Murder at the Mansion

Author: Alison Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517122560
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Murder. Mayhem. A madcap lady vicar. Reverend Annabelle Dixon is the charming, slightly gauche, very tall, thirty-something vicar of St. Mary's Church located in the picturesque village of Upton St. Mary in Cornwall, England. Recently appointed to her rural church position, Annabelle is beloved by her parishioners for dispensing good advice and godly wisdom with humor and charm while zipping her Mini Cooper around the country lanes and attempting to build a relationship with her church cat, Biscuit, who, quite frankly, couldn't care less. Trouble arises when Annabelle faithfully welcomes a new resident to her quaint parish. Her visit to the latest newcomer, Sir John Cartwright, is two-fold: to greet him and to dispel rumors of shady doings at the manor. This time, however, instead of tea and cakes, Annabelle is served a heaping plate of murder and a fine helping of handsome Inspector Mike Nicholls! Filled with laugh-out-loud moments and cake and pastry recipes, this humorous, cozy mystery is an excellent introduction to the Reverend Annabelle Dixon series. Included in this book are recipes for: - Wicked Walnut Cupcakes with Magnificent Maple Buttercream Frosting - Beatific Baklava - Chaste Chia Seed and Coconut Macaroons - Angelic Almond Cupcakes and Abundant Almond Butter Frosting Interview with the Creator of the Series Q - So, what makes the Reverend Annabelle Dixon series special? A - Annabelle. When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create a series that featured a heart-warming, smart, sometimes ditzy, ultimately good protagonist that we all undisputedly adore. I love mysteries so there was no question this character was going to be involved in solving them and I set it in the Cornish countryside, right at the end of England. But it is Annabelle - her humanity, her empathy, her big heart - who makes the series so special. With her sometimes partner, sometimes antagonist, Inspector Mike Nicholls, they create fun and drama as the small town mysteries unfold with humor and intrigue. If you enjoy the TV series, The Vicar of Dibley, Miranda, or Midsomer Murders, I think you will enjoy the Reverend Annabelle cozy mysteries series. Q - In what order should I read the books? A - The Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mysteries can be read, and enjoyed, in any order. The prequel, Death at the Caf� is set in London and takes place a few years before the rest in the series. All the books are complete mysteries. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence: Death at the Caf� (prequel) Murder at the Mansion Body in the Woods (coming soon) Q - Why should readers give these books a try? A - Because the Reverend Annabelle series is a gentle, but colorful romp through the beautiful English countryside in a place that is picturesque and peaceful on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices on the inside. Annabelle is a fun, uncomplicated character who is soulful, devout, smart and funny with a penchant for cake. Both Jamie and I feature many English countryside rituals, institutions and customs in these stories. Ultimately, readers who enjoy gentle pacing with a plot that twists and turns, features much fun, drama, quintessential Britishness, and small town murder, will get a kick out of this series. It will make you laugh and you will, I hope, become invested in the main characters and be rooting for them to come out on top. Reverend Annabelle Dixon Book Categories: Cozy Mysteries British Detectives Humorous Cozy Mysteries Traditional British

Death at the Cafe

Author: Alison Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517022167
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Assigned to St. Clement's Church in an inner-city borough just outside Hackney in London, Reverend Annabelle Dixon brings an enthusiasm and drive to her clerical position that baffles her mentor, Father John, but which soon gains her fans and admiration. Annabelle is not your typical vicar, but her strengths prove to serve her, and those around her, very well. When Annabelle plans to meet her longtime friend, Sister Mary, a Catholic nun visiting from West Africa, at a local café, little does she know that she will soon find herself embroiled in a mystery of deadly design. Their meeting place is awash with horror, with Sister Mary standing in the middle, shaking, her hand over her mouth and a dead woman at her feet. Armed only with a note, a disappearing dart, vague hints, and a love of cake, this quick-thinking, quick-footed holy woman must gather the clues, pacify a detective, and find the real perpetrator before both she and her friend wind up in jail.

The Case of the Broken Doll

Author: Alison Golden
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ISBN: 9781537538105
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A missing girl. A broken doll. Dark, deviant secrets. When 15-year-old Beth Ridley vanished on her way to school, it was a mystery that baffled and shocked the small community of Gorey, Jersey. A leg torn from a doll she was carrying was the solitary clue as to what happened that day. Now, on the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, Detective Inspector Graham is taking another look at the case. His Sherlockian tendencies are set alight. What he finds will rock the town, stirring memories long buried and forgotten. There are painful truths to face. And what of Beth? Can Graham discover what happened? Could she still be alive? Buy this book because it's good.

The Modern No Nonsense Guide to Paleo

Author: Alison Golden
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ISBN: 9780988795501
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Many people get derailed as they attempt to incorporate paleo principles into their everyday life. They so want to make an enduring success of paleo but they don't know how to change. The Modern, No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo provides practical tools to ease the transition to a full-on paleo life. Each chapter includes strategies, tips and checklists to identify the actions to power you on your paleo journey and create sustainable change.

Body in the Woods

Author: Alison Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530177578
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Buried bones. A boy. And tales of lost love. When a young boy is running home through the woods, he finds a bone: a forearm to be precise; a human forearm. This discovery sets in motion the reopening of a cold case that Reverend Annabelle Dixon, it seems, simply can't leave alone. In the quiet and relatively uneventful village of Upton St. Mary, gossip arises as word spreads that a body has been found in the woods. Once the investigation begins, the forensic team believes that it has been there for over a decade. But the question remains: who was buried there all those years ago? In the sequel to Murder at the Mansion, Reverend Annabelle finds herself in amongst the thick of the investigation. With her knack for gaining people's trust, winkling out their secrets, and piecing clues together, Annabelle is determined to solve the mystery. In Body in the Woods, there are laugh out loud moments as Annabelle gets herself into plenty of scrapes. There is also a newcomer to the village with his heart set on love, antagonism with her crush, Inspector Nicholls, and Philippa, her church secretary, once more supplying Annabelle with gossip, cake, and her own little puzzle that gets Annabelle a-thinking. Included in this book are recipes for: Ecclesiastical Chocolate �clairs Divine Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Rapturous Raspberry Cheesecake Annabelle's Favorite Apricot Tart Saintly Strawberry Cupcakes Interview with the Creator of the Series Q - So, what makes the Reverend Annabelle Dixon series special? A - Annabelle. When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create a series that featured a heart-warming, smart, sometimes ditzy, ultimately good protagonist that we all undisputedly adore. It is Annabelle - her humanity, her empathy, her big heart - who makes the series so special. With her sometimes partner, sometimes antagonist, Inspector Mike Nicholls, they create some fun and drama as the small town mysteries unfold with humor and intrigue. If you enjoy the TV series, The Vicar of Dibley, Miranda, or Midsomer Murders, I think you will enjoy the Reverend Annabelle cozy mysteries. Q - In what order should I read the books? A - The Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mysteries can be read, and enjoyed, in any order. The prequel, Death at the Caf� is set in London and takes place a few years before the rest in the series. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence: Death at the Caf� (prequel) Murder at the Mansion Body in the Woods Q - Why should readers give these books a try? A - Because the Reverend Annabelle series is a gentle, but colorful romp through the beautiful English countryside in a place that is picturesque and peaceful on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices on the inside. Annabelle is a fun, uncomplicated character who is soulful, devout, smart, and funny with penchant for cake. Both Jamie and I feature many English countryside rituals, institutions and customs in these stories. Ultimately, readers who enjoy gentle pacing with a plot that twists and turns, features much fun, drama, quintessential Britishness, and small town murder, will get a kick out of this series. It will make you laugh and you will, I hope, become invested in the characters, rooting for them to come out on top. Reverend Annabelle Dixon Book Categories: Cozy Mysteries Mystery Series British Detectives Small Town Mysteries Humorous Cozy Mysteries Traditional British International Mystery and Crime

The Case of the Screaming Beauty

Author: Alison Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514750964
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The prestigious Lavender Bed and Breakfast in Chiddlinghurst, England has a rich, Tudor atmosphere, an enviously manicured lawn... And a deadly problem. A young, beautiful woman, Norah Travis, has been found murdered in one of the rooms with no witnesses and seemingly no motive. Detective Inspector Graham, a man with a singular drive, a penchant for tea, and silent demons of his own, has been brought in to ferret out the perpetrator. Joining Sergeant Harris at the sprawling estate, the duo set their caps to solving a mystery that leaves them frustrated. It's a "whodunit" of crafty design with suspects on all sides and nothing clear cut. The proprietors, Amelia and Cliff, have jokes to share and almost nothing to hide, while their long time guest, Tim, seems shiftier. There is an ex-husband, a housekeeper, an old man, and questions galore. But who could it be? It's a conundrum. The Case of the Screaming Beauty is a modern murder mystery with an old fashioned feel; a story for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and CSI. Enjoy! Interview with the Creator of the series Q - So, what makes the Inspector David Graham series special? A - When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that played like a movie in the reader's mind. They are books with action, but also soul. They are ensemble pieces containing regular characters that are well drawn with strong personalities, humor and some tragedy. The Inspector David Graham books feel, to me, like good friends that never let me down. Every time we sit down to plan the books, I love to find out what the characters are going to get up to next! The Inspector David Graham books are a great mix of genres. They sit firmly in the cozy mystery category and are set on the beautiful island of Jersey in the English Channel between Britain and France. They feature a British detective who is part-Sherlock Holmes, part-Poirot, and, of course, uniquely himself. Q - In what order should I read the books? The Inspector David Graham cozy mysteries can be read, and enjoyed, in any order. The Case of the Screaming Beauty is a prequel to the other books in the series and, unlike the later books, is set on the mainland. All the books are complete mysteries. I've made sure not to include any spoilers for those who are new to the characters and any existing fans of Graham's adventures will still find plenty of fresh action and mystery as well as perhaps a few answers. All in all, there is something for everyone. The events in this prequel take place a few weeks before The Case of the Hidden Flame, the first book in the Inspector David Graham series of cozy mysteries. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence: The Case of the Screaming Beauty (prequel) The Case of the Hidden Flame The Case of the Fallen Hero (coming soon) Q - Why should readers give these books a try? A - Because the Inspector Graham series is a gentle, but colorful romp through the wealthy but isolated English island, a place that is picturesque and peaceful but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices. Graham is a complex character who is intriguing from the get-go and yet evolves throughout the series while his sidekicks are worthy, interesting characters in their own right. We feature many English countryside rituals, institutions and customs in these stories. Thanks for reading! Inspector David Graham Book Categories Cozy Mysteries Mystery Series British Detectives Small Town Mysteries Humorous Cozy Mysteries Traditional British International Mystery and Crime

The Case of the Hidden Flame

Author: Alison Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517640309
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Detective Inspector David Graham has just arrived on the island of Jersey, taking over a rag tag team of questionable commitment and skill at the Gorey Constabulary, a team that he is supposed to lead and develop into a cohesive investigative unit. Within minutes, his first challenge presents itself when ex-soldier, Colonel Graves, finds a dead body on the beach. As the military man kneels down, he discovers it is his soon-to-be fiancé half buried in the sand. In a small resort like Gorey, this event is monumental, and almost unheard of. The rumors swirl yet it is the new Detective Inspector's job, with a bag still packed and travel dust on his shoes, to ferret out the clues and solve the case...while bringing his team along to assist. With a Sherlock soul, The Case of the Hidden Flame packs humor and intrigue onto a small island of eccentric characters, roiling sea undercurrents, and deceptive coincidences - all accompanied by a fine cup of tea. Interview with the Creator of the Series Q - So, what makes the Inspector David Graham series special? A - When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that played like a movie in the reader's mind. They are books with action, but also soul. They are ensemble pieces containing regular characters that are well drawn with strong personalities, humor and some tragedy. The Inspector David Graham books feel, to me, like good friends that never let me down. Every time we sit down to plan the books, I love to find out what the characters are going to get up to next! The Inspector David Graham books are a great mix of genres. They sit firmly in the cozy mystery category and are set on the beautiful island of Jersey in the English Channel between Britain and France. They feature a British detective who is part-Sherlock Holmes, part-Poirot, and, of course, uniquely himself. Q - In what order should I read the books? A - The Inspector David Graham cozy mysteries can be read, and enjoyed, in any order. The Case of the Hidden Flame is book two in the series and is set on Jersey just as Inspector Graham takes up his new post. All the books are complete mysteries. There is a prequel, The Case of the Screaming Beauty, that provides background to the series. I've made sure not to include any spoilers in it for those who are new to the characters and any existing fans of Graham's adventures will still find plenty of fresh action and mystery as well as perhaps a few answers. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence: The Case of the Screaming Beauty (prequel) The Case of the Hidden Flame The Case of the Fallen Hero Q - Why should readers give these books a try? A - Because the Inspector Graham series is a gentle, but colorful romp through the wealthy but isolated English island, a place that is picturesque and peaceful but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics who possess all kinds of vices. Graham is a complex character who is intriguing from the get-go and yet evolves throughout the series while his sidekicks are worthy, interesting characters in their own right. We feature many English countryside rituals, institutions and customs in these stories. Ultimately, readers who enjoy gentle pacing with a plot that twists and turns, features much fun, drama, quintessential British-ness, and, of course, small town murder all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series. Thanks for reading! Inspector David Graham Book Categories: Cozy Mysteries Mystery Series British Detectives Small Town Mysteries Humorous Cozy Mysteries Traditional British International Mystery and Crime

Hunted

Author: Alison Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781515313915
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Did Lydia commit suicide, and leave her husband and daughter by choice - or is something more sinister afoot? Meet Lydia, John, and Diana Hunter. Lydia is a loving mother and wife, who wants nothing more than the best for her family. John is her husband. He is an over-protective homicide detective who loves his wife and teenage daughter with everything he has. Their daughter, Diana, is a genius, with an IQ level far higher than most. This is a family that adores one another. A family, however, that is torn apart by tragedy. When Lydia is found dead at her workplace, John loses the love of his life. His heart breaks for himself and his little girl as Diana spirals out of control. The authorities rule the death a suicide, but when events don't start to add up, the family that is left behind begins to suspect something isn't right. Interview with the Creator of the series Q - So, what makes the Diana Hunter series special? A - When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that mirrored exactly the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are always mystery novels, especially featuring female protagonists with attitude. Diana is badass and I can't tell you how many readers tell me she reminds them of themselves. She makes you feel you can do anything! The Diana Hunter books are a great mix of genres. There is nothing graphic or gratuitous in these books. Your Aunt Martha could definitely read them. But they are not "roses around the cottage door" -type mysteries. They are more hard-boiled with some romantic tension, suspense and thriller action to keep things interesting! Overall, the Diana Hunter series is designed to keep you turning the pages - and I've made sure there's never a dull moment. Q - In what order should I read the books? A - The Diana Hunter mysteries can be read and enjoyed in any order, however, Hunted is a prequel to the other books in the series. Unlike the other books, it is not a complete mystery. It relates the events that create the backdrop to the series and fills in some of Diana's personality and motivations. You don't have to have read the prequel to make sense of the later books but it will help to understand the sub plot more clearly. I've made sure not to include any spoilers for those who are new to the characters and any existing fans of Diana's adventures will still find plenty of fresh action and mystery as well as perhaps a few answers. All in all, there is something for everyone. The events in this prequel take place a few years before Snatched, the first book in the Diana Hunter series of mysteries. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence: Hunted (prequel) Snatched (coming soon) Stolen (coming soon) Chopped (coming soon) Q - So, why should readers give these books a try? A - Because the Diana Hunter series is a fast, fun, thrill-ride that takes no prisoners! Our heroine kicks butt but has a soft center. We want her to win out even when she's making poor decisions and alienating those who can, and want, to help her. I think most women will see a little, or a lot, of themselves in Diana Hunter. Ultimately, readers who enjoy lightning-fast pacing with a plot that twists and turns all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series. Thanks for reading! Diana Hunter Book Categories: Mystery Series Crime Thrillers Cozy Mysteries Women Sleuths Hard-Boiled Mysteries International Mystery and Crime

Snatched

Author: Alison Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517642907
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What would you do if you discovered a dead body? Would you investigate? Try to solve the case before the police arrive? Would you prattle on about theories regarding the murder, realizing you know almost too much about it? Would you put the handsome detective off balance so that he then accuses you of being the murderer? All before 9AM? No... surely no one would do that? Clearly, you haven't met Diana Hunter. When embarking on an early morning run, Diana notices a man sitting on the ground reading a book. When she returns, she finds he hasn't moved a muscle since she left her house. She checks him over and discovers that he is stone cold. Once the emergency services arrive, all equipped with a very good-looking, but pompous detective, Peter Hopkinson, she has to continually prove to the detective why she is not the killer while trying to solve the murder herself. Will Diana find the murderer before the detective does, or will they both discover that something a lot more sinister is going on at Royal Bay Beach? Interview with the Creator of the series Q - So, what makes the Diana Hunter series special? A - When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that mirrored exactly the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are always mystery novels, especially featuring female protagonists with attitude. Diana is badass and I can't tell you how many readers tell me she reminds them of themselves. She makes you feel you can do anything! The Diana Hunter books are a great mix of genres. There is nothing graphic or gratuitous in these books. Your Aunt Martha could definitely read them. But they are not "roses around the cottage door" -type mysteries. They are more hard-boiled with some romantic tension, suspense and thriller action to keep things interesting! Overall, the Diana Hunter series is designed to keep you turning the pages - and I've made sure there's never a dull moment. Q - In what order should I read the books? A - The Diana Hunter mysteries can be read and enjoyed in any order, however, Hunted is a prequel to the other books in the series. Unlike the other books, it is not a complete mystery. It relates the events that create the backdrop to the series and fills in some of Diana's personality and motivations. You don't have to have read the prequel to make sense of the later books but it will help to understand the sub plot more clearly. I've made sure not to include any spoilers for those who are new to the characters and any existing fans of Diana's adventures will still find plenty of fresh action and mystery as well as perhaps a few answers. All in all, there is something for everyone. The events in this prequel take place a few years before Snatched, the first book in the Diana Hunter series of mysteries. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence: Hunted (prequel) Snatched Stolen (coming soon) Chopped (coming soon) Q - So, why should readers give these books a try? A - Because the Diana Hunter series is a fast, fun, thrill-ride that takes no prisoners! Our heroine kicks butt but has a soft center. We want her to win out even when she's making poor decisions and alienating those who can, and want, to help her. I think most women will see a little, or a lot, of themselves in Diana Hunter. Ultimately, readers who enjoy lightning-fast pacing with a plot that twists and turns all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series. Thanks for reading! Diana Hunter Book Categories: Mystery Series Crime Thrillers Cozy Mysteries Women Sleuths Hard-Boiled Mysteries International Mystery and Crime

The Case of the Fallen Hero

Author: Alison Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530493500
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A historic castle. A beautiful wedding. A dead groom. Former big city cop, Inspector David Graham, is now leading a small group of officers in the tiny coastal village of Gorey. One Sunday morning, as he walks around the imposing Orgueil castle, Graham's peaceful life comes to a shuddering halt when he finds a woman kneeling beside the body of a stricken man. As the woman's screams ring out, Graham is there to assist - and to start gathering clues. Was it suicide? An accident? Or something far more nefarious? Questions lead to trails that send the team digging through the history of not only the affected families, but the castle itself where a quartet of talented musicians have seemingly vanished. Monolithic in size and secrets, Orgueil Castle may reveal answers in the strangest.... and deepest ways possible. With one dead, four missing, and many long-buried family secrets, Inspector David Graham wonders if there is enough tea to see him through it all. Interview with the Creator of the series Q - So, what makes the Inspector David Graham series special? A - When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that played like a movie in the reader's mind. They are books with action, but also soul. They are ensemble pieces containing regular characters that are well drawn with strong personalities, humor and some tragedy. The Inspector David Graham books feel, to me, like good friends that never let me down. Every time we sit down to plan the books, I love to find out what the characters are going to get up to next! The Inspector David Graham books are a great mix of genres. They sit firmly in the cozy mystery category and are set on the beautiful island of Jersey in the English Channel between Britain and France. They feature a British detective who is part-Sherlock Holmes, part-Poirot, and, of course, uniquely himself. Q - In what order should I read the books? The Inspector David Graham cozy mysteries can be read, and enjoyed, in any order. The Case of the Screaming Beauty is a prequel to the other books in the series and, unlike the later books, is set on the mainland. All the books are complete mysteries. I've made sure not to include any spoilers for those who are new to the characters and any existing fans of Graham's adventures will still find plenty of fresh action and mystery as well as perhaps a few answers. All in all, there is something for everyone. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence: The Case of the Screaming Beauty (prequel) The Case of the Hidden Flame The Case of the Fallen Hero Q - Why should readers give these books a try? A - Because the Inspector Graham series is a gentle, but colorful romp through the wealthy but isolated English island, a place that is picturesque and peaceful but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices. Graham is a complex character who is intriguing from the get-go and yet evolves throughout the series while his sidekicks are worthy, interesting characters in their own right. We feature many English countryside rituals, institutions and customs in these stories. Thanks for reading! Inspector David Graham Book Categories Cozy Mysteries Mystery Series British Detectives Small Town Mysteries Humorous Cozy Mysteries Traditional British International Mystery and Crime