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A sidesplitting, enemies-to-lovers 101 Dalmatians-inspired romantic comedy

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Cowboys live by their word, their wits, and their loyalty.

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How much will she risk to keep her perfect life?

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Garrett will use every tender weapon to seduce her—and prove she’s worthy of true love.

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The Albertini family has no intention of letting a possible romance fizzle out

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Lady Mary's traveling companion has disappeared and only one man believes she ever existed.


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Her Perfect Life
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
"Not Quite Perfect, but Fans of Hank Phillippi Ryan will love the secrets revealed"
Posted September 11, 2021

Popular television reporter, Lily Atwood, appears to have the perfect life.  She lives in a perfect house with her seven-year-old daughter.  She has talent, fame, and social media fans that follow her every move, but Lily has secrets and in HER PERFECT LIFE, someone is Read more...

Trace of Doubt
by DiAnn Mills
"A Suspense Filled Story With an Explosive Ending"
Posted September 4, 2021

Shelby Pearce is being paroled after spending fifteen years in prison for a murder and robbery she didn’t commit.  FBI Special Agent Denton McClure has spent years trying to locate the five hundred thousand Shelby was accused of stealing from her brother-in-law&rsquo Read more...

Where the Truth Lies
by Anna Bailey
"A Stunning Suspense Debut with a Slow-Burning Intensity"
Posted August 5, 2021

WHERE THE TRUTH LIES by Anna Bailey is a dazzling debut with a slow-burning intensity that builds after a young girl disappears after a night partying in the woods. Filled with deeply nuanced characters that leap off the pages Read more...

Profiling a Killer
by Nichole Severn
"A Thrilling Fast-Paced Page-Turner"
Posted July 29, 2021

PROFILING A KILLER is the first book in the new Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) series for Harlequin Intrigue. It sets the bar high as a serial killer targets and murders a high profile medical examiner’s sister Read more...

Pup Fiction
by Laurien Berenson
"Someone is Sabotaging the Summer Camp in the 27th Melanie Travis Mystery"
Posted July 8, 2021

This was my first time reading this long-running cozy mystery series and I wonder what took me so long? PUP FICTION by Laurien Berenson is a fun, fast-paced mystery that will appeal to dog lovers and mystery lovers Read more...

The Boy in the Photo
by Nicole Trope
"A Young Mother’s Worst Nightmare Comes to Life in This Compelling Page-Turner"
Posted June 29, 2021

A mother’s worst nightmare comes to life when her six-year-old son disappears from school in THE BOY IN THE PHOTO.   When Megan Stanthorpe learns her controlling ex-husband has kidnapped her son, she fears she will never see Daniel again.  Megan lives Read more...

Evidence of Innocence
by Shirlee McCoy
"A Perfect Jolt of Suspense & Romance"
Posted June 6, 2021

After spending fifteen years in prison for a crime she did not commit, Kinsley Garrett is weary of law enforcement officers.  Yet when a man attempts to kidnap Kinsley on a snowy road, Kinsley knows she must let Police Chief Marcus Bayne keep her safe and help her Read more...

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait
by Cleo Coyle
"A Cursed Portrait Opens the Door on Mysteries both Past and Present"
Posted May 27, 2021

The seventh book in The Haunted Bookshop series revolves around pulp fiction cover art and the perils of unscrupulous publishers. THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT has a lot going on Read more...

Southern Sass and a Battered Bride
by Kate Young
"It Will Take A Lot of Sass to Figure out This Fun Mystery"
Posted May 27, 2021

In the third book in the Marygene Brown Mystery series, Marygene has quite a problem. The Peach Diner is catering a mystery-themed wedding for Marygene’s ex-boyfriend, Alex Myers. Not only is the bride demanding and pushy, but she also ends up dead in Read more...

The Music of Bees
by Eileen Garvin
"A heartfelt story about loss, resiliency, friendship, and finding your way..."
Posted May 6, 2021

Alice, Jake, and Harry are suffering low points in their lives.  Forty-four-year-old Alice is grieving the loss of her husband and parents, while eighteen-year-old Jacob Stevenson is adjusting to life after an accident, and twenty-four-year-old introvert Harry, is struggling with Read more...

The Dead Husband
by Carter Wilson
"What if it were your family you feared the most?"
Posted May 6, 2021

When her husband dies from an overdose of sleep medication and alcohol, Rose Yates leaves Milwaukee with her eleven-year-old son to return to her father’s house in Bury, New Hampshire.  Special Investigating Agent, Colin Pearson, is convinced Rose’s husband did not die Read more...

Knitty Gritty Murder
by Peggy Ehrhart
"A Fun Fast-Paced Cozy Packed with Suspects, Knitting, and Food!"
Posted April 27, 2021

The Knit and Nibbles club is knitting up a storm in Arborville, NJ and Pamela Paterson is eagerly awaiting the return of her daughter from college for the summer.  The future looks bright and the gardens are overflowing, unfortunately, the community garden is sprouting a dead body in Read more...

A Deadly Twist
by Jeffrey Siger
"A Compelling Mystery Flavored With Greek History and Ambiance"
Posted April 22, 2021

With international travel limited due to the pandemic, take a trip to Greece through Jeffrey Siger’s eleventh Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mysteries. A DEADLY TWIST takes place on the Read more...

Pursuit of the Truth
by K.D. Richards
"A Sophisticated Fast-Paced Debut Mystery"
Posted April 8, 2021

After her brother’s tragic car accident eleven months ago, Nadia Shelton has taken over as CEO of Shelton Hotels. Nadia is smart and professional and knows how to run the eco-friendly hotel chain, but she isn’t prepared for the attempts on her life. A Read more...

Alaskan Rescue
by Terri Reed
"A Fun Mountain Hike Turns Deadly in the First Book in the Alaska K-9 Unit Series"
Posted April 4, 2021

What starts out as a fun mountain hike for the wedding party of Violet James & Lance Wells, takes a deadly turn when the tour guide is shot and bridesmaid Ariel Potter is pushed off the side of a mountain in ALASKAN RESCUE.

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A Deadly Chapter
by Essie Lang
"An Enjoyable Cozy Mystery Featuring an Island Castle Bookstore and a Body in the Bay"
Posted March 9, 2021

Bayside Bookstore owner, Shelby Cox, commutes to work by boat and spends her time in the beautiful Blye Island Castle where she runs her 300 square foot bookstore catering to tourists and locals.   It is an idyllic life, until Shelby wakes up one morning on her houseboat Read more...

A Side of Murder
by Amy Pershing
"Sun, Sand, Sailboats, and A Side of Murder"
Posted March 3, 2021

After a YouTube video goes viral with NY Chef Samantha Barnes fileting off the fingertip of her foul-tempered husband, Sam knows it’s time to retreat and lick her wounds. An opportunity arises when she learns she has inherited her Aunt Ida’s dilapidated house in Read more...

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder
by Joanne Fluke
"A Triple Chocolate Treat for Hannah Swensen Fans"
Posted February 23, 2021

A new Hannah Swensen mystery means more delicious recipes, more Lake Eden gossip, and more suspects than snow when the infamous Mayor Bascomb is murdered in his office.   In TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE MURDER, fans will enjoy revisiting Hannah and the Lake Eden gang Read more...

by Sean Desmond
"A Nostalgic Journey of a Family Falling Apart"
Posted February 4, 2021

SOPHOMORES is a raw, honest coming of age story set in the 1980s and centers around the Malone family. Pat Malone’s job with American Airlines relocated the family to Dallas from the Bronx in 1982. Now it is Read more...

Killer Content
by Olivia Blacke
"Savvy sleuthing, great characters, New York setting: a Killer new series!"
Posted January 28, 2021

Brooklyn, New York is a far cry from the bayou in Piney Island, Louisiana, but smart and spunky Odessa Dean can handle it. She’s got her cowboy boots, her handmade fashions, and a job waitressing at the local ultra-cool Untapped Books & Read more...

Sandra Martin

I have always been a voracious reader and I enjoy a good mystery. I am an Investigation ID addict and I hate when a case goes unsolved. I attended the University of Michigan where I earned an English degree, but I currently work for another university in the physical therapy doctorate program. I currently live in beautiful North Carolina where there is plenty of sunshine, smiling faces, and sweet tea. I have one college- aged son, a great husband, and an aging ornery cat. Reading is my passion, but I also write for children and I have been published in several magazines.

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7 comments posted.

Re: Mystery Rider (2:29pm October 9, 2015):

My tough and rugged husband who once hated cats, rescued a
kitten from a worksite, and now my husband fusses over her
and she never leaves his side.

Re: Rescuing the Texan's Heart (2:25pm February 23, 2015):

Love the cover on this book and I enjoy reading about small
towns with lots of charm. Sounds great.

Re: Dead Man Walker (2:22pm February 23, 2015):

I've really enjoyed this series and the Savannah setting.
I'll add this to my TBR

Re: As Gouda as Dead (7:19pm February 7, 2015):

My fave event was a vacation to Maui. Rainbows, sunshine,
and so much beauty everywhere.
The I Love Dogs Jewelry - what a great way to help abused
and orphaned animals.

Re: Meow If It's Murder (9:08am January 15, 2015):

I'm a cat lover and this mystery sounds like a fun read. Love the cover as well.

Re: Billionaire Blend (12:38pm August 25, 2014):

I read the coffee house mysteries for awhile and really enjoyed them. I've missed the last few and have to get back in the swing. I love mysteries with entrepreneurs and Clare's coffee shop is so unique.

Re: Dark Legacy (8:55pm November 18, 2009):

I've read your SuperRomances, but not this title yet. It looks great. I'm always interested in a good paranormal.

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