JULIA BUCKLEY SERIES:

Death of a Wandering Wolf

Death of a Wandering Wolf

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Hana Keller is enjoying a day off from serving up tea and delicious pastries at her family's Hungarian Tea House when her downtime turns deadly.... The only thing Hana loves more than a good cuppa is finding a delicate porcelain treasure to add to her collection. She's usually on the hunt for teacups but when she spots a rare wolf figurine at a local yard sale, she knows it's her lucky day. Hana also knows the wolf is valuable and tells the seller that he's charging too little for it. His reaction is peculiar—he says he received the wolf from someone he doesn't trust and he just wants it out of his life. Hana is inspecting her new prize when she finds a tiny microchip attached to the bottom of the porcelain wolf. When she shows the figure to her police detective boyfriend, Erik, Hana is shocked to learn that the chip is actually a tracking device. They decide to confront the seller about the sneaky sale but when they arrive at his house, they find...
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Death with a Dark Red Rose

Death with a Dark Red Rose

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Writer's apprentice Lena London is enjoying life in Blue Lake and being newly engaged, but is soon drawn into the terrifying disappearance of one of her closest friends....Lena is starting to feel like having it all may actually be possible! She and suspense novelist Camilla Graham are busily plotting their next novel and she's got a brand-new diamond ring on her finger thanks to her fiancé, Sam West. The only blot on her Blue Lake life is a strange new corporation that has come to town called Plastisource. They seem to be intent on gobbling up prime real estate and changing the landscape of Lena's lovely adopted home.When she and Sam get a call from their good friend (and Blue Lake detective) Doug saying that his girlfriend—and Lena's pal Belinda—isn't answering her phone and missed a date with him, they all head out to her home. The trio is shocked to discover that Belinda's purse and phone are at her house, along with a single red rose on her...
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Death in a Budapest Butterfly

Death in a Budapest Butterfly

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Hanna Keller runs her family's Tea House, serving up scrumptious snacks and tantalizing teas but when a customer keels over from a poisoned cuppa, Hanna and her tea-leaf reading grandma will have to catch a killer in the first of the new cozy mystery series from Julia Buckley.Hanna Keller and her family run Maggie's Tea House, an establishment heavily influenced by the family's Hungarian descent and specializing in a European-style traditional tea service. But truthfully, one of the shop's largest draws is Hanna's eccentric grandmother, who's known for her remarkable ability to read the future in the leaves at the bottom of their customers' cups. Lately, however, her readings have become alarmingly ominous...Hanna is also an avid teacup collector and especially takes pride in the Anna Weatherley butterfly cup she recently procured. But the exquisite piece of porcelain soon becomes the center of a murder investigation, when it's suspected of delivering poison to one...
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Death Waits in the Dark

Death Waits in the Dark

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Writer's apprentice Lena London is back and better than ever when her friend bestselling suspense novelist Camilla Graham needs help solving a town murder that hits a little too close to home...It's summertime, and Lena and Camilla are busy working away while a town vandal runs amok. Things get even more complicated when Jane Wyland pays Camilla a not-so-friendly visit and gives her an ultimatum: reveal Camilla's husband James's family secret, or she will. Lena assures Camilla that nothing will come of the woman's threats, since the family has no secrets to hide.When Jane Wyland is later found dead, they're convinced that whatever secret she was planning to expose led to her death. With Lena's assistance, Camilla is determined to solve the case before the finger points at her...
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Madeline Mann

Madeline Mann

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Whenever Madeline Mann gets bad vibes, she takes what she calls vibe-restoring action. This usually involves poking her nose into someone else's business. When her high school friend Logan Lanford disappears, Madeline finds herself smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation involving political intrigue, love, greed, obsession, and Webley's Annual Fall Harvest Festival. Fast-paced and humorous, this is the first book in the mystery series featuring the personable and unpredictable amateur sleuth Madeline Mann.
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One Fool at Least

One Fool at Least

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Product DescriptionIn this third Madeline Mann Mystery, Madeline finally marries her fiance, Jack Shea. The wedding itself goes smoothly, but in retrospect Madeline reflects "We grinned like fools, which is what we were, for thinking that nothing could go wrong from there." Things do go awry, from the moment their plane lands in Grand Blue, Montana. This strange and beautiful town is full of characters who all seem to have a motive for the murder of Finn Flanagan, a local restaurant owner. Through no fault of her own, Madeline becomes a part of the investigation into Flanagan's death, and her new husband is equally invested in finding out the truth.Maddy and Jack are admittedly fools--fools for love, fools for getting involved in the dark secrets of Grand Blue, and fools for not knowing who to trust. But as Henry Fielding once wrote, there is "one fool at least in every married couple."
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A Dark and Twisting Path

A Dark and Twisting Path

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Writer's apprentice Lena London is happily working on a new collaboration with her idol and bestselling suspense novelist and friend Camilla Graham, but her joy is short-lived when a dark cloud descends upon the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana... Lena's best friend, Allison, is in a panic. On a walk in the woods by her home, Allison discovers the body of her mail carrier, an argumentative man who recently had a falling out with Allison's husband. Lena quickly realizes that Allison has nothing to worry about as the murder weapon points to a different suspect altogether: Lena's embattled boyfriend, Sam West.  Sam was cleared of his wife's murder when she was found alive, and now someone is trying to make him look guilty again. Surveillance video of a break-in at his house shows a shadowy figure trying to incriminate him by stealing the weapon from his desk. Lena and Camilla work on a suspect list, but a threatening note and a violent intrusion at Graham House prove that the devious killer has decided to write them into the plot.
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Cheddar Off Dead

Cheddar Off Dead

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Caterer and cook Lilah Drake is up to her elbows in deadly trouble in the latest mystery from the author of The Big Chili... The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah's favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her Covered Dish clients. But Lilah's Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot. It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year...From the Paperback edition.
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Death in Dark Blue

Death in Dark Blue

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer's Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries.In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena London is settling into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare...Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She's got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla's beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West.After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she's found dead behind Sam's house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her...
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The Ghosts of Lovely Women

The Ghosts of Lovely Women

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

Who killed Jessica Halliday? She was a nineteen-year-old college student with a bright future before her. No one at her former high school can imagine who would want to murder this charismatic young woman; but Teddy Thurber, Jessica's former teacher, thinks the answer might lie in a book that Jessica had given her months before.Teddy begins to try to follow the trail of clues Jessica left behind in order to find the truth about her former student's death; in the process she must delve into the literature that Jessica loved best, and what she finds reveals unsavory details about other students, teachers, and even Jessica's family.Helping Teddy is the new history and psychology teacher, Derek Jonas, who ends up having secrets of his own . . . . As her search for Jessica intensifies, she must also deal with the unwelcome advances of an old boyfriend, complicating her life even further.Teddy's persistence puts her and the ones she loves in danger; but she can do no less than try to avenge the murder of a promising young woman whose future success had been assured.At her side throughout this mystery is her faithful beagle, P.G.
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The Ghosts of Lovely Women (The Teddy Thurber Mysteries)

The Ghosts of Lovely Women (The Teddy Thurber Mysteries)

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

In the first Teddy Thurber mystery, English teacher Theodora “Teddy” Thurber seeks answers after the murder of one of her former students. The victim, Jessica Halliday, had been one of Teddy’s most promising pupils before she graduated from St. James High School, and her sudden death by strangulation upsets the entire school community. What sets Teddy apart as an amateur sleuth is her love of literature. Jessica has seemingly left behind clues related to books that Teddy teaches, specifically Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE. While Teddy seeks answers in Jessica’s murder, she is teaching CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, and in Dostoevsky’s great work, as well as in Ibsen’s classic play, she finds truths that enable her to solve the mystery.
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The Big Chili

The Big Chili

Julia Buckley

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult

First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers...Lilah Drake's Covered Dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves. But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, Lilah finds herself in a pot-load of trouble...After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don't have the time or skill to do so themselves, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own. While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who's really behind the apron.So when someone drops dead at a church Bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of...
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