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TAPAS, CARROT CAKE AND A CORPSE – Book 1
Charlotte Denver runs her marina front café in the bustling fishing town of St. Eves, nestled in the south-west corner of England.
While Charlotte loves the tranquility of St. Eves, where crime is almost unheard of, and nothing really exciting ever happens, her good friend, Detective Chief Inspector Nathan Costello, is longing for a good, juicy felony to get his teeth into.
When the arrival of newcomers to the community of St. Eves triggers a chain of events that end in tragedy, Nathan relishes the thrill of investigating his first murder, while Charlotte unwittingly turns amateur-sleuth to help solve the case and restore peace and harmony to the town as quickly as possible.
Twists and turns abound in Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse, the first book in the Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery series.
It’s free for Kindle, iBooks, Nook and Kobo so, if you’d like to, why not download your copy today and get acquainted with Charlotte and the rest of the folk in St. Eves?
Please note: All my books are written in British English and contain no strong profanity, sex or graphic violence.
FUDGE CAKE, FELONY AND A FUNERAL – Book 2
The death of a much loved member of the community is the catalyst for another murder in the bustling seaside and fishing town of St. Eves.
With a conundrum around every corner, reluctant sleuth, Charlotte Denver, takes up the challenge to help solve the case as the plot thickens ever-deeper.
As Chief Inspector Nathan Costello heads up the investigation, Charlotte delves for clues to the identity of the killer and finds her life in danger as the story approaches its shocking climax.
This culinary cozy mystery is the second book to feature Charlotte Denver and the residents of St. Eves.
SPARE RIBS, SECRETS AND A SCANDAL – Book 3
Charlotte Denver is preparing to move into her new home. All is well with the world in St. Eves, and life couldn’t be sunnier.
However, when old friends return to the town, tragedy is not far behind and it’s not long before Charlotte finds herself trying to clear her best friend’s name, as long-hidden secrets and a scandal from years gone by are revealed.
Join Charlotte, Nathan, Jess and the rest of the St. Eves’ gang as they return in the third book in the Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery Series.
PUMPKINS, PERIL AND A PAELLA – Book 4
When a dead body is found during the annual St. Eves Halloween fair, it isn’t long before Charlotte Denver finds herself up to her neck in helping to solve yet another murder mystery. This one, however, proves to be a little too close to home for her liking as she finds herself, and the man she loves, in danger.
And what is the secret that fiancé, Nathan Costello, is keeping from her?
With clues to find, a killer to catch and a wedding to organise, Charlotte has her work cut out for her in this, the fourth book in the Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery Series.
HAMBURGERS, HOMICIDE AND A HONEYMOON – Book 5
When a belated honeymoon to London intertwines with an international tattoo awards ceremony, things takes a horrific turn when a celebration with new friends abruptly ends with the untimely death of one of the guests.
Twists, turns and red herrings abound as the investigation into the death becomes more complex and, as Charlotte and husband, Nathan, look forward to the birth of their first child back in St. Eves, the race is on to find a killer before the arrival of baby Costello.
Charlotte, Nathan and the rest of the St. Eves gang are back in this mystery, set in London and St. Eves, which is the fifth book in The Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery Series.
CRAB CAKES, KILLERS AND A KAFTAN – BOOK SIX
Sadie Grey, prolific crime writer, fifty-something spinster, and former wild child, is threatening to write her memoirs.
Unfortunately, not everyone in the UK coastal town of St. Eves is as keen to see the result of her reminiscences as she is so, when she is found dead at the foot of her staircase, the list of likely suspects is a long one.
Who was it who would stop at nothing to prevent Sadie’s story from being published. And why?
As Detective Chief Inspector Nathan Costello and his team have their work cut out to establish a motive and track down the killer, his wife, Charlotte, is busy juggling motherhood with working at her café. Thank goodness for old friend, Ava Whittington, who has taken on chief childminding duties for little Molly, with comical results.
As the investigation into Sadie’s murder gathers pace, long-buried secrets are revealed, along with the shocking reason for the killer wanting to keep Sadie’s story out of the public eye.
After all, the reputations of some of the town’s most respected residents are at stake…
MINCE PIES, MISTLETOE AND MURDER – BOOK SEVEN
When an unpopular St. Eves’ resident is found dead, the shadow of suspicion falls upon a familiar face returning to the town, a group of visiting newcomers, and a trusted friend to many.
As Charlotte Costello digs ever-deeper in her quest to find the murderer, more lives are thrown into peril and the race to stop a killer from striking again is on…
DOUGHNUTS, DIAMONDS AND DEAD MEN – BOOK EIGHT
A much-loved member of the St. Eves community is left fearing for her life when the discovery of a bundle of old love letters rekindles long-concealed tensions caused by a fortune teller’s ancient prophecy.
A mission to return the letters to their writer takes a group of friends on a trip, during which a tragic tale is discovered and the fortune teller’s prophecy takes an interesting turn.
Back in the coastal town of St. Eves, a grim discovery begins an investigation into murder and reveals shocking secrets about a missing resident. Will a killer be caught before the prophecy comes true?
You’ll find all your regular favourite characters in book eight in the Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery series.
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