Spring into fun with these spring themed short stories by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award winning authors! Enjoy a little mystery, a hint of romance, and a lot of laughter with these shorts from some of Gemma Halliday Publishing's bestselling series.

 

Stories include:

The Missing Laughing Leprechaun (a Mini Martin Mystery) by Gemma Halliday & Jackson Stein

Fishing Badge Murder (a Merry Wrath Mystery) by Leslie Langtry

A Drizzle Before Dying (a Cookies & Chance Mystery) by Catherine Bruns

Not-So-Bright Hopes (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) by Gin Jones & Elizabeth Ashby

Mystic Wedding Bell Blues (a Mystic Isle Mystery) by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Spring Ahead (an Assignment: Romance romantic comedy) by Barbara Valentin

Rhinestone Ransom (a ­­­­­Gemstone Mystery) by Jennifer Fischetto

Strawberry Swirl & Suspicion (a Cambria Clyne Mystery) by Erin Huss

That Dog Won't Hunt (A Birdwell, Texas Mystery) by Aimee Gilchrist

Second Chances (a romantic comedy) by Jayne Denker

Sailing into Love (a Love in the City romantic comedy) by Melissa Baldwin 

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About the author

Gemma Halliday has worked as a film and television actress, a teddy bear importer, a department store administrator, a preschool teacher, a temporary tattoo artist, and a 900 number psychic, before finally deciding to be a writer. Gemma has written several mystery novels and been the recipient of numerous awards, including two National Reader's Choice awards and three RITA nominations. Her books have hit both the USA Today and the New York Times Bestseller lists. Gemma is the author of High Heels Mysteries and the Marty Hudson Mysteries as well as several stand-alone titles.

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Publisher
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Published on
Mar 1, 2018
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Pages
487
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ISBN
9781947110366
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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A Sexy Romance…

Holly Hillbay is a love-burned private investigator who relishes chasing down cheating scumbags. Hot on the trail of another two-timing spouse, Holly goes into stealth mode to find out if the owner of Books on the Beach, Wes Brockman, is slipping between the covers with her client’s adulterous wife. Joining the book club, she soon realizes that Wes isn’t her philandering Casanova, nor is he a mild-mannered book store owner. He’s way too dark, hunky and mysterious, pinging Holly’s interest… and lust. Holly’s heart is on ice, but her body is all for a little beach romance as long as it doesn’t interfere with the job. That works great until Wes becomes her job, her lover and maybe her destruction.

An Incriminating Murder…

Wes’s bookstore is a new chapter in his life, and he’s closed the book on his old one. When Holly shows up in his club breathing snarky attitude and raw sexiness he can’t keep his hands off her. The woman ignites more than his lust, she makes him feel alive—which is saying something since he’s been technically dead for years. It’s not until a book club member is murdered in his store that Wes learns Holly’s an uncover P.I. But now he needs her more than ever and hires her to find the killer… and because he can’t bear to let her go. Wes is falling hard for the sexy sleuth while guarding his dangerous secret that could get people he loves—including Holly—killed.

The Lethal Consequences…

Secrets and betrayals explode, and Holly discovers that falling in love with a bookstore owner can be devastating…and deadly.

 ** This title is a reissue of a 2007 release.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon comes a mystery and romance from deep in the Louisiana bayous.

Deputy Dorie Berenger knew the day would go from bad to worse when she found a stoned alligator in the town drunk’s swimming pool. Then DEA agent Richard Starke shows up in Gator Bait, Louisiana, giving out orders and tossing out insults faster than you can cast a fishing line. 

Dorie knows the residents of Gator Bait aren’t going to talk to a stranger, especially a Yankee, but she’s stuck with Richard until he catches his bad guy. With no other alternative to restore peace to the small town, Dorie agrees to help Richard catch a criminal and in the process, uncovers decades of secrets that have been hiding deep in the Louisiana bayou. 

Rumble on the Bayou is a humorous mystery and contemporary romance set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. Rumble on the Bayou has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong heroine, a sexy hero, and a ghost unlike any you’ve ever heard of. It appeals to fans of romantic comedy, cozy mysteries and also to fans of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

"Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday

"Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig

“DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story.” – RT Book Reviews

“I don’t know where she comes up with this funny stuff, but I can’t wait to read the next book…” – Night Owl Reviews

“Jana DeLeon has a breezy style with enough of a comic touch to leave you smiling.” – The Romance Reader

“Son of a gun, we’re having fun in the bayou!” – Fresh Fiction

“The quirky characters keep the action moving…” – Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly Blogger

To learn more about Jana and her books visit her at:

http://janadeleon.com

http://facebook.com/janadeleonauthor

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