Cheddar Off Dead

Author: Julia Buckley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425275965
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Caterer and cook Lilah Drake is up to her elbows in deadly trouble in the latest mystery from the author of The Big Chili... The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah's favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients. But Lilah's Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot. It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year...

The Big Chili

Author: Julia Buckley
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425275906
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First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers... Lilah Drake's Covered Dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves. But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, Lilah finds herself in a pot-load of trouble... After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don't have the time or skill to do so themselves, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own. While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who's really behind the apron. So when someone drops dead at a church Bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of secrets, lies, and murder--and going toe to toe with a very determined and very attractive detective. To keep her clients coming back and her business under wraps, Lilah will have to chop down the list of suspects fast, because this spicy killer has acquired a taste for homicide...

Pudding Up with Murder

Author: Julia Buckley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425275973
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Customers trust Lilah Drake to keep her mouthwatering meals under wraps, but when a millionaire meets his untimely end, some sinister secrets become the main course. . . . Spring is right around the corner, and with the warmer temperatures come plenty of food requests from Lilah Drake's covered-dish clients. Lilah pulls out all the stops with a sweet new casserole for the birthday party of Marcus Cantwell, a wealthy curmudgeon who has some angry ex-wives and more than a few enemies. When he's found facedown in Lilah's casserole, it's anyone's guess as to who might have wanted the old man dead. A possible new heir to Marcus's fortune adds some unexpected spice to the investigation, but Lilah fears that the old adage is true, and "the proof is in the pudding."

Death in Dark Blue

Author: Julia Buckley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425282619
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An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer's Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries. In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena London is settling into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare... Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She's got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla's beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West. After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she's found dead behind Sam's house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.

A Dark and Stormy Murder

Author: Julia Buckley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425282600
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"Lena London's literary dreams are coming true-as long as she can avoid any real-life villains . . .a aCamilla Graham's bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla's new assistant, she can't believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she'll get to live rent-free in Camilla's gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana. a But Lena's fortune soon changes for the worse. First, she lands in the center of small town gossip for befriending the local recluse. Then, she stumbles across one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without-a dead body, found on her new boss's lakefront property. a Now Lena must take a page out of one of Camilla's books to hunt down clues in a real crime that seems to be connected to the novelist's mysterious estate-before the killer writes them both out of the story for good . . . Praise for the Undercover Dish Mysteriesa'A delectable concoction of appealing characters and smart sleuthing-and tasty food!' Sheila Connolly,New York Timesabestselling author of the County Cork mysteries a 'Sweet and highly entertaining, with a cast of fun, quirky characters . . . Readers are sure to devour this yummy mystery.' Sue Ann Jaffarian, national bestselling author of the Ghost of Granny Apples mysteries and the Odelia Grey mysteries"

Rest in Peach

Author: Susan Furlong
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425278565
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"The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia's biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town-even though she's busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the cutthroat competition between local debutantes. a When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town's spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, the police turn to Nola's friend Ginny as prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove Ginny's innocence she soon finds herself picking through a bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy of a killer all too keen on killing again. a Includes recipes!Praise foraPeaches and Scream'Cozy readers will savor every word of this peach of a mystery. Ms. Furlong's turn of phrase is delightful, her characters are endearing, and the mystery will keep readers guessing until the very end. The Georgia Peach Mysteries are loaded with Southern charm, sassy characters, and tantalizing recipes-a pure delight!'aNew York Timesabestselling author Ellery Adamsa 'Georgia belles can handle anything-including murder-as Susan Furlong proves in this sweet and juicy series debut.aNew York Timesabestselling author Sheila Connollya 'This wonderful series is going to have you humming 'Georgia on my mind' and have your mouth watering to try the 5 peach inspired recipes included in the back of the book! This series has everything a cozy mystery lover could want, loyal family, fantastic friends, wonderful juicy story line and a dog called Roscoe.' A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery"

Bread of the Dead

Author: Ann Myers
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062382284
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Trick or treat—and murder—are on the menu in this first in a new culinary mystery series Life couldn't be sweeter for Tres Amigas Café chef Rita Lafitte, decorating sugar skulls and taste-testing rich, buttery pan de muerto in anticipation of Santa Fe's Day of the Dead bread-baking contest. That is, until her friendly landlord, Victor, is found dead next door. Although the police deem Victor's death a suicide, Rita knows something is amiss. To uncover the truth, she teams up with her octogenarian boss, Flori, the town's most celebrated snoop. The duo begins to sift through long-buried secrets and to take full measure of duplicitous neighbors, but the clock is ticking and their list of suspects is growing ever longer. Just as the clues get hotter than a New Mexican chili, one of their main suspects winds up dead. Rita fears that the killer is dishing out seconds—and her order might be up.

The Perfect Suspect

Author: Margaret Coel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101543825
Format: PDF, Mobi
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David Mathews, the wildly popular candidate expected to win the Colorado governor’s seat, has been murdered. His death has made headlines across the nation and Denver’s police are scrambling to solve the high-profile case. Mathews’s estranged wife Sydney had motive—her husband’s infidelities—and when the gun used to kill him is discovered in the couple’s mountain home, Sydney is arrested and charged with first-degree homicide. Catherine McLeod is covering the story for The Denver Journal and receives a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the police. To uncover the truth, Catherine must risk her career—and her life—to find the witness who can identify Mathews’s murderer: Detective Ryan Beckman.

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

Author: Vicki Delany
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698192842
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FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! In Rudolph, New York, it’s Christmastime all year long. But this December, while the snow-lined streets seem merry and bright, a murder is about to ruin everyone’s holiday cheer… As the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate homes for the holidays. That’s why she thinks her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is a shoe-in for best in show. But when the tractor pulling Merry’s float is sabotaged, she has to face facts: there’s a Scrooge in Christmas Town. Merry isn’t ready to point fingers, especially with a journalist in town writing a puff piece about Rudolph’s Christmas spirit. But when she stumbles upon the reporter’s body on a late night dog walk—and police suspect he was poisoned by a gingerbread cookie crafted by her best friend, Vicky—Merry will have to put down the jingle bells and figure out who’s really been grinching about town, before Vicky ends up on Santa’s naughty list…

Death of A Bad Apple

Author: Penny Pike
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698143361
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The latest deliciously appealing mystery from the author of Death of a Chocolate Cheater... Anxious to take a break from bustling San Francisco, Darcy and her Aunt Abby pack up the food truck and head for the apple festival at Apple Valley, California. Aunt Abby is sure her almond apple tarts will be a hit and Darcy wants to collect more recipes for her food truck cookbook. But when a fellow guest at the Enchanted Apple Inn is pared-down—and the Inn’s owner ends up the prime suspect—Darcy must peel away the layers of the mystery. Because an apple a day certainly isn’t keeping the killer away...