By Sheila Connolly
While orchard proprietor Meg Corey dreads the hard work of guide irrigation to stave off a drought, her boyfriend, Seth, couldn’t be extra occupied with doing historical upkeep on one among Granford’s oldest homes. Tagging alongside as he choices up provides is meant to offer Meg a much-needed holiday, however the journey turns rotten while she nearly journeys over a lifeless physique at an outdated observed mill’s woodland reserve.
But the physique isn’t the one scary discovery she makes. A mysterious insect infestation turns out to have migrated to the area—one which could convey critical damage to neighborhood woodlands. And it is as much as Meg to determine what’s at the back of this unexpected swarm of trouble.
Includes scrumptious Recipes
By Bailey Cates
A HALF-BAKED HEX
Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with an area conservation staff, Katie Lightfoot slightly has time to determine her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, less delve extra into her future as a witch. yet fending off her destiny won’t be as effortless as whipping up a brand new recipe—especially while Katie unearths herself once more combined up in murder.
When a fellow volunteer for the conservation crew is located lifeless, Katie’s mystical senses inform her that there’s extra to the loss of life than meets the attention. Her suspicions are proven whilst contributors of her coven are unique subsequent. Katie must include her powers quickly...or she may well locate herself chewed up and spit out by means of a few critical black magic.
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
While the 4 Stanley teenagers meet Amanda, their new stepsister, they are surprised to benefit that she experiences witchcraft. they're shocked to determine her wearing a wierd gown, sporting a puppy crow and surrounded via a pile of books in regards to the supernatural. it isn't lengthy earlier than Amanda grants to offer witchcraft classes to David, Jamie and the twins. yet that is while unusual issues commence taking place of their outdated residence. David suspects Amanda of inflicting mischief, till they study that the home particularly used to be haunted in the past.
Legend has it ghost reduce the pinnacle off of a wood cupid at the stairway. Has the ghost back to strike back?
By Martin Edwards
Twenty years in the past, a teenage boy, Callum Hinds, went lacking in England’s Lake District. His uncle used to be suspected of getting performed the boy damage and interviewed by means of the police. while he devoted suicide as regards to his cottage within the striking wooden, everybody assumed it used to be an indication of guilt. however the physique of the boy used to be by no means found.
By M. C. Beaton
Determined to transparent her identify and locate her husband, Agatha starts her research. yet her sleuthing is thwarted while James's suspected mistress, Melissa, is located murdered. Joined by way of her previous good friend Sir Charles, Agatha digs into Melissa's prior and uncovers ex-husbands, an offended sister, and doubtful family with bikers. Are Melissa's demise and James's disappearance hooked up? Will Agatha reunite together with her husband or will she locate herself on my own once more?
By Michael Kurland
“KURLAND HAS MADE MORIARTY extra fascinating THAN DOYLE EVER MADE HOLMES.” ISAAC ASIMOV London, 1892, and a tender nobleman is going lacking less than distressing situations. Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria, has disappeared whereas traveling a home of ailing reputation, abandoning a woman's physique. Hoping to discover the prince and to transparent him of the homicide, the royal family members is seeking a brilliant—and, extra importantly, discreet—investigator. With Sherlock Holmes unavailable, his brother Mycroft turns to the one guy who simply can be extra brilliant—Professor James Moriarty. however the Professor is himself on trial for homicide. In alternate for his liberate, the so-called “Napoleon of Crime” will use all his assets to trace down the lacking prince. If he fails, he may perhaps by no means back draw one other unfastened breath...
By Terri L. Austin
A splendidly WRITTEN funny MYSTERY...
“Fast, enjoyable, and whole of guffaws! Last Diner Standing has it all—mystery, motion, suspense, and a highly spiced sprint of romance. should you take pleasure in humor and thrills with your mysteries, Terri Austin’s 2nd Rose Strickland secret is a must-read!” – Ann Charles, Award-Winning writer of the Deadwood secret Series
Rose Strickland is having a blue Christmas. Her buddy is arrested for tried homicide, her attractive undesirable man overwhelm is marked by way of successful guy, and her boss is locked in an epic smackdown with a rival diner. made up our minds to save lots of these she loves, Rose embarks on an research extra tangled than a field of final year's tree lighting fixtures. together with her eclectic gang on the prepared, Rose stumbles throughout lifeless our bodies, ex-cons, chop outlets, jealous girlfriends, jilted enthusiasts, and a group of strippers in a conflict for freedom she will possibly not survive.
Praise for final DINER STANDING:
“Austin’s moment path has the menu of feisty underemployed gal detective with an aspect order of romance down pat.” – Kirkus Reviews
“OMG! There’s no sophomore stoop right here within the moment booklet starring spitfire Rose Strickland…This fast moving and action-filled tale saved me plowing during the pages as quick as i may simply because I needed to understand what occurs subsequent during this exciting and riveting drama. it is a nice learn and I’m watching for the subsequent publication with Rose and her neighbors during this amazing series.” – Dru’s publication Musings
Books within the Rose Strickland funny secret Series:
- DINERS, DIVES & lifeless ENDS (#1)
- LAST DINER status (#2)
- DINER very unlikely (#3)
- DINERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS (Novella after DINER very unlikely in HEARTACHE MOTEL)
Part of the Henery Press secret sequence assortment, when you like one, you will likely like them all...
By Ann Granger
While Meredith Mitchell agreed to stick with her actress cousin Eve within the run-up to Eve's daughter's marriage ceremony she expected a level of drama. yet she hardly ever anticipated it to incorporate homicide, blackmail and unrequited love. Or to contain a definite leader Inspector Markby, a middle-aged divorcee with an emotional heritage as unlucky as her personal. a fabric witness to the single case of homicide the Cotswold village of Westerfield has ever obvious, Meredith additionally unearths herself performing as mother-confessor to the bride-to-be, who's in actual fact now not telling the entire fact approximately her involvement with the lifeless guy. guidance a direction among her responsibility to the police and loyalty to her cousin's family members isn't effortless; even for somebody with Meredith's huge diplomatic talents. and particularly as her own enquiries into occasions in Westerfield begin to disinter previous affections Meredith may some distance fairly go away buried - and to impress new ones she's under no circumstances yes she will take care of ...
By Joanne Fluke
The citizens of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are making plans to color the city crimson, white, and blue to have a good time the Fourth of July--but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake store, The Cookie Jar. . .
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
Hannah Swensen idea she'd eventually stumbled on the recipe for an ideal lifestyles. yet her someday beau Norman Rhodes tosses a shock component into the combination whilst he telephones to inform her he is simply got a home from neighborhood drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf--which he plans to rip down as a way to construct the dream domestic he and Hannah designed. it sort of feels the plan has been cooking for fairly it slow, and Hannah's stunned. particularly when you consider that her ring finger remains to be a great deal naked. . .
The excellent news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down home is packed with antiques--and Norman has given Hannah and her mom first dibs. They discover a few lovely previous furnishings, a patchwork cover. . .and Rhonda Scharf's lifeless physique. a bit extra sleuthing turns up the half-eaten is still of a really targeted dinner for two--and one of many Cookie Jar's well-known lemon meringue pies. Now it really is as much as Hannah to show up the heat--and get busy monitoring down clues. beginning in her own kitchen. . .
Includes 9 unique cookie and dessert recipes so you might try!
"Fun. . .frothy. . .Enticing recipes for cookies and different treats, awarded with useful procedural tricks, are an additional bonus." --Publishers Weekly
By Agatha Christie
The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and puzzling puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. Christie's great stand-alone secret, Passenger to Frankfurt, is a real masterwork of shock and suspense, as a diplomat involves assistance from a terrified lady in an airport, in simple terms to discover that his id has been stolen and his lifestyles is by surprise in severe jeopardy.