Killer CookieCozy Mysteries

Patti Benning

Small town Alabama gal, Lilah Fallon, acts on her dreams and opens a delightful cookie shop in an empty storefront along Main Street. Thinking that life couldn’t possibly be any sweeter, Lilah is dismayed to find herself caught up in an endless cycle of crime-solving adventures.

Killer Valentine Cookies

Lilah Fallon is celebrating the one year anniversary of The Casual Cookie, but her business is the only thing that seems to be going well. Her personal life is a mess, and her father is in the hospital. She’s beginning to wonder if she’ll have anything to celebrate this holiday season.

When a customer receives an injury in her shop, Lilah is horrified. Things go from bad to worse when the man is found the next day – dead. Is it her fault that he died? Will this spell the end of The Casual Cookie and everything she’s worked for?

Killer Caramel Cookies

Lilah Fallon has been bouncing from job to job ever since she left a cushy position at her father’s company. Recently fired from a voice-over job, she’s still on the hunt for a perfect career, where she can use her talents and abilities and still have room to live and breathe. When she sees an ad in the paper about an opening at the local salon, she jumps on it, certain that she has found her path, but what seems at first like a dream job, soon turns into a nightmare, and things go from bad to worse when a client is found dead. There are several potentialmurder suspects in the small town of Vista, Alabama, and unfortunately Lilah finds herself included in that group. Eager to prove her innocence, she enlists the help of friends to try to find the killer before it’s too late.

Killer Halloween Cookies

Lilah Fallon is continuing her search to find happiness, meaning, and most importantly, a job. When a friend mentions a seasonal position at a local farm, she jumps at the chance to try something different. Things start out well, but Lilah finds herself caught in the grip of terror when a man is murdered by someone in a mummy costume, merely a few feet from her. Consumed with guilt over having witnessed the atrocious act without doing anything to stop it, she embarks upon a quest to figure out who the killer might be, calling on friends both old and new for help. There sheer number of possible suspects is daunting, and Lilah finds herself feeling that she’s been taken on a wild goose chase, until the stunning truth begins to reveal itself…but will she be too late?

Killer Maple Cookies

Lilah Fallon is beyond excited at the prospect of opening her own cookie store, with the help of her neighbor, Margie. She already has her first major order, due the day before Thanksgiving, and is frantically searching for the perfect space in which to put her shop. Finding the perfect building for sale, she’s ready to jump in feet first and put a payment down before someone else snatches it up, but when the owner is found dead, hours after she last saw him, her plans are derailed.

Once again faced with a mysterious death, Lilah begins having second thoughts about opening her store. As Thanksgiving draws near and she struggles to finish the huge cookie order on time, she finds herself overwhelmed and on the verge of giving up, wondering if her dreams of owning a cookies store will be just another failed venture.

Killer Caramel Cookies

It’s Christmastime, and Lilah Fallon is busier than ever. Not only is she getting ready for the holidays, but she’s also on the verge of achieving her dream and opening her very own cookie shop. Pushing herself to the limit to reach her goals, Lilah also has to precariously balance juggling her ambitions with the simple necessity of making ends meet.

A wrench is thrown into the workswhen a local man gets murdered and one of her friends is the prime suspect. Compounding her stress level is a visiting mother and a dash of romance, and Lilah finds herself caught up in a whirlwindof Christmas mystery and intrigue. Will she save the day, and prove her friend’s innocence before it’s too late?

 

Buckeyes are the cookie.  Chocolate peanut butter.

 

There is also double chocolate peppermint and frosted sugar cookies.

Killer Valentine Cookies

Lilah Fallon is celebrating the one year anniversary of The Casual Cookie, but her business is the only thing that seems to be going well. Her personal life is a mess, and her father is in the hospital. She’s beginning to wonder if she’ll have anything to celebrate this holiday season.

When a customer receives an injury in her shop, Lilah is horrified. Things go from bad to worse when the man is found the next day – dead. Is it her fault that he died? Will this spell the end of The Casual Cookie and everything she’s worked for?