Archive For The “Mystery” Category
By Joanne Fluke
With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly at the bakery enterprise of Lake Eden, Minnesota. but if a rival shop opens, tensions start to bubble...
As she sits in her approximately empty shop on Groundhog Day, Hannah can basically wish that spring is simply round the corner—and that the recognition of the hot Magnolia Blossom Bakery is simply a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Lake Eden’s Georgia transplants, Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah’s nerves—and slicing into her profits.
a minimum of Hannah has her enterprise accomplice Lisa’s marriage ceremony to seem ahead to. regrettably, Shawna Lee has finagled a call for participation to the reception—and is bringing her Southern Peach Cobbler for the dessert desk. issues cross from undesirable to worse while Shawna Lee and Hannah’s sometime-boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, are no-shows to the marriage. while Hannah sees lighting on on the Magnolia Blossom Bakery after the reception, she investigates—and unearths Shawna Lee shot to death.
every person on the town knew the Cookie Jar’s company was once suffering—a proven fact that places Hannah on the best of the preliminary checklist of suspects. yet with a bit aid from her associates, Hannah’s decided to trace down whoever had the perfect constituents to whip up a murder…
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By Cleo Coyle
Landmark coffeehouse supervisor Clare Cosi has served her percentage of recent York's wealthy and well-known, yet even she is stunned by way of her explosive creation to a mysterious net billionaire... whilst a automobile bomb approximately kills tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare involves his relief and gets a helpful thanks. not just does the billionaire purchase her a barista's dream coffee computer, he hires her for a unprecedented undertaking: growing the world's most costly espresso combination. The police quick arrest Eric's alleged attacker, but demise maintains to enclose the unfortunate tycoon, major Clare to query no matter if a deadly fall and one other deadly mishap are premeditated murders or in simple terms freak injuries. Clare's boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, has a concept of his own'one Clare refuses to think. in the meantime, Eric jets Clare worldwide on a head-spinning look for some of the best espresso, and Clare will get to grasp his world'a captivating circle of cash with rivalries which may simply have grew to become lethal. yet is that this fascinating younger CEO actually marked for termination? Or is he the single creating a killing? Includes a wealth of scrumptious recipes!
By Michael Crichton, John Lange
They idea their bold lodge theft scheme used to be hermetic, yet 3 males are approximately to benefit that not anything is that easy on the lodge Reina... To rob the best lodge in fascist Spain, 3 americans have to mix in one of the Mediterranean elite. And to take action, they are going to every one want a wonderful lady as conceal. They discover a wicked millionaire, a drug-addled nymphomaniac, and an assistant inn supervisor who enjoys mingling together with her good-looking visitors after hours. The would-be thieves have used an IBM supercomputer to plot the best heist. Their crime has been calculated to the final element, with each attainable contingency deliberate for, shop one: the ladies. The inn Reina is crawling with femmes fatales, and those crooks might be fortunate to flee with the shirts on their backs.
This book positive factors an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton together with infrequent photographs from the author's property.
By Peter King
The gourmand Detective: He's obtained a present for nutrition, a flavor for adventure-and a nostril for nabbing a killer.
Critics hailed Peter King's debut novel, The connoisseur Detective, the 1st in a scrumptious secret sequence that includes the gourmand Detective-a chef-turned-culinary-sleuth.
Now, in his moment trip, the gourmand Detective is on his manner from London to manhattan to authenticate Ko-Feng-an pricey spice, misplaced for hundreds of years, and lauded for its flavor and purported traits as an aphrodisiac. but if the Ko-Feng disappears less than his nose-and a culinary colleague turns up dead-the gourmand Detective turns into the leading suspect in a case extra slippery than Oysters Rockefeller. As he chefs up a scheme to discover the killer, the gourmand Detective embarks on a mouth-watering romp during the ethnic eateries of recent York urban, tasting his strategy to ultimate justice.
By Don Bruns
It's professional: stumbling, bumbling James Lessor and bypass Moore are approved inner most investigators. Now, that's a few frightening stuff.It might take time to get Moore or much less investigations off the floor, so James takes a task with a touring carnival show.But this express has a doubtful attractiveness, having had a string of injuries and no less than one demise long ago year.When they're employed to enquire what's triggered the carnival chaos, James and bypass set into movement a dizzying, curler coaster chain of events.After a terrifying journey at the Dragon Tail experience, a not-so-fun dust-up in Freddy's enjoyable condominium, and a bunch of threats, James and pass observe they'll get whatever yet cooperation from this cantankerous forged of carnies.But while a carnival employee is murdered, James and bypass must act fast-because they could be subsequent in line.For James and bypass, the one factor sweeter than the scent of corndogs and fried dough could be the candy scent of success-but subsequently, "success" capacity getting out alive.This research goes thoroughly off the rails.
By Michael Innes
George Gadberry, “resting actor,” packs his luggage and heads for obscurity whilst the Tax Inspector beckons. Then he gets a mysterious invitation and a proposition which can result in huge, immense riches. prosperous imbiber, Nicholas Comberford, wishes George to impersonate him which will safe a spot within the will of fabulously prosperous Great-Aunt Prudence, who lives in a Cistercian monastery and won't enable a unmarried drop of liquor within the position. Gadberry's success turns out to have changed—but at what fee?
By Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
At a gathering of the imperative committee of Spain's Communist celebration, in a room either locked and protected, normal secretary Fernando Garrido is stabbed to loss of life. however the occasion refuses to think it was once an inside of job.
They flip to former member Pepe Carvalho. yet he’s quickly out of his intensity in surprising Madrid, the place he spends approximately as a lot time investigating the chorizo, lamb-kidneys, and tripe, and the uninspiring collection of wine on provide, as he does homicide.
With day out for his signature booklet burning (Engels’s The Housing Question), cooking (shellfish risotto), and an ill-advised bajativo (cognac, crème de menthe) encouraged romp with Gladys, Pepe Carvalho leads a wry and cynical journey during the labyrinth of post-Fascist Spanish politics amid violent jostling for strength.
By George Pelecanos
"You already been a punk. Least you are able to do is exit like a man." Then a lifeless popping sound and a quiet splash.
In his 3rd visual appeal in George Pelecanos's acclaimed sequence, Nick Stefanos has been spending an excessive amount of time with undesirable girls and undesirable booze. that's why he wakes up one blurry morning at the banks of the Anacostia River, hungover and miserable--and now a witness to a homicide. With the aid of a accomplice as straight-arrow as Nick is bent, Nick makes a decision to trace down the killer, an research that leads them in the course of the roughest a part of the nation's capital, and into the blackest elements of the human soul.
By Pauline Rowson
Inspector Andy Horton's vacation peace is shattered while stepping out throughout an deserted golfing path at the Isle of Wight on a chilly gray January he reveals himself dealing with a distraught younger lady with a gun in her hand leaning over a corpse in a single of the discarded bunkers while she professes to be the lifeless man's sister and psychic Horton's outdated adversary DCI Birch is confident she is mentally disturbed and the killer yet Horton isn't so convinced quickly he's uncovering an internet of intrigue that ripples down the years and which anyone is decided should not be revealed.
By Janet Corimer