My latest cozy mystery, Murder on the East Coast, will be published short. Just wanted to share the cover and a little bit about it. As soon as it’s available, I’ll let you know!
Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, and her husband, Sheriff Mike, fly to Virginia to see a friend, Stephanie, graduate and receive her doctorate degree. What Kelly didn’t plan on was becoming involved in trying to solve the murder of Stephanie’s friend, Julie. The mystery of who murdered Julie leads Kelly to Boston, Massachusetts, York, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, as she tries to track down and identify the killer.
Was the ten million dollars Julie’s mother gave her as a graduation present the reason she was murdered? And just who would profit from her murder? The quirky cast of suspects includes Julie’s soon-to-be ex-husband, her worthless brother, a jealous co-worker, and the daughter she’d given up for adoption just after she graduated from high school, but with whom she’d recently been reunited.
Julie’s mother is the multimillionaire owner of a huge insurance company and convinces Kelly to try and help find her daughter’s killer. She has stage four pancreatic cancer, and the doctors don’t give her much time to live. Can Kelly find the killer before Julie’s mother loses her battle with cancer, or for that matter, before Kelly herself becomes the killer’s next victim?
As always, this page-turner has plenty of food, dogs, and recipes. Enjoy!