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The Mad Hatter’s Son (An Annie Collins Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Reluctantly cajoled into helping an old friend find the cause of her puzzling symptoms, Operating Room Nurse Annie Collins, is drawn into the chaos of a life that has derailed. Libby Matheisen’s doctors and her husband Edward think her symptoms are the result of a miscarriage. Libby is sure they aren’t and wants Annie’s help to discover what’s wrong. As the situation becomes more dire and her suspicions grow, Annie begins to wonder if Libby is really ill or if there is more to the story. Annie’s search for the truth doesn’t come without a heavy price.
One Eyed Jack (affiliate link)
Tex Mex Cooking: Easy Everyday Tex-Mex Recipes (affiliate link)
BASIC TEX-MEX AND BREAKFAST
Pico de Gallo
Tex-Mex Breakfast Bowls
APPETIZERS AND DIPS
Chile Con Queso
Tex-Mex Shrimp Cocktail
Easy Homemade Tex-Mex Nachos
Tex-Mex Egg Rolls
Mole Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Fajita Nachos
Tex-Mex Slow-Cooker Chicken
Chicken Frito Pie
FISH AND SEAFOOD
Drunken Shrimp Fajitas
Tex-Mex Fish Tacos
Shrimp Tacos with Fruity Salsa
Faking it for Gran’s Sake (Bachelorettes of Clear Creek) (affiliate link)
Lauren: I broke off the engagement with my workaholic ex ten months ago. Now Mason’s back in Clear Creek and telling me his grandmother is dying. And by the way, “I didn’t have the heart to tell her that we aren’t together anymore.”
I love his gran, and before I know it I’m visiting her, and she’s asking when’s the wedding date and no more procrastination. Gran wants to see us married before she leaves this earth.
The thing is, I’m not over Mason. We had so much chemistry between us that we could fuel a rocket to Jupiter. We’re perfect for each other, except for how he’s married to his business. I can’t fall for him again.
Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair (affiliate link)
A Colonel Sapt of the Ruritanian Court journeys to England on a secret mission to save the country from anarchy. His mission is to engage the services of Rudolf Rassendyll once more to impersonate the King while the monarch recovers from a serious illness.
But Rassendyll has mysteriously disappeared.
In desperation, Sapt consults Sherlock Holmes who, with his faithful companion Watson, travels to the Kingdom of Ruritania in an effort to thwart the plans of the scheming Rupert of Hentzau in his bid for the throne.
The good, the bad, and the ugly, served up Bourdain-style.
Bestselling chef and Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty Bits, he serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether scrounging for eel in the backstreets of Hanoi, revealing what you didn’t want to know about the more unglamorous aspects of making television, calling for the head of raw food activist Woody Harrelson, or confessing to lobster-killing guilt, Bourdain is as entertaining as ever.
Bringing together the best of his previously uncollected nonfiction–and including new, never-before-published material–The Nasty Bits is a rude, funny, brutal and passionate stew for fans and the uninitiated alike.
Secrets Between Friends (affiliate link)
The old house hides her darkest secret—and there’s no running away this time…
Twenty years ago, Liz left Easthaven to escape the memory of one tragic night at Lakewell Manor. Only she and her best friend Tamsin saw what really happened, and in the aftermath they drifted apart. Now she’s forced back after a nasty divorce, with two daughters in tow, the shadows of that terrible night lurking on every corner. With a custody battle looming, she’s one wrong move away from her life falling apart completely.
So when news arrives that Tamsin, too, is returning to Easthaven, Liz fears their reunion will bring the awful truth spilling out into the open. But when she finally meets Tamsin, now mistress of the clifftop house whose locked gates have guarded the friends’ secret all these years, she’s in for a surprise. Tamsin looks different, and she doesn’t remember Liz, let alone what happened that night…
Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman Book 1) (affiliate link)
Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman has finally found a place to belong. As the medical examiner for the San Francisco Police Department, working alongside homicide detective Hal Harris, she uncovers the tales the dead can’t tell about their final moments. It is a job that gives her purpose—and a safe haven from her former life at the hands of an abusive husband. Although it’s been seven years since she escaped that ordeal, she still checks over her shoulder to make sure no one is behind her.
Schwartzman’s latest case is deeply troubling: the victim bears an eerie resemblance to herself. What’s more, a shocking piece of evidence suggests that the killer’s business is far from over—and that Schwartzman may be in danger. In this pulse-pounding thriller from award-winning writer Danielle Girard, a woman must face her worst nightmare to catch a killer.
A signalman is found dead by a railway tunnel. A man identifies his wife as a victim of murder on the underground. Two passengers mysteriously disappear between stations, leaving behind a dead body.
Trains have been a favourite setting of many crime writers, providing the mobile equivalent of the “locked-room” scenario. Their enclosed carriages with a limited number of suspects lend themselves to seemingly impossible crimes. In an era of cancellations and delays, alibis reliant upon a timely train service no longer ring true, yet the railway detective has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in the twenty-first century.
Both train buffs and crime fans will delight in this selection of fifteen railway-themed classic mysteries, featuring some of the most popular authors of their day alongside less familiar names. This is a classic short story collection to beguile even the most wearisome commuter.
The Hidden Secrets of Bumblebee Cottage (Love Heart Lane, Book 10) (affiliate link)
Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what
A new start…
When Jinny Birdwhistle is pushed over the edge one time too many times and quits her job as a tabloid journalist, an impromptu – and rather unconventional – job search leads her to a new house, car, and career making honey and chutney in the small Scottish village of Heartcross. And with handsome beekeeper Gabe Warner to help her learn the ropes, she’s ready to embrace ‘country girl life’ and leave the past behind her.
…uncovers an old secret
Journey Into Darkness (affiliate link)
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