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Murder by the Cup (Le Doux Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Solving a murder was NOT in the 5 year plan…
Wynona has three things on her to-do list:
1. Escape her family.
2. Open a tea shop.
3. Honor Granny Saffron’s memory, who was the whole reason #1 and #2 were even an option.
But a dead body showing up in her office 6 days before opening puts a hex on everything.
Now the vampire chief of police has her at the top of his suspect list and refuses to clear the crime scene, leaving Wynona a hard choice:
Add the title of ‘amateur sleuth’ to her resume, or kiss her dreams goodbye.
With a purple mouse, a wingless fairy and a too-handsome warlock at her side, Wynona must navigate a city of magic, mystery and danger if she’s going to survive long enough to make her dreams come true.
Access Point: A Thriller (Link Webber Series – Book #1) (affiliate link)
AN ELECTRIFYING SECRET
A pharmaceutical giant is on the verge of a revolutionary medical breakthrough. But behind the promising new treatment lurks a dangerous secret that the company will do anything to protect.
EVERY MOVE IS TRACKED
Lincoln Webber, a renowned cyber professor, is looking forward to some time off to binge on reality TV shows. But when he finds his apartment under surveillance, he soon discovers he is caught in a web of national security, espionage, and deceit. A cyber sleuth in a high-stakes pursuit, used to dealing in bits and bytes, Link is an unwitting hero forced to go off the grid and outside his comfort zone to stay one step ahead of adversaries who seem to anticipate his every move.
LOGGING OFF IS NOT A CHOICE
It’s an electrifying race against the clock as he seeks to uncover the explosive truth – before it’s too late.
Deal Gone Dead (The Lily Sprayberry Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
LILY SPRAYBERRY SELLS HOMES AND SOLVES CRIMES.
Welcome to Bramblett County Georgia, where the tea is sweet, and the crime is real!
I wasn’t exactly looking forward to my meeting with my cantankerous older client, Myrtle Redbecker, but I didn’t wish her dead to get out of it.
But dead she was. Right smack in the middle of her kitchen floor, with the murder weapon, a cast iron skillet, lying beside her.
That had to hurt.
Things couldn’t get worse for old Myrtle, but they sure could for me, and then did. Since I’d found the body, I had to report it, which meant I’d have to speak to my ex, who just happened to be the Bramblett County Sheriff. I was not looking forward to that.
Charlie: Sam Ireland Thriller 1 (Sam Ireland Thriller Series) (affiliate link)
In Over Her Head (Corporate Chaos Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Designer Marly West has one reason for taking the job at Draconia Fashions…and it’s not to come up with the latest clothing trends.
But when she blurts out a good idea in a corporate meeting, she gets exactly what she didn’t want … an opportunity of a lifetime.
Too bad taking advantage of it might reveal the secret she desperately needs to keep hidden. But it’s too late to get out of it now, and she soon finds that she’s in over her head with a boardroom full of resentful executives, a hot CEO, and a jealous M&M-scarfing assistant who wants to make sure Marly doesn’t succeed.
Murder in Hampstead (The Lucia Steer London mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
A locked-room mystery about a seemingly impossible crime
When lawyer-turned-interior designer Lucia Steer accepts a lucrative job renovating Beatrice Hall, a large house owned by a professor in a north London suburb, she has no idea of the impact it will have on her career.
No, not a full page spread in Vanity Fair, but the repercussions of her employer dropping stone dead during an afternoon party.
It is clear the victim was poisoned. But how? And by whom? Occurring pretty much in a closed room, anyone there could have been responsible for the murder.
When clumsy detective David Carliss turns up to investigate, he is overwhelmed and out-gunned by the high profile people at the party. Any of whom might, apparently, want the professor dead.
Lucia’s over-inquisitive nature and legal training leads her to offer Carliss a helping hand.
After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. Strangely, he finds his family estate unlocked and sees a light in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime. His first instinct is to let the police settle it, but then he hears her voice: Margaret, his long lost love, is part of the gang. To unravel their diabolical plot, he contacts Miss Silver.The Case Is Closed
Marion Grey is growing used to the idea that her husband will never be released from prison, especially after the horrors of the very public trial. But when new evidence suggests her husband may be innocent of murder after all, she hires a professional—the inimitable Miss Silver—to clear his name.
Celebrated chef Jason Wyrick showcases exciting Mexican flavors and textures with recipes for traditional and creative tacos—including your own homemade tortillas, salsas, and condiments.
You’ll make tacos de asador, tacos cazuela, tacos dorados, and many more based on recipes gathered from across Mexico—and learn how to make them using plant-based ingredients. The long-time publisher of the Vegan Culinary Experience (now TheVeganTaste.com) points the way to making your own taco components from scratch, while also providing quick options with store-bought ingredients. In your own home taquería, make such tantalizing recipes as:
Tacos Mole with Seared Zucchini, Wilted Chard, and Pepitas
Tacos with Pintos Borrachos and Vegan Queso Fresco
Tacos Dorados with Plantains, Black Beans, and Roasted Garlic
Baja Tacos with Lobster Mushrooms
Breakfast Tacos with Rajas, Mojo Scramble, and Pintos
Cinnamon Tortilla Tacos with Spicy Cajeta Apples, Pecans, and Agave Crema
Only an Earl Will Do (To Marry a Rogue Book 1) (affiliate link)
The reigning queen of London society, Lady Elizabeth Worthingham, has her future set out for her. Marry well, and marry without love. An easy promise to make and one she owed her family after her near ruinous past that threatened them all. And the rakish scoundrel Henry Andrews, Earl of Muir who’s inability to act a gentleman when she needed one most would one day pay for his treachery.
Returning to England after three years abroad, Henry is determined to make the only woman who captured his heart his wife. But the icy reception he receives from Elizabeth is colder than his home in the Scottish highlands. As past hurts surface and deception runs as thick as blood, so too does a love that will overcome all obstacles, unless a nameless foe, determined with his own path, gets his way and their love never sees the light of day…
December Park (affiliate link)
The Piper has come to take the children away . . .
In the fall of 1993, fifteen-year-old Angelo Mazzone sees his first dead body. The murder is linked to the Piper, the possible abductor of three other children—who haven’t been found—over the past few months.
Some people in town say the woods are haunted, but Angelo and his friends head in anyway, to search the darkness for a monster. What they find there will change who they are—and everything they once believed in . . .
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (affiliate link)
Arthur C. Clarke, along with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein, was a definitive voice in twentieth century science fiction. A prophetic thinker, undersea explorer, and “one of the true geniuses of our time,” Clarke not only won the highest science fiction honors, the Nebula and Hugo Awards, but also received nominations for an Academy Award and the Nobel Peace Prize, and was knighted for his services to literature (Ray Bradbury).
Now, more than one hundred works of the sci-fi master’s short fiction are available in the “single-author collection of the decade” (Booklist, starred review). This definitive edition includes early work such as “Rescue Party” and “The Lion of Comarre,” classics like “The Nine Billion Names of God” and “The Sentinel” (which was the kernel of the later novel and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and later works including “A Meeting with Medusa” and “The Hammer of God.”
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