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Deadly Gamble (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Charlie Parker, accountant and partner in an Albuquerque private investigation firm, is visited by her old school friend, Stacy North. Stacy’s Rolex watch is missing and she begs Charlie to help locate it before her husband finds out. Things are complicated by the fact that Stacy had been seeing another man, Gary Detweiller, and he’s the one she suspects of having stolen the watch. With a little detective work, Charlie and her sidekick dog, Rusty, retrieve the missing watch and all should be well. But three days later, Detweiller is murdered. All eyes turn to Stacy as the prime suspect.
Once again, Stacy begs Charlie’s help in proving her innocence. As she begins to ask questions, Charlie learns that Detweiller’s life was not as simple as first perceived and that any number of people had grievances against him. And before she can pinpoint the killer, her own life is in danger as well.
Minestrone Mischief (The Italian Kitchen Mysteries Book 4) (affiliate link)
When a Halloween stalker shows up on Mischief Night, Vic encounters lots of tricks, no treats, and one murder …
It’s the post-summer season in Oceanside Park, and mystery writer Victoria Rienzi’s hometown is preparing for one last blast on the boardwalk—its annual Mischief Night parade, held the evening before Halloween. While Nonna keeps her busy making treat bags full of Italian candy, Vic dreams up the perfect costumes for herself and Tim: Nick and Nora Charles, the famed detective pair from The Thin Man movies. Completing their look is a canine scamp, Willie, borrowed to play the part of Nora’s pet terrier.
But Victoria’s excitement is dimmed by the presence of a stalker, Edward Millman, who’s seen lurking around the Rienzi family restaurant. And who shows up at the Mischief Night parade dressed as Victoria’s book sleuth, Bernardo Vitali.
The Coffee House Sleuths: A Garden to Die For (Book 1) (affiliate link)
Michael West’s new life in Lana Cove seems perfect, except for one little detail: He’s the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
He just purchased an amazing home facing the ocean in a small North Carolina town, and has finally won over the hearts of the locals. He befriended a beautiful woman named Ellie and her best friend Olivia, owners of the Bitter Sweet Café. And he is finally living his dream, writing his first mystery novel. His past life, his loveless marriage, his backbreaking corporate job, is now a distant memory. What could possibly go wrong?
A body is found in Michael’s backyard, and suddenly he’s the main suspect. His life is turned upside down. He left Boston to get away from the madness. Just as things begin to work themselves out, there’s another murder with all the clues leading back to Michael. His life is in chaos, the locals are turning against him, he’s a murder suspect, and now, he may lose the house of his dreams.
A View to Die For (Butterfly Island Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Paul Gumbs can’t wait for his next chapter to begin. After years serving as security chief aboard the Adventurous Spirit cruise ship, he’s been offered his dream job by the Butterfly Island police department. For Paul, there’s never been a better time to put down roots. With his beloved Kameron Achebe at his side, and with their first child on the way, he’s eager to make a good first impression and become a part of the community. Even if his neighbors seem rather… quirky.
Horror and fascination ripple through the island when a famous painter is brutally murdered at the luxurious Londonian hotel. Commissioner Yarbury is quick to insist that Butterfly Island has very little crime. But as Paul is about to discover, his new home is not the mellow paradise pictured on the tourist brochures…
A Lady’s Dearest Enemy: A Historical Regency Romance Novel (affiliate link)
The day Lady Catherine Tilburne discovers an old ring in her grandma’s house, the feud between the Tilburnes and the Briddleys reignites. When she has the dreamiest dance with a charming man who steals her heart, her father reveals the man’s identity to be no other than his sworn enemy’s son. While the feud’s hatred casts its shadows upon Catherine’s feelings for Henry Briddley, her heart wonders if it could truly belong to her supposed enemy…
Will Catherine’s love for Henry overcome an everlasting conflict?
Lord Henry Briddley, future Duke of Lancaster, was not looking for love. Nevertheless, his unexpected encounter with Catherine fills his soul with unprecedented emotions. After the revelation of her identity, Henry is determined to pursue the dashing beauty regardless of the cost. Their secret meetings begin, but the spark of their hidden romance tears his world apart, making him face his ancestor’s mistakes.
Their lives are soon embroiled in a web of lies and deceit, and it is only a matter of time before their parents find out…
The Business of Blood (A Fiona Mahoney Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
London, 1890. Blood and death are Fiona Mahoney’s trade, and business, as they say, is booming.
Dying is the only thing people do with any regularity, and Fiona makes her indecorous living cleaning up after the corpses are carted away. Her childhood best friend, Mary, was the last known victim of Jack the Ripper. It’s been two years since Fiona scrubbed Mary’s blood from the floorboards, and London is no longer buzzing about the Ripper, but Fiona hasn’t forgotten.
And she hasn’t stopped searching for Jack.
When she’s called to a murder in the middle of the night, Fiona finds a victim mutilated in an eerily similar fashion to those of the Ripper, and only a few doors down from Mary’s old home. The relentless, overbearing, and irritatingly handsome Inspector Grayson Croft warns her away from the case. She might have listened, if she hadn’t found a clue in the blood. A clue that will lead her down a path from which there is no return.
Discover Your Dharma: A Vedic Guide to Finding Your Purpose (affiliate link)
It is no coincidence you have found this book. Your soul is calling you to step fully into your purpose, your truth, the reason why you are here: your dharma. This lifetime is about figuring out what your dharma is. When you say yes to your higher calling, everything you’ve been seeking naturally manifests. This book will guide you through the journey and lead you to a life of happiness, abundance, joyful service, and fulfillment.
In Discover Your Dharma, bestselling Ayurvedic author and Highest Self Podcast host Sahara Rose shares her unique approach to discovering your dharma through the Doshas (the Ayurvedic mind-body types) and the chakras (energy centers of the body). Take the “What’s Your Dharma Archetype?” quiz and use your Dharma Blueprint to unlock the code of what you’re meant to do next, in your relationships, business, and every facet of your life. Modernizing ancient Vedic wisdom, Sahara Rose shares how to remember your true essence, illuminate your path, and embrace your highest self.
The Red Flag: A History of Communism (affiliate link)
Oxford professor David Priestland tells the epic story of a movement that has taken root in dozens of countries across two hundred years, from its birth after the French Revolution to its ideological maturity in nineteenth-century Germany to its rise to dominance (and subsequent fall) in the twentieth century. Beginning with the first modern Communists in the age of Robespierre, Priestland examines the motives of thinkers and leaders including Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Che Guevara, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Gorbachev, and many others.
Priestland also shows how Communism, in all its varieties, appealed to different societies for different reasons, in some as a response to inequalities and in others more out of a desire to catch up with the West. But paradoxically, while destroying one web of inequality, Communist leaders were simultaneously weaving another. It was this dynamic, together with widespread economic failure and an escalating loss of faith in the system, that ultimately destroyed Soviet Communism itself. At a time when global capitalism is in crisis and powerful new political forces have arisen to confront Western democracy, The Red Flag is essential reading if we are to apply the lessons of the past to navigating the future.
The Fall of Roman Britain: and Why We Speak English (affiliate link)
The end of empire in Britain was both more abrupt and more complete than in any of the other European Roman provinces. When the fog clears and Britain re-enters the historical record, it is, unlike other former European provinces of the Western Empire, dominated by a new culture that speaks a language that is neither Roman nor indigenous British Brythonic, and with a pagan religion that owes nothing to Romanitas or native British practices.
Other ex-Roman provinces of the Western Empire in Europe showed two consistent features conspicuously absent from the lowlands of Britain: the dominant language was derived from the local Vulgar Latin and the dominant religion was a Christianity that looked toward Rome. This leads naturally to the question: What was different about Britannia?