“Baking is Murder (Bee’s Bakehouse Mysteries Book 1)” by Kathy Cranston

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Baking is Murder (Bee’s Bakehouse Mysteries Book 1)

by Kathy Cranston

Genre: Cozy/Mystery/Culinary/Women Sleuths

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Jessie Henderson’s childhood vacation town is as perfect as she remembers… until a dead body shows up.

It was supposed to be a fresh start after losing her job and getting divorced. At first, Springdale is every bit as quirky and idyllic as Jessie remembers. Her Aunt Bee is just as crazy and her baking is as delicious as ever.

And then a murder changes everything. The whole point of Jessie’s move was to enjoy a quiet, small town life. She knows she shouldn’t get involved, but she can’t help it. One of her new friends is the prime suspect and nobody else seems interested in helping her. Can Jessie save her friend and avoid putting herself in danger in the process?

Baking is Murder is the first book in the Bee’s Bakehouse Cozy Mystery series. Each book is a standalone mystery.

 

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“The Sinner: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel” by Tess Gerritsen

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The Sinner: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

by Tess Gerritsen

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Medical/Women Sleuths

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Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the cloistered convent lie two nuns–one dead, one critically injured–victims of an unspeakably savage attacker. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles’s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered. Then another body is found, mutilated beyond recognition. Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes close to home–and toward a dawning revelation about the killer’s identity too shattering to consider.

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“Easier to Kill (Tamara Hayle Mysteries)” by Valerie Wilson Wesley

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Easier to Kill (Tamara Hayle Mysteries)

by Valerie Wilson Wesley

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Women Sleuths

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P.I Tamara Hayle and her latest client, popular radio personality Mandy Magic, share the same roots — both grew up in the hardscrabble projects on one of the meanest streets in Newark. But that’s what brings her to Tamara Hayle. Mandy Magic knows that each act of vandalism and seemingly random murder brings the demons of her yesterdays closer — and each day that passes makes her easier to kill.

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“Losing Your Head (The Charlie Davies Mysteries Book 1)” by Clare Kauter

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Losing Your Head (The Charlie Davies Mysteries Book 1)

by Clare Kauter

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Mystery/Women Sleuths

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Charlie Davies has never solved a murder before – or committed one, although it might have crossed her mind. Especially when it comes to James McKenzie.

When rich boy James is accused of killing his billionaire uncle, he bets Charlie twenty grand that she can’t find the real culprit, and she simply can’t resist. The money, that is – she has no trouble resisting him, no matter how symmetrical his stupid face is.

What James doesn’t know is that Charlie has an advantage: she’s just begun working at a private investigation company. OK, so she’s the receptionist, but it’s a start, right?

What Charlie doesn’t know is, well, a lot. But she’d better learn fast, or James will win the bet. As Charlie investigates, things get more and more dangerous. She needs to find the murderer soon, or it won’t just be her money and reputation on the line…

She might lose her head.

A hilarious sleuthing series for anyone who loves to laugh out loud on their crime-solving adventures. If you enjoy chick-lit murder mysteries with a snarky heroine, give Charlie Davies a try!

Contains some swearing.

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“Death by Chocolate” by Sally Berneathy

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Death by Chocolate

by Sally Berneathy

Genre: Cozy/Mystery/Animals/Women Sleuths

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Lindsay loves chocolate. It tastes good, it makes her feel good, it never cheats on her like her almost-ex-husband. It’s her best friend. But someone wants her dead and uses her weak spot—chocolate—to try to murder her.

Lindsay’s only secret is the recipe for her chocolate chip cookies, but she is surrounded by neighbors with deadly secrets. Suddenly she finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a psycho stalker, and a dead man who seems awfully active for a corpse.

Her best friend and co-worker, Paula, dyes her blond hair brown, hides from everybody and insists on always having an emergency exit from any room. Secrets from Paula’s past have come back to put lives in jeopardy.

Determined to help Paula, Lindsay enlists the reluctant aid of another neighbor, Fred, an OCD computer nerd. In spite of his mundane existence, Fred possesses tidbits of knowledge about such things as hidden microphones, guns, the inside of maximum security prisons and how to take someone down with a well-aimed kick to his chin.

As Lindsay battles the elusive stalker, poisoned chocolate, and the dead man, she will need more than a chocolate fix to survive. But that’s always a good start.

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“Pasta, Pinot & Murder: A Food & Wine Cozy Mystery (Willa Friday Food & Wine Mystery Book 1)” by Jamie Lee Scott

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Pasta, Pinot & Murder: A Food & Wine Cozy Mystery (Willa Friday Food & Wine Mystery Book 1)

by Jamie Lee Scott

Genre: Cozy/Mystery/Culinary/Women Sleuths

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Love food? Enjoy a nice glass of wine? How about a murder mystery?

Food blogger Willa Friday is excited to start training her new assistant to make recipes and style food. And she’s excited that her blog, A Dish in Thyme, is finally making enough money to hire an assistant. But she has other obligations too, like the food photography for the annual Whine & Roses Benefit poster.

Dreading her meeting, Willa gets a surprise when she arrives and the vineyard owner is dead.
With her (ex)mother-in-law as the prime suspect, Willa reluctantly gets involved in the investigation. In the process, she learns of the many secrets the vineyard owners of Pear, California are hiding, which puts her directly in the killer’s line of fire.
Included in this novel are recipes and food and wine pairing suggestions.

This is the first book in the Willa Friday Food and Wine Culinary Cozy Mystery series.

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“The Profiler’s Daughter” by P.M. Steffen

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The Profiler’s Daughter (Sky Stone Thriller Series Book 1)

by P.M. Steffen

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Women’s Sleuths

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A grisly murder. A six-year-old eyewitness. A gun from the grave.

The Profiler’s Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner.

Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston’s oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate. Thirty-six hours into the investigation, Sky’s world turns upside down when she is fired from the Homicide team. They pin the murder on an innocent man, forcing Sky into a life-threatening game of cat and mouse with the real killer. From the stately mansions of Beacon Hill to the flat scrubland of central Texas, Sky keeps the reader on a razor’s edge, culminating in a no-holds-barred shoot-out.

The Profiler’s Daughter, the first in the Sky Stone Thriller series, introduces a moody, enigmatic, and brilliant female sleuth with the fierce bite of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander. As adeptly written as Martin Cruz Smith’s complex Arkady Renko novels, this thriller offers an intriguing plot, richly detailed characters, and an astonishing conclusion guaranteed to leave the reader begging for more.

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