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Author: Doyle, Donna
Cozy Mystery

Courtney Cain’s life is turned upside down when she loses her job at a prestigious ad agency and finds out her own fiancé was the one who let her go. She’s ready for a change, and when she finds an opening at the Curly Bay Pet Hotel and Rescue, it seems like the perfect fit. Until a prize winning Pom disappears on the very first day and Courtney is in the firing line!

The finger is pointed at her, and she has to get to the bottom of the case before her life is turned upside down once again.

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Author: Andrews, Liz S.
Cozy Culinary Mystery

A nerdy whiskey distiller’s life is upended when a famous rockstar moves to town and murders start occurring.

It’s Halloween in Notchey Creek, Tennessee, and whiskey distiller Harley Henrickson is preparing for the town’s autumn harvest festival. Harley lives a quiet life of books and hard work, an introvert who is dismissed by many as the town nerd. Her life is changed when she and her best friend, Tina Rizchek, discover a disoriented stranger in the ditch, mumbling about a lost boy. When the man disappears into the woods, Harley is left with many unanswered questions. Who was the mysterious man, and what happened to the boy?

As she digs deeper, she discovers the stranger, in reality, was no stranger at all, and had ties to many highly-esteemed citizens in town. When one of those citizens, a wealthy history professor, is murdered on Halloween night, Harley decides to investigate. What she discovers is a multitude of secrets, lies, and sins, dating back decades, and revolving around a rockstar who has chosen Notchey Creek as his new home.

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Author: Callaghan, Hope
Cozy Mystery

Carlita and Mercedes Garlucci have settled into their new life in Savannah and are eager to get their rental units occupied as well as their other businesses up and running, but the local permit officials are dragging their feet with delay after delay.

When Mercedes decides to help move things along by organizing a protest for justice in front of the local government offices, things go from bad to worse as one by one, all of the protesters become targets of vandals.

After the vandals ramp up the attacks, the mother and daughter duo vow to fight back despite having their hands full with an obnoxious tenant who could quite possibly cause Carlita to commit a crime of her own!

Will they discover who’s behind the attacks and stop them before someone gets hurt or will their dreams in Savannah become the stuff nightmares are made of?

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Author: Young, Neila
Cozy Mystery

As the owner of Mystery Cup Café in Wilton, Missouri, a town made famous by a string of long-ago murders, Blake Harper is used to the mysterious. When her barista is found strangled in a mound of coffee beans, Blake vows to find the killer, even though her sister, the town’s lead police detective, tells her to stay out of it.

Blake finds plenty of suspects, like the owners of a rival coffee shop and the handsome new bookstore owner. But when new threats are made, she soon realizes the danger is centered around Mystery Cup and someone is targeting her personally.

Will Blake be able to solve the murder, find a new barista, and perfect her recipe for espresso brownies before she becomes the next victim?

The Duke and the Wrong Bride (affiliate link)

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Author: Bardot, Maybel
Steamy Historical Regency Romance

“You? Your sister? It means little to me. I just need a bride.”

After his betrothed runs away, Duke Henry does not intend to be humiliated. So he demands to marry the younger sister, in her stead. Yet when he sees sweet Charlotte, her allure spells anything but convenience.

Nothing can stop Charlotte from finding her missing sister. Not even her new husband. Even if his lips can make her forget almost everything…

Henry’s desire for his new wife is uncontrollable. So he sets some rules. Only, Charlotte starts breaking them one by one and now he must discipline this minx into submission…

Rim War (Subversion (Book 1) (affiliate link)

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Author: Seton, Kadin
Space Opera Adventure

On the outer rim of the galaxy, in a century old battle, a heinous adversary is carrying out a religious calling to exterminate all other sentient species …

At 105 years of age, Millie Helgren knows her days are numbered when she enters a government-operated nursing home. Only instead of withering away from old age, Millie becomes entangled in a conspiracy to covertly supply Earth’s senior citizens to an imperial military in a distant part of the galaxy.

At first it’s a mystery why would a group of advanced species be interested in elderly humans with dietary restrictions and physical ailments. But what if they happened to possess the medical tech to give someone like Millie a new lease on life as an imperial soldier?

Through intense training Millie discovers a level of strength and tenacity she thought was long lost. Soon she is thrust into a rank and file that she knows nothing about, aboard an imperial warship, reporting to a tough captain who has little respect for humans. To make matters worse, the imperial military is outnumbered, outgunned, and facing certain defeat.

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Author: Wilford, Richard
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Gardening & Horticulture Perennials

Perennials are amongst the most widely used garden staples. They are the largest group of garden plants and offer magnificent diversity for every location from sun to shade. This guide is a perfect mix of practical and giftable gardening reference for the entry level enthusiast who wants to find out more about perennials and wants to grow them successfully.

Combining the authority and expertise of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with beautiful artworks and practical advice, this is a giftable hardback for enthusiasts and beginners. Packed with information and inspiration, it covers a range of plants as well as vital information on soil, light and maintenance. Every plant’s needs are revealed so readers can succeed with 50 specimens and 12 easy to follow projects.

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Author: Froese, Gayleen
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LGBTQ+ Private Investigator Mysteries

Can a disillusioned former cop track down a missing girl before it’s too late?

Seven years ago, criminologist Ben Ames thought he’d change a big city police force from the inside. He failed. Now he’s a private detective trailing insurance frauds and cheating spouses through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Like police work, the job would be easier if he didn’t have a conscience.

When university student Kimberly Moy goes missing, her sister begs Ben to take the case. But before Ben can follow up on any leads—What does the Fibonacci series have to do with Kim’s disappearance? What do her disaffected friends know? And where is her car?—chance and bad timing drop his unexpected ex, Jesse, into the mix.

Ben doesn’t have time to train Jesse into the junior PI he seems determined to become. Amateur sleuths are always trouble. Unfortunately, this is turning out to be the kind of case that requires backup, and his intuition is telling him Kim’s story may not have a happy ending….

Cat Shaming (affiliate link)

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Author: Andrade, Pedro
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Cat & Animal Humor

Hilarious full-color photos featuring felines and misdemeanors . . .

You can’t take away your cat’s allowance when he ruins something valuable. You can’t give her a time-out if she goes outside the litter box. (Most of her day is a time-out anyway.) So what’s the next best thing? Cat Shaming!

Cat Shaming is a hilarious collection of photos from owners who express their frustration when their furry best friend does something bad. Millions of cat owners can relate to the antics of these felines with plenty of pictures of shamed—but nevertheless adorable and innocent-looking—kitties.

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Author: Leininger, Rob
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Hard-Boiled Mysteries

When ex-IRS Agent Mortimer— call me “ Mort” — Angel launches his new gumshoe career, he immediately becomes Reno’ s infamous finder of bodies and/or body parts. In Gumshoe, it’ s the mayor’ s missing head; in Gumshoe for Two, it’ s the hand of a U.S. Senator; in Gumshoe on the Loose, it’ s the hanging body of a missing rapper; in Gumshoe Rock, it’ s a skull, stripped clean and white; in Gumshoe in the Dark, it’ s the dead body of his female companion’ s mother. PI-in-training-Mort definitely has a special knack, as does Rob Leininger, in delivering gritty crime novels sprinkled with spicy humor.

All five books in the Gumshoe Collection are perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich, Carl Hiaasen, and Tim Dorsey

A Cruel Light: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: MacMillan, Cyndi
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Traditional Detective Mysteries

It was a blood-curdling crime that rocked the town to its core, leaving some with permanent scars and others with deep regrets. A young girl had been brutally slain. Memories were beginning to fade, but during the renovation of the old parsonage, the murder rears its ugly head again when workers discover a time-ravaged portrait of the young victim. Conservator Annora Garde is hired by the local police to clean the painting and expose what lies buried within it.

Inspector Scott ‘Mac’ MacGowan is convinced the mural is a cryptic confession that will solve the cold case—but it’s looking more and more like someone will do whatever it takes to keep the past in the past. Together, Mac and Annora struggle to put the pieces of the puzzle together, in order to provide closure to surviving family members.

Toxic mold obscures blood-chilling clues, and the painting has an eerie life of its own. Annora is haunted by what she reveals, by the dirt she digs up, by her own tragic losses, and perhaps even by the young victim herself. As she closes in on the killer, the killer inches ever closer to her, and she will come face to face with a brutal truth: some murderers never come clean.

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