Berry Betrayal is out Oct 2022.
Dead men can’t talk!
With her training underway, Violet is excited yet worried that her eldest sister Scarlett won't manage the Cozy Cafe without her. While the rest of the family have promised to help, things turn pear-shaped when a prominent member of the community is burgled several times and leads to a horrible murder of perhaps the only witness to the culprit.
Violet takes over where Scarlett left off in the amateur sleuth stakes, but will her feisty approach lead to more trouble? And what parts do Bob the rescue dog and George the cat play in tracking down the murderer and solving the crime?
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Dalton didn’t bother to look up at Maddie’s arrival. “That was a long walk, and I’m still starving. Will dinner be long?”
His querulous voice embarrassed her, and she coughed nervously. “There’s been an accident.” That made him look up and notice they had a visitor.
He frowned at the detective beside her. “What did you do now, and who the heck is this?”
“What?” Her voice rose in amazement at the accusation and that he hadn’t thought to ask if she was okay or what the accident could be.
The detective moved further into the room. “I’m Detective Bryant. Why would you assume your girlfriend had done something?”
Dalton sat up straighter at the question, or perhaps it was the detective’s tone, which was anything but friendly. Considering what had recently happened he could be excused for that, but he didn’t look impressed by her boyfriend’s attitude, and neither was she.
Licking his lips, Dalton sighed dramatically. “She’s always sticking her nose into people’s business is what I mean. Picking up stray animals and kids wherever she goes or stopping to talk to homeless people, she never thinks of the consequences.”
Maddie blinked as his words cut into her. Why would he say such a thing in front of the detective? Did he want to incriminate her over something he had no clue about? “If making sure people are okay is considered being nosy, then I guess I must be.” The words forced through gritted teeth finally drew his attention to her displeasure.
“You know what I mean, babe.”
“I’m not sure that I do—babe.”
“Okay, well, let’s not make a fuss right now.” Dalton gave the detective a look that could have only been more offensive if he’d rolled his eyes.
“Fuss? A woman is dead.” Her voice rose at least two octaves.
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Murder in Manhattan!
Maddie Flynn is living two lives.
There’s the one where she bakes alongside her new friend and is getting some recognition for her skills.
Then there’s the other based on lies, deception—and murder!
When she thinks about it, Big Red, her faithful Maine coon cat was warning her that things aren’t what they seem, but she didn’t want to see the signs and admit she was failing in other ways.
And now it could be too late!
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Loved being on another podcast, other than the one I run with my friends. Ella was awesome and just talking about doing what I love reminds me of how lucky I am to be an author.
You can listen to it on the link below.
Beagles Love Muffin But Murder is here!
Lyra is back in action when she and Cinnamon stumble on a murder.
The rest of the crew are there to help but will that put them in danger?
Naturally, she’s going to annoy the sheriff by poking into things, but they do concern her and more importantly those she loves.
You can pick up your copy as an ebook or in print.
Let’s be clear–33 books didn’t magically appear.
I spent years learning my craft before I pushed publish. Even now I upskill whenever I have time. Which leads me to the fact that it takes a looong time to write a book. Even when books are the same word count, some simply take longer than others.
There are those who write a book a month and others who manage 1 a year. My first book took several years. My last, 4 months. The difference between then and now is knowledge, belief, having a plan and deadlines.
While I endeavour to write 3-4 books a year. Everything hinges on my personal life. All the deadlines in the world don’t allow for being sick or family matters. Or pandemics.
One of the questions I get asked most often is ‘can anyone write a book’?
The answer is yes! This is completely true, but the fact remains that only a small percentage of those who would like to, ever do. The reason? It’s hard work.
I’ll talk more about that next time.
Out next month!
Muffin but clues!
When the unthinkable happens—another murder—ex-celebrity chef Lyra St. Claire is once more hounded by the paparazzi.
The sheriff doesn't appreciate her help, but how can she carry on as if nothing's happened? To make matters worse, her new server is causing problems at the diner.
Her beagle, Cinnamon, sniffs out more than muffins and Lyra has to make a choice between family and friends when love is in the air.
Will she solve the crime before the paparazzi make her worst fears come true?
Beagle Diner Cozy Mysteries are light and entertaining, with a passel of clues, delicious baking and a one clever beagle.
The real story of my becoming an author began decades ago, but the publishing story began in 2013 when three of my close friends and I decided to self-publish. My first book went up in 2014 and since then I've published 33 books over 2 pen names. That first book changed over the years and I probably should take it down as it's the only romantic suspense I have, but it's a great reminder of how far I've come - so it stays. 😊
There is so much more to tell you about the journey, and I'll continue to post over the next few weeks.
C. A. Phipps Author of Cozy Mysteries / Cheryl Phipps Author of Romance
𝐵𝑒𝒶𝑔𝓁𝑒𝓈 𝐿❀𝓋𝑒 𝒮𝓉𝑒𝒶𝓀 𝒮𝑒𝒸𝓇𝑒𝓉𝓈 𝒾𝓈 𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒
Ex-celebrity chef, Lyra St. Clare is fighting for the new diner and to prove her innocence.
A local death becomes personal and not just because the person was a friend.
With her faithful beagle, who loves sniffing out clues, and a handful of friends, Lyra is hot on the trail of breadcrumb. Hopefully, her ideas aren't half-baked.
Also available in print.
Musings & Muffins
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