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1. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder: An Entertaining & Delicious Cozy Mystery with Recipes (A Hannah Swensen Mystery)
Author: by Joanne Fluke
Published at: Kensington (February 23, 2021)
This fun new story from the Queen of Culinary Cozies is just the indulgence you need this winter! Cozy mystery fans know that a trip to The Cookie JarHannah Swensen’s famous bakerywill always result in a delightfully page-turning whodunit New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!
Fans will revel in another encounter with the familiar cast of characters, all the while relishing the baking frame and the delicious-sounding recipes. Booklist Another sweet-tempered outing filled with tempting sweets. Kirkus Reviews Spring has sprung in Lake Eden, Minnesota, but Hannah Swensen doesn’t have time to stop and smell the rosesnot with hot cross buns to make, treats to bake, and a sister to exonerate!
Hannah’s up to her ears with Easter orders rushing in at The Cookie Jar, plus a festive meal to prepare for a dinner party at her mother’s penthouse. But everything comes crashing to a halt when Hannah receives a panicked call from her sister AndreaMayor Richard Bascomb has been murdered …
2. The Windsor Knot: A Novel (Her Majesty the Queen Investigates, 1)
Author: by SJ Bennett
Published at: William Morrow (March 9, 2021)
[A] pitch-perfect murder mystery If The Crown were crossed with Miss Marple, the result would probably be something like this charming whodunnit. Ruth Ware, author of One by OneThe first book in a highly original and delightfully clever crime series in which Queen Elizabeth II secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties.
It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved.
The Queen leaves the investigation to the professionalsuntil their suspicions point them in the wrong direction. Unhappy at the mishandling of the case and concerned for her staff’s morale, the monarch decides to discreetly take matters into her own hands.
With help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian and recent officer in the Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen secretly begins making inquiries. As she carries out her royal duties with her usual aplomb, no one in the Royal Household, the government, or the public knows that the resolute Elizabeth will use her keen eye, quick mind, and steady nerve to bring a murderer to justice.
3. Fair Warning (Jack McEvoy, 3)
Author: by Michael Connelly
Published at: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (February 2, 2021)
The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radaruntil now.
Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he’s ever encountered.
Jack investigatesagainst the warnings of the police and his own editorand makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets.
Uncovering the murkiest corners of the dark web, Jack races to find and protect the last source who can lead him to his quarry. But the killer has already chosen his next target, and he’s ready to strike. Terrifying and unputdownable, Fair Warning shows once again why “Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers” (Chicago Sun-Times).
4. A Fatal Lie: A Novel (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries, 23)
Author: by Charles Todd
Published at: William Morrow (February 16, 2021)
If there’s ever been a more complex and compelling hero in crime fiction than Inspector Rutledge, I can’t think of one. Jeffery Deaver In one of his most puzzling cases, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge must delve deep into a dead man’s life and his past to find a killer determined to keep dark secrets buried.
A peaceful Welsh village is thrown into turmoil when a terrified boy stumbles on a body in a nearby river. The man appears to have fallen from the canal aqueduct spanning the valley. But there is no identification on the body, he isn’t a local, and no one will admit to having seen him before.
With little to go on, the village police turn to Scotland Yard for help. When Inspector Ian Rutledge is sent from London to find answers, he is given few cluesa faded military tattoo on the victim’s arm and an unusual label in the collar of his shirt.
They eventually lead him to the victim’s identity: Sam Milford. By all accounts, he was a good man and well-respected. Then, why is his death so mysterious? Looking for the truth, Rutledge uncovers a web of lies swirling around a suicidal woman, a child’s tragic fate, another woman bent on protecting her past.
5. Smoke (An IQ Novel, 5)
Author: by Joe Ide
Published at: Mulholland Books (February 23, 2021)
Isaiah Quintabean unlicensed detective for all seasonsand his best friend and masterful sidekick, Juanell Dodson, are at a crossroads in this latest installment of the “aggressively entertaining” IQ series (New York Times). This time, their lives may never be the same.
Isaiah Quintabe is no longer IQ, the genius of East Long Beach; instead, he’s a man on the road and on the run, hiding in a small Northern California town when his room is broken into by a desperate young man on the trail of the state’s most prolific serial killer.
His old partner, Juanell Dodson, must go straight or lose his wife and child. His devil’s bargain? An internship at an LA advertising agency, where it turns out the rules of the street have simply been dressed in business casual, but where the aging company’s fortunes may well rest on their ability to attract a younger demographic.
Dodsonthe hustler’s hustlerjust may be the right man for the job. Ide is the crime writer’s crime writer, and he’s filled his best novel yet with desperate souls, courageous outcasts, an ex-stripper who’ll do anything to protect her son, and wild half-brothers who may be the very incarnation of evil.
6. Inked Out: A Seaside Cottage Books Cozy Mystery
Author: by Karen MacInerney
Published at: Independently published (March 1, 2021)
When fledgling bookseller Max Sayers agrees to host Snug Harbor, Maine’s new mystery writers’ group, she envisions filling Seaside Cottage Books with literary conversation, warm, fresh-baked cookies, and a community to support her assistant Bethany’s mystery writing dream. But the group has barely begun its second meeting when local author Reginald Blakely accuses young Bethany of plagiarizing his novel.
The next morning, Reginald turns up dead in the bookstore, a letter opener plunged into his chest and the store’s antique inkwell smashed. When police learn that Reginald threatened Bethany just the night before, Max’s beloved assistant rockets to the top of the suspect list.
As Max struggles to clear Bethany’s name, she discovers that some old roots in Snug Harbor run deeperand are more twistedthan she ever dreamed possible. And the murder in the bookstore is eerily similar to an unsolved murder that happened almost 100 years ago.
Can Max clear her assistant’s name in time? Or will she-and Seaside Cottage Books-be the killer’s next victim?
7. Back of Beyond: A Novel (Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Novels, 1)
Author: by C.J. Box
Published at: Minotaur Books; Reprint edition (May 1, 2018)
Now in paperback!In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanne Fluke’s 25th installment in the bestselling Hannah Swensen Mystery series, Hannah leaves Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California-but an unexpected phone call brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter for a murder investigation, and of course, new criminally delicious recipes!
When Hannah learns that her sister Michelle’s boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is the prime suspect in a murder case, she goes straight from a movie studio sound stage to the Los Angeles airport. Back in frigid Minnesota, she discovers that proving Lonnie’s innocence will be harder than figuring out what went wrong with a recipe.
Lonnie remembers only parts of the night he went out to a local bar and ended up driving a very impaired woman home. He knows he helped her to her bedroom, but he doesn’t recall anything else until he woke up on her couch the following morning.
When he went to the bedroom to check on her, he was shocked to discover she was dead. Hannah doesn’t know what to believe-only that exonerating a suspect who can’t remember is almost impossible, especially since Lonnie’s brother, Detective Rick Murphy, and Lonnie’s partner, Chief Detective Mike Kingston, have been taken off the case.
9. Cat Me If You Can (Cat in the Stacks Mystery)
Author: by Miranda James
Published at: Berkley; Reprint edition (February 23, 2021)
Charlie Harris and his feline companion Diesel take a bookish vacation but discover that murder never takes a holiday, in this all-new installment of the New York Times bestselling series. Charlie and Diesel along with Charlie’s fiance, Helen Louise Brady, are heading to Asheville, North Carolina to spend a week at a boutique hotel and participate in a gathering of a mystery reader’s club composed of patrons of the Athena Public Library.
In addition to seeing the local sights, the members will take turns giving talks on their favorite authors. The always spry Ducote sisters, friends of the hotel’s owners, are helping underwrite the expenses, and they’ve insisted that Charlie, Helen, and Diesel join them.
Anxious to get Helen Louise away from her bistro for a vacation, Charlie readily agrees. While Charlie is looking forward to relaxing with Helen Louise and Diesel, other members of the group have ulterior motives including a long-standing score to settle.
When an intrusive, uninvited guest turns up dead, only one mystery club member with a connection to the deceased appears to have a motive to kill. But could the answer really be that simple? Charlie and Diesel, along with the detecting Ducote sisters, know that every murder plot has an unexpected twist.
10. The Round House: A Novel
Author: by Louise Erdrich
Published at: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (September 24, 2013)
The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction. One of the most revered novelists of our timea brilliant chronicler of Native-American lifeLouise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.
It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fictionat once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.
11. Shucked Apart (A Maine Clambake Mystery)
Author: by Barbara Ross
Published at: Kensington (February 23, 2021)
In the ninth installment of the award-winning Maine Clambake Mystery series, Julia Snowden and the Snowden Family Clambake Company return for another case of mystery and murder in Maine-this time, Julia must uncover the murderer of an oyster farmer. When oyster farmer Andie Greatorex is robbed of a bucket of oyster seed worth $35,000, she comes to Julia Snowden for help.
Who wants to sink Andie’s successful business? Is it a rival oyster farmer, an ex-employee, a neighbor who objects to the oyster cages floating on the beautiful Damariscotta River, a lobsterman who feels pushed out by the farm leases, or someone from Andie’s personal life?
Then Andie turns up dead, floating by her dock in the SCUBA gear she wears when harvesting her oysters. Julia’s head start puts her in a perfect position to help her friends in the Maine State police major crimes unit with the investigation.
But can Julia make sure the right suspect gets sent up the river before she ends up in a watery grave?
Irish Parade Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery)
Author: by Leslie Meier
Published at: Kensington (January 26, 2021)
Lucy Stone’s late-winter blues usually vanish by the time Tinker’s Cove goes green for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. There’s just one wee problem that not even the luck of the Irish can fix-murder! After returning from her father-in-law’s funeral in Florida, Lucy can almost hear the death knell of her part-time reporter job the instant she meets new hire Rob Callahan.
He’s young, ambitious, and positioning himself to become the Pennysaver’s next star reporter. Adding insult to injury, Lucy only gets assigned the local St. Patrick’s Day parade once Rob passes on the story. But before beer flows and bagpipes sound, Rob becomes suspected of destroying more than other people’s careers…
It’s a shock when Rob is suddenly charged with sending a corrections officer from town to a fiery death. Contrary to the evidence, Lucy seriously doubts her office rival committed murder, and she’s willing to follow that nagging hunch into the darkest corners of the community if it means shedding light on the truth…
13. Undercover Kitty (Second Chance Cat Mystery)
Author: by Sofie Ryan
Published at: Berkley (January 26, 2021)
Sarah Grayson and her capable cat, Elvis, go undercover in the newest installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries. Sarah and Elvis can always be found at a charming secondhand shop in the village of North Harbor, Maine.
Despite the small-town setting, the daring duo often find themselves wrapped up in murder, but luckily they have help-a quirky group of senior citizens runs an amateur detective agency called Charlotte’s Angels out of the store. The Angels are hired to look into who is sabotaging cat shows in the state, and they decide the best way to do that is to send Elvis the cat undercover as a contestant.
But then one of the cat show volunteers is murdered just before the latest competition, and Sarah and the Angels have to catch a killer in two shakes of a cat’s tail!
14. IQ (An IQ Novel, 1)
Author: by Joe Ide
Published at: Mulholland Books; Reprint edition (September 19, 2017)
A resident of one of LA’s toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood’s high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered.
But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can’t or won’t touch.They call him IQ. He’s a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.
He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he’s forced to take on clients that can pay. This time, it’s a rap mogul whose life is in danger.
As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.
15. Pork Pie Pandemonium: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 1
Author: by steve higgs
Published at: Independently published (May 28, 2020)
Baking.It can get a guy killed. When Steve Higgs writes, he hits it out of the park. I find myself laughing out loud and often.’When a retired detective superintendent chooses to take a culinary tour of the British Isles, he hopes to find tasty treats and delicious bakes what he finds is a clue to a crime in the ingredients for his pork pie.
His dog, Rex Harrison, an ex-police dog fired for having a bad attitude, cannot understand why the humans are struggling to solve the mystery. He can already smell the answer it’s right before their noses. He’ll pitch in to help his human and the shop owner’s teenage daughter as the trio set out to save the shop from closure.
Is the rival pork pie shop across the street to blame? Or is there something far more sinister going on? One thing is for sure, what started out as a bit of fun, is getting deadlier by the hour, and they’d better work out what the dog knows soon or it could be curtains for them all.
This series has it all; everything I want in a story and series … Humour, suspense, and colourful characters. It’s one of my top all-time favourite series.’This series of books contain no cussing and graphic descriptions of violence or bedroom activities.