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Cupcake baker, Melissa Beckett always seems to find herself wrapped up in sticky situations. What starts out as an innocent political rally soon turns to chaos when a lovely young woman is found murdered.

Everyone is a suspect, but the lack of evidence has Chas, Spencer and the gang stumped, until an unexpected sleuth rises to the occasion and finds a clue that will rock Calgon to its foundations. Will they collar the killer in time? Or will the senseless murder be the first of many?

 

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Spring is a beautiful season in the small town of Asheville. Autumn Roth is looking forward to spending the morning in the park with her dog, but reality comes crashing down when a body is found along the riverbank.

Faced with the death of a friend, Autumn struggles to figure out what happened. At first, she’s not even certain that there was a crime, but when the police begin questioning the people she works with and one of her other friends starts acting strangely, she knows that something fishy is going on.

 

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Frank and Sonja are getting ready for a last-minute spring wedding. Wanting to have a small, simple ceremony, the couple is scurrying about, rushing to get together decorations, cake, and a dress, so that they can be married at Sonja’s favorite place on earth—The Waffle Diner and Eatery!
Unfortunately, when the ceremony is interrupted by a couple of crazed parents claiming their adult daughter was abducted by a backwoods cult, the happy day is put on hold. Things only get more complicated when the young woman is found dead under most peculiar circumstances.
Will Sonja and Frank get to the bottom of this latest murder mystery, or will their wedding be permanently postponed?

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Missy and Chas are back!!

We are so excited to announce the release of the Murder Moist Foul!

Summer Prescott’s very first cozy mystery has been updated with new characters, new scenes, and new twists and turns! Each book will have a recipe included for one of Missy’s luscious cupcakes and a personal note from Summer.

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Meet Melissa Gladstone, a hometown Southern gal, with a nose for clues and a talent for tasty cupcakes!

Nearly everyone in the sleepy town of LaChance, Louisiana knows about the rivalry between local celebrity baker Missy Gladstone and Darryl Davis, the down and dirty donut man from across town, but no one ever thought that their fierce competitive streaks would one day lead to murder.

Chas Beckett, LaChance’s handsome new homicide detective, has some serious questions for Missy and her loyal assistant Ben, and it’s up to Missy to figure out who the killer is before the two of them find themselves in jail.

Will Missy end up losing the business that she’s struggled so hard to build after the death of her parents?

Find out the answer to that question and more in this breath-taking, newly-revised 1st Book in the Frosted Love series by Best-Selling Cozy Mystery Author, Summer Prescott!

New Release-Killer Christmas Pie!

Summer Prescott Books is thrilled to announce the release of Killer Christmas Pie, book 5 in The Pies and Pages series by Carolyn Q. Hunter!

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It’s Christmas time and pie shop owner, Bertha Hannah, is gearing up with a brand new Gingerbread Pie and a little holiday shopping. Bert and her best friend Carla find themselves in a spending mood as the newest mall in the area advertises a plethora of specialty shops, department stores, and restaurants. It’s time for a girl’s day out!

Off on their festive adventure, the ladies run into Detective Mannor–a man Bert recently turned down for a date—and the day heads rapidly downhill when a body is discovered in one of the mall’s most popular shops. A cheerful season of peace and goodwill has turned blood red with homicide and it’s up to Bert to figure out the mystery before Santa can say Ho-Ho-Ho.

12 Slays of Christmas is LIVE!!

Have Yourself a Merry Cozy Mystery Christmas!

A 12-book, Christmas-themed, boxed set with Recipes!

We’ve got twelve new, never-before published, Christmas-themed cozy mysteries in a boxed set from twelve cozy authors! Holiday murder and mischief abound, but not to worry we’ve got our share of amateur sleuths!

And to make everyone’s holidays bright and merry, the authors of The 12 Slays of Christmas, in addition to sharing our Christmas whodunit stories with our readers, are donating the proceeds from our boxed set to an animal rescue shelter. C’mon! Buy a book, rescue a dog! (or cat!)

Can’t you just feel Christmas in the air? So, put on your winter mittens, dust off your holiday recipes, start humming those carols, and have yourself a Merry Christmas with a little murder, a whole lot of fun, and a gift of love to our cozy pet partners in crime solving!

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What’s in the Boxed Set:

Abby L. Vandiver – Baby, it’s Cold Outside

Judith Lucci – The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year

Amy Vansant – Stollen Time

Colleen Mooney – Death by Rum Balls

Amy Reade – The Worst Noel

Nell Goddin – The Case of the Curious Biscuit

Colleen Helme – Devil in a Black Suit

Kim Hunt Harris – Frankincense, Gold and Murder

Larissa Reinhart – A View to a Chill

Cindy Bell – Christmas Chocolates and Crimes

Summer Prescott – Home for the Holidays

Kathryn Dionne – Murder at the Holiday Bazaar

Bonus – Recipes from the Authors.

And we love hearing from our readers, so stop by our website at 12slaysofchristmas.com and see what we’re up to. You can find out more about the authors, our 12-book boxed set, and how you can donate to a rescue shelter.

New Release- Carolyn Q. Hunter!!

What’s Thanksgiving without a little bit of pie from Pies and Pages?!
 
Pick up your copy of Killer Thanksgiving Pie by Carolyn Q. Hunter for only 99 cents and dig into a deliciously killer cozy mystery!
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Thanksgiving is a big deal for pie and book shop owner, Bertha Hannah, largely because it happens to be the most pie-related holiday on the calendar. Bert soon finds herself overwhelmed with the number of orders which need
to be completed before the holiday rush, but she’s vowed to let nothing keep her from honoring her annual commitment to volunteer at the local soup kitchen.

Unfortunately, the holiday production schedule comes to a shuddering halt, when an unknown man is stabbed to death in the alleyway behind the kitchen. Could his murder be related to a recent string of mysterious deaths that Bert read about in the paper, or was the man merely the victim of a random mugging?

As she is dragged further and further into the investigation, Bert begins to wonder if she’ll ever be able to find the time and peace to stop and give thanks this year.

Enjoy this mysterious holiday treat by the beloved Carolyn Q. Hunter!!

New Releases-Carolyn Q. Hunter!!!

Summer Prescott Books is excited to announce the release of Bacon Caramel Murder – Book 2 in the Wicked Waffle Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series.

AND

Killer Halloween Pie- Book 3 in the Pies and Pages Cozy Mystery Series.

both by Carolyn Q. Hunter!

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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.

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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 an accident 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.

New Release-Summer Prescott!

We are thrilled to announce the release of Creamy Pumpkin Killer, Book 6 in the Cupcakes in Paradise Series by Summer Prescott!

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While Missy and Chas are focused upon a possible addition to their lives that may change them forever, the town of Calgon is rocked by a brutal murder. A young wife loses her husband, and there are a couple of terrifying suspects. Spencer and Chas are on the case at the request of Calgon’s police chief, all the while battling against an incompetent homicide detective who barges in at the worst possible times.