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  • Solomon’s Porch by Janet Morris Grimes

    by Chick Lit Café - Book Reviews, Promotions & Author Services
    Solomon’s Porch by Janet Morris Grimes Time. Solomon is running out of it. A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived. When his stooped body collides with the hardened realities of the present, Solomon lies in a coma as an unidentifiable victim of a hit-and-run accident in a faraway city. With nothing to keep him going but flashbacks of relationships from his past, Solomo... more
  • Mickie McKinney: Boy Detective, The Case of the Absent Answers

    by R.L. Fink
    Mickie McKinney is Maple Ridge Middle School's one and only private detective. (Not that anyone else wanted the title). So when the new girl, Sam Hayes is blamed for stealing the answers for the history test, he is the only one willing to step in an help. Aided by the intellectual know-how of Burners, the school mad scientist, and a few tips and tricks from his late father, Mickie is able to track down the real thief of the absent answers. And make a new friend along the way.
  • Black Jade - A Daiyu Wu Mystery

    by Gloria Oliver

    Could a gorgeous old ballgown be used to commit murder?

    Deep in the heart of Texas, Chinese immigrant Daiyu Wu discovers a mysterious ballgown in her family’s laundry business. It reeks of burned garlic and there is money pinned to it to pay for the cleaning. But no one knows who left it there.

    Harnessing her instincts, knowledge, and determination, Dai sets out to learn everything she can about this strange green dress. Who wore it? Who left it at the laundry?... more

  • A Portion of Malice

    by Lloyd Jeffries
    A Portion of Malice is a dark, intellectual thriller that tells the tale of suicidal, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Emery Merrick. Emery’s lost everything and sits with a pistol pressed to his head. Then there's a knock on the door. Nobel Peace Prize winner and world-famous billionaire, Thaddeus Drake, hires Emery to write his biography. Emery jumps at the chance, but soon discovers Drake is the immortal head of a secret society hell-bent on bringing about the apocalypse and offering human... more
  • What Happened on Box Hill

    by Elizabeth Gilliland
    What would happen if you combined all of Austen's characters into one modern-day novel? Murder, of course. When Caty Morland's roommate, Isabella, falls to her death on Initiation Night, Austen University is quick to cover up the scandal and call it a tragic accident. But avid true-crime lover Caty remains convinced that Isabella didn't fall; she was murdered. With the help of Pi Kappa Sigma President Emma Woodhouse, Caty organizes a dinner party with the most likely suspects, including fa... more
  • Island of Dead Gods

    by Verena Mahlow
    Synopsis: The ISLAND OF DEAD GODS is Ibiza, Spain. PHILINE MANN (Phil), a German interpreter and single mother who has been financially ruined by her own family, travels there to sell her last belonging of value, her beloved vacation cottage. The bank has given her two weeks to clear her account.
 On the ferry to Ibiza, Phil meets a brash but helpful woman, TAMAR, who connects her to the island ́s biggest real estate agent SCHERER. When Phil arrives on the island, her longtime friend DORO,... more
  • Burying Eva Flores

    by Jennifer Alsever
    BURYING EVA FLORES is a paranormal mystery told in a combination of prose, news stories, text messages, and interviews about the war between two very different girls, Eva Flores and Sophia Palmer, that comes to a head when one of them is accused of murdering the other.
  • Detective Swifty and the Case of the Missing Ice Sculpture

    by Deeksha Vishwamitra

    Detective Swifty, an adorable, clever swift fox, and his loyal, trustworthy prairie dog pal, Gus explore the cold Arctic tundra as they help Mayor Pauly the Polar Bear solve the case of the missing ice sculpture. This educational storybook introduces the reader to several endangered species of the Arctic Tundra biome, but also provides interesting facts about each animal, place, or thing introduced in "Knowledge Boxes" that are scattered throughout the book!

  • Accountability

    by Bob Price
    When there’s nowhere to turn because authority is corrupt what choice do any of us have? Leo Priest spent fifteen years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Worse, people knew he was innocent. Important people. Powerful people. People he trusted, respected. Discovering everything you believed in was an illusion is hard to take at the best of times. Doing so for a crime you did not commit, more so. As a former regular soldier with commendations for bravery in every war zone from Euro... more
  • Criminal Kingdom

    by Stephen K. Gold

    Joe Glass works undercover. 

    Deep undercover. A world where laws don’t count for anything and his so-called friends might kill him at any moment. Or he might have to kill them.

    His latest assignment - infiltrate a gang of thieves, drug dealers and murderers, led by terrifying psychotic Silas Brown. The gangsters are plotting to import a new and deadly narcotic that makes everything else on the street look like candy. They have to be stopped. 

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  • Valpolicella Violet (Franki Amato Mysteries 7)

    by Traci Andrighetti

    Franki Amato is in Venice to celebrate her best friend’s Christmas Eve nuptials. She’s looking forward to a relaxing break from the PI grind and a romantic gondola ride with her Casanova. But when a chef goes belly up after making violet risotto for the reception, her holiday plans start sinking like La Serenissima. Dead set on finding the killer and saving her BFF’s wedding, Franki navigates the city’s streets and canals that are darker and more twisted than catacomb ... more

  • Marsala Maroon (Franki Amato Mysteries 6)

    by Traci Andrighetti

    Jazz Fest is in full swing in The Big Easy, but PI Franki Amato is singing the blues. The owner of an historic Italian grocery and deli is murdered in a manner eerily reminiscent of the Axeman of New Orleans, a notorious serial killer who hasn’t struck in over a century, and someone Franki knows has been arrested for the crime. Adding to her distress, Franki, her mom, and her meddling Sicilian nonna finally meet her fiancé’s family, but the tone of their encounter is decide... more

  • Galliano Gold (Franki Amato Mysteries 5)

    by Traci Andrighetti

    It’s Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, but PI Franki Amato has too many problems to celebrate. A proven Sicilian lemon tradition hasn’t landed her a proposal, so her nonna has amped up the meddling to get her married, and pronto. Franki’s also under pressure to solve the strange murder of a family friend’s nephew, Nick Pescatore, who was found on a Mississippi River steamboat rumored to be haunted. When the sinister old boat sets sail on an overnight gambling cruise, F... more

  • Campari Crimson (Franki Amato Mysteries 4)

    by Traci Andrighetti

    Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato’s in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend Bradley has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker nonna who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a ... more

  • Amaretto Amber (Franki Amato Mysteries 3)

    by Traci Andrighetti

    Private investigator Franki Amato has just turned thirty, and she feels anything but festive. For starters, she can’t have cake because she’s given up sweets, and one of her teeth is torturing her. To add insult to birthday injury, she has to investigate a surreal strip club homicide—with her sixtyish ex-stripper landlady. Then her meddling Sicilian grandma crashes the New Orleans non-party and insists that she steal a lemon to land a husband. Unfortunately for Franki, the m... more

  • Prosecco Pink (Franki Amato Mysteries 2)

    by Traci Andrighetti

    For PI Franki Amato, New Orleans is anything but The Big Easy. Her best friend and employer has assigned her an unsettling investigation—the murder of a gorgeous cosmetics CEO at an allegedly haunted plantation. Adding to Franki’s stress, her meddling Sicilian nonna is planning her engagement even though her boyfriend, Bradley, hasn’t popped the question, and his new secretary seems determined to ensure a proposal never happens. As Bradley grows distant and the plantation gr... more

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