Sleuthing for a Living

Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries

Book 1
Gemma Halliday Publishing
1
Free sample

From the #1 cozy mystery bestselling author of The Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries comes a new series that proves blood can be thicker than water...

 

As a young single parent, Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor has struggled to provide for her teenage daughter. She finally catches a break when she inherits half of an apartment building in Boston from her uncle Al...along with his P.I. business. So what if she doesn’t know the first thing about investigation or if their hot-but-crabby downstairs tenant is a police detective who’s looking for any excuse to handcuff her? Her daughter, Mac the computer whiz, has her back. And these two girls don’t know the meaning of the word quit—not even when their first case takes an unexpected turn.

 

The man Mackenzie's been hired to follow in a custody case seems to have upset more than just her client when she spies another person tailing him—a mysterious man Mackenzie would bet is up to no good. But when her mark suddenly winds up dead, and her first and only client is accused of his murder, Mackenzie vows to find the truth. Only one problem: she doesn’t know where to start…or when to draw the line. Who is the mysterious man she spotted tailing the victim? Is he the killer? Is she in over her head, or will she uncover the secrets someone killed to keep hidden? Mackenzie and Mackenzie are on the case, and the world of private investigation will never be the same.

 

 

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's books:

"A must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...laugh out loud funny."
~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

Jennifer L. Hart introduces a deliciously delightful new amateur sleuth with this cozy mystery. The mystery had just the right amount of ups and downs and I found it as entertaining as the reluctant detective herself."

~ Night Owl Reviews


"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
~ Manic Readers

"I would not hesitate to pick up another of Ms. Hart's works as she definitely made me with one book a lifelong fan."
~ Joyfully Reviewed

Read more

About the author

Former navy wife turned author Jennifer L. Hart loves a good mystery as well as a good laugh and a happily ever after is a must. When she's not playing with her imaginary friends or losing countless hours on social media, she spends her free time experimenting with both food and drink recipes and wishing someone else would clean up. Since she lives with three guys and a beagle, that's usually not the case. Her works include The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag series and the Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries from Gemma Halliday Publishing.
Read more

Reviews

5.0
1 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Gemma Halliday Publishing
Read more
Published on
Jul 28, 2016
Read more
Pages
224
Read more
ISBN
9781943587629
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Book 2
From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Hart comes the next nail-biting adventure of the hilarious mother-daughter Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI team!

 

Another day, another secret.

 

Novice PI Mackenzie Taylor is going stir crazy. Deep in the throes of a classic New England winter, the endless hours of following cheating spouses have left her feeling jaded and restless. Not to mention the emotional tug of war when the father of her teenage child suddenly starts hanging around and putting a major crimp in Mackenzie’s fledgling relationship with the hot Detective Hunter Black. So when she's asked to help find a missing bride, Mackenzie jumps at the chance to do some good.

 

Juggling the missing persons case, two headstrong men, being a new landlord of a rundown building, and a sixteen-year-old daughter/ BFF actually acting her age for once and crushing on a much older man has Mackenzie’s contemplating the upside of running away from home. Instead she throws herself into work. But the more dirt she digs up on the missing bride, the murkier the investigation becomes. Was it a simple case of post wedding jitters or did the missing woman make a fatal mistake? And is Mackenzie about to follow her footsteps right into the clutches of a killer?

 

Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries:

Sleuthing for a Living – book#1

All Sleuth and No Play – book #2

 

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries:

"SLEUTHING FOR A LIVING by Jennifer L. Hart will be one of my new favorite cozy mystery series! Sure to be a hot hit!"
~ Fresh Fiction

"What a great start to a new series."

~ Janet's Five Star Review, HEA Fictional Bookstore

 

"....a very enjoyable and laugh out loud read that was both engaging and entertaining, and I can’t wait to see what escapades will face Mackenzie and her friends. What a fun book."

~ Dru's Book Musings

Book 1
From the bestselling author of The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag series, Jennifer L. Hart, comes a new mystery series of mouthwatering proportions...

 

Pretty please with spaghetti on top?

Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party! But a broken heart and a bruised ego are the least of Andy's troubles when she discovers a dead body at the party with the words "welcome home" written in flour next to it. Is it a warning? A threat? Or a frame-up job? Andy is determined to find out. With the help of her over-the-top Italian family, Andy will prove that she has what it takes to not only cook the best dish in town but also catch a killer, too!

**Recipes included**

 

Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries:

Murder Al Dente – book #1

Murder A La Flambé – book #2

Murder Al Fresco – book #3

Christmas Al Dente – holiday short story

 

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's books:

"A must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...laugh out loud funny."
~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
~ Manic Readers

"I would not hesitate to pick up another of Ms. Hart's works as she definitely made me with one book a lifelong fan."
~ Joyfully Reviewed

Book 2
From international bestselling mystery author Jennifer L. Hart comes a sizzling new installment in the Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries...

 

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen…

 

Andy Buckland isn't thrilled when sexpot celebrity chef Lacy L'Amour decides to open a competing ethnic restaurant in small-town Beaverton...right across the street from Andy's pasta shop, the Bowtie Angel. And matters heat up when L'Amour sets her sights on both Andy's customers and her man, Malcolm Jones, who has been acting strange lately. But all of that pales in comparison when Andy’s long lost daughter is suspected of arson. Suddenly the town’s outrage reaches a rapid boil, and the future of the Buckland-Rosetti clan is about to go up in flames. Can Andy beat the competition, keep her man, and catch an arsonist before her hard won reputation is reduced to cinders?

**Recipes included**

 

Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries:

Murder Al Dente – book #1

Murder À La Flambé– book #2

Murder Al Fresco – book #3

Christmas Al Dente – holiday short story

 

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's books:

"A must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...laugh out loud funny."
~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
~ Manic Readers

"I would not hesitate to pick up another of Ms. Hart's works as she definitely made me with one book a lifelong fan."
~ Joyfully Reviewed

Book 3
From bestselling cozy mystery author Jennifer L. Hart comes the deliciously deadly conclusion to her Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries...

 

Redemption never tasted so sweet…

Andy Buckland is no stranger to TV. The worst moment of her career happened when a live studio audience got food poisoning from one of her dishes. But when the pasta guru is given a slot in the televised cooking competition Diced Showdown, she sees her chance at redemption. In exchange for the shot at vindication Andy and her fiancé, Malcolm Jones, are tasked to find the identity of a mysterious blogger who has a nasty habit of revealing detrimental secrets of the show’s top celebrity chefs. A little undercover sleuthing is one thing, but when her hometown is taken over by the show’s production and one of the judges winds up dead, Andy’s afraid she’s bitten off more than she can chew, and she might just choke on a dish best served cold.

**Recipes included!**

 

Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries:

Murder Al Dente – book #1

Murder À La Flambé– book #2

Murder Al Fresco – book #3

Christmas Al Dente – holiday short story

 

 What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's books:

"A must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...laugh out loud funny."
~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
~ Manic Readers

"I would not hesitate to pick up another of Ms. Hart's works as she definitely made me with one book a lifelong fan."
~ Joyfully Reviewed

Book 3
From bestselling cozy mystery author Jennifer L. Hart comes the deliciously deadly conclusion to her Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries...

 

Redemption never tasted so sweet…

Andy Buckland is no stranger to TV. The worst moment of her career happened when a live studio audience got food poisoning from one of her dishes. But when the pasta guru is given a slot in the televised cooking competition Diced Showdown, she sees her chance at redemption. In exchange for the shot at vindication Andy and her fiancé, Malcolm Jones, are tasked to find the identity of a mysterious blogger who has a nasty habit of revealing detrimental secrets of the show’s top celebrity chefs. A little undercover sleuthing is one thing, but when her hometown is taken over by the show’s production and one of the judges winds up dead, Andy’s afraid she’s bitten off more than she can chew, and she might just choke on a dish best served cold.

**Recipes included!**

 

Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries:

Murder Al Dente – book #1

Murder À La Flambé– book #2

Murder Al Fresco – book #3

Christmas Al Dente – holiday short story

 

 What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's books:

"A must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...laugh out loud funny."
~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
~ Manic Readers

"I would not hesitate to pick up another of Ms. Hart's works as she definitely made me with one book a lifelong fan."
~ Joyfully Reviewed

Book 1
From the bestselling author of The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag series, Jennifer L. Hart, comes a new mystery series of mouthwatering proportions...

 

Pretty please with spaghetti on top?

Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party! But a broken heart and a bruised ego are the least of Andy's troubles when she discovers a dead body at the party with the words "welcome home" written in flour next to it. Is it a warning? A threat? Or a frame-up job? Andy is determined to find out. With the help of her over-the-top Italian family, Andy will prove that she has what it takes to not only cook the best dish in town but also catch a killer, too!

**Recipes included**

 

Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries:

Murder Al Dente – book #1

Murder A La Flambé – book #2

Murder Al Fresco – book #3

Christmas Al Dente – holiday short story

 

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's books:

"A must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...laugh out loud funny."
~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
~ Manic Readers

"I would not hesitate to pick up another of Ms. Hart's works as she definitely made me with one book a lifelong fan."
~ Joyfully Reviewed

Book 2
From international bestselling mystery author Jennifer L. Hart comes a sizzling new installment in the Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries...

 

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen…

 

Andy Buckland isn't thrilled when sexpot celebrity chef Lacy L'Amour decides to open a competing ethnic restaurant in small-town Beaverton...right across the street from Andy's pasta shop, the Bowtie Angel. And matters heat up when L'Amour sets her sights on both Andy's customers and her man, Malcolm Jones, who has been acting strange lately. But all of that pales in comparison when Andy’s long lost daughter is suspected of arson. Suddenly the town’s outrage reaches a rapid boil, and the future of the Buckland-Rosetti clan is about to go up in flames. Can Andy beat the competition, keep her man, and catch an arsonist before her hard won reputation is reduced to cinders?

**Recipes included**

 

Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries:

Murder Al Dente – book #1

Murder À La Flambé– book #2

Murder Al Fresco – book #3

Christmas Al Dente – holiday short story

 

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's books:

"A must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...laugh out loud funny."
~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
~ Manic Readers

"I would not hesitate to pick up another of Ms. Hart's works as she definitely made me with one book a lifelong fan."
~ Joyfully Reviewed

Book 2
From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Hart comes the next nail-biting adventure of the hilarious mother-daughter Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI team!

 

Another day, another secret.

 

Novice PI Mackenzie Taylor is going stir crazy. Deep in the throes of a classic New England winter, the endless hours of following cheating spouses have left her feeling jaded and restless. Not to mention the emotional tug of war when the father of her teenage child suddenly starts hanging around and putting a major crimp in Mackenzie’s fledgling relationship with the hot Detective Hunter Black. So when she's asked to help find a missing bride, Mackenzie jumps at the chance to do some good.

 

Juggling the missing persons case, two headstrong men, being a new landlord of a rundown building, and a sixteen-year-old daughter/ BFF actually acting her age for once and crushing on a much older man has Mackenzie’s contemplating the upside of running away from home. Instead she throws herself into work. But the more dirt she digs up on the missing bride, the murkier the investigation becomes. Was it a simple case of post wedding jitters or did the missing woman make a fatal mistake? And is Mackenzie about to follow her footsteps right into the clutches of a killer?

 

Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries:

Sleuthing for a Living – book#1

All Sleuth and No Play – book #2

 

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries:

"SLEUTHING FOR A LIVING by Jennifer L. Hart will be one of my new favorite cozy mystery series! Sure to be a hot hit!"
~ Fresh Fiction

"What a great start to a new series."

~ Janet's Five Star Review, HEA Fictional Bookstore

 

"....a very enjoyable and laugh out loud read that was both engaging and entertaining, and I can’t wait to see what escapades will face Mackenzie and her friends. What a fun book."

~ Dru's Book Musings

©2017 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.