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.
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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.
Sounds easy, right? Maybe—if the local police were any help. Thankfully, a gossipy waitress knows everyone in town and is all too willing to assist Haley with her amateur sleuthing efforts. But before long, Haley finds herself questioning everything about the case . . . and if she's not careful, her snooping could turn her into a murder victim.
Previously published as Secret Agenda.
For fans of humorous mysteries set in small towns, chick lit, women sleuths, and fun standalone novels.