Harper Kagel answered her phone on an otherwise ordinary Friday evening expecting to discuss her day job. When the caller instead related the news that Harper’s cousin had taken a deadly fall, she dropped everything and returned to her hometown of Steepwick, Maine.
Although she only planned to stay long enough for the funeral, Harper never could have guessed that she would inherit her cousin’s home, business, and opinionated Westie named Einstein. Everyone in town welcomed Harper’s return with open arms and even inducted her into their Cold Case Club, a secret crime solvers’ society.
But Harper hardly has time to get settled in her new digs when she becomes the target of her cousin’s killer. Now she and Einstein will have to settle a centuries-old mystery involving her ancestors, and it will take help from everyone in the Cold Case Club–including her ex-flame.
Can Harper, Einstein, and the other Steepwick residents save the town’s reputation and Harper’s life? Or will she follow in the footsteps of her dearly departed cousin?
The Magician is the first book in Prediction:Murder, a quirky cozy mystery from Vickie Carroll. Get your copy and escape into the quaint town of Steepwick today!More info →
A donut a day doesn’t keep disasters away.
I’m Ellie Hart, and when a dog walking job falls in my lap, it looks like my luck has changed. Changed for the worst, that is, when the first thing I do is stumble upon a body.
And the new detective in town happens to be the most eligible bachelor around. And my new boss’s grandson. I’ve signed on for way more than I’d ever wanted.
With my job on the line, my black Lab at my side, and donuts in hand, my only choice is to follow the clues. But when footprints lead to evidence that doesn’t add up, I kick my natural nosiness into high gear.
My life is a complete mess, but with my new passion for sniffing out clues, I might just solve this dirty whodunit before the wrong person is arrested.
Grab yourself a huge helping of this clever new cozy mystery series. You’ll fall in love with Ellie Hart, her dog, and the cast of characters who keep her on her toes!More info →
My name is Gracie Springs, and I am not a witch… but I’m pretty sure my cat is. I first started to get suspicious when he jumped just a little too high while chasing after a robin in our front yard. I knew for sure when he opened up his mouth and addressed me by name!
The first thing he told me? That he doesn’t like the name I gave him—even though “Fluffy” fits him like a warm sweater at Christmas. Now we’ve compromised on “Merlin the Magical Fluff,” which according to him references his long and proud lineage just fine.
After that small matter was settled, he informed me that I must uphold his secret or risk spending the rest of my life in some magical prison. I agreed, not knowing it would turn into a full-time job of covering his tracks and fibbing our way out of some pretty tight spots.
When my boss at the local coffee shop turns up dead as a dormouse, things go from challenging to practically impossible… especially since all my coworkers seem to think I’m to blame.
Here’s hoping my witchy cat can charm our way out of this one, because right now it looks like I’m cursed if I do and charged with murder if I don’t. Yikes!More info →
My name’s Lisa Lewis, and the day my biggest dream came true was the day my life went completely off the rails.
Growing up, I always wanted to be an artist. I was good at it and worked hard to make it happen. But on the day of my first minor gallery showing, a freak storm trapped me alone with my paintings… and they came to life.
I always thought my cute and colorful characters were the stuff of fairytale fantasies, but now I know better. Especially since I’m the only one who can see and communicate with them and everyone else is beginning to think I’ve gone crazy. Maybe I have!
When my old college professor winds up murdered, I embark on a journey through portfolio pages past in a rush to solve the case. If I can’t find the proof I’m looking for—and fast—I just may end up in jail… or committed.
Can these “pigments” of my imagination help clear my name before it’s too late?More info →
I’m Mags McAllister, and I am an honest-to-goodness modern-day candlestick maker. I work in my family’s shop in the historic district of Larkhaven, Georgia, and also make a pretty penny from sharing videos of my process online.
My life is simple, quiet, and all mine… until a white cat with mismatched eyes shows up outside my shop and refuses to leave. When I take him home, things get really weird. As in, I can now see things and people that were never there before.
It gets even freakier when a voiceless spirit introduces herself to me via a handwritten letter. This specter claims that I share her name and will also share her fate if we can’t solve the mystery that’s haunted our town since 1781… and quickly, because she won’t be able to maintain her strength for much longer.
Talk about a cold case! Can I actually find a way to free my eighteenth-century counterpart? Or has my new feline companion just signed my death warrant by opening my eyes to the secret supernatural plane in our otherwise sleepy small town?More info →
The name’s Good, Guy Good. And yes, I’ve heard all the jokes. Unfortunately, choosing names for boys has never mattered much to my family, because we were all born without magic.
Now as a single father to a four-year-old princess in training, I’m trying to do better.
That’s not always easy, thanks to my nosy, no-good neighbor who is always causing trouble for us. Then she goes and does the worst thing yet—she gets murdered. And leaves me as the primary suspect.
Now I’ve got a witchy cop and her black cat familiar hot on my trail as I dig into this small town’s magical secrets to find out who really did the deed. But how can a simple, non-magical son of a witch like me, single out just one suspect when it seems that everyone had a motive to whack this witch?
If you love page-turning whodunits with feline sidekicks and a sprinkle of magic, you’ll love F.M. Storm’s newest twist on the genre.More info →
My name is Tawny Bigford. I’m 35, single, and I love hot showers. Seriously, all I wanted was a hot shower to start my day off right, but when I went to confront my landlady about the broken plumbing, I wound up talking to her corpse instead.
Now everyone thinks I’m to blame for her murder—not the best way to make an impression on the new neighbors, let me tell you. But how can I prove I’m innocent when I know practically nothing about the woman I supposedly killed?
Especially not the fact that she was the official Beech Grove Town Witch. Her former boss—a snarky black cat named Mr. Fluffikins—says I have to fill her vacated role until the real killer can be caught and brought to justice.
So, whether I like it or not, I’ve just been recruited to the Paranormal Temp Agency. Now I need to solve my landlady’s murder, figure out how to wield my newly granted powers, and maybe even find a way to fit in around here.
Yup. All in a day’s work for this novice witch.More info →
She's delivering cupcakes...and a corpse?
Ava Decker leaves the accounting world to work as a pastry chef. It's the first step on her path to fulfilling her dream of owning a bakery. Ava knows she has what it takes to turn life's lemons into the sweet smell of success, and she's eager to get started.
But when her boss turns up dead in the back of a delivery truck Ava was driving, the police finger her for the crime! Things only get worse when the police learn that Ava is the sole heir of the victim's estate—including the bakery.
Now Ava's dream is to clear her name, even if it means leaning on her best friend and an adorable kitten for assistance. Can this team of amateur sleuths find the real killer? Or will Ava be forced to trade in her chef's coat and hat for a prison uniform?
Cupcakes & Chaos is the first delicious cozy mystery in the Frosted Misfortunes series from Lisa Siefert. If you like cute animal sidekicks and bonus recipes, then get your copy now so you can enjoy this sweet whodunit!More info →
My name is Esme Hightower, and I talk to dead people. That is, when they’re actually willing to talk.
You see, I’m not a full-on psychic medium yet, but I’m super close in nabbing the job of my dreams. I just need a few more satisfied clients to satisfy the requirements and…
In walks a shape-shifting hunk with a bone to pick, who just also happens to be my long-ago sweetheart. He needs me to find out who killed his brother, and saying no could mean kissing my career ambitions bye-bye forever. But when the target spook refuses to cooperate, I find out I’ve bitten off way more than I can chew with this one.
Will it cost me my job? My second chance at love? Or even my life? I’m really not looking forward to finding out.More info →
Glass slippers, a royal ball, Prince Charming…and murder. Oh my!
When it comes to magic powers, I hit the oddball lottery. All I have to do is step into people’s shoes and—poof—I instantly learn all the most private things about them, those things they most desperately want to hide from the world.
Naturally, when a woman turns up dead wearing an actress’s very famous—and very cursed—glass slippers, everyone looks to me for answers.
I just want to sell soap and candles with my sisters in our family’s shop, but turns out nobody is willing to let me off the hook that easily. And that hook includes going undercover at a swanky ball with the deceased spoiled prince of a son.
Will donning my party dress and stepping into these cursed shoes lead me down the right path, or will I wind up tumbling headfirst into my grave?More info →
I’m Sunny Shaw, and regardless of what my name might suggest, my world has become rather dim as of late.
With a bankrupt business to save, homeless kittens that need rescuing, and a new business partner distracting me with every glance, there seems to be a disaster waiting at every turn.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, a murder literally lands on my doorstep—or at least the corpse does. Now I’m struggling to figure out which problem to solve first!
My business partner seems to want to share more than our lease, but I have to take that step very slowly. Of course, I can’t in good conscience leave the kittens to wander the streets. Then again no business means no money.
Decisions. Decisions.More info →
Hi! I'm Tori Madison, and I hate scrubbing toilets, which is unfortunate because my BFF Hazel and I own Bubbles and Troubles, Blueberry Bay's premier cleaning service. When Mrs. Livingston asked us to sort through the contents of her attic, however, we thought our toilet-scrubbing days were over. That is...until we found her corpse.
As if finding our client's body stuffed in a steamer trunk wasn't enough of an upset, someone needed to save her cat from being sent to a local high-kill animal shelter. That person, as it turned out, was me. I had no sooner set up the critter's litter box in my guest bathroom when he revealed another side. A six-foot-four, hunky, Irish side that only I can see.
Before I could come to grips with my new feline friend's secret, Mrs. Livingston's relatives, eager to claim their inheritance, asked Hazel and me to solve the murder. And the amount of the reward was many times over what their aunt owed for the job she hired us to do. Soon we had a plan that included Rune, my new housepet-turned-houseguest.
The more I got to know Rune, the more I wanted to confide in Hazel. But was I risking our lives by keeping my cat's secret as we went through with our crazy plan to catch a killer? Unfortunately, I didn't have a choice.More info →