9780425260210_large_A_Sticky_SituationA Sticky Situation: A Sugar Grove Mystery

Coming April 7, 2015: A Sticky Situation, Book 3 of The Sugar Grove Mysteries, from Berkley Prime Crime.

The author of Maple Mayhem returns to Sugar Grove, New Hampshirewhere the Greene family—including Dani’s irksome Aunt Hazel—are busy preparing for the annual Maple Festival. But nothing kills the festive spirit like murder…

Aunt Hazel isn’t exactly sweet, but she’s not the only one putting syrup maker Dani in a sour mood. Her family is trying to help renovate the town’s Opera House, but their contractor Russ Collins seems to specialize in finely crafted excuses. And his latest one is killer.

In the Opera House basement, Russ uncovers the remains of Spooner Duffy, a charming drifter thought to have skipped town decades ago with a hefty sum of the town’s money. Tapping into some unpleasant memories, Spooner’s bones also threaten to reveal a murderer’s secret, and now it’s up to Dani to catch a killer before the town is stuck with a deadly reputation.

  • Series: A Sugar Grove Mystery (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (April 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425260216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425260210

MAPLE MAYHEM coverThe Sugar Grove Mysteries:

 Maple Mayhem, Book 2 of The Sugar Grove Mysteries, from Berkley Prime Crime.

In Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, people are serious about their maple syrup—especially Dani Greene, whose family owns the Greener Pastures sugarhouse.  But when murder disrupts the small-town sweetness, Dani pores over clues to draw out a killer…

Despite being a fourth-generation syrup maker, Dani isn’t stuck in the past. She’s starting a new agricultural cooperative that reduces costs for every syrup producer who joins. Everyone considers it a sweet deal except the die-hard curmudgeon Frank Lemieux—and when a saboteur starts targeting supporters, everyone suspects Frank.

But it turns out they’re barking up the wrong tree when Dani finds Frank murdered in his own sugarhouse. As the sabotage continues, she realizes that Frank was framed. With the help of her family, and a handsome official from the Fish and Game Department, Dani must catch the killer before another syrup maker kicks the bucket.

Drizzled with Death - Amazon

Drizzled with Death – Amazon

Drizzled with Death, Book 1 of The Sugar Grove Mysteries series, from Berkley Prime Crime.

Meet Dani Greene—a fourth-generation maple syrup maker dealing with a first-class troublemaker…

The annual pre-Thanksgiving pancake-eating contest is a big event in Sugar Grove, New Hampshire. It’s sponsored by the Sap Bucket Brigade, aka the firefighters auxiliary, and the Greene family farm provides the syrup. But when obnoxious outsider Alanza Speedwell flops face first into a stack of flapjacks during the contest, Greener Pastures’ syrup falls under suspicion.

Dani knows the police—including her ex-boyfriend—are barking up the wrong tree, and she’s determined to pull her loved ones out of a very sticky situation. The odds may be stacked against her, but she’s got to tap the real killer before some poor sap in her own family ends up trading the sugar house for the Big House…

LFODPISCATAQUAPRESSThe Granite State Mysteries:

Live Free or Die – winner of the 2011 Mainstream Daphne DuMaurier Award for Excellence in Mystery 

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The way she sees it, volunteer fire chief Gwen Fifield’s life is about as good as can be.  Sure, she’s gained twenty pounds and her property taxes increased just in time for Christmas. But, her basement didn’t flood with the fall rains for the first time in years and the general store has started delivering pizza.

Yup, by Winslow Falls, NH standards it’s pretty darn good.  That is, until an arsonist lets loose in the village and Gwen finds a body sizzled like a sausage in the smoldering remains of the local museum.

With no experience solving arsons Gwen is eager to turn over the case to State Fire Marshal’s Investigator Hugh Larsen.  But things are never that easy; Hugh needs her take on the townspeople and their relationships just as much as she needs him.

Fortunately for the townspeople, a recently arrived immigrant family provides ideal suspects.  When an artifact from the burnt museum shows up in the possession of one of the foreigners, the town readily blames the “people from away”.  A second death, also connected to the museum, convinces Gwen that the town she’s always taken at face value is harboring a home-grown murderer.

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Piscataqua Press (August 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939739365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939739360

Live Free or Die is now available in German!


Das Leben im winzigen Winslow Falls ist unter dem Strich verdammt gut – bis ein Brandstifter den Bewohnern der Stadt Weihnachten vermiesen will.

Gwen Fifield, Brandmeisterin der freiwilligen Feuerwehr von Winslow Falls, ist äußerst zufrieden mit ihrem Leben im ländlichen New Hampshire. Zwar hat sie im Laufe der Jahre vierzig Kilo zugenommen und die Immobiliensteuern streben langsam astronomische Höhen an, aber ihr Keller hat in diesem Jahr noch kein Mal unter Wasser gestanden und der örtliche Supermarkt betätigt sich seit Kurzem auch als Pizzalieferant. Alles in allem kann sich Gwen also nicht beklagen … bis sie in den rauchenden Überresten des örtlichen Museums eine Leiche findet, die mehr an einen verbrannten Hotdog, als an einen Menschen erinnert.

Als wenig später eines der Ausstellungsstücke aus dem zerstörten Museum bei einer Zuwandererfamilie entdeckt wird, sind die meisten Bewohner von Winslow Falls schnell bereit, die Schuld für Mord und Brandschatzung bei Außenstehenden zu suchen. Aber Gwen stößt bei ihren Recherchen auf Hinweise aus der Vergangenheit und die lassen sie befürchten, dass die Stadt, der sie immer vertraut hat, den Mörder innerhalb ihrer eigenen Mauern großzog.

  • Verlag: AmazonCrossing (25. November 2014)
  • Sprache: Deutsch
  • ISBN-10: 1477826785
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477826782
  • Originaltitel: Live Free or Die
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,6 x 2,5 x 18,6 cm

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