Spirits, Pies, and Alibis
Tamsyn Bassett is having a bad week. Like, the losing your job and getting dumped by your boyfriend kind of bad. So when her great aunt invites her to spend the summer at her inn, Tamsyn jumps at the chance. Instead of the peaceful getaway she expected, she’s immediately confronted with the preposterous revelation that she’s descended from a long line of kitchen witches and is the last hope of her generation to keep magic alive in Pinecroft Cove. That she’s the world’s worst cook could be an issue.
Henry Lysyk’s life is a mess. With his marriage over and his accounting career marred by scandal, he retreats to the anonymity of a rented suite in a house shared with strangers. But the trail of a decades-old crime leads a murderous treasure hunter to his doorstep, and Henry is baffled by his neighbors’ cover-up. An unexpected visit from his adventure-hungry niece, Frieda, further complicates Henry’s efforts to lay low. With his houseguest refusing to stay away from the danger, Henry’s terrified they’re about to expose secrets someone would kill to protect. Not knowing who to trust, they must choose which parts of the past to uncover, and which to leave buried.
Ex-con Joe Brody has been called a lot of things. Some true. Some not. But now that he’s out of prison and back in his hometown his focus is getting a job and a home for his ill father to convalesce. Easier said than done when no one will hire him. Ashley Cade has a teething toddler and lives with an elderly man as part of an agreement she made to buy his house. Complicated? Not as much as it sounds. Wilson is a dear and his huge Victorian a gem in the rough. The lonely old man even recommends a friend’s son as a handyman to help with the repairs and finally Ashley is making progress. And Joe? Joe is … intriguing to say the least.
When only one brand of justice will do … A body found in the mangroves appears to be evidence of a frenzied crocodile attack. But it soon becomes obvious, this is a horrific murder. And when a popular MMA fighter disappears, police now face a possible double homicide. The list of suspects grows longer, but not one in the closed fighting community is talking. Can hard-nosed ex-boxer Jack Lisbon solve the mystery before the panicked town of Yorkville goes into total meltdown?