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Book: Holiday Gone Wrong - An Adventures of Zelda Richardson mystery thriller series short story set in Panama and Costa Rica by Jennifer S. Alderson
After a tiresome year of computer programming, Zelda Richardson is back on the road - destination Panama and Costa Rica. Learning to scuba dive, exploring Central American rainforests, and climbing a volcano sounded like the perfect antidotes to Seattle's spring rains. When a banana farmer tells her about the Disquis spheres he found on his property, she can't resist going to the site. Her visit [...]
 
Book: Think Murder (Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth Book 1) by Cassidy Salem
Good friends, wine and conversation... Great fun - until somebody turns up dead. Adina Donati came to Washington D.C. to find excitement, not a dead body. When a friend is murdered, Adina is drawn into the middle of the police investigation. Tensions rise as the suspect list expands to include Adina, her friends, and colleagues at the prestigious think tank where she works. But every cloud has a [...]
 
Book: What Did You Do Before Dying? (A Marge Chirstensen Mystery) by Patricia K. Batta
Forty-sevem-year-old Marge Christensen finds her husband, Gene, dead in their garage, slumped over the steering wheel of his still running BMW. The police rule the death a suicide. Marge does not believe Gene killed himself. Althought likely suspects for murder and fraud do not abound in the suburban community of Bellevue, Washington, with perseverance and basic sleuthing, Marge discovers the [...]
 
Book: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
When Anastasia Pollack's gambling-addicted husband permanently cashes in his chips in Vegas, her life craps out. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her nasty, cane-wielding Communist mother-in-law. Not to mention a loan shark demanding fifty thousand dollars. Anastasia's job as crafts editor at American Woman magazine makes life even stickier when she discovers the dead [...]
 
Book: Death by Killer Mop Doll by Lois Winston
Overdue bills and constant mother vs. mother-in-law battles at home are bad enough. But crafts editor Anastasia Pollack's stress level is maxed out when she and her fellow American Woman editors get roped into unpaid gigs for a revamped morning TV show. Before the glue is dry on Anastasia's mop dolls, morning TV turns crime drama when the studio is trashed and the producer is murdered. Former [...]
 
Book: Tripled Exposure by Tony Nash
Harry Page, ejected black sheep of the family, has fought hard to become a top photographer, happy in his work and personal life, his biggest worry what new car to buy next year (he already has this year's model). Out of the blue comes news that the father who kicked him out of the family home has disappeared. Overnight Harry finds himself head of the family shipping concern, the last thing on [...]
 
Book: Small Town Trouble by Jean Erhardt
Meet Kim Claypoole, restaurateur, reluctant heroine and amateur sleuth with moxie galore. "I'd had a feeling all along that this wasn't going to be my day. But I hadn't been prepared for things to go this badly..." In Small Town Trouble, the first in a series from mystery writer Jean Erhardt, we get acquainted with Kim Claypoole's irreverent and witty ways of dealing with the peculiar characters [...]
 
Book: Killerfind by Sharon Woods Hopkins
When Rhetta McCarter's '79 Camaro is destroyed in a fire, her best friend and mechanic Victoria (Ricky) Lane, finds a replacement, a "barnfind" vintage Camaro in perfect condition, except for one major flaw: a body buried beneath it. Later, Ricky is arrested when a second victim is found murdered in the same barn. Rhetta is convinced not only that Ricky is innocent, but that the two murders are [...]
 
Book: To Catch a Thief - A Short Historical Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
This short story was born out of a play I wrote when I was teaching and directing drama at a school. We used to turn into a theatre company and one year I wrote Hugo Spiffing and the Case of the Dying Swan, which was a spoof murder mystery set in the 1920s. I enjoyed the style so much, I kind of rewrote Hugo and turned him into Kenton Lane, amateur detective. It's not a murder mystery, but Kent [...]
 
Book: The Body on the Barstool (A Top Shelf Mystery) by Lolli Powell
New Yorker Erica "Ricki" Fontaine's n'er-do-well uncle has dropped dead and left her a dive bar in a small Ohio River town. With a lousy apartment, less-than-promising job prospects, and even worse romantic ones, the inheritance comes at just the right time. Ricki packs up her cat and heads for the Buckeye State. Now she's trying to change the Top Shelf from a bar known for its Friday night [...]
 
Book: Over My Dead Body (Father Frank Mysteries Book 2) by James R. Callan
" Callan ... keeps the pace lively and the dialogue interesting. .. a solid, entertaining whodunit with believable characters, twists, and complications." (Publisher's Weekly) A large corporation is seizing land by eminent domain. Syd Cranzler stands in its way, threatening a court battle. After a heated meeting with the corporation representative, Syd is found dead from an overdose of heart [...]
 
Book: The Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam by Marilee Brothers
Trash-talking, soft-hearted teacher Allegra Thome won't let anything get in the way of her search for her missing student, least of all her attraction to Sloan, a rough-around-the-edges but totally irresistible DEA agent with an agenda entirely his own. BABY, COME AND GET IT - Meet Allegra Thome. A teacher for behavior-disordered teens by day and a karaoke singer by night, this leggy blonde knows [...]
 
Book: Murder in the Arboretum (Cold Creek Mysteries Book 2) by Christa Nardi
Another murder in small town Cold Creek has tensions rising. Clive Johnson, the groundskeeper at Cold Creek College, is a convenient scapegoat for a police chief who seeks an easy solution. Convinced Chief Pfeiffe has it all wrong, professor and psychologist Sheridan Hendley sets out to help prove Clive's innocence. But not everyone is pleased by her enthusiastic search for the truth.
 
Book: Whiskey Kills (A Top Shelf Mystery) by Lolli Powell
Whiskey with a murder chaser! Big cities are known to be dangerous, but former New Yorker and bar owner Ricki Fontaine is finding the small town of Waterton, Ohio, is proving to be the murder capital of the world well, at least her world. The new Top Shelf is open for business, but business as usual for Ricki and the Shelf translates to another dead guy. Ricki's friend, Ruby Fogarty, is charged [...]
 
Book: Thea Gallas Always Gets Her Man by Kristen Panzer
"A great murder mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat...brilliantly written!"- NJ When neighbor Roy Groody goes missing, aspiring lactation consultant Thea Gallas is concerned. Roy's wife Dolores tells everyone Roy left her, which satisfies the authorities. Case closed. But why is Dolores digging in the back yard? And why has a crew shown up to pour a concrete slab out back? Thea Gallas [...]
 
Book: Suppose by DJ Adamson
In this second novel of the Lillian Dove Mystery series, just when Lillian thinks she may have her life back on track, mayhem hits. This time, she is accused of murder. Her only choice to prove her innocence. Only, she is dragged further into criminal dysfunction as the FBI requests her help, and a CEO with political ambitions believes he needs to get rid of her before she pulls apart his legacy [...]
 
Book: Return to Me by James Oliver French
What would you do if the man you loved vanished without a trace? Kyle and Todd meet at a party in their freshman year at college. They fall in lust at first sight, then deep in love. In spite of Kyle's melancholy past, their future together looks bright. Then Kyle disappears, leaving Todd heartbroken and alone, and their dreams in ruins. Fifteen years later, Todd is a successful but lonely [...]
 
Book: Murder in Plain Sight - a Summer McCloud paranormal mystery by Nikki Broadwell
Like Stephanie Plum? Just add ghosts and stir! Summer is an amateur sleuth with the hots for a cop on the local police force. And Jerry is on her trail, but not because he wants her body. Summer is a suspect in a murder investigation. When Summer dons a wig and sunglasses and disappears, her best friend, Agnes, is worried--will Summer end up being another victim? Meanwhile Jerry is seen on the [...]
 
Book: Foundations, Funny Business & Murder (A Stacie Maroni Mystery Book 2) by Christa Nardi
The best of intentions shouldn't include murder. An HR specialist and trauma counselor, Stacie is on the board of a fledgling non-profit foundation set up to benefit victims of domestic violence. After a slashed tire, attempted break in, and a murder, Stacie isn't buying coincidental bad karma. Someone wants her off the board - at any cost. Her fancy surveillance equipment, impressive alarm [...]
 
Book: Dogs and More Dogs, Another Murder (A Sheridan Hendley Mystery Book 2) by Christa Nardi
An abandoned house, an abundance of dogs. And a dead body or two. Sheridan Hendley's volunteer position at Pets and Paws takes a new turn when more than twenty malnourished dogs are found at a rundown house on the outskirts of town. When the body of an elderly woman is found amidst mountains of clutter in the house, a search of the property leads to startling revelations. And another body. While [...]
 
Book: Murder Past Due (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
he Murder by the Yard Reading Circle, a mystery discussion group, is six months old, and Megan Clark, assistant reference librarian and unemployed paleopathologist, suggests a mystery tour of Amarillo's real-life murder sites. Megan nominates Ryan Stevens, history professor at the local university to moderate the tour. Ryan is horrified. After Megan and other members of the reading group have [...]
 
Book: Rituals of the Dead - An Artifact Mystery (Adventures of Zelda Richardson) (Volume 3) by Jennifer S. Alderson
A museum researcher must solve a decades-old murder before she becomes the killer's next victim in this riveting dual timeline thriller set in Papua and the Netherlands. Agats, Dutch New Guinea (Papua), 1961 : While collecting Asmat artifacts for a New York museum, American anthropologist Nick Mayfield stumbles upon a smuggling ring organized by high-ranking members of the Dutch colonial [...]
 
Book: Looking Glass Editor (The Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by G G Collins
While rescuing a kitten, mystery editor Taylor Browning witnesses a murder. Only she doesn't know it, but the murderer sees her. A dangerous game of cat and mouse commences in this second outing for the Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries series. And no, Oscar, Taylor's Abyssinian cat is not amused by the new baby in his kingdom. At the Santa Fe book publishing house, things aren't much better. A new [...]
 
Book: Marriage and Murder (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Dianne Harman
A wedding. A murder. The two shouldn't go together. After a long courtship, Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, and Mike, the county sheriff, finally get married. Their honeymoon is cut short when Jesse, the owner of the local wine store is murdered. Why would anyone want to murder the likable and legendary wine expert? There are a number of suspects including his ex-wife, an alcoholic who [...]
 
Book: Tome of Death (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
In 1868, Comanche warrior Spotted Tongue finds his second wife's body in Palo Duro Canyon, murdered by one of his fellow Comanche. To spill the blood of Spotted Tongue's wife is a forbidden act. Comanches do not murder other Comanches, and Little Flower became a Comanche when Spotted Tongue married her. But Little Flower was a white captive first, and many of the Comanche still despise her. But [...]
 
Book: Admit to Mayhem - Lillian Dove Mystery (Book One) by DJ Adamson
None of us want to admit our lives are unmanageable. We prefer the charade that we are in control. Lillian Dove, however, is constantly reminded she has very little control over her life and only has the ability to move to the choices that come her way. The Lillian Dove Series is a journey in recovery. While Lillian is a recovering alcoholic, like many who struggle with addictions come to [...]
 
Book: Kelly's Koffee Shop (A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Dianne Harman
Her goddaughter's life seemed perfect. It wasn't. This is the first book in the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author. The residents of Cedar Bay come to Kelly's Koffee Shop for breakfast, lunch, and lots of gossip. Kelly serves it all up as she works to solve the murder of the high school Homecoming Queen, her goddaughter. The townspeople can't believe what's [...]
 
Book: Watson Manor Unfolding (Watson Manor Mystery Series Book 2) by Ronald S. Craig
Charlie and Jenny Watson are a month away from the grand opening of Watson Manor, their bed and breakfast. Everything is on track until evidence of a heinous crime rips their focus away from that dream. The heat is turned up to eliminate Charlie and Jenny as a threat as they continue, against warnings, to dig deeper into solving the crime. When their diligence finally exposes the criminal [...]
 
Book: A Dead Red Heart (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 2) by RP Dahlke
What if your beating heart becomes the reason someone want you dead? When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla Bains decides a showdown is needed. Unfortunately, she arrives too late for that conversation finding him lying on the ground, stabbed with his own scissors. As she kneels down to help a sound causes her to look up, and a figure is [...]
 
Book: Murder at Cold Creek College (Cold Creek Mysteries Book 1) by Christa Nardi
A dead body isn't the best way to start a semester or a romance. Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When her colleague is murdered and her good friend becomes the prime suspect, her curiosity and logical mind have her putting pieces together. It also becomes apparent that Sheridan is attracted to the handsome Detective. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in [...]
 
Book: Black and White and Red all Over - a Summer McCloud paranormal mystery (Book 3) by Nikki Broadwell
A terrible school shooting has the entire sleepy town of Ames in an uproar. Who would do such a thing, and why can't the witnesses remember any details about the shooter? When Summer has a visit from a ghost she's left wondering...could someone long dead actually heft an assault rifle? Along with the furor over the murders, Summer is falling for Jerry again, despite his obvious deranged state of [...]
 
Book: The Disappearance of Aunt Carol (A Clarissa and Paw Mini Mystery Book 2) by Sandra Baublitz
When Amateur sleuth, Clarissa Hayes and her mischievous Saint Bernard, Paw, go on a relaxing vacation to the beach with their friends, they are surprised to find their hostess missing. Their friend's aunt has disappeared and the beach bungalow is locked. Where could she be? What could have happened to her? And what are those strange lights at sea? With Paw digging up clues, Clarissa and her [...]
 
Book: When the Carny Comes to Town (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) by Elaine Orr
Though she never liked the idea of sitting on the plank above the dunk tank for the food pantry's fundraiser at the carnival, Jolie never dreamed what Scoobie saw that day would leave him battling for his life. Scoobie's ex-con mother shows up and there's a murder to add to the mix. Soon Jolie is doing a lot more than appraising real estate, though even that is complicated by home burglars. Jolie [...]
 
Book: Vague Images (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) by Elaine Orr
Bad enough that Jolie ends up in the emergency room because she tried to avoid hitting a deer. Worse to find a dead woman in the hospital restroom after Jolie gets patched up. As the chief budget cutter at the hospital, Tanya Weiss was unpopular, especially in the Radiology Department, where Scoobie works. In between appraising houses and feeding her pet skunk, Jolie's on the lookout for a [...]
 
Book: Final Arrangements (Ginger Barnes Main Line Mysteries) by Donna Huston Murray
FINAL ARRANGEMENTS is set at the world-famous Philadelphia Flower, which I loved at first sight back when I was eight. Still attending when I began to write the Ginger Barnes Main Line mysteries, it occurred to me that setting a murder at such a huge event would be great fun. Imagine thousands of suspects, the motives, the difficulty getting witnesses to talk. And why would Gin want to touch it [...]
 


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