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Carnations and Deadly Fixations

Carnations and Deadly Fixations

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Tracy Adams had three things going for her in her just-above-average boring life namely:
1. A good job
2. A good job... that she liked
3. A good job that she liked... and that paid VERY well

When she lost her job and had to move back to the small town where she grew up, it seemed like her life had lost all purpose. Helping out at her aunt's floundering floral shop seemed like the perfect distraction before she decided what to do next.

When her aunt's competition, a nasty and egotistical know-it-all is found dead, the rumor mill in Fern Grove goes into overdrive. With an important piece of evidence linking Tracy to the scene of the crime, she becomes a person of interest in the murder investigation. This leaves her feeling vulnerable and confused.

Moving back to Fern Grove was meant to be the start of a new life but this murder mystery is fast ending what has hardly begun. Will she retain her wits and piece together the clues that will lead her to the killer?

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Cookies and Buried Secrets

Cookies and Buried Secrets

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When a beautiful stranger sashays into a birthday party, Meghan Truman, along with other guests, is surprised to discover her relationship to the birthday celebrant.

This beautiful stranger attracts more shady characters to Sandy Bay. When one of these characters is found dead in an alley, the whole town is set on edge.

Will Meghan’s attempt to link the owner of a golden antique gun to the murder prove helpful to hunky Officer Irvin’s investigation or will the discovery of a buried secret lead to more murders?

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One Daisy and Two Crazy Funerals

One Daisy and Two Crazy Funerals

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When Tracy's floral store is commissioned to supply the arrangements for two funerals, she's humbled to be entrusted with the responsibility. She reluctantly puts up with the rude behavior of an old lady who manages the affairs of one of the deceased, a well-known philanthropist in Fern Grove.

When this old lady dies at the funeral, no one suspects foul play. After all, she was old and frail. However, the subsequent murder of another close member of the family, sets alarm bells ringing.

Could both deaths be linked?

Tracy is left bewildered and enraged when handsome detective Copeland suggests that her daisy arrangement was the one piece of evidence found at both murder locations. The stakes are further raised when the fortune of the deceased is revealed. It seems almost everyone associated with the dead aristocrat is a person of interest.

Is there a killer at large disposing of anyone associated with the deceased? Can peace be restored to one of the oldest families in Fern Grove? Will Tracy ask the right questions to expose the murderer or become the killer's next victim?

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Donuts and Disaster

Donuts and Disaster

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Meghan Truman’s relationship with her assistant is severely tested when she becomes prideful over a donut recipe she’s introduced to Truly Sweet’s menu. Matters are further worsened when a distant relative of this assistant, with selfish intentions and bad manners, is found dead in the town center.

The local handyman is arrested and put in jail when several witnesses confirm they saw him having an altercation with the murdered victim. Handsome detective Irvin and Meghan believe he’s innocent but the evidence against him is too damning to overlook.

Will Meghan’s attempt to give her assistant a second chance at restoring their relationship backfire or will a determination not to harbor unforgiveness in her heart lead her to the true murderer?

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White Lily and a Fatal Chili

White Lily and a Fatal Chili

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Helping her aunt grow her floristry business has given a new purpose to Tracy’s life. She’s delighted to be introduced to a young entrepreneur who plans to open the trendiest restaurant in the Pacific Northwest. The addition of her lily arrangement transforms a dull-looking room into a swanky functional space that has everyone responding in awe and admiration.

On the opening night of the restaurant, things take a sour turn when the jovial atmosphere is ruined by a rival restaurateur. Things go from bad to worse when the spouse of this rival is found dead.

Did something the deceased ate at the restaurant cause their death or something else?

The police arrest the young owner of the restaurant and make him their number one suspect. The rumor mill in Fern Grove is buzzing as the cause of the murder is discussed in every nook and corner in town.

Tracy is filled with pity and sadness as she watches this young man transform from a confident and passionate individual to a broken and bitter one.

Tracy knows how it feels to be wrongfully accused. The public court of opinion can be unforgiving in its verdict… even when the facts don’t add up. Can Tracy piece together clues that will reveal the truth and set this person free?

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Finger Foods and Missing Legs

Finger Foods and Missing Legs

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Meghan Truman is ecstatic when she discovers she’s won an all-expense paid trip to Paris for a Food and Baking convention. She’s never been to Europe and is looking forward to the sights, smells and people.

Her trip takes a very sour turn when one of the chief conference speakers is reported missing and subsequently found dead in her hotel room. Meghan is shocked when she’s informed she has been identified as a person of interest who the police want to speak to.

With her European trip in danger of turning into her worst nightmare, she must quickly identify who had the most to gain from the victim’s demise and absolve herself of any link to the murder before her hopes of landing a lucrative deal with an interested investor fades into nothing in the city of Love.

Book 6 in the Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Perfect for a lunchtime read or on a commute to/from work. If you want to enjoy a quick light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery, then you'll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

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Queen Tarts and a Christmas Nightmare

Queen Tarts and a Christmas Nightmare

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Meghan is ready to celebrate the holiday season in style with the man of her dreams by her side. All that changes when she receives a text message. It's from her mum who discloses that her father is very sick. She needs to get back to Texas... fast.

She has mixed feelings about going home as she's not been for several years. Her trip to Texas is greeted by:
- Two murders
- Characters from her past she'd rather forget
- Family members disappointed in her recent choices

As the very fabric of her family's existence is torn apart by accusations surrounding the murders of close friends, Meghan longs for the peace and tranquility of her adopted hometown of Sandy Bay. She is an emotional wreck and is confronted with betrayals, accusations, disappointments, homesickness, sad revelations, jealous friends, and a murder investigation. Make that two murder investigations!

Some people wish Christmas could be every day. Meghan just wants this Christmas nightmare to end. Will she help to find the killer and restore the essence of this most wonderful time of the year?

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Gingerbread and Scary Endings

Gingerbread and Scary Endings

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Business is good but the stress of fulfilling a new corporate order is almost driving Meghan Truman insane. She is therefore excited when handsome detective, Jack Irvin, proposes to take her to the movies. She never expected that a fun, carefree night at the Sandy Bay cinema would end with the tragic death of the movie theater manager.

Who would stand to gain from his demise?

As Meghan delves deeper into this murder investigation, she discovers that stress has a way of bringing out the worst in people. With the clock ticking to find the murderer, will she be prepared when a serendipitous act of kindness puts her squarely in the path of a killer on the loose?

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Freesia and Lethal Amnesia

Freesia and Lethal Amnesia

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A murdered conman. A long list of angry suspects. A small town florist desperate to find the killer and keep her business afloat.

When Tracy agreed to offer her services at the Presidential Dog Show, she thought it would open her business to a new client base. After all, the eyes of the country would be focused on Fern Grove during the event.

She's left frustrated and disappointed when the organizer of the event refuses to pay her. Things take a turn for the worse when she discovers that this person has been found murdered.

She understands the animosity his bad dealings generated in the business community but who would have hated him enough to end his life?

Can murder ever be justified?

Are the police asking the right questions to the wrong people?

Will Tracy help to solve this murder mystery and hopefully, the fate of her business that lies in the balance?

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Hot Chocolate and Cold Bodies

Hot Chocolate and Cold Bodies

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The end of year Sandy Bay festival is an opportunity for the town to display its history, promote local businesses and attract visitors to the best kept secret in the Pacific Northwest. There's just one problem. It's always associated with an increase in crime. This year, a stranger with an unknown identity is found dead during the fireworks display.

Some of the town's residents have had enough of the annual hassle. Others would rather die than see an end to this popular festival. Meghan Truman, a new resident in Sandy Bay with a successful bakery, is torn between either supporting an event that shines a light on all the good things about her adopted hometown or showing allegiance to a dear friend who is leading the cause to ban the festival.

With the town on the brink of a riot, no forthcoming clues to help Detective Jack Irvin in his murder investigation, Meghan must retain the hot passion that has seen her business and relationships prosper thus far while she confronts cold bodies all around.

The clock is ticking...

A murder investigation is growing cold...

Will Meghan provide the spark that unlocks this murder mystery?

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Slaughter of the Wedding Cake

Slaughter of the Wedding Cake

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When Meghan arrives in her small town in Texas, she's giddy with excitement at walking down the aisle and getting married to her sweetheart on her wedding day. She can just picture the day; an intimate ceremony with close family and friends, the sun shinning on her perfect day, scrumptious Texan nibbles for her guests and dancing the night away with her husband!

However, she discovers that her mom has hijacked her wedding plans and has invited every Tom, Dick, Harry and Sally in town.

Things only take a turn for the worse when the celebrity baker considered to bake her wedding cake is found dead.

The murder only serves to remind the small town of Peach Tree Grove of the recent misdemeanors of the Truman clan.

As relationships within Meghan's family begin to fray at the seams due to the mounting negative press coverage and an exposed secret that's been hidden for decades, it seems her wedding day will be cancelled.

But she can't let that happen. Not after all she's been through. Not after all she's sacrificed to get to this moment.

Meghan's big day is almost here but she'll have to wade through her fair share of heartbreak, betrayals, disappointments, hidden secrets and a gripping murder mystery before she gets to say, "I do!" She's ready to tie the knot but will a killer on the loose spoil her happily ever after fairytale?

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Ice Cream and Guilty Pleasures

Ice Cream and Guilty Pleasures

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Meghan Truman is honored to be invited to serve her signature tarts at the Governor’s ball. A night of glitz and glamour, in the company of handsome Detective Jack Irvin, is ruined for her when she experiences firsthand, the ungracious attitude of a prominent figure that she once looked up to.

Things take a turn for the worse when this insolent guest is found dead after eating a dish of ice cream. Meghan is sure she had nothing to do with it as her desserts were rejected by the deceased.

Will Megan and Jack be able to navigate this unfamiliar world of wealth and privilege to discover the truth in time to save her business?

Not all sweet things are pleasurable.

The guilty can sometimes be sweet.

Discover how Meghan helps to solve the latest murder mystery in Sandy Bay.

Book 9 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Perfect for a lunchtime read or on a commute to/from work. If you want to enjoy a quick light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you'll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

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