Killer Confections 2

8 Deliciously Cozy Culinary Mystery Novels

by Miranda James, Carolyn Haines, Joanne Pence, Connie Shelton, Cindy Sample

Quail Hill Publishing

Mystery: Anthology

April 5, 2016

Available in: e-Book

Killer Confections 2
by Miranda James, Carolyn Haines, Joanne Pence, Connie Shelton, Cindy Sample

Thank you cozy mystery lovers for making KILLER
CONFECTIONS a smash hit. Because of you… we’re
doing it again!

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.)


Fatal Ingredients by Carolyn Haines

Dying for a Donut: A Laurel McKay Mystery by
Cindy Sample

Sweet Somethings: A Samantha Sweet Mystery by
Connie Shelton

Throw Darts at a Cheesecake: A Diet Club
by Denise Dietz

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse: A Cape Bay
Cafe Mystery
by Harper Lin

Cook’s Curious Christmas: An Angie Amalfi
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' Bio

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.