Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Reading for the Holiday

It's fun to read with the season (with the excepting of July when we read Alaska) and a whole bunch of paperback cozy always publish to keep up with the holidays. On this years list is:

Janet Evanovich, Foul Play (This is a reissue)

When Amy Klasse loses her TV job to a dancing chicken, handsome veterinarian Jake Elliott rescues her with an offer to be his receptionist. Jake just can't resist a damsel in distress, and Amy certainly doesn't mind Jake's charming sincerity.

Then suddenly the job-stealing chicken disappears and Amy is suspected of foul play. Amy and Jake search for clues to prove her innocence. But will Jake be able to prove to Amy that love, too, is a mystery worth solving?

Laura Childs, Eggs in
Purgatory: A Cackleberry Club Mystery (Dec 2)

Now Laura Childs is cracking a whole new case of murder in a brand new series—
RECIPES INCLUDED. Introducing the Cackleberry Club Mysteries...

Suzanne, Toni, and Petra lose their husbands but find independence when they open the Cackleberry Club. Then their cozy cafe becomes the scene of a crime when a lawyer dies with a secret on his lips and egg on his face. What this all has to do with a religious cult and Suzanne’s past could put her own life on the line.

Shelia Connolly, One Bad Apple
There’s a killer in th
e orchard— and he’s rotten to the core. (INCLUDES RECIPES)

Meg Corey has come to the quaint New England town of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother’s old colonial home and apple orchard.
Instead, she becomes embroiled in development plans that include her land—and her former flame from Boston. When he’s found dead in the new septic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose only ally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. Together, they’ll have to peel back the layers of secrecy that surround the deal in order to find the real murderer— and save the orchard.

Krista Davis, Diva Runs out of Thyme
Gracious living can be murder. First in an all-new mystery series— includes delicious recipes and great tips on entertaining!

Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but her childhood rival, Sophie Winston, certainly tries. Natasha may have stolen the spotlight—and Sophie’s husband—but Sophie is determined to rob her of the prize for the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. She just needs the right ingredient.

But Sophie’s search for the perfect turkey takes a basting when she stumbles across a corpse. And when the police find her name and photo inside the victim’s car, Sophie will have to set her trussing aside to solve the murder—or she’ll be serving up prison grub.

Nancy Fairbanks, Turkey Flambe
Food writer Carolyn Blue's book launch goes up in smoke when her turkey flambe results in two flaming birds getting tossed out the window-leading to a young woman's death.

Now it's up to Carolyn to restore her
reputation and find out who sabotaged her poultry party. And she thought flambeing was hard...

Karen MacInerney, Dead and Berried Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, No. 2 (2007)
In this delicious follow-up to Murder on the Rocks, developers have returned to Cranberry Island. This time, they're planning to wipe out a natural cranberry bog, along with the island's namesake berries, to build a luxury subdivision. Natalie Barnes isn't sweet on the idea of commercial interests souring their cozy oasis, but the single innkeeper has other problems on her plate: a withering relationship with her best friend Charlene, the sudden appearance of her ex-fiancé with a tempting proposal, and eerie bumps in the night suggesting the Gray Whale Inn is haunted. Worst of all, there's a killer on the loose, picking off people like ripe fruit.

When Charlene's love
r–the handsome chaplain with a stake in the development– is stabbed to death, Natalie promises to find the murderer for her grief stricken friend, who's also the number-one suspect. Murder Most Maine (third in series) is new this month.

Leslie Meier Turkey Day Murder,
Lucy Stone Mysteries, No. 7 (This is a reissue) Amateur sleuth Lucy Stone investigates when Tinker's Cove's annual Thanksgiving festivities are interrupted by the murder of Metinnicut Indian activist Curt Nolan and uncovers a host of suspects while cooking up a holiday dinner for twelve.

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