wicked witch murder

Book Title : Wicked Witch Murder
Author : Leslie Meier
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date : 2011-08-01
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9780758295217
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Reprinted Edition When the bewitching Diana Ravenscroft comes to quiet Tinker's Cove and opens Solstice, a quaint little shop offering everything from jewelry to psychic readings, Lucy Stone writes her off as eccentric but harmless. Even after Diana gives her a disturbingly accurate reading, Lucy can't help but befriend the newcomer. But not everyone in town is so enchanted. And when Lucy stumbles upon a dead body near her home, she can't shake the feeling that something sinister is lurking in the crisp October air. . . Convinced Diana is an evil witch, prominent businessman Ike Stoughton blames her for a series of recent misfortunes, including Lucy's gruesome discovery and his own wife's death, and rallies the townsfolk against her. But after Lucy learns the murder victim was a magician and close friend of Diana's, she starts to wonder who's really stirring up a cauldron of trouble. By Halloween, her suspicions lead her to a deadly web of secrets--and a spine-chilling brush with the things that go bump in the night. . . "Clever. . .a neat little cozy." --Publishers Weekly "Keeps fans coming back for more." --RT Book Reviews "The warm, small-town ambiance and the persevering Lucy Stone make this a winner for cozy fans." --Library Journal "I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart

Book Title : Lewd Women and Wicked Witches
Author : Marianne Hester
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2003-10-04
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781134911363
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In the sixteenth century and seventeenth centuries it was women who were almost exclusively persecuted as witches. However, the witch craze has been subjected to surprisingly little feminist analysis. In Lewd Women and Wicked Witches, Marianne Hester reviews and develops revolutionary feminist thinking. Accordingly, she shows how witches can be seen as victims of the oppression of a male dominated society. Concentrating on English source material, the author shows how witch-hunts may be seen as an historically specific example of male dominance. Relying on an eroticised construct of women's inferiority, they were part of the ongoing attempt by men to maintain their power over women.

Book Title : Mistletoe Murder
Author : Leslie Meier
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date : 2008-10-01
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9780758290014
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s gift, and making her daughter’s angel costume for the church pageant weren’t enough things for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas schedule, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn’t smell right. Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa’s Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she’s about to receive a present from Santa she didn’t ask for—a killer who won’t be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself . . . “Meier continues to exploit the charm factor in her small-town setting, while keeping the murder plots as realistic as possible in such a cozy world.” —Booklist

Book Title : Silver Anniversary Murder
Author : Leslie Meier
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release Date : 2018-10-01
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781496710352
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Many bake sales and holidays have come and gone since Leslie Meier first introduced her beloved sleuth Lucy Stone. But even after twenty-four books into the bestselling series, murder is never out of the picture . . . As Tinker’s Cove, Maine, buzzes over a town-wide silver wedding anniversary bash, Lucy is reminded of her nuptials and ponders the whereabouts of Beth Gerard, her strong-willed maid of honor. It only takes one phone call for Lucy to realize that a reunion will happen sooner than later—at Beth’s funeral. Beth, who was in the process of finalizing her fourth divorce, had a reputation for living on the edge—but no one can believe she would jump off a penthouse terrace in New York City. The more Lucy learns about Beth’s former husbands, the more she suspects one of them committed murder. Summoning her friend’s impulsive spirit, Lucy vows to scour New York in search of the killer—even if it means risking herself as the next victim . . . “Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author

Book Title : Easter Bunny Murder
Author : Leslie Meier
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date : 2014-03-01
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781617730412
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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With a harsh Maine winter finally over, Lucy Stone is excited to cover the annual Easter egg hunt for the Tinker’s Cove Pennysaver. Hosted by elderly socialite Vivian Van Vorst at her oceanfront estate, it’s a swanky event where the eggs are as likely to contain savings bonds as jelly beans. But when Lucy arrives at Pine Point, the gates are locked, and a man dressed as the Easter Bunny emerges only to drop dead moments later . . . Lucy discovers that the victim is Vivian’s grandson, and all is not well at Pine Point. Vivian has been skipping lunch dates, and her charitable donations have abruptly stopped. Is she going senile? Or are her heirs a little too anxious to take over her estate? As Lucy gathers a basketful of suspects, she’ll have to chase the truth down a rabbit hole before a killer with a deadly case of spring fever claims another victim . . . “A fun and engaging read.” —The Barnstable Patriot “Delightful . . . Cozy fans will enjoy Lucy’s hunt for the truth.” —Publishers Weekly “Once again, Meier delivers a top-notch mystery!” —RT Book Reviews

Book Title : Chocolate Covered Murder
Author : Leslie Meier
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date : 2013-01-01
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9780758285959
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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It's frigid in snow-covered Tinker's Cove, and Lucy is fighting the winter blues--and her widening waistline. No one in their right mind would vacation in Maine this time of year, but to boost the economy, the town is launching a travel promotion for Valentine's Day. As a reporter for the Pennysaver, Lucy is assigned a puff piece on upscale Chanticleer's Chocolates, and its deliciously handsome owner, Trey Meacham. Soon Lucy discovers there's another tantalizing tart behind the counter. Sultry store manager Tamzin Graves is only too eager to serve her male customers. Leaving a throng of jealous women in her wake, it's almost no surprise when Tamzin turns up dead, her body covered in chocolate. . . Could a bitter ex-wife be behind the crimes? Or a candy shop competitor? There's no sugar-coating the truth, and as Lucy closes in on the culprit, she may find herself locked in the clutches of a half-baked killer. . . "I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart "Fast-paced. . .intriguing." --Publishers Weekly "An enjoyable story." --RT Book Reviews

Book Title : St Patrick s Day Murder
Author : Leslie Meier
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date : 2009-03-01
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780758243126
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Not many people in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, knew Old Dan Malone. The grizzled barkeep’s social circle was limited to the rough-hewn lobstermen and other assorted toughs that frequented his bar. But when his body is found bobbing in the town’s icy harbor, Lucy Stone makes getting to know more about Old Dan a priority. Local musician Dave Reilly insists Old Dan conned a winning lottery ticket worth five grand from him. Handyman Brian Donohue claims that Old Dan stiffed him for repair work he’d done at the bar. The confusion surrounding the death is only compounded by the arrival of actor Dylan Malone, Old Dan’s brother and a prominent, if fading, attraction of the Dublin stage. Dylan has come to direct the production of “Finian’s Rainbow,” the featured event at Our Lady of Hope’s annual St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza. Was Old Dan killed by someone he’d cheated or someone he’d loved? While Lucy can’t be sure, one thing is abundantly clear—the stage is set for a murder mystery with a killer ending! “Warm and homespun characters, plenty of seaside ambience and a fast-moving plot make this perfect winter cozy.” —Publishers Weekly

Book Title : Turkey Day Murder
Author : Leslie Meier
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date : 2008-10-01
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9780758287083
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Once again, Leslie Meier gives mystery fans a reason to give thanks for the eccentric charms of Tinker's Cove and the intriguing exploits of its resident amateur sleuth, Lucy Stone. Turkey Day Murder Tinker's Cove has a long history of Thanksgiving festivities, from visits with TomTom Turkey to the annual Warriors high school football game and Lucy Stone's impressive pumpkin pie. But this year, someone has added murder to the menu, and Lucy intends to discover who left Metinnicut Indian activist Curt Nolan deader than the proverbial Thanksgiving turkey--with an ancient war club next to his head. The list of suspects isn't exactly a brief one. Nolan had a habit of disagreeing with just about everybody he met. Between fixing dinner for twelve and keeping her four kids from tearing each other limb from limb, Lucy has a pretty full plate already. So what's a little investigation? But if she's not careful, she just may find herself served up as a last-minute course, stone-cold dead with all the trimmings. . . "I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart "Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." --Chicago Sun Times

Book Title : Murder She Barked
Author : Krista Davis
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2013-12-03
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781101593066
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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THE FIRST PAWS & CLAWS MYSTERY FROM KRISTA DAVIS—A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia, is the country's premiere vacation hot spot for pet owners who can’t bear to leave their furry friends behind. But this tourist town smells trouble when a killer goes on the prowl... Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain. The staff—and a frisky Calico kitten named Twinkletoes—adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival. But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident—which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled. Delicious recipes for owners and pets included!

Book Title : Cherringham Murder by Moonlight
Author : Matthew Costello
Publisher : BASTEI LÜBBE
Release Date : 2014-02-13
Pages : 112
ISBN : 9783838748351
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Just two weeks to go before the Cherringham Charity Christmas Concert. Choir rehearsals are in full swing. Then the worst thing happens: Kirsty Kimball, one of the singers, is found dead from a severe allergic reaction to one of the home-made rehearsal cakes. Jack is pulled in to help bolster the depleted choir - and soon he's convinced that Kirsty's death was no accident. Sarah agrees, and the two of them are soon immersed in the jealousies, rivalries, and passions of Cherringham's Rotary Club choir ... Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series, Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series, Caroline Graham's Midsomer Murders, and the American TV series Murder She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury. Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90’s, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham. Now into its second season of 12 novellas, Cherringham is popular around the world and has been adapted as a series of audiobooks in English and German.