Dying for a Cupcake: A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery

By Denise Swanson

When Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest at her five-and-dime shop, she discovers that somebody is simply death to win...

Kizzy Cutler reveals it so scrumptious to be again in her fatherland of Shadow Bend, Missouri, that she turns out to have forgotten why she fled 20 years in the past. For now, she’s excited to kick off her new line of cupcakes with a contest, which Dev has agreed to host in her store. yet sooner than the 1st yummy cupcake is even baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious ailment.

While the health worker makes an attempt to find what killed Fallon, Kizzy publicizes that the exhibit needs to cross on. although after Kizzy escapes numerous close to misses, Dev is confident that somebody in Shadow Bend has it in for the Cupcake Queen. Is the key from her previous so darkish anyone nonetheless desires to kill her for it?

With an inventory of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev’s in a race opposed to the timer to resolve the homicide prior to another individual will get iced…

Includes a sneak height of the subsequent Scumble River Mystery! 

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My Name Is Red

By Orhan Pamuk

Without delay a fiendishly devious secret, a beguiling love tale, and an excellent symposium at the strength of artwork, My identify Is Red is a transporting story set amid the elegance and spiritual intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from some of the most well-liked modern Turkish writers.

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the main acclaimed artists within the land to create a superb e-book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their activity: to light up the paintings within the ecu kind. yet simply because figurative paintings might be deemed an affront to Islam, this fee is a deadly proposition certainly. The ruling elite for this reason mustn’t understand the total scope or nature of the undertaking, and panic erupts whilst one of many selected miniaturists disappears. the one clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies within the half-finished illuminations themselves. half delusion and half philosophical puzzle, My identify is Red is a kaleidoscopic trip to the intersection of paintings, faith, love, intercourse and gear.

Translated from the Turkish by way of Erda M Göknar

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The Seventh Witch (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, No. 7)

By Shirley Damsgaard

“A Golden Broomstick to [these] most unique sleuths, a septuagenarian witch and her psychic granddaughter.”
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The 7th Witch is the 7th installment in Shirley Damsgaard’s Agatha Award-nominated Ophelia and Abby sequence that includes a small-town librarian with paranormal talents and her endearingly unapologetic witch grandmother. Combining the easiest features of puzzle and fantasy—a sort-of leave out Marple with magic—Damsgaard’s The 7th Witch is a whodunit with a distinction; a pleasant diversion for a person who loves the supernatural allure of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels or Kim Harrison’s bestselling tours to The Hollows.

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The Plague Court Murders (Sir Henry Merrivale, Book 1)

By John Dickson Carr

The 1st SIR HENRY MERRIVALE secret. while Dean Halliday turns into confident that the malevolent ghost of Louis Playge is haunting his relations property in London, he invitations Ken Bates and Detective-Inspector Masters alongside to Plague court docket to enquire. Arriving at evening, they locate his aunt and fiancée getting ready to exorcise the spirit in a séance run through psychic Roger Darworth. whereas Darworth locks himself in a stone condominium at the back of Plague court docket, the séance proceeds, and on the finish he's came across gruesomely murdered. yet who, or what, can have killed him? all of the home windows and doorways have been bolted and locked, and not anyone may have gotten within. the one one that can resolve the crime during this strange and chilling story is locked-room specialist Sir Henry Merrivale.

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Trade Secrets: A mystery set in Ancient Rome (A Marcus Corvinus mystery)

The fascinating, witty and irreverent new secret that includes old Roman sleuth Marcus Corvinus

May, advert 41. The emperor Claudius has acceded to the throne, and the voters of Rome stay up for an period of peace and balance. no longer so Marcus Corvinus besides the fact that, who reveals himself embroiled in now not one yet investigations. a chum of his spouse has requested him to seem into the homicide of her brother, discovered stabbed to dying on the Shrine of Melobosis. A wily businessman and infamous womaniser, not anyone turns out to have an outstanding note to claim approximately Gaius Tullius, now not even his less-than-grieving widow. yet who might have a superb adequate cause to wish him dead?

whilst, Corvinus’s daughter comes throughout a lifeless physique within the Pollio Gardens, and urges her father to enquire. initially Marcus refuses to become involved – but if his enquiries lead him to Ostia, Rome’s busy buying and selling port, he uncovers a traumatic connection among the 2 deaths.

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Death of a Chancellor

By David Dickinson

“A type of locked bed room secret. . . . Dickinson's view of the royals is edgy and naturally formed by way of our times.”—The Poisoned Pen

“Fine prose, excessive society and complicated plot suggest this series.”—Library Journal

A sinister mystery on the middle of Compton Cathedral results in homicide.

England, 1901. The cathedral within the city of Compton within the west of britain is getting ready to have a good time a really designated anniversary: 1000 years of Christian worship. yet a couple of weeks earlier than the most ceremonies at Easter, the chancellor of the cathedral dies lower than mysterious situations. not anyone, other than the surgeon and the undertaker, is authorized to view the corpse. It seems that the chancellor was once one of many richest males in England. His sister suspects foul play, so the discreet and well-bred investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt is named in. He starts to suspect negative mystery lies hidden within the cathedral. Then there's a really dreadful incident: the useless physique of 1 of the choristers is chanced on, turning at the nice spit within the Vicars corridor kitchen.

Both Powerscourt and his spouse, girl Lucy, are liable to their lives prior to he uncovers the miraculous mystery of Compton Minster and unmasks a brutal killer.

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A Play of Dux Moraud (Joliffe, Book 2)

By Margaret Frazer

A marriage ceremony ILL-FATED...

It is the fall of 1434, and the end-of-harvest reckoning in the course of Michaelmas has been under abundant. thankfully, Joliffe and his fellow avid gamers are surviving and thriving lower than the patronage of Lord Lovell. His grace is sending them to accomplish at Deneby Manor as a present for the wedding of Sir Edmund Deneby's daughter, Mariena.
But Joliffe has been engaged to play roles - that of a participant and that of a secret agent. Deneby's daughter used to be betrothed as soon as prior to, to a fit guy who fell unwell and died sooner than they married, and Lord Lovell fears an analogous destiny befalling Mariena's newly meant. And as Joliffe uncovers the secrets and techniques of the Denebys' sordid heritage, it turns into transparent that this can be a marriage ceremony social gathering destined to finish in tragedy...


"Another awesome access within the author's lengthy sequence of medieval mysteries ... As consistently, the writer offers a treasure trove of old element ... In much less guaranteed palms, this element can be intrusive; right here, it easily provides to the ambiance..." - The Romance Reader's Connection

"Deftly drawn characters performing in a degree of tricky and actual information of medieval life." - Affaire de Couer


"Prepare to be enchanted as Margaret Frazer transports you again to the fifteenth century." - Romantic Times

"More than simply an outstanding learn. The reader comes away sadder and wiser, figuring out that what tehy've learn is that stuff of actual existence. Brava!" - Historical Novels Review

"A gentle and soaking up saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England... A tantalizing mystery seems to have beautiful political implications." - Publishers Weekly

"Finely plotted and subtly shaded. Frazer has the certain substance that brings an period to existence, whereas her characters' mental make-up is as cunningly wrought because the historic background." - Publishers Weekly

"Margaret Frazer has quietly claimed her position as one of many preeminent writers of old crime fiction, offering the entire package deal - an excellent secret, outstanding characters, and a desirable interval of historical past. Her novels are a dream to read." - Aunt Agatha's Newsletter

Herodotus Award Winner.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award
Twice nominated for the Minnesota publication Award
A Romantic occasions most sensible Pick.

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Sins of the Blood (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries)

By Margaret Frazer


Sins of the Blood collects 3 vintage stories of Dame Frevisse: "The Witch's Tale", "The Midwife's Tale", and "The Stone-Worker's Tale".

This Kindle particular additionally includes "A Guided travel of St. Frideswide" - an intimate peek into the glorious, medieval global of the multiplty Edgar-nominated secret series.

"Exquisitely written... a perfectly researched medieval secret series!" - Publisher's Weekly


Witchcraft has come to the peaceable village close to St. Frideswide, and its foul contact is impressive down these closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the satan sooner than the hellfire of anxiety sears the souls of the trustworthy? Or is there extra to this magic than meets the eye?


"Sisters! get back! Please do not depart us yet!"

Cisily Fisher has died in childbirth and now the village of Priors Byfield is held in a grip of worry. Can Dame Frevisse locate the foundation of distress in the back of a murderer's sin earlier than the following deadly blow falls? Or will the village be misplaced in a hue and cry of terror? The gentling contact of the midwife may possibly calm the tortured soul... or provide beginning to a sour death.


When Frevisse is given bishop-pardoned depart to go to her cousin Alice at Ewelme, she is enchanted via the paintings of the sculptor Simon Maye. yet Simon is enchanted via the wonderful thing about Elyn, one in all Alice's girls in ready. Clandestine conferences have given approach to sinful lust, and now the 2 enthusiasts have disappeared. The servants whisper that the enthusiasts have eloped, and secretly pine for the eagerness to do a similar. girl Alice believes her sculptor has been stolen away by way of jealous competitors and rages on the injustice. yet Frevisse on my own suspects there's a few darker fact at the back of the middle of the night vanishing...


And so we flip to St. Frideswide's in rural northern Oxfordshire. Imaginary, definite, yet absolutely discovered as a normal position very similar to many others universal throughout England in either rural and concrete settings by way of the 1400s. A filthy rich widow based it within the 1300s, observed to its starting, and endowed it with lands and different source of revenue to maintain it - unfortunately, now not so absolutely as she meant to do earlier than she died...


"Dame Frevisse, the pious and perceptive nun supplies concentration to this sober series... [Frazer] indicates a meticulous element that speaks of reliable scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." - New York occasions ebook Review

"Once you start to learn this sequence, you'll want to keep on with your new acquaintances to the top in their own story." - Cross element publication Reviews

"Everything approximately it bespeaks caliber and care... Frazer attracts us right into a medieval village in England with a narrative of lust, greed, and murder." - St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Sister Frevisse is a stalwart, attractive sleuth." - Mostly Murder

"Truly surprising scenes and mental twists." - Mystery Loves Company
"Frazer makes use of her broad wisdom of the interval to create an strange plot ... attractive characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times

Twice nominated for the Minnesota ebook Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.
A Romantic instances most sensible choose.

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