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              A Spell For Trouble

              A Spell For Trouble (Hardback)

              By Addison, Esme

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              Fans of Ellery Adams and Heather Blake will be charmed by Esme Addison's new Enchanted Bay mystery series. Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has myster...iously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an invitation to visit her estranged relatives and to help them in their family business: an herbal apothecary known for its remarkably potent teas, salves, and folk remedies. Bellamy Bay doesn't look like trouble, but this is a town that harbors dark secrets. Alex discovers that her own family is at the center of salacious town gossip, and that they are rumored to be magical healers descended from mermaids. She brushes this off as nonsense until a local is poisoned and her aunt Lidia is arrested for the crime. Alex is certain Lidia is being framed, and she resolves to find out why. Alex's investigation unearths stories that some have gone to desperate lengths to conceal: forbidden affairs, family rivalries, and the truth about Alex's own ancestry. And when the case turns deadly, Alex learns that not only are these secrets worth hiding, but they may even be worth killing for.
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              ISBN 9781643853031
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Crooked Lane Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series An Enchanted Bay Mystery
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              All We Buried: A Sheriff Bet Rivers Mystery
               

              All We Buried: A Sheriff Bet Rivers Mystery (Hardback)

              By Taylor, Elena

              • RRP: $57.50
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              For fans of Julia Keller and Sheena Kamal, All We Buried disturbs the long-sleeping secrets of a small Washington state mountain town. Deep in the woods surrounding the Cascade mountain range, a canvas-wrapped body floats in a lake, right in Elizabeth Bet Rivers's jurisdiction. B...et has been sitting as interim sheriff of Collier after her father's--the previous sheriff's--death six months ago. Everyone knows everyone in a town like Collier. She has made it her duty to protect the people she's come to see as family. And she intends to hold her title in the upcoming election, but she's never worked a murder investigation on her own before and her opponent and deputy, Dale Kovac, isn't going down without a fight. Upon unwrapping the corpse, Bet discovers the woman is from out of town. Without an identification, the case grows that much more puzzling. Determined to prove herself worthy, however, Bet must confront the warped history of Collier. The more she learns, the more she realizes she doesn't know the townspeople of Collier as well as she thought, and nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
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              ISBN 9781643852911
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher Crooked Lane Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series A Sheriff Bet Rivers Mystery
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              The Girls Weekend: A Novel
               

              The Girls Weekend: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Gehrman, Jody

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              • Pub Date
                15 Jul 20

              For fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley, a riveting locked-room mystery about five college friends eager to reunite after years apart--only to be ripped apart again when their host's disappearance unearths dark secrets and old grudges. Their reunion just became a crime scene . . . J...une Moody, a thirty-something English professor, just wants to get away from her recent breakup and reunite with girlfriends over spring break. Her old friend and longtime nemesis, Sadie MacTavish, is a mega-successful author, invites June and her college friends to a baby shower in sprawling estate in the San Juan Islands. June is less than thrilled to spend time with Sadie--and her husband, June's former crush--but agrees to go. The party gets off to a shaky start when old grudges resurface, but when they wake the next morning, they find something worse: Sadie is missing, the house is in shambles, and bloodstains marr the staircase. None of them has any memory of the night before; they wonder if they were drugged. Everyone's a suspect. Since June had a secret rendezvous with Sadie's husband, she has plenty of reason to suspect herself. Apparently, so do the cops. A Celtic knot of suspense and surprise, this brooding, atmospheric novel will keep you guessing as each twist reveals a new possibility. It will remind you of friendships hidden in the depths of your own past, and make you wonder how well you really know the people you've loved the longest.
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              ISBN 9781643853864
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
              Publisher Crooked Lane Books
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              The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery
               

              The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery (Hardback)

              By Schellman, Katharine

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              Perfect for fans of Tasha Alexander and Rhys Bowen, Katharine Schellman's debut novel is sure to delight. London 1815. Newly widowed Lily Adler returns to a society that frowns on independent women, but she's no stranger to the glittering world of London's upper crust. She's back... in town and eager to have a renaissance with friends, particularly with Lady Serena Walter--from their school days--determined to create a meaningful life for herself even without a husband. She expects scandal, gossip, and secrets. What she doesn't expect, as she's visiting Lady Walter is a dead man laying in her garden. Lily happened to overhear the man just minutes before he was shot: young, desperate, and attempting blackmail. When she finds out Lord Walter bribes the investigating magistrate to drop the case, Lily is worried, and becomes the only one with the key to catching the killer. Aided by Navy Captain Jack Hartley and heiress from the West Indies Miss Ofelia Oswald, Lily sets out to discover whether her friend's husband is mixed up in blackmail and murder. The unlikely team sets out to conceal their investigation behind the whirl of London's social season, but the deceased knew secrets about people with power. Secrets that the powerful have desire and influence to keep hidden. Now, Lilly will have to uncover the truth, before she becomes the killer's next target.
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              ISBN 9781643853567
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher Crooked Lane Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Lily Adler Mystery, a
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              The Monsters We Make
               

              The Monsters We Make (Paperback)

              By White, Kali

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              • Pub Date
                9 Jul 20

              For fans of Rene Denfeld and Shari Lapena comes a rich, atmospheric family drama set in the 1980's following the disappearances of two paperboys from a small midwestern town. It's August 1984, and paperboy Christopher Stewart has gone missing. Hours later, twelve-year-old Sammy C...ox hurries home from his own paper route, red-faced and out of breath, hiding a terrible secret. Crystal, Sammy's seventeen-year-old sister, is worried by the disappearance but she also sees opportunity: the Stewart case has echoes of an earlier unsolved disappearance of another boy, one town over. Crystal senses the makings of an award winning essay, one that could win her a scholarship - and a ticket out of their small Iowa town. Officer Dale Goodkind can't believe his bad luck: another town and another paperboy kidnapping. But this time he vows that it won't go unsolved. As the abductions set in motion an unpredictable chain of violent, devastating events touching each life in unexpected ways, Dale is forced to face his own demons. Told through interwoven perspectives--and based on the real-life Des Moines Register paperboy kidnappings in the early 1980's--The Monsters We Make deftly explores the effects of one crime exposing another and the secrets people keep hidden from friends, families, and sometimes, even themselves.
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              ISBN 9781643853888
              Released NZ 9 Jul 2020
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              A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel
               

              A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel (Hardback)

              By Greer, Jennifer

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              • Pub Date
                15 Jul 20

              Perfect for fans of Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles and Kathy Reichs, comes an explosive debut thriller about a team of two strong women and a crime that will shake you to your core. Three separate homicides. Three unrelated victims. One grisly secret. When the body of famous ac...tress Niki Francis is unearthed from its shallow grave, the small town of Medford, Oregon is alarmed, but not shook. After all, there should be plenty of motives and suspects--Niki had fame, wealth, looks. The kill was targeted, premeditated, and it's about her celebrity. Or so they thought. Whit McKenna is licking her wounds, working as a reporter for the local Medford rag. Fresh from a harrowing assignment for her previous post at the L. A. Times which cost her her husband, Whit must pull herself together for the sake of her two daughters. The wound has hardly begun to scab when she's called to cover the murder, so she teams up with her best friend, medical examiner Katie Riggs. Then two more victims turn up, completely disconnected from one another, and McKenna loses all hope of a breakthrough. Rather than clarity, the possible suspects and motives become scrambled. But time is running out, and each front page article McKenna writes brings her closer to a killer who will stop at nothing to realize a deadly vision.
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              ISBN 9781643853840
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
              Publisher Crooked Lane Books
              Interest Age Children
              Series A McKenna and Riggs Novel
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              A Study In Murder

              A Study In Murder (Hardback)

              By Hutton, Callie

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              A mystery author is charged with murder--and the plot thickens faster than anyone can turn the pages--in USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton's new series debut, perfect for fans of Rhys Bowen and Ellery Adams. Bath, England, 1890. Mystery author Lady Amy Lovell receives an... anonymous letter containing shocking news: her fiance, Mr. Ronald St. Vincent, has been dabbling in something illegal, which causes her to promptly break their engagement. Two evenings later, as Lady Lovell awaits a visit from Lord William Wethington, fellow member of the Bath Mystery Book Club, her former fiance makes an unexpected and most unwelcome appearance at her house. She promptly sends him to the library to cool his heels but later discovers the room seemingly empty--until she stumbles upon a dead Mr. St. Vincent with a knife in his chest. Lord Wethington arrives to find Lady Amy screaming and sends for the police, but the Bobbies immediately assume that she is the killer. Desperate to clear her name, Lady Amy and Lord Wethington launch their own investigation--and stir up a hornet's nest of suspects, from the gardener who served time in prison for murder to a vengeful woman who was spurned by St. Vincent before he proposed to Lady Amy. Can they close the book on the case before the real killer gets away with murder?
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              ISBN 9781643853024
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Crooked Lane Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series A Victorian Book Club Mystery
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              Hurry Home
               

              Hurry Home (Hardback)

              By Nay, Roz

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              • Pub Date
                15 Jul 20

              From the bestselling author of Our Little Secret comes a suspenseful new thriller featuring two estranged sisters desperate to keep their deepest and darkest secret where it belongs--in the past. Blood is thicker than water... And it could cost you everything. Alexandra Van Ness ...has the perfect life. She lives in an idyllic resort town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains, shares a designer loft with her handsome boyfriend, Chase, and has her dream job working in child protection. Every day, Alex goes above and beyond to save children at risk. But when her long-lost sister, Ruth, unexpectedly shows up at her door, Alex's perfect life is upended. Growing up, Ruth was always the troublemaker, pulling Alex into her messes, and this time will be no different. Still, Alex will help Ruth under one condition: we will never, ever, talk about the past. But when a local child goes missing, both women are forced to confront the secrets they've promised to keep buried. Utterly engrossing and claustrophobic, Hurry Home is a tantalizing reflection of the chain-and-shackles relationship between sisters that asks: what lines wouldn't you cross for your own?
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              ISBN 9781643854793
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
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              Dead On The Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery

              Dead On The Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery (Hardback)

              By White, Elle Brooke

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              Perfect for fans of B. B. Haywood and Peg Cochran, Ellie B. White's whimsical series debut is full of farm fun, complete with a helpful teacup pig. Reluctant farmer Charlotte Finn needs the help of the livestock to sleuth a mysterious death. Charlotte Finn never wanted to inherit... the family's produce farm--much less plow a heap of money into it. Her plan is to hammer a great big FOR SALE sign into the farm's fallow furrows--but Charlotte's sunny hopes of a quick sale succumb to a killing frost when she finds a dead body entwined supine in the tomato vines. The poor man, it seems, was run through...with a pitchfork? Now, Charlotte is stuck with running the farm in the midst of a murder investigation. Charlotte's knowledge of farming is smaller than her bank balance, so she relies on caretakers Ben and Alice Wong and their farmhands. Can she trust them? She doesn't know them. There's also farmer Samuel Brown, who still carries a childhood grudge. But the case gets personal when Charlotte learns that the victim might have been her own kin--and seeds of suspicion grow into a fertile field of suspects. Charlotte turns to the farm's teacup pig to help root out the killer. Soon, the goats, geese, and horse join in, but will Charlotte harvest a murderer--or buy the farm?
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              ISBN 9781643852966
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher Crooked Lane Books
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              Series A Finn Family Farm Mystery
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              To Kill A Mocking Girl

              To Kill A Mocking Girl (Hardback)

              By Kincaid, Harper

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              Quinn Victoria Caine is back in her hometown of Vienna, Virginia. Her parents have a charming bookshop, and that's where sh's made her new life as a book binder, and she has the best trusty sidekick, German shepherd RBG - 'Ruff Barker' Ginsburg. All is well in the world of QVC, t...hat is, until she finds her old high school nemesis Tricia Pemberley dead on the road. As it turns out, her ex Scott Hauser had recently become engaged to Tricia, who had seemed particularly concerned about Quinn's re-emergence in Scott's life. Quinn and Scott have no hard feelings, and have hardly communicated since she's been back in town. Most folks in town believe in her innocence, but of course that doesn't influence the police, who peg her as their prime suspect. Or, at least until she's poisoned. But there is no way Quinn is going to stop now. Vienna is her town and - for better or worse - Tricia was one of their own. Someone may have killed the mocking girl, but no one's going to stop the notorious QVC
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              ISBN 9781643853048
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Crooked Lane Books
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              Series A Bookbinding Mystery
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