'The Final Reveille' (2015) is the first book in the Living History Museum Mystery series by Amanda Flower. As the director of Barton Farm, a living history museum, Kelsey Cambridge is determined to keep the struggling museum open. She plans a Civil War reenactment on the farm's grounds. Unfortunately, the first shot in the battle is from Cynthia's greedy nephew, Maxwell, who fires a threat at Kelsey. The next morning, things go from bad to worse when Kelsey discovers Maxwell dead.
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'Rosemary and Crime' (2013) is the first book in Gail Oust's Spice Shop Mystery series set in Brandywine Creek, Georgia. Piper Prescott uses her divorce settlement to start Spice It Up!, but her store's grand opening is spoiled when a local chef is killed and her prints are found on the weapon.
Isabella Alan's 'Murder, Plain and Simple (2013) launched her Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries. When Angela Braddock inherits her late aunt’s Amish quilt shop, she leaves behind her career and broken engagement for a fresh start in Holmes County, Ohio.
Why Everyone's Talking About 'The Girl On The Train'
In Paula Hawkins' debut novel 'The Girl on the Train' (2015), Rachel takes the same train into London every day, daydreaming about the lives of the occupants in the homes she passes. But when she sees something unsettling from her window one morning, it sets in motion a chilling series of events that make her question whom she can really trust.
Set on a Pennsylvania college campus during Halloween, 'Quoth The Raven' (1991) was Jane Haddam's 4th novel featuring former FBI investigator Gregor Demarkian. When a hated professor turns up dead, Demarkian must find the killer before a visiting professor (and friend) is the next victim. Haddam's popular Demarkian Holiday series began in 1990 with 'Not A Creature Was Stirring'.
'The Devil's Shadow' was Hugh Holton's 8th and last book before he died in 2001. A former Chicago homicide detective, Holton's first novel 'Presumed Dead' was published in 1994. Holton's thrillers feature Larry Cole, an African American Chicago policeman. (As a personal aside, Holton remains the finest speaker I have ever heard at a writers' conference.-SP)
'Death by Cashmere' (2009) is the first Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum. Izzy Chambers gives up her life as a lawyer in Boston in order to open the Seaside Knitting Studio in Sea Harbor, Mass. But when her neighbor is found dead in the harbor, Izzy and her knitting group turn their talents to detecting.
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'Murder in the Place of Anubis' (1994) is the first in Lynda S. Robinson's mystery series set in ancient Egypt. As the Eyes and Ears of young Pharaoh Tutankhamen, Lord Meren must solve a frightening murder in a sacred precinct before the Pharaoh's enemies use the death against him.
In 1990, Carole Nelson Douglas began her Irene Adler series with 'Good Night, Mr. Holmes'. Miss Irene Adler, the beautiful American opera singer who once outwitted Sherlock Holmes, is also a superb detective, as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker can attest.
Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye: A Psychic Eye Mystery
'Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye' launched Victoria Laurie's series in 2004. Abby Cooper is a professional psychic intuitive who solves crime with her best friend and business partner, P.I. Candice Fusco - with a little help from Abby's romantic partner Dutch Rivers.
'Alibis and Amethysts' (2013) is Sharon Pape's first installment in the Crystal Shop Mystery series. Jaye Saylor is living her dream as the proud owner of Crystal Clear, a crystal and gemstone shop in the Red Rock area of Sedona, Arizona. But when she and a friend discover the stone-cold body of a rival baker in Sierra’s backyard, that dream turns into a petrifying nightmare.
A Murder at Rosamund's Gate (Lucy Campion Mysteries, #1)
'A Murder at Rosamund's Gate' (2013) by Susannah Calkins is the first in her Lucy Campion Mystery series. For Lucy Campion, a 17th English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless round of tedious chores. But when a loved one is unjustly accused of a crime, Lucy ventures out into the dangerous streets of London to track down a killer.
'Princess Elizabeth's Spy' (2012) by Susan Ella MacNeal is the second installment in her Maggie Hope Mystery series. As World War II sweeps the continent, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Sent undercover to Windsor Castle to tutor the young Princess Elizabeth, a murderous conspiracy soon puts the royal family in danger. The series began with 'Mr. Churchill's Secretary'.
'Meet Your Baker' (2014) by Ellie Alexander is the first in her Bakeshop Mysteries. After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte’s customers turns up dead, there’s much ado about murder.
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In 1982, Chicago private detective V.I. Warshawski was introduced in 'Indemnity Only' by Sara Paretsky. Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V. I. Warshawski’s specialty.
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'Read It And Weep' (2013) by Jenn McKinlay is the 4th in her Library Lover's Mystery series. Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, a cast member is poisoned, and Lindsey takes center stage. The series began in 2011 with 'Books Can Be Deceiving'.