Christmastime is here and cat detectives Yoshi and Gatsby are back in this holiday whodunnit! Someone not filled with the holiday spirit is trying to kill an obnoxious dog and the Petectives are on the case. While conducting their latest investigation, Gatsby’s also planning a Christmas Eve blowout for the neighborhood animals. Yoshi is dead set against the party but he may be able to use the festivities to unmask a would be killer and teach Gatsby what Christmas is all about. Throw in a canine love triangle and a cute orphan kitten and you’ve got the recipe for one riveting Yuletide affair. The Petectives are throwing a Christmas party and you don’t want to miss it!
Take a bite out of Appleton, North Carolina!
Kari Jacobs starts a new life 3,000 miles away from her hometown, but it’s not by choice. Her aunt, who was also a judge and Kari’s mentor, won’t see her anymore and she doesn’t know why. She has lost her job and her law career is in tatters. She never imagined herself practicing law in a small Southern town like Appleton. But it’s the only place that would hire her.
Taste the sweetness of quiet, country life.
What she finds in Appleton surprises her: a new friend named Ashley, who is accused of a murder no one wants to solve, a gang of mean old ladies, the perfect cup of coffee, and the cutest Great Dane puppy ever to stumble over four paws.
You’ll come for the delicious Southern flavor but you’ll stay for the hospitality!
In finding justice for her friend, Kari discovers the truth can be elusive. Even here, in idyllic Appleton, where the people are friendly, the living is easy, and the city officials are…corrupt?
Could there be something rotten at core of this apple?
* INCLUDES ASHLEY’S SUCCULENT SOUTHERN BAKED FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE! *
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In Savannah there are two things guaranteed to get folks talking…weddings and funerals. Reagan Summerside agreed to marry the delish Walker Boone and her neighbors, Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, have stepped up their business as professional mourners to assure one and all a memorable sendoff. This seems like a good idea until bodies go missing and the sisters are accused of knocking people off for profit. Reagan needs to find the killer to save her friends while everyone with an opinion tries to hijack her wedding plans.
A dead Best Man. A high profile crime. And a murder charge against the wedding planner.
Things never seem to go right in Buckingham Downs, a quaint coastal resort town in California, where when the rich get married, it’s a billion-dollar business. Things certainly aren’t going right for Valerie Masters, her clingy Yorkie, Buttons, and her wedding planning business. It’s a new wedding and a new batch of clients: a meek bride, a reluctant groom, a controlling mother of the bride, a young step-father, and a whole bunch of secrets.
But before anyone can walk down the aisle, Val is accused of murder. Murder of a man she only met once and barely talked to. The police are throwing crazy theories at Val, trying to get her to confess. Her only hope is her best friend Sebastian’s rich uncle, Wellington Brown, a famous hot shot L.A. lawyer. With so many accusations against her, Val has to find the real murderer before she ends up in jail. But her options are limited, and the detective whom she hoped would always be at her side seems ready to betray her as well.
With possible corruption in the air and the media convinced she’s guilty, Val feels like the verdict is decided before she can even get into the court room. With the bride and groom on her side, can Val investigate a murder and pull off a high-profile wedding at the same time?
Will the bride make it down the aisle before Val lands in jail for good? Or will Val’s wedding planning days be as brief as her chance at freedom?
Gold Envelopes & Murder is a full length cozy mystery novel. It is Book 2 in the Val Masters Wedding Planner series, which can be read in any order and are best enjoyed together.
Erin is finally safe and sound in Bald Eagle Falls, with her sister in town and the chance to finally get to know her. She’s done with secrets and murder. But fate and a killer have other things in mind, and before she knows it, she is faced with an unexplained death, with Erin and her friends in the middle of it.
Tea and trouble are brewing in Bald Eagle Falls, and Erin doesn’t want to find herself in hot water.
Targeted Age Group:: 35+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This is the fifth book in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series. Erin Price, the owner of Auntie Clem's Bakery, bakes gluten-free, vegan, and allergen-free treats for those with special diets. And solves murders on the side, of course. Personally, I am celiac and vegan with multiple allergens, so I had the background knowledge needed for Erin's baking. I wanted to write a fun culinary cozy series that would educate people on special diets while entertaining them at the same time.
She has to stay low. Ears to the ground. Danger’s nipping at her heels.
Mel’s tracking a killer in the world of racing dachshunds.
Wiener takes all at the Laguna Beach Dachshund Dash. Melinda Langston, owner of Bow Wow Boutique, and her quirky assistant, Betty Foxx, are on hand to root for their favorite racers. But before the starting gun goes off, hated dachshund owner, Richard Eriksen, is found dead, and gun-toting Betty is suspect number one.
Determined to clear Betty’s name, Mel quickly picks up the scent of the cutthroat world of Doxie racing. Cheating. Doping. Gambling. Controversy lies at every turn. It seems everyone has a secret–including Betty. The killer is hot on Mel’s heels. Can Mel expose the truth before the killer catches her?
When Homicide Detective Mark Stevens receives a phone call to report to a bloody crime scene, he has no idea how his life is about to change. He faces the normal challenges of solving a murder. He also faces the challenge of confronting his past. Mark’s past has closed his heart. He chooses to be alone. When his heart is opened, by an unlikely visitor, he finds himself having feelings for the murder victim’s sister. However, he’s determined to remain professional. Now that he’s found his heart; can love be far behind?
The new, ambitious prosecuting attorney John Martin can’t wait to sink his teeth into his first murder trial. Seemingly lucky for him, a murder victim’s body is found his first day on the job. Not so luckily for him, there’s a tough judge and feisty defense attorney in his future.
Targeted Age Group:: 17+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always had an interest in true crime and trial watching. When I decided to write a book, I knew it would be a murder mystery.