Detective Mark Taber and his new bride Donna, an amateur sleuth, are ready to take a much-needed break from crime-solving and finally enjoy their long-awaited honeymoon in the quartz-rich mountains of Arkansas, but unfortunately for them, crime never takes a break. When their car breaks down at the site of the first murder the county has seen in a century, they find themselves in a bind – no transportation and at the center of an overwhelming firestorm for an overworked sheriff. He needs their help. Will they temporarily forgo their plans to find a murderer or will the possibility of netting quartz clusters and county fair winning recipes pull them in another direction?
With her hometown awash with crime, a sleuth must solve a slaying. Can she save her family from a treacherous plot?
Yorkshire, England, 1962. Miss Riddell definitely isn’t having a merry Christmas. With her mother sick and brother pestering her to investigate a forged will, the worst winter in decades has her longing to return to regular life. And just as a series of ugly incidents in the village pushes the pressure to a boiling point, things take a deadly turn when her cousin is brutally murdered.
Convinced there’s a devious link between the fraud and the death, Miss Riddell puts her sharp mind to work uncovering clues. But with the unscrupulous culprit evading police, she’ll have to put everything on the line to corner the killer.
Can Miss Riddell wrap up the case without becoming the next frozen corpse?
Over five thousand five-star reviews! Lindsay’s only secret is the recipe for her chocolate chip cookies, but she is surrounded by people with deadly secrets. Suddenly she finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a psycho stalker, and a dead man who seems awfully active for a corpse. She will need more than a chocolate fix to survive…but that’s a good start. Come for the cookie chip cookies, stay for the murder, mayhem and fun!
If this pup doesn’t get found fast, her feisty younger sister could be on the hook for a life-threatening crime…
Manchester, England, 1960s. Miss Riddell has no taste for modern fashions. Which gives her yet another bone to pick with the youngest and wildest family member whom she blames for their father’s recent death. But the stern-minded amateur sleuth puts aside her grievances when her sibling is accused of stealing a murderous mobster’s dog.
Teaming up with her sister and a now-retired friend from the police force, Miss Riddell discovers that the former cop is hot on the tail of a vanished feline film star. And as this unlikely trio of investigators chases two sets of paw prints across the city, she and her partners run headlong into a dastardly plot.
Can youthful impetuosity combined with seasoned caution save the four-legged day?
It’s gonna be a great day! Or, so she thought.
Andi Anna Jones, so-so travel agent, amateur sleuth, doesn’t suspect her least favorite client, Stewart (The Pain) Payne, will set off circumstances that lead to disappearance and death.
After his wife doesn’t show for a convention in New Orleans, his threat to sue Graves Travel for “ten times more than it’s worth”, and Andi’s guilt over a long-overdue promise made to her dad, leads her to The Big Easy in search of Grace Payne.
Four unsolved murders, a body caught in a crawfish cage, and a mysterious candle, magic, and incense shop, leads Andi deep into the bayou on a hunt for clues. Will another victim be added to the serial killer’s list, or is the main suspect closer to Andi than she thinks?
Paige and her joyful Aunt Glo have learned that the home they inherited comes with a magical library. They put together a book club group of loveable kooks to explore the magic. They’ve recovered from their first book journey, and they all agree on their next book which takes place on a cruise ship bound for Hawaii. Problem is, they were so excited about the cruising idea that they didn’t read the entire blurb on the back of the book. (“It was entirely too long,” explains Zell.) Once on the ship, they meet a charming and likeable man who blends seamlessly into their motley group. Too bad they don’t know why he’s so scarce during the day but shows up to join them every evening for dinner, drinks, and a show. When a dead body shows up on board, their new friend is labeled a suspect. Can they help him out by finding the real murderer? Or is he the real murderer? The book club will need to solve the case to get off the ship, out of the book, and back to their home.
A new series from best-selling authors P.C. James, and Kathryn Mykel–author of award-winning Sewing Suspicion.
A Duchess, her trusted butler and a nose-it-all furry sidekick. Can Lady Mary uncover the secret plan before she’s dispatched like her predecessor?
London, 1958. Lady Mary, Duchess of Snodsbury has received a royal dispatch to travel to London to prepare the last of the debutants for entrance into society. News of the demise of the previous trainer has Mary on high alert–as is her sharp nosed corgi, Barkley. Add in a gaggle of teenaged debutants, a protective butler, and a spirited cook and our heroine will be embroidered in a murder mystery of generations. Will the debutants prove helpful in uncovering secret plans or will she find out that the culprit is within her ranks?
Royally Dispatched is a fun first in series, cozy mystery with a historical nod. If you like crafty sleuths, animal sidekicks and a gang of amateur detectives, then you’ll love P.C. James and Kathryn Mykel’s Duchess of Snodsbury Series.
If one more person gives Rosemary Lillywhite unwanted advice on when to stop mourning the loss of her beloved husband, she fears she will lose control of her sensibilities. All she wants is to be left alone to drown her misery in a glass of gin and tonic, but when Grace Barton knocks on the door of her dead husband’s investigative office, Rosemary faces a choice: come out of hiding or turn away someone in need of help.
As Grace recounts her tale of intrigue, Rosemary discovers a shared connection with the woman that has her accepting an invitation she can’t refuse. With bright young thing, Vera Blackburn, by her side Rosemary trades her widow weeds for a party dress and heads to a fancy do at Barton Manor where the drinks flow freely, but there’s an undercurrent of unease.
The night ends in a murder for which Rosemary’s brother is the prime suspect. What’s worse, the handsome chief inspector on the case is a man Rosemary knows well. He was her husband’s best mate, and he takes a dim view of lady detectives. Or maybe just of Rosemary becoming one.
What will it take for Rosemary to solve the crime before her brother hangs for a murder he didn’t commit?
Book one in The Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates series.
Are you ready to escape to the roaring twenties? For fans of Beth Byers, Leighann Dobbs, Lee Strauss, and cozy historical murder mysteries.
A light, cozy mystery with no swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.
By ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn
You might not believe in ghosts, but sometimes they believe in you…
Everly Dupree is having a bad day. The kick you in the teeth, set your pants on fire, make you question everything kind of bad day.
At the end of it, her marriage is over, she’s essentially homeless, and finds herself in a moving van headed back to her hometown of Mooselick River, Maine.
At least, she tells herself, things can’t get any worse.
But, of course, they can. The next things she knows, Everly’s staying at the Bide-A-Way motel with a deadline of a week to get her life in order, and it isn’t looking good.
Enter Martha Tipton who offers Everly the chance to buy the town’s haunted house for the ridiculously low amount owed in back taxes. Everly signs on the dotted line, but before she can move into her new place, the dead body of Hudson Montayne, her high-school sweetheart, turns up in the next motel room.
Just when Everly thinks she’s won the grand prize in the bad luck sweepstakes, her life takes a turn into the paranormal.
Hudson’s ghost comes haunting, and since she is the only one who can see him, refuses to leave until Everly solves the mystery of his death.
Will Everly bring a killer to justice? Or will the end of her story read, and she lived Haunted Everly After?
If you like plucky heroines, lovable characters, and ghost mysteries set in Maine, you’ll love this cozy, paranormal series.
Books in this series:
1. Ghost Mortem
2. Bargain Haunter
2.5. Found Haunting (a short story)
3. Christmas Presence
4. Ghost Haste
4.5. Teen Spirit
5. Fortune Haunter
6. Wedding Ghost
7. Ghostly Dead
8. Haunting Season
9. Ghost Writer
Something’s burning. Nala, private investigator, and her crime solving dog, Max, stumble across signs of a possible arsonist while examining an insurance claim. The authorities refuse to take the dog cam video seriously, which, makes Nala only more determined to discover the identity of the arsonist.
An unwelcome roommate, a gun-toting opponent, plus a dog fashion show complicate her already chaotic life. What she needs is a crystal ball, a bullet is what she might get.
Can Nala and Max find the arsonist and make it to the dog fashion show in time?