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Publication Order of Amish Inn Mysteries Books

Secrets of the Amish Diary (By: Rachael O. Phillips) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plain Deception (By: Tara Randel) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simple Lies (By: Jan Fields) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Simply Played (By: Rachael O. Phillips) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Love and to Vanish (By: Tara Randel) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Law & Old Order (By: Jan Fields) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Silent Betrayal (By: Rachael O. Phillips) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Humble Pies and White Lies (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceptive Hearts (By: Marlene Chase) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stolen Past (By: Tara Randel) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homespun Homicide (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Melody (By: K.D. McCrite) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse and Burglary (By: Virginia Smith) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fatal Harvest (By: Rachael O. Phillips) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Simple Deduction (By: Kristi Holt) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hound and the Fury (By: Sandra Orchard) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unhappy Returns (By: Josie Damico) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skating the Law (By: Rachael O. Phillips) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Clubbed (By: K.D. McCrite) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farmed Robbery (By: Marlene Chase) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scene of the Chime (By: Josie Damico) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amish and Old Lace (By: Tara Randel) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Honor and Betray (By: Rachael O. Phillips) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Annie’s Quilted Mystery Books

A Patchwork Murder (By: Jan Fields) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raven Threads (By: K.D. McCrite) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Midsummer Night's Seam (By: Rachael O. Phillips) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broderie Curse (By: Jan Fields) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Innocent Until Proven Quilty (By: Donna Kelly) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ocean Selvage (By: Jan Fields) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Deadly Pattern (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unsavory Notions (By: Amy Lillard) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seam of the Crime (By: Jan Fields) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celtic Chains (By: Donna Kelly) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stab Stitched (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unraveled Secrets (By: Jan Fields) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Antique Shop Mysteries Books

Pieces From the Past (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Apron Shop Books

Hems and Homicide (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thread and Dead (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bodies and Bows (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Cambridge Bookshop Books

Chapter and Curse (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Treacherous Tale (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fatal Folio (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madrigals and Mayhem (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Books

Cozy Case Files Volume 1 (By: Cynthia Riggs,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 2 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,E.J. Copperman,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,Susan C. Shea,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 3 (By: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Ellie Alexander,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 4 (By: Parnell Hall,Shari Randall,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Frances Brody,Tessa Arlen,Vivien Chien,Julia Chapman,Paige Shelton,Jane K. Cleland,Mindy Quigley) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 5 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Carola Dunn,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Susan C. Shea,Judith Flanders,Mindy Quigley,Auralee Wallace) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 6 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Ellen Hart,Sheila Connolly,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 7 (By: Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Ellen Crosby,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Ashley Weaver,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 8 (With: M.C. Beaton,Diane Kelly,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,SusanCox,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 9 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Susanna Calkins,Allison Montclair,Ellie Alexander,Eve Calder,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 10 (With: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Jane K. Cleland,Ashley Weaver,SusanCox,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 11 (With: Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,Mariah Fredericks,Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 12 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Ashley Weaver,S.C. Perkins,Eve Calder,Jess Dylan,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 13 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 14 (By: Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 15 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 16 (With: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss,M. C. Beaton) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 17 (By: Rhys Bowen,Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Jean-Luc Bannalec,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Korina Moss,Anastasia Hastings) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 18 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Vivien Chien,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen,Katharine Schellman,Korina Moss) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 19 (With: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,R.W. Green,Korina Moss,Celeste Connally) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 20 (By: Rhys Bowen,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Olivia Matthews,Jennifer J. Chow,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Anastasia Hastings) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.If author is listed on a book then this author wrote a story within that book.

Publication Order of Inn at Magnolia Harbor Books

Where Hope Blooms (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Safe Harbor (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Binding Vows (By: Gayle Roper) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tender Melody (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mending the Past (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kindred Blessings (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grateful Hearts (By: Gail Chianese) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Gifts (By: Jan Fields,Gail Chianese) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joyful Beginnings (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love's Surprise (By: Johnnie Alexander) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Season of Renewal (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drawing Hope (By: Tara Randel) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Guiding Promise (By: Gail Chianese) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cherished Legacy (By: Johnnie Alexander) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garden of Secrets (By: Dorothy Clarans) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Wishes (By: Dana R. Lynn,Dana Lynn) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
August Retreat (By: Tara Randel) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Path (By: Gail Chianese) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumn's Spell (By: Johnnie Alexander) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasured Harvest (By: Dorothy Clarans) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comfort and Joy (By: Dana R. Lynn) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time to Celebrate (By: Tara Randel) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever Starts Today (By: Gail Chianese) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Miracles & Mysteries of Mercy Hospital Books

'Twas the Clue Before Christmas - Book 19 - Miracles & Mysteries of Mercy Hospital (By: Tia McCollors) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Bonds (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mercy’s Healing (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Mercy Begins (By: Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prescription for Mystery (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels Watching Over Me (By: Gabrielle Meyer) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Change of Art (By: Leslie Gould) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conscious Decisions (By: Beth Adams) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrounded by Mercy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
'Twas the Clue Before Christmas (By: Tia McCollors) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hard Pill to Swallow (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Heal a Heart (By: Shaen Layle) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cross to Bear (By: Tia McCollors) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merciful Secrecy (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunken Hopes (By: Gabrielle Meyer) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (By: Leslie Gould) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pain Relief - Beth Adams (By: Beth Adams) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redeemed By Mercy (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Genius Solution (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ill at Ease (By: Janice Thompson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mysteries of Martha's Vineyard Books

A Light in the Darkness (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Rock the Boat (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Like a Fish Out of Water (By: Janice Thompson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adrift (By: Beth Adams) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maiden of the Mist (By: Nancy Mehl) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making Waves (By: Tricia Goyer,Cara C. Putman) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Port in the Storm (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shifting Sands (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catch of the Day (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sheeps Passing in the Night (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swept Away (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thicker Than Water (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridge over Troubled Waters (By: Janice Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke on the Water (By: Beth Adams) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shark Bait (By: Cara C. Putman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Tide (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Water Flows Uphill (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Sea (By: Janice Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wider than an Ocean (By: Beth Adams) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sail Away Home (By: Cara C. Putman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Over the Horizon (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flotsam & Jetsam (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waves of Doubt (By: Nancy Mehl) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lifeline (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Secrets of the Castleton Manor Library Books

A Novel Murder (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitter Words (By: Jan Fields) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grim Reader (By: Margaret Welch) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Deadly Chapter (By: Jan Fields) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Autographed Mystery (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Edition Death (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Crime Well Versed (By: Marlene Chase) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Murder Unscripted (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pride and Publishing (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Literary Offense (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up to Noir Good (By: Jan Fields) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Letter or Worse (By: Margaret Welch) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Pens and Needles (By: Sandra Orchard) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ink or Swim (By: Catherine Dilts) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tell No Tales (By: Marlene Chase) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Page Fright (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fatal Yarn (By: Allie Pleiter) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Read Between the Crimes (By: Lucy Averill) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Fable to Grave (By: Marlene Chase) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fateful Sentence (By: Lucy Averill) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cloak and Grammar (By: Allie Pleiter) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lost Clause (By: K.D. McCrite) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thorny Plot (By: Catherine Dilts) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scary Tale Wedding (By: K.D. McCrite) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mysteries of Cobble Hill Farm Books

Digging Up Secrets (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hide and Seek (By: Beth Adams) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into Thin Air (By: Sandra Orchard) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Cozy Case Files Volume 8(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 10(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 11(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 16(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Elizabeth Penney is a cozy mystery writer with more than two dozen novels. She was raised in Maine and holds a BS and MBA. Penney is part of the Women’s fictions Writers Association, and she also owns Penny Productions.

She also worked as a consultant and nonprofit executive. The author has also written short stories, business articles, and screenplays with her husband.

Hems and Homicide
Iris Buckley goes back to her hometown after the death of her grandfather. With her grandmother, Anne Buckley, they are eagerly waiting to open their new shop in Blueberry Cove, where they’ll sell aprons they make with their hands.

They’ll also be selling other vintage items, which will add a personal touch to Iris’ online business. Their shop will be named Ruffles & Bows and is set to open on Memorial Day, but the room needs a lot more work before opening for the customers to shop.

They are ready to begin the renovations and meet their contractor and Ian Stewart in the building to kick start the work. However, their trip to the basement gives them a disturbing discovery.

There is a complete skeleton with an identifiable headscarf. After staring at it, Anne thinks she knows the dead person as a friend she saw around 40 years ago. She believes it’s her long lost friend who vanished in the 1970s

Not long after the police begin working on the case, they find another body in the shop. The body belongs to their landlord, who has been fighting over a property with Anne for many years. Considering their history and the location of the body, she is the primary suspect.

Now the chances of opening the Ruffles & Bows shop are becoming minimal; Iris, with the help of her friend Madison, is set to clear Anne’s name despite where the clues may lead them. Might Anne be responsible for the murder? Are the two murders connected in any way?

The story is fast-paced and well weaved as the red herrings and clues keep the reader on their toes, trying to find out whether the two mystery murders are connected. It’s amazing how Anne has always been close to her granddaughter, and it’s so inspiring how they come up with the wonderful idea of starting a new business together as a team.

Iris and Madison are a fantastic duo, and both push one another in various ways, just like real friends. While in high school, Iris had a crush on Ian, and the feeling hasn’t faded completely; Madison also appears to have some interest in her. The author has done a superb job creating an outstanding cast of the primary characters.

Chapter and Curse
Chapter and Curse is the debut in the Cambridge Bookshop series. Molly and her mother, Nina, feel they need a change in their lives. Molly’s father had passed away, and they needed something to keep them busy while getting used to the loss.

Fortunately, they receive a letter from Violet Marlowe, Nina’s aunt, inviting them to Cambridge to help in operating the family bookstore. They see that as an ideal opportunity to start another life in a different place.

The bookshop is known as Thomas Marlowe Manuscripts and Folios, and it’s one of the prominent and oldest bookstores in the town, with a steady flow of customers. By the time Molly and Nina arrive in Cambridge, it’s already spring, and the famous Literary Festival in the whole of Cambridge is on the way.
The two are so focused on bringing more income to the bookstore, and Molly sees it as a good idea to invite Persephone Brightwell, Aunt Violet’s classmate, a famous poet. He is to do poetry reading in the shop during the festival, bringing more poet lovers to the shop.

However, things don’t go as planned, and amid the event, a mystery happens when a guest is found dead, and it’s evident that Molly’s aunt’s knitting needle was used as the murder weapon. Now it’s up to Molly and the help of some friends to try clearing Violet’s name and prove her innocence while trying to keep the shop running.

She stumbles upon secrets that form a web of murder, blackmail, and deceit during her investigations. The author has captured Cambridge with her vivid descriptions, making the story more realistic.

She has also created tremendous characters that add flesh to the settings. Molly is an intelligent lady in love with books and has great ideas that can help in bringing more revenue to the shop.

The mystery is well-plotted, and the twists and turns will have you guessing who the mastermind is. Elizabeth Penney has outdone herself in creating a cozy story in a well-developed community and amazing descriptions of the town and the bookstore job.

Be sure to get lots of suspects and a few red herrings. The storyline moves well, and Penney did a superb job of balancing the backstory and the current mystery.

A Novel Murder
A Novel Murder is the first in the Secrets of Castleton Manor. The story begins with Faith Newberry accepting her dream job in Lighthouse Bay for a librarian position. The manor is like a retreat center allowing bibliophiles to point out their favorite genres and meet the writers in a relaxing resort environment.
Since the surroundings are pet-friendly, the resort allows pets, so Faith’s kitty feels at home. At first, Faith didn’t get the job since another applicant, Doris Lincoln, was picked for the position but stayed only a couple of months.

When she questions why she left so briefly, she is told she went on an exotic vacation. Faith was contacted to replace her and but things have started going wrong.

As she gets used to her librarian job, she finds out that some first editions appear fake. She begins to wonder why all of a sudden, the old librarian disappeared. Might she have discovered something? Is it possible that she had plans to tell someone what she’d found, something terrible happened to her?
As Faith is investigating the missing librarian, she learns that there is someone who is trying to stop her. At first, she finds her purse buried in bushes near her house and later discovers something weird in a hidden passageway. Might her dream job be a nightmare?

Faith has to work fast in her investigations to clear her name as she is suspected of committing the crime. Together with Aunt Eileen and members of the Cad le House Book Club, embark on sleuthing adventures and mysteries of Castleton Manor.

Faith is a wonderful character, and Watson, her cat, is a fantastic sidekick as it helps in giving some helpful clues.

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