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Glazed (A Charlie Cooper Mystery, Volume 4) (paid link)
Charlie’s life in her hometown, Springston, is not by far as dull as she expected it to be. Stumbling over dead bodies, being held at gunpoint or getting kidnapped in the back of a van would actually qualify as a pretty exciting life. If you like to live on the edge.
Still, Charlie hopes her next case would not include dead people, guns or exploding cars. Well…one could at least hope.
When Celeste’s nephew, Lucas, is suspected of attempted bank robbery and CMC Services – a.k.a. Charlie and her best friends, Marge and Celeste – is called in to help, the girls launch into crime-fighting mode yet again. Apparently, Lucas could be a key witness in what seems to be the new crime wave in Springston.
Megan Fallon is in a pickle.
As if empty-nest syndrome wasn’t bad enough, she’s joined the ranks of the unemployed, and her fiancé’s run off with her hairdresser.
In desperate need of a change of scene, she heads back to her childhood village home for some long-overdue friends and family time.
Things are looking up until members of the community start getting bumped off at an alarming rate, and Megan finds herself at the heart of an investigation that has her suspecting everyone.
As she becomes involved in the hunt for a murderer, it’s not long before she finds out that some of the villagers are harbouring shocking secrets…
In 1937, Amelia Earhart is on the most dangerous leg of her round the world flight, near the Devil’s Sea. A dark Shadow rises in front of her and swallows her and her plane, never to be seen again. Where did she go?
In 1628 BC, a volcano erupts, one that would become legend as the eruption that destroyed Minoan Civilization. But a small group of priestesses stand fast against the dark Shadow that precipitated the destruction.
In 79 AD the oracle of Delphi must join forces with the most fearsome gladiator from the arena of Pompeii to fight the Shadow, which destroys Vesuvius. And the XV Legion is sent on a quest that causes it to disappear from the Roman Empire and into the fog of history.
Three Dogs in a Row (Golden Retriever Mysteries) (paid link)
CAN A DOG REALLY SOLVE A MYSTERY? ROCHESTER CAN!
Steve Levitan has returned to his hometown of Stewart’s Crossing, after a bad divorce and a brief prison term for computer hacking. While he’s getting his life back together, trying to start a new career in technical writing and reporting regularly to his parole officer, he becomes friendly with his next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, and her golden retriever, Rochester.
When Caroline is killed, Steve’s high-school pal, the local police detective, asks him to become the dog’s temporary guardian. With canine charm and doggy love, Rochester begins to win Steve over, and these two unlikely sleuths work to uncover the mystery behind Caroline’s death.
The Silk Romance (paid link)
Years later, Sophie returns to France to work in a silk mill in Lyon’s old quarter…where she discovers her boss is the very man she ran away from all those years ago.
Jean-Luc is every bit the romantic hero Sophie remembers, but as their love begins to grow, she’s determined nothing will get in the way of her promise…
On the Run (Lethal in Love Book 1) (paid link)
Minerva Coolidge is one catwalk show away from becoming a supermodel and burying her biker-princess past forever. Until her outlaw family’s turf war turns her into a target, and Daddy orders her home for good. Now she’s fleeing a biker gang, her psychotically over-protective brother and a family-assigned bodyguard the size of a small hut. All without carbs.
When Minnie is snatched, the small hut rescues her. Big Mike is six-foot-six of tattooed, ex-biker, ex-Special-Forces muscle. Rowr. Plainer than homemade yogurt with a personality to match and zero small-talk, Big Mike is so much like the hard men Minnie was raised amongst that she finds him near-irresistible. But the last thing she needs is another autocratic protector. And he knows nothing about fashion. Nothing.
A Dark Matter (Skelfs Book 1) (paid link)
Meet the Skelfs: well-known Edinburgh family, proprietors of a long-established funeral-home business, and private investigators…
When patriarch Jim dies, it’s left to his wife Dorothy, daughter Jenny and granddaughter Hannah to take charge of both businesses, kicking off an unexpected series of events.
Dorothy discovers mysterious payments to another woman, suggesting that Jim wasn’t the husband she thought he was. Hannah’s best friend Mel has vanished from university, and the simple adultery case that Jenny takes on leads to something stranger and far darker than any of them could have imagined.
Unleashed (A Hamilton Christmas Novella Book 1) (paid link)
A raging winter storm and a holiday spent pet-sitting reveals there’s more than one kind of animal in the house …
When Emma Lafferty is hired by a billionaire CEO to watch his pets over the holidays, she expects to enjoy a quiet Christmas in opulent surroundings. What she doesn’t expect is to spend the week trapped in the mansion with Trevor Hamilton, the CEO’s sexy great-nephew—and heir—whose motives are as shady as his desire is crystal clear …
Last Girl Gone: A Laura Chambers Novel (paid link)
Investigative journalist Laura Chambers is back in her tiny hometown of Hillsborough, North Carolina, the one place she swore never to return. Fired from the Boston Globe, her career in shambles, she reluctantly takes a job with the local paper. The work is simple, unimportant, and worst of all, boring—at least until a missing girl turns up dead, the body impeccably clean, dressed to be the picture of innocence.
Years earlier, ten-year-old Patty Finch left home and never made it back. But for the people of Hillsborough, Patty was just the beginning. Child after child disappeared, a reign of terror the town desperately wants to forget. Now that terror has returned to seize another girl. And another. And another.
As Yuletide settles upon Gwenafwy Abbey, the rural Welsh convent’s peace is shattered when Tiffany Reese, president of the Village Art Society, is found dead on the floor of the parish hall. Sister Agatha, whose interests lie more with reading and writing mystery stories than with making the abbey’s world-renowned organic gouda, is not shy about inserting herself into the case. With the not-entirely-eager assistance of Father Selwyn, she begins her investigation.
Sister Agatha has no shortage of suspects to check off her naughty-or-nice list, until finally, Tiffany’s half-brother, Kendrick Geddings, emerges as the prime suspect. There never was any love lost between Tiffany and Kendrick, and of late they had been locked in a vicious battle for control of the family estate. But if Sister Agatha thinks she has the case wrapped up, she’ll have to think again.
A collection of sermons and speeches that lay out a groundbreaking vision for intersectional organizing, paired with inspirational and practical essays from activists in today’s Poor People’s Campaign
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II has been called “the closest person we have to Martin Luther King Jr. in our midst” (Cornel West) and “one of the most gifted organizers and orators in the country today” (Ari Berman). In this age of political division and civic unrest, Rev. Barber’s message is more necessary than ever. This volume features Rev. Barber’s most stirring sermons and speeches, with response essays by prominent public intellectuals, activists, and faith leaders.
Hints of Spice (Sweet Heat Book 1) (paid link)
Morning My Angel (Angel Enterprises Book 1) (paid link)
Sparks fly when Josh and Cal join forces to find a missing person. Will clashes becomes kisses in a high stakes action adventure?
In London to find the missing partner of his security firm, Josh Cooper constantly clashes with his new UK partner, charismatic, but arrogant Cal Ross. It should have been a simple case of finding the man. But Josh is dealing with conflicting agendas, both with the assignment and his love life.
There’s no doubt of the physical attraction between him and Cal, but Josh is also involved with the mysterious Charlie, his long-term cyber-relationship. Who will he choose?
To Suit a Suitor (paid link)
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