By Laurien Berenson
"If you love canine, you'll love Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis mysteries!" —Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author
Between her boisterous sons and a home jam-packed with Poodles, there's by no means a lifeless second for Melanie Travis. yet regardless of how tense lifestyles will get, she will continually choose up the smell of a howling sturdy mystery—and she'll cease at not anything to dig up the truth...
It's summer time in Connecticut, and Melanie's existence has turn into an never-ending string of puppy exhibits, football camp, and the antics of her lively boy or girl. She rarely has time to pay a lot awareness to her Aunt Peg's new protégé, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer" with an uncanny reward for interpreting dog-speak. The well-heeled puppy vendors of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged abilities, frightened to find precisely what their pampered pets are thinking—that is till the pooches commence spilling their secrets.
When Nick is chanced on useless in his domestic, his sister Claire enlists Melanie to assist song down the killer. Now, as she juggles the calls for of marriage and motherhood—not to say her six cherished Poodles—Melanie can scarcely even start to nostril in the course of the growing to be checklist of suspects. yet simply whilst she thinks she's barking up the incorrect tree, she'll locate herself nose to nose with a purebred murderer...
Praise For Laurien Berenson And Her Melanie Travis Mysteries!
"Laurien Berenson simply retains recuperating and better." —Harlan Coben
"Berenson throws puppy fans a deal with they'll relish." —Publishers Weekly
"A incredible cause to celebrate—Melanie Travis is again at the activity during this regularly captivating and shrewdpermanent series." —Earlene Fowler, writer of The street to Cardinal Valley and the Benni Harper mysteries
"A targeted treat." —Library Journal
"Delightful...Four paws for this one." —Carolyn Hart
"Fun reading." —Dog News
PRAISE FOR long gone WITH THE WOOF
"A sprightly pooch-packed escapade. With unforeseen twists, humor, and a wealth of knowledge concerning the story's milieu, Berenson wraps up this caper in a tail-wagging finale." —Publishers Weekly
"Berenson, who has a nostril for balancing enjoyable and fright, devises one other tale that would attract puppy aficionados and comfortable fans alike." —Kirkus
"Berenson's dogs body tale could have puppy lovers' tails wagging, and it doesn't detract from both the savvy heroine or the shrewdpermanent mystery." —Booklist
"A exceptional novel. Even higher for those who learn it with a puppy in your lap." —Suspense Magazine
By Parnell Hall
"What's unsuitable with me?" is the idea that crosses Stanley Hastings's brain while he will get his first paying purchaser. Stanley has completely no real interest in being a P.I., yet hello, he must pay the accounts. The beginner P.I.'s first sufferer . um . patron is Marvin Nickleson, an ex-husband at the rampage. Stanley's first task turns out easy-just get an image of Nickleson's ex-wife with one other man-until . good . he reveals her lifeless AS A DOORNAIL. The homicide weapon? In Stanley's motor vehicle, in fact. Stanley's moment case is to save lots of his personal cover. what is going to this aspiring-writer-turned-detective do?
By Carola Dunn
It's the early Nineteen Twenties in England—the state continues to be recuperating from the good warfare and present process speedy social alterations that many are usually not really able to settle for. in this heady and tumultuous time, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, the daughter of a Viscount, decides stunning to her category: instead of be supported by means of her family members, she's going to earn her personal residing as a writer.
Landing an project for city & kingdom journal for a sequence of articles on kingdom manor homes, she travels to Wentwater courtroom in early January 1923 to start examine on her first piece. yet all isn't really good there whilst she arrives. Lord Wentwater's younger spouse has develop into the heart of a typhoon of jealousy, animosity, and, in all probability, a few not-unwanted amorous awareness, which has disrupted the peace of the bucolic kingdom household.
Still, this can be as not anything in comparison to the difficulty that ensues while one of many vacation visitors drowns in a sad early-morning skating twist of fate. particularly while Daisy discovers that his dying used to be no accident... In a chain debut that's certain to satisfaction lovers of the vintage British comfortable secret, Death at Wentwater Court brings readers outdated and new again to the "golden age" of puzzle.
By Ellis Peters
When the overwhelmed physique of the unpopular nouveau riche antiques multi-millionaire Arthur Rainbow is located within the neighborhood graveyard, it falls upon Superintendent George Felse to resolve the murder
The sleepy village of Middlehope is all at once jerked into existence via antiques wealthy person Arthur Rainbow. In a whirlwind of task, he extravagantly refurbishes the manor apartment; joins the golfing membership, angling society, and humanities council; and—in a ruthless coup—dislodges the previous church organist to take over the placement himself.
yet for all his reforming zeal, the Middlehope neighborhood rejects Rainbow. And while Rainbow’s beaten physique is located within the graveyard of Saint Eata’s church, there's little or no shock or sorrow—but a lot hypothesis as to whom the assassin might be. finally, there are such a lot of candidates—from his younger, attractive, flirtatious spouse to the usurped organist and his mutinous choir. It falls upon Superintendent George Felse, newly promoted head of the Midshire CID, to resolve this such a lot puzzling homicide case.
Rainbow’s finish is the thirteenth booklet within the Felse Investigations, yet you could get pleasure from studying the sequence in any order.
By Victoria Laurie
In New York Times bestselling writer Victoria Laurie's latest Psychic Eye secret, Abby Cooper senses a convicted killer is blameless, yet she'll desire demanding proof to avoid wasting the girl sooner than it's too late...
A ticked-off pass judgement on has tossed Abby within the slammer for contempt of court docket, and through her short yet disagreeable remain she learns the tale of a condemned girl who's dealing with a much more severe sentence. Skylar Miller has been came upon responsible of homicide and faces the dying penalty. all people believes she's accountable, together with her circle of relatives and her ex-husband—everyone, that's, other than Abby, whose finely honed instinct tells her this lady doesn't belong at the back of bars.
With assistance from her husband Dutch and her good friend Candice, Abby launches into her personal research to transparent Skylar and locate the genuine killer. yet after a last charm is denied and Skylar's lawyer scrambles for a remain of execution, time is working short—and the record of suspects retains turning out to be. There's no margin for mistakes because the lifetime of an blameless lady hangs within the balance...
By Morag Joss
It's the summer season of 1960 and fifteen-year-old Lila's existence is ready to alter perpetually. let out from the confines of faculty, her legal is the small unremarkable city of Burnhead, at the west coast of Scotland. She desires of get away: from Burnhead, from the damp, from her mother's hysterics, her father's stolidity, and her parents' loveless marriage. Salvation arrives within the type of her loved Uncle George, a track instructor from London who comes to a decision to degree an novice creation of Puccini's Turandot. Lila, in love for the 1st time, maps out a destiny for herself during which fact and fable fuse to shape a deadly combination, threatening to spoil herself and all these round her. superbly written novel and closely saw, Morag Joss's new novel approximately judgment of right and wrong and final result is an gorgeous, advanced trip into the darkish, claustrophobic middle of a relations in trouble. A flow clear of the crime novel which featured in her first 4 volumes.
By Rita Mae Brown
Mrs. Murphy thinks the recent guy on the town is the cat's meow.... perhaps she should still re-examine. Small cities don't take kindly to strangers--unless the stranger occurs to be a drop-dead lovely and doubtless unattached male. while Blair Bainbridge involves Crozet, Virginia, the neighborhood matchmakers lose no time in mentioning him ideal for his or her newly divorced postmistress, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen." Even Harry's tiger cat, Ms. Murphy, and her Welsh Corgi, Tee Tucker, think he smells A-okay. may perhaps his one little imperfection be that he's a killer? Blair turns into the main most likely suspect whilst the items of a dismembered corpse start turning up round Crozet. nobody is aware who the lifeless guy is, but if a grisly clue makes a brilliant visual appeal in the midst of the autumn festivities, greater than an early iciness snow starts chilling the blood of Crozet's absolute best humans. That's whilst Ms. Murphy, her good friend Tucker, and her human better half Harry start to variety throughout the clues . . . purely to discover themselves a whisker away from turning into the killer's subsequent sufferers
By Ace Atkins
San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy megastar Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle is throwing a wild social gathering in his suite on the St. Francis Hotel-girls, jazz, bootleg hooch...and a useless actress named Virginia Rappe.
The D.A. says it was once Arbuckle who killed her- beaten her lower than his weight-and brings him up on manslaughter fees. William Randolph Hearst's newspapers fan the flames of the general public and insist a accountable verdict.
In desperation, Arbuckle's safeguard group hires an operative from the famed Pinkerton detective organisation to enquire and, they desire, detect the reality. The agent's identify is Dashiell Hammett... and what he discovers will swap American criminal history-and his personal lifestyles- forever
By Linda O. Johnston
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Lauren Vancouver is the pinnacle of HotRescues, a no-kill animal look after north of la, yet it's frequently human nature that places her within the course of hazard. similar to whilst she is helping rescue 4 lovely beagle pups that have been dumped down a drainpipe at a bad dog mill. one of many mill's staff has a background of puppy abuse-and a bone to choose with Lauren. And whilst he's chanced on useless at HotRescues after threatening her, Lauren should sniff out the genuine killer to maintain herself out of a cage...
By Shirley Damsgaard
Cupid has solid his spell on strong witch Ophelia Jensen. the sensible, pragmatic, law-abiding librarian has simply all started letting down her hair with Stephen Larsen, the writer of a few of the main scandalous crime exposés ever written. It's a fit made within the stacks—until the would-be enthusiasts take a quiet nation-state walk, and photographs ring out.
A assassin, now not magick, made Stephen disappear—and Ophelia will be subsequent. The sheriff warns her and her grandmother Abby to not meddle, yet after one other taking pictures leaves them shaken the ladies can't support yet become involved. A sinister stalker is slowly drawing towards Ophelia, and she'll need to summon all her powers to avoid herself from finishing up six ft under.