Carolyn Hart Classics Books In Order
- Skulduggery (1984)
- The Devereaux Legacy (1986)
- Escape from Paris (1982)
- Brave Hearts (1987)
- Death by Surprise (1983)
- Castle Rock (1983)
Death On Demand Books In Order
- Death on Demand (1987)
- Design for Murder (1989)
- Something Wicked (1988)
- Honeymoon With Murder (1988)
- A Little Class on Murder (1989)
- Deadly Valentine (1990)
- The Christie Caper (1991)
- Southern Ghost (1992)
- Mint Julep Murder (1995)
- Yankee Doodle Dead (1998)
- White Elephant Dead (1999)
- Sugarplum Dead (2000)
- April Fool Dead (2002)
- Engaged to Die (2003)
- Murder Walks the Plank (2004)
- Death of the Party (2005)
- Dead Days of Summer (2006)
- Death Walked in (2008)
- Dare to Die (2009)
- Laughed ’til He Died (2010)
- Dead by Midnight (2011)
- Death Comes Silently (2012)
- Dead, White, and Blue (2013)
- Death at the Door (2014)
- Don’t Go Home (2015)
- Walking on My Grave (2017)
Henrie O Books In Order
- Dead Man’s Island (1993)
- Scandal in Fair Haven (1994)
- Death in Lovers’ Lane (1997)
- Death in Paradise (1998)
- Death on the River Walk (1999)
- Resort to Murder (2001)
- Set Sail for Murder (2007)
Bailey Ruth Ghost Books In Order
- Ghost At Work (2008)
- Merry, Merry Ghost (2009)
- Ghost in Trouble (2010)
- Ghost Gone Wild (2013)
- Ghost Wanted (2014)
- Ghost to the Rescue (2015)
- Ghost Times Two (2016)
- Ghost on the Case (2017)
- Ghost Ups Her Game (2020)
- Ghost Blows a Kiss (2021)
Nela Farley Books In Order
- What the Cat Saw (2012)
- Dangerous Summer (1968)
- No Easy Answers (1970)
- Rendezvous in Veracruz (1972)
- Danger, High Explosives! (1972)
- Flee from the Past (1976)
- A Settling of Accounts (1976)
- The Rich Die Young (1983)
- Letter From Home (2003)
- The Sunken Sailor (2004)
- Cry in the Night (2012)
- Cliff’s Edge (2014)
- High Stakes (2015)
- Crime on her Mind (1999)
- Secrets and Other Stories of Suspense (2002)
- Motherhood Is Murder (2003)
- Crimes of the Heart (1995)
- Love and Death (2001)
- Murder Across the Map (2005)
- Cooks’ Books (2005)
- Much Depends on Dinner (2008)
- A Feast of Cooks (2009)
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The prime suspect in the murder of author Elliot Morgan, Annie Laurance Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, embarks on an investigation in an attempt to clear her name. Originally in paperback.
This delightfully intriguing pair of full length mysteries by award winning author Carolyn G. Hart delivers a novel approach to murder that is sure to enthrall you until the last killer is caught…
. Death on DemandAt Annie Laurance’s Death on Demand bookstore in Broward s Rock, South Carolina the finest mystery bookstore north of Miami , murder suddenly isn t confined to the shelves. An author s abrupt demise during a gathering of famous mystery writers is proof positive that a bloody sword is sometimes mightier than a brilliant pen. But now Annie is in the unenviable position of prime suspect, which means that she and her wealthy paramour, Max Darling, must unmask a brutal and ingenious killer. For Annie, failing could mean prison…
while success could mean her death. Design for MurderWhen Annie stages a Mystery Night for Chastain, South Carolina s annual antebellum house tour, she finds herself the lead in a deadly drama wherein the curtain falls on a mean spirited grande dame. But while fingers point at Annie as the murderer, the perpetrator lurks within the cast of Murder Most Make Believe. Guilty until proven innocent, Annie hopes to clear her name with Max s help until her chief witness is killed. Now it will take all of Annie s sleuthing skills to unmask the evil in the hearts of Chastain s Beautiful People.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ may be everybody’s favorite play, but someone on Broward Rock has spotted its murderous potential. When the corpses on stage in the local amateur production become real ones, bookshop owner Annie Laurance must move fast to save her fiance, Max, from a murder charge.
Mystery Bookstore owner Annie Laurance is well acquainted with murder, but she never imagined one taking place on her honeymoon! A marvelous spoof of New Age mumbo jumbo by an author whose work has been compared to that of Agatha Christie.
When mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance is invited to teach ‘The Three Great Ladies of the Mystery’ class at Chastain Community College, the sometime sleuth discovers that all is not strictly academic in Chastain’s hallowed halls of learning. And when a shocking scandal in the school newspaper erupts in a suicide and two violent deaths, Professor Laurance enlists the talents of her new hubby, private eye Max Darling, and dons her thinking cap to probe intrigue and vengeance among Chastain’s faculty.
A Dangerous Thing
Max and Annie, with dubious help from three of their own great ladies of the mystery Annie’s pixilated mother in law, a batty local dowager, and a Christie crime fanatic learn that just about everyone at the school had means, motive, and access to the murder weapons. From the secretly boozing professor of advertising to the muscle bound campus cad who barters passing grades for a little extracurricular activity, anyone on the faculty is a possible killer waiting to strike again!
‘Hart has a light touch with her characters, a fresh heroine in Annie, and a delightfully different setting!’
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance didn’t really want to go to her neighbor’s Valentine Day masked ball particularly not after the voluptuous brunette made a pass at Annie’s husband, Max. So when her dizzy mother in law, Laurel, made a surprise visit to Broward’s Rock Island, Annie thought it would be a perfect excuse to skip the party. She should have known better: True to form, Laurel accepted the invitation for all three of them. But the biggest surprise of all came at the party’s end, when Annie found the amorous hostess in the gazebo murdered.
A group of Christie buffs…
In honor of Agatha Christie’s one hundredth birthday, mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance Darling plans a week long celebration of mystery, treasure hunts, title clues, and Christie trivia. Yet even as the champagne is chilling and the happy guests begin arriving on Broward’s Rock Island, Annie feels a niggling sense of doom. But the last thing she or her guests expect is that the scheduled fun and mayhem will include a real life murder. The unexpected arrival of Neil Bledsoe, the most despised book critic in America, was sure to raise a few hackles. An advocate of hard boiled detection and gory true crime, Bledsoe drops a bombshell on the devoted Christie assemblage: He’s penning a scurrilous biography of the grand dame of suspense herself. Before the first title clue is solved, no less than two attempts are made on Bledsoe’s life. Now Annie and her unflappable husband, Max Darling, find themselves trying to stop a murder in the making only the first corpse isn’t the one they’re expecting…
and it isn’t the last.
Down south to solve a missing person case the local police cannot crack, Annie and Max Darling discover that the secretive, aristocratic Tarrant family may be trying to cover up a forty year old murder. By the author of the award winning Something Wicked.
One of America’s most beloved mystery writers, Carolyn G. Hart, the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award winning author, returns to her original mysteryseries that features Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand Bookstore, and her husband, Max, with Mint Julep Murder. Normally, Annie Laurence Darling would be eagerly awaiting her trip to Head Island, where this year’s Dixie Book Festival is being held. But this year Annie has agreed to be the author liaison to five authors honored with the much coveted Dixie Book Festival Medallions, and she fears she is going to have her hands full juggling murderous egos. What Annie doesn’t count on is the untimely death of ambitious Mint Julep Press publisher Kenneth Hazlitt. Hazlitt arrives at the Festival peddling a proposal for Song of the South, a trashy roman clef that details the indiscretions of some famous Southern authors at a writers’ conference writers who more than resemble the Dixie Festival Medallion winners. When Hazlitt drops dead after drinking a hit of bourbon from his private stock, the evidence points to Annie the fatal glass is imprinted with her fingerprints. As more and more evidence points her way, Annie and Max must act fast to catch a wily killer…
before the police throw the book at Annie!
Master mystery spinner Carolyn Hart gives us the tenth high-spirited entry in her Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award-winning Death on Demand series.
The most delectable sleuthing couple since Nick met Nora, Annie and Max Darling manage to find quite a bit of murder in their allegedly safe and serene South Carolina island resort town. After all, murder is Annie’s business — well, sort of. She’s the proprietor of the popular Death on Demand mystery bookstore and cafe, and her establishment seems to attract trouble like Annie’s pesky felines, Dorothy L. and Agatha, attract hairballs. Now, Annie and Max watch their Fourth of July holiday explode not only with fun and fireworks, but with murder as well.
The library board wants to declare its independence from new member, retired Brigadier General Charlton ‘Bud’ Hatch, a man accustomed to being in charge. Hatch’s takeover attitude has alienated everyone in town, especially the women. But Annie finds it difficult to ignore him at a crowded patriotic festival — particularly when he’s shot dead before her eyes…
Murder is, surprisingly, not all that uncommon on timy Broward’s Rock, an idyllic sea island community off the South Carolina coast. Annie Darling’s popular mystery bookshop, Death on Demand, is where the locals come to discuss the juicy details of each criminal offense under the watchful gaze of a pampered feline prima donna named Agatha. But now Annie’s dear friend and best customer Henny Brawley stands accused of murdering a Women’s Club volunteer cum blackmailer. So Annie rouses her husband Max into action, and together they dive into the shark pool of dotty eccentrics and imperious belles who constitute the island’s smart set. Because only there can the Darlings prove hapless Henny innocent by detemining who among the well heeled had the dirtiest little secret…
and would kill to protect it.
It’s getting to look a lot like Christmas on the sea island of Broward’s Rock, South Carolina. At the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, owner Annie Darling’s Yuletide preparations have to be put on hold thanks to several rather inconvenient distractions including murder. Across the windswept isle, in the spacious, spooky mansion of Marguerite Dumaney Ladson, a motley crew is gathering for the onetime movie star’s gala Xmas/birthday bash. And when it turns deadly, it’s Annie who has to prove the innocence of the most disturbing suspect: her own deadbeat dad.
Ha ha! You’re dead!
Someone is playing a rather nasty April Fool’s prank on mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling. A felonious forger on the idyllic if rarely tranquil South Carolina island of Broward’s Rock has made it appear as if Annie is accusing some of her neighbors of murder. In the wink of a bloodshot eye, the Darling name is mud…
and then the Broward’s Rock body count starts mysteriously increasing. And now it’s up to Annie to follow the well hidden trail of the vicious trickster or a secret slayer’s next lethal joke may very well be on her!
Love is in the air but alas, so is murder as award winning author Carolyn Hart returns once again to the South Carolina Low Country island of Broward’s Rock and sets her delightful married sleuths, the Darlings, on separate trails to a killer. Nothing warms the heart like romance even as the raw, cold winds of January chill the residents of Broward’s Rock to the bone. But it’s more than amore that intrigues mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her husband, Max, when wealthy, widowed art patron Virginia Neville announces her engagement to Jake O’Neill, her handsome, charming, and much younger fianc , at a gala opening at the Neville gallery. Virginia’s joyful announcement leaves many of the gathered especially certain members of her resentful extended stepfamily quite peeved. And one of the guests takes the news harder than the rest: before the last champagne bubble pops, murder disrupts the grand celebration. Quickly deputized by Acting Police Chief Billy Cameron, troubleshooter Max Darling dives headfirst into the icy investigative waters, leaving wife Annie somewhat out in the cold. But since her young assistant, Chloe, is a prime suspect and one of Jake O’Neill’s most recent broken hearts Annie is determined to untangle the unholy marriage of jealousy, blackmail, gunplay, and malicious mischief…
even if it means crossing swords with hubby Max and placing herself in the perilous path of a cleverly sadistic stalker.
It’s ‘Corpse ahoy!’ when death takes a pleasure cruise as we set sail once more with that incomparable, crime solving duo, the Darlings. Annie Darling, popular proprietress of the Death on Demand bookstore, has done it again! Her murder mystery cruise in the waters off her not always idyllic isle of Broward’s Rock is sure to be a roaring success, with every participant dressing up as a favorite fictional sleuth. And sure enough, everything goes swimmingly until one of the revelers plunges overboard. And despite hubby Max Darling’s courageous rescue attempt, faux murder turns all too quickly into real life death. Over the next few days, the body count rises and Annie strongly suspects that all the victims were murdered most foully and that they are all connected in some unknown way. The trick now will be to prove it, with the able assistance of investigator spouse Max, best friend and best customer Henny Brawley, local bestselling superstar Emma Lloyd, and even surprise! Annie’s normally ditsy mother in law, Laurel. But what the intrepid crime solvers do not realize is that the killer they seek is more ingeniously efficient than most and the puzzle they wish to solve is, in reality, a time bomb packed with an explosive mix of arson, assault, kidnapping, robbery…
and homicide, of course. One false step and Annie and her canny cohorts will be blown off Broward’s Rock for good…
and they’ll sink like stones into the cold, briny deep.
Britt Barlow is certain her media mogul brother in law Jeremiah Addison’s fatal tumble a year ago was no accident especially since she herself discovered, and disposed of, the trip wire someone had strung across the stairs. Now she’s bringing all who were in attendance that weekend back to Golden Silk Addison’s luxurious secluded island estate and inviting two extra guests, Annie and Max Darling, to help uncover a killer. Annie Darling wouldn’t miss this party for the world! And there certainly is no lack of suspects among the guests, each of whom had a substantial motive for doing in the insufferable tycoon. But the party turns deadly when a houseman mysteriously vanishes, along with the boats which are the only escape off Addison’s island leaving the Darlings stranded on a floating rock in the middle of nowhere, too close to a solution for comfort, and stalked by a crafty murderer.
Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is understandably upset. It isn’t like her p.i. husband Max to abruptly disappear and homicide is definitely not his style. But when his car is found abandoned on a remote road with a brutally slain, once beautiful young woman nearby and the murder weapon stashed in the trunk, Annie’s worst fears seem justified. The police have Max all but tried and convicted except for Chief Billy Cameron, whose unshakable belief in his friend’s innocence prompts his removal from the case. And as a media circus descends on tiny Broward’s Rock, Annie will have to place her own life in jeopardy to clear her husband’s name. But time is running out and she has only one slim chance to unmask a killer who just may have committed the perfect crime.
Max Darling hasn’t been interested in crime since his brush with a seductive young woman put him in danger of losing his freedom. He even refuses to talk to a woman who calls for help and says she is afraid. The caller leaves word she’s hidden something in the antebellum house Max and his wife, Annie, are restoring. When Annie finds out, she hurries to the woman’s home, only to discover she’s been murdered. Evidence links the dead woman to a fortune in gold coins that has recently gone missing. Was this mysterious woman killed for a fortune in coins?
The dead woman’s son is accused but Max believes in his innocence, and Max and Annie plunge wholeheartedly into the investigation. Are the coins hidden in Annie and Max’s house? The intruder who shoots at Max seems to think so. And when Annie discovers the secret of their old house, death arrives at their door.
She came in the rain. Alone. On a bicycle.
Annie and Max Darling are completely unprepared when the arrival of a mysterious young woman shocks their sea island and stirs up more than just gossip.
It turns out that Iris, the beautiful stranger, is a former resident of Broward’s Rock. Her arrival throws the normally happy town into a downward spiral that pits neighbor against neighbor.
Things take a turn for the worse when Annie befriends Iris and invites her to attend the Darlings’ party at the pavilion where Death is the uninvited guest. Suddenly, Max and Annie find themselves in the middle of a fight they don’t understand and at the mercy of an unknown assailant who’s trying to kill them and all they know is that it is one of their friends.
Intrigue and foul play are no strangers to the idyllic South Carolina sea island of Broward’s Rock. Mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her husband, Max, who specialize in solving problems, plunge into a startling web of danger and deceit when a trio of deaths is linked to the island’s youth recreation center. With the evidence mounting against her, the center’s director seeks out Max to clear her name. When it comes to intrigue, where Max goes, Annie isn’t far behind. To save an innocent woman, the pair scrambles to unravel three complex interlinked puzzles: the mystery of three guns, the pulled out pant pockets of one victim, and the disappearance of a teenager whose stepfather always had the last laugh…
until he died.
Solving puzzles comes naturally to Annie Darling, cheerful owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore on the lovely sea island of Broward’s Rock. Annie is aided and abetted by her admiring husband, Max, who runs an unusual business that offers help to people in trouble. A recent death appears to be suicide, but Annie suspects murder. To solve the case, she unravels the mystery of a towel hidden at midnight in a gazebo, the lack of fingerprints on a crystal mug, blood on a teenager’s blue shirt, and the secret of a lovers’ tryst. Annie believes she has set the perfect trap for a merciless killer until her cell phone rings and Death whispers in her ear.
Retired reporter Henrietta O’Dwyer Collins better known as ”Henrie O” is called in by an old lover, arrogant media tycoon Chase Prescott, to investigate a murder plot against him. LJ.
When her friend is murdered in her lavish Fair Haven estate, all signs point to the victim’s husband, and ex journalist Henrie O. tries to learn the truth by questioning suspects from the area’s best families.
A Pulitzer Prize winning ex reporter and journalism teacher at ivy covered Thorndyke University, Henrietta ‘Henrie O’ Collins demands of her students the same steadfast dedication to the truth that was the cornerstone of her own illustrious career. So when beautiful, ambitious Maggie Winslow decides to investigate a trio of hitherto unresolved local crimes, Henrie O urges her to pursue the story with uncommon vigor. But the gifted future journalist’s zeal may have cost her her life. The next day Maggie’s corpse is discovered in Lovers’ Lane the very site of one of the unsolved mysteries the extraordinary young woman was exploring at the time of her brutal, premature death. The police and the Thorndyke powers that be are rabidly against Henrie O’s involvement in the case. But, for Maggie’s sake, the stubborn, sixtysomething investigator is determined to dredge up a past everyone seems to want to keep buried even if it means placing herself firmly in a relentless killer’s path.
Henrie O has experienced much sadness and loss in her life yet nothing more tragic than the sudden death six years ago of her beloved newspaperman husband, Richard, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Then, on a brisk March morning, a package arrives by courier that shatters her fragile peace of mind a chilling message that claims Richard’s fatal fall from a towering island cliff was no accident. It was murder. It is news that enrages the normally self contained Henrie 0, and a summons she cannot ignore, as she follows cryptic clues and her infallible instincts to a secret shrouded tropic Eden a lush and verdant Pacific paradise where giant palm fronds hide evil deeds from inquisitive eyes and the soft, salt scented ocean breeze whispers of treachery and death. At the lavish mountaintop estate of Belle Ericcson where Richard spent the final days of his life and in the company of the fabulously wealthy matriarch’s large, extended clan, Henrie is privy to the rumors that have torn Belle’s family apart: terrible allegations of greed and jealousy; of treachery, adultery, abuse…
and of a mystery that surrounds the kidnap slaying of Belle’s eldest child, CeeCee, which may have been what called Richard Collins to Kauai and to his death. Henrie O’s anger and pain her duty to the past and to the cherished memory of the man she dearly loved have brought her to this island of breathtaking, lethal beauty. But her unwavering determination to uncover the truth in a house of lies may ensure that she never leaves. Because the deaths did not begin with Richard Collins, nor have they ended there. And the closer she gets to unmasking her husband’s assassin, the more frighteningly apparent it becomes that someone’s dark and enduring homicidal passions have not yet been fully satisfied.
Pulitzer Prize winning ex reporter Henrietta O’Dwyer Collins no longer chases hot stories all over the world, but murderous mysteries seem to find her. This time, a frantic phone call from an old and dear friend on the other side of the world sends Henrie O rushing to the fabled city of San Antonio to check out the baffling disappearance of her friend’s devoted granddaughter, Iris Chavez. Iris, employed at the Tesoros Gallery on San Antonio’s famous River Walk, has suddenly dropped from sight without a word. Soon Henrie O discovers that amidst the exquisite objects in the prestigious gallery and among the family members is hidden a dark secret one Henrie O must uncover if she is to find Iris. Late one dark night on the River Walk, Henrie O sees a sprawled body…
and realizes that treachery and disgrace lurk in the shadows of an old and respected business…
and death awaits anyone daring to uncover the truth. Pulitzer Prize winning ex reporter Henrietta O’Dwyer Collins no longer chases hot stories all over the world, but murderous mysteries seem to find her. This time, a frantic phone call from an old and dear friend on the other side of the world sends Henrie O rushing to the fabled city of San Antonio to check out the baffling disappearance of her friend’s devoted granddaughter, Iris Chavez. Iris, employed at the Tesoros Gallery on San Antonio’s famous River Walk, has suddenly dropped from sight without a word. Soon Henrie O discovers that amidst the exquisite objects in the prestigious gallery and among the family members is hidden a dark secret one Henrie O must uncover if she is to find Iris. Late one dark night on the River Walk, Henrie O sees a sprawled body…
and realizes that treachery and disgrace lurk in the shadows of an old and respected business…
and death awaits anyone daring to uncover the truth.
Carolyn Hart’s ex reporter sleuth, Henrietta ‘Henrie 0’ O’Dwyer Collins, joins a wedding party in glorious Bermuda only to discover that death is an uninvited guest. Resort to MurderRetired Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Henrietta Collins no longer races around the globe in pursuit of news. But her talent for troubleshooting and her zest for life are much needed at a family gathering in sunny Bermuda, where murder prowls the halls of a luxury hotel. Henrie 0 has come to the island with her grandchildren for the remarriage of their father, Lloyd Drake. Henrie O’s former son in law plans to marry Connor Bailey, a beautiful widow with a dark past and a knack for attracting men. Only a year earlier, the resort manager’s husband fell from a tower to his death after quarreling with Connor. And now it seems that his restless spirit is haunting the hotel and perhaps seeking revenge. Henrie 0 has no patience for bogus supernatural appearances, no matter how artfully done. But when she sets out to unmask the ‘ghost’s’ creator, she soon realizes there’s much more at stake.A second death a fatal fall from a cliff makes it clear to Henrie 0 that great evil is afoot in this elegant enclave kissed by warm turquoise water, glistening pink sands, and balmy ocean breezes. With everyone connected with the once joyous planned union of Lloyd and Connor now both a suspect and a potential target of a fiendishly relentless killer, Henrie 0 is gravely concerned for the well being of her loved ones. It is more than motivation enough for the accomplished amateur sleuth to take investigative matters into her own able hands despite the risks. Decades of experience have taught her that there are some lethal secrets that haunt both the innocent and the guilty alike, vengeful spirits who will not rest until some terrible blood debt has been repaid in full.
When retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O’Dwyer Collins, Henrie O to her friends, receives a call for help, she discovers that love once kindled never burns to ashes. Although she refused Jimmy Lennox’s marriage proposal, there is still a special place for him in her heart. She wished him well when he found happiness with Sophia Montgomery, world famous documentary filmmaker and stepmother to the now grown heirs of a great fortune. Sophia is at odds with the heirs, and Jimmy fears for her safety. He asks Henrie O to come along with the family on a Baltic cruise. Henrie O can’t turn down her old friend, though old passions are stirred when he calls. On the voyage she soon realizes this dysfunctional family is plunging toward destruction and one of the travelers has murder in mind. As the ports of call pass Copenhagen, Gdynia, Tallinn, St. Petersburg death inexorably approaches. Henrie O works desperately to save Jimmy and to bring hope to lives blighted by anger, resentment, and heartbreak.
Bailey Ruth Raeburn has always been great at solving mysteries. Why should a little thing like her death change anything? In fact, being dead gives her more of an opportunity to be on top of events. Bailey Ruth is delighted that her unique position as a ghost makes it possible for her to lend a helping hand, sometimes seen and sometimes not. And if anybody needs a little help, it’s Kathleen, the pastor’s wife. There’s a dead man on her porch, and once the body is discovered, the pastor is sure to become a suspect.
Uncharitable people might call it meddling, but Bailey Ruth knows Kathleen needs her help! As a member of Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions, Bailey Ruth goes back to earth to extricate Kathleen from a dire situation. If Bailey Ruth has to bend a few rules to help Kathleen save her family, Wiggins, her fussbudget supervisor, will make sure it all turns out right in the end.
Being dead can’t put a damper on spirited, holiday loving Bailey Ruth Raeburn.
Christmas is a time for family and giving, and a wealthy woman in Adelaide, Oklahoma, is about to embrace both. Discovering that she has a young grandson, the dowager decides to change her will to leave the bulk of her fortune to the young boy an alteration that stuns the rest of her family. But a scrooge of a determined heir makes sure she never signs the new document. When she is found dead, it’s up to that irrepressible spirit Bailey Ruth, on assignment from Wiggins and Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions, to protect a little boy, foil a murderer, and save Christmas.
There’s only one teeny hitch: how can Bailey Ruth figure out which family member was desperate enough to kill when everyone has a motive?
When Bailey Ruth Raeburn passed over into the great beyond, she was delighted to discover her sleuthing days would last an eternity. Joining Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions, she uses her unique advantages as a ghost sometimes you see her, sometimes you don’t to help those in need and ensure the wicked get their just deserts. However, on this latest mission, Bailey Ruth finds it more difficult than ever to keep up with her boss Wiggins’s rules for good spirit deportment. Not only is the woman she is supposed to save determined to thwart Bailey Ruth’s good intentions at every turn, she just so happens to be one of Bailey Ruth’s oldest enemies. Not that that should matter to one of Heaven’s best and brightest emissaries, but still, there is only so much a person can put up with living or dead. But solving Bailey Ruth’s toughest case yet means managing a recalcitrant charge, a fraudulent medium, a mother’s heartbreak, old passions and new, and a telltale rawhide dog bone. Heaven help her!
In the summer of 1944, Gretchen Gilman was working as a reporter at the local newspaper. Her assignments weren’t very exciting, but it was a good opportunity for a young woman with talent and ambition to spare. That summer everyone was talking about Faye Tatum, who was found dead in her own living room. Gretchen had known Faye, and she’d known that the circumstances of Faye’s life and death were much different than people imagined. Gretchen was determined to uncover the truth once and for all even if it meant writing a story that would haunt her for the rest of her life…
During a weekend house party in a proper English village, a body is discovered at the bottom of a pond tied to a submerged statue of Neptune. And the weekend has only just begun. So has this ingenious mystery a literary game of round robin in which fourteen master crime writers have each contributed a chapter of their own. What they deliver is a wildly entertaining whodunit with as many dizzying twists, turnabouts, double crosses, and divergent styles as there are solutions and suspects. Featuring the bestselling and multiple award winning talents of: Simon Brett Jan Burke Dorothy Cannell Maragaret Coel Deborah Crombie Eileen Dreyer Carolyn Hart Edward Marston Francine Mathews Sharan Newman Alexandra Ripley Walter Satterthwait Sarah Smith Carolyn Whe
Four of mystery’s reigning matriarchs have joined together to concoct a delectable stew of clues, corpses, and felonious hijinks all spectacularly seasoned with a mother’s loving touch! In this witty and winning quartet of all new mysteries, the incomparable Mary Daheim gives harried mom Cousin Renie from the bestselling ‘Bed and Breakfast’ series a triple dose of the murderous wedding bell blues; the inimitable award winner Carolyn Hart of ‘Death on Demand’ fame lets madcap mother in law Laurel Darling take a turn at the investigative chores; the remarkable Jane Isenberg sets menopausal mother Bel Barrett loose to solve a dastardly case of nanny cide; and the fabulous Shirley Rousseau Murphy whose ‘Joe Grey’ mysteries are the cat’s meow enchants once again, as a delightful duo of feline mamas sinks their clawsinto a murder investigation. So sit back and enjoy the Mother of All Mystery Collections!
Fourteen tales of love and death include the stories of a Valentine dinner for two cops, a man who spends a Valentine’s day with a woman from his dreams and nightmares, and a twice married man who faces an eternal commitment.
Carolyn Hart has gathered together 50 classic recipes easy enough for everyday eating. Entrees include Beef Casserole Nicoise, Shepherd’s Pie, Baked Ham, Fragrant Duck Pilaf with Lemon and Mint, Scallops with Black Pudding and Poached Salmon. There are vegetable recipes, such as Coriander Mushrooms and Caesar Salad, and several puddings, including Christmas Pudding, Brandy Butter, and Gooseberry Fool.
A sumptuous collection of recipes from the food section of the Telegraph Magazine are featured in this beautifully illustrated cookbook. The recipes assembled here are by a variety of foodie celebs and chefs and cover a huge range of ingredients, methods, and styles, from basic home cooking for family life to brunches, Sunday lunches, and grander affairs. Consider Fast Spaghetti with Clams by Ferran Adria; Quaking Puddings by Heston Blumenthal; Sausage Tart with Onion Marmalade; Confit of Lamb; Pigeon Salad with Figs; and Rhubarb Tart with Ginger Custard. Organized seasonally, there is something here for all occasions and for every type of cook with meal types ranging from dinner to lunches, teas, party foods, kitchen suppers, life saving last minute meals, and gargantuan feasts. Photographs by eminent food photographers enhance the pages, evoking the feel and flavor of each season’s dishes.