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Author: Lin, Harper
Humorous Cozy Mystery

Join retired CIA agent Barbara Gold as she trades in her spy gadgets for a quieter life in Cheerville, a small town in New England. When a man is poisoned during a book club meeting for seniors, Barbara’s boredom is replaced with excitement to solve this dangerous case. Who would want this sweet old man dead?

It’s only a matter of time before his death is declared murder and the police start hounding everyone. Even though she is no longer undercover, Barbara feels as if she’s only playing the part of a sweet grandmother, but this may just be her most useful cover yet.

As the clock ticks, Barbara uses her CIA training to investigate who in the Cheerville Active Readers’ Society could be the killer. Suddenly Barbara’s CIA training is useful again, and Cheerville is starting to seem not so dull after all…

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Author: Larsen, Patti
Cozy Mysteries

A beach retreat, a neighborly dispute and murder!

Persephone Pringle is 50, newly (and happily!) divorced and on a private, month-long retreat to find herself again. But when both sets of neighbors at her rented cottage on the ocean can’t seem to keep their personal lives out of hers, she’s about to pack up and leave. Problem is, finding a body on the beach means the local sheriff would rather she stick around, since she’s the prime suspect.

Can she solve the murder without her nosy FBI agent ex-husband and worrywart daughter making matters worse?

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Author: Kerr, Jeff
Crime Thrillers

An innocent man doesn’t run. He fights.

Award-winning author Jeff Kerr draws on his deep attachment to Texas and the great Western novel to produce the gripping crime thriller Blunt Force Trauma. Packed with authentic characters and stunning twists, Kerr’s masterfully crafted cowboy stew of action and suspense kicks off the Adam Cash series with a double-barreled bang.

Returning to small-town Pinyon, Texas after two combat tours in Afghanistan, Adam Cash sets his sights on a deputy sheriff job. But Sheriff Griff Turner, the high school bully who has despised Cash for years, is only too pleased to slam that door in his face.

Haunted by memories of war and faced with the reality that the one who got away – high school sweetheart, Edie – is now lost to him forever, Cash’s personal pressure cooker boils hotter. Furious, he launches a longshot campaign for Sheriff to depose Turner but loses in a landslide. And when Turner is found dead the very next day, all eyes—and all the evidence—point to Cash.

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Author: Harper, Helen
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

The best way to live in the Mage ruled city of Glasgow is to keep your head down and your mouth closed.

That’s not usually a problem for Mairi Wallace. By day she works at a small shop selling tartan and by night she studies to become an apothecary. She knows her place and her limitations. All that changes, however, when her old childhood friend sends her a desperate message seeking her help – and the Mages themselves cross Mairi’s path. Suddenly, remaining unnoticed is no longer an option.

There’s more to Mairi than she realises but, if she wants to fulfil her full potential, she’s going to have to fight to stay alive – and only time will tell if she can beat the Mages at their own game.

From twisted wynds and tartan shops to a dangerous daemon and the magic infused City Chambers, the future of a nation might lie with one solitary woman.

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Author: Black, Blake
Romantic Suspense

How much would you sacrifice for a fresh start?

My life seemed perfect. I had everything I could ask for—loving parents, a boyfriend who was also my best friend, talent, and a promising career as a contemporary dancer and YouTube influencer.
But then, everything crumbled away. My life fell apart, forcing me to flee from home to survive, leaving shattered dreams in my wake.
As I tried to move forward and build a new life under a different identity, I never expected to encounter people I could trust, let alone form connections with four guys who were determined to restore my smile.
While finding my way back to myself, I’m discovering that I don’t always have to hide. However, when it finally seems like I have a future, my past comes knocking on my door.

Will I be strong enough to escape once again?

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Author: James, Kristen
Contemporary Romance

She’s going to put it all on the line for love, but what if it’s too late?

Annalisa and Drew always dreamed of going to Costa Rica, but their marriage is on the rocks. The trip wasn’t just their dream. Annalisa and Drew have been best friends with Vincent and Melinda forever. Vincent’s cancer is back–his tumor is inoperable and he won’t do chemo again. The four of them talked about going to Costa Rica for years, and it’s now or never.

Annalisa wonders if they can rekindle their love in paradise, but there’s so little left. They gave up on their marriage along with their dream of having children. This trip might be about saying goodbye to Vince, her marriage and an era in her life, or it might change everything.

Can a vacation of a lifetime save her marriage?

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Author: FORD, P.F.
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Murder Mystery

Detective Norman is out of retirement and back on the beat in a rainy Welsh seaside town. Llangwelli might be short on sunshine, but it’s certainly not short on murders . . . Norman is a bit old-fashioned, but he’s also willing to learn from his band of misfit recruits.

He’s asked to mentor a team of misfits in a sleepy Welsh seaside town. But training has barely begun when a woman’s body washes up on the beach at Llangwelli.

It turns out to be local woman Kimberley Lawrence. Missing for over a week, but her husband didn’t report her disappearance.

The team’s investigation hits a brick wall — no one will talk, and every suspect seems to have an alibi.

Then the discovery of a missing shoe turns the case on its head.

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Author: Lee, Caroline
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Medieval Historical Romance

He’s a rake, a rogue, and a charmer…until one mission changes it all.

As one of the King’s Hunters—an elite group of Highland lawmen charged with keeping the peace—Barclay is used to lasses throwing themselves at him, despite the helmet he wears on all missions. He doesn’t mind the attention in the least…until he’s assigned to track down the runaway daughter of one of His Majesty’s supporters, and meets a woman who shouldn’t be charmed.

Lady Grace MacDonald is determined not to marry the man her father has chosen for her. She may look fragile and sweet, but she has reserves of strength Barclay is about to discover. Right after he pulls her out of the bog she’s landed in. Nay, not a metaphor; an actual bog has just stolen her left shoe!

Grace might be livid the mysterious, helmed Hunter is planning to return her home, but she still has a few more days to savor her freedom…and Barclay is just the one to teach her about the world. The problem? For the first time ever, Barclay is uncertain he should be seducing a lady like her! But why, even when he’s dragging her back to marry another man, does she make him feel like a hero?

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Author: Koontz, Dean
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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads

What strange science made Nameless who he is? What catastrophes have been erased from his memories? In the stunning conclusion of this series, the dark past comes flooding back, and Nameless must decide how much he really wants to know.

In Indiana, a murderous psycho has kidnapped his own six-year-old stepson, Jamie, and secreted him away in a subterranean cave. It’s become their bunker. For Nameless, the case is breaking down his defenses, and it may force him to face his memories.

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Author: Walker, Rysa
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Sci-Fi Thriller

Could an ancient Martian artifact hold the key to saving Earth?

When a chamber containing inscriptions from an ancient civilization is found deep below the surface of Mars, science reporter Claire Echols is thrilled to be covering the story of the century.

But someone seems determined to stop her.

Is it the wealthy entrepreneur leading the ongoing terraforming effort? The mining companies desperate to protect their livelihoods? The cult leader who wants to end all scientific progress?

What’s inside that chamber could be the key to saving Earth … and someone is willing to kill to keep it hidden.

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Author: Stang, Morgan
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Cozy Fantasy

Explore its many rooms, pick something nice off the shelf, and have a little read by the fire at the Cozy Quill Bookshop.

Running from strife in her homeland, Maribella Waters becomes the new owner of the fabled Cozy Quill. After finding squatters on her property, she employs Asteria Helsdottir, a giant, barbarian warrior woman more accustomed to swinging an axe than opening a book. Together, the odd couple must make a success out of the bookshop—and survive a dizzying procession of seasonal festivals.

But the local evil noblewoman has other plans in mind. Threatened with being run off the land, Maribella and Asteria must use their wits to outsmart Lady Malicent and keep their business open. Along the way, the whole town lends a hand, friendships are forged, and mysteries are revealed.

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Author: Reede, Abby
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Cozy Craft & Hobby Mysteries

A murdered unpopular business owner. A small town with busybodies and open secrets. Can a new girl in town start a new life before a murder investigation ends it? Tracy Adams had three things going for her in her just-above-average boring life namely:

1. A good job
2. A good job… that she liked
3. A good job that she liked… and that paid VERY well

When she lost her job and had to move back to the small town where she grew up, it seemed like her life had lost all purpose. Helping out at her aunt’s floundering floral shop seemed like the perfect distraction before she decided what to do next. When her aunt’s competition, a nasty and egotistical know-it-all is found dead, the rumor mill in Fern Grove goes into overdrive.

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