Portrait of a Gossip

Author: Melanie Jackson

Category: Mystery and Crime Fiction

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Move over Miss Marple, there's a new sleuth in town.

For those whose lives have gotten complicated, running away and joining the circus may seem like a reasonable option. It certainly appealed to Miss Henry when she needed to shuffle off the NSA’s deadly coil. Joining an art colony is the closest things she could find to a circus.

"Melanie Jackson is a talent to watch."
---WritersWrite.com

Juliet Henry, water-color artist and retired agent of the NSA, wouldn't stack up her knowledge of the human heart against the great romantic poets, but she knows a thing or two about human avarice and stupidity. It comes as no great surprise when the small artists' colony of Bartholomew's Woods ends up with a dead resident.

Harvey Allen was a professional gossip, hated the length and breadth of the state for his scandal-mongering in the press, and it seemed that one of Juliet's talented but idiosyncratic neighbors had finally had enough of his pernicious tale-bearing and decided to paint him out of the picture. Juliet may sympathize, but she also knows that once a person resorts to murder to hide a secret, chances are good that they may choose to kill again.

Can she find the murderer before the killer paints the town red?

“Portrait of a Gossip” is the first book in the Miss Henry Mystery Series. If you are a fan of Ngaio Marsh or Agatha Christie you are going to love Juliet Henry and the residents of Bartholomew's Woods.

Praise for the Author

"A wickedly sexy tale!"
---Christine Feehan, New York Times Bestselling Author (on The Selkie)

"... delivers sizzling romance and ghoulish thrills at a breathtaking clip."
---Publishers Weekly (on Traveler)

"Readers of Laurel K. Hamilton will enjoy this complex tale..."
---Booklist (on Still Life)

Three times nominated for RT's Reviewers' Choice Award.
Twice nominated for RT's Lifetime Achievement Award

***If you're looking for mysteries in other series by the same author, simply search for "Chloe Boston", "Butterscotch Jones", "Wendover House", or "Miss Henry".

Aisle of Malice

Author: Marla Madison

Category: Mystery and Crime Fiction

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Book five in the Detective Kendall Halsrud series.

Only weeks before her wedding, Detective Kendall Halsrud is called to the home of a young woman named Mikayla who was terrified by a masked intruder rushing at her inside her home. She’s been bothered by a stalker and believes the man to be the same person.

Kendall barely begins an investigation into the stalker when Mikayla is killed by a hit and run driver as she leaves the mall where she works. Suspecting the hit and run to be deliberate, Kendall and her partner delve into the woman’s surprising background.

At the same time, Kendall’s wedding plans are thwarted every step of the way by an unknown vandal, beginning with the destruction of her wedding gown.

After being attacked by one of her suspects, Kendall moves her focus to her wedding only to discover that even her nuptials end in disaster.

Murder at the Indian River

Author: Jay Heavner

Category: Mystery and Crime Fiction

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A decaying body is found floating in the Indian River near Canaveral Flats, Florida. Once again, Roger Pyles, a forensic expert recovering from personal and professional failures, is called upon for help in the case. The discovery of an unusual item in the corpse points to lost treasure, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Bedlam breaks loose, and more crime victims are found. Can Roger solve the case without becoming a casualty himself?

Foul Play in Norway

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Veronica White took a deep breath and dug deeply into the Fun Ships bank account and bought not one, not two, but three more cruise ships!They were tied up to the dock in London and Triest when she purchased them, so it made sense to keep at least one of them in Europe, didn't it?Amazing Fun sailed into the Norwegian Fjords, toward the midnight sun, and for the first couple of cruises, everything was -- well, amazing! But then a loyal passenger took a cruise and the feedback wasn't good! What was going on?Veronica sent Captain Derek Carter and his wife Caryn to travel undercover and see what they could find out.They found out plenty! Could they thwart the plans of a conniving rival cruise line owner before Amazing Fun suffered serious damage both to the ship and to her reputation?

The Danger Next Door

Author: Kris Langman

Category: Mystery and Crime Fiction

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When Anne Lambert first moves to London she’s intent on enjoying her first experience living in a foreign country. Her busy new life takes a wrong turn, however, when a chance encounter with her next door neighbor drags her into the machinations of London’s upper class.Jimmy Soames is stinking rich and from one of England’s oldest aristocratic families, but he’s also an unloved alcoholic, barely acknowledged by his family and forgotten by his friends. When he’s found floating in the Thames with a bashed-in skull he’s neither mourned nor missed.But someone needs to be blamed for his death. Jimmy was the eldest son and heir of Lord and Lady Soames, and millions are at stake. A patsy is needed, and Jimmy’s family decides that Anne will fit the role nicely.

Spying in High Heels

Author: Gemma Halliday

Category: Mystery and Crime Fiction

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#1 Amazon,

New York Times

&

USA Today

Bestselling series! High Crime meets High Fashion when shoe designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is on the case...with laugh-out-loud results!

Struggling LA shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when her boyfriend suddenly disappears--along with $20 million in embezzled funds--her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. Now her every move is under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop, dead bodies are dropping around her faster than last season's trends, and the deeper she digs the more she realizes maybe she didn't know her man as well as she thought. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a Venice Beach psychic, and her wanna-be actress best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her...

Rating

: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

The High Heels Mysteries:

#1 Spying in High Heels#2 Killer in High Heels#3 Undercover in High Heels#3.5 Christmas in High Heels (short story)#4 Alibi in High Heels#5 Mayhem in High Heels#5.5 Honeymoon in High Heels (short story)#5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella)#6 Fearless in High Heels#7 Danger in High Heels#8 Homicide in High Heels#9 Deadly in High Heels#10 Suspect in High Heels#11 Peril in High Heels#12 Jeopardy in High Heels

What critics are saying about

Spying in High Heels

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"A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible."~

Chicago Tribune

"Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!"~

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, starred review"Smart, funny and snappy,

Spying in High Heels

is the perfect beach read!"~

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Spying in High Heels

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