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Gum Drop Dead (USED)

Gum Drop Dead (USED)

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While cupcake food truck owner Isabel Addington is baking up sweets, everyone around her seems to be cooking up murder.

Isabel and her business partner Claire are working out of a borrowed truck that's too small for them, but they couldn't miss the opportunity to sell their cupcakes at the annual hot air balloon festival. It's the break they need to expand the business.

But the day goes from bad to worse to murder when a man plummets to his death from one of the hot air balloons.

The operator swears the man jumped out on his own. The man's family insists he wouldn't have killed himself.

Isabel finds herself in the middle of the investigation again, but more is at stake than she realized.

Especially when someone delivers a threat into the hands of one of the people Isabel loves the most.

If you love cozy mysteries with found family, amateur sleuths, and food, then you'll love this sweet cozy mystery. Gum Drop Dead is the third book in Emily James' Cupcake Truck Mysteries.

Cupcake recipe included!

This book is a clean mystery and contains no swearing, gore, or steamy bedroom scenes. While the series is best enjoyed in order, each book is a complete mystery on its own.

Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Mexican Idol (USED)

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Hard Women (USED)

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Hardboiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (USED)

Hardboiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (USED)

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What are the ingredients of a hard-boiled detective story? "Savagery, style, sophistication, sleuthing and sex," said Ellery Queen. Often a desperate blond, a jealous husband, and, of course, a tough-but-tender P.I. the likes of Sam Spade or Philop Marlowe. Perhaps Raymond Chandler summed it
up best in his description of Dashiell Hammett's style: "Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it....He put these people down on paper as they were, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used for these purposes."

Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories is the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind, with over half of the stories never published before in book form. Included are thirty-six sublimely suspenseful stories that chronicle the evolutiuon of this quintessentially American
art form, from its earliest beginnings during the Golden Age of the legendary pulp magazine Black Mask in the 1920s, to the arrival of the tough digest Manhunt in the 1950s, and finally leading up to present-day hard-boiled stories by such writers as James Ellroy. Here are eight decades worth of the
best writing about betrayal, murder, and mayhem: from Hammett's 1925 tour de force "The Scorched Face," in which the disappearance of two sisters leads Hammett's never-named detective, the Continental Op, straight into a web of sexual blackmail amidst the West Coast elite, to Ed Gorman's 1992 "The
Long Silence After," a gripping and powerful rendezvous involving a middle class insurance executive, a Chicago streetwalker, and a loaded .38. Other delectable contributions include "Brush Fire" by James M. Cain, author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Raymond Chandler's "I'll Be Waiting," where,
for once, the femme fatale is not blond but a redhead, a Ross Macdonald mystery starring Macdonald's most famous creation, the cryptic Lew Archer, and "The Screen Test of Mike Hammer" by the one and only Micky Spillane. The hard-boiled cult has more in common with the legendary lawmen of the Wild
West than with the gentleman and lady sleuths of traditional drawing room mysteries, and this direct line of descent is on brilliant display in two of the most subtle and tautly written stories in the collection, Elmore Leonard's "3:10 to Yuma" and John D. MacDonald's "Nor Iron Bars." Other
contributors include Evan Hunter (better known as Ed McBain), Jim Thompson, Helen Nielsen, Margaret Maron, Andrew Vachss, Faye Kellerman, and Lawrence Block.

Compellingly and compulsively readable, Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories is a page-turner no mystery lover will want to be without. Containing many notable rarities, it celebrates a genre that has profoundly shaped not only American literature and film, but how we see our heroes
and oursleves.

Haven: A Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit Novel (USED)

Haven: A Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit Novel (USED)

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"New York Times" bestselling author Kay Hooper returns with a breathtaking new thriller of a young woman s homecoming to a town of menacing whispers, bad dreams, and dangerous secrets
"Another nightmare, in the woods this time. Different: She was running. Trying to escape.
But the same ending. Always the same ending. Another dead girl "
Emma Rayburn was born and raised in Baron Hollow, North Carolina, and it was a quiet life. Then came the accident and the nightmares each filled with unshakable visions of darkness, blind panic, and desperate women chased toward inevitable death. With no reports of local women missing or found dead, Emma has written it off to troubled imaginings night after dreaded night. Until her sister arrives.
Jessie Rayburn, psychic investigator for a firm called Haven, has been estranged from Emma for years. Unresolved issues from Jessie s past have not only kept them apart but have been clouding Jessie s unique abilities. A return to her hometown to face a dark and violent incident from years gone by is her chance to regain them. But reconciliation with the past comes with a price. Few people in Baron Hollow are welcoming Jessie back. No one dares to breathe a word. And in this conspiracy of silence, Emma s nightmares are becoming more vivid than ever.
Even with the help of Noah Bishop, head of the FBI Special Crimes Unit and co-founder of Haven, Jessie and Emma soon find themselves outnumbered by the secrets buried in Baron Hollow and outrunning an evil that has been festering for years, one that s targeting Jessie and Emma one last time.

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Hireling's Tale: A Castlemere Mystery (USED)

Hireling's Tale: A Castlemere Mystery (USED)

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Detective Inspector Frank Shapiro and his two chief investigators look into the death of a young prostitute, who is found dead on a boat in Castlemere Canal. Adding to the puzzle, a hired killer targets the organizer of an international business convention. But he misses his mark, and hits Shapiro instead. Now it's up to Liz Graham and Cal Donovan to sort out the crime. Martin's Press.

Hocus Croakus (USED)

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Holly Blues (USED)

Holly Blues (USED)

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China Bayles isn't happy when a Texas wind blows her husband's ex-wife, and the mother of China's stepson, into her herb shop. Sally is known to have a split personality and fall into constant trouble with the law, but she claims she has nowhere else to turn. Now its up to China to weed out whatever it is Sally's running from before the truth catches up to them all.
Homicide Trinity (A Nero Wolfe Mystery) (USED)

Homicide Trinity (A Nero Wolfe Mystery) (USED)

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It's a wily killer who dares to strike on Nero Wolfe's hallowed turf--and leave a corpse strangled with Wolfe's own soup-stained tie. But no sooner does the gourmandizing sleuth clean up this first course of murder than he faces a gun-toting wife who serves up a confession of homicidal intent--only to become the sole suspect when the corpus delicti is found. It's murder à la carte when the third course is served: a cop-hating landlady brings Wolfe counterfeit cash--that leads to genuine murder. It's up to Wolfe to see that the malefactors get their just deserts.

Introduction by Stephen Greenleaf

"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore."--The New York Times Book Review

A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained--and puzzled--millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.

Identity Theft; A Kenny Elliot Mystery

Identity Theft; A Kenny Elliot Mystery

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"A suspense novel from page one, and you never knew which way the character or storyline was going to go." -Reading Is My Remedy

Kenny Elliot has decided to quit his job as a police detective with a knack for perceiving things beyond the scope of ordinary people. He dreams of leading a normal life with Carmen, the woman he loves, and the mother of his child. But when the pastor of his church asks for his help, he discovers that a fellow police officer, David Yates, has gotten himself into a jam that only someone like Elliot can handle.