Edie Claire

1 Never Buried

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature  Humor 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2010-12-16
Description :  Over 1 million copies downloaded worldwide -- Edie Claire's debut novel and first in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series!<br /><br /> <i>"A funny, fast-paced, clever and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Sheer delight." -- Carolyn Hart</i><br /><br /> <i>"A thoroughly delightful debut. Bright, breezy, and witty. I couldn't put it down." -- Tamar Myers</i><br /><br /> <b>The truth about what happened in 1949 went to Paul Fischer's grave… Too bad his body didn't!</b><br /><br /> Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn't pack heat -- just a few extra pounds. And she doesn't go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara's refurbished Victorian house, she wasn't planning on discovering a corpse-certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin's house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.<br /><br /> Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house -- someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn't know Leigh's impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?<br /><br /> The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!<br /><br /> <b>Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 1999. Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, 2002. Copyright 1999 by Edie Claire</b>

2 Long Time Coming

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Suspense  Contemporary  Ghost  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2011-03-09
Description :  <b>First in the FATED LOVES collection: A ghostly romantic novel from USA-Today bestselling author Edie Claire.</b><br /><br /> 4.5-Star&#xa0;<i>Romantic Times</i>&#xa0;Top Pick and winner of the&#xa0;<i>Road to Romance</i>&#xa0;Reviewer’s Choice Award!<br /><br /> <b>Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her...</b><br /><br /> Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after -- determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance has truly healed her troubled soul.<br /><br /> Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can't identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises: Jenny's erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny's horrendous death -- and Joy's own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed -- and the childhood friendship she treasured -- now suddenly seem very much alive...<br /><br /> <i>“LONG TIME COMING is a remarkably well blended romance and mystery, with fascinating shades of the paranormal. The way each layer of Joy's discovery of her forgotten past is revealed is deftly done and exceptionally suspenseful. The relationship between Joy and her parents is heart warming. This one will have you hooked from the first page.” December 2003 Top Pick. Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine</i><br /><br /> <i>“An abundance of charm… Joy’s perky first-person narration carries readers along to a warm, gratifying conclusion.” -- Publisher’s Weekly</i><br /><br /> <i>“Emotionally gripping, suspenseful and superb… I was held in wonderment over much of this story and realized early on to expect the unexpected. This is a story of trust, love, friendship and healing. Ms. Claire is an author I hope to see more of in the future. If Long Time Coming is any indication of her writing talent, I will be first in line at the bookstores to get more of her work. This is a positively splendid tale from start to finish and is highly recommended.” Reviewer’s Choice Award -- Road to Romance</i><br /><br /> <i>“Two words. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Edie Claire has written a wonderful novel about friendship, love, guilt and death… Utterly riveting.” Rating: 10/10 -- Contemporary Romance Writers</i><br /><br /> <i>“Claire's charming romance disproves the adage that you can't go home again.” -- Booklist</i><br /><br /> <i>“A book of healing, understanding, rebirth, and finally growing up. A story that you won't forget easily... I could only sigh in appreciation as I turned the final page.” -- Romance Reviews Today</i><br /><br /> <i>“Intense, well-written and thought-provoking.” -- Old Book Barn Gazette</i><br /><br /> <i>“A most fantastic novel… When the story comes to an end and the lights have been lowered… and the reader is left with a longing to know more... there is no better compliment to the author.” -- Romance Junkies</i><br /><br /> Originally published in 2003 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).

3 Alaskan Dawn

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships  Professional & Technical  Law  Fiction & Literature  Health, Mind & Body  Health & Fitness  Science & Nature  Nature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-01-27
Description :  AN iBOOKS TOP-25, USA-TODAY BESTSELLING ROMANCE!<br /><br /> FIRST in the PACIFIC HORIZONS series. In these connected romantic novels, characters facing tragedy, heartbreak, and painful family secrets are drawn to the wild beauty of the natural world. Breaching whales and howling wolves refresh their spirits, but only human love can heal their souls…<br /> <b></b><br /> <b>Haley knew that carrying her twin sister’s baby would be a sacrifice.<br /> She just didn’t know how great.</b><br /><br /> Pregnant, overworked, and driven to the end of her rope by the neediness of the sister and widowed mother who depend on her, a high-powered young attorney seeks refuge with a week’s vacation on the Alaskan coast. As overachiever Haley soaks up the serenity of her unexpectedly agreeable surroundings, she finds something else she doesn’t expect -- deep feelings for the wildlife-loving boat captain who reminds her how to laugh.<br /><br /> With her unborn niece or nephew on the way and thousands of miles of ocean between their lives and careers, Haley and Ben settle for a friendship. But back home in California, the emptiness in Haley’s heart begins to fester. When her pregnancy takes a frightening turn, she must examine what really matters -- and rediscover the childhood dream she never realized she had lost.

4 Leaving Lana'i

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Religion & Spirituality  Christianity  Fiction & Literature  Travel & Adventure  United States 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-11-10
Description :  SECOND in the USA-TODAY bestselling PACIFIC HORIZONS series!&#xa0;<br /><br /> In these connected romantic novels, characters facing tragedy, heartbreak, and painful family secrets are drawn to the wild beauty of the natural world. Breaching whales and howling wolves refresh their spirits, but only human love can heal their souls…<br /> <b></b><br /> <b>One horrible night fifteen years ago, a little girl named Maddie was taken away from the island paradise she treasured, the townspeople she loved, and the playmate who shared her soul.<br /> Now, she’s coming back to them.</b><br /><br /> Maddie was only a child in those idyllic, carefree days when she and her best friend Kai swam in the ocean, fished, hiked, and stargazed on the tropical island of Lana'i. At twenty-five, she realizes that her memories of those elementary-school days may have been romanticized, given that the months following her mother’s sudden death and her own unwilling departure from Lana'i were the worst of her life. But she has never given up her dream of returning to the people she cared about. Not when warm images of the boy Kai’s face continue to haunt her mind.<br /><br /> Having contrived to do post-doctoral research studying feral cats on the neighboring island of Maui, bold-from-birth Madalyn Westover isn’t afraid to show up out of nowhere and say hello. Nor is she afraid to track down Kai, despite several nebulous warnings about how much he has changed. But when she realizes that every man, woman and child in Lana'i City seems to have mysterious knowledge about her own family which she does not, Maddie doesn’t feel so brave anymore. And when reality crashes into fantasy full force, she must decide in whom and what she can trust to find her own true home.

5 The Mud Sisters

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2012-09-03
Description :  <b>The women’s fiction debut of USA-TODAY bestselling author Edie Claire.</b><br /><br /> <i>Once upon a hot, lazy summer at Indian Lake, Pennsylvania, two giggling twelve-year-old girls swore to stay best friends forever. But some promises are hard to keep.</i><br /><br /> When hospital social worker Teagan Hansen is called to the bedside of a Jane Doe who has been beaten and left for dead with no ID and no memory, she expects to be dealing with a victim of domestic violence. The last thing she expects is to look into the eyes of the childhood friend who disappeared abruptly from her life fourteen years before.<br /><br /> Concussed, broken, and hypothermic, Jamie can’t remember her own name, much less what personal circumstances brought her to such tragedy. But as the pieces of her memory begin to fit together, she does remember how much her friendship with Teagan meant to her through the long years of foster care, hard work, and heartbreak that followed that one magical summer.<br /><br /> As the indomitable Teagan vows to help Jamie get back on her feet again, the women’s bond strengthens anew. But with Jamie’s life under threat from a man she can’t remember -- a man who is determined to find her again before she does -- Teagan’s loyalties to her friend, her profession, and her new marriage are tested to their limits. And when the women realize that their pasts have been intertwined far more deeply than either of them knew, the fate that separated them once before threatens to tear apart them again. And this time, it could be forever.<br /><br /> <b>Copyright 2012 by Edie Claire</b>

6 Meant to Be

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary  Suspense  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2011-04-10
Description :  From the <b>Fated Loves</b> collection by USA-Today bestselling author Edie Claire, a 4.5 Star <i>Romantic Times</i> Top Pick and winner of the <i>Romance Reviews Today</i> Perfect Ten Award!<br /><br /> <b>When nothing is as it seems, all you can do is trust your heart...</b><br /><br /> On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Meara O’Rourke can’t help but feel alone. With her last remaining relative newly buried and her potentially disastrous engagement freshly broken, she makes a resolution to begin her life anew -- only to have an unexpected phone call turn her whole world upside down. Her biological mother Sheila, whom she met only once six years before, lies in critical condition in a nearby hospital. And though the woman once refused to see her daughter ever again -- her last wish is just the opposite.<br /><br /> A few whispered words, and Sheila is gone. But the questions she has put into her daughter’s head, and the historic stone inn she has unknowingly bequeathed, sweep Meara up into the whirlwind of another life -- and a legacy of deception. When Meara begins to have memories of a place she's never been, she realizes that while finding out the truth about her birth and adoption could answer all her questions -- it could also tear her apart.&#xa0;<br /><br /> <i>“A marvelous story that skillfully interweaves romance with the mystery...Claire makes each element of this terrific tale count.”</i> June 2004 Top Pick -- Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine<br /><br /> <i>“An absorbing family mystery…there's no denying that this story is suspenseful.” --</i> Publisher’s Weekly<br /><br /> <i>"One of the best books I have read this year...An element of suspense runs through the pages, and the endearing tale builds to a crescendo of excitement and thrill while warming the heart. Meant To Be is a powerful story of love, healing, discovery and truth...I closed the covers wishing I could stay inside the green world of Meara and Fletcher's mountain. Ms. Claire has woven a tale that touched my soul and will live as a cherished keeper to read again and again. I am pleased to award Meant To Be our finest honor, RRT's Perfect 10"</i>&#xa0; Perfect 10 Award -- Romance Reviews Today<br /><br /> <i>"Intriguing and thought provoking...don't be surprised if you need a tissue or two along the way. Edie Claire has written another keeper."</i> Rating: 9/10 -- Contemporary Romance Writers<br /><br /> <i>“Edie Claire has a flair for creating a strong and suspenseful narrative that still contains satisfying elements of love and romance... the suspense which continues unabated through the length of the novel holds readers utterly captivated while the compelling story and growing romance tug at their heartstrings...richly imagined and very insightful, Meant To Be is destined for the keeper shelf."</i> -- Road to Romance<br /><br /> <i>“This very involving novel combines the best of suspense and romance...The revelations continue almost until the final pages, and will keep the reader thoroughly engrossed.”</i> -- Romance Reader's Connection<br /><br /> <i>"A wonderful book! The story displays a depth of emotion and character that is truly refreshing...a joy to read."</i> -- Fallen Angel Reviews<br /><br /> <i>"The feel of a thoroughly modern subject with a slightly Gothic mood." </i>-- New and Previously Owned Books<br /><br /> <i>"A story that will tear at your heart...excellent offering from a premier author."</i> -- Writers Unlimited<br /><br /> <i>"Meant to be written, read and remembered in your heart decades after you've turned the last page. Edie Claire is an exceptional author and keeper of the heart."</i> -- Writers Room Magazine<br /><br /> <i>"A paragon of superbly written, compelling women's literature."</i> -- My Shelf<br /><br /> <b>Originally published in 2004 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).</b>

7 Never Con a Corgi

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Humor  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2012-04-10
Description :  <i>Sixth in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!</i><br /><br /> After a real-time, 10-year hiatus, Leigh and all her friends and family are back… and better than ever!<br /><br /> <b>It's been ten long years since Leigh Koslow last stumbled onto a body. She thought she had been given a reprieve.</b><br /> <b>She was wrong.</b><br /><br /> Hapless advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, now a middle-aged mom, is more than happy to leave the macabre pandemonium of her thirties behind. Unfortunately, Leigh's killer karma hasn't really deserted her... it's just been biding its time.&#xa0;<br /><br /> When an innocent walk in the woods with her dog turns up yet another corpse, Leigh begins to get worried. It's bad enough that the victim is a client of her agency. It's even worse that he is the same unscrupulous real estate developer who's been conniving to bulldoze her Aunt Bess's homestead. And it would be a whole lot better for everyone in Leigh's family if her cousin Cara's husband hadn't brawled with the man in front of a churchful of witnesses an hour before the murder. But fate is what it is, and as Leigh's beleaguered friend, Detective Maura Polanski, sets out once again to save the Koslow clan from self-destruction, the women face their toughest battle yet. Because not only has Leigh failed to grow out of her inborn talent for trouble, she's bestowed it on the next generation...<br /><br /> <b>Praise for the Leigh Koslow Mystery Series:</b><br /><br /> Never Buried<br /> <i>"A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Edie Claire writes with style and dash. Sheer delight."</i> -- <b>Carolyn Hart</b><br /><br /> Never Sorry<br /> <i>"Edie Claire is a bright new addition to the mystery world. Along with appealing characters and a blessedly lucid writing style, she delivers a solid plot that keeps the pages turning."</i> -- <b>Margaret Maron</b><br /><br /> Never Tease a Siamese<br /> <i>"The fifth installment in this excellent series, and perhaps Ms. Claire's best yet. The characters and relationships are superior, written with heartfelt compassion and wry wit."</i> -- <b>Romantic Times</b><br /><br /> <b>Copyright 2012 by Edie Claire&#xa0;</b>

8 Never Haunt a Historian

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature  Humor 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-05-02
Description :  <i>Seventh in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!</i><br /><br /> <b>A hidden secret…&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>A ghost to keep it that way.&#xa0;</b><br /><br /> Leigh Koslow doesn’t care who claims to see the specter of a Civil War soldier skulking around her neighbor’s farm; she does NOT believe in ghosts. Never mind that the farm in question was settled by a veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg, and never mind that its occupants have complained of floating lights, shadowy figures, and poltergeist-style vandalism for a solid half century. When her amiable neighbor Archie Pratt, beloved captain of a local unit of reenactors, vanishes from the farmhouse without a trace, Leigh is certain there is a rational explanation. She is also certain there is a rational explanation for the bizarre refilled holes that keep appearing all over her neighborhood, and that neither has anything whatsoever to do with the farm’s chilling history of curses, insanity, and murder.<br /><br /> She can only hope. Because when her children discover an aged map of the neighborhood that seems to point to hidden treasure, the local Civil War buffs think otherwise. Did Union private Theodore Carr leave Cemetery Hill in 1863 with a little… souvenir? Only one thing is for sure: someone thinks he did. And as intrigue escalates to violence within feet of her own backyard, Leigh determines to figure out whom… before any more hastily dug holes turn into unmarked graves!<br /><br /> <b>Copyright 2013 by Edie Claire</b>

9 Never Sorry

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature  Humor 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2010-12-16
Description :  <b>Second in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!</b><br /> <i></i><br /> <i>"Edie Claire is a bright new addition to the mystery world. Along with appealing characters and a blessedly lucid writing style, she delivers a solid plot that keeps the pages turning. NEVER SORRY is ever entertaining." -- Margaret Maron</i><br /><br /> <b>In this zoo, the most dangerous species isn't behind bars…</b><br /><br /> With her fledgling advertising business a little short on cash, copywriter Leigh Koslow decides that a part-time job at the local zoo might be just what she needs. Unfortunately, stumbling onto a grisly crime scene behind the tiger run is not. When she realizes that the victim was her new boyfriend's ex, things look bad. But when the police discover that she was also Leigh's high school nemesis, things get worse. Getting out of this jam will require more than a little help from her friends, because if the law doesn't put Leigh away -- the real killer well might!<br /><br /> <i>"This is a riveting, mind-blowing book with an ending that will leave you in shock. This book is well written, and the plot is perfect for any mystery lover. The characters are well formed and very easy to picture. Leigh comes across as a caring, strong-willed amateur sleuth. I loved this one, and with the cliffhanger Ms. Claire leaves at the end, I can't wait for the next Leigh Koslow book." -- Mystery News</i><br /><br /> <i>"A witty tale peopled with very amusing characters…Claire does a fine job in plotting and the solution is bound to surprise you." -- Romantic Times</i><br /><br /> <i>"In her second mystery, Edie Claire again shows an affinity for solid plotting and engaging characters. Twists and turns abound in Never Sorry as Leigh learns what happens when the myth of high school crush becomes reality." -- Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel</i><br /><br /> <i>"A fun romp of murder, friendship, family, romantic entanglements and junk food." -- Pittsburgh Magazine</i><br /><br /> <i>"A provocative puzzler with a real grabber of an ending. You'll never look at a zoo the same way again." -- Selma Eichler</i><br /><br /> <i>"Leigh Koslow makes for an engaging heroine who is believable enough for any reader to identify with. NEVER SORRY is a fun mystery with unexpected twists and turns." -- Jessica Speart</i><br /><br /> <b>Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 1999. Copyright 1999 by Edie Claire</b>

10 Never Mess with Mistletoe

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Humor  Fiction & Literature  Family  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-12-07
Description :  <i>Tenth in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow mystery series!</i><br /> <b></b><br /> <b>Frances Koslow was ecstatic to have her humble abode chosen as stop #3 on the Holiday House Tour.&#xa0; Then everyone drank the cider.</b><br /><br /> When Leigh’s parents’ house becomes a last-minute substitution on the regional garden club’s famous Holiday House Tour,&#xa0; Frances Koslow is thrilled. But the tour is tomorrow, there’s work to be done, and Frances’s dwindling and aging “Floribunda” chapter is in dire need of reinforcements. Worried about her mother’s blood pressure, particularly as sisterly tensions rise over Leigh’s Aunt Lydie’s upcoming Christmas Eve wedding, Leigh steps in to make sure the tour runs smoothly.<br /><br /> But perhaps Leigh isn’t the ideal choice for the task. Not when a fortune cookie has just portended the return of her infamous “bad karma.” Not when everyone knows the real reason the Floribundas have declined is because every remaining member is a whackadoodle. And not when someone’s idea of Christmas spirit is to add a little something extra to the sweet cider punch.<br /><br /> One dead Floribunda later, Leigh struggles to keep her family calm in the midst of swirling suspicions, flying accusations, and dubious warnings of biological warfare. But when someone threatens to silence her own all-too-curious daughter, mother-rage kicks in. <i>Nobody</i> is ruining her family’s Merry Christmas. Not even her family.&#xa0;

11 Never Kissed Goodnight

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Humor  Fiction & Literature  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2010-12-16
Description :  <b>Fourth in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!&#xa0;</b><br /> <b></b><br /> <i>"A well-paced, solidly plotted mystery... All the answers are not immediately apparent, keeping the tension high throughout... Leigh is a very likable character."</i> -- <b>The Mystery Reader</b><br /><br /> <b>No one told Cara why her father abandoned her when she was a baby.</b><br /> <b>They had their reasons.</b><br /><br /> Gil March is lying, he's sneaking around, and he's certainly not acting like his usual too-perfect self. But could he really be cheating on Leigh's cousin Cara? Leigh doesn't think so, but when Cara shows up in the middle of the night with tears in her eyes, Leigh is determined to find out. Little does she know that what Gil is hiding is only the tip of an iceberg. There are more than a few things her family hasn't told her about the circumstances of her cousin's birth -- and the reality is chilling.<br /><br /> When the father who abandoned Cara as a baby suddenly reappears in her life, everyone's world is turned upside down. Can this man stop the sudden blackmail, kidnapping, and threats to the family -- or is he behind them?<br /><br /> <i>"A nicely twisted tale...light reading for a quiet evening."</i><b> -- I Love a Mystery</b><br /><br /> <b>Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 2001. Large-Print Edition published by Wheeler Publishing Inc., 2001. Copyright 2001 by Edie Claire</b>

12 Never Preach Past Noon

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Humor  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2010-12-16
Description :  <b>Third in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!</b><br /> <i></i><br /> <i>"This is a tough one to put down."</i><b>—Pittsburgh Magazine</b><br /><br /> <b>Saints, sinners, and snoops!</b><br /><br /> Leigh Koslow's thrice-married Aunt Bess always was the black sheep of the family. That's why when Bess breaks her ankle falling down a flight of stairs in the middle of the night, Leigh isn't surprised to discover that the stairs were someone else's. But when she discovers that the stairs belonged to Bess's happily wedded pastor, and that his house was burning down at the time, she can't help but be concerned.<br /><br /> The First Church of the New Millennium has problems -- and Bess, with Leigh as her reluctant aide, is intent on solving them. Is the charismatic reverend Reginald Humphrey a saint among men, or a soulless con artist? With arson, burglary, and a possible abduction on the bulletin, Leigh enlists the aid of her favorite detective, Maura Polanski, to keep her aunt from becoming the next offering. But Bess isn't one to give up on a good cause, even when the postlude is murder.&#xa0;<br /><br /> <i>"Edie Claire is a bright new mystery writer who appears already to be a master of characterization...The fast-paced story line retains a serious tone with humorous interludes to ease the tension and turn the sleuthing relatives into real people. NEVER PREACH PAST NOON is a winning amateur sleuth tale that showcases a new talent."</i> -- <b>Midwest Book Review</b><br /><br /> <i>"A very well told story with a great deal going on...if you enjoy light mysteries with lots of puzzles, you will enjoy this book." </i>-- <b>I Love a Mystery</b><br /><br /> <i>"The slightly cynical Leigh and her persistent Aunt Bess are engaging characters that add to the charm of the book." </i>-- <b>Romantic Times</b><br /><br /> <b>Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 2000. Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, 2001. Copyright 2000 by Edie Claire</b>

13 Never Thwart a Thespian

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Humor  Fiction & Literature  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-05-15
Description :  <i>Eighth in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!</i><br /><br /> <b>This curtain is going up…</b><br /> <b>No matter what else goes down.</b><br /><br /> Leigh’s intrepid Aunt Bess has decided that an abandoned building in the small Pittsburgh borough of West View would make the <i>perfect</i> theater for her troupe of local thespians, and when Bess sets her mind to something, it generally happens. Never mind that the building boasts a century-long history of nefarious owners, financial default, mysterious disappearances, drunken debauchery, regular break-ins, strange nighttime lights, at least one murder, and last but not least -- that nagging little accusation of devil worship.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Though wary of the building’s macabre milieu, Leigh reluctantly allows her children to assist Bess by sorting through the decades of accumulated junk stashed in the erstwhile church’s basement. Little does she know that the kids’ findings are only the tip of an iceberg, and that for someone with her “proclivities,” this particular building is the <i>last</i> place she should be. With her friend Detective Maura Polanski expecting and stuck on bedrest, Leigh scrambles to unravel the link between the murders of the past and the growing threats of the present -- before this theater’s opening becomes someone’s end!

14 Maui Winds

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-08-30
Description :  THIRD in the USA-TODAY bestselling PACIFIC HORIZONS series!&#xa0;<br /><br /> In these connected romantic novels, characters facing tragedy, heartbreak, and painful family secrets are drawn to the wild beauty of the natural world. Breaching whales and howling wolves refresh their spirits, but only human love can heal their souls…<br /> <b></b><br /> <b>Life dealt her heart a terrible blow as a newborn. With time, she learned to love again. But with him, time is running out.</b><br /><br /> Marine biologist Ri Sullivan had a rough start in life. A biracial baby abandoned in a Moscow train station, she spent eight months in a Russian orphanage before being adopted by a devoted couple from the coast of Maine. Her family weathered years of painful attachment difficulties, and now the spirited, resilient twenty-five-year-old has no conscious memory of ever feeling insecure. But in subtle ways, Ri’s emotional past still affects her. And sometimes, the question mark over her ethnic heritage still stings.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Arriving on the island of Maui for an internship at the Foundation for Ocean Mammals, Ri is overwhelmed by her own good fortune. She revels in the ocean and the creatures that are her passion, she stumbles into an incredible revelation about her ancestry, and she even meets a guy. But all too soon, a series of random disasters threatens to turn that tide. The closer she gets to the elusive volcanologist who shares her living quarters, the more she sees herself behind his haunted eyes. For Ri, love never comes easy, but Alaskan loner Wolf Markov has his own ideas about “attachment” -- ideas that come from a very different sort of childhood. And getting inside his wounded heart may take all of Ri’s learned resilience… and then some.

15 Never Tease a Siamese

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature  Humor 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2010-12-16
Description :  <b>Fifth in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!</b><br /> <b></b><br /> <i>"NEVER TEASE A SIAMESE is the fifth installment in this excellent series, and perhaps Ms. Claire's best yet. The characters and relationships are superior, written with heartfelt compassion and wry wit."</i> -- Romantic Times<br /><br /> <b>Lilah Murchison never cared about anyone besides her prize-winning cats. Unfortunately, the feeling was mutual...</b><br /><br /> When wealthy socialite Lilah Murchison dies in an airplane crash, the locals in Pittsburgh’s North Boros shed no tears. The reclusive millionaire and rumored black widow was detested by almost everyone, including her own son, who expects to share his inheritance with the throng of Siamese that inhabit his mother’s dreary mansion. But when Lilah’s latest will delivers the bulk of her cash to another, unidentified heir, the cat litter flies.<br /><br /> The only local who seems genuinely sorry about Ms. Lilah’s passing is Leigh Koslow’s veterinarian father, who hasn’t a clue how the death of his long-term client could be connected to the bizarre series of break-ins and threats now plaguing his clinic. But daughter Leigh has a hunch that Lilah’s mystery heir may be hiding right under their noses, and wishes she could prove it before the entire staff runs screaming out the door. Because someone wants the past to stay buried -- even if it means adding a little extra to the grave.<br /><br /> <i>"Edie Claire always writes an entertaining amateur sleuth novel...NEVER TEASE A SIAMESE is her best work to date."</i> -- AllReaders.com<br /><br /> <i>"Fans will enjoy Claire's solid plot with its many twists and turns as well as the snappy dialogue of her well-rounded characters. This is a clever mystery written with a dash of humor and concluded quite logically. Altogether, a satisfying read." </i>-- ReviewingtheEvidence.com<br /><br /> <b>Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 2002. Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, 2003. Copyright 2002 by Edie Claire</b>

16 Never Neck at Niagara

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Humor  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2011-02-10
Description :  A Leigh Koslow Mystery Short Story<br /> (Part of the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series)<br /> [6673 words]<br /><br /> <b>Originally published in the anthology AND THE DYING IS EASY: All New Tales of Summertime Suspense, by Signet/NAL division of Penguin Putnam, Inc., in June 2001.</b><br /><br /> Newlywed Leigh is only too happy to tag along when her new husband's career takes him to a weekend convention in Niagara Falls. But true to her typical luck she quickly finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with potentially deadly -- and almost certainly watery -- results!<br /><br /> (Note: Chronologically, this story occurs between NEVER PREACH PAST NOON and NEVER KISSED GOODNIGHT. It is available in print as bonus material within the 2012 trade paperback edition of NEVER KISSED GOODNIGHT.)

17 Never Murder a Birder

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Humor  Fiction & Literature  Family  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-04-17
Description :  <i>Eleventh in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!</i><br /><br /> <b>Note to Criminals: Some witnesses are more trouble than others.</b><br /><br /> When Leigh’s husband Warren gets offered a consulting gig in Corpus Christi, Texas, Leigh decides to migrate south for a rare week of fun and sun on the Gulf Coast. Warren may have to work, but for Leigh every day is a play day as she roams the beaches and parks of the sleepy, charismatic little town of Port Mesten, winter home to a few locals, scads of vacationing retirees, and a whole lot of birdlife. Now granted, it might seem odd that a body would wash up on the sand within hours of her arrival, considering that the peaceful birding and fishing mecca hasn’t seen a murder in well over a decade. But Leigh is not involved – she’s simply having a good time getting to know her cousin Hap, who’s putting her up at the historic hotel he manages, and his wife Bev, who is fattening her up with delectable home cooking. So what if a bunch of random people in town are staring at Leigh as if she looks familiar? The fact that these same people happen to be murder suspects is not her problem.<br /><br /> But when a dedicated birdwatcher is felled at dawn with his binoculars still around his neck, Bev and the other birders of Port Mesten decide to make it their problem. What crime did the unfortunate birder witness that cost him his life? And why does Leigh continue to be freakishly stalked from a distance? Is it a case of mistaken identity? Leigh would prefer to make beachcombing her first priority, but as the body count rises, she fears she will suffer for the sins of her mystery lookalike. While law enforcement does its thing, the birdwatchers quietly go about their own agenda, giving new meaning to the term “neighborhood watch.” And when a fateful twist occurs that threatens not only Leigh, but the future of the local wildlife population, a desperate killer finds that silencing this witness has brought on a peck of trouble…

18 Borrowed Time

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary  Suspense 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2011-05-12
Description :  Third in the <b>Fated Loves </b>collection by the USA-Today bestselling author of <i>Long Time Coming</i> and <i>Meant To Be</i>, both 4.5-star <i>Romantic Times </i>Top Picks. &#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>You can’t run away from your past. But sometimes, it’s worth a try.</b><br /><br /> Sarah Landers’ parents were killed in a plane crash when she was seventeen; her only sister committed suicide days after. Now, nearly a decade later, Sarah assures everyone she is perfectly fine -- never mind her quiet aloofness, her intensity at work, her seeming neglect of any social life. Only Sarah knows the whole story. Only she is aware of the dark memories that plague her with guilt -- and the fear of discovery that paralyzes her soul.<br /><br /> When an enigmatic illness forces the normally self-sufficient Sarah to depend on someone -- namely the charming do-gooder of a neighbor, Adam, whom she has been trying desperately to avoid -- her carefully built cocoon begins to crumble. Her family’s home in Alabama, left vacant since the tragedy, still holds the grim evidence of her nightmares, and is slated for imminent demolition. With the horror of her past swiftly catching up to her, Sarah’s malady begins to look less like a catastrophe… and more like her only way out.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br /> But the (rather irreverent) reverend Adam Carmassi refuses to let Sarah go. Not when she is the first woman who has ever truly touched his heart, and not when he is so certain he can help her. With the end of Sarah's life looming in more ways than one, Adam wages a desperate campaign to convince her that no matter what tortured secrets she insists on hiding, her life is worth living -- and their chance of a future together, however slim, is a dream worth fighting for.

19 The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books Four and Five

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family  Women Sleuths  Humor 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-08-26
Description :  <b>Digital boxed set of novels four and five -- plus a bonus short story --&#xa0; from the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series!</b><br /><br /> Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test as you follow the humorous travails of advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, her veterinarian father, a certifiable cast of friends and relatives, and their motley assortment of pets. Set in the Pittsburgh borough of Avalon, these captivating, intelligent mysteries have sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.<br /><br /> Set includes&#xa0;<b>Never Kissed Goodnight</b> and&#xa0;<b>Never Tease a Siamese,</b> &#xa0;plus the short story “Never Neck at Niagara.”

20 The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books Six, Seven, and Eight

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family  Women Sleuths  Humor 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-10-25
Description :  <b>Digital boxed set of novels six, seven, and eight&#xa0;from the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series!</b><br /> Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test as you follow the humorous travails of advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, her veterinarian father, a certifiable cast of friends and relatives, and their motley assortment of pets. Set in the Pittsburgh borough of Avalon, these captivating, intelligent mysteries have sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.<br /> Set includes&#xa0;<b>Never Con a Corgi,&#xa0;Never Haunt a Historian,</b>&#xa0;and <b>Never Thwart a Thespian.</b>

21 Work, Blondes. Work!

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Humor 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-09-11
Description :  The mainstream humor debut of Edie Claire, author of the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow mystery series!<br /><br /> <b>A professional woman’s mind is a terrible thing to waste.</b><br /><br /> With two kids, a mortgage, and a husband who’s about to lose his job, the last thing Karen Robertson needs is to get fired from her own. Ordinarily, she enjoys her work in the Communications Department of Zomar Industries, where she, Darcy, Whitney, and Luba click on keyboards all day in a friendly four-station cubicle nicknamed “The Blonde Pod.” But management happens.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Counting time spent in a pediatrician’s waiting room as vacation is bad. Switching the company’s entire database of office supply products into an untested new software program is worse. But when younger and sexier hotshot Morgan Bessel gets mysteriously promoted, then secretly sets out to lay off some of Zomar’s most senior and beloved employees, the blondes decide it’s time to “provide solutions.”<br /><br /> Can Karen help it if a certain highly sensitive tidbit of information just happens to fall onto her desktop? Is a little blackmail between co-workers really so wrong? With both her work life and her home life threatening to crash down around her, Karen struggles to choose between what she knows is right... and what sounds like a hell of a lot more fun.<br /><br /> <b>Copyright 2014 by Edie Claire</b>

22 The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books One Through Eight

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $24.99
Release Date :  2015-10-21
Description :  <b>The first eight novels of the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series -- in one bargain-priced bundle!</b><br /><br /> <i>"A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Sheer delight."--Carolyn Hart on </i><b><i>Never Buried</i></b><br /><br /> Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test as you follow the humorous travails of advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, her veterinarian father, a certifiable cast of friends and relatives, and their motley assortment of pets! Set in the Pittsburgh borough of Avalon, these captivating, intelligent mysteries have sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.<br /><br /> <i>"A thoroughly delightful debut. Bright, breezy, and witty. I couldn't put it down."--Tamar Myers on </i><b><i>Never Buried</i></b><br /><br /> <i>"Edie Claire is a bright new addition to the mystery world. Along with appealing characters and a blessedly lucid writing style, she delivers a solid plot that keeps the pages turning. </i><b><i>Never Sorry </i></b><i>is ever entertaining."--Margaret Maron</i><br /><br /> Set includes&#xa0;<b>Never Buried </b>(1999),<b> Never Sorry </b>(1999), <b>Never Preach Past Noon </b>(2000), <b>Never Kissed Goodnight </b>(2001), <b>Never Tease a Siamese </b>(2002), <b>Never Con a Corgi </b>(2012), <b>Never Haunt a Historian (</b>2013), and <b>Never Thwart a Thespian </b>(2014).

23 The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books One, Two, and Three

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Humor  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-10-02
Description :  Digital “boxed set” of the first three novels in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series!&#xa0;<br /><br /> Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test as you follow the humorous travails of advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, her veterinarian father, a certifiable cast of friends and relatives, and their motley assortment of pets. Set in the Pittsburgh borough of Avalon, these captivating, intelligent mysteries have sold nearly a half million copies worldwide.&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>Set includes Never Buried, Never Sorry, and Never Preach Past Noon, originally published in paperback by Penguin, Putnam, Inc. (NAL/Signet).&#xa0;</b>

24 Never Steal a Cockatiel

Author : Edie Claire
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Humor  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-06-23
Description :  <i>Ninth in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery series!</i><br /><br /> <b>The brains behind this birdnapping</b><br /> <b>Had better run for cover!</b><br /><br /> Pets in the North Boros of Pittsburgh are disappearing… along with their owners’ hard-earned cash. The Koslow Animal Clinic has seen its share of mayhem, but when a spree of petnappings for ransom are targeted at its clients, suspicion falls uncomfortably close to Leigh Koslow’s veterinarian father. Leigh refuses to believe that anyone in the family is involved -- never mind that her aunt’s notorious ex, Mason Dublin, has just flown the coop. Never mind that several of his fellow poker players have recently turned up missing… or murdered. And never mind that on his way out of town, Mason dropped off a few pets for Leigh to secretly take care of.&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;<br /> There must be a rational explanation, preferably one that has nothing to do with either Leigh’s relatives or the clinic staff. But as the evidence begins to mount, Leigh faces facts: the petnappings are an inside job. With the unofficial help of detective and new mom Maura Polanski, Leigh hopes to finger the traitor before any more pets disappear. Because when the animal-loving citizens of the North Boros start fighting back, feathers are going to fly!



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