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This group meets at 6:30pm in the Quiet Meeting Room at the Sugar Grove Public Library on the first Thursday of each month.

July 10, 2014
The Azalea Assault
by Alyse Carlson

Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the country's most exquisite gardens, and it's Camellia Harris' job to promote them. But when an out of towner turns up dead, she discovers there's no good way to spin murder . . . Camellia Harris has achieved a coup on the PR world. The premier national magazine for garden lovers has agreed to feature one of Roanoke's most spectacular gardens in its pages--and world-famous photographer Jean-Jacques Georges is going to shoot the spread. But at the welcoming party, Jean-Jacques insults several guests, complains that flowers are boring, and gooses almost every woman in the room. When a body is found the next morning, sprawled across the azaleas, its no surprise that the victim is Jean-Jacques.

With Cam's brother-in-law blamed for the crime--and her reporter boyfriend, Rob, wanting the scoop--Cam decides to use her skills to solve the murder. Luckily, a PR pro like Cam knows how to be nosy. . .

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August 7, 2014
I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason
by Susan Kandel

I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason is the debut novel in a hip, sexy, smart and yes, cozy mystery series with a great hook. Think Sex and the City collides with Murder, She Wrote.

All that writer Cece Caruso really wants to do is complete her biography of mystery legend Erle Stanley Gardner, find a vintage 1970s Ossie Clark gown to add to her collection, and fix the doorknob on her picturesque West Hollywood bungalow. Then a chance to visit with a prison inmate who knew Gardner lands her right in the middle of a 40-year-old murder and another case where the blood is still warm. In fact, Cece finds the body. This brings her into irresistible contact with her inner personal sleuth and shows how crime and greed can reverberate through several generations of a single family.

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September 4, 2014
Murder in the Smithsonian
by Margaret Truman

"Nonstop action and a brilliantly evocative setting makes this another BOOKLIST winner!"

Dr. Lewis Tunney, a brilliant historian who had stumbled onto an international art scandal, was brutally murdered in front of two hundred guests at the Smithsonian. When his fiancée, Heather McBea, flies in from Scotland to learn more, Mac Hanrahan, the captain in charge of the case, takes a heated interest in her. And when two more murders are committed, Hanrahan has reason to worry about Heather's sleuthing. But Heather is stubborn and insists on going her own way--right into the arms of a killer.

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October 2, 2014
A Killer Plot
by Ellery Adams

In the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er-do-wells, and even a few celebs trying to duck the paparazzi. But when murder joins this curious community, the Bayside Book Writers are there to get the story. Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since she came back to town--a return as mysterious as her departure--Olivia has kept to herself, her dog, and her unfinished novel. With a little cajoling from the eminently charming writer Camden Ford, she agrees to join the Bayside Book Writers, break her writer's block, and even makes a few friends. But when townspeople start turning up dead with haiku poems left by the bodies, anyone with a flair for language is suddenly suspect. And it's up to Olivia to catch the killer before she meets her own surprise ending.

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November 6, 2014
Death by Cashmere
by Sally Goldenbaum

Not long after Isabel "Izzy" Chambers opens up a knitting shop in the sleepy fishing town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a diverse group of women begins congregating each week to form the Seaside Knitters.

Izzy raises some eyebrows when she rents the apartment above her shop to Angie Archer, whose reputation for loose behavior and a quick temper has made her unpopular with the locals. But could any of them have wanted her dead? Angie's body is discovered drowned in the harbor, her long red hair tangled like seaweed in a lobster trap.

An official investigation rules the death an accident. There are speculations of too many whiskey sours, a slipper wharf, a dark night . . . But Izzy and the Seaside Knitters smell something fishy. When several strange incidents occur above the shop, the women decide to take matters into their own hands. But before long, their small-town sense of security is frayed, and the threat of more violence hangs over this tightly knit community . . .

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December 4, 2014
The Morning Show Murders
by Al Roker

As famous for his popular cooking segment on Wake Up America! as for his swank Manhattan bistro, Billy Blessing can add prime murder suspect to his impressive list of accomplishments. Because one of the network's top honchos ends up dead, it's a poisoned serving of Blessing's coq au vin that's to blame. Billy knows he's being framed, but proving it won't be easy--not with his perky co-host involved in a brass-knuckles contract negotiation, a Mossad agent about to tell all on the air, and a ruthless international assassin arriving in the Big Apple. Now Billy isn't so much concerned about staying alive in the ratings . . . as just staying alive. For the closer Billy comes to uncovering an international conspiracy, the closer he comes to being cancelled--permanently.

 

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