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Deadly Odds (A Virginia Holmes Cozy Mystery Book 3)

An ancient chalice. A missing man. A mysterious death ...

Retired detective Virginia Holmes arrives in Las Vegas and quickly finds herself taking on more than she bargained for! With the help of her plucky assistant, she'll need to uncover the mystery of an ancient artifact if she has any hope of finding an important executive who's gone missing in the Sin City. But the closer they get to the truth, the faster the bodies pile up.

And if she's not careful, Holmes will be next!

Green with Envy: A Heather's Forge Cozy Mystery, Book 1

Escaping a failed relationship and following an accidental dream, Allie Garrett has moved to Heather's Forge to take over her Great Aunt's Inn following her untimely death, but everything isn't all as it seems when Pixie, the Cat Allie inherited, begins to turn up clues that something else may be going on in Heather's Forge.

After being closed for six months, The Barrell Inn has reopened, just in time for the Holidays and thanks to Allie Garrett. Met by both resistance and open arms from the locals, Allie attempts to fill the big shoes her Great Aunt left behind while piecing together the clues that are about to turn her life and the touch of Heather's Forge upside down.

Green with Envy is the first book in the Heather's Forge Cozy Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone, but the Heather's Forge books are best enjoyed when read in series order. This book was originally published under the title Christmas, a Cat and Cardiac Arrest.

This is a cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, quirky characters and an unfolding mystery that needs solving. It has no graphic gore, bad language, or sex.

Darcy Sweet Mystery - Books One to Six: Box Set One (Darcy Sweet Mystery Box Set Book 1)

The first six mysteries in the popular Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series: Death Comes to Town, Mists of the Past, From the Ashes, The Ghost of Christmas, The Stolen Valentine and Hiding From Death.

Introducing Darcy Sweet...

She isn't what you would call a girly girl. She almost never wears makeup and loves nothing more than to wear a well-worn pair of jeans, a t-shirt and her most comfortable pair of sneakers.

She would like to think she is just an ordinary woman, but she's not. She has a connection to the spirit world that seems to draw her into mysterious situations more often than not.

Add to the mix the antics of a rather naughty, slightly psychic cat and the eccentric ghost of her great-aunt Millie, and you have a life that is anything but ordinary.

658 pages of paranormal mystery fun. Over 200 positive reviews. Find out why over 100,000 readers have fallen for Darcy Sweet!

Pick up your copy of the box set to get six books you won't want to put down!

Promise You Won't Tell? (A Dani Ripper Novel Book 2)

"I think something might have happened to me Saturday night. Something bad."

Private Investigator Dani Ripper's client list is nuttier than the Looney Tunes conga line, but she diligently solves one crazy case after another, waiting for a game-changer.

Enter Riley Freeman, 17-year-old honor student.

Saturday afternoon Riley quietly placed a little strawberry sticker on her private area and pretended it was a tattoo. She didn't tell anyone about it. That night she went to a slumber party that featured drinking and boys. Riley fell asleep, woke up the next day with no reason to think anything happened...

...Until Monday, at school, when a classmate called her Strawberry.

Coincidence or crime? Dani agrees to investigate. And the roller coaster ride begins.

The Night of the Screaming Horses (Dead Air Season 1 Episode 1)

Explore your true crime obsession in a whole new way with Serial Box's latest multimedia innovation in storytelling from three of today's hottest storytellers, Gwenda Bond, New York Times-bestselling author Rachel Caine, and New York Times-bestselling author Carrie Ryan.

"Fast-paced, captivating, and completely surprising, prepare to stay up way too late--you won't be able to put this down." -Megan Miranda, New York Times-bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger

This is episode 1 of Dead Air, where M is for midnight, Mackenzie...and murder.

Mackenzie Walker wasn't planning on using her college radio show to solve a decades-old murder, but when she receives an anonymous tip that the wrong man may have taken the fall, she can't resist digging deeper.

It doesn't take long for Mackenzie to discover gaps in the official story. Several potential witnesses conveniently disappeared soon after the murder. The victim, a glamorous heiress and founder of a Kentucky horse-racing dynasty, left behind plenty of enemies. And the cops don't seem particularly interested in discussing any of it.

But when the threats begin, Mackenzie knows she's onto something. Someone out there would prefer to keep old secrets buried and they seem willing to bury Mackenzie with them. Thankfully, she's getting help from a very unexpected source: the victim's son, Ryan. The closer she gets to him, however, the more important it is for Mackenzie to uncover the truth before he gets buried alongside her.

Read or listen to the ebook and audiobook of the serial novel Dead Air, and then check out Mackenzie's podcast for a uniquely immersive experience. Does the truth lie in the serial, the podcast...or somewhere in-between?

Malevolent: Volume 1 (Shaye Archer Series)

From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the first in a new thriller series. Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer's past. Including Shaye. Shaye Archer's life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous fifteen years, not even her name. Nine years later, she's a licensed private investigator, with a single goal-to get answers for her clients when there aren't supposed to be any. And maybe someday, answers for herself. Emma Frederick thought her nightmare was over when she killed her abusive husband, but someone is stalking her and tormenting her with mementos from her past. With no evidence to support her claims, the police dismiss her claims as post-traumatic stress, but Shaye is convinced that someone is deliberately terrorizing Emma...playing a cat and mouse game with only one goal in mind. To kill Emma.

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes: A Rose Gardner Mystery

The first in the "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling series. For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV is bad even before she has a vision of herself dead. She s had plenty of visions, but this one is different. She s never seen herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered instead of Rose, there s only one thing that s certain: Rose is the prime suspect. With prison looming, Rose realizes she s wasted her life and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before everything falls apart. From drinking a glass of wine to doing more with a man, Rose is well on her way to committing a good number of the seven deadly sins, with the help of her hot and mysterious neighbor Joe. Joe is new to town, and it doesn t take a vision for Rose to realize he s got plenty of dangerous secrets of his own. When her house is broken into and someone else she knows is murdered, Rose realizes that dying in the county jail may not be her biggest worry after all in Denise Grover Swank s sparkling and romantic mystery series debut, "Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes.""

The Academy - Thief: Volume 1 (The Scarab Beetle Series)

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she's desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she's a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming... Thinking she's been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it's her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel their stoic leader, there's a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad. Especially when the job they offer her is more than any of them bargained for. After it's done, the hunters have become the hunted and their target is now after Kayli. The Academy boys do their best to keep her hidden, but a thief like Kayli will never sit still for long. Meet an all-new Academy team in Thief, the beginning of the Scarab Beetle series. Warning: This is a new adult series. Readers of the other Academy series may need some caution as this series will contain mature sexual and violent situations and themes.

Dying for Dinner Rolls: Volume 1 (Georgia Coast Cozy Mysteries)

From Lois Lavrisa, Kindle Bestselling, Award Wining Author of LIQUID LIES Dinner Gets Deadly in "Dying For Dinner Rolls" #1 Cozy Mystery Bestseller and top 100 Kindle bestseller. "Lois Lavrisa has done it again. Her humorous ensemble of characters carries readers away in this first volume of her new cozy mystery series. Delightful escape fiction." Nancy Brandon, Author She's been held at gunpoint, stuck in a burning dumpster, chased out of a grocery store, caught impersonating a police officer and almost run over by a wayward vehicle. How is that for a first day on the job as an amateur sleuth? Along with her friend Annie Mae, Cat investigates the brick-paved, oak-lined streets of Savannah to find their friend's murderer. To say the very least, it is not smooth sailing for these self appointed detectives. Will they catch the killer before the killer gets them? Or will their first case be their last? Find out in the first volume of the Chubby Chicks Club mystery series, Dying for Dinner Rolls which combines mystery, suspense, humor, and southern charm.

Better Off Wed

Murder Any Witch Way: Brimstone Bay Mysteries, Book 1

Being a witch is hard. It's even harder when you live in a town that doesn't believe in witches.

When young witch River Halloway moves to sleepy Brimstone Bay for her very first journalist job, she doesn't expect to cover anything ground-breaking. That is, until a paranormal festival comes to town and a body is found on opening night. Now, with all evidence pointing towards a witch, River must find the true killer before she becomes the prime suspect, or worse, the next murder victim.

This is book one of the Brimstone Bay Mysteries series. If you're a fan of Amanda M. Lee, Juliette Harper, and Amy Boyles, then be sure to get your fill of magic, mystery, and murder with this cozy new paranormal mystery series.

Murder & Marble Cake: A Culinary Cozy Mystery: Comfort Cakes Cozy Mysteries, Book 1

Rachel Rowan yearns for a new start. So, ready for change and up for a challenge, she has decided to relocate to the beautiful coastal town of Swaddle, California, to pursue her lifelong dream of opening her very own bakery! And, as a self-professed "Queen of Cakes", she can't wait to show the world what she can do!



Sadly, not everyone shares her enthusiasm.



While the majority of the locals are thrilled with her new Comfort Cakes Bake Shop, Rachel soon learns that the owner of a local cafe is determined to ruin her. Of course, business is business, and a bit of competition may even make things interesting. But when Rachel finds a dead body in her kitchen just before the grand opening and she is accused of the murder, she quickly realizes that this is more than a little friendly rivalry!



Meet Rachel Rowan as she strives to prove her innocence in her first culinary cozy mystery adventure, Murder & Marble Cake!



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