Light Parade: A Detective Lottie King Holiday Mystery

Winter Pear Press
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Detective Lottie King battles the clock and an unexpected Big Bad as she joins Colorado Springs Police in a race to find a bomb planted at a Christmas light parade where her Girl Power troop is marching. A Detective Lottie King Holiday Short Story that first appeared in New Shoes: Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol 2. Includes BONUS holiday recipes. 

The complete Detective Lottie King Mysteries Series: 

Rough Day (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 1) 
New Shoes (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 2) 
Thin Ice (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 3) 
Tangled Truths (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 4) 
Broken Heart Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 5) 
Dark Secret (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 6) 

Books in this series are standalones and can be read in any order but are best enjoyed in sequence. 

Author's Note: Homicide Detective Lottie King first appeared in my Apostles thriller series and became an instant reader favorite. Lottie is salty and sassy and demanded time on the page. Who am I to argue with a Grandma with a Glock? So here's my new mystery series. It's perfect for readers who like clever crime fiction with a strong female protagonist, a dash of humor, and a lot of heart. Bonus: each short story comes with a Lottie-approved recipe. Enjoy!

Genres: Mystery, Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Female Detective, Strong Female Protagonist, Private Investigator, Murder Mysteries, Murder Mystery Series, Mystery and Suspense, Grandma with a Gun, Homicide Detective, Short Stories, Short Story Series, Short Story Collection, Humorous Mysteries, Mysteries with Recipes, Colorado Springs.
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Shelley Coriell is an award-winning author of mysteries, romantic thrillers, and novels for teens. Her debut thriller was named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year, and her other novels have been nominated for an RT Reviewers' Choice Award, Best Paperback Original of the Year from the International Thriller Writers, and a Kirkus Recommended Read. A former magazine editor and restaurant reviewer, Shelley lives in Arizona with her family and the world's neediest rescue weimaraner. You can find her at shelleycoriell.com and Twittering @ShelleyCoriell.
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Winter Pear Press
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Published on
Nov 1, 2016
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Pages
43
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ISBN
9781944439064
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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A "smart, clever, and well-crafted" mystery series from critically acclaimed suspense author Shelley Coriell.


Newly retired, Lottie King vows to rest, relax, and recreate. Unfortunately, the boredom's killing this former homicide detective...until she stumbles upon murders in the most unexpected places. Will Lottie's resolve crumble as the body count rises? Features five twisting mysteries and Lottie-inspired recipes.


New Shoes — To celebrate her retirement from Colorado Springs PD, Lottie vacations in New Orleans and stumbles upon an old murder while shopping for new shoes. 


First Dance — With plenty of time on her hands, Lottie vows to exercise more and lose weight, but her attempt at healthy living gets sidetracked when she discovers a murder victim on the first day of her new dance class. 


Light Parade — Lottie battles the clock and an unexpected Big Bad as she joins Colorado Springs Police in a race to find a bomb planted at a Christmas light parade where her Girl Power troop is marching.


Unexpected Delivery — A mysterious package is erroneously delivered to Lottie who puts on her detective hat to find the intended—and entertaining—recipient.


Long Shot — Going stir-crazy in retirement, Lottie agrees to help a novice private investigator track down a gambling spouse who ended up losing more than the balance of his bank account.


The complete Detective Lottie King Mysteries Series:


Rough Day (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 1)

New Shoes (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 2)

Thin Ice (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 3)

Tangled Truths (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 4)

Broken Heart (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 5)

Dark Secret (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 6)


Books in this series are standalones and can be read in any order but are best enjoyed in sequence.


Author's Note: When Colorado Springs Homicide Detective Lottie King first appeared in my Apostles thriller series and was almost killed by the twisted serial killer in THE BROKEN, I figured she would soon be headed toward retirement. It took her awhile, but my Grandma with a Glock has finally hung up her badge, and she's given up fighting crime and all that police procedural stuff for good, or so she thinks. This mystery series is perfect for readers who like clever crime fiction with a strong female protagonist, a dash of humor, and a lot of heart. Bonus: each short story comes with a Lottie-approved recipe. Enjoy!


Genres: Mystery, Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Female Detective, Strong Female Protagonist, Private Investigator, Murder Mysteries, Murder Mystery Series, Mystery and Suspense, Grandma with a Gun, Homicide Detective, Short Stories, Short Story Series, Short Story Collection, Humorous Mysteries, Mysteries with Recipes, Colorado Springs.

Gusty winds...and a trail of destruction.


Graduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas. But between a riot for the last hot toy of the season and an abandoned baby, the holiday is a season for mayhem, and sometimes it doesn’t pay to be a Good Samaritan.


Raina wants to reunite the infant with his family, but calling the mysterious phone number in the diaper bag leads to more questions than answers. A strange man claims to be the child’s father, and his alleged mother turns up dead.  


The local police are more interested in keeping the town’s good name out of international news than considering if there’s foul play. And to make matters worse, she has less than a week to find his real parents before the FBI takes over the case.


Raina summons her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and soon discovers everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. With her pimp-cane-toting grandma, she faces an ex-boyfriend bringing sexy back as well as a murderer determined to hide the truth.


Don't miss out on Raina's new adventure--get your copy today!

 


For readers who like fun cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.

 

Keywords: cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, traditional mystery, mystery, small town mystery, female protagonist mystery, murder mystery, cozy mysteries, interracial, female sleuth, humor, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, Christmas mystery, holiday, Xmas

 "If you enjoyed Sookie Stackhouse and True Blood, you'll love Tess Callahan and the Tiger's Eye mysteries. Tess and sexy shapeshifter Jack solve mysteries with supernatural flair, and the laughs fly as fast as the clues." -- New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn.

For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.

Tess Callahan, who owns half a pawn shop in the strangest town in Florida, didn't expect Jack to show up and be so very enticing. And exciting. And annoyingly over-protective. But when yet another dead body shows up on her doorstep, it's time to take action. And if she has to team up with a sexy tiger shape-shifter to do it, well, that's just a bonus. 

Welcome to Dead End, Florida, where Bigfoot keeps a winter home. And welcome to the Tiger's Eye Mysteries!

Beware: This novel contains magic, shape shifters, humor, vampires, a taxidermied alligator, witches, gunshots, bad singing, Crazy Hormonal Town, terrible parking, the FBI, swamp commandos, tigers, special agents, flirting, belly laughs, comedy, humor, and a pawn shop. 

WARNING: Dangerous book!! Beware of "I laughed so hard I almost peed a little*" and "I fell out of bed laughing*."
* 5 STAR reader reviews

THE TIGER’S EYE MYSTERY SERIES:

Dead Eye

Private Eye

Travelling Eye (a short story)

Evil Eye (coming in 2017)

 

POSEIDON’S WARRIORS SERIES:

Halloween in Atlantis

Christmas in Atlantis

January in Atlantis

February in Atlantis

March in Atlantis

April in Atlantis

May in Atlantis

June in Atlantis

July in Atlantis

August in Atlantis

September in Atlantis

October in Atlantis

November in Atlantis

December in Atlantis

 

THE CARDINAL WITCHES SERIES:

Alejandro’s Sorceress (a novella)

William’s Witch (a short story)

Damon’s Enchantress (a novella)

Jake’s Djinn (a short story in the Second Chances anthology, to be available in 2018 as a stand-alone)

 

THE WARRIORS OF POSEIDON SERIES:

Atlantis Rising

Wild Hearts in Atlantis (a novella; originally in the WILD THING anthology)

Atlantis Awakening

Shifter’s Lady (a novella; originally in the SHIFTER anthology)

Atlantis Unleashed

Atlantis Unmasked

Atlantis Redeemed

Atlantis Betrayed

Vampire in Atlantis

Heart of Atlantis

Alejandro’s Sorceress (a related novella; begins the Cardinal Witches spinoff series)

 

 

THE LEAGUE OF THE BLACK SWAN SERIES:

The Cursed

The Curse of the Black Swan (a novella; coming as standalone June, 2018, originally in the ENTHRALLED anthology)

The Unforgiven (book canceled)

The Treasured

 

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS                    

Random                                                                

Second Chances

 

NONFICTION

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