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About CeeCee James
Hi, there! I'm CeeCee James, USA Today bestselling author who first started this writing world as a kid and continued on with bedtime stories for my own kids. I have a few mystery series --the Baker Street Mysteries, Angel Lake Cozy Mysteries, Flamingo Realty, Oceanside Hotel mysteries and more! I love creating new worlds and puzzling through cozy murder mysteries. My favorite sleuths are curious, kind, and a bit flawed. But they all learn that being flawed isn't being broken, and that's a life lesson I work on for myself.
My favorite cozy mysteries always have a dash of humor, maybe a tinge of romance, animals, and tons of friendship. There are always a few of my favorite pups, and a kitten or two. I love the small town feel with a hint of juicy gossip and friendly relationships that comes with it. I also love good food and my characters love it too! That's why a bunch of my mysteries include free recipes.
I have a few published in Large Print paperback and as audio books.
One of my favorite places to write is curled up this fat oversized chair I found on sale someplace, with a cup of coffee. Usually there are dogs sleeping by my feet, or in the chair with me where somehow they double in size to hog up all the space. :)
Writing has been a life long passion of mine. My first published work is nonfiction Ghost No More. Most of all I love writing about the celebration of life.
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When Elise’s coworker, Sue, begs for help, Elise is surprised to discover Sue was related to the man. And her family is fighting over his will and the appearance of an illegitimate son. It doesn't take long to discover everyone in town had reason to benefit from the banker’s death.
When even the king and queen of the local high school's Winter Ball come under suspicion, Elise wonders if they'll ever find out who did it.
This may be the first case where the killer walks away.
Elise Pepper is about to find out. Her return to her southern hometown after a scandalous divorce is stressful enough, but when she trips over the body of the town playboy, her stress meter hits an all-time high.
Between bizarre phone calls and more, the victim has left behind a heap of trouble that includes missing money, missing pets, and mourning lovers. Add in a growing list of suspects and Elise is neck deep trouble. Stuck in the middle of her personal drama and the small town rumor mill, there’s no shortage of theories. But when she discovers her best friend, Lavina is the number one suspect, she knows what she has to do. The question is will it help or hurt?
Can amateur sleuth Elise clear her friend's name, or will her friendship blinders shield her from the truth?
Find out more in the first book of this 6 book cozy murder mystery series, the Angel Lake Cozy Mysteries!
Love mysteries with humor, good friends, and fun clues? Add in free recipes and you have the Baker Street Mysteries.
Gainesville, Pennsylvania is as American as apple pie, steeped in rich Revolutionary history, Amish settlements, ghost stories, and colonial manors. Georgie has a job as a tour group leader in the historic downtown. She knew it was a safe place to go to piece back her memories. After all, what could go wrong in a sleepy town like this?
Her first guided tour of the Three Maidens’ Manor battle site and museum proves her deathly wrong. When the power goes out mid-commentary, she has enough to handle keeping everyone calm. Until the power returns and she discovers she now has not only six panicked guests, but a mysterious dead guy to deal with. Which one of them committed murder? And, more importantly, why is she the next target? This small town mystery series is also available in large print paperback.
They thought the secret was purrfectly hidden, but trust the book club to sniff it out.
The mysterious death of a town founder rocks the Thornberry Estate. Miss Janice is the main suspect and everyone is up at arms. How was she to know the truce she formed with her neighbor put the target squarely on her? Coupled with a strange box that shows up out of nowhere and filled with bizarre things beyond imagination, and strange footsteps at night has everyone anxious.
…then there’s the bit of the skeleton in the closet. Literally.
The book club group is determined to discover who the real culprit is, and who is sending them disturbing messages. Especially since no one is supposed to know the club exists.
Little do they know, that’s only the beginning of their problems.
If you like cozy mysteries with all the feels, good friendships, giggles and snorts, you'll love this heartwarming series.
A mysterious mansion, a suspicious death, and a cat too smart for its own good…
When Laura Lee took the summer job as a housekeeper at the old Thornberry Estate, she knew it was a creepy place, but she had no idea how creepy. Mrs. Fitzwater warned her to keep her mind on her work and her nose in her own business, but one thing after another leads her astray, between the manor giving up its puzzles as she goes about her work, fun secrets to share with the clever ladies in her book club who are always up for a mystery, and a cat that seems to know more than she does.
The death of a chauffeur just outside the estate gates changes everything and suddenly creepy turns to deadly as Laura Lee finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. When the police seem unable to solve the crime, can Laura Lee and her intrepid club find the killer before the killer finds Laura Lee?
Available in Large Print, hardback, and paperback!
Elise Pepper is about to find out. When she decides to take a long overdue vacation, she discovers that the cruise ship isn’t going to be quite the relaxing trip she’d hoped for.
Everyone want to enjoy a quiet getaway right? Instead, she finds herself in the middle of a theme party. Who knew there were so many Elvises and Marilyn Monroes in the world?
But when an Elvis goes missing and it turns out he was a wealthy philanthropist Elise is dragged into the mystery as the last person to see him. As she tries to convince everybody of what she saw, her frustration turns to fear when she realizes that she’s trapped on board with a killer who will stop at nothing to silence her.
This 6 book small town cozy mystery series is also available in paperback and audio book.
"5.0 out of 5 stars-A fun book with a cast of quirky characters and a great mystery"
"Easy to read hard to put down. Intriguing plot line with humor throughout, loveable characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery."
"Must read!"--Amazon reviewers
Check out the Flamingo Realty series that has readers saying is A character-driven mystery that's full of clean fun. Heartwarming and sweet, with lots of surprising turns.
When Laura Lee and her club stumble on the dead body of Mrs. Fitzwater’s nephew, (famous photographer to the stars, Andy) snooping takes on a whole new meaning. Especially when one of the house staff—and member of the book club—swears they saw the nephew later that night… very much alive. From whispers of espionage to the motive of a spurned lover, the book club collective isn’t sure which way is up. Even worse, time is running out as the killer makes them the next target. Someone doesn’t want to be found out and is willing to do anything to keep their secret.
When Elise takes a position at spooky old Montgomery Manor as companion to her friend Lavina’s great aunt, she’s expecting an easy job for the holidays. What she doesn’t expect are dead bodies, ghosts and a murderer who’s picked her as the next target.
Delving into the secrets and tragedies of the past, her only clue is a doll’s house from which pieces keep mysteriously disappearing. But what is the connection between the doll’s house and the real one? Is Montgomery Manor really haunted, or is there something even more sinister afoot?
Elise will have to use all her all her ingenuity to answer the questions—and fast, or she just might find she’s the house’s newest ghost
When Elise Pepper begins her job at the Dream Wedding Boutique, she thinks her life is finally back on track. Her boss is more highly-strung than the customers, but she can deal with that, and she’s up for the challenge of a new job.
Or so she thinks. When a bride turns up demanding a circus-themed wedding to honor her late father, things get a little crazy.
Clowns instead of bridesmaids? A sword-swallower as celebrant? Elise is sure she can handle it all. A dead man in the wedding cake may be a little too much to deal with, though. Just when she thought she had it all together, Elise finds herself in the middle of yet another murder investigation. Can our intrepid heroine track down the killer before more wedding guests die?
" Excellent! She has become my favorite writer and I have read two of her series, and going on to read more."
"starsI didn't even see it coming"--Amazon reviewers
Elise Pepper has landed her dream job at the Capture The Magic book store. Peace and quiet and thousands of books to herself – including a $2m first edition of Alice in Wonderland. What more could she ask for?
It can’t last of course. Her blissful solitude is rudely interrupted when someone turns the second floor of the building into a Down the Rabbit Hole-themed escape room.
But the noise is the least of her worries – what’s worse is the dead bank executive upstairs and the missing first edition. Now Elise is suspected of both theft and murder, even as the killer taunts her with Alice in Wonderland clues. Can she find out who did it before she takes the fall for the crime?