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Danielle Collins Books In Order

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Publication Order of Dog Leg Cove Cozy Mystery Books

with Susan Harper
Murder at the Marina (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Logging (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder is Afoot (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fishing for Clues (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Fungus (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Florida Keys Bed & Breakfast Cozy Mystery Books

Murder Mystery Book Club (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Graveyard Thief (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Wings of Murder (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunt for Hemingway (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Memoir of Mystery (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder and Misdirection (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hearts Grove Books

Heirlooms and Homicide (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Break-ins and Bloodshed (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lights Out at the Lighthouse (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Body Below Ground (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Libraries and Larceny (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Impersonation and Investigation (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Festivals and Fatalities (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Mansion (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatality in the Forest (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death by Dessert (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fatal Affair (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Body in the Basement (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Margot Durand Books

Croissants and Corruption (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desserts and Deception (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pastries and Pilfering (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Muffins and Murder (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vacations and Violence (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boating and Bodies (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Maine (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bakeries and Bodies (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Deadly Engagement (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Killer Cover Up (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catering and Crime (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder and Matrimony (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pearl Sands Beach Resort Books

with Millie Briggs
Poison in Paradise (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clues in the Clay (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Theft in the Theater (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Danielle Collins is a bestselling author of cozy mystery books with over a dozen books under her name. She writes intriguing tales filled with mysteries, multiple clues, and easy-to-connect with primary and secondary characters. She takes normal people and turns them into amateur sleuths, and together they collaborate with detectives, private investigators, or the cops to solve a series of mysterious murder cases and intricate puzzles.

Murder Mystery Book Club is the first book in Florida Keys bed & breakfast cozy mystery by Danielle Collins. It’s a fun series that introduces us to Eva Stewart, the owner of a bed and breakfast in the Florida Keys. Her talkative and nosy parrot fits the name of Hercules Poirot since Eva loves murder mystery books and is a member of a mystery book club.

We are then introduced to Detective Makos, who visits Eva to ask her a few questions about a dead body discovered in the street next to Eva’s bed and breakfast. Eva can’t help but be thrilled by the fact that a murder happened, and the mystery is right in her hands. She points the detective to the kitchen, where he requests a cup of coffee before she can narrate her side of the story.

She informs him as she was leaving her B&B heading to her cottage during a storm last night, she saw a shadowy figure, and that was probably the person responsible for the murder. The detectives then leave, probably heading back to the murder scene, and Eva is left wondering if there could be clues she can figure out where she had seen the shadowy figure. And as she suspected, upon pulling the fronts of a large traveler’s palm, she discovers there are two clear and fine footprints. And upon further investigations on the wrought iron fence further ahead, she finds a piece of denim clothing caught at the top of the post. She rushes to find the detective and provides him with the two pieces of clues she just found in the hopes they will help solve the murder case. Will Eva be able to find the detective and help solve the murder mystery? Or will doing so make her a target of the killer?

In Heirlooms and Homicide, the debut novel in Hearts Grove’s cozy mystery series, we are introduced to Henrietta Hewitt, the owner of a local antique store located in Hearts Grove in Washington. In her daily business of collecting antiques for her shop, she comes into contact with countless unusual antiques, many with mysterious stories and others with unusual secrets. But when a missing girl story is somehow connected to a prized antique, things end up deadly. Will Henrietta help solve the mystery of the antique box and, at the same time, keep everyone safe?

The first book in this series is awesome. It’s a highly readable story with an intriguing plot as well as a fascinating end. The story mostly revolves around the puzzle box, but it’s also filled up with a vast of warm characters that help build up the story and bring out most of the main character even when she starts as being aloof and cold. As the narrative progresses, all the cast emerges out as well fleshed out and developed.

When her private investigator informs her about the missing girl being sought after by her parents, her curiosity rises to the next level but then soon sent into an overdrive mode when she discovers the puzzle box. Threats from unknown people, a break-in in her store, and the complex puzzle on the box thrill Henri as she rushes against time to unravel this mystery. Can they find the whereabouts of the missing girl? What is in the secret compartment in the puzzle box?

Croissants and Corruption is set in North Bank, a scenic tourist attraction and retirement town. It’s all peaceful in the town until when a murder happens, and the darker side of Corruption and crime is finally revealed.

We meet Margot Durand, who operates a local French Baker in a small town in Virginia. When her troublemaker niece visits her for the summer break, she clearly knows she will have her hands full. But after an unexpected murder, the niece is labeled the prime suspect, and Margot finds herself forced to find clues and prove that he niece is innocent. Will she be able to solve the murder mystery and free her daughter before the killer kills again or disappears?

If you enjoy reading fun, cozy mystery series, then you are going to enjoy reading Croissants and Corruption story. This is an easy-flowing story with an intricate plot that gives a glimpse at two budding romances and features several episodes of violence without all graphic violence vividly portrayed. It also contains a close-knit community with easy-to-connect and realistic characters that nicely blend with snippets of Margot at home and her work. After getting involved with the wrong crowd, Margot’s secretive niece Taylor is sent from her home in California to her baker for the summer, but she soon finds herself the first suspect in a murder case.

In Deserts and Deceptions, we again meet Margot Durand, the owner of a local bakery business in a small town near Washington, DC. When the body of a young man is discovered in the craft store operated by her friend, she does everything in her power to help catch the killer and also protect her friend. In her investigation efforts, she uncovers a web of lies and deception. Will she be able to solve the murder case? Will she catch the killer while at the same time staying safe?

This is a fast-paced and action-packed story with several ties to well-respected Mob boss Victor which are nicely blended with Adam and Margot’s burgeoning romance addition of a charismatic character, Dexter. Margot and Adam team together to prove George, Tamera’s lawyer husband, innocent of murder due to a series of coincidences, discrepancies, and the request of Margot’s best friend, the recently married owner of Craft Boutique, Tamera.

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