A legendary monster threatens Christmas…
It's Christmas time in the permanently fog-shrouded seaside town of Hallowind Cove, which is also known as the "Harbour of the Weird".
Rachel Hammersmith is new to Hallowind Cove and has recently taken over the bakery on Gloomland Street, after Marie Percht, the previous owner, retired.
However, Marie Percht didn't tell Rachel everything, when she retired. She didn't mention the fog, for starters, and she also didn't mention that her bakery plays a vital role during the Christmas season and not just as a provider of holiday cookies either.
For the Krampus, a yuletide monster from alpine folklore, is coming to Hallowind Cove. And the only thing that can keep him from wrecking the town and ruining Christmas are pastries baked according to a secret recipe. Unfortunately, Rachel has no idea what the recipe is.
However, with the help of fellow newcomer Paul MacQuarie, Rachel will bake up a storm to pacify Krampus and save Christmas.
This is a novelette of 9300 words or approximately 32 pages in the Hallowind Cove series, but may be read as a standalone.
The Meaning of Friday is the first in the series The Naxos Mysteries with Martin Day. English archaeologist and TV presenter Martin Day, who is in his element enjoying the food, drink and atmosphere of his adopted Greece, uses his skills as a researcher to solve mysterious events on the beautiful island of Naxos.
Death is in the air . . . Chloe Canton has settled into life on the island and business is booming. The summer season in Bermuda brings new clients to the riding stables, and when Chloe’s friend Maria asks her to help with a celebrity wedding, Chloe is delighted. Reality TV stars Lara Turner and Eddie Bristol want a beach wedding and a golden horse, and Chloe is happy to oblige. But she is unprepared for the celebrity circus which surrounds them, or the unwelcome appearance of her ex-husband, Mark. No sooner have the happy couple arrived on the island, than a body is found floating in the crystal ocean waters. As other events continue to shock the bride and groom-to-be, Chloe finds she herself drawn into a celebrity mystery that will rock the tranquil island to its core. Murder on the Beach is the second book in the gripping Chloe Canton Mystery Series though can also be read as a brilliant stand-alone novel. What readers are saying about The Chloe Canton Mystery Series: "Intrigue, Sunshine and Horses . . . What's not to love?!" "A book to make you fall in love with Bermuda . . ." "I was soon transported to paradise . . ." "Great escapism . . ." "A great murder mystery in A Beautiful setting . . ." Also available in The Chloe Canton Mystery Series: Book 1: Murder On Island— Set on beautiful Bermuda, Murder On The Beach is perfect escapism. It will appeal to readers of Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club as well as fans of authors like LJ Ross and Faith Martin.
Amelia Adams’s life is going nowhere. But when she inherits a Scottish mansion, she becomes the star of her own whodunit in this charming debut mystery. Mystery fiction fanatic Amelia Adams is stunned when she inherits a dilapidated mansion, complete with secret passages, hidden compartments and its very own legend. Helped by her brother, her best friend, and a documentary maker—who is determined to turn Amelia’s new life into a hit TV show—Amelia throws herself into renovating the house and unravelling old secrets. When an unknown saboteur starts ruining her plans, Amelia doesn’t know who to trust. Everyone around her is acting strangely and soon Amelia finds herself in the center of her very own murder mystery . . .
Death visits the island of Bermuda. “A solid start to this cozy mystery series with a wonderful tropical setting.” —On the Shelf Reviews When recently divorced Chloe Canton is gifted her grandmother’s house in Bermuda in her will, it seems a perfect time for a fresh start. Her chance at paradise comes with unprofitable horse stables, a neighbor who is putting pressure on her to sell up for development, and another who quickly makes herself comfortable in Chloe’s house. If that wasn’t enough, Chloe discovers a dead body on the local riding trail soon after she arrives and finds herself dragged into a murder investigation. With tensions rising and island gossip to contend with, as well as a murderer in their midst, has Chloe bitten off more than she can chew? Will Chloe stick it out and help solve the case or will paradise turn out to be too hot to handle?“It’s definitely a pleasant ride along the way . . . her descriptions are so lush and vivid, this book is like a vacation between covers.” —Crime Fiction Lover “I enjoyed this escapist cozy mystery . . . The author does a wonderful job of bringing Chloe and the island to life.” —Avonna Loves Genres
A searing erotic thriller perfect for those tantalized by A. R. Torre’s Deanna Madden series . . . Anything you can imagine. Everything you crave. For the members of The Raven Room, it’s every fantasy fulfilled. But for some, that desire is a matter of life and death. Drawn by a need he cannot control, Julian ventures to The Raven Room, a secret and exclusive sex club in the underbelly of Chicago. It goes beyond sex. It goes beyond kink. The Raven Room is the only place where Julian finds release from the dangerous urges that threaten to destroy the successful life he’s worked so hard to build. Meredith’s body can’t get enough of Julian. He has opened her sexual horizons to tempting new possibilities. But out of bed she’s an aspiring journalist, and The Raven Room is the story she’s been looking for. By writing an exposé on the club and its elite clientele, she plans to launch her career. But when the police link The Raven Room to the death of a young woman, it threatens to expose a number of powerful people—people who would kill to stay anonymous. And Meredith must decide how much she can trust the man who has laid bare her erotic nature—and how much she will sacrifice in order to protect him . . . “The Raven Room will have everything you could possibly want and more.” —San Francisco Book Review “With a cliffhanger ending, The Raven Room will leave readers wondering what will happen next.” —RT Book Reviews
Meet Lily Sprayberry. Selling homes is her career. Solving crimes, her calling. Now get the first three books of the Southern mystery series in one volume! Deal Gone Dead When Bramblett County, Georgia's number one realtor, Lily Sprayberry, finds her cantankerous older client dead on the kitchen floor, she lands herself smack dab in the middle of a long-running property battle and a one-hundred-year-old rumor. Decluttered and Dead When a member of Lily’s decluttering and staging class winds up dead, the small-town realtor takes it personally and sets out to find the killer. But the truth isn’t always pretty, and when she discovers a friend from her past may be the murderer, she vows to find out. Signed, Sealed and Dead As realtor Lily preps for the annual community yard sale fundraiser, she discovers the body of the newly hired lacrosse coach lying in the high school gym. As she searches for answers, she’s dragged deeper into an angry mob of high school sports parents all seeking revenge and gunning for their kids to sign with the most elite schools offering the best scholarships. Praise for the mysteries of Carolyn Ridder Aspenson “I love the charming Southern small-town dynamic and all the drama it brings. And the supporting characters are a hoot!” —Caroline Fardig, USA Today–bestselling author “If you like southern charm and laughter with deadly mysteries, this is your series.” —Wulfwyn Reads Excessively “Has all the earmarks I look for in an engrossing whodunnit.” —Roxx Is Reading
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