Michigan Mystery Author Trio
Join us for a late-summer mystery event, filled with great beach reads for your last summer gasp. Pamela Gossiaux’s most recent book is Trusting the Cat Burglar, book two in the Russo Romantic Mysteries series. Darci Hannah is celebrating the recent release of the cozy mystery Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies, the first book in the A Very Cherry Mystery series. Rounding out the panel is Greg Jolley, whose most recent title is the second book in the Wiki Danser series, Malice in a Very Small Town.
Pamela Gossiaux is a humorist, inspirational speaker, and the author of the books Good Enough, Why Is There a Lemon in My Fruit Salad? How to Stay Sweet When Life Turns Sour, and A Kid at Heart: Becoming a Child of Our Heavenly Father, as inspirational Russo Romantic Mystery series which begins with Mrs. Chartwell and the Cat Burglar. Pamela has been writing and working with writers for several decades. She has a dual BA degree from the University of Michigan in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature, and over 20 years of journalism writing experience. She teaches writing workshops and has been the editor for published books in a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, including best sellers. She has self-published a book on writing called Six Steps to Successful Publication. An avid horse enthusiast, she enjoys being outdoors and working in her garden. She also loves chocolate, and prefers to curl up with a good book in her downtime. Pamela lives in Michigan with her husband, two sons, and three cats. Visit her website at PamelaGossiaux.com.
Darci Hannah lives in a small town in Michigan with her husband, three sons, lovable springer spaniel, Finley and golden retriever pup, Ripley. She is the author of Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies (Midnight Ink, 2018) and two previous works of historical fiction, The Exile of Sara Stevenson (Ballantine Books, 2010, 2nd edition by Piffle & Bombast 2016) and the Angel of Blythe Hall (Ballantine Books, 2011). When she’s not traipsing through the woods with Ripley and Finn, engaged in a rollicking adventure with her family or working at the historic Howell Carnegie District Library, she’s either baking, drinking coffee or hard at work on her next novel. In fact, it’s a safe bet to assume she’s doing all three at the same time.
Greg Jolley earned a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco. He is the author of fourteen novels and a collection of short stories about the fictional Danser family. He lives in the very small town of Whitmore Lake, Michigan.
Abigail Russo and her handsome husband Tony met one winter night when she caught him breaking into her library to steal a map. Now, just six weeks into a whirlwind marriage, it might be a map that tears them apart.
Abigail, up for tenure soon, has lured the prestigious and charming Frenchman Jean-Pierre Mauvais to display his rare collection at the university library. But when Mauvais reveals a secret about one of his maps that links to Tony's dark past, it might be more than Abigail bargained for when she hastily said, "I do."
Tony, serving time in community service and struggling to start up a legitimate business, is content because he has found the love of his life. But soon, he realizes fresh starts aren't easy, and that building--and keeping--someone's trust is more difficult than he thought.
As danger lurks closer and Abigail's career is put in jeopardy, she must ask herself how far she will go to keep Tony in her life and her marriage alive?
"The first in an amusing new series features a fearless, reckless sleuth who unravels a complicated mystery while juggling her sex life and her future plans."―Kirkus Reviews
"Whitney is a well-drawn, sympathetic character, and the small-town frame, with a close-knit community and a cherry orchard, will appeal to cozy readers who enjoy Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries."―Booklist
Cherry enthusiast Whitney Bloom is furiously baking her way into the heart of Chicago with her fabulous cherry pies when she receives a desperate call from her mother. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival has just kicked off at the Cherry Orchard Inn in Door County, Wisconsin, and the manager of the Bloom family orchard has been found dead beneath the cherry blossoms. Worse yet, all evidence points to Whitney's father as the killer. After she races home to help, things really land in the pits for Whitney when she discovers that Jack MacLaren, her old high school nemesis, is Cherry Cove's only police officer. Putting her cherry-tastic treats on hold, Whitney matches wits against Jack. But will she have what it takes to clear her father's name and sift out the real Cherry Cove killer?
Can Wiki save her daughter, her town, her own sanity?
When Wiki Danser moves into her new home, she has high hopes for a bright future. But not everything is as it seems. Her next-door neighbor gives new meaning to the word oddball, not to mention the strange smell coming from her property.
But when children start to disappear, Wiki fears for her daughter’s life. When the authorities dismiss Wiki’s claims, it’s up to her to protect her daughter, Seabee, and their simple small-town life.
Can Wiki save her daughter and her sanity? Or is the entire town destined to be a victim of malice?