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A Filmsy Excuse: A Parker Photography Cozy Mystery (affiliate link)
As the 4th of July celebration winds down with fireworks over Lake Harmony, tragedy strikes when one of the boats on the lake catches on fire!
Rumors swirl that the fire was caused by faulty mechanical repairs. As the fire inspector works to determine the cause, Jackie Parker is pulled into the investigation because her friend’s son, Travis, is the man all fingers are pointing at.
One person who was on board the boat didn’t make it to shore. When her body is discovered the next morning, things kick up a notch. What might have been an accident, becomes possible arson and murder. The growing list of suspects shrinks by one with the discovery of the drowning victim’s husband in the waters of the marina. How are the three tragedies connected?
Jackie’s amateur sleuthing abilities are tested when her own camera tripod becomes central to the investigation proving how the man died, and who did it. Will she be able to both clear Travis and prove what happened in the waters of Lake Harmony?
Root Cellaring: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Root Cellar and Keeping Food in Cold Storage (affiliate link)
Do you often wonder what to do with your harvest?
How are you going to store it all?
Or do you only grow small amounts because you lack sufficient storage space?
Why not build a root cellar?
Root cellars are an ancient tradition. Together with curing meats and pickling, root cellars have long been a food storage method, particularly root vegetables. Before modern refrigerators took over, they were once common, but people soon abandoned their traditional storage cellars for a more convenient method.
The Duchess of Mischief (affiliate link)
When her parents decide to force her hand in marriage, the rebellious Lady Iris Bellamy feels desperate. While the cruel and arrogant Archduke Leopold is hastily becoming a threat to her freedom, Iris will try to enact a cunning plan to hide from his wicked clutches… However, a chance encounter with a seductive stranger, would lead to an unforgettable night with shocking consequences…
What will the price she has to pay for her sinful whims be?
As Mark Dunn, Earl of Langtree, is struggling between his mother’s precarious health and the demands of his tenants, he is slowly feeling himself sliding into a bottomless pit of despair… Until the unforeseen happens; two magnetic women, vastly different from one another, yet, equally compelling, suddenly appear in his life and he finds himself entangled in a web of attraction and deceit. When one of them, Iris, manages to tear down the walls surrounding his heart…
Welcoming Seas (A Rowan Gray Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Quinn Davenport left a career in the military to become head of security on The Bounding Storm. He expected drinking infractions and the occasional pickpocket, but what he gets is so much more.
When a young woman goes missing, Quinn is suspicious of Rowan’s interest in the case. For her part, the worried photographer is desperate to find the girl and keep her secret safe from Quinn’s pointed questions. The problem for both of them is that they’re madly attracted to one another – although neither wants to admit it – and they can’t quite manage to stay away from one another.
The Knight Before Chaos (Enigma Series Book 6) (affiliate link)
Captain Hunter believed watching Tessa Scott’s children for one night would be an easy assignment while she traveled to the airport in Reno to pick up her parents. What he hadn’t considered was how much they resembled miniature, domestic terrorists. The former Delta officer discovers, outmaneuvering the Taliban was child’s play compared to keeping three kids from falling victim to a group of not-so-smart burglars. But with their flare for the dramatic and enough plastic firepower to make Darth Vader tremble, the children help Chase make this Christmas one they’ll never forget.
A snowstorm delays Tessa’s parents’ flight for twenty-four hours. Although doubts of leaving Captain Hunter, to protect her children from themselves for a few hours, she discovers the night is filled with surprises and they are in the crosshairs. When a notorious Irish assassin convinces Tessa that a contract has been placed on Captain Hunter’s life, she is forced to break the law in order to protect those she loves.
The Haunting of H. G. Wells (affiliate link)
A plot against England that even the genius of H. G. Wells could not have imagined.
It’s 1914. The Great War grips the world—and from the Western Front a strange story emerges…a story of St. George and a brigade of angels descending from heaven to fight beside the beleaguered British troops. But can there be any truth to it?
H. G. Wells, the most celebrated writer of his day—author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man—is dispatched to find out. There, he finds an eerie wasteland inhabited by the living, the dead, and those forever stranded somewhere in between…a no-man’s-land whose unhappy souls trail him home to London, where a deadly plot, one that could turn the tide of war, is rapidly unfolding.
A Pocket Full of Lies (Star Trek: Voyager) (affiliate link)
The Perfect Neighborhood: A Novel (affiliate link)
When actress and model Allison Langley leaves her former rockstar husband, Christopher, in the middle of the night, it’s all her Oak Hill neighbors can talk about. The gossip comes to an abrupt halt when five-year-old Billy Barnes goes missing on his walk home from kindergarten.
Billy’s mother, Rachel, blames herself for being at work and letting her only child walk alone. Cassidy, Billy’s teenage babysitter, was also late to arrive on the afternoon he disappeared and blames herself for his disappearance.
As the clock ticks down, police are unable to find any trace of Billy, forcing Rachel to ponder the enemies she’s made in their well-off suburb. Could it be one of her neighbors who stole her son? Would they abduct Billy to hurt her? How easy would it be to take a child while the parents or nannies are distracted?
The Grass Widow’s Tale (The Felse Investigations) (affiliate link)
Ignored on her birthday by her husband and son, Bunty Felse takes herself out to celebrate—and finds herself in mortal danger.
On the eve of her forty-first birthday, Bunty Felse is overcome with depression. The weather is dreary; her only child, Dominic, fails to call with birthday greetings; and her husband, George, arrives home only to announce that he has to leave for London immediately to attend to urgent police business. After almost twenty years as a detective’s wife, Bunty doesn’t protest or complain; she sends George off with a swiftly packed case.
To shake off her black mood, Bunty goes out for a solitary evening walk. She stops at the local pub for a drink and accepts a lift home from a sad young man whose troubles draw her out of her own and makes her feel compelled to help him. But as soon as the car door closes, the driver reveals a dark secret that could lead them both to early graves. Will she manage to escape the mysterious fugitive before it’s too late?
The Education of a Coach (affiliate link)
Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam’s bestseller takes you inside the football genius of Bill Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership.
Bill Belichick’s thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success–most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.
Willful Child (affiliate link)
These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the…
And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through ‘the infinite vastness of interstellar space.’
The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence has taken his lifelong passion for Star Trek and transformed it into a smart, inventive, and hugely entertaining spoof on the whole mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way, overblown adventure. The result is an SF novel that deftly parodies the genre while also paying fond homage to it.
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