Killer Confections 2
8 Deliciously Cozy Culinary Mystery Novels
Quail Hill Publishing
April 5, 2016
Available in: e-Book
Thank you cozy mystery lovers for making KILLER
CONFECTIONS a smash hit. Because of you… we’re
doing it again!
KILLER CONFECTIONS Volume 2 (LIMITED EDITION) —
has a dash of murder, a dollop of intrigue, a pinch of sugar
and spice in a tasty buffet served up by BEST-SELLING and
AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS: Miranda James, Carolyn Haines, Cindy
Sample, Connie Shelton, Pamela DuMond, Harper Lin, Denise
Dietz, and Joanne Pence.
You’ll find lethal lunches, deadly dinners, poisonous
pastries, and criminal cocktails in a scrumptious fare that
you don’t want to miss! (Recipes included.)
THE KILLER CONFECTION #2 BOX SET includes:
Fatal Ingredients by Carolyn Haines
Dying for a Donut: A Laurel McKay Mystery by
Sweet Somethings: A Samantha Sweet Mystery by
Throw Darts at a Cheesecake: A Diet Club
Mystery by Denise Dietz
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse: A Cape Bay
Cafe Mystery by Harper Lin
Cook’s Curious Christmas: An Angie Amalfi
Mystery by Joanne Pence
Posted to Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery
by Miranda James
Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys: An Annie Graceland
Cozy Mystery by Pamela DuMond
Miranda James is the pseudonym of Dean James, a seventh-generation Mississippian long transplanted to Texas. A mystery fan since the age of ten, he wrote his first novel at the ripe old age of twelve. The only copy of The Mystery of the Willow Key vanished years ago, but since it was highly derivative of the Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden mystery series, that’s probably a good thing.
A medical librarian for nearly twenty years, Dean has published articles on topics in library science, the history of science/medicine, and mystery fiction. His first book, which he co-wrote with fellow librarian Jean Swanson, was By a Woman’s Hand (Berkley; 1994). Jean and Dean won an Agatha Award for Best Mystery Non-Fiction and were nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar for Best Critical-Biographical work for this popular reference book. A second edition followed two years later, and Dean and Jean collaborated on two further projects, Killer Books (Berkley; 1998) and The Dick Francis Companion (Berkley; 2003). In all he has co-authored or co-edited six works of mystery reference and one short story anthology. With Elizabeth Foxwell he wrote The Robert B. Parker Companion (Berkley; 200).
His first novel, Cruel as the Grave (Silver Dagger Mysteries) was published in 2000. Since then he has published eighteen more novels, writing under his own name and the pseudonyms Jimmie Ruth Evans and Honor Hartman. In August 2010 he launched a new series writing as Miranda James. The first book under this name, Murder Past Due (Berkley Prime Crime; $7.99) spent four weeks on the extended New York Times bestseller list for mass market paperbacks. The next book in the series, Classified as Murder (Berkley Prime Crime; $7.99), published in May 2011, also hit the NYT list. The third book, File M for Murder (Berkley Prime Crime; $7.99) is out now. The fourth book, Out of Circulation (Berkley Prime Crime; $7.99) debuted at no. 11 on the bestseller list. Book five, The Silence of the Library (Berkley Prime Crime; $7.99) is just out, and there are more books to come in the series.
Dean lives with two young cats, thousands of books, and thinks frequently about killing people — but only in the pages of fiction.