Disguised Murder and Community Spirit in Little Mallow

A Little Mallow cosy mystery

Two murders, a whole party of suspects wearing disguises, hundreds of questions, and a seaside village full of cake. Community spirit is strong in Little Mallow and everyone seems to be involved – either as one of many witnesses and suspects, an extremely unofficial sidekick, or a supplier of far-fetched theories. But there’s only one Student Police Officer Crystal Clere to make sense of it all.

It doesn’t help that Crystal is the only person who thinks the crimes are linked, all the main suspects have alibis and Crystal isn’t excused cake baking duties. She’s being asked questions by everyone from precocious schoolboy Adam to Arnold the enigmatic verger, and nobody is giving her answers. Then there’s Crystal’s crush on the DI, a sergeant’s crush on her and unfinished business with her former neighbour. Oh, and great Aunt Agnes’s hip and friend Ellie’s romantic problems.

Can Crystal bring love and justice to Little Mallow?

Meet Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins spends her time making things up and writing them down from her home in Lee-on-the-Solent, or whilst traveling in a campervan. When away she enjoys writing, scrambling round ruined castles, visiting friends and eating cake. At home she writes, gardens, bakes (and then eats) cakes.
She is the author of eight novels, and 29 themed collections of short stories. Hundreds of her short stories have been published in women’s magazines, such as My Weekly, The People’s Friend and Fiction Feast.
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Intent: Deadly Secrets

Raylee’s life is thrown into disarray after her parents are killed in a tragic accident. As she begins to uncover the truth behind the incident, will she prevail as her faith — and her heart — are tested?

Meet Krista Wagner

Krista Wagner is a 70’s product who lives with her supportive Marine Corp veteran husband,three entertaining and very bright children, a suitcase of storiesbegging to be finished, and an indispensable faith in Christ. She hasbeen creating stories since she was seven and is best known for hermystery and suspense novels. Back in the 90’s, she was on her highschool literary magazine staff, and she also co-authored a zine, amontage devoted to the creativity of multiple teenagers. Her shortstories and poetry have appeared in several literary publications. Shewrote her first novel at the age of 14, but it wasn’t until her thirties that she published her first book. Krista reaches into those chasms ofdarkness, dealing with themes of betrayal and deception and hope, withintriguing characters and intense story lines. All her books are cleanand are for young adult and up. “Dealing with danger and handing out hope” Krista Wagner, author of mysteries, thrills, and all that is real Find out more about Krista here: kristawagnerauthor.com/

Dark Shadows Over Salty Shores

Bill Higgins had a secret to die for. And he did. When the captain is found murdered during the annual Lobster Festival, bookstore owner, Abby Vaughn, turns amateur sleuth to find the killer! What was his secret and why did it cost him his life? Fishing for clues, Abby pulls in a tangled net of secrets, lies, greed and murder that will have her questioning the motives and actions of everyone in town. With her one-eyed cat, Pip, and her friend Bea by her side, this trio is about to dive headfirst into a whirlpool of deceit where a fine line exists between friend and foe. As she claws through the case, she soon finds herself in the deep end of a mystery she must solve before becoming the next victim. As the dark clouds gather, Abby’s hunt for the truth leads her to a revelation that could shatter the tranquility of Salty Shores forever.

Meet E.J. Mastsers

Emily Jane (E.J.) Masters was born and raised in western New York in a small village non-skiers may never have heard of. Only an hour drive south from Buffalo, her hometown of Ellicottville is known for two ski resorts; one being Holiday Valley. Outside of ski season, surrounded by nature, she often enjoyed long walks on the trails of the nearby state forest admiring the wildlife and fully enjoying her serenity. If you didn’t find her there, you might try the Village Park. She loved picnics and would spend hours sitting under an oak tree reading cozy mystery novels, and writing her own. In her school days, she would always take Literature classes and even joined a Mystery Writers club. While she liked all types of stories, a good whodunnit gave her the most satisfaction. As she got older, she would often find herself drawn to television crime shows. Playing detective with her own amateur sleuth skills, E.J. would usually crack the case before it was solved on the program. Now married with a young daughter, E.J. lives the family life in southwest Florida with their two cats, Lizzy and Gracie. She turned in her ski lift ticket for a bathing suit and palm tree. Loving the warm climate, she is able to spend more time outdoors experiencing nature and Florida wildlife which greatly motivates her to write. Inspired by life itself and the many works in the suspense, mystery, and thriller genres, she continues to dream up new exciting mysteries for everyone to enjoy.

Summer Camp Culprit

The Best Indie Book Of The Year 2022 – Top 25 ~ Read Freely Connections eMagazine Reader’s Choice Award Gold Medal Winner 2022 – Mystery Camp Starfall is closing. But that doesn’t mean the past is going with it. Despite her misgivings, Lindsey returns to the campground she last left as a broken-hearted teen. She’s determined to spend Camp Starfall’s farewell weekend focusing on the good memories she has of her time as a camper. But fate has other plans. Lindsey’s teenage sweetheart Tyler shows up, stirring up feelings in her that had long lain dormant. Too bad she doesn’t have time to dwell on him. Someone is breaking into the cabins, and if she doesn’t find the culprit, more than her heart will be at stake. *A romantic cozy mystery short story*

Meet C.K. Fyfe

C.K. Fyfe has always enjoyed a good mystery. Fyfe’s childhood love of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys led to a grown-up love of writing cozy mysteries with quirky, funny, and kindhearted characters. Fyfe lives in “The Wolverine State.” Much like wolverines, Fyfe’s villains have vicious dispositions, but the clever sleuths know how to tame their foes’ tempers.

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.”


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 takes place in the early 20th century and features suffragist and epistolary expert Adele Gossling whose talent for solving crimes doesn’t sit well with her town’s conventional ideas about women’s place. Tam is also working on a new series, the Grave Sisters Mysteries about three sisters who own a funeral home and help the county D.A. solve crimes in a 1920s small California town, set to release in 2025. 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, and exploring her new riverside town.

Escape to Osprey Cove

Meet Luisa Marietta Gold

Luisa Marietta Gold was born and educated in Pennsylvania, where she spent a large part of her adult life and worked for a large corporation. After her only daughter was born, she relocated to North Carolina, where she worked as a Realtor and began running a recreational business with her husband. She currently resides on eleven acres near a lake reminiscent of the Rideau lake chain that provides the setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge Series. The series was born from her love of that region of Canada, the outdoors, and lake life. Many years were spent enjoying the Rideau, staying in lodges, and for a time, her privately-owned cottage. Among her many interests are painting, gardening, and cooking.. And, of course, writing and storytelling. But it’s the simple things of life that bring the most enjoyment — the beauty of the trees outside the window of her writing room as they change with the seasons and watching her kitties interact and play. Nearly all of these interests and life experiences are reflected in her books.

Murder Under Redwood Moon

“I did like this thriller, and I loved the way you worked supernatural with a murder mystery, I haven’t quite seen it handled like this and I think you have all the right instincts for what goes where.” –Maddy D., Beta Reading and Editing, Star Reviewer on Fiverr

At the age of eight, Arista Kelly was frantically swept up by her parents and whisked off to an isolated town in the California redwoods. Two days later, her parents were gone.

Now at the age of twenty-three, she has settled quite nicely into an eclectic lifestyle, much like her great aunt, and guardian since childhood, Bethie. She enjoys the use of herbs and crystals to help her commune with the energy and nature around her and finds pleasure in the company of her beloved pet, Royal. Usually quite satisfied with her mundane life high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, life becomes unsettling when a new recurring vision of an ominous tattoo as well as increased activity from the ghostly presence within her own cottage invade her once-harmonious existence.

But life in this mountain sanctuary takes an even darker turn when the body of Arista’s former classmate is found in the nearby river. As other young women fall prey to a suspected serial killer, Arista realizes that the terror is coming to her.

Meet Sherri L Dodd

Raised in southeast Texas, Sherri grew up walking barefoot and catching crawdads as they swan the creek beds and had a love for all things free and natural. Her childhood also ran rampant with talk of ghosts, demons and back country folklore. This inspired her first short story for sale, about a poisonous flower that shot toxins onto children as they smelled it. Her classmate bought it for all the change in his pocket. A short while later, her mother packed the two of them up and headed to the central coast of California. She has ping-ponged throughout the area ever since. Her first real step into writing was the non-fiction fitness book, Mom Looks Great – The Fitness Program for Moms published in 2005, and its accompanying blog. Now, many years later, she transmutes the grief of her father’s passing in her easy-reading, debut novel–a Cozy, Paranormal, Murder Mystery with Magick Realism and a dash of Romance.

Luck of the Irish Anthology

Ten authors got together to bring you these super Cozy mysteries, themed around Luck, Saint Patrick’s Day and — in rather surprising ways — sometimes leprechauns, too. Some of our authors are well known to you, such as radio celebrity Kathleen Marple Kalb and USA Today listed author C. A. Phipps. Some are total unknowns, such as W. Jenkins (but IMO Will’s story is the funniest Cozy in the book). Short stories, novellas, and all stops in between! Enjoy dipping into this book whenever you have a few minutes when you can read. Whatever your taste in Cozies, we hope that you will enjoy these stories, and I do not hesitate to say that there’s something here for everyone… 100% of book sale proceeds go to the non-profit RAICEStexas.org who help children living in dreadful conditions.

Meet Kate Darroch

Light My Pyre

EVERWOOD FALLS… a small supernatural community tucked up in the Colorado Rockies where witches, werewolves and vampires can live without fear of discovery, and those with curses they can’t control are sent to keep the existence of magic from being revealed to Mundanes. As a prince of the fae High Court, Asher Heath has always been caught between two worlds—the kingdom of faerie where his fire magic is unparalleled and the human realm where he works as a firefighter. But two months ago, he lost control of a blaze his fae magic was supposed to contain, with tragic results. With his magic poisoned by a demon curse, he can’t risk getting close to anyone… including Gwyn, the fierce and beautiful dragon shifter he encounters out in a thunderstorm in the woods. But trouble has followed Asher to Everwood Falls. An arsonist is setting fires around town using demon magic to possess their victims—and their targets get bigger every time. Gwyneth Drake doesn’t need a prince to save her. She shifts into a twenty-foot fire-breathing dragon who can fight her own battles. A fierce advocate for the dragon community, she was forced into hiding when an ex tried to sear her dragon from the skies. Now dragon blood has been found at one of the arson sites and she and Asher will have to work together to stop the arsonist before they strike again. Someone from Gwyn’s past may have followed her to Everwood Falls, and they’re too close to the case for comfort… With a herd of enchanted elk, carnivorous spruce trees, and sentient pumpkins that stalk the local landscaping, Everwood Falls is a quirky mountain town where scales and fur mean found family.

Meet Kat Kinney

Author Kat Kinney lives with her family and three extremely pampered guinea pigs who do not like werewolves, vampires, or dragons and wonder why their human insists on writing about things that like to eat them. When she isn’t writing about things that bite and howl, Kat can be found knitting crazy socks and plotting out future books!