Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen


 A Year-Round Christmas Mystery

By Vicki Delany

Berkley Prime Crime Paperback, 294 pages

November 3, 2015


First in a new series

As the owner of Mrs. Claus’ Treasurers, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate for the holidays, which is why she believes that her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is a shoe-in for best in show. But when her float is sabotaged and her number one suspect is found dead, Merry will have to put down the jingle bells and figure out who is really been grinching about town.


Death Takes Priority


A Postmistress Mystery

By Jean Flowers

Berkley Prime Crime Paperback, 292 pages

November 3, 2015


first in a new series

Cassie Miller decides to return home and work in the town post office after being dumped by her fiance. But when someone breaks into the post office and a body is found two days later in the woods, Cassie is suddenly drawn into the case. With a crime enveloped in mystery, she needs to track the killer – before another victim’s fate is sealed in the dead letter office.


Writing all the Wrongs


A Books By the Bay Mystery

By Ellery Adams

Berkley Prime Crime Paperback, 294 pages

November 3, 2015


After Oliva and Chief Rawlings enjoy a brief honeymoon, they’ve joined the rest of the Bayside Book Writers for the Coastal Carolina Crime Festival. As the festival gets under way, the body of a woman close to the festival’s highlight, Silas Black, is found on the beach. Now the gang must deduce who on the island could resort to murder – before the sands of time run out for someone else.


9780425270219CLAWS FOR ALARM:

A Nick and Nora Mystery

By T.C. LoTempio

Berkley Prime Crime, paperback, 290 pages

November 3, 2015


Since inheriting her mother’s sandwich shop, Nora Charles is more about hot grilled paninis than cold-blooded murder—until her sister Lacey is arrested. The victim, an esteemed art collector and Lacey’s bullying professor, was stabbed in the heart. Apparently, all over a lousy grade.

Off campus, things were just as dicey. The prof had an ex with secrets, a trophy wife set to inherit a fortune in masterworks, and a scorned student mistress. Going undercover, Nora realizes that investigating this crime is the biggest test of her sleuthing career. Because if she fails, even Nick’s animal instinct won’t be enough to rescue Lacey from a perfectly executed framing.



9780425261552PLOT BOILER:

A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery

By Ali Brandon

Berkley Prime Crime, paperback, 291 pages

November 3, 2015


The New York Times bestselling author of Literally Murder returns to Pettistone’s Fine Books, where the silence of Hamlet the cat speaks volumes about two mysterious deaths…

It’s almost Fourth of July, and to boost customer traffic in their Brooklyn neighborhood, bookseller Darla Pettistone decides to throw a block party. All the local shop owners are thrilled—except the proprietor of Perky’s Coffee Shop, who thinks Darla is trying to poach his customers by selling her own caffeinated brew in her new bookshop café.

But when Hamlet comes upon the owner’s not-so-perky wife, it’s clear a killer has crashed the party. And when a second local business owner shuffles off this mortal coil—as Hamlet’s namesake would say—Darla and her curious cat must perform some fancy footwork to shine a spotlight on a secret worth killing for…




A Greek to Me Mystery

By Susannah Hardy

Berkley Prime Crime paperback, 290 pages

November 3, 2015


The second Greek to Me Mystery from the author of Feta Attraction
As manager of the Bonaparte House, a historic landmark and Greek restaurant in upstate New York, Georgie Nikolopatos knows her local legends—and her traditional Greek recipes are to die for.

Between her soon-to-be ex-husband Spiro coming out of the closet and her budding romance with Captain Jack Conway, Georgie’s life is beginning to feel like a soap opera.  And that’s before a surprise visit from her estranged mother Shirley, better known as soap star Melanie Ashley. But the dramatic family reunion takes a chilling turn when another long-lost relative turns up dead.

Just outside Spiro’s new restaurant, Georgie and Melanie find the body of Doreen Webber—a cousin Georgie never knew she had. With Spiro’s partner Inky on the list of suspects, Georgie begins to wonder what else her mother may be hiding. Is the dead-broke diva capable of murder?  She’d better find out before someone adds a new twist to the family plot.

Includes delicious Greek recipes!





A Nut House Mystery

By Elizabeth Lee

A Berkley Prime Crime paperback, 289 pages

November 3, 2015


Lindy Blanchard has enough on her hands at her family’s Texas nut farm with her new strain of pecan trees dying. Trouble is, people are dying too. In a nutshell, it’s murder—from the author of Snoop to Nuts…

The Blanchards are invited to the gala event of the season. Lindy’s wealthy friend Eugene Wheatley—who’s just nuts about his new bride—is throwing a party to introduce his wife Jeannie to Riverville, Texas, society. The celebration is in full swing when Eugene is found shot dead.

Jeannie and her unscrupulous kin are the prime suspects, but the Blanchards aren’t convinced. Lindy and her meemaw Miss Amelia have heard just about enough from the local gossips gathering at the Nut House family store to realize that Jeannie needs their help. And when somebody shoots at Lindy during the investigation, things get real personal. Lindy and Miss Amelia are determined to unmask the killer party crasher and shell out some Texas-style justice…




A Vintage Kitchen Mystery

by Victoria Hamilton

Berkley Prime Crime paperback, 295 pages

November 3, 2015


In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of No Mallets Intended, the Heritage Society is re-creating a perfect Victorian Christmas—until good tidings go bad…

Queensville has great expectations for their Dickens Days festival. A tourist-trade boon boom means a big turnout for the opening of Queensville Historic Manor and for Jaymie Leighton, food columnist and vintage cookware collector, a chance to promote the manor and give away homemade goodies.  At the end of a long day of festival fun, Jaymie discovers the battered body of local woman Shelby Fretter.

Shelby predicted her own murder in journal entries—and all clues point to Cody Wainwright, the troubled son of Jaymie’s beleaguered newspaper editor. But considering the entire Fretter family had its share of dirty secrets, Jaymie’s not convinced  by the case against Cody. With twists all over, she’s going to have to work like the Dickens to wrap up this investigation before Christmas—especially with the real killer ready to kill again.


Knot Guiltyt


KNOT GUILTY: A Crochet Mystery

By Betty Hechtman

A Berkley Prime Crime Paperback, 295 pages

November 3, 2015


Was previously in hardcover format

Molly Pink and her crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, get a crash course in murder—from the national bestselling author of For Better or Worsted…

Molly and her friends can’t wait to get people hooked on crochet at the annual SoCal Knit Style Show. This year, for the first time ever, the knitting show also features crochet, including crochet classes and a crochet competition.

The show’s organizer is K. D. Kirby, publisher of several knitting magazines and owner of an elite Beverly Hills yarn store. Concern when K.D. doesn’t show up for the opening reception turns into shock when she’s found dead in her hotel suite.

Suspicion falls on Adele, one of the Tarzana Hookers who locked horns with K.D., and whose handmade crochet hook is found at the murder scene. Certain that Adele’s been framed, Molly starts her own investigation, hoping to get their pal off the hook, and find a killer before another guest checks out…