Something new for cozy mystery fans

Are you a cozy mystery fan who is looking for something different?  Sample the first volume in these cozy series new to Glenside Public Library District.

Running on empty : a Main Street mystery / Sandra Balzo

Main Street Mysteries

Running on empty  / Sandra Balzo

Life on Sutherton's Main Street has always been inexplicably hazardous. Like the student who bet he could paddle a beer-filled ice chest across the lake. And lost. Not to mention the occasional tourist who wandered into the mountains, never to wander back out. But the day Daisy Griggs siphoned three pints of blood from poor Mrs Bradenham seemed to set a new standard. Now more and more people are dying and unless Daisy's daughter can figure out why, her mother may be next. 

Her royal spyness

Royal Spyness series

Her royal spyness / Rhys Bowen

A penniless twenty-something member of the extended British royal family, Lady Victoria, the daughter of the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch, puts her sleuthing talents to work when an arrogant Frenchman, who is determined to gain control of her family's eight-hundred-year-old estate for himself, ends up dead in her bathtub.

State of the onion / Julie Hyzy

White House Chef mysteries

State of the onion / Julie Hyzy

Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top.  Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu! Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, which is pretty hard to honor in the most important kitchen in the world. She's hell-bent on earning her dream job, Executive Chef. There's just one thing: her nemesis is vying for it, too. Well, that and the fact that an elusive assassin wants to see her fry.

Lye in wait / Cricket McRae

Home Crafting mysteries

Lye in wait / Cricket McRae

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?

Well-offed in Vermont : a pret' near perfect mystery / Amy Patricia Meade

Pret' near perfect mysteries

Well-offed in Vermont  / Amy Patricia Meade

                Stella Thornton Buckley feels out of her element in small-town Vermont, and not just because she's fresh from Manhattan. Hours after moving to maple country, she and husband Nick find a body in their well. The investigation pushes the couple into a less than luxurious deer camp. They drive their Smart Car all over the hamlet to question the quirky locals about the dead man, a businessman that rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way.

Southern fried / Cathy Pickens

Southern Fried mysteries

Southern fried / Cathy Pickens

Laid off from her prominent job with a big-city law firm, attorney Avery Andrews returns to the small Southern town of her childhood in the hope of setting up a new practice but finds her efforts challenged by the murder of a first client and an old classmate's volatile declarations of love.

Knock off / Rhonda Pollero

F.A.T. mysteries

Knock off / Rhonda Pollero

West Palm Beach paralegal, discount shopping queen, and slacker extraordinaire, Finley Anderson Tanner, discovers she has a knack for sleuthing when her boss forces her to help a client prove that her husband's death was no accident, with the help of a sexy P.I.

Dead-end Jobs mysteries

Shop till you drop / Elaine Viets

On the run from her past, Helen Hawthorne becomes a salesclerk at an elite clothing boutique in Fort Lauderdale - a seemingly mundane job that unexpectedly plunges her into a world of danger when she discovers that her employer has been embezzling money and dealing drugs.

I scream, you scream : a mystery à la mode / Wendy Lyn Watson

Mysteries a la Mode

I scream, you scream / Wendy Lyn Watson

When her ex-husband's buxom girlfriend is murdered, ice-cream parlor owner Tally Jones and her former high school flame, Finn Harper, investigate the inhabitants of Dalliance, Texas, to find the murderer and clear Tally's name.

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