The Carnation Murder (Adele Gossling Mysteries: Book 1)

Can a forward-thinking woman help the police solve a murder in a backward-thinking town?

Smart inquisitive, and a firm believer in the new progressive reforms, Adele Gossling seeks a new life after the devastating death of her father. So she flees the big city of San Francisco for small town of Arrojo. She plans a life of peace and small pleasures running her own stationery shop and living in her own house.

But peace is exactly what she doesn’t get when she discovers her neighbor dead in her gazebo. The police think they have a firm suspect: the young man who was secretly engaged to the victim. But Adele and her clairvoyant new friend Nin Branch suspect the young man is innocent. In spite of the raised eyebrows from Arrojo’s Victorian-minded citizens, she and Nin set out to prove Richard Tanning didn’t do it. But if he didn’t, who did?

Can Adele and Nin solve this puzzling case involving a striped carnation, a diamond ring, a note, a muddy pair of boots, and a broken promise? Or will Richard hang for a crime he didn’t commit and the real killer go free?

If you love smart, intricate whodunits, you’ll love this series featuring a sassy woman sleuthing her way through one of America’s most explosive eras.

Pick up your copy of The Carnation Murder for a fun, absorbing mystery set in Northern California at the turn of the 20th century.

What early reviewers are saying:
“Really well paced and researched appropriately for the era.”

“The story comes alive.”

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Don’t forget to check out the other books in the Adele Gossling Mysteries!


Meet Tam May

Writing has been Tam May’s voice since the age of fourteen. She writes stories set in the past that feature sassy and sensitive women characters. Tam is the author of the Adele Gossling Mysteries which take place in the early 20th century and features suffragist and epistolary expert Adele Gossling whose talent for solving crimes doesn’t sit well with the town’s more conventional ideas about women’s place. She has also written historical fiction about women breaking loose from the social and psychological expectations of their era. Although Tam left her heart in San Francisco, she lives in the Midwest because it’s cheaper. When she’s not writing, she’s devouring everything classic (books, films, art, music) and concocting yummy plant-based dishes.

The Death of Knowledge

In a world where artistic expression is banned, a series of murders presents a servant girl turned sleuth with a chance to discover her creativity and fulfil her destiny. From author Lou Collins, comes a new amateur sleuth mystery with a dystopian twist for fans of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, Midsomer Murders and Death in Paradise. Deadly knowledge. A killer on the loose. She’s ‘maid’ a fatal mistake… As a second-generation servant, the Great Library of Scolaris is the only home Quill has ever known, a place of refuge after her father left town following her mother’s tragic death. Seemingly, her unusual world is perfect. A utopia built on pursuing knowledge for the common good. Every citizen assigned a role, content with their lot. But, when Quill stumbles on a body and her master’s arrested for murder, life turns upside down. Determined to keep her job and a roof over her head, she bravely sets out to clear his name and protect the family they’ve created. Discovering nothing is as perfect as it seems; can she unravel a tangle of cocktail-crazy trophy wives, dense detectives, theft and blackmail to find the truth before it’s too late? And with all that deadly knowledge at her fingertips, will her world ever look the same? If you love luxurious worldbuilding and a twist and turn, everyone’s a suspect whodunit with a one of a kind heroine, oddball suspects and a cunning adversary, you will love The Death of Knowledge.

Meet Lou Collins

Lou grew up in Essex, England, reading Swallows and Amazons, the Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings. Tales which sparked a passion for mystery and adventure. Uniquely influenced by a touch of legal wizardry, her writing also weaves together the echoes of classic mystery writers like Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In Lou’s cozy and not-so-cozy mysteries, you’ll encounter a vibrant cast of quirky characters, cunning puzzles, and unexpected twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be swept away by Lou’s wicked sense of humour as her tales unfold at a thrilling pace, leaving you grinning from ear to ear. When Lou isn’t immersed in the world of storytelling, she finds joy in ballet and theatre trips. And, in a spirited plea against the pointless and mundane, she invites you to join her one-woman-crusade to defeat ironing!

Even More Ghostly Mysteries: Haunted Everly After Books 1-3 (The Haunted Everly After Collection Book 1)

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, sometimes they believe in you… When Everly Dupree found her husband in bed with her best friend, for a split second, she wanted to murder them both! Instead, she doused them with a bucket of cold water and then packed up and moved back home to the small, quirky town of Mooselick River. For the ridiculously low amount owed in back taxes, Everly purchases a house, sight unseen, only to discover everyone in town believes it’s haunted! But after a run-in with spiritual enthusiast Leandra Wade, it turns out the ghosts aren’t interested in Spooky Manor after all, but it’s new owner. Now, Everly is tasked with solving every murder, new and old, that happens in Mooselick River. Otherwise, she’s going to end up being haunted Everly after! If you like plucky heroines, lovable characters, and ghost mysteries set in Maine, you’ll love this cozy, paranormal series. Includes: Book 1. Ghost Mortem Book 2. Bargain Haunter Book 3. Christmas Presence

Meet ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn

ReGina Welling and Erin Lynn are a mother-daughter writing team. Together, they have penned four series, The Fate Weaver series, the Ponderosa Pines Cozy Mysteries, the Mag & Clara Balefire Mysteries, and the Haunted Everly After Mysteries. ReGina is also the author of the Psychic Seasons books and Earthbound series. They live in rural Maine.

A CATastrophic Neighborhood A Pet Momma Cozy Mystery

Tarsey Quinston, her husband Steve, and their newly adopted cat move to the upscale community of Bluffington Hills, where the neighborhood isn’t as idyllic as they hoped. As the couple settles into their new home and meets their quirky neighbors, they encounter the angry property manager who patrols the neighborhood on a Segway, handing out trash can violations and disrupting the neighborhood yard sale. Tarsey quickly realizes that mystery overshadows the picturesque community. Tarsey finds out that the town seamstress died under suspicious circumstances, and her cat bore a striking resemblance to the one Tarsey has just taken in.Could this be the same cat that belonged to the seamstress, and what really happened to her? As the layers of perfection are peeled away and drama within the Homeowners Association causes uproar between the residents, the property manager and Tarsey’s cat suddenly go missing. Now desperate to find her beloved pet, Tarsey must solve the mystery of what happened to all three of them before there is a CATastrophic situation!


Murders at the Manor (Inspector Broekstein Mysteries, Book 1)

Murders Most Foul “What would you say if I were to tell you I believed…that in the heart of every man and woman alive, there lies the potential for ultimate evil?” So begins a mystery of murder, jealousy, and revenge, as old friendships are tested and new alliances form. When a wealthy heir invites half a dozen people to his recently inherited estate, all hell breaks loose, and it will be up to the quirky, lovelorn Inspector Willem Broekstein to find out whodunnit. But of course all is not as it seems, and Broekstein will need his wits about him if he’s to keep from losing his head—or his heart—along the way.

Meet Milo James Fowler

Milo James Fowler is the cross-genre author of more than thirty books: space adventures, post-apocalyptic survival stories, mysteries, and westerns. A native San Diegan, he now makes his home in West Michigan with his wife and all four seasons. Some readers seem to enjoy the unique brand of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and humor found in his ever-growing body of work. Soli Deo gloria.

Madam Tulip

“Character-driven mystery at its best!” In an Irish castle hotel, a famous rap artist is found dead. Mystery, suspense and laugh-out-loud moments, as Madam Tulip (aka out-of-luck actress Derry O’Donnell) tells fortunes for the rich and famous and stumbles into a tangled web of crime and intrigue. A glamorous supermodel. Her racehorse-owning husband. A pop star couple with a taste for cocaine. Add a friend with a talent for trouble, and the reader is in for a mystery adventure that’s gripping and funny. What readers are saying about Madam Tulip: “Oh my word, this book was so good! I absolutely loved it! Madam Tulip has just the right amount of mystery, humor, suspense, and all around great writing!” – Carriek’s Book Reviews “There is not one sentence in this novel that is dull. I absolutely loved loved loved this novel and can’t wait to read the next one!” – Kerensa’s Reading Nook “Totally, totally delightful. This is very much a perma-smile book. … an intelligent, articulate, witty and funny writer.” – CNK Book Reviews

Meet David Ahern

David Ahern grew up in a theatrical family in Ireland. He worked as a stagehand, a piano mover, a research psychologist and an IT guy before becoming a television writer, director and producer. He created international documentary series and won numerous awards, none of which got him free into nightclubs. He played in great bands, all doomed to obscurity, and wrote equally obscure plays before taking to novel-writing. He now creates the Madam Tulip mysteries, mostly to make himself laugh and scratch his head. David Ahern loves pretending this is actual work. David lives in the beautiful West of Ireland with his wife, a cat, a tame pheasant, a clan of badgers and a vegetable garden. You can learn more about David Ahern and the Madam Tulip mysteries from his website www.davidahern.info Connect with David Ahern on Facebook: www.facebook.com/davidahernauthor and Twitter: www.twitter.com/daveahernwriter

Every Thorn Has Its Rose: An Utterly Gripping Garden Cozy Mystery (Murder on the Vine Cozy Mysteries Book 2)

It’s time to stop and smell the roses in this new book from critically acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling cozy mystery author Krista Lockheart and Anna Little!
The Enchanted Twilight Rose is the only one of its kind, and people are literally dying to get their hands on it in this charming, witty, fun, and addictive cozy mystery.

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore returns in Book 2 of the Murder on the Vine Cozy Mystery series, excited for a new adventure when she goes to stay at the Ellis Estate at the request of the President of Shellesby College.

But she doesn’t quite expect all the twist and turns that she and her charming Chihuahua, Ant, experience at the sprawling estate that’s the proud home of the world-renowned Enchanted Twilight Rose.

There, she meets Lauren, the woman of the house who swears up and down she’s being haunted by a ghost. The estate cook, Victor, will do anything to get his hands on those priceless roses. But Amalia, who owns a local bath and body shop, is obsessed with the roses, too—and she is not Lauren’s biggest fan . . . not by a long shot.

But this is nothing compared to suddenly finding an estate employee dead while Heather is busy solving the mystery of the ghost!

The Enchanted Twilight Rose is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and everyone at the Ellis estate will stop at nothing to get at them . . . that is, if they don’t get caught on the thorns!

Every Thorn Has Its Rose is the second novel in the Murder on the Vine Cozy Mystery series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and six-figure roses in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery mixed in with just a dash of romance!

Readers adore the Murder on the Vine cozy mysteries:

“. . . had me totally hooked . . .”

“. . . laugh out loud adorable . . .”

“. . . just so funny . . .”

” . . . exceptionally great cozy mystery . . .”

“. . . lovely jaunt into the botanical world . . .”

“. . . one you certainly shouldn’t miss . . .”

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers

” . . . a charming story with a great sense of humor, delightful animal characters, a strong love of gardening, a sweet romance, and a well-written murder mystery.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!
powerful new cozy mystery series from award-winning and bestselling author Krista Lockheart will have you laughing your head off as it challenges your mind and warms your heart!
WARNING: extremely funny! May cause uncontrolled bouts of laughter.

If you love animals, THIS book is for YOU!

Ant, the irresistible chihuahua, is more than a main character.
Read how he steals the show, just as he steals your heart!
And what about the PURRFECT PURRSIAN PUSSYCAT, Pansy?
Once Pansy sets eyes on William, she doesn’t let go . . . literally!

Fall out of your chair laughing as you read how William has to go through the days doing everything while holding a cat in one arm.

” . . . Krista Lockheart does a charming job of building a quirky setting around the love of flowers and animals with writing that establishes a cheery, colorful, and humorous tone. This is a world that you want to be part of and immerse yourself in.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!

There’s something growing in the garden . . . and it’s not a flower. A mystery is growing in the garden!

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore gets a new lease on life when she inherits her grandparents’ estate in New England. But the garden she loved as a child has seen better days. Determined to restore her grandfather’s garden to its former beauty, she’s accompanied by Ant, her charming chihuahua, and Pansy, her grandfather’s cat.

But wait, what? Heather suddenly digs up an even bigger challenge when she finds some human remains in an old potting shed. As she discovers clues and follows the evidence, a few suspects cross her mind, but ultimately they point to one wily and clever killer. Suddenly in danger herself, can Heather solve this puzzling mystery, restore her family’s legacy, and bring about justice?

Meanwhile, her chance meeting with fellow flower enthusiast, Lars Oslo, turns her world upside down as she falls in love with that handsome and kind man. Their dates are off the charts romantic, and Heather feels like she won the lottery as their relationship progresses. Read how her fresh clean romance bursts into bloom in an unforgettable way.
” . . . Romance is incorporated throughout with a sweet and genuine relationship that balances out the murder mystery while also creating the sense of a new beginning in her life. Heather is a character with a great sense of humor and confidence in herself that’s infectious, such as her feeling ready to conquer the world and be on top of it. She’s a character that you’d want to be friends with in real life.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers is the first novel in the Murder on the Vine series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and flower shops in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery!

Extremely funny, with a fast-paced plot and appealing characters, this adorable and ingenious story will embed itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads.

Perfect for chick-lit fans and with a dash of sweet romance as well, this will appeal and be highly accessible to many readers.

Don’t miss this breakout novel in the cozy genre and pick up a copy today!

Author Krista Lockheart’s debut novel earned seven awards and ten glowing editorial reviews.


Meet Krista Lockheart

Award-winning author Krista Lockheart writes irresistible cozy mysteries filled with humor and buzzworthy characters and plots. Her favorite activity is interacting with her readers from all over the world, and she enjoys their feedback and comments on her social media platforms. She loves good food, good conversation, and good books! Cooking is a passion, and she especially enjoys making pasta with vegetables. Chocolate, avocado, and seafood are her favorite foods to celebrate with.

Sisters in Cold Blood

Award Winner – First Place – Bookfest – Spring 2022 – Historical Fiction – Mystery

A Mummy. A Mystery. A discovery. Will Kaili live to tell the world?

On a historic mummy hunt for the legendary Cleopatra, Dr. Kaili Worthy has no idea that she’s stepping into the path of a mysterious curse that stretches back nearly 4,000 years. Though the remains they find end up being from Cleopatra’s daughter, Selene, the millennia-spanning mystery has all the thrills of a classic treasure hunt, Dr. Kaili Worthy 5-book novella series by Kay Oliver is the latest jaw-dropping action-adventure series.


Meet Kay A. Oliver

After the success of her first fictional book series, Award-Winning “Voice of a Mummy: The Dr. Kaili Worthy Series,” Kay A. Oliver managed to merge her two biggest passions, the love for writing and science, in an emotional, romantic thriller that followed “Shooter’s Treasure,” earning her four stars out of four in reviews.

Kay A. Oliver was a writer in the entertainment industry for many years, and she has been writing since her youth, winning many different awards in the course of her career. Now she is following her passion for authoring fictional books.

This book, being her latest page-turner, leaves nothing to doubt. Her writing style and Hollywood experience never deliver a dull moment. Her imagination is quickly making her a legendary storyteller of our time.

Kay A. Oliver graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Communication: Radio, TV, Film degree. She then obtained her master’s degree in Business, Finance. She is a current member of the TV academy.

The Invisible Body

A strange ability. A discovered corpse. But will his supernatural sleuthing skills lead him into a killer’s trap?

England, 1990. Reed has travelled his whole life in search of someone who understands him. So he’s thrilled when his journey brings him to free-spirited Zoya, who shares his rare ability to dream-walk. But after his gift leads him to a hidden corpse, he becomes the prime suspect in the murder.

Despite the setback, Reed resolves to use his power to help crack the case. 

When the real perpetrator delivers a violent threat, he’s tempted to give up, slip into his camper van and hit the road again. After all, who would miss him?

Will Reed flee the tiny seaside town and abandon his new friends – or will he risk everything to expose the murderer?

The Invisible Body is the first book of The Falling Awake Mysteries, a captivating, character-led series that blends amateur sleuth crime story with an exploration of human connection. If you like compelling characters, seaside settings and a hint of the paranormal, then you’ll love Jenny Cutts’ intriguing novel. 

Buy The Invisible Body and unravel the mystery today.


Meet Jenny Cutts

Jenny Cutts is the author of The Falling Awake Mysteries, a sophisticated cozy mystery series set in the UK. A literature graduate and former archivist with a passion for cinema, she punctuates her writing time by watching the city bustling below her window and gazing at the big skies rolling above.