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Mystery Mayhem and Murder

Author : Jed Parish
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Nail-biting suspense, spectacular thrills, plus an entire evening of unbridled laughter are all combined in Mr. Parish's new one-set comedy triumph. When domineering Juliet Brighton suddenly decides to have their town house done over and informs her meek, mild-mannered husband, Boniface, they will open their summer home to escape the mess made by the workmen, Boniface rebels, but, as usual, he has to give in to Juliet. The latter sends their charming young daughter, Wendy, on ahead to open up the house. But when Mr. and Mrs. Brighton get off the train in the country Wendy is not there to meet them. They go on to their summer home and wait for Wendy. When she does arrive she is brought in by a stranger--Verne Early. He claims he found her in front of a house up the road and that she was unconscious. When Wendy comes to she is very evasive about what happened. The Brightons settle down in their country place and that is when baffling and mysterious things begin to happen. Loud, mocking luughter is heard coming from upstairs when there isn't supposed to be anybody up there. A woman's body is discovered sitting in a high-backed chair in the living room. She has been murdered! Suddenly the lights go out and when they flash on again the dead woman's body has disappeared! Is Verne Early the head of a band of crooks? Why did Wendy Brighton draw a large sum of money from the bank without telling her parents? Who kidnapped Boniface and will he ever be seen alive again? All these questions make for a high-powered evening of spine-tingling thrills! Hundreds of laughs!

Mystery Mayhem

Author : Janis Susan May
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Two mysteries come together in one bundle where murder abounds and the chance of dying is much higher than the odds of living. Dark Music A blizzard, romance writers, and murder… Elizabeth MacAllister thinks she has enough to deal with. Until an old flame shows up. She'd put Jared Granville behind her once, but the famed pianist isn't willing to give up this time. And Elizabeth can't run away...not even to save her own life. With a killer on the loose in the midst of the conference, Elizabeth is fair game. Solving the mystery and finding the culprit is the only way she and her remaining fellow writers have a chance to survive. And with Jared so close, the old sparks are igniting. They might have a future unless the next scream is hers. Echoes in the Dark Famed photographer Alix Whittaker is facing more problems than she knows what to do with. A head injury has left her hallucinating while a broken leg is keeping her off her feet. She’ll go stir crazy in a month if she doesn’t have something to keep herself occupied. Then her ex-husband offers her a job photographing an archaeological dig in Arkansas. There’s little pay involved, but it’s something to do. A murder at the site creates a maelstrom of problems when everyone starts pointing fingers at each other. In the midst of the chaos, Alix sees a ghost. Is it an hallucination or a dearly departed spirit trying to identify its own killer?

Mystery Mayhem

Author : Katherine Woodfine
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Enthralling children's fiction for everyone who loves Robin Steven's Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries and Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree. Twelve mysteries. Twelve authors. One challenge: can YOU solve the crimes before the heroes of the stories? These are twelve brand-new short stories from twelve of the best children's crime writers writing today. These creepy, hilarious, brain-boggling, heart-pounding mysteries feature daring, brilliant young detectives, and this anthology is a must for fans of crime fiction and detection, especially the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, The Roman Mysteries and The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. The Crime Club are twelve UK-based authors who are mad about crime fiction. Clementine Beauvais, Elen Caldecott, Susie Day, Julia Golding, Frances Hardinge, Caroline Lawrence, Helen Moss, Sally Nicholls, Kate Pankhurst, Robin Stevens, Harriet Whitehorn and Katherine Woodfine can be found anywhere there is a mystery to be solved, a puzzle to be cracked or a bun to be eaten, and they are always ready for the next puzzling case.

The Truffle Underground

Author : Ryan Jacobs
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“The ultimate truffle true crime tale”*: A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredient. *Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle’s path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered jewels? Advance praise for The Truffle Underground “In elegant, mesmerizing prose, Ryan Jacobs has delivered a forest-to-table page-turner from the outer limits of our foodie culture, a place where colorful farmers, serial dog murderers and famous chefs grapple over a crudely foraged fungus that's traded in parking lots and bars, like heroin. The Truffle Underground is an eye-opener for anyone who's picked up a fork.”—Steve Fainaru, New York Times bestselling author of League of Denial and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter "The Truffle Underground is a fascinating, genre-blending romp. It's a business book, a mystery, a science lesson, and a love story that's as seductive as the buttery fungus at the heart of it all."—Derek Thompson, national bestselling author of Hit Makers and staff writer at The Atlantic “Investigative journalist and first-time author Jacobs does a remarkable job reporting from the front lines of the truffle industry, bringing to vivid life French black-truffle farmers, Italian white-truffle foragers, and their marvelously well-trained dogs.”—Booklist (starred review) "[A] fascinating work . . . This deeply researched and eye-opening account of the lengths people will go for wealth, gratification, and a taste of the prized fungus will captivate readers."—Publishers Weekly

Mystery Mayhem Magic

Author : The Ten Penners
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An anthology of amazing adventures for young readers. Take the path through a forest of imagination into mysterious journeys filled with mayhem and a kaleidoscope of magical creatures. From the authors of "Shock! Horror! Gasp!" and "Fan-Tas-Tic-Al Tales," "Mystery, Mayhem & Magic" is the new anthology written by the Ten Penners...Come and explore!

Florida Happens

Author : Greg Herren
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The brightest stars in mystery writing take on Florida--the state where no crime is too unusual and no criminal too peculiar to be impossible--in this anthology offering stories of pristine white sands and palm trees, snowbirds and theme parks, mangroves and manatees, pirates and policemen--from the redneck Riviera to the southernmost point of the United States.

Mrs Tatterbaum

Author : Re'dina L Frazier
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Mrs. Tatterbaum is a provocative tale of mystery, mayhem and murder. An epic novel so skillfully stitched together that it leaves the mind questioning reality. The story of Desiree Blakeney - Tatterbaum is about a wealthy heiress, from Paris, France, who fell victim to circumstances beyond her control. One night after going to be by her ill lover's side, she falls prey to a nefarious plan that changes the entire course of her life. A diabolical scheme that leaves her cursed for all eternity. Now, she's forced to live life as a Lycan. A Were-wife to one of the most powerful Lycans in the world. There is a fork in the road where the mind chooses which direction it will take based on its own psychological comfort. Do I veer to the left, or to the right? This is a question we all have asked ourselves when reaching the crossroads of our life. Truth is, no matter the path taken, our perceptions become our reality. As we move about in our lives we venture into the unknown, grasping ahold of anything that looks familiar. This is the thing that makes life worth living, not knowing the exactness of a thing. When presented with that thing one perceives to be reality, the mind can, and most assuredly, will play mental tricks on you. Example: space, colors, shapes, etc., as to emphasize their corresponding features to the actual or ordinary visual experience. We believe to the depth of what our individual minds can obtain. denialism is a person's choice to deny reality as a way to avoid a psychologically uncomfortable truth. Truth isn't always measured in reality. Sometimes, it's found in the unbelievable.

An Old Familiar Rain

Author : Lew Osteen
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AN OLD FAMILIAR RAIN is a suspenseful murder mystery adventure that takes you on a thrilling train ride across Russia with as many double-crossings as there are railroad crossings and with a trip of 5,758 miles and 7 time zones there are a lot of both. It is also a steamy love triangle involving Anya, the Russian double agent who is practiced at telling lies and seducing men, Peggy McKeever an All-American home-coming queen and housewife and Deke Matthews, a respected businessman with a dark past. Anya is an alluring and deadly Russian spy who seduced and abandoned Deke and for whom he carries a smoldering torch. She is so well-trained at seducing men and faking love she is never sure if she can love. Peggy, who appears to be a dutiful wife and mother, is stronger and more resourceful than anyone imagines. During the trip she must find a way to keep her husband away from Anya not only to save her marriage, but to save his life. Deke is living an idyllic suburban life with a loving family and heading up the Matthews Chemical Corporation. He does not know that ( to quote Rod McKuen's poignant lyrics) "The world he used to know" will bring an "Old Familiar Rain" into his comfortable life. Out of the blue, he finds out his best friend David Symond, who has been in Russia for twenty years, has become an enemy of the Russian Government. and his execution is imminent So begins Deke and his wife Peggy's train journey into Russia under the guise of dedicating a new plant built in Novisibrisk. Once aboard the fabled Trans-Siberian Express, people begin dying under strange circumstances and Deke soon discovers information that confirms it is urgent he get David out of Russia within 48 hours. In order to do so, he must enlist the aid of Anya Ulanovich, the beautiful Russian spy, and secret love of his life, who has already betrayed him once. A love and betrayal that he had hoped to keep secret from his wife, Peggy. Can he risk Anya's betrayal again when it would mean the death of his best friend, destruction of his marriage and perhaps loss of his own life? For 21 Days from the broad plains of Moscow to the Ural mountains, and beyond, murder, mystery and mayhem travels along with the them on The Trans-Siberian Express with every click of the iron wheels on the steel track, with Russian Double Agents, Masai Assassins, and CIA contract killers behind every train compartment door, Deke races against time to save himself - and all he holds dear. Essentially a successful businessman used to making deals and enjoying the good life, Deke is thrown into the murky morass of spy vs. spy where no one can be trusted and no deal is secure. Emotionally conflicted and a rank amateur in a world of professional killers, Deke must learn quickly how to play the game and play it well - or lose everything. Lew Osteen is an award winning writer known for painstaking research into historically based novels and those based on true events.

Mystery and Mayhem

Author : Michelle Ghaffari
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A graphically illustrated compilation of the most shocking, lurid, and baffling true stories in the annals of crime.

Murders Mischief Mysteries Mayhem Madness Misdemeanors and Down Right Meanness in Mercer

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Strange 66

Author : Michael Karl Witzel
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When you open Strange 66, take a look beyond the all-American sheen to the seedy, creepy, and just plain weird stories behind America's Mother Road. Route 66 conjures images of an innocent golden age of car travel: shiny V8s powering down hot, two-lane blacktop, sucking 20-cent-a-gallon gasoline, and periodically depositing their occupants at mom-n-pop greasy spoons, neon-lit motels, and tourist traps. But America’s Mother Road wasn’t all about ruddy-cheeked, summer vacationers. Route 66 and the regions it traverses have a side more seldom seen, rich with weird tales (mimetic architecture, paranormal phenomena, and even cryptozoology) to the downright sordid and seedy (murder, mistreatment, and other assorted mayhem). In Strange 66, bestselling Route 66 authority Michael Witzel explores the flip side of Route 66 to offer details on infamous Route 66 locations that once served as hideouts for the James Gang (Meramec Caverns), Bonnie and Clyde (Baxter Springs, Kansas), and Al Capone (Cicero, Illinois). There are the stories of unspeakable crimes committed along 66, such as the Stafflebeck “murder bordello” in Galena, Kansas, and Ariziona’s “Orphan Maker of Route 66.” Witzel also explores the people that passed through the region, including the Dust Bowl exodus and the Trail of Tears tribute in Jerome, Missouri. Then there are the lighter, though still strange stories, such as the Route 66 Great Transcontinental Footrace and the origins of various roadside colossi, like the Blue Whale of Catoosa and Giganticus Headicus in Walapai, Arizona. And speaking of heads, what about steak? Eat one as big as your head at the Big Texan in Amarillo—and it’s free! All of these stories culminate in a look at Route 66 unlike any other, completely illustrated with modern and archival photography and written by an acknowledged authority on the Mother Road.


Author : Bob Selfe
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Time is embedded in all things It is an endless golden thread And each minute is a treasure. The terrible twins, “Time and Space,” go on forever So a day becomes many tomorrows. But the Mayfly only lives for a day and He regrets not one second.

Blood and Smoke

Author : Charles Leerhsen
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One hundred years ago, 40 cars lined up for the first Indianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won. The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was sweeping the country. Daring young men were driving automobiles at the astonishing speed of 75 miles per hour, testing themselves and their vehicles. With no seat belts, hard helmets or roll bars, the dangers were enormous. When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909, seven people were killed, some of them spectators. Oil-slicked surfaces, clouds of smoke, exploding tires, and flying grit all made driving extremely hazardous, especially with the open-cockpit, windshield-less vehicles. Bookmakers offered bets not only on who might win but who might survive. But this book is about more than a race--it is the story of America at the dawn of the automobile age, a country in love with speed, danger, and spectacle.--From publisher description.

Mayhem Mystery and Murder

Author : John A. Broussard
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OC Back when I was a kid growing up in South Chicago, I never dreamed that having a Lebanese father and a Syrian mother would turn out to be an asset. But my ancestry paid off big-time when I sat down across from Timothy Fisher at a San Francisco sidewalk cafe on that warm September morning. He bought my cover as a Mid-East terroristOCohook, line and sinker. Of course, being an FBI agent, IOCOd been provided with excellent cover. Even so, he was nervous and kept looking around at our neighbors, the only ones at the time being a young couple who, hands across their table, were obviously and hopelessly in love. OC IOCOve got the money, OCO I told him, assuming that might help to calm him down. It didnOCOt. He kept scanning the street. OC IOCOm not interested, OCO he said. And that surprised me. What he said next surprised me even moreOC OCO Over 50! mystery short stories by John Broussard, a prolific and compelling writer. Boson Books also offers several full length mystery novels by John Broussard. Visit our Fiction page and look under Action, Adventure and Mysteries . For an author bio, photo, and a sample read, visit"

The Meatless Mayhem Mystery

Author : Maylan Schurch
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Who is that darling baby in the Vitality Vegetarian Foods TV commercials? Her name is Darby Joylander, and her family owns the company. Now she's 13 and a bit resentful about being exploited for her publicity value. In fact, she's in a panic. A certain CD is missing, one that contains her Powerpoint documentary with a fake history of VVF. It could cause tons of trouble for lots of people. Who stole it? To the rescue: Justin Jelly-face Case and his detective-writer dad. The family has come to South Dakota so Mom can receive the Vitality Vegetarian Foods Volunteer Queen award. But Mom has a secret burden she won't share, something crazy she has to do at the awards banquet. Surprises await at every turn: a jade Buddha with a special eye, hidden microphones, corporate spies. In the end Justin helps his new friends understand what balanced diet really means.

Murder Mayhem Mystery in San Miguel

Author : Richard Crissman
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This funny book takes a piercing look at the gringos living in the central highlands of Mexico. Maybe it is the altitude of 6,500 feet, or maybe it is a privilege of wealthy people, but Americans are pretty independent cusses when they settle in San Miguel de Allende. Jack and Penny Battle live in San Miguel, where he writes pretty poor detective novels and his beautiful wife pas the bills. They solve the murder of an old dear who writes pornography in the first story. Political activists make fools of themselves in the second story, and one of them is killed for political correctness and money. In the third story the Battles make a dangerous political force out of their gardener. Then a promoter of shady subdivisions defrauds the whole American colony, and is pulled up short by Penny Battle who pays no attention to Jack's advice to stay out of it. To know these people is to laugh, as much with them as at them. Pull up a tall drink and enjoy yourself.

Nancy Drew Clue Book Mystery Mayhem Collection Books 1 4

Author : Carolyn Keene
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Help Nancy and her friends solve mysteries with the first four books in an all-new, interactive Nancy Drew chapter book series, now available in a collectible boxed set! Each book encourages readers to jot down their own ideas and solutions to the case! Join Nancy and her friends as they discover who’s causing a major pool party problem, investigate the case of a lost lemonade recipe, find the culprit behind a missing telescope, and track down the clown who switched out a ringmaster’s whistle with the first four books in the fun and engaging Nancy Drew Clue Book mystery series! This charming boxed set includes Pool Party Puzzler, Last Lemonade Standing, A Star Witness, and Big Top Flop.

Mayhem at the Orient Express

Author : Kylie Logan
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At a local Chinese restaurant, it's the owner who gets taken out... Most folks aren’t forced by court order to attend a library-book discussion group, but that’s just what happens to B and B proprietor and ex-Manhattanite Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate Wilder after a small-town magistrate has had enough of their squabbling. South Bass, an island on Lake Erie, is home to an idyllic summer resort, but these three ladies keep disturbing the peace. The initial book choice is Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, and that sets their mouths to watering. The Orient Express is the island’s newest Chinese restaurant. They might not agree about much, but the ladies all love the orange chicken on the menu. But their meal is spoiled when the restaurant’s owner, Peter Chan, has the bad fortune of getting murdered. Now, with Christie as their inspiration, the League of Literary Ladies has a real mystery to solve…if they can somehow catch a killer without killing each other first.

Mystery Myth and Mayhem

Author : Ben Woodard
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A spooky, weird, and fun collection of short stories for mid-grade elementary students. Fight zombies in the school, Solve a murder mystery, Stop a ghost haunting a school, Discover a strange alien spacecraft deep in a cave, Help an orphan girl save a beached whale. Travel in time to save a scientist. Six exciting stores for kids.

501 TV Free Party Games for Kids

Author : Hinkler Books
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501 Party Games for Kids gives you all the ideas and advice you need to ensure your child's next party is perfect. Whether your kids like fashion, fossils or football, there's sure to be an ideal game for them. The 501 games contained in this book are TV-free and encourage children to be creative, imaginative and active.