by Sunny Frazier
Lauren Elliot is Steeped in Secrets in her new Crystals & CuriosiTEAS series. After a divorce, Shay Meyers is back in her hometown of Bray Harbor on California’s Monterey Peninsula. Shay is an empath and she’s inherited a tea and psychic shop full of Irish lore, Celtic symbols, and a dead body on the greenhouse roof. Gathering together a sleuth group consisting of her sister, a German Shepherd, a handsome pub owner, and a young woman with perceptive talents, can they find the killer—or is more trouble brewing?
Leighann Dobbs continues her Juniper Holiday Mysteries with Thanksgiving Dinner Death. Juniper is throwing a Thanksgiving feast for Crescent Cove people, including an annoying detective. Even the ghosts who haunt Holiday Mansion are excited. But festivities are ruined when someone ends up face-down in the pecan pie. Can Juniper find the killer before this becomes her last supper?
In Beverly Hills, freelance writer Jaine Austen is hired as a script doctor for a play based on a zombie TV show. The leading lady is beautiful but a diva who can’t act. She demands a smoothie every day at three o’clock. Jaine has another spoiled female in her life—her cat Prozac. When someone spikes the smoothie with a fatal shot of poison, Jaine must find the culprit before there’s an encore performance. Death by Smoothie is book nineteen in Laura Levine’s Jaine Austin series.
Thriller writer Tess Harrow and her daughter are turning the inherited family hardware store into a bookstore in the town of Winthrop, Oregon. But when bones are unearthed during renovations, the town believes her grandfather was a serial killer. Tess must call in her fellow horror writers to solve a thirty-year-old mystery. On Spine of Death is Tamara Berry’s second book in the By the Book series.
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Francine Matthews—Death on a Winter Stroll: A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery #7
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