Series: A Mystery À La Mode

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I Scream, You Scream: A Mystery a la Mode by Wendy Lyn Watson1
Scoop to Kill: A Mystery a La Mode by Wendy Lyn Watson2
A Parfait Murder: A Mystery A La Mode by Wendy Lyn Watson3

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  1. The Diva Runs Out Of Thyme by Krista Davis (2008)
  2. Sprinkle With Murder by Jenn McKinlay (2009)
  3. Farm Fresh Murder by Paige Shelton (2010)
  4. Cookie Dough Or Die by Virginia Lowell (2011)
  5. Cooking Up Murder by Miranda Bliss (2006)
  6. How To Host A Killer Party by Penny Warner (2010)
  7. Fatal Fixer-Upper by Jennie Bentley (2008)
  8. The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames (2010)
  9. Fatally Frosted by Jessica Beck (2010)
  10. Grace Under Pressure (Manor House Mysteries, No. 1) by Julie Hyzy (2010)
  11. 50% Off Murder by Josie Belle (2012)
  12. Tressed To Kill by Lila Dare (2010)
  13. Buzz Off by Hannah Reed (2010)
  14. Town In A Blueberry Jam by B.B. Haywood (2010)
  15. A Slice Of Murder by Chris Cavender (2009)

Series description


How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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