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#1

What do readers say about The Quiche of Death?

tongue in cheekcosy and humorous

The first book in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Agatha Raisin series-now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.

Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and settles i... Read more about The Quiche of Death

#2

What do readers say about The Thursday Murder Club?

engaging, quick-paced, and wittyclever and hilarious

A New York Times bestseller!

"Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining." -Wall Street Journal

"Don't trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman's own laugh-out-loud whodunit." -Parade

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up... Read more about The Thursday Murder Club

I knew who she was, of course; everybody here knows Elizabeth. She has one of the three-bed flats in Larkin Court. It’s the one on the corner, with the decking? Also, I was once on a quiz team with St...

#3

What do readers say about A Man Lay Dead?

locked house mysterybritish detective yarn

Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England's Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars - servants bustling, gin flow... Read more about A Man Lay Dead

NIGEL BATHGATE,in the language of his own gossip column, was “definitely intrigued” about his week-end at Frantock. At twenty-five he had outgrown that horror of enthusiasm which is so characteristic ...

#4

What do readers say about The Mysterious Affair at Styles?

brisk narrative pacehis hostess is poisoned

Christie's first published novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles is notable for introducing many of the character types, plot twists, and red herrings that would become commonplace during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Set in a remote country ... Read more about The Mysterious Affair at Styles

In An Autobiography, written toward the end of her life, Agatha Christie gives an account of the genesis of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, her first published novel written some fifty years earlier....

#5

What do readers say about Murder at the Vicarage?

funny and cleverclassic christie mystery

In the sleepy little English country village of St Mary Mead, all is not as it seems. Under a seemingly peaceful exterior lurks intrigue, guilt, deception - and murder. Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing landowner, is the most detest... Read more about Murder at the Vicarage

It is difficult to know quite where to begin this story, but I have fixed my choice on a certain Wednesday at luncheon at the Vicarage. The conversation, though in the main irrelevant to the matter in...

#6

What do readers say about The Cat Who Could Read Backwards?

simple, fun mystery solvingfun and lighthearted

THE FIRST COZY MYSTERY IN THE BELOVED NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING CAT WHO SERIES!

The world of modern art is a mystery to many. But for Jim Qwilleran, it turns into a mystery of another sort when his assignment for The Daily Fluxion leads down the pat... Read more about The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

In the reception room he picked up a copy of the early edition and studied the front page. He read the weather prediction (unseasonably warm) and the circulation figures (427,463) and the publisher’s ...

#7

What do readers say about The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie?

dry and wittylight and clever

WINNER OF THE AGATHA

ARTHUR ELLIS

DILYS

DEBUT DAGGER AWARDS ... Read more about The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

IT WAS AS BLACK IN THE CLOSET AS OLD BLOOD. THEY had shoved me in and locked the door. I breathed heavily through my nose, fighting desperately to remain calm. I tried counting to ten on every intake ...

#8

What do readers say about The Hunting Party?

bright, witty, intelligent writingslow moving book

AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED THRILLERS OF THE WINTER BY:

Goodreads

BookBub ... Read more about The Hunting Party

As he comes closer I see that his features are frozen with shock. I know this look. I have seen it before. This is the expression of someone who has witnessed something horrific, beyond the bounds of ...

#9

What do readers say about The Westing Game?

samuel w. westing's willa possible murderer

BE CLASSIC with The Westing Game, introduced by New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett.

A highly inventive mystery begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of the very stranger will of the very read Samuel W. Westing. They... Read more about The Westing Game

Then one day (it happened to be the Fourth of July), a most uncommon-looking delivery boy rode around town slipping letters under the doors of the chosen tenants-to-be. The letters were signed Barney ...

#10

What do readers say about One for the Money?

funny and enjoyable readfantastically fun

Meet Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie's opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey.

She's a product of the ... Read more about One for the Money

Morelli and I were both born and raised in a blue-collar chunk of Trenton called the burg. Houses were attached and narrow. Yards were small. Cars were American. The people were mostly of Italian desc...

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