Grounds to Kill

By Wendy Roberts

Barista Jen Hanby's coworkers provide her a difficult time for bringing espresso and pastries to a homeless guy who sits outdoors her café—but she has a mystery. The scruffy guy is her father.

She's additionally hiding the little topic of why her palm itches. yet how can she clarify that her hand has a brain of its personal and writes messages from the past? correct. That'll get her worker of the Month.

When she unearths herself scrawling your boyfriend is dishonest on you! to herself at the toilet reflect, she instantly dumps the man. yet then his little fling—who simply occurs to be her part sister—turns up lifeless, and all of sudden Jen's homeless father is the leading suspect.

Jen understands he's being framed and needs to take issues into her personal palms to guard him. yet will a person think that the loopy outdated guy is blameless? Or that his spirit-writing daughter holds the reality?

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Tragic Toppings: A Donut Shop Mystery (Donut Shop Mysteries)

By Jessica Beck

Donut store proprietor Suzanne Hart sees consumers come and move all day lengthy. but if one among them up-and-disappears, the police commence asking questions. it sort of feels Suzanne is the final individual to have obvious Emily Hargraves, who runs the neighborhood newsstand. Suzanne has not anything to document approximately their come upon. but if Emily does not take place, no information is bad news…

Suzanne has to confess that Emily's final request was once a bit odd―a blueberry donut made to reserve, with chocolate icing, sprinkles, stars, and a chewy bitter gummy trojan horse coiled on best. Odder nonetheless: Suzanne's ex-husband Max additionally seems to be lacking. yet what quite takes the cake? The corpse Suzanne unearths putting from a tree within the park. Who knew donut-making might grow to be such harmful business…

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)

By Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 girls’ DETECTIVE organisation - publication 13

Fans world wide adore the best-selling No. 1 women’ Detective business enterprise sequence and its owner, helpful Ramotswe, Botswana’s optimal woman detective. during this captivating sequence, Mma  Ramotswe—with aid from her dependable affiliate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her situations and her own lifestyles with knowledge, strong humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
Alexander McCall Smith’s loved, bestselling No. 1 girls’ Detective supplier sequence maintains as Botswana’s most sensible and kindest detective reveals her own lives became entangled.
Precious Ramotswe is particularly busy nowadays. the simplest apprentice at Tlokweng street quick cars is in hassle with the legislation and glued with the worst legal professional in Gaborone. Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are construction the home in their desires, yet their builder isn't thoroughly at the up and up. such a lot shockingly, Mma Potokwane, the orphan farm’s revered matron, has been brushed off from her put up. Mma Ramotswe isn't approximately to leisure while her associates are mistreated.  Help arrives from an unforeseen customer.  He is none except the estimable Mr. Clovis Andersen, writer of The ideas of non-public Detection, the No. 1 women’ prized manual.  jointly, Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, and their colleague aid correct injustices that happen even of their loved Botswana, and within the technique detect whatever new approximately being an outstanding detective. 

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Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man

By Donald J. Sobol

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old famous person detective. With an uncanny knack for minutiae, he solves mysteries for the local young children via his personal detective company. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the executive of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him resolve his such a lot baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each one publication, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to unravel them, however the reader is given the entire clues to boot. Interactive and chock choked with fascinating bits of information—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!

“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao

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Hard Aground

450 years in the past a treasure  ship went down. In Miami, the warmth hasn't enable up  yet...Hap Tyler tailboards on Biscayne bay, hears  voices, seduces younger women, and lives at the edge  of background in his family's old-money mansion amid  Miami's pastel glitz. yet whereas Hap stumbles around  in the shadow of his extra winning older  brother, Daniel, a tangled net of deception and greed is  being spun round him --a net that leads Daniel to  his dying.

Trying to unravel his brother's homicide, Hap  collides with a 450-year-old mystery: the disappearance  of $400 million in a sunken Spanish plunder.  Daniel's upscale female friend is with reference to digging up the  treasure, an avaricious senator has already tasted  it, and a stone-cold killer will cease at nothing  to carry it domestic. For Hap a depressing and bloody vein of  Florida and family members background has been opened. And  the in simple terms method to shut it truly is via a contemporary ritual  of violence and fact.

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Shipwrecks (Harvest Book)

By Akira Yoshimura

Isaku is a nine-year-old boy residing in a distant, desperately terrible fishing village at the coast of Japan. His humans capture just enough fish to continue to exist, and so needs to distill salt to promote to neighboring villages. yet this serves one other, extra sinister function: the fires of the salt cauldrons trap passing ships towards the shore and onto rocky shoals. whilst a boat runs aground, the villagers slaughter the team and loot the shipment for rice, wine, and wealthy food. at some point a boat founders at the rocks. yet Isaku learns that its shipment is much deadlier than may ever be imagined. Shipwrecks, the 1st novel by means of the nice eastern author Yoshimura to be translated into English, is a stunningly robust, Gothic story of destiny and retribution.

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Elisha's Bones (A Jack Hawthorne Adventure Book #1)

By Don Hoesel

Each year, professor of antiquities Jack Hawthorne appears ahead to the wintry weather holiday as a time to conceal clear of his tasks. whether only for per week or . yet this yr, his plans are derailed while he is provided nearly a clean payment from a guy chasing a rumor.

Billionaire Gordon Reese thinks he is aware the place the bones of the prophet Elisha are--bones that during the previous testomony introduced the lifeless again to lifestyles. A born skeptic, Jack does not imagine a lot of the task yet he may possibly use the cash, so he's taking step one on a chase for the mythical bones that might take him to the very ends of the earth. yet he is not on my own. Joined with a fiery colleague, Esperanza Habilla, they quickly detect clues to a shadowy association whose long-held secrets and techniques were secure . . . in any respect expenditures. As their lives are threatened many times, the genuine race is to discover the reality ahead of these chasing them hunt them down.

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The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The Murder on the Vicarage used to be Christie’s first actual secret to add her hottest investigator—as a lifeless physique in a clergyman’s learn proves to overlook Marple that no position, holy or another way, is a sanctuary from murder.

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A Cook in Time (Angie Amalfi, Book 7)

By Joanne Pence

During this seventh pleasant culinary secret from Joanne Pence, dilettante chef Angie Amalfi will get entangled with a gaggle of UFO–chasers and govt conspiracy nuts, whereas attempting to get her new company off the floor.

continuously taking into account new and higher company rules, culinary queen Angie Amalfi is bound she's received a winner with "Fantasy Dinners," one–of–a–kind thematic feasts particularly created to fit a client's particular tastes. regrettably no one's biting other than the Prometheus workforce, a crackpot cadre of UFO–chasers and conspiracy geeks. nonetheless, even a wacko customer's greater than none, and designing an otherworldly repast may still maintain Angie busy whereas her overworked policeman beau Paavo investigates a sequence of surprising murders.

however the extra time she spends facing those alien abduction fanatics, the extra Angie believes that perhaps there's a few type of conspiracy afoot and that the Prometheans and Paavo's circumstances are someway connected––which is inspiring simply the type of bad interest that may prove launching Angie out of this world...for good!

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