Amateur Sleuths

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Shamed, book number 11 in The Kate Burkholder series very well stands on its own, offering many twists and turns along with descriptive reference

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“Lincoln scholar Putnam has once again woven a fact-based story into an entertaining fiction for his readers to enjoy.”

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“The Sentence Is Death . . . may just be one of summer’s greatest, guiltiest pleasures . . .

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“The interchange between Gwen and Iris is worth the price of admission. It is a laugh out loud escapade that would fit perfectly on British Channel 4.”

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“Jessica Fletcher experiences numerous crises, a lot of tension, and a multitude of unexpected events as she falls down this rabbit hole while investigating two murders and attempting to pr

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“this really extraordinary volume stands to become the new benchmark narrative . . .”

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“As the 24th novel in this long-running series, Bitter Brew is a welcome entry in which Savannah Reid’s detecting skills shine.”

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". . . an engrossing, mind boggling mystery."

This book is a mystery reader favorite—a puzzle. There's a murder, a murder list and, eventually, numerous suspects.

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“Page’s humor is delightful, and her descriptions of life on the island bring both the landscape and the characters to life.”

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“The Mad Hatter Mystery is credible and enjoyable, and makes readers hungry for the next opportunity to match wits with Dr. Gideon Fell.”

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“a cozy mystery but nevertheless an exciting one, with tense and tough moments, aided by its rugged Scottish setting and the author’s entertaining unravelling of the plot.”

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“If the other stories in this series are this enjoyable, they all belong in the reader’s library.”

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“Trouble on the Books is a charming cozy mystery populated with delightful people.”

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“A debut novel, written with insight and empathy as well as hair-raising suspense, After the Eclipse is sure to pique the reader's interest.”

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Spoiler alert: The new Joanne Fluke mystery provides answers to the last few. Read the others first, or plunge into this one and suffer the consequences.

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“a fascinating and gripping tale of suspense, and there’s even a hint of romance here.”

It’s springtime and Wisteria are blooming in the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains, the setting for Past Due for Murder, book three in Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library series.

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“It’s a foregone conclusion that adults picking up The Golden Tresses of the Dead are sneakily opening up the book on their own, under the covers at night.”

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“Do No Harm’s biggest strength is the way Dr. Katie LeClair fully engages in realistic dialogue and delightful interaction with those closest to her . .

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“sure to whet the appetites of whodunit lovers. Set with colorful and charming characters, the plot offers a bit of humor . . .”

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Fans of the Murder, She Wrote TV series and made for TV movies will enjoy Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder. It takes the reader right back to where the series left off, wi

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“From the decadence of high-society balls, to the swankiness of Belmont horse racing, murder and scandals abound.”

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“In vivid passages, Suzanne Wolfe’s novel brings to the reader the light and dark of Elizabethan England, its squalor and splendor, filth and riches, intrigues and delights.”

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“an example of a single event taking precedence over a more monumental one.”

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For fans of David Handler’s Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag series of the 1990s, The Man Who Couldn’t Miss” will sweep them right back to the original series—for new fans not familiar with Hoagy and

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