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Murder on Nob Hill by Shirley Tallman

By Shirley Tallman

The 12 months is 1880, where San Francisco. clever, outspoken Sarah Woolson is a tender girl with a aim and the fortitude to accomplish it. She has constantly dreamed of turning into a legal professional. the difficulty is, everybody believes ladies belong within the home---that it isn't in simple terms unnatural, yet opposed to God's will for them to hunt a career.When Sarah finagles an interview with one of many city's so much prestigious legislation organizations, nobody thinks she has a prayer of being employed. other than Sarah. utilizing her brains and a bit subterfuge, she not just manages to develop into the firm's most recent (and merely lady) affiliate lawyer, she additionally acquires her first client---a wonderful younger society matron suspected of brutally stabbing to loss of life her filthy rich yet abusive husband. Sarah is bound of her client's innocence, however the revelation of the woman's mystery lover may perhaps make that innocence most unlikely to end up. while 4 extra sufferers fall prey to the killer's knife, Sarah fears she has bitten off greater than she will be able to chunk. Bucking her boorish company and the judicial method, Sarah unearths herself embroiled in shady felony maneuvers, a bold Chinatown raid, and a mystery and intensely scandalous intercourse membership during this impossible to resist mix of background, romance, and homicide.

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Murder in Vein (A Fang-in-Cheek Mystery) by Sue Ann Jaffarian

By Sue Ann Jaffarian

The sight of the blood lined fangs exploded from her deep reminiscence like a ball
through a plate glass window. the guy had bitten Bobby, torn into him like a barbequed rib at the Fourth of July.

Vampires. Vam-pires. actual live―er, lifeless (undead?)―bloodsucking vampires, dwelling within the urban of Angels. Madison Rose, a street-smart twenty-something waitress may by no means have believed it―until a vampire thwarts a vicious assault opposed to her by means of showing within the nick of time and completing off her assailant in a single tasty bite.

Madison has been kept by way of the vampires―or has she? She learns that ladies were going lacking; their useless our bodies turning up tired of blood. Now the assassin is after her. because the violence escalates, Madison, LAPD Detective Notchey, and a cadre of desirable and hazardous vampires look for the genuine killer―while Madison retains a cautious eye at the skittish and thirsty vampires. Will she live on to determine the sunshine of day?


"Like Stuart Kaminsky, Jaffarian juggles her franchises deftly, giving each one a distinct voice and charm. Her newest sequence kickoff can be her top but, mixing supernatural horny with down-to-earth sassy."―Kirkus Reviews

"Though Madison isn't any Sookie Stackhouse, she's certainly a keeper."―Publishers Weekly

"It will without doubt entice many paranormal secret fanatics. . .[Murder in Vein] is suggested for its likable characters and fascinating plot."―Library Journal

"Sue Ann Jaffarian by no means fails to make me snicker together with her 3 secret sequence starring paralegal Odelia gray, ghost Granny Apples, and now Murder in Vein, starring pleasant, and not-so-friendly, local vampires."―Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling writer of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries

"Thrilling, suspenseful, and darkly humorous, homicide in Vein will depart you thirsting for extra during this great new series."―Kelli Stanley, writer of City of Dragons

"Sue Ann Jaffarian has additional her personal inimitable kind to the city myth style. Murder in Vein is speedy, enjoyable and, because the disguise notes, deliciously fang-in-cheek!"―Jeanne C. Stein, bestselling writer of the Anna powerful Chronicles

"Luminescent within the evening fog, Murder in Vein calls to the reader to come back in addition to its decided protagonist Madison Rose down a highway fraught with homicide, chills, humor and downright attractive undead suspects. This story of risky issues that cross bump within the evening by way of Sue Ann Jaffarian makes for a enjoyable and interesting read."―Gary Phillips, writer of The Underbelly

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Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier

By Leslie Meier

Haunted-house events and ghostly galas...grinning pumpkins, mayhem and homicide. it will be one heck of a Halloween for Lucy Stone and Tinker's Cove...It's October in Maine, and everybody in Tinker's Cove is getting ready for the yearly Halloween pageant. whereas Lucy Stone is whipping up orange-frosted cupcakes, recycling tutus for her daughters' Halloween costumes, assisting her son along with his pre-teen uprising, and breast-feeding her brand-new child, an arsonist is unfastened in Tinker's Cove. whilst the newest hearth claims the lifetime of the landlord of the town's oldest residence, arson becomes murder...While the townsfolk paintings to remodel a dilapidated mansion right into a haunted apartment for the All-Ghouls pageant, the search for the perpetrator heats up. Trick-or-treat turns lethal as a bit digging in the entire flawed locations places Lucy too with reference to a surprising discovery that may ship all her best-laid plans up in smoke...

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Knockdown: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves

By Sarah Graves

They are saying you can’t move domestic again—and in terms of an individual with an outdated rating to settle, occasionally you’d higher no longer. That’s what Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree discovers while the previous she suggestion she’d laid to relaxation comes calling at her lovingly restored 1823 Federal-style apartment in Eastport, Maine. regrettably, her previous existence and her new one are approximately to collide with lethal outcomes. . . .   Jake is deep in her most up-to-date remodeling project—repainting a porch—when she notices the fellow many times cycling previous her condominium. His face is unsettlingly universal, yet his chilling message turns out inexplicable: Blood exhibits up back. homicide will out. If it’s a prank, it’s an unsightly one, and so is the nameless e mail caution her to watch out the Fourth of July—just days away. again in her days as a hotshot monetary supervisor she did company with lots of shady characters, yet she’s nonetheless baffled as to the id of her nemesis—until she gets a photograph of a murdered guy. Now Jake is aware what—and whom—she’s up opposed to. yet figuring out her enemy is not any ensure that she will get away the bleak payoff he has in shop for her. From domestic invasion to kidnapping, this twisted killer is slowly yet without doubt plotting a knockdown with not only Jake however the whole city of Eastport at its explosive middle. And not anyone can are expecting while or the place the shockingly lethal finale will take place.

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Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood

By Kerry Greenwood

Consistently engaging in divine twenties style, Phryne, the most fascinating and likeable heroines in crime writing this present day, leads us via a tightly plotted maze of exciting experience set in Twenties Australia. The divine Phryne Fisher returns to steer one other dance of intrigue. Seven Australian squaddies, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a homicide and their presence has devastating effects. Ten years later, are lifeless … less than very suspicious situations. Phryne’s wharfie friends, Bert and Cec, entice her for aid. They have been a part of this team of infantrymen in 1918 they usually worry for his or her lives and for these of the opposite 3 males. It’s simply as Phryne delves into the research that she, too, recalls being in Montparnasse on that same day. whereas Phryne is fascinated about stories of Montparnasse previous and the race to outpace the assassin, she unearths issues of a special sort at domestic. Her lover, Lin Chung, is set to be married. And the impact this is often having on her personal often peaceable family is disastrous.

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Death is semisweet by Lou Jane Temple

By Lou Jane Temple

Heaven Lee has lived in Kansas urban decades, and she or he proposal she knew up to there has been to understand approximately her fatherland. but if her longtime good friend Stephanie Simpson starts off a brand new enterprise as a chocolatier after divorce, Heaven is stunned and overjoyed to determine that Stephanie is getting again to her relatives roots together with her new company. because it seems, her mom was once inheritor to the well-known Foster's goodies fortune, a chocolate corporation that may be a Kansas urban establishment. that's, till her brothers, Stephanie's uncles, swindled her out of her percentage lo those decades ago.Still, Stephanie is happy to be again within the kinfolk enterprise, albeit in a small approach along with her personal downtown chocolate store, and Heaven cannot wait to benefit all approximately chocolate. She's bought a cafe to run, after all, and is often looking for new how one can use conventional materials. The pair's pleasure turns suscpicious, although, whilst an incredible blimp advertisements the fiftieth anniversary of Foster's is shot down virtually without delay on most sensible of Stephanie's new shop, it truly is pilot useless earlier than he hits the ground.Is this bad occasion an instantaneous risk to Heaven's friend's new company? Or is all of it only a significant twist of fate? Heaven suspects the previous, and whilst her friend's livelihood, let alone her lifestyles, is at the line, nobody can cease her from getting on the fact. She'll determine what is going on and be again in time for dessert during this shrewdpermanent, saucy access within the Heaven Lee sequence from fan favourite Lou Jane Temple. entire with many sinfully scrumptious chocolate recipes!

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Town In a Lobster Stew (Candy Holliday) by B. B. Haywood

By B. B. Haywood

Issues begin to boil over on the annual Lobster Stew Cook-Off while an award-winning recipe is stolen and a seven-time contest champion mysteriously disappears-leaving sweet no selection yet to determine who in Cape Willington, Maine, could get steamed sufficient to damage the legislation.

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Accused by Paul Alexander

By Paul Alexander

On a Fourth of July night in 2009, off-duty Houston police officer Tommy Harris was once assaulted via a stranger with possible no own motivation. In an instinctive try to safeguard himself, Harris wrestled his assailant to the ground—where he died inside of minutes.

To many, Harris' activities appeared like comprehensible self-defense. yet he was once quickly stuck up in a media frenzy because the neighborhood District legal professional latched onto the case as a part of his bid for re-election. Paul Alexander's account of the botched police research, the District Attorney's competitive zeal, and the ordeal of a guy stuck among the 2 demonstrates real literary prowess and a deep knowing of the style. the writer of the best-selling titles Murdered, Homicidal, and Mistried, Alexander presents compelling storytelling and new eye-witness bills to convey this tale to life.


A prime journalist with a occupation spanning many years, Paul Alexander has...

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