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Wedding Cake and Woes – OUT NOW!

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Wedding Cake and Woes on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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About This Book

Released: November 27th 2018

Words: 49,000

Series: Book 15 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

After nearly a year of being engaged, the time has finally come for Julia and Barker’s wedding, but like most things in Peridale, things don’t exactly go smoothly. Julia wakes up late on the damp and grey morning of her wedding to find that her cake has been ruined, her flowers are the wrong colour, and the cars are stuck in a flood. However, all of that pales in comparison when the choirmaster, Gloria Gray, drops down dead during her solo in the middle of the ceremony.

With their wedding ruined, Julia and Barker must pick themselves up again, but they soon find purpose when Gloria’s best friend, Flora Hill, begs them to investigate Gloria’s death. Julia soon discovers that Gloria’s dictator-style running of the choir created more than a few enemies, and when the police confirm that the bossy choirmaster was poisoned, Julia vows to solve the case. Who killed Flora, and more importantly, why in the middle of Julia’s wedding?

Champagne and Catastrophes – OUT NOW!

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About This Book

Released: October 23rd 2018

Words: 51,000

Series: Book 14 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

Julia and Barker have finally set a date for the wedding, but that doesn’t mean Julia has jumped straight into the planning, even though it’s only three months away. With their daughter, Jessie, backpacking around Australia for the month, Julia has no excuse not to start the preparations, but she can’t bring herself to dive into the huge task.

An old school friend of Julia’s moves into the cottage across the lane, and she is over the moon when she finds out that Leah happens to be a wedding planner. Julia feels like fate has delivered Leah to her, but things soon turn sour when it seems not everyone in the village is happy to have Leah back after two decades away. When Leah vanishes under suspicious circumstances days into the wedding planning, Julia quickly learns that her old friend isn’t quite what she thought.

With Julia’s other best friends, Roxy and Johnny, in the frame for Leah’s disappearance, Julia must get to the bottom of the case. Where has Leah gone, why are Roxy and Johnny so involved, and what did Leah do that was so terrible twenty years ago?

Ice Cream and Incidents – OUT NOW!

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About This Book

Released: June 19th 2018

Words: 43,000

Series: Book 13 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

A free holiday to a seaside B&B run by drag queens sounds like the perfect way to spend a relaxing week away from Peridale, or so Julia South thought. When she arrives at the quirky B&B with her family, she’s determined to have a fun break, but she quickly finds herself in the middle of another puzzling mystery when a lighting rig falls on the star drag performer, Simone Phoenix.

Was it an accident, or something more sinister? Julia quickly befriends the owner, Russell, and learns that the seemingly tight-knit drag family working at Sparkles are not without their problems. With secrets and lies revolving around love, money, and revenge, each of them appears to have a motive for wanting Simone out of the way. Can Julia resist the lure of cracking yet another case for the sake of having a peaceful family holiday by the sea, or will the urge to uncover the truth take over once again?

Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune – OUT NOW

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About This Book

Released: May 8th 2018

Words: 53,000

Series: Book 12 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

When Barker’s book launch is ruined by the sudden appearance of a decade-old skeleton, Julia finds herself with another cold case on her hands. It quickly becomes evident that the skeleton belongs to Mabel Crump, the former manager of the library, but with Mabel supposedly having fled Peridale for a new life in Spain ten years previously, how did she end up there, and more importantly, why?

With Mabel’s family gathered in Peridale for the ninetieth birthday of her husband, Julia soon realises the Crump family are not all they seem. Did one of the Crumps kill Mabel, or did someone in Julia’s family murder the former librarian? Between the skeleton, Barker’s sudden rise to author fame, and an unexpected love rival, Julia must juggle the different sides of her life to piece together her most challenging case yet. With secrets and lies spanning back ten long years, can Julia crack the case before everything crumbles around her?

Cupcakes and Casualties – OUT NOW

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About This Book

Released: March 27th 2018

Words: 52,000

Series: Book 11 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

The residents of Peridale don’t like change, so when the famous actress, Candy Bennett, rolls into the village to demolish a historic cottage, things don’t go as smoothly as she would have hoped. With the ‘Peridale Preservation Society’ protesting her plans to build a modern home on the land, things quickly turn sour. Days into the project, Candy’s lead builder, Shane, is murdered and the task to solve the mystery once again falls into Julia’s lap.

Did one of the protestors kill the builder to make a statement, or was he murdered by someone from within his own team? With the preservation society, the actress, the architect, and the builders all keeping secrets, Julia soon has her hands full gathering evidence, but it’s a familiar-looking new arrival in the village that commands her attention. Julia’s life is torn apart when she learns of the stranger’s true identity, but will she be able to focus on the challenging case before another body turns up? The only certainty is that Julia’s life will never be the same again.

Stroke of Death – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Scarlet Cove series is here! You can now grab Stroke of Death on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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About This Book

Released: January 31st 2017

Words: 52,000

Series: Book 3 – Scarlet Cove Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

Liz Jones moved to Scarlet Cove six months ago for a fresh start away from her detective life in the city. In that time, she has opened an arts and crafts shop, adopted a dog, made friends, and even found a farmer boyfriend. When she takes on her latest project of forming an art group, she does not expect it to land her back in the middle of another murder investigation, but that is precisely what happens.

With the gallery’s tyrannical owner, Katelyn Monroe, on holiday, Liz’s best friend, Nancy Turtle, suggests they host an exhibition of their work in her absence. When Katelyn returns from her holiday early and shuts down the exhibit, it immediately results in her murder. With all of Liz’s newly formed group, including Nancy, in the frame, she feels obligated to uncover the truth behind the killing. Between fake paintings, secret love affairs, and bitter rivalries, it seems every one of Liz’s art students has a motive for killing Katelyn, but can the retired detective put her retirement on hold long enough to uncover the truth before a second slaying?

Gingerbread and Ghosts – OUT NOW

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About This Book

Released: December 12th 2017

Words: 48,000

Series: Book 10 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

Christmas falls on Peridale, but that does not mean café-owner and part-time sleuth, Julia South, can sit back and enjoy the festivities. When the opening night of the annual Christmas play ends with Julia’s elderly gran, Dot, fatally shooting a man in front of the whole village, Julia’s world is turned upside down. Did Dot plan to murder the man she has a secret past with or was she framed?

While juggling the slow process of adopting her foster daughter, her heavily pregnant sister’s looming delivery date, and her detective inspector boyfriend seemingly keeping secrets, Julia must wade through the tangled history of the Peridale Amateur Dramatics Society if she wants to free Dot from prison before Christmas Day. With the walls of Julia’s personal life closing in around her, and the cast and crew of the play not being all they seem, can she figure out the truth in time, or is it one case too many? The only thing guaranteed is that it promises to be a holiday season to remember…

Birthday Cake and Bodies – OUT NOW!

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About This Book

Released: October 17th 2017

Words: 47,000

Series: Book 9 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

When Julia gathered Barker’s family at Peridale Manor for his surprise birthday party, she did not expect it to result in murder! Minutes before the celebration is scheduled to begin, Barker’s nephew, Luke, is found strangled in his bed, putting an end to Julia’s dream of a quiet family get together. Only one of Barker’s family could have murdered the young man, but which one?

Thanks to a botched burglary in the village, the police station is clogged up, forcing Barker to go rogue with Julia. He shuts down the manor, vowing to solve the murder before sunrise, but will he be able to pin the murder on one of his brothers or their wives? Julia quickly discovers that each member of his family has a secret, but which one led to Luke’s death? In a race against the clock, Julia must dig up the past, but can she uncover the truth without tearing Barker’s family apart forever?

Fruit Cake and Fear – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Fruit Cake and Fear on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited! You can also preorder the next book in the series, Fruit Cake and Fear (coming August 30th 2017), on Amazon now!

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About This Book

Released: August 30th 2017

Words: 47,000

Series: Book 8 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

A storm hits Peridale with disastrous effects. Barker’s cottage is destroyed, forcing him to move in with Julia, but she has more to worry about than him leaving his socks around and not putting the toilet seat up. Julia is shocked when the storm also uncovers a secret basement underneath her cafe and even more shocked when she finds the body of a teenage girl who has been missing for twenty years.

The cold case team rushes in, pushing Julia out of her cafe and leaving her to unravel the truth of the past one thread at a time. When she realises the girl, Astrid, was the daughter of Evelyn, the eccentric B&B owner, Julia vows to piece together the events that led to Astrid being trapped in a basement for decades. How did the girl die, and more importantly who killed her? Julia hunts for clues to a case the village had almost forgotten about so she can bring Evelyn the peace she deserves, but will she be able to do it in time before somebody she loves suffers a similar fate?

Macarons and Mayhem – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Macarons and Mayhem on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited! You can also preorder the next book in the series, Fruit Cake and Fear (coming August 30th 2017), on Amazon now!

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About This Book

Released: July 30th 2017

Words: 41,000

Series: Book 7 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

Excitement blossoms through Peridale when a prestigious gardening magazine picks the village as the spotlight for their next issue, but that joy quickly turns to dread when members of the local gardening society, The Peridale Green Fingers, start dying one by one after their obituaries are sent to The Peridale Post the day before their murders.

Julia is asked to bake macarons for the magazine’s unveiling of ‘The Best Garden in Peridale’ party, but with death striking the village, she has more important things to worry about. Is somebody killing The Green Fingers’ to better their chances of winning the title as well as the cash prize, or is there something more sinister happening? With her old friend and newspaper reporter, Johnny, by her side, Julia must uncover the truth before every member of the club is crushed like an unwanted weed.

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