Rachael and Pippa have finally hit it big with a corporate buy-out of their boutique bakery. When they start spending the money, it seems all their dreams have come true. But when the corporate rep turns up dead, things start to unravel for the bakery detectives. Can Rachael and Pippa solve the mystery, keep the bakery going, and save Pippa’s new house?
Houses and Homicide is part of the Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast paced mysteries full of quirky characters and unexpected twists, you’re going to love Houses and Homicide.
Conor McBride has accepted bargains he may live to regret – assuming he lives through them at all. He’s taken an undercover assignment in exchange for the chance to resume his career as a solo violinist. He’s also agreed to a proposal from the woman he loves, but it isn’t the type he had in mind. When their simple mission turns complicated, Conor and Kate discover everyone is hiding something – secrets as twisted as the fabled lanes of an old world city. Unraveling them will be anything but simple, or safe.
Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won’t stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction.
Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name.
If I can’t be happy, no one can.
My name is Clarisse Blackwell. With nothing left to lose, I’m a dangerous woman. There’s a reason they call me the Black Widow. My boyfriend died trying to kill me, and my husband died trying to save my life.
Destroyed by grief, and consumed by an urge to bring revenge so passionately, darkness devours my soul. A master of persuasion, I trick and tease, reducing a grown man to trembling knees to make him see what it’s like to be me. He’ll learn the hard way, as you will, that my sweet revenge only feeds the dark thrill of causing others pain.
James Morgan never believed in love… at least not until he laid eyes on Deborah Walker at the local soda fountain. A chance meeting turns into a magical night, and James finds himself falling head over heels for the effervescent stranger. Only one problem–he ships off to Korea the next morning. Even if fighting for his country will ultimately break both of their hearts, his promise of service is not one he takes lightly.
Deborah promises to wait for him, but two years is a long time to put her life on hold, especially for a man she only knew for one perfect day. When Rip Rockwell returns from the war and James does not, Deborah agrees to marry him instead.
Twelve years have passed since Jimmy Veeder set foot in the Imperial Valley of southern California. The only person that could bring him back is his father, Jack, who is dying of cancer. Jimmy is prepared to spend Jack’s final days joking and reminiscing, but the old man has other plans. He needs Jimmy to cross the border into Mexico and find a prostitute named Yolanda. It’s a strange final request to be sure, but Jimmy’s not one to argue with a dying man. With his childhood buddy Bobby Maves in tow, he heads south, looking for Yolanda among the seedy bars and neighborhoods along the Calexico/Mexicali border.