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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K Street Killing, by Colleen J. Shogan It’s the height of campaign season, and instead of relishing newlywed bliss with her husband Doug Hollingsworth, Capitol Hill staffer Kit Marshall is busy with a tough reelection fight for her boss, member of Congress Maeve Dixon. Before Maeve and her staff—Kit included—leave Washington, D.C. to campaign full…

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Travellin’ Shoes, by V.M. Burns A house fire is extinguished to reveal the body of a choir director. The smell of gasoline points to murder. Thomas Warrendale was employed by First Baptist Church, where Detective RJ Franklin Jr. is a parishioner. Recovering from a car accident, RJ is on leave from the police force in…

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