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The Peridale Cafe Series Volume 1: Books 1-4 (The Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Box Set Series) (paid link)
Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe’s most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered.
The Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series is a series of standalone mystery series (but most enjoyed in order as part of the whole series).
Still Alive: Series Box Set Books 1-4 (paid link)
I didn’t really need one more problem.
First, I got shot in the line of duty. Then everyone blamed me, Detective Constable Claire Beckett, for my boss getting killed. Believe it or not, all I want is to clear my name and get my job back.
I retreated up north to my family’s quaint log cottage so my shoulder could heal, and my friend Sid lent me his dog Kojak. Kojak and I both love lying on the couch. He takes time out to chase squirrels, and I obsess over my upcoming disciplinary hearing.
Meanwhile, a woman who just happens to look like my twin has been killed. Seriously. Wouldn’t that make you stop and think? Or act like a cop, and investigate?
When Jackson Pike left the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 6 in disgrace, he thought he’d left the violence of combat behind him forever.
He was wrong.
Haunted by memories of his past, Jackson is thrust into a nightmare scenario more horrific than anything he could have ever imagined.
After witnessing a murder, Jackson is pursued by a multinational organization who will stop at nothing keep him silent.
As the former Navy SEAL fights for truth, justice, and at times for his very life, he unravels the organization’s deeply sinister plan.
The only thing worse than an unexpected guest is an unexpected murder!
Max Walters is preparing for her best friend Olivia’s wedding when Olivia’s childhood friend arrives unannounced. Max joins all the out of town friends at a rented beach house for a pre-wedding party where the drinks are flowing and old grudges seem close to the surface.
When one of the guests is murdered, nearly everyone is a suspect, including Olivia. Can Max clear her name and find the murderer before she becomes the next victim?
Bentley: Vested Interest #1 (paid link)
Three young men meet in university and form a lifelong friendship.
Their pasts dictate the men they are, but their present shapes their future.
What happens when these men meet the one person they are destined to be with? Can they fight their feelings and walk away? Or will they each succumb and learn the sweet agony of love?
The leader of the group. He is uptight, formal, and cold. Rigid and set in his ways, always following the same path. Until the day, he stumbles upon her.
She brings with her spontaneity and light. The world she lives in is so different from his, yet he cannot control the draw to her. Nor can he explain the way she makes him feel.
Mistress of the Ritz: A Novel (paid link)
A must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will become mainstays for readers and eaters looking for a brilliant take on vegetables.
Mastering the art of French cooking the Yotam Ottolenghi way: One of the most exciting talents in the cooking world, Yotam Ottolenghi’s food inspiration comes from his Cordon Bleu training, Mediterranean background, and his unapologetic love of ingredients. “My approach can be the opposite to traditional French cooking, where everything is a little bit uniform and you work hard to process a sauce into the most fine and homogenous thing. I go the other way and use spices, herbs and other ingredients to create a sense of surprise.” Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on freshness and seasonality, and drawn from the diverse food cultures represented in London.
Her body is broken. Wrapped in plastic. Dumped on the side of the road. She is the first. There will be more.
The serial killer thriller that “refuses to let go until you’ve read the last sentence.”
The most recent body was discovered in the grease dumpster behind a Burger King. Dismembered. Shoved into two garbage bags and lowered into the murky oil.
Now rookie agent Violet Darger gets the most important assignment of her career. She travels to the Midwest to face a killer unlike anything she’s seen. Aggressive. Territorial. Deranged and driven.
Am I Guilty? (paid link)
I never thought it would happen to me…
One moment I had it all – a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, a fulfilling career and two adorable children. The next, everything came crashing down around me.
They said it was my fault. They said I’m the worst mother in the world. And even though I can’t remember what happened that day, they wouldn’t lie to me. These are my friends, my family, people I trust.
But then why do I have this creeping sensation that something is wrong? Why do I feel like people are keeping secrets? Am I really as guilty as they say? And if I’m not, what will happen when the truth comes out…?
The Whispers of War (paid link)
Your House Will Pay: A Novel (paid link)
Edinburgh DCI Harry McNeil isn’t easily intimidated. But after years investigating crooked cops, a promotion heading up a Major Investigation Team will put his reputation on the line. And he’s starting to sweat when the daughter of a rich and powerful family vanishes from the honeymoon suite in a Scottish Highlands castle…
Searching alongside officers from two other divisions, pushes McNeil to his breaking point when the investigation uncovers a charred corpse dressed in a wedding gown. Fearing the missing bride will suffer the same gruesome fate, the detective follows a fifteen-year long trail of clues littered with vengeance, false identities, and a tragic murder-suicide.
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