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Craft Circle Cozy Mystery Boxed Set: Books 1 – 9

Mystery Anthologies
Author: Stacey Alabaster

Craft Circle Cozy Mystery Boxed Set: Books 1 - 9

Georgina is the owner of a craft store in Pottsville. From her first days in town, she has found herself in the middle of trouble. And now that she has expanded her horizons into volunteering at the animal shelter, wedding planning, and blogging, she is faced with even more intrigue. She will have to be at her mystery-solving best if she’s gonna keep nine killers from getting away?

This collection of cozy mysteries includes all nine books in the Craft Circle Cozy Mystery series. If you like cozy mysteries with interesting characters, the Craft Circle Cozy Mystery series is for you.

Choices: You Make ’em You Own ’em: The Jerry Tillinghast Story

Biographies & Memoirs of Criminals
Author: Joe Broadmeadow, Jerry Tillinghast

Choices: You Make 'em You Own 'em: The Jerry Tillinghast Story

Jerry Tillinghast, one of the most popular characters from the first season of Crimetown, talks about his life and the choices he made. Battling alongside his brothers on the streets of Providence. Enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, fighting in Vietnam, and becoming a victim of the politics of that war. Returning to Providence an angry young man and his choice to hang with the wiseguys. His reputation as a “feared mob enforcer” and the effect on his family.Meeting Raymond L.S. Patriarca and how he came to embrace him as a father figure.His brushes with the law and the two most infamous cases he is forever linked to, Bonded Vault and the George Basmajian Homicide Silent no more…

Black In White (Quentin Black Book 1)

Paranormal Mystery
Author: JC Andrijeski

Black In White: A Quentin Black Paranormal Mystery (Quentin Black Mystery Book 1)

“My name is Black. Quentin Black.”

Gifted with an uncanny sense about people, psychologist Miri Fox works as an off and on profiler for the police. So when they think they’ve finally nailed the “Wedding Killer,” she agrees to check him out, using her gift to discover the truth.

But the suspect, Quentin Black, isn’t anything like Miri expects. He claims to be hunting the killer too and the longer Miri talks to him, the more determined she becomes to uncover his secrets.

When he confronts her about the nature of her peculiar “insight,” Miri gets pulled into Black’s bizarre world and embroiled in a game of cat and mouse with a deadly killer–who still might be Black himself. Worse, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Black, a complication she doesn’t need with a best friend who’s a homicide cop and a boyfriend in intelligence.

Christmas in Silver Bell Falls

Holiday Romance
Author: Samantha Chase

Christmas in Silver Bell Falls

Her attitude is less than merry and bright…

Melanie Harper and Christmas do not see eye to eye. While most people celebrate and look forward to the holidays, it’s something she has come to dread. When she receives a gift from an unlikely source – a house in the quaint town of Silver Bell Falls – her immediate reaction is to reject it. After all, with a name like that, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be surrounded by people who love Christmas!

He sees it as the most wonderful time of the year…

Josiah Stone is all about peace on earth and goodwill toward man. Maybe it’s because he’s the sheriff of a town named after a beloved Christmas song, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Christmas is his favorite time of year and living in Silver Bell Falls where everyone feels the same and celebrates it nearly year-round only adds to his festive outlook on life.

Dear Captor (Letters in Blood series Book 1)

Psychological Thrillers
Author: Liz Lovelock

Dear Captor (Letters in Blood series Book 1)

Serial killers wear many faces.

Bodies are dropping and detective Roman Blackwood has been handed the case.

When Elenor Burrows becomes the next victim, she’s not what her captor expects. Elenor’s past has made her the adversary her captor never saw coming.

Who is she?
Who is her captor?
Can she survive what he has in store for her?

Umbrella Man (Umbrella Man Trilogy Book 1)

Occult Suspense
Author: Willow Rose

Umbrella Man (Umbrella Man Trilogy Book 1)

In your dream, no one can hear you scream.

When the body of the teenage boy, Julian Long, is discovered in the Green Swamps of Florida, the citizens of Bushlake know the city will never be the same again. Julian was popular, loved by all, and the circumstances of his death are more than strange.

What secrets is the boy in the swamps hiding?

Stephanie Boulder has returned to the town after fifteen years to take care of her grandmother, who is terminally ill. She writes for the local paper and as soon as she starts digging into the story of Julian Long, she discovers secrets deep within the town’s history. Secrets so cruel, so profoundly buried, uncovering them will put her life in grave danger.

Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1)

Ghost Suspense
Author: Carrie Pulkinen

Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1)

She refuses to believe in ghosts.
He makes a living on their existence
Love in the Big Easy shouldn’t be so hard…

When Emily Rollins accepts a dare to kiss a masked stranger at a charity ball, fireworks ignite and she longs to learn more about the enchanting man. But Emily has lost so much already…

Succumbing to his charm will turn her world inside out.

Sean LeBlanc is a medium who runs the most popular haunted tour company in New Orleans. When Emily shows up on his ghost tour, with no idea he’s the mystery man from the ball, the long-buried emotions she unearthed in him are rekindled, and he’s convinced he can learn to love again.

The problem is Emily doesn’t believe in the supernatural.

Blue Asylum: A Novel

Historical Literary Fiction
Author: Kathy Hepinstall
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Blue Asylum: A Novel

When Virginia plantation wife Iris Dunleavy is put on trial and convicted of madness, she knows the real criminal is her husband. After all, the only thing she’s guilty of is disagreeing with him on notions of justice, cruelty, and property.

Sent away to a remote Florida island, Iris meets an odd collection of residents in Sanibel Asylum: some seemingly sane, some wrongly convinced they are crazy, some dangerously unstable. And while Iris isn’t sure what to make of haunted Confederate soldier Ambrose Weller—whose memories terrorize him into wild fits that can only be calmed by the color blue—she does know that his gentleness and dark eyes call to her like nothing she’s ever known before . . .

The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1

Romantic Comedy
Author: Denise Grover Swank
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The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it’s time to come clean–a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane–a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding.

Lessons from the Mountain

Biographies of Actresses
Author: Mary McDonough
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Lessons from the Mountain

For nine seasons, Mary McDonough was part of one of the most beloved families in television history. Just ten years-old when she was cast as the pretty, wholesome middle child Erin, Mary grew up on the set of The Waltons, alternately embracing and rebelling against her good-girl onscreen persona. Now, as the first cast member to write about her experiences on the classic series, she candidly recounts the joys and challenges of growing up Walton–from her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class, Irish Catholic family, to a Hollywood child star, to the personal challenges that led her to take on a new role as an activist for women’s body image issues.

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel

Women’s Sagas
Author: Rachel Joyce
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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel

A runaway international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry followed its unassuming hero on an incredible journey as he traveled the length of England on foot—a journey spurred by a simple letter from his old friend Queenie Hennessy, writing from a hospice to say goodbye. Harold believed that as long as he kept walking, Queenie would live. What he didn’t know was that his decision to walk had caused her both alarm and fear. How could she wait? What would she say? Forced to confront the past, Queenie realizes she must write again.

In this poignant parallel story to Harold’s saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy’s voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold’s; one word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths—about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea.

Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, From Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan

American South Cooking
Author: Nancie McDermott, Leigh Beisch
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Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, From Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan

Ask any pie lover—the words “southern” and “pie” go together like ripe fruit and flaky pastry. And behind all the mouthwatering, light-as-a-cloud meringue peaks and the sticky dark butterscotch fillings lies a rich and delicious history. In Southern Pies, some of the South’s most famous bakers share recipes for 70 pies. Perfect for bakers of all skill levels, these pies are made with simple, easy-to-find, and gloriously few ingredients. Featuring such classics as Sweet Tea Pie and New Orleans Creole Coconut Pie, this tasty homage will fill everyone at the table with Southern hospitality.

The Joy of Drinking

Wine & Beverages
Author: Barbara Holland
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The Joy of Drinking

With characteristic elegance and delicious wit, Barbara Holland, (“a national treasure,”-Philadelphia Inquirer) celebrates the age-old act of drinking in this gimlet-eyed survey of man’s relationship with booze, since the joyful discovery, ten thousand years ago, of fermented fruits and grains. In this spirited paean to alcohol, two parts cultural history, one part personal meditation, Holland takes readers on a bacchanalian romp through the Fertile Crescent, the Mermaid Tavern, Plymouth Rock, and Capitol Hill and reveals, as Faulkner famously once said, how civilization indeed begins with fermentation. Filled with tasty tidbits about distillers, bootleggers, taverns, hangovers, and Alcoholics Anonymous, The Joy of Drinking is a fascinating portrait of the world of pleasures fermented and distilled.

Matilda’s Freedom

Western Romance
Author: Tea Cooper
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Matilda's Freedom

An unconventional woman clashes with colonial society in this spicy and sweet Australian-set historical romance.

His carefree bachelor days over, Christopher Matcham returns to Sydney to take responsibility for his mother, two stepsisters, and the family property. Fortune smiles on him when he is introduced to Matilda Sweet, a woman in need of work. Though unusual, Christopher senses that her fresh ideals and positive outlook can only benefit his sisters, so he hires her as a companion.

By the time they arrive at Christopher’s family home, the two are fast friends. But Matilda’s unorthodox ways and her convict heritage make her a second class citizen to the family. Christopher has responsibilities, and they include an advantageous match. A breeches-wearing, fish-pond-swimming, plain-talking convict’s daughter will never figure in. After all, romance is a luxury the upper classes cannot afford…

Dark Girls

Photo Essays
Author: Bill Duke, Shelia P. Moses
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Dark Girls

In the tradition of the New York Times bestselling I Dream a World and Crowns comes this full-color companion volume to the acclaimed NAACP Award–nominated documentary Dark Girls—an inspiring and breathtaking photo book that celebrates dark-skinned women.

Black has never been more beautiful, witnessed by this magnificent collection featuring accomplished dark skinned-women from all walks of life. In Dark Girls, celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o, Vanessa Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Brandi and Karli Harvey, and over seventy-five other outstanding women share intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them.

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