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Author: O’Keeffe, Kate
Sweet Romantic Comedy

I’ve made a pact with my friends to marry the next guy I date. What could possibly go wrong?

I am so over dating. It’s time to find The One. It’s either that or buy a habit and veil and abandon the whole thing. But I believe in love, and I’m not ready to give up on it yet. That’s why I agreed to the One Last First Date pact. I’m going to marry the next guy I date.

Scary? Yes.

Necessary? Heck, yes.

After months of searching, I find the ideal candidate: Parker Hamilton. He’s good-looking, smart, cultured–and a doctor. But I’m not taking any chances. I’ve vetted him so thoroughly I could offer some pointers to the CIA. He passes with flying colors, and our romance begins.

Enter Will Jordan, my irritating work colleague who thinks it’s fine to muscle in on my dream job and my love life. I’ll admit, his good looks and relaxed, easy nature can be distracting. But I can do without that kind of distraction right now, no matter how good he looks with his shirt off.

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Author: Ness, Ava
Historical Mysteries

Glitz, glamour—and murder. Can Lady Marigold outwit and outsmart a killer before more lives are derailed?

Istanbul, 1922. Lady Marigold Grey—former British spy and daring adventuress—sets out for England on a luxury train, but where Marigold goes, trouble follows.

When the director of the train is murdered—and false evidence linking her to his death emerges—Marigold suddenly finds herself on the fast-track to becoming a prime suspect.

With the help of her fashion-loving German assistant, overly protective English butler and troublemaking fluffy white terrier, Marigold resolves to clear her name and stop the killer in their tracks.

The only problem is, that’s easier said than done—especially when everyone from an ice-sculpting French chef to an acid-tongued prima ballerina has a motive for murder.

To make matters worse, the annoyingly handsome police detective on board not only seems impervious to her charms—he’s also determined to prove she engineered the crime.

Haunted Tearoom: Books 1-3 (affiliate link)

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Author: Walker, Karen Sue
Cozy Culinary Mystery

A new life complete with tea, scones, and… murder!

When April May buys a huge Victorian home, she plans to turn it into a tearoom serving exotic teas, dainty sandwiches, and fluffy scones.

From the moment she moves in, strange things begin to happen and soon bodies begin to turn up!

Join April May and her charming and eccentric new friends and neighbors as they solve murders in this collection of the first three Haunted Tearoom Cozy Mysteries.

Included are:
Tea is for Trouble
Tea is for Toxin
Tea is for Tragedy

High Dependency (affiliate link)

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Author: Doyle, Stuart
Internal Medicine Critical Care

High Dependency is the true story of a man who has literally lived through hell. Spontaneous Combustion sounds like an urban myth but it can and does happen – it happened to Stuart Doyle and here he tells the compelling tale of how his life went up in flames and the immense difficulties he faces in building anew on those ashes.

The book brings awareness to a condition barely known and scarcely talked about. I think that few of us will be aware of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, of which Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome (TENS) is a more severe form, which is probably to the good if you would so much as think about losing your skin through internal and external burning such as Stuart Doyle experienced.

If this sounds like a horror story it is certainly horrific to think of both the physical and psychological effects that such a condition can and does have. But most of all, what we have here is a truly inspirational story of extreme disability and battling for survival against all odds with incredible strength and motivation.

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Author: McGovern, Nancy
Culinary Cozy Mystery

Death By Ice Cream
When a man confronts his ex-wife in Nora’s newly-opened Madness Diner, Nora immediately comes to the woman’s defense. Thankfully, after striking Nora and pulling a gun, the man is eventually apprehended and hauled off to jail. Once again, all is peaceful at the diner…until that night, when the news is received that the man has escaped police custody!

Later, when the man’s ex-wife is found murdered at the local ice-cream factory, no one doubts he is to blame. That is, until Nora’s boyfriend, Harvey, is arrested for the crime. It’s no secret that Harvey and Sheriff Sean do not like each other and Nora is convinced that this bad blood has tainted the sheriff’s view of the case. But when Nora springs into action in an attempt to clear her man’s name, it seems that every new piece of evidence she finds supports the theory that Harvey is to blame!

Can Nora prove Harvey’s innocence? Is he innocent? And, either way, will Sheriff Sean finally be able to put his nemesis away…for good???

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Author: Rosenfeld , Davidy
Hardboiled Detective Novel
Erez Brown is a private detective. He’s a busy man dealing in cheating spouses, small-time fraud and petty theft. Nothing dangerous. No one gets hurt. That’s until he takes on the case of a missing young woman. It’s been three years since Lea Rubinstein walked out the door, but only now her Orthodox Jew parents are suddenly interested in finding their daughter. Erez believes it’s an obvious case of a teenage girl escaping the confines of a strict religious upbringing and that Lea simply doesn’t want to be found. What should be a straightforward paperchase for a detective of Erez’s talents turns ugly when he’s savagely beaten for getting too close to answers, and then his discovery of a murder—a prostitute who specializes in dominance and sexual harm has been brutally killed. Is Lea Rubinstein responsible, or is she another victim?
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Author: Gardner, Erle Stanley
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Hard-Boiled Mystery

The bait is half of a $10,000 bill, delivered to Perry Mason by a man who promises the second half of the note should his companion, a silent masked woman, ever require the lawyer’s services. When a dead body is discovered soon after, Mason feels the hook―but how can one prove the innocence of a person whose identity is unknown?

Suspecting he’s been set up, but curious nonetheless, Perry sets out to solve the mystery from the ground up, beginning with the face behind the veil. The more he learns, the more complex his investigation becomes. Uncovering a convoluted case of stock fraud, divorce, and inheritance, Mason’s nearly left reeling―that is until, with the help of Della Street and Paul Drake, he pulls off one of his most daring gambits ever to finally cast light on the killer.

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Author: Caldwell, Christi
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Historical Regency Fiction

Lord Robert Dennington, the Marquess of Westfield, has long reveled in the freedom afforded him as the ducal heir. He knows he must someday do right by the Somerset line, but he’s in no hurry to give up his carefree existence.

Helena Banbury is a bookkeeper in a gentleman’s gambling club, adept at analyzing numbers and accounts but helpless for lack of influence. She’s never belonged among the nobility on the gaming hell floors, but neither does she feel completely herself among the men who run the Hell and Sin Club, despite the fact that they are family. The once-illiterate girl from the streets wants more than the gilded walls her protective cage can offer.

When Robert mistakenly enters her chambers one night, Helena is forced out of her predictable life and thrust into the glittering world of Society. Will the charms of the marquess prove more perilous than any danger she ever knew on the streets?

Six Weeks to Live: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: McKenzie, Catherine
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Women’s Detective Fiction

Jennifer Barnes never expected the shocking news she received at a routine doctor’s appointment: she has a terminal brain tumor—and only six weeks left to live.

While stunned by the diagnosis, the forty-eight-year-old mother decides to spend what little time she has left with her family—her adult triplets and twin grandsons—close by her side. But when she realizes she was possibly poisoned a year earlier, she’s determined to discover who might have tried to get rid of her before she’s gone for good.

Separated from her husband and with a contentious divorce in progress, Jennifer focuses her suspicions on her soon-to-be ex. Meanwhile, her daughters are each processing the news differently. Calm medical student Emily is there for whatever Jennifer needs. Moody scientist Aline, who keeps her mother at arm’s length, nonetheless agrees to help with the investigation. Even imprudent Miranda, who has recently had to move back home, is being unusually solicitous.

Into the Mist: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Cast, P. C.
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Dystopian Science Fiction

As men fall to the mist, the age of womankind begins to rise.

The world as we know it ends when an attack on the U.S. unleashes bombs that deliver fire and biological destruction. Along with sonic detonations and devastating earthquakes, the bombs have also brought the green mist. If breathed in, it is deadly to all men—but alters the body chemistry of many women, imbuing them with superhuman abilities.

A group of high school teachers heading home from a conference experiences firsthand the strength of these new powers. Mercury Rhodes is the Warrior, possessing heightened physical powers. Stella Carver is the Seer, with a sixth sense about the future. Imani Andrews is the Watcher, with a rare connection to the earth. Karen Gay is the Priestess, demonstrating a special connection with Spirits. And Gemma Jenkins is the Healer, a sixteen-year-old student who joins the group after losing her parents.

As they cross the Pacific Northwest, trying to find a safe place to ride out the apocalypse, the women soon learn they can’t trust anyone, and with fresh danger around every corner, it will take all their powers to save themselves—and possibly the world.

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Author: Hagee, John C.
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Christian Prophecy

If you knew sudden destruction would fall upon the earth in the next twenty-four hours, how would you spend your last moments? Join New York Times bestselling author John Hagee as he uses Scripture as a guide to count down the prophetic minutes through the events which must occur before every individual faces God on Judgment Day.

Charting international news events, including recent peace agreements in the Middle East, Hagee synchronizes these headlines with the biblical timeline for the last days, producing a compelling argument that life on Earth is about to expire. What else must take place before the arrival of Judgment Day?

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Author: Dashofy, Annette
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Crime Thriller

On the shore of Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, a body lays half hidden, the waves slowly moving it with the rising tide…

In the early morning mist, freelance photographer Emma Anderson takes pictures of the rocky coastline. She moved to Erie to escape a past that haunts her but the last thing she expects to capture is a dead body.

Erie City Police Detective Matthias Honeywell has been investigating a spate of home invasions but when one of the robbery victims turns up dead, his case evolves into homicide. Emma’s first encounter with Detective Honeywell leaves her shaken when he reminds her of her ex-fiancé-turned-stalker. Matthias misinterprets Emma’s anxiety and suspects she knows more than she’s letting on.

With the threat of another murder and no obvious leads, will Emma and Matthias overcome their mutual distrust and work together to capture a killer?

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