Cozy Mysteries

 

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January 2019

 

Amory Ames by Ashley Weaver

DB 90548

Read by: Kristin Allison. Reading Time: 35 hours, 47 minutes.

Four mysteries, written between 2014 and 2017, feature 1930s English amateur detective Amory Ames and her occasionally helpful playboy husband, Milo. In Murder at Brightwell, Amory helps an old friend accused of murdering his sister's fiancé. Also includes Death Wears a Mask, A Most Novel Revenge, and The Essence of Malice. 2017.

 

Aunt Dimity and the Widow’s Curse by Nancy Atherton

DB 89166

Read by: Julie-Ann Elliott. Reading time: 7 hours, 19 minutes.

Lori Shepherd is shocked when her elderly widowed neighbor, Mrs. Craven, matter-of-factly tells her that she murdered her first husband and buried him in the rose garden. Lori's ghostly confidante, Aunt Dimity, convinces Lori to go to Mrs. Craven's former village to investigate. There, the news only gets worse. Aunt Dimity, book 22. 2017.

 

Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

DB 90001

Read by: Suzanne Toren. Reading time: 10 hours, 21 minutes.

After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah is eager to settle down in Lake Eden. But then her mother's neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, resulting in a nightmarish investigation. Once a renowned stage actress, active in the theater community, Victoria Bascomb made throngs of enemies along the way. Hannah Swensen series, book 21. 2017.

  

A Bat in the Belfry by Sarah Graves

DB 89496

Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 9 hours, 35 minutes.

As a huge storm approaches Eastport, Maine, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's focus is saving her restored house, while the town worries about the church steeple. But when a local teen is found murdered in the belfry, a visiting childhood friend of Jake's son becomes a suspect. Home Repair is Homicide series, boo 16. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

 

The Body in the Casket by Katherine Hall Page

DB 90416

Read by: Kristin Allison. Reading time: 7 hours, 51 minutes.

Faith is flattered when retired Broadway producer Max Dane asks her to cater his weekend birthday party. But he wants her more for her sleuthing ability--he suspects one of his guests plans to kill him. They all were part of Dane's failed final production, and one sent an ominous anonymous gift. Faith Fairchild series, book 24. 2017.

 

Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay

DBC12872

Read by: Pam Fischer. Reading time: 6 hours, 55 minutes.

After Melanie Cooper's friend Diane discovers that her fiancé only wants her money, she asks Mel to personally deliver him some caramel "break-up cupcakes." But when Mel tracks him down, he's dead! The police think Diane is the prime suspect, so Mel and Angie must race to solve the murder before Diane is framed. Cupcake Bakery Mystery book, 9. 2017.

 

A Cat in the Stacks by Miranda James

DB 91140

Read by John Jessup. Reading time: 27 hours, 3 minutes.

First three mysteries, written between 2010 and 2012, in the series set in the college town of Athena, Mississippi, featuring widowed librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat Diesel. Includes Murder Past Due, Classified as Murder, and File M for Murder, in which Charlie's daughter is the prime suspect. Cat in the Stacks series, books 1-3. 2012.

 

Cats in Trouble, Books 7-8 by Leann Sweeney

DB 88025

Read by: Margaret Strom. Reading time: 16 hours, 53 minutes.

Two mysteries, written in 2015 and 2016, feature widowed quilter Jillian Hart and her cats. In The Cat, the Sneak and the Secret, trouble ensues after about-to-be-married Jillian and Tom agree to let Tom's stepson Finn adopt a kleptomaniac cat. Also includes The Cat, the Collector and the Killer. 2016.

 

A Date with Murder by Jessica Fletcher

DB 91108

Read by: Carol Dines. Reading time: 8 hours, 32 minutes.

When her friend's husband has a fatal heart attack, mystery writer Jessica Fletcher suspects that it was murder. She begins investigating a sinister dating site he had used when his marriage was rocky. As Jessica and a computer hacker get close to figuring out what the site involves, they face danger themselves. Murder She Wrote series, book 47. 2018.

 

Death in the Stacks by Jenn McKinlay

DB 89778

Read by: Erin Jones. Reading time: 7 hours, 12 minutes.

As the library gears up for its fundraising Dinner in the Stacks, director Lindsay Norris has increasingly irritating confrontations with new library board president, Olive Boyle. When Olive is found murdered in the library, Lindsay is determined to clear a staff member who was directly targeted by the deceased. Library Lover's Mystery series, book 8. 2017.

 

Death of an Honest Man by M. C. Beaton

DB 89982

Read by: Graeme Malcolm. Reading time: 5 hours, 26 minutes.

LP033266; 323 of pages.

Police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tries to tell brash newcomer Paul English that nobody loves an honest man. Unfortunately, Paul, who moved to a village on Hamish's beat, continues to insist on telling everyone the honest--and often very hurtful--truth. When someone kills Paul, there is an abundance of suspects. Hamish Macbeth series, book 33. Some strong language and some violence. 2018.

 

Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs

DB 90425

Read by: Emily Ellet. Reading time: 9 hours, 45 minutes.

Suzanne, Petra, and Toni, the three co-owners of the Cackleberry Club café in the small town of Kindred, are determined to discover who killed Mike Mullen, the farmer who supplies their dairy products. Recipes included. Cackleberry Club series, book 2. 2016.

 

For Time and all Eternities by Mette Ivie Harrison

DB 89736

Read by: Kirsten Potter. Reading time: 9 hours, 26 minutes.

When Linda Wallheim's son Kenneth becomes engaged to a young woman from a polygamous family, Linda struggles to open herself to her new in-laws. She and husband, Kurt, visit to extend an olive branch, only to have a murder happen under their noses. Linda Wallheim Mystery Series, book 3. Some violence. 2017.

 

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

DB 92328

Read by: Jasmine Blackborow. Reading time: 9 hours, 39 minutes.

LP033356; 461 pages.

In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her. Her Royal Spyness, book 12. Some violence. 2018.

 

A Hiss before Dying by Rita Mae Brown

DB 89363

Read by: Julie-Ann Elliott. Reading time: 11 hours, 14 minutes.

LP030989; 523 of pages.

The last thing the local beaglers expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated--until Harry picks up clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. Mrs. Murphy, book 26. 2017.

 

Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

DB 91058

Read by Emily Ellet. Reading time: 9 hours, 32 minutes.

Actress Dayna Anderson needs money: her short-lived stint in commercials is over, and her father's illness may lead to her parents losing their house. When Dayna sees a reward poster for a hit-and-run accident, she realizes she saw the involved car that night, and begins investigating. Detective by Day, book 1. Some strong language. Agatha Award.   2017.

 

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith

DB 89861

Read by: Lisette Lecat. Reading time: 9 hours, 31 minutes.

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi investigate when a woman--accused of being rude to a valued customer--is wrongly dismissed from her office-furniture store job. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe hears of a mysterious nurse named Mingie Ramotswe, and she learns that an unpleasant figure from her past has reappeared. No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, book 18. Bestseller. 2017.

 

A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett

DB 89365

Read by: Karen White. Reading time: 9 hours, 19 minutes.

Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, is in for a surprise when her ne'er-do-well father, John, comes to town and promptly becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a woman with her own scandalous past. Tricia is determined to solve the crime. Booktown series, book 7. 2017.

 

Miss Julia Weathers the Storm by Ann B. Ross

DB 89660

Read by: Cynthia Darlow. Reading time: 9 hours, 7 minutes.

When Miss Julia’s longtime friend LuAnne comes to her with a horrifying discovery--her husband may be cheating on her--Julia invites her along on a group beach trip to clear her head. But after a child in their group finds valuable treasures, they are targeted by three strangers. Miss Julia series, book 19. Unrated. 2017.

 

Lucy Campion, Books 1-4 by Susanna Calkins

DB 88930

Read by Eva Wihelm. Reading time: 36 hours, 5 minutes.

Four mysteries, written between 2013 and 2016, featuring Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid for a local magistrate who becomes a printer's apprentice. Includes A Murder at Rosamund's Gate, From the Charred Remains, The Masque of a Murderer, and A Death Along the River Fleet. Lucy Campion series, books 1-4. 2016.

 

Pargeter by Simon Brett

DB 91005

Read by: Kristin Allison. Reading time: 12 hours, 10 minutes.

Two mysteries, written between 2015 and 2016, featuring Melita Pargeter, an English widow of a thief. In Mrs. Pargeter's Principle, she goes to the funeral of respected Sir Normington to find out his connection with her late husband. Also includes Mrs. Pargeter's Public Relations. Mrs. Melita Pargeter series, books 7 and 8. 2016.

 

Murder at the Puppy Fest by Laurien Berenson

DB 88680

Read by: Kerry Dukin. Reading time: 8 hours, 34 minutes.

Dog lover Melanie Travis is helping out at the Puppy Fest--an annual fundraiser to benefit a rescue group--which is being held this year at wealthy philanthropist Leo Brody's mansion. When Leo is found dead, Melanie puts on her amateur-sleuth hat to figure out why. Melanie Travis series, book 20. Some strong language. 2017.

 

Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum

DB 90440

Read by: Kimberly Schraf. Reading time: 12 hours, 42 minutes.

The knitting friends of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, have a new puzzle to solve. Cass sees a young boy by himself at the laundromat at night and is determined to find out why. Meanwhile, an older woman is killed with her own walking stick, and the two mysteries soon merge. Includes pattern. Seaside Knitters series, book 12. 2017.

 

The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia G. Kuhn

DBC03271

Read by: Pat Jonietz. Reading Time: 7 hours, 12 minutes.

LP033233; 341 of pages.

English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University, until she finds one of her colleagues dead. She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila--or someone she is protecting--may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer. Lila Maclean Academix Mystery series, book 1. 2016.

 

Time of Fog and Fire by Rhys Bowen

DB 86222

Read by: Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 9 hours, 1 minute.

LP030912; 447 of pages.

BR 21522; 4 of volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

1906. Molly's husband Daniel has left the NYPD for the Secret Service. He is on a secret assignment in San Francisco when Molly receives a cryptic note to join him. Fearing Daniel is in danger, she sets off for the West Coast with their young son. Molly Murphy series, book 16. 2016.

 

A Turn for the Bad by Sheila Connolly

DB 87617

Ready by Teresa Willis. Reading time: 7 hours, 27 minutes.

Twenty-five-year-old Boston expat Maura Donovan, who inherited Sullivan's Pub in a small Irish village in County Cork, continues her amateur sleuthing after learning that local farmer John Tully disappeared off the beach while walking with his three-year-old son. A drowned body is found--but it's not Tully. County Cork series, book 4. 2016.

 

Undercover Ladies: Books 1-3 by Margaret Brownley

DB 85447

Read by: Jennifer Hubbard. Reading time: 30 hours, 27 minutes.

Three novels, written between 2014 and 2016, in the series featuring female Pinkerton detectives in 1880s Kansas and Arizona. Includes Petticoat Detective, Undercover Bride, and Calico Spy, in which operative Katie Madison, while undercover investigating the murder of two Harvey House waitresses in Calico, Kansas, falls for the sheriff. Undercover Ladies, books 1-3. 2016

 

White House Chef Mystery, Books 8-9 by Julie A. Hyzy

DB 88393

Read by: Suzanne Toren. Reading time: 18 hours, 33 minutes.

White House chef Olivia Paras has two more mysteries to solve. In All the President's Menus, written in 2015, a visiting chef is murdered. In Foreign ï¿Eclairs, it appears that Ollie is being targeted by the brother of a terrorist she defeated. Includes recipes for complete presidential menus. White House Chef Series, books 8 and 9. 2016.

 

The Witches' Tree by M. C. Beaton

DB 89842

Read by: Abigail Maupin. Reading time: 6 hours, 18 minutes.

LP033074; 307 of pages.

While driving home at night, the new vicar and his wife spot a body hanging from what is known locally as the witches' tree. When bored PI Agatha Raisin hears about it, she leaps into the investigation. Then, two more murders occur, complicating matters. Agatha Raisin series, book 28. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.