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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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Featuring poisonous poinsettias, corpses on Christmas trees and toxic tinsel, these fabulous stories--including 15 brand new and exclusive tales--will keep you entertained until Santa arrives:
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
This limited edition collection will only be available in eBook format for a few months so don't miss out - grab yourself a bargain today!
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!
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.
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?
14 talented mystery authors team up with Trouble, the black cat detective, to take a whirlwind tour of mystery locales—and holidays—across the country and the calendar. In this unique collection of original stories, the black cat shows his charm and sass as he works with cozy sleuths you know and love!
From facing down the spirits of Halloween with a Maine Coon Cat named Diesel in Mississippi to Christmas in Taos, Trouble is on the prowl for arch criminals, and he’s never needed the skills he learned from watching Benedict Cumberbatch on the telly as Sherlock Holmes more.
Join the wise-cracking cat and a host of “biped” sleuths for a romp across the mystery map—where he works with only the finest amateur sleuths to bring justice.
Authors are Ritter Ames, Rebecca Barrett, Susan Boles, Pamela Sue DuMond, Caroline Fardig, Carolyn Haines, Miranda James, Ava Mallory, Claire Matturro, Joanne Pence, Larissa Reinhart, Connie Shelton, Susan Y. Tanner, Jaden Terrell.
Read the stories all at once—or savor them as each holiday approaches! Just remember: Life is never the same when Trouble takes a holiday!
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!
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
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.
When her best friend offers her a job at her new traveling nurse agency, Mercy jumps at the chance to see the world and meet new people. Unfortunately, her first assignment is anything but something to write home about.
The patient is an eccentric billionaire with about as much charisma as a fruit fly and a few too many quirks for her taste. Throw in his family, employees, and a cesspool of greedy associates, and this assignment is a disaster.
When one of them is found facedown in the Olympic pool, a few hours after a not-so-friendly exchange with Mercy, her visions of living the high life and escaping to exotic locations are dashed. If she doesn’t find the killer quick, she just may earn an all-expense paid trip to the slammer.
Find out how quickly Mercy’s life changes when she least expects it in the humorous cozy mystery prequel to the 12-book Mercy Mares Mystery Series!
What happens when the person you trust the most betrays you? That’s the question posed in Betrayed, a powerful collection of stories about love, violence, and survival. The characters in these pages may suffer and bleed, but they fight back. They are survivors — not victims.
In Terri Lynn Coop’s Legal Aid, an overworked lawyer takes on a complex divorce case that just may get her fired ... or killed.
An invalid who believes his neighbor is tormenting his young wife takes matters into his own hands in Wendy Tyson’s Soap.
When a private investigator is hired to find someone who appears to have disappeared from the face of the earth, he questions whether some people should be found in How Not to Find Someone in Houston by Liam Sweeney.
And in Elizabeth Heiter’s The Second Shot a teenage girl is convicted of murdering her abusive father ... but is she really guilty?
As a bonus, New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan contributed the novella, Mirror, Mirror, about what happens when a police detective suspects her sister is hiding a dark secret ... a secret that just may get them both killed.
These stories and more fill the pages of the first anthology published by Authors on the Air. Victims become victors and – hopefully – justice is served.
Every author has donated their time and stories. Profits from this anthology are being donated to programs and organizations that help victims of domestic violence reclaim their lives.
The execution: deadly.
Traveling nurse Mercy Mares is no stranger to hard work. When she accepts an assignment at a California psychiatric facility, she sure she can handle it. But her plans go awry when a surprise rainstorm, an ill-tempered security guard, and a peculiar visitor join forces to make her first day of work one she’ll wish she could forget.
A barking dog, monsoon-like weather, and a minor disagreement are all in a day’s work for her… until she stumbles over a body.
With no witnesses, no alibi, and no one on her side, Mercy becomes the target of the investigation.
A stranger in a new town filled with people who have every reason to kill the victim, Mercy knows her odds aren’t good, but could they lead to something far more sinister?
Find out in this medical cozy mystery with small town charm and laugh-out-loud amateur sleuthing!
One-click today to find out who had the means, the know-how, and the motive to pull off a murder!