Meet Vickie

vickie-mugshot2xWeaned on sweet tea and Nancy Drew novels, Vickie Fee first dreamed of being a professional writer in the fourth grade after taking first place in a national essay contest in her age category. Her school principal announced her win over the loudspeaker and congratulated her with a box of candy. Vickie was invited to read her winning essay on the local TV morning news program. And she won $25, which seemed like a huge pile of cash at the time. That was the moment she decided writing might be a cool career.

By college she elected to major in journalism and spent the better part of 20 years as a reporter for small town newspapers in West Tennessee. Vickie loved writing all the news that was fit to print – and being privy to much of the news that wasn’t fit to print. But she always had a secret yearning to make-up stories of her own, which is generally frowned upon by newspaper editors. Her years of being woven into the fabric of small town, Southern life proved the perfect training ground for becoming a cozy mystery novelist. And so, the Liv & Di in Dixie series – about an intrepid party planner and her always-game best friend, and their quirky friends and family – was born with the publication of Death Crashes the Party.

Vickie’s second series, Café Cinema Mysteries, features an unemployed barista who unexpectedly inherits a movie theater and reopens it with a coffee/wine bar, and showing classic films. This series allows Vickie to write about two of her favorite passions (aka addictions): coffee and old movies.

A Memphis native, she and her very patient husband, John, now live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Vickie is represented by Jessica Faust of BookEnds Literary.

To learn more about Vickie and her books, please visit her website at vickiefee.com.


The Café Cinema Mysteries

My Fair Latte (Book 1)
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.

In addition to the timeworn theater, she discovers she’s also inherited a trash-heaped apartment, family secrets, her uncle’s friends, a stealthy calico kitty—and an adversary.

With a whole latte help from her new friends, the feisty barista fixes up and re-opens the theater as a coffee and wine bar, showing classic films. She generates some steam with a hunky local—and risks getting burned. The opening night of My Fair Lady looks like a big hit, and her new life feels like a bit of movie magic, until a customer turns up dead during intermission.

With the cops eyeing her as a suspect, Halley digs into the victim’s life and runs into a tangle of blackmail and secrets. Can Halley and her friends unmask a killer before the curtain comes down for keeps?

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The Liv & Di in Dixie Mysteries

Death Crashes the Party (Book 1)
Kensington

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Killer Parties, Southern Charm 

In the quirky, close-knit town of Dixie, party planner Liv McKay has a knack for throwing Southern-style soirées, from diamonds-and-denim to black tie affairs — and her best friend Di Souther mixes a mean daiquiri. While planning a Moonshine and Magnolias bash for a couple of high maintenance clients, Liv inconveniently discovers a corpse in the freezer and turns her attention from fabulous fêtes to finding a murderer. Together, Liv and Di follow a trail of sinister secrets in their sweet little town that leads them from drug smugglers to a Civil War battlefield, and just when they think they’re whistling Dixie, Liv and Di will find themselves squarely in the crosshairs of the least likely killer of all…

“This engaging debut mystery thoroughly entertains with its very Southern characters and setting. Liv and Di’s long friendship is a highlight of the novel.” – King’s River Life Magazine

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It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To (Book 2)
Kensington

its-your-party-die-if-you-want-to-qBetween a riverboat gambler-theme engagement party and a murder mystery dinner for charity, Dixie, Tennessee, party planner Liv McKay is far too frenzied to feel festive. Add to the mix her duties at the annual businesswomen’s retreat and the antics of a celebrity ghost-hunting diva, and Liv’s schedule is turning out to be the scariest thing about this Halloween—until the ladies stumble across a dead body in a cemetery…

Morgan Robison was a party girl with a penchant for married men and stirring up a cauldron of drama. Any number of scorned wives or frightened philanderers could be behind her death. As Liv and her best friend, Di, set out to dig up the truth, they’ll face the unexpected and find their efforts hampered by a killer with one seriously haunting vendetta…

“A small Southern town with charm as well as bodies provides a terrific backdrop for two appealing sleuths. Down home and delightful.” – Carolyn Hart

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One Fete in the Grave (Book 3)
Kensington

 one-fete-in-the-graveParty planner Liv McKay has outdone herself this time. She’s put together an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration for the town of Dixie, Tennessee—including breathtaking fireworks and an exciting Miss Dixie Beauty Pageant. Maybe a little too exciting.

As the party is winding down, Liv’s sense of triumph fizzles when the body of town councilman Bubba Rowland is discovered on the festival grounds. And now the prime suspect in his murder is Liv’s mother’s fiancé, Earl, who had a flare-up recently with Bubba. To clear Earl’s name, Liv and her best friend Di burst into action to smoke out the real killer before another life is extinguished…

“Readers should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with appended party plans.” – Kirkus Reviews

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Til Death Do Us Party (Book 4)
Kensington

Las Vegas knows how to party, and for once, event planner Liv McKay won’t be entirely behind the scenes. The Dixie gang is in Sin City to celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun.

Mama & Earl’s happily-ever-after seems like a sure thing, but all bets (and nuptials) are off when they get to the Burning Love Wedding Chapel. Their Elvis-impersonating minister has left the building . . . permanently. And even worse, Liv’s cousin, Little Junior, is suspected of his murder.

With Mama’s happy ending on the table and Little Junior about to lose it all, the stakes are higher than ever. Liv and her best friend, Di, must hit the Strip to find the real killer before he finally plays his ace…

“Readers should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with appended party plans.” – Kirkus Reviews

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“Refreshing as a tall glass of sweet tea, Vickie Fee has crafted a series that celebrates the deadly traditions of Southern hospitality.”

“Readers shouldn’t be surprised if they manage to read this book in one sitting.” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“Tons of Southern charm, a great sense of humor and characters that are — well, to die for.” – Examiner.com