Death By Haunting 7

Josiah Reynolds Mysteries

Book 7
Worker Bee Press
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 Terrence Bailey awakes one night to find his mother-in-law standing in a corner of his bedroom.
The only problem is that his mother-in-law has been dead for seven years.
Several weeks later Terrence dies of a heart attack . . . or does he?

Josiah's nose starts twitching in a bad way when Terrence goes to the "Great Beyond" and she thinks his death has something to do with Jean Louis, an internationally-known portrait artist who has come to the Bluegrass to paint Lady Elsmere's portrait. 

She just doesn't like Jean Louis and does some digging on him.  What she finds will involve Detective Goetz and almost get her daughter, Asa, shot.

 Again, Josiah blames the black earth of Kentucky for spitting back secrets that should have remained buried in the dark and bloody ground.
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Murder Under A Blue Moon

Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart.

But there’s a problem. Miss Mona is broke. It’s during the Depression, and her application has just been turned down to join an expedition to the Amazon.

What’s she to do? Perhaps get a job as a department store salesgirl. Anything to tide her over until the next assignment.

There’s a knock on the door. Who could this be in the middle of the night?

Holding a revolver, Mona reluctantly opens her door to a man wearing a Homburg hat and holding a briefcase.

“I bring glad tidings. Your Uncle Manfred Moon has died and left you as his heir to the Moon fortune. You are now one of the richest women in the country!” he says.

Mona’s response is to point her revolver in his face. If the stranger is telling the truth, she will apologize. If he is a fraud, she will shoot him.

That’s how Mona does things in 1933.

 

           Murder Under A Blood Moon

Mona is eating breakfast with Jetta Dressler, her personal secretary, and Chloe, her poodle, when she receives a telegram from her friend, Lady Alice Morrell, begging her to come to England. It seems Lady Alice is receiving death threats!

Alarmed that her dear friend needs help, Mona gathers her pistol, her steamer trunks, and Violet, her maid, to travel to Merry Old England. Once there, Mona encounters a nemesis she hasn’t seen for a very long time. She was lucky once to survive. Will she be as lucky now?

Armed with her pistol, courage, and a bag of tricks, Mona is determined to save Lady Alice from harm, even if it means she might die trying.

That’s how Mona does things in 1933.

 

Murder Under A Bad Moon

Mona has inherited a fortune from her uncle and is one of the richest women during the Depression. But there’s a problem. Miss Mona is being accused of murdering her neighbor by a corrupt sheriff. Mona has made enemies in the Bluegrass, and the sheriff’s been told to make life difficult for her.

Why? Because Mona pays good wages to her employees and offers free health care. She even let her miners unionize. Mona is considered a radical and dangerous to some of the other horse owners. They want to be shed of Mona’s extreme views.

            It’s too bad someone murdered Judge Landis Garrett, but if the evidence swings around Mona’s way––all the better if it sticks many of the locals think.

Mona’s response is to tell the sheriff and his cronies to go to hell. You want a fight? Well, bring it on!

That’s how Mona does things in 1933.

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Worker Bee Press
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Sep 15, 2014
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Pages
167
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ISBN
9780990678205
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Death By Bourbon:  Life takes a dramatic turn for Josiah when she witnesses a death at an engagement party for Matt, her best friend.

Charming socialite Addison DeWitt falls into a fit after taking a sip of bourbon. That would be upsetting enough, but Josiah is sure it is murder. However, no one will believe her except for Lady Elsmere and Meriah Caldwell, the famous mystery writer. The three of them conspire to bring the murderer to justice. It turns out the suspect is always three steps ahead of them.

To make matters worse, Josiah's daughter, Asa decides to move to London, Franklin leaves town, and Jake starts singing a different tune. Josiah doubts her ability to meet the future alone. Maybe it's time to sell the Butterfly and move to Florida with the rest of the old folks.

But Josiah is sure of one thing. There is justice and then there is Kentucky justice.

 

Death By Lotto:  Ethel Bradley thinks someone is trying to kill her, but doesn’t know who or why. She enlists the help of her childhood friend, Lady Elsmere, but Lady Elsmere has troubles of her own in the form of a ne’er-do-well English nephew who’s trying to steal her estate. Both women turn to Josiah Reynolds, who has just returned from New York.

Josiah calls Detective Goetz who recommends a shamus named Walter Neff. Walter and Josiah scour the Bluegrass for answers that turn out to be deadly. To make matters worse for Josiah, Fred O’nan (the rogue cop who tried to kill Josiah in Death By A HoneyBee) is a free man and still gunning for her.

Josiah, full of sass and vinegar, meets these challenges head on with the support of her friends, Franklin and Matt. Will Josiah be thwarted this time?

Kentucky can be a cruel mistress to those wanting justice and exacts a high price for it. Sometimes the “dark and bloody ground” demands double indemnity. This is something Josiah knows very well. Very well indeed.

 

Death By Chocolate:  Josiah Reynolds is tracking down the disappearance of an old friend’s son. But while she is chasing a missing person, O’nan is hot on Josiah’s trail chasing her. And he is threatening, conniving, and blackmailing others to help destroy the woman he thinks ruined his life. Will he finally succeed?

Or will Josiah outwit him as she has always done?

One thing is for sure . . . when Josiah and O’nan finally clash at the Cumberland Falls, will justice will be done? As Josiah always says - there is the law and then there is Kentucky justice.

Will Josiah survive the thundering and treacherous waters of the Cumberland Falls or will O'nan finally push our brave Josiah over the edge?

 

From international bestselling mystery author Jennifer L. Hart comes a sizzling new installment in the Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries...

 

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen…

 

Andy Buckland isn't thrilled when sexpot celebrity chef Lacy L'Amour decides to open a competing ethnic restaurant in small-town Beaverton...right across the street from Andy's pasta shop, the Bowtie Angel. And matters heat up when L'Amour sets her sights on both Andy's customers and her man, Malcolm Jones, who has been acting strange lately. But all of that pales in comparison when Andy’s long lost daughter is suspected of arson. Suddenly the town’s outrage reaches a rapid boil, and the future of the Buckland-Rosetti clan is about to go up in flames. Can Andy beat the competition, keep her man, and catch an arsonist before her hard won reputation is reduced to cinders?

**Recipes included**

 

Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries:

Murder Al Dente – book #1

Murder À La Flambé– book #2

Murder Al Fresco – book #3

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~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
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