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About Karen MacInerney
USA Today bestselling author Karen MacInerney is the housework-impaired creator of multiple mystery series, and her victims number well into the double digits. She lives in Austin, Texas with her sassy family and a menagerie of animals, including Dog #1 (a spoiled labradoodle named Tristan) and Dog #2 (a rescue Bichon-mystery mix named Little Bit). When she's not chauffeuring children or coming up with creative ways to kill people, you can usually find Karen hiding away with a book, dodging laundry, or playing in the kitchen. She also teaches writing classes.
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Gray Whale Inn Mysteries
1) Murder on the Rocks (Agatha Nominee, Best First Novel)
2) Dead and Berried
3) Murder Most Maine
4) Berried to the Hilt
5) Brush with Death
6) Death Runs Adrift
7) Whale of a Crime
8) Claws for Alarm
9) Scone Cold Dead
10) Anchored Inn
Anthology: Four Seasons of Mystery: A Cozy Collection of Gray Whale Inn Stories
Gray Whale Inn Short Stories
1) Blueberry Blues
2) Pumpkin Pied
3) Iced Inn
4) Lupine Lies
Cookbook: The Gray Whale Kitchen
Snug Harbor Mysteries (Companion Series to Gray Whale Inn)
1) A Killer Ending (June 2020)
2) Inked Out (Fall 2020)
Dewberry Farm Mysteries
1) Killer Jam
2) Fatal Frost
3) Deadly Brew
4) Mistletoe Murder
5) Dyeing Season
6) Wicked Harvest
7) Sweet Revenge (Summer/Fall 2020)
Cookbook: Lucy's Farmhouse Kitchen
Margie Peterson Mysteries
1) Mother's Day Out
2) Mother Knows Best
3) Mother's Little Helper
Tales of an Urban Werewolf
1) Howling at the Moon
2) On the Prowl
3) Leader of the Pack
Tales of an Urban Werewolf Box Set is also available!
I've got a new paranormal series in the works, too... Check back soon for more details!
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A struggling peach orchard, a tangled love triangle, and a suspicious death have farmer Lucy Resnick's reporter instincts on high alert in the latest Dewberry Farm mystery. Add in old bones, a decades-old disappearance, and loads of delicious peach recipes for a juicy story you won't want to put down!
Praise for the Dewberry Farm mysteries...
“Now that I’ve gotten to know the residents of Buttercup, I can’t wait to visit them again. Killer Jam is filled with a good mystery, delightful characters, and a fun setting that will bring cozy readers back for many more visits.” —Carstairs Considers...
“I’m excited to see more from Karen MacInerney…I look forward to reading more about Lucy and her escapades in Buttercup, Texas, and hope we see a lot more of a certain fine lookin’ veterinarian!” —Bubble Bath Books
“Killer Jam is a great first book in the new Dewberry Farm series. Highly recommend! Looking forward to the second one already!” —MysteriesEtc
“I give Killer Jam 5 out of 5 stars. I liked the characters and the humor in the book. I also loved the paranormal element (or the possibility of a ghost)! I look forward to the next book in this series.” —The Avid Reader
“This is a great story; it will quickly grab your attention and keep you turning the pages. There are several laugh out loud moments, particularly a few involving the cow and her antics…I think this is going to be another great series!” —A Cozy Booknook
When an intruder pins a threatening note to the farm's back door with a knife, Lucy knows she's getting close to the the truth... and if she doesn't figure it out fast, she may be next on the chopping block. With a twisty historical mystery, easy, delicious honey-themed recipes and beeswax projects you can make at home, and a cast of fun characters--both animal and human--you'll love this new visit to Buttercup!
As Max struggles to clear Bethany's name, she discovers that some old roots in Snug Harbor run deeper--and are more twisted--than she ever dreamed possible. She soon uncovers a network of deceit that sprouted from a bad seed planted in the bookstore itself, almost a century earlier. But someone doesn't like her digging. A rash of threatening anonymous phone calls--and a heavy inkwell hurled through the shop window, barely missing Max's head--send a clear and deadly message. Back off... or else.
Can Max clear her assistant's name in time? Or will she—and Seaside Cottage Books—be the killer's next victim?
Want a chance to name a character in Inked Out? Details on www.karenmacinerney.com soon!
When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she’s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocurek, the woman who ordered the drilling, turns up dead at the Founders’ Day Festival with a bratwurst skewer through her heart and one of Lucy’s jam jars beside her…and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect.
Horrified, Lucy begins to talk to Nettie’s neighbors, but the more she gets to know the townspeople, the more she realizes she’s not the only one who had a beef with Nettie. Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare?
It may be autumn on Cranberry Island, Maine, but things are heating up for innkeeper Natalie Barnes—and not just because of the cranberry scones in the oven. When a research team discovers the remains of a long-missing German U-Boat just offshore, the Gray Whale Inn becomes the center of operations for the eccentric multimillionaire funding the team. But the excitement over the discovery is soon dampened when something else turns up next to the long-lost sunken vessel: the body of a young woman who went missing twenty years ago, tied to an antique anchor that vanished at the same time. Soon, a second, more recent body, that of a local handyman, turns up next to the inn, a knife from friend and island selectman Tom Lockhart’s kitchen in his back.
Natalie is dismayed to learn that several people close to her—including her husband, John, best friend, Charlene, and Tom himself—were connected with the missing girl, and may now be suspects in her long-ago disappearance. When Charlene’s young niece Tania disappears without a trace, Natalie fears that history is about to repeat itself.
Can she find the culprit—and the missing young woman—before tragedy strikes Cranberry island again?
Bookseller and recent divorcée Max Sayers has risked her life savings to start a fresh chapter with the purchase of Seaside Cottage Books in cozy Snug Harbor, Maine. But she's barely opened the shop's doors when her new storybook life takes a dark turn. The morning after the grand opening--featuring a famous author who shows up at the store on the arm of Max's ex-husband--Max's rescue dog Winston finds a dead man on the beach behind the shop. The murder weapon? An antique flatiron doorstop... from Max's bookstore.
Will Max solve the case before the murderer strikes again?
Or will her bright new beginning turn into a killer of an ending?
It's springtime on Dewberry Farm, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is busy putting together her wares for the Easter Market. She's just finished potting the last of her herb starts when a tornado rips through her farm, destroying her crops, scattering her livestock and tearing up the barn. As Lucy searches for two kids lost in the storm, she makes a grisly discovery: her neighbor's home health aide, Eva, strangled with a hand-knitted scarf.
While investigating the young woman's death, Lucy discovers that blood isn't always thicker than water... and that somebody may be taking advantage of the town's more vulnerable citizens. When a second body turns up, drowned in a vat of dye, the whole town is walking on eggshells. Will Lucy find the killer in time?
Or has dyeing season just begun?
With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom. When she decides to take a job as a PI for a seedy local detective agency, everything changes. It doesn't take long for Margie to get in over her head: her first day on the job she totals her minivan, mistakenly enters a drag contest, and winds up in the bathroom with a dead transvestite. But when Margie finds her home number in the victim's phone, things really start to get interesting.
Lucy Resnick’s nerves are as tight as a tea cozy. Her new goats, Hot Lips and Gidget, keep making a break for the town square, her truck is dying, and her boyfriend’s gorgeous ex-wife is in town for the holidays. Worse, someone’s digging holes on her land…and uprooting her peach orchard and dewberry patch in the process. Lucy needs additional holiday stress like she needs a blow to the head—which she receives one night, courtesy of the mystery digger.
When the dim-witted sheriff arrests one of Lucy’s best friends, the former reporter puts her own problems on the back burner and starts investigating. What she finds is a patchwork of clues—an injured puppy, a sapphire necklace gone missing, and a string of poison-pen letters—that draws her deep into a web of small-town secrets.
Word travels fast in Buttercup. When the killer learns Lucy’s on the trail, Lucy finds she needs more than her reporting skills to save her friend—she needs a Christmas miracle.
It's Oktoberfest in Buttercup, Texas, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is taking a break from her chores to enjoy a day of bratwurst, craft beer, and German gingerbread at Sweetwater Brewery. But the day takes a bitter turn when one of the brewery owners turns up dead, crushed by a giant sack of barley.
It doesn't take long for Sheriff Rooster (not the sharpest tool in the garden shed) to finger the victim's brother and co-owner, Simon Gustafson. But former investigative reporter Lucy senses that the blighted plants in her pumpkin patch aren't the only things rotten in Buttercup. Will she find the killer in time?
Or will she be next in line for canning?
Things aren’t going well for private investigator and mom Margie Peterson. Her husband, Blake, is claiming his taste for drag queens is “just a phase.” Her first-grade daughter isn’t fitting in at her new posh elementary school, Holy Oaks Catholic School. And her hippie mother has swept into town and replaced the family’s store of processed foods with seaweed snacks. To top it all off, a late-night phone call from her boss, Peaches Barlowe, has pulled Margie into a very strange murder case, one that involves the Holy Oaks headmaster, George Cavendish. Poor man—he just happened to die in a dominatrix’s pink vinyl wading pool while wearing nothing but Aquaman tights and goggles.
As it turns out, there are a lot of people who might have wanted Mr. Cavendish dead, from his bereaved, betrayed widow to the shady owners of the local strip joint. Not even Margie’s best friend, whose daughter didn’t get into Holy Oaks, is above suspicion. Can the overtaxed PI solve the case before things get even weirder?