Albert, Susan Wittig     
This Thanksgiving, be grateful for China Bayles who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community.

Atherton, Nancy     
Aunt Dimity and the village witch
Nancy Atherton's seventeenth cozy mystery featuring the beloved Aunt Dimity-the original paranormal detective.

Beaton, M C     
The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery
Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical production, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger.

Bradley, C Alan     
As chimney sweepers come to dust : a Flavia de Luce novel
Youthful chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve dastardly crimes -- but this time, she leaves behind her beloved English countryside, and takes her sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools.

Brown, Rita Mae     
Hiss of death : a Mrs. Murphy mystery
Shortly before the 5K Run for Breast Cancer Awareness, Harry and her pets find the corpse of well-liked OR nurse Paula Benton, one of the event's organizers, who appears to have died of anaphylactic shock from a hornet's sting. But was it murder?

Childs, Laura     
Devonshire scream : a tea shop mystery
Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning's life heats up when a gala at a local jewelry store serves up heists and homicide alongside her herbal teas ...

Daheim, Mary     
The Alpine zen : an Emma Lord mystery
The picturesque town of Alpine in the foothills of Washington state's Cascade Mountains--home to Emma Lord and her weekly newspaper The Alpine Advocate--has long charmed and enthralled mystery lovers. Now, with The Alpine Zen, Mary Daheim has at last reached the anticipated letter of Z. Her legion of avid armchair sleuths will relish this deliciously gripping novel.

Davidson, Diane Mott     
Sweet revenge
Catering a holiday breakfast for the local library staff, Goldy Schultz is shocked to see a supposedly dead woman who is believed to be Goldy's ex-husband's killer, an encounter that precedes the murder of a high-end map dealer.

Fluke, Joanne     
Wedding cake murder
Hannah is marrying Ross Barton, her college crush, but not before she can solve the murder case of nasty celebrity chef Alain Duquesne found stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn's walk-in cooler.

Harris, Rosemary     
Slugfest : a dirty business mystery
When Paula Holliday agrees to act as exhibit manager for a reclusive artist she's expecting a laidback weekend picking up gardening tips. She doesn't expect to be knee-deep in horticultural sabotage, beheaded gnomes, homicide, and something called The Javits Curse.

Martin, Nancy     
Miss Ruffles inherits everything : a mystery
Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient-her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas Cattle Cur, not a cuddly lapdog, and when Honeybelle was alive, Miss Ruffles liked nothing better than digging up Honeybelle's famous rose garden after breakfast, chasing off the UPS man before lunch and terrorizing the many gentleman callers who came knocking at cocktail hour. But now Miss Ruffles is in danger, and it's up to Sunny McKillip, the unwilling dogsitter, to keep her safe.

McCall Smith, Alexander     
The woman who walked in sunshine
Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble.

McKevett, G A     
Killer reunion
Triumphantly attending her twenty-fifth high school reunion with her handsome husband, Savannah confronts her nasty former nemesis and is forced to clear her name when the woman is found murdered amid rumors about another suspicious death.

McKinlay, Jenn     
Red velvet revenge
Sales at Fairy Tale Cupcakes are below zero, so owners Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura jump at the chance to sell cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass Rodeo. But when star bull-rider Ty Stokes is found face down in the hay, the ladies realize they'll have to save more than their business from a vengeful murderer.

Page, Katherine Hall     
The body in the piazza : a Faith Fairchild mystery
While celebrating their anniversary in Italy, amateur sleuth/caterer Faith Fairchild and her husband, the Reverend Tom Fairchild, find murder on the itinerary when a new acquaintance is killed in the Eternal City and someone tries to sabotage her former assistant's new cooking school in Florence.

Weaver, Ashley     
Murder at the Brightwell : a mystery
Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiance;, Gil Trent, not knowing that she'll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband.

  Last updated August 2016