Shaken by the Boldanos' crisis, she took a minute to center herself before starting the engine. An image of an odd-looking animal, half zebra, half donkey, popped up on her phone screen, followed by a message from Shane: Found a donkey ...
Author: Maria DiRico
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
Astoria, Queens, is decorated within an inch of its life for the Christmas season, and Mia Carina is juggling her job at the Belle View catering hall with a case of murder . . . Mia’s busy with a full schedule of events at the family business—among them an over-the-top Nativity-themed first birthday party and a Sweet Sixteen for a teen drama queen. But her personal life is even more challenging. Her estranged mother has returned—and her lifelong friend Jamie has discovered a shocking secret about his past. He’s so angry that he starts hanging out with Lorenzo, who claims to be his long-lost brother—even after it becomes clear that Lorenzo’s story is as fake as a plastic Christmas tree. Then a body turns up among the elves in a Santa’s-workshop lawn display, and amateur sleuth Mia has a buffet of suspects to choose from. Amid the holiday celebrations, she intends to find out who’s the guilty party . . . Italian recipes included!
Currently, Johnny Mathis was singing one of my favorites, “It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” After touring five neighborhoods, Tigger and I had finally made it back to our own. “The rest of his decorations are pretty, too, ...
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
Publisher: Beyond The Page
A heartwarming collection of holiday mysteries full of merriment . . . and murder! Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber The Agatha Award–winning author of Sifting Through Clues returns to the Cookbook Nook, where Jenna Hart is busy decking the halls and ducking a killer . . . The holidays are Jenna Hart’s favorite time of year, but just as she’s decorating the Cookbook Nook for all the festive events, her imperious older sister makes a surprise visit, anxious that her husband’s been more naughty than nice. To make matters worse, her father’s good friend Jake shows up on her doorstep with a frantic report that his friend has been murdered—trussed with Christmas lights and impaled with a tree star . . . Breaking the Mould by Victoria Hamilton In this Christmas-themed Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Cast Iron Alibi, when the town’s resident Scrooge is found dead, Jaymie says Bah humbug! to murder . . . Now that Thanksgiving’s behind her, vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton Müller is excitedly making plans for the upcoming Dickens Days festival—the town’s month-long celebration leading up to Christmas. With a hot cider booth on the village green to warm the hearts and bodies of the townsfolk and a diorama featuring a scene from A Christmas Carol, things are shaping up for a festive season—until the town’s local Scrooge is found murdered, a vintage pudding mould covering his cracked skull . . . The Twelve Dice of Christmas by Gail Oust Welcome to Serenity Cove, a peaceful Southern community where the residents like to play dice, play golf and, when foul play moves in, play detective . . . With Christmas fast approaching, Kate McCall and her dice-playing friends get into the holiday spirit by agreeing to help the elderly Eula Mae Snow decorate her home, even when it means sorting through a veritable blizzard of the older woman’s knickknacks. Intent on doing a good deed and digging up a bright collection of seasonal decorations, Kate is stopped dead in her tracks when instead she discovers the skeleton of a man showing clear signs of foul play . . . Includes scrumptious holiday recipes!
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And just like that, I get the one thing for Christmas I did not ask for--a number one spot on the suspect list. I have a feeling this is going to be one Christmas I'd rather forget.
Author: Bellamy Bloom
It's the most wonderful time of year--for murder. THREE COZY MYSTERIES! Grab this cozy mystery and snuggle up to Christmas with a side of homicide! Read this one today! Books Included: Gingerbread and Deadly Dread (Murder in the Mix 4), A Candy Cane Cat-astrophe (Meow for Murder 5), Santa Claws Calamity (Country Cottage Mysteries 3) Each book can be read individually so dive on in! Gingerbread and Deadly Dread (Murder in the Mix 4) My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owners impending doom. And that horrible scenario happens to be playing out at the moment where I see a beautiful long departed pooch hovering around a questionably two-timing Santa and all his naughty-hottie elves. Quite frankly, it's a terrifying sight considering the fact the fantastic phantasm is an ominous harbinger for its previous owner. So when I find my sister's boyfriend face down in the snow with a handful of my tasty gingerbread treats I'm not only sorry for him, but I'm very sorry that I had a blowout with him in front of the entire town of Honey Hollow. And just like that, I get the one thing for Christmas I did not ask for--a number one spot on the suspect list. I have a feeling this is going to be one Christmas I'd rather forget. The snow is falling, the sugar cookies are baking and mistletoe abounds. The holidays have hit Honey Hollow. And it's beginning to look a lot like murder. A Candy Cane Cat-astrophe (Meow for Murder 5) It's Christmastime in Starry Falls, the annual tree lighting ceremony is underway and the entire town has gathered on Main Street to witness the illuminated spectacle. But when I spot a body tangled in lights, the night takes an unexpected homicidal turn. Not only did my visions let me down in that department, but I didn't see two wise guys coming our way either. Things with the mob are starting to get a little too close for comfort, and a part of me wonders if I'll be able to stick around in this cute little town to see the new year. The snow is falling, the Italian cookies are baking, and it's beginning to look a lot like murder.Living in Starry Falls is proving to be deadly. Santa Claws Calamity (Country Cottage Mysteries 3) It's Christmas in Cider Cove and it's time for the annual house decorating competition. But on the night set to determine the winner, the residents of Candy Cane Lane get more than they bargained for. They don't just get an award--they get murder. *A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery boxed set by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime USA TODAY bestseller Bellamy Bloom*
If true, Hariri's murder led to the wider conflict he had tried so hard to avoid. It's a 180-degree opposite of what the act was designed to do. With Hariri's murder starting to look a lot like a rogue drone missile circling around and ...
Author: Robert Baer
Publisher: Hachette UK
What is the definition of assassination? Robert Baer's boss at the CIA once told him, 'It's a bullet with a man's name on it.' Sometimes assassination is the senseless act of a psychotic, a bloodletting without social value. Other times, it can be the sanest and most humane way to change the course of conflict: one bullet, one death, case closed. Assassination has been dramatised by literature and politicised by infamous murders throughout history, and for Robert Baer, one of the most accomplished agents ever to work for the CIA, it's a source of endless fascination. Over several decades, Baer served as an operative, from Iraq to India and beyond. In THE PERFECT KILL, he takes us on a wildly entertaining narrative adventure through a history of political murder, interweaving his first-hand experience and his decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt for the greatest assassin of the modern age. A true maverick with an undeniably captivating personal story, Baer pulls back the curtain to give a glimpse of the underbelly of world politics, and the quiet murderers who operate on the fringe of our society.
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Dave shook his head. ... She was starting to think the Irish were a bit simple with their names, but it was no time for humor. ... And unless they found the culprit soon, it was beginning to look a lot like a blue Christmas.
Author: Carlene O'Connor
Publisher: Kensington Books
'Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be downright deadly . . . CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER by CARLENE O’CONNOR Siobhán O’Sullivan’s hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead of hunting down holiday gifts, she’s pursuing a heartless killer. Seems the dead Santa was no angel either, stealing neighborhood dogs to guide his sleigh. But was it his holiday antics—or worse—that led to his death by chocolate? CHRISTMAS COCOA AND A CORPSE by MADDIE DAY When local businessman Jed Greenberg is found dead with a Chocolate lab whimpering over his body, the police start sniffing around Robbie Jordan’s country restaurant for answers. Was it something in Robbie’s hot cocoa that killed Jed, or was it Cocoa the dog? As the suspects pile as high as her holiday tree, Robbie attempts to get to the bottom of the sickly-sweet murder . . . DEATH BY HOT COCOA by Alex Erickson A Christmas-themed escape game seems like the perfect pre-holiday treat for bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock and her best friend. But when the host is found dead in a pool of hot cocoa, it’s up to Krissy and her team to catch the killer—or escape before getting killed. There’s nothing like a hot cup of murder to warm up the holiday season!
***This collection contains three novella in the Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. seriesA Sight for Psychic Eyes PrequelWhen nine-year-old Eric Danson goes missing in the middle of the night, Piper is reminded of her first case ever, when she was ...
Author: Kelly Hashway
***This collection contains three novella in the Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. seriesA Sight for Psychic Eyes PrequelWhen nine-year-old Eric Danson goes missing in the middle of the night, Piper is reminded of her first case ever, when she was only twelve years old and her ability to read objects first surfaced. Now, she's hoping to use that ability to bring the boy home unharmed. You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover #3.5Psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell has never met a crime scene she couldn't read, but when a murder takes place in the bookstore next to her office, she can't get a good sense of the killer or motivation for the crime. With the help of well-known thriller author Madison Kramer, who looks so much like the victim it's unnerving, Piper will have to assess the few clues there actually are to track down the killer and save the life of an innocent soul that walks on four legs. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder #5.5All psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell wants is a quiet weekend alone where she can avoid the holiday craziness as well as any cases. But when the ski resort's Santa Claus goes missing, Piper is enlisted to help find him. The problem is Piper can't help thinking this missing person's case is really a murder. And she's convinced the murderer is staying in the same ski resort.
“We'll add some lighting, and Tony wants to have a green screen so he can make it look like all different places.” As CeeCee talked, I looked around the yard. I loved the outdoor patio area, with its arrangement of chairs and string of ...
Author: Betty Hechtman
The national bestselling author of Knot Guilty is back, as Molly Pink and the Tarzana Hookers get a dangerous lesson on crafty criminals... Knitting and crocheting books are selling like crazy at the bookstore where Molly works, so to keep the customers coming, she sets up a series of classes where the Tarzana Hookers can pass on their skills to others: a Yarn University. The only problem is the teacher of the most popular seminar—Sheila—is getting a massive case of stage fright about being in front of a crowd. To ease Sheila’s nerves, the Hookers plan a practice class at crocheter CeeCee’s mansion. But before the lesson begins, Molly and the gang stumble upon a dead body in the apartment above CeeCee’s garage. Now, Molly must unravel the clues to find a killer quickly—or school might be out forever... Delicious recipes & crochet patterns included!
In 1999 , he was convicted of killing a neighbor . ... Frosty the Snowman It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the animated Yuletide perennial about the warmhearted snowman airs , followed by Frosty Returns .
Man, things always get crazy around the holidays, and this one's starting off wild. You're too young to remember, but it's beginning to look like the eighties around here.” Homicide cops had a tradition of betting on the number of ...
Author: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
Lola Dakota had to call in the police several times to restrain her abusive husband, but he always returned, so when they got wind of his plan to hire a hitman to kill her she agrees to play her part in the sting which would see both men arrested. It proves to be a great success, but several hours later and when her husband is under lock and key, Lola is truly dead -and by someone's hand. The police team on the original sting are in disarray, so Alex Cooper and Mike Chapman are swiftly in place to take over. Looking beyond her husband into her professional life, they discover a university department riddled with jealousies, extra-marital affairs, swindled funds and the unexplained disappearance of a student known to be a drug user. The one thing which seems to link all the players with all the misdemeanours is the university's research site on an island off Manhattan where they were investigating the remains of the Victorian isolation hospitals and lunatic asylums and the morgue - the deadhouse. But why Lola's murder is connected to the place is not so easy to prove, nor the identity of her killer.
I have a bitch of a time finding someone to be Heather because . . . it's murder . ... It is difficult amassing a file on someone like Mia. ... It seems to me in 180 Becky is beginning to look an awful lot like Betsy. It's bad enough ...
Author: Frank Miller
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
Collects Daredevil #173-184. Daredevil got a new lease on life in a landmark 1979-1983 run by writer-penciler Frank Miller and inker-penciler Klaus Janson, whose daring reinvention of the character quickly made Miller one of the biggest and most influential stars in the comic-book industry. Miller puts his own stamp on established cast member such as reporter Ben Urich, femme fatale Black Widow, mad assassin Bullseye, the saw-fisted Gladiator, and monstrous crime boss Kingpin. Miller also introduced Daredevil's mysterious mentor Stick, deadly ninja foes the Hand, and Matt's long-lost love Elektra, a beautiful assassin who would become one of Marvel's most memorable characters.
There's a lot of blood on it, more than I think could come from the gash across the horse's chest.” Mac agreed, but he held his tongue. What had seemed like a horrific accident six hours ago was slowly beginning to look like murder, ...
Author: Jan Hambright
Emma Clareborn banked everything she had on saving her family farm. But after one accident too many—to her and to her award-winning colt—it was time to hire a bodyguard. But the minute she saw Mac Titus, she knew he could do more damage to her heart than some faceless strangers could do to her home. Mac Titus knew coming to Firehill Farm was a mistake. It only resurrected the ghosts from his past—and forced some gun-toting criminals out into the open. Still, Mac had a job to do, one that required focus and determination if he was going to keep Emma safe. Too bad his greatest distraction came from the woman he'd been hired to protect….
Dinah goes for the arty look, lots of layers and scarves and dangling earrings. ... width of the lot. A tall pepper tree shaded the front yard with its lacy leaves. ... Beyond the low fence, it was beginning to look like a street fair.
Author: Betty Hechtman
Molly Pink is about to discover the joys of crochet. It’s a relaxing escape from her hectic life as a bookstore event manager . . . and from the stress of being Tarzana, California’s latest murder suspect. For Molly, the weekly crochet group at Shedd & Royal Books and More was just another event to manage. Then she stumbled across the body of group leader Ellen Sheridan. Her complicated past with Ellen has made her a prime suspect, and after being cuffed and questioned, she could use a little diversion. Never mind that she doesn’t know how to crochet. Granny squares don’t look that hard to make. But while Molly’s fending off a detective with a grudge and navigating crochet group politics, the real killer is at large. And it’s up to Molly to catch the culprit—before she winds up in a tight knot. Delicious recipe and crochet pattern included! “A gentle and charming novel. . . . Its quirky and likable characters are appealing and real.”—Earlene Fowler, author of Tumbling Blocks
From the Iconic #1 Bestselling Writer of Channel 4's MURDER ISLAND Ian Rankin. 42. 'This is beginning to look a lot like harassment,' Kelvin Brodie said as he sat down with his client in the interview room. Sutherland and Clarke sat ...
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette UK
THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE ICONIC IAN RANKIN THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS - CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS - CRIME & THRILLER OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST 'GENIUS' LEE CHILD 'STUNNING' JILLY COOPER 'GRIPPING' KATE MOSSE 'A MUST-READ' TANA FRENCH 'UTTERLY ENGROSSING' DAILY MAIL * * * * * Private investigator Stuart Bloom was missing, presumed dead. Until now. His body is discovered in an abandoned car - in an area that had already been searched... Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke combs through the mistakes of the original investigation. After a decade without answers, it's time for the truth. But it seems everyone involved with the case is hiding something. None more so than Siobhan's own mentor: former detective John Rebus. The only man who knows where the trail may lead - and that it could be the end of him. EVERYONE HAS SECRETS NOBODY IS INNOCENT IN A HOUSE OF LIES * * * * * 'Loved In A House Of Lies. Ian Rankin is a genius' LEE CHILD 'Rankin's latest and greatest. It is stunning. I didn't sleep for three nights reading it.' JILLY COOPER 'Absolutely wonderful. Clever, gripping, a fabulous read.' KATE MOSSE 'Rebus is one of British crime writing's greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse ... Beautifully told, superbly constructed and utterly engrossing.' DAILY MAIL 'Grips from the first sentence. No one in Britain writes better crime novels today.' EVENING STANDARD 'A must-read' TANA FRENCH 'Rankin has always been at the top of his game, and this latest is no exception.' LINWOOD BARCLAY 'A first-rate crime novel: tense, twisty and often very funny. A real joy.' ELLY GRIFFITHS 'Definitely not to be missed. No reader will go away disappointed.' PETER ROBINSON 'Thrillingly told, with the best cast in contemporary crime, Rankin is one of the most significant social commentators of our time. Just read the book. It says it better than I can.' DENISE MINA 'Masterful storytelling' SUNDAY MIRROR 'In a House of Lies is at least as good as any of the previous novels.' THE SCOTSMAN 'A page-turning pleasure.' GRAZIA 'Rankin's plotting is as sure-footed as ever.' FT, Books of the Year 'Intriguing and clever' LIZ NUGENT 'Complex, twisty, funny, intelligent. And lots of heart. Superb.' WILL DEAN 'The king of crime fiction.' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'One of the great Rebus novels - as gripping as it is intoxicating.' METRO
After a gruesome murder takes place, Wine also finds his case mixed up with a Californiastyle religious cult. ... in the traditional hard-boiled p.i.'s descriptive turns of phrase (“the sky was beginning to look like steamed piss").
Author: B. Murphy
Category: Literary Criticism
Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Katy Cross, along with the other fine folks in Skeeterville, celebrate Santa Shopping Days dressed from head to toe in their finest Kris Kringle attire.Merry soon turns to scary, however, when ...
Author: K. C. Hart
Publisher: Author Kc Hart
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Katy Cross, along with the other fine folks in Skeeterville, celebrate Santa Shopping Days dressed from head to toe in their finest Kris Kringle attire.Merry soon turns to scary, however, when a Santa is found dead on the floor at Sweet-Ums Bakery. Katy would love to stay away from the festive foul play, but when an obvious frame-up causes the wrong man to be arrested, she quickly gets pulled into the middle of the Christmas calamity.Katy has her very own nightmare before Christmas when her husband John goes from being the lead witness to the lead suspect. Can Katy find the real killer in time, or will she be having a blue Christmas without him?This humorous holiday cozy mystery contains no graphic gore, foul language, or sexual content. It is a great book for those readers who enjoy southern charm and a Christian world view.
Target (the entire company changed its name to Target in co 2000), has created a new Christmas character using the blueprint for the ... See Jay E. Rosen, "TVs Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," New ^ York Times, December 1, 1991; ...
Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publisher: Harvard University Press
It wouldn't be Christmas without the "things." How they came to mean so much, and to play such a prominent role in America's central holiday, is the tale told in this delightful and edifying book. In a style characteristically engaging and erudite, Karal Ann Marling, one of our most trenchant observers of American culture, describes the outsize spectacle that Christmas has become.