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Murder, She Wrote: Gin and Daggers

Author : Jessica Fletcher,Donald Bain
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2000-04-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781440673504


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Jessica Fletcher is off to London to deliver the keynote address at a mystery writers convention. She's also looking forward to seeing her mentor, Marjorie Ainsworth, who's hosting a party on her estate to celebrate her latest book. But a routine business trip becomes murderous business--when Jessica discovers Marjorie stabbed to death in her own bedroom...

Cloche and Dagger

Author : Jenn McKinlay
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2013-08-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101624692


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An all-new series from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay Not only is Scarlett Parker’s love life in the loo—as her British cousin Vivian Tremont would say—it’s also gone viral with an embarrassing video. So when Viv suggests Scarlett leave Florida to lay low in London, she hops on the next plane across the pond. Viv is the proprietor of Mims’s Whims, a ladies’ hat shop on Portobello Road bequeathed to both cousins by their beloved grandmother, and she wants Scarlett to finally join her in the millinery business. But a few surprises await Scarlett in London. First, she is met at the airport not by Viv, but by her handsome business manager, Harrison Wentworth. Second, Viv—who has some whims of her own—seems to be missing. No one is too concerned about the unpredictable Viv until one of her posh clients is found dead wearing the cloche hat Viv made for her—and nothing else. Is Scarlett’s cousin in trouble? Or is she in hiding?

The Ivory Dagger

Author : Patricia Wentworth
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2006-09-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781444715620


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A classic mystery novel from one of the mistresses of the genre. Bill Waring, collecting his wits in hospital after a train crash, receives only one letter from Lila Dryden, his fiancée. When he discovers Lady Dryden, Lila's guardian, has pressured her into an engagement with Herbert Whitall, he is furious. Herbert Whitall is aggressive, with a cold-hearted possessiveness that expands past the bounds of his ivory collection he can't bear to lose. His employees hate him, Lila is terrified of him and it appears he has a hold on Lady Dryden. When a dagger in Whitall's collection becomes the instrument of his own death there are many suspects. Maud Silver must see that justice is done, not merely to punish the guilty, but to protect the innocent.

A Nice Class of Corpse

Author : Simon Brett
Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
Page : 129 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2011-11-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781448300112


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The Devereux is a nice residential hotel which caters for a nice class of guest. But the arrival of Mrs Pargeter, an attractive widow, seems to act as a catalyst of disaster for everyone connected with the hotel. On the morning after her arrival, the corpse of one of the frailer residents is found at the foot of the main staircase, and shortly after that another death shakes the gentility of the hotel. Deciding to investigate herself, Mrs Pargeter discovers that more than one person in the Devereux has a motive for murder.

Little Black Book

Author : Kate Carlisle
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 385 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2021-06-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780593201442


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San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is on the case when a rare edition of Rebecca leads to murder in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Brooklyn and her hunky husband, security expert Derek Stone, have just returned from a delightful trip to Dharma, where the construction of their new home away from home is well underway, when a little black book arrives in the mail from Scotland. The book is a rare British first edition of Rebecca, and there’s no return address on the package. The day after the book arrives, Claire Quinn shows up at Brooklyn and Derek’s home. Brooklyn met Claire when the two women worked as expert appraisers on the television show This Old Attic. Brooklyn appraised books on the show and Claire’s expertise was in antique British weaponry, but they bonded over their shared love of gothic novels. Claire reveals that during a recent trip to Scotland she discovered her beloved aunt was missing and her home had been ransacked. Among her aunt’s belongings, Claire found the receipt for the package that wound up with Brooklyn and Derek. Claire believes both her own life and her aunt’s are in danger and worries that her past may be coming back to haunt her. But just as Brooklyn and Derek begin to investigate, a man who Claire thinks was following her is found murdered, stabbed with a priceless jeweled dagger. With a death on their doorstep, Brooklyn and Derek page through the little black book, where they discover clues that will take them to the shadows of a medieval Scottish castle on the shores of Loch Ness. Under the watchful gaze of a mysterious laird and the irascible villagers who are suspicious of the strangers in their midst, Brooklyn and Derek must decode the secrets in Rebecca to keep their friend’s past from destroying their future....

Clock and Dagger

Author : Julianne Holmes
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2016-08-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780698164307


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Expert clockmaker Ruth Clagan has another murder on her hands in the second Clock Shop Mystery from the author of Just Killing Time. Ruth has three days to pull off four events—including the grand reopening of Cog & Sprocket, the clock shop she inherited from her grandfather—so she doesn’t have time for Beckett Green’s nonsense. The competitive owner of a new bookstore, Green seems determined to put other businesses out of business by also carrying their specialty items. He’s trying to steal Ruth’s new watchmaker, Mark Pine, not to mention block her plans to renovate the town clock tower. Ruth is already all wound up when she’s alarmed to discover Mark’s dead body. As the denizens of Orchard each chime in as to who they think the murderer is, Ruth needs to watch her back as she investigates on her own. Despite the danger, Ruth won’t stop until the killer is behind bars and serving time...

The Hummingbird Dagger

Author : Cindy Anstey
Publisher : Swoon Reads
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2019-04-16
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250174888


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From the author of Suitors and Sabotage comes a suspenseful and enthralling new Regency novel, perfect for readers who like their Jane Austen classics with a side of mystery and murder. 1833. A near-fatal carriage accident has deposited an unconscious young woman on the doorstep of Hardwick Manor and into the care of young Lord James Ellerby. But when she finally awakens, it is with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Beth, as she calls herself, has no identity; the only clue to her circumstances is a recurring nightmare of a hummingbird, blood dripping from its steel beak. With the help of James and his sister, Caroline, Beth tries to solve the mystery of her own identity and the appalling events that brought her to their door. But nothing could prepare her for the escalating dangers that threaten her and the Ellerby clan. From the hazardous cliffs of Dorset to the hostile streets of London, Beth will fight to reclaim her past, hunted by a secretive foe with murderous intentions. Fans of Cindy Anstey's previous novels won't want to miss The Hummingbird Dagger, a dark and twisty new offering that blends romance, danger and mystery. Praise for The Hummingbird Dagger: "A blend of Jane Austen, Jack the Ripper, and your favorite cozy mystery. ... The romance was lovely, sweet and a perfect subplot to the darker tones of murder, mystery and mayhem." —Isabel Ibañez, author of Woven in Moonlight "Quite fun. ... There is a softness when it comes to Cindy Antsey’s historical novels ... it calms me somewhat while still letting me enjoy the twists and turns." —Whatever You Can Still Betray

Honeymoons Can Be Murder

Author : Connie Shelton
Publisher : Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2010-07-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781452403113


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Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton and the Charlie Parker mysteries: "Charlie is...just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." -- Booklist "Tension is fast paced..." -- Bookwatch "A well written by-the-book who done it that will enthrall purists." --Midwest Book Review Charlie and Drake begin the snowy winter with plans for a dream Christmas honeymoon in a secluded mountain cabin. They will stay three months and operate a helicopter skiing service at the famed Taos Ski Valley, while Charlie works long-distance with her brother's RJP Investigations for the duration of the ski season. No sooner have they settled into their cozy cabin than the mysteries begin to pile up. Drake's assistant, Eloy Romero, is accused of a murder and the evidence looks damning. Charlie agrees to look into the case and finds herself and her sidekick pooch, Rusty, drawn into the world of the Taos art community, entangled with ties to the Catholic church and a fortune in stolen religious artifacts. Here is what others have said: "Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life in her colorful, vivid description... Readers can only hope the likable characters, fast-paced plots and local color will continue." -- Albuquerque Journal "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." -- The Midwest Book Review Search words: romantic suspense, mystery series, Charlie Parker, Connie Shelton, Christmas mysteries, Christmas stories, holiday stories, religious artifacts, romance, dogs in mysteries, pet sleuths, cozy mystery series

Murder at the Summer Fete

Author : Victoria Walters
Publisher : Hera books Ltd
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2022-03-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781912973910


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'Fabulous cosy murder/mystery with an unforgettable crime-fighting trio. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.' Angela Marsons, author of Stolen Ones A fete worse than death... After finding the killer of Lucy Roth six months ago, life has settled back to normal for bookshop owner, Nancy Hunter, and her grandmother, Jane. The annual Dedley End village fete is just around the corner, and Nancy is delighted when bestselling author, Thomas Green, agrees to launch his first new novel in ten years there. But then a series of sinister events lead Nancy to realise someone is trying to sabotage their fete, so she, along with Jane and their journalist friend Jonathan, must turn detective to discover who isn’t at all thrilled about the return of Thomas Green. When a body is discovered at the summer fete, the death scene mirroring that in Thomas’ latest bestseller, they realise that there’s another killer in Dedley End, but can they outsmart someone who appears to have pulled off the perfect crime? The clues are right under Nancy and Jane’s noses, if only they can find them. Because the answers to life’s questions can always be found in a book...! A twisty, unputdownable cozy mystery that fans of Richard Osman, S.J. Bennett and The Marlow Murder Club will love. Readers can't get enough of Murder at the Summer Fete: 'A joy of a read... I was gripped!’ Melanie Blake, author of Ruthless Women 'Cleverly crafted cosy crime at its absolute best!' Heidi Swain, author of A Taste of Home 'A well crafted cosy mystery with warm characters and an excellent twist. I can't wait to visit Dedley End again!' Hannah Hendy, author of The Dinner Lady Detectives 'A team of likeable amateur detectives, a delightful bookshop setting and a cast of intriguing suspects. Tremendous fun.' Clare Chase, author of Mystery at the Church ‘A perfect read!...Will entice even the most seasoned mystery reader. If you're a fan of Agatha Christie and M.C. Beaton, you can't miss this series.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘What a fun and cozy read!...A fantastic page-turner that made my winter night far warmer.’ Reader Review ‘This. Is. Brilliant. Could not put it down. I really hope there's more Dedley End adventures!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Absolutely loved this book!...The characters were great and the story flowed along nicely. I read the book in a day, I couldn't put it down!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Just as intricate, twisty, and fun as the first. It kept me guessing and I just love the small village settings.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘It was very engrossing and I read it within one day... I love this book...every new mystery by Victoria Walters is an auto-read for me’ Reader Review ‘The second entry in this cozy series is even better than the first...and the first was great! British cozies always have a special place in my reading list and heart and this one is right up there at the top.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

A Calculated Whisk

Author : Victoria Hamilton
Publisher : Beyond The Page
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2021-09-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781954717497


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In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Cast Iron Alibi, Jaymie Leighton is confronted with two murders and the threat of danger far too close to home . . . When a woman living under a cloud of suspicion for her husband’s death comes to vintage kitchen collector Jaymie Leighton with a mysterious request, she’s not sure whether, or how much, to get involved. The police believe they have new evidence of foul play in what was initially ruled an accidental death, and the woman’s terrified they’ll try to pin the crime on her. Before Jaymie can decide whether to help her, though, the woman’s found murdered in the woods near Jaymie’s cabin. Still unsure whether the woman was truly innocent in her husband’s death, Jaymie decides to get to the bottom of both murders. But as she digs deeper into the couple’s past and discovers a tangled array of long-buried wounds and family secrets, Jaymie begins to sense that danger is still lurking in the woods near her home. With a killer on the loose and her family in danger, Jaymie must uncover the culprit before she loses all she holds dear, including her own life . . . Includes a vintage recipe! Praise for the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries: “All the right ingredients . . . Small-town setting, kitchen antiques . . . and a bowlful of mystery. A perfect recipe.” —New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert “[A] charming series.” —New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly “I have loved this series from the first book . . . it’s like returning to a favorite nook for a cup of tea. It will delight, entice, and drive a reader to want to solve the murder.” —Goodreads on No Grater Danger “A chilling whodunit.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Well-plotted with several unexpected twists and more developed characters.” —The Mystery Reader “Jaymie is a great character . . . She is inquisitive and full of surprises!” —Debbie’s Book Bag

O' Happy Dagger

Author : CJ Love
Publisher : Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2020-03-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781945422867


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Juliet Da Vinci is less trusting than she was last summer when all her so-called friends believed her father killed Mariotto Romeo. New friends are in order—honest, and loyal friends. That’s Juliet’s focus until a woman named Hakim is knifed to death in the family wine cellar, during the festivities at the Harvest Ball. When the Da Vinci’s estate manager is accused of the crime, Juliet goes undercover at her family’s wine company to find the real culprit. Undoubtedly, the killer is involved in the wine business since Hakim Wines has attempted a hostile take-over of Renaissance Wines. There are plenty of suspects to sniff out, the odd house to break into, and a drag race to keep ahead of the murderer. But more people die, and Juliet gets her cutlery crossed. Now she needs both her new and old friends to help solve the case once the dagger-happy killer sets his knives in her direction. Praise for CJ Love and the Shakespearean Murder Mysteries: “A delightful mystery with a fun dash of rom-com and the dynamics of a big Italian family. Juliet is a spunky heroine who will make you laugh and will capture your heart. I can’t wait to read the next in this series!” —Connie Shelton, USA Today bestselling author “C. J. Love’s Juliet and Dead Romeo innovates by melding modern parlance with reference to a great classic, throwing out alluring clues and revealing the development of a nervous, doubt-ridden girl into an adventurous, self-confident woman poised to solve more mysteries in future volumes.” –Feathered Quill Book Reviews “You have to read this book!! The author is witty and charming, and the mystery is FABULOUS.” — 5 stars, Amazon “This book is a delight! It is a true picture of my Italian family with a twist!” — 5 star online review “Headstrong, well meaning Juliet leads you on a merry chase to catch the killer while protecting her family name, and uncovering well kept family secrets!” — 5 stars, Amazon “… even those who have never read a word of Shakespeare’s plays will be hooked by the strong personalities and the action-packed storyline in this strong new offering.” – Feathered Quill

Diamonds and Daggers

Author : Nancy Warren
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : Knitters (Persons)
ISBN : 166612897X


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The Dagger Before Me

Author : Jeanne M. Dams
Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
Page : 221 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2019-04-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781448302086


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American Anglophile Dorothy Martin uncovers strange goings-on when she attends the christening of an English aristocrat. Dorothy Martin and her husband Alan have been invited to rural Suffolk to take part in the christening of the newest member of the aristocratic Montcalm family. But on arriving at Dunham Manor, they discover the household in turmoil as the ceremonial dagger used in Montcalm family christenings for generations past, has gone missing. Dorothy and Alan offer their help in locating the ancient heirloom, but when a stranger is murdered in the village – stabbed in the back with an ornate dagger – Sir Edwin Montcalm finds himself the prime suspect in a very puzzling murder. It will take all Dorothy and Alan’s well-honed investigative skills to untangle a web of long-buried secrets, historic conflicts and murderous inclinations which threaten to destroy the traditions and the very existence of the Montcalms’ way of life for ever.

Still Life

Author : Louise Penny
Publisher : Sphere
Page : 201 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2015-07-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780751563627


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The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets... Celebrating ten years of Chief Inspector Gamache, this collector's edition contains an exclusive, illuminating and in-depth profile of Louise Penny, creator of one of the most enduring and distinctive characters in crime fiction.

A Deadly Grind

Author : Victoria Hamilton
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2012-05-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101580691


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A Hoosier to die for? When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it’s love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th-century yellow-brick house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie’s “junk,” she successfully outbids the other buyers and triumphantly takes home her Hoosier. But that night on the summer porch where they’ve left the Hoosier to be cleaned up, a man is murdered, struck on the head with the steel meat grinder that is part of the cabinet. Who is this stranger—and what was he doing on their porch? Does his death have anything to do with the Hoosier? As the police struggle to determine the man’s identity, Jaymie can’t help doing a little digging on her own, accompanied by her three-legged Yorkie Poo, Hopalong. But in her bid to uncover the truth about the hidden secrets of the Hoosier, Jaymie may be the one who ends up going, going…gone.