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Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 1)

By Fiona Grace
  • Writer : Fiona Grace
  • Isbn : 1094311251
  • Publisher : Fiona Grace
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 193
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"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!" --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor) MURDER IN THE MANOR (A LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 1) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by Fiona Grace. Lacey Doyle, 39 years old and freshly divorced, needs a drastic change. She needs to quit her job, leave her horrendous boss and New York City, and walk away from the fast life. Making good on her childhood promise to herself, she decides to walk away from it all, and to relive a beloved childhood vacation in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire. Wilfordshire is exactly as Lacey remembers it, with its ageless architecture, cobblestone streets, and with nature at its doorstep. Lacey doesn’t want to go back home—and spontaneously, she decides to stay, and to give her childhood dream a try: she will open her own antique shop. Lacey finally feels that her life is taking a step in the right direction—until her new star customer turns up dead. As the newcomer in town, all eyes are on Lacey, and it’s up to her to clear her own name. With a business to run, a next-door neighbor turned nemesis, a flirty baker across the street, and a crime to solve – is this new life all that Lacey thought it would be? DEATH AND A DOG (Book #2), CRIME IN A CAFE (Book #3), VEXED ON A VISIT (Book #4), and KILLED WITH A KISS (Book #5) are also now available!

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  • Publisher : Redgrab Books pvt ltd
  • Isbn Code : 8195123430
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 956
  • Pdf File: the-white-tulip.pdf

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In the year 1994, young aadit, Leela, and Samarth are announced the only survivors of an abduction case. The incident tainted their childhood. As they grew up, the haunting memories from their past forced Audit to turn into a drug addict and question his existence. While leela's continuous suicide attempts turn out futile, Samarth is diagnosed with a terminal illness and counts his days to death. They knew their lives would never be back to normal again. What will they do when aadit, Leela, and Samarth realize that the person who traumatized their childhood was back from his death to take what belongs to him? Are they strong enough to fight against him? What if there is more to their past that the three aren't aware of? Will they stick the pieces of the puzzle together before time runs out and save themselves? While they run behind their past to find the answers, aadit's motive is to save Tara, the love of his life. He believes tara's life is at stake. But what if he is too late? Will he be able to save her? In between, they happen to cross paths with tamannah, a mysterious person with her past. What she beholds might change the entire course of their life? But can they trust her? The question is, in the end, do they find what they seek?.

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

By Martin Edwards
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1464207240
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 890
  • Pdf File: the-story-of-classic-crime-in-100-books.pdf

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2018 Macavity Award winner for Best Nonfiction 2018 Anthony Award nominee for Best Critical/Nonfiction Book This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the leading expert on classic crime discusses one hundred books ranging from The Hound of the Baskervilles to Strangers on a Train which highlight the entertaining plots, the literary achievements, and the social significance of vintage crime fiction. This book serves as a companion to the acclaimed British Library Crime Classics series but it tells a very diverse story. It presents the development of crime fiction—from Sherlock Holmes to the end of the golden age—in an accessible, informative and engaging style. Readers who enjoy classic crime will make fascinating discoveries and learn about forgotten gems as well as bestselling authors. Even the most widely read connoisseurs will find books (and trivia) with which they are unfamiliar—as well as unexpected choices to debate. Classic crime is a richly varied and deeply pleasurable genre that is enjoying a world-wide renaissance as dozens of neglected novels and stories are resurrected for modern readers to enjoy. The overriding aim of this book is to provide a launch point that enables readers to embark on their own voyages of discovery.

Foreign Bodies

By Martin Edwards
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1464209111
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 358
  • Pdf File: foreign-bodies.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder "Edwards has done mystery readers a great service by providing the first-ever anthology of golden age short stories in translation, with 15 superior offerings from authors from France, Japan, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Russia, and elsewhere; even Anton Chekhov makes a contribution." —Publishers Weekly STARRED review Today, translated crime fiction is in vogue—but this was not always the case. A century before Scandi noir, writers across Europe and beyond were publishing detective stories of high quality. Often these did not appear in English and they have been known only by a small number of experts. This is the first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. Many of these stories are exceptionally rare, and several have been translated for the first time to appear in this volume.

Here Comes the Body

By Maria DiRico
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  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Isbn Code : 1496725379
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 556
  • Pdf File: here-comes-the-body.pdf

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After her philandering husband’s boat went down, newly single Mia Carina went back to Astoria, the bustling Queens neighborhood of her youth. Living with her nonna and her oversized cat, Doorstop, she’s got a whole new life—including some amateur sleuthing . . . Mia is starting work at Belle View, her father’s catering hall, a popular spot for weddings, office parties, and more—despite the planes that occasionally roar overhead on their way to LaGuardia and rattle the crystal chandelier. Soon she’s planning a bachelor party for a less-than-gentlemanly groom. But it goes awry when the gigantic cake is wheeled in and a deadly surprise is revealed . . . Since some of her family’s associates are on the shady side, the NYPD wastes no time in casting suspicion on Mia’s father. Now, Mia’s going to have to use all her street smarts to keep him out of Rikers Island . . . Italian recipes included! “Mamma mia! What a nifty story. This endearing new heroine has a lot on her plate—all of it delicious fun!” —Laura Levine, author of Death of a Gigolo “A catered feast of a mystery.” —Sherry Harris, author of Let’s Fake a Deal

Murder Never Forgets

By Diana O'Hehir
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1440622574
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 403
  • Pdf File: murder-never-forgets.pdf

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“Incisive wit . . . a sleuth worthy of comparison to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot or Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone.”—James W. Hall Diana O’Hehir beguiled audiences with I Wish This War Were Over, runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Now, she presents a mystery set in that most shadowy of landscapes: the human mind. Green Beach Manor, set on the jagged cliffs of the California coast, calls itself “A Colony for Independently Functioning Adults.” It costs a pretty penny—and Carla Day is confident that her affectionate-but-confused elderly father is getting the best care there. An accomplished former Egyptologist, he now lives in a fusion of past and present. The staff hasn’t a clue what he’s ranting about—and they’re ready to send him to what they privately call No Hope House. Then a string of suspicious events unravels. A fire starts inexplicably in the beauty parlor, and some drugs go missing. Carla, hoping to keep a close eye on her dad, lands a job as an aide at the Manor. But management has one condition: Spy for us, figure out who’s doing this—and you and your father can stay. Soon, a guest swallows glass hidden in her food. An employee dies an eerie death. And Carla’s father begins rambling not only about Egyptian pyramids, but also about a dead woman on the nearby beach. The answer may lie in an ancient Egyptian tomb. Or maybe it’s somewhere further—in the deep recesses of a brilliant old man’s memory. “One of the most intellectually delightful murder mysteries ever written . . . The narrating voice is a pleasure from beginning to end, and the reader comes away with an education in ancient Egyptology!”—Vivian Gornick, author of Fierce Attachments

Stabbed in the Solarium

By Leighann Dobbs
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  • Publisher : Leighann Dobbs
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 249
  • Pdf File: stabbed-in-the-solarium.pdf

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When the Moorecliff clan gathers at Moorecliff mansion for Archie’s memorial service, no one expects gossipy aunt Shirley to end up stabbed in the solarium. It’s not really a big surprise though, pretty much everyone in the family had reason to want her dead. With those closest to her at the top of the suspect list, Araminta and her mystery solving cats Arun and Sasha vow to find the answers to the questions that could lead them straight to the killer. How did mice get into the mansion? Where did the killer stash the murder weapon? What secret did Shirley know that someone would kill for? What is going on in the gardening shed at night? As Araminta and the cats get closer to the answer, Araminta discovers that even those she calls her closest family have been harboring secrets of their own. P.S. Will Araminta make peace with Jacob and as for his help with the case? What is going on between Stephanie and Ivan?

Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000

By Amnon Kabatchnik
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn Code : 0810883554
  • Number of Pages : 646
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 111
  • Pdf File: blood-on-the-stage-1975-2000.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Discussing more than 80 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1975 and 2000. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data, and the opinions of well-known and respected critics and scholars.

Murder at the Blue Boar Inn

By B. Ellison
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 059579064X
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 390
  • Pdf File: murder-at-the-blue-boar-inn.pdf

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Shortly after midnight, the blood-soaked body of Sean Makers, the owner of the Blue Boar Inn was found dead; he had been murdered. These are the facts; the question is who did it. In the latest Jim Kirkwood adventure/mystery novel, Murder at the Blue Boar Inn, Jim, a self-indulgent, self-confident, and at times unsympathetic, connoisseur of human nature finds himself endeavoring to uncover the identity a cold-blooded killer, or killers from a cast of employees and patrons. Murder at the Blue Boar Inn is an Agatha Christie style waltz of suspects, ranging from a beautiful and mysterious woman, whom Jim almost met on the train, to the drunken prime suspect. In Murder at the Blue Boar Inn, Jim Kirkwood must overcome deception, and lies as he interlaces the unrelated into the "fabric of truth" and uncovers the murderer.

Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall

By Hannah Dennison
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Isbn Code : 1466873973
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 665
  • Pdf File: deadly-desires-at-honeychurch-hall.pdf

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Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall is the second charming and witty whodunit in Hannah Dennison's amazing cozy series. Set at an English manor house, fans of British mysteries and Downton Abbey are sure to enjoy this contemporary take on murder at the manor house. When the body of a transport minister is discovered in the grounds on Honeychurch Hall, suspicion about his unusual demise naturally falls on the folks in the village. After all, who could possibly want a high-speed train line built in their front yard? News of the murder soon reaches our heroine Kat Stanford's nemesis Trudy Wynne. A ruthless tabloid journalist and the ex-wife of Kat's discarded lover, Trudy is out for revenge. She is also interested in exposing—and humiliating—Kat's mother Iris, who is secretly the international bestselling romance writer Krystalle Storm. As the body count begins to build, Kat becomes inextricably embroiled in the ensuing scandal. Is the minister's death the result of a local vendetta, or could it be connected to her mother's unusual (to say the least) past?

The Hidden Bones

By Nicola Ford
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  • Publisher : Allison & Busby Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 0749023724
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 817
  • Pdf File: the-hidden-bones.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Following the recent death of her husband, Clare Hills is listless and unsure of her place in the world. When her former university friend Dr David Barbrook asks her to help him sift through the effects of deceased archaeologist Gerald Hart, she sees this as a useful distraction from her grief. During her search, Clare stumbles across the unpublished journals detailing Gerald’s most glittering dig. Hidden from view for decades and supposedly destroyed in an arson attack, she cannot believe her luck. Finding the Hungerbourne Barrows archive is every archaeologist’s dream. Determined to document Gerald’s career-defining find for the public, Clare and David delve into his meticulously kept records of the excavation. But the dream suddenly becomes a nightmare as the pair unearth a disturbing discovery, putting them at the centre of a murder inquiry and in the path of a dangerous killer determined to bury the truth for ever. ‘A CRACKING DEBUT. FORD’S EXPERIENCE AS AN ARCHAEOLOGIST SHINES THROUGH ON EVERY PAGE. FIRST CLASS’ MARI HANNAH