Jonas is a struggling single father. The last person he wants next door is the beautiful-but-infuriating Olivia. A childcare crisis forces him to strike a bargain with her: the lease to the cottage in return for babysitting.
When Olivia's ex is clobbered to death with a garden gnome, the fickle finger of suspicion points at Olivia and Jonas. Can they prove their innocence, or is their happily ever after doomed?
After her marriage and career collapse, ex-cop Maggie Doyle flees San Francisco for the Wild West…of Ireland. But Whisper Island and a job at the Movie Theater Café don't provide the respite she expected. When Maggie and her rock-hard muffins are hurled into a series of murder investigations, she enlists the help of her UFO-obsessed friend, a nun, and a feral dog.
This collection includes:
DIAL P FOR POISON
After the most hated woman on Whisper Island is poisoned at her aunt’s café, can Maggie catch the murderer before they strike again? Or will her terrible baking skills burn down the café first?
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS DIES TWICE
The instant Maggie and her friend discover the corpse of the Whisper Island postman, her plans to chill for the next two months are put on ice.
HOW TO MURDER A MILLIONAIRE
Armed with her newly issued private investigator's license, Maggie is on the case…of a sheep that went missing twenty-two years ago. When she trips over a dead body on the first day of the investigation, she realizes there’s more to this cold case than a fight over lamb chops.
THE 39 CUPCAKES
When Maggie chaperones a group of bratty kids to an archaeological dig, one of her charges discovers a skeleton. At first it looks like a cold case—until a member of the excavation team winds up dead…
REBEL WITHOUT A CLAUS
In the weeks before the holidays, Maggie scores a lucrative job working undercover at a fancy department store. When she finds the corpse of an obnoxious customer in her bathtub, Maggie's festive season takes a fatal turn.
***Each story includes a cocktail recipe—minus the deadly ingredients!***
The final instalment in the much-loved Falconer Files series by acclaimed author Andrea Frazer.
Riches to rags. … Controlling to chaos. … But murder … seriously?
After her ex-husband leaves her high and dry, former socialite Doreen Montgomery's chance at a new life comes in the form of her grandmother, Nan's, dilapidated old house in picturesque Kelowna … and the added job of caring for the animals Nan couldn’t take into assisted living with her: Thaddeus, the loquacious African gray parrot with a ripe vocabulary, and his buddy, Goliath, a monster-size cat with an equally monstrous attitude.
It’s the new start Doreen and her beloved basset hound, Mugs, desperately need. But, just as things start to look up for Doreen, Goliath the cat and Mugs the dog find a human finger in Nan’s overrun garden.
And not just a finger. Once the police start digging, the rest of the body turns up and turns out to be connected to an old unsolved crime.
With her grandmother as the prime suspect, Doreen soon finds herself stumbling over clues and getting on Corporal Mack Moreau’s last nerve, as she does her best to prove her beloved Nan innocent of murder.
When Hunter arrives, he’s quick to enlist Cookie’s help as he takes the helm of another murder mystery on Secret Seal Isle. And soon enough, sparks fly, making it clear the case isn’t the only thing Hunter’s interested in. But when Cookie’s meddling mother and her concerned best friend interrupt Hunter’s plans for an evening tryst, Cookie turns to the one thing she does best–solving the crime.