Amateur Sleuths

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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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Some titles capture the book’s contents well. This is one of them, as the whole murder mystery revolves around being an English gentleman in 1924.

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“For those who like novels involving actual persons, this novel is highly recommended.”

This is a story ripped from the headlines . . . of 1838.

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“be transported to a world where superheroes and villains, dungeons, dragons, the Final Frontier, and everything in between, exists for everyone in attendance.”

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A popular mystery writer is asked by a private detective to chronicle, in real time, a murder investigation that has baffled the police. Who could resist?

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To say that this novel is set in Lagos is to miss the point—the book is a memoir of Lagos. If Abel Dike is the protagonist, then Lagos is the eponymous antagonist.

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Con Lehane, in his recent mystery Murder in the Manuscript Room has enough twists and turns to keep any reader interested.

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In A Case of Syrah, Syrah, author Nancy J. Parra sets the scene for a good cozy mystery.

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Dr. Katie LeClair has agreed to join the small town medical practice of Emmett and Nick Hawkins in the small town of Baxter, Michigan.

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“D. P. Lyle knows how to keep the narrative flowing at a rapid pace and keep the questions coming.”

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“captures the mood and flavor of the times, while providing a captivating and engrossing mystery . . .”

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“blend[s] sleuthing, the paranormal, and a touch of romance to produce a spectacular whodunit.”

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“A suspenseful, tense, and wholly entertaining story . . .”

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“With its themes of terrorists’ threats, mob rule, and the plight of returning vets, Kill the Heroes weaves a suspenseful thriller with an up-to-date and cogent plot.”

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“bursting with southern charm and sultry atmosphere. A splendid series debut that won’t disappoint readers who love old school murder mysteries.”

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“plenty of intrigue to delight mystery genre enthusiasts, enough historical accuracy to placate any history buff, and sufficient courtroom drama to satisfy any legal eagle.”

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“a cozy mystery filled with winsome dogs and some subtly dangerous characters.”

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“a psychological puzzle box that ultimately explores multiple levels of illicit passions.”

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“The fictionalized Alice is an entertaining creation and one of whom the actual Alice probably would’ve approved . . .”

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Jack the Ripper wreaked fear and havoc across the overcrowded slums of Whitechapel in the East End of London in 1888.

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Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae is the first in the new Highland Bookshop Mystery Series.

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