Novels and Anthologies

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"Where Are They Now?" Novels:

Death's Excellent Vacation
Blast from the Past

Berkley Prime Crime (paperback), February 2011, $7.99
ISBN -13: 978-0-425-23990-2


Before becoming an action film star, John Laryea appeared on The Blastoffs, a Saturday morning kid's show about a rock band in space. His former costar, Pete Ellis, now drives a limo for a living. So when someone tries to run Laryea over, Ellis becomes the prime suspect – and it's up to Tilda to clear his name.
 
 
 
Death's Excellent Vacation
Who Killed the Pinup Queen?

Berkley Prime Crime (paperback), January 2010, $6.99
ISBN -13: 978-0-425-23205-7
Thorndike Press (large print paperback), May 2010, $30.95
ISBN -13: 9781410425683


When Tilda finds a pinup queen from the fifties murdered, she gets caught up in the case. If trying to find a murderer weren't enough, she's juggling a story assignment chock-full of cowboys and cowgirls, a new boyfriend, and a job offer.
 
 
 

Curse of the Kissing Cousins
(originally published as Without Mercy)


Berkley Prime Crime (paperback), January 2010, $6.99
ISBN -13: 978-0-425-23205-7
Thorndike Press (large print paperback), May 2010, $30.95
ISBN -13: 9781410425683


Freelance entertainment reporter Tilda Harper has her own reasons for wanting to track down Mercy Ashford, the missing star from the seventies sitcom Kissing Cousins. Then somebody starts killing the other cast members, and she has to either beat the killer to Mercy... or reveal Mercy herself as the killer. Publisher's Weekly says, "Kelner (Wed and Buried) depicts Tilda's search for the elusive actress as a merry chase through cyberspace and stacks of dusty magazines, adding in a little romance with sexy bodyguard Nick Tolomeo to keep things humming."

 



Anthologies:


Death's Excellent Vacation
co-edited with Charlaine Harris


Ace Books (hardcover), August 2010, $24.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01868-0


New York Times Best Seller. Because everyone—and everything—needs a break from the routine, Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner return with an all-new story collection of postcards from the edge of the paranormal world. Contributors include bestselling urban fantasy authors Katie MacAlister and Jeaniene Frost; plus award-winning mystery authors Jeff Abbott and Chris Grabenstein.


 
 
 

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
co-edited with Charlaine Harris


Ace Books (trade paperback), November 2010, $15,00
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01762-1
Ace Books (hardcover), October 2008, $24.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01633-4


New York Times Best Seller. Finalist for the PEARL Award for Best Paranormal Anthology. Fifteen writers wrap up Christmas gifts of werewolves in this holiday anthology. Contributors include bestselling urban fantasy authors Keri Arthur, Patricia Briggs, and Carrie Vaughn; plus award-winning mystery authors Dana Cameron and Nancy Pickard. Charlaine Harris's, Patricia Briggs's, and Keri Arthur's contributions were PEARL Award finalists for Best Paranormal Novella/Short Story. Dana Cameron's contribution won the Agatha Award and the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Short Story, and was nominated for the Anthony Award. Toni L.P. Kelner's contribution was nominated for the Macavity Award.


 
 
 

Many Bloody Returns
co-edited with Charlaine Harris


Ace Books (trade paperback), February 2009, $15.00,
ISBN: 978-0-441-01675-4
Wheeler Large Print (hardcover), March 2008, $31.95,
ISBN: 978-1-59722-707-0
Ace Books (hardcover), October 2007, $24.95,
ISBN: 978-0-441-01522-1


New York TimesBest Seller. Thirteen all-new stories, each a fresh take on the concept of what birthdays mean to the undead. Contributors include bestselling urban fantasy authors Jim Butcher and Kelley Armstrong. Toni L.P. Kelner's contribution was nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Mystery Short Story.

 



Laura Fleming Novels:


Wed and Buried

Wheeler Large Print (paperback), 2003, ISBN: 1-58724-807-7
Kensington (paperback), July 2004, $5.99, ISBN-10: 1-57566-841-6
Kensington (hardcover), February 2003, $22.00, ISBN-10: 1-57566-840-8


Aunt Maggie married to mill owner Big Bill Walters? Laura wastes no time in heading to Byerly to see for herself, with husband Richard and new baby Alice in tow. The shocks don't stop there. Aunt Maggie tells her somebody is trying to kill the new groom. Laura and Richard juggle suspects like a high-tech hermit, a vengeful divorcee, and Big Bill's own son and daughter-in- law. Between poison and shotgun blasts, the newlyweds may not make it to their first anniversary.

 
 
 

Mad as the Dickens

Kensington (paperback), October 2002, $5.99, ISBN: 1-57566-839-4
Kensington (hardcover), October 2001, $22.00, ISBN: 1-57566-838-6


As Christmas approaches, Laura plans to curl up in her Boston apartment with her English professor husband, Richard, to await the birth of their first child. But when her cousin asks Richard to direct A Christmas Carol, Laura heads back home to unpleasant surprises. First, running a play transforms mild-mannered Richard into a backstage tyrant. Next, Seth, the play's Scrooge, is a washout as an actor. And the worst surprise of all—grimmer than the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come—Seth is brutally murdered.

 
 
 

Death of a Damn Yankee

Kensington (paperback), October 2001, $5.99, ISBN: 1-57566-686-3
Kensington (hardcover), August 1999, $20.00, ISBN: 1-57566-431-3


A Romantic Times Magazine Top Pick and nominee for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Yankees Marshall and Grace Saunders want to buy Walters Mill, but Burt Walters doesn’t trust them, so he asks Laura to check them out. Laura and Richard find more than they bargained for: a con job, an arson, and a murder.

 
 
 

Tight as a Tick

Kensington (paperback), August 1999, $5.99, ISBN:1-57566-434-8
Chivers Sound Library (audio book), April 1999, $69.95,
ISBN: 0-7927-2274-4
Kensington (hardcover), January 1998, $18.95, ISBN: 1-57566-242-6


Insiders know that the Tight as a Tick Flea Market is a hornet's nest of greed, envy, and stinging resentment. As Laura's Aunt Maggie attests, dealer Carney Alexander could dicker more ruthlessly than any of them. But which of his rivals was mad enough to carve him up with one of his own collectible knives?

 
 
 

Country Comes to Town

Kensington (paperback), January 1998, $5.99, ISBN: 1-57566-244-2
Kensington (hardcover), September 1996, $18.95, ISBN:1-57566-083-0


When Laura doesn't go to Byerly, Byerly comes to her. While Richard is away, a snowstorm sweeps cousin Thaddeous into Boston for a surprise visit. Before he's unpacked, they’re up to their earmuffs in a baffling case of computer crime and murder.

 
 
 

Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen

Kensington (paperback), $4.99, March 1996, ISBN: 1-57566-007-5
Kensington (hardcover), $16.95, March 1995, ISBN: 0-8217-4855-6


The big buzz on the social agenda and the event that's brought Laura and her husband Richard back to Byerly is Aunt Ruby Lee's second marriage to her third husband. This time it looks as if it might work, until murder throws a monkey wrench into the wedding works.

 
 
 

Dead Ringer

Zebra (paperback), $3.99, Feb. 1994, ISBN: 0-8217-4469-0


When Laura comes home for a family reunion, she gets tangled in murder and blackmail. Margaret Maron says, "Blends romance and violence with long-buried secrets, the add a dash of humor for a mystery that goes down smoother that a glass of sweet iced tea."

 
 
 

Down Home Murder

Wheeler Large Print (paperback), 2005, ISBN: 1-58724-911-1
Kensington (paperback), June 1999, $5.99, ISBN: 1-57566-429-1
Zebra (paperback), June 1993 , $3.99, ISBN: 0-8217-4196-9


Transplanted Southerner Laura Fleming comes back to North Carolina to solve her grandfather’s murder. Carolyn G. Hart says, "A mystery as Southern as grits and sausage biscuits with a heroine who is as brave as she is likable."

 



Large Print Editions:

Death's Excellent Vacation Death's Excellent Vacation
co-edited with Charlaine Harris


Wheeler Publishing (large print hardback), February 2010, $33.99
ISBN -13: 978-1-4104-3442-5

Who Killed the Pinup Queen? Who Killed the Pinup Queen?

Thorndike Press (large print paperback), May 2010, $30.95
ISBN -13: 9781410425683

Mad as the Dickens Mad as the Dickens

Kennebec Large Print (trade paperback), October 2009, $25.95
ISBN -13: 9781410425683

Many Bloody Returns Many Bloody Returns
co-edited with Charlaine Harris


Wheeler Large Print (hardcover), March 2008, $31.95
ISBN: 1597227072

Wed and Buried Wed and Buried

Wheeler Large Print (paperback), 2003, ISBN: 1-58724-807-7

Down Home Murder Down Home Murder

Wheeler Large Print (paperback), 2005, ISBN: 1-58724-911-1



Audio Editions:

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
co-edited with Charlaine Harris

Brilliance Audio, Nov. 2, 2010

Many Bloody Returns
co-edited with Charlaine Harris

Brilliance Audio, Sept. 15, 2010

Death's Excellent Vacation
co-edited with Charlaine Harris

Brilliance Audio, August 3, 2010

Tight as a Tick

Chivers Sound Library, April 1999



Electronic Editions:
Electronic editions are available for:

Curse of the Kissing Cousins
Who Killed the Pinup Queen?
Blast from the Past
Many Bloody Returns
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Death's Excellent Vacation


Foreign Language Translations :

Down Home Murder Down Home Murder Down Home Murder Down Home Murder
Down Home Murder Down Home Murder Down Home Murder