Mystery-Women Sleuths

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 ...


Author:Terri L. Austin
Body in the Woods

Murder. Mayhem. A madcap lady vicar. In the village of Upton St. Mary, gossip arises as word spreads that a body has been found in the woods. Once the investigation begins, the forensic team finds that it has been there for years. But the question remains: who was buried there all those years ago ...


Author:Alison Golden
Temporarily Insane

Bad job. Wrong love. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available...in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where mishaps ...


Author:Vicki Batman
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 o ...


Author:Linda Sands
Eating Crow

A retired detective. A mounting body count. And a vicious serial killer who just won’t die. One year ago, Detective Victoria Collins shot and killed a serial killer—the Birdman. A man responsible for the murder of at least fourteen teenage girls, including Victoria's only sister. The case broke her ...


Author:Lee Hayton
The Path of Silence

When Meg Stanton walks out of a convenience store to find a dead man sprawled across the hood of her car, she thinks he’s been shot. It’s the worst assumption she’s ever made in her ten-year career as a cop. Forty-eight hours later, a hotel waiter drops dead while serving the CEO o ...


Author:Edita A. Petrick
Pineapple Mystery Box

When a giant inflatable Halloween witch goes missing in the Pineapple Port retirement community, Charlotte’s eager to nab the culprit. Before she can lift a fingerprint, someone threatens to kill a new neighbor who looks like an adorable Pomeranian but possesses a disturbing talent for revenge ...


Author:Amy Vansant
The Sweet Taste of Murder

The only thing worse than a used car salesman showing up on your doorstep is finding one dead. After a scandalous divorce, Elise returns from the big city to her southern home town only to trip over the body of the town playboy. He leaves behind a heap of trouble that includes missing money, missing ...


Author:CeeCee James
Passion Patrol 1 - Knockout

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 th ...


Author:Emma Calin
Love Bleeds Blue

A boy-band heart throb. A violent kidnap. A female cop’s daring rescue. A spark to fire the passion of love.

When Sergeant Sophia Castellana stumbles into an international terrorist attack, things are not as they seem. Global forces beyond her grasp sweep her up into an a ...


Author:Emma Calin
Out of the Frying Pan

"A laugh out loud mystery with quirky, lovable characters who find themselves in all sorts of trouble. The storyline is believable and comes with descriptions of mouth-watering food, which makes for a delicious plot! A co ...


Author:Michelle Griep / Kelly Klepfer
Cold Case, Warm Heart: A Romantic Suspense Short Story

Three deaths, one clue and twenty-four hours before it'll be too late... Homicide detective Calamity Dresden has twenty-four hours to catch a killer before he kills again and disappears underground. Estranged lover Sebastian Rourke wants justice for his murdered father and every other victim of Melb ...


Author:Michelle Somers
Tangled Up In Tuesday: A Page Turners Novel

Organized accountant Zoey Allen likes her life neat and tidy. But it goes from managed to messy when a dead body ends up in her apartment on an ordinary Tuesday night. After uncovering a money-laundering scheme in a routine audit at her company, Zoey finds herself the target in a murderous plot that ...


Author:Jennie Marts
Wrong Question

Bree-Ann Carver works in a satellite office, in Idaho. Her job as an intern for the New York Times is to write a blog about fictional murders. But her very first subscriber criticizes her efforts and then aggressively moves to take over her blog via his unsolicited input into her work. She knows he ...


Author:Edita A. Petrick
Yesterday's News

Antiques can be a dangerous business. Especially when you’re dealing with a desperate politician, a sexy ex-cop, and a couple of "spirited" companions.

Anna Yesterday owns Yesterday's Antiques in small town USA. When she finds an old newspaper clipping lini ...


Author:Sam Cheever
Portrait of a Dead Guy

HIGH-OCTANE ACTION WITH QUIRKY, DOWN-HOME CHARACTERS... In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge -- but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize th ...


Author:Larissa Reinhart
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 ...


Author:Laurinda Wallace
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 ...


Author:Colleen
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 ...


Author:Diana Orgain
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On Trial (An Amber Reed Mystery)

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

Author:Zanna Mackenzie

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 ...


Author:Bethany Lopez
Crouch End Confidential

Your chance to buy the three hilarious Crouch End Confidential cozy mystery series in one bargain box set. Follow the misadventures of bored chaotic housewife, Cathy, as she starts out investigating a lipstick-covered love postcard to husband Declan and discovers a talent for exposing murderers and ...


Author:Ellie Campbell
A Honeybun and Coffee

Surprised into hiding in a men's room stall at work, Angie Peterson, owner of the Dunk and Run Coffee Shoppe, overhears two men talking about killing someone named Alastair Honeybun. Picturing a frail, helpless old Englishman, Angie rushes to warn him. There's only one, small problem, Alastair Honey ...


Author:Sam Cheever
Hair Raiser

Hairstylist Marla Shore volunteers for Taste of the World, a fund-raiser sponsored by Ocean Guard. It’s a decision she soon regrets. First Chef Pierre's rum-soaked Bananas Foster goes up in flames, making her wonder if sabotage caused the incident. Her suspicions deepen as more chefs drop off ...


Author:Nancy J. Cohen
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 Dori ...


Author:Diane Vallere
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 Madde ...


Author:Nancy McGovern
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 h ...


Author:Laurinda Wallace
Christmas Grift

A corpse, a cantankerous camel, an entertaining array of suspects, and a yule tide of problems along the way…it must be a Flo and Agnes Christmas! Who would have guessed Agnes would rub Penelope the cranky camel the wrong way? Or that Flo would find herself ankle deep in camel dung while fend ...


Author:Sam Cheever
Tsunami Connection

Stilettos can be Deadly... Enlisted as a child and living out the vicarious dreams of her adoptive mother as a covert-ops sleeper, Kefira fights against a ticking clock. Flashbacks provide sanctuary from the political intrigue, adding depth to the real-to-life personalities of Kefira's team. In ...


Author:Michael Gallagher
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 ...


Author:Anna Celeste Burke
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 ...


Author:Amelia Morgan
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 ...


Author:Elaine L. Orr
Compelled

A woman is murdered in San Diego. That same night, New York Detective Sidney Langston, who bears a remarkable resemblance to the murdered victim, is rushed to the hospital with excruciating chest pains. Tests reveal nothing is wrong, yet the crippling pain persists until the slain victim reaches out ...


Author:Inge-Lise Goss
Grade A Stupid

BE THE FIRST TO READ ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF GRADE A STUPID! Stephanie Plum meets Veronica Mars meets The Blacklist in this #1 Amazon Bestseller in Teens Mysteries & Thrillers, Spies and Detective Stories. Darcy Walker is a 15-year-old girl without purpose--pretty but disheveled, clever but direc ...


Author:A. J. Lape
By the Book

No good deed goes unpunished as Gracie Andersen, owner of Milky Way Kennels learns. Who knew offering hospitality and volunteering at the library would land her in a murder investigation? A valuable Civil War knife, one very frozen body, some "funny" accounting, and a mysterious stalker are adding u ...


Author:Laurinda Wallace
Still Life in Brunswick Stew

DELIGHTFULLY SOUTHERN, SURPRISINGLY EDGY, DELICIOUSLY UNPREDICTABLE “Cherry Tucker finds trouble without even looking for it, and plenty of it finds her in Still Life in Brunswick Stew…this mystery keeps you laughing and guessing from the first page to the last. A whole-hearted five sta ...


Author:Larissa Reinhart
Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Mystery

Newly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick goes undercover posing as an accountant. After fending off the unwanted advances of a company executive, she stumbles on a murder scene staged to look like an accident. Then she learns another employee died in a suspicious oil well ...


Author:Inge-Lise Goss
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!


Author:Zanna Mackenzie
The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts

Would you risk everything to save a stranger?

Off the coast of Venice lurks Poveglia, the world’s most haunted isle, steeped in centuries of innocent blood. A deranged doctor who took great joy in torturing his patients in life continues to rul ...


Author:J.H. Moncrieff
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 inves ...


Author:Laurinda Wallace
Death in Perspective

“Artist and accidental detective Cherry Tucker goes back to high school and finds plenty of trouble and skeletons…Reinhart's charming, s ...


Author:Larissa Reinhart

The Writer

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." 
-Oscar Wilde

College journalist Adele Plank has been granted a rare interview with one-time bestselling author, Decklan Stone. He is a man largely withdrawn from the world f ...


Author:D.W. Ulsterman
Haunted Hair Nights

As a new stepmother, hairstylist Marla Vail hopes to win brownie points by helping her daughter with a school haunted house project. All goes well until Marla stumbles over a corpse on the spooky estate grounds. Between slacker students, helicopter parents, unexpected heirs, and a stonewalling schoo ...


Author:Nancy J. Cohen
Murder Strikes a Pose

Seattle yoga instructor Kate Davidson has unusually tight hamstrings encased in Miss Piggy-like thighs, and she often acts more like a champion fighting rooster than the Dalai Lama. When she's not teaching yoga, she spends her time hiding from her creepy landlord and dodging her best friend's relent ...


Author:Tracy Weber
The Letter

When Jill Hunter, an ex-homicide detective turned freelance investigator receives an anonymous note, at first, she thinks it’s an old colleague intent on upsetting her. She soon learns there’s more to it when she receives the next note. Jill must try to find the anonymous sender before he kills agai ...


Author:Ari Rose
Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar

Summer's steamy haze coats North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, but feisty Agnes Marie Hopper discovers the heat isn't the only thing causing her blood to boil. After a kitchen fire destroys her home, Agnes moves in with her daughter, Betty Jo. Three months later they come to an understanding: nei ...


Author:Carol Heilman
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 fiz ...


Author:Laurinda Wallace
The Iron Dog

Carmel McAlistair has a new job and a blossoming relationship with Inspector Darrow of the RNC in St. Jude Without, Newfoundland until a treasure map is unearthed. Pirates, murder, jealousies and tested loyalties swirl in The Iron Dog, the third volume in the Carmel McAlistair series, set on Canada& ...


Author:Liz Graham
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 nam ...


Author:Debra Burroughs
Murder On The Menu (Recipe For Disaster Mystery Book 1)

When her celebrity chef boss is stabbed in his own kitchen, Lizzie finds herself at the top of the suspect list. Teaming up with her handsome new neighbor Jack, who claims he's some kind of spy, Lizzie has to clear her name and track down the real murderer before she ends up in a jail cell!


Author:Zanna Mackenzie
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 inco ...


Author:Vered Ehsani

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