Cozy mysteries with laughs, sass, plenty of surprises and plenty of heart!
Bea Sickles is a little old lady who's not at all what people expect. She's a bit like an unexpectedly delightful dessert, a little salty on the outside, sweet in the middle, and very, very rich. In book one, The Return of Betty Snickerdoodle, a crook with more nerve than brains decides to shake Bea down. Bea decides to teach him a lesson, and a race to see who wins ensues.
A Sleuth Is Born in book two, as Bea decides to try her hand at mystery writing. Just like her role model, Jessica Fletcher, Bea digs into amateur detective work -- to bring realism to her writing, mainly, but also because a mysterious death a the high-stakes charity poker tournament at her brand new inn just might be murder.
The third book in the series, Bake It Like Betty, opens with Bea heading to jail just as BettyCon, the Betty Snickerdoodle fan convention, is kicking off. Can Bea's loyal gang of smarties -- led by her brilliant, beautiful, and determined young sidekick, Angela -- get her off the hook in time for the big baking contest?
The Betty Snickerdoodle Mystery series blends humor, adventure, and mystery in warm, cozy, page-turning stories. Get all three in one handy volume in this box set -- and see for yourself why reviewers love Betty!
"Addicting from beginning to end." -- Readers' Favorite review
The friendship, laughter, and cozy whodunnit fun continue!
**This box set (#2) includes Betty Snickerdoodle Mysteries books four, five, and six.**
Weddings at Betty Snickerdoodle’s Christmas Inn? In Mixed to Death, self-described elite wedding planner Rhonda Butts envisions big riches hosting nuptials at Bea’s place. She convinces Bea and Angela to host a wedding industry mixer… but before long the wedding vendors start dropping like flies! Soon Bea and Angela are racing from the wine country to Sacramento and back, hot on the trail of the culprit who’s putting the death into “’til death do us part!”
In Murder Takes a Bough, it’s autumn at the inn, and with Christmas on the way, Angela is worried about having enough evergreens to decorate the inn. Then Bea and Angela meet “the professor,” an environmentally minded scientist who claims to have discovered a way to make trees grow overnight—and Bea decides to invest. The planet may be rooting for the professor, but he’s got no shortage of mortal enemies willing to kill to stop his invention—or steal it. Before long, Bea and Angela are once more puzzling out the identity of a murderer!
Finally, in Of Mice and Murder, the local community theater needs a place to present their play—and they need it fast! Bea and Angela are happy to help out, but soon it appears that no good deed will go unpunished. There’s no money for sets, the cast and crew are fighting, and accidents plague the production from the start.
But that’s not the worst of it. When opening night arrives, so does the worst storm to hit Napa Valley in decades—and so does murder! Now Bea, Angela, and their friends are trapped at the inn with no phone service—
Worst of all, the storm has left the roads impassable and knocked out phones and the internet. Bea, Angela, and an audience full of VIPs are trapped at the inn with the killer.
Now it’s up to Bea and Angela, with a little help from their friends, to figure out which one of the eccentric theater types or socialites is responsible for the crime—without putting a target on their own backs.
The Betty Snickerdoodle Mysteries are easy-reading, “salty and sweet” cozy mysteries with no cursing, gore, or sexual content—but plenty of laughs, friendship, and intrigue.More info →