Mysteries: Cozies, Romantic, Historical and Humorous

Chocolate Can Kill (Emily Harris Mysteries Book 1) – a full-length, cozy mystery by Annie Acorn.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Chocolate always makes things better, or so Emily Harris believes until even a dozen boxes of her favorite chocolates can’t put her world back together. Returning home from a trip to New Orleans, she is pushed down the airport’s arrival escalator, and despite evidence to the contrary, she believes the push was deliberate. If this weren’t enough her lawyer husband begins to act strangely, her oldest son brings a tramp home as his girlfriend, and two friends are murdered. Simple sayings from her childhood thread their way through her thoughts as she struggles to identify the common denominator, even as she is confined to her home, munching on chocolates.

Filled with the warm southern ambiance and gentle humor that author, Annie Acorn, has made famous, you won’t want to miss this cliffhanger!

A Clue for Adrianna (Captain’s Point Stories Book 1) – The first novel in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit novel written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

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The first novel in the women’s fiction series Captain’s Point Stories, A Clue for Adrianna, written by multi-published, internationally known From Women’s Pens authors Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill under the pseudonym Charlotte Kent, offers the reader romance, humor, and adventure in a story of love and personal growth.

Forced to return to her ancestral home in Captain’s Point, a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Adrianna Montgomery receives a shock and a challenge when the terms of her great-aunt’s will are read. Faced with a haughty attorney, a crumbling old house and a clue, she must draw upon the resources found in those around her as well as her own inner strengths in order to solve the riddle and secure her inheritance. Accepting the challenge, she ultimately learns who she is destined to be and discovers her true love.

Don’t miss this chance to fall in love again!

Murder With My Darling (Bonnie Lou Mysteries Book 1) by Annie Acorn.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Missing County, Tennessee’s, residents are all atwitter. Having been in everyone’s way all of his life, Johnny Brown has been murdered, and his body has been dumped in the county’s best fishing hole.

Never fear. Bonnie Lou Ladner, owner of the area’s premier beauty shop, is hot on the trail unbeknownst to Missing County’s handsome sheriff! Quickly patting down her bouffant, she is committed to tracking down the murderer before the area’s all important deer hunting season opens in two days.

If you like your murders full of southern charm and a large dose of humor, then this one is for YOU!

WARNING: Don’t start reading this book as you’re going to bed. Your partner won’t appreciate your keeping them awake with your laughter! Bonnie Lou is a hoot!

DISCLAIMER: Author is not responsible for anything said by the lead character!

From Newsprint to Footprints: A River’s Edge Cozy Mystery (River’s Edge Cozy Mysteries Book 1) – The first title in her new River’s Edge Cozy Mystery series by author Elaine Orr.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

“You’re fired!” Grouchy news publisher Hal Morris sends reporter Melanie Perkins packing for taking too many photos of flowers.

Panicked at being unemployed, she lands a job as a landscaper, but an ugly surprise greets her on her first day. A pile of mulch, a tangerine, and a stolen hoe cast suspicion on Melanie.

Melanie’s efforts to find a murderer instead put a target on her back. Some of the aim is coming from law enforcement, but they aren’t the ones who want to silence her permanently. Life along the Des Moines River in Iowa can be peaceful, but a murderer has no problem disturbing her tranquility.

In this, the first novel in beloved cozy mystery writer Elaine Orr’s new River’s Edge series, the author once again offers humor, believable characters and tight prose as she carries the reader to an exciting climax. Those who follow her Jolie Gentil series will find themselves right at home.

You won’t want to miss this one!

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.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

When Sheriff Jason Savage calls Niki Edgar 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 vascillating 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!

Monkey Business (Niki Edgar Mysteries Book 2) – The second full-length, cozy mystery novel in the Niki Edgar Mysteries series by Denise Hays.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

When Niki Edgar takes her dream vacation to Costa Rica, she 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’ 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.

Murder on the First Day of Christmas (Chloe Carstairs Mysteries Book 1) – a full-length, humorous cozy by Billie Thomas.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

It’s beginning to look a lot like murder.

Finding a severed hand at a client’s house might throw lesser decorators off their games. But Chloe Carstairs and her mother, Amanda, won’t let a little thing like murder keep them from decking the halls. With a body under the partridge’s pear tree and a dead Santa in a sleigh, they have to crack the case before the killer strikes again – this time much too close to home.

Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, romance and a delightfully difficult mother-daughter relationship, this new series from Billie Thomas offers a fast-paced caper as these two southern ladies try to keep their very merry Christmas from turning into the Noel from hell.

Murder in a Two-Seater: A Chloe Carstairs Mystery (Chloe Carstairs Mysteries Book 2)
– The second Chloe Carstairs Mystery by Billie Thomas is filled with the same clever twists and hilarious mother-daughter relationship that made Murder on the First Day of Christmas such a fun, fast-paced read for an appreciative readership.

Also available for Kindle, in Print and Large Print, on Amazon UK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

A cheating wife in a classic car drives someone to murder.

Interior decorators turned amateur investigators, Chloe and Amanda Carstairs have spent the summer transforming their client’s creepy old castle into a luxury hotel. But before the first guest checks in, the owner’s wife checks out – with the help of a bullet to the head.

When Chloe’s dad is accused of the crime, there’s no time for the ladies to drown their sorrows in the hotel’s mini bar. Instead, they have to contend with a sneaky blackmailer, an unsolved murder from the past, and a cunning killer with nothing to lose.

The second Chloe Carstairs Mystery is filled with the same clever twists and hilarious mother-daughter relationship that made Murder on the First Day of Christmas such a fun, fast-paced read for an appreciative readership. The mystery will keep you guessing, but as any good decorator will tell you, even a beautiful setting can’t hide the ugly truth.

The Ghost of Christmas Present and Other Stories (Angel Nichol’s Christmas Book 1) – a collection of Christmas stories by the multi-talented graphic designer and author Angel Nichols.  Includes the novella from which the book takes its name as well as three other works.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Only the multi-talented, internationally beloved, From Women’s Pen author and graphic designer Angel Nichols could offer a collected works that will send chills down your spine, develop your survival skills, warm your heart, and lead you to the truth about Santa Claus!

So grab some Christmas cookies, a warm beverage and a chair by the fireplace, relax, and enjoy:

The Ghost of Christmas Present –

A teenage girl, an eccentric millionaire, a former cop, a mysterious drunk, and a murderer all find themselves in the middle of an old English forest a week before Christmas. Things soon go sideways as their own agendas come to light, and only a ghost can help them find what they’re really looking for.

Danger, adventure, betrayal and murder all find themselves at a crossroads when they meet the Ghost of Christmas Present!

Christmas in the Mojave –

It’s Christmas Eve, and nine passengers aboard a small Cessna jet receive the holiday surprise of their lives! When their plane goes down in the Mojave, these strangers from all walks of life must work together to survive. Twists and terror come together, create unlikely friendships under dangerous conditions. How will they survive this Christmas in the Mojave?

Christmas Love Exchange –

Hungry for change, New York native Dean Anderson accepts an offer of an exchange semester at a college in Germany. Arriving in the midst of a snow storm, he makes his way to his new home, only to receive a shock. An angry dog, a starving kitten, and a beautiful blonde reinforce his belief that this may be his worst Christmas ever, but then, his one lifeline is almost jerked from his hands.

Jolly Old Spook –

It’s two days before Christmas Eve, and the Mills family is under siege. Nine-year-old Will is used to the annual battle with Ysolda Povenmire and her devil dog, but what, pray tell, do the FBI and CIA have to do with things? Fearlessly risking life and limb, the brave youngster follows first one clue and then another, until they lead him to the biggest surprise of all and the best Mills family Christmas EVER!

Bet you can’t read this one without laughing!

Short Stories:

A Stranger Comes to Town (Annie Acorn’s Kindle Short Mysteries Book 2) – An historical mystery story, set in the early 1950s, by Annie Acorn.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

A chance game of hide and seek played the night the revival tent burned down has turned into three years of looking over their shoulders for young Marnie and Frank, who believe they witnessed a murder. Now a Yankee stranger has come to town – flashing a big smile and a cash-filled wallet as he spends his time asking all kinds of questions. Torn between wanting to relieve the Yank of his cash and trying to stay out of Hell, the two spend a day in the employ of their enemy. Filled with the warm southern ambiance and gentle humor that author, Annie Acorn, has made famous, you won’t want to miss this cliffhanger set in 1950’s rural Georgia!

When to Remain Silent (Annie Acorn’s Kindle Short Mysteries Book 1) – An historical mystery story, set in the post-Civil War era by Annie Acorn.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Shots have been fired at Ft. Sumter, and the country has been thrown into civil war. Times are hard, and Lily has done what? She, who laughs last, laughs best isn’t too far off the mark. Southerners who can solve the mystery know when to remain silent – a sure fire way to reap sweet revenge against their old foes and prove once again that steel magnolias can’t be ignored.

The Young Executive (Annie Acorn’s Kindle Short Mysteries Book 3) – A puzzle mystery story, set in the early 1990s, by Annie Acorn.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Hightower Enterprises advertises, “We do Anything for Anyone – clean your closets, care for your pets, or organize your budget. What can we do for YOU?” David Marshall soon realizes, though, that his godmother, Juanita Hightower, had failed to mention that he would be required to walk through hell as part of his task when he agreed to assist her.

Now he has landed in a strange city with no money and no friends. If this weren’t enough, he’s also found himself faced with an angry woman, a powerful senator, and a mob of FBI agents chomping at the bit to put him behind bars – not the way he had intended to spend his spring break from law school. Still, if he uses his wits, he just might be able to set everything right. You won’t want to miss this one!

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