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Tool & Die: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery (Home Repair by Sarah Graves

By Sarah Graves

Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree traded her power-broker existence for a run-down dream condominium in peaceable Eastport, Maine. however the homemade fanatic is studying that irrespective of how rigorously you construct your house, homicide has a manner of slipping in during the cracks….It’s a vibrant June afternoon and old-house-fixer-upper Jake Tiptree is using via downeast Maine on an strange errand. She’s on the point of interview a wide, indignant guy with a felony heritage. Jim Diamond may possibly or will not be harassing his ex-wife with life-threatening letters, yet Jake promised her new housekeeper, Bella Diamond, she’d investigate the problem. An ex-con and a deadbeat, Jim Diamond doesn’t have a heritage of violence…that is, now not until eventually Jake arrives at his residence and discovers killer has been there first.Suddenly Jake and her ally, Ellie White, locate themselves on the middle of a homicide with too many suspects and too few clues. And as though that’s no longer sufficient, Jake is now saddled with the manic Bella, whose simple task that she’ll be the subsequent sufferer is fueling a supercompulsive neatness–one that threatens to scrub Jake and her long-suffering husband, Wade, out of condo and home.Add to moose in her kitchen, a rebellious son with a behavior of dumping pass over correct for omit improper, and a hard ex of her personal, and Jake is already at wit’s finish. Then she will get be aware horde of her dad’s long-lost relations suggest to descend on Eastport, desiring to be submit at her far-from-fixed-up fixer-upper.When the killer does strike back, it’s no longer the place Jake expects…and the sufferer couldn’t be extra of a shock. For this can be a case higher than the standard angry—ex-spouse style, and now that Jake and Ellie have got themselves concerned, they’ve every one gained a distinct position in a ruthless murderer’s grasp plan of greed, deception, and dying. And the prize? a couple of ceaselessly deepest rooms–six ft less than!

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Slugfest: A Dirty Business Mystery by Rosemary Harris

By Rosemary Harris

Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated Rosemary Harris is again together with her fourth soiled company secret, Slugfest, set at a mythical Northeast flower convey the place greater than the vegetation are dying.When Paula Holliday has the same opinion to behave as convey supervisor for a reclusive artist she’s looking ahead to a laidback weekend opting for up gardening tips. She doesn’t anticipate to be knee-deep in horticultural sabotage, beheaded gnomes, murder, and anything known as The Javits Curse. Then an overeager attendee is located floating within the river and Paula realizes she by accident holds a clue to his murder—that’s while the backyard gloves come off and this flower exhibit becomes a true Slugfest!      This time out Paula is joined by way of a colourful solid that incorporates Rolanda “Fort” Knox, a no-nonsense protection shield; man Anzalone, Brooklyn's Tumbled Stone King; Jamal Harrington, a highschool child with a black belt and a eco-friendly thumb; JC Kaufman, a feisty girl who hates leaving domestic with no her weapon of selection; and a slick advertising and marketing man hawking the most well liked new product on the exhibit, a foolproof pest repellant that individuals are death to get their palms on.             With restricted capability and her ragtag team, Paula needs to remedy her hardest secret but and root out a killer ahead of she unearths herself pushing up daisies.

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September Fair by Jess Lourey

By Jess Lourey

. . . a wholly enticing novel with pathos, plot twists, and quirky characters galore. fantastically written and wickedly humorous. —Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-award successful writer of A Date you cannot Refuse "Move over Janet Evanovich-mystery enthusiasts have a brand new cause to have fun! September reasonable is enjoyable, humorous, and so cleverly written, you may be guessing till the very end." —Gemma Halliday, best-selling writer ofMayhem in excessive Heels The Minnesota kingdom Fair-the loved domestic of 4H indicates, halfway rides, and every thing on a stick. The pageant enjoyable is driving excessive until eventually the lately topped Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, a conflict Lake local, is brutally murdered whereas her regal likeness is carved in butter. Can Mira James, overlaying the reasonable for the conflict Lake remember, disclose a dangerous country reasonable mystery and win a blue ribbon for caging a killer? You wager your final deep-fried Nut Goodie! compliment for the Lefty Award-nominated Murder-by-Month sequence [star] ". . . hilarious, fast moving, and madcap."—Booklist (starred assessment) "Wonderfully funny."—Crimespree journal "Another fun story set within the city choked with over-the-top zanies who have endeared themselves to the enticing Mira."—Kirkus

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Scandal on Rincon Hill by Shirley Tallman

By Shirley Tallman

“Bringing Victorian San Francisco to colourful existence, Tallman bargains an enjoyable mystery…will entice fanatics of Anne Perry and Rhys Bowen.” —Library magazine A physique is located simply blocks from lawyer Sarah Woolson’s domestic on Rincon Hill. Sarah is at the case, yet 19th-century San Francisco is quickly thrown right into a country of panic as a ugly crime spree starts off to snatch the town.

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Estate of Mind (Den of Antiquity) by Tamar Myers

By Tamar Myers

A pretend Van Gogh while North Carolina old broker Abigail Timberlake makes a bid of $150.99 on a really lousy replica of Van Gogh's The Starry evening, she's simply attempting to win Mama's approval through assisting the church public sale. with a bit of luck, she'll make her a refund at the appealing gold old body. Little does she count on she's obtained herself a fortune...and loads of hassle. A masterpiece to kill for whilst her ex-boyfriend indicates up and provides ten dollars for the grotesque Starry evening, Abby pops the body and is surprised to find hidden at the back of the fake Van Gogh canvas a multi-million buck misplaced paintings treasure. abruptly she's a favored woman in her outdated homeland, and her first stopover at is from Gilbert Sweeney, her schoolyard sweetheart (according to him), who claims the family's portray was once donated by way of mistake. yet social calls quick flip from great to nasty as it really is published that the mysterious masterpiece conceals a dismal and lethal earlier and a few modern day misconduct that threatens to rock the Rock Hill social constitution to its middle. a person it sounds as if thinks the paintings is worthy killing for, and Abby is familiar with she greater resolve the key scandal and a number of murders ahead of she finally ends up buried six ft less than a starry evening.

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Cooking Up Murder (A Cooking Class Mystery) by Miranda Bliss

By Miranda Bliss

Annie and Eve are life-long most sensible acquaintances who've completely not anything in common-except a scarcity of ability within the kitchen. So after they join a cooking category on the neighborhood gourmand store, they determine the single issues in danger are a couple of blameless vegetables and fruit. yet at the first evening, Annie and Eve see their fellow scholar Beyla arguing with a man-a guy who later turns up lifeless within the parking zone. Now the buddies believe guaranteed to discover no matter what secrets and techniques she's hiding, prior to an individual else's goose-perhaps one among their own-gets cooked.

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Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden

By Laura Alden

A brand-new sequence during which homicide is something yet common

After Tarver ordinary School's unpopular critical is murdered, PTA secretary and mom of 2 Beth Kennedy places apart bake revenues and sophistication journey fund-raisers to capture a killer. And whilst contributors of the PTA develop into suspects, she realizes fixing this homicide are not as effortless as ABC...

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