Mystery-Women Sleuths

Family Matters

Think your family's dysfunctional? Meet Gracie Andersen's and the peaceful farming community of Deer Creek. Gracie has her hands full--a new business and trying to get her life on track after the loss of her husband and unborn child. When an odd gift from her troubled uncle thrusts her into an investigation of a cousin's tragic death 20 years ago, Gracie meets with opposition from family and frien ...

The Terrowin Hotel Mysteries

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Deep within the recesses of the Terrowin Hotel, lies a haunting history teeming with hidden secrets and lost treasures, as well as a looming sense of danger.  Jamie Sharpe, the current owner, is forced to confront one mystery a ...

Death at the Midnight Dragonfly

On the fourth day of Christmas, In Mercy, Mississippi.... Four suspects lying, Three sleuths a sleuthing Two clues a hiding And a very, very dead body. It's the Christmas season in Mercy, Mississippi. But things are far from jolly. For Vlad Templeton the sleepy little town where he spent his childhood provides the perfect place to conduct his state funded sleep study. But when the local bank manag ...

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 ...

The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery

A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, ...

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 ...

Pushed Too Far

A TOWN'S TERRIBLE SECRET Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town. A COP'S UNFORGIVABLE MISTAKE Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one pi ...

The Smuggler's Daughter

A hard-driving police detective, Ray Slaverson, is perplexed by two murdered lawyers plus a snake-bit activist found dead in a swamp—all within 24-hours in a Florida Gulf Coast city. In the middle of the mess, Ray’s fiancée, Kate Garcia, knows far more than she should, but she has plenty of reasons to keep her mouth shut. In a tale of hidden identities and violent connections, Kate must ultimately ...

Carrots: A Shelby Nichols Adventure

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber’s mask, he is shot and everyone ...

Austin and Archer Mystery Series Boxset (Books 1 - 3)

If you like clean, fast-paced mysteries with witty heroes and ruthless villains, you'll love the high-octane Austin and Archer Mystery Series! Join Lea, Dan, and Warren as the three partners in a detective agency unravel mysteries in their quaint beachside community. CRIME ON CAMPUS - A sinister drug dealer - A naïve daughter - A lawman determined to rescue his daughter before she gets arrested or ...

Murder Among Friends

Five friends went into the woods. Only four return. Can Charlie get to the bottom of what happened and why?

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Stolen artifacts, a missing anthropologist and a tenacious amateur sleuth. American art history student Zelda Richardson is back and embroiled in another exciting art-related mystery! This time she's working at an anthropology museum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of artifacts from the Asmat region of Papua – the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1961. When the anthrop ...

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 ...

Cliffhanger (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book One)

Making her grand re-entry into Portside, Rhode Island, Belinda Kittridge expected fun, sun, and sugar cookies. Instead, she gets one jilted lover braced for round two, an old rival on the hunt, and the murder of a former classmate and friend. Even worse, Belinda must return to the events surrounding a tragic sailing accident to set things right. But new possibilities emerge in the form of se ...

Blood Kills - A strong woman starting over mystery (PI Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries #4))

A murdered metal sculptor. A Russian mobster on the hunt. Can a talented PI outsmart a vindictive killer who has her in his crosshairs?

Private investigator Angelina Bonaparte can barely contain her excitement. Thrilled to reunite with her detective boyfriend after an obligatory embargo of several years, she’s preparing every detail for his return. But she’s forced to put passion on t ...

HIT AND RUN

IS THIS HIT-AND-RUN AN ACCIDENT. . .OR MURDER? The police say Cate’s death is an accident, but her brother believes it was murder. Lea and her father, a former chief of police, are asked to look into the case. The suspects are plentiful. The kind of politician who gives politics a bad name, a real estate developer who values profit above all else, a fiancé involved in drugs, and a cop who ma ...

Death By Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris

Paris – the city of love, lights… and murder? Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she escorts five couples on an unforgettable Valentine-themed vacation to France! Unfortunately it will be the last trip for one passenger… Lana Hansen’s future is looking bright. She has money in her bank account, a babysitter for her cat Seymour, and is even dating again. Regrettably she won’t get to celebrate Valentine ...

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 ...

Fly by Night

Environmental concerns and mysterious lights in the night sky over Deer Creek have everyone on edge. After a community meeting about a proposed wind farm erupts into violence, murder is on someone’s mind. A wind farm proponent turns up dead and the local UFO aficionado who opposes windmills is law enforcement’s chief suspect. Kennel owner, Gracie Andersen isn’t so sure and finds ...

Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

Zelda wants to teach children English and “find herself” in Kathmandu. Ian wants to get stoned and trek the Himalayas. Tommy wants to get rich by smuggling diamonds. How their stories collide will leave you on the edge of your seat! Travel from the dusty, tout-filled streets and holy sites of Nepal to the sultry metropolises and picture-perfect beaches of Thailand, as Zelda and Ian try to outsmart ...

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 ...

Bubba Done It

Amateur sleuth and dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called in on a stabbing case. She arrives in time to hear the dying man whisper, “Bubba done it.” Four men named Bubba in Sinclair County, Ga., have close ties to the victim, including her goofball brother-in-law, Bubba Powell. She dreamwalks for answers, but the dead guy can’t talk to her. Baxley sleuths among the living. The suspects include ...

Collecting Can Be Murder

Coming out of retirement can be deadly… After tragedy struck three years earlier, art sleuth Carmen De Luca vowed to never work in the field again. But fifty is too young to fill her days with water aerobics and bingo, so when her former partner calls and begs for her help, Carmen gladly agrees. Yet after their first assignment – the recovery of a rare medieval prayer book from an eccentric col ...

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 ...

Almost a Serial Killer

The Grits are About to Hit the Fan. The Golden Girls meets Married to the Mob in this madcap mystery series packed with Mafioso-style mayhem and a generous dollop of Southern-style sarcasm. When wannabe actress Doreen Diller takes a job with her celebrity crush, his new acting gig takes them on location to St. Petersburg, Florida. What awaits Doreen in the Sunshine State will seal her fate -- in t ...

On Trial (An Amber Reed Mystery)

A rock star wedding. A missing bride. A mystery to solve – and the clock is ticking.

Ahriman: The Spirit of Destruction

"Like Grisham and Clancy... this title shines among the genre." -The US Review of Books Espionage. Assassins. Middle East. Homeland meets Syriana in the near future. When the CIA intercepts intelligence on a terrorist attack in Kuwait, Petra Shirazi, a former field agent, comes face to face with the Ahriman, one of Iran's deadliest assassins. Semi-finalist in Publisher's Weekly Booklife Prize for ...

Justicar Jhee and the Hole in the World

Death never takes a holiday... Justicar Jhee is back! Between corruption and civil unrest, Galleon City has all the elements for a perfect storm of murder... Storied Galleon City is the central point in the Empire; the place where the Storm Shield protects the Blessed Isles from the wrath that surrounds them. But it is also a city that is being ripped apart by restless factions and swamped with re ...

In The Stars (Amber Reed Mystery Book 1)

Plunged into the middle of a celebrity murder investigation, horoscope writer Amber Reed is desperate to convince the scarily handsome special agent assigned to solve the case that she can help him catch the killer. Hmm...maybe she shouldn't have wished for more excitement in her life after all!

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Witches Of Enchanted Bay

Welcome to Enchanted Bay, a picture-perfect small town on the coast of Northern California. Meg Walton comes from a long line of witches. It's a secret her family has been keeping for generations. The Waltons have been living a quiet existence, running the local donut shop in town. All that changes when a murder occurs. Enter Connor Smith, Meg's former crush, who left for San Francisco ten years b ...

Santa Shortbread

WILL THE GRINCH STEAL CHRISTMAS? Somebody is stealing Christmas gifts from the Bald Eagle Falls children. At the rate that presents are disappearing, there soon won’t be a gift left in Whoville. Err, Bald Eagle Falls. Gluten-free baker Erin Price and her friends are on the case to try to unmask the Grinch and bring him to justice, and toys to the children. But time is not on their side. Soon ...

Devil's Claw: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 3

Someone is slaughtering the innocent. That someone has Logan’s daughter. Facing her worst fears, Logan must find and stop a killer before all is lost.

It's summer, and with a new job, a new life, and plenty of time for her music, life couldn't be better for Logan. She and her daughter, Amy, home from Africa, even rescue an orphaned sea otter pup. They help nurse it back to health ...

Pineapple Beach House

The Pineapple Port crew takes a road trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, only to discover “body bits” in their vacation home. The nursing home next door is run by some suspicious characters and one of their residents is missing. 
Hmm...

Mystic Pieces

Aly doesn't believe in psychics. Too bad she just had a vision. Future scientists don't see things that aren't real. Aly’s got enough on her plate, with finishing her degree and taking care of her nephew and starting her new job at the antique store while drooling over the owner's gorgeous son. No time for visions. Alas, the universe doesn't care what Aly believes. When she turns 21, she starts to ...

The Vermeer Deception: An Art Mystery

An art historian finds – then loses – a portrait by Johannes Vermeer in this thrilling art mystery set in Munich, Heidelberg, and Amsterdam. When Zelda Richardson investigates a new lead about a missing portrait by Johannes Vermeer, no one expects her to actually find the painting in a retired art dealer’s home in Munich, Germany. Not her parents visiting from America; her boss, private detective ...

A DEAD RED OLEANDER

#3 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES "Janet Evanovich meets aero-ag pilots." The Kindle Book Review What if quitting your boring job put you in line for murder? Her beloved great aunt wants to bar-b-que dad's side-kick, Bruce the goat, and her man-hungry cousin has her sights set on her number one pilot. What else could possibly go wrong? Oh yeah, her new pilot is really a CPA hiding from a vicious L ...

The Emerald Circle

Their daughter's kidnapping plunges the protagonists into a hair-raising calamity A five-year-old child is kidnapped near her home in a small town in northern Israel. The secret behind her disappearance forces her parents to face a terrible crisis. Mutually suspicious, they embark separately on an emotionally and physically life-changing quest to find their daughter. Will they ever find her? Embar ...

Some Like It Shot

“Danger was part of my job description, but none of my contingency plans anticipated an attack by a Maine Coon.” It’s summer on Whisper Island. Ex-cop-turned-private-investigator Maggie Doyle is looking forward to sun, fun, and romance. Instead, she gets bills, an assault allegation, and a busted wrist. To add insult to injury, there’s a movie being filmed on the island, and Maggie’s diva sister h ...

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 ...

Pineapple Turtles

Newly-minted detective Charlotte Morgan discovers a mysterious box in her attic, the contents of which lead her to a hotel packed with strange characters and a link to her family's past. Trusting the crafty, Yorkie-toting manager will be as difficult as tracking down a missing child...and the woman who might be her aunt...

Back in Pineapple Por ...

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 ...

A Scaly Tail of Murder

Frankie Chandler is finally at peace with her life. She’s engaged to Detective Martin Bowers, her pet psychic business is booming, and she’s overcome the emotional residue of a past relationship that destroyed her self-respect. Just when everything’s going swell, trouble strolls through her front door. Jeffrey Ross, the ex-boyfriend who betrayed her, needs Frankie’s help. To get rid of him, she ...

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 ...

Apple Pie and Arsenic

Would you kill to win a pie competition? Finding the body was a shock and when all the clues point her way, Maddie must clear her name. As the timer ticks down in the race to find the murderer before she’s jailed, or the body count climbs, Maddie enlists the help of her friends—one of the furry variety. Then there’s the sheriff. While her ex-flame's just as confused, does he really believe she’s i ...

Val Ryker Thrillers

Gone and Done It

When landscaper Baxley Powell’s shovel strikes a human skull, she bargains with the sheriff. If she solves the cold case, she becomes his new crime consultant. She sees the victim’s face while dreamwalking, but linking her vision to tangible proof isn’t easy. Meanwhile, Native Americans protest that their burial grounds are being disturbed, prompting a media circus. Then Baxley discovers a murder ...

The Gaslight Bandits

“Mix Science fiction, a Shoot ‘em up Western, Victorian Steampunk, then a little Mystery and a dash of Romance…”

"A young woman is thrust into danger when she is drafted to help investigate a series of train robberies." 

After their crazy father killed their mother, sixteen-year-old Francis Dominique became solely responsi ...

Pillow Stalk

Interior Decorator Madison Night might look like a throwback to the sixties, but as business owner and landlord, she proves that independent women can have it all. But when a killer targets women dressed in her signature style—estate sale vintage to play up her resemblance to fave actress Doris Day—what makes her unique might make her dead. The local detective connects the new crime to ...

Beyond Dead

Bridget Sway is newly dead. And confused. Instead of cloud cars and harp-playing cherubs, the afterlife is working a full-time job that doesn’t pay and a heinous communal living situation with housemates who have no concept of privacy or personal space. As if that wasn’t bad enough, on her first day at work Bridget finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker. With the afterlife police looking t ...

An Almost Purrfect Murder

When Frankie Chandler boards an Alaskan cruise ship, she’s hardly a cheerful advertisement for sailing the ocean blue. Her best (and only) friend is getting married, which means the end of impromptu girl’s nights. Her only consolation is the all-night buffet, but even that can’t make up for the body she discovers below her balcony. The only witnesses are a troupe of performing cats. Just when ...

Murder Next Door

Everyone knows vampires don’t exist. So when Mildred Schmidt, one of Charlie’s customers, is convinced that her next-door neighbor’s house sitter is actually a vampire, Charlie of course has to step in to see what is really going on. What she finds is … disturbing. The house sitter DOES have some peculiar habits—like digging holes in the backyard in the middle of the night. Surely, they aren’t … g ...

Blood Spells

To discover the truth, she will bleed. Was it suicide? Two months after finding her stepmother’s corpse, Maddy is still unconvinced. Magic users like her stepmother don’t spill their blood without purpose. Blood magic is illegal for minors. But both of Maddy’s birth parents are long dead, and the truth is all she has left. She starts her investigation with a few familiar spells—finding lost object ...

DNA STALKER: Revenge or Justice?

Does the Stalker seek revenge, justice, or stolen jewels? The Stalker has tracked a target for thirty-nine years and won't be easily stopped by a pair of ship’s detectives. Now DNA profiling might lead to the target, endangering innocents along the way. Natalia and Jason work together on the cruise ship, Sea Mist, and they must stop the Stalker from harming identical twins onboard the ship! Hundre ...

The Stone House Secret

When she’s assigned to cover a murder, reporter Jenessa Jones jumps at the chance — until her aunt becomes the prime suspect. Jenessa must enlist the help of her detective boyfriend Michael to clear her aunt’s name… and stop the killer from making Jenessa his next victim.

Parakeets and Pentagrams

Wildlife-rehabbing witch Tabitha Tapscott’s life among the mortals of Dove’s Creek, Virginia is just the way she likes it—until she finds a body on her property. Though the mortals write the killing off as a wild animal attack, Tabitha’s convinced there’s foul play at work because the body reeks of malevolent magic. When a mysterious paranormal detective swoops in to investigate and pins the blame ...

Monterey Bay Mystery

Amanda Warren is looking for a second chance in the cozy coastal town of Ocean Wood, but what she finds is a psychic cat and a purrfectly puzzling mystery!

Out of luck and out of money, Amanda’s pink dog grooming van is running on fumes when she rolls into the foggy town of Ocean Wood. Seeking a new beginning and a reunion with her twin sister, she finds her sister missi ...

No Bones About It

On the heels of a nasty divorce, a dog trainer is blamed for her ex-husband’s suspicious death. Evidence suggests she programmed their jointly owned guard dog to attack the prominent diet doctor, but did she? As the accused is being led off to jail, she begs her friend and sometime sleuth, Ginger Barnes, to save the champion German shepherd’s life, an assignment that demands nothing less than the ...

Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller

An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance. When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers. To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is ...

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.

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 ...

Sizzling Cold Case

Sizzling Cold Case…Tragic Accident or Cold Blooded Murder? Warren gets a chance to solve ‘the one big case that got away.’ But will he put the people he loves in serious danger by accepting this challenge? The first client of the Conley Austin Detective Agency brings an unsolved case from Warren’s past. Warren and his client are ready to convict Dr. Grant, the man’s son-in-law, and feel it’s an op ...

Ghosts of Tsavo

Armed with Victorian etiquette and a dead husband, Beatrice Knight arrives in the small colonial town of Nairobi desperate for a pot of tea. But she will need more than that if she is to unravel the mystery of the Ghosts of Tsavo without being eaten in the process. She must endure all manner of inconveniences while surviving the machinations of her best friend's dashing godfather and the efforts o ...