Murderous Homecoming

The Riverbrook Geeky Cozy Mysteries

Book 1
Alina Popescu
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Nothing like murder to welcome you home


Jayden Carmichael is not moving back home to small town Riverbrook. She’s only there for a break. A few months’ worth, tops.


She is definitely not getting involved in a murder investigation. So what if she found the body at her new job and the entire town thinks she’s killed one of the most obnoxious locals? And she’s most certainly not going to help Riverbrook’s new, gorgeous, and way too chill sheriff get the truth out.


All Jayden wants is to lick her wounds, save up, and return to New York City to take the art world by storm. Instead, she gets swept up in Riverbrook’s gossip, sordid secrets, and simmering conflicts. With the help of loving relatives, a new friend with a wild beast for a pet, and the sheriff she’s so not interested in, Jayden might just make it out alive.


Murderous Homecoming kicks off the Riverbrook Geeky Cozy Mysteries series with a reluctant sleuth, a small town trapped between its past and future, and a victim that rubbed just about everyone the wrong way. If you like murder mysteries, quirky protagonists, and huge pets, you’ll love this new series.


Get your copy right now to find out if Jayden survives her Murderous Homecoming.

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About the author

Alina Popescu is an author, traveler, and coffee addict. She has published a couple dozen science fiction and fantasy, mystery, and contemporary stories so far. Her books often fall under the LGBTQ fiction and romance subgenres.


Born and raised in Romania, Alina has been writing for most of her life. She’s an avid consumer of stories in all their forms. She’s fascinated by myths, folk tales, and other creators’ visions of the future. She finds her inspiration in books of all genres, movies, and the occasional TV shows or anime binges.


Alina is a proud geek and needs her fast internet connection and assortment of gadgets more than she needs air. 

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Alina Popescu
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Pages
110
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Crafts
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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