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  Cover Art: Clobbered By Camembert Aames, Avery
Clobbered By Camembert
Cheese store owner Charlotte Bessette is setting up for the town's Winter Wonderland fair. When an old friend is found dead in the cottage of Charlotte's assistant Rebecca, suspicion falls on Rebecca's boyfriend, a honeybee farmer. While the town buzzes with gossip, can Charlotte catch the culprit without getting stung herself?
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Written in Stone Adams, Ellery
Written in Stone
When Muni Cooper warns Olivia Limoges that death is coming, neither of them realize that it is the older woman herself who will soon be found dead.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Tale of Oat Cake Crag : the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Albert, Susan Wittig
The Tale of Oat Cake Crag : the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter has returned to visit her farm and get a little peace and quiet in Britain's Land between the Lakes. World War is looming, and newfangled aeroplanes are making so much noise it's hard to think. When the developer of the plane is found injured, Beatrix, with the help of her animal friends, must find the culprit, while helping her friend and managing her own affairs.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Curse of the PTA Alden, Laura
Curse of the PTA
As the new PTA president, Beth Kennedy wants to make a difference in the lives of the students and faculty at Tarver Elementary. But with a killer on the loose, staying alive is the first order of business...
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Antiques Bizarre : A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery Allan, Barbara.
Antiques Bizarre : A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery
Spring has sprung a major leak in Serenity, as the Mississippi River drops in for an extended stay. With homes and businesses flooded, how better to help the town recover than by staging a church bazaar? Brandy Borne overhears her Mother wheedle a reclusive Russian heiress into donating the last Faberge egg ever created! When the winning bidder turns up mortally scrambled, Brandy and Mother cook up a plan to crack the case of this killer. . .who is one seriously bad egg!
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chihuahua of the Baskervilles Allbritten, Esri
Chihuahua of the Baskervilles
When the owner of a small-dog clothing catalog reports sightings of a canine ghost who some believe to be a former retail mascot, the eccentric staff of a low-budget paranormal periodical visit Colorado's Manitou Springs to investigate.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Spoonful of Murder Archer, Connie
A Spoonful of Murder
Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful, in Snowflake, Vermont. When an icy blonde tourist is found frozen to death behind the soup shop and her soup chef, Sage DuBois, is led out of the kitchen by the police, Lucky decides that the only way to save her employee and her business is to find out herself who iced the tourist--and landed her chef in the soup.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Aunt Dimity Detective Atherton, Nancy
Aunt Dimity Detective
American-born Lori returns to her home in the Cotswolds after a visit to the States. Her mother's friend Dimity, who offers Lori advice from beyond in the form of ghost writing in a blue leather journal, helps her solve the murder of the obnoxious Prunella, who was mean to everyone she met.
2001
Adult Mystery Book ATHERTON
  Cover Art: Only the Cat Knows Babson, Marian
Only the Cat Knows
Vanessa was rushed to hospital, having been found unconscious at the foot of the stairs. Now she's home...or is she? Her devoted twin brother is impersonating her to try to find out what happened. But if he can't convince Vanessa's cat, his whole ruse will fall apart.
2007
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Murder Is Binding Barrett, Lorna
Murder Is Binding
When she moved to Stoneham, city slicker Tricia Miles met nothing but friendly faces. Opening her mystery bookstore, she met friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Someone wanted the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased-and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to hunt down someone who isn't killing by the book.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Quickstep to Murder : a Ballroom Dance Mystery Barrick, Ella
Quickstep to Murder : a Ballroom Dance Mystery
After her business partner and ex-fiance is found murdered in their dance studio, Stacy Graysin finds her world spinning wildly out of control when she is named the chief suspect in the investigation.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Crafty Killing Bartlett, L. L.
A Crafty Killing
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.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Death of a Village: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Beaton, M. C.
Death of a Village: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
Trouble is afoot in a Scottish fishing village as Constable Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church full, and the air permeated with fear. With the help of a journalist, Macbeth begins to ferret out the truth.
2003
Adult Mystery Book BEATON
  Cover Art: Illegally Iced : a Donut Shop Mystery Beck, Jessica
Illegally Iced : a Donut Shop Mystery
Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart knows how to treat her customers. But sometimes life can get a bit sticky. When a spat she has with a local blacksmith--one that could have been solved with a handshake and a mixed dozen--ends with his murder, Suzanne must solve the case and save her business. Can she have her cake-donut and eat it too?
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 50% Off Murder Belle, Josie
50% Of Murder
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. When Maggie goes to visit the librarian, Claire, at the library, she finds the body of a very dead man; someone from Claire's past. As the sheriff zeroes in on Claire, it's up to Maggie and the rest of the Good Buy Girls to use their bargain-hunting skills to hunt a killer.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fatal Fixer-upper Bentley, Jennie
Fatal Fixer-upper
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 missing professor, she wonders if she can finish the house—without getting finished off in the process.
2008
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Larceny and Lace Blair, Annette.
Larceny and Lace
With all the stress of opening her new vintage clothing store (housed in the renovated old town morgue), Madeira Cutler feels like a bag of bones--until she discovers the real deal, unearthed by a snooping intruder, in one of the old body drawers. Somehow Maddie will have to juggle dressing the store, party planning, and crime solving all at once, with the able assistance of resident ghost, Dante Underhill.
2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dire Threads Bolin, Janet
Dire Threads
When Mike Krawbach, the town's corrupt commissioner, who keeps denying her renovation plans, is found dead in her yard, Willow Vanderling, Threadville's newest resident, becomes the prime suspect and works to clear her name.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hearse and Buggy Bradford, Laura
Hearse and Buggy
Claire Weatherly never intended her visit to Amish country's Heavenly, Pennsylvania, to be anything other than that--a visit. But when she begins to feel the healing power of the town's simple life, she decides to stay and open an Amish specialty shop of her own. When the former owner of the store is murdered, Claire can't help but get involved.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Double Booked for Death Brandon, Ali
Double Booked for Death
As the new owner 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 as well. Darla's first store event is a real coup, the hottest bestselling author of the moment is holding a signing there. But when the author meets an untimely end during the event, it's ruled an accident, until Hamlet digs up a clue that seems to indicate otherwise.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
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AUTHORS
• Albert, Susan Wittig
China Bayles
• Anderson, Sheryl J.
Molly Forester
• Andrews, Donna
Meg Lanslow
• Atherton, Nancy
Aunt Dimity
• Babson, Marian
• Barron, Stephanie
Jane Austen
• Beaton, M.C.
Hamish MacBeth
• Beaton, M.C.
Agatha Raisin
• Berenson, Laurien
Melanie Travis
• Bowen, Rhys
Evan Evans
• Bowen , Rhys
Molly Murphy
• Braun, Lilian Jackson
Cat Who Mysteries
• Brightwell, Emily
Mrs. Jeffries
• Brown, Rita Mae
Mary Minor (Harry ) Haristeen; Mrs. Murphy
• Cannell, Dorothy
Ellie Haskell
• Carl, Joanna
Lee McKinney
• Christie, Agatha
• Cohen, Nancy
Marla Shore
• Colley, Barbara
Charlotte LaRue
• Conant, Susan
Holly Winter
• Coyle, Cleo
Clare Cosi
• Daheim, Mary
Judith McMonigle Flynn
• Davidson, Diane Mott
Goldy Schulz
• Douglas, Carole Nelson
Midnight Louie / Temple Barr
• Dunn, Carola
Daisy Dalrymple
• Ferris, Monica
Betsy Devonshire
• Fluke, Joanne
Hannah Swenson
• Fowler, Earlene
Benni Harper
• Francis, Dick
• Graves, Sarah
Jacobia Tiptree
• Hart, Carolyn G.
Annie Laurance Darling
• Lind, Hailey
Annie Kincaid
• MacPherson, Rett
Torie O'Shea
• O'Marie, Carol Anne
Sister Mary Helen
• Peters, Elizabeth
Amelia Peabody
• Pickens, Cathy
Avery Andrews
• Richards, Emilie
Aggie Sloan-Wilcox
• Richards, Linda L.
Madeline Carter
• Ripley, Ann
Gardening Mysteries
• Roberts, Gillian
Amanda Pepper
• Sefton, Maggie
Kelly Flynn
• Sprinkle, Patricia Houck
MacLaren Yarbrough
• Strohmeyer, Sarah
Bubbles Yablonsky
• Swanson, Denise
Skye Denison
• Truman, Margaret
Capital Crimes
• Winspear, Jacqueline
Maisie Dobbs