The Widow, Melody Scott A mom's got to do what a mom's got to do. A priceless ruby bracelet has been stolen and a six-figure reward is being offered. Newly widowed housewife Melody Scott needs to earn some major cash, fast, but she's at a loss how to do what the police, museum security, and the best private investigators have failed to do. On her side, she's got four bright children with a knack for thinking outside the box. Working against her, is a criminal mastermind who will stop at nothing to achieve his own ends. Will Melody be able to earn the reward in time to save her family, or will her attempts lead them all to their doom? Click here to read the full story.
Murphy Culpepper Fails Every Time Ten-year-old Murphy Culpepper tends to fail at everything. He broke his friend's favorite game. He forgot to feed his hamster, Alva, so Alva ate a hole through the side of the cage to try to escape into a better life. He can't help but wonder if his parents' divorce was his fault, too. So, when his aunt reads him a story that transports him to a fantastic world where a determined baby dragon begs him to help the good and beautiful queen who is in grave danger from an invading army, he knows he needs to get out of there before he makes everything worse. The thing is, he's only got seven days until the enemy arrives on the shores of Capital City and he hasn't the slightest idea how to get back to his own world before they attack. Click here to read the full story.
The Mystery of The Partner's Heirs Book 3 in the Eleanor and Lydia series. When "retired" detective, Eleanor Albright received an invitation from the unscrupulous children of her husband's business partner to spend a weekend at a luxurious bed-and-breakfast, she can't resist accepting, if only to find out what they're really after. Her great granddaughter, Lydia, has helped her solve mysteries before, so she brings her along. On their first day at the resort, a friend from the distant past shows up and passes on deep misgivings about Eleanor's hosts. But when one of the hosts turns up dead, overdosed on a drug only Eleanor had access to, Eleanor's role changes from that of detective to prime suspect in a murder case. Can her granddaughter and old friend solve the mystery before the cops arrest Eleanor, or will the investigation show that Eleanor took the ultimate revenge against an unexpected enemy? Click here to read the full story.
Lot 72 Hollywood star Jess Kellerman heads to her childhood home in a small midwestern town to celebrate her father's birthday and her brother's first big professional success, but when she discovers signs of extreme violence in her father's house, she goes in search of answers. Each answer only leads to more questions until Jess finds herself struggling to separate real life from the fictional worlds she creates for her adoring public. The question is, what... or whom... is she willing to sacrifice to keep their love? Click here to read the full story.
First Saturday K.L.U.M.S.I.E.E. Crafter’s Club
Four women, born in four different decades, come together once a month at the little red brick church on Washington Street for The First Saturday K.L.U.M.S.I.E.E. Crafter’s Club –a time they dedicate to creativity, decadent food, and sharing the happenings of their lives. Over the years, they’ve learned most everything about one another, but each keeps a a single dark secret from the others. When a new pastor arrives they warn him to beware of the church’s ghost, but when history threatens to repeat, belief in a local legend becomes full fledged terror of a vengeful spirit.
As each woman’s story is revealed, the ties that bind the families of the small town become more tangled and entwined until past and present blur into a stunning moment of revelation.
SUMMER IN THE FIELDS OF BLISS
Just days after she graduates college, Martin’s parents are killed by a drunk driver. Lost and alone, she heads home to settle the estate and discovers she’s inherited more than she ever expected-a sizable amount of cash, a house in a small town she’s never heard of, and a supernatural debt that can only be paid in blood.
She’s got until the summer solstice to convince the mysterious citizens of Blissfield to save her, but small towns have long memories and her family’s dark secrets have not been forgotten.
THE MYSTERY OF THE LAKESHORE LTD.: AN ELEANOR AND LYDIA MYSTERY (#2)
When Eleanor’s great-granddaughter, Lydia, shows up seeking her help, the “retired” detective knows she has no choice but to spring into action once again.
Lydia has been attending classes at a local university and has great admiration for one of the teaching assistants who has been doing cutting edge research. On a trip to Washington DC to start on a new, ground-breaking project, the woman and her work disappeared. The local police aren’t taking the case seriously, but Lydia believes her friend is in real trouble.
With a solid history of sleuthing together in the past, the unlikely team confidently heads out in search of clues. Soon, they find themselves knee-deep in corporate intrigue and murderous greed with nothing more than their wits and the contents of Eleanor’s enormous handbag to save themselves.
THE MYSTERY OF NOVAK MANOR: AN ELEANOR AND LYDIA MYSTERY (#1)
Armed with knitting needles and a fantastic playlist, Eleanor and Lydia set off to solve The Mystery of Novak Manor.
Eleanor Albright is a spritely ninety-year-old ex-detective with more than a few skeletons in her closet and a grim determination to keep them there by hiding from the world.
Her great-granddaughter Lydia is twenty-two- years old and sorely misunderstood by the world. After all, just because a girl dresses in all black and listens to My Chemical Romance doesn’t mean she lacks vision or hope. Well… maybe hope.
When Lord Novak calls Eleanor from his castle in a tiny, beautiful Eastern European nation with a desperate plea for help, she agrees, with mixed emotions, to come out of retirement and she talks Lydia into serving as her assistant.
Now the two women must find the truth about the fearsome ghost that’s haunting Novak Manor before the “ghost” finds the legendary secret treasure with the power to bring the monarchy to its knees.
A Book of Dust and Breath Max has spent the past several thousand lifetimes as a Reaper among humans and, despite the pleasures of a tidy country home with a well-dusted library and a finely tuned Harley, he's starting to get bored. His best friend gives him some advice: "Drink some scotch. Bed a woman. Join a rock band. Get it out of your system, and get back to your dutiful service." Max tried, but he ended up getting drunk, marrying the girl in Vegas, and accidentally triggering a chain of events that could end with the destruction of the human race. Now he needs to make things right again but the Reaper quickly learns that the magic of being human comes with one grim reality. Click here to read the full story.
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