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Releasing early 2023
When Pepper and Alex get an invite to visit Professor Ferguson in England, they jump at the chance. They need a break from wedding planning, and Pepper’s always wanted to visit the birthplace of Charles Dickens. During a walking tour through London, the two become entangled in yet another murder investigation. Between the setting of the crime and the fact that the victim was an ornery foster father fitting of the pages of a Dickens novel, Pepper can’t help but make connections to Oliver Twist. The police see a connection right away, too, taking the eldest foster child away in handcuffs.
But as the clues begin to unfold, Pepper realizes this death may connect the two cities in Dickens’ most famous novel, and that this mystery may be deeper and darker than anyone could’ve imagined.
Readers, this is the sixth and final book in a literary-themed cozy series. If you love a down-on-their-luck main character and sometimes read aloud in a British accent, then this book is for you. And if the Dickens isn’t your jam, no worries, each book features a different classic author. 😉 Happy reading!Learn more...
Coming spring 2023!
Finding a body in your garden center is kind of a big dill.
It’s grand opening time for Willow’s nursery. Louisa’s best friend is brimming with nerves, sure something’s going to go wrong. It doesn’t help that her beloved pygmy goat, Steve, has recently gone missing. To make matters worse, on the morning of her first day of business, Willow shows up to find her front gate wide open. She should be worried if anything has been stolen, but she’s more concerned with the body lying cold in the middle of the succulents.
When the victim is identified as an auditor for the department of agriculture with documentation showing Willow was in possession of plants prohibited for sale in the state, the local police look at her as their prime suspect. Willow, distraught, swears the auditor was mistaken. With a little digging, Lou discovers that Willow wasn’t the only one to have issues with the deceased man. It looks like they’ll have to venture into Brine, the pickle-themed town next door, to find allies if they have any hope of proving Willow’s innocence.Learn more...
Coming spring 2023!
This victim left the town of Button in tiers.
Button residents are normally as wary of pyramid schemes as the next town. But when Vicki Younger comes to town promising a miracle serum, locals jump at the chance to invest in her business. When everyone loses their money and Vicki shows up dead, the town is in hot water—especially one of Lou’s regulars, Silas, who was seen angrily following Vicki mere minutes before she died.
While Silas doesn’t deny his anger, or how he’d been shadowing Vicki, he swears he wasn’t the one to end her life. Sure her friend is telling the truth, Lou asks him to recount Vicki’s activities during her last hours. What Silas describes is odd to say the least, even inexplicable at times, which definitely doesn’t help his plea of innocence. Can Lou untangle the clues and lead them to the true killer before Silas is put away for the rest of his days?Learn more...