Daisies for Innocence

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.

Author: Bailey Cattrell

Publisher: NAL

ISBN: 9780451476883

Category: California

Page: 336

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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....
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Marigolds for Malice

Ellie and her women's business group, the Greenstockings, are helping to open a new museum about local history, and while sorting through the collection of artifacts they discover a time capsule from the days of the Gold Rush.

Author: Bailey Cattrell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698407206

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In the third captivating Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell, Elliana Allbright will need to dig up clues from the past to weed out a killer... Elliana Allbright is happy running her perfume shop, Scents & Nonsense, in the charming town of Poppyville, California. And she's even happier when she can use her inherited abilities to infuse her perfumes with an extra special something that eases woes or solves problems for her customers. But she'll need those abilities and more when murder comes to town. Ellie and her women's business group, the Greenstockings, are helping to open a new museum about local history, and while sorting through the collection of artifacts they discover a time capsule from the days of the Gold Rush. Among the contents is a strange botanical manuscript, recognized by local history professor Eureka Sanford as extremely rare and valuable. When the professor is found dead in the museum, Ellie has no choice but to sniff out the murderer... but this one may have roots that are as old as Poppyville.
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Nightshade for Warning

The second Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell—author of the New York Times bestselling Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates.

Author: Bailey Cattrell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698407190

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The second Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell—author of the New York Times bestselling Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates. Elliana Allbright’s custom-made perfume shop and the Enchanted Garden behind it are garnering all sorts of attention, but a dead body could bury her in bad publicity. . . . Ellie’s business and personal life have been flourishing in her hometown of Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense. She uses her very special skills to craft perfumes that almost magically ease heartache, inspire change, and bring joy—and her customers love to relax in the beautiful garden behind her shop with her corgi, Dash, and her cat, Nabokov. She even lives right next to the garden, in a compact “tiny house”—and she’s excited to hear that a journalist is going to write a feature about her home and garden for a national magazine. But then the journalist is found dead, and suspicion falls on the last person to see him—who just happens to be Ellie’s brother’s girlfriend. So before everything goes to seed, Ellie must rely on her powers—observational and otherwise—to pick out the real killer from an ever-expanding bouquet of culprits. . . .
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Potions and Pastries

In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble.

Author: Bailey Cates

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399587009

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble.... It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years. The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold....
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Spells and Scones

There's a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries.

Author: Bailey Cates

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698140608

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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There's a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries... When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie’s own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer—before Angie gets served... RECIPES INCLUDED!
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Spin a Wicked Web

Praise for Spin a Wicked Web, book three in the Home Crafting Mystery series: "Cozy up for a finely crafted mystery-lots of twists and tangles, a most entertaining yarn.

Author: Cricket McRae

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738720401

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Things are getting serious between Sophie Mae and Detective Ambrose. But Sophie Mae has a new love in her life—spinning. Pursuing her newfound passion is great fun . . . until her fellow co-op member, Ariel, is found strangled to death with Sophie Mae's very first skein of yarn. Young and pretty, Ariel used her feminine charms and sexual magnetism to lure married men. Was the murder victim truly a gold digger in hot pants? Or just a troubled girl who met a bad end? With a tangled weave of suspects to wade through and Barr's ex turning up, it's all Sophie Mae can do to unravel this tightly knitted mystery—without coming undone herself! Praise for Spin a Wicked Web, book three in the Home Crafting Mystery series: "Cozy up for a finely crafted mystery-lots of twists and tangles, a most entertaining yarn."-Laura Childs, author of Death by Darjeeling: A Tea Shop Mystery "A fast-paced contemporary cozy."-Monica Ferris, author of Thai Die: A Needlecraft Mystery
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Deadly Row to Hoe

Another strong volume in a series that will appeal to fans of farmer's market series from Paige Shelton and B. B. Haywood."—Booklist "McRae's lighthearted mystery is quirky, well plotted and fun."—RT Book Reviews "McRae, whose home ...

Author: Cricket McRae

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738734835

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Harvest time in Cadyville, Washington, finds Sophie Mae Ambrose volunteering at the local organic farm—and trying to make a little sprout of her own with Barr, her police detective husband. But a dead body discovered in the farm's compost heap is enough to cast dark clouds over Sophie Mae's sunny mood. When Barr's boss lets her know they need help identifying the body, a reluctant Sophie Mae presses her network of friends and neighbors into action. Turning up the heat on a whole crop of suspects seems to be producing results...until a farmhand is found with a shovel-shaped bump on his head. If Sophie Mae and Barr don't root out the killer soon, it's only a matter of time before another victim is squashed. Praise: "The pacing and setting are refreshing, and the craft details are well blended. Another strong volume in a series that will appeal to fans of farmer's market series from Paige Shelton and B. B. Haywood."—Booklist "McRae's lighthearted mystery is quirky, well plotted and fun."—RT Book Reviews "McRae, whose home-crafting mysteries always offer tips in mastering some new area of domestic expertise, spices her juicy mystery with some intriguing veggie lore."—Kirkus Reviews
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Daisy Miller

This Broadview edition presents an early version of James’s best-known novella within the cultural contexts of its day.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460400821

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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Henry James’s Daisy Miller was an immediate sensation when it was first published in 1878 and has remained popular ever since. In this novella, the charming but inscrutable young American of the title shocks European society with her casual indifference to its social mores. The novella was popular in part because of the debates it sparked about foreign travel, the behaviour of women, and cultural clashes between people of different nationalities and social classes. This Broadview edition presents an early version of James’s best-known novella within the cultural contexts of its day. In addition to primary materials about nineteenth-century womanhood, foreign travel, medicine, philosophy, theatre, and art—some of the topics that interested James as he was writing the story—this volume includes James’s ruminations on fiction, theatre, and writing, and presents excerpts of Daisy Miller as he rewrote it for the theatre and for a much later and heavily revised edition.
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Lye in Wait

This crafty new series features real recipes and a blundering, yet lovable, amateur sleuth who brings a fresh face to cozy mysteries.

Author: Cricket McRae

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738717289

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Cocoa butter soap, check. Lemon lip balm, check. A dead body? That's just what Sophie Mae Reynolds finds in her workroom: the corpse of Walter Hanover, the neighborhood handyman. He died from drinking lye, something she has in good supply. But the police don't suspect Sophie Mae, a thirty-something widow who makes and sells beauty products. Instead they call it a suicide. But why would a man with lottery cash and a loving fiancée kill himself? No one can stop the impulsive Sophie Mae from answering this riddle, not her sensible best friend Meghan or Detective Ambrose, who incites annoyance as well as stomach flutters. Sophie Mae's big mouth and sharp nose lead her to a peppermint-scented trail of arson, bigamy, and a shocking family secret that reveals a personal connection to Walter . . . and his killer. This crafty new series features real recipes and a blundering, yet lovable, amateur sleuth who brings a fresh face to cozy mysteries.
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Witches and Wedding Cake

Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy in less than a week, and she's still finding time to run the Honeybee Bakery.

Author: Bailey Cates

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780593099223

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy in less than a week, and she's still finding time to run the Honeybee Bakery. But when Declan's family shows up early to enjoy a few extra days in Savannah, his youngest sister finds an unsavoury surprise: her ex-husband, dead in a hotel room hours after they argued. The ex was a scam artist with a lot of enemies, but the argument puts Declan's sister under suspicion. Between dress fittings and dough-kneading, Katie - along with her witchy friends in the spellbook club - will really have to work some magic to figure out who killed the con man.
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Skirting the Grave

Maddie Cutler thought she was taking on a new design intern for her boutique. But instead she finds her dead at the train station under suspicious circumstances. Now, Maddie is determined to iron out the wrinkles of this mystery.

Author: Annette Blair

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101539965

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Maddie Cutler thought she was taking on a new design intern for her boutique. But instead she finds her dead at the train station under suspicious circumstances. Now, Maddie is determined to iron out the wrinkles of this mystery.
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Daisy Miller

Daisy Miller is the story of a young woman from New York's willful yet innocent flirtation with a young Italian, and its unfortunate consequences.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387682898

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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Daisy Miller is the story of a young woman from New York's willful yet innocent flirtation with a young Italian, and its unfortunate consequences. The novella was the first big success for author Henry James who would repeat the theme of a venturesome American girl in the treacherous waters of European society in his later masterpiece, The Portrait of a Lady.
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Heaven Preserve Us

The characters are engaging, the story intriguing, and the book a pleasure to read."—Mysterious Reviews "McRae delivers another satisfying and clever novel with an intriguing plot—murder by botulism."—Fresh Fiction "Nicely paced ...

Author: Cricket McRae

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738720197

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Praise for Lye in Wait, the first Home Crafting Mystery: "McRae crafts strong characters [and] spins a credible, enjoyable plot." —Library Journal "[A] wonderful start to a mystery series." —Cozy Library Wine jelly. Watermelon pickles. And a suicidal stalker? Great. Thirty-something crafter extraordinaire Sophie Mae Reynolds makes preserves by day and answers a crisis center help referral line by night. What better way to help people while still keeping a low profile? But on her very first night, she gets a call from a man who is threatening suicide . . . and her. Angrily deeming the caller a crank, her boss, Philip Heaven, disconnects the line. Days later, Philip dies from a nasty case of botulism. Now, as a stalker singles out Sophie Mae, Philip's eerie last words keep coming back to haunt her: Threat. Meant it. Stirring up the town with talk of murder by preserves, can Sophie Mae and her handsome boyfriend Detective Barr Ambrose spoil a mad murderer's poisonous plans? This dangerously delicious second book in the Home Crafting Mystery series also includes recipes for preserves and beauty products!
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The Calamity Caf

First in a new cozy mystery series featuring Southern cooking that is to die for.

Author: Gayle Leeson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101990797

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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First in a new cozy mystery series featuring Southern cooking that is to die for. Aspiring chef and small-town Virginia native Amy Flowers is ready to open her own café offering old-fashioned Southern food. But her dream may go up in smoke when someone kills the competition... Tired of waiting tables at Lou’s Joint, Amy Flowers doesn’t just quit—she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss, so she can finally open the café of her dreams. Amy can't wait to serve the kind of Southern, down-home treats and dishes that her grandmother always loved to the kooky cast of regulars at the restaurant. She knows her comfort food will be the talk of the sweet, small town of Winter Garden, Virginia. At first Lou Lou refuses to sell, but when she seems ready to make a deal, she tells Amy to come see her. Showing up at the eatery ready to negotiate, Amy is shocked to find her former employer murdered. As the prime suspect, Amy will have to clear her name by serving up the real killer—and with Lou Lou’s stack of enemies, that’s a tall order. Includes delicious Southern recipes!
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A Victorian Flower Dictionary

Now modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom. Kirkby shares the historical literary, and cultural significance of flowers.

Author: Mandy Kirkby

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780345532862

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 187

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Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings-- love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom. Kirkby shares the historical literary, and cultural significance of flowers.
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Shattered Innocence

As I picked a bunch of daisies for my little girl, I felt God's hand on me. ... They belonged there to tell the innocent child in me, who Again, I cried out to my Father to ease the pain of the memories as I laid the bunch of daisies at ...

Author: T. R. Johnson

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 9781933899206

Category: Religion

Page: 84

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"Shattered Innocence" is a heart-wrenching look into the life of an adult victim of childhood sexual abuse. It takes the reader on a journey through the years of tears, rage and pain a victim experiences, and it journals God's miraculous healing, restoration, and forgiveness. (Practical Life)
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A Taste of the Nightlife

Charlotte Caine isn't called "the Vampire Chef" because she's a member of New York's undead community-she just cooks for them.

Author: Sarah Zettel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101516317

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Charlotte Caine isn't called "the Vampire Chef" because she's a member of New York's undead community-she just cooks for them. Her restaurant, Nightlife, is poised to take the top slot in the world of "haute noir" cuisine. But when a drunk customer causes a scene, a glowing review from the city's top food critic doesn't seem likely-especially when that customer winds up dead on Nightlife's doorstep. Now, with her brother under suspicion for the murder, Charlotte has to re-open her restaurant and clear her brother's name-before they both become dinner.
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A Magical Match

Witch and vintage store owner Lily Ivory faces her most difficult mystery to date with a case of mistaken identity that hits close to home.

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399584190

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Witch and vintage store owner Lily Ivory faces her most difficult mystery to date with a case of mistaken identity that hits close to home... Lily Ivory and her friends are planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the local women's shelter. When a figure from her past shows up unannounced, threatening her unless she returns something that belonged to him, Lily's fiancé, Sailor, steps in to defend her. After the same man is found dead later that day, Sailor is the primary suspect. He swears he's innocent, but multiple witnesses ID him as the perpetrator of the assault. Lily vows to clear his name...only she's not sure where to start with the mounting evidence against him. When she sees Sailor in the neighborhood despite knowing he's in jail, Lily starts to wonder if there could be a doppelganger in San Francisco. When she's not busy helping customers find matching outfits for the upcoming event, searching for a vintage wedding dress for her own nuptials, and dealing with an ill-timed magical cold, Lily begins to suspect one of her magical foes is targeting her loved ones in an attempt to weaken her.
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Murder Ink

The charm of Victoria Square may prove to be only skin deep when murder follows the arrival of a tattoo parlor in town in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

Author: Lorraine Bartlett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101614822

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The charm of Victoria Square may prove to be only skin deep when murder follows the arrival of a tattoo parlor in town in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series. A tattoo parlor on Victoria Square? Some of the merchants get hot under the collar at the proposal, but could they be driven to kill to stop it? That's what the sheriff's office and Katie Bonner want to know when the building's owner is electrocuted with his own saw. Meanwhile, tensions rise when a hot chef takes over the square's tea shop. Will Katie have three men vying for her affections, or will her rival take the tea cake?
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Give Up the Ghost

From the New York Times bestselling author of Keeper of the Castle, San Francisco contractor and ghost whisperer Mel Turner must solve a murder mystery at a haunted mansion in the Pacific Heights.

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780451465818

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Keeper of the Castle, San Francisco contractor and ghost whisperer Mel Turner must solve a murder mystery at a haunted mansion in the Pacific Heights... San Francisco millionaire Andrew Stirling wants to sell his Victorian mansion, but ghostly music, the squeaking of a long-disappeared weathervane, and an angry ghost keep running off potential buyers. After a famous psychic is called in, she informs the Stirlings that their multi-million-dollar renovations to “update” the home have left its resident ghost extremely agitated. So contractor Mel Turner is engaged to track down and replace some of the original features of the house. But when the beautiful psychic is found stabbed, it appears someone had a very human motive for murder. Now Mel must use her ghost whispering gift to uncover the secrets of the haunted house on the hill, and her sleuthing skills to catch a killer.
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