World-famous chocolatier Olivier Venesse is an enigmatic man. Renowned for not only his chocolate, but also for his mysterious ability to change the lives of those who taste his wares, getting an audience with Olivier Venesse was a difficult process. Not only was he choosy about those he worked with, he also had a habit of disappearing for months at a time. Inevitably he would emerge from wherever he had been and begin working with clients once again. But tonight, his work will come to an end for good, as he has been found drowned in his own chocolate at his own retirement party!
A double murder means two murders to investigate! Those attending the exclusive Millionaire's Row at the derby today have a unique opportunity - to greet the horse of their choice in the stables before the race. But when two bodies are found in one of the stable stalls and the horse inside is discovered missing, it's up to everyone to figure out the killer or killers and determine where the missing horse is, or scandal will befall these rich and famous derby enthusiasts!
The year is 176 and Marcus Aurelius, one of two Emperors of Rome, has been off expanding the Roman Empire. He has returned to the Imperial Palace in Rome for two reasons: the birthday party of his daughter, Lucilla, and to complete the marriage arrangement between his only surviving son, Commodus, and a young woman named Drusa Clovius. But when Drusa is found murdered, it's up to everyone to find the killer - not only as justice for the victim, but also to prevent another war that the Roman Empire can ill afford!
Brizo Island... those lucky enough to own a cottage here can escape the big city and find peace and tranquility near one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. But Brizo Island is also a place full of secrets... secrets the residents will do anything to protect. When a man is found dead in the bay, those on the island are forced to find the killer or risk having their secrets uncovered!
Long ago, seven realms existed in relative peace and harmony, with one king ruling all the realms. While one king ruled them all, each realm retained their unique system of rule befitting their culture.
A Gangster Murder at the 1920s Speakeasy is a pre-quel to our bestselling mystery, A Flapper Murder at the 1920s Speakeasy, and the two mysteries can be solved independently.
When the tornado dropped Dorothy and Toto in the Wonderful Land of Oz, no one stopped to question how the house landed right on top of the Wicked Witch of the East! After Dorothy returned to Oz however, an inquiry was launched, and it was determined that the East Witch's death was PREMEDITATED! The suspects have been identified and, with varying degrees of magic, returned to the Land of Oz for the investigation to take place. Who orchestrated the death of the East Witch under Dorothy's house that fateful day? All your favourite characters from the classic book have returned, and it's up to the suspects and investigators to determine who had the motive, means and opportunity to commit murder in the Land of Oz!
In a remote area of Italy, high above a hill, sits Girato Nel Buio Winery. To celebrate their third year releasing the special vintage "Organo", they are holding a tasting, to which some of the industry's elite have been invited. But just before the tasting can commence, a man is found murdered in the cellars! Who killed him and why? Things, and people, are not who they seem!
The Da Vinci Code of murder mystery parties! Set in St. Mark's Library in Venice determine why the librarian was murdered, what it has to do with the real-life Antikythera Mechanism, and whether the "key" to decoding the device is just a myth!
The year is 1692, and the residents of Salem Town are panicked. Accusations of witchcraft are flying, and even the most pious men and women are being accused, imprisoned and, if they don’t confess, sent to the gallows and hanged. The only light inside the one-room prison comes from the full moon, and a mist has settled over the fields, leaving an eerie blue grey glow over the town. The accused women sit inside the prison. It’s damp, cold, and tempers are rising. It doesn’t help that Ann Putnam, one of the most ferocious accusers, is now also imprisoned and has begun verbally attacking everyone! Suddenly, a flash of light and smoke fills the large cell. When the smoke clears, Ann Putnam is dead! Who killed her, why, and most importantly, are there really witches among them, and if so, who? Salem Witches All-Female and Co-ed uses characters from the actual witch trials, and whenever possible stays true to the stories of the original victims (while, of course, taking liberties when necessary to create a compelling mystery).