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Prestige, Privilege & Murder

A divorce decree is made null and void by murder.Stacie Maroni, HR specialist and trauma counselor, isn't prepared for the murder of her estranged husband. His death and custody of their Maltese, Jasper, barely sink in and someone is after her. Her in-laws and her husband’s law firm strive to keep up the pretense that all is above reproach and idyllic. As she goes through her husband’s effects, St ...

A DEAD RED MIRACLE

#5 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES Like Janet Evanovich? Sue Grafton? You’ll love this humorous mystery series! Your dirt-bag boss is murdered, what a relief, right? Until his killer lets you know a list you don’t have means you’re next. Thinking to jump start their careers as private investigators, Lalla and Pearlie Bains partner with an unscrupulous P.I. But their nifty plan starts ci ...

Hurricane Hole

He's running from his past, she's hoping he'll save her future ~~~ Marooned in Baja, Mexico, a Chechen arms dealer is waiting for the right diver to retrieve the deadly cargo on the bottom of the Sea of Cortez. But when the Queen of daytime drama, Leila Hunter Standiford, happens to admire a beautiful vintage Alden and its handsome captain, she doesn't realize that the boat will soon burn to the ...

A DEAD RED OLEANDER

#3 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES "Janet Evanovich meets aero-ag pilots." The Kindle Book Review What if quitting your boring job put you in line for murder? Her beloved great aunt wants to bar-b-que dad's side-kick, Bruce the goat, and her man-hungry cousin has her sights set on her number one pilot. What else could possibly go wrong? Oh yeah, her new pilot is really a CPA hiding from a vicious L ...

Revenge is a Dish Best Served With Eggnog: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery

In the quaint, twinkling town of Christmas Hills, Destiny Mellowes is just about finished with wrapping the last present of the day. When a charming stranger named Carson walks into the modest gift shop owned by her parents and asks for directions to the nearby resort, Destiny has no idea her holiday plans are about to unravel faster than a poorly knitted ugly Christmas sweater. Her cat Velvet, ...

Family Matters

Think your family's dysfunctional? Meet Gracie Andersen's and the peaceful farming community of Deer Creek. Gracie has her hands full--a new business and trying to get her life on track after the loss of her husband and unborn child. When an odd gift from her troubled uncle thrusts her into an investigation of a cousin's tragic death 20 years ago, Gracie meets with opposition from family and frien ...

Escape from Danger

When Shay Reynolds moved back to her small hometown to open an escape room business, she had no idea she’d need to solve a murder. She never thought she’d discover something shocking about her own past. She never dreamed she’d have an opportunity to fall in love. She never expected she’d soon be fighting for her life after getting too close to the truth. After the unexpected death o ...

Savannah Sleuth

Though born to heirloom pearls, designer dresses and lush garden parties, Savannah social icon Patricia Falcon and three of her closest friends spend their days in Savannah's dark side rescuing abused women. Patricia's darling mother, a prominent philanthropist, drops dead, and the police are baffled by her untimely death. Patricia recruits her three friends to help her investigate what she believ ...

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Stolen artifacts, a missing anthropologist and a tenacious amateur sleuth. American art history student Zelda Richardson is back and embroiled in another exciting art-related mystery! This time she's working at an anthropology museum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of artifacts from the Asmat region of Papua – the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1961. When the anthrop ...

Murder Among Friends

Five friends went into the woods. Only four return. Can Charlie get to the bottom of what happened and why?

Pins & Needles

Gracie Andersen is up to her eyebrows in wedding details when her mother, Theresa Clark concocts an intervention for a friend who’s become a hoarder. Just as Gracie’s plans for a casual outdoor wedding turn into a literal pipe dream, Theresa stumbles into a mystery surrounding a stolen heirloom quilt. A death in the hoarder’s garage only complicates matters, and Theresa convinces ...

Seduction of Santa

A street-hardened cop, a vulnerable woman. Dare she unwrap the Xmas gift of love from a dangerous Santa? Another book in the steamy 'Seduction Series' from Emma Calin. A stand alone story of passion, action and adventure with London cop Paula Middleton. Her job takes her to extremes on the streets of the city, but she can handle it. Mike Muswell has a reputation as a hard man, a local boy-made goo ...

The Only Secret Left to Keep

Sometimes a secret is all you have left. Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered---a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.. When the victim is identified as Sam Andie, a young African American man, Ngaire must investigate whether racial ...

Whisper Creek: A Logan McKenna Book 7

One murder. Four suspects. Endless motives. Can Logan untangle a web of lies before the bodies start piling up?

Logan McKenna is troubled by good news. After accepting her long-time boyfriend’s proposal, the talented musician worries her unexpectedly profitable viral music video will throw their happy relationship out of whack. Needing space to clear her head, she travels to Oregon ...

A Scape Goat for Murder

Frankie Chandler’s upcoming nuptials suffer a devastating setback when her fiancé, Detective Martin Bowers, is injured on the job. How badly injured? The doctors are mum on his condition, and his colleagues are just as evasive, telling her they don’t know what he was doing on the lonely hillside where he fell. Convinced that the key to Bowers’ recovery lies in finding out what happened, the pet ps ...

Bubba Done It

Amateur sleuth and dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called in on a stabbing case. She arrives in time to hear the dying man whisper, “Bubba done it.” Four men named Bubba in Sinclair County, Ga., have close ties to the victim, including her goofball brother-in-law, Bubba Powell. She dreamwalks for answers, but the dead guy can’t talk to her. Baxley sleuths among the living. The suspects include ...

Saving Grace

Romance, suspense, and a little voodoo. Sloppy drinking habits. Stunted love life. Professional humiliation in a doomed celebrity trial. It’s no wonder high-strung Texas attorney Katie flees for the serenity of a tropical island, even if it’s the one where her parents died in a tragic accident. But when she gets there, the accident looks a lot like murder, the island seems more sinister than seren ...

Dollars or Death

A popular TV game show is filming in The Sisters, and everyone wants their chance to win instant cash on Dollars or Death. The final rounds are called Sudden Death but for one unlucky player, it’s not just sudden. It’s final. That’s not the only chaos taking place in Madison deCordova’s life. In a Pinch Professional Services is temping at 3 G Fun Station in Riverton, and someone isn’t playing by ...

Pineapple Puppies

RARE FREE DAY FOR THIS MYSTERY!

Puppies have taken over book NINE of the hilarious Pineapple Port mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author Amy Vansant!

“Another hit - Ms Vansant did it again. I always worry about series after you get to the 8th or more book because they ...

Washed Up

A Gracie Andersen Mystery Novella. Gracie's vacation to Arizona to sort out her relationship with Deputy Marc Stevens immediately turns deadly. A battered body in a mountain stream, suspicious treasure hunters, and a missing teen are players in a dangerous drug cartel case. Her romantic life may fizzle as Marc focuses on the investigation, leaving her to explore on her own. A spur-of-the-moment hi ...

Pushed Too Far

A TOWN'S TERRIBLE SECRET Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town. A COP'S UNFORGIVABLE MISTAKE Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one pi ...

The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery

A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, ...

Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

Zelda wants to teach children English and “find herself” in Kathmandu. Ian wants to get stoned and trek the Himalayas. Tommy wants to get rich by smuggling diamonds. How their stories collide will leave you on the edge of your seat! Travel from the dusty, tout-filled streets and holy sites of Nepal to the sultry metropolises and picture-perfect beaches of Thailand, as Zelda and Ian try to outsmart ...

The Postman Always Dies Twice

Postmen. Poltergeists. Poteen. When former San Francisco cop, Maggie Doyle, extends her stay in Ireland, dealing with more murder and mayhem isn’t on her to-do list. The instant Maggie and her UFO-enthusiast friend discover the dead body of the Whisper Island postman, Maggie’s plans to chill for the next two months are put on ice. After Police Sergeant Reynolds, Maggie’s handsome neighbor, arrests ...

The Faux Fang Murders

Carnivorous garden gnomes or mutant sewer monsters. Nothing is too weird for intrepid paranormal reporter Aurora North. Especially as she usually finds the logical, and deeply unparanormal, explanation for it all. When her editor asks her to check out an alleged vampire attack, Aurora is absolutely certain it’s nothing but a stunt for the university theatre production of Dracula ... until she disc ...

Death At A Diner

GET A FREE PREQUEL TO THIS SERIES WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR NANCY'S NEWSLETTER (LINK INSIDE!) Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years, it's time! She’s moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they've been planning since high school. Life couldn't be better...and it's ...

Bombshell

A sassy, sexy, exotic, and lightning-fast romantic mystery. Temp worker by day, lounge singer by night, single mom Ava is having a rough go of it on St. Marcos, until she lands a too-good-to-be-true job with a boss who sends her to New York to record a demo. But when Ava stumbles across the raped and murdered body of a young woman, she’s rocked, recognizing her from a shared trauma back in their s ...

Rebel Without a Claus

Makeup. Mannequins. Murder. When ex-cop-turned-P.I. Maggie Doyle scores a lucrative undercover job at the makeup counter at a fashionable Galway department store, she expects discounted lipstick and an easy paycheck. After an altercation with a customer leads to a dead body in Maggie’s bathtub, she and her assistant realize there’s more to the department store case than missing cash. Can they catc ...

By the Book

No good deed goes unpunished as Gracie Andersen, owner of Milky Way Kennels learns. Who knew offering hospitality and volunteering at the library would land her in a murder investigation? A valuable Civil War knife, one very frozen body, some "funny" accounting, and a mysterious stalker are adding up to big trouble for the Deer Creek Library. Gracie is determined to track down the murderer during ...

A Scaly Tail of Murder

Frankie Chandler is finally at peace with her life. She’s engaged to Detective Martin Bowers, her pet psychic business is booming, and she’s overcome the emotional residue of a past relationship that destroyed her self-respect. Just when everything’s going swell, trouble strolls through her front door. Jeffrey Ross, the ex-boyfriend who betrayed her, needs Frankie’s help. To get rid of him, she ...

Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Mystery

Newly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick goes undercover posing as an accountant. After fending off the unwanted advances of a company executive, she stumbles on a murder scene staged to look like an accident. Then she learns another employee died in a suspicious oil well accident and a large quantity of oil is missing from the Cisco field. Could there be a connection? G ...

Murder: Act Two

Are love of adventure and loyalty traits worth dying for? Maddy is your typical fun-loving drama queen. Her new acting career and adventurous nature put her right in the middle of a deadly poisoning during Act Two of the play. But, does she play too much? Lea is a loyal friend, perhaps to a fault. Her loyalty involves her in the murder when a friend becomes the main suspect. Could she be wrong abo ...

Compelled

A woman is brutally murdered. That same night Detective Sidney Langston is rushed to the hospital with chest pains. Nothing is wrong, yet the pain persists until the slain victim reaches out from beyond the grave for Sidney’s help to vindicate her wrongfully imprisoned husband. Sidney must solve the crime and correct an injustice – or forever be tormented by the woman’s ghost.

Trouble in Little Leaf Creek

Hiking in the country comes with beautiful views, unexpected encounters, and a murder victim… Cassie Alberta is loving her new life in the picturesque town of Little Leaf Creek. Living next to her stubborn next-door neighbor, two cheeky goats and a loyal collie mix means that there is never a dull moment. Determined to explore more of what the small town has to offer, she is excited to be hiking t ...

Death by Flamenco: An Easter Murder in Seville

PREORDER NOW - BOOK 7 IN THE TRAVEL CAN BE MURDER COZY MYSTERY SERIES RELEASES ON DECEMBER 10! When a renowned travel writer is killed during a flamenco workshop, tour guide Lana Hansen is one of the Spanish police’s prime suspects. Can she sleuth out the killer’s true identity and dance her way out of a jail sentence before her group’s tour to Seville is over? The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mys ...

The Secret Terror Beneath

Jamie Sharpe, the latest heir to the Sharpe legacy, becomes entranced by the mystifying allure of her inheritance. But as she ventures deeper into the Terrowin’s ...

Death and a Crocodile

2021 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year In first-century Rome, sensible young ladies don't investigate crimes, but Livia Aemlia doesn't let stuffy conventions stand in her way. When her father is murdered and her innocent brother blamed for the crime, Livia and her spunky maidservant pound the ancient Roman pavements in search of the killer. Can she uncover the culprit before powerful men realize wha ...

Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome

Rome—the city of churches, marble, … and murder? For one American tourist, a famous fountain will become her final resting place. Wedding bells are ringing, and Lana Hansen could not be happier! Wanderlust Tours guide Randy Wright and his Italian girlfriend are tying the knot in Tuscany, right after he and Lana finish leading a Christmas-themed tour around Rome. Unfortunately for Randy, his ex-gir ...

Lights, Camera, Murder: Reality TV Cozy Mysteries 1

Anything can happen on a reality show, though finding a body on set—and live on air—is new. Melissa McBallister is young, rich, and beautiful but frustrated. She wants nothing more than to be a famous author like her mother. When the opportunity to be on a new reality TV show comes her way, she grabs the chance, hoping to find some inspiration. When a castmate is murdered during a live broadcast a ...

A Case of Strangulation by a Stranger

When an asthma patient under Laurel Benson’s care dies, the ER nurse quickly realizes it wasn’t of natural causes. Faint bruising around the neck indicates the woman was strangled, right there in the recovery room! Always a champion for her patients, the headstrong nurse is determined to find out who’s to blame and how they got past her watchful eye. The hospital is keeping the cause of death un ...

On Trial (An Amber Reed Mystery)

A rock star wedding. A missing bride. A mystery to solve – and the clock is ticking.

Fly by Night

Environmental concerns and mysterious lights in the night sky over Deer Creek have everyone on edge. After a community meeting about a proposed wind farm erupts into violence, murder is on someone’s mind. A wind farm proponent turns up dead and the local UFO aficionado who opposes windmills is law enforcement’s chief suspect. Kennel owner, Gracie Andersen isn’t so sure and finds ...

Christmas Grift

A corpse, a cantankerous camel, an entertaining array of suspects, and a yule tide of problems along the way…it must be a Flo and Agnes Christmas! Who would have guessed Agnes would rub Penelope the cranky camel the wrong way? Or that Flo would find herself ankle deep in camel dung while fending off a masked murderer? Or that TC would, once again, get on the wrong side of her handsome detective in ...

Mystic Pieces

Aly doesn't believe in psychics. Too bad she just had a vision. Future scientists don't see things that aren't real. Aly’s got enough on her plate, with finishing her degree and taking care of her nephew and starting her new job at the antique store while drooling over the owner's gorgeous son. No time for visions. Alas, the universe doesn't care what Aly believes. When she turns 21, she starts to ...

Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries: Books 1-3

Travel, anyone? Here is your passport to murder – three clean cozy mysteries set in Budapest, Paris, and Amsterdam! Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly. This set includes three full-length cozy mysteries: Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest, Death by Baguette: A Valenti ...

The Terrowin Hotel Mysteries

The Fatal Family Function will be on sale for 0.99 cents 5/16-5/18.
The Secret Terror Below will be on sale for 0.99 cents 5/16-5/18.

 

Deep within the recesses of the Terrowin Hotel, lies a haunting history teeming with hidden secrets and lost treasures, as well as a looming sense of danger.  Jamie Sharpe, the current owner, is forced to confront one mystery a ...

Murder Above the Fold (Mag & Clara Balefire Mysteries - Book #1)

New town…new start…same old problems. When sister witches Mag and Clara Balefire moved to the sleepy town of Harmony, Maine, to take over leadership of the coven there, they thought they’d have achance at a new life. Fate had other plans. The Balefires hardly have time to get unpacked when they stumble over a dead body. Local authorities consider the death an open and shut case, but Mag and Clar ...

Murder Western Style

If you like smart women sleuths, murder and deception, you’ll love the Sister Sleuths latest case! A day at the rodeo ends up in murder, and sister sleuths Lea and Maddy find themselves defending more than one suspect. The weapon is a pistol belonging to Maddy’s close friend, Scott Miller, who has had run-ins with the deceased. Maddy’s desire to defend Scott makes detective Tom jealous, but ...

THE GIRL ON THE DOORSTEP

Murder Before Dawn

The only thing more exciting than a famous local author staying at the bed and breakfast is a real murder mystery. Mystery novelist and member of the Mystery Writer’s Murder Club, Jessica Murdoch, heads off for a staycation at a bed and breakfast in her hometown of Badger’s Drift, Maine for some rest and relaxation. When a murder takes place in her luxurious suite, she figures it’s up to her to u ...

Seduction of Dynasty Plus

Bargain book bundle – includes the steamy romance novel ‘Seduction of Dynasty’ PLUS ‘Seduction of Taste’, an illustrated companion recipe book.  Read the romance – feel the passion – taste the love!  A sexy aristocrat. A wild-child inner city cop. A crime wave of passion.    Feisty London street cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justic ...

Pineapple Beach House

The Pineapple Port crew takes a road trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, only to discover “body bits” in their vacation home. The nursing home next door is run by some suspicious characters and one of their residents is missing. 
Hmm...

Murder After Hours

Whose secret is a motive for murder? Sandra is murdered while working late at the office and the investigation drives Detective Elliot crazy because everyone has secrets. Ian is trying to hide illicit activities, Henry has a darker, hidden side, George needs money and will make it any way he can, Nathan wants escape from a mundane existence, Brody seeks power and respect, and Brooke wants to ...

Death in Perspective, A Southern Humorous Mystery, Cherry Tucker Mystery book 4

SOMEONE'S DIRECTING A DEADLY DRAMA From The Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart, the fourth in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series, a 2015 finalist medal for Georgia Author of the Year, Best Mystery and Night Owl Reviews Top Pick. “The perfect blend of funny, intriguing, and sexy! Another must-read masterpiece from the hilarious Cherry Tucker Mystery Series.” – Ann Charles, U ...

Murder is a Dirty Business

Between hot flashes and divorce papers, a middle-aged woman reconsiders her outlook on life when she butts heads with a hot detective during a murder investigation. When Cece Cavanaugh’s husband empties their joint bank account, steals her designer luggage, and runs off with a younger woman, Cece must decide whether to ask her manipulative mother-in-law for a handout or get a job. Choosing the eas ...

Always Room for Cupcakes

One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all jus ...

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