Many of these titles are actually parts of series – also 99¢ – so check ‘em out. Great way to find new authors on the cheap.
The Librarian’s Last Chapter (A River Valley Mystery, Book 3) Marsha Steele is at it again. When she volunteers to help the high school librarian with a book fair, Marsha stumbles across the woman’s body and is roped into running the book fair alone. Marsha comes up with the great idea of doing the fair along with a harvest carnival. The main attraction is a Haunted Tunnel. Little does she know, but evil lurks inside the tunnel that has nothing to do with scary costumes. Join in as once again Marsha and a cast of zany characters try and catch a killer before they become the next victim.
Relatively Dead The New York Times bestseller from author Sheila Connolly! Abby Kimball has just moved to New England with her boyfriend and is trying to settle in, but the experience is proving to be quite unsettling, to say the least. While on a tour of local historic homes, Abby witnesses a family scene that leaves her gasping for breath—because the family has been dead for nearly a century. Another haunting episode follows, and another, until it seems to Abby that everything she touches is drawing her in, calling to her from the past.
No Substitute for Murder (Subbing isn’t for Sissies) Divorced from a philandering con man and downsized from her job as a talk radio show producer, Barbara Reed is desperate for money. She’s got a mortgage, a college loan, an aging car, and a ten-pound dog named Cheese Puff. With her unemployment checks running out, she signs on as a high school substitute teacher and learns what stress is all about. When she finds history teacher Henry Stoddard strangled with his own outdated tie, her stress level soars into the red zone. Then she’s assigned to cover his classes.
No Substitute for Money (Subbing isn’t for Sissies) Substitute teacher Barbara Reed knows better than to say the word “perfect.” Using the P-word is a sure way to jinx romance, finance, and circumstance. Despite a chronic shortage of funds, things are looking up for Barb after the events of NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER. She’s completing grad school and hoping for a job at Captain Meriwether High School in Reckless River, Washington. Her drug-cop boyfriend, Dave Martin, wants to move in and his daughter is all in favor. Even Barb’s tiny dog Cheese Puff has no objections—undaunted by size, he’s infatuated with Dave’s partner Lola, a drug-sniffing Golden Retriever.
Deadly Neighbors (A River Valley Mystery)When Marsha Calloway’s daughter is accused of a crime she didn’t commit, Marsha is determined to find the real culprit. She enlists the help of her Cadillac driving mama, the man who ditched Marsha at her high-school graduation but kept her heart, and a bumbling police officer. Folks around River Valley are having things disappear while they are sleeping with their eyes open. Seems everyone has a dream and not enough funds. Someone is determined to kill for that dream. Will River Valley’s cast of colorful characters live to see another day? Can Marsha find out who the thief is before she becomes one of the sleep walkers?
Called Home (An Orchard Mystery) The national bestselling author of the Orchard Mysteries presents this short prequel that started Meg Corey’s mysterious adventures on the apple orchard in the small town of Granford, Massachusetts.
Out of a job and living alone in a drafty Colonial house, Meg Corey is supposed to be fixing the house up to sell, but now she’s got the flu and she’s freezing and she feels very sorry for herself. Then Deborah Warren shows up to distract her—but is Deborah a ghost, or just the product of Meg’s feverish imagination?
The Cats that Surfed the Web Forty four million dollars. A Victorian mansion. And a young career woman with cats. The prospect sounded like a dream come true; what could possibly go wrong? How could a friendly town’s welcome turn into a case of poisoning, murder, and deceit? When Katherine “Katz” Kendall, a computer professional in New York City, discovers she’s the sole heir of a huge inheritance, she can’t believe her good fortune. She’s okay with the clauses of the will: Move to the small town of Erie, Indiana, check. Live in her great aunt’s pink Victorian mansion and take care of an Abyssinian cat, double-check. With her three Siamese cats and best friend Colleen riding shotgun, Katz leaves Manhattan to find a former housekeeper dead in the basement. Ghostly intrusions convince Colleen, a card carrying “ghost hunter,” that the mansion is haunted. Several townspeople are furious because Katherine’s benefactor promised them the fortune, then changed her will at the last minute. But who would be greedy enough to get rid of the rightful heir to take the money and run? Four adventurous felines help Katz solve the crimes by serendipitously “searching” the Internet for clues. A fun, fast-paced book for all to enjoy. First book of the series.
The Girl Who Bit Back (The Adventures of Benedict and Blackwell) Ellena Blackwell has gotten herself into a lot of trouble recently. Getting shot, sending her boss to prison and oh yeah, that small matter of meeting a talking cat, Benedict. Things are about to get a whole lot more troublesome. Inheriting some property Ellena and Benedict travel to Devon to discover that along with the surfer shack, Craggys- they also receive the following debts. Unable to sell, Ellena is forced to try turning things around.
The Girl With Nine Lives (The Adventures of Benedict and Blackwell) Fondness of rum? Check. Job heading nowhere? Check. Mastermind criminal boss discovering you have unravelled their plot? Check. Talking cat with an addiction to catnip deciding to take control of the situation? Check. Welcome to the lives and adventures of the ginger moggy Ben and his human, Ellie. Ellena Blackwell is your average woman- desperate to make the best of her Degree and failing miserably. Falling into such a hole of self-pity, even her cat, Ben, is sick of her and tells her to snap out of it.