I’m thrilled to announce the release of Murder & Mayhem, a boxed set featuring six murder mysteries from the following Wild Rose Press authors: J L Wilson, Misty Simon, Michelle Witvliet, Vicki Batman, Cindy Davis, and Joanne Guidoccio.
Brownies, Bodies, and Breaking the Code by J L Wilson
Jessie Patrokus doesn’t give up…and that might get her killed. To complicate matters, a colleague turns up dead from eating the brownies she brought to the company potluck.
Gus Colcannon, a new programmer at the company, starts to ask a lot of questions and Jessie gets suspicious. That’s when she finds she may have uncovered a terrorist plot and discovers Gus is an undercover FBI agent. All Jessie has to do is dodge an email stalker, help unravel the clues that her murdered co-worker left her, and avoid falling in love with Gus. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.
Poison Ivy by Misty Simon
Ivy Morris has a new life as homeowner and proprietress of a popular costume shop. Between overpowering biddies and stolen lingerie from the worst-kept-secret side of the business, things get even more complicated when a woman is murdered at the ball—a woman wearing the same costume as Ivy.
With the help of her new friends, including a cute guy trying to rev up his journalism career to private eye status with this mystery—and revving up her heart in the process—she must solve the murder before someone succeeds in the quest to poison Ivy.
Medium Rare: Dead Man Talking by Michelle Witvliet
When Jennifer Flagg is drawn to the scene of a murder, she quickly discovers the business of talking to the dead is a whole lot more complicated when there’s a body still attached.
Her detective boyfriend wants her to stay out of police business. The dead guy wants her to help find his killer. And all the murderer wants is to put Jennifer permanently out of business.
Can an amateur sleuth find a happy medium between her suddenly changing paranormal world and her unstable personal life? The spirits might have the answers, but they’re the only ones not telling her what to do.
Temporarily Employed by Vicki Batman
Hattie Cook takes a temporary job at an insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.
When the police determine there’s more to the death of the former employee, Allan Charles Wellborn steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves. Can the killer be found before Hattie’s time is up?
On the Hook by Cindy Davis
A Picasso painting goes missing while en route from Chicago to New Hampshire…while the truck is moving. Kendra Jean Valentine, underwriting agent for the policy, is on the hook. She scrapes together enough to hire two women to work the case.
With creditors phoning daily, Westen Hughes jumps at the chance to earn a bundle of easy money, even though the offer comes from her old nemesis.
KJ pairs her with Westen’s total opposite: Phoebe Smith, a snake-loving, underwear-hating, tuba player with more baggage than Logan Airport.
For ten percent of a hundred million, Smith and Westen join forces to find one of the world’s most valuable paintings.
A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio
Gilda Greco discovers a body neatly arranged in the dumpster outside her office. Her life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation. When three more dead blondes turn up, all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders.
Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends. As the pieces fall into place, Gilda must confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked.