Two weeks in Tuscany. Beautiful vistas. Delicious foods and wines. And a murdered farmer. Maggie O’Flynn and Gina Mattucci have barely arrived in glorious Tuscany when they happen upon the body of a local farmer. These two weeks were to be spent experiencing the glories of Italy. And supposedly helping Gina’s aunt to bring in her olive harvest. Getting wrapped up in a murder investigation was definitely not on the trip’s itinerary. They soon discover that Aunt Marzia’s Tuscan village is populated with every kind of quirky character. Any of who could have murdered the farmer, Lorenzo. But who? The eccentric village mayor who is beloved by all, with the exception of Aunt Marzia? The jilted lover? The widow? The neighboring farmer whose stolen truffles were found in the dead man’s barn? As Maggie and Gina attempt to mix olive harvesting with sleuthing and sightseeing they may make a misstep or two. Perhaps they find themselves on the wrong side of the local police. They may cross the wrong people. Maybe do a favor for the wrong person. Certainly, it would be easier if they just stuck to harvesting olives. But that’s not going to happen! With wonderfully quirky characters and plenty of sass and charm, the STRATFORD UPON AVONDALE MYSTERIES will delight lovers of cozy mysteries! Read more
Murder. Betrayal. Tea and Scones. When ex-novice nun, turned steamy romance writer, Maggie O’Flynn moves to the charming village of Stratford Upon Avondale to open a tea room she expects plenty of murders, betrayal, and duplicity. On the stages of the town’s renowned Shakespeare Festival. But when a theater critic is found murdered on the town’s riverbank and the prime suspect turns out to be the sexy bookshop owner Maggie has had her eye on, she takes matters into her own hands. Will she be able to dig through the layers of betrayal and duplicity to find the true murderer before that handsome bookseller, Nate Larimer, finds himself behind bars? With the help of her loud, brash, spitfire of a friend, Gina Mattucci, Maggie plans to do just that. With a bit of Shakespeare, copious amounts of tea, and a faux-English setting to rival anything the real England has to offer, ALAS, SHE DROWNED is the first book in THE STRATFORD UPON AVONDALE mystery series. Lovers of cozy mysteries will find a cozy home in Stratford Upon Avondale.