A Dark and Stormy Murder

A Dark and Stormy Murder
Author: Julia Buckley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN 10: 0698406095
ISBN 13: 9780698406094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dark and Stormy Murder Book Review:

An aspiring suspense novelist lands in the middle of a real crime in the first Writer's Apprentice mystery. Lena London's literary dreams are coming true—as long as she can avoid any real-life villains... Camilla Graham’s bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla’s new assistant, she can’t believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she’ll get to live rent-free in Camilla’s gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana. But Lena’s fortune soon changes for the worse. First, she lands in the center of small town gossip for befriending the local recluse. Then, she stumbles across one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without—a dead body, found on her new boss’s lakefront property. Now Lena must take a page out of one of Camilla’s books to hunt down clues in a real crime that seems to be connected to the novelist’s mysterious estate—before the killer writes them both out of the story for good...

A Dark and Stormy Night

A Dark and Stormy Night
Author: Jeanne M. Dams
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 1780100078
ISBN 13: 9781780100074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dark and Stormy Night Book Review:

The new Dorothy Martin mystery When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to a country house weekend, they expect nothing more explosive than the Guy Fawkes fireworks. Having read every Agatha Christie ever written, Dorothy should have known better. Rendered isolated and incommunicado by the storm, Dorothy and Alan nevertheless manage to work out what in the world has been happening at ancient Branston Abbey.

A Dark and Stormy Knit

A Dark and Stormy Knit
Author: Anne Canadeo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 1451644825
ISBN 13: 9781451644821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dark and Stormy Knit Book Review:

In the sixth novel in the series that is “sure to hook cozy fans” (Publishers Weekly) the Black Sheep Knitters must work to solve the mystery of the disappearance of their friend—and figure out who is trying to kill her before it’s too late. Knitting graffiti, in Plum Harbor? Maggie Messina doubts it could ever happen in her quiet village. Until the new parking meters on Main Street are found covered with cat-faced cozies. In the dark of night, the mysterious Knit Kats have struck again! The infamous gang of stitching graffiti artists are totally harmless, and their pranks all in good fun. Or so Maggie and her friends think. Until a yarn-covered corpse is discovered a few days later—the tangles identical to Knit Kat handiwork. These threads of evidence should be easy to follow. But the clever Knit Kats hide behind a website and secret identities. The murderer could be anyone. A familiar face in town, even a copy Kat. But when Maggie’s assistant, Phoebe, becomes the prime suspect, the knitting friends know the police have dropped a few stitches. With no time to rest on their needles, the Black Sheep set out to unmask the crafty killer. No simple task, when all Knit Kats look the same in the dark.

Pudding Up With Murder

Pudding Up With Murder
Author: Julia Buckley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 0698166752
ISBN 13: 9780698166752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pudding Up With Murder Book Review:

Secret chef Lilah Drake has a killer casserole to deal with in the latest Undercover Dish mystery from the author of Cheddar Off Dead.... Customers trust Lilah Drake to keep her mouthwatering meals under wraps, but when a millionaire meets his untimely end, some sinister secrets become the main course. . . . Spring is right around the corner, and with the warmer temperatures come plenty of food requests from Lilah Drake's covered-dish clients. Lilah pulls out all the stops with a sweet new casserole for the birthday party of Marcus Cantwell, a wealthy curmudgeon who has some angry ex-wives and more than a few enemies. When he's found facedown in Lilah's casserole, it's anyone's guess as to who might have wanted the old man dead. A possible new heir to Marcus’s fortune adds some unexpected spice to the investigation, but Lilah fears that the old adage is true, and "the proof is in the pudding." INCLUDES RECIPES!

Death in Dark Blue

Death in Dark Blue
Author: Julia Buckley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0698406109
ISBN 13: 9780698406100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in Dark Blue Book Review:

An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer’s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries. In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena London is settling into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare… Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She’s got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla’s beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West. After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she’s found dead behind Sam’s house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.

One Dark and Stormy Knight

One Dark and Stormy Knight
Author: Serenity Woods,Hermione Moon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798632057875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Dark and Stormy Knight Book Review:

Every girl needs a knight in shining armour... When kitchen witch Gwen Young discovers the spirit of King Arthur in the suit of armour that stands in her café only an hour after finding a dead body in the library, she knows it's going to be a very strange day... ~ If you enjoy books by authors such as Amanda M. Lee, Adele Abbott, Annabel Chase, Kristin Painter, or Charlaine Harris, you might enjoy these cozy witch mysteries with a sprinkle of romance, by USA Today bestselling author Serenity Woods writing as Hermione Moon. Contains British English spelling and usage. The Avalon Café stories are clean reads with no graphic violence, strong language, or sex.

How to Book a Murder

How to Book a Murder
Author: Cynthia Kuhn
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN 10: 1643858602
ISBN 13: 9781643858609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Book a Murder Book Review:

Perfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Kate Carlisle, in award-winning author Cynthia Kuhn’s series debut, small-town bookseller and literary event planner Emma Starrs is out to close the book on a killer intent on crashing the party. To help save her family’s floundering Colorado bookstore, Starlit Bookshop, newly minted Ph.D. Emma Starrs agrees to plan a mystery-themed dinner party for her wealthy, well-connected high school classmate Tabitha Baxter. It’s a delightful evening of cocktails and conjecture until Tabitha’s husband, Tip—hosting the affair in the guise of Edgar Allan Poe’s detective C. Auguste Dupin—winds up murdered. In a heartbeat, Emma and her aunt Nora, a famous mystery writer, become suspects. Emma is sure the party’s over for Starlit events, until celebrated author Calliope Nightfall, whose gothic sensibilities are intrigued by the circumstances, implores the bookseller to create a Poe-themed launch event for her latest tome. Throwing a bash to die for while searching for additional clues is already enough to drive Emma stark raven mad, but another shocking crime soon reveals that Silvercrest has not yet reached the final chapter of the puzzling case. Someone in this charming artistic community has murder on the mind, and if Emma cannot outwit the killer, she and her beloved aunt will land behind bars, to walk free nevermore.

Little Bookshop of Murder

Little Bookshop of Murder
Author: Maggie Blackburn
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1643854399
ISBN 13: 9781643854397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Bookshop of Murder Book Review:

A Shakespearean scholar inherits a beachside bookshop--and a murder mystery--in this delightful new cozy series for fans of Kate Carlisle and Ellery Adams. Summer Merriweather's career as a Shakespeare professor hangs by a bookbinder's thread. Academic life at her Virginia university is a viper's pit, so Summer spends her summer in England, researching a scholarly paper that, with any luck, will finally get her published, impress the Dean, and save her job. But her English idyll ends when her mother, Hildy, shuffles off her mortal coil from an apparent heart attack. Returning to Brigid's Island, NC, for the funeral, Summer is impatient to settle the estate, sell her mom's embarrassingly romance-themed bookstore, Beach Reads, and go home. But as she drops by Beach Reads, Summer finds threatening notes addressed to Hildy: "Sell the bookstore or die." Clearly, something is rotten on Brigid's Island. What method is behind the madness? Was Hildy murdered? The police insist there's not enough evidence to launch a murder investigation. Instead, Summer and her Aunt Agatha screw their courage to the sticking place and start sleuthing, with the help of Hildy's beloved book club. But there are more suspects on Brigid's Island than are dreamt of in the Bard's darkest philosophizing. And if Summer can't find the villain, the town will be littered with a Shakespearean tragedy's worth of corpses--including her own.

Stormy Cove

Stormy Cove
Author: Bernadette Calonego
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 9781503935846
ISBN 13: 1503935841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stormy Cove Book Review:

As a globe-trotting freelance photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Lori Finning has seen just about everything. But when she lands an assignment on the barren, snow-swept island of Newfoundland, she finds herself in harsh and unfamiliar territory. During the long, dreary winters in the isolated fishing community of Stormy Cove, gossiping is the primary pastime. So Lori is surprised when she learns of a crime the locals have spent twenty years "not" talking about: the strange, unsolved murder of a teenage girl. As she delves deeper into the village s past, she ll discover dark family secrets, unexplained crimes, and an undeniable attraction to Noah, a taciturn local fisherman who just might hold all the answers."

Cheddar Off Dead

Cheddar Off Dead
Author: Julia Buckley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0698166744
ISBN 13: 9780698166745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cheddar Off Dead Book Review:

From the author of The Big Chili comes her latest mystery about caterer and cook Lilah Drake who is up to her elbows in deadly trouble during the Christmas holidays... The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah’s favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients. But Lilah’s Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot. It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year...

Death in the Family

Death in the Family
Author: Tessa Wegert
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0593097904
ISBN 13: 9780593097908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in the Family Book Review:

A storm-struck island. A blood-soaked bed. A missing man. In this captivating mystery that's perfect for fans of Knives Out, Senior Investigator Shana Merchant discovers that murder is a family affair. Thirteen months ago, former NYPD detective Shana Merchant barely survived being abducted by a serial killer. Now hoping to leave grisly murder cases behind, she's taken a job in her fiancé's sleepy hometown in the Thousand Islands region of Upstate New York. But as a nor'easter bears down on her new territory, Shana and fellow investigator Tim Wellington receive a call about a man missing on a private island. Shana and Tim travel to the isolated island owned by the wealthy Sinclair family to question the witnesses. They arrive to find blood on the scene and a house full of Sinclair family and friends on edge. While Tim guesses they're dealing with a runaway case, Shana is convinced that they have a murder on their hands. As the gale intensifies outside, she starts conducting interviews and discovers the Sinclairs and their guests are crawling with dark and dangerous secrets. Trapped on the island by the raging storm with only Tim whose reliability is thrown into question, the increasingly restless suspects, and her own trauma-fueled flashbacks for company, Shana will have to trust the one person her abduction destroyed her faith in—herself. But time is ticking down, because if Shana's right, a killer is in their midst and as the pressure mounts, so do the odds that they'll strike again.

A Dead and Stormy Night

A Dead and Stormy Night
Author: Steffanie Holmes
Publsiher: Bacchanalia House
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-01-19
ISBN 10: 9780995111141
ISBN 13: 0995111146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dead and Stormy Night Book Review:

What if all your book boyfriends came to life? Join Heathcliff, Moriarty, and Quoth the Raven as they help Mina solve her best friend's murder... if they can keep their hands off her. Steamy paranormal literary-themed reverse harem.

The Act of Roger Murgatroyd

The Act of Roger Murgatroyd
Author: Gilbert Adair
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN 10: 0571319807
ISBN 13: 9780571319800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Act of Roger Murgatroyd Book Review:

Boxing Day circa 1935. A snowed-in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor. A Christmas house-party. And overhead, in the attic, the dead body of Raymond Gentry, gossip columnist and blackmailer, shot through the heart. But the attic door is locked from the inside, its sole window is traversed by thick iron bars and, naturally, there is no sign of a murderer or a murder weapon. Fortunately (though, for the murderer, unfortunately), one of the guests is the formidable Evadne Mount, the bestselling author of countless classic whodunits. In fact, were she not its presiding sleuth, THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD is exactly the type of whodunit she herself might have written.

Paul Clifford

Paul Clifford
Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011447375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul Clifford Book Review:

Renewed for Murder

Renewed for Murder
Author: Victoria Gilbert
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN 10: 1643857878
ISBN 13: 9781643857879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewed for Murder Book Review:

Librarian Amy Webber dances with death in critically acclaimed author Victoria Gilbert's sixth Blue Ridge Library mystery. August in Taylorsford, Virginia finds library director Amy Webber and her new husband, dancer Richard Muir, settling into married life--and a new project. Richard and his dance partner, Karla, are choreographing a suite based on folk music and folk tales, while Amy scours the library's resources to supply background information on the dance's source material. But the mellifluous music comes to a jarring halt when an unknown woman's body turns up in Zelda Shoemaker's backyard gazebo. Chief Deputy Brad Tucker puts Zelda at the top of his suspect list, thanks to a blackmail letter he finds in the dead woman's pocket. Zelda's best friend, Amy's aunt Lydia Talbot, begs Amy to use her research skills to clear Zelda's name. But the task is confounded by Zelda's very out-of-character refusal to reveal why the victim might have blackmailed her. Complicating matters further, Amy unearths records of a long-ago tragedy that casts doubt on Zelda's innocence. She enlists hubby Richard, Aunt Lydia, art dealer Kurt Kendrick, Mayor Sunny Fields, and sundry other quirky townsfolk in a quest to exonerate Zelda. But will revealing the truth end up forcing Zelda to spend the rest of her life behind bars? Meanwhile, the killer is still out there. Amy had better be fleet on her feet, because death is on her dance card, and her number may be up.

Runaway Murder

Runaway Murder
Author: Diana Orgain
Publsiher: Diana Orgain
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Runaway Murder Book Review:

The second novel in the fun Gold Strike Mystery Series by USA Today Bestselling Author, Diana Orgain In the historic town of Golden, not everything that glitters is gold… Train aficionado, Jessica Peterson, may have found her dream job as the first female executive Chef of the Western Rails train. Problem is her ex-lover, is the Chief Conductor and he wants to turn the Summer BBQ Excursion into a Gourmet Champagne Brunch. Things turn contentious when online ticket sales double, thanks to Walter, the computer guru, and the results are in - it seems tourists are hankering for fancier feast. Just when Jessica thinks she has a handle on her temperamental ex-lover and conductor, along with the hustle and bustle of her new job… A body is found in the motorcar. It’s the computer guru, Walter. While plenty of people have motive, some of the strangers on the train carry dark secrets. The burden of getting the train back to the station before another person falls victim is on Jessica’s shoulders. Can she get everyone back safely, while figuring out whodunit?

On Borrowed Crime

On Borrowed Crime
Author: Kate Young
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1643854631
ISBN 13: 9781643854632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Borrowed Crime Book Review:

A shoe-in read for fans of Ellery Adams and Kate Carlisle, On Borrowed Crime is the first in Kate Young's new Georgia-set, sweet tea filled, Jane Doe Book Club mysteries. The Jane Doe book club enjoys guessing whodunit, but when murder happens in their midst, they discover solving crimes isn't fun and games... Lyla Moody loves her sleepy little town of Sweet Mountain, Georgia. She likes her job as receptionist for her uncle's private investigative firm, her fellow true crime obsessed Jane Doe members are the friends she's always wanted, and her parents just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. But recently, with her best friend Melanie on vacation, and her ex-boyfriend and horrible cousin becoming an item and moving in next door to her, her idyllic life is on the fritz. The cherry on top of it all is finding Carol, a member of the club, dead and shoved into a suitcase, left at Lyla's front door. Unusual circumstances notwithstanding, with Carol's heart condition, the coroner rules Carol's death undetermined. But when they discover the suitcase belongs to Melanie, who had returned from her vacation the following morning, Sweet Mountain police begin to suspect Lyla's best friend. Determined that police are following the wrong trail, to clear her friend's name, and to not allow Carol become one of the club's studied cold cases, Lyla begins to seek out the real killer. That is, until she becomes the one sought after. Now, finding the truth could turn her into the killer's next plot twist, unless she wins the game of cat and mouse.

The Cornish Coast Murder

The Cornish Coast Murder
Author: John Bude
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 146420652X
ISBN 13: 9781464206528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cornish Coast Murder Book Review:

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder "The combination of bracing Cornish cliffs and seascapes with cozy interiors and a cerebral mystery makes this one of the most deservedly resurrected titles in the British Library Crime Classics series." —Booklist STARRED review 'Never, even in his most optimistic moments, had he visualised a scene of this nature—himself in one armchair, a police officer in another, and between them a mystery.' The Reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside—but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. The vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, a secretive and ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head. The local police inspector is baffled by the complete absence of clues. Luckily for Inspector Bigswell, the Reverend Dodd is on hand, and ready to put his keen understanding of the criminal mind to the test. This classic mystery novel of the golden age of British crime fiction is set against the vividly described backdrop of a fishing village on Cornwall's Atlantic coast. It is now republished for the first time since the 1930s with an introduction by award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards.

Eggs on Ice

Eggs on Ice
Author: Laura Childs
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 0698197453
ISBN 13: 9780698197459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eggs on Ice Book Review:

The Christmas season at the Cackleberry Club café is marred by murder in the latest book in the New York Times bestselling series, now in paperback. Some say that casting crusty attorney Allan Sharp as Scrooge in the Kindred Players production of A Christmas Carol is just playing to type. He's not the most beloved man in town. In fact, you'd have a dickens of a time finding someone who liked him. Still, it's a shock when the Ghost of Christmas Past stabs him during the first rehearsal. Suzanne, co-owner of the Cackleberry Club café, Kindred's favorite combination diner, craft store, and bookshop, chases the murderer out of the building but loses him in the alley. As the days pass, the list of suspects grows longer. Is it the disgruntled law partner? The former secretary, whom Sharpe sexually harrassed? Or is it fellow owner of the Cackleberry Club Toni's almost ex-husband, Junior? The women of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he can add another victim to his Christmas list.

While the Patient Slept

While the Patient Slept
Author: Mignon Good Eberhart
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780803267268
ISBN 13: 0803267266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

While the Patient Slept Book Review:

On a blustery February day Sarah Keate arrives at a gloomy mansion to nurse old Adolph Federie, bedbound after a stroke. Meeting the patient sets off an alarm inside her, but fleeing the house is impossible. The redoubtable red-haired nurse is stuck there with a strange coterie and a black cat named Genevieve. Originally published in 1930, a year after her debut mystery novel The Patient in Room 18, While the Patient Slept strengthened Mignon G. Eberhart's hold on fame.