Cheddar Off Dead Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Cheddar Off Dead


  • Author : Julia Buckley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698166745

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Cheddar Off Dead Excerpt :

From the author of The Big Chili comes her latest mystery about caterer and cook Lilah Drake who is up to her elbows in deadly trouble during the Christmas holidays... The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah’s favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients. But Lilah’s Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot. It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year...

Cheddar Off Dead Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Cheddar Off Dead


  • Author : Korina Moss
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2022-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250795205

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Cheddar Off Dead Excerpt :

In Korina Moss's cozy series debut, Cheddar Off Dead, cheesemonger Willa Bauer discovers that her new home in a small Sonoma Valley town is ripe for murder... something here stinks to high heaven, and Willa knows it's not the cheese. Cheesemonger Willa Bauer is proving that sweet dreams are made of cheese. She’s opened her very own French-inspired cheese shop, Curds & Whey, in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. The small town of Yarrow Glen is Willa's fresh start, and she's determined to make it a success – starting with a visit from the local food critic. What Willa didn’t know is that this guy never gives a good review, and when he shows up nothing goes according to plan. She doesn’t think the night can get any worse... until she finds the critic’s dead body, stabbed with one of her shop’s cheese knives. Now a prime suspect, Willa has always believed life’s problems can be solved with cheese, but she’s never tried to apply it to murder...

Butter Off Dead Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Butter Off Dead


  • Author : Leslie Budewitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698166585

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Butter Off Dead Excerpt :

As the national bestselling Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries continue, the merchants of Jewel Bay, Montana, try to heat up chilly winter business with a new film festival. But their plans are sent reeling when a dangerous killer dims the lights on a local vendor... In an attempt to woo tourists to Jewel Bay and cheer up the townies, Erin Murphy, manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers’ Film Festival, filled with classic foodie flicks and local twists on favorite movie treats. But when her partner in planning, painter Christine Vandeberg, is found dead only days before the curtain rises, Erin suspects someone is attempting to stop the films from rolling. To make matters worse, Nick—Erin’s brother and Christine’s beau—has top billing on the suspect list. Convinced her brother is innocent and determined that the show must go on, Erin has to find who’s really to blame before Nick gets arrested or the festival gets shut down. But the closer she gets to the killer, the more likely it becomes that she’ll be the next person cut from the program... INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

Mission to Murder Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Mission to Murder


  • Author : Lynn Cahoon
  • Publisher : eKensington
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601832399

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Mission to Murder Excerpt :

A local dispute leads to suspicion of murder for a small-town California bookshop owner in this cozy mystery by the New York Times bestselling author. The small town of South Cove, California, has all kinds of attractions, from resorts and beaches to Jill Gardner’s charming bookshop café. But now Jill may have discovered yet another hidden treasure. The old stone wall on her property might be the remnant of a centuries-old mission worthy of being declared a historical landmark. There’s just one problem—and his name is Craig Morgan. The obnoxious owner of South Cove's most popular tourist spot, The Castle, Craig makes it his business to contest Jill’s claim. When Craig is found murdered at The Castle shortly after a heated argument with Jill, even her detective boyfriend Greg has to ask her for an alibi. Jill decides she must find the real murderer to clear her name. But when the killer comes for her, she'll need to switch from historic preservation to self-preservation.

Buried in a Good Book Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Buried in a Good Book


  • Author : Tamara Berry
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-05-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728248615

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Buried in a Good Book Excerpt :

"A mystery writer finds solace and murder in rural Oregon...Whimsy meets woodsy"— Kirkus Reviews Don't miss the first book in a brand-new gripping and hilarious bookish cozy mystery series by author Tamara Berry! Bestselling thriller writer Tess Harrow is almost at the end of her rope when she arrives with her teenage daughter at her grandfather's rustic cabin in the woods. She hopes this will be a time for them to heal and bond after Tess's recent divorce, but they've barely made it through the door when an explosion shakes the cabin. Suddenly it's raining fish guts and...is that a human arm? Tess was hardly convincing Gertie that a summer without Wi-Fi and running water would be an adventure. Now she's thrust into a murder investigation, neighbors are saying they've spotted Bigfoot in the woods near her cabin, and the local sheriff is the spitting image of her character Detective Gabriel Gonzales—something he's less than thrilled about. With so much more than her daughter's summer plans at stake, it's up to Tess to solve this case before anyone else gets hurt. Put your sleuthing hat on—Buried in a Good Book features: A thriller writer who knows way more than anyone should about death and dismemberment Her young daughter who's more intrigued by dead bodies than she probably should be An isolated cabin in the woods that's probably—definitely—hiding something The tiny mountain town that seems less than troubled by a sudden abundance of murders

Gone for Gouda Book

Gone for Gouda


  • Author : Korina Moss
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2022-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250795212

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Gone for Gouda Excerpt :

Things are going from gouda, to bad, to ugly for cheesemonger Willa Bauer in Gone for Gouda...

A Matter of Hive and Death Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Matter of Hive and Death


  • Author : Nancy Coco
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Release Date : 2022-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496731791

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A Matter of Hive and Death Excerpt :

USA Today bestselling author When a bee wrangler is bludgeoned, Let It Bee honey shop owner Wren Johnson makes it her beeswax to solve the crime . . . For the picturesque town of Oceanview on the Oregon Coast, May brings blossoming fruit trees and the annual UFO festival. As Aunt Eloise tries out alien costumes on their Havana brown cat Everett, Wren is off to meet with a bee wrangler, her go-to guy for local fruit tree honey. But when she arrives, Elias Brentwood is lying on the ground amidst destroyed hives and a swarm of angry bees. The bees didn’t kill him, a blow to the head did. As blue-eyed Officer Jim Hampton investigates and the town is invaded by its own swarm of conspiracy theorists and crackpots, Wren and Aunt Eloise decide the only way to catch the bee wrangler’s killer is to set up a sting . . . Praise For Nancy Coco and Her Candy-Coated Mysteries “A fun and fast-paced cozy mystery that would be perfect for a weekend in, under cozy blankets with a mug of hot cocoa.” —Criminal Element “A puzzling series of crimes . . . plenty of suspects and mouthwatering recipes.” —Kirkus Reviews “I will be counting down the days until the next mystery with Allie McMurphy.” —Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Up to No Gouda Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Up to No Gouda


  • Author : Linda Reilly
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728238333

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Up to No Gouda Excerpt :

The first in a delicious new culinary cozy series featuring a grilled cheese eatery owner who must solve murders in her small town before she is put under lock and brie Back in Balsam Dell to heal after the death of her husband, Carly Hale is finally pursuing her lifelong dream—opening Carly's Grilled Cheese Eatery. After only five months, business is booming as Vermont vacationers and townspeople alike flock to lunch on her Party Havartis and other grilled cheese concoctions. All but Lyle Bagley, Carly's one-time high school boyfriend and now town bully who just bought the building that houses her eatery and wants Carly out. After a muenster of a fight, Carly's forced to put her nose to the rind and find a solution to keep her business afloat. That is...until Lyle is discovered dead behind the dumpster of Carly's shop, and one of her employees becomes the prime suspect. In order to save her eatery and prove her friend's innocence, Carly must sleuth out the killer before she's the one who gets grilled. With a delightful cast of characters, an inventive amateur sleuth, and a whole host of cheesy hijinks, Up to No Gouda is the perfect cozy murder mystery to melt into.

Death by Cupcake Book

Death by Cupcake


  • Author : Jess Faraday
  • Publisher : ELM Books
  • Release Date : 2021-11-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 1941614418

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Death by Cupcake Excerpt :

Death by Cupcake A cupcake sounds so innocent: a bright, sugary confection fit for a children's party or afternoon tea. But scrape off the frosting, and you might find something quite different underneath, such as... ...A string of overdoses in people who don't use drugs ...An awful lot of suspects for an accidental death ...Warm puppies and cold blooded killers ...A pet python that knows a jerk when she sees one ...A cupcake-themed beauty pageant that turns...sour And more! These cupcakes aren't always sweet. In fact, many lead to a sticky end. But only for those who truly deserve it. So pull up a chair, grab your fork, and help yourself! Editor Jess Faraday is the author of the Ira Adler mysteries and the Simon Pearce mysteries. She has also edited seven anthologies for Elm Books. Jess lives in Scotland.

The Big Chihuahua Book

The Big Chihuahua


  • Author : Waverly Curtis
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780758291585

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The Big Chihuahua Excerpt :

"Pepe is a delight!" --RT Book Reviews (4 stars) "In matters of courage, there is no bigger dog than me!" P.I. Geri Sullivan and her talking Chihuahua, Pepe, are always hungry to sink their teeth into a new case. So if helping a hapless husband win back his wayward wife means sneaking into a cult of dog-worshippers, porque no? Inside the believers' rural retreat, Pepe perks up his ears when the charismatic leader pegs him as the next incarnation of the spirit Dogawanda. But the discovery of a body, murdered between mantras, suggests there's more chicanery than channeling going on in this suspicious sect. While wild wolves howl, a killer is on the prowl--and it's up to Geri and her canine compadre to dig up the dirt. Praise for the Barking Detective Mysteries "Crafty plotting will keep you engrossed and have you eagerly awaiting the next book." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "Move over, Scooby-Doo, there's a new dog in town!" --Jennie Bentley "I look forward to Pepe's next adventure!" --Bernadette Pajer, author of A Spark of Death "A fun twist on the typical P.I. partnership." --Simon Wood "Readers will sit up and beg for more." --Sushi the Shih Tzu, canine star of the Trash ‘n' Treasures mysteries by Barbara Allan Help Support Pet Adoption See Details Inside

As Gouda as Dead Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

As Gouda as Dead


  • Author : Avery Aames
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698150089

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As Gouda as Dead Excerpt :

Someone is cheesed off . . . Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette. Charlotte Bessette is celebrating by finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams, handsome artisanal cheese farmer, Jordan Pace. But when a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on Jordan’s farm, he believes they should reschedule their wedding given the grim turn of events. Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement. This killer crossed the wrong woman. No one, but no one, is ruining her wedding plans!

The Hidden Family Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Hidden Family


  • Author : Charles Stross
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2006-05-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1429914882

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The Hidden Family Excerpt :

The Merchant Princes is a sweeping new series from the hottest new writer in science fiction! The six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes, a mixture of nobility and criminal conspirators whose power to walk between their world and ours make them rich in both. Braids of family loyalty and intermarriage provide a fragile guarantee of peace, but a recently ended civil war has left the families shaken and suspicious. Miriam, a hip tech journalist form Boston, discovered her alternate-world relatives with explosive results that shook three worlds. Now, as the prodigal Countess Helge Thorold-Hyorth, she finds herself ensnared in schemes and plots centuries in the making. She is surrounded by unlikely allies, lethal contraband, and, most dangerous of all, her family. With her modern American attitudes, she's not sure she can fit in, or if she even wants to, but to stay alive, she really has no choice. To avoid a slippery slope down to an unmarked grave, Miriam must build a power-base of her own. She started applying modern business practices and scientific knowledge to a trade heretofore dominated by medieval mercantilists-with unexpected consequences for three different timelines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family. Blending the creativity and humor, and the rigor and scope of science-fiction on the grandest scale, Charles Stross has set a new standard for fantasy epics. Charles Stross is one of the big new SF writers of the 21st century, and the saga of The Merchant Princes is his most ambitious work yet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lake Day Shenanigans Book

Lake Day Shenanigans


  • Author : Brittany E. Brinegar
  • Publisher : Britt Lizz Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Lake Day Shenanigans Excerpt :

It's all fun and games until a jokester cracks up. My welcome home celebration is met with disaster. Someone stole our town founder, on Lake Day no less. After graduating from college, I decided to move home and find a practical job. Well, fear and my mother made the call and I just went along with it. That’s me, go with the flow Becky Robinson. So when I fall face-first into a mystery, of course I join the search for the prankster. But the shenanigans don’t stop with a missing statue. A vandal is running rampant and it’s up to me and a few old friends to save Lake Day. Can I stop the dangerous hoodlum and stand up to my mother before the holiday is ruined? Good thing it’s a long weekend. ————————————————————————- Lake Day Shenanigans is the charming prequel novella in the Hollywood Whodunit cozy mystery series. If you love clumsy heroines, a Hollywood backdrop, quirky suspects, and an adorable rescue puppy this series is for you! Hollywood Whodunit Series Order Book 0: Lake Day Shenanigans Book 1: Prime Time Murder Book 2: Stand-In Murder Book 3: Music City Murder Book 4: Trap Door Murder Book 5: Fool's Gold Murder

Wicked Craving Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Wicked Craving


  • Author : G. A. McKevett
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780758268259

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Wicked Craving Excerpt :

A weight-loss scammer is suspected of killing his wife in this mystery starring the “food-loving, witty and down-to-earth” PI (Publishers Weekly). Savannah Reid may have a few extra curves on her full-figured body, but that hasn’t stopped her from becoming one of California’s most successful private investigators. Her latest case puts her hot on the trail of a shady weight loss therapist who’s made a killing treating—and cheating—his overweight patients. The question is, did he kill his wife, too? Pound for pound, this is shaping up to be one of Savannah’s toughest cases ever. But she’d better find the killer soon . . . or else the bodies will just keep piling up . . . “Solid . . . Savannah’s wit about food and healthy weight continues to sparkle.” —Publishers Weekly “Enjoyable . . . A nice mix of cozy relationships and mystery.” —Booklist

I Am the Cheese Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

I Am the Cheese


  • Author : Robert Cormier
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-03-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307834287

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I Am the Cheese Excerpt :

Before there was Lois Lowry’s The Giver or M. T. Anderson’s Feed, there was Robert Cormier’s I Am the Cheese, a subversive classic that broke new ground for YA literature. A boy’s search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But the past must not be remembered if the boy is to survive. As he searches for the truth that hovers at the edge of his mind, the boy—and readers—arrive at a shattering conclusion. “An absorbing, even brilliant job. The book is assembled in mosaic fashion: a tiny chip here, a chip there. . . . Everything is related to something else; everything builds and builds to a fearsome climax. . . . [Cormier] has the knack of making horror out of the ordinary, as the masters of suspense know how to do.”—The New York Times Book Review “A horrifying tale of government corruption, espionage, and counter espionage told by an innocent young victim. . . . The buildup of suspense is terrific.”—School Library Journal, starred review An ALA Notable Children’s Book A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Horn Book Fanfare A Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year A Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominee