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Most Likely To Die
Kate Jasper, Marin County, California's own, organically grown, amateur sleuth returns in this seventh mystery in the series. ("A very likable, feisty and compassionate protagonist ... a superior sleuth."--Frances Werner, owner of The River Reader.) Kate's twenty-fifth high school reunion was bad enough, but the post-reunion barbecue for the old gang was a real shock. Kate lends her own pinball machine, "Hot Flash," to Sid Semling the week before his barbecue party. Sid, master prankster and liv... more info>>
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A Stiff Critique
Kate Jasper, Marin County, California's own, organically grown, amateur sleuth returns in this sixth mystery in the series. ("Kate Jasper is a delightful sleuth."--Margaret Lucke, author of A RELATIVE STRANGER.) Kate is considering writing something besides jokes on the sides of coffee mugs for her gag gift company, Jest Gifts. To her own embarrassment, the stuff she's writing is poetry. In A STIFF CRITIQUE, she joins a writers' critique group with her friend Carrie, hoping for sensitive support... more info>>
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Tea-Totally Dead
Kate Jasper, Marin County, California's own, organically grown, amateur sleuth returns in this fifth mystery in the series. ("Kate...is funny and smart, and seems like a best friend."--Cheri Jung, editor of OVER MY DEAD BODY!) Kate's sweetie has finally moved his malevolent mother, Vesta, out of their house and into her own condo in TEA-TOTALLY DEAD. But Vesta uses her new home to host a family reunion for each and every member of her extended family. Attendance is compulsory, even for Kate. Ves... more info>>
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Fat-Free and Fatal
Kate Jasper, Marin County, California's own, organically grown, amateur sleuth returns in this fourth mystery in the series. ("One of the most appealing and believable heroines in the current mystery field."--Phyllis Brown, owner of Grounds for Murder Book Store.) Kate and her new sweetie have finally moved in together in FAT-FREE AND FATAL. But her sweetie's venomous mother has moved in too, and she's working hard at destroying the relationship. Kate signs up for a vegetarian cooking class to g... more info>>
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Murder Most Mellow
Kate Jasper, Marin County, California's own, organically grown, amateur sleuth returns in this third mystery in the series. ("Kate Jasper, mistress of the trenchant verbal double-take."--Janet LaPierre, author of THE CRUEL MOTHER.) Everyone in Marin County has a hot tub, or so it seems. In MURDER MOST MELLOW, Kate hosts a "human potential" group meeting in her hot tub. It goes swimmingly for at least one of the members, the belligerently optimistic computer programmer, Sarah Quinn. But Sarah spo... more info>>
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The Last Resort
Kate Jasper, Marin County, California's own, organically grown, amateur sleuth is back in this second mystery in the series. ("Kate is quick and clever and fun to read about."--SUE FEDER'S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR.) The good news in THE LAST RESORT is that Kate has finally divorced her husband, Craig, and is enjoying a platonic friendship with her now ex-husband, happy in her own new love life. The bad news is that Craig has been dating his divorce attorney, Suzanne Sorenson. Suzanne is everything K... more info>>
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Adjusted To Death
Meet Kate Jasper, Marin County, California's own, organically grown, amateur sleuth. ("She's smart, funny, vulnerable, and unpretentious."--Marilyn Wallace, editor of the SISTERS IN CRIME series.) In this first Kate Jasper mystery, Kate visits her chiropractor for a simple spinal adjustment, but instead finds a dead man on one of the tables...dead of a broken neck. And it seems everyone in the chiropractor's office knew the victim, Scott Younger, in one way or another, except for Kate herself. M... more info>>
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Cheating Death
Just as recently divorced Lindsey Gale begins to bring balance into her personal life, she discovers that her new role as publisher of the Greensboro Press is anything but stable. Lindsey is asked to investigate the death of a friend who had been staying at The Writers' Bloc, a writers' retreat located on Maryland's rustic Eastern Shore. Lindsey reluctantly takes on the assignment and soon finds herself face to face with the retreat's reclusive owner and noted author, Odious Clay. With the help ... more info>>
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Act of Evil
Sex Killings or Serial Killer? In Act of Evil, police detective Teri Harmon investigates the sadistic murders of three women. Teri and her partner, detective Garcia, better known as Chuey, are aided by Dr. Shelby Martin, psychiatrist and widower. Teri feels an increasingly strong sexual attraction to Shelby, but he is captivated by Marian Barlow, the most influential woman in the county. Shelby's affinity for Marian is mutual, and their affair is torrid and on the kinky side. As chairperson of t... more info>>
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Less Than Frank [Gracie Lee Series Book 3]
My new job: Gracie Lee Harris, dead body finder. First, my con-man husband. Now, Frank, the no-good contractor renovating my apartment. Frank was less than, well, frank, with people; now someone has made sure he's less than alive. And I think Ray--uh, Detective Fernandez--is starting to wonder about me, since I'm always sticking my nose into his homicide investigations. That could be the reason he keeps coming to question me.... They say God doesn't give us more than we can handle, but I wish He... more info>>
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Did You Say Grandmother Was a Kidanpper? [Sunset Investigations Vol. I]
The Sunset Investigations agency is in turmoil. Not only are they without a girl-friday, but their newest client is behaving very suspiciously. The case involves a missing toddler, who Detectives Marcus Ryan and Frank Curtis are told was destined to be sold by her father....
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Dead in the Water
Kate Marsden has stepped into her sister's shoes--literally. She hopes to impersonate Laura just long enough to face financier Victor Korbeck and find out why he has ordered Laura to bring her seven-year-old son to his island--the boy he refuses to acknowledge as his grandson. Kate seems to pass scrutiny by the family members and employees. Even Mitchell, Korbeck's hostile security chief, seems to be taken in by her masquerade. Or is he? Does he despise her for who she is--or for who he believes... more info>>
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The Man Who Changed Rooms
The second issue of CLUES magazine (February, 1929) featured "The Man Who Changed Rooms," by Johnston McCulley, as its lead novel ... in this case, actually a novella. The creator of Zorro once again shows his interest in the mystery genre in this exciting pulp fiction tale.
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Murder New York Style
Watch out for mayhem around every corner in Murder New York Style! Explore Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, and the Outer Reaches. The twenty-one stories in this anthology are classic New York. Imagine bargain shopping in Chinatown, working in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, belly dancing in a Turkish nightclub, or teaching a course at a diverse New York College. These are some of the circumstances and locations that find murder and mayhem around every corner i... more info>>
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Deadknots, Paranormal Mystery Anthology
A collection of short mysteries ranging from the melancholy to the whimsical, Deadknots opens portals into the lives of the Dead, the Undead, and some who don't know the difference! A child's grim discovery is revealed eighty years later in OLD BONES... Resident ghosts manipulate their way into the local CEMETERY COMPETION... A penitent bad guy with a CAT-ITTUDE develops a yen for his psychic charge... A poignant journey via PYRAMID TRAVEL illuminates more than a decades-old disappearance... An ... more info>>
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The Devil's Gate
"Marry me, Anna, Be my wife--" When Tavas Haspura wills the Devil's Gate ranch to Anna instead of his own nephew, Ivan, the words Anna has hoped all her life to hear from her secret love bring suspicion and fear rather than joy and anticipation. Anna soon discovers the isolated Nevada ranch is in a state of panic. Mysterious cattle mutilations cause rumors of witchcraft, threatening to plunge the ranch into financial ruin. When Ivan's wife Colleen turns up missing and her body is found deep in t... more info>>
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A Scent of Diamonds
Tyla Winters never imagined a simple language tour to Mexico would lead to a cloak-and-dagger job. A former co-worker asks her to keep two prayer books hidden from her traveling companions. That is, before he was shot by the Mexican Federales. Turns out the prayer books may hold the key to creating superb artificial diamonds. Unfortunately, shadowy individuals are on her trail and Tyla quickly realizes her life is in danger, but who can she trust?
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Without a Trace
U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Nikki Bustillo has tracked her target to the bowels of a phantom ship--and she refuses to lose the scent now. But when her overseas contact is brutally murdered on the streets of Hong Kong, Nikki's manhunt is compromised. The mission came from the higher-ups at her alma mater, Athena Academy, and failure isn't an option. Her only hope: the help of a maverick, martial arts expert, police detective. Nikki and her new partner will follow the enemy's shadowy trail out of ... more info>>
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Left at Georgetown
Virginia Davies has a lot going on in her life--a new marriage, new city, new job, a new play--and murder! She married her longtime boyfriend Dr. Andy Clark, then they moved from Orange County, California to Georgetown, Texas, where she took a job as a curator at the prestigious San Gabriel Museum. Her main source of pride, her manuscript--Murder as a Community Project--was optioned for production as a play. Unfortunately, Virginia's propensity for finding trouble followed her from the west coas... more info>>
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The Baroness of Bow Street
London is seething with scandal. Lord Warwick has been murdered and the notorious newsmonger Leda Langtry is surely bound for the gallows as a result. But Bow Street, and the real murderers, haven't taken into consideration Leda's old friend, Dulcie Bligh. Meanwhile, Dulcie's niece, Mignon, has stumbled into difficulties of her own, result of a most unwise love affair? Regency Romance/Mystery by Maggie MacKeever; originally published by Pocket
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street--The Victorian Classic Based on a True Story
Inspiration for the Johnny Depp and Ben Kingsley versions of the classic tale of the man who gave his customers a close shave--every time! Here by the author of Varney the Vampire is the thrilling Victorian shocker about Sweeney Todd, the fearsome barber of Fleet Street, a tale reputed to be "Founded on Facts." His weapon of choice is a straight razor, with which he cuts his victims' throats. The woman who is his lover, friend, and partner in crime helps hide the crimes--and turns a decent profi... more info>>
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The Guys from Fargo
Beautiful Pam Allison, also known as the Princess, is "one of the guys" who meets regularly at the Powers Hotel for morning and afternoon coffee. When it appears that someone is blackmailing her on a past event she was not proud of, the guys from Fargo take it upon themselves to root out the blackmailer and save their young damsel from scandal and the wrath of her jealous husband Advertising exec, Carrigan Mulhouse, who is especially fond of Pam, is the leader of the pack. He seeks the help of T... more info>>
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Cruel Cuts [Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick Murder Mystery Series Book 2]
A rash of animal mutilations and a vicious poison pen campaign directed against an ambitious young lawyer lead to murder in a rural Pennsylvania community. Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick, retired police chief, and Flora Vastine, a novice officer, team up and encounter false leads, a series of dangerous episodes and another murder before the case is resolved. This is author J. R. Lindermuth's second Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick murder mystery, following SOMETHING IN COMMON.
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Dead Air
Portland, Oregon, is about as far from his home turf as New York PI Lenny Schneider can get. Talk about culture shock: the air is fresh and clean, the rain unending, the drivers are (mostly) polite and slow, bagels are fat and fluffy, and everybody's friendly (sort of). Lenny came to town in search of a baseball hero's missing daughter, and mooched a bed at an old buddy's place. Next thing he knows, he's involved in controversy, intrigue, and murder. Walter, a radio show host with a talent for g... more info>>
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Judgment Fire [Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series]
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband. A battered wife is murdered and Tempe is given a warning by a shaman. She participates in a starlight ceremony, and repressed memories of her own painful high school days help her find the killer. A battered wife is murdered and Tempe is given a warning by a shaman. She pa... more info>>
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