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About Susan Boles
A lifelong long love of all things mysterious led Susan to write cozy mysteries. Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden were the first to show her that girls can be crime solvers. Agatha Christie showed her that even small towns have big secrets. And Phryne Fisher showed her lady detectives can be outrageously individual. She lives in Mississippi with her rescue mini dachshund, Lucy, and her rescue cat of no particular breed, Zimba. She currently writes the Lily Gayle Lambert mystery series set in the fictional town of Mercy, Mississippi featuring a multi-generational cast of female sleuths and romantic suspense in the Brotherhood Protectors Kindle World.
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Susan writes mysteries and set in the big city of Memphis, TN and the fictional small town of Mercy, Mississippi
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Presley just won an RV so she hits the open road with her faithful mastiff, Bella, as her co-pilot. When she finds a dead body in the campground bathhouse she knows she needs to find the murderer. Too bad Camp Tranquil’s crazy residents are all suspects.
A girl’s weekend at the beach should have been relaxing, but mysterious things begin happening almost immediately.
Lily Gayle and Dixie are surprised to discover that the handsome stranger who helped them on the road is staying in the same condo building.
Throw in the arrival of the stranger’s sister, an overheard conversation about gene sequencing, the arrival of a long lost college acquaintance of Lily Gayle’s and a retired couple trying to put the squeeze on Lily Gayle for hush money and you have a mix that’s just waiting to explode.
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Gayle, Dixie and Miss Edna find themselves knee deep in another homicide investigation when the local vet assistant turns up dead behind an outbuilding at the farmers market.
Lily Gayle believes the words of the fortune teller will have a major impact on the investigation but can't bring herself to tell the other ladies.
To reveal what she believes the words mean might bring trouble to another old friend. And would betray a trust. Only Ben knows and he, as usual, advises Lily Gayle to stay out of his investigation – which she isn't about to do.
When the secret is revealed, the townspeople go mad and the fortune tellers words come true. Can Lily Gayle, Dixie and Miss Edna solve the murder before more people are harmed?
Join Lily Gayle Lambert, Dixie Newsom, and Miss Edna as they find the clues and solve the crimes in this award-winning box set by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Susan Boles. In book one you'll find a wolf man dead in the woods on Halloween night. In book two you'll solve the mystery of what happened to local baker Luxen Natalovich. And in book three you'll solve the mystery of what's really happening at the sleep study being conducted at the Midnight Dragonfly.
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!
Award Winning Cozy Mystery
It's the Christmas season in Mercy, Mississippi. But things are far from jolly.
For Vlad Templeton the sleepy little town where he spent his childhood provides the perfect place to conduct his state funded sleep study. But when the local bank manager, who was participating in the study, is found dead on his doorstep, is it a set up...or is Vlad somehow involved?
But, when someone makes an attempt on Lily Gayle's and Dixie's life, the two realize they better move fast....or they might end up sleeping forever.
Winner of the solo medal for best mystery 2017 from New Apple Awards. This cozy mystery, Death at the Midnight Dragonfly, from Susan Boles is a new addition to the great southern cozy mystery tradition of Tonya Kappes, Miranda James and Larissa Reinhart.
First book in the Lily Gayle Lambert Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Susan Boles.
“...a charming southern cozy chocked full of engaging characters, laugh out loud humor, and inviting small-town charm.” Kathi Daley, Author of the Zoe Donovan Cozy Mysteries
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Quicker than she can stitch together the threads of a genealogy project she's just signed on to research, Lily Gayle Lambert finds herself embroiled in investigating the mysterious Halloween night murder of a stranger who suffers from 'wolfman syndrome’.
And, when a member of a prominent family turns up dead soon after the 'wolfman', Lily Gayle must find the link between the two and solve the mystery before her investigation makes her the next target.
With the help of her lifelong best friend, Dixie, and town busybody, Miss Edna, she pieces together the clues leading to a conclusion that shocks the entire town.
This cozy mystery, Death of a Wolfman, from USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Susan Boles, is a new addition to the great southern cozy mystery tradition of Tonya Kappes, Miranda James and Larissa Reinhart.
Award Winning Cozy Mystery
Lily Gayle and the gang set out to find a killer after local baker Luxen Natolovich is found dead hours before the grand opening weekend at the new Bed and Breakfast in town, Midnight Dragonfly. As Lily Gayle deciphers the clues around Luxen's death she uncovers a conspiracy of lies and half-truths that could very well be tied to a refugee camp in Mississippi during World War II. The deeper Lily Gayle digs the deeper the conspiracy runs and the closer she comes to being the killers next victim.
A 2017 Official Selection in mystery by New Apple Awards. This cozy mystery, Cherry Cake and a Cadaver, from Susan Boles is a new addition to the great southern cozy mystery tradition of Tonya Kappes, Miranda James and Larissa Reinhart.
But for Harley Ann Sanders, the past won’t stay there. It’s come looking for her in the form of her ex-boyfriend. The one who got her put in jail in the first place. However, Harley Ann has learned some lessons since then and she’s not about to let him bully her. She doesn’t know anything about where his partner hid the jewels from the robbery. Problem is, he doesn’t believe her and is willing to go as far as it takes to get the information he believes she has.
Jesse Miller has come to Mercy, Mississippi to visit his recently married Brotherhood Protectors buddy, Ian Elliott, and to convince him to return to home base in Eagle Rock, Montana ASAP. He has no plans to get involved with a local girl. Especially one who is as hard headed as Harley Ann Sanders. But when he discovers she’s in danger from her ex, all his protective instincts kick in…along with his experience as a former Army Ranger.
A race against time will bring them to the edge and back -- and reveal their true feelings for each other.
When Fate brings him back to town to protect her daddy, can they resolve their differences?
Piper McKenzie has a great life. She lives in a plantation home that’s been in the family for generations with her overprotective father and Ham, the family guard dog. She dates, but keeps her broken heart under lock and key. Nobody will ever hurt her again like Ian Elliot did.
Ian “Hawkeye” Elliot lives his lifelong dream of being a Navy Fighter pilot until a busted eardrum clips his wings forever as a pilot. Brotherhood Protectors, Inc. throws him a lifeline working with other retired veterans offering valuable skills honed by military service. Until his latest assignment, nothing shakes him, but this job threatens not only the life of the woman he loves, but also his heart.
Using a visit to his mother as cover, Hawkeye arrives back in town to provide bodyguard services to Piper’s father. His challenge is to keep his charge alive while avoiding the glares and hostility from the girl he left behind. Complicating his job is Ham-the-guard-dog, who hates him.
The question is which is more deadly? Bullets, a mean dog, or emotions? Only time will tell.