A list of my current releases (this page is updated often!)

Current Series:

Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series (May 2019 – Present)
Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series (March 2020 – Present)

 

 

 

Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series

Panic at the Pier (Book 1)

After a long year of teaching kids in an inner-city school in New York, Sarah Shores and her rambunctious yellow lab, Rugby, are looking forward to two weeks of beachside fun. They head down to Cascade Cove, Florida, where her eccentric grandpa, Larry, and sassy cousin, Emma, run a pet boutique on the boardwalk.

Antics between Rugby and Emma’s feisty cat, Misty, quickly ensue, but that’s just a small price to pay to spend quality time with her family while preparing the boutique for the busy season. But then her plans are quickly capsized…

Soon after arriving, a mystery unfolds, starting with the washed-up body of a local landowner, a lost corgi carrying an antique locket, and a family secret that may hold the key to the puzzle. Will Sarah be able to wade through the wave of suspects in order to piece the puzzle together? And will she solve the mystery before peak season ends up being a flop?

Join Sarah and the rest of the gang at Larry’s Pawfect Boutique in this fun Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series. So, get nestled in your favorite chair, put on a pot of tea, and escape into the cozy beachside town of Cascade Cove!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)

Paperback Edition Available on:

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Amazon (UK)


Betrayal at the B&B (Book 2)

It’s the beginning of peak season in Cascade Cove, Florida, and another murder has occurred, this time at the quaint bed and breakfast situated on the outskirts of town.

After a notoriously harsh food critic arrives to make yet another unsuspecting local restaurant tank, he’s soon found strangled in his room at the B&B. When the authorities hit a wall in their investigation, it’s up to Sarah, with the help of her sassy cousin Emma, and their two dogs and cat, to uncover the mystery.

As the mystery unfolds, Sarah is confronted with the uncomfortable reality that the killer might be someone she’s known for years. Will Sarah outsmart the murderer, nabbing them before it’s too late? Or will she unwittingly fall into the killer’s trap, becoming their next victim?

Join Sarah and the rest of the gang at Larry’s Pawfect Boutique in this fun Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series. So, get nestled in your favorite chair, put on a pot of tea, and escape into the cozy beachside town of Cascade Cove!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


Fear at the Ferris Wheel (Book 3)

The season is in full swing in Cascade Cove, Florida, and a third body has been found, this time behind the Ferris wheel at the town’s amusement park.

A collage of suspects quickly pops up after an artist is found dead, but what motive could one have for murdering the local talent? With the authorities unable to paint a clear picture as to who was behind the esteemed artist’s death, it’s up to Sarah to track down the culprit and keep the Cove from erupting into panic.

Soon, Sarah realizes there is more to this mystery than meets the eye, and she ponders the possibility that her top suspect has been framed. Drawing on her past experiences, will Sarah use her avant-garde approach to curate the ever-growing pile of clues and bring the killer to the foreground? Or will she be brushed into a precarious situation, becoming yet another casualty who is cropped out of the picture?

Join Sarah and the rest of the gang at Larry’s Pawfect Boutique in this exciting Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series. Get nestled in your favorite chair, put on a pot of tea, and escape into the cozy beachside town of Cascade Cove!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


The Murder Before Christmas (Book 4)

It’s beginning to look a lot like murder…

It’s the off-season in Cascade Cove, and a disgruntled magician, Rufus the Magnificent, is in town to perform his final magic show. But things aren’t that magnificent for the people of the Cove when a body is found on the dangerous rocky terrain leading to the old Beachside Beacon.

Sarah is excited to enjoy her first Christmas in Florida, and her spontaneous grandpa and sassy cousin go above and beyond to make it her best one yet. Although stringing lights on palm trees and flamingoes with Santa hats are not on Sarah’s list of typical Christmas traditions, she is excited to partake in the annual Surfing Santas event. That is, until she runs into a mysterious figure who may or may not be the killer.

As the whole town prepares for the festivities, Sarah and Adam team up to locate the elusive suspect and wrap up the case before the holiday season is a bust. Could this peculiar person who’s lurking around the small beachside town be the murderer? Or do they hold the answers to the magician’s secrets behind the magic?

Join Sarah and the rest of the gang at Larry’s Pawfect Boutique in this exciting Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series. Get nestled in your favorite chair, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and escape into the cozy beachside town of Cascade Cove!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


Terror at the Tiki Bar (Book 5)

It’s the start of tourist season again in Cascade Cove, and the town is bustling with excitement as they get ready for the crowds. Sarah begins surfing lessons with Teek, while Grandpa Larry anticipates the grand reopening of Larry’s Pawfect Boutique. That is, until there’s another murder. When Teek’s new pineapple drink is found lying next to the body of his rival, Teek becomes the number one suspect.

As the evidence piles up against her friend, Sarah scrambles to prove his innocence before his business goes under. But her eagerness captures the attention of an unfriendly stalker who is possibly the murderer, placing a target on her own back. One disaster leads to another, sending Sarah down a twisted path of threats and danger that spreads to the ones closest to her.

Will Sarah catch the killer before it’s too late? Or will her meddling finally catch up with her, leading to her own demise?

Join Sarah and the rest of the gang at Larry’s Pawfect Boutique in this exciting Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series. Get nestled in your favorite chair, put on a pot of tea, and escape into the cozy beachside town of Cascade Cove!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


Battered at the Beach House (Book 6)

Sarah is ready to break out on her own when she learns about a beach house for sale. Despite the warnings and rumors that the old house is haunted, Sarah is offered a deal she can’t resist. But something isn’t quite right about the place, and she can’t put her finger on it. That is until she stumbles upon something dark and sinister: a body.

Before long, Sarah’s new home quickly becomes an active crime scene. Worse yet, it’s leaked that millions of dollars of treasure could be buried on the beaches of Cascade Cove, and the entire town goes into an upheaval. As chaos ensues all around her, Sarah digs up even more dark history about Florida and their small, beloved town through the old journals and relics discovered in her new home.

Pirates, Secrets, and Hidden Treasure.

Will Sarah be able to decipher the messages left by the deceased before another life is ended? Or will she be haunted forever by the ghosts of the past?

Join Sarah and the rest of the gang at Larry’s Pawfect Boutique in this exciting Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series. Get nestled in your favorite chair, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and escape into the cozy beachside town of Cascade Cove!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series (Book 7)

Coming Summer 2021! Join the Readers’ Club, and I’ll let you know as soon as this book is available!


Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series

Killer Cleavers & Cupcakes (Book 1)

Two fun-loving pastry chefs. One luxury cruise ship heading to the Bahamas. And an elusive killer running amok with a penchant for cleavers.

After overstuffing her husband with a button-bursting amount of cookies and cakes, Ruth Shores—charmed mother, grandmother, wife, and retired pastry chef—decides to take a dream job in the kitchen of the brand-new, luxury cruise ship, Splendor of the Seas. Luggage rolling behind her, she sets out on her first day, and it’s everything she imagined. That is, until she runs into the rudest, most inconsiderate person she’s ever crossed paths with: Loretta Moran.

That’s okay—Ruth refuses to allow a stranger to ruin her idyllic new life. But when a body is found in the kitchen, both women become prime suspects in a murder investigation. Compelled to prove their innocence, Ruth and Loretta must work together, all while desperately covering up a mouse running loose in the dining room. Can they set their differences aside to unveil the real killer before they both lose their jobs—or worse, their lives?

Pranks. Scandals. Cover-ups. All wrapped up in this fun and quirky cozy mystery!

Killer Cleavers and Cupcakes is the first book in this nutty, lighthearted Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series. So, get nestled in a cozy chair, pour your favorite beverage, and get ready for an exciting Bahamas escapade aboard the Splendor of the Seas!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
Rakuten Kobo
Barnes & Noble

Apple Books
Google Play
Other Retailers

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


Killer Soufflés & Clichés (Book 2)

Another cruise is off to a deadly start…

Ruth Shores—cruise ship pastry chef extraordinaire—is busy creating her scrumptious desserts for an upcoming class reunion. The party includes an appearance by the famed alumnus and world-renowned author, Vincent Von Hemmingsly.

Understaffed, Ruth must work alongside her best friend, Loretta Moran, to meet an unrealistic deadline for the party. But there is a shining hope: newly hired John Anderson, a recent graduate of an esteemed culinary arts academy. However, instead of being an asset to their team, it’s soon discovered that he’s clumsy and prone to causing calamity in the kitchen.

But Ruth’s fumbling new team member is the least of their worries. The reunion party ends as tragically as one of Von Hemmingsly’s novels, and Ruth and Loretta find themselves in the middle of another mystery. When it is discovered that the victim was poisoned by Loretta’s chocolate soufflé, Loretta is deemed the prime suspect.

Will Ruth help her best friend prove her innocence? Or will their futures be as beyond repair as the dozens of cupcakes splattered on the kitchen floor?

Shenanigans. Madcap fun. And murder. All wrapped up in this fun and quirky cozy mystery!

Killer Soufflés & Clichés is the second book in this nutty, lighthearted Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series. So, get nestled in a cozy chair, pour your favorite beverage, and get ready for an exciting Bahamas escapade aboard the Splendor of the Seas!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
Rakuten Kobo
Barnes & Noble

Apple Books
Google Play
Other Retailers

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


Killer Cast & Deadly Splash (Book 3)

A deadly splash is only the beginning…

Ruth Shores and her team of pastry chefs aboard the Splendor of the Seas are swamped once again, this time to accommodate the cast of a popular telenovela, Darkness into Light.

With a cast and crew meet-and-greet and the scheduled shooting of the show’s much-anticipated season finale, excitement fills the luxury cruise ship. Alongside her starstruck friend, Loretta Moran, and their new addition, John Anderson, Ruth works her culinary magic to ensure their elite passengers have all the mouthwatering desserts they desire.

But the fun quickly comes to an end when Ruth witnesses a passenger go overboard. Soon, Ruth finds herself in the middle of another mystery as scandalous as an episode of the famous show.

Will Ruth help reveal the killer before it’s too late? Or will her inquisitiveness lead her into the murderer’s trap, to meet the same fate as the victim?

Mischief. Zany adventure. And murder. All wrapped up in this fun and light-hearted cozy mystery!

Killer Cast & Deadly Splash is the third book in this nutty, quirky Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series. So, get nestled in a comfortable chair, pour your favorite beverage, and get ready for an exciting Bahamas escapade aboard the Splendor of the Seas!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
Rakuten Kobo
Barnes & Noble

Apple Books
Google Play
Other Retailers

Coming soon to Kobo, B&N, iBooks, Google Play, and more!

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


Killer Bouquets & Chardonnay (Book 4)

Craziness ensues in the kitchen of the Splendor of the Seas when a last-minute wedding falls on the laps of Ruth Shores and Loretta Moran. Having never prepared for a wedding on the ship before, Ruth feels like a fish out of water.

Not only that, but a video review of the cruise ship has gone viral, and it’s not good. As if the situation couldn’t get any worse, Ruth and Loretta stumble upon another body—a frozen one!

With a wedding coordinator on her tail, Officer Humphrey’s fury, and a bride who is a prime suspect, Ruth can’t seem to catch a break. It isn’t until Bertie—an overzealous, crazy old biddy, who appears to have a wild fascination with guns—interjects at every turn, making matters even worse.

Will Ruth unmask the killer before the bride and groom say I do? Or will another life be taken at the altar, adding to the ship’s bad publicity?

Bouquets, chardonnay, and hilarity are just some of the elements in this exciting cruise ship wedding mystery.

Killer Bouquets & Chardonnay is the fourth book in this nutty, quirky Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series. So, get nestled in a comfortable chair, pour your favorite beverage, and get ready for an exciting Bahamas escapade aboard the Splendor of the Seas!

Ebook Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
Rakuten Kobo
Barnes & Noble

Apple Books
Google Play
Other Retailers

Coming soon to Kobo, B&N, iBooks, Google Play, and more!

Paperback Edition Available on:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)


Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series (Book 5)

TBA… Join the Readers’ Club, and I’ll let you know as soon as this book is available!