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THE JUNIPER JUNCTION COZY HOLIDAY MYSTERIES IN ORDER

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Book 1: The Worst Noel (2018)

​On the busiest shopping day of the year, Lilly opens her jewelry store to discover it's been burgled. Then she trips over a body. Talk about a Black Friday.

When a second victim is murdered, Lilly finds herself squarely in the crosshairs of suspicion. The clock is ticking as Lilly tries to unwrap the mystery of the real killer’s identity.

As the bodies pile up like so much snow, Lilly is shocked to discover her ex-husband has returned to town after a fifteen-year absence. Could his reappearance have anything to do with the murders? One thing is sure: Lilly doesn't want him anywhere near their two teenage kids, neither of whom remember him, or her mom, whose mental health is declining.

Can she figure out who killed the victims before she becomes one herself?

Find out if Lilly is about to have herself a merry or scary little Christmas in this cozy, small-town mystery. Recipes included!

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Book 2: Dead, White, and Blue (2019)

​It’s bad enough when the owner of the new bistro in town drops dead at the Independence Day celebration, but when Noley, Lilly’s best friend, is charged with the murder, things start to heat up.

And speaking of heat, there’s a firebug on the loose in Juniper Junction. Houses in town are going up in smoke and when the fires hit a little too close to home, Lilly is pulled into the investigation to uncover the identity of the arsonist.

Can Lilly clear Noley’s name and figure out who’s starting the fires before she becomes a victim herself?

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire in this cozy holiday mystery. Find out if Lilly gets burned as she deals with murder, mayhem, her mother’s dementia, and a coming-of-age issue under her own roof.

Recipes included!

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Book 3: Be My Valencrime (2020)

 

It’s Valentine’s Day in Juniper Junction and love is in the air. Or is that just a dark cloud?

Lilly’s shop assistant, Harry, is about to pop the question to his girlfriend, Alice Davenport. He’s got the ring, he’s planned a romantic dinner, and he’s even thought of a gracious escape if Alice says no.

The only thing missing is…Alice.

Lilly wants to do all she can to help find Alice, even if that means interfering with a police investigation. But as she begins to learn more about Harry’s sweet, unassuming girlfriend, she discovers that Alice is hiding a shocking secret that will complicate everything.

And when Lilly suffers a lapse in judgment, the consequences are swift and painful. Can she pull herself together enough to help her daughter through a tunnel of teenage angst, deal with her mother’s dementia-related wanderings, and still help Harry find his Happily Ever After?

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Book 4: Ghouls' Night Out (2020)

 

Halloween is just around the corner and the goblins are out in force in Juniper Junction. A crotchety merchant, a malicious next-door neighbor, and some ghoulish trick-or-treaters are causing hair-raising problems for Lilly Carlsen's boyfriend, Hassan Ashraf, and things are about to get much worse. 

When Hassan finds himself at the center of a police investigation following the deaths of two of his tormentors just days apart, Lilly is ready to help in any way she can to bring the real fiends to justice.

But with Lilly's daughter having trouble adjusting to college, her mother continuing her downward spiral into dementia, and possible romantic strife on the horizon between Lilly's brother and her best friend, Lilly's Halloween is beginning to look especially frightful.

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Book 5: MayDay! (2021)

 

Lilly Carlsen has planned the perfect wedding reception for her brother, but her plans unravel in spectacular fashion when a dead body turns up and someone's dangerous prank spirals out of control. 

After Bill and Noley head off to their well-deserved honeymoon in the tropics, Lilly is determined to find out who was behind the events that turned a fairy-tale evening into the worst wedding reception in Juniper Junction history. But all is not as it seems, and Lilly may be putting herself in grave danger by attempting to uncover the culprits.

And to make matters worse, serious family issues are mounting and Lilly may have to do the one thing she swore she wouldn't do...

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Book 6: Fowl Play (2022)

 

Lilly Carlsen hates the idea of anyone spending Thanksgiving alone, so she invites four near-strangers to the feast. But if she'd known two of her guests would later wind up murdered, she would have eaten dinner by herself with all the shades pulled down.

And if she had dreamed she would become a suspect after finding the first body, she might have skipped Thanksgiving altogether.

After the first murder, the suspicions of the officer in charge of the case fall squarely on Lilly's shoulders. And just when she thinks things can't get any worse, there's another murder, this one much closer to home.

Lilly's got a lot on her plate.

There's plenty of motive to go around this Thanksgiving, and if Lilly can't clear her name and figure out who's responsible for the murders, she risks spending the holidays behind bars...or worse.

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Book 7: St. Patrick's Fray (2023)

 

Lilly could use a little luck 'o the Irish...

When a business tycoon winds up dead shortly after unleashing a scathing and humiliating criticism of Lilly and her jewelry designs, Lilly finds herself under suspicion of committing murder. And though she has an alibi, the only one who can confirm it is a two-month-old baby.

To make matters worse, Lilly's shop is the target of a shocking St. Patrick's Day smash-and-grab robbery by an unlikely and frightful assailant. The real horror, though, comes after the robbery, when Lilly and her husband become the targets of an extortionist who's willing to go to frightening lengths to get what he wants. 

Can Lilly turn her luck around before the killer strikes again and she loses the people most dear to her?

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