Laura Childs

1 The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Author : Laura Childs, Jennifer Megyesi, Jessie Shiers, Kate Rowinski, Michael Levatino & Audrey Levatino
Genre :  Nature  Books  Science & Nature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-08-16
Description :  Imagine putting together a big breakfast using the eggs straight from your own chickens, or bacon straight from the pig. This is a sort of ideal that many dream of, but few ever get to experience. Now with <i>The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals</i>, that dream can be turned into a reality, and also be so much more.<br /><br />In <i>The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals</i>, you will learn how to take care of chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, and other livestock. Each chapter will be dedicated to a different animal, and you will not only learn how to take care of them, but also what sort of things you can get from them. If you want to save money, become more self-sufficient, or enjoy healthier locally sourced food, <i>The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals</i> is the book you need.

2 Sweet Tea Revenge

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-03-05
Description :  <b>In the latest novel from the<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Agony of the Leaves</i>, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning may always be a bridesmaid, never a bride, but this groom is never going to make it to the altar…</b><br />&#xa0;<br />Theodosia Browning’s dear friend Delaine Dish has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s sister is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.<br />&#xa0;<br />As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom’s side from the suspects on the bride’s side. One thing soon becomes apparent—revenge won’t be the only dish served cold at this wedding. And if Theodosia doesn’t watch her step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for her…

3 Steeped in Evil

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-03-04
Description :  <i>In the newest mystery from the </i>New York Times <i>bestselling author of </i>Sweet Tea Revenge, <i>Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is about to learn the true meaning of terroir…</i><br /><br />Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur—tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.<br /><br />But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered.<br /><br />Dissatisfied with the police investigation, Knight turns to Theo for help. She’s heard through the grapevine that there are both family and business problems at Knighthall. They say in vino veritas, but everyone at the winery seems to be lying through their teeth. Sorting through the guest list as well as family and staff, Theo has her pick of suspects. It may look like the killer has her over a barrel, but cracking tough cases is vintage Theodosia Browning.

4 Agony of the Leaves

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-03-06
Description :  <b>In the latest novel from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Scones and Bones</i>, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning finds herself in hot water when a body surfaces at the grand opening of Charleston's Neptune Aquarium... </b><br />The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater tea, scones, and sandwiches for the private party to honor dignitaries and big buck donors. Things are going swimmingly, until Theodosia escapes the party for a momentary rest, only to discover the body of a man entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquarium's state-of-the-art tanks.<br /><br />To make matters worse, the victim is Theodosia's former boyfriend Parker Scully. The EMTs on the scene think Parker's drowning was an accident, but when Theodosia notices what look like defense wounds on his hands, she realizes that someone wanted Parker dead. The local police aren't keen on hearing her theory-especially because of her ties to the victim-so Theodosia knows that if she wants Parker's killer brought to justice, she'll have to jump into the deep end and start her own investigation...<br /><br />INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

5 Death by Darjeeling

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-05-01
Description :  When a man is poisoned by tea, Theo is the prime suspect. Now she has to prove her innocence and track down the real killer-before someone else takes their last sip. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.

6 Ming Tea Murder

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-05-05
Description :  <b>It’s scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in the latest from the<i> New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Steeped in Evil</i>…</b><br /><br />Normally Theodosia wouldn’t attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend, Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited.<br /><br />In the exotic garden staged in the museum’s rotunda, a Chinese dragon dances to the beat of drums as it weaves through the crowd. The guests are serenaded by a Chinese violin as they sample an assortment of tempting bites. And to give them a memento of the occasion, there’s even a photo booth. But Theodosia makes a grim discovery behind the booth’s curtains: the body of museum donor Edgar Webster.<br /><br />While Theodosia prefers tea service over the service of justice, this case is difficult to ignore—especially after Max becomes a suspect. Now she must examine the life of the fallen philanthropist and find out who really wanted him to pay up…<br /><br /><b>INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!</b>

7 Pekoe Most Poison

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-03-07
Description :  <b>In the latest Tea Shop Mystery from <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning attends a “Rat Tea,” where the mice will play...at murder.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston’s most prominent hostesses, to a “Rat Tea,” she is understandably intrigued.&#xa0; As servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, Theo learns these parties date back to early twentieth-century Charleston, where the cream of society would sponsor so-called rat teas to promote city rodent control and better public health.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But this party goes from odd to chaotic when a fire starts at one of the tables and Doreen’s entrepreneur husband suddenly goes into convulsions and drops dead. Has his favorite orange pekoe tea been poisoned? Theo smells a rat.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The distraught Doreen soon engages Theo to pursue a discreet inquiry into who might have murdered her husband. As Theo and her tea sommelier review the guest list for suspects, they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse...<b> </b><br /><br /><b>INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS</b>

8 Devonshire Scream

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-03-01
Description :  <b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Ming Tea Murder </i>serves up heists, homicides, and herbal blends<i> </i>in the latest in the Tea Shop mysteries.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Catering a high-class trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museum curators, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sip some of Theo's best blends. But just as Theo settles in to enjoy the fruits of her labor, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems and jewels on display. The thieves disappear almost as quickly as they arrived, leaving shattered glass, scattered gemstones, and a dead body in their wake.&#xa0; <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Although the last thing Theo wants is to get involved, she can't help but intercede when her dear friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart's Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary. Though the FBI believes this daring "smash and grab" is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to home...<br /> &#xa0;<br /> INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

9 Gunpowder Green

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2002-03-05
Description :  Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning knows that something’s brewing in the high society of Charleston—something other than her newest tea… <br />The Indigo Tea Shop, Charleston’s favorite spot of tea, has just come out with its latest flavor: Gunpowder Green. Theodosia Browning cannot wait to hear its praises as it is unveiled at the annual yacht race. But when she hears the crack of an antique gun meant to end the race, a member of Charleston’s elite falls dead. Theodosia has a hunch that his demise was no accident—and will go out of her way to prove it. But if she doesn’t act fast, Theo will find herself in hot water with some boiling-mad Charlestonians—and more than a little gun-chai…<br />Includes a delicious recipe and tea-making tips!

10 Shades of Earl Grey

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2003-01-07
Description :  Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is finally invited to a social event that she doesn’t have to cater—but there’s more than champagne bubbling…<br />Theo is mingling with the cream of Charleston society at the engagement soiree of the season. But as they eagerly await the dazzling young couple’s arrival—the groom meets with a freak accident. The exquisite wedding ring—a family heirloom from the crown of Marie Antoinette—is mysteriously missing. Theodosia suspects that trouble is brewing. But when she goes to the authorities, they treat her like she’s been reading tea leaves—and that’s the surest way to put Theodosia’s kettle on the boil…

11 Plum Tea Crazy

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-03-06
Description :  <b>Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Laura Childs.</b><br /><br />While viewing the harbor's Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow's walk of Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it's discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow. <br /><br />At the request of the mansion owner, Theodosia investigates the tragedy and is soon neck deep in suspects. An almost ex-wife, a coworker, a real estate partner--all had motives for killing the luckless banker, but one resorted to murder to settle accounts.<br /><br /><b>INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!</b>

12 Skeleton Letters

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-10-04
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Laura Childs sends her scrappy sleuths into New Orleans' French Quarter. </b><br />Is nothing sacred? The last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expected to bear witness to in St. Tristan's Church was a crime. But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle lies lifeless next to a smashed statue of St. Sebastien-and a mysterious hooded figure has absconded with an antique crucifix.<br /><br />As Carmela and Ava are drawn deeper into New Orleans' French Quarter in search of the missing crucifix, they may need the help of more than a few patron saints. Because this is one killer they don't want to cross...

13 Keepsake Crimes

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2003-05-06
Description :  New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand delights her customers with the sophisticated looks she achieves with their scrapbooks.&#xa0; But among her client's keepsakes she finds a tip of her own-about a murder...

14 Scorched Eggs

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-12-02
Description :  <b>In Laura Childs’s <i>New York Times </i>bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni—co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café—are equally good at serving up breakfast and serving up justice. This time they turn up the heat on a deadly firebug…</b><br /><br />As Suzanne is getting her hair colored at Root 66, she’s stunned to witness the County Services office next door suddenly go up in flames. Concerned neighbors throng the streets, and the fire department does their best. Unfortunately, their best isn’t enough to save longtime civil service worker—and friend to the Cackleberry Club—Hannah Venable.<br /><br />Soon enough, it’s discovered that an accelerant was used to fan the flames. Someone set the fire on purpose—was Hannah the intended victim? Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to smoke out the culprit.<br /><br />Unfortunately, the list of suspects is as varied as the Cackleberry Club’s menu. When Suzanne finds a possible connection between the fire and the nearby Prairie Star Casino, she comes to realize that the arsonist wanted something very big and bad kept secret. And if the ladies aren’t careful, they may be the ones gambling with their lives…

15 Parchment and Old Lace

Author : Laura Childs & Terrie Farley Moran
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-10-06
Description :  <b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of<i> Gossamer Ghost</i> returns to the Big Easy and the historic Garden District, where scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand discovers a bride-to-be murdered in the legendary Lafayette Cemetery…</b><br /><br />Carmela couldn’t imagine a finer evening than dinner at Commander’s Palace with her beau, Detective Edgar Babcock. The food and the company are equally divine—with the exception of Isabelle Black stopping by to brag about her upcoming wedding. Resuming the romance with a walk in the evening air, the couple is interrupted once again—this time by a terrifying scream from inside the cemetery.<br /><br />Having just seen Isabelle, Carmela and Edgar now find her lying across an aboveground tomb, strangled to death with a piece of vintage lace. Carmela would rather leave the investigating to Edgar, but she can’t say no to Isabelle’s sister Ellie, the tarot card reader at Juju Voodoo, when she asks her to help. As she untangles the enemies of Isabelle’s past, Carmela hopes she can draw out the killer before someone else gets cold feet.<br /><br />INCLUDES SCRAPBOOKING TIPS<br />&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

16 Crepe Factor

Author : Laura Childs & Terrie Farley Moran
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-10-04
Description :  <b><b>The Winter Market in the French Quarter is in full swing, but murder isn’t taking a holiday in this festive mystery in the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling Scrapbooking series.</b><br /><br /></b>The holidays are a busy time for scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand—but not so hectic that she doesn’t have time to enjoy browsing the booths at the Winter Market with her best friend, Ava. The last thing the ladies expect to see is a lurching man stabbed by a serving fork, dying in front of them.<br /><br />The victim is loathed restaurant critic Martin Lash, who posted his scathing reviews on the Glutton for Punishment website. And the prime suspect is New Orleans restaurateur Quigg Brevard—who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him. An old flame of Carmela’s, Quigg asks for her help, which does not please her current beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, to say the least.<br /><br />Before her relationship is the next victim, Carmela needs to find a murderer who had no reservations about punishing the culinary curmudgeon…<br /><br /><b>“The plot is detailed with layers of mysteries...The rich descriptions and dialog bring this story to life.”—Open Book Society</b><br /><br /><b>SCRAPBOOKING TIPS INCLUDED!&#xa0;</b>

17 Egg Drop Dead

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-12-06
Description :  <b>In Laura Childs’s <i>New York Times </i>bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni—co-owners of the Cackleberry Club café—are back to track down another bad egg… </b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight—the farmer’s dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer—but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them...<br /><br /><b>RECIPES INCLUDED!</b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

18 Glitter Bomb

Author : Laura Childs & Terrie Farley Moran
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Release Date :  2018-10-02
Description :  <b><b>An exploding Mardi Gras float has got to be the strangest murder weapon scrappy sleuth Carmela Bertrand has ever encountered in this latest Scrapbooking Mystery from the </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author.</b></b><br /><br />It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius Parade along with her best friend Ava. Carmela's ex-husband Shamus rides by the duo on his float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus' float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed.<br /><br />Carmela and Ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe-member's death, but as they dig deeper it starts to look less like an accident and more like a murder....and Shamus seems less like a victim, and more like a suspect.

19 Eggs on Ice

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Release Date :  2018-12-04
Description :  <b><b>The Christmas season at the Cackleberry Club café is marred by murder in the latest book in the </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling series</b>.</b><br /><br />Some say that casting crusty attorney Allen Sharpe as Scrooge in the Kindred Players production of "A Christmas Carol" is just playing to type. He's not the most beloved man in town. In fact, you'd have a dickens of a time finding someone who liked him. Still it's a shock when the Ghost of Christmas Past stabs him during the first rehearsal. Suzanne, co-owner of the Cackleberry Club café, Kindred's favorite combination diner, craft store and bookshop, chases the murderer out of the building but loses him in the alley. <br /><br />As the days pass the list of suspects grows longer. Is it the disgruntled partner? The former secretary whom Sharpe sexually harrassed? Or is it fellow owner of the Cackleberry Club, Toni's almost ex-husband, Junior? The women of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he can add another victim to his Christmas list.

20 Bound for Murder

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-11-02
Description :  New Orleans&#xa0;scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand's pre-wedding party is overshadowed when a friend's intended groom is murdered. Asked by the heartbroken bride to look into the case, Carmela must help her friend pick up the pieces while wrapping up a murder that has more than one lethal loose end.

21 Broken Bone China

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Release Date :  2019-03-05
Description :  <b>Theodosia Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston, a city steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Laura Childs.</b><br /><br />It is Sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil up, a strange object zooms out of nowhere. It is a drone, and it appears to be buzzing around the balloons, checking them out.&#xa0;<br /><br />As Theodosia and Drayton watch, the drone, hovering like some angry, mechanized insect, deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them. An enormous, fiery explosion erupts, and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth, killing all three of its passengers.<br /><br />Sirens scream, first responders arrive, and Theodosia is interviewed by the police. During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsley, the CEO of a local software company, SyncSoft. Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary target, they learn that he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding on.<br /><br />Intrigued, Theodosia begins her own investigation. Was it the CEO's soon-to-be ex-wife, who is restoring an enormous mansion at no expense? The CEO's personal assistant, who also functioned as curator of his prized collection of Americana? Two rival antiques' dealers known for dirty dealing? Or was the killer the fiancée of one of Theodosia's dear friends, who turns out to be an employee—and whistle-blower—at SyncSoft?<br /><br /><b>INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!</b>

22 Gossamer Ghost

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-10-07
Description :  <b>Carmela Bertrand knows that Halloween in New Orleans means a week of rabble-rousing, costumed craziness—and she can’t wait to get the party started. But when a local antiques dealer turns up dead, Carmela suddenly finds herself in a real-life danse macabre…</b><br /><br />An evening’s work deciding on the class schedule for her scrapbooking shop has put Carmela in the mood to kick up her heels. But after some strange noises draw her into Oddities, the neighboring antiques shop, Carmela’s night is abruptly put on hold when a bloody body falls out of a curio cabinet—and into her arms.<br /><br />While shop owner Marcus Joubert was known for being an eccentric with a penchant for eclectic merchandise, Carmela never thought he was the kind of man who could inspire the passion required to kill. But when Marcus’s assistant—and fiancée—Mavis reveals that a priceless death mask was also stolen, it becomes clear that murder wasn’t the culprit’s sole intention.<br /><br />Carmela can’t resist the urge to investigate the growing mystery, but as the list of suspects increases, she realizes it’ll take every trick in the book to unmask the killer thief before there’s another night of murderous mischief…

23 The Cozy Cookbook

Author : Julie Hyzy, Laura Childs, Cleo Coyle, Jenn McKinlay & B. B. Haywood
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-04-07
Description :  MORE THAN 100 RECIPES FROM<br />AVERY AAMES/DARYL WOOD GERBER<br />ELLERY ADAMS<br />CONNIE ARCHER<br />LESLIE BUDEWITZ<br />LAURA CHILDS<br />CLEO COYLE<br />VICTORIA HAMILTON<br />B. B. HAYWOOD<br />JULIE HYZY<br />JENN McKINLAY<br />PAIGE SHELTON<br /><br /><b>Great meals don’t have to be a mystery—but they can<i> come</i> from a mystery. Selecting the most delicious recipes from some of the most popular names in crime solving, <i>The Cozy Cookbook </i>serves up mouth-watering appetizers, entrèes, and desserts that will leave your family or book club group asking, “Whodunit?”</b><br /><br />In addition to recipes, choose a sleuth du jour from our menu of mystery series and get a taste of each of our authors’ bread and butter—page-turning puzzles and stay-up-all-night suspense in excerpts from their bestselling works.<br /><br />Whether you like your meals sautéed, roasted, baked, or served cold like revenge, <i>The Cozy Cookbook</i> has something to satisfy every mystery fan.<br />This book contains previously published material.

24 Postcards from the Dead

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-10-02
Description :  <i>New Orleans is in the throes of another fantastic Mardi Gras celebration when the party gets crashed by a murderer…</i><br />&#xa0;<br />Kimber Breeze of KBEZ-TV is broadcasting live from a hotel balcony in the French Quarter, interviewing locals and capturing the spectacle in the streets. But as Carmela Bertrand, owner of Memory Mine scrapbooking shop, waits to be interviewed next, someone sneaks onto the balcony and strangles Kimber with a cord, leaving her body dangling above the parade.<br />&#xa0;<br />Soon after the murder, Carmela begins receiving strange postcards at her shop—signed by the late reporter. Now she and her friend Ava must risk their own necks to find out who’s posing as a ghost and expose a killer…<br />&#xa0;<br /><b>Scrapbooking Tips and Recipes Included!</b>

25 Stake & Eggs

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-11-06
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Laura Childs presents the best way to start your day—with a hearty breakfast and a side of hard-boiled murder. <br /><br /></b>Suzanne, Toni, and Petra found a second life after losing their husbands—opening their own successful business, the Cackleberry Club cafè. But the three women never expected sleuthing to be the special of the day… <br /><br /><b>A KILLER HAS THE TOWN WALKING ON EGG SHELLS <br /></b><br />When a snowmobile crashes into the woods behind the Cackleberry Club cafè, Suzanne finds her town’s most-hated banker beheaded by a wire staked in the snow. Now some of her best customers are prime suspects with a bushel of motives, and the murder investigation is snowballing. An elusive young runaway may be the Cackleberry Club’s only way to crack the case…provided Suzanne can keep her head long enough to track down the cold-blooded killer.

26 Gilt Trip

Author : Laura Childs & Diana Orgain
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-10-01
Description :  <i>Louisiana businessman Jerry Earl Leland served only a fraction of his five-year sentence for white-collar crime, thanks to some political connections and a few greased palms. But he won’t have long to enjoy his freedom…</i><br /><br />After Jerry Earl’s early release, his wife, Margo—a much-married Garden District doyenne—throws an extravagant Get Out of Jail Free Party, complete with a Zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails. The guest list includes many prominent New Orleans socialites, as well as scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava Gruiex.&#xa0; But sometime during the swirl of partying and drinking, Jerry Earl is brutally murdered—then stuffed inside a clothes dryer.&#xa0;<br /><br />Carmela has earned a reputation around town for solving murders, and when the grieving widow turns to her for help, she can’t say no. But Jerry Earl took a lot of people to the cleaners with his underhanded business tactics, so Carmela’s going to be hard-pressed to identify which of his enemies was steamed enough to kill him. As she sorts through Jerry Earl’s dirty laundry, she needs to collar the killer before another victim is set to tumble dry…<br /><br /><b>Scrapbooking Tips and Recipes Included!</b>

27 Eggs in a Casket

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-01-07
Description :  <b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Cackleberry Club series returns with three intrepid ladies who know their way around a kitchen—as well as a crime scene… </b><br />&#xa0;<br />Petra, Suzanne, and Toni may have lost their husbands, but they’ve found new life operating the Cackleberry Club café. It’s where the locals head for an amazing breakfast, the good company of friends, and a puzzling mystery or two…<br />&#xa0;<br /><b>THIS KILLER IS TOAST</b><br />&#xa0;<br />Suzanne and Toni are off to Memorial Cemetery to help prepare for its 150th anniversary celebration. The ladies expect to find the historical society’s tent, but instead they discover the body of ex-prison warden Lester Drummond lying facedown in a freshly dug grave. Now, with the town peppered with suspects and the local authorities in over their heads, it’s up to the Cackleberry Club to unscramble the clues and sniff out a bad egg.<br /><br /><b>Recipes Included!</b>

28 Photo Finished

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-01-06
Description :  <b>The second Scrapbooking Mystery from the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the popular Tea Shop Mysteries<i>.</i></b><br /><br /> Carmela Bertrand is hosting a late-night “Crop Till You Drop” session at her quaint French Quarter scrapbooking shop, Memory Mine. All the usual suspects have turned up to trim, decorate, color, and gossip. <br /><br /> But their all-night crop comes to a screeching halt when a neighboring antiques-shop owner winds up murdered in the alley behind the cozy store. And when Carmela and her customers become the focus of the police investigation, the scrapbooking expert realizes it’s her responsibility to rearrange the jumble of clues and pick out the real killer—before he strikes again…<br /><br /> <b>Scrapbook tips included!</b>

29 The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Pets  Books  Lifestyle & Home  Science & Nature  Nature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2015-04-14
Description :  <b>A second edition of the beloved guide to farm animals.</b><br /><br />When the going gets tough, the tough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the intention of making your own cheese, or sustain your family and make some extra money from raising cows and selling beef, this is the book for you.<br /><br />Childs explains how to get started and everything you need to know about successfully raising each animal, including:<br /><br />• Comparison of breeds<br />• Designing your farm strategy<br />• Preparing a home for your livestock<br />• What to feed your animals<br />• Animal health<br />• Breeding<br />• Milking, laying eggs, and butchering<br /><br />This invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.

30 The Joy of Keeping Goats

Author : Laura Childs
Genre :  Nature  Books  Science & Nature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2011-06-01
Description :  Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an existing stable. <i>The Joy of Keeping Goats</i> offers practical advice, clear guidelines, and wonderful anecdotes from author and self-sustainer Laura Childs. In her book, she walks readers step-by-step through important information on breeds, feeding requirements, how to make cheese, and much more. With gorgeous color photographs, <i>The Joy of Keeping Goats</i> clearly illustrates what an easy and rewarding experience raising goats can be.



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