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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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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.


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.


A Taste of Murder Box-Set

by Joanne Fluke, Lee Hollis & Barbara Ross Kensington Books (October 27, 2014)

Dig into the delectable books that kicked off your favorite mouth-watering mystery series-collected for the first time, in one box set!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

The First Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes!...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Loving Daylights

by Lynsay Sands HarperCollins e-books (April 26, 2011)

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands delivers a "madcap escapade" (Publishers Weekly) in this contemporary romance about a quirky inventor and unexpected love.

Shy Jane Spyrus loves gadgets. She can...


The Body in the Gazebo: A Faith Fairchild Mystery

Faith Fairchild #19

by Katherine Hall Page HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

“Katherine Hall Page is my favorite writer of the traditional mystery.”

 —Harlan Coben

“Hungry readers, enjoy!”

—Diana Mott Davidson

Minister’s wife, caterer, and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild must...


Designated Daughters

by Margaret Maron Grand Central Publishing (August 12, 2014)

When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt Rachel's bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully when she arrives at the hospice center she learns that Rachel hasn't passed; in fact, the dying woman...


Black Orchid Blues

by Persia Walker Akashic Books (March 22, 2011)

Front Page meets Harlem Nights: a riveting and racy historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem.


The Paris Lawyer

by Sylvie Granotier & Anne Trager Le French Book (May 01, 2014)

This award-winning psychological thriller navigates between the sophisticated corridors of the Paris courts and a small backwater in central France, where rolling hills and quiet country life hide dark secrets....


A Sleuth in Sausalito: A Mystery

by Carol a. Sheldon Houghton (July 01, 2014)

It's Sausalito in the sixties. Poets, painters and philosophers dot this artsy town, a community of people living on derelict houseboats. The river rats vs. the hill people continue an ongoing battle. Filled...


A Handful of Ash

Shetland Sailing Mysteries #3

by Marsali Taylor Accent Press (June 25, 2014)

An ancient witch cult is revived in modern Shetland.


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,...


Basil Instinct

by Shelley Costa Pocket Books (June 24, 2014)

In this second cozy mystery series that started with You Cannoli Die Once, a chef and her cousins launch their own investigation when a new sous chef turns up dead in their Italian restaurant.

When Chef Eve Angelotta’s...


Nemesis

Miss Marple #12

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (June 15, 2004)

Even the unflappable Miss Marple is astounded as she reads the letter addressed to her on instructions from the recently deceased tycoon Mr. Jason Rafiel, whom she had met on holiday in the West Indies (A Caribbean...


Death on the D-List

by Nancy Grace Hachette Books (August 10, 2010)

The brutal slayings of a string of her patients in New York and a horrific attempt on her own life leave Hailey Dean down, but not defeated. After a yearlong respite back home in the Southland, former violent...


Unlucky 13

by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro Little, Brown and Company (May 05, 2014)

The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose.

San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who...


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...


A Lesson in Secrets

Maisie Dobbs #8

by Jacqueline Winspear HarperCollins e-books (March 22, 2011)

Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as...