE WHAMMY (#1)
  • DOUBLE DIP (#2)
  • DOUBLE STRIKE (#3)
  • DOUBLE MINT (#4)
  • DOUBLE KNOT (#5)

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all…

Rings On Her Fingers (Psychic Seasons: A Cozy Romantic Mystery Series Book 1)

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Rings On Her Fingers (The Psychic Seasons Series Book 1)


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Julie Hayward is not a believer in the paranormal

Instead, she’s a fairly pragmatic woman with a mind centered on growing her photography business and earning enough money to repair her family home. Her new engagement falls neatly into her life, checking off a box that needed to be filled, barely distracting her from her worries about the upkeep of her historic home. When her best friend, Gustavia, decides that Julie needs some fun, she takes her to visit with a psychic, not knowing that Juile’s world would be upended.

In a matter of moments, Julie’s world is rocked as a ghostly encounter reveals a hidden family fortune and a warning that her fiancé is not what he seems. Launched into a wild adventure, Julie must learn to listen to her heart, her intuition, and the ghostly visitors that are suddenly popping by to provide their insight on her daily life.

Journalist Tyler Kingsley gets drawn into the search when he discovers old maps that contain information on Julie’s search. What red-blooded male could resist a treasure hunt? The idea gets his blood pumping and after one look at Julie, he’s all in. Even if that means protecting her at all costs when he discovers that Julie’s fiancé is nothing that he seems.

Slayed on the Slopes (A Pacific Northwest Mystery)

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Slayed on the Slopes (A Pacific Northwest Mystery)


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After talking her way into a job writing for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg Reed may now really be in over her head. Actually, about 8,000 feet over her head. . .

She’s at Mount Hood’s remote Silcox Hut, covering the the seriously hardcore Ridge Rangers– Oregon’s elite high-altitude rescue team–during their four-day winter training. Sure, Meg beefed up her outdoor skills over the summer . . . but she’s still hoping to cover the event with some hot chocolate by the cheery fireplace. Then, during a sudden blizzard, she swears she hears gunshots. No one stranded in the hut believes her . . . until self-absorbed Ridge Ranger Ben Rogers is found outside in a pool of frozen blood. Meg’s now got to find this killer quickly . . . before cabin fever does them all in!

Praise For Scene Of The Climb

“A splendid overview of the greater Portland and Columbia River Gorge region, perfect for travel buffs. Her protagonist shows promise with her determined attitude and moxie.” —Library Journal

Includes Adventure Guides!

The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries Box Set Books 1-3

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The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries Box Set Books 1-3


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The first three books in the popular, funny, cozy Jennifer Marsh Mystery Series are collected, for the first time, in one volume: Dying to Get Published, Dying to Get Even, and Dying for a Clue. Follow the adventures of aspiring mystery writer Jennifer Marsh as she solves her first crimes.
Dying to Get Published, an Agatha Award nominee, introduces Jennifer, a writer so desperate to get published she finds herself in a twisted tale of how deadly the publishing business can be. Her second adventure lands her as the key witness for the prosecution of a dear friend accused of murdering her husband. The third involves an adopted college student desperate to find her true identity and people willing to kill to keep it secret.
On hand to help are Jennifer’s wacky writer friends, a rich and possibly demented old lady who prefers solving crimes to her weekly bridge games, and investigative newspaper reporter Sam Culpepper who’s as attracted to Jennifer as much as he is to the crimes she’s embroiled in. And, of course, there’s Muffy, Jennifer’s faithful greyhound offering love and support.