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<?=$who;?> Cozy Mystery series List of really good cozy mystery series. 1st book in the series only Edit
List created by Alice J. (ASJ) - , on Jul 1, 2010
List Votes: 95 Books: 306 Contributors: 29 Watchers: 192 List Type: Open
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Murder is Binding (Booktown, Bk 1) by Lorna Barrett
Stoneham, New Hampshire, was a dying town until community leaders invited booksellers to open up shop. Now, its streets are lined with bookstores -- and paved with murder. When she moved to Stoneham, city slicker Tricia Miles was met with friendly faces. And when she opened her mystery...  more

Book Votes: 53
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 1) by Joanne Fluke
Hannah Swenson's life is going well. Her cookie shop is successful, and she's content living a single life with her cat as company. But then she finds her delivery driver from the local dairy murdered behind her store. Assisting her brother-in-law, she starts investigating. But everyone...  more

Book Votes: 51
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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz, Bk 1) by Diane Mott Davidson
MEET THE CATERER WHO WHIPPED UP THE MULTIMILLION-COPY MYSTERY SERIES AS GOLDY SOLVES HER FIRST MURDER! Diane Mott Davidson's winning recipe of first-class suspense and five-star fare has won her and caterer Goldy critical raves and a regular place on major bestseller lists across the country. In...  more

Book Votes: 42
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse, Bk 1) by Cleo Coyle
Introducing a delightful new series featuring Carolyn Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse. Carolyn arrives at work to discover the assistant manager dead in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Two detectives investigate. But when they find no sign of...  more

Book Votes: 41
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery, Bk 1) by Jenn McKinlay
Cupcakes to Die For Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Their first big order is a sweet deal, too -- five hundred cupcakes for a fashion designer's wedding. The only sour note is the demanding...  more

Book Votes: 39
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Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity, Bk 1) by Nancy Atherton
Lori Shepherd thought Aunt Dimity was just a character in a bedtime story... Until the Dickensian law firm of Willis & Willis summons her to a reading of the woman's will. Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a sizable estate -- if she can discover the secret hidden...  more

Book Votes: 37
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Murder on a Girls' Night Out (Southern Sisters, Bk 1) by Anne George
Patricia Anne -- "Mouse" -- is respectful, respectable, and demure, a perfect example of genteel Southern womanhood. Mary Alice -- "Sister" -- is big, brassy, flamboyant, and bold. Together they have a knack for finding themselves in the center of some of Birmingham's...  more

Book Votes: 36
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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Murder with Peacocks (Meg Langslow, Bk 1) by Donna Andrews
Three Weddings ... And a Murder So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptuals of three loved ones -- each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native...  more

Book Votes: 35
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye, Bk 1) by Victoria Laurie
You'd think being clairvoyant would give Abigail Cooper the ability to avoid danger. But being psychic doesn't necessarily allow you to sidestep murder and mayhem -- it just lets you know that they're coming ... In Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit, thirtysomething Abby Cooper with...  more

Book Votes: 35
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Shop Till You Drop (Dead-End Job, Bk 1) by Elaine Viets
Once on the fast track to success, Helen Hawthorne is now going nowhere fast. She traded in her chic life for a shabby one. And now she's on the run, jumping from city to city and dead-end job to dead-end job, trying to stay one step ahead of her past... After two weeks as the new salesclerk...  more

Book Votes: 35
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Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, Bk 1) by Charlaine Harris
Someone is killing the crime buffs of the Real Murders Society in Lawrenceton, Georgia. A librarian, Aurora Teagarden, sets out to catch the brutal murderer after fellow club members end up as victims. The uncanny resemblances to famous crimes challenge Roe and her two admirers, policeman Arthur...  more

Book Votes: 35
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Mum's the Word (Flower Shop, Bk 1) by Kate Collins
So maybe Abby's life isn't the bed of roses she was hoping it would be. She adores her job, but a new low-cost competitor is killing her profits--and a black SUV just rammed her vintage Corvette in a hit-and-run. Determined to track down the driver, she accepts the help of hunky ex-cop Marco...  more

Book Votes: 34
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One Bad Apple (Orchard Mystery, Bk 1) by Sheila Connolly
When Meg Corey unexpectedly finds herself out of a job, an apartment, and a relationship, she seizes the opportunity to renovate the Massachusetts colonial house her mother has inherited from distant relations and to sell it quickly for a share of the profits. But Meg gets more than she...  more

Book Votes: 33
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Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard, Bk 1) by Charlaine Harris
TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE To Lily Bard, the sleepy town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, was the perfect place to hide from the violence that nearly destroyed her life years before. Today Lily is strong, confident in the martial arts she studies, her looks disguised by her closely cropped hair and baggy...  more

Book Votes: 31
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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (Haunted Bookshop, Bk 1) by Alice Kimberly (Pen-name of Cl...
This spirit is willing -- to catch a killer. Young widow Penelope Thornton-McClure and her old Aunt Sadie are making ends meet by managing a mystery bookshop -- a quaint Rhode Island landmark rumored to be haunted. Pen may not believe in ghosts, but she does believe in good publicity -- like...  more

Book Votes: 30
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Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (The Cat Who...Bk 1) by Lilian Jackson Braun
The world of modern art is a mystery to many. But for Jim Qwilleran it turns into a mystery of another sort when his assignment to cover the art beat for the Daily Fluxion leads down the path to murder A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalized paintings, a fatal fall from a scaffolding -- this is...  more

Book Votes: 30
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Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
The Chocolate Cat Caper (Chocoholic, Bk 1) by JoAnna Carl
Looking for a fresh start, divorcee Lee McKinney moves back to Michigan to work for her aunt's chocolate business-and finds that her new job offers plenty of murderous treats to chew on. When a high-profile defense lawyer dies after eating a cat-shaped chocolate laced with cyanide,...  more

Book Votes: 29
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Thyme of Death (China Bayles, Bk 1) by Susan Wittig Albert
Nominated for both an Agatha and an Anthony Award, Susan Wittig Albert's novels featuring ex-lawyer and herb-shop proprietor China Bayles have won acclaim for their rich characterization and witty, suspenseful stories of crime and passion in small-town Texas. In her first mystery, China's...  more

Book Votes: 29
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Her Royal Spyness (Royal Spyness, Bk 1) by Rhys Bowen
The Agatha Award winner debuts a 1930s London mystery series, featuring a penniless twenty-something member of the extended royal family. Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat broke. As the...  more

Book Votes: 29
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Fatal Fixer-Upper (Do-It-Yourself Mystery, Bk 1) by Jennie Bentley
Avery Baker was once a New York designer, but inheriting her aunt's old Maine cottage has led her down a new career path -- home renovation. Now, with help from hunky handyman Derek Ellis, Avery starts learning the ABCs of DIY. But when the designer-turned-renovator finds clues that lead to a...  more

Book Votes: 28
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The Trouble with Magic (Bewitching, Bk 1) by Madelyn Alt
Antiques-shop clerk Maggie O'Neill was a little weirded out when she discovered her new boss Felicity was a witch. But when Felicity becomes the suspect in a local murder, Maggie must enlist Felicity's wiccan friends for help—and discover her own spellbinding talent.

Book Votes: 28
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth, Bk 1) by M. C. Beaton
MOST UNSPORTING BEHAVIOR John Cartwright, owner and fishing instructor at the Lochdubh School of Casting in the wilds of Scotland, had a premonition of evil doings. And when the latest class of anglers appeared, his fears were proved real, in the most unladylike person of Lady Jane...  more

Book Votes: 27
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Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover, Bk 1) by Jenn McKinlay
What is the only word in the English language that ends in -mt? Answering tricky reference questions like this one is more than enough excitement for recently single librarian Lindsey Norris.  That is, until someone in her cozy new hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, commits murder,...  more

Book Votes: 27
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Vicki W. (bouncy01)
Glazed Murder (Donut Shop, Bk 1) by Jessica Beck
Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she's dubbed "The Great Impersonator," Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her...  more

Book Votes: 26
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
What's A Ghoul to Do? (Ghost Hunter, Bk 1) by Victoria Laurie
This first title in a new series introduces no-nonsense medium M.J. Holliday. M.J. has two rules: One, she and her partner, Gilley Gillespie, work alone; and two, she doesn't date clients. But when handsome Dr. Steven Sable needs her help to prove his grandfather met with foul play, M.J. is...  more

Book Votes: 26
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Barbara D. (barbiedor) - ,
Knit One, Kill Two (Knitting Mystery, Bk 1) by Maggie Sefton
Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair knitting needles she liked -- until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's...  more

Book Votes: 26
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Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile, Bk 1) by Kate Carlisle
The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message,...  more

Book Votes: 26
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Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
Wish You Were Here (Mrs Murphy, Bk 1) by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown
Curiosity just might be the death of Mrs. Murphy -- and her human companion, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen. Small towns are like families: Everyone lives very close together... and everyone keeps secrets. Crozet, Virginia, is a typical small town -- until its secrets explode into...  more

Book Votes: 25
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, Bk 1) by M. C. Beaton
Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best...  more

Book Votes: 25
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Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1) by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence -- and the patronage of her benevolent employers -- she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences...  more

Book Votes: 25
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Vicki W. (bouncy01)
Night of the Living Deed (Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 1) by E. J. Copperman
Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable - guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts...  more

Book Votes: 24
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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs Pollifax, Bk 1) by Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A...  more

Book Votes: 24
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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Larceny and Old Lace (Den of Antiquity, Bk 1) by Tamar Myers
FOR WHOM THE BELL PULL TOLLS As owner of the Den of Antiquity, recently divorced (but never bitter!) Abigail Timberlake is accustomed to delving into the past, searching for lost treasures, and navigating the cutthroat world of rival dealers at flea markets and auctions. Still, she never...  more

Book Votes: 22
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Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
Candy Apple Dead (Candy Shop, Bk 1) by Sammi Carter
Making and selling sweets eases Abby's heartache, but having Brandon Mills sweet on her eases it even more. The owner of a men's clothing store, he invites Abby to the local merchants' meeting where he'll plead his case to extend the city's annual arts festival. And then he wants to cap off the...  more

Book Votes: 22
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The Spellman Files (Izzy Spellman Bk 1) by Lisa Lutz
Meet Isabel "Izzy" Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism; she may be addicted to Get Smart reruns and prefer entering homes through windows rather than doors --...  more

Book Votes: 22
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How to Murder a Millionaire (Blackbird Sisters, Bk 1) by Nancy Martin
When Nora Blackbird's parents skipped town and left her with a property tax bill for two million, she found herself in dire need of a paycheck. So the former debutante finds work as the society page columnist for a Philly paper. She's happy to reclaim her place within the city's elite-until her...  more

Book Votes: 22
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Jennifer J. (jennifer-in-paradise)
Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight, Bk 1) by Victoria Thompson
As a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has seen pain and joy. Now she will work for something more -- a search for justice -- in a case of murder involving one of New York's richest families. Early in the first book of this series, Sarah meets Detective Sergeant Frank...  more

Book Votes: 22
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
A Crafty Killing (Victoria Square, Bk 1) by Lorraine Bartlett
The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Business under Ezra has been faltering-but was it enough to provoke someone to murder? Only Kate can find the answer.

Book Votes: 22
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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter (Dixie Hemingway, Bk 1) by Blaize Clement
Dixie Hemingway knows first-hand that many things in life are worse than a dirty litter box. Once happy as a Florida sheriff's deputy, she lost everything when senseless tragedy shattered her world. Now Dixie laces up her sneakers, grabs some kitty treats, and copes with one day at a time as a...  more

Book Votes: 21
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Flamingo Fatale (Trailer Park, Bk 1) by Jimmie Ruth Evans
Wanda Nell Culpepper's tough life isn't getting any easier. After a full day slinging hash at Kountry Kitchen and then surviving the graveyard shift at Budget Mart, she returns to her trailer park for some shut-eye only to find her no-account ex-husband, Bobby Ray, flashing cash and stirring up...  more

Book Votes: 21
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Truly, Madly (Lucy Valentine, Bk 1) by Heather Webber
Lucy Valentine is as smart as can be, as single as you can get, and so not qualified to run a matchmaking service. But when her parents temporarily step down from the family business, Valentine, Inc., it's Lucy's turn to step up and help out -- in the name of love. Plus, her rent is...  more

Book Votes: 21
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Naked in Death (In Death, Bk 1) by J. D. Robb
In a time and place where technology rules the world, one irresistible impulse still rules the heart: passion ... Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all -- and knows that her survival depends on her...  more

Book Votes: 21
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Crewel World (Needlecraft Mysteries, Bk 1) by Monica Ferris
Literary Times Margot Berglund owns a needlework and wool store called Crewel World. She's fifty-three, a widow and an expert in her field. Her store does very well for a small town, and she is able to support two part time staff as well as other casual workers. Her husband Aaron had been a...  more

Book Votes: 21
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The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse (Cats in Trouble, Bk 1) by Leann Sweeney
Recently widowed Jillian Hart is rebuilding a life for herself and her three beloved cats--Chablis, Syrah, and Merlot --as a quilter in a small South Carolina town. The quilts she makes are for cats as smart, special, and sweet as her own, and business is thriving. But when she...  more

Book Votes: 20
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Town in a Blueberry Jam (Candy Holliday, Bk 1) by B. B. Haywood
In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father and occasionally stepping in to solve a murder or two ... Candy is just as shocked as the rest of the locals when two murders occur back-to-back....  more

Book Votes: 20
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
The Remains of the Dead (Ghost Dusters, Bk 1) by Wendy Roberts
Sadie Novak's got the kind of job that kills cocktail chatter dead: she owns Scene-2-Clean a crime scene cleanup company. And if wiping up after murders weren't spooky enough, she can also see and talk to the ghosts of the victims... When grieving relatives hire Sadie and her...  more

Book Votes: 20
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Grace Under Pressure (Manor of Murder, Bk 1) by Julie Hyzy
Everyone wants a piece of millionaire Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, but now it's up to a new curator Grace Wheaton and handsome groundskeeper Jack Embers to protect dear old Marshfield. But to do this, they'll have to investigate a botched Ponzi scheme, some torrid...  more

Book Votes: 20
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
A Killer Plot (Books by the Bay, Bk 1) by Ellery Adams
"In the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er-do-wells, and even a few celebs trying to duck the paparazzi. But when murder joins this curious community, the Bayside Book Writers are there to get the story… Olivia...  more

Book Votes: 20
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Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, Bk 1) by Ta...
RECIPE FOR DEATH When a new guest takes a fatal fall down the little PennDutch inn's quaintly steep stairs, Miss Magdalena Yoder, the no-nonsense owner, is more worried about a lawsuit than foul play. Magdalena also has a bushel of other troubles: An arrogant congressman and his...  more

Book Votes: 20
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Melissa B. (mblisa)
Cooking Up Murder (Cooking Class, Bk 1) by Miranda Bliss
Annie and Eve are life-long best friends who have absolutely nothing in common -- except a lack of skill in the kitchen. So when they sign up for a cooking class at the local gourmet shop, they figure the only things at risk are a few innocent fruits and vegetables. But on the first night, Annie...  more

Book Votes: 20
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Mistletoe Murder (Lucy Stone Bk 1) by Leslie Meier
As if baking cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband's gift, and making her daughter's angel costume for the church pageant weren't enough things for Lucy Stone's busy Christmas schedule, she's also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam...  more

Book Votes: 20
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Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks, Bk 1) by Miranda James & Dean James
There's a cat in the stacks...and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian-turned-sleuth. Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris -- and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling...  more

Book Votes: 20
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Alpine for You (Passport to Peril, No 1) by Maddy Hunter
A TRIP TO DIE FOR... Accompanying her grandmother on a seniors tour of Switzerland, Emily Andrew had envisioned a vacation straight out of a travel brochure: spectacular scenery, great food, and a classy European hotel, all worlds away from her rural Iowa hometown. But her dream trip quickly...  more

Book Votes: 19
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Secondhand Spirits (Witchcraft, Bk 1) by Juliet Blackwell
Lily Ivory feels that she can finally fit in somewhere and conceal her witchiness -- in San Francisco. It's there that she opens her vintage clothing shop, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically. Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start...  more

Book Votes: 19
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A Veiled Deception (Vintage Magic, Bk 1) by Annette Blair
The right dress can be magic; the wrong one— -- murder! From the national bestselling author of Sensation’s Witch series comes the new Vintage Magic mystery series, featuring Madeira Cutler. While opening her own vintage clothing shop, Maddie must clear her family’s name when her...  more

Book Votes: 19
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Dying In Style (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Bk 1) by Elaine Viets
Women would kill for Josie Marcus's job as mystery shopper, which takes her in and out of boutiques, supermarkets, even fast-food joints to report on quality and service. But it's hard work. Besides being a single mom to a nine-year-old, Josie is the undercover shopping police, protecting...  more

Book Votes: 19
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
I Scream, You Scream (Mystery a la Mode, Bk 1) by Wendy Lyn Watson
Tallulah Jones, proprietor of Dalliance, Texas's old-fashioned ice-cream parlor, dishes up luscious ice cream that is simply to die for ... Unfortunately, Remember the a-la-mode's profits are melting faster than a snow cone in July -- and Tally's stuck scooping sundaes for her...  more

Book Votes: 19
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
State of the Onion (White House Chef, Bk 1) by Julie Hyzy
Introduces Olivia (Ollie) Paras, White House assistant chef in Washington DC. Henry, the top-chef, is about to retire, and Ollie is competing for the job against a self-absorbed TV celebrity chef. The president is negotiating a major peace plan in the Middle East, and the White House kitchen has...  more

Book Votes: 19
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Don of the Dead (Pepper Martin, Bk 1) by Casey Daniels
She sees dead people Beautiful, smart, and chic, Pepper Martin never had to work a day in her life -- until her surgeon daddy was convicted of fraud, her wealthy fiancé took a powder, and the family fortune ran bone dry. Suddenly desperate, the inexperienced ex-rich girl was...  more

Book Votes: 18
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This Pen for Hire (Jaine Austen, Bk 1) by Laura Levine
Steamy personals ads. Daring declarations of love. Writer-for-hire Jaine Austen has penned them all. But when one of the love connections she made is broken up by murder, Jaine finds herself freelancing free-of-charge -- and uncovering more than she bargained for... No one seems to need her...  more

Book Votes: 18
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Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia and Abby #1) by Shirley Damsgaard
Finalist 2006 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Ophelia Jensen, a reluctant witch who is a librarian, and her grandmother Abby, in a small town in Iowa, are featured. Ophelia Jensen wishes she was just your typical, thirty-something librarian. Unfortunately, she's been burdened with psychic...  more

Book Votes: 17
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Vicki W. (bouncy01)
Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, Bk 1) by Lila Dare
St. Elizabeth, Georgia, offers charm, Southern hospitality-and, most recently, murder. When hairdresser Grace Terhune and her mother, Violetta, gussy up all the high-society ladies attending the town meeting, they find their snobbiest client dead. The police believe the mother-daughter duo...  more

Book Votes: 17
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The Dead Cat Bounce (Home Repair is Homicide, Bk 1) by Sarah Graves
dead cat bounce n. Stock market jargon for a small, temporary rise in a stock's trading price after a sharp drop. Since she bought her rambling old fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along...  more

Book Votes: 17
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The Long Quiche Good-bye (Cheese Shop, Bk 1) by Avery Aames
Charlotte Bessette's French grandparents brought her up to love food and life. But at the gala re-opening of The Cheese Shop in quaint Providence, Ohio, she doesn't savor either, not when she finds her grandmother, Bernadette, kneeling beside a dead body the murder weapon in her...  more

Book Votes: 17
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Crime Brulee (Culinary Mystery, Bk 1) by Nancy Fairbanks
Forty-something food writer Carolyn Blue gets a taste of New Orleans cookery and crime. When her friend goes missing, Carolyn turns sleuth to search for answers -- a trail that leads right into an alligator swamp.

Book Votes: 16
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Murder on the Rocks (Gray Whale Inn, Bk 1) by Karen MacInerney
Trading Texas heat for Maine's tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island. She adores whipping up her signature blueberry coffee cake and killer cranberry scones for her guests. But when her guests start turning up...  more

Book Votes: 16
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Murder of a Small-Town Honey (Scumble River, Bk 1) by Denise Swanson
When Skye Denison left Scumble River years ago, she swore she'd never come back. Now, having been fired from her job, jilted by her boyfriend,  and rejected by her credit cards, she has reluctantly returned... Immediately, Skye's determination to keep a low profile as the new...  more

Book Votes: 16
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PianoLady357
Carole J. (PianoLady357)
Fool's Puzzle (Benni Harper, Bk 1) by Earlene Fowler
Leaving behind memories of her late husband, Benni's making a fresh start.... Moving to the trendy California town of San Celina, she takes an exciting new job as director of a folk-art museum. While setting up an exhibit of handmade quilts, she stumbles upon a body of a brutally stabbed artist...  more

Book Votes: 16
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Death by Darjeeling (Tea Shop, Bk 1) by Laura Childs
Meet Theodosia Browning, owner of Charleston's beloved Indigo Tea Shop.  Patrons love her blend of delicious tea tastings and southern hospitality.  And Theo enjoys the full-bodied flavor of a town steeped in history -- and mystery... It's tea for two hundred or so at the...  more

Book Votes: 16
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The Body in the Belfry (Faith Fairchild, Bk 1) by Katherine Hall Page
During her years spent in New York City. Faith Fairchild was convinced she had seen pretty much everything. But the transplanted caterer/minister's wife was unprepared for the surprises awaiting her in the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford. And she is especially taken aback by the dead...  more

Book Votes: 15
71
bouncy01
Vicki W. (bouncy01)
Farm Fresh Murder (Farmer's Market, Bk 1) by Paige Shelton
Becca Robins leads a simple life, making jams and preserves on her very own farm. But when there's a murder in her quaint little town, she goes from making jam to being in one ... Becca is late for her stall time at Bailey's Farmers' Market.  By the time she arrives, the...  more

Book Votes: 15
72
bouncy01
Vicki W. (bouncy01)
The Missing Ink (Tattoo Shop, Bk 1) by Karen E. Olson
Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of the Painted Lady, catering to high-profile clients in Las Vegas. But in her free time she does a little investigating too, because murder really gets under her skin ... When a girl makes an appointment to get devotion ink with the name of her...  more

Book Votes: 15
73
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law, Bk 1) by Jana Deleon
Family can be the death of you. Maryse Robicheaux can't help heaving a sigh of relief at the news that her not-so-beloved mother-in-law has kicked the bucket. The woman was rude, manipulative and loved lording over everyone as the richest citizen of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death...  more

Book Votes: 15
74
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky, Bk 1) by Sarah Strohmeyer
Like the mills that gird the seen-better-days steel town of Lehigh, PA, the city is itself a seething cauldron. Battle lines are sharply drawn between the haves and have-nots. Bubbles is hell-bent on getting even with the overlords, especially her former husband, a heel who has gone over to the...  more

Book Votes: 15
75
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Corpse Pose (Mantra for Murder, Bk 1) by Diana Killian
Ever since her husband ditched her -- for another man -- A.J. hasn't exactly been on the road to inner peace. Then her yoga-guru aunt is found dead, and A.J.'s named the sole heir to her lucrative yoga studio -- making her a multimillionaire, a prime suspect, and the killer's next...  more

Book Votes: 15
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Sit, Stay, Slay (Kendra Ballantyne, Bk 1) by Linda O. Johnston
Canned from her L.A. law firm, Kendra Ballantyne is now a freelance pet-sitter. When her clients start getting knocked off one by one, Kendra fears she's being set up. Aided by sexy detective Jeff Hubbard, she's got to find out why, and fast. This killer's animal instincts are...  more

Book Votes: 15
77
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Just Desserts (Bed-And-Breakfast, Bk 1) by Mary Daheim
When the garishly grotesque clan of wealthy carpet-sweeper magnate Otto Broadie sweeps down upon Judith McMonigle's Hillside Manor Inn, it looks like there'll be a wild night of drinking, dining, and fortune-telling in the offing. But when their soothsayer-for-hire Madame Gushenka drops dead...  more

Book Votes: 15
78
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Buzz Off (Queen Bee, Bk 1) by Hannah Reed
When beekeeper Story Fischer is on the case, you can run -- but you can't hive. It's September -- National Honey Month -- in Moraine, Wisconsin, and things are looking up for Story Fischer. Her messy divorce is final; the honey from her beekeeping business has been harvested; and the...  more

Book Votes: 15
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Them Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, Bk 1) by Carolyn Haines
If only I hadn't kidnapped the dog...but the ransom paid the mortgage....Now I seem to be a private eye....I shouldn't have listened to that ghost.... Meet Sarah Booth Delaney...an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest...  more

Book Votes: 15
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Sew Deadly (Southern Sewing, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. But she's been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn't even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind...  more

Book Votes: 15
81
Doughgirl
Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash (Domestic Equalizers, Bk 1) by Dixie ...
All Debbie Sue Overstreet got out of her marriage to the sheriff of Salt Lick, Texas, was a gas station that didn't pump! So she turned the property into the Styling Station, the best beauty parlor in town -- and if she didn't get rich, at least she learned all the local gossip. But...  more

Book Votes: 14
82
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Nicole G. (nyteacher)
Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, Bk 1) by Meg Cabot
At 28, former teen-pop-star Heather Wells feels as though she has lost everything: her family and fortune (her mom fled the country with Heather's earnings), her recording contract, her slender waistline, and her fiance, Jordan, a philandering, boy-band singer. Then Jordan's brother,...  more

Book Votes: 14
83
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Organize Your Corpses (Charlotte Adams, Bk 1) by Mary Jane Maffini
Charlotte Adams is a professional organizer. Nothing is out of place in her closets-but her life's a mess. So she's dumped her cheating ex-fiance, moved back home to Woodbridge, New York, and started making up to-do lists -- some of which include solving the occasional murder. Charlotte's new...  more

Book Votes: 14
84
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Pick Your Poison (Yellow Rose, Bk 1) by Leann Sweeney
Out of school, out of work, and out of motivation, Abby Rose is contemplating her life and wondering what to do next. It's the kind of situation that would get some girls down, but luckily Abby's got a heart the size of Texas -- and a bank account to match. When Abby discovers her...  more

Book Votes: 14
85
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Murder Can Kill Your Social Life (Desiree Shapiro, Bk 1) by Selma Eichler
Desiree Shapiro, New York P.I. is no hard boiled shamus. She has dimples in her knees, elbows, and some unmentionable places. Desiree is a chubby gumshoe who has a mind as sharp as a Cuisinart and a queen size talent for sleuthing. Her heart is pretty big too, which is why she agrees to take the...  more

Book Votes: 14
86
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A Catered Murder (Mystery with Recipes, No. 1) by Isis Crawford
It's only been a few days since Libby hired her sister Bernie to help out at A Little Taste of Heaven, and already they've got their hands full. The high school reunion has a "Dracula" theme, and the guest of honor is Laird Wrenn, a bestselling author of vampire novels. Then, during his...  more

Book Votes: 14
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The Man With a Load of Mischief (Richard Jury, Bk 1) by Martha Grimes
At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub’s sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help....  more

Book Votes: 14
88
scrappingal
Eileen C. (scrappingal)
Keepsake Crimes (Scrapbooking Mystery, Bk 1) by Laura Childs
Tucked away on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans is a cute little scrapbooking store called Memory Mine owned by Carmela Bertrand, an astute business person but unlucky in love. Her husband Shamus dumped her six months ago, claiming he had to find himself. Carmela moved from their...  more

Book Votes: 14
89
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Ghost a la Mode (Ghost of Granny Apples, Bk 1) by Sue Ann Jaffarian
A new series debut from Odelia Grey mystery author Sue Ann Jaffarian. Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies - and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is, Granny was framed, then murdered. For more than one hundred...  more

Book Votes: 14
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Buried in a Book (Novel Idea, Bk 1) by Lucy Arlington
After losing her job as a journalist at the age of forty-five, Lila Wilkins accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a thriving literary agency in North Carolina. Being paid to read seems perfect to Lila, although it's difficult with the cast of quirky co-workers and piles of query letters....  more

Book Votes: 14
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Malice in Maggody (Arly Hanks, Bk 1) by Joan Hess
The last crime to hit Maggody, Arkansas, happened eight years back when a farmer's barn burned down and caught two teens in flaming delicto. that's why Arly Hanks, back in the Ozarks after her marriage went sour in the Big Apple, figured taking the local sheriff's job would give her...  more

Book Votes: 13
92
Doughgirl
Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
Through a Glass, Deadly (Glassblowing, Bk 1) by Sarah Atwell
Glassblower Emmeline Dowell has made a home for herself among the artists of Tucson's Warehouse District. But her friendship with troubled newcomer Allison McBride takes a dangerous turn when Allison's husband turns up dead in Em's studio. Now Emmeline is involved in a murder investigation that...  more

Book Votes: 13
93
Doughgirl
Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
A Taste for Murder (Hemlock Falls, Bk 1) by Claudia Bishop (Pseudonym of Mary Stanton...
Sarah Quilliam, manager of the Hemlock Falls Inn, and her chef sister, Meg, turn detective when a reenactment of the seventeenth-century witch trials turns all too real when a mock execution leads to a very dead victim. Claudia Bishop is a pseudonym used by Mary Stanton

Book Votes: 13
94
bouncy01
Vicki W. (bouncy01)
A Timely Vision (Missing Pieces, Bk 1) by Jim Lavene & Joyce Lavene
Dae O'Donnell is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina -- and the person everyone turns to when they've lost something. One touch and Dae can find it, and missing pieces seem to find their way to her, whether she wants them to or not. When Miss Mildred asks Dae to find her missing watch, Dae...  more

Book Votes: 13
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Wreath of Deception (Craft Corner, Bk 1) by Mary Ellen Hughes
Recently widowed, Jo McAllister is setting up shop in Abbotsville, Maryland. She hopes Jo’s Craft Corner will take her mind off her troubles. But no town is too small for secrets, scandal—even murder...  It’s opening day at Jo’s Craft Corner, and Jo is more tightly...  more

Book Votes: 13
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PianoLady357
Carole J. (PianoLady357)
Bootlegger's Daughter (Deborah Knott Mysteries, 1) by Mararet Maron
With a steamy Southern plot and a sassy new heroine, this Edgar Award winning novel debuts an exceptional new series. Attorney Deborah Knott is North Carolinas answer to V.I. Warshawski, a legal sleuth with a knack for sniffing out the most baffling crimes. Deborah has just done the...  more

Book Votes: 13
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If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation, Bk 1) by Juliet Blackwell
Since she took over her father's construction business, Mel Turner's made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest renovation project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited...  more

Book Votes: 13
98
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (Magical Cats, Bk 1) by Sofie Kelly
When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen's fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all the fur and...  more

Book Votes: 13
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Death by Cashmere (Seaside Knitters, Bk 1) by Sally Goldenbaum
This brand-new mystery series spins a yarn about knitters and murder in a quaint seaside village. Not long after Isabel aIzzya Chambers opens up a knitting shop in the sleepy fishing town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a diverse group of women begins congregating each week to form the Seaside...  more

Book Votes: 12
100
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Vicki W. (bouncy01)
Death of a Garage Sale Newbie (Bargain Hunters, Bk 1) by Sharon Dunn
An Old-Fashioned (Sassy!) Murder Mystery. Since when do three women, bonded together by the need to clip coupons and be first in line at door buster sales, solve crimes? Since the fourth member of the Bargain Hunters Network was found dead. When they suspect Mary Margret's murder was prompted...  more

Book Votes: 12
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myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
How to Wash a Cat (Cats and Curios, Bk 1) by Rebecca M. Hale
Uncle Oscar was one of a kind.  His dusty antiques shop, and Green Vase -- nestled in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square neighborhood -- was like his own personal museum to the Gold Rush era.  Needless to say, I was shocked when he was found dead in his shop, and even more...  more

Book Votes: 12
102
bouncy01
Vicki W. (bouncy01)
A New Leash on Death (Dog Lovers, Bk 1) by Susan Conant
At dog obedience school, fighting is common-especially between owners. But columnist Holly Winter is shocked when a training session ends in murder-and she finds some bone-chilling clues... "The dog lover's answer to...The Cat Who series." (Rocky Mountain News)

Book Votes: 12
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Killer Stuff (Jane Wheel, Bk 1) by Sharon Fiffer
Jane Wheel was recently laid off from her advertising job, separated from her husband Charley, and colliding head-on with a midlife crisis, she's is trying to make ends meet as an antique "picker" foraging for killer stuff at suburban Chicago's estate sales and auctions, garage sales and flea...  more

Book Votes: 12
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Dog On It (Chet and Bernie, Bk 1) by Spencer Quinn
Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might have flunked out of police school ("I'd been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn't remember...  more

Book Votes: 12
105
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Melanie S. (lanies) - ,
A Sheetcake Named Desire (Piece of Cake, Bk 1) by Jacklyn Brady
Sweet Success can be a motive for murder. There aren’t many things pastry chef Rita Lucero hates more than losing. But two years after her marriage to fellow baker Philippe Renier fell apart, she’s still trying to get him to sign the divorce papers. Exasperated, Rita visits...  more

Book Votes: 12
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Hearse and Buggy (Amish Mystery, Bk 1) by Laura Bradford
Claire Weatherly has fled a high-stress lifestyle for a slower pace -- in Amish country: Heavenly, Pennsylvania. She only planned a short visit but instead found herself opening an Amish specialty shop, Heavenly Treasures, and settling in.Claire loves her new home, and she’s slowly making...  more

Book Votes: 12
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Elvis and the Dearly Departed (Southern Cousins, Bk 1) by Peggy Webb
They say you can't get to Heaven without passing through the Eternal Rest Funeral Home. And no one gets into Eternal Rest without passing muster with Elvis, the basset hound who's convinced he's the reincarnation of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Brewing up a big ol' pitcher...  more

Book Votes: 11
108
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Spying in High Heels (High Heels, Bk 1) by Gemma Halliday
L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears -- along with $20 million in...  more

Book Votes: 11
109
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Hounding the Pavement (Dog Walker, Bk 1) by Judi McCoy
The newest dog-walker on Manhattan's Upper East Side has a talent--she can hear what her canine clientele is thinking. So when a dog's owner turns up dead, Ellie must bone up on her sleuthing--and perk up her ears to find a killer.

Book Votes: 11
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I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (Cece Caruso, Bk 1) by Susan Kandel
Everybody in Los Angeles has problems. Former New Jersey beauty queen Cece Caruso has a ton. In addition to a bad case of writer's block and trying to save her daughter's marriage, she's become obsessed with Gardner's literary courtroom magician, Perry Mason. And said obsession...  more

Book Votes: 11
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Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery, Bk 1) by Betty Hechtman
Molly Pink is about to discover the joys of crochet. It's a relaxing escape from her hectic life as a bookstore event manager . . . and from the stress of being Tarzana, California's latest murder suspect. For Molly, the weekly crochet group at Shedd & Royal Books and More was...  more

Book Votes: 11
112
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A Deadly Grind (Vintage Kitchen, Bk 1) by Victoria Hamilton
A Hoosier to die for? When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it’s love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th-century yellow-brick house they share in Michigan is...  more

Book Votes: 11
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An Appetite for Murder (Key West Food Critic, Bk 1) by Lucy Burdette
Hayley Snow's life always revolved around food. But when she applies to be a food critic for a Key West style magazine, she discovers that her new boss would be Kristen Faulkner -- the woman Hayley caught in bed with her boyfriend! Hayley thinks things are as bad as they can get -- until the...  more

Book Votes: 11
114
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
A Tisket, A Tasket, A Fancy Stolen Casket (Callie Parrish, Bk 1) by Fran Rizer
Mortuary cosmetologist Calamine Callie Parrish likes to end her days in a relaxing way, with a Moon Pie, an episode of Six Feet Under, and a few chapters in one of her mystery novels. Right now she's putting in overtime at the undertaker's. When the body of up and coming car dealer Bobby Saxon...  more

Book Votes: 10
115
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Dipped, Stripped, and Dead (Daring Finds, Bk 1) by Elise Hyatt
Refinishing furniture can be the end of you. Dyce (short for Candyce) Dare never thought she'd end up twenty-nine and divorced, with a toddler to raise, an ex who "forgets" his child support, and a diet consisting mostly of pancakes. To make ends meet, Dyce takes a chance...  more

Book Votes: 10
116
PianoLady357
Carole J. (PianoLady357)
Shadows at the Fair (Antique Print, Bk 1) by Lea Wait
In the world of antiques dealing, there are minor calamities...like accidentally selling a rare engraving for $170 instead of $1,700. And then there are worse tragedies -- such as the chain of suspicious deaths among dealers in the weeks prior to the Rensselaer County Spring Antiques Fair. For...  more

Book Votes: 10
117
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
A Slice of Murder (Pizza Lovers, Bk 1) by Chris Cavender
Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina -- which is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer...  more

Book Votes: 10
118
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Button Holed (Button Box, Bk 1) by Kylie Logan
Working out of her button shop in a Chicago brownstone, Josie Giancola has become one of the country's leading experts on buttons. Her reputation draws a Hollywood starlet to the Button Box to shop for one-of-a-kind buttons to adorn her made-to-order wedding gown. But after the Button...  more

Book Votes: 10
119
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Die Buying (Mall Cop, Bk 1) by Laura DiSilverio
Emma-Joy Ferris likes mall cop work, even though it's a bit more humdrum than the military policing she did in the army. But there's no time to be bored when someone 'liberates' a 15-foot python from the Herpetology Hut, and a mannequin turns out to be a very real corpse.

Book Votes: 10
120
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Still Life (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 1) by Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been...  more

Book Votes: 10
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50% Off Murder (Good Buy Girls, Bk 1) by Josie Belle
Maggie Gerber -- one of the founding members of the Good Buy Girls -- loves her quiet life in St. Stanley, Virginia. But all that changes when Sam Collins, her old flame, moves back to town as the new sheriff. On top of that, Claire Freemont, a librarian and the newest member of the Good Buy...  more

Book Votes: 10
122
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A Spoonful of Murder (Soup Lover's, Bk 1) by Connie Archer
Winter is big business in small-town Snowflake, Vermont. Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes -- and what could be more satisfying after a chilly day of carving powder than a steaming bowl of soup? When Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful, she realizes...  more

Book Votes: 10
123
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Pies and Prejudice (Charmed Pie Shoppe, Bk 1) by Ellery Adams
When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical...  more

Book Votes: 10
124
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You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper, Bk 1) by Donna Andrews
Normally a workaholic techie, Zack has missed work for several days. So his friend, Turing, does the only neighborly thing and checks to see if Zack is logged in from home. No luck. Then she skims the databases of local banks to find his personal identification number. Nothing. Next she searches...  more

Book Votes: 9
125
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Flashback (Anna Pigeon, Bk 11) by Nevada Barr
Running from a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a small grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbor seventy miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets it...  more

Book Votes: 9
126
scrappingal
Eileen C. (scrappingal)
Paper, Scissors, Death (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft, Bk 1) by Joanna Campbell Slan
Every scrapbook tells a story. Memories of friends, family . . .and murder? Mousy housewife Kiki Lowenstein has two great loves: scrapbooking and her young daughter, Anya. But her happy family album is ruined when her husband, George, is found naked and dead in a hotel room. As Kiki tracks down...  more

Book Votes: 9
127
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Wicked Weaves (Renaissance Faire, Bk 1) by Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene
Jessie has been working the Renaissance Faire every summer since she graduated from college. Now that she's studying for her Ph.D. it's not just work, it's research. This summer, her apprenticeship is with Mary Shift -- a skilled basket maker with a dark past. Things appear to...  more

Book Votes: 9
128
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While My Pretty One Knits (Black Sheep Knitting, Bk 1) by Anne Canadeo
The Black Sheep Knitters -- Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe -- meet once a week without fail, sharing the varied and colorful skeins of their lives as much as knitting tips, recipes, and small-town gossip, and creating an intricate, durable pattern of friendship. Now a shocking murder...  more

Book Votes: 8
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Body Movers (Body Movers, Bk 1) by Stephanie Bond
Okay, so Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she'd planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her younger brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped out of her mouth and forgoing college to work...  more

Book Votes: 8
130
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Too Big to Miss (Odelia Grey, Bk 1) by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Funny, touching, and thought-provoking mystery of a woman's dogged search for the truth about her friend's death. Too Big To Miss...that's Odelia Grey, a middle-aged woman of size carving out a life for herself in a world worshipping youth packaged in sizes two and fours. But one...  more

Book Votes: 8
131
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May Day (Murder-By-Month, Bk 1) by Jess Lourey
Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation -- too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake. Right away she is offered jobs as an assistant librarian and...  more

Book Votes: 8
132
myhotstylist
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Lye in Wait (Home Crafting, Bk 1) by Cricket McRae
Cocoa butter soap, check. Lemon lip balm, check. A dead body? That's just what Sophie Mae Reynolds finds in her workroom: the corpse of Walter Hanover, the neighborhood handyman. He died from drinking lye, something she has in good supply. But the police don't suspect Sophie Mae, a...  more

Book Votes: 8
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Stuck on Murder (Decoupage Murder, Bk 1) by Lucy Lawrence
In the small New England town of Morse Point, Brenna Miller glosses over her painful past by watching her decoupage students create eye-catching projects out of cutouts, glue, and varnish. But when the mayor's body is found stuffed in a trunk at Morse Point Lake, it's up to Brenna to clear her...  more

Book Votes: 8
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Fundraising the Dead (Museum Mystery, Bk 1) by Sheila Connolly
At The Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, fundraiser Eleanor "Nell" Pratt solicits donations-and sometimes solves crimes. When a collection of George Washington's letters is lost on the same day that an archivist is found dead, it seems strange that the Society...  more

Book Votes: 8
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A Brisket, a Casket (Deadly Deli, Bk 1) by Delia Rosen
Gwen (nee Katz) Silver heard the brisket at her uncle's Jewish deli, Murray the Pastrami Swami -- the only one of its kind in Nashville, Tennessee -- was -to die for.  But she didn't realize that meant literally. When Gwen learns she's inherited Murray's, the native New...  more

Book Votes: 8
136
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Dire Threads (Threadville, Bk 1) by Janet Bolin
In the village of Threadville, Pennsylvania, beautiful textiles are the main attraction.  But when a prominent town figure is murdered, the close-knit community starts unraveling at the seams . . . Newly minted shopkeeper Willow Vanderling is anxious to see her embroidery store succeed....  more

Book Votes: 8
137
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Quickstep to Murder (Ballroom Dance, Bk 1) by Ella Barrick
What if your dance partner, business partner, and fiancé was stepping out with another woman? That's exactly what happens to Stacy Graysin, who shares ownership of a ballroom dance studio with the man who broke her heart, Rafe Acosta. But when Stacy discovers Rafe's dead body...  more

Book Votes: 8
138
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Tempest in the Tea Leaves (Fortune Teller, Bk 1) by Kari Lee Townsend
Using various fortune telling tools to interpret her visions, Sunny seeks to aid the residents of Divinity, New York. But when she uses tea leaves to read the frazzled town librarian, what lies at the bottom of the cup is anything but helpful. 

Book Votes: 8
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Pleating for Mercy (Magical Dressmaking, Bk 1) by Melissa Bourbon
All the Cassidy women possess special gifts. Harlow Jane Cassidy's is creating beautiful dresses. But she's about to discover secrets in her own family and another gift-one that can reach beyond the grave.... When her great-grandmother passes away, Harlow leaves her job as a...  more

Book Votes: 8
140
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Murder Buys a T-Shirt (Haunted Souvenir Shop, Bk 1) by Christy Fifield
Glory Martine has inherited her uncle's Florida souvenir shop, one stuffed with collectibles, mementos of times gone by -- and ghosts -- who, like her customers, refuse to let go of the past. But things take an even more unexpected turn when a local football hero dies far too suddenly and...  more

Book Votes: 8
141
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Brownies and Broomsticks (Magical Bakery, Bk 1) by Bailey Cates
Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees. While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named...  more

Book Votes: 8
142
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The Big Kitty (Sunny & Shadow, Bk 1) by Claire Donally
Sunny Coolidge left her New York City newspaper job to go back to Maine and take care of her ailing father. But there’s not much excitement -- or interesting work -- in Kittery Harbor. So when Ada Spruance, the town’s elderly cat lady, asks for help finding her supposedly-winning...  more

Book Votes: 8
143
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Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
Death by Inferior Design (Domestic Bliss, Bk 1) by Leslie Caine
It was a great opportunity, a beautiful day, and a perfect setting: home designer Erin Gilbert was headed to a lovely Crestview, Colorado, neighborhood to engage in a friendly little design contest with her nearest and less-than-dearest competitor, the unspeakably handsome Steve Sullivan. Erin...  more

Book Votes: 7
144
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Defending Angels (Beaufort & Company, Bk 1) by Mary Stanton
Being a lawyer has its challenges, but this is downright otherworldly. With a long list of ethereal clients who need her help, Bree's career choice is beginning to haunt her... Brianna Winston-Beaufort is taking over her uncle's law practice in the most haunted city in the...  more

Book Votes: 7
145
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Dating Dead Men (Wollie Shelley, Bk 1) 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 of eligible bachelors but not falling in love, not until she stumbles over a dead...  more

Book Votes: 7
146
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Whiskey on the Rocks (Whiskey Mattimoe, Bk 1) by Nina Wright
Still reeling from her husband's death, thirty-three-year-old realtor Whiskey Mattimoe is adjusting to a new life, which includes the embarrassing purse-snatching antics of her mischievious Afghan hound. That's bad for business, but not as bad as having clients die on the premises. When...  more

Book Votes: 7
147
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Knock Off (Finley Anderson Tanner, Bk 1) by Rhonda Pollero
Finley Anderson Tanner (F.A.T.), a 29-year-old West Palm Beach paralegal whose designer name-dropping prattle and discount shopaholism obscure her smarts. Bored silly by her job in the estates and trusts department, she agrees to help a senior partner handle a client convinced that her deceased...  more

Book Votes: 7
148
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Nicole G. (nyteacher)
Killer Hair (Crime of Fashion, Bk 1) by Ellen Byerrum
Home of the helmet hairdo and Congressional comb-over, Washington, D.C. is a hotbed of fashion faux pas. If anyone should know, it's "Crimes of Fashion" columnist Lacey Smithsonian. She dishes out advice to the scandal-scorched and clothing-clueless, doing her part to change this town-one...  more

Book Votes: 7
149
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A Dose of Murder (Pauline Sokol, Bk 1) by Lori Avocato
After years of chasing around sniffly munchkins with a tongue depressor, nurse Pauline Sokol has had it. She's sick of being an "angel of mercy" -- she'd like to raise some hell for once! But finding a new career won't be easy for someone who's had no experience beyond...  more

Book Votes: 7
150
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Delicious and Suspicious (Memphis Barbeque, Bk 1) by Riley Adams
Welcome to Aunt Pat's barbecue restaurant -- family run and located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee.  Named in honor of Lulu Taylor's great aunt, the restaurant is known for its ribs and spicy corn bread, but now the Taylor family will be known for murder -- unless Lulu can clear...  more

Book Votes: 7
151
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Sketch Me If You Can (Portrait of Crime, Bk 1) by Sharon Pape
She's a police sketch artist. He's a dead lawman. Together, they put a face on murder. When her uncle dies, police sketch artist Rory McCain get's a list of clients from his private detective business and a beautiful, old house with a ghostly inhabitant: Federal Marshal Ezekiel...  more

Book Votes: 7
152
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Cookie Dough or Die (Cookie Cutter Shop, Bk 1) by Virginia Lowell
Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House -- a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie -- and her best friend, Maddie, is her sidekick, baking up scrumptious treats for their cookie-themed parties. But now they must take a break from baking and find a killer, or else...  more

Book Votes: 7
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A Killer Collection (Molly Appleby, Bk 1) by J. B. Stanley
Introducing amateur sleuth Molly Appleby, a sharp-witted writer for Collector's Weekly magazine. She has a keen knowledge of antiques, and a special fondness for collectibles. And when a fellow collector is murdered, Molly quickly develops an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind.

Book Votes: 7
154
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If Fried Chicken Could Fly (Country Cooking School, Bk1) by Paige Shelton
At Gram's Country Cooking School, Betts and Gram are helping students prepare the perfect dishes for the Southern Missouri Show-Down, the cook-off that draws the first of the summer visitors. Everything is going smoothly until they discover the body of local theater owner Everett Morningside...  more

Book Votes: 7
155
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Trisha T. (waterlily)
Invisible (Ivy Malone, Bk 1) by Lorena McCourtney
Ivy Malone is a woman with a wry sense of humor, a powerful faith, and a "mutant curiosity gene" (as a police friend puts it), which sometimes get her into trouble. She has also discovered that in this fast-moving, youth-oriented world she seems to have drifted into invisibility. People just...  more

Book Votes: 7
156
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
How to Host a Killer Party (Party Planning, Bk 1) by Penny Warner
Presley Parker was just happy to get her party planning business off the ground. Now she's gotten the gig of the year, planning Mayor Davin Green's sumptuous "surprise" wedding for his socialite fiancee, to be held on Alcatraz. But when the bride is found floating in the...  more

Book Votes: 6
157
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Sink Trap (Georgiana Neverall, Bk 1) by Christy Evans
Former corporate drone Georgiana Neverall loves her new occupation as a plumber's apprentice, but is a bit surprised when she finds the favorite brooch of Martha Tepper, the town's former librarian, clogging a sink. Georgiana has a sinking feeling that Martha may have been retired...  more

Book Votes: 6
158
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Vicki W. (bouncy01)
Steamed (Gourmet Girl, Bk 1) by Jessica Conant-Park & Susan Conant
Susan Conant, the acclaimed author of the Dog Lover's mysteries and the Cat Lover's mysteries, now teams with her daughter for a new culinary mystery series featuring Chloe Carter (known in the chatrooms as Gourmet Girl), food connoisseur and survivor of failed romances. On a quest for...  more

Book Votes: 6
159
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Sex, Murder and a Double Latte (Sophie Katz, Bk 1) by Kyra Davis
When a mystery writer cries bloody murder, everyone blames her overactive imagination... Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccinos can be -- maybe it's from a lifetime of fielding dumb comments about her half-black,...  more

Book Votes: 6
160
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Mama Does Time (Mace Bauer, Bk 1) by Deborah Sharp
Meet Mama: a true Southern woman with impeccable manners, sherbet-colored pantsuits, and four prior husbands, able to serve sweet tea and sidestep alligator attacks with equal aplomb. Mama's antics -- especially her penchant for finding trouble -- drive her daughters Mace, Maddie, and Marty...  more

Book Votes: 6
161
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Death With an Ocean View (Kate Kennedy Bk 1) by Nora Charles
Senior citizen sleuth Kate Kennedy is spending her retirement tackling the gray clouds that sometimes descend over Florida--like murder. Nestled between fast track Ft. Lauderdale and nouveau riche Boca Raton, the once sleepy beach town of Palmetto is plagued by progress. The latest news has...  more

Book Votes: 6
162
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Handbags and Homicide (Haley Randolph, Bk 1) by Dorothy Howell
Witty, smart, and always chic-to-die despite a less than glam checking account balance, Haley Randolph has it all -- Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Coach, Burberry -- and she'd kill for the newest Louis Vuitton handbag. It seems she's not the only one. When someone's passion for designer...  more

Book Votes: 6
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Sympathy for the Devil (Madeline Bean, Bk 1) by Jerrilyn Farmer
Madeline Bean, caterer to the stars, is in the middle of the biggest job of her career. She and her partner Wesley have pulled off Hollywood's most outrageous A-list Halloween party for notorious producer Bruno Huntley, complete with an eerie fortune teller who is astonishingly accurate, and...  more

Book Votes: 6
164
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Carole J. (PianoLady357)
Evans Above (Constable Evans, Bk 1) by Rhys Bowen
Constable Evan Evans expected idyllic Llanfair to be a calm oasis far away from the violent crime of the big city. That was, until a string of murders erupts in the town, putting every "charming eccentric" under suspicion...

Book Votes: 6
165
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Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) by Cynthia Baxter
As a veterinarian, she?s more experienced with paw prints than fingerprints. But thanks to her dogged persistence and her knack for landing on her feet, Jessie?s got murder on a very short leash.The sun is barely up and the day is already going to the dogs. Literally. As Dr. Jessica Popper...  more

Book Votes: 6
166
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Consigned to Death (Josie Prescott Antiques, Bk 1) by Jane K. Cleland
After a price-fixing scandal at her prestigious New York auction house, Josie Prescott moves to the New Hampshire coast to restore her reputation -- and perhaps a few antiques along the way. As an antiques dealer, Josie knows how to make an honest assessment, and she’s about to land...  more

Book Votes: 6
167
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Jennifer J. (jennifer-in-paradise)
Death on the Family Tree (Family Tree, Bk 1) by Patricia Sprinkle (Patricia H. Sprink...
With grown-up kids and a husband always on the road, Katharine Murray's nest would be empty if it weren't for her Aunt Lucy -- until the elderly woman dies. Now Katharine's saddled with her Aunt's worldly belongings -- mostly knickknacks destined for the dumpster. But there's...  more

Book Votes: 6
168
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Haunting Jordan (Port Chatham, Bk 1) by P. J. Alderman
Jordan Marsh left L.A. for the quaint Pacific Northwest town of Port Chatham in pursuit of some much-needed R & R.  As the prime suspect in her cheating husband's murder, she had been hoping to immerse herself in the restoration of the charming Victorian she'd just bought -- and...  more

Book Votes: 6
169
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Murder Packs a Suitcase (Murder Packs a Suitcase, Bk 1) by Cynthia Baxter
Mallory Marlowe is ready to turn a corner—one lined with palm trees, plastic pink flamingo lawn ornaments, and snack bars shaped like giant ice cream cones. Thanks to her new job as travel writer for the New York magazine The Good Life, recently widowed Mallory is zipping around Orlando,...  more

Book Votes: 6
170
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Miss Zukas and the Library Murders (Miss Zukas, Bk 1) by Jo Dereske
When a dead body turns up right in the middle of the fiction stacks, the police are baffled. But Helma Zukas, who never fails to make note of the slightest deviation from the norm of everyday life, is tracking some baffling questions of her own. With the help of her not-so-proper best friend,...  more

Book Votes: 6
171
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Mind Over Murder (Raven's Nest Bookstore, Bk 1) by Allison Kingsley
Cousins and best friends, Clara and Stephanie Quinn run The Raven's Nest Bookstore, where people go to find their most coveted reads. But they have no idea it's the psychically-gifted Clara who's reading them... The bookstore has made an enemy of the town crier, Ana Jordon, who...  more

Book Votes: 6
172
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Innkeeping with Murder (Lighthouse Inn, Bk. 1) by Tim Myers
Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the Hatteras West Inn and Lighthouse. Innkeeper Alex Winston watches over the cozy getaway, and guests count on him to take care of everything from basic repairs to breakfast. But he also has to take care of the occasional murder case,...  more

Book Votes: 6
173
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Antiques Roadkill (Trash 'n' Treasures, Bk 1) by Barbara Allan
Series Debut. Determined to make a new start in her quaint hometown on the banks of the Mississippi, Brandy Borne never dreams she'll become the prime suspect in a murder case. Moving back in with her eccentric, larger-than-life mother, Brandy Borne finds small-town Serenity...  more

Book Votes: 6
174
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Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux's Dime Store, Bk 1) by Denise Swanson
When Devereaux Sinclair, owner of Devereaux's Dime Store and Gift Baskets, is accused of murder by champagne bottle and high heel shoe, she needs to find the real killer before a cop with a score to settle turns her store in a Little Shop of Horrors and puts her out of business for good.

Book Votes: 6
175
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Just Desserts (Savannah Reid, Bk 1) by G. A. McKevett
Detective Savannah Reid is in her element cruising for crime in one of Southern California's most exclusive enclaves, until a shocking murder rouses San Carmelita from its star-studded stupor and puts her in the center of a media feeding frenzy. Savannah finds herself sifting through a mess of...  more

Book Votes: 6
176
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It Takes a Witch (Wishcraft, Bk 1) by Heather Blake
Darcy Merriweather has just discovered she hails from a long line of Wishcrafters -- witches with the power to cast spells by making a wish. She's come to Enchanted Village to learn her trade but finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation...

Book Votes: 6
177
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Death of a Kitchen Diva (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails, Bk 1) by Lee Hollis
Welcome to Bar Harbor, Maine, one of New England's most idyllic coastal towns. But as new food writer Hayley Powell is about to find out, the occasional murder can take a bite out of seaside bliss. . .  Single mom Hayley Powell is barely keeping her leaking roof over her head when...  more

Book Votes: 6
178
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Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
Murder on Ice (Figure Skating Mystery, Bk 1) by Alina Adams
Figure skating is a cutthroat world. Just ask Rebecca "Bex" Levy, figure-skating researcher for the 24/7 network. In just one season, she's seen her share of meltdowns, bitter rivalries, and spoiled ice princesses. No one has to draw Bex a figure eight to prove that murder is a...  more

Book Votes: 5
179
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Dead Air (Talk Radio, Bk 1) by Mary Kennedy
Maggie left her clinical practice in Manhattan and moved to sunny Cypress Grove, Florida, where she became host of WYME's "On the Couch with Maggie Walsh." From co-dependent wives to fetish fiends, all the local crazies love her show. Then threats start pouring in against one of...  more

Book Votes: 5
180
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Deadly Advice (Advice Column, Bk 1) by Roberta Isleib
As a clinical psychologist and author of an online advice column, Dr. Rebecca Butterman is supposed to help people resolve their internal conflicts-not stir up her own. But when trouble strikes very close to home, Rebecca's investigative instincts make it hard for her to maintain appropriate...  more

Book Votes: 5
181
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Deadly Nightshade (Gardening Mystery, Bk 2) by Mary Freeman
Rain Country Landscaping is her life, but as Rachel O'Connor sows seeds and creates new surroundings in the town of Blossom, she also unearths dire motives for murder... Rachel has just scored a bid for a city landscape contract -- just the kind of steady income her business needs. But...  more

Book Votes: 5
182
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Manhattans and Murder (Murder, She Wrote, Bk 2) by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain
Manhattan is murder at Christmastime: Promoting her latest book brings bestselling mystery writer Jessica Fletcher to New York for Christmas. Her schedule includes book signings, Larry King Live, restaurants, department stores...and murder? It all begins with a sidewalk Santa staring at...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Thistle and Twigg (Thistle & Twigg, Bk 1) by Mary Saums
Jane Thistle was happily married to a career military officer whose job took her all around the globe. But now that he’s passed, she’s happy to call the quaint town of Tullulah, Alabama, her new home. Her new best friend, Phoebe Twigg, is also a widow, and has lived in Tullulah all...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Dying to Sing (Charlie Plato) by Margaret Chittenden
Polish your snakeskin boots and grab your Stetson. Just south of San Francisco is Chaps, California's hottest country-western bar. And living right upstairs is Charlie Plato, a red-headed divorcee with a swingingly upbeat attitude about life -- and a dead-serious problem... The sun was...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Invitation to Murder (Card-Making Mystery, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Bright
Jennifer Shane's brainchild of a shop, Custom Card Creations, hasn't been all glitter and tinsel. Customers are scarce and-after finally landing a client-Jennifer hears a murder over the phone. And when she receives a threatening note, it's clear someone has designs on her life, too. Now,...  more

Book Votes: 5
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A Hoe Lot of Trouble (Nina Quinn, Bk 1) by Heather Webber
There's a serpent loose in Nina's garden ... Nina Colette Ceceri Quinn's business, Taken by Surprise -- a landscaping firm specializing in surprise garden makeovers -- is the only thing in her life that seems to be thriving. Her marriage to adulterous police detective Kevin Quinn has wilted. Her...  more

Book Votes: 5
187
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Dealing in Murder (Molly Doyle, Bk 1) by Elaine Flinn
Elizabeth Porter was a top-of-the-line Manhattan antiques dealer until her ex-husband and his lover's flagrantly criminal scam left her reputation in tatters. Now, using a new name, Molly Doyle, she's starting over a continent away in a rundown antiques shop in cozy Carmel, California....  more

Book Votes: 5
188
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Spin a Wicked Web (Home Crafting, Bk 3) by Cricket McRae
Things are getting serious between Sophie Mae and Detective Ambrose. But there's another love in her life -- spinning. Pursuing her new-found passion is great fun ... until fellow co-op member Ariel is found strangled to death with Sophie Mae's first skein of yarn. Every male...  more

Book Votes: 5
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The Lover's Knot (Someday Quilts, Bk 1) by Clare O'Donohue
Nell Fitzgerald is thrilled when she receives a gorgeous handmade quilt in a lover's knot pattern from her grandmother Eleanor as an engagement gift. Her joy is short-lived, however, when her fiance announces he's calling off the wedding. Heartbroken, 25-year-old Nell flees New York City...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Pretty Poison (Peggy Lee Garden, Bk 1) by Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene
It's another busy fall day for Peggy. A quick cafe lecture on African violets is followed by a minor bike accident involving a good-looking Saturn driver. Upon returning to her shop, Peggy discovers one of the wealthiest men in town--and one of the biggest philanderers--sprawled face down...  more

Book Votes: 5
191
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Jennifer J. (jennifer-in-paradise)
And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, Bk 1) by Tasha Alexander
Emily agreed to wed Philip, the Viscount Ashton, primarily to escape her overbearing mother. Philip's death while on safari soon after their wedding left Emily feeling little grief, for she barely knew the dashing stranger. But her discovery of his journals nearly two years later reveals...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Murder 101 (Murder 101, Bk 1) by Maggie Barbieri
Safely away from the chaos of Manhattan, St. Thomas, a small college on the banks of the Hudson River in the Bronx, is supposed to be tranquil, bucolic, and serene. Unfortunately, English professor Alison Bergeron has found it to be anything but. Recently divorced from a fellow professor and...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Maid for Murder (Charlotte La Rue, Bk 1) by Barbara Colley
Charlotte La Rue cleans houses in New Orleans, often in the wealthy Garden District. Having become friendly with Jeanne Dubuisson, who cares for an elderly mother, Charlotte tries to help out after someone kills Jeanne's well-known (but philandering) attorney husband. Unfortunately, his death...  more

Book Votes: 5
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The Square Root of Murder (Professor Sophie Knowles, Bk 1) by Ada Madison
Dr. Sophie Knowles teaches math at Henley College in Massachusetts. Her students adore her because she always finds a way to make the most intimidating math seem fun. But lately, everyone's biggest problem isn't math -- it's murder... Between teaching, publishing puzzles and...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Double Booked for Death (Black Cat Bookshop, Bk 1) by Ali Brandon
As the new owners of Pettistone's Fine Books, Darla Pettistone is determined to prove herself a worthy successor to her late great-aunt Dee...and equally determined to outwit Hamlet, the smarter-than-thou cat she inherited along with the shop. Darla's first store event is a real coup:...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Who Do, Voodoo? (Mind for Murder, Bk 1) by Rochelle Staab
Clinical psychologist Liz Cooper doesn't believe in ghosts. But when her best friend finds a tarot card tacked to her front door -- and is then accused of murder -- Liz will have to find a way to embrace the occult if she wants to outwit the real killer.

Book Votes: 5
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Death by Sudoku (Sudoku, Bk 1) by Kaye Morgan
Maiden's Bay is a small, scenic town on the Oregon Coast where citizens get their number fix thanks to Liza Kelly-Sudoku Maven with the Oregon Daily. Her challenging puzzles sharpen the mind, and her deductive skills unravel even the most enigmatic clues. Liza enters a Sudoku tournament in which...  more

Book Votes: 5
198
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Yarn to Go (Yarn Retreat, Bk 1) by Betty Hechtman
Dessert chef Casey Feldstein doesn't know a knitting needle from a crochet hook. But after her aunt dies unexpectedly, leaving Casey to run her yarn retreat business, the sweets baker finds herself rising to the occasion -- and trying to unravel a murder mystery…   When Casey...  more

Book Votes: 5
199
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Vicki W. (bouncy01)
Stirring Up Strife (Hope Street Church, Bk 1) by Jennifer Stanley
Cooper Lee can repair a copy machine—but can she repair her life? That’s one of the many Big Questions that lead this newly single Richmond girl to Sunrise Bible Study at the Hope Street Church. Cooper hasn’t attended church in ages, but after getting dumped by her...  more

Book Votes: 4
200
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Charmed and Dangerous (aka Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day) (Bobbie Fay...
When Bobbie Faye wakes up on the morning of the Lake Charles Contraband Days Festival, she's looking forward to balloons, booze, and babies in pirate costumes. Instead, she discovers that her trailer's flooded, her no-good brother's been kidnapped, and the criminals are demanding her...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Murder Passes the Buck (Gertie Johnson, Bk 1) by Deb Baker
Gertie Johnson may be outspoken, distrustful of banks, and a quick draw with the pepper spray, but she hasn't lost her marbles. Her son Blaze, the sheriff in a backwoods community of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is petitioning to become her legal guardian, but Gertie, a sassy...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Murder Takes The Cake (Daphne Martin, Bk 1) by Gayle Trent
Cozy murder mystery. When the meanest gossip in Brea Ridge dies mysteriously, suspicions turn to cake decorator Daphne Martin. But all Daphne did was deliver a spice cake with cream cheese frosting -- and find Yodel's body. Now Daphne's got to help solve the murder and clear her good...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Nicole G. (nyteacher)
Tutu Deadly (Jenny T. Partridge, Bk 1) by Natalie M. Roberts
Meet Jenny T. Partridge (and Please, don't even start with the pear tree jokes), founder of Ogden, Utah's premier school for budding prima -- and not-so-prima -- ballerinas. For Jenny, dealing with difficult stage mothers is business as usual...until murder cuts in. The Jenny T....  more

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Blue Blood (Debutante Dropout, Bk 1) by Susan McBride
To the dismay of her high society mother Cissy, Dallas heiress Andy Kendricks wants no part of the Junior League life -- opting instead for a job as a website designer and a passel of unpedigreed pals. Now her good friend Molly O'Brien is in bad trouble, accused of killing her boss at the local...  more

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Veiled Threats (Wedding Planner, No 1) by Deborah Donnelly
She thought she was planning a wedding. What she got was ... Veiled Threats. A wedding to die for.... When love is in the air, Carnegie Kincaid is not far behind. A wedding planner who works out of her Seattle houseboat, Carnegie makes magic- usually- with fractious families,...  more

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Scene of The Grime (Grime Solvers, Bk 1) by Suzanne Price
In her mid-30s and recently widowed, Sky Taylor left the big city for Pigeon Cove, a hamlet off the Massachusetts coast, her permanent home.Nestled among B and Bs and New England pals, Sky is re-adapting to single life, with her popular newspaper column and her knack for creative cleaning...  more

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Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1) by Mary Kruger
Meet Ariadne Evans. She's the proud owner of a knitting shop. And she's just got herself in a stitch. When Ariadne enters her knitting store one day and discovers the cast-off body of longtime customer Edith Perry strangled with homespun yarn, she fears her life is about to come...  more

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Feint of Art (Art Lover's Mystery, Bk 1) by Hailey Lind
Annie breaks the news to her curator ex-boyfriend Ernst: his museum's new $15 million Caravaggio is a fake. Then the janitor is killed, Ernst disappears, and a dealer makes off with several Old Master drawings. If she breaks the case using her old connections, Annie can finally pay the...  more

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At Wick's End (Candlemaking, Bk 1) by Tim Myers
Harrison Black knows nothing about candlemaking. But when he inherits his Great-Aunt Belle's candle shop, At Wick's End, he's ready to take on the challenge. Then, when someone vandalizes Belle's apartment, Harrison realizes that he's also inherited a whole lot of trouble --...  more

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Bundle of Trouble (Maternal Instincts, Bk 1) by Diana Orgain
Kate Connelly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you're going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San...  more

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Moving is Murder (Mom Zone, Bk 1) by Sara Rosett
Air Force wife and new mom Ellie Avery has moving down to a science. But even a professional organizer can make a few tiny mistakes. Ellie is an ace at moving. A professional organizer, she plans ahead, packs efficiently, and even color-codes the boxes. Moving four times in five years has honed...  more

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Death of a Domestic Diva (Stain Busting, Bk 1) by Sharon Short
There is no stain on Earth that laundromat owner Josie Toadfern can't conquer, and she's offered to share her expertise on world famous domestic doyenne Tyra Grimes's TV show. No one is more shocked than Josie herself when the Great Grimes shows up in Paradise, Ohio, to tape a...  more

Book Votes: 4
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A Deadly Row (Murder by the Numbers, Bk 1) by Casey Mayes
Puzzle-maker Savannah Stone and her retired police chief husband Zach each use their expertise to solve crime together.  The two travel to Charlotte, NC, where the mayor, an old friend of theirs, is being stalked by a killer.  When the murderer sets his sights on them, they must puzzle...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun (Anastasia Pollack Crafting, Bk 1) by Lois Winston
Magazine crafts editor Anastasia Pollack is a widowed, debt-ridden mother of two teenaged boys and the reluctant caretaker of both a cantankerous semi-invalid, communist mother-in-law and a five-times widowed mother convinced she descends from Russian royalty. When the magazine’s fashion...  more

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Working Stiff (Mattie Winston, Bk 1) by Annelise Ryan
Former nurse-turned deputy coroner Mattie Winston has gone from working on live patients to cutting open corpses. But she has no idea that trading in her nurse's cap for a deputy coroner's badge will take her closer to her own death than she'd ever imagined... Mattie...  more

Book Votes: 4
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A Killer Read (Ashton Corners Book Club, Bk 1) by Erika Chase
For the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, six friends gather in Molly Matthews's old Southern mansion -- including Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with a penchant for mysteries. But the mystery book club meeting becomes the scene of an actual...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Meghan G. (omalleym)
Liver Let Die (Clueless Cook, Bk 1) by Liz Lipperman
Jordan McAllister can't cook her way out of a macaroni & cheese box, but filling in for the culinary reporter at The Ranchero Globe is better than writing personal ads. Her first assignment to review the new steakhouse in town is a disaster that ends with her waiter murdered outside her...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Murder in Miniature (Miniature, Bk 1) by Margaret Grace
Geraldine Porter thought that being the chairwoman of the local Dollhouse and Miniatures Fair would give her leisure time to spend on her favorite craft. That was before a fellow miniatures afficionado is suspected of murder, leaving Gerry to prove the woman's innocence -- or die trying.

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Strangled Prose (Claire Malloy, Bk 1) by Joan Hess
She would have killed for a bestseller--but someone beat her tow it... Professor of Passion, the smutty new romance from Mildred Twiller--a.k.a. Azalea Twilight--isn't the kind of book Claire Mallow likes to hock at her bookstore, but Claire agrees to host a book party for her...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Quilt or Innocence (Southern Quilting, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Craig
As the newest member of the Village Quilters Guild, Beatrice has a lot of gossip to catch up on -- especially with the Patchwork Cottage quilt shop about to close. It seems that Judith, the landlord everyone loves to hate, wants to raise the rent, despite being a quilter herself... But when...  more

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Killer Librarian (Karen Nash, Bk 1) by Mary Lou Kirwin
FILE “M” FOR MURDER. . . . Champion of the mystery section at a small-town Minnesota library, Karen Nash is about to embark on a dream trip to London -- a literary tour inspired by every murderous intrigue, wily suspect, and ingenious crime found in the pages of the British...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Lemon Tart (Culinary Mystery, Bk 1) by Josi S. Kilpack
In this debut volume, cooking aficionado turned amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller tries to solve the murder of her beautiful young neighbor -- a single mother who was mysteriously lured from her home while a lemon tart was baking in her oven. At the heart of Sadie's search is the...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Mulch (Gardening Mystery, Bk 1) by Ann Ripley
Rooting out a killer can dig you a grave... Amateur gardener and housewife Louise Eldridge has big plans for her family's new Sylvan Valley home, situated among the flower of suburban Washington, D.C., society. Some Japanese iris here, some skunk cabbage there...and her own cozy cabin...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Jennifer J. (jennifer-in-paradise)
The Night She Died (Inspector Luke Thanet, Bk 1) by Dorothy Simpson
Inspector Thanet is called to investigate the death of a young housewife. His clues are a painting, a disc jockey, a mermaid, an estate agent, a recurring nightmare and an unsolved murder. Delving into the past he realizes he is hunting a murderer who has gone unpunished for twenty years.

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High Rhymes and Misdemeanors (Poetic Death, Bk 1) by Diana Killian
Can a love of dead poets save her from following in their footsteps? While visiting her favorite poets' old haunts in England's Lake District, Grace Hollister, an American schoolteacher and literary scholar, stumbles upon the body of Peter Fox face down in a stream. Thankfully, the...  more

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Beagle Mania (Pet Rescue, Bk 1) by Linda O. Johnston
Lauren Vancouver is the head of HotRescues, a no-kill animal shelter north of Los Angeles, but it's often human nature that puts her in the path of danger. Just like when she helps rescue four adorable beagle puppies that were dumped down a drainpipe at a nasty puppy mill. One of the...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, Bk 1) by Darynda Jones
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to...  more

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A House to Die For (Darby Farr, Bk 1) by Vicki Doudera
A THRILLING NEW SERIES WITH A CANDID GLIMPSE INTO LUXURY REAL ESTATE Red-hot realtor Darby Farr escaped her stifling hometown of Hurricane Harbor, Maine, to build a new life in California, free of painful memories and her controlling aunt. But when Darby gets a shocking phone call from her...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Fax me a Bagel (Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife, Bk 1) by Sharon Kahn
It isn't easy being a rabbi's wife in Eternal, Texas. It's even harder being a rabbi's widow. More than a year after her husband's death, the congregation still expects Ruby to behave "appropriately." But sometimes it's hard to be pious and ladylike when...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Shoe Done It (Accessories, Bk 1) by Grace Carroll
Rita Jewel has a dream job selling fabulous clothes and accessories to the socialites of San Francisco at Dolce's Boutique. But when a pair of heels becomes a clue in a murder, Rita finds herself engaged in a high-end crime of fashion. 

Book Votes: 3
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Flowerbed of State (White House Gardener, Bk 1) by Dorothy St. James
Cassandra "Casey" Calhoun's passion for gardening has carried her to President's Park on which sits the White House. But when she finds a dead body in a trash can, Casey has to root out a killer before she ends up planted herself.

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Dead Men Don't Lye (Soapmaking, Bk 1) by Tim Myers
Benjamin Perkins thought he had his hands full taking care of his family's specialty soap store and keeping his quirky clan in line and out of trouble. But he's about to learn that when it comes to murder, there's no such thing as a clean getaway.

Book Votes: 3
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Going Organic Can Kill You (Blossom Valley, Bk 1) by Staci McLaughlin
As Dana readjusts to life back home with her recently widowed mother, her latest career move isn't exactly a piece of cake. In fact, it's all tofu fish sticks, stuffed squash blossoms, and enough wheat grass shots to scream bloody murder -- especially when Dana discovers the body of...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Something's Cooking (Angie Amalfi, Bk 1) by Joanne Pence
The Heat Is On For sassy food writer Angelina Amalfi, life's a banquet -- until the man who's been contributing unusual recipes for her column is found dead. Suddenly Angie's being stalked by a killer. Not one to simper in fear, instead she simmers oner the delectable homicide cop assigned to...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Mrs. Malory Investigates (Mrs. Malory, Bk 1) by Hazel Holt
That brash young woman called Lee Montgomery is no doubt marrying Charles Richardson for his money. That's the unequivocal conclusion of Sheila Malory's circle of friends. Despite their disapproval, Mrs. Malory answers Charles's plea for help when his unsuitable fiancee suddenly goes...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Whack 'N' Roll (Bunco Babes, Bk 1) by Gail Oust
Retirees in quiet Serenity, S.C., find themselves investigation a vicious crime in Oust's charming debut. When retiree Kate McCall finds a human arm in the underbrush at the local golf course, handsome sheriff Sumter Wiggins quickly takes over the case, but Kate remains determined to help...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Biggie and the Poisoned Politician (Biggie Weatherford, Bk 1) by Nancy Bell
Biggie Weatherford is the wealthiest woman in the tiny East Texas town of Job's Crossing.  She's also something of an eccentric (she says cooling her feet in a propped-open refrigerator is easier than putting in air-conditioning).  Mostly, though, she's an affectionate...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Murder at the PTA Luncheon (Susan Henshaw, Bk 1) by Valerie Wolzien
When the Parent-Teachers Association president drops dead from a poison-laced canape, two investigating officers enlist the aid of the PTA's busy vice-president, Susan Henshaw. Susan finds juggling car-pool duty and crime fighting most exhausting. Yet who but a seasoned member could take...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Novena for Murder (Sister Mary Helen, Bk 1) by Carol Anne O'Marie
Sister Mary Helen isn't ready for retirement. Instead she's arrived at a San Francisco women's college to teach history and perhaps shake things up. An earthquake does that before she can, and amid the rubble lies a body. An "Act of God" is not responsible for the death,...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Foul Play at the Fair (Celebration Bay, Bk 1) by Shelley Freydont
Every day is a holiday in Celebration Bay . . . but unfortunately death doesn’t take a holiday.   As more and more tourists flock to Celebration Bay, New York, to enjoy their seasonal festivals, the town is in need of a professional coordinator. Enter Manhattan event planner Liv...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Looming Murder (Weaving, Bk 1) by Carol Ann Martin
LOOM WITH A VIEW Della Wright has come to peaceful and picturesque Briar Hollow, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to realize her lifelong dream of owning a weaving studio. To promote her new business, Dream Weavers, Della is offering weaving workshops for all levels of ability. In her...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Vicki W. (bouncy01)
Desert Cat (Big Mike, Bk 1) by Garrison Allen
Penelope Warren calls her bookstore Mycroft & Co., in honor of the cat who presides there. Tough and macho, Big Mike is ready to match wit and claw with the most cunning critter. For when it comes to catching a killer, this lethal weapon is always up to scratch. It isn't every day...  more

Book Votes: 2
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Taken to the Cleaners (Mandy Dyer, Bk 1) by Dolores Johnson
When Betty the Bag Lady brings in a Dyer's Cleaners bag stuffed with a bloody suit, it doesn't take long for Mandy Dyer, the owner, to start wondering which of her clients may have been murdered, or worse, which of them may be a murderer. She soon learns it could be both when a high-priced...  more

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Killer Heels (Molly Forrester, Bk 1) by Sheryl J. Anderson
All Molly Forrester wants is to find that one big story that can redirect her journalism career away from the sex/relationship advice column she writes for Zeitgeist magazine ("wedged somewhere between Marie Claire and Cosmo") and back to the serious news business. But she didn't...  more

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Deadly Gamble (Charlie Parker #1) by Connie Shelton
Charlie Parker, accountant and partner in an Albuquerque private investigation firm, recieves a startling visit from an old school friend, Stacy North, who eloped with Charlie's fiance, Brad, eight years earlier. Stacy's Rolex watch has disappeared and she want's Charlie's help in recovering...  more

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The Hangman's Row Enquiry (Ivy Beasley, Bk 1) by Ann Purser
Ivy Beasley may have been moved to assisted living, but she has more interest in assisting her new partners in an amateur-sleuth business. She teams up with Gus, a mysterious newcomer who can't resist a little excitement even as he strives to keep his past secret, and her own cousin, a widow...  more

Book Votes: 2
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Better Off Wed (Annabelle Archer, Bk 1) by Laura Durham
The murder of a particularly difficult mother-of-the-bride has cast a pall on wedding planner Annabelle Archer's latest triumph -- and suspicion falls heavily on her sometime-business partner and friend Richard Gerard. Annabelle knows that even her trusted wedding emergency kit won't be able to...  more

Book Votes: 2
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Pushing Up Daisies (A Dirty Business, Bk 1) by Rosemary Harris
Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garen clogs when she makes the mover from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula cand handle deer, slugs, and the occasional human pest-but she's not prepared for the mummified body she...  more

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Never Buried (Leigh Koslow, Bk 1) by Edie Claire
A young advertising executive finds her life in turmoil--she just lost her job, she may or may not have a boyfriend, and she's trying to help her cousin through a pregnancy. If that weren't enough, she wakes up to find a strange man lying in her backyard hammock. The fact that he is dead, and...  more

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Liz H. (knightchick)
Death on the Flop by Jackie Chance
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...especially murder. The First Poker Mystery

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Uncommon Grounds (Maggy Thorsen, Bk 1) by Sandra Balzo
Nothing marks opening day at a chic new gourmet coffee shop like an espresso machine rigged for death. When Patricia Harper, one of three owners of Uncommon Grounds, is electrocuted while frothing the first latte, it's up to partner and coffee maven Maggy Thorsten to keep the java flowing before...  more

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Unzipped (Chrissy McMullen, Bk 1) by Lois Greiman
From Publishers Weekly Wholly —and sometimes heavy-handedly —full of froth, this first contemporary romance - mystery from Greiman (who's better known for historical romances like Seducing a Princess) introduces an unusual heroine:Christina McMullen, a veteran cocktail waitress turned...  more

Book Votes: 2
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Missing Marlene (Jane Stuart and Winky, Bk 1) by Evan Marshall
This delightful new series introduces Jane Stuart, a widowed young mother and literary agent, and Winky, her tortoiseshell cat who has a nose for trouble. The last thing a working mom like Jane needs is a call from her young son's school saying Marlene, his nanny, never arrived to pick...  more

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Permed to Death (Bad Hair Day, Bk 1) by Nancy J. Cohen
Marla was already having a bad hair day, but when one of her clients dies while getting a perm at her salon, her day just can't get any worse... until the smugly competent Detective Vail accuses her of poisoning the wealthy widow's coffee creamer! Granted, Bertha Kravitz was hardly her...  more

Book Votes: 2
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Death by Rhubarb (Heaven Lee, Bk 1) by Lou Jane Temple
At Cafe Heaven, the souffles don't fall, but the bodies do. Heaven Lee is sassy, brassy, and street-smart. She's also one of Kansas City's premier caterers. With a string of failed careers and stalled marriages behind her, Heaven's finally found her true love -- Cafe Heaven, a...  more

Book Votes: 2
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Scrapbook of Secrets (Cumberland Creek, Bk 1) by Mollie Cox Bryan
Having traded in her career as a successful investigative journalist for the life of a stay-at-home mum in picturesque Cumberland Creek, Virginia, Annie can't help but feel that something's missing. But she finds solace in a local "crop circle" of scrapbookers united by...  more

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Nearly Departed in Deadwood (Deadwood, Bk 1) by Ann Charles
Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom, Violet Parker, is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. But with a malicious coworker after her job, a creepy secret admirer haunting her, and a sexy stranger hiding truths,...  more

Book Votes: 2
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A Plain Death (Appleseed Creek, Bk 1) by Amanda Flower
Welcome to Appleseed Creek, the heart of Ohios Amish Country, where life is not as serene as it seems. While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at...  more

Book Votes: 2
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Murder for Choir (Glee Club, Bk 1) by Joelle Charbonneau
Even as a struggling opera singer, Paige Marshall has never seen anything like the cutthroat competition of the Prospect Glen High School show choir. Coaching these championship-hungry students may be her toughest gig yet... Especially when her best young male singer is suspected of killing...  more

Book Votes: 2
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Calamity Jayne (Tressa Jayne Turner, Bk 1) by Kathleen Bacus
HOW DOES A BLONDE SPELL "FARM"? E-I-E-I-O Tressa Jayne Turner has had it up to here with the never ending string of dumb-blonde jokes and her longtime nickname that's harder to get rid of than lint from a belly button. Crowned "Calamity Jayne" by Iowa Department of...  more

Book Votes: 1
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Lynne J. (Doughgirl)
The Miracle Strip (Sierra Lavotini, Bk 1) by Nancy Bartholomew
A Sexy Stripper-Sleuth Bares It All to Catch a Cold-Blooded Killer  The whip-smart Sierra Lavotini is the hottest act on Panama City's strip scene. She's the headliner at the bare-all bar, the Tiffany Club. Besides her bodacious business, Sierra's life is fairly simple. And...  more

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Our Lady of Immaculate Deception (Roxy Abruzzo, Bk 1) by Nancy Martin
Big truck, big dog, big hair. Bad attitude. Roxy Abruzzo, bestseller Nancy Martin’s latest creation, is a loud-mouthed, sexy, independent-minded niece of a Pittsburgh Mafia boss trying to go (mostly) straight. She’d like to stay completely out of her uncle Carmine’s...  more