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Ava Mallory - Laugh-out-loud mysteries with a side of Latin flair!
Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Mallory writes inclusive, laugh-out-loud mysteries with a side of Latin flair. Her fictional characters are based on the people she knew and loved in her native Spain and the many U.S. locations she lived in after moving to the States in the late 1980s. Her characters are feisty, fun-loving, and full of life... unless they're not. (She writes mysteries after all.)
AVA is best known for her Mercy Mares traveling nurse cozy mysteries that feature a middle-aged Latina nurse who is a champion of patients and a magnet for trouble. Mercy's sidekicks are the who's who of quirky characters with big hearts - like the people Ava grew up with.
AVA earned a degree in psychology and a degree in nursing with a certification in geriatric/Alzheimer's care. She lives minutes from Chicago with three of her four children (The oldest left the nest & Ava's not been the same since.) and their Dorkie (Yorkie/Daschund) dog named Chacha, the actual Queen of the Mallory castle.
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A Corpse Wrapped in Tinsel by Benedict Brown
Cards, Capers and Christmas Miracles by Emily Selby
Christmas is Canceled by Carly Winter
Christmas in Cherry Hills by Paige Sleuth
Claus of Death by Moira Bates
Deck The Halls and Murder by Patti Larsen
Ho, Ho, Homicide! by MP Smith
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Wendy Meadows
Jingle Bones by Rosie Meleady
Let it Sew, Let it Sew, Let it Sew by Babs Emodi
Malbec and Mistletoe by Daisy Linh
Marry Christmas by Joann Keder
Peppermint Twist by Mary B. Barbee
Poison and Poinsettias by Aubrey Elle
Rebel Without a Claus by Ava Mallory
Sleigh Bells Wing by Hillary Avis
The Four Chickens of Christmas by Beth McElla
The Purloined Poinsettia by Cathy Tully
The Secret Santa Mystery by R.B. Marshall
The Toy Puzzle by Victoria LK Williams
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The Nebraska farm is hers to do anything she wants with, but she has no clue what she wants and no idea how to run a working farm. Thankfully, the next-door neighbor and a friendly farmhand do and are more than willing to help her while she contemplates her next move.
Problem solved... until she and her pal and original owner, Nubbin Schmeckpepper, step inside the house and find a pool of blood in the kitchen.
Now they have a real mystery on their hands, but as they investigate one, other mysteries come to light—each more perplexing than the last.
What begins as a nice vacation transforms into something no one sees coming.
Can they find the answers they need before whoever is responsible for the strange events strikes again?
Final Mercy is the twelfth book in the Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery Series. Each installment can be read as a standalone but will provide more enjoyment if read in order.
Read the seventh book in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series!
Remember when we thought motherhood was hard when the kids were little? Ha! Now we realize it's damn near impossible when they're teenagers! The days of potty-training, bubble-wrapping every sharp corner, and begging for a freaking minute to pee alone are long behind us. We don't read bedtime stories or sing lullabies to our children anymore. Instead, we're communicating via TikTok videos and tracking them on their cellphones every time they leave the house. We lose sleep wondering if we've done enough or overdone it.
There was a time when we longed to be left alone and now we can't get our teenagers to spend any time with us. When we're not begging or bribing them to hang out, we're banning them from leaving the house just so we can have some "family time" together.
Raising teens is not for the faint of heart but it's still a wild and terrific ride. For all the angst and drama teenagers cause, they're also smart, hilarious, and fun to be around (if they let you hang out with them).
Enjoy stories like:
◆ The 100% Absolutely True Story of How My Kid Accidentally Joined a Cartel
◆ The Joy of Knowing Middle School Doesn't Matter
◆ Let's Talk About Sex
◆ A Camel, Some Straws, and Your College-Bound Teen
Motherhood never gets easier and you're going to laugh or cry. Why not do both?
Her husband of less than a year has skipped town with a suitcase full of her money and jewelry. Now she has to find him before the media finds out what’s going on, but there’s a catch.
She has to travel across the country, take a job as a professional mourner, and hope no one in Asheville, North Carolina, finds out who she is.
Find out what happens when Hollywood glam meets a quirky cast of characters with no script or director to tell her what to do!
This contemporary cozy mystery is one of four books in a shared world about drama queens who stumble into the world of paid mourning and murder! You can read each one as a standalone, but they are so much fun that you’ll want to grab each one.
Meet Freya Hemingway, forensic anthropology student by day, professional part-time employee by night, and full-time ornery grandfather whisperer.
When the annual Pierogi Fest rolls into town, business is good for everyone, but things at the Mason Jar, Freya’s second part-time job, take a deadly turn. The newly crowned Pierogi King is dead in the cooler and Freya is the only one with the keys.
With one-hundred thousand Babushka-loving revelers, news crews from around the globe, thousands of food bloggers, and a few hundred Polish beer fans roaming the streets, the Whiting P.D. is overwhelmed.
Can Freya get the suspicion off her and find the killer before he or she leaves town?
Death in the Afternoon introduces a brand-new cozy mystery series, featuring characters first seen in her Mercy Mares Mystery Series. If you're a fan of laugh-out-loud funny ladies, small-town charm, lakeside views, great food and drinks, true crime podcasts, and a sprinkling of murder and mayhem, you'll fall in love with Freya and friends.
Traveling is the fun part. New coworkers aren’t. She thinks she knows what’s in store for her at a Nebraska nursing home. But within hours of her arrival, a man is dead, and she’s in way over her head.
Sheriff Charlie Wagner is a no-nonsense guy. When he’s called to investigate a suspicious death, it doesn’t take long to figure out the situation is anything but ordinary, including the chatty, quick-tempered traveling nurse.
He needs to find the murderer. She needs to prove her innocence. Will they succeed?
Find out in this medical cozy mystery with small town charm and laugh-out-loud amateur sleuthing!
With a small group of her closest friends and relatives by her side, Mercy finds her way in and out of trouble.
Burglars? No problem. A bank heist? Sure. A cold case? Absolutely. Murder? Kidnapping? Organized crime? She’s ready to solve any case.
Keep herself out of the line of fire? Not so much.
Follow Mercy as she stumbles over a body in rural Nebraska, comes face-to-face with some of southern California’s most elite and troubled residents, and searches for kidnappers close to home.
Read the first three books in the 11 novel Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery series today!
This collection includes the first 3 titles in the Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery Series:
Mercy & Mayhem
Coughing & Donuts
Lucky for everyone in Poppy County, no one has asked until a mystery man arrives in town with a story bigger than Granny Lola’s wild imagination and the know-how to stir up trouble for the Rae family.
With long-held secrets to keep, a grandmother who may or may not be alive and a penchant for chaos, Missy must forge a plan to stop the handsome stranger before he lets the proverbial cat out of the bag and unleashes a world of trouble on the unsuspecting town and its inhabitants.
Find out what happens when a reluctant witch, a meddling witch hunter, and a ghostly grandmother fight for what’s right only to discover that sometimes it takes a whole lot of wrong to make things right again.
Mercy is a proud control freak. When she’s asked to host the annual holiday festivities, she takes the job very seriously. But just when she thinks she has it all together, things go very wrong.
The donated gifts vanish. Dozens of children eagerly await Santa Claus. Mercy has less than 24-hours to find the thieves and pull off the biggest event of the year before anyone discovers they’ve been robbed.
Scroll up to buy your copy and find out if Mercy can pull off a Christmas miracle!
Welcome to Poppy County, where over-zealous witches, small-town gossip, curious coincidences, and a revolving door of cantankerous sheriffs run amok!
A pair of wealthy real estate developers have cast a wide net in their search for the next hot market and think they've found a goldmine in the quaint hillside town of Poppy County, but their offers ring too good to be true for local witches Lola Rae and her granddaughter, Missy. When their salvage shop is ransacked, Lola is convinced the wealthy duo want more than their historical properties. Proving that, however, proves difficult when the crime spree takes an unexpected turn.
Everyone fears their business will be next, but no one feels the pressure more than Interim Sheriff Colby Friar. It doesn't take him long to realize the burglars might be the least of his problems.
Can Lola, Missy, and their reluctant cohort root out the brazen thieves and bring an end to their criminal empire before it's too late?
Find out what happens in the third installment of the Missy Rae Cozy Mystery Series, where a family of well-meaning but hapless witches and a town full of quirky residents don't often see eye-to-eye, but always band together to keep the peace!
Find out what happens when an outdoor adventure, a long-held vendetta, and a band of well-meaning and slightly neurotic do-gooders try to help solve a murder.
When the annual Halloween Trail Hike ends in murder, resident witch Missy Rae finds herself in a sticky conundrum.
Legend has it that her ancestors committed a series of similar crimes in the past, so it’s only natural she and her meddling family members are to blame.
Although they can’t yet prove their innocence, they can do what they do best – create chaos – to root out the killer and expose a sinister scheme to rid their hometown of all witches.
Can Missy, her precocious Granny, a heavy-drinking cousin, a retired witch hunter, and her eternally angry mother find the culprit before he or she strikes again?
The Missy Rae Mysteries are written as standalone novels in the same witch-tastic world!
For a traveling nurse, that's a bad problem to have. An even worse problem is waking up from a cat nap to find her homebound client, the country's #1 true crime podcaster, dead... and half the police force at the front door.
As the only other person in the house, Mercy knows she's in a world of trouble.
With stacks of investigative notes for an upcoming podcast, she doesn't have access to, a growing list of suspects, a mysterious neighbor, who may or may not be a stalker, the police breathing down her neck, and her worried husband desperate for her to return home, Mercy has a lot on her proverbial plate, and none of it is particularly appetizing.
As she searches for answers, the body count grows at an alarming rate and all roads lead to her.
Can she catch a killer and clear her name before the heinous crimes are pinned on her?
Cardiac Arrest is the eleventh title in the Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery Series. Each can be read as a standalone. This action-packed novella is approximately 30,000 words of cozy mystery fun.