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Cozy mysteries that center on family, humor, and suspense, with quirky characters and an affectionate dog in the mix.


For Sandie James, catering is a way to pay the bills while her literature degree collects dust. This last-minute wedding engagement is a pain, but nothing she can’t handle. Until her dad crashes the reception.

An obsessive book collector, Dad picks a fight with a guest over a rare edition of a Raymond Chandler mystery. Sandie’s horrified when that guest later turns up dead—and her dad is standing over the body holding the murder weapon.

Convinced her dad’s been set up, Sandie must rely on her wits, and the enthusiastic help of Marlowe, the family’s Springer Spaniel, to save him from prison. As fear and blame spread through the quiet neighborhood, Sandie races to clear her dad’s name and find the real killer… before the killer finds her.


An art curator is found dead at the local gallery. When Sandie’s friend becomes the prime suspect, he implores her to put her sleuthing skills to the test once again. Sandie’s cop brother is against her sticking her nose in his case, but how can she refuse when the man she might be falling for needs her help?

But the deeper Sandie digs, the more confusing seems the case. Is this a meticulously planned murder, or a crime of passion?

Worst off all, is the man she is trying to save really innocent?


Sandie James, aspiring author and part-time cake decorator, couldn’t be more thrilled when her two dear friends, Geraldine O’Hara and Henry Edwards, invite her to their island wedding at the lovely Sand Reed Hotel. The only thing that would make the weekend even better is if Sandie’s boyfriend would get the time off work to share the happy occasion with her.

But under the sunny smiles, tensions are churning. The signs are there, and soon Sandie begins to fear someone in the wedding party arrived on the island with murder in their heart. When a guest turns up dead, the local sheriff is all too eager to declare the death an accident, but Sandie is sure there’s been foul play.

With more than one person warning her off the investigation, can Sandie find the killer before someone else goes belly up, or will she be next?