Book 2 in my Journaling mysteries is out today. I’m so happy to share Mandy’s second adventure with you. Welcome back to the University of Seattle coffee bar, and the Maple Leaf neighborhood where she lives. Everything is not right in her friend Reese’s life, however…
Perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Eva Gates, this action-filled, entertaining cozy featuring dark family secrets, revenge and friendship goals will have you gripped from the start to its shocking conclusion.
How well do you really know your friends?
Journaling blogger Mandy Meadows is determined to clear her friend’s name when she discovers a body by a dumpster.
Single mom, barista and journaling video blogger extraordinaire Mandy Meadows is distracted from her shift in the University of Seattle Hospital coffee bar when her friend – nurse and fellow journaling video blogger Reese O’Leary-Sett – receives a massage from hell at the hands of Coral Le Charme, the hospital’s new massage therapist. But concern over Coral’s dubious skills is the least of Mandy’s worries when she discovers Coral’s lifeless body by a dumpster later that evening.
What dark secrets was Coral hiding? Mandy’s tenant, homicide detective Justin Ahola, is on the case – and he has Reese firmly in his sights. Determined to help her friend, Mandy digs deeper into Coral’s life and makes some alarming discoveries. Can she clear Reese’s name and bring a killer to justice?
I hope everyone is having a great week! We are done with school for the year so I’m catching up on things like updating my website. Testing, testing…I had to upgrade my newsletter and blog “widget” so I’m hoping that new subscribers actually get onto the proper lists. It seems a bit not-going-right at the moment.
Anyway, if you celebrate any of the wonderful holidays this month I hope you are having a wonderful, socially distanced time!
I’ll be in conversation with the wonderful John Charles this Saturday along with four other authors: Edith Maxwell and Maya Corrigan, Nancy Coco and Liz Ireland. You can join through Facebook Live or I would assume, through the Poisoned Pen website. The store opens at eleven so if you are in the Phoenix area you can go to the store, or order books online. It’s a fabulous mystery bookstore. https://www.facebook.com/events/852879548855576
Book 3 in my A Dickens of a Crime series is here and full of holiday cheer…and a sprinkling of mystery and murder.
The latest novel from Heather Redmond’s acclaimed mystery series finds young Charles Dickens suspecting a miser of pushing his partner out a window, but his fiancée Kate Hogarth takes a more charitable view of the old man’s innocence . . .
London, December 1835: Charles and Kate are out with friends and family for a chilly night of caroling and good cheer. But their blood truly runs cold when their singing is interrupted by a body plummeting from an upper window of a house. They soon learn the dead man at their feet, his neck strangely wrapped in chains, is Jacob Harley, the business partner of the resident of the house, an unpleasant codger who owns a counting house, one Emmanuel Screws.
Ever the journalist, Charles dedicates himself to discovering who’s behind the diabolical defenestration. But before he can investigate further, Harley’s corpse is stolen. Following that, Charles is visited in his quarters by what appears to be Harley’s ghost—or is it merely Charles’s overwrought imagination? He continues to suspect Emmanuel, the same penurious penny pincher who denied his father a loan years ago, but Kate insists the old man is too weak to heave a body out a window. Their mutual affection and admiration can accommodate a difference of opinion, but matters are complicated by the unexpected arrival of an infant orphan. Charles must find the child a home while solving a murder, to ensure that the next one in chains is the guilty party . . .