Joyce & Jim Lavene Books In Order

Publication Order of Family Matters Books

A Family for the Sheriff (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sharyn Howard Books

Last Dance (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Last Good-Bye (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last to Remember (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Until Our Last Embrace (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For the Last Time (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams Don't Last (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Fires Burning (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glory's Last Victim (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Rites (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last One Down (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before the Last Lap (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Shall Be Last (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries Books

Pretty Poison (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poisoned Petals (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Poison (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Corpse for Yew (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried by Buttercups (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Thyme to Die (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Lily (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Weeds (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stock Car Racing Mysteries Books

Swapping Paint (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hooked Up (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Renaissance Faire Mysteries Books

Wicked Weaves (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghastly Glass (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Daggers (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harrowing Hats (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treacherous Toys (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murderous Matrimony (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perilous Pranks (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bewitching Boots (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Fairies (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pet Psychic Mysteries Books

The Telltale Turtle (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Missing Pieces Mysteries Books

A Timely Vision (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Touch of Gold (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spirited Gift (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Haunting Dream (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Finder's Fee (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dae's Christmas Past (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Watery Death (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Watery Death (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries Books

That Old Flame of Mine (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hero's Journey (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Playing with Fire (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Hot Water (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Pepper Hero (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pie Shop Mysteries Books

Plum Deadly (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treacherous Tart (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Taxi For The Dead Paranormal Mysteries Books

Undead by Morning (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken Hearted Ghoul (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Girl Blues (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Retired Witches Mysteries Books

Spell Booked (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Looking for Mr. Good Witch (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries Books

Death on Eat Street (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gator Bowl (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fry Another Day (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fat Tuesday Fricassee (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries Books

Gator Bowl is a prequel story to the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries series.

Publication Order of Pumpkin Patch Mysteries Books

Give Em Pumpkin To Talk About (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Purple Door Detective Agency Books

Be My Banshee (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Flowers in the Night (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If Not for You (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for Love (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only You (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Save Your Heart for Me (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dowager Duchess (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Madison's Miracles (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions of Love (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love's Treasured Secrets (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emilie's Christmas Love (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Joyce and Jim Lavene are a writing couple who started writing way in 1999. The bestselling authors also double up as photojournalists. They have published more than 40 books up to date. In addition to publishing books, the couple has also published hundreds of magazines and newspapers articles. They are the publishers of a syndicated garden column featured on most North Carolina newspapers. Currently, they write four mystery series and write articles for a small newspaper in Stanly County, North Carolina. They have three children and five grandchildren. When they are not promoting their books or working on new book ideas, the couple can be found taking photos of funny looking guinea pigs or even congressmen who look potatoes, they spend their time having fun with their family, mostly their adorable grandchildren.The authors have penned some exciting crime book series including;

Missing pieces series

Renaissance series Detective agency series.

Peggy lee Garden series.

The missing pieces series features three middle aged witches who live in North Carolina, Wilmington. The witches decide to retire in Boca Raton Florida. Before they retire, they must give up their magic, recruit three witches and train them to take their places.

They must also hand over their spell books which has taken them four years to create. At the first glance, the task seems easy enough. But the events take an unexpected twist. Their spell book is stolen by their competitors who dont want to see them retire. They must accomplish their mission of training the three recruits with the limited resources they have at their disposal which results into some hilarious results.

The main character of this series is a third generation witch named Molly Adison. In the book, she is quoted saying that it comes a time in every witchs life when she has to retire. She goes on to add that she realized that her retirement was due when she had to zap dig her new car before her husband started asking questions and instead changed the color of her car from blue to purple! What made matters worse was that she was unable to change the car back to its original color!

The series is very interesting. It is filled with unexpected twists and turns which will leave you craving for more. The authors manage to keep the reader hooked until the end. You will never see whats coming. What seems an easy task at first glance turns out to be full of unexpected events.

The Renaissance Faire mystery introduces you to the exciting world of Dae O’Donnell, an extraordinary woman with uncanny ability of finding lost items. The story is plot of the story is set behind lost lives.

Dae ODonnell, the lead character of this series is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina. She is the person everyone in the city turns to incase they lose something. Dae needs takes only one minute to find anything. All she needs is one touch, and the missing pieces fall in place and find their way to her. This happens naturally. Weather she likes it or not.

Everything seems to be going on fine, the gods are smiling on Dae until Miss Mildred visits Dae with a request for Dae. To find her missing watch. This leads to an unexpected turn of events as Dae finds herself not only looking for a missing piece of jewelry, but also the gigantic task of proving that miss Mildred is not a cold blooded murder.

Dae has to use her physic powers to discover the real culprit. The person behind the murderer that Miss Mildred is accused of.

Like the other Lavernes crime mysteries, this one is as cozy, filled with eccentric and likable characters as they come. The series is well set in the vividity of a small town. You will find yourself automatically associating with the character since they are so likable and realistic.

The series also has a touch of romance between the lead character, Dae and an FBI agent known as Kevin Brickman. The combination of both small town ambiance and physic main character makes the series both interesting and unpredictable at the same time.

The Purple Detectives Series features the life of a young witch, Sunshine Merriweather, the owner and operator of purple detective agencies. Sunshine likes good food and colorful cloths.
As the book begins, we are introduced to the world of sunshine as she struggles to find the killers of her partners, John
. Her usually uneventful life is turned upside down after her partner is brutally murdered. Sunshine vows to stop at nothing until she finds the killers and revenges her partners death.

Aine, a bean sidhe has her eyes set only on one thing as she enters the doors of purple detective agency. Locating the only one man remaining in the ONeil family tree. Aine has been a sleep for over 200 years in a ruined Irish castle when she wakes up only to realize that the world has moved on without her.

Sunshine sees a powerful ally and a partner in the determined bean sidhe. But Aine is not interested in sunshines scheming plans. This changes once the witch agrees to help her locate ONeil.

Both women are not aware of the danger that follows them as an ancient assassin stalks their city, ready to make a kill. It will take more than the powers of a witch or those of a bean sidhe to stop the assassin. They will have to work together, combine their skills and talents so as to stop this determined killer.

The world of Sunshine Merriweather is intruding and full of suspense. The authors outdid themselves to come up with an amazing blend of characters and plot to ensure that you will read the series until the very end.

The characters portrayed in all the lavenes books are very realistic and vivid. You will find yourself automatically associating with them as they go through the process of solving the mysteries laid before them. The authors will slowly take your through the lives of the lead characters and force you to share their experiences both positive and negative. This will keep you flipping the pages, hoping against all odds that the villain will be caught and apprehended.

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  • Reza

    I don’t understand. All the links on your site – I mean all links on all pages go to one version of the book (paperback), even though you list hardcover, paperback and kindle as links – they all go to one edition. Why have it listed 3 times making people believe they go to the right link when they don’t (and in most cases, like for these books, there are only paperback editions). I understand about affiliate marketing, but this is simply clickbainting.

    • Graeme


      I do apologize for that – and any confusion that arose from our entries.

      (1) In regard to the links – I would initially link to each individual one but as the entries on the site got more and more, the work was getting crazier. And URLs were changing at times meaning a lot extra work. I’ve hired someone to work on a whole new database setup to make it easier but in the meantime the links will point to one edition of the book, which features all editions within(hardcover, kindle, large print, audio book etc). Sort of a stop gap measure until we get the new database system going.

      2) Similar to the above – the work involved in tracking what editions each have – especially when authors may add kindle later, or hardcovers may be removed from the market etc – is a lot of work. As I mentioned above we’re working on a database solution to resolve this but unfortunately it is taking a lot of time. Hopefully within a month or so it will be up and running although most likely slightly longer. :(