Mary Stanton Books In Order

Heavenly Horse Books In Publication Order

  1. The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West (1988)
  2. Piper at the Gate (1989)

Hemlock Falls Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. A Taste for Murder (1994)
  2. A Dash of Death (1995)
  3. A Pinch of Poison (1995)
  4. Murder Well-Done (1996)
  5. Death Dines Out (1997)
  6. A Touch of the Grape (1998)
  7. A Steak in Murder (1999)
  8. Marinade for Murder (2000)
  9. Just Desserts (2002)
  10. Fried by Jury (2003)
  11. A Puree of Poison (2003)
  12. Buried by Breakfast (2004)
  13. A Dinner to Die For (2006)
  14. Ground to a Halt (2007)
  15. A Carol for a Corpse (2007)
  16. A Plateful of Murder (2009)
  17. Toast Mortem (2010)
  18. Dread on Arrival (2012)
  19. A Fete Worse Than Death (2013)

Magical Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. My Aunt, the Monster (1997)
  2. White Magic (1997)
  3. Next Door Witch (1997)

Unicorns Of Balinor Books In Publication Order

  1. The Road to Balinor (1988)
  2. Sunchaser’s Quest (1999)
  3. Valley of Fear (1999)
  4. By Fire, By Moonlight (1999)
  5. Search for the Star (1999)
  6. The Secrets of the Scepter (2000)
  7. Night of the Shifter’s Moon (2000)
  8. Shadows Over Balinor (2000)
  9. Unicorns of Balinor (2004)

Casebook Of Dr. McKenzie Books In Publication Order

  1. The Case of the Roasted Onion (2006)
  2. The Case of the Tough-Talking Turkey (2007)
  3. The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat (2008)

Beaufort & Company Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. Defending Angels (2008)
  2. Angel’s Advocate (2009)
  3. Avenging Angels (2010)
  4. Angel’s Verdict (2010)
  5. Angel Condemned (2011)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo (1998)

To Have and To Hold Books In Publication Order

  1. Where The Heart Is (As:Claudia Bishop) (1984)
  2. Conquer the Memories (By:Jennifer Greene) (1984)
  3. Sunburst (By:Jennifer Greene) (1984)
  4. That Champagne Feeling (As:Claudia Bishop) (1984)
  5. Fortune’s Smile (By:Cassie Miles) (1984)
  6. Cupid’s Confederates (By:Jennifer Greene) (1984)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Death Dines at 8 (2001)
  2. Death Dines In (2004)
  3. A Merry Band of Murderers (2006)

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Mary Stanton Books Overview

The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West

An epic fantasy about Duchess, an ill tempered mare who is recognized as carrying the sacred Appaloosa genes which were abdicated as part of a pact with the Dark Lord. She and her breed are saved from extinction by the mysterious ancestral rainbow horse from the courts of the Outermost West.

Piper at the Gate

The sequel to Mary Stanton’s first novel, ‘The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West’, this novel continues the story of the desperate struggle for survival of the sacred Appaloosa breed of horses against impossible odds.

A Taste for Murder

Sarah Quilliam, manager of the Hemlock Falls Inn, and her chef sister, Meg, turn detective when a reenactment of the seventeenth century witch trials turns all too real when a mock execution leads to a very dead victim.

A Dash of Death

A new Hemlock Falls Inn mystery finds the Inn’s proprietors, the Quillam sisters, facing poor business and inveigling television’s Helena Houndswood to tape one of her stylish shows at the Inn, which leads to a mysterious death and disappearance.

A Pinch of Poison

The Quilliam sisters have a nose for fine food and good business. But when a nosy newspaperman goes sniffing around the local mini mall project, Sarah and Meg begin to smell something rotten in Hemlock Falls. It’s worse than corruption it’s murder. And the newsman is facing his final deadline. Includes a recipe from the Hemlock Falls Inn.

Murder Well-Done

Hosting the wedding rehearsal dinner of ex senator Alphonse Santini, who seeks reelection and has transformed the quiet inn at Hemlock Falls into a political battleground, sisters Sara and Meg become involved in a recipe for murder.

Death Dines Out

Hemlock Falls is a pretty little town in upstate New York. Sarah Quilliam, with her talent for business, runs the Inn at Hemlock Falls. Her sister, Meg, keeps the guests happy with her culinary abilities. But when it comes to murder, the Quilliam sisters have to rely on other skills spotting clues, solving crimes, catching culprits…
Death Dines Out The Quilliam sisters are thrilled to leave the Inn for a week in Palm Beach even if their trip isn’t exactly a vacation. In exchange for first class tickets, the pair will help socialite Tiffany Taylor with her charity for phobic women. The deal sounds too good to be true and it is. Shortly after their arrival, the sisters learn that the so called charity is actually a ploy being used by Tiffany to humiliate her nasty ex husband and he is not amused. Caught in the middle of the fray, the sisters hope to help the Taylors finally bury the hatchet before one of them has to bury the other…

A Touch of the Grape

With upstate New York in a tourist slump, Sarah and Meg Quilliam are desperate to keep their inn running. But their only guests are ‘The Crafty Ladies’, a group of middle aged artists who make art out of recyclables. But their creative flow is interrupted when one of the ladies is killed in a fire at the inn and another soon after. Now Sarah and Meg are really desperate. Includes a recipe from the Inn at Hemlock Falls.

A Steak in Murder

Another Killer Recipe…
to die forFirst time in print a new Hemlock Falls mystery…
Much to their dismay, the Quilliam sisters have sold the Inn at Hemlock Falls. Worse yet, the new owner is turning a pretty profit. But when a Texas cattleman winds up dead on the premises, the sisters are back in business. They’re out to catch the culprit and reclaim their precious Inn…
without getting stampeded themselves! ‘Fine local color and interesting characters.’ Murder ad lib Recipe included! Other Hemlock Falls mysteries include: A Touch of the Grape, Death Dines Out, A Taste for Murder, A Dash of Death, A Pinch of Poison, and Murder Well Done

Marinade for Murder

Desperate to buy back the Inn at Hemlock Falls, the Quilliam sisters face a devastating setback when a TV producer is murdered on the premises. The Hemlock Falls Mysteries are:’Offbeat, intriguing.’ The Armchair Detective ‘Interesting.’ Murder ad lib 8th in the charming Hemlock Falls series featuring the Quilliam sisters

Just Desserts

With a meteorologist convention coming to the Inn, business is looking good. But when the town’s new computer expert is murdered, Quill and Meg have to make sure the elusive killer doesn’t rain on their parade.

Fried by Jury

Meg Quilliam would rather eat a rat than judge a deep fat frying contest. But when celebrity chef Banion O’Haggerty offers to do it for a pretty penny and decides to stay at Quill and Meg’s Inn, it’s the start of even more turmoil. Before the new franchise even opens, Mr. Holcomb has competition: Colonel Cluck is setting up shop here too. Then, a butcher knife is missing and so is Banion! It’s anyone’s guess who will ruffle this killer’s feathers next…

Ground to a Halt

Sisters and innkeepers Meg and Quill have an inn full of guests who can’t stop fighting. Soon, one ends up murdered on a pig farm. And when a psychic correctly predicts a second murder, business grinds to a halt.

A Carol for a Corpse

For the Quilliam sisters, there’s nothing jolly about this Christmas. Someone with a paintball gun is taking down inflatable Santas all over town. And Meg and Quill are near broke. At least there’s one bright star on the horizon: a big time magazine and television show will feature the Inn. But soon the editor’s husband skis to his death. Now, if the Quilliams are to save the Inn from a lawsuit, they’ll need to prove this was no accident. But the slopeside slayer has a message for them: You better watch out.

A Plateful of Murder

The first two Hemlock Falls mysteries a winning recipe for mystery lovers.

A Taste for Murder takes readers to the festival at Hemlock Falls, featuring a reenactment of the 17th century witch trials. But this year the mock execution becomes all too real when a guest at the Inn is crushed under a pile of stones. The killer has not been identified yet.

In A Dash of Death, Helena Houndswood is the epitome of class when the cameras are rolling. Behind the scenes, this expert on style is a snob with a heart of stone. She’s furious to hear that the decidedly d class women of Hemlock Falls have won her TV show’s design contest. When one winner goes missing and the other is found dead, Helena falls under suspicion. Murder can be so tacky.

Toast Mortem

The Inn at Hemlock Fall reopens for readers! Bernard LeVasque has opened a multi million dollar cooking school in Hemlock Falls and has even stolen customers from Sarah and Meg Quilliam’s Inn. But someone finds the infamous chef too bitter and takes him off the menu for good.

The Road to Balinor

Introducing a new fantasy series about a girl, her unicorn, and her quest to restore peace in Balinor. After a terrible riding accident, Ari cannot remember anything of her past and is sent to live on a farm with foster parents. What Ari doesn’t know is that she is not from our world, but from Balinor, a land of sorcerers and unicorns! Her parents, the King and Queen, sent her to Earth to protect her from a raging war before they were banished from their homeland. Now Ari Princess Arianna has found the road back to Balinor. As she struggles to remember her heritage, she must face the challenge of restoring peace to Balinor.

Valley of Fear

Sunchaser, mightiest of the Royal Unicorns of Balinor, has regained his horn. Now, Sunchaser and Princess Arianna must set out on a dangerous quest for the Royal Diadem. Without it, there is no hope of finding Arianna’s parents, the king and queen.

By Fire, By Moonlight

Ari and her unicorn, Sunchaser, have been sent back through the Gap to Glacier River Farm far from Balinor. Now the Gap is blocked. With time running out, Ari must embark on a perilous journey across the Sixth Sea.

Search for the Star

The celestial unicorns are in great danger. The Evil Shifter has stolen the jewel from the dragon’s lair on Blue Mountain, and it is up to Princess Arianna and her unicorn, Sunchaser, to rescue the magical jewel and to save the rainbow herd.

The Secrets of the Scepter

Ari and her unicorn, Sunchaser, must venture on a perilous journey to the Crystal Arch to visit Atalanta the Dreamspeaker, the leader of the Celestial Valley. They must discover how to control the magical Royal Scepter before the Shifter’s next attack.

Night of the Shifter’s Moon

With the Royal Scepter in hand, Princess Arianna and her unicorn, Sunchaser, are now armed with the powerful Royal Magic. They are ready to reclaim the throne and plan to battle the evil Shifter during the Shifter’s moon.

Shadows Over Balinor

Princess Arianna inquires about the past and learns the truth about the fall of the great unicorns from the Celestial Valley. She uncovers the truth about shifting magic and how that power has led the fallen unicorns into the shadows…
to become the evil Shadow Unicorns.

Unicorns of Balinor

Join the princess and her magical unicorn in their adventure as they battle the dark forces to reclaim Balinor. Books 1 3.

The Case of the Roasted Onion

Meet the McKenzies. On their farm nestled in upstate Trumansburg, New York, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife Madeline keep themselves busy looking after a variety of ailing farm animals and pets in poor health. But while they may be able to mend creatures great and small, they have yet to find a cure for murder.

The Case of the Tough-Talking Turkey

Readers will gobble up this new McKenzie Farm mystery.

Veterinarian Austin McKenzie has met plenty of snakes and none meaner than turkey farmer Lewis O’Leary. So it’s no surprise when O’Leary’s dead body is found in a dumpster. Circumstantial evidence points to a turkey feed salesman, but the doc has a feeling the guy was framed.

The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat

Animals and justice have found their hero in Dr. McKenzie. When a randy milk inspector is found dead in 400 gallons of goat milk, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife Madeline will have to cull a killer from a herd of suspects. And along the way, the vet might just save some bleating hearts.

Defending Angels

With a long list of ethereal clients who need her help, Savannah lawyer Brianna Winston Beaufort’s career choice is beginning to haunt her An already dead businessman needs Bree’s help to find his murderer and prove his innocence against the charge of greed, which comes from the mightiest hand of the law, the Celestial Court. And the verdict in this case could put Bree’s life on the line as well as her client’s afterlife.

Angel’s Advocate

Money’s been tight ever since Bree Winston Beaufort inherited Savannah’s haunted law firm Beaufort & Company along with its less than angelic staff. But she’s finally going to tackle a case that pays the bills representing a spoiled girl who stole someone’s Girl Scout cookie money. But soon enough she finds that her client’s departed millionaire father needs help too. Can she help an unsavory father/daughter duo and make a living off of the living?

Avenging Angels

The series that’s ‘a breath of fresh air for fans of paranormal cozy mysteries’ Publishers Weekly, starred review Law school hasn’t prepared Bree to appeal cases for the dead. After inheriting her great uncle’s haunted law firm, she must now represent ex banker O’Rourke, who supposedly killed himself after losing a fortune. But with a merry widow and evidence mounting, it’s beginning to look like murder. So Bree and her team of angels begin to investigate. But Bree soon discovers that someone would rather see her deceased than debriefed.

Angel’s Verdict

Celestial advocate Brianna Winston Beaufort is eager to set aside handling appeals for condemned souls and get back to practicing law in the land of the living. Three months after taking over the family practice Bree jumps at the opportunity to work for an earthly client. But when elderly actress Justine Coville walks into Beaufort & Company’s office to make changes to her will, she drags Bree right back into a whole other world of troubles.

From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo

More than thirty years after the murder of Viola Liuzzo by the Ku Klux Klan, she remains an enigma. Some saw her as a dedicated civil rights worker, others as a troubled housewife. Some thought she was a victim of random violence and government conspiracy, while others thought she was an unfit mother who got what she deserved. From Selma to Sorrow is the first full length biography of the only white woman honored at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery. Born and reared in the South, Liuzzo moved to Detroit as an adult. At the time of her death she was married to a high ranking Teamster and had five children. While a part time student at Wayne State University she became involved in civil rights protests and decided to participate in a voting rights march in Selma, Alabama. On March 25, 1965, Liuzzo and a young black man named Leroy Moton were on their way from Selma to Montgomery after the march. Klansmen followed Liuzzo’s car along Highway 80 for twenty miles, then pulled alongside and fired shots. Liuzzo was killed instantly and Moton, covered with her blood, escaped by pretending to be dead when the killers returned. Because this group of Klansmen included an FBI informant, Liuzzo lost her life in more ways than one. To deflect attention and to cover up his recklessness in permitting a known violent racist to work undercover during the march, J. Edgar Hoover crafted a malicious public relations campaign that unfairly portrayed Liuzzo as an unstable woman who abandoned her family to stir up trouble in the South. The years of unrelenting accusations, innuendos, and lies nearly destroyed her husband and five children. In From Selma to Sorrow Mary Stanton searches for the truth about Liuzzo’s life and death, using extensive interviews, public records, and FBI case files to tell a startling story of murder, betrayal, and passion.

That Champagne Feeling (As:Claudia Bishop)


Death Dines at 8

Sixteen stories of crime and cuisine from: Claudia Bishop Camilla T. Crespi Bill and Judy Crider Barbara D’Amato Nick Danger Diane Mott Davidson Patricia Guiver Jean Hager Edward D. Hoch David A. Kaufelt Nancy Kress Tamar Myers Sharan Newman Mike Resnick Elizabeth Daniels Squire Valerie Wolzien

Death Dines In

All new recipes and author interviews included Sink your teeth into sixteen culinary capers from today’s masters of mystery slices of life and death, peppered with peril, seasoned with suspense, and marinated with malice. New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry introduces her newest sleuth, Justice Thelonius Quade, in ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence,’ and Midnight Louie smells something fishy at an all you can eat fugu dinner in Carole Nelson Douglas’s ‘License to Kill.’ These and fourteen other tales are sure to satisfy your craving for crime fiction. Available only in Mystery 4.

A Merry Band of Murderers

A Merry Band of Murderers is more than a compilation of short mystery stories from some of the genres finest writers. It is also an exploration of music. Conceived by Claudia Bishop and Don Bruns, the collection is staged in two acts: first, a non fiction discussion of short stories, mysteries, and music; and second, a compilation of musical short mysteries. The first act opens with an essay by Bishop explaining the role of the short story in mystery writing and another essay by Bruns discussing writers who play, sing, and compose. The second act is more whimsical. There are thirteen music centered stories from authors Mary Anna Evans, Jim Fusilli, Bill Moody, Rupert Holmes, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Nathan Walpow, Peter Robinson, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Corcoran, Val McDermid, and, of course, the editors themselves. Each story is accompanied by a short introduction, song lyrics, and an interview with the writer. The book is packaged with a music CD with recordings by the authors. A one of a kind collection.

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