Nipped in the Bud (Garden Gate Mysteries)
Life in full bloom, landscape designer, Paige Turner, scores her first landscaping contract to spruce up the park, her radio talk show shoots to number one, and her retail shop is simply blossoming. Yes, her life is a bed of roses. Until she finds City Manager, Bud Picklemann served up on the blade of her favorite shovel mere hours after she’s threatened to have his head on a platter, then the thorns come out. And there is none thornier than the local police chief declaring Paige the one and only suspect and threatening to plow her under.
Another Grave Matter (The Volstead Manor Series)
Volstead Manor has caught on fire, and the last of its murderous secrets flare hot enough to drive Bailey back to her sleuthing. A villain, who remains shrouded in darkness until the end, threatens to destroy Bailey, and once again the mansion ignites with malevolent mischief. While she unearths a family secret from Prohibition that’s hidden deep within the cellar, she becomes entangled in a ticking-clock race to save her own life. Will the foul surprises never end at Volstead Manor, and will Bailey’s burning desire to marry Max go up in smoke?
Miss Eden’s Garden – Christian Romance
When Angie Eden dies unexpectedly, she leaves her property to her favorite niece, Sunny Eden. Zoning laws prevented the kindhearted Angie from collecting rent, so she took in a boarder for free. Sunny is willing to continue her aunt’s generosity, but she hopes the professor will pay the utility bills, or the mortgage. Before she has a chance to broach the subject, she finds his dead body in Miss Eden’s Garden. Sunny is convinced it was an accident, but Ramsey Lynch, the handsome deputy sheriff, labels her a murder suspect. Relying on what she learned from reading and watching mysteries with her aunt, Sunny sets out to prove her innocence. As clues surface, it seems everyone in Joshua’s Junction has a motive … including Sunny!
Ramsey must ignore his feelings for Sunny and do his job ‘by the book’. Sunny is learning to do it all ‘by the Book’. Eventually, they hope to find themselves on the same page.
Misfortune Cookies (Until the Fat Ladies Sing Mysteries)
Best friends Sue Jan and Lovita run a beauty shop/boutique in the little West Texas town of Wachita. They share a passion of food and fun. But one day, over lunch in a Chinese restaurant, Lovita opens a fortune cookie with a sinister message: “Your father was murdered. . .” a clue that leads them to God, an international spy ring and several devastatingly handsome strangers. A most unlikely pair of detectives, these girlfriends “Comb” the countryside with style, sarcasm, and lots of Szechwan. This tale is like good take-out food–definitely worth bringing home.
Murder on the Ol’ Bunions (A LaTisha Barnhart Mystery)
LaTisha Barnhart’s bunions tell her something’s afoot as she delves deeper into the murder of her former employer, Marion Peters. When LaTisha becomes a suspect, the ante i upped, and she is determined to clear her name and find the real culprit. She’s burping Mark Hamm’s bad cooking to investigate his beef with Marion and getting her hair styled at a high falutin’ beauty parlor to see what has Regina Rogane in a snarl. She’s playing self-appointed matchmaker between the police chief and a prime suspect and thinking Payton O’Mahney’s music store lease might be the reason he’s singing out of tune when discussion of Marion’s murder arises. LaTisha’s thinking she just might use the reward money to have her bunions surgically removed. But she’s got to catch the crook first.