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Death Al Dente

Food Lovers' Village Mysteries #1

Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2013

by Leslie Budewitz

FIRST IN THE NEW CULINARY MYSTERY SERIES!--WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

The town of Jewel Bay, Montana-known as a Food Lovers' Village-is obsessed with homegrown and homemade Montana fare....


Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

Dandy Gilver #6

Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel 2012

by Catriona McPherson

“Guaranteed to appeal to those who never got over the death of Dorothy L. Sayers.”

--Financial Times (UK)

 

Aristocratic and delightfully witty amateur sleuth Dandy Gilver was greeted with boisterous cheers...


Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Claire DeWitt #1

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2012

by Sara Gran

In the first of a new mystery series featuring quirky private investigator Claire DeWitt, Claire investigates the disappearance of a top prosecutor in post-Katrina New Orleans.


Naughty In Nice

Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #5

Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel 2011

by Rhys Bowen

Royalty has its privileges, even when you’re thirty-fourth in line to the throne, as Lady Georgiana Rannoch discovers on the glamorous—and dangerous—French Riviera…

Why should my clueless brother, Binky,...


Three-Day Town

Deborah Knott #17

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2011

by Margaret Maron

Three-Day Town is the winner of the Agatha award for best novel.

After a year of marriage, Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant are off to New York City for a long-delayed honeymoon. January...


Locked In

Sharon McCone #26

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2010

by Marcia Muller

Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. Since the late-night attack...


The Long Quiche Goodbye

Cheese Shop Mysteries #1

Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2010

by Avery Aames

Welcome to the grand opening of Fromagerie Bessette. Or as it's more commonly known by the residents of small- town Providence, Ohio-the Cheese Shop. Proprietor Charlotte Bessette has prepared a delightful sampling...


State of the Onion

White House Chef Mysteries #1

Barry Best Paperback Original 2009

by Julie Hyzy

Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top.

Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu! Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef...


The Replacement Child

Tony Hillerman Prize 2007

by Christine Barber

Late on a Monday night, editor Lucy Newroe answers the phone in the Capital Tribune newsroom. The caller is the notorious Scanner Lady---an anonymous elderly tipster whose hobby is to phone the newspaper with...


No Good Deeds

Tess Monaghan #9

Anthony Best Novel 2007

by Laura Lippman

No good deed goes unpunished . . .

Working as a consultant for a Baltimore newspaper, p.i. Tess Monaghan seems far removed from the unsolved slaying of a young federal prosecutor—until her well-meaning boyfriend,...


The Heat of the Moon

Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2006

by Sandra Parshall

Young veterinarian Rachel Goddard's world begins to crumble when a client rushes into the animal hospital with a basset hound struck by a car during a thunderstorm. The dog owner's terrified tot, drenched with...


Officer Down

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2006

by Theresa Schwegel

The Chicago Police Department says Samantha Mack shot her partner, Fred, during the confusion of a bungled pursuit. Mack says it was their quarry, a violent pedophile named Marco Trovic, who fired the deadly...


The Body in the Snowdrift

Faith Fairchild #15

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2005

by Katherine Hall Page

Caterer Faith Fairchild has a bad feeling about her father-in-law's decision to celebrate his seventieth birthday with a family reunion ski week at the Pine Slopes resort in Vermont -- the Fairchilds' favorite...


Tagged for Murder

Molly Doyle #2

Barry Best Paperback Original 2005

by Elaine Flinn

The second page-turning instalment in the acclaimed mystery series featuring striking, sarcastic antique dealer Molly Doyle, set in picturesque Carmel, California.

Molly Doyle crossed a continent to escape trouble,...


Grave Endings: A Novel of Suspense

Edgar Allan Poe Award Mary Higgins Clark 2005

by Rochelle Krich

Tuesday, February 17. 11:40 a.m., Corner of Vermont Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. A robber approached the victim from behind and put a knife to her stomach. . . .

Stabbings, even fatal ones, are not uncommon in...


Dating Dead Men: A Novel

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2005, Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2004

by Harley Jane Kozak

Los Angeles greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley is dating forty men in sixty days as research for a radio talk show host’s upcoming book, How to Avoid Getting Dumped All the Time. Wollie is meeting plenty...


Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2004

by Jacqueline Winspear

10th Anniversary Edition with a special Afterword by the author

Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon...


Mariner's Compass

Benni Harper Mysteries #6

Agatha Award for Best Novel 1999

by Earlene Fowler

To claim an inheritance that a mysterious stranger left her, Benni must delve into the secrets of her own past--and a place she once called home.


Butchers Hill

Tess Monaghan #3

Agatha Award for Best Novel 1998

by Laura Lippman

Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her shingle as a p.i.-for-hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the best address in Baltimore, but you gotta start somewhere, and...


The Body in the Transept

Agatha Award for Best First Novel 1995

by Jeanne M Dams

For Dorothy Martin, a widowed American who's moved to the England she so loves, the Christmas service is painful enough. It is her first holiday without Frank. And stumbling over the body of Canon Billings does...