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Where The Truth Lies (DI Ridpath Crime Thriller Book 1) (affiliate link)
The case was closed. Until people started dying…
DI Thomas Ridpath was on the up in the Manchester CID: a promising detective who captured a notorious serial killer. But ten years later he’s recovering from a serious illness and on the brink of being forced out of the police. Then the murders began, in an uncanny echo of his first case.
As the death count grows, old records, and bodies, go missing. Caught in a turf war between the police and the coroner’s office, Ridpath is in a race against time. A race to save his career, his marriage, and innocent lives.
When a detective disappears everything is on the line. Can Ridpath save his colleague?
Dying to Meet You (affiliate link)
Liz Parker doesn’t like surprises, but winning the lottery isn’t something she would complain about. Before she has time to think about how to spend her new fortune, she’s hit with an even bigger shock than unexpected wealth. She has three months to live unless she finds a one-in-a-million bone marrow donor.
While her medical team scrambles to locate her miracle, Liz throws together a bucket list, charters a private jet, and takes off to see the world. The journey of a lifetime holds even more surprises, including the hunky pilot she’s falling for at the most inconvenient time.
A Dealer Dead Ahead (Law & Carter Cozy Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
All she can see is grief until a friend offers her a coastal view. But this seaside adventure could have her drowning in danger.
Carter Cash struggles with starting over. Widowed for a year and looking for direction, the mystery-TV-show fanatic agrees to assist a pal refurbishing an old yacht… and makes fast friends with a retired police dog. When the four-footed discharged cop acts strangely aboard the boat, the would-be sleuth is convinced the cargo hold might contain a hidden body.
Determined to get to the bottom of things, Carter snoops on the vessel under cover of darkness. What she dredges up could sink her and her K-9 shipmate in a deep sea of trouble.
Can Carter reel in a two-legged landshark before she and her chums are …chum?
The Killer Jack Mystery (The J.D. Pierson Case Files) (affiliate link)
A trip to state prison puts Jenny on the trail for a stolen necklace and right into the path of a killer…
The lights are just about to go out for good in my father’s PI office when I get an unexpected call from the state penitentiary. My mother’s only brother was sent up for robbery years ago, and now he needs Dad’s help to get his daughter out of trouble. It’s impossible for me to be sure that the pendant around Cousin Betty’s neck is stolen, but one thing’s for sure—she doesn’t want to talk about where it came from. When my cousin gets gunned down walking home and the necklace disappears, I realize I’m not only looking for a thief . . . I’m dealing with a murderer.
Can I track down the identity of a man named Jack in time, or will he disappear into the shadows, only to kill again?
In Too Deep: A Grumpy Boss Romance (Into You Book 1) (affiliate link)
Word of advice: Don’t insult your new boss to his face within the first ten minutes of meeting him.
Sure, I am a budding designer with a lot to learn.
But he’s a manager who’s too grumpy for his own good—even if he does have dimples and a cute dog.
So when I find him drinking alone at a bar and blackmail him (whoops again) into being my friend, I realize that may not have been the smartest decision.
Zero for two.
We both have mouths that could kill. My only problem is that I can’t stop picturing what else he can do with his, or whether my job is worth risking to find out.
They say not to stick your pen in company ink, but does that apply to graphic designers as well?
WeightWatchers New Complete Cookbook: Over 500 Delicious Recipes (affiliate link)
The newest and fully revised edition of one of America’s bestselling cookbooks for people who love to eat while embracing a healthier lifestyle.
WeightWatchers knows the secrets for pairing good nutrition with great taste. From hearty breakfasts to flavorful dinners, you’ll discover new recipes that rely on lean meats, whole grains, and fresh produce. Try new favorites like Cremini Mushrooms with Quinoa and Thyme or Swiss Chard au Gratin, or family standbys like Buttermilk-Blueberry Corn Muffins and Sicilian Sausage-Stuffed Pizza. Reflecting the current trends in food, this edition boasts new chapters on appetizers and beverages, featuring a no-cook cocktail party; small plates for creating tapas for light meals; recipes for the grill; 20-minute main dishes, including advice on shopping and streamlining; plus numerous tips and techniques. With more than 60 color photos, this book will make everyone healthier and happier.
Afraid: Three Riveting Stories of Suspense (affiliate link)
Lucy Champagne was sent to St. Cecilia’s after her movie-star mother was brutally attacked by her sleazy boyfriend, Ray Watkins. Lucy’s damning testimony landed Ray a twenty-five-year sentence. But now, Ray is free. And he’s going to find Lucy and make her pay, no matter how far and how fast she runs . . .
Rayne Taylor found unexpected happiness at St. Cecilia’s, until her roommate, Natalie, committed suicide. Only when Rayne finds a box of mementoes from that time does she realize how wrong she may have been about Natalie’s death—and how far someone will go to keep the truth hidden . . .
Erin MacDonald remembers little about the long-ago night she and her sister, Anna Beth, were kidnapped. While Erin was found safe, Anna Beth vanished forever. Now Erin has reluctantly come back to the family estate, where Detective Rafe Montego hopes to finally crack the case. But as flashes of Erin’s memory reemerge, she learns how deep the danger goes . . .
The Secret Lives of Bats: My Adventures with the World’s Most Misunderstood Mammals (affiliate link)
Stories and science surrounding the beloved bat, from an ecologist who has dedicated his life to the curious creature.
Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Merlin Tuttle knows, and he has stopped at nothing to find and protect them on every continent they inhabit. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discovery, Tuttle takes us to the frontiers of bat research to show that frog-eating bats can identify frogs by their calls, that some bats have social sophistication similar to that of higher primates, and that bats have remarkable memories. Bats also provide enormous benefits by eating crop pests, pollinating plants, and carrying seeds needed for reforestation. They save farmers billions of dollars annually and are essential to a healthy planet. Tuttle’s account forever changes the way we see these poorly understood yet fascinating creatures.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (affiliate link)
Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking (affiliate link)
What does it take to master French cooking? This is the question that drives Bill Buford to abandon his perfectly happy life in New York City and pack up and (with a wife and three-year-old twin sons in tow) move to Lyon, the so-called gastronomic capital of France. But what was meant to be six months in a new and very foreign city turns into a wild five-year digression from normal life, as Buford apprentices at Lyon’s best boulangerie, studies at a legendary culinary school, and cooks at a storied Michelin-starred restaurant, where he discovers the exacting (and incomprehensibly punishing) rigueur of the professional kitchen.
With his signature humor, sense of adventure, and masterful ability to bring an exotic and unknown world to life, Buford has written the definitive insider story of a city and its great culinary culture.
The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill (affiliate link)
Death is not the end. For Grace McGill, it’s only the beginning.
When people die alone and undiscovered, it’s her job to clean up what’s left behind – whether it’s clutter, bodily remains or dark secrets.
When an old man lies undetected in his flat for months, it seems an unremarkable life and an unnoticed death. But Grace knows that everyone has a story and that all deaths mean something more.
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