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Puppies have taken over book NINE of the hilarious Pineapple Port mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author Amy Vansant!

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Savage Intent

Making chocolate is a labor of love and an age-old art. As a connoisseur of the sweet, creamy stuff herself, Blaise is excited to be working at an exclusive confectioner’s shop, run by a woman whose reputation for being a creative chocolatier is legendary. Madeline Foss’s past might be murky and slightly dark, but her chocolate is delicious. And nothing says love like chocolate. Or at least, that’ ...

Honor Kills - A strong woman starting over mysteries (PI Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries #3)

A missing husband. A suspicious obituary. She’s not the only one hunting down a dead man’s footsteps.

As a divorcee, Angelina Bonaparte knows firsthand the lengths some men will go to escape responsibility. When a worried mother wants the private investigator to track down her missing husband, she’s eager to bring the deadbeat dad to justice. But even after she discovers the man’s obi ...

Weight of the Badge

Madison deCordova is tackling one of her strangest ‘cases’ yet. A woman contacts In a Pinch, begging for Madison to keep her from killing someone. She hangs up before giving her name, or that of her possible victim. It could be a prank. Someone looking for attention. A lost soul reaching out for help. Yet the woman’s voice holds true worry, flavored with fear. The call sends chills down Maddy’s s ...

What the Cluck? It's Murder

Pet psychic Frankie Chandler finally (and reluctantly) agrees to meet Detective Martin Bower’s family. All she has to do is impress the pack of sisters who raised him. Not difficult, right? The only thing at stake is her relationship with the man she loves. The weekend at his eldest sibling’s farm surpasses her worst nightmares. His former guardians excel at finding her faults. Even the chicke ...

A DEAD RED MIRACLE

#5 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES Like Janet Evanovich? Sue Grafton? You’ll love this humorous mystery series! Your dirt-bag boss is murdered, what a relief, right? Until his killer lets you know a list you don’t have means you’re next. Thinking to jump start their careers as private investigators, Lalla and Pearlie Bains partner with an unscrupulous P.I. But their nifty plan starts ci ...

Murder: Act Two

Are love of adventure and loyalty traits worth dying for? Maddy is your typical fun-loving drama queen. Her new acting career and adventurous nature put her right in the middle of a deadly poisoning during Act Two of the play. But, does she play too much? Lea is a loyal friend, perhaps to a fault. Her loyalty involves her in the murder when a friend becomes the main suspect. Could she be wrong abo ...

Overboard at Christmas

The holidays are a little different at sea. Hayley and Olivia are happy to trade a white Christmas for white sand beaches. Snorkeling in the warm waters of the Caribbean is a pretty spectacular way to spend the holidays, but it isn’t a typical Christmas. Instead of time off for the holiday, Olivia has to take part in an extra Christmas-themed show. Instead of celebrating with family, Olivia is fac ...

A Case of Strangulation by a Stranger

When an asthma patient under Laurel Benson’s care dies, the ER nurse quickly realizes it wasn’t of natural causes. Faint bruising around the neck indicates the woman was strangled, right there in the recovery room! Always a champion for her patients, the headstrong nurse is determined to find out who’s to blame and how they got past her watchful eye. The hospital is keeping the cause of death un ...

Justicar Jhee and the Cursed Abbey

Death stalks the abbey at Tranquility Bridge... On their way from their remote district to the Imperial capital, detective-judge Jhee and her spouses are forced to halt for repairs at a secluded abbey. There is more to the abbey than meets the eye. While there, she is called upon to investigate several mysterious deaths. Trapped by circumstances and with no way for help to arrive, can she uncover ...

Shattered: A Logan McKenna Book 1

Logan loses it all. Then her best friend’s charged with murder. Time’s running out and a deranged killer wants her dead....

Pins & Needles

Gracie Andersen is up to her eyebrows in wedding details when her mother, Theresa Clark concocts an intervention for a friend who’s become a hoarder. Just as Gracie’s plans for a casual outdoor wedding turn into a literal pipe dream, Theresa stumbles into a mystery surrounding a stolen heirloom quilt. A death in the hoarder’s garage only complicates matters, and Theresa convinces ...

Seduction of Wealth

What would you do if your bosses told you to break the law? How far would you go before you questioned them? What if you’re a cop and your bosses are the law? London traffic cop Kaitlyn Thorn narrowly escapes a Mafia attack on the world dominating banker Randolph Quinn, a key witness under her protection. Someone on the inside has gone bad and betrayed her location. With orders to keep him alive a ...

Barking Mad at Murder

Frankie Chandler is a charlatan. Though she promotes herself as a pet psychic, her profound revelations come from animal behavior books and her ability to interpret the owner’s body language. Then an appointment with a new client goes horribly wrong and leaves her with images of a woman’s murder. Images that came from her canine client. Images that match the description of a body discovered in the ...

The Death of Light (A Scolaris Mystery Book 2)

Where the light shines, death stalks her from the shadows… When the city of Scolaris’ most influential man vanishes without trace, Quill develops a serious case of déjà vu. With her dream of becoming a scholar at stake, Quill is the only one who believes a crime has been committed. While Quill searches for answers, she unravels a web of petty rivalries and political corruption. As tensions ...

Hurricane Hole

He's running from his past, she's hoping he'll save her future ~~~ Marooned in Baja, Mexico, a Chechen arms dealer is waiting for the right diver to retrieve the deadly cargo on the bottom of the Sea of Cortez. But when the Queen of daytime drama, Leila Hunter Standiford, happens to admire a beautiful vintage Alden and its handsome captain, she doesn't realize that the boat will soon burn to the ...

Revenge is a Dish Best Served With Eggnog: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery

In the quaint, twinkling town of Christmas Hills, Destiny Mellowes is just about finished with wrapping the last present of the day. When a charming stranger named Carson walks into the modest gift shop owned by her parents and asks for directions to the nearby resort, Destiny has no idea her holiday plans are about to unravel faster than a poorly knitted ugly Christmas sweater. Her cat Velvet, ...

Lovin' You Crazy

Murder suspect Thomasina Murphy gambles on her childhood friend a smart, untested PI to reveal the real killer and bury her secrets.

When the impulsive Thomasina (Tommie) Murphy is invited to dinner at an elegant Florida home, she’s shocked to find her host shot point-blank in the library. As the police examine her pa ...

A DEAD RED ALIBI

When Lalla and her dad take a trip to Arizona to inspect her new property, Dad disappears. Panicked that he's lost in the desert, Lalla enlists the help of a local tracker and finds him unharmed at the bottom of a mine pit. But dad has company. A very dead local police chief. And within a stone's throw, a young artist will be found strangled in her bed. What're the chances that these two murder ...

Washed Up

A Gracie Andersen Mystery Novella. Gracie's vacation to Arizona to sort out her relationship with Deputy Marc Stevens immediately turns deadly. A battered body in a mountain stream, suspicious treasure hunters, and a missing teen are players in a dangerous drug cartel case. Her romantic life may fizzle as Marc focuses on the investigation, leaving her to explore on her own. A spur-of-the-moment hi ...

Rebel Without a Claus

Makeup. Mannequins. Murder. When ex-cop-turned-P.I. Maggie Doyle scores a lucrative undercover job at the makeup counter at a fashionable Galway department store, she expects discounted lipstick and an easy paycheck. After an altercation with a customer leads to a dead body in Maggie’s bathtub, she and her assistant realize there’s more to the department store case than missing cash. Can they catc ...

Savannah Sleuth

Though born to heirloom pearls, designer dresses and lush garden parties, Savannah social icon Patricia Falcon and three of her closest friends spend their days in Savannah's dark side rescuing abused women. Patricia's darling mother, a prominent philanthropist, drops dead, and the police are baffled by her untimely death. Patricia recruits her three friends to help her investigate what she believ ...

Murder Western Style

If you like smart women sleuths, murder and deception, you’ll love the Sister Sleuths latest case! A day at the rodeo ends up in murder, and sister sleuths Lea and Maddy find themselves defending more than one suspect. The weapon is a pistol belonging to Maddy’s close friend, Scott Miller, who has had run-ins with the deceased. Maddy’s desire to defend Scott makes detective Tom jealous, but ...

ICED

Julienne has her ideal job as an event planner at a prestigious resort. During a luncheon event she coordinated, a renowned celebrity pastor is killed next to the buffet. All eyes turn to her as the suspect. If she wants to stay out of jail or even keep her job, Julienne needs all the help she can get to solve the crime. She has her work cut out for her with a vengeful high school rival now report ...

Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick's Day Murder in Dublin

When an old friend is arrested in Dublin, tour guide Lana Hansen will need the luck of the Irish to clear him of the crime. Lana is thrilled her friend Jeremy and his wife are on her tour to Ireland. The couple are having the time of their lives exploring the country’s rich literary and cultural history, until they run into Guy Smith, a reporter Jeremy recently exposed as a fraud. A tussle t ...

Ocean Alley Adventures

The first three books in the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, set in the fictional Ocean Alley, NJ. Fiction you can share with your mom. Appraisal for Murder - Jolie returns to Ocean Alley. Soon she's appraising houses, dodging a low-level wise guy, and searching for a murderer. Rekindling Motives - Can a man who went missing during Prohibition be tied to a modern murder? When the Carny Comes to ...

A Witch Called Wanda

The hilarious first book in a brand new cozy witch mystery


Famous songwriter, Maeve O’Dare, left the drama of Hollywood -- and a broken heart – behind, eager for a fresh start in the small town of Wisteria Pines. As if by magic, she makes a new friend of the local town gossip, lands the perfect spot for her new café, Listen: It’s old Fashioned, and a stray dog named W ...

Diners, Dives and Dead Ends

As a struggling waitress and part-time college student, Rose Strickland’s life is stalled in the slow lane. But when her close friend, Axton, disappears, Rose suddenly finds herself serving up more than hot coffee and flapjacks. Now she’s hashing it out with sexy bad guys and scrambling to find clues in a race to save Axton before his time runs out. With her anime-loving bestie, her se ...

A Scape Goat for Murder

Frankie Chandler’s upcoming nuptials suffer a devastating setback when her fiancé, Detective Martin Bowers, is injured on the job. How badly injured? The doctors are mum on his condition, and his colleagues are just as evasive, telling her they don’t know what he was doing on the lonely hillside where he fell. Convinced that the key to Bowers’ recovery lies in finding out what happened, the pet ps ...

Pineapple Port Mysteries - Pack 1

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Funny, clean, small-town, sleuth novels—with a touch of romance. The heartwarming relationships between young and old and the quirky world of loveable characters will make Pineapple Port Mysteries your new favorite series.
After she's orphaned by her grandmother's death, Charlotte is raised by the Pineapple Port 55+ community. Finding human bones in her backy ...

Seduction of Combat

A Mafia conspiracy. A female undercover cop. A honed and fit suspect - international boxer, Freddie La Salle.

Interpol cop, Anna Leyton, spirals down into a hopeless vortex of sexual and emotional turmoil as she fights to keep her professional cool in her latest assignment. When the charismatic Freddie turns on his charm and seduces her, passion takes control. The action flies fr ...

Mastiffs, Mystery, and Murder

It’s murder at the dog show! When amateur sleuth Clarissa Hayes and her trusty Saint Bernard, Paw, enter a dog show, they expect to find dogs, blue ribbons, and trophies. Not dead bodies. Clarissa’s boyfriend is tracking a suspect in the death of a dog fancier. It’s up to Clarissa and Paw to provide him cover as they compete in the show. But the competition turns deadly when another dog owner is m ...

Escape from Danger

When Shay Reynolds moved back to her small hometown to open an escape room business, she had no idea she’d need to solve a murder. She never thought she’d discover something shocking about her own past. She never dreamed she’d have an opportunity to fall in love. She never expected she’d soon be fighting for her life after getting too close to the truth. After the unexpected death o ...

Cash Kills - A strong woman starting over mystery (PI Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries #2)

A double murder. A mysterious inheritance. One PI is about to follow the money all the way into a den of thieves…

After surviving a bullet, Angelina Bonaparte was certain she could handle any case that came her way. But when her next client walks through the door with an unexplainable seven-figure inheritance after the death of her parents, the private investigator wonders if she's in ...

Death by Flamenco: An Easter Murder in Seville

PREORDER NOW - BOOK 7 IN THE TRAVEL CAN BE MURDER COZY MYSTERY SERIES RELEASES ON DECEMBER 10! When a renowned travel writer is killed during a flamenco workshop, tour guide Lana Hansen is one of the Spanish police’s prime suspects. Can she sleuth out the killer’s true identity and dance her way out of a jail sentence before her group’s tour to Seville is over? The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mys ...

Endangered Species

When sixteen-year-old Madison Brenna goes missing from her home in Arizona, her mother, Faith, reaches out to the half-sister she has never met, to ask for help. Her half-sister, Brenda Corrino is a former police detective who currently works as a private investigator in Connecticut. When Faith asks her to travel to Arizona to investigate her daughter’s disappearance, Brenda agrees to help, even t ...

Always Room for Cupcakes

One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all jus ...

Murder is a Dirty Business

Between hot flashes and divorce papers, a middle-aged woman reconsiders her outlook on life when she butts heads with a hot detective during a murder investigation. When Cece Cavanaugh’s husband empties their joint bank account, steals her designer luggage, and runs off with a younger woman, Cece must decide whether to ask her manipulative mother-in-law for a handout or get a job. Choosing the eas ...

Heaven to Betsy

A heartfelt and hilarious mystery. A dead body swan-dives into the pool at a wedding, bringing gossip about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily to a halt. Enter Jack, a secretive attorney and sexy mix of cowboy and Indian, and a job offer. Emily refuses the man and the job, until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his notorious client. She launches a de ...

A Dead Sister

“The worst kind of truth is better than the best lie, Jessica.” Jessica Huntington hopes Bernadette is right as she races headlong into trouble to discover the truth about the death of a high school friend, Kelly Fontana. Because she was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in a hotel parking lot in Palm Springs, the investigation into Kelly's death quickly grew cold. Now more than a decade later ...

Jealousy, Jitterbug & Murder

When Stacie Maroni, amateur sleuth, is mistakenly abducted, she fears for the life of the intended victim. The young woman, who worked at the same company as Stacie, soon turns up dead. With the kidnappers afraid Stacie can identify them, threats lurk around every corner. Add in the victim’s two friends and a tech company with a dance-oriented employee program. A quick lesson in the jitterbug prov ...

Vanishing Day: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 4

Viciously attacked, Logan's neighbor clings to life in ICU, her three-year-old the only witness. Logan holds the only clue. Will it get her killed?

Logan soon discovers her new friend isn’t who she said she was. Without any ID, the police investigation stalls. Logan holds the only clue, but has no idea what it means or how dangerous it is.

That’s never stopped her before, but ...

Grand Theft Cargo

Grand Theft Cargo, the first book in The Cargo Series, introduces readers to a different side of trucking with sassy Jojo, sweet Tyler Boone and the new guy, Jersey P.I. turned trucker, Gator Natoli. In this world of big rigs, white lines and traffic jams, long-haul truckers are the good guys. Not only are they hauling cargo and providing services, they’re battling the elements, solving crimes and ...

Big Shot

Small Town. Big Murder. The number one secret to my success as a bodyguard? Staying under the radar. But when a wildly public disaster blew up my career and reputation, my perfect, solo life took a hard left turn to crazy town. And to bodies. Lots of dead bodies. I thought my tiny hometown of Nowhere would be the ideal out-of-the-way refuge to wait out the media storm. It wasn’t. My little brother ...

Death At A Diner

GET A FREE PREQUEL TO THIS SERIES WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR NANCY'S NEWSLETTER (LINK INSIDE!) Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years, it's time! She’s moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they've been planning since high school. Life couldn't be better...and it's ...

Hiding in Plain Sight

Mallory Scott is an espionage operative, working for the British government. She’s travelled all over the world, often going undercover and infiltrating criminal organisations in order to extract the intelligence needed to dismantle their operations and bring the perpetrators to justice. Given her usual targets are terrorists, people-traffickers, drug-traffickers and arms dealers, her latest assig ...

Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Box Set (Books 1-3)

A divorcee in search of justice. A detective stuck in his old ways. Can an unlikely partnership survive a criminal conspiracy?

Three suspenseful mystery novels. Over 800 pages of justice served with a side of sass.

After her messy divorce, Angelina Bonaparte refuses to let any man hold her back. She’s even opened a private eye practice to help other victims of relationsh ...

The Secret Terror Beneath

Jamie Sharpe, the latest heir to the Sharpe legacy, becomes entranced by the mystifying allure of her inheritance. But as she ventures deeper into the Terrowin’s ...

The Prediction

Ever since Thea was a girl, her father has told her to keep her visions a secret. When she envisions his being murdered, she tries to save him. The truth her father has hidden for years is exposed and changes her understanding of his past. Thea’s new boyfriend suffers from depression, and her handsome private investigator is enigmatic with secrets of his own. Can she save her father with their hel ...

The Creation of Marla Adams

THE BOOKFEST 2022 MYSTERY-MURDER&CRIME AWARD WINNER, 2022 INDIE BRAG MEDALLION HONOREE Someone is killing the citizens of Hildebrandt, Texas, and carving perplexing numbers on the bodies. Police Officer Marla Adams has never wanted to be the lead investigator of a major crime, but when her father, the police chief, struggles with mental illness and second in command, her husband Detective Crosb ...

Compelled

A woman is brutally murdered. That same night Detective Sidney Langston is rushed to the hospital with chest pains. Nothing is wrong, yet the pain persists until the slain victim reaches out from beyond the grave for Sidney’s help to vindicate her wrongfully imprisoned husband. Sidney must solve the crime and correct an injustice – or forever be tormented by the woman’s ghost.

The Postman Always Dies Twice

Postmen. Poltergeists. Poteen. When former San Francisco cop, Maggie Doyle, extends her stay in Ireland, dealing with more murder and mayhem isn’t on her to-do list. The instant Maggie and her UFO-enthusiast friend discover the dead body of the Whisper Island postman, Maggie’s plans to chill for the next two months are put on ice. After Police Sergeant Reynolds, Maggie’s handsome neighbor, arrests ...

Pineapple Podcast

Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller. Every book in the series can be read as a standalone.

Finding You

Blair has a deadline. A scary one. Track down and hand over a magical mystery object she has never seen before and doesn’t know a single thing about... or face the might of the town’s Supernatural Mafia.

Welcome to Glen Falls. A town where nothing is quite as it seems... Beauty salon owner Blair Montgomery’s world turns upside down when she receives a do-or-die deadline from the local b ...

Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest

Who knew a New Year’s trip to Budapest could be so deadly? The tour must go on – even with a killer in their midst! In this series starter, tour guide Lana Hansen must sleuth out who is killing her clients before she also ends up floating in the Danube. The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join Lana as sh ...