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Finish off the year with great December reads

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New York Times bestseller Cleo Coyle's "delightfully twisty" new Coffeehouse Mystery.


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She’s hiding from killers. Can she find a safe haven in Amish country?


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With a heart torn between two men and two cities, what’s a girl to do?


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Goode girls don’t lie…


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Will an abandoned child bring them together? Or tear them apart?


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This SEAL turned sheriff realizes there’s no rule or regulation he won’t break to keep his love safe.


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He’s Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob…and her son’s secret father.


Cynthia Baxter

Blogging at Fresh Fiction

Cynthia Baxter | Confessions of a Mystery Novelist: The Truth about Working at Home
October 23, 2010
"You work at home? You must have so much self-discipline!" Whenever I mention that I’m a writer and that I work  Read More...

Cynthia Baxter | Confessions of a Mystery Writer . . . Er, Travel Writer
March 25, 2009
We’re all entitled to an obsession or two, aren’t we? One of mine is travel. I suppose it’s because I spent my  Read More...

Cynthia Baxter | The Importance of Creating a Compelling Main Character
November 6, 2008
What goes into writing a good mystery? While it's critical to have a compelling plot filled with twists and turns, I’ve always believed  Read More...

FROM AUTHOR:

I was born and raised on Long Island, on the South Shore. After going away to school in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, then living in Manhattan for ten years, I moved back to Long Island, this time living on the North Shore. Long Island is unique because it’s in New York City’s shadow, but it still has its own mishmash of distinct personalities – from farmland to small cities, from ugly industrial parks to wineries, from endless rows of tract houses to the luxurious mansions of the Gold Coast and the Hamptons. The variety of settings give me lots of flexibility – and it’s fun introducing the different areas to readers who might not be familiar with them.

I'm about to launch a second mystery series, called "Murder Packs a Suitcase." The first book, which has the same title, comes out in October 2008. The new series features recently-widowed Mallory Marlowe, who's 45 and has two children in college. Mallory falls into a job as a travel writer for a glossy lifestyle magazine, and as she travels around the country, researching a different locale in each book, instead of simply sightseeing and taking notes she ends up investigating murders. The first one, Murder Packs a Suitcase, takes place in Orlando, Florida, where Mallory goes to find out if the "old Florida" of alligator farms, pink plastic flamingoes, and seashell earrings still exists amidst the theme parks. I'm anxious to see how people who enjoy my first series respond to this new one!

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Series

Lickety Splits

Books:

Hot Fudge Murder, December 2019
Lickety Splits #2
Trade Size (reprint)
Hot Fudge Murder, February 2019
Lickety Splits #2
Hardcover
Murder with a Cherry on Top, December 2018
Lickety Splits #1
Trade Size (reprint)
Murder with a Cherry on Top, April 2018
Lickety Splits #1
Hardcover
The Housesitter, May 2012
Paperback
Crossing the Lion, September 2010
Reigning Cats & Dogs #5
Paperback
Murder Had A Little Lamb, November 2009
Reigning Cats & Dogs #8
Mass Market Paperback
Too Rich and Too Dead, April 2009
Murder Packs a Suitcase #2
Mass Market Paperback
Murder Packs A Suitcase, November 2008
Mass Market Paperback
Monkey See, Monkey Die, August 2008
Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery
Paperback
Who's Kitten Who?, October 2007
Reigning Cats & Dogs #6
Mass Market Paperback
Right from the Gecko, April 2007
Reigning Cats & Dogs #5
Paperback
Hare Today, Dead Tomorrow, May 2006
Reigning Cats & Dogs #4
Paperback
Lead a Horse to Murder, May 2005
Reigning Cats & Dogs #3
Paperback
Putting on the Dog, September 2004
Reigning Cats & Dogs #2
Mass Market Paperback
Dead Canaries Don't Sing, February 2004
Reigning Cats & Dogs #1
Mass Market Paperback
Last Licks, November 0000
Hardcover

 

 

 

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