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Washburn, L. J.

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Works: 33 works in 180 publications in 2 languages and 12,576 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3573.A787,
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Publications about L. J Washburn
Publications by L. J Washburn
Most widely held works by L. J Washburn
Frankly my dear, I'm dead by L. J Washburn( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
Delilah Dickinson, who runs a literary travel agency in Atlanta, finds her new business getting some bad press when an overnight stay at a plantation modeled after Tara from "Gone with the Wind" results in murder when the actor playing the role of Rhett Butler turns up dead
Huckleberry finished by L. J Washburn( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
A steamboat trip down the Mississippi put together by Delilah Dickinson's literary travel agency takes a wrong turn when one of the group is murdered
The pumpkin muffin murder : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Phyllis loves to spend quality time with her grandson. She'll be taking him to a festival with hopes of winning the baking contest-now that her friendly competitor, Carolyn, is judging and not competing. But when a decorative scarecrow is actually a dead body in disguise, it's Phyllis's sleuthing skills that are needed. The dead body is that of the festival's organizer- and his wife, Carolyn's friend, falls under suspicion. Carolyn turns to Phyllis for help, because who's better at dishing out some justice than a baker extraordinaire who can handle the heat
Killer crab cakes : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 860 libraries worldwide
In this bake-off, people get knocked off. The irresistible new entry in the national bestselling series. When Phyllis's cousin asks her to look after her Oak Knoll bed-and-breakfast for a few weeks, Phyllis jumps at the chance-mostly because the inn is located close to the annual Rockport, Texas, Just Desserts competition. Determined to beat her friendly rival and enjoy some peaceful downtime with her boyfriend Sam, Phyllis concocts the ultimate sweet treat. But Phyllis's holiday turns bitter when she and Sam discover a dead body-and all signs point to murder. Dismayed that bad luck seems to pop up wherever she goes, Phyllis wants to stay out of this one. But as the list of suspects gets too close for comfort, she decides to throw herself into the mix. Because when it comes to solving murders, Phyllis is one smart cookie
Murder by the slice : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 799 libraries worldwide
When the president of Oliver Loving Elementary's Parent-Teacher Organization is stabbed during a carnival, retired schoolteacher and baker Phyllis Newsome is shocked to learn that she may have used the knife that killed her
Killer on a hot tin roof by L. J Washburn( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
At the annual Tennessee Williams Literary Festival in New Orleans, one of the professors claims he can prove Williams didn't write "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." When the supposed real author turns up dead, Delilah becomes immersed in a murder investigation
A peach of a murder : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
Phyllis Newsom is a murder suspect when her entry in the Peach Festival cobbler contest kills a judge
Wedding cake killer : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
When Eve Turner's new husband turns up dead shortly after the honeymoon, Phyllis Newsome, Eve's friend who hosted the wedding and baked the sumptuous three-tiered cake, must investigate to clear the bride
The gingerbread bump-off : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
When her friend Georgia Hallerbee asks Phyllis to have her house featured in the annual Christmas Jingle Bell Tour of Homes, Phyllis is equally flattered and flustered. She already has a bridal shower on Christmas Eve and a wedding on New Year's Eve to prepare for, and she's been baking gingerbread cookies as if they're going out of style. But like her tasty treats, she rises to the occasion. Before the tour can even get under way, Phyllis hears a crash on her front porch and makes a gruesome discovery. Someone has broken a decorative gingerbread man over Georgia's head. Santa's naughty list just got longer- and with the police baffled, it's up to Phyllis to catch a half-baked killer.--From back cover
The Christmas cookie killer : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Phyllis is convinced that her lime sugar cookies can not be beat in the Christmas cookie contest, but after the cookies have been exchanged, Phyllis pays a visit to the elderly Mrs. Simmons, only to find her strangled by her bathrobe belt and laying in a pile of lime sugar cookies
The fatal funnel cake : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
" It's time for the State Fair of Texas-and cooking contests galore! Fryers are heating up and stomachs are growling. But Phyllis Newsom had better watch out. Someone's brought an appetite for murder.... Phyllis and her friends Carolyn and Sam are ready to whip up their best dishes and win some ribbons in Dallas. And they're excited to learn that one of their favorite celebrity chefs-Joye Jameson of The Joye of Cooking-is broadcasting her TV show from the fair. When Phyllis's funnel cake is picked as one of the best of that category, Joye invites her and the other finalists to prepare their delicious recipes live on the air. But Phyllis's moment in the spotlight is spoiled after Joye suffers a deadly allergic reaction from one bite of her funnel cake. Now she's gone from top entry to top suspect. So in order to clear her name, Phyllis will have to turn up the heat on this investigation before the real killer slips through her fingers.... INCLUDES RECIPES!"--
Riders of the Monte by L. J Washburn( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Trick or deadly treat : a Fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
"It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas-which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats ... but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic, the vet is in the process of being arrested-for the murder of his wife! Convinced that the police are barking up the wrong tree and that someone's been burying evidence, Sam begs Phyllis to help find the real killer. Joined by Buck, the friends engage in a dogged pursuit of the murderer, who will stop at nothing to muzzle them ... permanently." -- Provided by publisher
Red River ruse by L. J Washburn( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Retired Texas Ranger Billy Cambridge, now a lawyer, is robbed of $20,000 he is taking by stagecoach to Fort Smith, Arkansas. He and his companion, Nacho Graves, set out to recover the money and to bring the robbers ("owlhoots") to justice. They come up against a murderous gang with a mysterious leader
Dead-stick : a Lucas Hallam mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Bandera pass by L. J Washburn( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Epitaph by L. J Washburn( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Wind river by James Reasoner( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Buffalo hunter Cole Tyler rode with Jeb Stuart leading wagon trains across the West. Now he's riding the very first train into Wind River, its cars packed with saloonkeepers and swampers eager to make a killing. Within minutes, a prominent citizen lies dead. Within hours, Tyler is buffaloed into wearing the marshal's star. And within days, he's facing down thundering stampedes and a ruthless killer, as Wind River becomes a town with its own brand of justice
The candy cane cupcake killer : a fresh-baked mystery by L. J Washburn( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
"In the latest from the national bestselling author of Trick or Deadly Treat, Phyllis Newsom returns with a festive Christmas recipe that's to die for ... 'Tis the season in Weatherford, Texas, and everyone in town is gearing up for the annual holiday parade and tree-lighting ceremony in the town square, where Phyllis Newsom will be serving her much-anticipated candy cane cupcakes. Local rancher Barney McCrory manages to charm one away from her before the ceremony begins. But unfortunately, when the minty confection is finished, so is he. This isn't the first time someone has dropped dead after eating one of Phyllis's treats. But when the paramedics determine the rancher was shot, suspicion swiftly falls on McCrory's daughter and her husband--who both stand to reap some sweet rewards from his death. Though Phyllis doesn't want to get mixed up in another murder investigation, something about this case doesn't sit right with her. With a little help from a tabloid TV news crew, Phyllis must unwrap the truth and restore good cheer to Weatherford before it's too late ... Includes recipes! "--
Ghost River by L. J Washburn( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Jacob Travers, framed for a crime of which he is innocent, runs away, falls afoul of the law, and somehow becomes a hero charged with protecting a group of people who may be more trouble than anticipated
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Hallam, Elizabeth

controlled identity Hallam, Livia, 1957-

controlled identity Reasoner, J. L.

controlled identity Reasoner, Livia

Washburn, L. J.
Washburn, Livia J.
ウォッシュバーン, リヴィア・J
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English (151)
Japanese (8)
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