Popular And Recommended Cozy Mystery Series Killer Detector

What's suspenseful, but not too scary?

Popular And Recommended Cozy Mystery Series  Killer Detector

What's suspenseful, but not too scary? Mysterious, but not exactly murder-filled? Perfect to read on vacation without freaking yourself out -- even if you're staying at a cabin in the woods? The answer: a good cozy mystery, of course! Half asleep with boredom, Millie perks up to a news report that her local jeweler has been murdered in what appears to be a botched robbery. In her bumbling way as she insists to Detective Marx that you catch more lies with honey, she digs deep to try to put the killer to justice and finds that there are more suspects with motives than she could imagine. As the plot thickens, and Millie crosses lines, she starts to wonder if she's in danger. When it comes down to the wire, will Millie escape a desperate situation, and will she decide maybe sleuthing isn't as important as being with her small family of felines?

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection From Sleuths to Superheroes 2 volumes

Murder, She Wrote] is the 1940s second-bill theatrical mysteries . . . dialogue was direct, characters little more ... As the series progressed, a rumor circulated that Jessica Fletcher had been modeled on popular cozy mystery author ...

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection  From Sleuths to Superheroes  2 volumes

This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery

... Murder Mysteries & Writing the Modern Whodunit Andrea J. Johnson. › What is at stake if the sleuth fails? Livelihood? Limb? Life? › What are her goals for this book, and what are her long-term goals for the overall series arc?

How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery

Crafting a killer cozy can be perilous. Fans of the genre expect authors to forego explicit gore and violence while at the same time creating a mind-boggling murder mystery with pulse-pounding tension and a twisty plot. But how is writer supposed to satisfy such disparate demands? How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery tackles this exact problem by providing an actionable roadmap for starting (and completing!) a manuscript that will leave readers dying for more. Packed worksheets and questionnaires designed to streamline the writing process, this comprehensive step-by-step guide will help you create compelling characters, vivid settings, and clever storylines. Whether you’re a new writer or just new to the genre, you will walk away from How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery with a checklist for everything you’ll need to start your first draft, and you will also learn… · The history behind the modern cozy and why they’re so popular with today’s audiences · The 13 key reader expectations for the genre · The 10 essential rules every cozy must follow to create a fair play puzzle · The difference between cozies, thrillers, capers, detective stories, and police procedurals · The difference between a premise and a hook—and how to kick-butt writing both · The essential beats for the four-act plot structure · How to effectively hide clues and create plot twists And as a special bonus, How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery contains an extensive *GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS* as well as modern and classic examples of commonly used mystery solutions and misdirects.

Port Danby Cozy Mystery Series

Although I'd bet any amount of money that when she gets home she'll make chili and cornbread just to show him he ... "Ivan Perez, the old guy who combs the beach every week with his metal detector was running the device close to shore.

Port Danby Cozy Mystery Series

This volume contains books 4- 6 in London Lovett's Port Danby Cozy Mystery series. Join Lacey 'Pink' Pinkerton and the cast of colorful, lovable Port Danby characters—including the endearing and handsome Detective James Briggs—for three intriguing murder mysteries. -Roses and Revenge (Book 4) When the Georgio's Perfume crew, including her ex-fiancé Jacob, show up in Port Danby for a photoshoot, Lacey is taken by surprise. But their unexpected arrival is nothing compared to the shock of what happens next. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Lacey 'Pink' Pinkerton finds herself caught up in another unexpected murder mystery. -Tulips and Trouble (Book 5) Lacey Pinkerton is busy getting ready for spring at Pink's Flowers and at the same time Port Danby is bustling with activity as it prepares for its annual flea market in the town square. In the midst of it all, a talented group of artists has shown up with their easels to paint pictures of the Pickford Lighthouse. When one of the artists turns up missing and then dead, Lacey works alongside of her favorite detective, James Briggs, to solve the murder. What she doesn't expect is to end up on the murderer's short list of enemies. -Dahlias and Death (Book 6) Lacey Pinkerton and the town of Port Danby are preparing for the annual Fourth of July celebration at Pickford Marina. Lacey's parents are coming to stay for the week. Lacey and her friends at the Port Danby Garden Club are excited to set up a fundraising booth at the festivities. But the patriotic celebration is cut short when one of the club members is found dead. While her trusted and handsome partner Detective Briggs is dealing with a personal issue, the unexpected return of his ex-wife, Lacey works hard to tamp down the disappointment and find the killer. More in the series: Book 7: Peonies and Poison Book 8: Hyacinths and Homicide Book 9: Crocuses and Crime Book 10: Sunflowers and Sabotage Book 11: Lavender and Lies Book 12: TBA

Reading the Cozy Mystery

For example, used as a technical description of standardized character types—the hard-drinking police officer or the serial killer—stereotypes through constant repetitive use become a form a short-hand during the construction of the ...

Reading the Cozy Mystery

With their intimate settings, subdued action and likeable characters, cozy mysteries are rarely seen as anything more than light entertainment. The cozy, a subgenre of crime fiction, has been historically misunderstood and often overlooked as the subject of serious study. This anthology brings together a groundbreaking collection of essays that examine the cozy mystery from a range of critical viewpoints. The authors engage with the standard classification of a cozy, the characters who appear in its pages, the environment where the crime occurs and how these elements reveal the cozy story's complexity in surprising ways. Essays analyze cozy mysteries to argue that Agatha Christie is actually not a cozy writer; that Columbo fits the mold of the cozy detective; and that the stories' portrayals of settings like the quaint English village reveal a more complicated society than meets the eye.

The Lily Sprayberry Cozy Mystery Series Books 1 3

“The killer.” I stuffed a handful of popcorn into my mouth, the salty, buttery flavor attacking the feel-good sensors in my brain. “It can't be anyone else.” She flung a kernel at me and hit me smack dab on the forehead.

The Lily Sprayberry Cozy Mystery Series Books 1   3

Meet Lily Sprayberry. Selling homes is her career. Solving crimes, her calling. Now get the first three books of the Southern mystery series in one volume! Deal Gone Dead When Bramblett County, Georgia's number one realtor, Lily Sprayberry, finds her cantankerous older client dead on the kitchen floor, she lands herself smack dab in the middle of a long-running property battle and a one-hundred-year-old rumor. Decluttered and Dead When a member of Lily’s decluttering and staging class winds up dead, the small-town realtor takes it personally and sets out to find the killer. But the truth isn’t always pretty, and when she discovers a friend from her past may be the murderer, she vows to find out. Signed, Sealed and Dead As realtor Lily preps for the annual community yard sale fundraiser, she discovers the body of the newly hired lacrosse coach lying in the high school gym. As she searches for answers, she’s dragged deeper into an angry mob of high school sports parents all seeking revenge and gunning for their kids to sign with the most elite schools offering the best scholarships. Praise for the mysteries of Carolyn Ridder Aspenson “I love the charming Southern small-town dynamic and all the drama it brings. And the supporting characters are a hoot!” —Caroline Fardig, USA Today–bestselling author “If you like southern charm and laughter with deadly mysteries, this is your series.” —Wulfwyn Reads Excessively “Has all the earmarks I look for in an engrossing whodunnit.” —Roxx Is Reading

A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery Bundle Books 3 and 4

“So yeah, does Loretta Mauro look like a coldblooded killer? No. Could she have murdered her ... Which meant that either she'd been really good at escaping detection, or ... she wasn't the killer. Ugh. Why am I bothering thinking about ...

A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery Bundle  Books 3 and 4

A bundle of books #3 (A Villa in Sicily: Vino and Death) and #4 (A VILLA IN SICILY: CAPERS AND A CALAMITY) in Fiona Grace’s Cats and Dogs cozy mystery series. This bundle offers books three and four in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In A Villa in Sicily: Vino and Death (Book #3), Audrey’s small Sicilian town hires a new building inspector to deal with the influx of $1 homeowners—and he sets about making Audrey’s idyllic Sicilian life utterly miserable. Just when things can’t get any worse, the inspector turns up dead—leaving Audrey as the main suspect. Audrey, without an alibi, is under more pressure than she’s ever been to solve the crime. But the inspector’s list of enemies was long. Very, very long. Can she solve this impossible case? In A VILLA IN SICILY: CAPERS AND A CALAMITY (Book #4), Audrey’s reputation is spreading, and she is asked to travel to other parts of Sicily to help other towns with their animal problems. When she journeys a short ferry ride away to the beautiful Aeolian Islands, Audrey thinks she has found paradise—until a rival vet makes her life hell—and an unexpected murder pins her as the main suspect. Can Audrey clear her name, salvage her reputation, and find the true killer? A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—THE CATS AND DOGS COZY MYSTERY SERIES will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page. Books #5-#9 are also available!

A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery Bundle Books 4 and 5

“So yeah, does Loretta Mauro look like a coldblooded killer? No. Could she have murdered her ... Which meant that either she'd been really good at escaping detection, or ... she wasn't the killer. Ugh. Why am I bothering thinking about ...

A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery Bundle  Books 4 and 5

A bundle of books #4 (A VILLA IN SICILY: CAPERS AND A CALAMITY) and #5 (A VILLA IN SICILY: ORANGE GROVES AND VENGEANCE) in Fiona Grace’s Cats and Dogs cozy mystery series. This bundle offers books four and five in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In A VILLA IN SICILY: CAPERS AND A CALAMITY (Book #4), Audrey’s reputation is spreading, and she is asked to travel to other parts of Sicily to help other towns with their animal problems. When she journeys a short ferry ride away to the beautiful Aeolian Islands, Audrey thinks she has found paradise—until a rival vet makes her life hell—and an unexpected murder pins her as the main suspect. Can Audrey clear her name, salvage her reputation, and find the true killer? In A VILLA IN SICILY: ORANGE GROVES AND VENGEANCE (Book #5), when Audrey gets a call to find an injured stray in an orange grove at an old estate, the last thing she expects to find is love. The estate owner is charming, handsome—and like no one she’s met before. Might he be a Mafiosi? It seems like the surprises never end, until she finds one more thing on her way out of the grove: a dead body. A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—THE CATS AND DOGS COZY MYSTERY SERIES will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page. Books #6-#9 are also available!

Isn t Justice Always Unfair

Renowned Southern feminist Rita Mae Brown has authored a mystery series that is discussed in Chapter 7. Unlike the writers in this chapter , Brown respects the rules and places her novels in the " cozymystery genre . 2.

Isn t Justice Always Unfair

Isn't Justice Always Unfair? explores the uncommonly long and uncommonly rich relationship between the fictional detective and his or her South. It covers the satires and parodies of Mark Twain, the stories of Melville Davisson Post and Irvin S. Cobb, and includes the many writers who are using the detective story to compose inquiries into the character of life in the South today. At the center of the book lies an analysis of William Faulkner's exploitation of the genre.

A Rip Roaring Good Time A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery Book 1

comes to detecting and identifying specific odors such as cyanide. Some people can't smell it at all, but I can easily pick up its scent if the poison is present." "What does cyanide smell like?" Rip asked. He'd taken the words right ...

A Rip Roaring Good Time  A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery  Book 1

Lexie Starr Arrested For Murder in A Rip-Roaring Good Time, a Cozy Mystery, by Jeanne Glidewell Full-time RVers, Rip and Rapella Ripple, are headed to Rockdale, Missouri, in their old travel trailer (aka The Chartreuse Caboose) to attend a friend's surprise birthday party. But surprise quickly turns to shock when a party guest is found murdered and Lexie Starr, a friend of the Ripples, is hauled off to jail as suspect number one. Determined to exonerate Lexie, the Ripples put the Chartreuse Caboose in park and their investigating tactics in drive. But more than a simple frame-up is afoot when the victim's stepfather, who is also the local Police Chief, ignores the Ripple's findings. REVIEWS: 'The author [Jeanne Glidewell] keeps the story rolling along smoothly but with a humor that I really enjoy!" ~Amazon Verified Review "A delightfully good read! Well written with a ripping good story line and fully fleshed characters." ~Evonne Hutton, Amazon Reviewerbr> THE RIPPLE EFFECT MYSTERIES, in series order A Rip Roaring Good Time Rip Tide Ripped to Shreds Rip Your Heart Out Ripped Apart THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order Leave No Stone Unturned The Extinguished Guest Haunted With This Ring Just Ducky The Spirit of the Season (A Holiday Novella) Cozy Camping Marriage and Mayhem

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

Descriptions of ugly wounds are used in all but the most cozy of cozy mysteries,” Frazer adds. “Nasty, ugly, hurtful, deadly things done to the body ... I.J. Parker, who writes the Sugawara Akitada series, set in eleventhcentury Japan, ...

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

The core of the book is Emerson's personal take on writing and selling historical mysteries, but it also includes contributions from over forty other historical mystery writers practical advice, anecdotes, and suggestions for research and input from assorted editors, booksellers, and reviewers. For both historical mystery writers and readers.This book embodies its subtitle: The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past. Veteran author Emerson published her first mystery twenty-three years ago, and this is her thirty-sixth published book. It draws on her experience in researching, writing, selling, and sustaining both her Lady Appleton series (Elizabethan England) and her Diana Spaulding series (1880s U.S.). This unique reference book also includes the contributions of more than forty other historical mystery writers. Their books backgrounds and settings are as diverse as Ancient Egypt and Rome, antebellum New Orleans, early Constantinople, Jazz Age England and Australia, Depression-era California, turn-of-the-century New York, Victorian England, and eighteenth-century Venice.

Jolie Gentil Cozy Mysteries Box Set Books 8 10

Maybe the door opened for the murderer. ... However, the one time of year when Ocean Alley had a rise in petty theft was the holiday season. ... Maybe it was easier for a murderer who committed a chance crime to evade detection.

Jolie Gentil Cozy Mysteries Box Set Books 8   10

Jolie Gentil Cozy Mysteries Box Set Books 8 - 10 Jolie Gentil continues to solve mysteries and become more involved in the Ocean Alley community. And she's starting to realize her feelings for an old friend are growing beyond friendship. Ground to a Halt. When Jolie Gentil goes to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out power at her house in Ocean Alley, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly injured. It seems a potential killer thinks Jolie has something Joe was hiding. The normal routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Harvest for All food pantry is interrupted by an SUV that nearly smashes Jolie, a break-in at the home Jolie and Scoobie share, and a terrifying kidnapping. Jolie needs to figure out who's telling the truth and how far the thugs will go to to find what they want. Only solving the puzzle will keep Jolie safe, protect a vulnerable Iraqi vet, and make sure everyone stays alive. But if Jolie keeps searching, her budding romance with Scoobie may grind to a halt. Holidays in Ocean Alley. Aunt Madge is spending a few weeks in the Silver Times Senior Living after standing on a stool to hang garland. Her niece Jolie's good friend Scoobie teams up with her to figure out whose body fell into Madge's apartment in the wee hours one morning. Does the killer think Aunt Madge knows something she shouldn't? Can Madge find a way to solve the crime and provide some cheer to injured children? She's determined to do just that. But she needs to be really careful. The Unexpected Resolution. Wedding days are special, but they don't usually pack as big a surprise as Jolie and Scoobie's New Year's Eve nuptials. Scoobie never knew much about his family -- and after the way he grew up, who could blame him for liking it that way? A 9-1-1 call during the wedding changes everything. Suddenly Jolie has to help Scoobie figure out what he wants to know, and determine who may want someone in his family dead. Publisher's Weekly called The Unexpected Resolution, "A…story about unexpected life events and the honest love that binds no matter what."

Ripped To Shreds A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery Book 3

Instead, the images following the fingernail and blue shirt photos were that of the flitting leaf each time its motion was detected by the motion sensor. ... could potentially put us in the crosshairs of a serial killer's rifle scope.

Ripped To Shreds  A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery  Book 3

RV Park Owner Murdered in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains, The Ripples Are on the Scene in Ripped To Shreds, a Cozy Mystery by author Jeanne Glidewell Visiting Wyoming's Rest 'n Peace RV Park, senior citizens and full-time RVers Rip and Rapella Ripple are intent on winning a wildlife photo contest. But while trying to snap the perfect nature photo, Rapella's game camera captures the truth behind the RV park owner's mysterious death. Now Rip and Rapella are knee-deep in their own investigation, and on the trail of poachers illegally trapping bears in the Bighorn National Forest. REVIEWS: "Absolutely love this series. Very well done." ~eBook Discovery Read & Review Club "It is not often a book makes me laugh aloud but Jeanne Glidewell never disappoints so I was already laughing before the second chapter." ~StudioYP, Barnes & Noble Reviewer THE RIPPLE EFFECT MYSTERIES, in series order A Rip Roaring Good Time Rip Tide Ripped to Shreds Rip Your Heart Out Ripped Apart THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order Leave No Stone Unturned The Extinguished Guest Haunted With This Ring Just Ducky The Spirit of the Season (A Holiday Novella) Cozy Camping Marriage and Mayhem

Detecting Canada

Peter Robinson's use of the village mystery layered over and deftly blended with a police procedural, in the form of a ... old woman who sits in a Florida hotel room drinking gin and awaiting the execution of serial killer Edgar Koenig, ...

Detecting Canada

The first serious book-length study of crime writing in Canada, Detecting Canada contains thirteen essays on many of Canada’s most popular crime writers, including Peter Robinson, Giles Blunt, Gail Bowen, Thomas King, Michael Slade, Margaret Atwood, and Anthony Bidulka. Genres examined range from the well-loved police procedural and the amateur sleuth to those less well known, such as anti-detection and contemporary noir novels. The book looks critically at the esteemed sixties’ television show Wojeck, as well as the more recent series Da Vinci’s Inquest, Da Vinci’s City Hall, and Intelligence, and the controversial Durham County, a critically acclaimed but violent television series that ran successfully in both Canada and the United States. The essays in Detecting Canada look at texts from a variety of perspectives, including postcolonial studies, gender and queer studies, feminist studies, Indigenous studies, and critical race and class studies. Crime fiction, enjoyed by so many around the world, speaks to all of us about justice, citizenship, and important social issues in an uncertain world.

Honeymoons Can Be Murder

A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery Connie Shelton. that he'd hired the killer, but he passed a lie detector test without a hitch and they never found any other evidence to substantiate that theory.” “Did they ever find the weapon?

Honeymoons Can Be Murder

Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton and the Charlie Parker mysteries: "Charlie is...just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." -- Booklist "Tension is fast paced..." -- Bookwatch "A well written by-the-book who done it that will enthrall purists." --Midwest Book Review Charlie and Drake begin the snowy winter with plans for a dream Christmas honeymoon in a secluded mountain cabin. They will stay three months and operate a helicopter skiing service at the famed Taos Ski Valley, while Charlie works long-distance with her brother's RJP Investigations for the duration of the ski season. No sooner have they settled into their cozy cabin than the mysteries begin to pile up. Drake's assistant, Eloy Romero, is accused of a murder and the evidence looks damning. Charlie agrees to look into the case and finds herself and her sidekick pooch, Rusty, drawn into the world of the Taos art community, entangled with ties to the Catholic church and a fortune in stolen religious artifacts. Here is what others have said: "Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life in her colorful, vivid description... Readers can only hope the likable characters, fast-paced plots and local color will continue." -- Albuquerque Journal "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." -- The Midwest Book Review Search words: romantic suspense, mystery series, Charlie Parker, Connie Shelton, Christmas mysteries, Christmas stories, holiday stories, religious artifacts, romance, dogs in mysteries, pet sleuths, cozy mystery series

Valentine s Cupcake Murder A Dana Sweet Cozy Mystery 6

That doesn't make me a killer.” “Yes, it does. Because the people who bullied and tried to control you in your life were removed quickly. I looked up some information online. You had all your nannies fired eventually.

Valentine s Cupcake   Murder  A Dana Sweet Cozy Mystery  6

Murder strikes again in the small town of Berry Cove. Dana Sweet, part time mystery riddles blogger who has inherited the Cozy Cupcakes Café from her late grandmother, is once again drawn into a strange murder with a bizarre twist. Superstar model, actress and singing sensation, Gigi, comes back to her hometown Berry Cove to hold a Valentine’s benefit concert with her hot new fiancé, stage dancer, Carlos. But when he mysteriously turns up dead before a performance while eating a Valentine’s cupcake from the Cozy Cupcakes Café, all sticky fingers point to his jilted ex, Terry, a barista at the café. Will Dana be able to solve the murder before it’s too late and the real killer slips away? A Dana Sweet Cozy Mystery series: Strawberry Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 1) Blueberry Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 2) Chocolate Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 3) Strawberry Meringue Cupcake & Murder (Book 3.5) Vanilla Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 4) Holiday Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 5) Valentine’s Cupcake & Murder (Book 6) Buttercream Cupcake & Murder (Book 7)

A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery Bundle Books 5 and 6

As the water sharpened her senses, Ali found her mind turning to Vincent and his murder. 'Theft,' she thought, recalling what Detective Elton had revealed back at the station. But was that the only motivation for the murder?

A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery Bundle  Books 5 and 6

A bundle of books #5 (A TREACHEROUS TART) and #6 (A CALAMITOUS COOKIE) in Fiona Grace’s Beachfront Bakery cozy mystery series. This bundle offers books five and six in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own. In A TREACHEROUS TART (Book #5), a hot-dog eating contest draws massive crowds and is the perfect boost for Allison’s business—until the hot-dog eating champion ends up dead in her bakery. Worse: the cops determine he was poisoned. Allison, guilty by association, has no choice but to solve the murder. And the timing couldn’t be worse: the shop next door is closing and, finally, Allison has her one shot to expand into the bakery of her dreams. But only if she can clear her name, and solve this murder. Will Allison and her beloved dog prevail? In A CALAMITOUS COOKIE) (Book #6), a treasure hunter finds a priceless coin on the beach in front of Allison’s bakery at sunrise, and she is stunned at the treasure. But she is more stunned to find him murdered. Allison, left standing at the scene of the crime, dog by her side, treasure in hand, couldn’t have picked a worse place and a worse time. She hardly looks innocent. And if she doesn’t solve this crime soon, things, she realize, are about to get a whole lot worse. A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the BEACHFRONT BAKERY series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart.

Beachfront Bakery A Calamitous Cookie A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery Book 6

As the water sharpened her senses, Ali found her mind turning to Vincent and his murder. 'Theft,' she thought, recalling what Detective Elton had revealed back at the station. But was that the only motivation for the murder?

Beachfront Bakery  A Calamitous Cookie  A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery   Book 6

"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) BEACHFRONT BAKERY: A CALAMITOUS COOKIE is book #6 in a charming and hilarious new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, whose bestselling Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery) has nearly 200 five star reviews. The series begins with A KILLER CUPCAKE (Book #1). Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own. A treasure hunter finds a priceless coin on the beach in front of Allison’s bakery at sunrise, and she is stunned at the treasure. But she is more stunned to find him murdered. Allison, left standing at the scene of the crime, dog by her side, treasure in hand, couldn’t have picked a worse place and a worse time. She hardly looks innocent. And if she doesn’t solve this crime soon, things, she realize, are about to get a whole lot worse. A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the BEACHFRONT BAKERY series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart. More books in the series will soon be available!

New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

Goldy gets drawn into detecting because she cares about the people who find themselves part of a murder ... The wedding reception venue proves deadly as a consequence of cocainespiked smoothies making the spa inordinately popular.

New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity, intertextuality, and metafiction. Breaking new ground by moving beyond the critical preoccupation with classification of historical types and generic determinants, contributors examine the effect of mystery on literary forms and on readers, who experience the provocative, complex process of coming to grips with the unknown and the unknowable. This volume opens up discussion on publically acclaimed, modern works of mystery and on classic pieces, addressing a variety of forms including novels, plays, graphic novels, television series, films, and ipad games. Re-examining the interpretive potential of a genre that seems easily defined yet has endless permutations, the book closely analyzes the cultural function of mystery, the way it intervenes in social and political problems, as well as the literary properties that give the genre its particular shape. The volume treats various texts as meaningful subjects for critical analysis and sheds new light on the interpretive potential for a genre that creates as much ambiguity as it does clarity. Scholars of mystery and detective fiction, crime fiction, genre studies, and cultural studies will find this volume invaluable.

Catchin Death A Paranormal Women s Fiction Cozy Mystery

The Bible is still the best-selling book of all time. ... That way, I'll be able to prove she's the killer. ... when we get inside this time, but there must be a camera on the entrance or maybe a sensor that alerts the officers inside.

Catchin  Death  A Paranormal Women s Fiction Cozy Mystery

“I need your help.” Those were the last words Maddalena D'Angelo expected to hear from Chief Alvin DeRoche when he requested her presence at the police station. A young woman is missing and her mother wants Maddalena to do a spirit portrait of her daughter to see if it will reveal any clues as to her whereabouts. Maddalena, together with Max, follow one of the clues to a hotel in town. While investigating, they discover another woman dead in one of the rooms who has quite obviously been murdered. That can't be a coincidence, can it? Things get even more complicated when the missing woman turns up and claims to be seeing the dead woman all over town. It's not possible, is it? Maddalena is once again thrown into a mystery, but nothing is quite as it seems! For Maddalena - The Spirit is in her Art!