Asheville MeadowsCozy Mysteries

Patti Benning

Becoming a chef at an innocent-seeming little nursing home isn’t quite as idyllic as it may look on the outside, and Autumn Roth quickly finds herself drawn into a world of intrigue, mystery, and murder.

Food, Family And Murder

Autumn Roth is finally getting comfortable with her new job and her new relationship. In fact, things have never been better between her and Nicholas Holt, the attractive and charming guy who runs the local nursing home. When he invites her to a family reunion, she sees it as the next step in their relationship and is both excited and nervous at the prospect of meeting his family. Things don’t go exactly as planned when disaster strikes at the family reunion, leaving one person dead and a handful of murder suspects, who just happen to be related to the man with whom Autumn is falling in love. She finds herself getting drawn into the investigation despite her best efforts, and can only hope that their relationship survives the family secrets that she discovers.

Small Town Murder

Autumn Roth has a good job and a long-term boyfriend,whom she hopes will become her fiancé before the year is out. When she loses both in the space of a weekend, she is convinced that her life can’t get any worse…until she witnesses an innocent man’s death while visiting her aunt and uncle at their assisted living home.

Trying to maintain her holiday cheer is difficult, especially when Autumn becomes the killer’s next target. With only weeks to go before Christmas, she struggles to deal with the new direction her life is taking… and to catch a killer before someone else gets hurt.

Murder on Aisle Three

Autumn Roth is still recovering from the craziest Christmas that she’s ever had when she is hit with another loss; this time, the murder of someone close to her. She’s determined to figure out who the killer is, but when the clues seem to point toward someone she believes is innocent, she knows that something is deeply wrong.

With the help of her aunt, uncle, and friends at Asheville Meadows, she has to dig deep to find thekiller before an innocent man takes the fall.

The Heart of Murder

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Asheville Meadows Retirement Home looks like Cupid has moved in—there are pink hearts and frills everywhere, and romance is in the air. Autumn Roth is certain that she’s the only one there without holiday plans, and the man she’s been dating since Christmas doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to make any.

It’s only after Autumn comes home one evening, to find out that her house has been burglarized, that her romantic woes begin to seem small. The thief didn’t take much, but he left behind something that will change Autumn forever – a corpse. Shaken to the core, she struggles to put together the pieces of the puzzle and solve the case, but what she doesn’t realize is that the killer is much closer than she could ever have imagined.

Dating is Murder

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.

Dying to Cook

When Autumn Roth gets a once-in-a-lifetime job offer from a local five-star restaurant, she finds herself torn between furthering her career, or staying at the job that she has grown to love. After a disastrous job interview, which ends with a dead body and a number of unanswered questions, Autumn soon realizes that she has much more urgent priorities.

She becomes one of six suspects as the police begins to investigate the murder, and when the evidence begins to point toward her, Autumn decides to take matters into her own hands without realizing that she has made a grievous mistake.

Food, Family and Murder

Autumn Roth is finally getting comfortable with her new job and her new relationship. In fact, things have never been better between her and Nicholas Holt, the attractive and charming guy who runs the local nursing home. When he invites her to a family reunion, she sees it as the next step in their relationship and is both excited and nervous at the prospect of meeting his family.

Things don’t go exactly as planned when disaster strikes at the family reunion, leaving one person dead and a handful of murder suspects, who just happen to be related to the man with whom Autumn is falling in love. She finds herself getting drawn into the investigation despite her best efforts, and can only hope that their relationship survives the family secrets that she discovers.