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.
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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.
Already dealing with a suspended driver's license, despised job, and looming thirtieth birthday, Vanessa Collins doesn't think much more can go wrong . . . until her husband Brian announces he's filing for divorce.
Vanessa isn't going down without a fight. If she can't keep Brian, she's determined to either escape her marriage with a six-figure settlement or day trade her way into retirement. But it doesn't take long before Vanessa realizes something much bigger than her relationship with Brian might be responsible for the demise of their marriage . . . and now it's up to her to rescue the man she loves.
For fans of chick lit mysteries, funny fiction, wacky women, light-hearted romance, and humorous standalone novels.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...
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.
"... 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!