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A Catered Fourth of July (Mystery With Recipes #10)

High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it's got to be one hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in…

A Star-Spangled Murder (Susan Henshaw Mystery Series #6)

Susan Henshaw and her family have been coming to their summerhouse in Maine for years, but when neighbor Humphrey Taylor is found bludgeoned to death in her living room, Susan's relaxing holiday…

A Timely Vision (Missing Pieces Series #1)

A seaside-set paranormal mystery-from the authors of the Renaissance Faire mystery Ghastly Glass Meet Dae O'Donnell, a woman with a gift for finding lost things-and the stories behind lost lives…

A Watery Death (Missing Pieces Mystery #7)

It’s the Fourth of July weekend in Duck, North Carolina and twenty-thousand visitors are on hand to enjoy the parade, the festivities – and learn about the murder of Captain Bill Lucky. Lucky is…

Bats and Bones (Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #1)

Frannie and Larry Shoemaker are retirees who enjoy weekend camping with their friends in state parks in this new cozy mystery series. They anticipate the usual hiking, campfires, good food, and…

Blackberry Burial (Berry Basket Mystery #2)

As owner of The Berry Basket, Marlee Jacob has learned a thing or two about surviving the summer tourist season in Oriole Point. So she gladly agrees to help run the annual road rally in honor of…

BlackBuried Pie (Black Cat Cafe #3)

The Fourth of July weekend promises lots of excitement for the cozy town of Catfish Cove. A dog parade, bonfire, barbecue and fireworks are sure to bring in the crowds and give a boost to all…

Bowled Over (Vintage Kitchen Mysteries Series #2)

Vintage kitchenware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has been estranged from her high school best friend Kathy Cooper since they were teenagers, but she never knew what turned Kathy against…

Dahlias and Death (Port Danby Mystery #6)

Lacey Pinkerton and the town of Port Danby are preparing for the annual Fourth of July celebration at Pickford Marina. Lacey's parents are coming to stay for the week. Lacey and her friends at the…

Dead, White, and Blue (Death on Demand Series #23)

Summer is a hectic time of the year for Annie Darling. Sun and scorching temperatures never fail to bring swarms of tourists to her mystery bookstore, Death on Demand, for the latest beach reads.…

Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery #1)

Life just got a little sweeter in the island fishing village of Eastport, Maine. Jacobia 'Jake' Tiptree and her best friend Ellie are opening a waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose, where…

Death of a Cookbook Author (Hayley Powell Mystery #10)

When Hayley's idol, cookbook author and TV personality Penelope Janice, invites her to participate in a Fourth of July celebrity cook-off at her seaside estate in Seal Harbor, Maine, Hayley couldn…

Death on Nantucket (Merry Folger Nantucket #5)

Spencer Murphy is a national treasure. A famous Vietnam War correspondent who escaped captivity in Southeast Asia, he made a fortune off of his books and television appearances. But Spence is…

Foul Play (Colleen McCabe Mystery Series #1)

Colleen McCabe is enjoying an uneventful summer in North Carolina's Outer Banks supervising her firefighters, making rounds with her Border collie, Sparky, and keeping an eye on the wild horses…

Four Dog's Sake (Mae December Mystery #4)

On a hot, humid July 4th evening in Rosedale, Tennessee, a young man is dead on arrival at the hospital where Dr. Lucy Ingram works. Lucy recalls the affable young man, Chester Willis, from an…

Gone with the Whisker (Bookmobile Cat Mystery #8)

A friendly feline and a feisty librarian merrily roll along in the newest Bookmobile Cat mystery...until murder stops them in their tracks!

It's the summer season in Chilson, Michigan…

Independence Slay (Celebration Bay Mystery Series #3)

On the Fourth of July, Old Glory is flying high in Celebration Bay-until someone raises a red flag. With Independence Day fast approaching, Liv Montgomery is swamped coordinating one of the town’s…

Jealousy Filled Donuts (Deputy Donut Mystery #3)

When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse … It is a truth universally acknowledged-cops and donuts go together. Exhibit A: Deputy Donut Café,…

Kaboom (A Hope Herring Mystery #6)

This is book 6 in the Hope Herring cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J.A. Whiting and Nell McCarthy.
Hope Herring is running the Butter Up Bakery while the owner is…

Knee High by the 4th of July (Murder-by-Month Mystery Series #3)
What's so wrong with admiring from a distance? Mira's quirky puppy love for Chief Wenonga, a well-muscled fiberglass statue in her Minnesota small town, might be a safer love pursuit than online…

Knockdown (Home Repair Is Homicide Series #14)

Jacobia 'Jake' Tiptree is deep in her latest home improvement project-repainting the porch of her lovingly restored house in Eastport, Maine-when she notices the man repeatedly biking past her…

Left Hanging (Caught Dead in Wyoming Mystery #2)

A rodeo producer dead in the bull pen. Accident or Murder? From the deadly tip of the rodeo queen's tiara to toxic agricultural byproducts ground into the arena dust, TV reporter Elizabeth, E.M.,…

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #4)

Hannah Swensen thought she'd finally discovered the recipe for a perfect life. But her sometime beau Norman Rhodes tosses a surprise ingredient into the mix when he phones to tell her he's just…

Manic in Christmas River (Christmas River Mystery #6)

It’s the Fourth of July weekend in Christmas River, and this year’s celebration promises to be more explosive than any other for pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters. In addition to juggling…

Mrs. Morris and the Sorceress (Salem B&B Mystery #4)

It’s Fourth of July in Salem, Massachusetts—and B&B owner Charlene Morris is about to witness the shot heard ’round the town . . .
 
Madison Boswell, a beauty recently transplanted…

Murder By Fireworks (Kay Driscoll Mystery Series #3)

Wedding bells are in the air, and so is murder. Kay Driscoll's son's wedding reception for two hundred guests is in her backyard. As if that wasn't enough, a precocious and troubled twelve-year-…

Murder Is No Picnic (Cape Cod Foodie #3)

A search for the world’s best blueberry buckle turns into a search for a killer in this delicious installment in the Cape Cod Foodie Mysteries by Amy Pershing.

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Murder Most Frothy (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #4)

Clare Cosi’s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she’ll relax,…

Oh Say Can You Fudge (Candy Coated Mystery Series #3)

Allie McMurphy is busy making yummy fudge for the summer holiday-until murder gives her something else to chew on. . . Red, White, And Boom It's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without…

One Fete in the Grave (Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery #3)

Party planner Liv McKay has outdone herself this time. She’s put together an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration for the town of Dixie, Tennessee-including breathtaking fireworks and an…