Crime in Cornwall, by Emma Dakin Claire Barclay is enthusiastic about her British Mystery Book Tour business. She enjoys taking her guests, usually from America, to the settings of mystery novels where bodies are long dead. Her neighbor’s plea for help to deal with a recently murdered well-known author unsettles her. She leaves the body…

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Peppermint Cream Die, by Carol E. Ayer Kayla Jeffries, home bakery owner and HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), has arranged her life just so to avoid stressful overstimulation. The California oceanside community in which she lives proves the perfect venue for the quiet and peaceful existence she desires. She happily spends her time baking, walking along…

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Write to Die, by Susan Richards Best-selling author, Ethan Miller, hasn’t given an interview in over ten years. So why now? Why is he finally willing to break his silence? Those probably would have been good questions for investigative reporter, Jessica Kallan, to ask before she went traipsing off to Ethan’s secluded estate in Southern…

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All Done With It, by Maggie Toussaint A Jane Doe jogger homicide mear the swamp mystifies Dreamwalker Baxley Powell. The petite woman carried no ID, and no one recognizes her. Worse, a shadows passes from the body to a deputy, rendering him unconscious. The deputy and the corpse are dispatched to the hospital and morgue,…

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Murder at the Mystery Castle, by J.C. Eaton Former crime statistician turned private investigator, Marcie Rayner, is hired to investigate the death of wealthy eccentric Helena Heatherbrae. The octogenarian’s demise was ruled natural causes but Helena’s cook, Minerva, doesn’t believe it. One visit to the Mystery Castle, where Helena lived, and Marcie is on Minerva’s…

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Return to the Shadows, by Marie Romero Cash Jemimah Hodge, forensic psychologist for Santa Fe County and her boyfriend, Detective Rick Romero, have finally decided to tie the knot. The wedding ceremony goes off without a hitch, but before the couple is scheduled to leave on their honeymoon a homicide surfaces on the outskirts of…

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The Appraiser, by R. Franklin James Remy Loh Bishop carries an old newspaper clipping with headlines labeling her as an incompetent forensic technician forced to resign under a cloud of supposed evidence tampering. Determined to prove her innocence, she secures a position as an appraiser for an auction house in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

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Dreamed It, by Maggie Toussaint Justice for the dead and solace for the living is Baxley Powell’s creed, but she faces uncharted territory. The Suitcase Killer has struck again, onlt this big city menace is now a problem for Baxley’s hometown. As that investigation heats up, a local woman is reported missing. The sheriff orders…

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Larceny at the Library, by Colleen Shogan Congressional chief of staff Kit Marshall is finally figuring out what it takes to work for a newly minted committee chair in the House of Representatives. After a swanky evening soiree at the Library of Congress, Kit’s husband Doug, discovers the body of a high-ranking librarian inside a…

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Murder on Sugar Street, by Jean Harrington Good ol’ boy Carl Huggins wants to unload the Chocolate Moose, a big, brown Victorian manse on Sugar Street. Realtor Honey Ingersoll knows the abandoned old wreck will be a tough sell. Bad enough that the Moose was once the town’s bordello, now a skeleton has been discovered…

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