You don’t need to plan a vacation or a staycation this week. Take the week off
and relax from all the hubbub that has had you running around like a crazed mom
of quintuplet five year olds in a toy store. Pick up a book or two, or three—the
ones that have been stacking up in your to-be-read pile and just breathe. Escape
into another world where ghosts are real, magic is everywhere, sewing is easy
and a Book Barn is on Main Street. Trust me, the May releases are to die
for—including one of my own ;)
In the latest mystery from the author of Better
Homes and Corpses and Hearse and Gardens,
Hamptons interior designer and antiques picker Meg Barrett
uncovers a veil of spooky goings-on...
The first Sag Harbor
Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is
right around the corner, and interior designer Meg Barrett
has her hands full decorating rooms at the Bibliophile Bed
& Breakfast for wealthy rare book collector Franklin
Hollingsworth. Rumor has it Hollingsworth is in possession
of an unpublished manuscript written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
When the Fitzgerald manuscript's authenticator is found dead
at the bottom of a cliff, Meg suspects a killer is on the loose.
books start disappearing from the B & B and Meg
sees a connection between the stolen books and the deceased
authenticator. With the fair looming, she finds herself
caught up in catching a killer and thief before another
victim is booked for death.
INCLUDES RECIPES AND DECORATING TIPS
[Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: May 2, 2017, Mass Market
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425276600 / eISBN: 9780425276600]
An Abracadabra Mystery #1
What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks?
Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has
learned to embrace her
unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s
most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her
mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so
suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes to
finalize the estate at the local attorney’s office—and
stumbles over the body of her best friend Elise’s husband . . .
As a brash
detective casts the blame on Elise, Kailyn
summons her deepest powers to find answers and start an
investigation of her own. What with running a business,
perfecting ancient spells, and keeping up with an uninvited
guest of fabled origins, Kailyn has her hands full. But with
the help of her uncanny black cat Sashkatu and her
muumuu-clad Aunt Tilly, she’s closing in on a killer—who
will do anything to make sure she never tests her
supernatural skills again!
[Lyrical Press, On Sale: May 2, 2017, Paperback / e-Book,
ISBN: 9781516100569 / eISBN: 9781516100552]
Historical seamstress Daria Dembrowski has her work cut
out for her as she searches for a killer's pattern . .
Daria has come up with a brilliant new plan to
expand her seamstress business beyond stitching wedding
gowns—historical sewing. And with Civil War re-enactors
setting up camp in her hometown of Laurel Springs,
Pennsylvania, she has plenty of opportunities, including one
client playing a Confederate colonel who's a particular
stickler for authenticity.
But soon the small-town
peace starts coming apart at the seams as an antique doll is
stolen from a Civil War exhibit and the cranky colonel is
found impaled by his own bayonet. When Daria's brother is
suspected of the theft and a bridal client's fiancé is
accused of the murder, Daria is determined to untangle the
clues to prove their innocence. She needs to get this case
sewn up fast, though, before the murderer re-enacts the
crime and makes her history.
[Kennsington, On Sale: May 16, 2017, Paperback / e-Book,
ISBN: 9781516101719 / eISBN: 9781516101689]
Book Barn Mystery
Charli Rae Warren is back home in Hazel Rock, Texas,
spending her time reading, collecting, and selling books—at
least, the ones that don’t get eaten first by her father’s
pet armadillo. Running the family bookstore is a demanding
job, but solving murders on the side can be flat out
dangerous . . .
The Book Barn is more than just a shop, it’s a part of the
community—and Charli is keeping busy with a fundraising
auction and the big rodeo event that’s come to town. That
includes dealing with the Texas-sized egos of some celebrity
cowboys, including Dalton Hibbs, a blond, blue-eyed bull
rider who gets overly rowdy one night with the local
hairdresser . . . and soon afterward, disappears into thin air.
brother also vanished seven years ago—and Charli is
thrown about whether Dalton is a villain or a victim. After
a close call with an assailant wielding a branding iron
(that plays havoc with her hair), and some strange vandalism
on her property, she’s going to have to team up with the
sheriff to untangle this mystery, before she gets gored . . .
[Lyrical Press, On Sale: May 16, 2017, e-Book, ISBN:
9781601837332 / eISBN: 9781601837332]
Passion. Mystery. Suspense. Catch the Wave! Because a little
PMS can change your world!
Kym’s love for action an adventure goes all the way back to her childhood
when a special spy ring guided her and her young pack of sleuths to the henchmen
hiding in their neighborhood. Armed with a badge and the best equipment a few
pennies could buy, she’s carried that code of honor through adulthood and
learned some juicy tricks along the way. ;) Although she retired her special
shield that’s tattooed upon her heart, you might catch her wearing that ring
when another secret mission calls her name!
Her humor is often raunchy,
her jokes are often bad, but her hunger for a story keep the adventures coming
fast. So Catch the Wave of passion, mystery and suspense—with some stupid author
tricks along the way;)
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