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Jan 302018
 

When the end is near, every second counts.

Drew Levinson, girl genius, is a prisoner in her own house—trapped by agoraphobia. But Drew’s best friend Raleigh Harmon figures out how to lure Drew back into the real world.

It’s a wonderful surprise…until tragedy strikes.

Now Raleigh has three days to pry Drew from Sunset Gardens, their grandmothers’ retirement home. And she needs to convince Drew no thief lurks among the old people. But when Raleigh starts tracking down the evidence, she stumbles into the path of a killer.

Stone and Sunset continues the saga of the girl who becomes a forensic geologist and FBI agent—after she survives her high school years.

Praise for the Raleigh Harmon series

“Read her for her wonderfully descriptive prose, her killer plots or her well-drawn characters, but read her. You’ll come away enriched in deep and plentiful ways.”—The Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Jan 302018
 
About the Series

The Ann’s War Mystery Series is a series of five novellas set in 1944-5. Each story contains approximately 15,000 words and a complete mystery. The stories are: BETRAYAL, INVASION, BLACKMAIL, ESCAPE and VICTORY. The stories are set four months apart and will be published four months apart, so you can read them in ‘real time’, if you wish. However, you may prefer to read the books ‘as one’ after the publication of VICTORY. Please make your choice based on your reading preference. Kindly note that each mystery is resolved within one story, and that Ann’s story arc will be resolved over the five books.

About INVASION

With her husband, Emrys, still missing in action, Ann Morgan receives a personal offer from debonair Detective Inspector Max Deveraux. Should she decline or accept his offer?

Meanwhile, in her professional life, Ann is faced with a dilemma. After Trevoir Bowman’s murder, should she take up the reins at his detective agency?

While Ann ponders the personal and professional aspects of her life, a friend asks her to search for her missing daughter. Apparently, Adeline Hopkins, the daughter, endured a fractious relationship with her father. However, what about her ex-boyfriend and an American soldier, a GI she briefly walked out with?

As the GIs prepare to leave and embark upon the second wave of D-Day landings, Ann needs answers, only to find herself faced with a further dilemma, the dilemma of how best to serve justice.

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Jan 302018
 
Jane Carter attends a society wedding where the groom goes missing. Is it a simple case of cold feet, or is something far more sinister afoot?

About the Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mystery Series:

This quirky historical cozy mystery series is set in the fictional American city of Greenville during the 1920s and features Jane Carter, a young widow who returns home to live with her father after the tragic death of her journalist husband.

Jane’s father owns a local newspaper and wants Jane to take it over someday, but Jane is adamant that she has no desire to be a reporter. Instead, she turns her talent for writing to concocting melodramatic romances for fly-by-night rags who almost never pay on time.

Jane claims that she’s holding out for a millionaire before she marries again, but the only man who makes her heart beat faster is Jack, a reporter on her father’s staff. Not only has Jane vowed she will never be a newspaperman herself, she’s doubly insistent on never again marrying one.

While trying to turn out enough column inches of overwrought romantic bilge to keep her old car on the road, and herself in shoes, Jane runs into the most extraordinary circumstances. In Jane’s madcap world, it’s a constant round of kidnappings, curses, stolen jewels, counterfeit paintings, and hidden stashes of gold. There’s plenty of crime to go around, but nary a murder.

Accompanying Jane on her adventures is her best friend, Florence. Jane and Flo may get into one perilous situation after another, but they are never damsels in distress, because, as Jane puts it, “A real lady always carries her own pocket knife.”

All this getting into harm’s way alarms her father’s housekeeper, Mrs. Timms. Mrs. Timms believes it’s her mission in life to turn motherless Jane into a proper lady, but seeing as Jane has just turned twenty-four, Mrs. Timms considerable efforts appear to have been in vain. However, the housekeeper won’t give up trying, just as Jane won’t give up on seeing Mrs. Timms and her father center-aisling it to the altar and saying, “I do.”

This series is adapted from Mildrid Wirt’s Penny Parker mysteries, which have fallen out of copyright. The author has made extensive alterations and additions to both the characters and plots of the original novels, but readers familiar with Ms. Wirt’s stories will notice similarities.

These are murderless mysteries. Despite a constant crime wave, there seem to be no murders in the city of Greenville. There may be plenty of peril in the form of kidnappings, heists, and the occasional assault, but nobody ever dies, and justice is always served.

If you like light-hearted historical mysteries with quirky characters and a bit of zany humor, this may be the series for you!

This series may be of interest to fans of: Lee Strauss (Ginger Gold Mysteries), Jaqueline Winspear (Masie Dobbs Mysteries), Patricia Wentworth (Miss Silver Mysteries), Jessica Ellicot (Berl and Edwina Mysteries Series), Clara Benson, L. B. Hathaway (Posie Parker Mysteries), Leighann Dobbs (Hazel Martin Mysteries), T. E. Kinsey (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries), Margarete Addison (Rose Simpson Mysteries), Emily Organ (Penny Green Mysteries), and the Phryne Fisher Mystery Series. Readers who enjoy the works of Alexander McCall Smith, Tarquin Hall, Ashley Weaver, Frances Brody, Maia Chance, Radha Vatsal, Shea MacLeod, Alyssa Maxwell, Sabrina Flynn, Vivian Conroy, and Anita Davison may also enjoy this series of gentle mystery stories set in the roaring twenties.

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Jan 302018
 
Mina Scarletti returns in her most thrilling mystery yet! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and Antonia Hodgson…

A family is being torn apart by rumours of a murderer in their midst. Can Mina solve the mystery and lay the ghosts to rest?

Brighton, 1871

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Mina Scarletti is becoming well known for unmasking fraudulent psychics. So it is no surprise to her when a young couple write to her seeking her advice.

George Fernwood and Mary Clifton, betrothed distant cousins, have a family secret that is preventing them from getting married. Twenty years ago, their alcoholic grandfather died in his bed and since then rumours have been circulating that someone in the family murdered him.

Desperate to find out the truth, they have decided to seek out a medium to communicate with their grandfather, and they want Mina to help them find one who is genuine.

Though she is not a believer in ghosts, Mina is intrigued by the family mystery and decides to help them in any way she can.

Could one of the new mediums advertising in Brighton really be genuine? Will they help George and Mary find the answers they are looking for?

Or will this Unquiet Ghost ruin the chance of happiness for future generations …?

AN UNQUIET GHOST is the third cosy mystery in Linda Stratmann’s intriguing historical series, the Mina Scarletti Mysteries, a traditional British detective series with a feisty woman sleuth set in Victorian Brighton.

‘I love Linda Stratmann’s writing. Her descriptions of Brighton are so sharp and vivid you can smell and taste the city on every page.’ – Peter James, author of Dead Like You

‘Linda Stratmann has provided an indomitable heroine in Mina Scarletti’ – promotingcrime.blogspot.com

‘The novel is perfect for those who enjoy a Victorian atmosphere […] it is thoughtful, well-characterised and thought-provoking’ – Historical Novel Society

‘Linda Stratmann is happily feeding the unquenchable thirst for Victorian crime fiction’ – www.crimefictionlover.com

‘A must for anyone intrigued by the fascination that Spiritualism held for the Victorian middle class society that Linda Stratmann evokes so well in her fictional account of the psychic search for a murderer’ David Field, author of The Gaslight Stalker

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Jan 302018
 
A small-town mystery novella with a dash of romance and a few ghosts.

When Max Elliot invites Izzy Grant to a fancy Ivy League alumni reception at the Tawnee Mountain Resort, the ghost hunters anticipate a romantic weekend getaway at the premier ski and golf destination.  But when wealthy hotelier Leona Hutton is murdered, and her ghost asks Izzy to find her killer, she and Max decide to investigate.

Will Izzy and Max solve the case before more alumni end up dead, or the killer turns the tables and decides to hunt the ghost hunters?

Leona’s Last Resort is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Leona’s Last Resort features ghost hunters, Izzy Grant and Max Elliot, from the Izzy & Max Paranormal Mystery series. 

Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series can beread in any order.

The Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series includes:
Leona’s Last Resort by Karen M. Bryson
Dark Side of the Mountain by R.J. Rosatte
Deadly Reception by Karen Randau
Black Diamond Graves by Wendy Fallon
Deadly Misfire by Laurie Fagen
Cassidy’s Deadly Exit by Marla J. Hayes
The Quinnipiac Disappearance by Lee Tidball

 

 

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Jan 302018
 
Sergeant Kathy Stone is assaulted after a works ‘do’, and DI Jane Francis and the team at Kendal CID are baffled. Who would be stupid enough to attack a serving police officer in a quiet Lake District town? And that’s not Jane’s only problem, because she’s sure that a high-flying colleague has been coercing female suspects into having sex with him. Professional standards aren’t interested, so step forward, once again, no nonsense shepherd-detective Owen Irvine…

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Jan 302018
 

Cozy Mysteries Cookbook: Recipes from Hope Callaghan’s Cozy Mystery Books

What’s better than discovering a delicious new recipe? Reading the story that inspired the recipe, of course!

Enjoy more than 40 tasty recipes from three of Author Hope Callaghan’s most popular cozy mystery series.

This fun cookbook is a collection of delectable recipes from fan favorite mystery series such as the “Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries,” the “Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries,” and the “Made in Savannah Cozy Mysteries.”

Included with the recipes are excerpts from each book that inspired the recipe. The recipes are categorized into:
APPETIZERS
BREADS & OTHER BAKED GOODIES
BREAKFAST
DESSERTS
MAIN COURSES
SIDE DISHES
SOUPS, SAUCES, AND SEASONINGS

So treat yourself to a good, cozy mystery recipe or two…you deserve it!

Praise for Cozy Mysteries Cookbook: Recipes from Hope Callaghan’s Cozy Mystery Books:

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Hope Callaghan has presented a cookbook in a neat and unusual way. You get great recipes to try and a taste of the book they were written for, whether it’s a meal you are planning or satisfying a sweettooth, you will enjoy this book.-Joyce D.

????? A Great Addition to Hope Callaghan Books
I love the recipes from all the Hope Callaghan books.
Also, of interest are the character profiles of the heroine for each of her series.-Linda R.

????? Will definitely be looking at this book a lot!
I went through this new cookbook and found so many awesome sounding recipes that I know I’ll be using it a lot. And the cool thing about this cookbook is that the author has added excerpts from the books the recipe appeared in. I will definitely be going back to read those too! Very nice job!-Tari H.

????? Great Read!
What a great, fun book! I have read all of Hope Callaghan’s books in all of her series and love every single one of them and I’m always anxiously awaiting the next one. This cookbook was so fun to read because it gives excerpts from each book that the recipe comes from so if you haven’t read the book, you will surely want to after reading the excerpt. I, on the other hand, have read every book but I’m excited that now I have all of the recipes in one handy book….and what great recipes they are! (I think I gained a pound or two just reading them..lol) I’m off now to try some new recipes from this book but you should be off to buy this book and all the others too from Hope Callaghan.-Alice D

????? Mmmmmm Good!
Fabulous! The recipes look yummy and the ones I have tried so far are even better.-LG

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Wonderful to have the recipes that Ms. Callaghan has written about in her books.-Sierraflowr

????? Mouthwatering
Byon October 8, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Just reading the recipes made me hungry. Love all the stories also. Love the Savannah and cruise series especially.-Barbara

*This book contains previously published content from Hope Callaghan’s cozy mysteries.

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Jan 302018
 
“We all have our own callings in life. Mine is to vanish.”

Jennifer Im has big plans for her 30th birthday. Growing up in a cookie-cutter household, seemingly perfect on paper, internally she’s struggled to find meaning while plunged in the depths of loneliness. Trapped in an internal war with no end in sight, she knows her upcoming birthday will change everything for the better.

Detective Kylie Kang is on a new case with a new partner. The only problem is she’s on probation. After flubbing her first case as lead and dealing with the death of her Gramps, she checked out from the world and holed up in her tiny downtown San Diego apartment, seeing and talking to no one for an entire month. After some groveling and some much needed assistance from her best friend, Eve Darling, Ky begins the arduous process of picking up the pieces that are her life.

An esteemed Korean family is found murdered over dinner in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Poway and once again, Ky finds herself on a case that hits too close to home. Finding similarities with the lone survivor—unclear whether she’s victim or suspect—dredges up old feelings thought long buried.

As Ky deals with her internal struggles and complications at work, she sets out to solve the case and prove her worth.

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Jan 302018
 
A drug dealer found dead in an abandoned warehouse, a failed businessman and banker die in creepily similar ways in a private hospital. These deaths can’t be related. Or can they?

Detective Kate Bowen’s colleague believes a string of unconnected deaths are related and a serial killer must be loose in Dublin’s classiest district. Kate’s not convinced… until she sees her old college professor’s bizarre witness statement.

Is this a faked script for theatrical academic research, or a hiding-in-plain-sight confession of a sociopath executing several victims with heart-wrenching brutality?

A police procedural with a gritty female sleuth for fans of Graham Masterton’s Katie Maguire series or Vince Flynn’s fast-paced political thrillers. .

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Jan 302018
 
About the Series

The Ann’s War Mystery Series is a series of five novellas set in 1944-5. Each story contains approximately 15,000 words and a complete mystery. The stories are: BETRAYAL, INVASION, BLACKMAIL, ESCAPE and VICTORY. The stories are set four months apart and will be published four months apart, so you can read them in ‘real time’, if you wish. However, you may prefer to read the books ‘as one’ after the publication of VICTORY. Please make your choice based on your reading preference. Kindly note that each mystery is resolved within one story, and that Ann’s story arc will be resolved over the five books.

About BETRAYAL

With her husband away on a top secret mission, Ann Morgan prepares for another secretarial day at Trevor Bowman’s detective agency. However, this day will be unlike any other. Over twenty-four hours, Ann will find her life turned upside-down as she discovers a murder, meets a handsome widower, Detective Inspector Max Deveraux, and confronts the murderer in a tale of temptation and duplicity.

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