Process of Illumination
Fall in Cedar Valley is hand letterer Jamie Lang’s favorite time of year—the fall farmers’ market, the glass pumpkin show, and the annual Zombie 5K Fun Run, zombie costume contest, and zombie dummy competition. This year Jamie and her friends are determined to win the competition for best zombie dummy. Their stuffed zombie bride looks like she has a good shot at winning, too. Until someone swaps the dummy for a real dead body.
Kenya, 2016. Semi-retired vet “Mama Rose” Hardie just wants to enjoy her golden years and care for her disabled husband. But her peace of mind shatters when a forgotten confidant returns and reopens a case where Rose pulled the trigger. With her memories of the poacher’s shocking death flooding back, she barely catches her breath before her childhood friend is brutally murdered.
Burglars & Blintzes
Moorehaven is swarming with guests during summer’s last hurrah, and Pippa has her hands full at the mystery-author B&B. When her gossip-group connections inform her that a local construction project has unearthed a skeleton with a pocketful of Spanish gold, the news spreads, and treasure hunters flood the beaches. But the skeleton has a more recent connection to the area than anyone suspected, unearthing a shameful secret that hits far too close to home.