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  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #17: Road Trip (HC/DJ)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #17: Road Trip (HC/DJ)

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    It's not often a family member's possessions become part of an exhibition. It's even less often someone dies in front of that exhibit. But when you become one of the short list of suspects in the murder, that makes what started out as a fun road trip anything but. This is the situation in which Annie finds herself and her friends.

  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #16: The Key in the Attic (HC/DJ)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #16: The Key in the Attic (HC/DJ)

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    A friend in need. Mary Beth Brock, owner of A Stitch in Time—the home of the Hook and Needle Club—is about to loose her shop to progress. To save her shop she needs to come up with the enormous asking price within a month.

  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #15: A Man of His Word (HC/DJ)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #15: A Man of His Word (HC/DJ)

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    The discovery of a Bible in the attic of Grey Gables, the house Annie Dawson inherited from her grandparents Charles and Betsy Holden, has led to a new mystery.

  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #14: The Stolen Canvas (HC/DJ)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #14: The Stolen Canvas (HC/DJ)

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    Tara Frasier, orphaned daughter of a friend of Annie Dawson's grandmother, has returned to Stony Pointe, Maine. Mysteriously so has Jem Carson, long-lost brother of Wally Carson. What is the connection?

  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #13: The Unfinished Sonata  (HC, DJ)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #13: The Unfinished Sonata (HC, DJ)

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    First love. No matter where you go or who you marry your first love stays with you in your memories no matter how hard you try to forget. For Annie Dawson that was Grady Brooks. But why after all these years is he trying to contact her now?

  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #12: The Valise in the Attic (HC/DJ)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #12: The Valise in the Attic (HC/DJ)

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    There's a valise in the attic of Annie Dawson's ancestral home, Grey Gables. But this seemingly simple valise has caused Annie to be mugged and her friend Alice to be kidnapped. Why?

  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #11: The Wedding Dress (HC/DJ)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #11: The Wedding Dress (HC/DJ)

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    Annie Dawson's attic in Grey Gables has divested itself of many treasures since the Texan inherited her grandmother's home in Stony Point, Maine, but none as romantic and mysterious as the beautiful wedding dress she finds gracing an old mannequin concealed beneath a sheet along with a hand-crafted veil and pair of gloves.—from the front flap

  • Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #8: Double Strand Deception (Hardcover)

    Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #8: Double Strand Deception (Hardcover)

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    Kate Stevens and her good friend Vivi Lawrence are invited to Sage Hill's high society's Piéce de Résistance Gala, a costume ball capped by a big-ticket scavenger hunt and silent auction. The evening was fun and frivolous, but the next day the celebration is darkened when priceless jewelry turns up missing—and Vivi is at the center of the criminal investigation.

  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #10: Emeralds in the Attic (Hardcover)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #10: Emeralds in the Attic (Hardcover)

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    When Annie Dawson finds a necklace, earrings and a matching hair comb in the attic of Grey Gables, her Victorian-style home in Stony Point, Maine, she doesn't realize the chain of events waiting to be unleashed.—from the front flap

  • Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #7: Unraveled Tidings (Hardcover)

    Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #7: Unraveled Tidings (Hardcover)

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    Kate Stevens' old friends Alice MacFarlane and Jim Parker from her hometown of Stony Point, Maine, show up, excited to share the news of their upcoming marriage, but things go very, very wrong when Alice's ex-husband John ends up dead and Jim becomes the focus of the police investigation.

  • Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #6: Proper Tension (Hardcover)

    Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #6: Proper Tension (Hardcover)

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    "Kate Stevens has made a home away from home at Once Upon a Yarn, the Texas-based handcraft shop owned by her friend, Paige Bryant. But now Paige is missing, and it's up to Kate and her best friend Vivi Lawrence to discover who has taken their friend—and why." — from the dust jacket.

  • Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #5: Brass Chains (Hardcover)

    Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #5: Brass Chains (Hardcover)

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    "Kate Stevens hasn't seen Cole Cutchins in years, but she sure didn't want to see him like this. Cole, a jazz trumpeter and leader of a band on tour, is caught at the end of an ever-tightening noose as the main suspect in the murder of a fellow musician." — from the dust jacket.

  • Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #4: Larceny & Old Lace (Hardcover)

    Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #4: Larceny & Old Lace (Hardcover)

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    "Kate Stevens has begun work on a new lace crochet design book, and she has sought the help of Madeline Townsend, a wealthy widow who is virtually a recluse. Their love of crochet has forged an instant bond, but Kate quickly learns how tenuous Madeline's grasp on reality is." — from the dust jacket.

  • Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #3: The Azalea Bones (Hardcover)

    Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #3: The Azalea Bones (Hardcover)

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    "Spring knocks on Kate Stevens's door with the promise of the renewal of life and hope. Kate's career as a crochet designer and author is on the upswing as she prepares for the publication of her second book, and the blooming azalea garden at the home of Rachel Anthony, a well-known widowed judge and close friend of Kate's agent, is the perfect photographic backdrop. The editors and photo crew have the run of Rachel's home in Sage Hills, Texas, during the photo shoot. Little do Rachel, Kate, and the rest of the crew realize that the pastoral setting is about to take a macabre twist of fate." — from the dust jacket.

  • Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #2: Unraveled Stalkings (Hardcover)

    Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #2: Unraveled Stalkings (Hardcover)

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    "It's the best of times and the worst of times for Kate Stevens. Recently transplanted from the rocky shores of coastal Maine to the charming Western town of Sage Hills, Texas, Kate's career as a crochet designer and author is finally taking flight. She has signed with a new literary agency, and a major publisher is ready to ink a contract to publish a series of books featuring her designs. At the same time, a new mystery seems to have found its way literally to her back door." — from the dust jacket.

  • Annie's Attic Mysteries #8: Boxed In (HC/DJ)

    Annie's Attic Mysteries #8: Boxed In (HC/DJ)

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    Think outside of the box—that's what Annie Dawson must do when she discovers a mysterious birchbark box in the attic of Grey Gables, the home bequeathed to her by her grandmother, Betsy Holden. The old box, exquisitely carved by an American Indian artist, contains a beaded ceremonial regalia collar and an obscure verse...—from the front flap.

  • Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #1: Designs to Die For (Hardcover)

    Annie's Mysteries Unraveled #1: Designs to Die For (Hardcover)

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    "Kate Stevens moved lock, stock, and barrel from Maine to charming Sage Hills, Texas, hoping to become a household name in the world of crochet design. Instead she finds herself thrown into a gruesome murder investigation—and she is the prime suspect." — from the dust jacket.

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 10: The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 10: The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays (Vintage, Hardcover)

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    Hadleyburg is a town full of people who believe that they will never surrender to temptation. A wandering stranger wishes to teach them otherwise.

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 9: The American Claimant and Other Stories and Sketches (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 9: The American Claimant and Other Stories and Sketches (Vintage, Hardcover)

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    "No weather will be found in this book. This is an attempt to pull a book through without weather. It being the first attempt of the kind in fictitious literature, it may prove a failure, but it seemed worth the while of some dare-devil person to try it, and the author was in just the mood." — Mark Twain in "The Weather In This Book" preface

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 8: Life on the Mississippi (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 8: Life on the Mississippi (Vintage, Hardcover)

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    Twain's memoirs of his adventures as a steamboat pilot who traveled up and down the Mississippi River between St. Louis and New Orleans.

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 7: The Prince and the Pauper (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 7: The Prince and the Pauper (Vintage, Hardcover)

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    This classic tale from Twain tells the tale when young dopplegangers switch their identities. The twist: one of these young men happens to be Edward VI, the Prince of Wales!

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 6: The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 6: The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (Vintage, Hardcover)

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    What would you do if you know that you're about to inherit $30,000? This challenge was given to Saladin Foster (aka "Sally") and his wife Electra (aka "Aleck"). The money comes with its conditions, however. Will Sally and Aleck adhere to the restrictions or will their greed get in the way?

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 4: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 4: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Vintage, Hardcover)

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    "I am an American. I was born and reared in Hartford, in the state of Connecticut—anyway, just over the river, in the country. So I am a Yankee of the Yankees..." — from "The Stranger's History" (page 5)

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 5: Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 5: Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (Vintage, Hardcover)

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    David Wilson decided to put up his shingle in Dawson's Landing, hoping to build a law office, but when his wit was misunderstood by the townspeople, he was labeled a "pudd'nhead" and could only eek out a living using his other skills. However, twenty years later a murder case gives him a chance to redeem himself in his neighbors' eyes as well as reveal a tragic and fateful decision by a slave mother whose strongest desire was to see her son raised free.

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