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|Book 4 in the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries|
No Mallets Intended
Berkley Prime Crime
Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
The Queensville Heritage Society is restoring the once-grand
Dumpe Manor. While Dumpe relatives and society members use the occasion to dust
off old grudges, Jaymie Leighton prefers to adorn the kitchen with authentic
Depression Era furnishings. A collection of vintage wooden mallets found in the
house is a perfect addition to her display, but one also offers a late-night
intruder the perfect weapon to knock Jaymie unconscious before escaping.
Though the attack has everyone on edge, nothing is missing
from the house. Perhaps it was merely a vagrant who thought the place was still
abandoned. But when Dumpe Manor’s resident historian is murdered with a mallet
from the same collection, it’s time for Jaymie to turn up the heat on the
investigation before someone else becomes history.
|Book 6 in the Missing Pieces Mysteries|
Dae’s Christmas Past
Joyce and Jim Lavene
Book 6 in the National Bestselling Missing Pieces Mysteries
Mayor Dae O'Donnell of Duck, North Carolina, is a finder of lost things. She has a psychic gift for finding lost things and people that has been passed down to her from her grandmother. She runs the Missing Pieces Thrift Store to have a place to keep some of the things she finds, and to give back things that are missing to their rightful owners.
When wild horse rescue director Tom Watts is found dead on Duck Road, Dae is determined to find out who killed him. Her friend, Jake Burleson, is accused of killing Tom, but Dae realizes something more - something wicked - is behind Tom’s death. She’s afraid a terrifying part from the past has already returned to her small town, and there may be more deaths to come.
Christmas is coming, but how much of Duck will be left to enjoy it?
Featuring Pet Psychic Mary Catherine Roberts!
Other books in the Missing Pieces Mysteries: A Timely Vision (Book 1), A Touch of Gold, (Book 2), A Spirited Gift (Book 3), A Haunting Dream (Book 4), A Finder’s Fee (Book 5)
|Book 4 in the Haunted Yarn shop Mysteries|
Plagued by Quilt
Obsidian (NAL/Penguin Random House)
Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries
In this latest novel in the national bestselling series, yarn shop owner Kath Rutledge is at a historic farm in Blue Plum, Tennessee, volunteering for the high school program Hands on History. But when a long-buried murder is uncovered on the property, Kath needs help from Geneva the ghost to solve a crime that time forgot....
Kath and her needlework group TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Fiber) are preparing to teach a workshop at the Holston Homeplace Living History Farm, but their lesson in crazy quilts is no match for the crazy antics of the assistant director, Phillip Bell. Hamming it up with equal parts history and histrionics, Phillip leads an archaeological dig of the farm’s original dump site—until one student stops the show by uncovering some human bones.
When a full skeleton is later excavated, Kath can’t help but wonder if it’s somehow connected to Geneva, the ghost who haunts her shop, and whom she met at this very site. After Phillip is found dead, it’s up to Kath to thread the clues together before someone else becomes history.