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The Melanie Hart Cozy Mysteries 


Death among the Roses

DAR3Life is good for Melanie Hart. She enjoys her role of lone reporter for the Cloverton Gazette, a small-town newspaper out in the midst of NoWheresVille, Illinois. She doesn’t even mind much having her father as a boss.

But when she’s pulled off the coverage of the only murder investigation to come along in Cloverton since she started work there, she’s more than a little upset. So when a friend suggests they team up to catch the killer themselves, Melanie decides the idea makes sense.
But in a small town where everyone knows everybody else’s business, how does an inexperienced sleuth unearth a hidden killer? Especially, before the killer learns he or she is being chased.



The Case of the Missing Elf

Ginger Black is in charge of the Downtown Business Association’s Santa’s Cabin. But the elf who keeps things running smoothly there has come up missing. Under Association Bylaws, Ginger must take over his duties until a replacement can be found. That means babysitting children who have been dropped off at the cabin while their parents shop.

Melanie thinks having Ginger anywhere near raucous children and a laughing fat man could lead to murder and sets out to track the missing man down.

This series may be read in any order.

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~ Available now: Hetty Fox ~

A ghost, a dead body, and a cat. Hetty Fox has her hands full. Recently widowed and new to to town, she also must find her place among a village of strangers. That effort is how she discovers her first dead body and is what launches into her first murder case.

But her effort to track a killer gets muddled as ghost, Andrew, and cat, Blackie, compete for her attention. Then there’s her daughter, Megan. How is Hetty to track a killer without tipping her off? Finally, mix in a clever killer, and Hetty finds herself truly challenged in this lighthearted, mystery novella.


~Coming Soon ~



BinAHetty Fox meets another new neighbor and discovers another dead body. Meanwhile, her resident ghost and her cat renew their battles. Then son-in-law, Damon, messes things up when it’s learned the new corpse is related to him.

But putting her knitting aside, Hetty works to clear Damon’s name. Even if he’s not a favorite of hers, he is, after all, the father of her young grandsons. And soon Hetty finds herself struggling to solve her first case involving a mummy.



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