“A puzzle worthy of Christie.”
“Plenty of cross-genre appeal.”
“An impressive original mystery . . . for fans of the cozy mystery genre and amateur female sleuthing.”
--Midwest Book Review
"Another fun small-town mystery, with fun, quirky characters and an easy to read novel. Fans of the series will like this one." ~ Red Carpet Crash
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Praise for Reading Between the Crimes:
“A page-turner filled with quirky characters and more than enough surprises to keep you guessing.”
“Multilayered characters add depth . . . Readers will eagerly await the next installment.”
“A wonderfully entertaining and compulsive page turner of a read.”
--Midwest Book Review
“An entertaining cozy mystery with a twist…will keep readers guessing.”
“keeps the reader guessing who the real culprit is, and the reader will be satisfied with the outcome. The required dramatic climax is harrowing and well written.”
—NY Journal of Books
(April 27, 2021)
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Southern Sass and a Battered Bride
At a murder mystery-themed wedding reception on Georgia's picturesque Peach Cove Island, the bride is doing an awfully good job playing dead...
Marygene Brown always figured she'd marry her childhood sweetheart, Alex Myers, not cater his wedding. But the Peach Diner could use the exposure. Most of the island is showing up--although more for the role-playing murder game at the reception than for the widely loathed bridezilla, Lucy Carmichael. Marygene may have to smile through the festivities, but Mama doesn't have to hold her peace--especially since only Marygene can hear her mother's ghost. Mama says she sees an aura of darkness around the wedding.
So when Marygene finds Lucy lying beside the wedding cake, buried in batter, with no pulse, it looks like Mama called it. This is no game. And when the bride's body simply vanishes, it's up to Marygene and her best friend Betsy (cousin to the groom and no fan of the bride) to solve a real-life mystery--with a little help from Mama's sassy spirit...
First in a New Series!
“This skillful blend of detective work and chick lit will appeal to cozy readers.”--Publishers Weekly
“A fine outing for a spunky heroine whose job and other activities provide plenty of grist for future investigations.”—Kirkus Reviews
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On Borrowed Crime
The Jane Doe book club enjoys guessing whodunit, but when murder happens in their midst, they discover solving crimes isn’t fun and games…
Lyla Moody loves her sleepy little town of Sweet Mountain, Georgia. She likes her job as receptionist for her uncle’s private investigative firm, her fellow true crime obsessed Jane Doe members are the friends she’s always wanted, and her parents just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. But recently, with her best friend Melanie on vacation, and her ex-boyfriend and horrible cousin becoming an item and moving in next door to her, her idyllic life is on the fritz. The cherry on top of it all is finding Carol, a member of the club, dead and shoved into a suitcase, left at Lyla’s front door.
Unusual circumstances notwithstanding, with Carol’s heart condition, the coroner rules Carol’s death undetermined. But when they discover the suitcase belongs to Melanie, who had returned from her vacation the following morning, Sweet Mountain police begin to suspect Lyla’s best friend. Determined that police are following the wrong trail, to clear her friend’s name, and to not allow Carol to become one of the club’s studied cold cases, Lyla begins to seek out the real killer. That is, until she becomes the one sought after. Now, finding the truth could turn her into the killer’s next plot twist, unless she wins the game of cat and mouse.