Author: Dawn L Nolder
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Pembroke Welsh corgi
Tara McDowell just wanted to start the new chapter in her life. So, when she spots property in Maine online, she takes the plunge and buys it. All seems great, at first. But soon, Tara and Connal, her corgi, find themselves in a mystery about what happened to the previous owner. Joined by her new friend Gwenn, they unravel the secrets and lies of a small town.
Author: Val Muller
Publisher: Dancing with Bear Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Fifth-grader Adam Hollinger looked forward to an ordinary summer: All-Star baseball practice, reading comic books, begging his parents for a dog, and avoiding his mischievous older sister. But things get crazy when the Hollingers adopt two corgi puppies and the team's star pitcher breaks his arm. Even worse, a serial burglar has been targeting the neighborhood, and the Hollingers' house is on the list. When the adults of the town become stumped, it's up to Adam and the puppies to set things straight.
Pippin may look like a big-eared, short-legged dog, but he's a magical corgi. Fairies ride corgis because they're too small to ride horses. Pippin lives undercover with a human family but his secret mission is to serve Aliiana, an earth fairy, as her faithful steed. Aliiana and Pippin learn that a thief has stolen the Ruseol Gem, the source of all good magic on Earth. If the thief destroys the Gem, all magic will wither and die-including Aliiana. Can they stop the thief before he kills magic?
Author: Y. Hoch
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
When Sophie, a Welsh Corgi, receives an invitation from her sister in London to attend a royal wedding, she and her friends embark upon an adventure in which they solve a mystery and rescue a priceless stolen cheese recipe, so the princess may marry the man she loves. The story, inspired by a real dog, starts on a quiet San Francisco street, but takes its characters on a journey to England, and even to a small town in rural France. Sophie brings along her best friend, Boris, a grumpy, but smart spy-like dog, and Breeze, the neighborhood rat, who sneaks into Boris' suitcase. Sophie is a book about friends, love, and self-confidence. Everyone may have doubts, but nothing is impossible when you have true friends and believe in yourself. The real Sophie lives in San Francisco, and actually has a neighbor friend, Boris. Sophie's gregarious personality inspired this story.
Author: Ann Bonwill
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipients Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, When Mermaids Sleep is an ideal addition to the bedtime canon.
Bed, breakfast…and a body! If it weren’t for the fact that she’s replacing a dead man, Kelly Jackson would love her new job managing the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast on the coast of Northern California. But Bob Phillips did plunge off the cliff to his death…and Kelly’s starting to think it may not have been an accident. Bob’s retired friends—The “Silver Sentinels”—are also on the case, especially when Kelly is attacked…and another body turns up. Kelly has her hands full with overseeing the B&B’s annual Taste of Chocolate and Wine Festival, but she’s also closing in on the killer…who’s ready to send Kelly on her own permanent vacation…
“Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author It’s a nippy spring in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone can’t wait to join her friend Sue in England for a “Heads Up!” hat exhibition. But at Moreton Manor, privileged life isn’t always tea and crumpets . . . Although the earl of the house and his sister are surprisingly accommodating to their jetlagged guests, Lucy feels uneasy after a fallen portrait sparks talk of a deadly family omen. The bad vibes come in quickly—snobby Aunt Millicent and her handmaiden Harrison unexpectedly drop by for the exhibition, and meals with the family are consistently tense. But real trouble begins when a body, bludgeoned by the chapel’s gold-plated reliquary, is found in a hidden, sealed off room. Stranger still, the corpse is identified as Harrison’s son, Cyril. While Cyril wasn’t exactly a gentleman, and it’s unclear what business he had on the property, one thing’s for sure—the criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets. And Lucy has a hunch that the killer has been in her company all along, just waiting for a chance to make blueblood run red . . . “Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stone’s trip across the pond . . . A peek into British country life provides a nice break.” —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Marian Parks
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Pocketmouse is a friendly and rambunctious rodent, who loves his California beach home at Crystal Cove State Park. He spends his days happily romping among lemonade berry and buckwheat shrub, until one day when he realizes that he's the only pocket mouse living on the beach. He then embarks on a quest to find out why there are no other pocket mice. Determinedly, he seeks answers and strays beyond his normal foraging grounds, where he encounters the dreaded and frightful, fang-toothed feral cat, and then later, narrowly escapes drowning in a rising tide pool. Pocketmouse's journey ends well. He reunites with a park ranger, who reveals the secret of his past, and she also shares her affection and respect for the persevering pocket mouse.The story is told in rhyme, and is inspired by the endangered Pacific pocket mouse, a rodent endemic to Southern California and protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act.
Author: Jane Clarke
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
David and Lucy have got a new dog from the Rescue Centre, but they don't know what his name is. What they do know is that he's ace at digging and he's got a good nose for fossilized bones. In this humorous holiday adventure story, set on the Isle of Wight, David and Lucy are determined to find out if the bones their dog digs up are real dinosaur bones. Imagine if they've discovered a new kind of dinosaur! A dramatic storm and encounter with a local beachcomber eventually lead to the discovery of a complete dinosaur skeleton in the rock cliffs -- and the right name fortheir keen-nosed dog.
Sixth in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series After a real-time, 10-year hiatus, Leigh and all her friends and family are back... and better than ever It's been ten long years since Leigh Koslow last stumbled onto a body. She thought she had a reprieve. She was wrong. Hapless advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, who was last seen joyfully announcing to her politician husband that she was pregnant, is now a middle-aged mom who is more than happy to leave the macabre pandemonium of her thirties behind. Unfortunately, Leigh's killer karma hasn't really deserted her... it's only been biding its time. When an innocent walk in the woods with her dog turns up yet another corpse, Leigh begins to get worried. It's bad enough that the victim is a client of her agency. It's even worse that he is the same unscrupulous real estate developer who's been conniving to bulldoze her Aunt Bess's homestead. And it would be a whole lot better for everyone in Leigh's family if her cousin Cara's husband hadn't brawled with the man in front of a churchful of witnesses an hour before the murder. But fate is what it is, and as Leigh's beleaguered friend, Detective Maura Polanski, sets out once again to save the Koslow clan from self-destruction, the women face their toughest battle yet. Because not only has Leigh failed to grow out of her inborn talent for trouble, she's bestowed it on the next generation... Praise for the Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: NEVER BURIED "A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Edie Claire writes with style and dash. Sheer delight."--Carolyn Hart NEVER SORRY "Edie Claire is a bright new addition to the mystery world. Along with appealing characters and a blessedly lucid writing style, she delivers a solid plot that keeps the pages turning."--Margaret Maron NEVER TEASE A SIAMESE "The fifth installment in this excellent series, and perhaps Ms. Claire's best yet. The characters and relationships are superior, written with heartfelt compassion and wry wit."--Romantic Times
Tasha Tudor, beloved children's book author and illustrator, has at last written her long-awaited cookbook. In words and the enchanting watercolors for which she is renowned, she shares the recipes she has gathered over a lifetime - some that have been passed down for generations and some that she created specially for her children and grandchildren. These traditional recipes recall an old-fashioned New England lifestyle and summon up Tasha Tudor's own warm family memories, which she shares here with her readers. Tasha Tudor's recipe collection includes summery picnic salads, hearty winter soups, and breakfast treats like Great-Grandmother Tudor's Cornbread, Blueberry Coffee Cake, and Butterscotch Rolls. Her main dishes - Roast Chicken with tarragon and sage, vegetable-laden Beef Stew, and Salmon served with homegrown peas - are the prelude to her irresistibly rich desserts, including a luscious dark chocolate torte and English Toffee Bars. At Tasha Tudor's Corgi Cottage, Christmas celebrations are the high point of the year, filled with the kind of food and wholesome fun that harks back to an earlier time. Her recipes bring family and friends together to make her well-known gingerbread Christmas tree ornaments (which have been displayed on the White House tree), and such seasonal favorites as thumb cookies and pulled taffy for wrapping as gifts or for putting in paper cornucopias to hang on the tree. All of these authentic, tried-and-true recipes are presented for the first time with some fifty original watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings in this beguiling keepsake kitchen companion.
After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil’s Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genester’s orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his father’s legacy. From the Paperback edition.