Recent and Upcoming Releases
Has trouble traveled to Button or was it always there?
Traveling carnivals are known for their thrills and illusions. When one rolls into Button in early October, Louisa Henry can’t help but be suspicious. Rationally, Lou knows carnivals aren’t magical or menacing like they’re often portrayed in novels. Yet, right before her eyes, a woman walks into a mirror maze and doesn’t come out. Just like that, she disappears without a trace. Lou knows something sinister is at play. The question is: are the villains part of the carnival or local?
Will Lou find the murderer before the carnival disappears once more?Learn more...
He went too fur.
The town of Button, Washington is already as “cute as a button” with its sewing-themed streets, quaint buildings, and colorful pastel window trimmings. But Godfrey Crane thinks the town can be even better. That’s why he founded the Button Beautification Society. From its inception, the organization receives vocal opposition from locals, especially one of Louisa’s bookshop regulars, Cricket.
Cricket doesn’t hold back when it comes to Godfrey and his organization, so when Lou finds the man murdered, all eyes turn to Cricket. Even though she has an alibi, the people Lou cares about aren’t out of trouble yet. With Cricket out of the spotlight, Noah’s the next on the town’s list—much to Lou’s dismay. In order to clear his name, Lou hatches a plan to infiltrate the Beautification Society and find out more about the man who everyone in town seemed to hate. But the further she digs into the clues, Lou realizes that Godfrey’s very own group might’ve had the best motive around.
Coming January 2024!
After two murders on the premises, the manager of the Morrisey has cracked down on who has access to the building, buying the residents a few months of peace. But the increased security hasn’t made them immune to porch pirates. Packages are disappearing almost as soon as they’re delivered.
The joke is on the thief when one of the packages contains poisoned truffles, and they consume what was meant for someone else. Another body in the Morrisey puts a damper on the upcoming holiday season.
Learning she was the intended target of the chocolates, overly dramatic Winnie Wisteria is inconsolable and quick to point fingers. But as the threats escalate, secretive Winnie must let the other residents into her life if she wants to stay alive. Helping her figure out who wants her dead takes Meg and her ghostly pals into the spotlight of Seattle’s theater scene. But when everyone’s acting, who can Meg believe? And will she find the killer before it becomes someone’s final curtain call?Learn more...
Coming early 2024!
A body is never good for a room’s feng shui …
The McKays’ tumultuous divorce played out in the unforgiving public eye, mirroring Sheriff Mark McKay’s humiliating defeat in the recent election. Just as it seems everyone is ready to move on, Mark is discovered lifeless, right in the middle of one of his ex-wife, Courtney’s, meticulously staged houses.
The talented interior decorator finds herself at the epicenter of the accusations. Despite the town’s speculative murmurs, Hadley and her friends are unwavering in their belief of her innocence.
In a case where appearances can be deceiving, it will require a discerning eye and unwavering determination to unearth the truth. The puzzle surrounding Mark’s demise becomes a complex tapestry of secrets. Hadley and the gang are determined to see justice prevail, confident that the interior decorator they’ve embraced as a member of their community is far from a killer.
Recipes included: Blackberry plum jam and cranberry butterLearn more...
Coming February 2024!
Things just got purrsonal.
February unleashes a whirlwind of surprises in the charming town of Button, Washington. While Lou preps the bookshop for another Valentine’s Day, Willow has her hands full with the needy new renters next door who seem to be experts in conjuring up problems from thin air. Just when Willow’s convinced they’re master manipulators, a chilling phone call shatters her skepticism – a lifeless body has been discovered in their very own backyard.
The dilemma deepens as the current tenants, already teetering on the brink of moving out, demand immediate attention. The twist? The deceased was none other than a prospective tenant Willow and Easton had recently turned away, their instincts screaming that he was the wrong kind of neighbor. But it turns out that the bad feeling they got about the man might’ve been more of an omen of what was to come. As connections between Easton, Willow, and the deceased continue to add up, Lou and Noah jump in to help their friends. What should have been a season dedicated to love becomes veiled in an intricate tapestry of mystery and deception, with each step leading them further into danger.Learn more...