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Mystery Mayhem

Author : Janis Susan May
Genre : Fiction
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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?
Category: Fiction

The Truffle Underground

Author : Ryan Jacobs
ISBN : 9780451495709
Genre : Cooking
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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
Category: Cooking

Mystery Mayhem Murder

Author : David Delee
ISBN : 1482715163
Genre : Fiction
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Who shot a cop to death under the Brooklyn Bridge? What lengths will a fading rap star go to remain on top of his game? Where is a Boston cop's kidnapped daughter being held? When a young girl is raped, who will see justice is done? Why has a serial killer targeted women found on an Internet dating site? Get the answers to these chilling questions, and many more, inside Mystery, Mayhem & Murder, an omnibus of crime fiction from David DeLee author of FATAL DESTINY & CRYSTAL WHITE Thirteen pulse-pounding stories of crime and criminals and the people determined to bring them to justice Praise for David DeLee and the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series FATAL DESTINY "DeLee's...highly qualified to write this first novel in the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series. His plot twists and turns will put you on the edge and have you speed reading to keep up. Just when you think you get it...think again! DeLee's own special brand of storytelling will have you wanting more of this excellent series and more of Grace deHaviland as well." -- Suspense Magazine ..".taut and dangerous...Mr. DeLee has proven that he can compete with the best of them in the crime thriller genre." -- WebbWeaver CRYSTAL WHITE "David DeLee sets the plot in motion on the first page...With "Crystal White," [he] has delivered an action-packed adventure on a platter...It's a perfect fit in the crime detective novel world." -- Diane Lunsford for ReaderViews BLING, BLING "This mystery story is original and interesting, with a fascinating point of view character...and even though [DeLee's] playing in that familiar (mystery) world, he still managed to pull off a story that caught me by surprise. Wonderful stuff." -- Kristine Kathryn Rusch "David DeLee...captures...Columbus, Ohio, perfectly in this story about a wealthy but streetwise rapper who may be at the end of his game." -- Joe Hartlaub, FIRST IMPRESSIONS "DeLee...implements realistic dialogue and the right amount of description while pulling the reader into his well-told story." -- Lee Carey, Author of The Thin Line "David DeLee really packs a lot of action, humor, and twists and turns into this digital short. I enjoyed [Grace deHaviland's] moxie and spunk and look forward to reading about her further exploits." -- Giovanni Gelati, FATAL TRYST "Although 'Fatal Tryst' is primarily an action-oriented crime fiction, the social commentary is timely and the message flows seamlessly through the narrative...The characters are fully developed, the setting descriptions very nicely done, and the plot moves quickly. I will be looking for more Grace deHaviland stories." -- Donna White Glaser, Author of The Enemy We Know
Category: Fiction

Strange 66

Author : Michael Karl Witzel
ISBN : 9780760365175
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Blood And Smoke

Author : Charles Leerhsen
ISBN : 9781439149058
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Mystery Mayhem

Author : Katherine Woodfine
ISBN : 9781780317465
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Nancy Drew Clue Book Mystery Mayhem Collection Books 1 4

Author : Carolyn Keene
ISBN : 1481469231
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Mystery And Mayhem

Author : Poppy Inkwell
ISBN : 9781538384817
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The mysterious disappearance of a friend's precious charm sets sassy and savvy sleuth Alana Oakley on the warpath. But Alana quickly realizes that having Attitude with a capital "A" isn't enough to solve the case. She invokes her savvy self to duel with the military-inspired Coach Kusmuk, dodge the over-exuberant Nurse Cathy, and deal with her impulsive and accident-prone mother, who is one click away from Internet-dating a mass murderer! The biggest mystery of all: What spectacular disaster will her mother have planned for her birthday this year?
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Mystery Mayhem

Author : Bob Selfe
ISBN : 1456806106
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction