Cozy Mountain Mystery # 1

Available on Amazon October 9, 2020

 

The Resort at Cozy Mountain has always enjoyed great prosperity, primarily through buying or destroying anything that gets in the way.

 

Fleeing her unhappy marriage, wealthy socialite Blythe Buffington has returned to Cozy Mountain to visit her invalid mother. After being harassed by her spoiled daughter, greedy first husband, and multiple buyers vying for her family home, Blythe discovers she may be flat broke.

 

What’s a former debutante to do?

 

Close friends Emma, Abby, and Georgie rally around their old friend Blythe and encourage her to move back home. Blythe promises to consider this proposition but then disappears under suspicious circumstances. It seems as if their good friend may have left Cozy Mountain forever. Or has she?

 

It’s spring in Cozy Mountain, and the stately homes on Grandview Boulevard are hiding some dreadfully dark secrets, both old and new.

Emma has inherited a Victorian mansion full of antiques and wants to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Starting a hospitality business when she has no experience presents many challenges, especially when uninvited guests keep showing up demanding to be given rooms in a bed and breakfast that is not yet open.

 

 Although estranged from her best friend Abby, Emma can still depend on her other friends to lend a hand.

 

Unfortunately, Cozy Mountain is full of self-declared experts eager to spy on her every move and spread evil gossip about her plans. To make matters worse, the resident ghosts aren't happy with the renovations and are making their feelings known.

 

As if Emma hasn’t got enough stress, someone has attempted to kill both a workman and a new client, and she needs to figure out who the culprit is before they succeed.

 

The Grandview Boulevard class war is headed for a showdown with Emma right in the middle. Will Emma end up the Queen of Cozy Mountain or will she lose her head?

The Queen of Cozy Mountain is the second book in the Cozy Mountain Mystery series.

Emma’s bed-and-breakfast is just about ready to receive guests, so she hosts an open house for neighbors, family, friends, and some influential local nosy-parkers.

 

Emma’s daughter, Nora, has returned to Cozy Mountain just in time to help manage the food service, but whether or not she will stay is an open question. The two of them have to renegotiate and re-invent their respective roles, and it’s been a bumpy road.

 

A few other people have recently returned to Cozy Mountain, and one of them might have attempted to murder a guest in Emma’s house. Unforeseen accidents, unwelcome guests, and unfortunate incidents throw Emma’s business plans in the blender for a whirl, and she must continually recalculate her route to success.

 

A rich man is keeping Abby very well indeed in his luxurious mountain pumpkin shell, and although she’s grateful and determined to make it work out, a very persistent contractor with long eyelashes and a charming grin is not going to make it easy.

 

It’s almost Halloween, and the ghosts in Emma’s house are in fine fettle, making the simplest things complicated and the most complicated things quite simple. Although her hands are more than full, Emma’s still determined to find out what these ghosts want so she can make them happy enough to leave.

The Queen of Cozy Mountain is the third book in the Cozy Mountain Mystery series.

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