Hi, I’m mystery writer, Anna Drake. Welcome to my home on the Web.

About My Books

I write two cozy mystery series. So far, these books have only been available at Amazon. I’m beginning, though, to transition to a wider audience. A Rainy Day Murder is the first book in wide distribution, and I just added Bones & Boxes. It’s currently in the midst of being distributed for Nooks, and iBooks,  and other outlets..

If you like either of my series, please sign up to be notified of new releases here  for Nooks and other readers or here for Kindles. You may also send me an email at annadrake90@gmail.com, and I’ll add your name to my mailing list. Whatever you do, or don’t do, here’s to good reading. And now, on to details about the two series:

Melanie Hart Cozy Mysteries

Melanie Hart is a small-town journalist who works for her father’s downstate Illinois newspaper. It’s located a quiet little town and is a quiet little newspaper until murder comes their way.

Death among the Roses


death2smashMelanie’s journey into sleuthing begins when an old friend is murdered. Sidekick, Ginger Black, doubts the local police chief knows their circle of friends well enough to unearth the killer. She suggests they team up to help the local cop track the murderer down. Melanie isn’t so sure that’s a good idea.

But when Melanie’s pulled off coverage of the only murder investigation to come along in Cloverton since she started work there, she’s more than a little upset. Suddenly, Ginger’s idea to join in the hunt for the killer makes  perfect sense. So begins the first in a string of murders the pair set out to solve.


Read an excerpt here.

Buy for Kindle. Releases coming soon  for Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and more.

Check out additional Melanie Hart mystery books here.


The Hetty Fox Mysteries

These are stories from the life of Hetty Fox, whose existence is dominated by an unwelcome ghost and a contrary cat. Plus, there are all those dead bodies that keep piling  up. What is a poor widow to do? Solve the mysteries, of course

Bones & Boxes


Facing 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 second dead body. It also launches her into her first murder investigation.

But her effort to track a killer gets muddled as ghost and cat 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.

Book 1: Bones & Boxes.  Read an excerpt.

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