Dying to Be Beautiful Mystery Series

Book 3: Fake Beauty Book 4: Fat Free M. Glenda Rosen. summer residents had packed up their bathing suits, fancy cars and left with their egos and arrogance. The East End towns and villages were still busy and active, but traffic no ...


Author: M. Glenda Rosen

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458220905

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Fake Beauty The author of best-selling book, Looking Beautiful, isn’t looking so beautiful. Out in The Hamptons, the dead body of Jordan Kennedy is found stuffed into the window of a local bookstore, which was then set on fire—burning Jordan along with copies of her book. She was supposed to do a book signing, but it seems someone has murdered her instead. Fat Free Marcus D’Elroy has spent the morning of every New Year’s Day combing The Hamptons beaches with his metal detector. He does it to remember his father and the activity they once shared before his dad’s untimely death. This particular first day of the year, Marcus finds something frightening and disturbing: a dead body, covered in a large gold satin scarf. For tough and glamorous Private Investigator Jenna Preston, murder in The Hamptons is becoming all too common, especially with so many people dying to be beautiful. Fortunately, Jenna has the help of her Irish Setter, Watson. She’s got two new mysteries to solve—and quickly—before someone else ends up dead, thanks to the multi-million-dollar world of beauty and the things people will do to attain it. “DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL is a fascinating look into the multi-million dollar world of beauty and the things people will do to attain it. [Rosen is] a fun and engaging storyteller who clearly knows her way around a plot twist or two.” — NEW YORK PUBLISHING AGENT “Without a Head [Book 1] ... a quirky female private investigator novel that will keep readers hooked with its charm, wit and suspense.” — CITY BOOK REVIEW “Applause and more applause for Dying to Be Beautiful, the book and the characters, including a beautiful setter dog named Watson (smart, protective, and necessary to the plot) [who] brings humor and humanity to the whole. I loved it.” — HAMPTON RESIDENT AND AUTHOR

The Hana Du Rose 10 Book Collection

A New Zealand Mystery Romance Series K T Bowes. Logan gritted his teeth. ... “After Vik died, I almost told him the truth but couldn't. ... My uncle wanted the eldest boy in the whānau but Barry died the summer before.


Author: K T Bowes

Publisher: K T Bowes


Category: Fiction

Page: 3178

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He met his soul mate on a dirty London train. Then spent his life trying to find her. He felt sure she'd remember the encounter. But she didn't. Two decades later in New Zealand, Hana's world is falling apart. When she drops her handbag at the feet of the handsome stranger, she's unprepared for his reaction. But another man has her on his radar. He's watching her and waiting for his opportunity. One loves her and the other means her harm. Both have her attention now. Download this extended boxed set and read without interruption. These novels are contained in your bundle: Logan Du Rose, About Hana, Hana Du Rose, Du Rose Legacy, The New Du Rose Matriarch, One Heartbeat, The Du Rose Prophecy, Du Rose Sons, Du Rose Family Ties, Du Rose Vendetta. Keywords related to this novel; mysteries and thrillers, mysteries set in New Zealand, murder mystery books, mystery books for adults, mystery chapter books, mystery crime books, mystery fiction books, mystery love books, mystery novels for adults, mystery romance, mystery romance books, mystery romance books for adults, mystery romance books for women, mystery thrillers and suspense, romantic suspense, romantic suspense books, romantic suspense novels, romantic suspense series, New Zealand romantic suspense, romantic suspense books, romantic suspense novels, romantic suspense series, New Zealand romantic suspense, New Zealand fiction, New Zealand novels, rural romance, rural fiction, rural life, rural living, small town and rural fiction, small town big secrets, small town romance books, small town big dreams, small town big rumors, small town crime, small town fiction, small town mystery, small town problems, small town second chance romance, small town series, If you like Rosalind James, or Cynthia Hickey, you'll love the Hana Du Rose Mysteries.

Books to Die For

The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels John Connolly, Declan Burke. “rabbi, please tell us, what is it? ... I was a college student, living in the Bronx and working a summer job in lower Manhattan.


Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451696585

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

Death on Shady Bridge Secret Sleuth Book 5

“He was scheduled to do the work in May and he still hasn't come?” “Poor man's had a horrible summer. His mother-in-law died, an uncle died, his son's father-in-law died, a cousin died, and... let's see... there was at least one more.


Author: Patricia McLinn

Publisher: Craig Place Books

ISBN: 9781944126292

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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A cold case murder heats up Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey's plan to escape to a quiet life in small-town Kentucky keeps hitting bumps in the road ... and some of those bumps are dead bodies. Sheila and her friend, Clara, are in for their toughest inquiry yet, when they take on investigating a death that's colder than a cold case, because few in Haines Tavern, Kentucky, think it was a murder in the first place. Suicide? Accident? Murder? They're determined to bring peace of mind to the dead woman's friends. At the same time, Sheila is finding it harder and harder to protect her secret past, especially from Teague O'Donnell, who's shifting from a fellow dog-lover to possibly much more. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This whodunit with humor is the fifth book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new Kentucky home. Secret Sleuth series Death on the Diversion Death on Torrid Avenue Death on Beguiling Way Death on Covert Circle Death on Shady Bridge Death on Carrion Lane Death on the Diversion ”is such an enjoyable story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style, with a good study of human nature and plenty of humor. Great start to a new series!” – 5-star review Death on Torrid Avenue “is told with a lot of humor and the characters are good company. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next story.” – 5-star review More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn: Caught Dead in Wyoming series Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch Look Live Back Story Cold Open Hot Roll Reaction Shot Body Brace "While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." -- Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author "Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also: The Innocence Trilogy Proof of Innocence Price of Innocence Premise of Innocence Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters) Bardville, Wyoming series A Stranger in the Family A Stranger to Love The Rancher Meets His Match About the Author USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. McLinn is the author of more than 50 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction.

How to Write Plan Organize Play and Host the Perfect Murder Mystery Game Party

Another thing worth checking out is the short story collection Four Faultless Felons, in which four stories are told of ... a pack of cigarettes, but no lighter, and despite having died in the summer, it was wearing a sweater! 3.


Author: Dean Amory

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326045494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

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If you have ever wanted to host your own murder mystery party game but you did not know where to start, then this book is the perfect guide for you! Whether your guests are old friends or new acquaintances, a murder mystery provides drama and intrigue, encourages participation and helps guests bond through a common goal: to solve the mystery. I present to you a step by step guide for writing, planning, organizing, playing and hosting the perfect professional quality murder mystery party of your dreams. All the ideas and inspiration you could possibly ever need to throw are included in this guide. x creating the plot x guest invitations x casting of characters x Timeline: Checklist from the first idea to the thank you message x host guide with instructions, invitation, confirmation, reminder, guest list, costume suggestions, name tags, general background, ground plan, character profile, public and confidential clues, goals, additional plots, welcome word, ....

50 Masterpieces of Detective Fiction You Have to Read Before You Die Illustrated

... that it was too monotonous, gave his gold watch to his hair—dresser one summer evening and walked leisurely home to the Temple and hanged himself. ... “Now, Snagsby,” says Mr. Tulkinghorn, “to go over this odd story again.


Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2200000096821

Category: Fiction


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50+ Masterpieces of Detective Fiction You Have to Read Before You Die: Hunted Down by Charles Dickens, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, The Blue Cross by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (illustrated) 1. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe; 2. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens; 3. The Blue Cross by Gilbert Keith Chesterton; 4. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Collected Works of Ethel Lina White Mystery Novels Detective Stories

The scene was definitely autumnal and made her realise that summer was over. ... The blonde beauty showed her first signs of animation as she watched the process, but her interest died when the matron pulled off her child's buckled ...


Author: Ethel Lina White

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026841104

Category: Fiction

Page: 3450

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of Ethel Lina White: Mystery Novels & Detective Stories" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ethel Lina White (1876-1944) was a British crime writer, best known for her novel The Wheel Spins, on which the Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes, was based. Some Must Watch: Set in early 20th century England, on the Welsh border, the novel tells the story of a serial killer who murders disabled young women in the community. His next victim apparently is Helen, a mute girl working as a maid for the wealthy, bedridden Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren urges her to leave the house, as does Dr. Parry, who knows the reason for Helen's loss of speech and hopes to help her get her voice back. Fear Stalks the Village: Series of poison pen letters cause panic in a small, quiet English village and soon after, the murders start happening. As the fear arises, Joan Brooks, who used to live a peaceful life, is forced to act fast in order to save the lives of her loved ones and her own. She Faded into Air: The story of the alleged disappearance of Evelyn Cross was too fantastic for credence. According to the available evidence, she melted into thin air shortly after four o'clock on a foggy afternoon in late October. One minute, she was visible in the flesh--a fashionable blonde, nineteen years of age and weighing about eight and a half stone. The next minute, she was gone. The Wheel Spins: Miss Loveapple has always had an unusual belief in her incredible luck. However, her luck is about to run out when she becomes a target of a cruel serial killer. Unaware of the danger, she goes through a number of insane situations escaping the death by a mere wonder. How long will she last? Contents: Novels Fear Stalks the Village Some Must Watch (The Spiral Staircase) Wax The Wheel Spins (The Lady Vanishes) Step in the Dark While She Sleeps She Faded into Air Short Story Cheese

Corridors of the Night William Monk Mystery Book 21

He died while I was still an infant. All I can remember was the dim room, the curtains always half drawn to keep in the warmth in the winter, and the bright sun out in the summer. He was five years older than I was, but he always looked ...


Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472219497

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When their own lives are at risk, some people will do anything to survive... Corridors of the Night is the twenty-first exceptional historical thriller featuring William and Hester Monk, from the Queen of Victorian crime Anne Perry. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry. 'Pulls no punches and depicts Victorian London in all its corrupt glory' - Bookreporter One night, in a corridor of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, Nurse Hester Monk is approached by a terrified girl. She's from a hidden ward of children, all subject to frequent blood-letting, and her brother is dying. While William Monk's River Police fight to keep London safe from gun-runners, Hester takes on a new role at the hospital, helping to administer a secretive new treatment. But she slowly realises that this experimental cure is putting the lives of the children at risk. Attempting to protect the young victims, she comes under threat from one rich, powerful, and very ill man who is desperate to survive... What readers are saying about Corridors of the Night: 'I truly could not put this book down. The suspense had me in the edge of my seat and the subject matter had me hooked!' 'A riveting mystery wrapped up in the dark and seamy side of Victorian London' 'Anne Perry is the best Victorian crime [writer] I have ever read'

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

Bailey Ruth Raeburn Series Ghost at Work (2008) Merry, Merry Ghost (2009) Ghost in Trouble (2010) Henrie 0 Series Dead ... (2005) Dead Days of Summer (2006) Death Walked In (2008) Dare to Die (2009) Laughed 'Til He Died (2010) Dead by ...


Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 439

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Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. • Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters • Contains over 60 author photographs • A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

EARL DERR BIGGERS Ultimate Collection 20 Mystery Novels Detective Tales Short Stories Including the Charlie Chan Series Illustrated

“Alas,” he answered, “I fear that, like my little son Barry, I toppled in sleep on to my books.” “Oh, yeah?” Don Holt answered. ... The wind had died, the pines were silent and dripping; they plowed on through slush a foot deep.


Author: Earl Derr Biggers

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026877004

Category: Fiction

Page: 2239

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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Charlie Chan Series The House Without a Key The Chinese Parrot Behind That Curtain The Black Camel Charlie Chan Carries On Keeper of the Keys Other Novels Seven Keys to Baldpate Love Insurance Inside the Lines The Agony Column (Second-Floor Mystery) Fifty Candles Short Stories The Ebony Stick Moonlight at the Crossroads Selling Miss Minerva The Heart of the Loaf Possessions The Dollar Chasers Idle Hands The Girl Who Paid Dividends A Letter to Australia Nina and the Blemish Broadway Broke Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was an American novelist and playwright best known for his mystery novels. His first novel Seven Keys to Baldpate was a major success and it was adapted into several movies and plays. Even greater success came with his series of detective novels featuring Chinese American detective Charlie Chan. Many of his novels were made into movies.