Murder is an Art: A Mystery (Professor Sally Good Mysteries) by Bill Crider PDF

By Bill Crider

ISBN-10: 0312199279

ISBN-13: 9780312199272

Dr. Sally stable, head of the English and superb Arts department of the Hughes group university in Texas, has her fingers complete. On most sensible of facing the varied court cases from testy school individuals about the allocation of the department's finances, she should also behavior an inquiry into the hot misbehavior of the department's philandering paintings professor, Val Hurley, who stands accused of molesting a tender girl scholar. after which there's the criticism lodged opposed to the paintings department--and specifically Val--for exhibiting what a few humans see as a satanic painting.

When Val is located bludgeoned to demise in his workplace and the portray in query disappears, it's not lengthy sooner than the dept dissolves right into a kingdom of chaos and hysteria. Sally starts off to achieve that she can be in over her head while the scholar in query is located murdered almost immediately thereafter.

The police don't get very some distance with their research: Their merely tenuous suspect is the victim's husband, who has disappeared. while Sally makes a decision that her insider's wisdom of the dept offers her a special perception into the id of the assassin, her determination may well turn out deadly. With a bit sleuthing, Sally, aided by means of appealing fellow professor Jack Neville, uncovers much more than she bargained for.

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Download e-book for iPad: Malice at the Palace (The Royal Spyness Series Book 9) by Rhys Bowen

By Rhys Bowen

ISBN-10: 0425260380

ISBN-13: 9780425260388

ISBN-10: 0425260445

ISBN-13: 9780425260449

ISBN-10: 1472120841

ISBN-13: 9781472120847

ISBN-10: 151132905X

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Thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, girl Georgiana Rannoch turns into embroiled in royal wrongdoing within the 9th secret from the New York Times bestselling writer of Crowned and Dangerous.

Caught among her excessive beginning and empty handbag, Georgie is relieved to obtain a brand new project from the Queen. The King’s youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and the Queen desires Georgie to be her significant other: displaying her the simplest of London—and dispelling any rumors approximately George’s libertine history.

The prince is understood for his many affairs with girls in addition to men—including the nice songwriter Noel Coward. yet issues actually get advanced while one in every of his meant mistresses is murdered.

The Queen desires the full topic hushed. yet because the case unfolds—and Georgie's beau Darcy, as continually, turns up within the impossible of places—their research brings them precariously with reference to the prince himself.

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Download e-book for iPad: Death and Daisies: A Magic Garden Mystery by Amanda Flower

By Amanda Flower

ISBN-10: 1683317815

ISBN-13: 9781683317814

National bestselling writer Amanda Flower returns along with her moment floral Magic backyard secret, excellent for readers of Paige Shelton and Sheila Connolly.

Florist Fiona Knox left at the back of her gloomy lifestyles for a paranormal backyard in Scotland, yet a homicide on her shop’s establishing day spells doom.

Fiona Knox idea she used to be pulling her lifestyles again jointly whilst she inherited her godfather’s cottage in Duncreigan, Scotland—complete with a mystical walled backyard. however the erstwhile Tennessee flower store proprietor in a timely fashion stumbled on herself puddle boot-deep at risk while she stumbled on a useless physique one of the glimmering blossoms. One police research later (made a trifle much less disagreeable via the presence of good-looking leader Inspector Neil Craig), and Fiona’s lifestyles is getting again on a gradual, notwithstanding bewitched, song. Her sister Isla has simply moved in along with her, and the grand establishing of her new spellbound enterprise, the mountaineering Rose Flower store in Aberdeenshire, is forthcoming.

But darkish, ensorcelled clouds are amassing to douse Fiona’s newly sunny outlook. First, imperious parish minister Quaid MacCullen makes it undeniably transparent that he will be chuffed to ship Fiona again to Tennessee. Then, a terrible lightning hurricane, rife with extraordinarily omen, threatens to rip aside the aged cottage and sends Fi and Isla cowering below their beds. The typhoon passes, yet then, Fi is named clear of the mountaineering Rose’s starting soiree whilst Kipling, the tiny village’s weak-kneed volunteer police leader, reveals a useless physique at the seashore.

The physique proves tough to spot, yet Kipling is sure it’s that of the parish minister. Which makes Fiona, MacCullen’s new nemesis, a suspect. And what’s worse, Isla has appeared bewitched as of late…did she do anything unspeakable to guard her sister? the very last thing Fiona desired to do was once play detective back. yet now, the rosy destiny she’d expected goes to seed, and if she and Craig can’t transparent her identify, her idyllic existence will wilt away in Death and Daisies, nationwide bestselling writer Amanda Flower’s moment captivating Magic backyard secret.

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Read e-book online Murder Wears a Little Black Dress PDF

Every girl might kill for one . . .
Manhattan fashionista Kelly Quinn suggestion she’d left her upstate long island city a ways at the back of . . . until eventually the 7th road expat returns domestic to redesign her grandmother’s consignment store into an upscale boutique—and unwittingly units a development for homicide . . .
After her emerging profession as a long island purchaser is derailed, Kelly has combined emotions approximately moving again to fortunate Cove, inspite of her immense plans for the soon-to-be-renamed Curated by means of Kelly Resale Boutique. What’s left of her good fortune begins operating out whilst a shopper places on a black lace gown that triggers visions of somebody being murdered. as though the haunted “Murder costume” isn’t sufficient to kill company, the psychic’s doppelganger cousin has simply been came upon bludgeoned to loss of life.
was once Maxine LeMoyne the genuine objective or used to be it a case of fallacious homicide? With a few creepy pre-Halloween discount hunters strolling the evening and Kelly without notice anyone of curiosity, a moment homicide rocks the close-knit city. Now Kelly may be the person who finally ends up chatting with lifeless humans while she’s stalked by means of a killer made up our minds to take her out in excessive variety . . .

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Download e-book for iPad: A Motive for Murder (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book by Gallagher Gray

By Gallagher Gray

ISBN-10: 0804112487

ISBN-13: 9780804112482


They all look murderous, yet might be they’re simply hungry. part the corporate chain-smokes to maintain their weight down, and as tempers flare, you’d higher watch who you are saying, “Break a leg!” to.

Recently retired Wall road exec T.S. Hubbert and the fancy fashionista novice sleuth who’s his Auntie Lil have solved 3 murders while Auntie Lil turns into the latest member of the Metropolitan Ballet’s board of administrators. For weeks Auntie Lil has dragged T.S. to each dance functionality within the urban, and the season is set to top with The Nutcracker while the promising ballerina whose scholarship Lil’s been sponsoring has her plum function snatched away.
The board is swayed by way of the field workplace allure of a sixteen-year-old Hollywood heart-throb who desires to dance the function of the Nutcracker, and the boy’s supervisor father calls for Lil’s protégé get replaced lest the entire exposure visit her rather than his son. even though Auntie Lil’s is the single dissenting vote, it appears, she’s no longer the one one displeased with the board’s determination – the father’s physique is stumbled on swinging from the rope of the 1st Act curtain on the Nutcracker’s Gala Opening.

Auntie Lil’s fresh detective successes make her a traditional to run harm keep watch over for the board via investigating the homicide. In order to try a few suspects, Lil takes her first ballet category in all her sprightly eighty-four years, with her gentleman buddy, Herbert Wong. much less suited for flying leaps than to flying leaps of mind's eye, it’s not going she’ll sustain the teachings, yet Herbert is completely hooked.

in the meantime, T.S. is making strong use of his retirement via learning ballroom dancing to provoke his attractive female friend Lilah Cheswick, leaving Auntie Lil to do the heavy lifting in this one, whereas Theodore and Herbert hold sneaking off for dance lessons...and martinis. the complete team of geriatric tremendous sleuths has dance fever!

This witty and urbane novice detective group remembers the comfy attraction of Golden Age mysteries like these showcasing pass over Marple and her unique silver-haired colleague--Miss Silver, omit Seeton, Mrs. Pollifax, and Jessica Fletcher. Fans of those memorable girls sleuths, in addition to of modern day comfortable writers like Dorothy Cannell, Carolyn Hart, M.C. Beaton, Joanne Fluke, Jana DeLeon, and Alexander McCall Smith can be captivated!

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Download e-book for kindle: Croak, Monsieur!: Book 5, Stranded in Provence (The Stranded by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

By Susan Kiernan-Lewis

ISBN-10: 1718817568

ISBN-13: 9781718817562

For a few humans no longer even the apocalypse can damage a pleasant day at the water.

A spring boat trip without motor, no GPS and no radio.
What might be able to cross wrong?

When Jules is going to Marseille to run an errand for the twins, she meets an unique new pal who deals her a daytrip on a French yacht to scrub away the gloom of the post-apocalyptic wintry weather Jules has simply continued.

The journey delivers every little thing Jules has been yearning for the final six months…sunshine, rosé wine, fascinating corporation, bracing sea air…and murder.

What begins out as a excitement cruise fast becomes the sail of the damned as, trapped on a ship with a killer, Jules scrambles to determine who to not flip her again on.

This booklet has no photograph violence, powerful language or sexual depictions.

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New PDF release: Die Me a River (Welcome Back to Scumble River)

By Denise Swanson

ISBN-10: 1492648353

ISBN-13: 9781492648352

ISBN-10: 1538518430

ISBN-13: 9781538518434

The chips are down in Scumble River

School psychologist Skye Denison-Boyd had was hoping that her maternity depart will be not less than a bit stress-free, but if she and her husband, Wally, meet with the priest to debate their child twins' christening, an explosion on the close by bowling alley rocks the rectory. And even supposing the enterprise was once closed on the time of the blast, there is a physique inside.

As police leader, Wally is unavoidably drawn into the research, which turns out to point that foul play is afoot back in Scumble River, and Skye can not help yet do a bit her personal sleuthing. however the clues come quick and livid, starting from a strange new stranger on the town to animosity towards the playing machines that had lately been put in on the bowling alley, and Skye reveals herself puzzling over if this would be the puzzle that stumps her for good.

New York Times bestselling writer Denise Swanson has penned one other hit for comfortable fanatics with Die Me a River, the newest installment in her cherished Welcome again to Scumble River secret series.

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Download e-book for kindle: Herring on the Nile: Ethelred and Elsie #4 (Ethelred & by L. C. Tyler

By L. C. Tyler

ISBN-10: 1937384020

ISBN-13: 9781937384029

Ethelred Tressider’s profession isn't, let’s face it, what one may well name glittering. in reality, it’s slightly what one may perhaps name able to paying the gasoline invoice. To be sincere, this isn't quite excellent: Ethelred misplaced any genuine curiosity in writing secret novels a long time in the past, and his viewers hasn't ever been really eager about analyzing them. In a determined attempt to restore his mind's eye, Ethelred books a cruise down the Nile—cradle of civilization etc. good, it labored for Agatha Christie. it's not, notwithstanding, operating rather well for Ethelred. No has he settled into his country room—followed by means of his literary agent, the luxurious Elsie—than lifeless our bodies commence littering the premises. There are any variety of suspects, yet for plenty of of the boat’s beginner sleuths it turns into more and more obvious that the dastardly assassin is none except the sweating Ethelred.

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Download e-book for kindle: In Cold Chocolate: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James

By Dorothy St. James

ISBN-10: 1683317432

ISBN-13: 9781683317432

In Dorothy St. James’s 3rd delectable Southern Chocolate store secret, a brand new batch of chocolate and issues of the center reason a string of mess ups for the Chocolate Box’s new proprietor, Charity Penn.

The classic seashore city of Camellia seashore, South Carolina sounds like the best position for love with its quiet seashore and its decadent chocolate store that serves the world’s richest darkish goodies. The Chocolate Box’s proprietor, Charity Penn, falls even extra below the island’s moonlit spell as she joins Althea Bays and the remainder of the turtle watch staff to witness a brand new iteration of child sea turtles hatch and make their means into the extensive ocean.

Before the infants arrive, gunshots ring out within the evening. Cassidy Jones, the neighborhood Casanova, is located useless within the sand together with his lover Jody Dalton—the comparable lady who has vowed to spoil the Chocolate Box—holding the gun. It’s an noticeable crime of ardour, or so each person believes. but if Jody’s younger son pleads with Penn to deliver his mom again to him, she can’t say no. She dives headfirst right into a chocolate swirl of fact and lies, and needs to choose via an collection of most probably (and occasionally unsavory) suspects prior to it’s too overdue for Penn and for these she loves in Dorothy St. James’s 3rd wealthy installment of the Southern Chocolate store mysteries, In chilly Chocolate.

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Read e-book online The Spring Cleaning Murders: An Ellie Haskell Mystery PDF

By Dorothy Cannell

Dust mops are lethal during this “irresistible” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) and “wickedly witty” (Chicago Sun-Times) comfortable secret that includes the loved Ellie Haskell—the signature heroine of Agatha Award nominee Dorothy Cannell.
while the ever-scrupulous and ever-caustic Mrs. Roxie Malloy leaves her hire in tears, Ellie Haskell—busy mom of twins—is pressured to discover one other cleansing individual. As she searches for somebody who can at the least aspire to taking Mrs. Malloy’s position, Ellie turns the family topsy-turvy, conquer with spring-cleaning fever. but if contributors of the Chitterton Fells Charwomen’s organization (C.F.C.W.A.) begin biting the dirt, Ellie swaps scrubbing for sleuthing to determine what darkish secrets and techniques were swept below the rug.
With assistance from her husband, Ben, her feckless cousin Freddy, and an collection of do-it-yourself cleansing suggestions, Ellie joins the C.F.C.W.A.’s roster and embarks on a short stint as a mercenary maid—just lengthy adequate to snoop via her friends’ issues and discover which one has greater than airborne dirt and dust bunnies and soiled dishes to hide.
Praise for The Spring cleansing Murders
“Irresistible . . . choose up [The Spring cleansing Murders] and allow the dirt bunnies lie the place they fall.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Wickedly witty . . . outrageous plotting.”Chicago Sun-Times

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