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About Ava Mallory
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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Mercy likes to keep things simple. When she receives a late-night call from an old friend, things take a difficult turn.
Anxious to get to the bottom of her friend’s dilemma, Mercy makes an unplanned trip through memory lane and discovers shocking news. It doesn’t take long to figure out she’s more than an innocent bystander. She may very well be the target.
Can she uncover the clues and solve this mystery before it’s too late?
Scroll up to buy your copy today and find out how Mercy puts the pieces of this puzzle together!
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.
It doesn’t take long before the new arrivals wear out their welcome and turn a tense relationship with the ‘normals’ a million times worse. What begins as a harmless Halloween prank on a crotchety neighbor turns into a frantic search for a missing sheriff.
With all eyes on them, the Rae family knows if they don’t reverse the damage and locate the sheriff soon, their harmless prank could land them behind bars for good.
It looks like they’ll need a lot more than tricks and spells to fix this mess.
This is A Missy Rae Mysteries Spin-off Series. It was first published as part of an anthology. It has since been expanded to approximately 11,000 words.
1980’s Mexico is the destination. The mission is personal. The outcome not guaranteed. The sweet taste of revenge worth the wait in this paranormal romance with bite.
NOTE: Previously published as Dame of Death in a multi-author anthology collection.
** This is a short story. **
Being the daughters of a beloved Hollywood diva, former screen siren, Consuelo Montoya, comes with plenty of perks and, unfortunately for Bea and older sister Juliana, also comes with its share of problems.
When they kiss their hometown goodbye in search of fun and adventure on the road, they naively stumble into a world of trouble. One minute, they’re posing for pictures in small-town America; the next, they’re belly-up in the trunk of a car with their hands tied behind their backs and that’s only the beginning of what has gone wrong!
Their unexpected adventure forces them to navigate the not-so-simple world of meddling witches, tabloid fodder, and a string of mishaps.
With few leads, dozens of wild theories, and every witch coven in the Midwest on the case will the kidnappers ever be found and brought to justice or do they have something much more sinister hidden in their bag of tricks?
This is book two in Savannah Mae's Jinx Cove Mysteries. Each can be read as a standalone title.
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.
Life as the offspring of Hollywood’s one-time It Girl has its perks, but when their mother trades in her multimillion-dollar estate for a quieter life in the middle of nowhere, sisters, Beatrice and Juliana Montoya never imagined small-town life could lead to so much trouble.
The family managed to avoid the gossip columns for years, but when Beatrice stumbles over a body outside her office door, the rumor mill revs up and their long-time secret comes dangerously close to being made public.
If their true identities are exposed, the shock will undoubtedly cause a frenzy, but could it also be the key to finding answers about the murderer?
Find out in this humorous Hollywood glitz and glamour meets small-town romance witchy cozy mystery, the first book in the brand-new Beatrice Montoya Mystery series by Ava Mallory.
Mercy loves her job. 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.
Scroll up to buy your copy and find out if they can root out the killer and keep more trouble at bay!
Something is very wrong in Jinx Cove and Melanie is determined to get to the bottom of it. With her life-long best friend by her side, she goes on a hunt for answers, but what they uncover is the most disturbing news of all.
In a town filled with tales of missing women, conniving con men, and the legend of the witches of Jinx Cove could what’s happening in her life have everything to do with witchcraft and nothing to do with a string of bad luck?
This is Book One in the Jinx Cove Mysteries. Each book can be read as a standalone title.