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Dancing Dead

Sister Rose Callahan #6

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (November 04, 2014)

The curious are flocking to a quaint Kentucky village, where the North Homage Shakers have opened a hostel rumored to be inhabited by a nineteenth-century spirit. Business is booming even in the throes of the...


Killing Gifts

Sister Rose Callahan #5

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (November 04, 2014)

The Depression's winter gloom has crept into the summerhouse of the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. The dead body of a woman "of dubious reputation" -- a lost soul befriended by many of the brothers...


Deadly Shaker Spring

Sister Rose Callahan #2

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (December 23, 2014)

We have frightening enemies living among us, known by their strange dress. These so-called Shakers are shrewd and canny. . .a scourge; a tumor that must be sliced from our side . .

Sister Rose Callahan read the...


Death of a Winter Shaker

Sister Rose Callahan #1

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (December 23, 2014)

SISTER ROSE IS ON A MISSION... TO CATCH A KILLER

The peaceful Shakers, pledged to hard work, worship and nonviolence could scarcely believe there was a dead body in their herb house. The handsome young drifter...


Silent Night

by C.J. Kyle Avon (October 28, 2014)

Christmas, Tennessee, is a town where no one locks their doors and the worst crime is a stolen bicycle. Until the night blood is found . . . but there's no body.

Police Chief Tucker Ambrose hopes it's just a...


Murder Unfolds

Stain-Busting Mysteries #5

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

As her big 3-0 approaches, Josie Toadfern's life seems more or less wrinkle-free. Since the laundromat owner, stain removal expert, and confirmed snoop's local stain-busting column went regional, she's become...


Hung Out to Die

Stain-Busting Mysteries #4

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

There's no fun in dysfunctional

Small-town laundress Josie Toadfern has her own fair share of dirty laundry—namely the Toadfern clan! Ostracized from the family unit ever since her parents dumped eight-year-old...


Death in the Cards

Stain-Busting Mysteries #3

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

Laundromat owner and stain removal expert Josie Toadfern knows her tiny twon's dirty clothes and most of its dirty little secrets. But an upcoming "Psychic Fair" is bringing a brand-new mess to Paradises, Ohio....


Death by Deep Dish Pie

Stain-Busting Mysteries #2

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

Like nearly everyone else in Paradise, Ohio, local laundromat owner and stain-removal expert Josie Toadfern eagerly awaits the upcoming July 4th Founders Day celebration with its highlight, the annual Breitenstrater...


Death of a Domestic Diva

Stain-Busting Mysteries #1

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

Need something troublesome and unsightly eliminated permanently? Call Josie Toadfern!

There is no stain on Earth that laundromat owner Josie Toadfern can't conquer, and she's offered to share her expertise on...


Tie Dyed and Dead

Stain-Busting Mysteries #6

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

As if running a successful laundromat and writing a perennially popular (and soon to be national!) household tips column weren't enough to keep Josie Toadfern busy, she's taken a gig on the side. The Mayfair...


Last Ditch

Leo Waterman #5

by G.M. Ford Avon (October 15, 2013)

In Leo Waterman, writer G.M. Ford has created a private detective who tackles cases armed with strong survival instincts--and a deadly sense of humor. In his fifth outing, Seattle's most uncompromising sleuth...


One Dead Under the Cuckoo's Nest

Pauline Sokol #3

by Lori Avocato Avon (July 30, 2013)

When Pauline Sokol goes undercover to investigate brokers who match psychiatric patients with treatment facilities for high dollar bounties, she suddenly finds herself confined against her will in a mental hospital...


The Stiff and the Dead

Pauline Sokol #2

by Lori Avocato Avon (July 30, 2013)

This funny and charming second book in our promising new mass market mystery series features Pauline Sokol, a sassy 30–something ex–nurse turned medical insurance fraud investigator.

Pauline Sokol has just...


A Dose of Murder

Pauline Sokol #1

by Lori Avocato Avon (July 30, 2013)

After years of chasing around sniffly munchkins with a tongue depressor, nurse Pauline Sokol has had it. She's sick of being an "angel of mercy"—she'd like to raise some hell for once! But finding a new career...


Irish Eyes

Callahan Garrity #8

by Mary Kay Andrews Avon (March 19, 2013)

Ex-cop Callahan Garrity was more than happy to leave the Atlanta P.D. behind her to start her own business -- the House Mouse cleaning service -- and to indulge in a bit of freelance private investigation on...


Playing Dead

by R G. Belsky Avon (January 02, 2018)

It's been eleven years since David Galvin terrorized New York City with a series of gruesome murders. He picked his victim at random and stalked her silently, taking pleasure in a game of pretend until he captured...


Something's Cooking: An Angie Amalfi Mystery

Angie Amalfi #1

by Joanne Pence Avon (January 03, 2012)

The heat is on

Life's a banquet for Angelina Amalfi—a gourmet chef and food writer with enough sass and spunk for two. But things start to go really bad really fast when the man who's been contributing unusual...


Too Many Cooks: An Angie Amalfi Mystery

Angie Amalfi #2

by Joanne Pence Avon (January 03, 2012)

After talking her way into a job on a pompous, third-rate chef's radio call-in-show, Angie Amalfi has visions of a new career to go along with her hot, new romance with Paavo Smith, a gorgeous homocide detective....


Cook's Night Out: An Angie Amalfi Mystery

Angie Amalfi #5

by Joanne Pence Avon (January 03, 2012)

Foodie Angie Amalfi has decided to make her culinary name by creating the perfect chocolate confection: angelinas. Donating her delicious rejects to the Random Acts of Kindness Mission in San Francisco, Angie...


Cooking Most Deadly: An Angie Amalfi Mystery

Angie Amalfi #4

by Joanne Pence Avon (January 03, 2012)

Although food writer and dilettante chef Angie Amalfi is ready to start thinking about cutting a wedding cake with her delectable homicide detective boyfriend Paavo Smith, Paavo's got other things on his mind—mainly,...


If Cooks Could Kill

Angie Amalfi #10

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 27, 2011)

With another failed business behind her, dilettante chef Angie Amalfi is cooking up a new scheme: Pairing up her best friend Connie with a handsome professional football player who just happens to be related...


Two Cooks A-Killing

Angie Amalfi #11

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 27, 2011)

Nothing could drag chef Angie Amalfi away from San Francisco and her beloved policeman fiance Paavo Smith –– except for a job preparing the banquet her all–time favorite soap opera characters will consume...


Courting Disaster

Angie Amalfi #12

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 27, 2011)

This twelfth culinary mystery from Joanne Pence has everything a mystery reader could ever want: romance, intrigue and, of course, murder. Loveable amateur sleuth and budding chef Angie Amalfi continues her...


A Cook in Time

Angie Amalfi #7

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 27, 2011)

In this 7th delightful culinary mystery from Joanne Pence, dilettante chef Angie Amalfi gets entangled with a group of UFO–chasers and government conspiracy nuts, while trying to get her new business off the...


Bell, Cook, and Candle

Angie Amalfi #9

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 27, 2011)

A Dash of Darkness

For once Angie Amalfi's newest culinary venture, "Comical Cakes," seems to be a roaring success! There's nothing funny, however, about her homicide detective boyfriend Paavo Smith's latest...


Cooks Overboard

Angie Amalfi #6

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 20, 2011)

In this 6th delightful culinary mystery from Joanne Pence, dilettante chef Angie Amalfi plans a romantic cruise with her hunky boyfriend, but hits rough water when murder becomes part of the itinerary.

Food...


Cooking Up Trouble: An Angie Amalfi Mystery

Angie Amalfi #3

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 20, 2011)

Chef Angie Amalfi can't wait to take off from the city for a week to help devise a delicious vegetarian menu for a lovely new B&B in scenic northern California. The not-yet-open-for-business Hill Haven Inn will...


To Catch a Cook

Angie Amalfi #8

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 20, 2011)

A Nasty Stew

Between her latest "sure–fire" foray into the food industry—video restaurant reviews—and her concern over boyfriend Homicide Detective Paavo Smith‘s depressed state, Angie Amalfi‘s plate...


The Da Vinci Cook

Angie Amalfi #14

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 20, 2011)

Angie Amalfi is close to one of the biggest breaks of her rocky culinary career—a chance to co–write a cookbook with a famous chef. But as she scrambles to prepare for the impending interview, her realtor...


Red Hot Murder

Angie Amalfi #13

by Joanne Pence Avon (December 13, 2011)

Dilettante chef Angie Amalfi doubts if she'll actually survive her engagement to San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith, what with her meddling mom micromanaging the whole affair. So Angie leaps at the...


Through the Darkness: A Hannah Ives Mystery

Hannah Ives #6

by Marcia Talley Avon (December 13, 2011)

Cancer survivor Hannah Ives looked Death in the eye . . . and walked away victorious. But the terror she once felt in its shadow pales before the ice-cold fear that now grips her heart in the wake of an unthinkable...


This Enemy Town: A Hannah Ives Mystery

Hannah Ives #5

by Marcia Talley Avon (November 29, 2011)

Hannah Ives is always ready to support others like herself who have been through the gauntlet of fear and uncertainty that a diagnosis of cancer often brings. So when friend and fellow survivor Dorothy Hart...


Feliz Navidead

by Ann Myers Avon (October 25, 2016)

Holly, jolly, and downright deadly—the third Santa Fe Café mystery unwraps surprises both naughty and nice . . . It’s the most picturesque time of theyear in Santa Fe, and Chef Rita Lafitte of Tres Amigas...


To Love and To Perish

Annabelle Archer #3

by Laura Durham Avon (October 06, 2009)

Everyone knows that planning a wedding can be murder, but when top D.C. wedding planner Annabelle Archer finds an old nemesis hanging by a bridal veil in a hotel ballroom, she's shocked to discover that wedding...


Desert Heat

Joanna Brady #1

by J. A. Jance Avon (March 17, 2009)

A cop lies dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun—a local lawman who may well have become the next sheriff of Cochise County. The police brass claim that Andy Brady was dirty, and that his shooting was a...