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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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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Motherless Child, by V.M. Burns JP Rollins, a tough, hard-nosed businessman wasn’t liked by many people, including his own family. However, when he is killed at his daughter’s wedding, Detective RJ Franklin is called to investigate. The list of people who wanted to see him dead include anyone who ever met him, but RJ and…

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Squatter’s Rights, by Kevin R. Doyle When private detective Sam Quinton sets out to solve the murders of a stripper and small-time gambler, he ends up in the middle of an organized crime war, testing Quinton’s loyalty to an old friend and making him the killers’ next target. While working to stay one step ahead…

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Coming Up Murder , by Mary Angela Everything’s coming up roses for Professor Emmeline Prather. Her first scholarly book is finished, spring term is coming to a close, and her love life is blossoming. Then the festival surrounding the exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio opens, bringing with it a tempest more dramatic than the bard’s. In…

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A Very Merry Murder, by Mary Angela It’s December in Copper Bluff, and from hillside to hallowed hall, everyone is merry–or will be as soon as semester break arrives. Students are studying, professors are grading, and Emmeline Prather is anticipating the university-sponsored holiday concert. Friend and colleague Lenny Jenkins will be accompanying the visiting quartet,…

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Murder on Moon Mountain, by Jean Harrington What happens when a hot property meets a cold corpse? Realtor Honey Ingersoll is thrilled to be selling Eureka Falls’ biggest mansion—until her client asks for a special favor. In the estate next door, the Velveteen Vixens, a group of bikini-clad housewives are shooting a pilot film for…

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Murder in the Crooked Eye Brewery, by J.C. Eaton Still kicking herself in the pants for ever getting married in the first place, twenty-something crime statistician Marcie Rayner does a turnaround. She divorces her philandering husband and trades her desk job in St. Paul, Minnesota, for a temporary role as an investigative assistant in New…

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