A Spoonful of Murder

She's been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel's name - before it's too late . . .

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141373806

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Shortlisted in the Children's Category in the National Book Awards 2018! It's the sixth murder mystery for The Detective Society! This time though, one of them is the suspect... Carries the Murder Most Unladylike mysteries into new heights . . . meticulously plotted and consistently delightful, and I can't recommend it enough (New Statesman) Superb (Telegraph) ----- When Hazel Wong's beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel's family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But when they arrive they discover something they didn't expect: there's a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn't just the detective. She's been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel's name - before it's too late . . .

A Spoonful of Murder

Winter is big business in small-town Snowflake, Vermont.

Author: Connie Archer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101581212

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Winter is big business in small-town Snowflake, Vermont. Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes—and what could be more satisfying after a chilly day of carving powder than a steaming bowl of soup? When Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful, she realizes it's time to take stock of her life. Should she sell her parents' house or move in herself? Does she really want to run a restaurant business? And what about her grandfather Jack, who seems to be showing signs of Alzheimer's? But her life decisions are moved to the back burner after an icy blonde tourist is found frozen to death behind the soup shop. and Lucky is bowled over when her soup chef, Sage DuBois, is led out of the kitchen by the police. As suspicion and speculations snowball, Lucky decides that the only way to save her employee and her business is to find out herself who iced the tourist--and landed her chef in the soup... Recipes included!

Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison

Quite a tall order while she is attempting to flirt with gorgeous George, who probably has a few secrets of his own! Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem.

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849011818

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 353

Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she decides to take time off for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she does, she remembers that when she does have time on her hands, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete - especially when the event organizer, George Selby, turns out to be a handsome widower. Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete all right, but there's more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned and the festive entertainment becomes the scene of two murders. Along with her young assistant, Toni, Agatha must lift the lid on the jam tampering, see to the safety of the church funds, and root out the nasty secrets lurking in the village. Quite a tall order while she is attempting to flirt with gorgeous George, who probably has a few secrets of his own! Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem.' Publishers Weekly 'Clever red herrings and some wicked unfinished business guarantees that the listener will pant for a sequel.' The Times audio review

Top Marks For Murder


Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241348412

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 149

The brilliant new mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event: the fiftieth Anniversary. Plans for a weekend of celebrations are in full swing. But all is not well, for in the detectives' long absence, Deepdean has changed. Daisy has lost her crown to a fascinating new girl - and many of the Detective Society's old allies are now their sworn enemies. Then the girls witness a shocking incident in the woods close by - a crime that they're sure is linked to the Anniversary. As parents descend upon Deepdean, decades-old grudges, rivalries and secrets begin to surface, and soon Deepdean's future is at stake. Can the girls solve the case - and save their home?

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction

While, as Stevens emphasises in her afterword to A Spoonful of Murder, 'a British-American upbringing is not a Hong Kong Chinese one', and she has no ...

Author: Lucy Andrew

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030749894

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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This book aims to establish the position of the sidekick character in the crime and detective fiction literary genres. It re-evaluates the traditional view that the sidekick character in these genres is often overlooked as having a small, generic or singular role—either to act as the foil to the detective in order to accentuate their own abilities at solving crimes, or else to simply tell the story to the reader. Instead, essays in the collection explore the representations and functions of the detective’s sidekick across a range of forms and subgenres of crime fiction. By incorporating forms such as children’s detective fiction, comics and graphic novels and film and television alongside the more traditional fare of novels and short stories, this book aims to break down the boundaries that sometimes exist between these forms, using the sidekick as a defining thread to link them together into a wider conceptual argument that covers a broad range of crime narratives.

Death in the Spotlight


Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141373830

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 697

Someone will take their final bow . . . Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are off to the Rue Theatre in London to face an entirely new challenge: acting. But danger has a nasty habit of catching up with the Detective Society, and it soon becomes clear that there is trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then a body is found. Now Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime . . . before the murderer strikes again.

A Spoonful of Soledad

They handcuffed Cal, charged him with the murder of your brother, then took him away.” He nodded. “That wasn't unexpected.” “But Detective Trumbo said that ...

Author: Keith Fisher

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509227849

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 314

When Soledad Montoya's client tries to strangle her during sex, the upscale call girl is convinced the same animal murdered her best friend, Shantelle. When he turns out to be a mob boss's son, things go from bad to deadly. A mistress of deception, she enlists the help of her sisters and her pimp's lieutenant, Cal, to strike back. Together they must outmaneuver the police, the Miami mafia—and Soledad's deeply religious mother. Will Soledad get revenge and a new life?

A Clue in the Stew

Soup shop owner Lucky Jamieson stirs up more trouble in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Ladle to the Grave.

Author: Connie Archer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148746

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 275

Soup shop owner Lucky Jamieson stirs up more trouble in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Ladle to the Grave... When Lucky Jamieson opens up By the Spoonful to host an event with a famous author, she’s not expecting a bunch of nuts to descend on her small-town soup shop. But the author’s exasperating entourage—from a prickly publicist to a snippy son and his tipsy wife—give fresh meaning to the phrase, too many cooks spoil the broth. The evening is more than spoiled, however, when it ends with a homicide. When the manner of the murder—as well as another recent unsolved crime—echoes the author’s fiction, Police Chief Nate Edgerton realizes he has a copycat killer on his hands. And Lucky hopes that one of her regular customers who has mysteriously gone missing isn’t involved. Once again, the soup shop owner will need to stir up some clues to find her friend and catch a cunning killer—before things really take a tureen for the worse...

Murder Sends a Postcard

Place a spoonful of shrimp in each lettuce “bowl” to serve. For rolls, use romaine lettuce. Cut the bottom off the lettuce, wash and dry leaves, ...

Author: Christy Fifield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637536

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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It’s the height of summer tourist season and Glory Martine is busier than ever running her souvenir shop, Southern Treasures. The shop’s parrot, Bluebeard, is becoming quite the celebrity among tourists—little do they realize he’s the bird-host to a ghost… Residents of Keyhole Bay, Florida, are dismayed when Bridget McKenna, an auditor in chic attire, arrives to assess the local bank’s shady dealings. Curious about the new arrival, Glory brings dinner to Bridget at her temporary residence—the notorious Bayvue Estates, a halted development complex with no view and no estates – just a couple of hastily-completed model homes . Bridget’s assignment is to figure out where all the money went. But someone wants to keep her in the dark permanently. When Glory finds out her new friend won’t be leaving town alive, she knows she and Bluebeard will have to catch a killer and unravel a financial scandal before it leads to more murderous mayhem…

A Spoonful of Poison

No , no murder , hah , hah . Just send a reporter . ” Next call . “ I want to speak to Betsy Wilson . ” Toni stood frozen . Betsy Wilson was a famous pop ...

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429960793

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 457

A Spoonful of Poison continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Cranky but lovable sleuth Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she wants nothing more than to take quality time for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she begins closing the agency on weekends, she remembers that when she has plenty of quality time, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete---especially when the fair's organizer, George Selby, turns out to be a gorgeous widower. Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, all right, but there's more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive family event becomes the scene of two murders. Along with her young and (much to her dismay) pretty sidekick, Toni, Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering, keep the church funds safe from theft, and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the village---all while falling for handsome George, who may have secrets of his own.

The Three Motives for Murder

Nat sat on the porch and ate a spoonful of peanut butter, watching him emerge with a ... “This is all I have on the accident, and the murder investigation.

Author: Michelle Perry

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605428272

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 121

The small town of Coalmont, Tennessee is shattered when a car crash on graduation night leaves three of its teenagers dead and another three fighting for their lives. Four years later, the aftershocks still ripple through the town, and no one feels them more than Natasha Hawthorne, the young driver. When someone targets the survivors of the horrific crash for murder, the obvious motive is revenge. But things aren’t always what they seem, and the notion of revenge served cold doesn’t ring true with Brady Simms, newly appointed police chief. To make things even more difficult, Brady ultimately finds himself standing squarely between the killer and his next victim, the woman who broke his heart four years ago. As the killer escalates his attacks, Brady’s only hope of saving the intended victims is to get into the mind of a sociopath. When the relative of the first victim makes a startling revelation, Brady reopens the investigation and what he finds will change all of their lives forever.

A Spoonful of Magic

I never believed you capable of murder. Cheating on your taxes, yes. But the horrible murder of innocent victims? I don't want to believe this, ...

Author: Irene Radford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756412927

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 123

A delightful new urban fantasy about a kitchen witch and her magical family Daphne "Daffy" Rose Wallace Deschants has an ideal suburban life—three wonderful and talented children; a coffee shop and bakery, owned and run with her best friend; a nearly perfect husband, Gabriel, or "G" to his friends and family. Life could hardly be better. But G's perfection hides dangerous secrets. When Daffy uncovers evidence of his infidelity, her perfect life seems to be in ruins. On their wedding anniversary, Daffy prepares to confront him, only to be stopped in her tracks when he foils a mugging attempt using wizard-level magic. Suddenly, Daphne is part of a world she never imagined--where her husband is not a traveling troubleshooter for a software company, but the sheriff of the International Guild of Wizards, and her brilliant children are also budding magicians. Even she herself is not just a great baker and barista—she's actually a kitchen witch. And her discovery of her powers is only just beginnning. But even the midst of her chaotic new life, another problem is brewing. G's ex-wife, a dangerous witch, has escaped from her magical prison. Revenge-bent and blind, she needs the eyes of her son to restore her sight—the son Daffy has raised as her own since he was a year old. Now Daphne must find a way to harness her new powers and protect her family—or risk losing everything she holds dear.

American Murder

In the kitchen, he opened a can of clams, ate a spoonful of them, and followed that with a spoonful of olive oil. When he took this mixture, his ulcer never ...

Author: Darcy O'Brien

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504047176

Category: True Crime

Page: 1632

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Three riveting accounts of horrific crimes and the twisted minds behind them by an Edgar Award–winning author, in one volume. A father’s ultimate betrayal, a savage killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles, and the brutal slaying of a rich man’s college-aged daughter. In this heart-stopping true crime collection, New York Times–bestselling author Darcy O’Brien uncovers the dark underside of the American dream. Murder in Little Egypt: Dr. John Dale Cavaness selflessly attended to the needs of his small, southern Illinois community. But when Cavaness was charged with the murder of his son Sean in December 1984, a radically different portrait of the physician and surgeon emerged. Throughout the three decades he had basked in the admiration and respect of the people of Little Egypt, Cavaness was privately terrorizing his family, abusing his employees, and making disastrous financial investments. In this New York Times bestseller, as more and more grisly details come to light, so too does rural America’s heritage of blood and violence become clear. The Hillside Stranglers: For weeks, the body count of sexually violated, brutally murdered young women escalated. With increasing alarm, Los Angeles newspapers headlined the deeds of a serial killer they named the Hillside Strangler. But not until January 1979, more than a year later, would the mysterious disappearance of two university students near Seattle lead police to the arrest of a security guard—the handsome, charming, fast-talking Kenny Bianchi—and the discovery that the strangler was not one man but two. The Hillside Stranglers is the disturbing portrait of a city held hostage by fear and a pair of psychopaths whose lust was as insatiable as their hate. A Dark and Bloody Ground: On a sweltering evening in August 1985, three men breached Roscoe Acker’s alarm and security systems, stabbed his daughter to death, and made off with over $1.9 million in cash. The killers were part of a hillbilly gang led by Sherry Sheets Hodge, a former prison guard, and her husband, lifetime criminal Benny Hodge. The stolen money came in handy shortly afterward, when they used it to lure Kentucky’s most flamboyant lawyer, Lester Burns, into representing them. “The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightning, and cocaine-driven sweat rises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages” (Kirkus Reviews).

Suicide or Murder

Mrs. G told P to give him only a spoonful. Pernia did, and L gave up the razor. “Lewis died about noon that day.” Most of this seems to be more nonsense ...

Author: Vardis Fisher

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787206149

Category: History

Page: 286

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Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark. Their mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase, establish trade with and sovereignty over the natives near the Missouri River, and claim the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Country for the United States before European nations. They also collected scientific data, and information on indigenous nations. President Thomas Jefferson appointed Lewis Governor of Upper Louisiana in 1806. He died of gunshot wounds in what was either a murder or suicide, in 1809. The death of Meriwether Lewis is one of the great mysteries of American history. Was he murdered at Grinder’s Stand or did he commit suicide? Vardis Fisher meticulously reconstructs the events and presents his own version of the case with the precision and persuasiveness of a fine trial lawyer. But Fisher was also a great novelist and it is his sense of character that serves him best here. We know Lewis’ complex sensibility as well as we know that of any man of his time—his Journals are so self-revealing, so exacting in the record they make of his musings, doubts, and elations. Fisher offers us this complex Lewis and, with equal perceptiveness, sets the rough, frontier scene at Grinder’s Stand. The result is a fine mystery, well solved, that leans toward tragedy.

James Holding s Murder Mayhem MEGAPACK TM 24 Classic Mystery Stories and a Poem

Henry took a spoonful of the chili and nodded . “It's great,” he said . “What's different about Pauline's recipe?” “The sauce . Pauline said a can of tomato ...

Author: James Holding

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479406465

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 179

James Holding enjoys a reputation as one of the more prolific contributors to the mystery magazines of the 1960s and 1970s. (Our bibliography shows nearly 200 stories published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Magazine, etc.) He had series, such as the "Leroy King" stories (which poke gentle fun at "Ellery Queen"). He had standalones. He had mysteries of every sort imaginable -- and this volume includes a selection of 24 choice crimes (plus a poem)...a thematic grouping involving murder and mayhem. Included are: BYLINES WHERE IS THY STING THE INQUISITIVE BUTCHER OF NICE AN EXERCISE IN INSURANCE THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE UNDERTAKER GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE THE DUTIFUL ROOKIE MYSTERY FAN CONFLICT OF INTEREST A HOMEMADE DRESS A MESSAGE FROM MARSHA A VISITOR TO MOMBASA SPECIAL DELIVERY THE ZAMBOANGA SHUTTLE PASSPORT TO PARADISE BORDER CROSSING THE FUND-RAISERS IN THE SOUP THE PACKING CASE REASON ENOUGH THE SWAP SHOP ONE FOR THE ROAD PAPER CAPER WORK OF ART EXIT THE DRAGON If you enjoy this volume of classic mysteries, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 220+ other entries in this series, including mysteries, adventure, science fiction, fantasy, horror, westerns -- and much, much more!

MURDER MYSTERY COLLECTION Detective Fleming Stone Mysteries Complete Pennington Wise Series Sherlock Holmes Cases Many More

Then, taking an iron spoon, the magician dipped out a spoonful of the blazing oil and putting it in his mouth swallowed it with great apparent relish and ...

Author: Carolyn Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026869869

Category: Fiction

Page: 6219

View: 953

This carefully crafted ebook: "MURDER MYSTERY COLLECTION: Detective Fleming Stone Mysteries, Complete Pennington Wise Series, Sherlock Holmes Cases & Many More” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Fleming Stone Mysteries The Clue The Gold Bag A Chain of Evidence The Maxwell Mystery Anybody But Anne The White Alley The Curved Blades The Mark of Cain Vicky Van The Diamond Pin Raspberry Jam The Mystery of the Sycamore The Mystery Girl Spooky Hollow Prillilgirl The Bronze Hand Where's Emily Pennington Wise Mysteries The Room with the Tassels The Man Who Fell Through the Earth In the Onyx Lobby The Come-Back The Luminous Face The Vanishing of Betty Varian Other Novels The Deep-Lake Mystery Face Cards The Adventure of the Mona Lisa The Adventure of the Clothes-Line Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. At the beginning of the career she concentrated on poetry, humor and children's books, but later devoted herself to the mystery genre. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories and the Pennington Wise series. She is also known for her Patty Fairfield series of novels for young girls.

Pasta Pinot Murder

I scooped up a spoonful of the chicken risotto, and blew on it to cool it just a bit. I tentatively put the spoonful in my mouth, not knowing exactly how it ...

Author: Jamie Lee Scott

Publisher: LBB Company

ISBN: 1942245122

Category: Fiction


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Murder Under the Bridge

little long-handled pot with water and a spoonful of sugar. When it boiled, she added a heaping spoonful of finely ground coffee and cardamom and watched it ...

Author: Kate Raphael

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631529617

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 586

Winner IPPY Silver in Mystery and IndieFab Finalist in Mystery and Multicultural Fiction When Rania—the only female Palestinian police detective in the northern West Bank, as well as a young mother in a rural community where many believe women should not have such a dangerous career—discovers the body of a foreign woman on the edge of her village, no one seems to want her look too deeply into what’s happened. But she finds an ally in Chloe—a gay, Jewish-American peace worker with a camera and a big attitude—and together, with the help of an annoying Israeli policeman, they work to solve the murder. As they do, secrets about war crimes and Israel’s thriving sex trafficking trade begin to surface—and Rania finds everything she holds dear in jeopardy. Fast-paced and intricately plotted, Murder Under The Bridge offers mystery lovers an intimate view of one of the most fraught political conflicts on the planet.