May means Mystery all month long here at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC! Join us each week as we explore the many mystery offerings available. This week, we’re highlighting the Niki Edgar Mystery series by Author Denise Hays including first mystery novel Niki Knows the Dirt (Niki Edgar Mysteries Book 1) and her second, Monkey Business (Niki Edgar Mysteries Book 2).
In Niki Knows the Dirt we’re introduced to an interesting, humorous and cunning woman, main character Niki Edgar. She has a unique gift perfectly suited to a little detective work and when Sheriff Jason Savage calls her to a murder scene, she arrives unaware the prime suspect is none other than her ex-husband, DeWayne’s girlfriend, Cybil. She finds out when she smells Cybil in the murder victim’s closet.
Smells her? Yes! Niki suffers from hyperosmia, a medical condition that causes her to possess a superhuman ability to smell. As you can imagine, life takes on a certain intensity for hyperosmics.
Life gets complicated when the hunky sheriff and the ex-husband she’s not quite over ask Niki to help prove Cybil’s innocence. She reluctantly agrees, then spends a horrible few days vacillating between trying to prove Cybil’s innocence and hoping to find she did, in fact, murder her husband.
A fun story filled with hilarious situations, Niki Knows the Dirt is the book to take to the beach or curl up with on a rainy afternoon. First in the Niki Edgar Mystery series, Niki Knows the Dirt introduces sassy, sexy, lovable hyperosmic Niki Edgar, the men in her life, and the trouble she can’t seem to stay out of. A first person narrative, Niki’s quirky personality and penchant for embarrassing herself will keep you wanting to know what happens next!
The hilarity continues in Denise Hays’s second novel, Monkey Business, when Niki Edgar takes her dream vacation to Costa Rica and arrives ready to rest, relax, and recuperate from a harrowing couple of years, in which she lost her husband and almost lost her life. But trouble seems to have traveled with her, and she winds up spending her much needed vacation sniffing out danger, as she vows to find whoever murdered…well, I won’t tell you that part. Denise Hays’s latest mystery will make you laugh and make you cry, often at the same time, as our favorite hyperosmic unwittingly gets involved in a little Monkey Business.
Happy May Mystery Reading!
Niki Knows the Dirt (Niki Edgar Mysteries Book 1) – The first full-length, cozy mystery novel in the Niki Edgar Mysteries series by Denise Hays.
Monkey Business (Niki Edgar Mysteries Book 2) – The second full-length, cozy mystery novel in the Niki Edgar Mysteries series by Denise Hays.