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Mother Knows Best

Author : Karen MacInerney
ISBN : 1503954838
Genre : Fiction
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Things aren't going well for private investigator and mom Margie Peterson. Her husband, Blake, is claiming his taste for drag queens is "just a phase." Her first-grade daughter isn't fitting in at her new posh elementary school, Holy Oaks Catholic School. And her hippie mother has swept into town and replaced the family's store of processed foods with seaweed snacks. To top it all off, a late-night phone call from her boss, Peaches Barlowe, has pulled Margie into a very strange murder case, one that involves the Holy Oaks headmaster, George Cavendish. Poor man--he just happened to die in a dominatrix's pink vinyl wading pool while wearing nothing but Aquaman tights and goggles. As it turns out, there are a lot of people who might have wanted Mr. Cavendish dead, from his bereaved, betrayed widow to the shady owners of the local strip joint. Not even Margie's best friend, whose daughter didn't get into Holy Oaks, is above suspicion. Can the overtaxed PI solve the case before things get even weirder?

Mother S Day Out

Author : Karen MacInerney
ISBN : 147758174X
Genre : Fiction
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“A laugh-out-loud, wacky and hysterical romp.” — Sue Ann Jaffarian, author of the Odelia Grey mysteriesLife is pretty typical for stay-at-home mom Margie Peterson. She's got a peanut-butter-covered wardrobe, an attorney husband who's always at the office, and a mother-in-law who keeps slipping her books like "Sex Secrets of Happy Wives." Then she lands a part-time job at a seedy P.I. firm — and her humdrum suburban life is turned upside-down.By the end of her first day, Margie's totaled her minivan, submitted a picture of a naked man in Saran Wrap to the school newsletter, and accidentally participated in a drag queen contest. When she finds a dead transvestite in the “Princesses'” room of a gay bar, she decides it may be time to hang up her hat and start planning Tupperware parties. Then she picks up the drag queen's phone… and discovers the last call the dead man made was to Margie's own house."If you love a mystery with the most unlikeliest P.I. EVER... with enough snort-worthy moments to have the family looking up and wanting to know what's tickled your fancy… then, yeah, pay Margie Peterson a visit. You will not be disappointed." — Bookaroo-JuPraise for Howling at the Moon:“Humorous and event-filled… a romantic triangle also adds spice and interest. Future adventures promise to be quite entertaining!” — Romantic Times"Sophie was a delight, and Howling at the Moon was like a big bag of potato chips...I kept reaching for the next page, and the next, and the next..."— MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times best-selling author of the Undead seriesPraise for the Gray Whale Inn mysteries:"Karen MacInerney writes with verve and vitality, and her Natalie Barnes is a Maine original. I'm ready to book a room at the Gray Whale Inn!" — Susan Wittig Albert, New York Times best-selling author of the China Bayles Herbal Mysteries"Deliciously clever plot. Juicy characters. Karen MacInerney has cooked up a winning recipe for murder. Don't miss this mystery!" — Maggie Sefton, New York Times best-selling author of Knit One, Kill Two

Howling At The Moon

Author : Karen MacInerney
ISBN : 9780345504814
Genre : Fiction
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“A swift-paced, fun romp.” –Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author Romance is about to get a little hairy. Sophie Garou seems to have it all: a great job at a prestigious accounting firm, a closet that rivals a Nordstrom showroom, and a terrific boyfriend who isn’t afraid to use the “M” word. There’s just one little itty-bitty problem: Sophie is a werewolf–and her time of month has a whole new meaning. Needless to say, life among yummy flesh-and-blood humans is no piece of steak . . . er, cake!, but regular doses of wolfsbane tea and a mother who runs a magic shop have helped Sophie keep her paranormal pedigree under wraps. Still, when a sexy, golden-eyed werewolf prowls into town, Sophie finds herself struggling to keep her animal impulses in check–not to mention trying to keep things on track with her super hot (and super human) lawyer boyfriend. What’s more, someone is threatening to expose Sophie for what she really is. And when her mother is accused of selling a poison-laced potion, Sophie must sniff out a culprit before the fur hits the fan. DON’T MISS THE NEXT BOOK IN THIS HAIR-RAISING TRILOGY: ON THE PROWL From the Paperback edition.

Mother S Little Helper

Author : Karen MacInerney
ISBN : 1477820094
Genre : Fiction
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In the third novel in Karen MacInerney’s madcap series, murder proves a welcome distraction to the zany adventures and quirky characters in PI Margie Peterson’s life. Private investigator/single mom Margie Peterson barely has time for breakfast, let alone to hit the gym. But when Austin Heights PTA president Pansy Parker hires her to find out who’s been embezzling PTA funds, that’s exactly where Margie ends up…finding Pansy dangling upside down from a Nautilus machine. But the PTA president’s not alone: the dead body of a personal trainer is there, too. And now she’s facing murder charges. To find out what really happened, Margie goes undercover as a Brazilian body waxer and an energy drink bottler. What she discovers stinks worse than a pair of sweaty gym socks. But that’s not all. Margie’s husband is living with his Madonna-impersonating boyfriend; her boss keeps setting her up on disastrous dates, including one with a vengeful sock puppet named Marshmallow; her daughter’s fry phone is being held hosta≥ and her pet piglet, Twinkles, ran off after a sausage-smuggling streaker. Can Margie pull out the big guns to find the real killer, save the fry phone, and recover Twinkles—before it’s too late?

Murder On The Rocks

Author : Karen MacInerney
ISBN : 9780738716862
Genre : Fiction
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Trading in Texas heat for Maine's tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island. She adores whipping up buttery muffins and other rich breakfast treats for her guests until Bernard Katz checks in. The overbearing land developer plans to build a resort next door where an endangered colony of black-chinned terns is nesting. Worried about the birds, the inevitable transformation of the sleepy fishing community, and her livelihood, Natalie takes a public stand against the project. But the town board sides with Katz. Just when it seems like things can't get any worse, Natalie finds Katz dead. Now the police and much of the town think she's guilty. Can Natalie track down the true killer before she's hauled off to jail...or becomes the next victim? Murder on the Rocks is an Agatha Award nominee.

Brush With Death

Author : Karen MacInerney
ISBN : 9780738734590
Genre : Fiction
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During a busy holiday season on Cranberry Island, Natalie Barnes investigates the apparent suicide of Fernand, her niece's artistic mentor, and when she uncovers clues that point to murder, she becomes the killer's next target.

Games Divas Play

Author : Angela Burt-Murray
ISBN : 1477820167
Genre : Fiction
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First lady of the NBA Vanessa King asks her friend Nia for help when "Golden Goddess" Laila James sets her sights on Vanessa's husband and a dangerous stalker threatens her family.

Opal Fire

Author : Barbra Annino
ISBN : 1612186122
Genre : Fiction
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Small-town reporter and witch Stacy Justice has her hands full when her cousin Cinnamon's bar is set on fire, the investigation of which reveals that someone wants Stacy dead, and that her so-called magic skills are rusty.

Murder Behind The Badge

Author : Stacy Dittrich
ISBN : 9781616140533
Genre : True Crime
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As a crime victim myself who went on to become a felony prosecutor, police have been a constant in my life for many, many years. They are some of the most honorable people I have ever known. This book exposes the dichotomy between police who fight crime every day vs. those who have become criminals themselves... a real mind-twister!- NANCY GRACEFormer prosecutor, host of HLN Prime Time's Nancy Graceand author of the New York Times best seller Objection! - How High-PricedDefense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice SystemMost men and women who aspire to be police officers begin their careers with a noble dream of community service, upholding the law, and helping those in need. Yet over time the rigors and emotional strain of dealing with society's worst element wear on even the most idealistic officers like a sheet of sandpaper, until what used to be a compassionate human being is slowly rubbed away. A few become corrupted and slip into criminal behavior, directly contradicting their oath to guard the public. Even worse, there are some who hide behind their badges to commit the most heinous crimes imaginable.In a shocking true-crime narrative that reads like a thriller, former police officer, former detective, and mystery writer Stacy Dittrich tells eighteen stories about cops who kill. From the brutal to the bizarre, the senseless to the extreme, these men and women abused their power, took human life, and are now (except for one) paying the consequences.Some killed for love, others for money, and still others because of seemingly trivial personality conflicts. Dittrich profiles, among others:· New Orleans cop Antoinette Frank, who brutally murdered three innocent people, including a fellow officer· Canton, Ohio police officer Bobby Cutts Jr., who murdered his former girlfriend when she was nine-months pregnant· California highway patrolman Craig Peyer, who pulled over San Diego State college student Cara Knott over a frivolous traffic violation, then murdered her.· Columbia, Missouri officer Steven Rios, who slit the throat of his gay lover, after he threatened to tell everyone of their relationship.As a veteran police officer with seventeen years of experience, Dittrich is careful to emphasize that the vast majority of law enforcement officers dutifully uphold their oath to protect the public trust. The fascinating stories she tells are examples of the few whose character flaws turned them into the very criminals they themselves at one time pursued.Stacy Dittrich (Mansfield, OH) is an award-winning veteran law enforcement officer, author, media consultant, and former detective specializing in sex crimes. In 2002, she received the Victims of Crime Award from former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro. She is the author of the CeeCee Gallagher thriller series about a female detective. She has been featured on HLN's Nancy Grace show, Fox's Geraldo at Large, and other programs.

Dead And Berried

Author : Karen MacInerney
ISBN : 073870914X
Genre : Fiction
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In this delicious follow-up to Murder on the Rocks, developers are planning to wipe out a cranberry bog to build a subdivision. Natalie Barnes isn't sweet on the idea, but the single innkeeper has other problems on her plate: a withering relationship with her best friend Charlene, eerie bumps in the night suggesting the Gray Whale Inn is haunted, and there's a killer on the loose, picking off people like ripe fruit.

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