By Diane Mott Davidson
While Goldy, proprietor of Goldilocks' Catering, faces the problem of whipping up a luxurious lowfat banquet for the Mignon Cosmetics' corporation dinner party, she rises to the celebration brilliantly...only to find simply how gruesome the wonder biz can be!On the day of the dinner party Goldy reveals herself confronting an offended mob of demonstrators--"Spare the Hares"--who item to Mignon Cosmetics' animal-testing regulations. As she struggles to hold 40 kilos of lowfat fare from her van to the mall the place the dinner party is being held, she hears an ominoussqueal of tires and a scary thump. Seconds later, a Mignon worker lies lifeless at the pavement. and shortly the police detect that this hit-and-run was once noaccident.Now Goldy is enmeshed as much as her saute pans in a murder investigation. Could the homicide have had anything to do with Spare the Hares--or with the unique flower discovered close to the useless physique? notwithstanding busy serving up Hoisin Turkey and Grand Marnier Cranberry truffles, Goldy comes to a decision to begin digging at Mignon'smillion-dollar cosmetics counter. but if one other homicide occurs and Goldy herself is attacked, the caterer grew to become sleuth understands she needs to step up hersearch for a grotesque killer. For this time used to be just a caution. subsequent time she'll be dead--and it will not be beautiful.
By Nancy Martin
Whilst the mogul proprietor of a spectacularly cheesy activities bar is killed, Nora Blackbird suspects a secretive flesh presser, a shady former rock celebrity doubling as a pastry chef, and a deadly aristo-brat at the verge of stardom.
By Susan Wittig Albert
During this “intelligently plotted and deliciously descriptive story” (Publishers Weekly), nationwide bestselling writer Susan Wittig Albert tells the tale of a woman’s look for justice—and of her fight to reconcile the calls for of her enterprise with the wishes of her middle… Former big-city attorney China Bayles labored difficult to make her Texas herb store, Thyme and Seasons, a hit. Now enterprise is booming at her fascinating new tea room, Thyme for Tea—but China is just too distracted to enjoy her most modern entrepreneurial triumph. while she’s now not attempting to spend extra time along with her new husband and stepson, she’s caring approximately her ally, Ruby, who simply hasn’t been herself in recent times. To additional complicate issues, China has to around up a provide of mistletoe, the season’s most well-liked herb. it kind of feels a simple adequate task—until her leader provider turns up useless…
By Gillian Roberts
Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the non-public college in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. doubtless the cash that looks to be lacking from money gathered to help sufferers of a catastrophic typhoon Down South will occur. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda’s scholars have chanced on the thrills of playing is completely unfounded.
In any case, Amanda has different issues to contemplate. Her husband, deepest investigator C. okay. MacKenzie, is suffering to assist his Louisiana kin reconstruct their post-hurricane lives. Her good friend Sasha’s stepmother has simply dedicated suicide–although, in line with Sasha, Phoebe Ennis might by no means have killed herself, specially no longer whereas having a drink and donning a crimson silk shirt and purple sandals with four-inch heels.
Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly consents to aid examine the woman’s loss of life, although the facts for foul play is slender. precise, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn’t universally enjoyed. Phoebe’s personal son hated her and she or he bored her acquaintances to dying with tricks of her “royal” lineage. And with 4 marriages at the back of her, she used to be already getting ready to announce her renewed availability on the web. but if one other lady is located useless in Phoebe’s apartment, it turns into transparent that whatever is certainly murderously amiss, and masses toward domestic than Amanda or a person else can have imagined.
All’s good That Ends is the ultimate novel in Gillian Roberts’s acclaimed Amanda Pepper sequence. It’s additionally the simplest, irresistibly clever, and richly enjoyable. Amanda’s farewell event brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of puzzle writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is nice and a ask yourself to behold.
By Kerry Greenwood
It’s the Twenties in Melbourne and Phryne is requested to enquire the confusing dying of a recognized writer and illustrator of fairy tales. to take action, Phryne takes a role in the women’s journal that hired the sufferer and unearths herself enmeshed in her colleagues’ deceptions.
But whereas Phryne is studying the fine details of journal publishing first hand, her own existence is thrown into chaos. Impatient for her lover Lin Chung’s coming near near go back from a silk-buying day trip to China, she in its place gets an strange summons from Lin Chung’s relatives by means of a chain of mysterious attacks and warnings.
By Nancy Atherton
Whilst Lori Shepherd's husband, invoice, is summoned to a will interpreting on the Earl of Harrisford's resplendent Palladian domestic, Lori herself thinks she is simply alongside for the trip. yet this collecting of the total Harrisford extended family, them all suffering from the earl's new will, devolves right into a harmful family members dispute.
Burning topiaries, threatening notes, suspicious maids, and relatives intrigue lead Lori to hunt her phantom aunt's assist in picking the offender ahead of she or he can torch the full apartment and its visitors inside of. Atherton's signature whimsy and wonderfully unique twists make for another scrumptious event with comfortable secret enthusiasts' favourite supernatural sleuth.
By Cleo Coyle
Clare Cosi’s new good friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has a proposal no manhattan barista may flip down: an all-expenses-paid summer season clear of the sticky urban. At his Hamptons mansion, she’ll sit back, absorb the sunlight, and, oh definite, educate the workers of his new eating place. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former partner's mother, and her designated recipe for iced coffee—for what she hopes should be one de-latte-ful summer time… quickly, Clare has a tendency the espresso bar at her first Hamptons gala. however the festivities come to a sour finish while an worker turns up lifeless in David’s bathroom—a botched test at the millionaire’s existence. because of the Fourth of July fireworks not anyone heard any gunshots, and the police are caught in vacation site visitors. involved for everyone’s protection, Clare starts off to enquire. What she reveals will hold her up at night—and it’s now not the java jitters…
By Tamar Myers
“A very humorous series.”
—Green Bay Press-Gazette
After 16 delightfully madcap books, Tamar Myers’s hilarious Den of Antiquity comfortable secret sequence involves an in depth with The Glass is often Greener. a true loss of life at a faux wake will get Charleston, South Carolina antiques broker Abigail Timberlake Washburn into severe sizzling water during this masterful comfortable farewell from the writer of The Witchdoctor’s Wife, The Headhunter’s Daughter, and the Magdelena Yoder mysteries. Collectables connoisseurs and Antiques Roadshow nuts won’t are looking to pass over a unmarried minute of Abby’s novice sleuthing.
By Elizabeth Peters
The deadly Stuff of Legends For Jessica Tregarth, an unforeseen invitation to go to her grandfather in England is an excellent surprise—an chance to open doorways to a kin prior that experience continuously been closed to her. yet sinister acts greet her arrival. A stranger attempts to thieve her baggage and later accosts her in Salisbury Cathedral. Mysterious villains pursue her via Cornwall, their reason and intentions unknown. Jessica's purely clue is an vintage heirloom she possesses, an historical ring that bears the Tregarth relatives crest. And her basically best friend is good-looking gothic novelist David Randall—her self-proclaimed protector—who seems from likely out of nowhere to assist her in her desperate—attempt to unravel a 5 hundred-year-old, puzzle. For whatever from out of the cloudy mists of Arthurian lore has come again to plague a apprehensive American out of the country. And a notable fact a couple of fabled king and a medieval treasure may perhaps eventually make Jess Tregarth very rich...or very useless.
By Connie Shelton
New from Amazon.com bestselling writer Connie Shelton, one other secret sequence! Samantha candy breaks into homes for a residing, and the issues she discovers usually bring about difficulty. whilst she reveals an unmarked grave on a estate in a distant spot close to Taos, New Mexico, Sam calls the gurus. A lifeless physique is greater than she desires to take care of. A small mural painted within a closet within the deserted condo presents clues and Sam is stuck up in an research besides the handsome Deputy Beau Cardwell. A fortune in art, a bogus will, and a wood field that turns out to offer Sam powers she by no means dreamed she possessed--it all provides as much as a dynamic paranormal romantic secret. compliment for Connie Shelton's past mysteries: "Shelton, a huge good fortune for Intrigue, can basically extend her fan base with this reliable effort." --Publishers Weekly "Shelton maintains to mix suspenseful storytelling with delicate portrayals of complicated relatives relationships." --Booklist "Shelton back has performed an exceptional task in bringing New Mexico to life." --Albuquerque magazine "Connie Shelton has one other winner!" --The e-book document