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A Wee Christmas Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett

By Kaitlyn Dunnett

Tis the season to be jolly, yet in Moosetookalook, Maine, Christmas cheer is briefly provide because of a snowless wintry weather that is maintaining skiers and consumers at a distance. thankfully, Liss MacCrimmon of the Scottish Emporium has a plan. . . Liss's brainstorm specializes in Tiny Teddies, the recent "hot" toy of the season. each shop around the kingdom is out of stock--except a number of wee institutions in sturdy ol' Moosetookalook. it is simple adequate to drum up acclaim for the assumption of luring shoppers to city and conserving them there with a stockingful of recent England vacation appeal. Liss's genuine problem lies in contending with bickering businesspeople and--once the USA learns of Moosetookalook's Tiny Teddy cache--doggedly made up our minds shopaholics. the 1st signal of whatever amiss happens while the final Tiny Teddy is summarily finished: shot during the center within the reveal window of grasping toy shop proprietor Gavin Thorne. however the Teddy's loss of life is simply a precursor to the eerily related homicide of Gavin himself... the 2 males in Liss's existence wish her faraway from the case, yet she can not help feeling responsible for beginning the fur frenzy that turns out to have ended in Gavin's dying. along with, how can she forget about the long record of suspects, now not the least of whom comprise Gavin's vindictive ex-wife, an unscrupulous selectman, a ski store proprietor with an awl to grind, and a rabid toy collector packing warmth in her purse..? Now, with the Twelve (or, in Scots phrases, the Daft) Days of Christmas swiftly forthcoming, Liss has a plate choked with issues worse than haggis to deal with, beginning with a stockroom full of fowl (don't ask), and finishing with a killer who'd prefer to see Liss's goose good and completely cooked...

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Too Near The Edge (Cleo & Tyler Mysteries) by Lynn Osterkamp

By Lynn Osterkamp

A guy falls to his demise on the Grand Canyon. coincidence, suicide or homicide? What if you happen to may possibly ask him?
 
whilst park rangers locate Adam's crumpled physique three hundred ft under the rim of the Grand Canyon, they believe he was once another careless vacationer. yet again domestic in Boulder, Colorado, his grief-stricken spouse Sharon is bound he was once murdered. She will not relaxation until eventually she is aware why he used to be so bothered within the month earlier than he died. Over the objections of her well-liked father, she turns to grief therapist Cleo Sims, who runs a undertaking that re-unites individuals with useless enjoyed ones.

 
regardless of threats and warnings, Cleo takes at the problem to assist Sharon touch Adam and remedy the secret of his loss of life. She will get additional encouragement from Tyler, a surfer-dude spirit who visits her from past, bargains cryptic recommendation, and pushes her to "ride the wave" with Sharon.
 
rigidity mounts and Cleo's specialist attractiveness and her existence are at the line as her digging uncovers a sinister underbelly of scams, fraud and deceit during this hip mountain neighborhood. 

 
if you are searching for a fast paced secret, with a brave girl sleuth, unforeseen plot turns, a solid of attention-grabbing suspects, a marginally of humor and a mystical twist, Too close to the sting is the short, relaxing learn for you.
 
Too close to the sting received a silver medal for most sensible local fiction within the 2007 self sustaining writer e-book Awards

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Goody Goody Gunshots by Sammi Carter

By Sammi Carter

A deal with for readers: a brand new sweet store secret that includes “a feisty heroine.”(FRESH FICTION) sweet store proprietor Abby Shaw unearths herself in a sticky state of affairs attempting to persuade the police she’s obvious a murder—when there’s no physique. yet checking out she’s correct places her at the mistaken part of a killer.

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The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katharine Green

By Anna Katharine Green

The Golden Slipper and different difficulties for Violet unusual Anna Katharine eco-friendly (1846-1935) used to be an American poet and novelist. She used to be one of many first writers of detective fiction in the USA and unique herself through writing good plotted, legally actual tales. She is credited with shaping detective fiction into its vintage shape, and constructing the sequence detective. Her major personality was once detective Ebenezer Gryce of the recent York Metropolitan Police strength, yet in 3 novels he's assisted via the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for pass over Marple, omit Silver and different creations. She additionally invented the 'girl detective': within the personality of Violet unusual, a debutante with a mystery existence as a sleuth.

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Shamus in the Green Room (Cece Caruso Mysteries) by Susan Kandel

By Susan Kandel

La author Cece Caruso is delighted that her biography of the mythical Dashiell Hammett is headed for the large monitor. Rafe Simic, the actor forged because the lead, will not be the sharpest knife within the drawer, however the cash she'll make tutoring him within the ABCs of The Maltese Falcon and the skinny guy could be more than enough to feed Cece's dependancy to classic Yves St. Laurent. but if the lifeless physique of 1 of Rafe's previous flames is discovered—and neither the "facts" nor the hunky star's alibi upload up—Cece can not help yet ask questions. despite the fact that, the twists for that reason may confound Sam Spade himself. And in her zeal to win justice for the deceased, Cece may possibly turn out pulling the plug at the movie—if somebody does not pull the plug on Cece first.

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The Russian Hill Murders: A Sarah Woolson Mystery (Sarah by Shirley Tallman

By Shirley Tallman

Though her personal San Francisco legislations enterprise slightly tolerates her, gutsy younger lawyer Sarah Woolson flouts right female habit during this nineteenth-century resolution to Legally Blonde. whereas her mom begs her to calm down, her chauvinistic boss attempts to come back up with ever extra spiteful how you can strain his purely woman affiliate into quitting. clearly, Sarah digs in her heels and vows to maintain her place at any rate. along with, she has no purpose of straying too faraway from the motion.
When the spouse of rich society entrepreneur Leonard Godfrey drops lifeless of an obvious center assault at a charity dinner for the hot ladies and Children’s health center, Sarah’s interest will get the higher of her. yet nobody will think in her concept that Caroline Godfrey’s loss of life used to be no longer natural---until a number of extra humans affiliated with the medical institution die of inexplicable factors.
Meanwhile, while a pregnant widow whose husband has died in a sweatshop hearth asks for Sarah’s assist in discovering the landlord in order that she will sue for recompense, our feisty heroine insists on taking the case opposed to her boss’s orders. With assistance from her colleague Robert Campbell and an keen younger hansom cabdriver named Eddie, Sarah is going on a manhunt for Killy Doyle, the menacing head of the manufacturing facility underworld. yet she cannot forget about the mysterious deaths on the girls and Children’s Hospital---especially whilst the hospital’s chinese language chef is arrested for the murders and the chinese language community’s strongest Tong Lord asks her to safeguard him.
Faced along with her first legal trial, Sarah stops at not anything to figure out the killer’s id. yet in attempting to exonerate her customer, she locations her personal existence at risk. Will Sarah determine who the assassin is, or will she be the ultimate victim?

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Smoke in Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz

By Jayne Ann Krentz

From the writer of the recent York occasions bestseller misplaced & came upon, hailed as "a pleasant secret from a professional professional" (People), comes a brand new novel of romantic suspense. A con artist and seductress, Meredith Spooner lived fast-and died younger. Now it sort of feels Meredith's final scam-embezzling greater than 1000000 funds from a faculty endowment fund-is coming again to hang-out Leonora Hutton. An electronic mail has simply arrived during which Meredith-in worry for her life-explains that the cash is watching for Leonora in an offshore account . . . and a safe-deposit secret's at the method. Leonora desires not anything to do with the contaminated cash. She's already been accused of being in at the robbery through Thomas Walker-who, it sort of feels, was once a sufferer of Meredith's knack for either scams and seductions. wanting to end up him mistaken, Leonora units out to gather the money and hand it over. yet she discovers different goods within the safe-deposit field. One is a ebook approximately replicate House-a mansion choked with old mirrors, the place Meredith engineered her ultimate deception. the opposite is a collection of newspaper tales a few thirty-year-old homicide that happened there-unsolved to at the present time. Now Leonora has a proposal for Thomas Walker. She'll give up the money-if he is helping her determine what is taking place. Meredith had defined Thomas Walker as "a guy you could trust." yet in a funhouse-mirror international of phantasm and distortion, Leonora should be out of her league.

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Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart

By Carolyn Hart

Bailey Ruth Raeburn has continuously been nice at fixing mysteries. Why should still a bit factor like her loss of life switch something? in truth, being useless offers her extra of a chance to be on most sensible of occasions. Bailey Ruth is thrilled that her specific place as a ghost allows her to lend a supporting hand, occasionally obvious and infrequently now not. And if anyone wishes a bit support, it is Kathleen, the pastor's spouse. there is a useless guy on her porch, and as soon as the physique is came upon, the pastor is bound to develop into a suspect. Uncharitable humans may well name it meddling, yet Bailey Ruth is familiar with Kathleen wishes her support! As a member of Heaven's division of excellent Intentions, Bailey Ruth is going again to earth to extricate Kathleen from a dire scenario. If Bailey Ruth has to bend a number of principles to assist Kathleen shop her kin, Wiggins, her fussbudget manager, will ensure all of it seems correct after all.

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Mama Does Time (A Mace Bauer Mystery) by Deborah Sharp

By Deborah Sharp

Meet Mama: a real Southern lady with impeccable manners, sherbet-colored pantsuits, and 4 previous husbands, capable of serve candy tea and stay clear of alligator assaults with equivalent aplomb. Mama's antics — specifically her penchant for locating hassle — force her daughters Mace, Maddie, and Marty to distraction.

One evening, whereas settling in to seem for ex-beaus on COPS, Mace will get a frantic name from her mom. This time, the difficulty is genuine: Mama came across a physique within the trunk of her turquoise convertible and the police imagine she's the killer. It does not aid that the good-looking detective assigned to the case turns out made up our minds to end up Mama's guilt or that the cowboy who broke Mace's middle indicates up on the neighborhood Booze ‘n' Breeze in the course of the research. ahead of their mama lands in criminal — similar to an embarrassing lyric from a country-western tune — Mace and her sisters needs to locate the genuine culprit.

TV APPEARANCES

◊ NBC's Today convey from November four, 2008

◊ "Mayor's e-book Talk" from January 14, 2009

◊ NBC6 "South Florida Today." from July 17, 2009

◊ NBC's this day convey from August four, 2009

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