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Publication Order of Tess and Tilly Books

The Christmas Letter (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valentine Mystery (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mother's Day Mishap (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Halloween House (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thanksgiving Trip (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saint Paddy's Promise (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Halloween Haunting (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Clause (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Puppy Project (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wedding Plan (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Plan (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghostly Groundskeeper (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murder Chronicles (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castle Caper (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Visitor (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sleuthing Game (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Firework Frenzy (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series by Kathi Daley
Author Kathi Daley pens the “Tess and Tilly” series of cozy mystery novels. It began publication in the year 2017, when “The Christmas Letter” was released.

For readers that love endearing relationships, small towns, animals, food, and a bit of murder, this series is for you. It is set in the tiny town of White Eagle, Montana, and features Tess and her doggie Tilly, who spend each of their days delivering the latest gossip as well as the daily mail.

“The Christmas Letter” is the first novel in the “Tess and Tilly” series and was released in the year 2017. Tess and Tilly join forces, after a close friend is murdered, with the reclusive genius in town to learn the truth behind this shocking murder that has rocked the community. All while it prepares for its annual Christmas Festival.

“The Valentine Mystery” is the second novel in the “Tess and Tilly” series and was released in the year 2018. It’s Valentine’s Day in White Eagle, Montana and Tilly and Tess are currently busier than ever delivering Valentine Cards with the daily mail. What would Valentine’s Day in White Eagle be without a mystery to solve or a holiday adoption party to get ready for.

When Tess stumbles upon a vehicle accident where a man dies, she gets hooked into a mystery that has roots into the past. With Tony’s aid, she helps track down a murderer however she looks into a missing person’s case too.

Tony still looks into the case of her dad’s disappearance, and at the same time Tess and Tilly team up with Brady to ensure that every animal shelter resident gets their perfect match in time for Valentine’s.

“The Mother’s Day Mishap” is the third novel in the “Tess and Tilly” series and was released in the year 2018. It is Mother’s Day in White Eagle, Montana and spring has finally come to the tiny foothills community. It is the season for kittens and puppies to be born then rehomed. Families to gather for a baseball game and an outdoor picnic. Friends to fall in love.

And lastly, for a stunning mystery to filter to the surface after so many years have gone by. Join Tilly and Tess while they sleuth out the truth as they deliver the daily mail.

“The Halloween House” is the fourth novel in the “Tess and Tilly” series and was released in the year 2018. Every town has got one. That big old house that has stood empty for so long that nobody really ever remembers people actually living there. The iconic subject of folktales and lore that hints at some tragedy, supernatural occurrences, and family curses, which neither be confirmed nor denied.

In the town of White Eagle, Montana, the house that served as the subject of ghostly tales around the campfire was this big old mansion built over half a century prior by this wealthy industrialist which was a summer home for his five kids and his wife. The house, which was void of laughter and love, served as kind of a luxury prison far from the bustle and hustle of Hartford Harrington’s busy life in San Francisco.

Structurally, Harrington House weathered through the hot summers and long winters of northern Montana. It endured a long time after each of those five kids was buried in the small family cemetery at the large estate’s edge. The place was never lived or sold for reasons unknown, by whichever Harrington family member inherited the place. However the summer after Houston Harrington jumped out of the third floor window to the concrete bricks on the veranda below, not one Harrington or Harrington heir set foot in the place. Til now.

Jordan Westlake inherits the house from his mom, he chooses to break the tradition and live there. He was expecting the renovation of this ancient mansion would be expensive and time consuming. What he did not expect was to find a skeleton in his closet. Literally.

“The Thanksgiving Trip” is the fifth novel in the “Tess and Tilly” series and was released in the year 2018. The whole Thomas family takes a Thanksgiving trip up to a mountain cabin right after Tess discovers that her dad visited this area each fall to fish and hunt before he supposedly died during a fiery truck accident.

After they arrive at the cabin, Tony and Tess, along with Bree and Mike, team up to investigate one suspicious death, as Tony and Tess talk to people secretly that live in the area that once knew her dad. Hoping to finally locate answers for her unanswered questions regarding her dad’s current whereabouts, she widens her search that leads her to a stunning realization.

At the same time, one stray dog appears intent on adopting Mike despite Mike’s insistence that there isn’t anyway he has room in his life for this mischievous and energetic puppy.

“The Saint Paddy’s Promise” is the sixth novel in the “Tess and Tilly” series and was released in the year 2019. Sixty years prior, a man made a promise to the woman that he loved to meet up with her on Saint Patrick’s Day. They were supposed to meet in the park right on their bench that they liked to watch the world go by on. The couple were deeply in love with each other and planned on getting married, however he never showed up. Every St. Patrick’s day since then the woman’s made a pilgrimage to the same bench to wait for her true love.

Tess and Tilly see this woman sitting with her granddaughter on the bench and they decide to chat with her. During their talk the granddaughter tells Tess the tale of her grandma and the guy that professed his love and promised to come back but didn’t. Tess is pulled into this story and agrees to dig up the answers that this elderly woman has tried to find all of her life. She enlists Tony’s help as well as the woman’s granddaughter.

At the same time, Bree’s knee deep planning a wedding, there’s a new murder in town, and Tony has a lead on Tess’s dad.

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