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Slay bells ring by Smith, Karen Rose. Slay bells ring

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Caprice De Luca has wrapped up her holiday-themed staging gig at a stunning historic home in downtown Kismet, Pennsylvania. Behind all the red ribbon and glowing string lights, homeowners Chris and Sara Merriweather have it all. But Chris, a Vietnam vet who plays Santa every year at the community park, has been displaying strange behavior after a recent trip to Washington, D.C. The joy of the season vanishes entirely when Chris is

Nov 21, 2017
Sizzling sixteen by Evanovich, Janet. Sizzling sixteen

Someone wants to kill Vinnie, but who? The list is long, and it's up to Stephanie to whittle it down to one.

Nov 21, 2017
Silence of the lamps by Smith, Karen Rose, author. Silence of the lamps

Just when Caprice thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife swoops into town and nabs his attention. Uncle Dom is living with her parents and desperately needs a new job. And her sister Nikki's catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possibly get more chaotic when Drew is found bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother's antique Tiffany lamps--and Nikki is the number one sus

Nov 21, 2017
Shades of wrath by Smith, Karen Rose, author. Shades of wrath

Between her booming business, her family, and her work rescuing stray animals, home stager Caprice De Luca's life is packed. But when a murder unsettles peaceful Kismet, Pennsylvania, she adds amateur sleuth to her resume. Thanks to a wealthy patron, Kismet's women's shelter, Sunrise Tomorrow, has inherited a run-down mansion. Now the shelter's director, Wendy Newcomb, wants Caprice's decorating expertise. Caprice is happy to help, but when she glimpses a few heated encounters between Wendy and

Nov 21, 2017
Ring in the year with murder by Wallace, Auralee, author. Ring in the year with murder

This New Year's Eve, Erica's resolution is to have a great night--even if it kills her. She is, after all, at the party to end all parties: a Great Gatsby--themed gala sure to be the talk of Otter Lake, New Hampshire. With her perfectly finger-waved hair, borrowed pearls, and scarlet flapper dress, Erica is determined to be unflappable, despite the presence of her ex, Sheriff Grady Forrester, and his hot date, a bubbly blonde who has a hard time holding her drink. Literally ... In a plot twist a

Nov 21, 2017
Plum lovin' by Evanovich, Janet. Plum lovin'

Receiving simultaneous caches of love letters and hate mail, Connie Rosolli enlists the aid of Lula, Grandma Mazur, and the enigmatic Diesel when she becomes suspicious that her secret admirer and stalker are the same person.

Nov 21, 2017
A mystery at Carlton House by Gardner, Ashley, author. A mystery at Carlton House

Captain Lacey is drawn into the affairs of the highest in the land when his friend Grenville is asked by the Prince Regent to look into odd happenings in his lavish abode of Carlton House. Objects of value have gone missing, paintings and sculpture have been moved, and some of the staff have reported strange sounds and movements in the shadows. The Regent and his cronies suspect ghosts or other malign spirits. The Bow Street Runners have a more human suspect for these doings, and Captain Lacey i

Nov 21, 2017
Lean mean thirteen by Evanovich, Janet. Lean mean thirteen

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, along with her offbeat family and associates, embarks on her thirteenth perilous adventure.

Nov 21, 2017
Innocent in death by Robb, J. D., 1950- Innocent in death

Investigating the baffling murder case of an ordinary and much-loved private school teacher, New York City lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to identify who may have wanted the death of an innocent man.

Nov 21, 2017
The glamorous dead by Gates, Suzanne, author. The glamorous dead

"Set in the dream factory of the 1940s, this glittering debut novel follows a young Hollywood hopeful into a star-studded web of scandal, celebrity, and murder... The chipped pink nail polish is a dead giveaway-- no pun intended. When a human thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub, it doesn't take long for the police to identify its owner. Miss Penny Harp would recognize that pink anywhere: it belongs to her best friend, Rosemary. And so does the rest of the body buried beneath it.

Nov 21, 2017
Gilt by association by Smith, Karen Rose, author. Gilt by association

"Between training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet's Valentines' Day dance, home-stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to-do list. But she's never too busy to do a little staging, and she's looking forward to thawing February's frozen real estate market with her Hearts and Flowers Open House. Her client Louise Downing's romantically decorated home practically staged itself. But when Louise is found murdered, Caprice is forc

Nov 21, 2017
Drape expectations by Smith, Karen Rose, author. Drape expectations

"These days, home stager Caprice De Luca's calendar is a full house. Her grandmother's health is failing, her wayward uncle is stirring the pot, and she's torn between two equally eligible suitors. With so much drama in her personal life, Caprice is grateful to have Ace Richland, a former 80s rock star, ask her to stage his girlfriend's house. But Alanna Goodwin is a tough customer who balks at Caprice's ideas and all but commandeers the staging. Caprice almost isn't surprised when the snappish

Nov 21, 2017
Cremains of the day by Simon, Misty, author. Cremains of the day

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Nov 21, 2017
Crazy like a fox - a novel by Brown, Rita Mae, author. Crazy like a fox - a novel

An "investigation into a missing and very valuable object flushes out murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries. Now "Sister" Jane Arnold and a pack of four-legged friends must catch the scent of a killer and unearth a long-buried truth"--

Nov 21, 2017
Breathe - a suspense thriller by Brogan, Mike, author. Breathe - a suspense thriller

B R E A T H E ... a mystery suspense thriller... Doctor Nell Northam is abducted by jihadists to help them launch a weapon. The President asks his security advisor, CIA Special Advisor Donovan Rourke, to stop the attack. But when Donovan and Nell are finally ready to stop it, they realize they've been deceived - and that thousands of Americans are about to die.

Nov 21, 2017
The Alexandria affair by Gardner, Ashley, author. The Alexandria affair

"Captain Gabriel Lacey accompanies famous dandy Lucius Grenville to Egypt, a land Lacey has long anticipated visiting. Lacey travels there for more than a simple holiday, however--James Denis has tasked him with finding an "object" in Alexandria and procuring it, whatever the cost. The task does not turn out to be so simple. Locating what Denis wants in the teeming city proves difficult, sending Lacey and Grenville exploring tombs and temples down the Nile. Lacey must deal with treasure hunters,

Nov 21, 2017
Hardcore twenty-four - a Stephanie Plum novel by Evanovich, Janet, author. Hardcore twenty-four - a Stephanie Plum novel

"Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who often runs into trouble on the job, but she has family, friends, and several men to help her out of sticky situations. There's Lula, a plus-sized former hooker turned bounty hunter, and Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's outrageous grandmother who packs a gun and sometimes tags along on cases."--

Nov 22, 2017
Death in the stacks by McKinlay, Jenn, author. Death in the stacks

"Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library's annual Dinner in the Stacks fund-raiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover's dream--it's the library's biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, the new library board president is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable. Although Olive Boyle acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success. But when Olive publicly threa

Nov 22, 2017