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Laura Alden Books In Order

Publication Order of Beth Kennedy Books

Murder At the PTA (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foul Play At the PTA (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plotting at the PTA (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse of the PTA (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poison at the PTA (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Laura Alden is a popular American author who is extremely famous for her book series (especially written under the genre of “cozy mystery”). For example, “Beth Kennedy Series” & “Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series” are the two most well-written, versatile, and unique book series as written by this prestigious author. Needless to mention, all the novels (under these two aforementioned book series) feature some incredibly suspenseful & insanely mysterious storylines and powerful characters that have enough punch to captivate any reader like you.

As an author, Laura Alden has written several books till date. However, those books (specifically written in the genre of cozy mystery) have provided her enough fame & helped her to grow as a successful professional author. Nevertheless, she is a passionate writer who’s extremely skilled & possess an impeccable, engaging, and unique writing style.

Laura Alden – Earlier Background & Other Important Information : The author has a graduation degree (Bachelor of Science) in geology from the eminent Eastern Michigan University. She has spent most of her childhood time in southwestern Michigan. Just except for one year, this brilliant author has lived in the Midwest all her life. At present, Laura & her husband share their apartment with two strange cats.

During the late nineties, she decided to focus on writing. Before that, she had already spent a couple of years in management which was not that interesting job for her. In fact, this management job was so boring for her that she immediately decided to take another job with comparatively fewer responsibilities. Initially, she used to write in order to wake up & efficiently utilize her brain. Also, during this period, she started reading loads of books on various topics, including books on writing etc.

After a prolonged period of 13 years, her first book, “Murder at the PTA” (under Beth Kennedy Series) was released. Her debut novel easily helped her to gain enough success and popularity among mass readers. In fact, the author now has an immensely great popularity among her numerous fans and followers. Her debut novel also received various positive editorial reviews. After receiving an overwhelming response from her very first “debut” novel, Laura continued her writing & eventually presented the readers a new world of some unparalleled & esteemed novels featuring cozy mystery.

Other than writing, the author is also engaged with a day job. She also loves reading books; it’s one of her favorite hobbies. When she gets enough time, she attempts to keep the flowerbeds free of unwanted weeds and she even practices a wide variety of skiing.

Laura Alden – Description of Her Two Famous Books (Written in an early book series) : Among the plethora of books, the “Beth Kennedy Series” is unquestionably the best ever book series as written by the author. This book series has five books in total (as of now); each of the novels specially unveils a completely new world of engaging & unconventional cozy mystery. In this context, here’s a short description of two early books (featured under this book series) that will surely help you to understand the insightful background of it.

1. Murder at the PTA : This is the first book under the “Beth Kennedy Series” which was published in 2010. The entire books series features the unique yet main character, “Beth Kennedy” who is a divorced woman & mother of two young kids.

In a small town of Wisconsin (around a distance of 5 miles from Madison), Beth Kennedy runs a children bookstore. Apart from running her business & raising her children, Beth Kennedy was agreed to become the secretary of their local PTA (Parent Teacher Association) when her best friend Marina raised this proposal.

Beth Kennedy now attends her first meeting where the principal, Agnes Mephisto wants to make an important & outstanding announcement. Every parent is quite leery about her upcoming announcement. She announces that an anonymous benefactor has recently agreed to fund some new additions & renovations to their school. That’s why she has hired an architect & no one but just she can only provide any input about this latest renovation. As usual, most of the parents are exploded in opposition and the entire town is in an uproar after this announcement.

During this very situation, Beth Kennedy gets an urgent message from her friend Marina that the principle Agnes Mephisto is dead; she is murdered. But who has actually killed the most disliked principal in the history? Obviously, there are so many suspects to count. That’s why Beth and Marina will now team up in order to find the real killer.

But soon they’ll realize solving this murder case will not be that easy as they’ve thought. Will Beth Kennedy & Marina find the real killer of the victim? The story continues with little romance and humor & tons of surprises, twists, and suspense.

2. Foul Play at the PTA : This is the second book in “Beth Kennedy series” that was originally published in 2011. This book also features the major character, Beth Kennedy who solves typical murder cases & unveils the actual truth behind the deep suspense.

The divorced mother, PTA secretary & hockey enthusiast, Beth’s second foray in solving another cozy mystery is quite believable, the other subplots are fun & interesting, and the secondary characters are also well-written & well-executed.

As the holidays are approaching quickly, one of the staffs of Beth’s children bookstore applies for leave and then Beth appoints another potential candidate Yvonne who really loves books and children. But Yvonne was accused of a murder case earlier & she was eventually released after the DNA test.

Now, one of PTA member, Sam Helmsetter, is found strangled to death in his own vehicle. Then, the new president of PTA announces that Beth’s newly appointed employee has killed the victim. Thus, the president organizes a boycott against Beth’s bookstore and the police also arrests Beth’s employee.

Now, in order to save Yvonne’s neck & her reputation, both Beth & her best friend Marina will investigate the case on their own and find out the real strangler. Will they be able to identify the actual culprit & save Yvonne? – the story continues with major twist & turns!

Laura Alden – Rewards & Recognition : Her debut novel, “Murder at the PTA” was an Agatha Awards finalist for being the best first novel. The other books (in the book series) have also received great editorial feedbacks.

Laura Alden – Final Words : If you’re an avid reader of cozy mystery, then this author & her brilliant creations will be just apt for you. The novels are engaging, interesting, and unique enough to offer you an unparalleled & pleasant reading experience.

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