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I know how to write.
Why's that a big deal?
Because... I'm a cat."
Someone is telling the tabloids about Ms. Thornblood's every move. Is it the housekeeper? the cook? the maid? the handyman? The detective hired to solve the case isn't sure. Things are looking pretty hopeless until Mia, his talented cat, offers to spend a week at Ms. Thornblood's as a spy.
With time running out, and an embarrassing secret about to be revealed, will Mia be able to save the day—and solve her first case?
A cute, clean mystery for all ages.
***Book 2: "The Case of the Missing Hero" on sale for just 99 cents!***
Not the typical family vacation.
When Julia Lamontaigne arrives in Franklin, New Hampshire, she's looking for an escape from the tragedies that have taken over her life. Haunted by the legacy of her beloved sister, and entrusted with her sister's three orphaned children, Julia hopes for a summer of peaceful healing... And hopefully, bonding.
At first, the small New Hampshire town seems to be the perfect location. They quickly settle in and make friends with their eccentric neighbors, then begin work on their summer house – while Julia is drawn into a relationship with Robert Wilde, the handsome cop next door.
But Franklin is haunted, too - by the decades-old murder of a beautiful young artist, killed in the house at the end of Julia's street. Even though everyone says that the case is solved, Julia can't escape the feeling that there's more to the story than she’s being told.
Someone doesn’t want the murder case re-opened. And they’re willing to kill again to stop it.
The house at the end of the street hasn’t begun to give up its secrets.
St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, the largest and most popular event in Savannah, but for the members of Gordonston’s dog walking club their priority is recruiting a glamorous new member and defending their beloved park from encroachers and a rival dog walking club.
Meanwhile, a hitman is headed to town with orders to kill. But just who is his target?
For the last time we return to Gordonston, where secrets are finally revealed, lies and untruths exposed, and once again, as the plot thickens, the residents of Gordonston find themselves entangled in a web of deeply hidden agendas, deception, and vengeance. Forget what you thought you knew....nothing was ever what it seemed.
Filled with twists and turns, the Gordonston Trilogy, a series of revenge, retribution and dog walking, that has gripped readers worldwide comes to a fitting end. Prepare for the ultimate sucker punch ending and a conclusion so shocking and unexpected, it will leave you breathless.
The police draw a bead on the construction crew working on the house, led by Jo's good friend, Dan. Anxious to clear him and his workers, Jo and her beading crafters set to work. Motives are dissected as necklaces are created, and Jo follows a chain of clues back into the past, hoping to unknot the current crime – and catch a murderer before he pulls any more deadly strings.
Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.
"Lighthearted and with a lovely touch of screwball comedy this is truly great fun. While cosy and entertaining, the mystery part is well done and keeps suspense and tension nicely up. I’m not surprised that this is the first in a successful series."
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One desperate phone call is all it takes to turn Amber’s previously dull day into one speeding scarily out of control!
Amber Reed’s at work making up the horoscopes for the local newspaper and wishing for some excitement in her life, when she gets a phone call offering her just that.
Plunged into the middle of a celebrity murder investigation she’s desperately trying to convince the scarily handsome special agent assigned to solve the case that she can help him catch the killer.
Amber’s soon battling something far more dangerous than she could ever have imagined – and it has nothing to do with the equally scary chemistry fizzing between her and special agent Charlie.
Is it Amber’s wish for more excitement in her life which has landed her in big trouble – or is her fate written in the stars?
In The Stars is part of the fun, romantic Amber Reed Mystery series:
* In The Stars (book 1)
* On Trial ( book 1.5)
* Precious (book 2)
* Forever Mine (book 3)
* Past Perfect (book 4)
* Stop The Beat (book 5)
* Paradise Lost (book 6) - COMING SOON!
If you love plenty of romance and comedy with your mysteries then grab an Amber Reed book and join Amber on one of her many fun sleuthing adventures!
Kindle Unlimited members can read this book, as well as the rest of this fun series, for free!
Praise for this book from book blogs, authors, Amazon reviewers and readers:
“The book is witty and light, with non-stop action and plenty of romance. I love the way the characters play off of each other, especially the leads. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Amber and Charlie next!” Caroline Fardig, author of the Lizzie Hart Mysteries.
“I quickly warmed to the main protagonist, Amber, and leading man Charlie has a bit of a James Bond feel to him which I think numerous female readers will definitely enjoy!” Jody, a spoonful of happy ending book blog.
“This is the opening salvo for a fun, new series which I enjoyed very much. Interesting characters with an intriguing "who done it" plot which holds you enthralled.” Barbara, amazon reader.
“I loved this book! I had to go & buy the next 3... Had to see what happens next. Can't wait for book 5 to come out! I got hooked fast.” Maryanne, amazon reader.
“Cute story and very entertaining. A light hearted adventure with many hilarious moments; still having all the necessary components of a good mystery. Sort of a quirky romance with a foreshadowing of things to come in the future. Definitely plan on following up with our heroic couple to see what adventures they have.” Happy Me, amazon reviewer.
“I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. I can't even put my finger on what it was that made the book stand out so much. I just really enjoyed the chemistry between the investigating team, the understated comedy and the overall cosy feeling of it. There is good humour, warmth and a good plot, moved along by interesting characters. A series I will be watching.” Molly, amazon reader.
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***Hello there, dear reader, please note this book is more of a romantic comedy with a small mystery in it. If you are looking for a hard-core whodunit or a more traditionally written mystery, this is not the book for you.****
~Julie Sarff's books are on my short list of indie books to read. Her books are as much about the journey as the destination. Part romantic comedy, part mystery and part farce, they leave me with a smile on my face long after the last book is read. ~ Amazon Customer
The Hope Diamond is a delectable mystery with recipes!
Lily Bilbury needs to find the remnants of the French Blue and find them fast. It’s been three long years since her Italian husband cheated on her, and she is facing financial ruin. In desperation, she teams up with fellow housemaid, Francesca -- an irascible Italian fashionista and self-proclaimed psychic. Together they search Villa Buschi for some of the most famous gems in the world, the diamonds that were cut away from the French Blue to make the infamous Hope.
But when Lily can’t find the diamonds, and nothing seems to go her way, she briefly contemplates running around ranting drivel and frightening the whole reserved population of Arona, Italy.
Follow Lily and several rambunctious rescues kittens on her quest for precious antiquities; a journey which may lead to something far better than long lost gems.
Learn more about Julie’s books at www.JulieSarff.com
Jane is enjoying the simpler life, but she was a really good legal investigator (think Kalinda from the Good Wife), before moving to Waverly, after someone she was investigating tried to kill her. She thought everything was behind her as that person was convicted and is behind bars.
But one peaceful morning, Jane stumbles over a dead body while taking out the trash. The dead woman ran a nearby bed and breakfast and had been threatened by Jane's thriving new business and had even filed suit the previous week to try and shut her down. Stranger still, someone is sending Jane cryptic messages and it’s not clear if he is trying to warn her or impress her with his efforts to make her problems disappear.
Come to the hills of the Ozarks and meet Maggie Porter and her dogs--a champion Labrador Retriever, an aging Cocker Spaniel, and a Beagle retired from federal service. Maggie has returned home to reopen the family dog kennel business, where she's plagued by problems from the start. Serious trouble arises when a gossip-loving employee turns up dead holding an heirloom locket belonging to Maggie's mother.
More trouble arrives in the shape of anonymous threats and mysterious break-ins. And when a security crisis puts everything she loves at risk, Maggie realizes somebody doesn't want Waterside back in business.
As the region sizzles in record heat, a 'Treasure of the Ozarks" campaign disrupts her quest for answers even as it breathes new life into old tales and brings out tourists and treasure hunters alike. With her loyal dogs at her side, Maggie must dig for the truth behind the violence. Along the way, she learns that everyone has something to hide--and some secrets are worth killing for.
Come to a place haunted by legends ... where the search for treasure and truth just might lead to murder.
"Laugh out loud funny; woke my husband out of a sound sleep once…" – S. Bollinger
Growing up in one of Florida’s fifty-five plus communities, Charlotte never expected life to be wild. Golf cart racing with her surrogate mothers Mariska and Darla was about as nutty as life got...until she found the hot pawnbroker’s mom buried in her backyard.
Talk about making a lousy first impression.
Armed with nothing but her wits, Pineapple Port’s questionable cast of characters and a growingcrush, Charlotte is determined to solve the mystery of Declan’s mother’s murder.
Hey, at least this guy’s skeletons aren't in his closet.
Keywords: cozy mystery, female protagonist, comedy, amateur sleuth, romance, small towns.
Organization expert Kate McKenzie is on track to make her new business, STACKED IN YOUR FAVOR, a hit in small-town Vermont. But when her first client, the wealthy Amelia Nethercutt, is found dead, the job takes a decidedly sinister turn.
Kate thought she and her family were making a fresh start in her husband's hometown, but she quickly learns that small towns can hold big secrets. When her first client is poisoned just after Kate leaves her mansion, she knows she's gotten off to a bad start. But things only get worse when the police find Kate's fingerprints on the murder weapon, suddenly putting her in the position of suspect number one. The stopwatch is ticking for Kate to prove she had nothing to do with the murder, and the odds are further stacked against her when items stolen from the Nethercutt mansion start showing up in the McKenzie home. Now, Kate must trust her methodical skills and expert eye to sort out who is trying to frame her and to find the real killer before she's organized right into a jail cell.
Organized for Murder (book #1)
Organized for Homicide (book #2)
What critics are saying:
“Ritter writes like a seasoned veteran, and you will not believe how helpful these organizational tips are!”
- Gemma Halliday, New York Times Bestselling author
"A delightful new cozy mystery series starring an intriguing heroine--Kate McKenzie. Twists and turns abound, entertaining the reader throughout! I loved it and look forward to the next installment. Ritter Ames is a new star on the cozy set!"
- Michele Scott, author of the Wine Lovers Mystery Series, featuring Nikki Sands
"Organized for Murder is a very enjoyable first in a new series. Ritter Ames really hit it out the park with this debut, and with her organizational tips included (throughout the book and at the end), I know this is one book I will be hanging onto. If you haven’t discovered this series yet, I highly recommend picking it up."
~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
"Ritter Ames keeps ratcheting the suspense until I started skipping sentences just to find out who murdered Amelia and another woman. It was thoroughly enjoyable with well-developed, 3-dimensional characters."
~ BookTalk with Eileen
"If you enjoy cozy type mysteries, I think you'll enjoy this light fast read."
~ Murder Most Cozy
"The characters are well written and stay true to who they are from the beginning to end of the book, and they feel real as if you could meet the in real life."
~ Hiding from My Kids
"Organized for Murder by Ritter Ames is the first in a new cozy mystery series, Organized Mysteries. This is a quality cozy mystery. The story is well-written and the mystery kept me guessing. This is a great start to a new series, and one I am looking forward to revisiting. Great characters, fantastic writing, and a clever mystery all combine to make a really wonderful book."
~ Brooke Blogs
"I am a huge lover of cozy mysteries, and this by far is one of my favorites. I loved the premise of the main character Kate being an organizer and I loved all the organizational tips that I picked up throughout the story."
~ Doctor’s Notes
"The plot was well paced and I enjoyed the way Kate followed the clues in a very organized fashion. The author added some great twists, I was surprised by the actual murderer. I enjoyed all the organizational tips that started each chapter. Several will be introduced into my own household."
~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book
But changes are looming on a perfect Sunday afternoon at the Dana Point Marina where she is minding the adoption booth.
A Greek heiress, young, petite and beautiful, shows up on the arm of the love of Mina's life, Diego Moran. And worse, she wants to adopt Mina's calico cat, Houdini. The spoiled woman will not take no for an answer. Why is she so insistent on getting Houdini when she already owns a look-alike cat?
When Houdini is cat-napped, the cat-sitter murdered, and the ransom demand sent to the heiress, Mina has to keep her wits about her to get her beloved cat home safely, and to keep her heart from getting broken again by Diego, who inexplicably pops up at every turn of the unfolding drama.
Cycling's for brave people only in Tursenia. Murder is around the next bend.
What do cycling and target shooting have in common? Why is someone picking off young Olympic hopefuls?
Two cyclists in the Junior Italian National Team have been inexplicably shot. A month later Junior Target Shooting National Team member is killed by a high-precision shot to his forehead. A very complicated crime story is waiting for Chase Williams and Inspector Angelo Alunni.
Angelo and Chase are helped by a ballistics expert from Rome, Gianmarco Betti. A series of discoveries, lies and unspoken truths gradually whittle away at the shortlist of suspects until we reach the thrilling conclusion. This is a truly perfect murder mystery. Perhaps.
Chase faces the case with his usual inquisitive attitude as well as his brilliant attention to detail. He also has to deal with his previous life in London as a junior Scotland Yard detective, where he caused an incident he can’t forgive himself for or ever forget.
Who’s going to pull the trigger?
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From the same Murder Mystery series
Into the Killer Sphere, a Chase Williams Murder Mystery #1
Other Chase Williams’s detective short stories
– Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.1, Chase Williams detective Short Stories Collection
– Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.2, Chase Williams detective Short Stories Collection
– Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.3, Chase Williams detective Short Stories Collection
As the co-owners of Bread and Batter Bakery in Destiny, New York, Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams have plenty on their plates. Molly is recently divorced and looking for a place to live, but they’re also both preparing for Destiny’s annual Apple Harvest Fair. The bakery has a booth where they’ll be selling not only delicious cupcakes and cider doughnuts, but also tote bags and t-shirts emblazoned with the bakery’s logo.
Tensions rise at the fair when local orchard owner Calista Danforth discovers organizers have assigned her usual booth to Bread and Batter. Although a heated argument ensues between her and Molly, the bakery manages to rake in lots of dough. But when Calista is found strangled to death with one of their t-shirts, Molly is named the prime suspect. Now these two friends must whip up some answers quickly before the future of their business crumbles...