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Publication Order of Cruise Ship Mysteries Books

Starboard Secrets (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portside Peril (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Lobster (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Deception (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanishing Vacationers (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruise Control (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Karaoke (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suite Revenge (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruisin' for a Bruisin' (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Seas Heist (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family, Friends, and Foes (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on Main (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Flirtation (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Delivery (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reindeer & Robberies (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transatlantic Tragedy (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Southampton Stalker (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peculiar Poison (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mischief and Mutiny (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Divine Christian Cozy Mystery Books

Divine Intervention (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divine Secrets (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divine Blindside (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divine Decisions (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divine Christmas (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Garden Girls Books

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grandkids Gone Wild (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoky Mountain Mystery (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death by Dumplings (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye Spy (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magnolia Mansion Mysteries (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing Milt (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bully in the Burbs (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fall Girl (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home for the Holidays (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sun, Sand, and Suspects (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look Into My Ice (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forget Me Knot (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare in Nantucket (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greed with Envy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying for Dollars (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger Among Us (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dash For Cash (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arsonist and Lace (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Court of Corruption (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Framed in Florida (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on Summer Lane (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Allure (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Made in Savannah Books

Key to Savannah (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road to Savannah (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice in Savannah (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swag in Savannah (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble in Savannah (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing in Savannah (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Setup in Savannah (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merry Masquerade in Savannah (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Family Affair in Savannah (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates in Peril (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matrimony & Mayhem (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swiped in Savannah (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turmoil in Savannah (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exes and Woes (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Family Style (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Samantha Rite Books

Waves of Deception (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winds of Deception (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tides of Deception (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sweet Southern Sleuths Books

Teepees & Trailer Parks (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bag of Bones (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Southern Stalker (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Settle the Score (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Road Trip (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pups in Peril (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying to Get Married (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Drive-In (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of a Stranger (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Library Lockdown (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vandals & Vigilantes (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Frolic (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cookbooks

Cozy Mysteries Cookbook (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Hope Callaghan
Hope Callaghan is an American author of Christian, suspense, and mystery books best known for her Christian themed series Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery. With over 70 books to her name and a few best-sellers on this list, Callaghan is among the most respected authors in this category. She is an Amazon bestselling author and the winner of the 2017 Mom’s Choice Award.

The West Michigan born writer now lives in Florida together with her husband and children. Writing is her first and true love, but whenever she has some free time, Callaghan enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading.

Starboard Secrets
Starboard secrets is the first book in the Cruise Ship Mysteries series. The book features Millie Sanders, a woman who is recovering from a heartbreak. When her husband of 35 years leaves Millie for a younger woman, the determined lady decides to get out of her comfort zone. She applies for a cruise job even though she has no experience, and is surprised when she gets called for an interview. It is not long before she is hired as the assistant director for the cruise ship. Millie is excited to be starting a new life, and she plans to dedicate all her energy to her new job.

Millie’s first day at work is quite eventful, and the first thing she sees is a body surrounded by strangers. Driven by curiosity, Millie asks a few questions to the crew and travelers, but no one seems to have all the details of what happened to the dead woman. It is at this point that Millie decides to play detective and find out the truth. After all, she had several acted as an assistant at her husband’s PI practice, and she knew a thing or two about investigative work. With little, if any, help Millie hopes to solve this mystery by the end of the trip.

In the week that follows, Millie will be busy digging up facts. This will be one action-packed week where she will come close to losing her life and job. Fortunately, she solves the mystery before the killer can get her. Her employer is also gracious enough to keep her employed even though Millie spent most if not all, her time in her first cruise solving the murder. This can only mean more cruise.

This is an excellent start to an intriguing series. The main character is a Christian who prays and asks God for guidance. All the other characters are well developed; it is interesting to see how they interact with the main character. The storyline is captivating, while the mystery is intriguing.
If you are looking for a cozy Christian mystery story, Starboard secret is a great choice. Join Millie on her maiden cruise and see just how far she will go in search of the truth. The story will draw you in from the first page, and the numerous twists and turns will keep you captivated to the end. It helps that Millie is a lovable character. It is easy to identify with her while wishing her the best on her first job. The cruise ship angle is also unique and a welcome break from all the mysteries featuring dingy bars and rundown neighborhoods.

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?
Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Is the first book in the Garden Girls series. The story is set in Belhaven, a small town in Michigan where nothing exciting seems to happen. All this is before a body is found in the bushes right behind the elementary school. The entire city is shocked, and Gloria Rutherford, otherwise known as Garden Girl, decides to take it upon herself to unravel this mystery. There will be a lot of resistance along the way, but Gloria has a supportive girls’ squad, and there is an interesting man who will be willing to give an amateur detective a chance.

To many people, Gloria is a depressed woman. This cannot be further from the truth. The widowed lady is just bored and looking for something to distract her from the daily routine. An opportunity presents itself when Gloria sees several police officers at a crime scene. Her curiosity gets the better of her, and Gloria visits the scene the following day. There is not much Gloria knows aside from the information she read from the papers, but she is convinced that it is adequate for the start. Together with Garden Girls club members, Gloria finds some evidence at the scene and uses it to launch her investigation.
Gloria is an amateur detective in every sense of the word, but as she stumbles around the crime scene, she gathers clues that point her to the killer. Her efforts do not go unnoticed, and soon enough, Gloria will have the killer on her trail. Will she be successful in uncovering the truth and relaying this information to the authorities? How will the Garden Girls ensure that mystery is solved in the shortest duration possible? Get answers to these and more questions in this intriguing piece. Gloria’s journey will be riddled by danger and numerous turns. In the end, Gloria discovers that things are not always as they look.

This is a fun Christian mystery that you will have a hard time putting down. Gloria is an exciting and intelligent character, and you are going to have a lot of fun meeting her friends. It is also enjoyable to read about Gloria’s conversations with Paul Kennedy. Could this be the start of more fun times with a man Gloria finds intriguing? This, as well as the building suspense, will leave you looking for the next book in this series.

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? It is a perfect choice for cosy mystery lovers. The story comes loaded with suspense, and at times, Gloria and her friends will leave you in stitches. It is heartwarming to see how much these elderly ladies are enjoying and looking for things to fill their free time. The Christian theme adds some character to the story and gives the book quite an edge. All these, in addition to the excellent narration, make this book a page-turner.

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