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A Death at Candlewick Castle (Jemima Jago Mystery #2)

Off the coast of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are a balmy haven with never-ending beaches and aqua-blue sea. But unbeknown to the happy tourists and cheerful locals, someone is about to commit a…

A Death Long Overdue (Lighthouse Library Mystery #7)

When her former director is found dead in the water, librarian Lucy Richardson will have to get to the bottom of the mystery before the killer ends her tale.

It's summertime in the…

A Demon Summer (Max Tudor Series #4)

In this new mystery, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one-particularly his wife-finds this too surprising.…

A Dish Best Served Cold (Italian Kitchen Mystery #3)

At the Casa Lido, the end of summer means a party, and hit whodunit writer Victoria 'Vic' Rienzi and her family are cooking like crazy for the restaurant’s seventieth anniversary celebration. As…

A Fatal Booking (Book Lover's B&B Mystery #3)

Booklover Charlotte is delighted to welcome an eclectic group of guests to Chapters Bed and Breakfast for a book club retreat focused on fairy tales and classic children’s literature. But…

A Fatal Fettuccine (An Undercover Dish Mystery #4)

Lilah Drake is back in this fourth Undercover Dish mystery. It's summer in Pine Haven, and Lilah is enjoying life: she's in love, she's a popular chef and caterer, she's surrounded by good…

A Fatal Fleece (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #6)

This summer in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, one of the Seaside Knitters gets tangled up with a precocious granddaughter, and another stands accused of sending a local resident on a permanent…

A Margin for Murder (Bookstore Mystery #8)

Bookshop owner Addie Greyborne must put the brakes on a killer after a death occurs behind the wheel of a bookmobile . . .

Addie leaves her Greyborne Harbor bookstore, Beyond the Page…

A Midsummer Night's Fudge (Candy-Coated Mystery Series #10)

After a summer celebration on Michigan’s Mackinac Island ends in murder, hotel and fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy puts on her sleuthing hat . . .
 
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A Palette for Murder (Aurora Anderson Mystery #3)

A killer heat wave settles over Seagull Lane and summer’s sizzling in Vista Beach, the home of computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson. The abnormally high…

A Poisonous Page (Sweet Fiction Bookshop #2)

It’s summer festival time in Confection, Oregon, and that means a barrage of tourists making cash registers ring at Sweet Fiction Bookshop. But what should be bookseller Lexi’s most…

A Rule Against Murder (Armand Gamache Series #4)

Wealthy, cultured and respectable, the Finney family is the epitome of gentility. When Irene Finney and her four grown-up children arrive at the Manoir Bellechasse in the heat of summer, the hotel…

A Sense of Entitlement (Hattie Davish Series #3)

Traveling secretary and dilettante detective Hattie Davish is bringing her talents to a small New England town whose wealthy residents have more secrets than they do money. . . When Hattie Davish'…

A Stitch in Crime (Crochet Mystery Series #4)

Molly's been handed the reins for this year's creative retreat-an exhilarating weekend out on the Monterey Peninsula, complete with crochet classes. Unfortunately for one teacher, though, the…

A Tale of Two Biddies (League of Literary Ladies #2)

Summer can be the best of times or the worst of times for the resort town of Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. For Bea Cartwright, business is booming as guests storm her B and B for the Bastille Day…

A Wrinkle in Thyme (Pancake House Mystery #8)

Murder is on the menu in the latest Pancake House Mystery, as a treasure trove of old letters spurs a killer to take some unsavory action. . . .
 
This summer, Wildwood Cove is hosting…

All You Need is Fudge (Candy Coated Mystery #4)

Fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy is making fudgie treats for the annual yacht race--but a killer's stirring up a batch of trouble. . . Sailing Into Murder The annual yacht race off the coast of…

Angora Alibi (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #7)

The sun is shining in Sea Harbor and a group of friends, the Seaside Knitters, are spending Thursday evenings knitting the sweetest of gifts-a baby blanket. But as the due date draws near, they…

Antique Auctions Are Murder (Poppy McAllister Mystery #7)

When vintage items go up for auction, gluten-free baker and B&B owner Poppy McAllister discovers some people will pay the ultimate price. . .
 
It’s peak summer season at the…

Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #13)

Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event...for eleven-hundred cookies! And…

August Moon ((Murder-by-Month Mystery Series #4)
Maybe it's time for me to leave this crazy town, hightail it back to Minneapolis, and become a cat-collecting, fist-shaking, asexual English professor... Furious after being stood up by local…

Batter Off Dead (Country Store Mystery #10)

In South Lick, Indiana, fine foods and classic cookware can be found at Robbie Jordan’s Pans ’N Pancakes. Unfortunately, her country store also seems to stock up on murder . . .
 

Beach Blanket Barbie (Zoe Donovan Mystery #6)

Zoe suspects that something is up when Levi’s ex-girlfriend Barbie comes to town unexpectedly. When she ends up floating face down in the lake Zoe and the gang shift into full sleuth mode to find…

Beaches in Paradise (Tj Jensen Pardise Lake Mystery #9)

Tj Jensen’s life is thrown into turmoil when a good friend turns up missing after a serious auto accident. Not only is the driver of the vehicle, Gina Roberts, nowhere to be found, but she’s the…

Berried to the Hilt (Gray Whale Inn Series #4)

When a lobsterman discovers a sunken ship, Cranberry Island is abuzz with excitement. Is the wreck the remains of the Myra Barton, the missing ship of island sea captain Jonah Selfridge? Or the…

Bikinis in Paradise (Tj Jensen Pardise Lake Mystery Series #3)

When the Tropical Tan Corporation descends on Maggie's Hideaway, the lakeside resort where Tj Jensen lives, she must juggle a bikini contest, BBQ cookoff, missing model, and dead chaperone while…

Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #17)

It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body-a detail that just made the…

Board Stiff (Dead-End Job Series #12)

Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont won’t be sparing the sunscreen on their latest assignment, but they’re about to find out murder is no day at the beach…. Will the Real…

Bodies and Bows (Apron Shop Mystery #3)

Iris Buckley is hoping for a bit of rest and relaxation now that the summertime rush is winding down in Blueberry Cove, Maine. Her apron shop Ruffles & Bows has been a huge success, her…

Boiled Over (Maine Clambake Mystery Series #2)

For Julia Snowden, the Founder’s Day summer celebration in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, means helping her family’s clambake company to prepare an authentic taste of New England seafood. Any Mainer will…