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Der Dieb der süßen Dinge

Bastei Lübbe | Commissario Montalbano


Commissario Montalbano kann sich über einen Mangel an Arbeit nicht beklagen. Denn in Vigàta, dem malerischen Städtchen an der sizilianischen Küste, geschehen gleich zwei Morde: Auf einem Fischerboot wird während einer nächtlichen Ausfahrt ein Tunesier erschossen, und der sizilianische Geschäftsmann Lapecora wird im Aufzug seines Wohnhauses erstochen aufgefunden.

Die beiden Opfer haben, außer der Tatsache, daß sie tot sind, offensichtlich nichts gemeinsam. So scheint es zumindest. Bis Commissario Montalbano ein drittes "Verbrechen" aufklärt: Bei einer überraschenden Polizeiaktion ertappt er auf frischer Tat einen Dieb, der seit ein paar Tagen im Ort für Aufregung sorgt. Der geheimnisvolle Übeltäter bringt den Commissario auf die Spur der schönen Tunesierin Karima. Und eben diese, wie sich herausstellt in Vigàta nicht unbekannte Schöne, ist das was die beiden Morde miteinander verbindet ...

 
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Dead Without Glory

BWL Publishing Inc. | Gilda Wright Mystery


Gilda Wright’s life seems to finally be on track. Her love life is looking up and she’s planning and promoting a grand opening extravaganza for Sensei Mick Williams’ new martial arts school. But things go awry when their special guest referee for the opening exhibition match is found dead on the beach. To make matters worse, the school’s new weapon’s instructor Kane Garrick, who is enough to make any woman lose her head and her heart, stands accused of his murder. In spite of her promise to Mick and nearly everyone else in Sandstone Cove not to get involved, Gilda wades into danger one more time. The only question is, can Gilda catch the killer before the killer catches up to her?

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Great story! Should be on your must read list.

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Diane Bator has been a writer since she was able to hold a pencil and tell a story. An avid hiker, Reiki Master and martial artist, she loves to make a mess in the kitchen and putters in the garden at will. Joining the Headwaters Writers' Group in 2007 was the catalyst for unearthing several old writing projects. Her first murder mystery, Murder on Manitou, was published after winning a writing contest in 2010. She lives in Ontario

 
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Cat and Mouse

Books We Love Ltd. | A Dr. Erica Merrill Mystery


A woman is shot dead while looking for her dog in a woodlot below her house. But local vet, Dr. Erica Merrill, who heard the shot, and her boyfriend Clay Caldwell, a deputy sheriff, don't think the killing was an accident, but that the wrong person was accidentally shot. When another attempt at murder is made, the police have two crimes with no suspects, and with no idea who was supposed to be murdered. The killer is furious at having shot the wrong person, the first episode in a grisly game of cat and mouse, where one player tries to trap the other, who succeeds in evading the deadly traps until the final resolution, which Erica tries to prevent.

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Cat and Mouse was short-listed for the Dark Oak mystery contest.

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Anne Barton is a retired veterinarian and flight instructor. Born in Drumheller, Alberta, she grew up in Idaho, and now lives in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia where she is deeply involved with Habitat for Humanity and the Anglican Church, when she isn't riding her horse or curling.

For more information about Anne's books including blurbs, reviews and purchase links, please visit her website: http://annebartonmysteries.ca/

 
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A Novel Murder

BWL Publishing Inc.


Unexplained visions, murder and mayhem…that’s what Michelle’s life has come to, and she desperately wants out of her detective position to be behind her own desk, being the author she’s forced to conceal behind a pseudonym. Even though the fodder for her first book came from past cases, if she can just write her break-through novel under her real name, she’ll leave the force, switch her genre to romance, and pursue the relationship she wants with her hunky partner. His desire is evident, but fraternization on the job is forbidden, and she can’t gamble with the income she needs. Still, maybe those horrible visions seen through the killer’s eyes will go away for good if she’s no longer part of the local police department.

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Short with a twist at the end but a romantic happy ending. I would recommend for a quick read. Tagalong

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Multi-published author, Ginger Simpson, retired from the University of California, Davis in 2003 after twenty-three years of working with students. She relocated to Tennessee, along with her husband, Kelly, in order to spend time writing and be caretaker to their grandson, Spencer. In her spare time, she blogs, chats, promotes, Facebooks, Tweets, posts on loops, and creates video trailers for her books. She's been published since 2003 and hopes to be around for a long time. With eight new releases coming in 2011, she's looking forward to a busy year. The continuous stream of characters who use the revolving door to her mind keep in works-in-progress folder full. It's a good thing she loves to write.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | Southern Justice


What goes around comes around. That’s justice. Especially in small towns where everybody knows how many eggs you ate for breakfast before you've even left the Scales of Justice Café. Funny thing, though. Usually what everybody thinks they know—they really don’t. Take the folks in Turkey Creek. Oh, everybody knows Maggie Kincaid doesn’t speak to her father. They think they know why. But they don’t. They know Billy Brayton died twenty-five years back. Too bad nobody told him. Because now he’s home. And it’s time to right some past wrongs. Time for justice. Country Justice.

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No One told Billy Brayton he had supposedly died 25 yrs ago, so it was quite a shock to the people of Turkey Creek when that Gray mustang comes flying over the hill Especially his old flame Maggie Kinkaid. If you think this is where the story follows a typical romantic story line, you are in for quite the ride.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | A Paula Savard Mystery


Calgary, Alberta, gears up for its ten-day Stampede festival. When a hoarder dies in a suspicious house fire, adjuster Paula Savard sets the revelry aside to handle the property insurance claim. But Paula’s interviews with the hoarder’s bickering heirs raise questions. What are they hiding from each other and the police? Are they trying to help or to sabotage the investigation? Did one of them set the blaze to kill a relative and hasten an inheritance? The case turns personal when Paula’s daughter becomes involved with a suspect and moves into his home. If Paula learns the truth, she can ensure her daughter’s safety. While the police are occupied with keeping order during the Stampede, Paula digs through the hoarder’s life. She unearths betrayal, murder and a long-ago secret that led to his death. Exposing the truth would put Paula at risk, but free a troubled family.

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Paula is an intelligent, determined, often critical (though in a good way) yet still compassionate sleuth, who is front and center in this mystery debut. She's a solidly developed character, one readers will want to get to know better, with an interesting supporting cast, which should serve her well in subsequent books. With possibly a new profession in hand, and her first case behind her, readers will look forward to seeing how she fares

 
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Illegally Dead

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Travelling Detective Series


Elizabeth Oliver is a travel writer who somehow gets drawn into a mystery each time she is researching an article for a travel magazine. In Illegally Dead she happens upon the discovery of a skeleton in an old septic tank. Although she tells herself she doesn't have time to get involved, it isn't long before she is digging up long-buried secrets. When a second murder victim is found, Elizabeth's travel research provides clues to the disturbing truth behind the murders.

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A classic puzzle mystery, full of twists and turns in a unique setting.

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I was born in New Westminster, B.C. and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I married soon after graduation and moved to a farm where I had two children. Over the years I worked as a bartender, hotel maid, cashier, bank teller, bookkeeper, printing press operator, meat wrapper, gold prospector, warehouse shipper, house renovator and nursing attendant. During that time I raised my two children and helped raise my three step-children.

 
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The Only Shadow in the House

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Travelling Detective Series


In this fast paced sequel to Illegally Dead, Edmonton travel writer Elizabeth Oliver is excited to get back on the open road to research a new article when, suddenly, an unexpected romance leads to a new murder mystery. hough she is determined to stay focused on her writing, Elizabeth can't ignore the familiar goose bumps she feels when handsome wheelchair basketball coach asks for her help to find out the truth about his mother's death. Had she really committed suicide thirty years ago or had she actually been murdered? Once Elizabeth and Jared arrive in Redwater and begin to ask difficult questions about the past, they realize that not everyone wants this mystery to be solved…Can Elizabeth uncover the truth, and will her new relationship survive the investigation? 

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Good story filled with interesting characters. The mystery had me guessing until the end. I'm looking forward to the next Elizabeth Oliver adventure.

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I was born in New Westminster, B.C. and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I married soon after graduation and moved to a farm where I had two children. Over the years I worked as a bartender, hotel maid, cashier, bank teller, bookkeeper, printing press operator, meat wrapper, gold prospector, warehouse shipper, house renovator and nursing attendant. During that time I raised my two children and helped raise my three step-children.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | The Travelling Detective Series


Elizabeth Oliver is a travel writer who somehow gets drawn into a mystery each time she is researching an article for a travel magazine. In Whistler's Murder Elizabeth Oliver has tagged along with her best friend Sally Matthews to Whistler where Sally is attending a science fiction/fantasy writing retreat. Of course, Elizabeth's penchant for falling over bodies and discovering murders has followed her to Whistler as well.

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I would recommend this book to my sister in law.

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I was born in New Westminster, B.C. and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I married soon after graduation and moved to a farm where I had two children. Over the years I worked as a bartender, hotel maid, cashier, bank teller, bookkeeper, printing press operator, meat wrapper, gold prospector, warehouse shipper, house renovator and nursing attendant. During that time I raised my two children and helped raise my three step-children.

 
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beTHRILLED | Linn Geller


Ein grausamer Mord, ein tödliches Geheimnis und eine gefährliche Freundschaft

Gleich die erste Mandantin ihrer neugegründeten Kanzlei stellt die Anwältin Linn Geller vor gewaltige Probleme: Grace Riccardi ist wild entschlossen, den Mord an ihrem Ehemann zu gestehen. Linn findet jedoch schnell Hinweise auf die Unschuld der Frau. Warum will sie freiwillig ins Gefängnis gehen? Oder ist Grace doch die Mörderin? Linn beginnt auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln und wird plötzlich von der Jägerin zur Gejagten ...

Ein packender Ermittlerkrimi für alle Fans von Nele Neuhaus, Romy Fölck oder Charlotte Link.

eBooks von beTHRILLED - mörderisch gute Unterhaltung.

 
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