If you like crumbling antebellum mansions, moss-draped live oak trees, sultry Southern air, and unsolved mysteries from the past, then you’ll love the stories of Ellen Elizabeth Hunter, who tops today’s Buffet with Murder On The Ghost Walk. It’s Book 1 of her Magnolia Mystery Series set in Wilmington N.C., where Ellen resides in real life.

ellenThe Magnolia Mysteries are lighthearted, fun reads that blend homicide, history and humor. The stories feature historic preservationist Ashley Wilkes and her irrepressible sister Melanie, Wilmington’s star realtor.

Ellen’s interests include fiction writing, history, and genealogy research. She is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, P.E.O., and the Episcopal Church. She is dedicated to helping others, and uses book sales to raise funds for worthy causes.

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Murder On The Ghost Walk (Magnolia Mystery Series)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
Murder On The Ghost Walk (Magnolia Mystery Series)

In the historic port city of Wilmington NC, every old house has a ghost. The mansion Ashley Wilkes, historic preservationist, is restoring, with its crescendo-thumping spectral organist, is no exception.

When Ashley makes a grisly discovery, the residents of quiet, quaint Orange Street are horrified. Halloween weekend finds Ashley and Melanie dressed to kill at the Cape Fear Crime Festival’s costume party where an evil trickster treats them to murder.


In Grandma’s Attic

Children’s eBooks > Religious Fiction
Author: Arleta Richardson, Patrice Barton
In Grandma's Attic (Grandma's Attic Series)

A young girl delights in her grandmother’s stories of days gone by, sparked by keepsakes and simple questions, Grandma shares marvelous stories of mischief , discovery, and laughter, such as the time she accidentally lost the family buggy.

It’s Murder, My Son (A Mac Faraday Mystery)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Lauren Carr
It's Murder, My Son (A Mac Faraday Mystery)

What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday’s life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret, which would reveal Mac as heir to undreamed of fortunes, and lead him to the birthplace of America’s Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

Soon after she moves to her new lakefront home in Spencer, Maryland, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her. When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found.

Winter’s Destiny

Romantic Suspense
Author: Nancy Allan
WINTER'S DESTINY

Alone, with a fall gale howling around the rafters, Amy Johnstone turns to see a woman’s rain-streaked face staring back at her through the dark window.

The face is…identical to her own!

Instantly, Amy’s life crumbles. Something sinister surrounds her and those she loves. She is catapulted into a world she knows nothing about–a place where a killer rules, where her life is in constant peril, and where her child has been taken.

The Beholder

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: David Bishop
The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery

Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women.

As the story races toward its climax, Maddie is betrayed by those closest to her, and she begins to believe her own name may be on the killer’s list.

Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

Management & Leadership > Systems & Planning
Author: Luke Williams
Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

In a business world of nonstop change, there’s only one way to win the game: Transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking–a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. Williams shows how to combine fluid creativity with analytical rigor in a simple, complete, five-stage process for successfully disrupting any market.

You’ll learn why the most unexpected ideas draw the least competitors–and offer the greatest potential. Then, using many examples and a case study, you’ll walk through every step of transforming disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough business strategy.

Winners Never Cheat

Business Life > Ethics
Author: Jon M. Huntsman
Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition

“Everyone does it.” Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not today. If you want to succeed in this economic climate, you simply have to make compromises. Right? Wrong. You can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living.

Jon M. Huntsman built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. There were short-term costs and difficult decisions. There were tough times. Times just like today. Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This book is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead.

Camelot’s Cousin

Genre Fiction > Political
Author: David R. Stokes
Camelot's Cousin: An Espionage Thriller (Spies and Intrigue/Kennedy Assassination)

When a Dad tries to dig a hole in his Northern Virginia yard to bury the remains of the family pet, he chances upon a mysterious briefcase. Its contents include a journal with cryptic writing. He turns to his friend, and boss, Templeton Davis, a Rhodes scholar, popular national radio talk show host, and best-selling author of spy novels and history books, for help figuring out what he’s found. They soon realize that they possess materials concealed more than 60 years earlier before by Soviet intelligence and espionage agent, Kim Philby–and also clues to the last great secret of the Cold War.

There was another highly placed spy. Someone never discovered–until now. This traitor had unique access to the White House, and was perfectly positioned to influence President John F. Kennedy as he faced challenge after challenge in the era now remembered as Camelot.

Gypsy Spirit: What My Boat Taught Me About Love And Life

Memoirs > Specialty Travel > Adventure
Author: Christine Bukruian
Gypsy Spirit: What My Boat Taught Me About Love And Life

Gypsy Spirit charts an inspiring two-year voyage set amidst the tumultuous world of singlehanded sailing. This captivating memoir recounts the true life adventures and harrowing encounters of author Christine Bukruian’s initiation into the culture of boats, sailors, and the open sea.

Motivated by her mother’s passing, Christine purchases a used 36-foot sloop, renames it Gypsy Spirit and is soon “living the dream,” along with Kia, her 50-pound lab/golden mix. Christine becomes a competent, self-reliant sailor, which proves fortunate as Gypsy Spirit and her crew find themselves alone on a horrific, storm-swept night marked by a devastating collision with a 264-foot container ship.
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