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Our Books: Mystery

The Long Quiche Goodbye Lost and Fondue Clobbered by Camembert To Brie or Not to Brie

Avery Aames

The Cheese Shop Mysteries

The Long Quiche Goodbye, Lost and Fondue, Clobbered by Camembert, and To Brie or Not to Brie by the Agatha Award–nominated author Avery Aames. "A bold new series to be savored like a seductive Brie." —Krista Davis, author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries. "For those who are unfamiliar [with The Cheese Shop Mysteries], we strongly recommend that you give these books a read." —Culture Magazine

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Published with Berkley


Truffled to Death

Kathy Aarons

Chocolate Bookstore Mysteries

Truffled to Death. What could be more heavenly than a bookstore and chocolate shop combined. This delightful new mystery series will whet your appetite for books and make you hungry for chocolate.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


The Christie Curse The Sayers Swindle The Wolfe Widow

Victoria Abbott

The Book Collector Mysteries

The Christie Curse, The Sayers Swindle, and The Wolfe Widow. "With old manuscripts and new murderers, the world of collectibles will never be the same. Already one of my favorite series!" —Erika Chase, author of The Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries

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Published with Berkley


Written in Stone Poisoned Prose Lethal Letters Peach Pies and Alibis Pecan Pies and Homicides Murder in the Mystery Suite

Ellery Adams

The Books by the Bay Mysteries

A Killer Plot, A Deadly Cliche, The Last Word, Written in Stone, Poisoned Prose, and Lethal Letters by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams. "The characters in Adams's story are entertaining and original. . . . The seaside setting is fun, and the interactions . . . are insightful." —RT Book Reviews


The Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries

Pies and Prejudice, Peach Pies and Alibis, Pecan Pies and Homicides, and Lemon Pies and Little White Lies. "A sensory delight for those who like a little magic with their culinary cozies." —Library Journal


A Book Lovers' Retreat Mysteries

Murder in the Mystery Suite. Downton Abby set in a world of beloved novels. Ellery Adams's newest celebrates books in series that features a vacation resort dedicated to the love of reading.

Ellery Adams also writes as J. B. Stanley and Jennifer Stanley.

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Published with Berkley


Murder at the PTA Plotting at the PTA Foul Play at the PTA

Laura Alden

Murder at the PTA, Plotting at the PTA, and Foul Play at the PTA, from national bestselling author Laura Alden. "Readers will like the quirky characters and pop culture references. . . ." —Publishers Weekly. Lauren also writes under the name Laurie Cass.

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Published with Signet


“Bloom “For

Beverly Allen

Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries

Bloom and Doom and For Whom the Bluebell Tolls. As the co-owner of The Rose in Bloom, Audrey Bloom creates magnificent flower arrangements for brides-to-be. Though helping to plan a wedding can be stressful, it's nothing compared to the groom turning up dead.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Buried in a Book Every Trick in the Book Books, Cooks, and Crooks Played by the Book

Lucy Arlington

Buried in a Book; Every Trick in the Book; Books, Cooks, and Crooks; and Played by the Book by a New York Times bestseller. ". . . snappy, funny and charming, with delightful characters and a cozy plot. . . . Arlington's new protagonist makes it all work." —RT Book Reviews

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Goodbye, Dolly Dolly Departed Ding Dong Dead Murder Passes the Buck Murder Grins and Bears it Murder Talks Turkey

Deb Baker

Dolls to Die For Mysteries

Dolled Up for Murder; Goodbye, Dolly; Dolly Departed; and Ding Dong Dead (Berkley Prime Crime). "A quick-paced mystery with a clever, realistic sleuth and a wonderful peek into the not-always-genteel world of doll collecting!" —Monica Ferris, USA Today bestselling author of The Betsy Devonshire Needlecraft Mystery Series.


Yooper Mysteries

Murder Passes the Buck, Murder Grins and Bears It, and Murder Talks Turkey (Midnight Ink). "Deb Baker has perfectly captured the spirit and lifestyle of those who dwell above The Bridge." —Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Chapter and Hearse Sentenced to Death Murder on the Half Shelf Murder in Three Volumes Book Clubbed A Fatal Chapter

Lorna Barrett

The Booktown Mysteries

Murder Is Binding, Bookmarked for Death, Bookplate Special, Chapter and Hearse, Sentenced to Death, Murder on the Half Shelf, Murder in Three Volumes, Book Clubbed, and A Fatal Chapter by a New York Times bestselling author. "Barrett's delightful debut mystery is everything a cozy lover could want and more. Bravo!" —Leann Sweeney, author of the Yellow Rose Mysteries

Lorna Barrett also writes as Lorraine Bartlett.

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


A Crafty Killing The Walled Flower One Hot Murder

Lorraine Bartlett

The Victoria Square Mysteries

A Crafty Killing, The Walled Flower, and One Hot Murder, by New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Bartlett. "A suspenseful whodunit. . . ." —RT Book Reviews

Lorraine Bartlett also writes as Lorna Barrett.

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


50% Off Murder 50% Off Murder

Josie Belle

Good Buy Girls Mysteries

50% Off Murder and Buried in Bargains. Josie Belle is a pseudonym for Jenn McKinlay, the New York Times bestselling author of the Library Lover's mysteries and the Cupcake Bakery mysteries. "50% Off Murder is a great deal: there's mystery, romance, and humor wrapped up in one entertaining package. As a bonus, there's no extra charge for those laugh-out-loud moments. I look forward to many more adventures from Maggie and her friends. . . . Meanwhile, bring on those moneysaving tips!" —Mary Jane Maffini, author of the Charlotte Adams Mysteries

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


It Takes a Witch A Witch Before Dying Some Like It Witchy

Heather Blake

Wishcraft Mysteries

It Takes a Witch, A Witch Before Dying, and Some Like It Witchy. "Blake successfully blends crime, magic, romance and self-discovery . . . fans of paranormal cozies will look forward to the sequel." —Publishers Weekly


Magic Potion Mysteries

A Potion to Die For. "Blake successfully blends crime, magic, romance, and self-discovery." —Publishers Weekly

Heather Blake is also published as Heather Webber.

Published with NAL


Dire Threads Threaded for Trouble Thread and Buried Night of the Living Thread Seven Threadly Sins

Janet Bolin

The Threadville Mysteries

Dire Threads, Threaded for Trouble, Thread and Buried, Night of the Living Thread, and Seven Threadly Sins by national bestselling author Janet Bolin. "With a winning cast of characters, Bolin should be able to stitch together quite a series. . . ." —Library Journal

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Hearse and Buggy Assaulted Pretzel Shunned and Dangerous Suspendered Sentence Deadly Readings

Laura Bradford

Amish Mysteries

Hearse and Buggy, Assaulted Pretzel, Shunned and Dangerous, and Suspendered Sentence. "The best cozy mystery debut I've read this year." —Harlan Coben

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Jenkins & Burns Mysteries

Deadly Readings, Deadly Getaway, and Deadly Expressions. The beaches of New Jersey have always been known for warm sand, lively boardwalks, and the promise of carefree summer days. This season the small scenic town of Ocean Point, New Jersey, is not nearly as carefree as tourists would hope. The discovery of the body of a young woman is the first in a string of seemingly random and senseless murders, murders connected only by a warning from the same boardwalk fortune-teller.

Published with Beyond the Page

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Fat Cat at Large Fat Cat Spreads Out

Janet Cantrell

Fat Cat Mysteries

Fat Cat at Large and Fat Cat Spreads Out. When she's not dreaming up irresistible dessert bars for her Minneapolis treatery, Bar None, Charity "Chase" Oliver is running after her cat, Quincy—a tubby tabby with a gift for sniffing out edibles. But what happens when this cat burglar leads Chase to the scene of a real crime?

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Shoe Done It Died with a Bow

Grace Carroll

Accessories Mysteries

Shoe Done It and Died with a Bow. "A stylish new series." —National bestselling author Elaine Viets. Grace Carroll also writes as Carol Culver.

Published with Berkley


Death Threads Pinned for Murder Deadly Notions Dangerous Alterations Reap What You Sew Let It Sew

Elizabeth Lynn Casey

The Southern Sewing Mysteries

Sew Deadly, Death Threads, Pinned for Murder, Deadly Notions, Dangerous Alterations, Reap What You Sew, and Let It Sew. A Southern charmer of a series, by an Agatha Award nominee and national bestselling author. "Fun, folksy characters and Southern charm." —Bestselling author Maggie Sefton. Elizabeth Lynn Casey also writes as Laura Bradford.

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Lending a Paw Borrowed Crime

Laurie Cass

The Bookmobile Cat Mysteries

Lending a Paw and Borrowed Crime. "A charming start to the new Bookmobile Cat series. Librarian Minnie Hamilton is kind-hearted, loyal, and resourceful. And her furry sidekick, Eddie, is equal parts charm and cat-titude." —New York Times bestselling author Sofie Kelly

Published with Signet


Brownies and Broomsticks Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti Charms and Chocolate Chips Some Enchanted Eclair Magic and Macaroons

Bailey Cates

The Magical Bakery Mysteries

Brownies and Broomsticks; Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti; Charms and Chocolate Chips; Some Enchanted Éclair; and Magic and Macaroons by New York Times bestselling author Bailey Cates. "Savory and suspenseful, Brownies and Broomsticks introduces Katie Lightfoot, a sassy new heroine, to the world of cozy mysteries. Katie is a charming amateur sleuth, baking her way through murder and magic set against the enchanting backdrop of Savannah, Georgia. With an intriguing plot and an amusing cast of characters, Brownies and Broomsticks is an attention-grabbing read that I couldn't put down." —Jenn McKinlay, National Bestselling Author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries

Published with Signet


Murder on the Cliffs The Villa of Death Peril at Somner House

Joanna Challis

Daphne du Maurier Mysteries

Murder on the Cliffs, The Villa of Death, and Peril at Somner House. An atmospheric new historical mystery series set in Cornwall, and featuring Daphne du Maurier, the grand dame of gothic novels, as the amateur sleuth.

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Published with St. Martin's


A Killer Read Read and Buried Cover Story Book Fair and Foul

Erika Chase

The Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries

A Killer Read, Read and Buried, Cover Story, and Book Fair and Foul. "A terrific debut!" —Mary Jane Maffini

Published with Berkley


Allergic to Death Steamed to Death Iced to Death

Peg Cochran

Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries

Allergic to Death, Steamed to Death, and Iced to Death. "The meals that Gigi Fitzgerald makes may be low in calories, but author Peg Cochran serves up a full meal in her debut book." —Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of Buried in a Bog


The Cranberry Bog Mysteries

A series of mysteries set on a cranberry farm.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Golden Malicious Monument to the Dead Privy to the Dead Buried in a Bog An Early Wake Relatively Dead

Sheila Connolly

The Warren Grove Apple Orchard Mysteries

One Bad Apple, Rotten to the Core, Red Delicious Death, A Killer Crop, Bitter Harvest, Sour Apples, and Golden Malicious by New York Times and national bestselling author Sheila Connolly. "One Bad Apple is a fun start to a promising new mystery series. Thoroughly enjoyable." —Sammi Carter, author of The Candy Shop Mystery Series


Museum Mysteries

Fundraising the Dead, Let's Play Dead, Fire Engine Dead, the Museum Mystery short story eSpecial Dead Letters, Monument to the Dead, Razing the Deadand Privy to the Dead. "The archival milieu and the foibles of the characters are intriguing, and it's refreshing to encounter an FBI man who is human, competent, and essential to the plot." —Publishers Weekly


County Cork Mysteries

Buried in a Bog, Scandal in Skibbereen, and An Early Wake. The New York Times Bestselling series. "Connolly's latest is a captivating tale—sweet, nostalgic, and full of Irish charm, but also tightly plotted and full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals." —Maine Suspect

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


eBooks

Called Home, Once She Knew, The Rising of the Moon, Relatively Dead, Seeing the Dead, Defending the Dead, and Under the Hill. New eBooks by Sheila Connolly not available in print.

Published with Beyond the Page

Sheila Connolly also writes as Sarah Atwell.

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Tempest in a Teapot Shadow of a Spout

Amanda Cooper

Teapot Collector Mysteries

Tempest in a Teapot and Shadow of a Spout. A charming new mystery series that celebrates the joys of teapots and teapot collecting, along with a little murder.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Murder in Four Parts Murder in the Air The Wild Hog Murders Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen Compound Murder Half in Love with an Artful Death

Bill Crider

Dan Rhodes Mysteries

Murder in Four Parts, Murder in the Air, The Wild Hog Murders, Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen, Compound Murder, and Half in Love with an Artful Death. "Rhodes's laconic, laid-back detective style—a cross between Tom Selleck and Willie Nelson—makes for top-notch down-home crime solving." —Publishers Weekly.

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Published with Minotaur


A Good Day to Pie Never Say Pie

Carol Culver

Pie Shop Mysteries

A Good Day to Pie and Never Say Pie. "This debut mystery from Culver will have cozy fans lining up for a second helping." —Kirkus Reviews

Carol Culver also writes as Grace Carroll.

Published with Midnight Ink


Diva Haunts the House Diva Digs Up the Dirt Diva Frosts a Cupcake Diva Wraps It Up Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss Murder, She Barked

Krista Davis

The Domestic Diva Mysteries

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, The Diva Takes the Cake, The Diva Paints the Town, The Diva Cooks a Goose, The Diva Haunts a House, The Diva Digs Up the Dirt, The Diva Frosts a Cupcake, The Diva Wraps It Up, and The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by a New York Times bestselling author. Featuring Sophie and Natasha, dueling home and gardening stylists. "This mystery is perfectly enjoyable. . . " —RT Book Reviews


The Paws & Claws Mysteries

Murder, She Barked, a New York Times bestseller. "A mouthwatering mix of murder, mirth, and mayhem." —Mary Jane Maffini

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Black Cat Crossing

Kay Finch

Bad Luck Cat Mysteries

Black Cat Crossing. Sabrina Tate has returned home to Texas Hill Country. Her Aunt Rowe has fallen and needs help managing her Around-the-World Rental Cottages at the height of tourist season. In Lavender, Texas, Sabrina starts hearing tales about the Bad Luck Cat, a stray black cat who brings bad luck to anyone whose path he crosses. Not superstitious, Sabrina doesn't believe the legends she hears—that is, until her own path is crossed and she stumbles upon the body of her aunt's awful cousin Joe. Now Aunt Rowe is the primary suspect in Joe's death and it's up to Sabrina, and her new friend, the Bad Luck Cat, to help untangle the clues.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Dead Ringer

Sarah Fox

Music Lover's Mysteries

Dead Ringer. First in a new series! Midori Bishop's life is hitting all the right notes. She has her dream job playing violin in a professional orchestra and is embarking on a secret relationship with the symphony's hot maestro. But when Midori finds a cellist strangled to death, the maestro soon becomes the number-one suspect. Midori sets out to prove the maestro's innocence but discovers that he and many others have secrets they would rather keep hidden. As the investigation takes Midori closer to the truth, the killer gears up for a grand finale—with Midori as the intended victim.

Published with Avon


Susan Furlong

A Peach Orchard Mystery Series

When Nola Mae Harper gets downsized to a desk job she has yet another reason to return home to the Harper Family Peach Farm in Cays Mill, Georgia. Now she has the time to attend her parents' 50th wedding anniversary and stay for the three weeks they're away to tend the farm. While facing her rebellious past and tending to peaches were on her agenda, murder was not. After her parents leave, Nola Mae learns more about how this trip was meant as a last hurrah. The farm is suffering and it looks like they might need to sell, trouble that's made worse when Nola Mae finds the body of the local timber baron in their orchards. Scrambling to save the farm, both from financial ruin and town gossip, Nola Mae learns that the roots of a peach farming family run deep.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


By Book or by Crook

Eva Gates

The Lighthouse Library Mysteries

By Book or by Crook. "This is a first-rate cozy mystery featuring a spunky librarian, a captivating book collection, an intriguing lighthouse, and plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading until dawn." —Daryl Wood Gerber, national bestselling author of the Cookbook Nook mysteries.

Published with Signet


Murder and Marinara Wedding Soup Murder

Rosie Genova

Italian Kitchen Mysteries

Murder and Marinara and Wedding Soup Murder. "The tastiest item on the menu with colorful characters, a sharp plot, and a fabulous Jersey setting. I enjoyed every bite." —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author

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Published with Signet


Final Sentence

Daryl Wood Gerber

Cookbook Nook Mysteries

Final Sentence. "A delectable page-turner with a tasty mix of characters, crime, and cookbooks." —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author

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Published with Berkley


A Deadly Grind Bowled Over Freezer I'll Shoot Bran New Death Muffin But Murder Death of an English Muffin

Victoria Hamilton

Vintage Kitchen Mysteries

A Deadly Grind, Bowled Over, and Freezer I'll Shoot, the national bestselling Vintage Kitchen mystery series! "Dip into Victoria Hamilton's warm A Deadly Grind if you enjoy historical context mixed in with your sleuthing." —Library Journal


Merry's Muffins Mysteries

A Bran New Death, Muffin But Murder, and Death of an English Muffin. First three in a delightful series featuring Merry and her new muffin bakery. "[A] delightful find." —Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author. "Smartly written and successfully plotted." —Library Journal

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


By Hook or by Crook A Stitch in Crime You Better Knot Die Behind the Seams If Hooks Could Kill Yarn 2 Go

Betty Hechtman

Crochet Mysteries

Hooked on Murder, Dead Men Don't Crochet, By Hook or By Crook, A Stitch in Crime, You Better Knot Die, Behind the Seams, and If Hooks Could Kill, by national bestselling author Betty Hechtman. "The Tarzana Hookers are back with more mystery and more laughs. . . . Curl up with a glass of wine and a warm afghan and dive into this excellent read." —RT Book Reviews


Yarn Retreat Mysteries

Yarn 2 Go. "A delightful addition to the mystery genre." —Earlene Fowler, national bestselling author. "Get hooked on this new author!" —USA Today bestselling author Monica Ferris. "Hechtman's charming crochet mystery series is clever and lively." —Fresh Fiction

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Pane and Suffering

Cheryl Hollon

Webb's Glass Shop Mysteries

Pane and Suffering. "A fresh and original new series! Savannah Webb is as clever at piecing together clues as she is at piecing stained glass. Well crafted with smart and intriguing clues, Pane and Suffering will keep you guessing to the end." —Krista Davis, author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries

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Published with Kensington


Wreath of Deception String of Lies Paper-Thin Alibia The Pickled Piper License to Dil

Mary Ellen Hughes

Jo's Craft Corner Mysteries

Wreath of Deception, String of Lies, and Paper-Thin Alibi. "Mary Ellen Hughes stitches together a charming mystery filled with crafty plot twists and a fun cast of characters. Read and enjoy this clever novel!" —Monica Ferris


The Pickled and Preserved Mysteries

The Pickled Piper and License to Dill. After her dreams of romance are crushed, Piper Lamb decides to pursue her dream of opening her own shop of pickles and preserves, called Piper's Picklings, in the idyllic small town of Cloverdale. But she isn't in town long before she encounters a barrelful of trouble . . .

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Curiosity Thrilled the Cat Sleight of Paw Copycat Killing Cat Trick Final Catcall A Midwinter's Tail

Sofie Kelly

The Magical Cats Mystery Series

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, Sleight of Paw, Copycat Killing, Cat Trick, Final Catcall, and A Midwinter's Tail by New York Times bestselling author Sofie Kelly. "This charming series continues on a steady course as the intrepid Kathleen has two mysteries to snoop into . . . Readers who are fans of cats and cozies will want to add this series to their must-read lists." —Romantic Times Book Reviews

Published with Signet


Paws for Murder Groomed for Murder Collared for Murder

Annie Knox

A Pet Boutique Mystery

Paws for Murder, Groomed for Murderand Collared for Murder. "Five paws up! Annie Knox dazzles with four-legged friends, fashion, and foul play. Paws for Murder is tailor-made for the pet and mystery lover." —Melissa Bourbon, author of A Killing Notion

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Published with Signet


Nine Days South of Nowhere

Minerva Koenig

Nine Days and South of Nowhere. "Enthralling from the first page, Nine Days is a blistering and unforgettable debut from a tremendous new voice in crime fiction." —Ed Kurtz, author of A Wind of Knives. "Minerva Koenig has crafted a smart, twisty debut with the perfect noir scenario: A government witness who fears that her remote new address is only a trap. Julia Kalas can diagnose the structural ills of an old building in minutes but can't rebuild her life without demolishing the rotten, corrupt infrastructure of a whole town. Trouble in small-town Texas? Brother, I've been there, and the only way I'm going back there again is with Kalas. Neither Barbie doll nor Phyllis Marlowe, she is sexy and appealing and, by the way, can probably kick your ass." —Jesse Sublett. "A satisfyingly flawed female lead, a deep sense of place, and dead-on descriptions combine to create a Coen Brothers movie in print." —Anne Frasier, New York Times bestselling author of Play Dead. "Koenig's complex and intriguing suspense debut introduces Julia Kalas. Fans of distinctive female characters like Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon and Becky Masterman's Brigid Quinn will be thrilled to add Koenig to their ranks." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Published with St. Martin's Minotaur


Stuck on Murder Cut to the Corpse Sealed with a Kill

Lucy Lawrence

Decoupage Mysteries

Stuck on Murder, Cut to the Corpse, and Sealed with a Kill. Lucy Lawrence is a pseudonym for Jenn McKinlay, the New York Times bestselling author of the Library Lover's mysteries and the Cupcake Bakery mysteries. "Interesting, likable, and memorable characters, a picturesque New England town, and a murder as sticky as an intricate decoupage plaque will keep you turning pages in Lucy Lawrence's charming new mystery." —Sally Goldenbaum, author of the Seaside Knitters Mystery series

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


A Tough Nut to Kill Snoop to Nuts

Elizabeth Lee

Nut House Mysteries

A Tough Nut to Kill and Snoop to Nuts. "Warm, witty, and full of Texas charm and feisty characters. Clear a space on your keeper-shelf for the Nut House series." —Duffy Brown, national bestselling author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries. "Elizabeth Lee delivers a delectable mystery that's pure Southern comfort. Readers will go nuts over A Tough Nut to Kill." —Riley Adams, author of the Memphis Barbeque Mysteries

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Murder Unmentionable Laced with Poison A Fatal Slip

Meg London

Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mysteries

Murder Unmentionable, Laced with Poison, and A Fatal Slip. "Sweet iced tea, a cast of charming Tennessee characters, and a vintage lingerie store help this debut go down easier than a mint julep in July." —Lila Dare, author of the Southern Beauty Shop mysteries. "Filled with Southern charm, this is a flirty mystery you're sure to find alluring!" —Riley Adams, author of the Memphis BBQ Mysteries

Published with Berkley


Murder on the Rocks Dead and Berried Murder Most Maine Berried to the Hilt Beads of Doubt Mothers Day Out

Karen MacInerney

The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries

Murder on the Rocks (nominated for a 2007 Agatha Award for Best First Novel), Dead and Berried, Murder Most Maine, and Berried to the Hilt, featuring bed-and-breakfast owner Natalie Barnes and a cast of quirky characters from Cranberry Island, Maine. "This is a new cozy author worth investigating." —Publishers Weekly. Karen is also the coauthor of Beads of Doubt with author Barbara Burnett Smith.

Published with Midnight Ink


Mother's Day Out, the hilarious self-publishing success story about a stay-at-home mother caught up in murder. "Karen MacInerney has delivered a laugh-out-loud, wacky and hysterical romp featuring an ordinary car-pool mom who finds herself walking on the wild side, coming face-to-face with plastic-wrapped cheaters, a murdered transvestite, and her own husband's secrets." —Sue Ann Jaffarian, author of the Odelia Grey mysteries

Published with Amazon Publishing


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Closet Confidential Busy Woman's Guide to Murder

Mary Jane Maffini

Charlotte Adams Mysteries

Closet Confidential and The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder. "Maffini's latest offering in the Charlotte Adams series features all of her usual charm as Charlotte copes with her business, her mini dachshunds and a very twisty mystery that will keep even the most astute mystery lover guessing until nearly the very end of the book. . . . A terrific choice for a lazy weekend afternoon." —Romantic Times Book Reivew

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Sugar and Iced Dark Chocolate Demise Read It and Weep On Borrowed Time Death of a Mad Hatter At the Drop of A Hat

Jenn McKinlay

The Cupcake Mysteries

Sprinkle with Murder; Buttercream Bump Off; Death by the Dozen; Red Velvet Revenge; Going, Going, Ganache; Sugar and Iced; and Dark Chocolate Demise, the New York Times bestselling series. "McKinlay (who writes decoupage mysteries as Lucy Lawrence) pens a tender cozy full of warm and likable characters and a refreshingly sympathetic murder victim." —Publishers Weekly


The Library Lover's Mysteries

And look for Books Can Be Deceiving; Due or Die; Book, Line, and Sinker; Read It and Weep; and On Borrowed Time, the New York Times bestselling series. "What a great read! McKinlay has been a librarian, and her snappy storyline, fun characters, and young library director with backbone make for a winning formula." —Library Journal


The Hat Shop Mysteries

Also look for Cloche and Dagger, Death of a Mad Hatter, and At the Drop of A Hat by Jenn McKinlay. "A delicious romp through my favorite part of London with a delightful new heroine." —Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Lye in Wait Heaven Preserve Us Spin a Wicked Web Something Borrowed, Something Bleu Wind and Died Deadly Row to Hoe

Cricket McRae

The Sophie Mae Home Crafting Mystery Series

Lye in Wait; Heaven Preserve Us; Spin a Wicked Web; Something Borrowed, Something Bleu; Wined and Died; and Deadly Row to Hoe. "A fresh new voice, wry and cheeky . . . a clever mystery with a romantic twist and an ingenious resolution. Key characters . . . are drawn with impressive depth and humanity." —Larry Karp, author of First Do No Harm and the Thomas Purdue Mystery Series

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Published with Midnight Ink


Shotgun Moon

K. C. McRae

Shotgun Moon. "Shotgun Moon is easy on the ear and the eye—definitely an author and a character to watch out for." —Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries, the basis for the hit A&E series Longmire

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Published with Midnight Ink


Don't Die Under the Apple Tree

Amy Patricia Meade

Rosie the Riveter Mysteries

Don't Die Under the Apple Tree is the first in the historical mystery series featuring Rosie the Riveter. Set in New York City during World War II, the series follows Rosie as she works to support her family and solve murders. "Details about life during the war contribute an air of realism to the story." —RT Book Reviews

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Published with Kensington


Well Read, Then Dead Caught Read-Handed

Terrie Farley Moran

Read 'Em and Eat Mysteries

Well Read, Then Dead and Caught Read-Handed. "BOOKLOVER ALERT: Well Read, Then Dead celebrates books, food, laughter, friendship, and, oh yes, dark dire doings. Clever, original and sure to please." —Carolyn Hart, author of Death at the Door.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Whack 'n Roll 'Til Dice Do Us Part Shake, Murder, and Roll Rosemary and Crime Kill 'em with Cayenne

Gail Oust

The Bunco Babes Mysteries

Whack 'n Roll, 'Til Dice Do Us Part, and Shake, Murder, and Roll. "Far superior to the typical cozy, this uniquely capricious mystery will engage readers from the very first page to the surprising conclusion." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Published with NAL


The Spice Shop Mysteries

Rosemary and Crime and Kill 'em with Cayenne. First two in a new series! "This is a must-read for fans of Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand series, as well as those who like culinary mysteries." —Publishers Weekly

Published with Minotaur

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Going Through the Notions A Dollhouse to Die For Lie of the Needle

Cate Price

Deadly Notions Mysteries

Going Through the Notions, A Dollhouse to Die For, and Lie of the Needle. "Going Through the Notions has everything I read cozy mysteries for—a terrific setting, a smart plot, and well-rounded, clever characters. Lucky us—it's the first in an all-new series, and I can't wait for the next one! Cate Price is a natural-born storyteller." —Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author. "Small-town charm—big-time stakes. Cate Price has penned a winner!" —Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author. "A fun, fast-paced debut filled with eccentric characters, quirky humor, and small-town drama." —Ali Brandon, national bestselling author

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Published with Berkley


Mind Your Own Beeswax Plan Bee Beeline to Trouble Beewitched Off Kilter Hooked on Ewe

Hannah Reed

The Beekeeping Mysteries

Buzz Off!, Mind Your Own Beeswax, Plan Bee, Beeline to Trouble, and Beewitched. "Action, adventure, a touch of romance, and a cast of delightful characters . . . one honey of a tale." —Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown Mysteries


Scottish Highlands Mysteries

Off Kilter and Hooked on Ewe. National bestselling author Hannah Reed brings mystery lovers the first in a brand-new series, in which a young writer finds herself swept up in a murder amidst the glens and lochs of the Scottish Highlands . . .

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Fillet of Murder

Linda Reilly

Deep Fried Mysteries

Fillet of Murder. Talia Marby has returned to her hometown in the Berkshires to heal from a broken heart and help out in Lambert's Fish and Chips shop, the family-owned business of good friend Bea Lambert. While Talia grew up frying fish she never thought she'd love the job as much as she does. But when trouble comes and a neighbor turns up dead, the quiet life Talia envisioned suddenly gets a whole lot more complicated.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


The Whole Cat and Caboodle! Buy a Whisker

Sofie Ryan

Second Chance Cat Mysteries

The Whole Cat and Caboodle and Buy a Whisker. From the New York Times bestselling author who writes the Magical Cat Mysteries as Sofie Kelly comes another series sure to please feline fans. Sarah Grayson is the happy proprietor of Second Chance, a charming shop in the oceanfront town of North Harbor, Maine. At the shop, she sells used items that she has lovingly refurbished and repurposed. But her favorite pet project so far has been adopting a stray cat she names Elvis.

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Published with Signet


Cast On, Kill Off Deadly Politics

Maggie Sefton

Knitting Mysteries

Knit One, Kill Two; Needled to Death; A Deadly Yarn; A Killer Stitch; Fleece Navidad; Dyer Consequences; Dropped Dead Stitch; Skein of the Crime; Double Knit Murders; Unraveled; Cast On, Kill Off; Yarn Over Murder; and Purl Up and Die. By a New York Times Bestselling author and 2005 Agatha nominee for Best First Novel. "Readers will enjoy visiting with Kelly and her knitting buddies, who, in their carefree way, resemble the cast of Friends." —Publishers Weekly

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Molly Malone Mysteries

Deadly Politics. "Sefton's political thriller is a tightly plotted tale of treachery that has the stamp of a new series. . . . Sefton is no stranger to writing compelling series." —Mystery Scene

Published with Midnight Ink

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Crops and Robbers A Killer Maize Bushel Full of Murder If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion If Catfish Had Nine Lives

Paige Shelton

The Farmer's Market Mysteries

From the New York Times bestselling author. Farm Fresh Murder, Fruit of All Evil, Crops and Robbers, A Killer Maize, and Bushel Full of Murder. "Spunky Becca should appeal to fans of Laura Child and Joanne Fluke." —Publishers Weekly

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Gram's Country Cooking School Mysteries

If Fried Chicken Could Fly, If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance, If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion, and If Catfish Had Nine Lives. "Visit Broken Rope, Missouri, where the ghosts run free, the residents are a little wacky, and a mystery is shaking up everybody's life." —E. J. Copperman, author of An Uninvited Ghost

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


The Rescued Word Mysteries

In Star City, Colorado, there exists a quiet alley, Bygone Alley, a small street filled with old-time services. This is where Clare McAlister works with her grandfather at The Rescued Word, a small shop devoted to the fine art of, well, words. It's here that they refurbish old typewriters, bind broken books, and sell some of the most beautiful pens and papers around. It's also where Clare sees her first murder and, in order to protect Bygone Alley, sets out to solve the crime.

Published with Berkley Prime Crime


The Scottish Bookstore Mysteries

In search of adventure, newly unemployed museum preservationist/archivist Delaney Nichols answers an ad she finds online and soon finds herself a job at The Cracked Spine, a rare book and manuscript shop located in Edinburgh, Scotland. Just hours after landing, Delaney may have found more adventure than she bargained for when the owner's sister is murdered and it's up to Delaney and her new batch of coworkers to uncover the truth.

Published by Minotaur

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Carbs and Cadavers Fit to Die Chili con Corpses Stiffs and Swine The Battered Body Black Beans and Vice

J. B. Stanley

The Supper Club Mysteries

Carbs and Cadavers, Fit to Die, Chili con Corpses, Stiffs and Swine, The Battered Body, and Black Beans and Vice. "An unusual murder weapon is just one of the surprises in this enjoyable tale of high-cal crime." —Publishers Weekly

J. B. Stanley also writes as Jennifer Stanley and Ellery Adams.

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Published with Midnight Ink


Stirring Up Strife Path of the Wicked Way of the Guilty

Jennifer Stanley

The Hope Street Church Mysteries

Stirring Up Strife, Path of the Wicked, and The Way of the Guilty. "Stanley's faith-based crime detection has plenty of charming appeal." —Publishers Weekly about Stirring Up Strife. Jennifer Stanley also writes as J. B. Stanley and Ellery Adams.

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Published with St. Martin's Press


Stamped Out Inked Up False Impressions Old Maid's Puzzle Ocean Waves Monkey Wrench

Terri Thayer

Stamping Sisters Mysteries

Stamped Out, Inked Up, and False Impressions. A starred Publishers Weekly review for Stamped Out! "Packed full of family drama and small-town charm, Thayer's enjoyable mystery series debut outshines most other crafting cozies. Twists and turns keep the story fresh and compulsively readable, and the characters feel like family by the time the last page is turned. Thayer and the Stamping Sisters are worth keeping an eye on."


The Quilting Mysteries

Wild Goose Chase, Old Maid's Puzzle, Ocean Waves, and Monkey Wrench. "Put down your piecework, brew yourself a cup o' Joe, fill up a snack bowl, and laze around the yard this spring with this amusing quilt-themed mystery." —Mark Lipinski's Quilter's Home magazine

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime and Midnight Ink


Suede to Rest Crushed Velvet Designer Dirty Laundry Buyer, Beware the Brim reaper Some Like It Haute

Diane Vallere

The Fabric Shop Mysteries

Suede to Rest and Crushed Velvet. When Polyester Monroe inherited her family's fabric store she expected to find dusty yards of velvet and lace. What she didn't expect was a dead body.


The Style & Error Mysteries

Designer Dirty Laundry; Buyer, Beware; The Brim Reaper; and Some Like It Haute. "Designer Dirty Laundry is enriched by the author's cleverly phrased prose and convincing characterization. The surprise ending will satisfy and delight many mystery fans. A diverting mystery that offers laughs and chills." —Kirkus Reviews

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Published with Berkley Prime Crime


Wedding Cake Killer Fatal Funnel Cake Trick or Deadly Treat Huckleberry Finished Frankly, My Dear Killer on a Hot Tin Roof

Livia Washburn

Fresh-Baked Mysteries

A Peach of a Murder, Murder by the Slice, The Christmas Cookie Killer, Killer Crab Cakes, Pumpkin Muffin Murder, Gingerbread Bump-Off, Wedding Cake Killer, The Fatal Funnel Cake, and Trick or Deadly Treat. "Washburn has a refreshing way with words and knows how to tell an exciting story." —Midwest Book Review


Literary Tour Mysteries

Huckleberry Finished; Frankly, My Dear, I'm Dead; and Killer on a Hot Tin Roof. "Delilah saves more than the day as Washburn smoothly infuses this cozy with hints of romance and humor as well as glimpses of Twain sights in today's Hannibal, Mo." —Publishers Weekly

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Published with Kensington Books


I Scream, You Scream Scoop to Kill Parfait Murder

Wendy Lyn Watson

Mysteries A la Mode

I Scream, You Scream; Scoop to Kill; and A Parfait Murder. "Laugh-out-loud humor and snappy dialog create a perfect confection for a summer afternoon . . . an easy recommendation for those who enjoy family and friends ensemble mysteries." —Library Journal

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Published with NAL Obsidian


3 Heather Webber covers

Heather Webber

Nina Quinn Mysteries

A Hoe Lot of Trouble, Trouble in Spades, Digging Up Trouble, Trouble in Bloom, and Weeding Out Trouble. Agatha Award Nominee for Best Novel for Trouble in Spades. "Webber weaves a wondrous latticework of plotting and characters. . . ." —Mary Daheim, author of the Alpine Series and the Bed and Breakfast Series

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Published with Avon



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