By Rebecca Adler
Try not to judge…but I’m having an affair with my air conditioner.
In spite of my desire to cling like a limpet to this hardworking, life-giving, and mechanical knight in shining armor, I still crave the outdoors: the sound of birdsong, the touch of a gentle breeze, the sight of squirrels and rabbits frolicking in the cool of the morning. Every day before the temperatures in Texas soar to a brain-frying 107 degrees, I step outside and greet the day.
If you enjoy spending the cool of the morning or early evening outside, why not take along your favorite cozy to nibble along with your coffee, tea, or margarita? From the garden to the orchard, this week’s new cozy mystery boxset is sure to satisfy and refresh.
From USA Today bestselling authors Gin Jones & Elizabeth Ashby comes a set of the first three full-length Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mysteries featuring clever and witty amateur sleuth Maria Dolores, including:
A DEATH IN THE FLOWER GARDEN
Maria Dolores, new manager of the Lighthouse Farmers’ Market, has her work cut out for her when an earthquake shakes up the market. But it only gets worse in the aftermath, as Maria realizes the flower vendor is more than shaken up… she’s dead. Now Maria suddenly in a small town mystery that’s got everyone on edge. Will it all lead to the end of Maria’s new career? Or worse yet… her life?
A SLAYING IN THE ORCHARD
Labor Day weekend starts with a bang in Danger Cove when a dead body is found in the orchard of Maria Dolores’ mentor and maybe-boyfriend, Merle! With Merle tied up, Merle tied up, leaving Maria on her own to run the local farmers’ market and wade through the nearly endless array of suspects. Can she prevent another murder in the market… or will she end up the next victim?
A SECRET IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH
It’s Halloween, and Maria Dolores is hoping for a trouble-free weekend, the last one before the Lighthouse Farmers’ Market closes for the winter. But her hopes are dashed when a state agricultural inspector threatens to shut down the market prematurely… right before a young woman falls to her death from the lighthouse cliff! Now it’s up to Maria to unearth A SECRET IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH.
Mystery Cozy [Gemma Halliday Publishing, On Sale: July 24, 2018, e-Book (reprint), ISBN: 2940155248392 / eISBN: 9781947110526]
The Danger Cove books:
- SECRET OF THE PAINTED LADY (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
- MURDER AND MAI TAIS (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
- DEATH BY SCONES (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
- FOUR-PATCH OF TROUBLE (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
- DEADLY DYE AND A SOY CHAI (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
- KILLER CLOSET CASE (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
- TREE OF LIFE AND DEATH (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
- A KILLING IN THE MARKET (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
- KILLER COLADA (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
- PASSION, POISON & PUPPY DOGS (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
- A NOVEL DEATH (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
- ROBBING PETER TO KILL PAUL (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
- SINISTER SNICKERDOODLES (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
- HURRICANES AND HEROES (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
- A DEATH IN THE FLOWER GARDEN (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
- DIVAS, DIAMONDS & DEATH (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
- A SLAYING IN THE ORCHARD (a Danger Cove Famers’ Market Mystery)
- A SECRET IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH (a Danger Cove Famers’ Market Mystery)
- DEADLY DIRTY MARTINIS (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
- A POISON MANICURE AND PEACH LIQUEUR (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
- NOT-SO-BRIGHT HOPES (a Danger Cove Quilting short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection)
- TEQUILA TROUBLE (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)