Amy Wagner refuses to believe her sister Gina's fatal fire was a tragic accident, regardless of what the arson investigation concludes. Not only does Gina never cook, but her laboratory burned down just one week prior. The timing is a little too suspicious for Amy's tastes.
Amy is not the only one questioning whether her sister was murdered. Trent Steinbeck, Gina's colleague, also wants answers. As they work to uncover what really happened that fateful night, Amy finds her attraction deepening as much as their investigation. But to get to the truth, Trent may need to put himself in danger. And if they can't figure out what's going on before he becomes the killer's next victim, Amy might soon find herself seeking justice for two deaths.
For fans of cozy, chick-lit mysteries, standalone mystery novels, women sleuths, humorous books set in Seattle, and clean fiction.
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Marla Bradeen previously worked as a software consultant and analyst. In 2012, she gave up a traditional job for no other reason than to have more time to pursue personal interests, such as sleeping in late and taking naps. Although she misses seeing regular deposits into her bank account, she hasn't once regretted that decision.
These days, Marla enjoys inventing imaginary friends and killing them off. She's thrilled to have finally found a use for that bachelor's in psychology: getting into her characters' heads. When she's not plotting murder, she spends her time fighting for mattress space with her two rescue cats.
She also writes cozy mysteries under the pseudonym Paige Sleuth.
On the night of her engagement, Rae Lynn Dobbs stumbles across a dead body on the beach of White Sands, Florida. Not only does she recognize the murder victim as one of the retirement-home residents where she serves dinner, but it looks increasingly likely that someone there also killed him.
To her fiancé's dismay, Rae Lynn launches her own investigation. Between the gossipy widows, the home's last surviving bachelor, and her coworkers, Rae Lynn doesn't have any shortage of suspects. But the more she learns, the more it seems anyone could be guilty. And if she doesn't find out "whodunit" quickly, her fiancé might just become fed up enough to leave.
For fans of cozy, chick-lit mysteries, humorous women's fiction, quirky amateur sleuths, feisty seniors, and standalone novels set in Florida.
Alison Carter's world is upended when her boss is murdered in front of her eyes. What she doesn't know is things are about to get much, much worse.
Detective Brad Gilmore has dealt with his fair share of homicides, but he's about to face the biggest challenge of his career. What he expects to be a straightforward murder investigation turns into anything but. Yet with all evidence pointing to Alison, he's under pressure to wrap things up quickly.
Now Alison and Brad are in a race to find a killer. If Brad fails, this may be the end of his career. But for Alison, the stakes are much higher. The happy life she once took for granted is in danger of being shattered forever . . . and she just might end up serving time for a crime she didn't commit.
For fans of domestic suspense, fast-paced thrillers, clean murder mysteries, Las Vegas detective fiction, and standalone police procedurals.
"... goes further than the regular whodunit and delves into the hilarity that is family life"—Louise Woods (Readers' Favorite five-star review)
Fans of chick-lit mysteries, humorous mystery novels, clean standalone fiction, cozies set in Seattle, and books about family life, divorce, and single parenthood will love Lost Witness. Read it today!