Goths reenacting Poe's “The Masque of the Red Death” on Halloween night...what could possibly go wrong?Despite her desire to make the Wisteria Tearoom a haven of tranquility, Ellen Rosings can't rid her parlors of the shadow of death. Fascinated with the tearoom's resident ghost, her customers flock to spirit-tours-with-tea, and to crown all, the office manager and her Goth friends plan a Halloween masquerade recreating a classic horror story.Between his heavy workload and his fits of jealousy when Ellen looks at anything male, Detective Tony Aragón can't offer her much comfort.Are the flashes of light she's been seeing some kind of message from the spirit world? Or is it just coincidence when a body turns up where she last saw a gleam?This cozy mystery is the fifth in the Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries series.
For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder saps the life out of the celebration . . . As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ‘N Pancakes, visitors pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. Unfortunately, that includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes enemies everywhere he goes—and this time, bad manners prove deadly. Soon after clashing with several scientists at a maple tree panel, the professor is found dead outside a sugar shack, stabbed to death by a local restaurateur’s knife. When an innocent woman gets dragged into the investigation and a biologist mysteriously disappears, Robbie drops her winning maple biscuits to search for answers. But can she help police crack the case before another victim is caught in a sticky situation with a killer?
Sure, you can't be in Hogwarts Hall for the Christmas feast, but you can add some wizadry to your own holiday meal with this sample menu! The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Presents: A Magical Christmas Menu includes 16 recipes guaranteed to enchant your friends and family this holiday season. From mouth-watering appetizers to decadent desserts and a steaming cup of Mrs. Weasley's Hot Chocolate, this season you can conjure a feast that would satisfy even Hagrid's hearty appetite!Looking to celebrate the tastes of this magical world all-year round? Then check out The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook eBook and Print editions!
When Murder wears a mask!Halloween parties-what fun! Unless you end up in a costume you hate and your hostess seems to have invited you to snitch on her prospective stepmother. Before the night is over, Mele will be accused of robbing the other guests, transported by a ghost, almost witness to a drowning and the victim of attempted murder herself. It’ll be at least a year before she’s ready for another Halloween party like this one. Sami's Story by J.D. Winters and Dakota KahnSami is a very dignified black cat, so when he's falsely accused of stealing and eating a rare bird, it is on his honor to do whatever he can to clear his name.
- Multicultural Nonfiction Finalist, 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards - - 2017 BookLife Prize, Memoir/Autobiography: "This book is well crafted and features a strong narrative engine....The plot hits the ground running, contains unexpected twists and turns, and is thoroughly immersive....The writing boasts a wonderful electricity and an engaging voice.... An unfortunately common situation...quickly develops into a wonderfully uncommon and heartfelt adventure."- An Erma Bombeck "Hot Tamale" http://humorwriters.org/2016/02/19/hot-tamale/ - “Spot-on, highly entertaining, and absolutely hilarious” - Lynne Willard, Editor & U.S. expat - - "Jaw droppingly hilarious" Carol Penn-Romaine, award-winning writer - - A wealth of cultural information tucked between the chuckles - - Includes discussion questions for book clubs & classrooms - - As the zany protagonist comes to understand Mexico & appreciate Hispanic culture, readers do the same - - 20% of profits go to the ACLU - - "Holy Cow! This book is hilarious!" - Cynthia Norman, Cosmic Philosopher - “Learning about a new culture can be hilarious – as seen through this book!” – Diane Gilliard, Counselor - An Amazon Top-10 Bestseller in Travel/Mexico (7/17-9/17); Biography/Memoir, Crimes & Criminals, Solo Travel, Sing...
My name is Ree. Some folks know me as "The Pioneer Woman." After years of living in Los Angeles, I made a pit stop in my hometown in Oklahoma on the way to a new, exciting life in Chicago. It was during my stay at home that I met Marlboro Man, a mysterious cowboy with steely blue eyes and a muscular, work-honed body. A strict vegetarian, I fell hard and fast, and before I knew it we were married and living on his ranch in the middle of nowhere, taking care of animals, and managing a brood of four young children. I had no idea how I'd wound up there, but I knew it was exactly where I belonged. The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a homespun collection of photography, rural stories, and scrumptious recipes that have defined my experience in the country. I share many of the delicious cowboy-tested recipes I've learned to make during my years as an accidental ranch wife—including Rib-Eye Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce, Lasagna, Fried Chicken, Patsy's Blackberry Cobbler, and Cinnamon Rolls—not to mention several "cowgirl-friendly" dishes, such as Sherried Tomato Soup, Olive Cheese Bread, and CrÈme BrÛlÉe. I show my recipes in full color, step-by-step detail, so it's as easy as pie to follow along. You'll also find colorful images of rural life: cows, horses, country kids, and plen...
The leaves are turning and it's time for fall: red, yellow, orange and . . . Blue? Come along with Little Blue Truck and all his friends as they pick apples, decorate pumpkins, make costumes, and celebrate all the magic of autumn. This jam-packed book includes two pages of stickers and fun activities that reinforce simple concepts. From coloring to counting, seeking, searching, mazes, and more . . . get ready for a fun-filled fall with Little Blue Truck!