It’s time for the Harvest Festival again, and Phyllis is determined to bake a killer pecan pie.
Hollywood comes to Weatherford, Texas, as a movie company arrives to shoot scenes for a film based on the novel by Phyllis Newsom’s friend Eve. But movie fantasy turns to deadly reality as a murder recreated for film turns out to be the genuine article, and once more Phyllis has to track down a cunning killer to see that justice is done.
DEATH BAKES A PECAN PIE is the fourteenth novel in the critically acclaimed and best-selling Fresh Baked Mystery series. Phyllis and her friends tackle another complex case with all the humor, camaraderie, good-hearted warmth, and delicious recipes that have made readers around the world fall in love with this series.
Investigative reporter April Longmont is collecting funds for the needy as a ringing, singing, dancing volunteer Santa. When fellow Santa, Joe Dinera, disappears from his corner, April’s concern leads her down an alley and to the gruesome scene of Joe’s lifeless body.
April and her fiancé, private detective Clay Augustine, are determined to find out who, and why, someone would kill such a nice guy.
This is the fourth book in the Sea Oak Mystery series.
With her entire family behind bars, Ella’s new life begins as a freshman at Stanford University in California. Despite her wish to live a normal life again, it appears she is still heavily cursed by her “luckiest” day, the day of her mother’s infamous lottery win two years ago. She discovers, in an act that feels like déjà vu, that someone has stolen five million dollars from the trust in her name.
Reunited with her high school crush, North Dakota State Police Detective Zachary Lake, Ella is determined to solve the mystery and defeat this new evil.
Two years ago, Freya Wilson accidentally hit an Amish man with her car, killing him instantly. She left him and drove away, terrified her violent ex would locate her using his police connections if she turned herself in.
Adam Lapp, the victim’s brother, left the Amish after his brother Robert’s death to become a police officer at Covert Police Detectives Unit and seek justice for his brother’s death. After getting some information from a witness, he makes it his personal mission to track down the mysterious woman in the silver car who killed Robert and left him dead in the street.
He wants to make her pay.
When Freya tells him the truth, he doesn’t arrest her as planned. He expected the woman who killed his brother to be heartless and cruel. He never expected her to a timid, kind, and beautiful woman who is running for her life from a controlling ex who wants her dead.
He didn’t expect his heart to want to forgive her and get to know her more.
When Freya asks him to take her to his family so she can also tell them what happened, he agrees.
But when Freya meets Robert’s parents Hannah and Aaron Lapp, along with his widow Mariah, will she have the courage to say what she came there to say, or will she crumble?
Will she find hope in the ashes, or just more darkness and sorrow?
Bonus: Includes an excerpt from Ashley’s upcoming novel Amish Under Fire, the sequel to Undercover Amish!
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A humorous mystery set in the fictitious small town of Gold Springs, California. Raina Sun is a typical graduate student trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in from a lawsuit disputing an inheritance from her dysfunctional family. Then her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent. Her quest to get her money back sets into motion a streak of bad luck. First, she finds the dead body of an ex-lover and becomes the prime suspect to his murder. The only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he’s sending out smoke signals). Her life careens out of control as her best friend does whatever it takes to get the inside scoop for the town’s newspaper. And her grandma moves into Raina’s postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble. The family secret Raina has been running away from is now staring at her across the dining room table every morning. Raina must figure out how to extract herself before things get dicey. There is no place for an amateur when it comes to murder. The eclectic cast of characters in this amateur sleuth mystery will have you scratching your head and laughing until the end.
Cozy mystery CAST THE FIRST STONE introduces Los Angeles business reporter Rebecca Stone:
When asked to investigate the murder of a Wharton professor spending the summer term at UCLA, Rebecca Stone must also grapple with partnering with her former fiancé who broke off their engagement to pursue a career on Wall Street.
Recipes from the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION by Rabbi Karen L. Fox and Phyllis Zimbler Miller (available on Amazon) are included in this cozy mystery.
Two short story followup outings for amateur sleuth Rebecca Stone are available on Amazon in TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE: REBECCA STONE MYSTERY SHORT STORIES.