What Sam Knew

What Sam Knew
  • Author : Steve Higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 2020-03-12
  • ISBN : 9798611593578

What Sam Knew Book Review:

'When Steve Higgs writes, he hits it out of the park. I find myself laughing out loud and often.' When a climber suspiciously falls to his death and a local artist has her dog stolen, both cases fall into the lap of local sleuth, Patricia Fisher ... ... but they should have come with a warning. No sooner does she start to investigate, than a mysterious underworld figure issues a confusing threat. What has she uncovered? Local boy, Sam Chalk, wants to help, his antics amusing but seemingly nothing more than a distraction. Does he know something though? With time running out to save the dog, and the climber's death looking like nothing more than a terrible accident, a chance discovery will rock Patricia's world. If only she had listened to Sam. Get ready for a new series of thrills! 'This series has it all; everything I want in a story and series ... humour, suspense, and colourful characters. It's one of my top all-time favourite series.'

The Missing Sapphire of Zangrabar

The Missing Sapphire of Zangrabar
  • Author : Steve Higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 130
  • Relase : 2019-06-30
  • ISBN : 1073550044

The Missing Sapphire of Zangrabar Book Review:

'When Steve Higgs writes, he hits it out of the park. I find myself laughing out loud and often.' When Patricia Fisher boards the world's finest cruise for a three-month tour of the world, she expected a great many things ... ... finding herself embroiled in a priceless jewel theft wasn't one of them. Less than twenty-four hours after setting sail, she's accused of murder and confined to her cabin. Thankfully, she is staying in the royal suite and that means she has a butler to help her. When he recruits his gym instructor BFF, Barbie, the trio turn detective to find the real killer. But someone on board doesn't want them to succeed and when the next body is found in her kitchen, the team realise it's more than just her freedom at stake. They'd better solve this fast or all three of them might be next. The Missing Sapphire of Zangrabar is the first in a 10-book series as Patricia Fisher rediscovers herself, uncovers a skill for unravelling mysteries, and from the ashes of her marriage, becomes the phoenix she was always meant to be. Don't miss this funny, cozy mystery series. 'This series has it all; everything I want in a story and series ... humour, suspense, and colourful characters. It's one of my top all-time favourite series.' Author guarantee: This series contains no cussing and no graphic descriptions of sex or violence. Amazon customer review - 'This series has it all, everything I want in a story and series...humor, suspense, and colorful characters. It's one of my top all-time favorite series. When Steve Higgs writes, he hits it out of the park. I find myself laughing out loud and often, which is rare for me when reading. This book's roster of suspects, witnesses, and victims are all new and Steve doesn't write a character just to have another body count, he writes each and every one to evoke some feeling, be it anger, humor, or someone you wish you had in your own roster of friends. I always say that each new story in Steve Higg's series is the best one yet, and this one had a lot going on, but it really was the best one for me yet.'

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home
  • Author : Steve Higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 9798603449494

No Place Like Home Book Review:

Fifty-three-year-old Patricia Fisher is a trouble magnet like no other, a sad fact she has come to accept during her three month around the world cruise. Wherever she goes, bodies just appear, or someone gets kidnapped, or she accidentally uncovers a plot to overthrow a government. Life certainly isn’t dull for Patricia. But when she arrives home in England, she plans to start a new chapter of her life. Of course, she has a case waiting for her: the murder of her former BFF, successful business owner Maggie Jeffries. It’s not the straightforward investigation she expected though. Maggie’s office manager has vanished, anomalous sums are missing from the business accounts, and there’s a mysterious giant following her. Could her past cases be coming back to get revenge? With a potential gangland connection to the murder, cops telling her to leave the case alone, and her dog, Anna, about to give birth to royal puppies, Patricia is in for one heck of a homecoming week. Oh, and she has nowhere to live, her car is on the fritz, her soon-to-be ex-husband is lying to her, and someone definitely wants her dead. She’s going to need a lot of gin and tonic to get through this case alive. This book includes Under a Blue Moon, a free additional full-length bonus novel from the Blue Moon series.

The Kidnapped Bride

The Kidnapped Bride
  • Author : steve higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2019-07-29
  • ISBN : 1080542965

The Kidnapped Bride Book Review:

A cruise ship filled with gangsters, a missing woman, and a new head of security that can't do his job. What's a middle-aged sleuth to do? Patricia just wants to spend more time in the company of Alistair Huntley, the offensively handsome captain of the Aurelia who seems only too happy to host her. But as the Aurelia sets sail from Miami, it does so with a dangerous new addition: there is a mob boss among the passengers and he's on the run - from more mobsters! Any romantic notions are soon put aside when the mobster's reluctant-looking bride-to-be goes missing and Patricia is unexpectedly volunteered to solve the mystery of her disappearance. There's a cryptic ransom note where the missing woman should be and one of her bodyguards is soon found - with a hole in his head! Regretting her decision to help out, it's not long before the opposing mobster factions take an interest in Patricia's involvement. Someone has the missing bride, everyone wants her, and they all think Patricia knows where she is. With ever-faithful butler, Jermaine, at her side and perfect blonde, Barbie, to distract the men, Patricia will still have to go all out to unravel the riddle before anyone else turns up dead. Where is the kidnapped bride? Find out for yourself as you take another hilarious, action-filled voyage with Patricia Fisher. The Kidnapped Bride is the second in a 10-book series as Patricia Fisher rediscovers herself, uncovers a skill for unravelling mysteries, and from the ashes of her marriage, becomes the phoenix she was always meant to be. Don't miss this funny cozy mystery series. Author guarantee: This series contains no cussing and no graphic descriptions of sex of violence

Tracking a Poison Pen

Tracking a Poison Pen
  • Author : Cate Lawley
  • Publisher : Cate Lawley
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-07-07
  • ISBN :

Tracking a Poison Pen Book Review:

Nasty notes and deadly deeds Zella’s had enough of the horrid letters she’s been receiving since she moved to White Sage. Scrawled on scraps of paper and left near her home to find, each of the notes shares the same theme: go home. Except…White Sage is Zella’s home. No one is making her feel unwelcome in her adopted town! She enlists the sleuthing granny gang to help her track down the poison pen letter writer…and that’s when the first body appears. Join Zella, Fairmont, and the rest of the sleuthing granny gang in their latest adventure.

Pork Pie Pandemonium

Pork Pie Pandemonium
  • Author : Steven J. Higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 139
  • Relase : 2020-05-28
  • ISBN : 9798645265601

Pork Pie Pandemonium Book Review:

"Baking. It can get a guy killed. When a retired detective superintendent chooses to take a culinary tour of the British Isles, he hopes to find tasty treats and delicious bakes... what he finds is a clue to a crime in the ingredients for his pork pie. His dog, Rex Harrison, an ex-police dog fired for having a bad attitude, cannot understand why the humans are struggling to solve the mystery. He can already smell the answer -- it's right before their noses. He'll pitch in to help his human and the shop owner's teenage daughter as the trio set out to save the shop from closure. Is the rival pork pie shop across the street to blame? Or is there something far more sinister going on? One thing is for sure, what started out as a bit of fun, is getting deadlier by the hour, and they'd better work out what the dog knows soon or it could be curtains for them all." -- Back cover.

To Love and to Perish

To Love and to Perish
  • Author : steve higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 161
  • Relase : 2021-03-05
  • ISBN : 9798717177511

To Love and to Perish Book Review:

Marriage? It can be absolute murder Wedding planner for the rich and famous, Felicity Philips is aiming to land the biggest gig of her life - the next royal wedding. But there are a few obstacles in her way ... ... not least of which is a dead body the police believe she is responsible for murdering. Out of custody, but under suspicion, her rivals are lining up to ruin her name. With so much on the line, she needs to prove it wasn't her and fast. But that means finding out who the real killer is ... ... without said killer finding out what she is up to. With Buster the bulldog as her protector and Amber the ragdoll cat providing sartorial wit - mostly aimed at the dog - Felicity is turning sleuth. What does a wedding planner know about solving a crime? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Get ready for a wild ride! 'When Steve Higgs writes, he really hits it right out of the park. I find myself laughing out loud and often!' 'One heck of a fun and engaging book that you will not want to put down. It gets the reader drawn in immediately and never lets up until the end. Truly an enjoyable book. I cannot wait for the next installment!'

Dangerous Creatures

Dangerous Creatures
  • Author : steve higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 185
  • Relase : 2021-06-13
  • ISBN : 9798520259862

Dangerous Creatures Book Review:

'I don't know how he does it. More than twenty books in and each one is still as fresh and inventive as the first. No one else writes like this!' A desperate call for help is more than enough to get Patricia and friends in motion, especially when the call is from Patricia's socialite friend and zoo owner, the rather gin-soaked Lady Mary Bostihill Swank. Her husband, George, an acclaimed thriller writer, has gone missing from her home but there is no ransom note and no sign of foul play. With no crime to investigate, the police are doing nothing and that's not good enough for Patricia. Amid a backdrop of strange occurrences, which include jewellery stolen from inside Lady Mary's mansion, a note that suggests George might have been kidnapped by Bolivian freedom fighters, and a lady tiger somehow pregnant from immaculate conception, the team must wade through a confusion of clues to find the truth. Will they be too late? Is George dead or alive? Will Lady Mary run out of gin? With Patricia's ability to attract trouble working overtime, every hour counts, but as she begins to close the net, the dangerous creatures that surround them reveal a far more deadly crime is taking place ... Solving mysteries can be murder.

Killed With a Kiss (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 5)

Killed With a Kiss (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 5)
  • Author : Fiona Grace
  • Publisher : Fiona Grace
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2020-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781094371269

Killed With a Kiss (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 5) Book Review:

"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!" --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor) KILLED WITH A KISS (A LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 5) is book five in a charming new cozy mystery series which begins with MURDER IN THE MANOR (Book #1), a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews—and a free download! Lacey Doyle, 39 years old and freshly divorced, has made a drastic change: she has walked away from the fast life of New York City and settled down in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire. In a romantic daytrip in the English countryside, Lacey lucks out in an antique market and stumbles upon an incredible find. She has high hopes as she makes it the centerpiece of her next auction. But as summer is coming to a close, two high-rollers come into town and duke it out over the antique, their egos as big as their wallets. When one of them wins but loses the auction on a technicality, chaos ensues. The only thing that makes it worse is when one ends up dead. Lacey finds herself in the fight of her life to save her business and her reputation—and, with the help of her beloved dog, to solve the mysterious death. Books #6-#9 are also available!

Tying the Noose

Tying the Noose
  • Author : Steve Higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2021-05-19
  • ISBN : 9798507162192

Tying the Noose Book Review:

Marriage? It can be absolute murder Superstar celebrity wedding planner, Felicity Philips has an event to run on a private island this weekend. With a stunning landscape as their backdrop and an architectural masterpiece for their venue, it's the perfect setting ... ... for a murder. After the nightmare of last weekend ... oh, and the one before that, Felicity was hoping for things to run smoothly. However, an unpredicted storm cuts them off from the mainland before all the guests and staff can arrive. That's a big enough problem for a person trying to impress a prince. But when a guest is found hanging from the rafters, it becomes clear there is a killer in their midst. Can Felicity employ Buster the bulldog and Amber the cat to help her again? Aided by her loyal assistant, AKA her ninja niece, Mindy, the team of four have no choice but to solve their way out of this one.

Murder on the Dance Floor

Murder on the Dance Floor
  • Author : steve higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2019-11-06
  • ISBN : 1705833713

Murder on the Dance Floor Book Review:

Now halfway through her globetrotting around the world trip, Patricia Fisher is feeling relaxed and happy on the arm of Captain Alistair Huntley. The peace is soon interrupted though when another calling card is found. They have been turning up for weeks, proof that someone has been breaking into the upper deck suites, but nothing has been stolen and no crime appears to have been committed. There's more going on though. The Aurelia is playing host to a live television event as India's biggest ever show, Stars that Dance come on board for the journey from Chennai to Mumbai. There's a real party atmosphere until the first body is found ... ... It's one of the dancers and there's yet another calling card impaled on the knife through her chest. In true whodunnit style, Patricia is going to have to solve the crime, catch the killer and work out how the calling cards are connected. It's just another day on board the Aurelia.

The Director's Cut

The Director's Cut
  • Author : steve higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 121
  • Relase : 2019-08-14
  • ISBN : 1086367510

The Director's Cut Book Review:

She's over fifty, feisty, and oh, so good at solving mysteries! It's well known that working in movies can be cutthroat, but no one expected that to be taken literally. It's party time on the Aurelia! On the LA to Hawaii leg, a Hollywood film crew are shooting scenes for a new action movie and Barbie has been given a bit-part role. It's all great fun and Patricia isn't surprised when her cute, blonde friend attracts the attention of the handsome A-lister male lead. But when he is found murdered in the upper deck pool and the killer leaves a message saying Barbie is next, it falls to Patricia to work out who the killer is. With her trusted butler, Jermaine, good friend, Barbie, and lame-duck Shane Sussmann, an odd-looking film extra she befriended, Patricia will have plenty of help as she unravels the truth. The prime suspect has an ironclad alibi though and there is definitely something going on with the film's beautiful female lead. Will there be more bodies? Will the new deputy captain be of assistance this time? Will Jermaine be able to serve tea at four o'clock? It's going to take more than luck to solve this one. Can she survive The Director's Cut? Praise for Steve Higgs: 'Be prepared to struggle with getting anything else done, as you will want to keep reading.' 'Truly delightful tales of mystery and misadventure.' 'Higgs is a wonderful author with great character development which includes an enticing cast of misfits.' 'A great crime comedy with a group of zany characters. I really enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one. Highly recommended!' 'Higgs makes everything and everyone come alive.'

As They Were

As They Were
  • Author : M.F.K. Fisher
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2011-02-16
  • ISBN : 9780307779199

As They Were Book Review:

This marvelous collection of autobiographical essays by the celebrated, much-adored Fisher covers her life, family, food and adventures.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Bundle

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Bundle
  • Author : Kerry Greenwood
  • Publisher : Poisoned Pen Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-10-09
  • ISBN : 1464210268

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Bundle Book Review:

The first four novels in the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series are now available for a limited time in a specially-priced bundle. Unflappable, unconventional, and uninhibited, the Honourable Phryne Fisher leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back. In her first four adventures, Phryne handles everything - danger, excitement, and love - with panache and flair, and still finds time for discreet dalliances and delicious diversions. This four book bundle includes: Cocaine Blues, Flying Too High, Murder on the Ballarat Train, and Death at Victoria Dock.

A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder
  • Author : Andrew Wilson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781501145063

A Talent for Murder Book Review:

"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd."--Copyright page.

Killer Cocktail & Other Short Stories

Killer Cocktail & Other Short Stories
  • Author : Steve Higgs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 9798686797468

Killer Cocktail & Other Short Stories Book Review:

When you catch your husband in bed with your BFF, you clean out his bank accounts and jump on the first available cruise ship. That's right, isn't it? Patricia Fisher's unconventional response kick starts the adventure of a lifetime as she throws off the shroud of her unfulfilling marriage and discovers the woman she ought to be hiding beneath. Invited to a party as a guest of a friend, Patricia realizes her mistake when she discovers all the other guests are 30 years her junior. But when the obnoxious online celebrity birthday girl drops dead in the middle of the event, Amateur sleuth Patricia has to swing into action. Enjoy this and three more short stories from the many series of Steve Higgs in one place for the first time ever. Get a taste for his suspense-filled, yet hilarious writing as you taste all his characters in one title.

Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 2014-01-28
  • ISBN : 9780316333504

Maniac Magee Book Review:

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs. Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

The Elephant's Girl

The Elephant's Girl
  • Author : Celesta Rimington
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-08-17
  • ISBN : 9780593121252

The Elephant's Girl Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Lexington, a foundling raised in a zoo, spends a summer cementing friendships, growing closer to the elephant that saved her life, and learning about her family and herself.

Murder in the South of France

Murder in the South of France
  • Author : Susan Kiernan-Lewis
  • Publisher : Susan Kiernan-Lewis
  • Pages : 366
  • Relase : 2014-01-01
  • ISBN :

Murder in the South of France Book Review:

When her sister dies, Atlanta copywriter Maggie Newberry flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help with the search. Meanwhile, her sister’s murderer sets his sights on the little girl—and Maggie.

A Quiet Belief In Angels

A Quiet Belief In Angels
  • Author : R.J. Ellory
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2009-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781409115205

A Quiet Belief In Angels Book Review:

A superb, atmospheric thriller from 'one of crime fiction's new stars' [Sunday Telegraph] Joseph Vaughan's life has been dogged by tragedy. Growing up in the 1950s, he was at the centre of series of killings of young girls in his small rural community. The girls were taken, assaulted and left horribly mutilated. Barely a teenager himself, Joseph becomes determined to try to protect his community and classmates from the predations of the killer. Despite banding together with his friends as ' The Guardians', he was powerless to prevent more murders - and no one was ever caught. Only after a full ten years did the nightmare end when the one of his neighbours is found hanging from a rope, with articles from the dead girls around him. Thankfully, the killings finally ceased. But the past won't stay buried - for it seems that the real murderer still lives and is killing again. And the secret of his identity lies in Joseph's own history...