Cozy Mysteries to Read by the Fire
Hollywood HomicideView Catalog Entry
"Dayna Anderson doesn't set out to solve a murder. All the semi-famous, mega-broke actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. So after witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she pursues the fifteen grand reward. But Dayna soon finds herself doing a full-on investigation, wanting more than just money--she wants justice for the victim. She chases down leads at paparazzi hot spots, celeb homes, and movie premieres, loving every second of it--until someone tries to kill her"--Amazon.com.
Pies and PrejudiceView Catalog Entry
After discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae opens the Charmed Pie Shoppe, but her dream is short-lived when the fiancé of her nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor, is found murdered with Ella Mae's rolling pin. Original. 40,000 first printing.
To the Land of Long Lost FriendsView Catalog Entry
In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance but her inquiries will require an even more delicate touch than usual. Mma Ramotswe reconnects with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Previous feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate proposion. Mr. J.L.B.
A Red Herring Without MustardView Catalog Entry
In the third installment of this bestselling, award-winning, sister-poisoning, bicycle-riding, murder-investigating, and utterly captivating series, Flavia de Luce must draw upon Gypsy lore and her encyclopaedic knowledge of poisons to prevent a grave miscarriage of justice. “You frighten me,” the old Gypsy woman says. “Never have I seen my crystal ball so filled with darkness.” So begins eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce’s third adventure through the charming but deceptively dark byways of the village of Bishop’s Lacey.
Christmas Cupcake MurderView Catalog Entry
Christmas Cupcake Murder is dripping with sweet desserts and mystery! In Joanna Fluke's latest Hannah Swensen mystery novel, readers catch up with Hannah, who is busy trying to get everything done before the holidays. But when she is dealing with her sister Andrea, who wants to help out at Hannah's bakery, and her friends (bringing more drama to the holiday season), something unexpected happens: a man is found near death two doors down from The Cookie Jar — and he can't remember anything except how to restore antique furniture.
Mayhem at the Orient ExpressView Catalog Entry
When three very different women are forced by court order to attend a library-book discussion group, things do not go as plan. They are initially asked to read Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, which reminds them of their town's newest Chinese restaurant called Orient Express.
The Murder at the VicarageView Catalog Entry
Agatha Christie is known as Queen of Crime, and her Miss Marple series is the perfect introduction to the world of cozy mysteries. The Murder at the Vicarage is the first one, which introduces Miss Marple as an amateur sleuth living in the village of St. Mary Mead. A few hours after the local parson makes an offhand remark about how murdering Colonel Protheroe would do the world a favor, the same colonel is found dead. Miss Marple is on the case — but everywhere she turns, someone has a motive to kill this man.