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I'm Emily and when I grow up I want to be Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. I can't quite decide.

In the meantime, I'm training for the job by reading a lot of cozy mysteries, plotting my own, and, oh-yes! eating a lot of 'brain food' (chocolate is good for your brain, isn't it? ;-) I also like knitting, crocheting and all paper crafts, except origami - I can never get it right!

My new cozy mystery series The Paper Crafts Club Mystery is out now and the new stories will be published soon.
I can't wait to find out whodunnit! And you?

For updates check my website: https://www.emilyselbyauthor.com

One freshly divorced fashion journalist in a full career crisis straight from NYC, one grumpy cook-cum-baker, one handsome semi-retired cop, one café on the brink of bankruptcy, one stray kitten, one sleepy little town in subtropical New Zealand and… one dead body, maybe more... Join Heather, Josephine, James and Kea the Kitten on their rush to find out whudunnit, while juggling cooking, cocktail-mixing, dog-walking, kitten-rescuing and all other aspects of life in Dolphin Cove, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Ps. Every book includes a recipe for a dish or a drink served in the story.


The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 1)The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 1) $0.99

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Heather Hampton, a middle-aged, freshly divorced fashion journalist from Long Island, arrives in Dolphin Cove, New Zealand to start a new life as a beach café owner and a cocktail maker extraordinaire, not to battle a grumpy live-in chef-cum-baker, rescue feral kittens and find bodies and skeletons in cupboards. But when she is accused of poisoning her chef, she has no choice, but to get involved and find out what really happened.

With the help, and sometimes against, a semi-retired police officer and a rescue kitten, Heather discovers a few secrets, makes a couple of friends and almost ends up on a date.

But, more importantly, will she guess who the murderer is? Can you beat her to it?

Grab a copy of The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye to find out.


The Name of the Rose Water Spritzer (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 2)The Name of the Rose Water Spritzer (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 2) $2.99

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Heather and Josephine are preparing for a garden party: just a few local friends, Josephine’s finger food, Heather’s cocktails, and a little gossip. The party is ruined by rain, but there is something much more sinister happening by the new beach huts… And when the next morning Heather finds a dead body in one of the huts, the investigation begins.
Who killed Rose Waters? Was there poison on her fingertips? And why is Josephine behaving so strangely?
To find out if Heather, Josephine and James discover what really happened, grab a copy now.


To Kill the Jungle Bird (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 3)To Kill the Jungle Bird (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 3) $2.99

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Heather Hampton, a beach café owner and mixologist extraordinaire gets entangled in yet another murder mystery.
Her friend and employee, Chrissy, flees a violent argument with her ex, only to discover the next morning that he's been stabbed and the murder weapon is in Chrissy's car. Did Chrissy kill her ex-partner? If not her, then who?

To find out who did it and catch up with Heather, Josephine, James, kitten Kea and others in the Career Crisis Café and Dolphin Cove, New Zealand- grab a copy now.


Beach Paradise Colour Scheme (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 4)Beach Paradise Colour Scheme (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 4) $2.99

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As the summer approaches, Career Crisis Café is preparing for an influx of guests. But things are far from perfect, the business is still limping, and a body is found in a hot tub on the property next door. The resemblance to a well-known Kiwi murder mystery is uncanny, but Heather won't realize it until the very end.

Who killed Mr. Berry? Where is Gordon Archer? Can Heather and Josephine make the café business work?
Ah, and most importantly, will Heather and James ever kiss?


The Apple Mug Pie Murders (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 5)The Apple Mug Pie Murders (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 5) $2.99

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Heather and Josephine are facing an opportunity to grow their business, but another dead body gets in the way. Why did Dolly Slate die, was it really an accident and is it linked to her lawyer’s murder? Or maybe, there is another story hidden underneath?

To disentangled complicated relationships, untie life-long knots, unearth the layered mystery (and maybe another body), and simply catch up with the Career Crisis Café crew, grab a copy and start reading today.


Death and Taxes on a Cloud (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 6)Death and Taxes on a Cloud (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 6) $2.99

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Heather goes away on a business trip, hoping to attract new customers with Josephine's delicious desserts, but instead, she finds another dead body. Moreover, this is a man that she herself wished death on... So who killed the old accountant, and will the uncanny resemblance to a famous story by Agatha Christie help or hinder the investigation?

As usually in Dolphin Cove, things get complicated, old and new faces get involved, food and drinks are consumed. But most importantly, will Heather, Josephine and James discover the murderer before it's too late?

*Previously published as part of Summer Snoops Unleashed*