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Before he Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1)

by Blake Pierce Lukeman Literary Management Ltd (May 19, 2016)

From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series. In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t...


The Vicious Vet

Agatha Raisin #2

by M. C. Beaton St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

The Vicious Vet continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.

A PURR-FECT CRIME IN THE COTSWOLDS

Former London PR agent, Agatha...


Before He Feels (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 6)

by Blake Pierce Lukeman Literary Management Ltd (July 31, 2017)

From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews), comes book #6 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series. In BEFORE HE FEELS (A Mackenzie White...


Once Forsaken (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 7)

by Blake Pierce Lukeman Literary Management Ltd (March 30, 2017)

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer...


Once Pined (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 6)

by Blake Pierce Lukeman Literary Management Ltd (December 21, 2016)

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer...


When the Dead Awaken

by Steffen Jacobsen Quercus (January 06, 2015)

A crane cable breaks while loading a ship in Naples, sending a container crashing to the ground and disgorging its grisly contents: the corpses of illegal workers destined for a discreet burial at sea as well...


Meet Your Baker

Bakeshop Mysteries #1

by Ellie Alexander St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)

Welcome to Torte-a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it's criminal...

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of...


Died in the Wool

Torie O'Shea #10

by Rett MacPherson St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)

With the Garden Club's First Annual Rose Show right around the corner and a historic house up for sale, Torie O'Shea, mother of three and president of the historical society in New Kassel, Missouri, has her...


The Blood Ballad

Torie O'Shea #11

by Rett MacPherson St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)

Genealogist and mother of three Torie O'Shea is out birding on the cliffs of the Mississippi River as part of New Kassell, Missouri's first ever bird-watching Olympics, when someone starts shooting at her and...


Murder at the Book Group

by Maggie King Gallery Books (December 30, 2014)

For fans of Anne Canadeo comes a fun and sassy cozy mystery in which one woman must solve the murder of a book group member and untangle a web of secrets hidden by her bookish cohorts.

Hazel Rose never dreamed...


Kill 'Em with Cayenne

Piper Prescott #2

by Gail Oust St. Martin's Press (December 16, 2014)

Kill 'Em with Cayenne, a brand new finger-lickin' good mystery from Gail Oust, featuring small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott, a smart and spunky amateur sleuth.

Spices are flying off the shelves...


Five

by Ursula Archer St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

A woman's corpse is discovered in a meadow. A strange combination of letters and numbers has been tattooed on the soles of her feet. Detective inspector Beatrice Kaspary from the local murder squad quickly identifies...


Blood Rubies

Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries #9

by Jane K. Cleland St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2014)

Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Fabergé egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: Her family owns the spectacular Fabergé...


A Last Goodbye

by J.A. Jance Pocket Star (November 24, 2014)

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance brings her trademark breakneck pace to this fun and exciting e-novella, where fan favorite Ali Reynolds takes on double responsibilities as both sleuth and bride....


Betrayed

Rosato & DiNunzio #2

by Lisa Scottoline St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with the New York Times bestseller, Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than...


The Man Who Loved His Wife

by Vera Caspary The Feminist Press at CUNY (February 24, 2014)

A jealous husband frames his wife for his own suicide so she'll never love again.


A Deadly Measure of Brimstone

Dandy Gilver #8

by Catriona McPherson St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

Catriona McPherson's critically acclaimed mystery series set in 1920s Scotland and featuring plucky and laugh-out-loud-funny heroine Dandy Gilver is perfect for fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers, and Agatha...


Cordi O'Callaghan Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: Dying for Murder / Forever Dead / Innocent Murderer

by Suzanne F. Kingsmill Dundurn (May 17, 2014)

Zoologist sleuth Cordi O'Callaghan is scrambling to save her life, or at least her career, in this ebook bundle of all three Cordi O'Callaghan mysteries, including the newest novel, Dying for Murder.


Why Aren't They Screaming?

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

April, 1986: American airplanes stationed in Britain attack Libya. Civilian casualties are heavy; world opinion is outraged.

University lecturer Loretta Lawson is staying in the country for a few days' rest....


The Malady in Madeira

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The last thing recently widowed Julia Probyn expects to find on the lush and charming island of Madeira is a clue to her husband's mysterious death, for Colonel Jamieson perished somewhere in the wilds of Central...


Full Stop

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Loretta Lawson is already a little apprehensive about spending a hot, muggy weekend alone in New York City at her friend Toni's apartment. And it seems her fears are confirmed when she receives a series of mysterious...


Emergency in the Pyrenees

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

In Julia Probyn's fifth adventure, first published in 1965, Julia moves to a remote French mountain village near the Spanish border, while her husband, a British Intelligence agent, is on a secret assignment....


The Portuguese Escape

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Miss Bridge takes us to Portugal; not only the well-known world of Estoril and the Embassies, but behind the scenes, into the life lived on country estates by the Portuguese themselves. Both aspects are seen...


What Will Survive

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

July 1997: Lebanon makes the British headlines when an Englishwoman dies in a landmine explosion near the town of Nabatiyeh.

The dead woman is Aisha, a former model with an Egyptian mother, visiting the Middle...


The Numbered Account

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Julia Probyn, like most people, knew very little about anonymous numbered accounts in Swiss Banks. Until her cousin, Colin Munro, asked her to look into the matter of one containing a fortune, for his fiancée...


The Dangerous Islands

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Julia Probyn-an old friend of many readers-is sailing off the west coast of Scotland. On the desolate island of Erinish Beg, she and her cousin are startled to see a sky-blue pole rise up out of the ground at...


Julia in Ireland

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

While on her last assignment with British Intelligence in Morocco, the widowed Julia Probyn Jamieson meets and is strongly attracted to an Irish country lawyer, Gerald O'Brien, who is travelling with friends...


A Masculine Ending

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Loretta Lawson, a feminist professor visiting Paris to deliver a paper on the oppressive nature of masculine grammatical forms, stumbles across the murder of an Oxford don.

But when the body disappears, she returns...


What Men Say

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

When a woman's decomposed body is found in the aging barn of Oxford don Bridget Bennett's estate, Loretta knows her friend Bridget's shock is genuine. Unfortunately, the local constabulary are not so sure. And...


The Episode At Toledo

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

"An intricate story of international counterespionage; an adventure tale which carries one breathless through its ramifications; a romance with a happy ending." - Kirkus

In the beautiful countryside of Portugal,...


Don't Leave Me This Way

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Loretta Lawson is not overjoyed when an old acquaintance, Sandra, turns up knocking on Loretta's doorstep on Christmas Eve. After a week of wrecking havock on Loretta's content, quiet life, Sandra suddenly disappears....


Say Yes to the Death

by Susan Mcbride Witness (September 29, 2015)

Someone old, someone cruel

Debutante dropout Andrea Kendricks is beyond done with big hair, big gowns, and big egos—so being dragged to a high-society Texas wedding by her socialite mama, Cissy, gives her a...


The Book Club

by Marjolijn Februari Quercus (November 04, 2014)

Thirty-year-old Theresa Pellikaan is typical of the wealthy middle classes--with her respectable background, successful husband and house in an apparently sleepy, yet powerful, rich village. She works in a gallery,...


The Dark Angel: A Lola and Ingrid Investigation

by Dominique Sylvain MacLehose Press (November 04, 2014)

On the one hand, there's Lola. A grumpy retired policewoman who cannot get by without her two best friends: red wine and jigsaw puzzles. On the other, there's Ingrid, an American in love with Paris. By day she...


Treacherous Tart

by Ellie Grant Gallery Books (September 25, 2014)

In this second charming novel in the Pie Shop cozy mystery series, a modern-day Lothario is shot dead, and it’s up to Maggie to clear her aunt and partner-in-pie from the suspect list.

It’s Christmastime...


Star of the East

by Tasha Alexander St. Martin's Press (October 28, 2014)

From New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander comes STAR OF THE EAST, a Lady Emily holiday story that will enchant readers and keep them guessing until the very last page...

Emily and Colin Hargreaves...


Here Comes the Bribe

Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #30

by Mary Daheim William Morrow (April 05, 2016)

Judith McMonigle Flynn has her hands full with unexpected family ties and a dead body in the backyard in this delightfully zany mystery in Mary Daheim’s popular Bed-and-Breakfast series.

Rodney Schmuck and...


The Old Deep and Dark

Jane Lawless #22

by Ellen Hart St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

Ellen Hart was named the 2017 MWA Grand Master, the most distinguished lifetime achievement award offered in the mystery community.

Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore a historic theater...


Strong Darkness

Caitlin Strong #6

by Jon Land Tom Doherty Associates (September 30, 2014)

Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in her most thrilling adventure yet in Jon Land's STRONG DARKNESS

1883: Texas Ranger William Ray Strong teams up with Judge Roy Bean to track down the Old West's first serial...


Wouldn't It Be Deadly

Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mysteries #1

by D. E. Ireland St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins make an incomparable pair of sleuths in the start of a delightful new series

Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball—where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry...


Silent Murders

Roaring Twenties Mysteries #2

by Mary Miley St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

Vaudeville actress Leah Randall took on her most daring role ever when she impersonated missing heiress Jessie Carr in order to claim Jessie's inheritance in The Impersonator. Now that the dust has settled around...


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...


A Simple Shaker Murder

Sister Rose Callahan #4

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (December 23, 2014)

Despite the hardships of the Great Depression, Sister Rose Callahan's Shaker village of North Homage is surviving nicely. Now they have visitors—a group of "reformers" hoping to create a utopian community...


Sins of a Shaker Summer

Sister Rose Callahan #3

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (December 23, 2014)

Rose Callahan, newly appointed eldress of the community of Believers at the Kentucky Shaker viliage of North Homage, confesses to a nagging resentment toward Andrew, sent by the lead ministry in Mount Lebanon...


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...


The Body in the Birches

Faith Fairchild #22

by Katherine Hall Page William Morrow (May 12, 2015)

At home on Sanpere Island, Maine, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild discovers that real estate can be murder, especially when it’s all in the family, in this twenty-second book in the popular mystery...


Queen Bee Goes Home Again

by Haywood Smith St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

In Queen Bee Goes Home Again by bestselling author Haywood Smith, it's been ten years since Linwood Scott had to move back home to Mimosa Branch, Georgia the first time. Now, with her work in real estate at...


The Blood of an Englishman

Agatha Raisin #25

by M. C. Beaton St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

The Blood of an Englishman continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.

"Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman..."...