Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks


#Teen #YA #Fantasy #Mystery #Supernatural

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Genre – Teen & Young Adult Fantasy & Supernatural Mystery

Page Count – 179 pages

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Mia Thomas just turned 15. On her special day, her teacher needs to speak with her parents, her father gets arrested and a stray cat starts talking to her. So much for a Happy Birthday!

With the help from her new familiar, Gumshoe, Mia sets out to clear her family’s name and save them from financial ruin. Will her snooping cause her own death or will her coffee-drinking, wise-cracking, booze-desiring familiar come to her rescue?


Ms. Hawks has always been interested in writing in some form or other, including writing for a local newspaper. Deciding to become more knowledgeable, she headed back to school and received her Master’s Degree in Ancient Civilizations, Native American History and United States History.

It was at this time she got involved in role playing on FaceBook, which gave her ample opportunities to grow and hone her writing ability.

She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her four companions, all males… cats. She travels as much as she can to various Author/Reader conventions and loves to meet established fans and make new ones, some of which she considers friends more than fans.

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The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox

The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox
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Genre – Cozy Mystery
Page Count – 228 pages
Cover Designer – Lonna Enox
Publishing company: Lonna Enox Publications
Saddle Gap, a quiet little town in southwestern New Mexico, seems the perfect place for Sorrel Janes to start her life over.
But within a few days she finds herself entangled in two murders, the object of harassment, and the number one suspect of a murder. Will her past terrors destroy her future dreams?
Amid the evolving conflicts, she resolves to reconstruct her new life and find happiness.
Detective Chris Reed is equally resolved to solve the murders as well as Sorrel s secrets.
Neither of them suspect where the steps of this dance will lead, but they are too stubborn to sit this one out.


Lonna has published over 200 magazine articles in a variety of genres including travel, religious, educational, lifestyles and devotionals.  Publishers include Bible Advocate, Today’s Christian Woman, Teachers of vision, Over the Back Fence, and the Lutheran Journal, to name a few.  In 2012, she released The Last Dance, which received a blue ribbon from Chanticleer Reviews in 2014.  Since 2012, she has released three additional novels in the Sorrel Janes series.


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Murder Creek by Jane Suen

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Murder Creek by Jane Suen Author


#Suspense #Mystery #MurderCreek #JaneSuen

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Genre – Mystery Suspense

Page Count – 157 pages

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College student Eve Sawyer senses something wrong at “Murder Creek”.

Named for infamous murders that occurred centuries earlier, it is the site where Lacey Walken disappeared twenty years ago.

With no trace … except for her bloody scarf tangled in fallen branches at the muddy water’s edge.

Drawn to this missing girl’s cold case, Eve investigates and uncovers long-kept secrets while writing a report for her journalism class.

As she puts the pieces of the puzzle together: the legacy of a man, the fate of a beautiful woman, and the lives that changed forever, Eve goes up against an unknown threat—someone with everything to lose.

If Eve’s not careful, she could be next.


Jane Suen is an award-winning author who writes mysteries, sci-fi thrillers, and short stories.

Since her debut children’s mystery, Children of the Future, she’s wrapped up her thriller series, Alterations Trilogy. Look for a June 2019 release of her new mystery suspense, Murder Creek.

Jane is a transplant to the South who has taken a liking to grits, iced tea, and snow cones – so she’s there to stay.

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Trouble’s Wedding Caper (Familiar Legacy Book 8) by Jen Talty

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Trouble’s Wedding Caper (Familiar Legacy Book 8) by Jen Talty Author
#cozymystery #trouble #catdetective #madcatters
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Genre – Cozy Mystery
Page count – 218 pages
Publisher – KaliOka Press
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Annabel Wilder returns home to Jupiter, Florida seeking a fresh start after a brutal heartbreak. As a treasure hunter, she bids on a mysterious storage unit. Inside the unit, Annabel finds real treasure–wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, and jewelry.

But somebody else wants the unit and Annabel is in the way. Landing smack in the middle of the mess, Annabel is soon swept up in a dangerous investigation headed by the handsome Sheriff Ethan Ferris, and a strange black cat that seems determined to protect her. Now her heart and her life are both at risk.

Ethan Ferris hasn’t been able to get Annabel out of his mind. But a rocky romance has hardened his heart to love—and to Annabel. When his criminal investigation embroils them both in danger, Ethan is forced to face his past or lose the future.

Trouble, with detective skills second only to Sherlock Holmes, arrives in the nick of time. Can he help Ethan solve a rash of wedding burglaries before the culprit harms Annabel? Can the savvy black cat push the would-be lovers past their jaded


Welcome to my world! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.

I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, In Two Weeks, was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty nester! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.


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The Future Memoir of Ann Jones by Alex Bailey

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The Future Memoir of Ann Jones by Alex Bailey
#cozymystery #knitting #recipes #romance #womensfiction
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Genre – Chick-lit, Cozy Mystery, Light Suspense, Romance, Women’s Fiction
Page Count – 414 pages
Cover Designer: Agape Author Services
Publishing Co. – Maiden Voyage Publishing
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Ann Jones knows the difference between a daydream, a fantasy, and a vision. She’s a decent, middle-class mom with a respectable husband and two kids. And a “wild imagination.”

But what kind of decent woman imagines her husband dead, a relocation across the country, a new career, the perfect boyfriend, and most importantly, Knitting Club?

Not just any old Knitting Club. This one has rules—not one of them concerns knitting.

Ann listens to the club members’ stories, becomes entangled in their lives, obeys their rules, and keeps her suspicions to herself.

Her independent existence is an awakening. Ann Jones has changed.

So what happens when she wakes up?

Steel Magnolias meets Stepford Wives. Moving, powerful, enchanting, and brimming with a glorious cast of characters; this is a joy.


Alex Bailey was a bored writer/editor of documents as monotonous as vacuum cleaner manuals.  She left that life behind to create more exciting worlds than the one she lived in. The Future Memoir of Ann Jones is the first book under her assumed identity. She also writes children’s books under the name of Hoot N. Holler. When Alex is not listening to friends reveal wild stories about their future, she tends to her organic garden while belting out show tunes. Alex and her husband started the garden with the intent to donate fresh organic food to their local food bank, and so far, it has been a smashing success. Ironically, Alex does not have the patience to sit still long enough to knit. But, some of her favorite hobbies include: embarrassing her children in public with her rhythmically-challenged dancing, cleaning the small disc around the stopper of the bathroom sink, and dallying.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler Books
#EllenButler #KarinaCardinalNovel #fiction #bookstagram
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Genre – Thriller & Suspense
Page Count – 275 Pages
Publisher: Power to the Pen
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If any day calls for a soothing glass of wine, it’s today.

One moment, Capitol Hill lobbyist Karina Cardinal is having a heated discussion with Senator Harper, who just torpedoed her latest health care legislation initiative. The next, after a cryptic remark, the senator is dead at her feet. Hours later, she’s still so rattled she wakes to a freezing apartment because she forgot to close her back door. Or did she?

When her boyfriend, FBI cybercrimes expert Mike Finnegan, is suddenly reassigned to work a new case, he’s got bad news and worse news. The bad: the senator’s death was no heart attack—it was assassination by a hacker disabling his pacemaker. Worse: Karina’s a “person of interest.”

Certain that status could change to “suspect” at any moment, Karina begins her own back-channel investigation into who could have wanted the senator dead. Of course, in Washington, that means playing politics and following the money trail. A trail that leads to more murders…and possibly leaving the door open for a killer to change her status to “dead.”


Ellen Butler is a bestselling author writing critically acclaimed suspense and award-winning historical fiction. Her experiences working at a medical association in Washington, D.C. inspired the Karina Cardinal series. She is a member of Sister’s in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Office of Strategic Services Society.


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Isabella’s Painting: A Notorious Art Heist Mystery (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 1) by Ellen Butler

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Isabella’s Painting: A Notorious Art Heist Mystery (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 1) by Ellen Butler Books
#IsabellasPainting #ArtHeist #EllenButler #Mystery
Genre – Mystery, Thriller, Cozy, Women Sleuths
Page Count – 280 Pages
Cover Designer – RLSather /
Publisher – Power to the Pen
Goodreads –…/sh…/39197711-isabella-s-painting

Peeling back layers of lies could save a masterpiece…or reveal a killer.

After a long week lobbying on Capitol Hill, all Karina Cardinal wants to do is chill with Netflix and her boyfriend, Patrick Dunne. Instead, she’s slipping her aching feet into red stilettos for his parents’ annual holiday bash.

When she accidentally interrupts Patrick’s father in his study, her embarrassment is tempered by suspicion that Martin Dunne and his dapper, secretive guest are hiding something. Maybe the painting she barely glimpses right before it disappears behind a secret panel.

An internet search raises her curiosity to full-blown alarm. If she’s right, Martin is in possession of a stolen masterpiece. Infamous because everyone close to it has turned up dead. As in Mafia-style-execution dead.

As she’s chewing over which instinct to follow—back off while she still can, or dig deeper for the truth—she crosses paths with FBI agent Mike Finnegan. An old friend and not-quite flame from her college days. When she looks into his warm, mocha eyes, she’s tempted to tell him everything.

Trouble is, she’s already being watched. And the next move she makes could destroy innocent lives…including her own.





Ellen Butler is a bestselling novelist writing critically acclaimed suspense thrillers, and award-winning romance. Ellen holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy, and her history includes a long list of writing for dry, but illuminating, professional newsletters and windy papers on public policy. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime and the Office of Strategic Services Society. She lives in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her family.