Pies and Pages Cozy Mysteries

Carolyn Q. Hunter

Master pie baker, Bertha Hannah, is thrilled to open a combination book store and pie shop. A series of mysterious deaths pop up in her quaint small town, and Bert quickly finds herself elbows-deep in trying to solve the mysteries, before they strike too close to home!

Killer Cheesecake Tart

Pie shop owner Bertha Hannah might not have any children of her own, but this Mother’s Day she is celebrating by helping to cater a Wine and Cheese party for some of the richest ladies–and mothers–in all of Culver’s Hood, Nebraska. She has a delicious cheesecake tart prepared for the occasion, and things start off swimmingly, until a gruesome discovery is made at the elegant venue.

When the hostess of the party is found, face down, in one of the estate’s beautiful fountains, Detective Harry Manor is all too ready to point a finger at one of Bert’s fellow church members, who happens to be at the party. Bert steps in, along with her friends Shiv and Carla, to see what clues they can find to exonerate the innocent churchgoer, before the real killer slips through their fingers and gets away with murder.

Killer Apple Pie

There is nothing in the world that is better than pie, except for maybe a good book. At least, that’s Bertha Hannah’s opinion. Her two passions in life couldn’t be more evenly matched. When the idea arises for her to open her very own combination pie and book shop, she jumps at the opportunity.

However, getting everything organized and ready to open to the public is anything but simple–especially when there is murder involved. After an old friend is found dead in the shop’s back office, Bert is inundated with pompous detectives, money grubbing investors, and unruly customers.

Will Bert be able to sort things out before it’s too late or will this murder put her out of business before she’s even started?



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Bertha Hannah’s two passions in life are books and piping hot homemade pies, and when an opportunity arises for her to open her own pie and book shop, she jumps in headfirst, only to find that preparing to open her own shop isn’t exactly a piece of cake.


In the midst of getting organized and putting the pieces in place for her grand opening, tragedy strikes, far too close for comfort. All the while mourning the untimely death of an old friend, Bertha finds herself having to deal with pompous detectives, money-grubbing investors and unruly customers, which truly threatens to upset her apple cart.


Will she be able to unravel the mystery which has presented itself at the worst of times? Or, will her dream business be finished before it even starts?

Killer Chocolate Pie

Bert Hannah is thrilled to open her brand new combination pie shop and bookstore, Pies and Pages, just in time for the holiday season in Culver’s Hood, Nebraska. Kicking off the festivities is the annual Autumn Walk which is held in the downtown Old Market. Free samples of a tasty new pie and some awesome sidewalk sales on books are just what the doctor ordered to get new customers interested and buying.

Circumstances quickly turn dark, however, when the body of a disgruntled customer turns up on Bert’s doorstep. Detective Mannor is assigned to solve the case again, and Bert can’t help sticking her nose firmly into police business, digging for clues and ferreting out information. Will she be able to assist the detective in catching the killer, or will the trigger happy killer come for her next?

Killer Halloween Pie

It’s Halloween, and Bert Hannah is eagerly looking forward to the annual trunk-or-treat being held at her church. She’s got a great costume picked out and has plans to hand out mini Jack-O-Lantern Pies. The celebration takes a tragic turn when an accident occurs in the middle of the festivities and a member of the congregation ends up dead.

Bert is the only person who actually witnessed what happened, and the more she thinks about it, the more she wonders if it was merely anaccident after all. It seems as though murder has struck again, and Bert is determined to pin down the killer before they can deliver one more Halloween trick.

The DinerOf The Dead Series

Carolyn Q. Hunter

Aspiring writer Sonja Reed returns to her small hometown of Haunted Falls, Colorado, and agrees to take over the ownership and operation of her favorite local diner. Chaos ensues when she discovers that she has a rather unusual ability, which leads to her involvement in solving multiple murder cases.

Waffling In Murder

Diner owner Sonja Reed is suffering from “chef’s block” and can’t seem to come up with any new recipe ideas for her specialty waffle menu. Good fortune seems to smile upon her, however, when she is invited to cater an award ceremony at a local state park, and Sonja hopes that the event may spark her creativity.

Things sadly take a sour turn when the body of one of the attendees is found in a nearby cabin. Sonja can’t determine whether the murder is just a typical case, or if something far more sinister is afoot, but odd warnings from an old friend have her watching her back . . . and the woods.

Will Sonja’s adventure in creativity turn out to be her last?

The Wicked Waffle

When aspiring author, Sonja Reed, leaves her “dream job” in New York City to return to her hometown of Haunted Falls, Colorado, she immediately find herself pulled into investigating a murder that has rocked the quiet, peaceful town. What she encounters in her investigation will make you pull up the covers and lock the doors!

Battered and Buttered Waffle

Owning a diner in the small town of Haunted Falls has been a bit of a hair-raising experience for Sonja, and things go from bad to worse when a reality TV film crew comes to town. Wanting nothing more than to create her crisp, buttery waffles, Sonja find herself caught up once again in a murder investigation that leads to some decidedly “otherworldly” experiences.

Sinister Strawberry Waffle

Just when it seems that things have finally quieted down for diner owner Sonja Reed, a threatening note slipped under her door spurs a series of spine-tingling events. When a simple landscaping project goes terribly awry, and a local businessman is murdered,Sonja finds herself in the midst of her most perplexing and dangerous mystery yet.

Wicked WaffleParanormal Cozy Mysteries

Carolyn Q. Hunter

The ongoing story of diner owner, Sonja Reed, will have you on the edge of your seat! Despite her profound reluctance to continue to act as an amateur sleuth, Sonja soon realizes that it just may be her calling in life to assist the undead and catch criminals.

Wedding Waffle Murder

Diner owner Sonja Reed is suffering from “chef’s block” and can’t seem to come up with any new recipe ideas for her specialty waffle menu. Good fortune seems to smile upon her, however, when she is invited to cater an award ceremony at a local state park, and Sonja hopes that the event may spark her creativity.

Things sadly take a sour turn when the body of one of the attendees is found in a nearby cabin. Sonja can’t determine whether the murder is just a typical case, or if something far more sinister is afoot, but odd warnings from an old friend have her watching her back . . . and the woods.

Will Sonja’s adventure in creativity turn out to be her last?

Hot Buttered Murder

Sonja Reed, owner of the delightfully delicious Waffle Diner and Eatery, couldn’t ask for a better life. She adores her devoted boyfriend, who is a local sheriff, manages her own business, and has just been named the caretaker of a historical manor.

Unfortunately, her idyllic life takes a sour turn, when the body of a mysterious woman shows up on the diner’s front steps. What initially looks like an accident turns out to be foul play, and Sonja finds herself caught up in the middle of a murder investigation.

To add insult to injury, or poison to poor health, Sonja is beginning to experience strange things again–ghostly things which compel her to get involved in solving a murder. Will she be able to tie up the loose ends of the crime before the killer ties her up? Find out in this new delicious Cozy Mystery series, starring one of your favorite amateur sleuths.


Waffle made with a crap ton of extra butter.

I believe he called it blissful buttery something or other. Butter off dead lol that’s my idea.

Bacon Caramel Murder

Things are all astir in Haunted Falls,as the Autumn season officially begins. Diner owner Sonja Reed is already formulating all sorts of new recipe ideas for the coming holidays and is even beginning to get accustomed to living in a fancy estate home.

Unfortunately, not everyone is as happy as she is. The new middle school principal has cancelled the annual Halloween Party in favor of a Harvest Festival. Parents and students alike are up in arms about the change, but things go from bad to worse when the principal is found dead in his office.

As usual, it falls to Sonja and Frank to track down the killer before holiday festivities can begin. All the evidence seems to point in one direction, but Sonja–partially thanks to her paranormal gifts–has a gut feeling that there is more to the murder than meets the eye.




Thanksgiving Waffle Murder

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching in Haunted Falls, Colorado, and diner owner, Sonja Reed, is busy getting her new cottage ready for the big event. This year she is playing host to a large crew of hungry people–including her boyfriend Frank’s parents, and is excited to host everyone in her very own home.

Unfortunately, the harrowing nightmares she’s been having seem to be overshadowing the event and Sonja is beginning to wonder if perhaps there are ghosts involved. When the nightmares come true and another murder occurs, she finds herself plunged smack dab into the middle of another mystery. 

Will Sonja be able to solve this latest case before it ruins the holiday and more, or will she be the next victim? Find out in this chilling new Wicked Waffle Paranormal Cozy!!!

The Dead-EndDrive-In Series

Carolyn Q. Hunter

Sisters Anna-Lee and Sarah-Belle own and operate the new Drive-In movie theater in their small Louisiana town, and are spooked to discover that the Drive-In is haunted by a very peculiar ghost. This particular spirit is just the beginning of some spine-chilling, crime-solving adventures for the sisters.

Movies And Murder

When Sarah-Belle Francis buys a wax and plaster gorgon statue to accompany her latest movie showing at the Voodoo Drive-In and BBQ, her sister Anna-Lee can’t get over how ugly the thing is. The hideous wax figure turns out to be far more than Belle bargained for, however, when a human skeleton is discovered inside.
The sisters soon find themselves caught up in another wild paranormal mystery involving more folk magic, ghosts, and escaped movie monsters than either of them knows how to handle.

Will they be able to track down a killer before the gorgon’s stare turns them both to stone and freezes an already ice cold case to death?

Sisterly Screams

Estranged sisters, Sarah-Belle and Anna-Lee, haven’t seen each other in nearlytwo years. Life takes an unexpected turn when Anna has to return to their hometown of Sunken Grove, Louisiana, and fate throws the contentious pair back together again.

Unfortunately, the already-tense situation goes from bad to worse for the sisters, when a ghost appears at Sarah-Belle’s drive-in theater and restaurant, pleading with them to help bring his murderer to justice. Will the sisters be able to settle their differences and work together again in order to solve this case, or are the strange sounds of jungle drums coming from the bayou signaling their doom?

Find out in this new spooky cozy mystery series by popular author Carolyn Q. Hunter.

Moans Mummies and Murder

Sisters, Sarah-Belle and Anna-Lee Francis, are preparing to host their very first movie premiere at the Voodoo Drive-In, and they are going all out for the occasion. Since it’s a mummy movie, they are working to deck out the entire restaurant and drive-in with an Egyptian theme, even going to the length of renting a life-sized sarcophagus to display.

When the sarcophagus, which is supposed to be a novelty, arrives with a very real, very frightening, mummy inside, things start to get a bit weird, and escalate from bad to worse when a body is discovered on their doorstep. Strange sounds seem to come from within the sarcophagus, and the sisters don’t want to believe that the mummy has come back to life, but wonder if the tales of a three thousand year old curse might actually be true.


Will they survive to solve the mystery of the moaning mummy? Find out in this latest spine-tingling tale from the terrifyingly talented Carolyn Q. Hunter.

Blue Eyed Doll

If there is one thing that Sara-Belle hates, its creepy dolls.
Unfortunately for her, it seems like that’s all anyone is talking
about in Sunken Grove, Louisiana. One man wants to buy a rare antique
doll, another woman claims that no such doll exists, and yet another
woman is hoping Belle will show a haunted doll movie at her theater.
Things get worse when a local woman is found dead, and as luck would
have it, it seems a doll is somehow involved.

Is all this talk of dolls just a coincidence, or is there a connection
between the murder, the movie, and a strange antique doll–one with
glassy blue eyes that follow you wherever you go? That’s what Belle
and her sister Anna are determined to find out in this latest spooky
cozy mystery.