November 2013

What’s New · How the Light Gets In Readalikes

Did you enjoy Louise Penny’s recent #1 New York Times bestseller How the Light Gets In? Are you looking for another cozy village mystery to get you through the cold winter nights? Then read on!

Widow’s Tears

Widow’s Tears by Susan Wittig Albert
Pecan Springs, Texas herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles returns for her 21st adventure. In Widow’s Tears, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of China’s friends.

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M.C. Beaton
When Gloria French, a jolly widow with a raucous laugh, is poisoned, the Cotswold village of Piddlebury is shocked. Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, the parish council hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer.

Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley
From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the latest cozy mystery starring intrepid young sleuth and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce, who lives in the British hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey. Eleven-year-old Flavia probes the death of the church organist, whose body she finds in the church’s crypt.

Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By

Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By: A Penny Brannigan Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan
Spa owner and habitual amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan finds herself at a conference at Gladstone’s Library in North Wales. When a body is found in the beautiful library itself, Penny must once again search for a killer.

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes by Joanne Fluke
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is catering the grand reopening of Lake Eden, Minnesota’s refurbished Albion Hotel when someone takes a plunge off the hotel roof. When another woman is found dead, Hannah becomes the prime suspect and must work to clear her name.

Pagan Spring: A Max Tudor Mystery by G.M. Malliet
The murder of playwright and actor Thaddeus Bottle shortly before Easter has the English town of Nether Monkslip on edge. Once again, they turn to their vicar, former MI5 agent Max Tudor, to solve the crime.

Christmas Carol Murder

Christmas Carol Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery by Leslie Meier
It’s Christmas in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and reporter Lucy Stone is excited about her acting debut in the town’s production of A Christmas Carol. But she finds herself sidetracked by the murder of miserly skinflint Jake Marlowe. Can Lucy solve the case and deck the halls before the killer strikes again?

The Body in the Piazza: A Faith Fairchild Mystery by Katherine Hall Page
To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild and her pastor husband have left their small Massachusetts town behind for Rome. After stumbling upon a dying man in the Piazza Farnese, Faith must once again put her detecting skills to work.

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