Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow – a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet... who was once suspected of murdering her husband. Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, no one seems too surprised or upset – least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian. When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meets with a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk – an ornate knife thrust into his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and stone walls, every member of the family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn, can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune ends up dead? Death of a Cozy Writer was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008, nominated for a Left Coast Crime award (the Hawaii Five-O for best police procedural), short-listed for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery, nominated for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the David G. Sasher, Sr. Award for Best Mystery Novel. G.M. Malliet's Death of a Cozy Writer won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel and a silver medal for the IPPY awards in the category of Mystery/Suspense/Thriller.
Author: Liz Marie Galvan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2019-09-24
Genre: House & Home
Whether you live in a country farmhouse or an urban apartment, you will find inspiration for every room in your home. Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz's welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home. In this beautiful book of house and garden photography and DIY inspiration, popular blogger Liz Marie Galvan shares a hundred tips and tricks, budget-friendly hints, and project how-tos to make every room in your house feel like a home you love. Each month hundreds of thousands of readers find design inspiration and DIY ideas on Liz's blog, where Liz shares stories of life with her veteran husband, their 1800s Michigan farmhouse, and the home décor boutique she co-owns. In Cozy White Cottage, Liz offers her best home décor and design tips to help you create a home you'll love coming home to. You'll love Liz's real-life, easy, and affordable ideas to get the most out of your home and discover things like: The passion and productivity that can pour out of an inspiring, functional workspace or office The conversation and connection that flow out of a warm, well-arranged living room The thoughtful hospitality that can welcome guests, be it for a cup of coffee or an overnight stay The rejuvenation that can happen when we have quiet spaces for reading, prayer, and rest The calming routines and rituals that we can implement into our spaces and our lives The laughter, joy, and learning that can occur in adorable, functional playrooms The life-giving power that beats out of the heart of our homes, the kitchen Cozy White Cottage offers inspiration for every style, from country farmhouse to urban apartment. Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz's welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home.
Author: Peter Kobrak
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science
Cozy politics, Peter Kobrak contends, is shredding the already fragile fabric of political rapport between citizens and their government. Exploring the insidious system that encourages elected officials to cooperate with their supposed opponents - rather than with their own constituents - he reveals the enormous power that wealthy donors and interest-group supporters wield over politicians, congressional decisionmakers, and agency agendas.
Season Of Cheer For the first time in years, Christmas brings hope to Bygones, Kansas. But for Josh Barton, Main Street's coffee shop owner, it brings back sad memories he'd rather forget. He's a new man, with a new life and faith now. Still, he hides a huge part of himself from his neighbors—and from one very inquisitive reporter. Whitney Leigh seems determined to uncover the mystery of the town's recent windfall, and Josh could help her. But that would mean opening up his guarded heart. Can a man who thought family and Christmas were only for others find a forever home where he least expects? The Heart of Main Street: They're rebuilding the town one step—and heart—at a time.
Cozy Clozy - From Fibers To Fabrics is a short story that shows the following. Why are fibers made into things? How are clothes made and colored? What things are made out of fibers? Who uses fabrics? The brief, fun flowing words complimented with colorful and clear pictures share a story children love to hear. After reading the book, children take an active interest in cloth. They notice different fibers and fabrics in their world. Adults also find themselves looking at labels and understanding textiles more.
Author: Sarah Biglow
Publisher: Sarah Biglow
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Debts must be paid in the third installment of the Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery novella series. Kalina longs for a stress-free Thanksgiving, but the family holiday turns treacherous as her sister's college roommate, Savannah, appears on their doorstep, desperate to find her missing husband. Savannah is like family and Kalina vows to track down the missing man. But Savannah's husband was keeping secrets. Debts are owed and must be collected, even if means paying with one's life. Will Kalina risk her own safety in the name of giving her friend closure? Scroll up and 'Buy' for your copy today!
A feeling of warmth, of security and of nostalgia-that's what Jill Larson Sundberg and Michael Larson provide us in their newest book, Cozy Cozy. Their memories detailed on these pages apply to people of all ages. All of us can remember with fondness our most precious "Cozy Cozy" times. In this work, the authors recall and catalog a variety of "Cozy Cozy" moments as children-as well as the "Cozy Cozy" moments they have continued to enjoy in their adult years. Their recollections certainly will help you, whatever your age, remember "Cozy Cozy" moments of your own. In Cozy Cozy, you will find wit and wisdom, hope and aspiration, and thoughts that will help lift you during the difficult times we all confront in our lives. Remembering and relishing our "Cozy Cozy" moments can help all of us live our lives to the fullest. The reminiscences here about the things that made us feel so wonderful and that enriched our lives will leave you feeling nostalgia for a time when being "Cozy Cozy" provided the best possible reward. We wish all of you a "Cozy Cozy" life.
Knitting is all the rage, but did you know crocheters outnumber knitters 3 to 1? Cozy Crochet does for the hook what Knitting Pretty did for needles, with 26 step-by-step projects that will appeal to the sophisticated tastes of the new generation of crocheters. Ranging from simple projects for new converts to more advanced patterns for seasoned crafters, the creations in Cozy Crochet are fresh and contemporary: stylish striped throw pillows, an embellished clutch purse, a delicate wrap for a night on the town. A comprehensive learn-to-crochet section teaches the basics in plain language with 65 helpful diagrams, and each project is accompanied by a beautiful full-color photograph. Appealing, accessible, and utterly original, the designs in Cozy Crochet will have readers hooked.
[BookStrand Contemporary Romance, HEA] Artist Cookie Lucus is compelled to rethink her flirtatious, carefree life when a carnival psychic predicts a future love interest with a mysterious hot stranger. Armed with a string of unusual promises, she's determined to decipher the old woman's cryptic message. Slade Hunter is searching for lost treasure off the coast of Florida. Using the theme of Treasure Island, he plans to build a resort on the outskirts of town and no one is going to stand in his way, until curvy artist Cookie Lucas stimulates his unsettled lust. Divided between the project and the woman who haunts his sexual thoughts, Slade slowly grows accustomed to Cookie in his life. When Slade is almost lost at sea, Cookie learns she's pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Soon, Slade discovers the treasure. This is happiest day of his life with the woman he loves by his side, but it's short lived when he learns that she's pregnant and has another secret. Can Cookie and Slade find true love, or will sudden danger and hidden secrets tear them apart? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
Author: A. M. King
Publisher: A.M. King
Release Date: 2018-07-24
Some people come from a long family line of lawyers, doctors, teachers and even cops. Febe just found out she comes from a long line of…witches! Febe Summer is not having a good day. Or a good year, for that matter. She lost her fiancé, her job, and her apartment all in one day—on her 25th birthday! Talk about the worst. Birthday. Ever! She’s jobless, penniless and soon to be…homeless. Will she be able to rebound and pick herself up again? Oh, and she just found out, thanks to a dark family secret, that she’s not who she thought she was. She’s a witch! And she’s not allowed to practice magic—yet. When she moves back to her small hometown of Blackshore Bay, there’s more family drama than she can handle. Her aunties are out of control, her sister is being secretive and someone has murdered the malicious town gossip. Will she be able to find out whom, before it’s too late? The Summer Sisters Witch Cozy Mystery series: Witch Happens (Book 1) Life’s a Witch (Book 2) Witch You Were Here (Book 3) Witchful Thinking (Book 4) coming soon
Welcome to Sky Valley, Georgia—a scenic town set in the heart of Rabun County, full of lush trees, greeneries, mountains, and nice people. It is paradise on earth; a place that you’d aspire to come home to. But gasp some of the people really aren’t every nice and this seemingly serene place has secrets hidden within. After spending seven years in Paris, Emmy is back in Sky Valley to set up her own wedding gown store and help her father, famous coffee shop owner and restaurateur Troy Byrne, with one of their coffee and pastry shops, Time for Coffee. Emmy realizes that not everything is what it seems anymore, and that a lot has changed since she left. Take for instance her good, old friend Annabeth Meyer, who’s now getting married to her ex, Matthew Mills. It was a whirlwind romance, they said, and Emmy has to design her own gown for her, and she has to help with the festivities, too. But there are other things that Emmy has to know... There’s also Audrina, her dad’s assistant, who seems to be a nice girl but is known to have a temper, and Tripp Meyer, Annabeth’s dad whom Emmy has always hated. How will they affect Emmy’s life now?
Work is never easy. Each day, you work with many different types of people-your colleagues, boss, subordinates, clients, and vendors. Some of these are easier to work with than others. It is common for people who have poor relationships in a workplace to fight meaninglessly with each other, never really resolving their differences. As a superior, you will face problems if your staff members are not performing well; it is important to manage them carefully to ensure that tasks and projects are completed on a timely basis. In Cozy Office, author Sonice Chau shares her knowledge of Chinese metaphysics and explores ways in which various techniques can be put into practice in the work environment. Chinese metaphysics contains profound knowledge that can be very useful in everyday life and situations, if you know how to apply it properly. Cozy Office offers insight into BaZi, Face Reading, and FengShui-techniques that provide simple yet practical methods for enhancing your working relationships and achieving success at work. Start your journey toward a better working life today.
Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publisher: R. Barri Flowers
Release Date: 2014
Murdered in the Man Cave is a cozy mystery novel by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers. In the first book of this exciting new cozy series, Riley Reed has a popular blog offering advice on home décor and renovation and does part-time consulting work in Cozy Pines, Oregon. When Riley is asked by an old flame, Brent London, a bestselling mystery writer, to help him spruce up his man cave as a newly single man, she readily accepts the assignment. But when she discovers him bludgeoned to death with a pool cue in his man cave, she finds herself thrust into the investigation to track down the killer. The suspects are many, including three of Brent’s four ex-wives, two girlfriends, his niece, a former research assistant, a financial advisor, and his housekeeper. When two people are arrested for Brent’s murder, Riley is less than convinced that the true culprits are in custody, and makes it her mission to prove otherwise. An alleged suicide and confession seems a bit too pat for Riley, who risks her own life to get at the truth. Fans of cozy mysteries will find Murdered in the Man Cave the perfect start to an entertaining and all-consuming cozy series.