Author: Lee Strauss
Publisher: La Plume Press
Release Date: 2017-06-06
There's a skeleton in the attic! Quite literally. After a weeklong passage from the Atlantic from Boston to Liverpool, Ginger Gold arrives at her childhood home-Hartigan House--to find decade-old remains from some poor woman in the attic. Ginger's Boston Terrier, Boss, noses out a missing phalange from under the cot. It's a mystery that once again puts the Chief Inspector Basil Reed. Who is the victim? And how did it end up in Ginger's home? Clues lead Ginger and her good friend Haley Higgins to a fundraising gala hosted in 1913 by Ginger's late father, George Hartigan. A shadow of suspicion is a man's legacy, and Ginger is not so sure. Ginger decides to host another gala, inviting the guestlist from ten years previous. Before the night is over, another person is dead. Keywords: female sleuth, 1920, British mystery, amateur spy, Atlantic, Boston, Liverpool, ship, Britain, Spy, Inspector, Boston terrier, victim, murder, historical, legacy, Agatha Christie, flapper, prohibition, speakeasies, gramophone, mansion, widow, war, secret intelligence, France, war widow, Countess, romance
Brook Ridge Falls favorite bakery owner, Lexy Baker, has everything she ever wanted. A new husband she adores. A thriving bakery business. Everything is going great. ... Until a new bakery springs up across the street and tries every trick in the book to put her out of business! Lexy smells something rotten about the bakery and it isn’t just their stale brownies. When her own bakery is broken into she knows who did it ... but what she can’t figure out is why. Could the new baker be after her great-grandmothers prize winning scone recipe, or is there another more sinister reason? Meanwhile ... A grizzly discovery in the sewer system sends her and her gang of iPad toting grandmas off to solve a decades old crime under the streets of brook ridge falls. Could a seventy year old crime be related to the new bakery?
Mystery novelist Hazel Martin's maid suspects foul play when her childhood friend Doris jumps from the third-story turret of Farnsworth Abbey. Unable to resist an investigation, especially one that's staged to look like suicide, Hazel calls in help from her chauffeur, her cook, and even the mysterious butler her husband hired before his death. Hazel soon learns that Doris's death was no accident. Someone had a secret, and they wanted to keep it that way. With her trusty Siamese cat, Dickens, by her side and handsome Detective Chief Inspector Gibson at her disposal, Hazel follows a trail of clues to reveal a surprise twist that even the killer didn't suspect. USA Today Bestselling Author Leighann Dobbs brings back the spirit of the Golden Age of mysteries in this classic whodunit set in the 1920s.
Christmas, 1934.The snow lies heavy around Pauncefort Hall. Dress designers Ruby Dove and Fina Aubrey-Havelock leave behind their Oxford exams to rescue Lady Charlotte's wardrobe. But what Lady Charlotte doesn't know is that Ruby is on a mission-a mission to avenge her family and bring down an empire. As the weather worsens, Ruby and Fina are drawn into the intrigues of Lady Charlotte's other guests, who include a princess, a furiously left-wing don, a West End starlet-and, it seems, a murderer. After the two resident cads are poisoned, Ruby and Fina must find the culprit and still carry out their secret plans-all before the law arrives. But Pauncefort Hall can remain snowbound for only so long. The Mystery of Ruby's Sugar is the first book in the Ruby Dove historical cozy mystery series.If you like Barbara Neely, Rhys Bowen, and G.M. Malliet, then you'll love Rose Donovan's fashion-spy-amateur sleuth heroes, Ruby Dove and Fina Aubrey-Havelock.Pour yourself a warm beverage and nestle down with The Mystery of Ruby's Sugar this evening.
BOOK FOUR IN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MARJORIE McCLELLAND MYSTERY SERIES It’s 1935—mystery writer Marjorie McClelland and her new husband, millionaire Creighton Ashcroft, have sailed to a secluded island near Bermuda for a romantic getaway. Instead they find the Ashcroft vacation home filled—to Creighton’s horror—with his family. The honeymoon is most definitely over when one of the group is found murdered. Can Marjorie untangle the multiple motives and family turmoil to find the killer among them?
Edgar Award-shortlisted author Ashley Weaver returns with Death Wears a Mask, the witty and stylish next installment in the delightful 1930s Amory Ames mystery series “Amory Ames and her rakish husband Milo might just be the new Nick and Nora Charles.” —Deborah Crombie It was amazing, really, what murder had done for my marriage . . . Following the murderous events at the Brightwell Hotel, Amory Ames is looking forward to a tranquil period of reconnecting with her reformed playboy husband, Milo. She hopes a quiet stay at their London flat will help mend their relationship. However, Amory soon finds herself drawn into another investigation when an old friend of her mother’s asks her to look into the disappearance of valuable jewelry snatched at a dinner party. Amory agrees to help lay a trap to catch the culprit at a lavish masked ball. But when one of the illustrious party guests is murdered, she is pulled back into the world of detection, caught up in both a mystery and a set of romantic entanglements where nothing is as it seems. Also out now in the Amory Ames mysteries: Murder at the Brightwell and A Most Novel Revenge
“It stands for Jazz Files,” said Rollo. “It’s what we call any story that has a whiff of high society scandal but can’t yet be proven… you never know when a skeleton in the closet might prove useful.” Set in 1920, The Jazz Files introduces aspiring journalist Poppy Denby, who arrives in London to look after her ailing Aunt Dot, an infamous suffragette. Dot encourages Poppy to apply for a job at The Daily Globe, but on her first day a senior reporter is killed and Poppy is tasked with finishing his story. It involves the mysterious death of a suffragette seven years earlier, about which some powerful people would prefer that nothing be said… Through her friend Delilah Marconi, Poppy is introduced to the giddy world of London in the Roaring Twenties, with its flappers, jazz clubs, and romance. Will she make it as an investigative journalist, in this fast-paced new city? And will she be able to unearth the truth before more people die?
USA Today bestselling author Leighann Dobbs has compiled four full length mysteries from her top selling series into one book! From the culinary capers of Lexy Baker and her posse of amateur sleuth grandma's to the ghosts and mystical cats of Mystic Notch to the four magical Blackmoore sisters of Noquitt Maine to the traditional mysteries of retired police consultants Claire Watkins and Dominic Benedetti on Mooseamuck Island. You're sure to fall in love with the charming characters and puzzling mysteries in these books. Ghostly Paws When bookstore owner Willa Chance finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian who insists she solved her murder, she gets help from a quirky cast of small-town characters and a cat she's inherited from her grandmother. Bake, Battle & Roll When Lexy Baker temporarily fills in for the pastry chef at a lakeside resort it seems like a great way to combine business and pleasure ... until the head chef ends up with a knife through his chest and Lexy is found bending over the body. A Zen For Murder When local psychic Zoila Rivers is found dead at the zen garden, retired police consultants Dominic Benedetti and Claire Watkins are forced to team up to catch the killer. Too bad Claire and Dom don't always see eye to eye. Dead & Buried Summers in the seaside town of Noquitt Maine are quiet and relaxing ... unless you find a mysterious dead body, a hunky ex-boyfriend shows up and you start getting instructions from ghostly relatives.
Visiting New York to attend a cousin's birthday gala, Nic and Nigel Martini are looking forward to cocktails with old friends and a pampered stay at the Ritz. But when the birthday girl's gold-digging cad of a husband goes missing, the Martini family worries that the social event of the season may turn into a story for the scandal sheets. Nigel's condescending aunt begs former detective Nic to find sleazy Leo, despite the fact that it would be better for everyone if he just stayed lost. Trailing a "married bachelor" with a penchant for trouble isn't pretty; in fact it's downright deadly. Assisted by Nigel and their newly adopted Bullmastiff, Nic must tangle with her old underworld connections if she hopes to hunt down the dirtiest Martini. Praise: “Even teetotalers will enjoy these Martinis. Here’s hoping Kiely will treat readers to another round.”—Kirkus Reviews "A toast to Tracy Kiely for her wonderful, entertaining homage to The Thin Man. From the opening scene . . . the reader knows Murder with a Twist is going to be delightful."—Mystery Readers Journal "Witty, droll, and hilariously spot on."—Hank Phillipi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author
When the ghost of a murder victim appears in Last Chance Books, middle-aged bookstore owner, Willa Chance, must find the ghost's killer or risk being haunted with it's unwanted advice forever. Too bad the ghost suffers from amnesia and only has a few scant clues as to the identity of the killer. That's okay, though, because Willa has a pretty good idea who did it ... until her investigation turns up additional suspects with curious motives. Meanwhile her cat, Pandora, is on the hunt for a mystical kitten that the cats of Mystic Notch must bring into the fold before the kitten is enticed to the side of evil by a powerful foe. When Willa's own life is threatened, she enters into a race against time to figure out the identity of the killer before he comes back to finish the job.
Author: Jamie Lee Scott
Publisher: LBB Company
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Book 5 in the Bestselling humorous romantic mystery series by Jamie Lee Scott. Now that Mimi Capurro and Charles Parks are co-owners of Gotcha Detective Agency, and Mimi is single again, all should be going well, especially since they just landed a cushy new contract with the local police department. The prostitution decoy sting operation is in full swing and has the stamp of approval from the chief of police. Mimi can’t help but be impressed with how her employees look, in fishnet stocking and pushup bras. And everything is going great until one of the decoys disappears from the sting operation. Now the Gotcha detectives must find the woman, and find out who would want her to disappear, possibly for good, before the police department vice squad realizes she’s gone. This case will try the nerves of the Gotcha detectives, and bring Nick back into Mimi’s life. Is it possible for them to work together, and just be friends? If you like your murder mysteries with a bit of romance, a dash of snark, and a few dead bodies, USA Today bestselling Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries are the crime novels for you!
Filled with deceptions both real and imagined, Death Sits Down to Dinner is a delightful Edwardian mystery set in London. Lady Montfort is thrilled to receive an invitation to a dinner party hosted by her close friend Hermione Kingsley, the patroness of England's largest charity. Hermione has pulled together a select gathering to celebrate Winston Churchill's 39th birthday. Some of the oldest families in the country have gathered to toast the dangerously ambitious and utterly charming First Lord of the Admiralty. But when the dinner ends, one of the gentlemen remains seated at the table, head down among the walnut shells littering the cloth and a knife between his ribs. Summoned from Iyntwood, Mrs. Jackson helps her mistress trace the steps of suspects both upstairs and downstairs as Hermione's household prepares to host a highly anticipated charity event. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson unravel the web of secrecy surrounding the bright whirlwind of London society, investigating the rich, well-connected and seeming do-gooders in a race against time to stop the murderer from striking again.
There’s a serial killer on the loose. And Lexy Baker’s grandmother, Nans, could be the next victim. The bodies are piling up at the Brook Ridge Falls Retirement Center. Healthy people are dropping like flies. And yet no one believes a murderer is on the loose… except for Lexy Baker and the troupe of iPad-toting grandmothers who live at the center. When Lexy’s detective boyfriend, Jack, refuses to believe that foul play is involved, Lexy has no choice but to find the killer on her own. Along with Nans and her gang of iPad-toting, mystery-solving grandmas, they use everything from hypnosis to high-tech gadgets to track down the killer. Meanwhile, Jack is acting strange. People are snickering mysteriously behind Lexy’s back. And Lexy discovers eating all those sweets is finally catching up with her. Soon she finds herself in a race against time as she juggles dropping a few pounds, preparing for a surprise wedding, patching up her relationship with Jack, and finding the killer. Will Lexy uncover the killer's shocking identity before their next victim dies?