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  • A young art student catches a thief—and finds her soul mate—in this charming, early YA novel from the million-selling “mistress of the ‘cozy’ mystery” (Los Angeles Times).   Possessed of cool common sense and burning ambition, nineteen-y...


  • After years of toiling upward through the ranks, Jeremy Kelling has finally attained his goal: to preside as Exalted Chowderhead over the Annual Scrooge Day revels of the Comrades of the Convivial Codfish. Suddenly, at the height of the ceremonies, J...



  • HOT AIR ...AND A COLD CORPSE Sarah Kelling has her nephew's wedding perfectly planned, including an outdoor reception at their Boston mansion. But she doesn't anticipate a hot-air balloon landing on the wedding tent or the squashed body beneath it! E...


  • Prof. Jim Feldster will do anything for his cows and his students of dairy management ... and anything to avoid an evening at home with his bossy, house-proud wife, Mirelle. A member of every lodge in the county, he's out of the house most evenings, ...


  • DODGING AN ARTFUL KILLER While her art detective husband, Max Bittersohn, chases Watteaus in Argentina, Sarah Kelling lunches with the feuding eccentrics of the Wilkins private museum. Then feisty administrator--and talented art forger--Dolores Ta...


  • Twelve holiday mysteries feature the works of such popular authors as Elizabeth Peters, Robert Barnard, Reginald Hill, Dorothy Cannell, Patricia Moyes, Margaret Maron, Evelyn Smith, and Mickey Friedman. Reissue....


  • THE MRS. IS MISSING It’s bad news for Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His wife’s new car has been found abandoned in the middle of nowhere -- with nothing inside but her handbag and a faint odor of burning....


  • RURAL MAINE AND DIRTY SECRETS…FERTILE GROUND FOR MURDER! Professor Peter Shandy, New England’s homegrown Hercule Poirot, has journeyed to the Maine coast in search of a mystery flower -- and to escape his wife’s all female house party. Now, ...






  • Renowned art detective Max Bittersohn (who also happens to be the beloved husband of Boston socialite Sarah Kelling) is enjoying a summer stroll when he's accosted by Countess Lydia Ouspenska. That vintage vamp and faithful forger of Byzantine bibelo...


  • in Cat Crimes 2
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    From the pens of today's most prolific, popular, and feline-fancying mystery writers comes CAT CRIMES 2, a chilling collection of original stories that will leave cat- and mystery-lovers purring for more. Inside you'll encounter the Bogart drawl of P...


  • in Malice Domestic 1

    CHARLOTTE MACLEOD ruffles feathers on Beacon Hill...BARBARA PAUL visits with a fatally clumsy clan...D.R. MEREDITH tells a murderer to go fly a kite...AUDREY PETERSON pursues a shadowy gentleman caller...VALERIE FRANKEL tracks a catnapper in Brooklyn...


  • The Annual Owl Count is serious business at Balaclava Agricultural College. So why does a team that includes the redoubtable Professors Shandy, Stott and Binks also include a boorish avian ignoramus like Emory Emmerick? And how could Emmerick have ha...


  • Sarah Kelling's Aunt Emma is a woman who throws herself into good works, such as leaping from a burning building into a net to raise money for a fireman's widow. Now old friend Adelaide Sabine needs a hostess for her isolated summer place on Pocap...


  • Every one of the great detectives of literature, from Sherlock Holmes to Hercule Poirot to Nero Wolfe, has endured a holiday marred by murder. Now, modern mystery writers including Mary Higgins Clark, Marcia Muller, Aaron Elkins, and others place the...


  • A dastardly gang of rogues is sneaking around Balaclava county, snatching priceless antique Praxiteles Lumpkin weathervanes. Before they disappear entirely, Helen Shandy decides to photograph several of them for the Balaclava Historical Society files...


  • Once again, Sarah Kelling and her husband, Max. Bittersohn, are drawn into a tangle of murderous events courtesy of Sarah's eccentric family. Uncle Jeremy's friends Bill and Abigail Billingsgate are holding their annual Renaissance Revel at the su...


  • Sarah and her husband, Max, have joined with the rest of the Kelling clan to plan a black-tie charity auction: great-uncle Frederick s extensive collection of antique knickknacks and whatnots are to be sold, the proceeds going to fund the Senior Citi...


  • Cliff House may be haunted, but no ghost is as scary as the family’s secret history. Holly Howe is just beginning to succeed in the cutthroat world of New York modeling when a car accident ruins her good looks forever and she is forced to retreat ...


  • Avid birdwatcher Professor Peter Shandy of Balaclava Agricultural College scans the wind-swept waters of Oozak's Pond. Suddenly, out from under the icecakes, up bobs a half-frozen corpse in a soggy suit of clothes nearly 100 years old. The body bears...


  • DASTARDLY DILEMMAS... MYSTERIOUS AFFAIRS... FELONIOUS FELLOWSHIPS They're all ready to pop out of this potpourri of perilous predicaments from the Queen of the Whimsical Whodunit, CHARLOTTE MACLEOD. Featuring all her favorite sleuths--Max Bitterso...


  • A young woman must escape family conflict -- and find her own identity -- in order to track down a thief in this novel by an acclaimed mystery writer. -- Persis Green’s existence has been overshadowed by the looming prospect of her older sister...


  • THE CURTAIN CAME DOWN ON MURDER Aunt Emma Kelling didn't have an enemy in the world. But she did have "Ernestina"-- an invaluable old portrait inherited with Pleasaunce, her New England mansion--and a passion for producing Gilbert & Sullivan. S...


  • FIELD TRIPS AND EERIE ACCIDENTS Professor Shandy, propagator of the world's most renowned rutabaga and Balaclava College's best amateur sleuth, takes on the case of the Giant Hogweed--a garden pest about to wipe out Britain's lovely hedgerows. Wit...


  • After years of toiling upward through the ranks, Jeremy Kelling has finally attained his goal: to preside as Exalted Chowderhead over the Annual Scrooge Day revels of the Comrades of the Convivial Codfish. Suddenly, at the height of the ceremonies, J...


  • AN OLD CODGER, A TOMCAT, AND A KILLER The venerable Herbert Ungley wouldn't have been caught dead without his toupee. So when his landlady's cat dragged it into her kitchen, Betsy Lomax knew something was amiss. When she found old Ungley lying beh...


  • CLAMBAKES, BOAT RACES, AND SUMMER MURDER A full winter season spent solving cases of sudden death has left pretty widow Sarah Kelling sorely in need of a vacation. Her summer estate at historic Ireson's Landing seems the perfect place. There's sea...


  • A young woman investigates the death of her wealthy, estranged father in a small Rhode Island town in this novel by the author of the Peter Shandy Mysteries. -- Murder can happen anywhere, even in sleepy Meldrum, Rhode Island. And while the town’...


  • A gruesome murder leads Professor Peter Shandy to uncover an ancient Viking curse. When 105-year-old Hilda Horsefall tells young reporter Cronkite Swope of a stone carved with Norse runes that once sat in the nearby woods, the writer starts saliva...






  • CHAMBER MUSIC, CHANDELIERS, AND SUDDEN DEATH Nobody has been murdered at Sarah Kelling's elegant Beacon Hill boarding house in months. So she accepts an invitation from her favorite lodger Max Bittersohn to attend a Sunday concert at Madam Wilkins...


  • WILDFLOWERS, MOLASSES COOKIES…AND HOMEMADE MURDER Who on earth was disturbing the Spotted Pipssisewa? That’s what Miss Dittany Henbit wanted to know when she found a strange young man from the Water Department running a bulldozer over the alre...


  • Money problems are making pretty Sarah Kelling anything but a merry widow. Renting out rooms to Boston's upper crust seems the very proper way to survive genteel poverty on Beacon Hill--until the curmudgeonly old gentleman in the withdrawing room sui...



  • SHE MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE... She has rubies in her teeth, a crimson skirt, and not a shred of skin on her bones. She's burlesque queen Ruby Redd, missing these past thirty years, and Sarah Kelling has just discovered her sprawled grot...


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    HORSESHOES AREN'T ALWAYS LUCKY The faculty and students at Balaclava Agricultural College thought that whoever turned the horseshoes upside-down in the stables didn't really mean to bring bad luck--until the college's prize sow Belinda is pignappe...


  • BODIES ARE BAD FOR BUSINESS And Christmas was very big business at Balaclava Agricultural College where the campus ''Illumination" attracted hosts of joyful tourists. So when Professor Peter Shandy found a faculty wife sprawled dead on his living ...