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Killer Recipes [Paperback]
Mystery Writer Susan Whitfield’s Killer Recipes is a collection of real family recipes, not only from her kitchen, but also those of other mystery writers. Some selected recipes they think their main characters would enjoy. All recipes included in this volume were submitted by writers and used with permission. All proceeds from book sales will be donated to The American Cancer Society.
A Book and A Dish [Kindle Edition]
Posted by Susan Whitfield
We writers get attached to our characters…some more than others, and some with catchy names we hope the readers “get”. I have to say that after writing four mysteries with loads of weird characters, my favorite name is Nita Quicki in Hell Swamp. The name certainly fits her promiscuous lifestyle.
What’s your favorite character name and why?
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Chalk, Baked Beans & Bog Rolls by Mike Jenvy
A hopeless and emotionally void woman purchases an antique Greek vase that once opened, unleashes a spiraling descent into a dark, personal hell, ultimately leading to her redemption.
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Emma Winberry and Nate Sandler are supernumeraries for the Midwest Opera Company. They have befriended Delia Armanetti, a member of the chorus.
Delia tells Emma that her son, Mike, a successful veterinarian, has married a woman she does not like. She believes this woman is only after his money.
Delia complains of headaches and Emma urges her to see a doctor, knows she suffers from hypertension. During the dress rehearsal, Delia collapses and is taken to the hospital with a severe stroke affecting the right side of her body and her ability to speak.
When Emma visits, she encounters June, the daughter-in-law. Emma is warned by her Guardian Angel to beware of this woman; she is dangerous.
Delia, or Dee as she is called, begins to improve physically, but her speech remains garbled and unintelligible. Because Dee responds to Emma, the therapist lets her assist. Emma realizes that she is trying to say the words in Italian and they are coming out backwards.
When Delia is released to her son’s home, she attends an adult day care center daily. Emma continues to work with the speech therapist and Dee makes slow progress.
June is contacted by her husband’s assistant, Frances. They meet and Frances shows her old newspaper articles revealing June’s criminal past. She demands money for her silence.
During art therapy, Dee keeps drawing a box with a knob in the center. The therapist believes she is trying to open the door to her locked mind. But Emma does not agree. Eventually, through words and motions, Dee manages to tell Emma that it is a safe and June is taking money.
When Mike fires Frances for abusing the animals, she throws a manila envelope on the receptionist’s desk and says she will get even. Marge, the receptionist, takes the envelope home and shares the contents with Emma.
June pays someone to tamper with the brakes on Frances’ car resulting in an accident, leaving her on life support. Marge is forced to give the envelope to Mike when the police come to the clinic asking questions. He refuses to believe the woman in the articles is June, especially when she tells him she is pregnant.
Emma and Nate go to Mike’s house to visit Dee. They find June in the back garden and Dee lying at the foot of the stairs, unconscious. She is rushed to the hospital with a concussion and a fractured left arm. June says she must have fallen down the stairs, but Emma doesn’t believe her.
June knows that Emma is suspicious and wants her out of the way. She calls her sister, Vicki, and says she has a job for her. Vicki comes to visit and begin following Emma.
When Nate and Emma go to the theater at Navy Pier, Vicki, wearing a disguise and follows them. During the intermission, she follows Emma into the restroom and lunges at her with a knife. She misses and cuts the arm of another woman.
Synopsis: Locked Within 2.
Emma’s celestial guardian warns her that Dee is in danger. Though it is past visiting hours, Emma and Nate rush to the hospital. They hurry to Dee’s room as she is calling for help. A figure clad in black is attempting to inject something into the IV line. Nate tackles the figure and pulls off the hood revealing June.
Hospital attendants come running as June screams that she is losing her baby. Blood courses down her legs. She is taken, under guard, to the ER. Dee is upset but unharmed.
Nate and Emma go to the ER and meet up with Mike. The doctor tells Mike that the pregnancy was a ruse and June used theatrical blood hidden in a pouch attached to her leg.
She is arrested. Mike finds out that she never divorced her previous husband, so he is not legally married to her. He sells the house and, when Delia is well enough, she goes to live with Sam, her younger son and his family on the West Coast.
Alexander Gray is an ex-Navy Seal with an impossible assignment. Air Force One is shot down over the Mediterranean Sea with no survivors. The new president secretly orders the U.S. Navy to prepare the Sigonella Naval Air Station on Sicily for a clandestine and experimental operation to save the life of the Russian president, the man most Americans believe responsible for the downing of Air Force One. Antagonistic forces within the U.S. and Russian governments are determined to prevent that operation from taking place. From the U.S. to Sigonella, Gray must evade and outwit those working against the president. Will Gray survive to bring the traitors to justice and execute the daring operation?
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by award winning novelist Mary Deal
by New York Times best selling author PJ Parris
by award winning author Darden North
Fresh Frozen has been recognized in the National Indie Excellence Awards, San Francisco Book Festival Awards, and New Generation Indie Book Awards.
The screenplay adaptation of Fresh Frozen is in film development by producer Frank Vitolo and director Scott Alvaraz.
by AFN Clarke bestselling author of CONTACT
Review by Mary Deal
“Stir, Laugh, Repeat” by Martha A. Cheves is not only a great cookbook, it is a fun read. The first day I received the book, I perused it to find a recipe to
sample. In reading, I found these recipes, some for all meals and snacks, easy
and quick. A recipe that takes only one paragraph to tell how to throw all the
ingredients together for a scrumptious dish is my kind of book. Then Martha
gives a little history for each recipe about how that food was used in her own
cooking at home. But that’s not all. Following every recipe is a Tip for the
cook. One of my favorites was:
“When my three kids were young, we would have a Mystery TV Dinner Night. Each night when I cooked dinner, before it went on the table, I would take a plastic
sectioned plate and put a full serving of everything on the plate, wrap it in
plastic wrap and then tightly wrap it in foil and put it into the freezer. On
Mystery Night, everyone would go to the freezer and take out a dish. You
couldn’t peek. Each plate would be microwaved and that was your meal for the night.
You may have country fried steak, spaghetti, fish, even chili. It was fun
watching the kids open their meals. They were never disappointed because I
would make sure it was filled with food they liked.”
Martha Cheves knows how to feed her family and have fun, too, and now shares her recipes with us. Oh yes, the recipe I chose to make first was the Strawberry
Nut Crunch. I made it with Macadamia nuts. It was so delightful, I will make it
again, and enough of it for about 50 people at a big celebratory potluck. I’ll
also be taking this delightful book to share with others.
Ghost hunters stumble upon a murdered teen in a haunted house.
Deputy Tempe Crabtree’s investigation pulls her into a whirlwind of restless spirits, good and evil, intertwined with the past and the present, and demons and angels at war.
Praise for Locked Within
Locked Within is a simply wonderful story written by an author who clearly knows our craft.
I had a great time with this book and recommend it to any reader who enjoys clever plotting and vivid characters.
Osterman is a nurse who understands what it means to care and be cared for. Her writing is scalpel sharp and much more intelligent than some of the cozies I have read.
Locked Within is fun and fascinating. Fans of my books will have a great time with it.
Bravo, Helen Osterman!
Michael Palmer, MD
New York Times Winning Author: Political Suicide