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We’ve got feisty heroines, lots of laughs, and lively plots that are sure to keep you guessing. Read on for a sneak peek!


PlantationShuddersSmaller (2)The Cajun Country Mysteries
by Ellen Byron
Crooked Lane Books

Life can be murder in quirky Pelican, Louisiana, but native daughter Magnolia “Maggie” Crozat uses her artist’s eye to spot clues and catch killers. This bestselling series, set in a plantation-turned-B&B, serves up mysteries with a spicy Cajun twist.

Book 1: Plantation Shudders
Book 2: Body on the Bayou
Book 3: A Cajun Christmas Killing
Book 4: Mardi Gras Murder
Book 5: Fatal Cajun Festival

The Catering Hall Mysteries
by Maria DiRico (Ellen Byron)
Kensington

After her philandering husband’s boat went down, newly single Mia Carina went back to Astoria, the bustling Queens neighborhood of her youth. Living with her nonna and her oversized cat, Doorstop, she’s got a whole new life—including some amateur sleuthing . . .

Book 1: Here Comes the Body

 

 


terror in tafetaThe Destination Wedding Mysteries
by Marla Cooper
Minotaur

You’re cordially invited to come along with destination wedding planner Kelsey McKenna as she juggles bridal parties, police detectives and murder suspects around the globe.

Book 1: Terror in Taffeta
Book 2: Dying on the Vine

 

 


hollywood-homicide_smallerThe Detective by Day Mysteries
by Kellye Garrett
Midnight Ink

Actress Dayna Anderson takes on the toughest role of her life: Homicide Detective.

Book 1: Hollywood Homicide
Book 2: Hollywood Ending

 

 


Cardiac.Arrest.MathewsThe Ladies Smythe & Westin Mysteries
by Lisa Q. Mathews
Carina Press/Harlequin

Odd-couple neighbors Summer Smythe, a twenty-something party girl, and Dorothy Westin, a practical senior, team up to solve murders in upscale Southwest Florida—and they may be breaking every sleuthing rule under the sun.

Book 1: Cardiac Arrest
Book 2: Permanently Booked
Book 3: Fashionably Late

 

 


deathcrashesthepartycoverThe Liv & Di in Dixie Mysteries
by Vickie Fee
Kensington

Sassy Southern cozy series, featuring party planner Liv McKay and best friend Di Souther. When murder crashes the party in their sweet little town, this determined duo tracks down killers—before the party’s over for keeps.

Book 1: Death Crashes the Party
Book 2: It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To
Book 3: One Fete in the Grave
Book 4: Til Death Do Us Party

The Café Cinema Mysteries
by Vickie Fee
Henery Press

Broke, unemployed barista Halley Greer is shocked when she inherits an Art Deco movie palace from the great uncle she remembers meeting once as a child. She moves to the charming tourist town of Utopia Springs, Arkansas to claim her legacy.

Book 1: My Fair Latte

 

 


semester-of-our-discontentThe Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries
by Cynthia Kuhn
Henery Press

A professor with a knack for sleuthing discovers that a little learning can indeed be a dangerous thing.

Book 1: The Semester of Our Discontent

Book 2: The Art of Vanishing
Book 3: The Spirit in Question
Book 4: The Subject of Malice
Book 5: The Study of Secrets

 

 


The Maggie O’Malley Mysteries
by Kathleen Valenti
Henery Press

Sometime pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley cures mysteries with wit, the scientific method, and her wise-cracking best friend, Constantine.

Book 1: Protocol
Book 2: 39 Winks
Book 3: As Directed

 

 


The Mystery Writer’s Mysteries
by Becky Clark
Midnight Ink

Mystery writer Charlemagne (Charlee) Russo only wants to write mysteries, not get personally involved with any. Unfortunately, the Universe has other ideas. Join Charlee and a quirky cast of delightful characters — human, writers, and canine — as they muddle their way through whatever is thrown in their path in this fun and funny series.

Book 1: Fiction Can Be Murder
Book 2: Foul Play on Words

 

 


The Sally Solari Culinary Mysteries
by Leslie Karst
Crooked Lane Books

Caught between the world of her family’s old-school Italian eatery and that of the trendy, upscale restaurant she’s just inherited, Sally Solari walks a knife edge, working two jobs and solving murders between shifts.

Book 1: Dying for a Taste
Book 2: A Measure of Murder
Book 3: Death Al Fresco
Book 4: Murder from Scratch