By Deborah Sharp
Mama's fixin' to get hitched to Husband #5. yet first, she coerces her daughter, Mace, to saddle up for a few country-gal bonding at the Florida Cracker path. The trek takes a perilous flip while Lawton Bramble—wealthy rancher and one-time beau of Mama's—keels over in his Cow Hunter Chili.
Lawton had a horde of enemies and a famously undesirable ticker. may perhaps a grudge-wielding rival have "spiced" the cattleman's chow? With (or probably regardless of) assistance from her sisters and her attractive ex-beau, Detective Martinez, Mace units out to corral a low-down varmint who is made up our minds to kill again.
◊ NBC's Today convey from November four, 2008
◊ "Mayor's e-book Talk" from January 14, 2009
◊ NBC6 "South Florida Today." from July 17, 2009
◊ NBC's this day convey from August four, 2009
◊ WJXT-TV from November 17, 2009
Acclaim for Mama Does Time, the 1st
Mace Bauer Mystery:
"A funny, touching mirrored image on familial love and politics."
"Native Floridian Deborah Sharp's acute comedian timing and specific perceptions of outdated Florida sparkle in her vigorous debut . . . hugely entertaining."—Oline H. Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Who knew who-dun-it wouldn't basically hold you guessing—but have you ever guffawing! Deborah Sharp is the hot Edna Buchanan."
—Hoda Kotb, NBC Today Show co-anchor
By Cynthia Baxter
By way of homicide this sleuth isn't really pussyfootin' around...Veterinarian and novice sleuth Jessica Popper takes heart level within the forged of an up-and-coming big apple playwright’s final production—and the fur flies as Jess unearths the theater international suffering from clues to Simon Wainwright’s homicide. was once the killer the actress who’s a true glamour-puss? Or her rival for Simon’s affections, a raveled gown dressmaker who feels like anything the cat dragged in? Or how concerning the fat-cat Broadway manufacturers? Jessie’s no scaredy-cat while she’s at the prowl, yet she loses her cool while her destiny in-laws and their great Maltese descend at the tiny cottage she stocks with fianc? Nick Burby, Lou the one-eyed Dalmatian, rambunctious Westie Max, and the remainder of her menagerie. among dealing with the “Invasion of the Burbarians” and enjoying cat and mouse with a killer, Jess may possibly use 9 lives herself. yet interest killed the cat—will that be Jessie’s destiny by the point the curtain falls?
By Cleo Coyle
Clare Cosi’s new pal, millionaire David Mintzer, has a suggestion no ny barista may possibly flip down: an all-expenses-paid summer season clear of the sticky urban. At his Hamptons mansion, she’ll sit back, take up the solar, and, oh certain, educate the employees of his new eating place. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former partner's mother, and her particular recipe for iced coffee—for what she hopes might be one de-latte-ful summer time… quickly, Clare has a tendency the espresso bar at her first Hamptons gala. however the festivities come to a sour finish whilst an worker turns up lifeless in David’s bathroom—a botched test at the millionaire’s lifestyles. because of the Fourth of July fireworks not anyone heard any gunshots, and the police are caught in vacation site visitors. involved for everyone’s defense, Clare starts to enquire. What she unearths will preserve her up at night—and it’s no longer the java jitters…
By Sandra Scoppettone
I didn’t start off to be a personal eye. i assumed i used to be gonna be a secretary–get my boss his java within the morning, take letters, etc. Hell, I didn’t get my measure in steno to place my existence at the line. It was once precise i needed an enticing task, yet that I’d prove a PI myself . . . it by no means entered my mind.New York, 1943. nearly whatever in pants has long gone to serve Uncle Sam within the war–including Woody Mason, the top of a detective organization in midtown long island. Left to run the convey is his secretary, Faye fast, who signed directly to be a steno, no longer a shamus. At twenty-six and 5 foot 4, there’s now not a lot to Faye, yet she’s obtained moxie–which she’ll desire whilst she stumbles over a lifeless woman on the street and takes on her first homicide case.This sufferer wasn’t any traditional lady. Claudette West used to be a scholar at NYU and the daughter of a Park road family members. Faye, who lives in bohemian Greenwich Village–where not anyone cares the way you look–ventures uptown, the place humans care adequate approximately funds to kill for it. Claudette’s father is confident greed used to be the rationale, and that Claudette’s working-class boyfriend, Richard Cotten, killed the lady simply because she threw him off the gravy train.Faye, despite the fact that, isn’t so certain, no longer whilst she learns approximately all of the different males Claudette used to be secretly seeing–from her lecherous literature professor to an obvious con artist. For Faye, there are extra stunning surprises in shop than turns and dips within the Coney Island Cyclone.Going after the undesirable men and battling a superb struggle at the domestic entrance, Faye is as scrappy and endearing as any personality Sandra Scoppettone has ever created, and This Dame for Hire’s interval environment is rendered so actual you could pay attention the large band track, see the nylons and fedoras, and suppose the rumble of the 3rd street El. in terms of an impossible to resist detective and a riveting new sequence, you need to keep in mind this: Here’s Faye Quick.From the Hardcover variation.
By Joanna Campbell Slan
Old cash and culture are the hallmarks of the St. Louis prep university that Kiki Lowenstein's daughter Anya attends. however the elite academy is stamped with scandal while Anya reveals the useless physique of instructor Sissy Gilchrist in its based theatre. Even worse, Anya may need visible the killer.
Pegged as a shameless flirt and a awful instructor, Sissy would've made everyone's "least well known" scrapbook web page. specially if you happen to have been seeing pink over Sissy's mixed-race romance with a colleague. Fearing her daughter is at risk, Kiki sifts throughout the university community's many stunning secrets and techniques to pin down the assassin, whereas doing all she will be able to to prevent starring in her personal memorial album.
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Acclaim for the Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft secret Series
Agatha Award finalist: Paper, Scissors, Death, the 1st Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft mystery
"A well crafted comfortable choked with a laugh moments, real-life insecurities, and scrapbooking tips."-Kirkus
"This [series] should still fast turn into a favorite."-Booklist
"Settle in for a fast moving experience . . ."-Emilie Richards, bestselling writer of Beware fake Profits
By Debra Webb
"Smart, savvy, horny and a slammin' nice learn. i admire Jackie Mercer!" ~Cindy Gerard, NYT bestselling writer DECEPTION Jackie Mercer can’t abide deception. hi there, a girl who single-handedly equipped the Mercer Detective business enterprise from the floor up has a correct to anticipate honesty in a dating. inform that to the creep who, purely this morning, she proposal may be Mr. correct. improper! risk Her day merely will get worse from there. An ominous message arrives observed by means of the picture of a guy she hasn’t visible in ten years: You have been the final one to work out him alive. wish Jackie's personal first rule is easy: by no means combine company with excitement. regrettably the single applicant for the investigator place she badly wishes crammed is a hunky more youthful guy. Derrick Dawson has excitement written in all places his rock-hard physique and shortly either her enterprise and her international speedy spin means uncontrolled. Time for chocolate and a shot of outdated No. 7—not inevitably in that order. catastrophe She’s in actual difficulty whilst a moment message, this one together with a useless physique, drops into the combination. Jackie does what any clever Texas lady may do: she kicks butt and takes names, whereas the secret spiraling round her lengthy misplaced lover and her charm to Derrick Dawson plunge her right into a tangled internet of stunning secrets and techniques and lethal deceptions. Jackie has her palms complete and her middle at the line—time to play soiled.
By Timothy Zahn
During this noir mystery set on the interstellar Quadrail, former govt agent Frank Compton cannot capture a holiday. After a winning challenge opposed to the Modhri, the coral polyp-based team brain that's trying to take over the galaxy, Frank arrives at his manhattan apartment. A younger lady is anticipating him, pointing a gun at his face. She tells him that somebody on New Tigris is keeping her ten-year-old sister. Compton takes her gun and orders her out, merely to be rousted up and about and accused of her brutal murder. After Frank's best friend Bruce McMicking posts his bail, Frank travels to New Tigris together with his assistant, Bayta, and locates the sister, who's a part of a key resistance crew that's combating the Modhri through the galaxy. Compton needs to get the woman to a hidden shelter planet through the Quadrail to make sure the continuing efforts of the resistance. yet can he do it sooner than the Modhri will get to her first? Compelling characters, hard-boiled sleuthing, and continuous motion make this a difficult SF mystery that may seize the reader and never permit cross till the final web page.
By R. T. Raichev
By Lesley Cookman
Kent village sleuth Libby Sarjeant and her psychic investigator pal Fran fort befriend Bella Morleigh, who has inherited a derelict theatre. whilst an unknown physique is came across contained in the theatre, they suppose responsibility absolute to support with the investigation.
Although Libby is quite distracted by means of the arrangements for her associates' Civil Partnership rite, she's getting the hold of utilizing a working laptop or computer to dig for info. although, whilst a moment physique is located it truly is considered one of Fran's psychic moments that makes the relationship among the deaths; a reference to startling effects.