Purebred Dead by Kathleen Delaney

Purebred Dead
  • Title : Purebred Dead
  • Author : Kathleen Delaney
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1780106548
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Mary McGill’s Christmas turns less than jolly when she gets wrapped up in a murder mystery in this debut cozy with “a charming cast of canines” (Kirkus Reviews). A pillar of her small California town, retired schoolteacher Mary McGill has a finger in every pie and a place on every committee. Usually, everything Mary organizes runs smoothly. But this year, the town’s annual Christmas pageant hits a snag with the discovery of a blood-stained corpse lying in the manger—and a cowering black-and-white cocker spaniel puppy right beside the body. Two local children report seeing a shadowy figure fleeing the scene, but there are no clues as to the murderer’s identity. If Mary can figure out what the purebred pup was doing there, she’ll be one step closer to finding the killer. But as someone who knows nothing about puppies, purebred or otherwise, Mary needs to scratch beneath the surface before more than the Christmas pageant goes to the dogs . . . “Dog-loving cozy fans will welcome Delaney’s series launch, an extension of her Ellie McKenzie series . . . Christmas cheer, puppies, and cute, resourceful children add to the fun.” —Publishers Weekly


Purebred Murder 1 by E.Z. Pennington

Purebred Murder 1
  • Title : Purebred Murder 1
  • Author : E.Z. Pennington
  • Publisher : Gizmo Media
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Jen Lammit just wanted a fresh, new start in a small town. She needed to move on from her past and thought that Hansville, Texas would be the perfect place to settle down and start over. But just like her keen observation skills got her in trouble in the past, they seem to be leading her into more trouble in this new town. As a professional dog breeder, Jen has always been very good at spotting characteristics about dogs. She was really good at what she did and hopes to continue her passion for breeding dogs in this new town, but the more she learns about the town folk, the more they draw her in. Especially when she discovers a man who tries to commit suicide in his garage by leaving the car running. But when the Sheriff arrests the wife, someone Jen knows could never hurt a fly, Jen starts to suspect that the man was not only murdered, but it will take some time to find the real killer. As Jen gets settled in this small town, she will start to unravel much of the grapevine and all the rumors circulating town. In just a few weeks, she’ll truly get to know a lot of people around town, including their dark pasts. And the more Jen digs, the deeper she’ll discover the truths amongst all the rumors. And the more she learns, the more dangerous her life becomes.


Curtains for Miss Plym by Kathleen Delaney

Curtains for Miss Plym
  • Title : Curtains for Miss Plym
  • Author : Kathleen Delaney
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1780107382
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Retired schoolteacher Mary McGill and her dog Millie must sniff out a killer in this small town cozy mystery from the author of Purebred Dead. Preparations for Santa Louisa, California’s annual spring rummage sale are thrown into chaos when organizer Mary McGill and her devoted cocker spaniel Millie come across a dead body on the premises. Still wearing her pink nightdress and slippers, what on earth was Miss Emilie Plym doing in a locked church hall in the dead of night? And who on earth would want to harm a sweet-natured elderly lady who wouldn’t hurt a fly? As Mary questions the victim’s nearest and dearest, she discovers that money may have been a motive. It seems that Miss Plym was withdrawing large amounts of cash from her trust fund, and now it’s nowhere to be found. Someone seems to be after the dear old woman’s fortune—and they won’t stop at one murder to get what they want . . . “Mary and Millie are such engaging characters . . . in this pleasant cozy.” —Kirkus Reviews


Death of a Dog Whisperer by Laurien Berenson

Death of a Dog Whisperer
  • Title : Death of a Dog Whisperer
  • Author : Laurien Berenson
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • ISBN Code : 0758284578
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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"If you like dogs, you'll love Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis mysteries!" --Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author Between her boisterous sons and a house full of Poodles, there's never a dull moment for Melanie Travis. But no matter how hectic life gets, she can always pick up the scent of a howling good mystery--and she'll stop at nothing to dig up the truth. . . It's summer in Connecticut, and Melanie's life has become an endless string of dog shows, soccer camp, and the antics of her energetic toddler. She hardly has time to pay much attention to her Aunt Peg's new protégé, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer" with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking--that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets. When Nick is discovered dead in his home, his sister Claire enlists Melanie to help track down the killer. Now, as she juggles the demands of marriage and motherhood--not to mention her six beloved Poodles--Melanie can scarcely even begin to nose through the growing list of suspects. But just when she thinks she's barking up the wrong tree, she'll find herself face to face with a purebred murderer. . . Praise For Laurien Berenson And Her Melanie Travis Mysteries! "Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better." --Harlan Coben "Berenson throws dog lovers a treat they will relish." --Publishers Weekly "A wonderful reason to celebrate--Melanie Travis is back on the job in this always charming and clever series." --Earlene Fowler, author of The Road to Cardinal Valley and the Benni Harper mysteries "A special treat." --Library Journal "Delightful. . .Four paws for this one." --Carolyn Hart "Fun reading." --Dog News PRAISE FOR GONE WITH THE WOOF "A sprightly pooch-packed escapade. With unexpected twists, humor, and a wealth of information about the story's milieu, Berenson wraps up this caper in a tail-wagging finale." —Publishers Weekly "Berenson, who has a nose for balancing fun and fright, devises another story that will appeal to dog aficionados and cozy lovers alike." —Kirkus "Berenson's canine frame story will have dog lovers' tails wagging, and it doesn't detract from either the savvy heroine or the smart mystery." —Booklist "A wonderful novel. Even better if you read it with a dog on your lap." —Suspense Magazine


Indianapolis Monthly by N.A

Indianapolis Monthly
  • Title : Indianapolis Monthly
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.


Publishable By Death by ACF Bookens

Publishable By Death
  • Title : Publishable By Death
  • Author : ACF Bookens
  • Publisher : Andrea Cumbo-Floyd
  • ISBN Code : 173404912X
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The last thing Harvey Beckett needs on opening day of her bookstore is a dead body. All Harvey Beckett help the residents of St. Marin's find the perfect book for that moment and snuggle with her hound dog Mayhem. But when the small, waterside town's newest resident discovers the body of the community's persnickety reporter in her bookshop storeroom just before her grand opening, Harvey can't help trying to solve the crime, even when her curiosity puts her in danger. The more Harvey learns about the town’s history – and the history of the gas station that’s become her bookstore – the more she understands that forgiveness is a hard thing to give . . . and receive. Will Harvey and her friends be able to solve the murder of the town reporter without her becoming a victim herself?


A Pedigree To Die For by Laurien Berenson

A Pedigree To Die For
  • Title : A Pedigree To Die For
  • Author : Laurien Berenson
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • ISBN Code : 0806536519
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Win, Place. . .Or Die. The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch--a pedigreed poodle named Beau. Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the thirty-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle's death--unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she's put on the scent of Sam's questionable past. . .and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn't ready to come to heel. For, as Melanie soon discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog world, the instinct for survival, and winning, can prove fatal.


Mastiffs, Mystery, and Murder by Sandra Baublitz

Mastiffs, Mystery, and Murder
  • Title : Mastiffs, Mystery, and Murder
  • Author : Sandra Baublitz
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781544036847
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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It's murder at the dog show! When amateur sleuth Clarissa Hayes and her trusty Saint Bernard, Paw, enter a dog show, they expect to find dogs, blue ribbons, and trophies. Not dead bodies. Clarissa's boyfriend is tracking a suspect in the death of a dog fancier. It's up to Clarissa and Paw to provide him cover as they compete in the show. But the competition turns deadly when another dog owner is murdered. Are the deaths connected? Clarissa and Paw must sniff out the clues to solve the crime before the killer collars them. Will Best in Show become Best in Death?


Pet Whisperer P.I. Books 7-9 Special Boxed Edition by Molly Fitz

Pet Whisperer P.I. Books 7-9 Special Boxed Edition
  • Title : Pet Whisperer P.I. Books 7-9 Special Boxed Edition
  • Author : Molly Fitz
  • Publisher : Sweet Promise Press
  • ISBN Code : 1644510758
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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Quirky humor? Small-town crimes? A talking cat? This series has it all! Ever since Angie Russo woke up from a near fatal run-in with a coffee maker, she’s been able to talk to—and even worse, understand—one very spoiled tabby named Octavius. This collection includes Raccoon Racketeer, Himalayan Hazard, and Hoppy Holiday Homicide. Read along as surprising family secrets are uncovered by a gossipy raccoon, murder happens on board a train, and Octo-Cat even finds love. Add in a double homicide and a kidnapping on Christmas Eve, toss on your favorite deerstalker cap, and let’s go sleuthing! If you love kitty detectives and quirky humor, then you do not want to miss this USA Today bestselling series and your chance to binge read books seven through nine with this special boxed collection… Enjoy!


The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins

The Bengal Identity
  • Title : The Bengal Identity
  • Author : Eileen Watkins
  • Publisher : Cat Groomer Mystery
  • ISBN Code : 9781496726506
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Everyone knows a leopard can't change its spots. But can a thief hide the spots on a catnapped Bengal? Groomer Cassie McGlone is about to find out . . . With no ID for his pet, an agitated young man shows up at Cassie's Comfy Cats claiming his house has burned down and he needs to board his big, brown cat, Ayesha. But after a bath washes dye out of the cat's coat and reveals beautiful spots, Cassie suspects the exotic-looking feline may in fact be a valuable Bengal show cat, possibly stolen. When Ayesha's alleged owner turns up dead, it looks like whoever wants the beautiful Bengal is not pussyfooting around. Cassie and her staff need to be careful not to reveal the purloined purebred's whereabouts while they discreetly make inquiries to cat breeders to find her real owners. But after a break-in attempt rattles Cassie's cage, it's clear someone let the cat out of the bag. And when a second body is found, it's up to Cassie to spot the killer, who may be grooming her to be the next victim . . . "A first-rate sequel to The Persian Always Meows Twice. It doesn't take a cat lover to fall in love with this perfectly crafted cozy series." --Publishers Weekly


Stud Rites by Susan Conant

Stud Rites
  • Title : Stud Rites
  • Author : Susan Conant
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780385477246
  • Pages : 269
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On the scene to cover the Alaskan Malamute National Specialty Show for "Dog's Life" magazine, writer Holly Winter follows the trail of a killer when the show judge is found bludgeoned to death


Toast Mortem by Claudia Bishop

Toast Mortem
  • Title : Toast Mortem
  • Author : Claudia Bishop
  • Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781410430496
  • Pages : 331
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  • Language : English
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The grouchiest chef in the world of haute cuisine' Bernard LeVasque, has opened a multimillion-dollar cooking school and has made a splash in the quiet village of Hemlock Falls. Sisters Quill and Meg wish he would leave, but they never wished him dead. Which is exactly what happened, thanks to the knife in his neck. A mysterious scrap of a long-lost recipe found in his hands may hold clues to his killer. With Meg on the suspect list, it's up to Quill to find out ...


The Odyssey of Homer by Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
  • Title : The Odyssey of Homer
  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Forests, Fishing, and Forgery by Tonya Kappes

Forests, Fishing, and Forgery
  • Title : Forests, Fishing, and Forgery
  • Author : Tonya Kappes
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781724580962
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where nothing is normal. It's Labor Day weekend in Normal, and if you know anything about camping and RVing, you know it's one of the busiest times of the year. Unfortunately, Daniel Boone National Park is in danger of being closed due to a drought and local businesses are scrambling for ideas to survive a possible shutdown. Happy Trails Campground is at the center of a murder in which campers as well locals are suspects. It looks likely that a local resident is responsible for the dastardly deed since the victim is the one person who had the power to shut down the national park, which would be devastating to Normal's small businesses. Follow Mae West as she searches for clues to get to the bottom of this Labor Day campground caper!


Oh My Dog by Beth Ostrosky Stern,Kristina Grish

Oh My Dog
  • Title : Oh My Dog
  • Author : Beth Ostrosky Stern,Kristina Grish
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439168660
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Calling the toughest canine questions! Owning a dog is one of life’s great joys, but sometimes the challenges it brings can make even the most devoted dog lovers panic, throw up their hands, or feel completely overwhelmed. Before you get to the end of your leash, turn to this friendly and relatable reference that’s the next best thing to talking to a dog-owning friend who's seen it all. In Oh My Dog, animal rights activist Beth Ostrosky Stern has compiled tips and invaluable advice from experts—and from her own experience as dogowner—to sooth concerns, answer questions big and small, and help you and your dog get the most out of your relationship. From the moment you even consider getting a dog, to caring for your old friend when his puppy years are far behind him, Oh My Dog covers every angle of dog ownership, including: • Which breeds would be good match for me? • What do I look for in a vet? • How do I make sure our first night together is as stress-free as possible? • What activities will help me bond with my dog? • Is my dog showing sign of illness? • What should I know before I head to a doggie day care or park? • How do I read pet food labels? • What should I do in an emergency? Choc full of informative side bars, questionnaires, to-do lists, and much, much more, Oh My Dog is the answer-filled field guide for anybody who owns a dog or is considering getting one. •••••• Beth Ostrosky Stern


Dog Is Love by Clive D. L. Wynne

Dog Is Love
  • Title : Dog Is Love
  • Author : Clive D. L. Wynne
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN Code : 132854396X
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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A pioneering canine behaviorist draws on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait--the capacity to love--is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and to explain how we can better reciprocate their affection.


Buried to the Brim by Jenn McKinlay

Buried to the Brim
  • Title : Buried to the Brim
  • Author : Jenn McKinlay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1984804731
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay's beloved Hat Shop duo Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont return to don their sleuthing caps and solve a murder that's death in show. London's most refined canines and their humans are gearing up for the Pets and Wellness Society's annual dog show--and Betty Wentworth, favorite aunt to Scarlett's fiancé Harrison and proud owner of corgi front-runner Freddy, knows that this could be their year with the right edge. Never one to turn away a corgi in need, Scarlett convinces her milliner cousin, Vivian, to design matching hats for dream team Betty and Freddy as they compete for Best in Show. It's a tail wagging good time until the dog-food sponsor of the event is found dead and Betty is the prime suspect. Vivian and Scarlett agree to enter the competition in Betty's place and help Harrison catch the real killer before Betty is collared for a crime she didn't commit.


Death on Covert Circle (Secret Sleuth, Book 4) by Patricia McLinn

Death on Covert Circle (Secret Sleuth, Book 4)
  • Title : Death on Covert Circle (Secret Sleuth, Book 4)
  • Author : Patricia McLinn
  • Publisher : Craig Place Books
  • ISBN Code : 1944126694
  • Pages : 230
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  • Language : English
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A reviled supermarket CEO meets his expiration date The executive who’s responsible for widely hated changes at the biggest grocery store in Haines Tavern, Kentucky, arrives for a tour … and doesn’t leave alive. Sheila and Clara are on the scene -- buying dog treats, of course – and on the case. Can they pick out the ingredients for the right solution? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This whodunit with humor is the fourth book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new home in small-town Kentucky. Secret Sleuth series Death on the Diversion Death on Torrid Avenue Death on Beguiling Way Death on Covert Circle Death on Shady Bridge Death on the Diversion "is such an enjoyable story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style, with a good study of human nature and plenty of humor. Great start to a new series!” – 5-star review Death on Torrid Avenue "is told with a lot of humor and the characters are good company. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next story.” – 5-star review More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn Caught Dead in Wyoming series Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch Look Live Back Story Cold Open Hot Roll Reaction Shot Body Brace (2021) "While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." -- Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author "Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also: Proof of Innocence Price of Innocence Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense; includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters) Bardville, Wyoming series (romance with a little mystery) A Stranger in the Family A Stranger to Love The Rancher Meets His Match


Christmas, Criminals, and Campers - a Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series by Tonya Kappes

Christmas, Criminals, and Campers - a Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series
  • Title : Christmas, Criminals, and Campers - a Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series
  • Author : Tonya Kappes
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • ISBN Code : 9781728835631
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where NOTHING is normal.Librarian Abby Fawn is star struck when her favorite romance author, Nadine White, has rented a cozy camper at the Happy Trails Campground for the winter months. Abby is devastated to find out Nadine White is nothing like the person she portrays in interviews or on social media. In fact, Nadine White is not nice at all and Abby lets her feelings known that she thinks Nadine is a fraud. . .after she finds out Nadine has a ghost writer.When Nadine White is found dead in the Normal Library, Abby Fawn is Detective Hank Sharp's number one suspect. It's time for Mae West to put up her camping gear for the winter months and put on her sleuthing gear to figure out who is framing Abby Fawn before Abby is the ending in Nadine White's final chapter. From USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes, this bestselling and hilarious mystery series is all the rage! You don't want to miss out!


Gone, Kitty, Gone by Eileen Watkins

Gone, Kitty, Gone
  • Title : Gone, Kitty, Gone
  • Author : Eileen Watkins
  • Publisher : Cat Groomer Mystery
  • ISBN Code : 9781496722973
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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With her new van, Cassie has expanded her Comfy Cat business to include mobile cat grooming. Next stop: a cat expo at a hotel just outside her hometown of Chadwick, New Jersey, where Cassie will give a grooming demo using shelter cats to encourage adoption while her veterinarian boyfriend Mark will offer a program on cat care and health. The highlight of the expo will be a major cat show featuring pop sensation Jaki Natal. Almost as famous as his owner is her pet Gordie, a Scottish fold, who's become a social media darling. But when adorable Gordie goes missing and his sitter is found murdered, Jaki is having kittens. While the cops are more interested in solving the murder of a human, Jaki insists Cassie help expose the catnapper and return gorgeous Gordie to the fold. Now it's Cassie's turn to solo as she plays a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a culprit who's not afraid to pounce...


The Animal Rights Struggle by Christophe Traïni

The Animal Rights Struggle
  • Title : The Animal Rights Struggle
  • Author : Christophe Traïni
  • Publisher : Protest and Social Movements
  • ISBN Code : 9789089648495
  • Pages : 206
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the beginning of the 19th century to the present day, a host of campaigners have denounced the mistreatment of animals. Relying on a comparison of the British and French experiences, this book retraces the various strands of the animal protection movement, from their origins to their continuing impact on current debates. The story of the collective mobilizations behind the struggle for animal rights sheds light on several crucial processes in our social and political history: changes in sensibilities and socially approved emotions; the definition of what constitutes legitimate violence; the establishment of norms designed to change what constitutes morally acceptable practices; rivalry between elites having differing conceptions of the forms authority should take; the influence of religious belief on militant activities; and the effects of gender discrimination.--


We Were Liars Deluxe Edition by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
  • Title : We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
  • Author : E. Lockhart
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • ISBN Code : 152476695X
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition. And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector’s edition includes: · Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence · A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process · The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree · Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style · An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Praise for We Were Liars: 20 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List “Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.” —The Wall Street Journal “A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.” —Parade.com “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars “You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending.” —Entertainment Weekly “An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing.” —The New York Times Book Review “No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is . . . [Lockhart’s] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic.” —Chicago Tribune


The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

The Brutal Telling
  • Title : The Brutal Telling
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 0748129626
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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The fifth novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a motive or even the dead man's name. As Gamache and his colleagues start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues, they uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim's identity - and points to a terrifying killer... 'The best Gamache so far' Globe and Mail 'Ingenious and unexpected' Guardian 'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves


Meow If It's Murder by T.C. LoTempio

Meow If It's Murder
  • Title : Meow If It's Murder
  • Author : T.C. LoTempio
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101638508
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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First in a new series! Nora Charles doesn’t believe in fate, even if she is a crime reporter who shares a name with a character from The Thin Man. In fact, she’s moving back to Cruz, California, to have a quieter life. But after finding an online magazine eager for material, and a stray cat named Nick with a talent for detection, Nora’s not just reporting crimes again. She’s uncovering them… Back in her hometown, Nora reconnects with old friends and makes some new ones, like Nick, the charming feline who seems determined to be her cat. But not everything about Cruz is friendly. Writing for a local online magazine, Nora investigates the curious death of socialite Lola Grainger. Though it was deemed an accident, Nora suspects foul play. And it seems that her cat does too. Apparently, Nick used to belong to a P.I. who disappeared while investigating Lola Grainger’s death. The coincidence is spooky, but not as spooky as the clues Nick spells out for her with Scrabble letters—clues that lead her down an increasingly dangerous path. Whether fate put her on this case or not, solving it will take all of Nora’s wits, and maybe a few of Nick’s nine lives.


Requiem for a Dealer by Jo Bannister

Requiem for a Dealer
  • Title : Requiem for a Dealer
  • Author : Jo Bannister
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • ISBN Code : 9780749081546
  • Pages : 383
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  • Language : English
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Brodie Farrell has taken on some dangerous cases in the past. So when her latest task is simply to refresh her friend Daniel Hood's driving skills she's banking on a quiet day's work. However, a seemingly innocuous accident with a hysterical girl on the road leaves Daniel shaken and haunted.


The Dogs of March by Ernest Hebert

The Dogs of March
  • Title : The Dogs of March
  • Author : Ernest Hebert
  • Publisher : University Press of New England
  • ISBN Code : 1611687071
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"His life had come to this: save a few deer from the jaws of dogs. He was a small man sent to perform a small task." Howard Elman is a man whose internal landscape is as disordered as his front yard, where native New Hampshire birches and maples mingle with a bullet-riddled washer, abandoned bathroom fixtures, and several junk cars. Howard, anti-hero of this first novel in Ernest Hebert's highly acclaimed Darby Chronicles, is a man who is tough and tender. Howard's battle against encroaching change symbolizes the class conflict between indigenous Granite Staters scratching out a living and citified immigrants with "college degrees and big bank accounts." Like the winter-weakened deer threatened by the dogs of March--the normally docile house pets whose instincts arouse them to chase and kill for sport--Howard, too, is sorely beset. The seven novels of Hebert's Darby Chronicles cover 35 years in the life of a small New England town as seen through the eyes of three families--the Elmans, the Salmons, and the Jordans--each representing a distinct social class. It all starts with The Dogs of March, cited for excellence in 1980 by the Hemingway Foundation (now the Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction).


The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney

The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse
  • Title : The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse
  • Author : Leann Sweeney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 9780451225740
  • Pages : 278
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When she returns home from a quilting show, recently widowed quilter Jillian Hart discovers that someone has catnapped her beloved Abyssinian and, with the help of her other two cats, stumbles upon a troublesome mystery involving more missing cats and a murder. Original.


Animal Acts by Una Chaudhuri,Holly Hughes

Animal Acts
  • Title : Animal Acts
  • Author : Una Chaudhuri,Holly Hughes
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472051997
  • Pages : 246
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  • Language : English
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" Everyone has an animal story--the pet they loved or hated, the wild animal that captured their childhood imagination, the nasty dog at the end of the street, the deer your uncle shot or your neighbor hit while driving. Telling stories about animals is part of how we tell the story of being human, but recent scientific breakthroughs in animal cognition, the exploding interdisciplinary field of animal studies, and global climate change have all complicated these stories. Animal Acts collects some of the most exciting, provocative, and moving solo performances on animals, grounded by commentaries that help put these engaging works in a larger context. Animal Acts includes the work of leading theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others, along with commentary by major scholars including Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. A masterful introduction by Una Chaudhuri provides readers a useful foundation for understanding and appreciating the intersection of animal studies and performance. The anthology makes an important contribution to several fields as it foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and other issues central to the human project within the discourse of the "post human." The collection will be of interest to those interested in solo performance, animal studies, gender studies, performance studies, and environmental studies"--


Animal Appetite by Susan Conant

Animal Appetite
  • Title : Animal Appetite
  • Author : Susan Conant
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • ISBN Code : 9780425202500
  • Pages : 258
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Dog's Life columnist Holly Winter and her Alaskan malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, attempt to put a leash on the killer of publisher Jack Andrews, who leaves behind two suspect suicide notes, a golden retriever, and a family of eccentrics. Reprint.


Murder at the Falls by Arlene Kay

Murder at the Falls
  • Title : Murder at the Falls
  • Author : Arlene Kay
  • Publisher : A Creature Comforts Mystery
  • ISBN Code : 9781516109357
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Army vet Persephone "Perri" Morgan has found a second career handcrafting leather pet accessories--and a satisfying sideline in training therapy dogs. But there's no cure for a cold-blooded murderer. . . . Perri and her BFF Babette Croy team up to bring their therapy dogs to an upscale senior living facility. But The Falls' pleasant façade hides some unpleasant secrets. Valuables are missing, feuds fester, and one resident even fears for her life. Sprightly senior Magdalen Melmoth swears she's being targeted because her grandfather was none other than Oscar Wilde, and her legacy includes an unpublished novel by the literary genius. Convinced it'll take more than calming canines to sniff out the truth, Perri enlists the help of her beau, hotshot reporter Wing Pruett. When a nurse is poisoned by chocolates sent to Magdalen, and a physician is brutally murdered, the case takes a deeply troubling turn. Perri, Babette, and their furry friends race to bring a killer to heel, but can they outsmart an enemy who's simply bad to the bone?


Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

Charlotte's Web
  • Title : Charlotte's Web
  • Author : E. B. White
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062406787
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.


Time Like a Furrow by James Hearst

Time Like a Furrow
  • Title : Time Like a Furrow
  • Author : James Hearst
  • Publisher : State Historical Society Iowa
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 289
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  • Language : English
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A Little Corner of Freedom by Douglas R. Weiner

A Little Corner of Freedom
  • Title : A Little Corner of Freedom
  • Author : Douglas R. Weiner
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520928114
  • Pages : 570
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  • Language : English
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While researching Russia's historical efforts to protect nature, Douglas Weiner unearthed unexpected findings: a trail of documents that raised fundamental questions about the Soviet political system. These surprising documents attested to the unlikely survival of a critical-minded, scientist-led movement through the Stalin years and beyond. It appeared that, within scientific societies, alternative visions of land use, resrouce exploitation, habitat protection, and development were sustained and even publicly advocated. In sharp contrast to known Soviet practices, these scientific societies prided themselves on their traditions of free elections, foreign contacts, and a pre-revolutionary heritage. Weiner portrays nature protection activists not as do-or-die resisters to the system, nor as inoffensive do-gooders. Rather, they took advantage of an unpoliced realm of speech and activity and of the patronage by middle-level Soviet officials to struggle for a softer path to development. In the process, they defended independent social and professional identities in the face of a system that sought to impose official models of behavior, ethics, and identity for all. Written in a lively style, this absorbing story tells for the first time how organized participation in nature protection provided an arena for affirming and perpetuating self-generated social identities in the USSR and preserving a counterculture whose legacy survives today.


Animals in Space by Colin Burgess,Chris Dubbs

Animals in Space
  • Title : Animals in Space
  • Author : Colin Burgess,Chris Dubbs
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 0387496785
  • Pages : 406
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is as a detailed, but highly readable and balanced account of the history of animal space flights carried out by all nations, but principally the United States and the Soviet Union. It explores the ways in which animal high-altitude and space flight research impacted on space flight biomedicine and technology, and how the results - both successful and disappointing - allowed human beings to then undertake that same hazardous journey with far greater understanding and confidence. This complete and authoritative book will undoubtedly become the ultimate authority on animal space flights.


Death on Torrid Ave. (Secret Sleuth, Book 2) by Patricia McLinn

Death on Torrid Ave. (Secret Sleuth, Book 2)
  • Title : Death on Torrid Ave. (Secret Sleuth, Book 2)
  • Author : Patricia McLinn
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781944126407
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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Paws for murder Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey has found a new life, a new home, and a new love: Gracie the rescue collie. When Gracie discovers a dead body at the dog park, that spells trouble for an amateur sleuth with secrets of her own. She's not exactly who she pretended to be for 15 years.


Marley & Me by John Grogan

Marley & Me
  • Title : Marley & Me
  • Author : John Grogan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780061793554
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans. John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same. Marley grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, and stole women's undergarments. Obedience school did no good -- Marley was expelled. But just as Marley joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley remained a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms. Marley & Me is John Grogan's funny, unforgettable tribute to this wonderful, wildly neurotic Lab and the meaning he brought to their lives.


Murder by Syllabub by Kathleen Delaney

Murder by Syllabub
  • Title : Murder by Syllabub
  • Author : Kathleen Delaney
  • Publisher : Camel Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781603819572
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A ghost in Colonial dress has been wreaking havoc at an old plantation house in Virginia. The house is owned by Elizabeth Smithwood, the best friend of Ellen McKenzie's Aunt Mary. Mary is determined to fly to the rescue, and Ellen has no choice but to leave her real estate business and new husband to accompany her. Who else will keep the old girl out of trouble? When Ellen and Aunt Mary arrive, they find that Elizabeth's "house" comprises three sprawling buildings containing all manner of secret entrances and passages, not to mention slave cabins. But who owns what and who owned whom? After Monty-the so-called ghost and stepson of Elizabeth's dead husband-turns up dead in Elizabeth's house, suspicion falls on her. Especially when the cause of death is a poisoned glass of syllabub taken from a batch of the sweet, creamy after-dinner drink sitting in Elizabeth's refrigerator. Monty had enemies to spare. Why was he roaming the old house? What was he searching for? To find the truth, Ellen and her Aunt Mary will have to do much more than rummage through stacks of old crates; they will have to expose two hundred years of grudges and vendettas. The spirits they disturb are far deadlier than the one who brought them to Virginia. Murder by Syllabub is the fifth book of the Ellen McKenzie Mystery series.


Daisies For Innocence by Bailey Cattrell

Daisies For Innocence
  • Title : Daisies For Innocence
  • Author : Bailey Cattrell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0698407172
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From Bailey Cattrell—who writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates—comes the first Enchanted Garden Mystery featuring custom perfume maker Elliana Allbright... The Enchanted Garden behind Elliana Allbright’s perfume shop draws people of all ages with its fragrant flowers and lush greenery. But when the magical serenity is interrupted, it’s up to Ellie to sniff out a killer. Ellie’s life has blossomed in Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense, a custom-made-perfume store. Her skills with aromas and botanical essences—some from her very own garden—seem almost…supernatural. Her perfumes can evoke emotions, bring about change, or simply make people happy. Customers are flocking to the store to buy her wares or just to sit in her beautiful garden, sip tea and enjoy homemade cookies. But she smells trouble when she learns that her part-time assistant Josie is dating her ex. And before she can tell the young woman to beware of his charms, she finds Josie dead in the Enchanted Garden. Now the prime suspect in Josie’s murder, Ellie must search for the real culprit in Josie’s past—because it’ll take a miracle to nip this problem in the bud.... From the Paperback edition.


Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson

Lost Souls
  • Title : Lost Souls
  • Author : Lisa Jackson
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • ISBN Code : 1420109553
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson’s bestselling Bentz & Montoya series is back with this chilling story of true crime come to life as Rick Bentz’s daughter gets too close to an investigation that might cost her own life… "Solidifies Jackson's status as the queen of the modern-day suspense thriller." —The Providence Journal Kristi Bentz wants to write true crime. All she needs is that one case that will take her to the top. She finds it when she enrolls at All Saints College after learning that four girls have disappeared in less than two years. "Expect the unexpected." —The Clarion Ledger All four girls were "lost souls"--troubled, vulnerable girls with no one to care about them, no one to come looking for them if they disappeared. The only person that believes Kristi is her ex-lover, Jay McKnight, a professor on campus. The police think they're runaways, but Kristi senses there's something that links them--something terrifying. . . "Jackson creates relentless suspense. . .builds the tension to an unbearable and satisfying pitch." —Booklist As Kristi gets deeper into her investigation, she gets the feeling she's being watched and followed--studied, even. Then the bodies start turning up, and Kristi realizes she is playing a game with a killer who has selected her for membership in a special club from which there will be no escaping death. . . "Dark and disturbing." —The Roanoke Times


Dragons Wild by Robert Asprin

Dragons Wild
  • Title : Dragons Wild
  • Author : Robert Asprin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101208546
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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First in the series that’s a breath of hot air—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Phule’s Company and Myth books. A low-stakes con artist and killer poker player, Griffen McCandles drifted through college, always taking for granted that there’d be a family job waiting for him after he graduated. He just never suspected what his family was… His mysterious uncle drops the bomb: Griffen and his sister, Valerie, are dragons—and almost purebred ones to boot. Unwilling to let Uncle Mal take him under his wing, so to speak, Griffen heads to New Orleans with Valerie to make a living the only way he knows how. And even the criminal underworld of the French Quarter will heat up when Griffen lands in town…