“Surrounded by hostile former friends, the glitterati of footwear, and people who aren’t what they seem, Samantha has to uncover the killer with few resources and little experience. Fans of whodunits will want to add this one to their collection.” Susie D., Copy Editor, Red Adept Editing
Samantha Kidd Mystery #14
Release date: 3.23.23
Trade PB ISBN: 9781954579729
e ISBN: 9781954579507
All that glitters isn’t gold in Samantha Kidd’s latest mystery…
When Samantha Kidd’s jewel of a husband, shoe designer Nick Taylor, is named a finalist for Designer of the Year at an industry function, Samantha sponsors a banquet table and invites close friends and family to the celebration. But by the time the night arrives, most of them aren’t on speaking terms. Even romance with Nick suffers thanks to his dad’s move into the couple’s spare bedroom.
Before the cash bar closes, the toastmaster’s body is found with a gilded knife in her chest. What should have been a golden evening becomes a 24-karat disaster, and brutal weather conditions keep the cops at bay. Locked in a ballroom with two hundred suspects and seven angry tablemates, Samantha’s got just four hours to take a stab at solving the murder…before the murderer stabs again.
"Love Me or Grieve Me is a book for cozy mystery fans everywhere and a wonderful starting point for anyone new to the genre….[It] had all the important aspects of a cozy mystery while still feeling fresh and full of imagination. If you are looking for a suspenseful “whodunit” without the gore or horror of other genres, this book is definitely for you.”
– Annalise Herrmann, BookTrib.
LOVE ME OR GRIEVE ME
Madison Night Mystery #10
Release date: 10.25.22
HC ISBN: 9781954579439
PB ISBN: 9781954579422
e ISBN: 9781954579408
Genre: cozy mystery, traditional mystery
Reports of Madison Night’s death have been greatly exaggerated…
When a junior copy editor at the local newspaper mistakenly uses interior decorator Madison Night’s life story in the obituary of a recently deceased woman with a similar name, Madison’s life turns upside down. Addison Nigh, a once in-demand jazz vocalist, had fallen into obscurity, and her death notice surprises only those who thought she died decades ago.
Canceled lines of credit and a swarm of condolences to Madison’s loved ones are just the tip of the iceberg, but when the decorator discovers evidence that the real dead woman played a part in an unsolved murder, their identity mix-up gives Madison backstage access to a life of secrets. As parallels between the singer’s life and her own become impossible to ignore, Madison questions the true price of fame. But Madison isn’t the only one to discover the singer’s buried secrets, and if she’s not careful, the next obituary might be her own.
Can Madison protect a mysterious past with notes similar to her own, or will exposing the truth be her swan song?