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Death in Tranquility

No one talks to the cops. Everyone talks to the bartender. And Avalon Nash is one hell of a bartender.

Avalon is on the run from her life in Los Angeles. Having a drink while waiting to change trains in the former Olympic town of Tranquility, New York, she discovers the freshly murdered bartender at MacTavish's. A bartender herself, she's offered the position with the warning he wasn't the first MacTavish's bartender to meet a violent end.

Avalon's superpower is collecting people's stories, and she's soon embroiled in the lives of artists, politicians, ghost hunters and descendants of Old Hollywood.

 

Can Avalon outrun the ghosts of her past, catch the ghosts of Tranquility's past and outsmart a murderer?

The first book in the Bartender's Guide to Murder series offers chills, laughs, and 30 of the best drink recipes ever imbibed.

 

"A shot of classic noir, a half-ounce of modern flair, and several dashes of bitters round out this intoxicating literary cocktail. Linnéa's characters as so real they feel like they're sitting at the bar right next to you. BARTENDER'S GUIDE TO MURDER: DEATH IN TRANQUILITY is the first in a series that fans of both modern and vintage crime alike will not want to miss!"--NYT Bestselling Author Tosca Lee

 

Praise for Sharon Linnéa"This delicious confection from veteran thriller writer Sharon Linnéa (Chasing Eden) oozes romantic suspense. To boot, there are plenty of red herrings and creepy suspects for mystery fans. Darken the lights, bring out the popcorn, and enjoy." --Library Journal

 

"Drinks, ghosts and murder make for a spellbinding mystery I couldn't put down. The bonus? A menu of delicious craft cocktails too tempting to pass up." --Cathi Stoler, award-winning author of the Murder on the Rocks series

 

"Death in Tranquility by Sharon Linnea was a fun book to read.I am not a drinker, but I love that this book gives you a drink recipe in between every chapter.  This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I fell in love with her writing.  One of the reasons is that even though this is a mystery, it wasn't super intense.  Right now, I am finding that I am leaning away from super intense books and reaching for books like this one.  I spent most of this book smiling as I was reading because of the stuff that happened throughout the book.  If you are looking for a mystery book to read that isn't intense, I recommend that you pick up a copy of this book.  I also can't wait to read the next book because I love the author.--Margaret, TheWorldAsISeeItBlogandDesigns.com

 

READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF DEATH IN TRANQUILITY HERE

 

Death in Tranquility is set in a fictionalized version of Lake Placid, New York. 

 

WATCH THE FEMALE BARTENDERS OF LAKE PLACID, NY Make Avalon's Favorite Drinks!

 

DEATH BY GRAVITY  Book 2 in the Bartender's Guide to Murder

On a cool June night at the Battened Hatch, Avalon is the last to see an Olympic medalist before his mysterious demise. Her superpower is collecting people's stories, and she soon discovers that the medalist's death connects to an unsolved kidnap/murder of a teenager 20 years before—and the perp is looking to silence anyone getting close to the truth.
As Avalon settles into her new home in the Olympic village of Tranquility, New York, can she solve the devastating murders, figure out who is worth trusting, and start to be vulnerable again—while tracking and outwitting a murderer?
The second book in the Bartender's Guide to Murder series offers scares, humor, and 30 more of the best drink recipes ever imbibed.

The Bartender's Guide to Murder Book 1  DEATH IN TRANQUILITY

No one talks to the cops. Everyone talks to the bartender. And Avalon Nash is one hell of a bartender.

Avalon is on the run from her life in Los Angeles. Having a drink while waiting to change trains in the former Olympic town of Tranquility, New York, she discovers the freshly murdered bartender at MacTavish's. A mixologist herself, she's offered the position with the warning he wasn't the first MacTavish's bartender to meet a violent end.

Avalon's superpower is collecting people's stories, and she's soon embroiled in the lives of artists, politicians, ghost hunters and descendants of Old Hollywood. Can Avalon outrun the ghosts of her past, catch the ghosts of Tranquility's past and outsmart a murderer?

The first book in the Bartender's Guide to Murder series offers chills, laughs, and 30 of the best drink recipes ever imbibed.

Agent Colt Shore: Domino 29

When an ordinary kid learns he’s the heir to a secret agent dynasty, F.A.L.C.O.N puts him on a case to protect a famous rock group and find a missing journalist. Before he knows it, Colt Shore has gone from bodyguard to rock star to full-fledged agent, trying to save twelve girls from disappearing forever. It will take more than his ingenuity and skills and a couple of cool gadgets to protect his new friends and rescue the captured girls before it’s too late.

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These Violent Delights

Tristan and Isolde was one of those movies that defined a generation. 20 years later, as the studio plans a re-release of the film, the actress who played Isolde realizes how many members of the cast and crew have died or disappeared. Can the killer be stopped before the reunion--or will the rest of the cast face a similar fate?

Treasure of Eden

The lives of two Bedouin boys are changed forever when they find a cave filled with antiquities in the desert near Qumran.

A rogue CIA Agent stalks Jaime Richards, willing to risk all to obtain the secrets of Eden.

Join Jaime and Yani on the ultimate treasure hunt that reaches from Iraq to Davos, Switzerland to the Judean wilderness in the next Eden Thriller, due from St. Martin's in October 2008!

(Did you think it would be easy for these two to work things out?)

Chasing Eden

"Chasing Eden is a great read, encompassing a strong, attractive, and sympathetic female protagonist, a masterful weave of religion, politics, and current events, and controversy as references are made regarding the link between Yale’s Skull & Bones, the CIA, and the war in Iraq. Sharon Linnea and Barbara Sherer have really hit a nerve with Chasing Eden. The only remaining question still needed to be decided is whether Jennifer Garner or Angelina Jolie will play Jaime Richards in the movie."
–Matthew Field, Author, Father Like a Tree

Beyond Eden

Now that paradise is found...

A young book editor stumbles up from the site of a bombing in the London subway. He accepts a woman’s offer of help and a hot cup of tea. He’s never heard from again...A group of boys in upstate New York goes sledding. One doesn’t come home...A military convoy approaches a lone figure on a dusty road north of Baghdad. The woman is Army Chaplain Jaime Richards—and it seems she’s been gone a lifetime.

...the race to live forever has just begun...

After two years in paradise, Jaime has chosen to return to the “terris” world as a dual citizen, an Agent of Eden. But soon she will discover that life among mere mortals has become a living hell—and that a series of kidnappings are fatefully and tragically connected. For the victims are all descendants of Eden, and they have the one thing people outside of paradise want: A way in.

Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawai'i

An Invitation to Paradise:
Feel the warmth and magic of Hawai'i wherever you are.

"Talking story" is an important part of the Hawaiian culture, a gift of wisdom passed from one generation to the next. This is an extraordinary collection of stories, from Hawaii's elders, the kupuna, to entertainers including Robert Cazimero, Danny Kaleikini, Jason Scott Lee, Kelly Preston and John Travolta, Dina and Clint Eastwood and Bo Derek; school children, paniolo (cowboys), sumo wrestlers, football coaches, famous chefs, and dump supervisors--all join together to present their gift of a story to the world.

And what stories they are! They will make you laugh, cry, cheer, and feel the warm sun and tradewinds wherever you are.

Princess Ka'iulani: Heart of a People, Hope of a Nation

Victoria Ka'iulani Cleghorn was the only child born to the last royal family of Hawai'i. The first heir to the throne to be half Hawaiian, half Western, she stood at the crossroads of history.

The pretty, spirited little princess would grow into a courageous young woman who fought for her homeland, her people, and the islands she loved. At the age of seventeen she stepped onto the world stage to plead her case before the U.S. President and the people of America. Hers is a dramatic, heroic story never to be forgotten.

Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Stopped Death

In the last days of World War II, a young Swedish architect was secretly sent to Budapest by the War Refugee Board of the U.S. Government. He was crazy enough to think he could face down Adolph Eichmann and save the last remaining Jewish population in Europe. With wits, cunning, and the help of the neutral legations, wives of Arrow Cross officers, paid help inside the SS--and mostly, from the newly emboldened Jews themselves--he did what governments and armies claimed was impossible. He faced down the SS--and won.

America's Famous and Historic Trees

Do you know the true story about what made 'Tom Sawyer's' cave so spooky? Or the vision that turned John Chapman into 'Johnny Appleseed?' How about the carnival ride that young Ameila Earhart got her neighborhood friends to build in her backyard?

Better yet, did you know you could grow offspring of the trees that stand guard at the site of each exciting adventure? This book, written with aborist Jeff Meyer in tandem with the PBS series of the same name, tells little known but revealing episodes in the life of famous Americans, and the trees they loved.