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Killer Crust

by Chris Cavender

Eleanor Swift isn't amused when Laughing Luigi--the sketchy frozen pizza dough baron--walks into her Timber Ridge, North Carolina, pizzeria, A Slice of Delight. But the contract for his pizza-making contest...


A Catered Murder

by Isis Crawford

Bernadette Simmons wasn't sure what to expect when she left L.A.--and her no-good, cheating boyfriend--to move back in with her family in New York. And her sister Libby had no idea what she was in for when she...


A Catered St. Patrick's Day

by Isis Crawford

To most of the people of Longely, New York, St. Paddy's Day means good food, great music, and plenty of Guinness. But when the lifeless body of Mike Sweeney floats to the top of a vat of green beer, it looks...


Rest in Pizza

by Chris Cavender

Cozy towns like Timber Ridge, North Carolina--the home of Eleanor Swift's delectable pizzeria, A Slice of Delight--don't take well to prima donna celebrities. So no one is particularly pleased when TV host and...


A Catered Mother's Day

by Isis Crawford

It’s Mother’s Day in sleepy Longely, New York, and this year, catering sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons help a friend—who happens to be an overworked and underappreciated mom—go to extreme lengths to...


Silence of the Lamps

by Karen Rose Smith

Business has never been better for home stager Caprice De Luca, but her personal life could stand a few renovations. Just when she thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife...


All Murders Final!

by Sherry Harris

Her Next Sale

When Sarah Winston started the virtual garage sale, it seemed like a keystroke of genius and the next logical step in her business. No more collapsing card tables and rainy-day washouts. But what...


Three Minutes to Midnight

by A. J Tata

“Tata writes with a gripping and gritty authority.”—Richard North Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Bristling with suspense, action, and thrilling authenticity, the novels of Brigadier General...


That Darkness

by Lisa Black

In this tour de force of psychological suspense, bestselling author Lisa Black draws from her experience as a forensic investigator to create two of the most fascinating characters in crime fiction: a killer...


Eyes

by Joanne Fluke

Dear Reader,

In the early 1990s, I published a suspense novel called Eyes under the name Chris Hunter. Now I'm thrilled that it's available again with a striking new cover!

A mild-mannered car salesman…a womanizing...


Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends

by Mary McHugh

"Cozy adventure for mystery buffs." --Library Journal

Murder's a showstopper…

The fancy-footed Happy Hoofers--Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini-- are kicking off Carnival by entertaining posh guests at...


Death of a Bacon Heiress

by Lee Hollis

For food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell, becoming a local culinary celebrity opens lots of doors. Unfortunately, one leads straight to cold-blooded murder…

When Hayley is invited to do a cooking demo...


And Then She Was Gone

by Rosalind Noonan

Eleven-year-old Lauren O'Neil vanished one sunny afternoon as she walked home from school. Six years later, her parents Rachel and Dan still tirelessly scour their Oregon hometown and beyond, always believing...


Plain Murder

by Emma Miller

In this unique mystery debut, a shallow grave is found on a Pennsylvania farm, and one woman straddling the Amish and outside worlds must uncover a killer--and create a life on her own terms. . .

Fifteen years...


The Devil's Breath

by Tessa Harris

Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels to the English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery, medicine, and murder—in this captivating new novel from Tessa Harris. . .

A man staggers...


Endangered Species

by Barbara Block

Robin Light was recently named one of Booklist's Top Five Lesser-Known Female Sleuths. Soon she will have outgrown that category. --Booklist

The Only Thing She'd Endangered. . .

For Robin Light, running a pet...


The Scent Of Murder

by Barbara Block

Robin Light was behind the fish tanks of her Syracuse pet shop when the teenager walked in the door. With her electric blue hair, corpse-white lipstick, and in-your-face nose ring, Amy Richmond wasn't the type...


Rubbed Out

by Barbara Block

Rubbed Out

Robin Light has had better days. Business at her pet store is painfully slow. Syracuse has had twenty-three consecutive days of snow. And she's trying to quit smoking. . .again. So when ex-cop Paul...


Blowing Smoke

by Barbara Block

An intricately plotted story with red herrings galore. The corking-good plot will keep you turning the pages until the very end. An outstanding addition to a wonderful series. --Booklist

Blowing Smoke

Getting...


Vanishing Act

by Barbara Block

Robin Light's client was in his prime: mid-twenties and all-American. But Bryan Hayes was no happy-go-lucky guy. For four months he had been looking for his sister, Melissa, a college sophomore who waved goodbye...