Twelve Slays of Christmas

A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery

Author: Jacqueline Frost

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 1683313186

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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When Holly White’s fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime—exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly’s family tree farm. When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly’s father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn’t help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father, and is determined to exonerate him.The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn't watch out, she'll end up on Santa's naughty list in Twelve Slays of Christmas, Jacqueline Frost’s jolly series debut.
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The 12 Slays of Christmas Recipe Book

Author: Abby Vandiver,Judith Lucci,Amy Reade,Amy Vansant

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976333767

Category:

Page: 54

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The 12 Slays of Christmas Recipe Book Have Yourself a Scrumptious Merry Christmas! Companion to our Christmas-themed cozy mystery boxed set, The 12 Slays of Christmas, this recipe book is filled with family favorite foods the authors love to make during the holidays. We've got Hungarian Kolach, Brandy Alexander Pie and Christmas Yam & Cranberry Surprise just to name a few! And we're donating the sales from this book to help pets displaced by hurricane Harvey and Irma, and to a no-kill animal rescue shelters.
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A Cajun Christmas Killing

A Cajun Country Mystery

Author: Ellen Byron

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 1683313062

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Maggie Crozat is back home in bayou country during the most magical time of the year. In Pelican, Louisiana, Christmastime is a season of giant bonfires on the levee, zydeco carols, and pots of gumbo. Except, this year, the Grinch has come to stay at the family-run Crozat Plantation B&B. When he floods travel websites with vicious reviews, Maggie thinks she’s identified him as rival businessman Donald Baxter. That is, until he’s found stabbed to death at Maggie’s workplace. And Maggie and her loved ones become top suspects. The Crozats quickly establish alibis, but Maggie’s boyfriend, Detective Bo Durand, remains under suspicion. With Bo sidelined during the investigation, Maggie finds herself forced to work with an unlikely ally: longtime family enemy Rufus Durand. Her sleuthing uncovers more suspects than drummers drumming, and lands her in the crosshairs of the murderer. The sleigh bells are jingling, and the clock is ticking for Maggie and Rufus, who must catch the killer or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noël in A Cajun Christmas Killing, the recipe-stuffed third installment of USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country mysteries.
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A View To A Chill

A Cherry Tucker and Maizie Albright Star Detective Interconnected Mystery

Author: Larissa Reinhart

Publisher: Past Perfect Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 0998548456

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 6200

"Chaos, Criminals, Catastrophic Weather, and a Whole Lot of Crazy.” From Wall Street Journal bestselling mystery author, Larissa Reinhart. The seventh in the award-winning Cherry Tucker Southern Cozy Mystery series and the third in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series. “It was fun watching Maize and Cherry do what they do best, helping each other, indirectly, along the way in this engagingly entertaining drama. I look forward to more adventures together or separately with these lovable characters.” —Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musing May Your Days Be Cherry & Albright... When Halo's most notorious artist, Cherry Tucker, thinks she sees a crime through her bedroom window, her feverish claims are ignored by her family. Trapped in bed, influenza is the least of her problems. Deputy Luke Harper can't be found. She can’t tell fevered dream from reality. And a very bad Santa knows Cherry’s spotted his Christmas killing. It's going to take a Christmas miracle for Cherry to recover. Meanwhile, ex-celebrity and #WannabeDetective Maizie Albright’s determined to help an elderly woman find her missing granddaughter despite her private investigator boss (and not-so-secret crush) Wyatt Nash’s claims that the grandmother’s annual plea is nothing but a dangerously wild goose chase. This holiday, Maizie’s search takes her away from her family and Nash to Halo, Georgia, where a storm threatens her nerves and her quest. When a deviant Santa learns Maizie’s looking for the granddaughter, he put Maizie on his naughty list. This Santa may get his holly jollies from murder. “If you love southern settings with plenty of sweet tea and eccentric characters, the meetup of these two heroines is epic. Not only did I race through the pages, but I immediately headed over to Amazon to download the first book in the series.” — Barb Taub, humor writer and author of the Null City series “I love the characters Cherry Tucker and Maizie Albright and this mystery brings the two of them together in the same book. Everything I love about both series is here. If you've read either of the two series, I highly recommend this one.” — Michelle, Michelle’s Romantic Tangle "A quick read, but it has laughs and reflections on life and the holidays. Well-written. Although pulling the main characters from two series, this is easily read as a stand-alone mystery. Enjoyed it.” — Christa Nardi — Christa Reads and Writes Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small town humor, Southern humor, comic (humorous) crime and mystery, Christmas, mystery novella, short story (single author), novella, small town and rural. Books in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series: QUICK SKETCH (novella in HEARTACHE MOTEL) PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (#1) STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (#2) HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (#3) DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (#4) THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE (#5) THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE (novella) A COMPOSITION IN MURDER (#6) A VIEW TO A CHILL (#7) Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series: 15 MINUTES 16 MILLIMETERS A VIEW TO A CHILL NC-17 Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart: A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series
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A Christmas Peril

Author: J. A. Hennrikus

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738754781

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8246

Sully Must Get Her Childhood Friend Off the Naughty List Before They’re Both Scrooged When Edwina “Sully” Sullivan’s life imploded, she left behind her job on the police force and her unfaithful husband to start a new life as the general manager of her hometown theater, the Cliffside Theater Company. For five years, she focused on budgets instead of crime and kept the Cliffside running alongside its mercurial artistic director. But when her childhood friend is suspected of killing his father, no one is looking for another culprit. So, in between keeping A Christmas Carol on budget and Scrooge sober, Sully dusts off her investigative skills to find a murderer. Her two lives collide when her ex-husband arrives on the scene to play lawyer and she’s forced to confront her past in order to save her present.
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Vampira and Her Daughters

Women Horror Movie Hosts from the 1950s into the Internet Era

Author: Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476626561

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

View: 9376

From Vampira to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, female horror movie hosts have long been a staple of late-night television. Broadcast on local stations and cable access channels, characters such as Moona Lisa, Stella, Crematia Mortem and Tarantula Ghoul brought an entertaining blend of macabre camp and after-prime-time sexuality to American living rooms in the 1950s through 1990s. Despite a near total lack of local programming today, the tradition continues on the Internet and Roku and other modern media. Featuring exclusive interviews and rare photographs, this book covers dozens of "dream ghouls" with alphabetical entries, from Aunt Gertie to Veronique Von Venom.
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Cat Got Your Diamonds

A Kitty Couture Mystery

Author: Julie Chase

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 1629538450

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5298

Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker’s dream come true--until the glitter gun used to make her Shih Tzu tutus becomes a murder weapon. And Lacy becomes public enemy #1. Now Detective Jack Oliver is hounding Lacy, and her Furry Godmother investor wants out before his name is tarnished by association. To make matters worse, a string of jewel heists with suspicious ties to the murder case has New Orleans residents on edge. To save her dream, Lacy must take a stand, put her keen eyes to work, and unravel what really happened at her shop that night. But can Lacy sniff out the killer cat burglar in time to get her tail-raising designs on the catwalk? Witty and whimsical, Cat Got Your Diamonds, the first in a new cozy series by Julie Chase, will be the cat's meow for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Miranda James.
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Portrait Of A Dead Guy

A Southern Cozy Mystery

Author: Larissa Reinhart

Publisher: Past Perfect Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 0998548413

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 1080

“Laugh-out-loud funny and as Southern as sweet tea and cheese grits.” From Wall Street Journal bestselling mystery author, Larissa Reinhart. The first in the sassy and Southern Cherry Tucker cozy mystery series, a Woman’s World Magazine 2018 book club pick, Daphne Du Maurier finalist, The Emily finalist, Dixie Kane Memorial Winner, and Night Owl Review top pick. “Reinhart is a truly talented author and this book was one of the best cozy mysteries we reviewed this year. We highly recommend this book to all lovers of mystery books.” – Mystery Tribune In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge — but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival. As the clock ticks toward the deadline, Cherry faces more trouble than just a controversial subject. Between ex-boyfriends, her flaky family, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry finds herself painted into a corner she’ll be lucky to survive. “An entertaining mystery full of quirky characters and solid plotting...Highly recommended for anyone who likes their mysteries strong and their mint juleps stronger!” – Jennie Bentley, New York Times Bestselling Author of Flipped Out “The tone of this marvelously cracked book is not unlike Sophie Littlefield’s brilliant A Bad Day for Sorry, as author Reinhart dishes out shovelfuls of ribald humor and mayhem. It takes a rare talent to successfully portray a beer-and-hormone-addled artist as a sympathetic and worthy heroine, but Reinhart pulls it off with tongue-in-cheek panache.” – Mystery Scene Magazine “Don’t miss Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart! Portrait is pure enjoyment, a laugh out loud mystery with some Southern romance thrown in. Five stars.” — Lynn Farris, National Mystery Review Examiner at Examiner.com “Laugh-out-loud funny and as Southern as sweet tea and cheese grits, Larissa Reinhart’s masterfully crafted whodunit, Portrait of a Dead Guy, provides high-octane action with quirky, down-home characters and a trouble-magnet heroine who’ll steal readers’ hearts.” – Debby Giusti, Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author “A sweet, southern stroke of brilliance...Action, humor, mystery and a dash of romance all packed into one quirky creation. Trust me when I tell you—don’t miss this one.” — The Book Boost “Reinhart’s debut sparkles with wit. A fun, fast-paced read and a rollicking start to her Cherry Tucker Mystery Series. If you like your stories southern-fried with a side of romance, this book’s for you!” — Leslie Tentler, Author of Midnight Caller Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, amateur sleuth, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small town humor, Southern humor, comic (humorous) crime and mystery, small town and rural. Books in the Cherry Tucker Humorous Mystery Series: QUICK SKETCH (novella in HEARTACHE MOTEL) PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (#1) STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (#2) HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (#3) DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (#4) THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE (#5) THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE (novella) A COMPOSITION IN MURDER (#6) A VIEW TO A CHILL (#7) Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart: Maizie Albright Star Detective series A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series
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The Cupid Caper: A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper

Author: Larissa Reinhart

Publisher: Past Perfect Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 0998548480

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 365

"Sexy, Sassy, and Southern Suspense at its Best." From The Wall Street Journal bestselling mystery author, Larissa Reinhart, the first in the Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series. She wants to use her criminal past to catch crooks. He wants her back. In the grift. And in his life. Can Finley Goodhart convince Lex that doing good is the greatest hustle of all? Ex-grifter Finley Goodhart may try to stay on the straight and narrow, but walking that thin line becomes wobbly when she believes her friend Penny was murdered. The last thing she wants is to work with her ex-partner (and ex-boyfriend), the brilliant (brilliantly frustrating) British con artist, Lex Leopold. However, when it appears Penny's demise might be related to an exclusive matchmaking service for millionaires, Fin needs Lex's help to pull a long con to get the goods on Penny. Romance is in the air for hustlers, gangsters, and their marks. Unfortunately for Fin and Lex, infiltrating the racket doesn't make for a match made in heaven. This Valentine swindle could stop their hearts for good. “Once again, Larissa delivers a humorous tale that shows the struggles of a determined woman who has the guts to do what must be done. Expertly written with engaging dialogue and a fast-paced read, this mystery kept me glued to the pages.” — Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings "Once again, Reinhart has managed to spin an intriguing tale."-Christa Reads and Writes "This is not the first book I've read of Larissa Reinhart, and as always it kept me glued and addicted to the story, trying not to worry too much for our characters."-Varietats "One thing I can always count on from this author is her fabulously strong female characters. Fin doesn’t disappoint and the mystery takes many twists and turns to keep a reader guessing to the very end."-Bibliophile Reviews "It’s sexy, sassy, and southern suspense at its best."-Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews "Hang on to your hat and purse and seat as this is a wild ride. As exciting and fast-paced as this long con is for the first half of the book, at almost exactly 50% the game plan changes!"-Laura's Interests "Immediately engaging. Kept me guessing. Solid group of characters that so far are segregated like Atlanta. Lots of surprises."-The Layaway Dragon Related subjects include: crime capers, soft-boiled mysteries, organized crime, amateur sleuths, mystery caper, Atlanta-based mystery, light noir, cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small town humor, Southern humor, comic (humorous) crime and mystery, con artist, small town and rural. Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart: A Cherry Tucker Mystery series Maizie Albright Star Detective series
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Cat Got Your Secrets

A Kitty Couture Mystery

Author: Julie Chase

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 1683312848

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, she’s busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle’s bark-mitzvah, Lacy stumbles into yet another murder scene—and the last person to see the victim alive was her own father. It’s up to Lacy to clear her dad’s name from the suspect list before Detective Jack Oliver has to cage him for good. But just when she starts pawing at the truth, she receives a threatening letter from a mysterious blackmailer bent on silencing her with her own secrets. And Lacy’s not the only one with bones in her closet. Time’s running out in this deadly cat-and-mouse game in Cat Got Your Secrets, the delightfully funny third novel in Julie Chase’s Kitty Couture mystery series, perfect for “all those feline fanciers who love to read Rita Mae Brown” (Suspense Magazine).
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A Brisket, a Casket

Author: Delia Rosen

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758241702

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 4261

Inheriting Murray's, her uncle's Jewish deli, Gwen Silver arrives in Nashville, Tennessee to keep his legacy alive, but instead is faced with a greedy real estate developer, a hunky police detective, and a murder on Kosher Karaoke Night. Original.
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Death by Rum Balls

Author: Colleen Mooney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990552789

Category:

Page: 234

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Death By Rum Balls This will be Brandy¿s first Christmas without Dante, but she is determined to enjoy the holiday going to parties and even a ¿Yappy Hour¿ with Jiff and both of their schnauzers. Brandy stops to deliver mistletoe for Julia¿s party that night when Frank, Julia¿s handyman, drags her into the mayhem surrounding the guest list. It seems everyone Julia invited has a grudge against her, and they all confirmed they are coming to her party. It seems Julia¿s neighbors, her cooking club, the business association, members of her Pilates class, her brother¿even some of the ladies from her church group¿all have a reason to dislike Julia¿a lot! When gifts with stranger contents start to show up the day of the party, Frank sees it as an omen of things to come. Is someone only trying to embarrass Julia or will that someone take it a step further to even a score? There¿s no place like New Orleans to have a good crime and the holidays are no exception!
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The Christmas Witch

Author: Steven Kellogg

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140567625

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7712

As a student at Madame Pestilence's Academy, Gloria must prove that she has what it takes to become a Christmas Witch by bringing peace to a planet occupied by two feuding factions. Reprint.
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Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101022221

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7681

Everyone's favorite supernatural detective steps in to thwart unchivalrous deeds at a Renaissance fair in this perfectly irresistable gem of a novel After living in the small English village of Finch for eight years, Lori Shepherd longs for some excitement to spice up her all-too-familiar routine. So when a Renaissance festival complete with wizards, wenches, knights, and jesters sets up in town for the summer, Lori gets her wish-and more. She soon discovers a sinister stalker, a jealous saboteur, and an evil assassin behind the scenes of King Wilfred's Faire, and it's up to Lori-with Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance-to prevent the medieval revelry from ending in modern-day tragedy. From the Paperback edition.
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The Adventures of Slim & Howdy

A Novel

Author: Kix Brooks,Ronnie Dunn

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 9781599951379

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 536

Exclusive CD! Brooks & Dunn's "Gotta Get Me One of Those" inside! Musicians by trade, Slim and Howdy have each come to a figurative crossroads in their lives. As fate would have it, they meet at these crossroads, never realizing it's a turning point in their lives. Forced by circumstances to share a truck, they take to the road in pursuit of a common goal--to make it as musicians on the country music circuit. But it seems no matter where these two travel, trouble finds them. Whether it's turning the tables on a crooked card shark who takes everything they have, or fending off the raging boyfriend of that friendly gal from last night, the guys are constantly needing to outwit the world. And when their friend and boss Jodie Lee disappears, their resourcefulness will truly be tested. Each of the guys has his theory, but they'll need to work together to get to their friend before time runs out.
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The Golden Children's Bible

Author: N.A

Publisher: Golden Inspirational

ISBN: 0307165205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 510

View: 1092

Illustrations and text combine to provide a children's introduction to the Bible and the stories it tells
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Death of a Toy Soldier

A Vintage Toyshop Mystery

Author: Barbara Early

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 1629538396

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5268

Liz McCall grew up in a playful winter wonderland but it was never her dream to manage her father’s vintage toyshop. However, after he sank his entire police pension into the business, someone needed to help him turn his dreams into reality—and keep him from sneaking off to patrol the not-so-mean streets of East Aurora, NY. The mood goes from nice to naughty when a nervous man, who was trying to have his antique toys appraised, is found in the shop with a lawn dart through his chest. Suddenly, Liz’s business plan is plunged into deep freeze, while she and her father find themselves toying with a cold-blooded killer who’s playing for keeps. Now, it looks like Christmas might be cancelled for the neighborhood kids if Liz can't wrap up the case in Barbara Early's delightful debut Death of a Toy Soldier.
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That Kind of Girl

Author: Kim McKade

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781459203792

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6583

Twelve years ago, Becca Danvers had offered herself to bad boy Colt Bonner, eager for him to rescue her from life under her mother's roof. But Colt had plans of his own, and playing Becca's hero was not one of them. He had something to prove—and that meant leaving Aloma for good. Yet, in a twist of fate, the one man Becca had never forgotten—the one she had saved herself for—returned. Armed with a sexy new look, Becca hoped she could convince Colt to stay. But would their second chance at love be thwarted by the discovery of long-buried secrets?
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Murder on the Toy Town Express

A Vintage Toy Shop Mystery

Author: Barbara Early

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 1683313100

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Liz McCall has come to love running her father’s vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she’s all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong. What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she’s shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target. The trouble train is barreling down and Liz may have just bought herself a first class ticket in Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early’s delightful second installment in her Vintage Toyshop mysteries.
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Gabriel's Angel

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101569700

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 7183

Experience a heartwarming story from #1 New York Times bestselling aurthor Nora Roberts, whose "novels are some of the best in the romance genre" (USA Today). All reclusive artist Gabriel Bradley wants is solitude. But when a very pregnant—and very beautiful woman ends up at his remote cabin during a blizzard, the modern-day Scrooge can't turn her away. For even though Laura is desperate, alone, and on the run, she's managed to bring Gabriel the gifts of passion, hope and life—he only needs the courage to reach for them. A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
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