French Pastry Murder

Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758277067
Format: PDF
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"Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend." --Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author Lucy Stone is saying "Au revoir!" to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and "Bonjour!" to Paris to take in the sights, learn how to bake authentic French pastries, and experience some joie de vivre. But her dreams of la vie en rose are put on hold when the City of Lights turns deadly. . . Tinker's Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her "Women Who Make a Difference" episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class. . . Lucy always dreamed of visiting Paris, but with Chef Larry on death's doorstep and Lucy and her friends detained for questioning, she's worried she'll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the bastille. If she's going to enjoy her vacation, she'll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name. Lucy's search for the truth takes her from the towers of Notre Dame to the gardens of Versailles and a dozen charming bistros in between. But will she be able to track down a killer more elusive than the perfect macaron? Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries "I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart "Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." --Chicago Sun Times "The Lucy Stone mysteries will appeal to fans of domestic mysteries." --Booklist "Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters." --Publishers Weekly

Candy Corn Murder

Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 0758277091
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“Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend.” —Kate Carlisle Halloween is coming to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the town’s annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There’s the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children’s Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in…even a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes quite as planned . . . Lucy’s getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and his friend Evan have been working seemingly nonstop on their potentially prize-winning pumpkin catapult. But when the day of the big contest arrives, Evan is nowhere to be found…until a catapulted pumpkin busts open the trunk of the Dodge, revealing a deceased Evan . . . Bill is on the hook for the Halloween homicide, so Lucy knows she’s got some serious sleuthing to do. With each new lead pointing her in a different direction, Lucy sees that time is quickly running out. If she wants to spook the real killer, she’ll have to step into an old ghost story . . . “Series fans should be satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly

Death of a Chocoholic

Author: Lee Hollis
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758294506
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Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine's Day. Of course she also isn't planning on looking for a murderer. . . Fed up with dating after a disastrous setup, the only thing Hayley wants to snuggle up to is a box of made-to-order chocolates from plus-sized, plus-mouthed chocolatier Bessie Winthrop. But when Bessie is found dead in her kitchen, only Hayley suspects that Bessie's "heart attack" might actually be a candy-coated murder. Turns out Bessie had more enemies than a boxful of chocolates, each one a suspicious flavor. It's sticky business juggling a job, two teenagers and finding a killer, but it's better than letting a killer find Hayley first. . . Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen! Praise for Death of a Country Fried Redneck "Snappy pace, fun characters, and a clever plot. A tasty entrée for the culinary cozy crowd." --Library Journal

British Manor Murder

Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Boxtree
ISBN: 1760556947
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Lucy Stone is excited to join her friend Sue at Moreton Manor, home to the Earl of Wickham. She's there to enjoy the "Heads Up!" hat exhibition and have a taste of the English aristocratic lifestyle, but her peaceful holiday is shattered when a person who's been bludgeoned to death is found in a hidden, sealed-off room . . . Was the victim trying to make off with the family riches? And can an amateur detective from small-town America ever get to the bottom of this very English mystery? Lucy puts her sleuthing skills to the test. This wonderfully fun and cozy mystery from New York Times bestseller Leslie Meier is a delight from start to finish. "Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stone’s trip across the pond." —Kirkus Reviews “I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers.” —Carolyn Hart “Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth.” —Chicago Sun Times “The Lucy Stone mysteries will appeal to fans of domestic mysteries.” —Booklist “Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters.” —Publishers Weekly

Easter Bunny Murder

Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758229356
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Lucy Stone learns that it's not good to have all your eggs in one basket when the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by elderly socialite Vivian Van Vorst takes a murderous turn after a man dressed as the Easter Bunny drops dead. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

English Tea Murder

Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509851836
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Newspaper reporter and mother of three, Lucy Stone, jumps at the chance of a girls' trip to London - it's an opportunity to take a break from her busy family life in the small town of Tinker's Cove, Maine. But when her tour leader, Professor Temple, dies mid-flight, Lucy's glad she packed her sleuthing skills . . . And things don't get any easier when they land. Professor Quentin Rea, a ladies’ man and former flirt of Lucy’s, arrives to take over the tour and she finds that, while his hairline has receded, his amorous intentions have not. Lucy also begins to notice some peculiar behaviour among other members of the group, and when she discovers all of them have pasts connected to the late Professor Temple, she suspects his death was an elaborate act of revenge. Then another tour member dies, and Lucy is suddenly ensnared in a daring scheme that could lead her to the mastermind of the murders - or make her the next victim. . . Deaths and mysteries abound in this cozy English outing from New York Times bestseller Leslie Meier. “I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers.” —Carolyn Hart "Fans of Murder, She Wrote may want to try this latest in a series that is well written and enjoyable." –The Evansville Courier and Press “The Lucy Stone mysteries will appeal to fans of domestic mysteries.” —Booklist “Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters.” —Publishers Weekly

Deck the Hallways

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451488237
Format: PDF
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In the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling Fixer-Upper Mystery series, contractor Shannon Hammer must restore the Christmas spirit by clearing her father's name... Even during the holidays, Shannon is more spackle than sparkle, which is why she leaps at the chance to transform a grand old Victorian mansion into ten charming apartments for homeless families. Filled with the spirit of the season, all of Lighthouse Cove turns out to help—including her best friends, a troupe of far-from-angelic Santa Claus impersonators, and her father, Jack. But their merriment is soon dashed by a heated scuffle between Jack and the miserly president of the bank who’s backing the project. When the man is murdered, all eyes are on Jack, and visions of prison time dance in Shannon's head. Now, she needs to pull off a crime-solving miracle, before her father’s Christmas goose is cooked... Don't miss Framed For Murder, a Hallmark Movies & Mystery Original starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series!

Played by the Book

Author: Lucy Arlington
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171276
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries make their return with Lila Wilkins, literary agent and “murder magnet,” planning a book signing garden party. But things aren’t coming up roses when she has to weed out a dangerous killer… The owner of the Novel Idea Literary Agency is thrilled when former local boy and popular television show host Damian York returns to Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, to launch his new gardening book. But Lila is less than excited about the hubbub when she sees her mounting to-do list. Between planning York’s gala and sprucing up her yard for another event, she’s spread too thin—especially after she finds a skull buried in her flowerbeds. As Lila’s macabre discovery leads to other secrets hidden in Inspiration Valley’s past, a member of the local garden club is found slumped over her prize roses—murdered. Now it’s up to Lila to dig through old mysteries and new clues to unearth a murderer before someone else is found pushing up daisies…

Death By A HoneyBee Mystery Women Sleuths Book 1 of the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series

Author: Abigail Keam
Publisher: Worker Bee Press
ISBN: 0615347347
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Death By A HoneyBee is a Gold Medal winner from Readers' Favorite and a Finalist in the USA BOOK NEWS Best Book List of 2011. Josiah Reynolds, a former art history professor, was once a celebrity with wealth, social position, and a famous husband. Now all of that is gone. The professor finds her circumstances drastically altered. Retired, Josiah is now a full time beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the local Farmers Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her bee yard, only to discover that the victim is her competitor and nemesis. The police suspect the brutal death is murder and Josiah is their number one suspect. She is determined to find out who is trying to frame her, along with her assistant, Matt, who is twenty years her junior and gay, and her lawyer, Shaneika, a African-American woman, rumored to be a descendant of a historically prominent Lexington family. Josiah s powerful but secretive daughter pops in and out of her mother s life, pulling strings to protect her mother from danger. Set in the beautiful horse country of the Bluegrass, Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in Kentucky. Fighting an unseen enemy in the glamorous world of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum plantation houses, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a city that keeps its secrets well.

Killer Crullers

Author: Jessica Beck
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429950897
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WELCOME BACK TO DONUT HEARTS—where the coffee is hot, the donuts are fresh, and the crullers are to die for... As owner of April Springs's one and only donut shop, Suzanne Hart is privy to the deliciously personal, downright eccentric tastes of her customers. One man is crazy for crullers—heavy on the icing. But when he doesn't pick up his order, a tall dark stranger buys the whole box. Which he tosses, one drippy cruller at a time, at her friend Gabby's storefront next door... The man claims that stolen family valuables ended up in Gabby's thrift shop. His wild, weird behavior has Suzanne wanting to call the cops. But when he turns up dead—outside of Donut Hearts, no less—the cops come calling for her and Gabby. Can Suzanne prove that their role in the cruller-vandal killing is a cruel, albeit sugar-coated, twist of fate?