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Author: Myers, Bill H.
Mystery Action Fiction
Living near the beach in his RV with his cat, Walker just wants to relax and savor the good life in Florida. But when he gets a call from the wife of a Key West crime boss asking for a favor, he knows he can’t refuse. She wants him to track down a mystery man and doesn’t want her husband to find out about it. If he does, Walker could be in serious trouble. And if he doesn’t find the guy, the trouble could be a lot worse.
To complicate matters, Walker partners up with a hot-tempered redhead looking for the same man. Together they dig into the underbelly of Florida’s east coast while trying their best to avoid bullets and mayhem. Ride along with Walker and his cat, Mango Bob, as they try to avoid trouble that seems to follow them everywhere they go.
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Author: Merwin, E.
Science Fiction & Fantasy

Have you ever loved a dog, a work of art or any part of Brooklyn past, present or yet to be discovered?

Call me Piccolo. So begins the tale of a young artist who just happens to be an Italian greyhound. In Piccolo’s first artworld adventure, he leaves his native Venice to solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance in the City of York they call New. Eager to make art, Piccolo is soon thrown off his father’s trail when a great American sculptor offers him a space in his Brooklyn studio. Duped by his own desire, Piccolo labors for neither fame nor fortune–until his baptism by the fire of a hot chili pepper ignites his career.

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Author: Baker, Priscilla
Cozy Culinary Mystery

Penny Bowden is finally beginning to feel at home after moving to Bellamy Cove, a small beach town on the outer edge of Cape Cod. As the summer heat finally breaks and fall approaches, she and the rest of the Bellamy Cove Baking Club are eager for the town’s annual Cranberry Festival, a celebration of the local cranberry farms.

On the day of the festival, Penny thinks her biggest problem is an uncooperative pony – that is, until she discovers a body drowned in the cranberry bog. It proves to be Dave Kroller, a local cranberry farmer. To top off a terrible day, Art McAllister, the brother of one of Penny’s baking club companions, is accused of the murder.

Determined to get to the bottom of things, Penny gets to work. Her investigation won’t be stopped, even as evidence appears that makes Penny think someone may be breaking into her home. Is someone trying to intimidate Penny into dropping the case? Between wrangling stubborn horses and handsome new neighbors, Penny is determined to clear Art’s name and uncover the actual murderer – and a few town secrets along the way!

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Author: Scarano, Nicole
Romantic Suspense
After an attack on the job, Homicide Detective Isobel ‘Bel’ Emerson takes her dog and moves to the small town of Bajka in search of a less stressful life and career, but the quaint town’s peace is disturbed when a local furniture designer is murdered, his body posed to look like a human chandelier. Thrust back into the fray, Bel must confront her personal demons as she investigates an impossible case, and as bodies turned into household objects start to pile up, all clues point to the reclusive millionaire who just bought the abandoned mansion at the edge of town.
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Author: Terra, Cheryl
Romantic Comedy

Tessa Lane is a unicorn and proud of it. Sure, the delightfully chunky 30 year old might be a mess, but at least she’s a hot mess. And she knows she’s exactly what a ton of couples are looking for: a bi woman who wants a couple… but also wants to keep it casual. To keep things from getting serious, Tessa has a list of rules that helps her go from hellos to hell-yeahs as efficiently as possible when she meets a new couple:


Always get a hotel room.

And never, ever stay the night.

But there’s a lot more to this unicorn than meets the eye. When Tessa’s mother calls to invite her to an anniversary party in her hometown, the tangle of secrets that she’s been keeping begins to unravel. Forced to confront her family’s expectations, unwelcome feelings for her brother’s best friend, and a couple that has her rethinking her list of rules, can Tessa face a series of unexpected events and her own buried insecurities without compromising what she wants… even if she discovers that what she wants isn’t necessarily what she needs?

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Author: MacKenna, Maddie
Scottish Medieval Historical Romance

“If ye commit to doing this, yer secret is safe with me.”

When Hannah agrees to a marriage of convenience to save her clan from financial ruin, she does it solely out of duty. Until her brother delivers her the most handsome but infuriating Laird she’s ever met.

Blackmailed to marry a lady from the O’Neill clan, Laird Alistair must accept or risk his biggest secret being revealed. Vowing to never love his new bride, the lass proves as wild as she is alluring…

As their battle of wills finds them in each other’s embrace, Alistair never expects Hannah to bring such chaos to his home… or his heart.


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Author: MacLeod, Charlotte
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Traditional Detective Mysteries
For mounted policeman Madoc Rhys and his wife, Janet, the pains of traveling with an infant are worth taking young Dorothy to Wales for Great-Uncle Sir Caradoc’s ninetieth birthday. Along with every other member of the Rhys clan, they make the pilgrimage to the ancestral pile, to enjoy a few days of drinks, dinner, and—as it turns out—demonic sacrifices. On their first morning at the family manor, Madoc stumbles upon a concussed shepherd and a dismembered ram. It appears to be a botched attempt at an ancient rite, executed by one of those Welshmen who still carry a torch for the religion of the druids. For a spot of fun, the Rhys family decides to stage its own ritual—recreating the fertility ceremony of the Beltane bonfires. But when the flames turn a member of his family into a fireball, Madoc springs to action. Even five thousand miles from Canada, a Mountie always gets his man.
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Author: Storm, Melissa
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Contemporary Christian Fiction

Abigail Sutton’s husband didn’t survive the war, leaving her pregnant, alone, and questioning God’s plan. To pick up the pieces of her broken life, she must now return to her childhood home in Charleston in this tender and unforgettable novel from New York Times bestselling author Melissa Storm.

When a rare snowstorm blankets the city on Christmas eve, a Chihuahua takes shelter in the church’s nativity display to give birth to her litter. Abigail’s father, the pastor of the local church, rescues the shivering pups and entrusts them to his daughter’s care.

Can the brave mother dog help Abigail embrace motherhood, rekindle her faith, and learn to smile again?

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Author: Kimber, Edd
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Cake Baking

Whether you want cookies or cakes, pastries or desserts, something fruity, chocolatey, spiced or nutty, baking just got a whole lot easier.

From Praline Meringue Cake to Matcha Roll Cake, Peanut Butter Brookies to Tahini Babka Buns, all you need is just one standard 9 x 13in baking tin.

Varied and versatile, requiring minimal skill and little equipment, Edd Kimber’s delicious treats range from simple bakes to slice and serve to impressive but achievable showstoppers.

From the author of One Tin Bakes and Small Batch Bakes, Edd Kimber shows you how versatile one tin bakes can be.

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Author: James, Samantha
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Historical Romance

A cruel twist of fate changed Simon Blackwell’s life irreparably. A man of intense passions, he resolved to deny his emotions and desires forever, taking refuge in the wilds of the moorlands and shutting himself off from the world. But on one extraordinary night, on a rare trip to London, the unthinkable occurs. An intoxicatingly beautiful stranger stirs the sensuous hunger he has sworn to resist. Simon Blackwell believed that no woman could tempt him.

No woman . . . save Annabel McBride.

Annabel knows nothing of Simon’s secret pain. But one irresistible kiss plunges her into marriage with a man she scarcely knows, a man who hides a shattered past. She can feel the blistering heat of the fire that smolders within this exquisitely handsome man, making her yearn for much more than the union in name only he has promised her.

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Author: Whitney, Phyllis A.
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Gothic Romances

When Chicagoan Susan Hohenfield brings her new husband, Dirk, to her childhood home in Cape Town, it’s with the innocence of a young girl. She remembers only the beauty of South Africa—and the pain of being abandoned by her father. Now, with a new perspective, she sees a country destroyed by apartheid. And her father, once accused of diamond smuggling, seems not the ogre she imagined, but a broken man powerless against the prison term that wrenched him from his daughter’s arms.

At least that’s the story Susan has been told. But she’ll discover the truth as this intimate family reunion raises grave and troubling new questions. Why is the man responsible for her father’s fate still lingering in the shadows? Why has Dirk’s former lover arrived with threats and incriminations? And why does Susan feel like a stranger in her own home? Now, in a place that is at once strange and familiar, charged with fear and intrigue, Susan must confront a dangerous past that isn’t quite through with her.

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Author: Sennefelder, Debra
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Cozy Culinary Mysteries

Wingate, Connecticut, is famed as one of the top ten shopping destinations in the state, and home to Mallory Monroe’s beloved Cookie Shop—a place where patrons are greeted with the heavenly aroma of freshly baked cookies that are as beautifully decorated as they are insanely delicious.

But things aren’t going so smoothly for Mallory. Her two employees are a disaster in the kitchen, she catches her boyfriend with another woman, and she’s seen having a fierce argument with food blogger Beatrice Wright, who accuses Mallory of stealing her cookie recipe. Then Beatrice turns up dead in her kitchen, flour outlining her body and a bloodied marble rolling pin nearby. Mallory immediately becomes suspect number one, her sales plummet, and she desperately tries to clear her name—but that’s not the only murder the killer is baking up.

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