The widow of a mystery author and a cat who thinks he’s a dog are launched into their own investigations in this first-in-series cozy mystery.
“Denise Jaden delivers fun and charming mystery in Murder at Mile Marker 18 that every cozy lover will want to have on their shelf.” – Readers Favorite 5-star review
“The mystery is fast-paced and kept me reading through the night. The ending was a surprise and all the pieces fit together perfectly! I can’t wait for the next visit with Mallory and Hunch!” – Jerri Cachero from Cozy Mystery Corner Book Reviews
“This was a cute story with lots of humor throughout. I liked the characters, their interactions, and the pacing of the story line.” – Emily Pennington, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
Perfect for fans of Molly Fitz and Christy Barritt…
An unlucky amateur sleuth, an adorable cop, and a cat with a hunch…
If anyone had told Mallory Beck she would become Honeysuckle Grove’s next unschooled detective, she would have thought they were ten noodles short of a lasagna. Her late husband had been the mystery novelist with a penchant for the suspicious. She was born for the Crock-Pot, not the magnifying glass, and yet here she is elbow deep in fettuccine, cat treats, and teenagers with an attitude, the combination of which lands her smack-dab in the middle of a murder investigation.
Maybe she should have thought twice about delivering a casserole to a grieving family. Maybe she should have avoided the ever-changing green eyes of her seventh-grade crush—now the most heart-stopping cop in town. Maybe she should have stopped listening to the insightful mewls of her antagonistic cat, Hunch, who most likely wants her to be the town’s next murder victim.
Whatever the case, Mallory Beck got herself into this investigation, and she has a distraught teenage girl counting on her to deliver the truth.
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Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I had been co-writing cozy mysteries with author Lee Strauss. Once I got the hang of plotting a good mystery, I was hooked and wanted to jump right into plotting my own solo series.