To keep her clients coming back and her business under wraps, Lilah will have to chop down the list of suspects fast, because this spicy killer has acquired a taste for homicide…. First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers. Lilah drake’s covered dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves.
While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who’s really behind the apron. So when someone drops dead at a church bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of secrets, lies, and murder—and going toe to toe with a very determined and very attractive detective.
But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, lilah finds herself in a pot-load of trouble…After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don’t have the time or skill to do so themselves, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own.
Cheddar Off Dead An Undercover Dish Mystery Book 2
From the author of the big chili comes her latest mystery about caterer and cook Lilah Drake who is up to her elbows in deadly trouble during the Christmas holidays. Now, detective jay parker, lilah will have to team up with her former fling, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year.
. It turns out the deceased kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. The christmas holidays are one of lilah’s favorite times of the year, of course, family, filled with friends, and, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients.
But lilah’s yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot.
Pudding Up With Murder An Undercover Dish Mystery Book 3
When he's found facedown in Lilah's casserole, it's anyone's guess as to who might have wanted the old man dead. Spring is right around the corner, and with the warmer temperatures come plenty of food requests from Lilah Drake's covered-dish clients. Lilah pulls out all the stops with a sweet new casserole for the birthday party of Marcus Cantwell, a wealthy curmudgeon who has some angry ex-wives and more than a few enemies.
Secret chef lilah drake has a killer casserole to deal with in the latest Undercover Dish mystery from the author of Cheddar Off Dead. Customers trust lilah drake to keep her mouthwatering meals under wraps, but when a millionaire meets his untimely end, some sinister secrets become the main course. A possible new heir to marcus’s fortune adds some unexpected spice to the investigation, but Lilah fears that the old adage is true, and "the proof is in the pudding.
Includes recipes! .
Death in Dark Blue A Writer's Apprentice Mystery Book 2
She lives rent-free in Camilla’s beautiful, Gothic house. An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer’s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries. In the quaint town of blue lake, indiana, lena London is settling into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare…Things are beginning to go right for Lena.
She’s got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West. After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person.
. But when she’s found dead behind sam’s house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.
A Dark and Stormy Murder A Writer's Apprentice Mystery Book 1
But lena’s fortune soon changes for the worse. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she’ll get to live rent-free in Camilla’s gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana. Lena london's literary dreams are coming true—as long as she can avoid any real-life villains.
. An aspiring suspense novelist lands in the middle of a real crime in the first Writer's Apprentice mystery. Now lena must take a page out of one of camilla’s books to hunt down clues in a real crime that seems to be connected to the novelist’s mysterious estate—before the killer writes them both out of the story for good.
. Camilla graham’s bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla’s new assistant, she can’t believe her luck. First, she lands in the center of small town gossip for befriending the local recluse. Then, she stumbles across one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without—a dead body, found on her new boss’s lakefront property.
A Dark and Twisting Path A Writer's Apprentice Mystery Book 3
Lena and camilla work on a suspect list, but a threatening note and a violent intrusion at Graham House prove that the devious killer has decided to write them into the plot. Writer's apprentice lena london is happily working on a new collaboration with her idol and bestselling suspense novelist and friend Camilla Graham, but her joy is short-lived when a dark cloud descends upon the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana.
. Lena's best friend, Allison, is in a panic. Surveillance video of a break-in at his house shows a shadowy figure trying to incriminate him by stealing the weapon from his desk. Lena quickly realizes that allison has nothing to worry about as the murder weapon points to a different suspect altogether: Lena's embattled boyfriend, Sam West.
Sam was cleared of his wife's murder when she was found alive, and now someone is trying to make him look guilty again. On a walk in the woods by her home, Allison discovers the body of her mail carrier, an argumentative man who recently had a falling out with Allison's husband.
Death with a Dark Red Rose A Writer's Apprentice Mystery Book 5
Writer's apprentice lena london is enjoying life in Blue Lake and being newly engaged, but is soon drawn into the terrifying disappearance of one of her closest friends. Lena is starting to feel like having it all may actually be possible! She and suspense novelist Camilla Graham are busily plotting their next novel and she's got a brand-new diamond ring on her finger thanks to her fiancé, Sam West.
Has she been abucted? could the strange new corporation play a role in her disappearance? Lena is determined to find out and rescue her friend because she knows that the truth can be stranger and much more deadly than fiction. They seem to be intent on gobbling up prime real estate and changing the landscape of Lena's lovely adopted home.
When she and sam get a call from their good friend and Blue Lake detective Doug saying that his girlfriend--and Lena's pal Belinda--isn't answering her phone and missed a date with him, they all head out to her home. The trio is shocked to discover that Belinda's purse and phone are at her house, along with a single red rose on her countertop--but Belinda herself is missing.
The only blot on her blue Lake life is a strange new corporation that has come to town called Plastisource.
Death Waits in the Dark A Writer's Apprentice Mystery Book 4
Writer's apprentice lena london is back and better than ever when her friend bestselling suspense novelist Camilla Graham needs help solving a town murder that hits a little too close to home. It's summertime, and Lena and Camilla are busy working away while a town vandal runs amok. Things get even more complicated when Jane Wyland pays Camilla a not-so-friendly visit and gives her an ultimatum: reveal Camilla's husband James's family secret, or she will.
Lena assures camilla that nothing will come of the woman's threats, since the family has no secrets to hide. When jane wyland is later found dead, they're convinced that whatever secret she was planning to expose led to her death. With lena's assistance, Camilla is determined to solve the case before the finger points at her.
Checked Out The Village Library Mysteries Book 1
There are no renewals when you’re permanently checked out. When librarian ann beckett finally reluctantly agrees to being set-up on a blind date by one of her over-eager patrons, she figures the worst that could happen would be the two of them wouldn’t hit it off. Little did she know that she’d be stood up.
. Because her date was murdered. With help from her patrons, ann tries to find out who might be responsible in the small town of Whitby before more residents are permanently checked out.
Death in a Budapest Butterfly A HUNGARIAN TEA HOUSE MYSTERY Book 1
Hana keller serves up european-style cakes and teas in her family-owned tea house, but when a customer keels over from a poisoned cuppa, Hana and her tea-leaf reading grandmother will have to help catch a killer in the first Hungarian Tea House Mystery from Julia Buckley. When a guest is poisoned at a tea event, Juliana’s dire predictions appear to have come true.
. Things are brought to a boil when Hana’s beloved Anna Weatherley butterfly teacup becomes the center of the murder investigation as it carried the poisoned tea. Lately, however, her readings have become alarmingly ominous and seemingly related to old Hungarian legends. The cup is claimed as evidence by a handsome police detective, and the pretty Tea House is suddenly endangered.
Hana and her family must catch the killer to save their business and bring the beautiful Budapest Butterfly back home where it belongs. Hana keller and her family run maggie's Tea House, an establishment heavily influenced by the family's Hungarian heritage and specializing in a European-style traditional tea service.
But one of the shop's largest draws is Hana's eccentric grandmother, Juliana, renowned for her ability to read the future in the leaves at the bottom of customers' cups.
Flipped For Murder Country Store Mysteries Book 1
And when she spots a for sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. With all eyes on her, unscramble the town's darkest secrets, she'll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, and track down a cold-blooded killer--before she's the next to die.
. In this freshly baked series, author maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start--until a murderer muddles the recipe. Nursing a broken heart, robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana.
Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor's disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick.