Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Killer Reputation
by Cassidy Salem
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Adina can’t resist snooping when someone she knows turns up dead. Again. When a colleague at a prestigious think tank meets a violent death, Adina’s not convinced any of the obvious suspects disliked him enough to want him dead. Can the young research assistant, her quirky neighbor, and a lovable rescue pup help the police put together the pieces of the puzzle?

Killer Reputation is the third mystery in the Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth Series by Cassidy Salem. The books are standalone reads and can be read in any order.

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Hidden
by Fern Michaels
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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At first glance, few would guess that Luna and Cullen Bodman are siblings. Cullen is efficient and serious while his younger sister Luna is a free spirit. When the two launch their furniture restoration shop/café—an offshoot of the family’s longtime antique business—in an up-and-coming arts center, little do they know their unique talents may be their only defense against a dangerous betrayal.


They Came with the Storm
by Christopher Coleman
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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From the author of They Came with the Snow and They Came with the Rain, comes the new and creepy standalone novel, They Came with the Storm.

It started with a raging dust storm. Then they came. And everything changed. Through an innocent act of mischief, a trio of ancient witches is unleashed in the small town of Clayton, New Mexico.

Years later, a dust storm suddenly appears across a stretch of Interstate 412, creating a massive crash that includes Chris Boylin and his daughter, Jaycee. They are uninjured, but while Chris goes to assist others who were not so lucky, his daughter disappears.


Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens
by Andrea Penrose
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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The wedding of the Earl of Wrexford and Lady Charlotte Sloane is not-to-be-missed, but the murder of a brilliant London scientist threatens their plans—and their lives…The upcoming marriage of the Earl of Wrexford and Lady Charlotte Sloane promises to be a highlight of the season, if they can first untangle—and survive—a web of intrigue and murder involving the most brilliant scientific minds in Regency London…

One advantage of being caught up in a whirl of dress fittings and decisions about flower arrangements and breakfast menus is that Charlotte Sloane has little time for any pre-wedding qualms. Her love for Wrexford isn’t in question. But will being a wife—and a Countess—make it difficult for her to maintain her independence—not to mention, her secret identity as famed satirical artist A.J. Quill?

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(A Lost and Found Mysteries)


The Third Grave
by Lisa Jackson
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The old Beaumont mansion is a rotting shell of its once-grand self, especially after a disastrous hurricane sweeps through Georgia. The storm does more than dislodge shutters and shingles. It leads to a grisly find in the cellar. Three graves. But only two skeletons…

For Nikki, the discovery is a gift, the perfect subject for her next crime book—though Reed has made her promise not to keep involving herself in dangerous police business. But despite the increasing tension between them, Nikki can’t stay away from this story.

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(Savannah Mysteries)


A Prophecy of Wings
by Jane McGarry
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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A betrayal, a prophecy, a kingdom in the balance. Sixteen years ago the evil Dahlia overthrew the kingdom of Roshall Grove, the heart of the Fairy World. A prophecy foreseen by Edwina, a powerful enchantress, remains the only hope to topple her iron-fisted rule. Now, Lina, a simple peasant girl, learns her future is linked to this prophecy. Edwina brings Lina to the Fairy World to fulfill her destiny—conquering Queen Dahlia. Separated from the enchantress by agents of the dark queen, Lina begins a perilous journey to join the Resistors, who await her return to mount their attack…


All Fall Down
by Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Time to die… The explosive new thriller featuring Kate Maddox from the writers of Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid.

Two years on from uncovering a terrifying conspiracy of rogue scientists, all Kate Maddox wants is to lead a normal life with her partner Paul and son Jack. But then a face from the past turns up, bringing chilling news.

A devastating new strain of the virus that killed Kate’s parents is loose in L.A. – and when a bomb rips through a hotel killing many top scientists, it becomes clear someone will do anything to stop a cure being found.


Voice of Freedom
by H. L. Wegley
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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All eyes are on America as the nation writhes under a tyrant’s grip.

Six Americans who spawned a resistance movement against tyrant, Abe Hannan, are hiding on the Israeli coast. Steve Bancroft, an Army Ranger protecting the other five Americans, is drawn to Julia Weiss, who reminds him of the twin sister who died under his protection. Julia, a petite woman with strengths that belie her stature, has horrific images of war etched on her mind, making Steve the kind of person her pacifist thinking rejects…

If Steve and Julia survive, can they overcome the demons from their past and find hope for their future?

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(Against All Enemies Series)

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Cold Blooded
by Lisa Jackson
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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A woman’s burned and brutalized corpse is found in a seedy New Orleans apartment. Her killer is certain there were no witnesses, unaware that his every move was seen by a beautiful stranger—through nightmarish visions that came to her in bed in a bayou cottage on the outskirts of town.

Weeks later, another terrifying vision shatters Olivia Bechet’s sleep. Convinced a serial killer is stalking the city, she turns to the authorities. But jaded detective Rick Bentz doesn’t believe her—even when a second body turns up, slain in exactly the same bizarre, ritualistic manner Olivia described.

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(A Rick Bentz/Reuben Montoya Mysteries)


The Last Methuselah
by Gordon Pierce
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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In the American South, a mystery is unfolding: Who was Nathaniel John Smith?

Two young boys hunting in the woods near their home in rural Mississippi discover the body of their neighbor, a reclusive older man named Nathaniel John Smith, who seems to have succumbed to the frigid winter weather. However, there is much more to the man’s tragic end than it first appears. In addition to the mysterious circumstances of his death, he has left detailed instructions in his will for a task to be carried out by the boys’ mother, Joleen. As a result, Joleen finds herself in possession of the manuscript of a four-part saga, The Last Methuselah, Mr. Smith’s loosely autobiographical book. In it, she begins to uncover the details of her late neighbor’s past, starting in the 1950s with his adolescence, which was composed of—among other things—farming, moonshine, Dixieland jazz, and young love.

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(The Last Methuselah Mysteries)


ONCE UPON A MURDEROUS DELUSION
by A.G. Russo
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The year is 1980 in a small, sleepy New England town. Out of nowhere, a series of devastating murders threaten the safety and well-being of the community. A serial killer has begun a deadly game of catch-me-if-you-can with local police, who have dubbed the carnage, “The Mommy Murders.”

Frightened residents are certain the violent rape/murders are in some way connected to the psychiatric unit of Parkhirst General Hospital. Nella, a nurse angst-ridden by her service during the Vietnam War, is new to the area and the hospital. She joins the tight-knit group of nurses on the evening shift. Val, the leader of the group, with her own history of trauma, believes it stems from the prejudice their patients suffer from a community unsympathetic to mental illness. Or is evil closer to home than they think?


These Toxic Things
by Rachel Howzell Hall
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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A dead woman’s cherished trinkets become pieces to a terrifying puzzle.

Mickie Lambert creates “digital scrapbooks” for clients, ensuring that precious souvenirs aren’t forgotten or lost. When her latest client, Nadia Denham, a curio shop owner, dies from an apparent suicide, Mickie honors the old woman’s last wish and begins curating her peculiar objets d’art. A music box, a hair clip, a key chain—twelve mementos in all that must have meant so much to Nadia, who collected them on her flea market scavenges across the country.

But these tokens mean a lot to someone else, too. Mickie has been receiving threatening messages to leave Nadia’s past alone.


The Near Witch
by V. E. Schwab
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

There are no strangers in the town of Near. These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true. The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion.


House Of Blood
by Bryan Smith
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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A group of young friends returning from a Key West vacation gone horribly wrong takes a wrong turn off a highway in the east Tennessee mountains, entering a dark realm that is both of the natural world and beyond it. A night of terror ensues, with some members of the group eventually arriving at an eerily imposing manor house. But the house is not a sanctuary from the horrors surrounding them.

This is the HOUSE OF BLOOD. Here is where the Master of this dark realm resides, presiding over an empire of evil. The unsuspecting young travelers face a night of torture, degradation, and surrender to dark desires. Who among them, if any, will survive the night?


One Fine Mess
by Mark Petersen
Rating: 3.9 #ad

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“Petersen’s novel, a cross between a breathless adventure and a slapstick farce, is action-driven from start to finish.”Kirkus Reviews

It’s time to show some ovaries. All Jules Nichols wants is to off her abusive hubby. But once he’s dead, mobsters and drug dealers are popping out of the woodwork, the staties are suspicious, and her wacko sister won’t go away. There’s also that darn head in a box. Who could’ve known it’d be so hard to commit one little murder?


The Munich Girl
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.


Her Expiration Date
by Jenna Kattric
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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IN THE BEGINNING… HER NEW LIFE COMES WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES. Mina Durante left her past and her hopes for her future behind. She is done with all the lies. But escalating threats to her life suggest the past might be her only hope to survive.

HE’S DONE WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED. BUT THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM.

Colson Mizrahi thought the day Mina walked out of his life was the worst pain he’d ever experience, until he discovers her life is in danger. He’ll need his faith in God and every bit of his training to help her unravel the truth and stay alive. Except… he has secrets of his own. AND A KILLER IS DONE WAITING.

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Knot What You Think
by Mary Marks
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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The newest member of Martha’s close-knit quilting circle has an eye for couture. But when the designer’s fingerprints are found blanketing a crime scene, Martha must prove that he didn’t have a hand in homicide . . .

Martha Rose is alarmed by the discovery of Dolleen Doyle’s dead body, especially when evidence suggests a fellow quilter committed the crime. Set on clearing her pal, Martha searches for answers—but with ties to a convicted fraudster’s stolen millions and a secret office room, the victim’s past raises even more questions. As Martha inches towards the culprit, she learns that wrapping the case up—and living to baste another square—will be trickier than she ever imagined . . .

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(A Quilting Mysteries)


Immortal Hate
by Blake Banner
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Harry Bauer’s job is to take out the trash. He works for Cobra, a secret agency that assassinates tyrants, cartel bosses – and other trash.

Colonel Kostas Marcović was one of the butchers of the Vukovar Hospital massacre. He was a mark like any other. Except that Marcović was hiding on St George Island in the Caribbean, where the Colombian cartel Bloque Meta was trying to open up a new path to Florida. And Harry had a big problem with drug cartels, a problem that threatened to pull the whole mission of track.

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(Harry Bauer Mysteries)


Be Afraid
by Mary Burton
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the closet where she’s been held captive for days, they tell her she’s a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it’s true. But twenty-five years later, even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace.

On leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. But instead of closure, she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna’s expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories—and a nagging dread that Jenna’s ordeal hasn’t ended.

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Curfew
by Phil Rickman
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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In Crybbe, only strangers walk at twilight . . .

For 400 years, the curfew bell has tolled nightly from the church tower of the small country town, Crybbe’s only defense against the evil rising unbidden in its haunted streets. Radio reporter Fay Morrison came to Crybbe because she had no choice. Millionaire music tycoon Max Goff came because there was nothing left to conquer, except the power of the spirit. But he knew nothing of the town’s legacy of dark magic—and nobody felt like telling him.


Tinseltown
by William J. Mann
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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The Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true tale of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern film industry.

By 1920, the movies had suddenly become America’s new favorite pastime, and one of the nation’s largest industries. Never before had a medium possessed such power to influence. Yet Hollywood’s glittering ascendency was threatened by a string of headline-grabbing tragedies—including the murder of William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, a legendary crime that has remained unsolved until now…


A Fatal Winter
by G. M. Malliet
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Anglican priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob—investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a cozy setting, intricate puzzles, and a handsome (non-celibate) priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics in the mystery world.

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(A Max Tudor Mysteries)


No Rules
by Sharon Dukett
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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In this coming-of-age memoir, Sharon takes you with her on a nail-biting adventure through the early 1970s after leaving her sheltered home life at sixteen years old to join the hippies. Yearning for freedom, she lands in an adult world for which she is unprepared, and must learn quickly in order to survive.

As Sharon navigates the US and Canada—whether by hitchhiking, bicycle, or the back of a motorcycle—she experiences love and heartbreak, discovers who she can and cannot trust, and awakens to the Women’s Liberation movement while living in a rural off-grid commune. In this colorful memoir, she reflects upon the changes that reshaped her during that decade, and how the ways in which she and her peers threw off the rules meant to keep women in their place has transformed and empowered the lives of girls and women today.


The Novel
by James A. Michener
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books. Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder’s editor fights to preserve her integrity—and her author—as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder’s success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder’s hometown.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener’s Hawaii.

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Have a Holly, Haunted Christmas
by Lynn Cahoon
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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For all its merriment, Christmas can also bring melancholy—and in Magic Springs, Idaho, Mia finds that the season has brought her an unhappy ghost who’s pulling poltergeist-style pranks to get her attention. When she demands an explanation, the ghost just sends a message: Ask Mary Alice—that is, Mia’s beloved Grans, who’s been training her to develop her witchy talents. If anyone can figure this out, it’s Grans . . . even if she still hasn’t managed to free Mia’s cat from a previous spell that she cast.


The Magelands Eternal Siege Trilogy
by Christopher Mitchell
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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A city ruled by Gods, a mortal champion, a misfit girl and a disobedient dragon…

This box-set includes the Blade Trilogy – the first three books (complete arc) of The Magelands Eternal Siege, over 1300 paperback pages or 2000 Kindle pages!

The Mortal Blade
The Dragon’s Blade
The Prince’s Blade

The three books of the Blade Trilogy have over 1500 five star reviews between them and The Mortal Blade was ranked as a #1 Best Seller in the Epic Fantasy and Sword & Sorcery categories in the UK store.


The Doll Factory
by Elizabeth Macneal
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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Obsession is an art. In 1850s London, the Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and, among the crowd watching the dazzling spectacle, two people meet by happenstance. For Iris, an arrestingly attractive aspiring artist, it is a brief and forgettable moment. But for Silas, a curiosity collector enchanted by all things strange and beautiful, the meeting marks a new beginning.

When Iris is asked to model for Pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint. Suddenly, her world begins to expand beyond her wildest dreams—but she has no idea that evil is waiting in the shadows. Silas has only thought of one thing since that chance meeting, and his obsession is darkening by the day.


The Wife Upstairs
by Rachel Hawkins
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda.

Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name…


The Ghost of Normandy Road
by John Hennessy
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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Could the stories about the house on Normandy Road be real? When a young boy ventures into the infamous dwelling, he learns the terrifying truth behind the urban legends… Evil wakes in this bone-chilling horror novel!

Three Legends. One True Horror. An old house stands on Normandy Road, uncared for and uninhabited for years, until one day, believing an urban legend that no-one dares to live there, a young boy decides to cross its threshold. Yet the house is far from empty – within its walls, a terrible evil has been disturbed.

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Long Range
by C. J. Box
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly’s rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance. While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and it is up to Joe to find answers–and the shooter.

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(A Joe Pickett Mysteries)


The Legend Of The Western Bride
by Florence Linnington
Rating: 3.2 #ad

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What do the mayor of a failing town and the owner of a flourishing ranch have in common?

When a mine collapse killed nearly all of the men in town, Chloe Lee is appointed mayor to watch over the lives of many women and children. Two years down, the town’s money can only go so far in the absence of trade and manpower.

Chloe and her townsfolk are on the brink of despair when they meet Thomas Clarke, a ranch owner in a nearby town.

The women are growing desperate, so Thomas agrees to help. But he finds himself embroiled in more than he bargained for. A long forgotten part of him slowly begins to reawaken. His heart. And soon, he realizes what his heart desires.


Paragon Walk
by Anne Perry
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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When innocent Fanny Nash of exclusive Paragon Walk dies in the arms of her exquisite sister-in-law, Jessamyn, Inspector Pitt is assigned to investigate her rape and murder. Every man of Paragon Walk is under suspicion, even Pitt’s brother-in-law, Lord George Ashworth, who was the last to have seen her. Could it be the charming, enigmatic Frenchman? Fanny’s cruel brother? Wealthy Dilbridge, who hosts wild, decadent parties? As Pitt digs deeper into the mystery, Paragon Walk’s aristocratic haughtiness gives way to fear, its calm to hatred. To keep her sister Emily, Lady Ashworth, company in this difficult time, inquisitive Charlotte once again finds herself in the midst of a deadly mystery.

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(Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mysteries)