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Killer Cruise

Jaine Austen #7

by Laura Levine Kensington Books (April 01, 2010)

Wordsmith Jaine Austen's ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say "bon voyage," Jaine's all-expenses-paid...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Crunch Time: A Novel of Suspense

Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries #15

by Diane Mott Davidson William Morrow (April 05, 2011)

“A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker.”

Baltimore Sun

“The Julia Child of mystery writers.”

Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

No one cooks up a tastier stew of murder, mystery, and...


Mobbed: A Regan Reilly Mystery

Regan Reilly #14

by Carol Higgins Clark Scribner (April 05, 2011)

New York Times bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark is a native of New Jersey. So is her sleuth Regan Reilly. In Mobbed, Clark sends Regan “down the shore” where they have both vacationed since childhood....


The Competition

Rachel Knight #4

by Marcia Clark Mulholland Books (July 08, 2014)

In Marcia Clark's most electrifying thriller yet, Los Angeles District Attorney Rachel Knight investigates a horrifying high school massacre.

A Columbine-style shooting at a high school in the San Fernando Valley...


The Night Searchers

Sharon McCone #30

by Marcia Muller Grand Central Publishing (July 01, 2014)

When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However,...


Hush Hush

Tess Monaghan #12

by Laura Lippman William Morrow (February 24, 2015)

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman plunges Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan into a twisted and disturbing case.

Tess Monaghan has encountered almost every possible criminal motive throughout...


Glutton for Punishment

Charly Poisson Culinary Mysteries #2

by Cecile Lamalle Grand Central Publishing (December 01, 2000)

Sleuth/master chef Charly Poisson is back in this followup to "Appetite for Murder". The winter holidays are over, and Charly and the staff of La Fermette are settling down for a quiet season when a ring of...


Baltimore Blues

Tess Monaghan #1

by Laura Lippman William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

Until her paper, the Baltimore Star, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was a damn good reporter who knew her hometown intimately -- from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully...


Killer WASPs

by Amy Korman Witness Impulse (September 16, 2014)

Crime really stings in Killer WASPs

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, is a haven for East Coast WASPs, where tennis tournaments and cocktails at the club are revered traditions. Little happens in the sleepy suburb, and...


A Stitch Before Dying

Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries #4

by Anne Canadeo Gallery Books (December 28, 2010)

The third mystery in Anne Canadeo's winning Black Sheep Knitting series, featuring a fivesome with a knack for knitting—and solving crimes…

When Maggie Messina, owner of the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, is...


Wrecked

Regan Reilly #13

by Carol Higgins Clark Scribner (April 13, 2010)

 Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. They are looking forward to a quiet...


The Viognier Vendetta: A Wine Country Mystery

Wine Country Mysteries #5

by Ellen Crosby Scribner (August 03, 2010)

Ellen Crosby’s "beguiling" (Kirkus Reviews) fifth mystery takes readers into Washington’s corridors of power, where Lucie Montgomery uncovers a political and financial scandal while trying to locate her...


Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials

Singaporean Mysteries #2

by Ovidia Yu William Morrow Paperbacks (September 30, 2014)

Rosie “Aunty” Lee, the feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore’s best-loved home cooking restaurant, is back in another delectable, witty mystery involving scandal and murder among the...


Dark Oracle

Delphic Oracle #1

by Alayna Williams Pocket Books (May 25, 2010)

TARA SHERIDAN HAS A GIFT . . . AND IT ALMOST KILLED HER.

As a criminal profiler, Tara used science and her intuitive skill at Tarot card divination to track down the dangerous and depraved, including the serial...


The Riesling Retribution: A Wine Country Mystery

Wine Country Mysteries #4

by Ellen Crosby Scribner (August 04, 2009)

An intriguing blend of colorful characters, fascinating history, and winemaking detail come together in Ellen Crosby’s “sprightly” (Publishers Weekly) tale of suspense—the fourth in her Wine Country...


While My Pretty One Knits

Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries #1

by Anne Canadeo Pocket Books (May 12, 2009)

The Black Sheep Knitters—Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe—meet once a week without fail, sharing the varied and colorful skeins of their lives as much as knitting tips, recipes, and small-town gossip,...


Cursed: A Regan Reilly Mystery

Regan Reilly #12

by Carol Higgins Clark Scribner (April 07, 2009)

Private Investigator Regan Reilly moved from Los Angeles to New York City when she married her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad. To help a friend she ends up taking on a...


Lying Dead

DI Marjory Fleming #3

by Aline Templeton Witness Impulse (February 11, 2014)

This moody and arresting thriller is perfect for fans of Tana French.

On a beautiful, eerily quiet May morning, a girl is found brutally bludgeoned to death. When Detective Marjory Fleming arrives, the silence...


Daddy's Girl

Clare Hart #3

by Margie Orford Witness Impulse (June 10, 2014)

How far would you go?

A little girl waits alone to be picked up after ballet class—until an unmarked car approaches, and she is gone.

But this little girl is the daughter of Police Captain Riedwaan Faizal. He...


Gallows Hill

Clare Hart #4

by Margie Orford Witness Impulse (July 08, 2014)

How far would you go?

Dr. Clare Hart is summoned to investigate a building site where hundreds of centuries-old skeletons have been found—beneath Gallows Hill, where Cape Town's notorious execution grounds...


Death Overdue

Killer Librarian #2

by Mary Lou Kirwin Gallery Books (November 05, 2013)

In the second novel in the “engaging” (Booklist) cozy library mystery series, Karen must work to clear her beau’s name after his ex-girlfriend is killed by a falling bookshelf while staying at his inn....


Clam Wake

Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #29

by Mary Daheim William Morrow (August 12, 2014)

Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off against a cold-blooded killer in a beach community in this delightfully charming Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from USA Today and...


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...


Battered to Death

Daphne Martin #4

by Gayle Trent Pocket Books (September 24, 2013)

The third “entertaining…and tasty read” (Entertainment Weekly) in the Daphne Martin Cake mystery series.

A recipe…for murder? Life is sweet for Daphne Martin right now, from her flourishing cake-decorating...


Multiple Exposure

Sophie Medina #1

by Ellen Crosby Scribner (August 06, 2013)

This globe-trotting mystery featuring intrepid photojournalist Sophie Medina is an “assured tale of love, loss, and secret agendas, the first in a new series, which... offers a complex portrait of our nation’s...


Night Train to Memphis

Vicky Bliss #5

by Elizabeth Peters Grand Central Publishing (August 06, 2013)

An assistant curator of Munich's National Museum, Vicky Bliss is no expert on Egypt, but she does have a Ph.D. in solving crimes. So when an intelligence agency offers her a luxury Nile cruise if she'll help...


Naked Once More

Jacqueline Kirby #4

by Elizabeth Peters Grand Central Publishing (August 06, 2013)

She may be a bestselling author, but ex-librarian Jacqueline Kirby's views on the publishing biz aren't fit to print. In fact, she's thinking of trading celebrity for serenity and a house far away from fiendish...


Poisoned Tarts

Savannah Reid #13

by G. A. McKevett Kensington Books (January 01, 2009)

What happens when too rich and too thin becomes too deadly? Voluptuous P.I. Savannah Reid is about to find out as she delves into the disappearance of a celebrity hanger-on that soon leads to something more...


Staying Home Is A Killer

Mom Zone Mysteries #2

by Sara Rosett Kensington Books (March 01, 2008)

Air Force wife Ellie Avery is so good at organizing she's turned pro. But when a fellow military wife turns up dead, Ellie tackles a different type of case--murder. . .

Ellie Avery balances motherhood, marriage,...


To Have and to Kill: A Wedding Cake Mystery

Wedding Cake Mysteries #1

by Mary Jane Clark HarperCollins e-books (December 28, 2010)

“Clark has perfected the suspense novel.”

Booklist

New York Times bestselling author and mystery writer par excellence, Mary Jane Clark kicks off her delicious new Wedding Cake mystery series with To Have...


Spellman Six: The Next Generation

Izzy Spellman Mysteries #6

by Lisa Lutz Simon & Schuster (July 09, 2013)

"The Last Word is Raymond Chandler meets Arrested Development. Zany, witty, and full of dark surprises, Lisa Lutz's novel is pure fun—and Izzy Spellman, PI, tops the list of 'Fictional Characters I'd Like...


Loco Motive: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery

Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #25

by Mary Daheim HarperCollins e-books (September 07, 2010)

“Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart. I love her books.”

—Carolyn Hart

 

Another deft and daffy Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from the indomitable Mary Daheim—“The reigning Queen of the Cozies”...


The Girl in the Green Raincoat

Tess Monaghan #11

by Laura Lippman William Morrow (January 18, 2011)

“Lippman is a writing powerhouse. ”

USA Today

 

“I love her books.”

—Harlan Coben

 

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman—winner of the Edgar® Award and every other major literary prize...


The Glass Is Always Greener

Den of Antiquity #16

by Tamar Myers HarperCollins e-books (January 25, 2011)

“A very funny series.”

Green Bay Press-Gazette

After sixteen delightfully madcap books, Tamar Myers’s hilarious Den of Antiquity cozy mystery series comes to a close with The Glass is Always Greener....


Cape Perdido

Cape Perdido #3

by Marcia Muller Grand Central Publishing (September 03, 2007)

Marcia Muller, bestselling author of the acclaimed series starring San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone, returns to the remote northern California coast of Point Deception and Cyanide Wells with an exciting new...


When Winter Returns: A Rosie Winter Mystery

Rosie Winter #4

by Kathryn Miller Haines HarperCollins e-books (May 11, 2010)

“Kathryn Miller Haines perfectly captures the feel, sights and sounds of New York in the 1940s….A lot of fun.”

 —Rhys Bowen

 

Aspiring actress and sometime sleuth Rosie Winter is back in When Winter Returns—...


The Seventh Witch

Ophelia & Abby #7

by Shirley Damsgaard HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

“A Golden Broomstick to [these] most unusual sleuths, a septuagenarian witch and her psychic granddaughter.”

—Carolyn Hart

 

The Seventh Witch is the seventh installment in Shirley Damsgaard’s Agatha Award-nominated...