<![CDATA[C.A. Phipps - Blog]]>Sat, 26 Jan 2019 10:50:35 +1300Weebly<![CDATA[Cookies and Chaos]]>Mon, 03 Dec 2018 06:44:28 GMThttp://caphipps.com/blog/cookies-and-chaosCookies and Chaos is the third book in the Maple Lane Cozy Mystery Series.

Maple Falls - the home of delicious treats, yard sales and a sense of community.
And now . . . murder!
Madeline Flynn, her posse of girlfriends, Gran, as well as Big Red, her faithful Maine Coon, are whisked up an investigation that will take all their sleuthing skills to solve as they wade through clues as thick as cookie batter, hoping that the timer won’t go off on another murder.
With the handsome Sheriff’s protection, can Maddie and her team solve this Maple Falls crime or have they taken on more than they can chew?
The Maple Lane Mysteries are light cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth. 
<![CDATA[Book 2 in the Maple Lane Mysteries is here!]]>Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:18:38 GMThttp://caphipps.com/blog/book-2-in-the-maple-lane-mysteries-is-here
It's a sunny day down under, although still very cool.

But, I do have a warm feeling, since it's the launch day for Madeline Flynn's next adventure in Maple falls. Although, it's not a romance, Bagels and Blackmail has a definite splash of it, and the sheriff is rather gorgeous after all. Gran and the Girlz are in fine form and Big Red has a huge part to play in the mystery.

What do you have with your Bagels?
Big Red is missing! MadelineFlynn’s Maine Coon cat is more than a pet… much more, and now, just when her bakery is taking off, and life in the small town of Maple Falls settling down, someone’s stolen him, along with several other pets.

When ransom letters start appearing all over town, followed by blackmail, Sheriff Ethan Tanner is doing what he can to solve the crimes, but Maddie cannot sit by and watch. Going against Ethan’s, and her darling Gran’s wishes, she once again decides to do her own sleuthing, with a little help from her friends and a trail of crumbs to follow. 

Whatever you're up to, I hope you too have a great day.

Cheryl x
<![CDATA[My first cozy mystery has arrived!]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:54:48 GMThttp://caphipps.com/blog/my-first-cozy-mystery-has-arrived
Hello from wet New Zealand.

As we go into winter, reading Cozy Mysteries has become my favourite thing to do - bundled up in a blanket of course - and I'm also lucky enough to be writing them.

For those of you lucky enough to be heading into summer, Apple Pie and Arsenic could also be a great beach read. https://amzn.to/2LwxqU3

Madeline Flynn thought that opening her bakery and winning the top prize for her apple pie at the Spring Festival would be the most excitement in her day. 

She wasn’t expecting to find the dead body of her good friend beside her car, or to be accused of murder. 

Things like that just don’t happen in small towns like Maple Falls. 

With nowhere else to turn, Maddie enlists the help of her old flame Sheriff Ethan Tanner, as well as her irrepressible Gran, to find the murderer before Maddie’s put in jail or there’s another death on their hands. 

Danger threatens at every turn, and when Maddie ends up on her own, scared and out of her depth, it seems that even an award winning baker isn’t safe from Maple Falls’ first serial killer. 

The Maple Lane Mysteries are light cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth. 

Whatever the weather, today is always a good day to read.

Keep well.