Mrs. Meade and the Invisible Lodger: A Short Story

“Mrs. Meade, might I speak to you a moment? It’s—it’s quite absurd, but most distressing, and I really don’t know what to do.” Mrs. Meade’s landlady has an unnerving problem: her new lodger doesn’t seem to exist! No one in Sour Springs besides Mrs. Henney has ever seen him—so where does he go when he leaves the house every morning? The obvious solution is to lay the question before Mrs. Meade. This is a stand-alone short story, which can be enjoyed in any order with the Mrs. Meade Mysteries or by readers new to the series.

Meet Elisabeth Grace Foley

Elisabeth Grace Foley has been an insatiable reader and eager history buff ever since she learned to read, has been scribbling stories ever since she learned to write, and now combines those loves in writing historical fiction. She has been twice nominated for the Western Fictioneers’ Peacemaker Award, and her historical mystery novel LAND OF HILLS AND VALLEYS was voted into the top ten of Readfree.ly’s 50 Best Indie Books of 2021. When not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time outdoors, music, crocheting, and watching sports and old movies. She lives in upstate New York with her family and the world’s best German Shepherd. Visit her online at www.elisabethgracefoley.com.

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.

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.

Dead Cereus

When the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals at Shellesby College’s Night Lights Gala, Holly Jackson is there—and so is a killer. Events unfold that not only place her scholarship on the line, but also her life…and that of her rival.
Holly finds herself racing the clock to save her arch-nemesis, secure her scholarship, and catch a murderer…if she can! This is the ultimate escape book with an epic romance and a fantastic, unique mystery rolled into one hilarious story. In fact, it just might be the funniest book you’ve read all year!
Here is what The Prairies Book Review had to say about Dead Cereus:
“Seamon is a master at creating atmospheric settings, and cozy mystery lovers will find it easy to fall under her spell. An appealing, witty heroine, a gem of a leading man, and well-constructed setting and plot make this one a must-read for both mystery lovers and fans of chick-lit literature. Readers will look forward to more of Holly and William’s adventures.”
Enter the world of Dead Cereus; you’ll never want to leave. Pick up a copy of Dead Cereus today! Kira Seamon is the debut author with the killer imagination.


Meet Kira Seamon

Kira Kanani Seamon was born and raised in Hawaii. A polymath, Kira is a gold medal/state winner in piano performance and a National and two-time Regional Dance Champion. She’s also an award-winning photographer, and in 2020, she received the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, for which she appeared in the Wall Street Journal that same year.
Kira has been featured in the Writers and Readers’ Magazine, DRIFT Travel magazine, as well as fifty other newspaper features. Her horror short story, A Cereus Curse, is published in Terror Tract’s Hell-o-Ween 2021 anthology. Her debut novel, Dead Cereus, releases in January of 2022 and has already received a five-star review from Readers’ Favorite and the Royal Dragonfly Award in the romance category.

The Lies We Are

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A dead man’s secrets. A girl’s forgotten past. The key to both mysteries is buried within three pages torn from a Civil War diary, raising questions that will pit Sandi Beck against a small-town Southern dynasty, a billionaire developer, and her own conflicting desires. As she untangles 150 years of lies, Sandi is faced with a choice will she pursue the truth at any cost, even if the price is her own life? In a story that could be ripped from today’s headlines, this sequel to Kind Lies exposes the dark influence of greed and bitterness on the human heart.