Cozy mysteries

Panic in the Pansies

The snow’s gone. It’s springtime in Nova Scotia. It’s house selling, bulb planting, and transplant buying time. Stay at home mom and canning aficionado Krista Willett is happy to be out of the house. But her new job at the garden center has its challenges. After all she knows nothing about gardening, her boss is AWOL, and her best customers turn out to be dead or crooked, or both. Can she keep this job? Does she want to? Does she have a choice? Her children, a stray cat, and her brother-in-law the failed inventor, all believe in her. Who can let a team like that down? Not Krista Willett, not this time of year.

Crafting for Murder

Beware! A crafty killer lurks in Gasper’s Cove
Seamstress, crafter, and empty-nester Valerie Rankin has plans to open a crafter’s co-op that will put Gasper’s Cove, Nova Scotia on the map. One month before opening day, she still has to pin down a venue, patch up the family business, iron out corruption in the town council, and unravel why anyone who tries to help her ends up dead. With the help of her Golden Retriever, an ex-con who loves cats, and a community of first, second, and third cousins, she just might pull it off.

  • All-new cozy mystery series set in the world of the fictitious yet immersive Gasper’s Cove where crafting and community collide
  • Mystery lovers and crafters alike will adore immersing themselves in this warm, quirky mystery featuring empty-nester Valerie Rankin and her efforts to re-invigorate the family business and her hometown.
  • A perfect gift for anyone who loves crafting, sewing, or simply a great read

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A Campsite of Culprits

My story “Made in the Woods is included in this anthology”

What’s a traveling bridal dressmaker to do when her dresses and place of business go missing?

Not anyone can run a bridal dressmaking business from a campground picnic table but Hazel Rollings does just that. The question is, can she solve a mystery too? With her business, her family’s reputation, and a wedding on the line she has to. Can this seamstress from Nova Scotia find her way around Austin Texas fast enough to solve a crime or will a clever opponent force her to pack up her scissors and thread and head back home in defeat?