Download E-books What Really Happened (Mike Shayne, Book 21) PDF

By Brett Halliday

A mysterious girl attracts Mike Shayne right into a twisted homicide plot

The name comes simply as Mike Shayne is pouring a much-needed cognac. A gangster's voice warns, "Stay clear of Wanda Weatherby." uncomplicated enough—except that Shayne hasn't ever heard of any girl through that identify. a couple of minutes later, he gets one other name, from a lady desperately frightened approximately Wanda Weatherby. a 3rd name then is available in from the girl herself: Wanda Weatherby begs Mike Shayne to save lots of her existence. He drives to her condominium, hoping that she'll manage to clarify simply what's going, yet he's too overdue. Wanda Weatherby is dead.

Just who she used to be, and why each legal in Miami appeared to understand her identify, will take a few realizing. by the point he's performed with this secret, Mike Shayne will want he had by no means picked up the telephone.

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Download E-books The Walnut Tree: A Christmas Novella (Bess Crawford Mystery) PDF

By Charles Todd

"I was once in Paris the day the French military used to be mobilized."

In 1914, whereas traveling her pal Madeleine, girl Elspeth Douglas's lifestyles is thrown into chaos while warfare breaks out and the Germans fast overrun Belgium, threatening France. Having simply agreed to marry Alain, Madeleine's speeding brother, girl Elspeth watches him go away to affix his unit, after which she units out for England, in basic terms to discover herself trapped at the French coast.

stuck amid a sea of stranded tourists, terrified refugees, and wounded males overflowing the port of Calais, the stressed Elspeth--daughter of a Highland aristocrat whose unique kinfolk can hint its roots again to the courtroom of Mary, Queen of Scots--decides to make herself invaluable, sporting water to weary infantrymen close to front. it's an act of charity that just about will get her killed whilst enemy shells start to explode round her.

To her rescue comes Captain Peter Gilchrist, who pulls her clear of the conflict and leads her to protection. yet ahead of they could correctly say goodbye, Elspeth and Peter are separated.

again in London, surrounded through established comforts, Elspeth is haunted by way of the horrors she witnessed in France. She additionally can't omit the gallant Peter Gilchrist, even supposing she has promised herself to Alain.

remodeled via her event, Elspeth is going to London and enrolls in a nursing path, the place she meets a fellow nurse in education, Bess Crawford. it's a bold circulation, made with no the consent of Elspeth's father or mother, her cousin Kenneth, a high-handed guy with inflexible notions of sophistication and femininity.

but Elspeth Douglas is a girl with a brain of her personal, which--as she herself says--is a blessing and a curse. She is set to come to the battlefields of France to do her half . . . and to discover the fellow she has no correct to like, irrespective of how some distance Cousin Kenneth may fit to forestall her. yet sooner than she will be able to set issues correct with Alain, he is going lacking after which Peter is gravely wounded. In an international jam-packed with terror and uncertainty, can the beauty of affection live to tell the tale or will Elspeth's center develop into one other casualty of this poor war?

A poignant, compelling story brimming with event, chance, and love, The Walnut Tree is a fascinating vacation reward and a superb better half to Charles Todd's acclaimed Bess Crawford sequence.

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Download E-books Death By Bridle (Josiah Reynolds Mystery 3) PDF

By Abigail Keam

Josiah is again at the path of a assassin. Arthur Aaron Greene III is considered one of Kentucky's such a lot famous horse males, yet he's stumbled on putting from the rafters in a horse barn with stones in his wallet and a bucket of water lower than his toes. the one witness is a 9 12 months outdated boy who can not seem to have in mind precisely what occurred. Relentless in her pursuit of the killer, Josiah stumbles into many years of lies and deception that come with her expensive good friend, girl Elsmere. Josiah discovers that she needs to return to 1962 if she is to determine the reality in any respect, whereas making the rounds of quirky characters which can basically be present in the plush Bluegrass horse nation. battling an unknown enemy within the glamorous international of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum mansions, Josiah struggles to discover the reality in a land that retains its secrets and techniques good.

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Download E-books The Slaying of the Shrew PDF

By Simon Hawke

Shakespeare and Smythe are at it back during this unique sequel to A secret of Errors.

Will Shakespeare, Symington "Tuck" Smythe, and their band of thespians are shriveled to supply leisure at a rural property as a part of a wide marriage ceremony pageant.

When the headstrong bride turns up lifeless, and overheard conversations comprise conspiratorial plots opposed to the households concerned, Will and Tuck needs to once more pull double accountability as thespians and sleuths to resolve the case of The Slaying of the Shrew.

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Download E-books Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi (Victorian Mystery) PDF

By Emily Brightwell

Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a pleasant secret sequence set in Victorian England--and that includes the main captivating characters ever to crack a case.

while Inspector Witherspoon turns into the most suspect in a homicide case, Scotland backyard refuses to enable him examine. yet no-one acknowledged something approximately Mrs. Jeffries and her polished detection skills.. proving that in the back of each nice guy there is a lady - and crime-solver's paintings is rarely done!

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Download E-books Ride the Pink Horse PDF

By Dorothy B. Hughes

Sailor, a hood from Chicago, steps off a bus in a small, desolate tract city. he's trying to find a person, his boss, 'Sen' - a crooked, 'weasel-faced' Senator, who has manage the homicide of his filthy rich spouse and made it seem like a bungled theft. Sailor is the one one who can finger Sen for the crime, and he intends to make the senator pay a hefty sum for his silence. In a hypnotic sort that's natural, unsentimental noir, Hughes builds rigidity relentlessly and the fates of Sailor and Sen are performed out opposed to the expanding fervour of the town's festivities.

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Download E-books Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery) PDF

By Joanne Fluke

The citizens of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are making plans to color the city purple, white, and blue to rejoice the Fourth of July--but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake store, The Cookie Jar. . .

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

Hannah Swensen proposal she'd eventually chanced on the recipe for an ideal existence. yet her someday beau Norman Rhodes tosses a shock factor into the combo whilst he telephones to inform her he is simply received a home from neighborhood drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf--which he plans to rip down with a purpose to construct the dream domestic he and Hannah designed. it kind of feels the plan has been cooking for rather it slow, and Hannah's stunned. particularly considering the fact that her ring finger continues to be greatly naked. . .

The excellent news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down home is packed with antiques--and Norman has given Hannah and her mom first dibs. They discover a few beautiful outdated furnishings, a patchwork cover. . .and Rhonda Scharf's lifeless physique. a bit extra sleuthing turns up the half-eaten is still of a truly unique dinner for two--and one of many Cookie Jar's well-known lemon meringue pies. Now it really is as much as Hannah to show up the heat--and get busy monitoring down clues. beginning in her personal kitchen. . .

Includes 9 unique cookie and dessert recipes so that you can try!

"Fun. . .frothy. . .Enticing recipes for cookies and different treats, awarded with worthy procedural tricks, are an additional bonus." --Publishers Weekly

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Download E-books Death of a Country Fried Redneck (Hayley Powell Mystery) PDF

By Lee Hollis

Neighborhood foods and drinks author Haley Powell thinks she's performed fixing murders in scenic Bar Harbor, Maine. but if a flavor of the South involves New England, Haley's following one other recipe for catastrophe. . .

As a unmarried mother, Hayley Powell already has an entire plate--she's bought time cut-off dates to make and a teenage daughter with eyes for an aspiring singer-songwriter. but if kingdom song megastar Wade Springer rolls into city, Hayley spies an impossible to resist facet gig: own chef to her all-American idol. After he attempts her domestic cooking, Wade's so inspired that he hires her at the spot--and invitations her to dine with him by myself.

Hayley and Wade are hitting all of the correct notes. . .until a physique turns up. Wade's journey bus was once torched in a single day and a roadie named Mickey Pritchett got here out well-done. however the actual reason behind dying isn't really barbeque: Mickey was once shot, his mouth full of one in all Hayley's trademark bird legs. An ornery inebriated, Mickey had already made lots of enemies on the town, yet Wade's popularity is at the rocks. Hayley reckons it truly is as much as her to settle this mess--a charbroiled secret with all of the fixin's.

Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!

Praise for dying of a Kitchen Diva

"Delicious and fulfilling. one other path, please." --Carolyn Hart

"Readers can be calling for a moment around from writer Lee Hollis." --Leslie Meier, writer of Chocolate coated Murder

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Download E-books Sick of Shadows: An Edwardian Murder Mystery (Edwardian Murder Mysteries) PDF

By M. C. Beaton

Captain Harry Cathcart and girl Rose summer time have entered into an engagement of convenience-convenient for Rose, who desires to steer clear of being despatched to India with the entire different failed debutantes. regardless of her huge beauty, Rose's sharp mind and radical principles have served to repel her will be suitors. Rose's mom and dad, blind to the deception, are not often overjoyed that their in simple terms baby is marrying a guy in alternate, yet Harry comes from an outstanding relations, and at least, they wish he'll maintain their complicated daughter out of mischief.

Unfortunately, even a fake engagement can't retailer Rose from difficulty. uninterested in unending events, teas, and balls, she befriends Dolly Tremaine, a gorgeous younger lady newly arrived from the rustic and crushed via the calls for of the Season. Rose is overjoyed to have a protégée yet their friendship is reduce tragically brief while Dolly is located floating in a river. Harry is summoned instantly to assist remedy the secret of Dolly's demise, and to maintain Rose from being the murderer's subsequent victim.

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