Martini Shot by Clive Rosengren

Martini Shot (208 pages) is the fourth book in An Eddie Collins Mystery series by Clive Rosengren. Eddie Collins, private eye and part-time Hollywood actor must confront the promise and pitfalls of efforts toward reconciliation, in his own life and that of his client. Eddie Collins, private eye and part-time Hollywood actor, is hired by…

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Mrs. Malory and the Festival Murder by Hazel Holt

Mrs. Malory and the Festival Murder, by Hazel Holt Everyone in the small seaside village of Taviscombe is looking forward to the festival. So is Mrs. Sheila Malory—that is, until the unpleasant Adrian Palgrove joins the planning committee. Mrs. Malory, an avid reader of nineteenth century literature, is dismayed to find the man constantly in…

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The Shortest Journey by Hazel Holt

The Shortest Journey, by Hazel Holt Mrs. Edith Rossiter, a rich matron, also has a wealth of greedy relatives–a cold-blooded daughter, a wastrel son, and a desperate sister. Because she is in excellent health, none of them can hope to inherit anytime soon … So when Edith vanishes from Taviscombe’s finest nursing home, the police…

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The Cruellest Month by Hazel Holt

The Cruellest Month, by Hazel Holt Widow Sheila Malory has been looking forward to her stay at the Bodleian Library in Oxford as a chance to research wartime women writers and catch up with old friends from her college years, the one “purely happy” time in her whole life. Her relaxing idyll is interrupted when…

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Gone Away by Hazel Holt

Gone Away, by Hazel Holt Everyone knows that impertinent Lee Montgomery is marrying Charles Richardson for his money. After Lee vanishes, Charles’ friends breathe a sigh of relief. But Charles loves his pretty fiancée and is determined to get her back. He enlists the talents of Mrs. Sheila Malory, whose pastimes include reading nineteenth-century novels…

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Coffeetown Press is proud to reissue the first four novels of Hazel Holt’s Mrs. Malory mysteries, a classic “cozy” series based in the fictional English town of Taviscomb featuring a forthright, middle-aged female detective who has a lot in common with the delightful Hazel Holt herself. Your biography mentions that you were a television reviewer.…

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