Life in San Francisco was getting too expensive, too hectic, and too crowded for recently divorced Dana Kirkpatrick. When this big-city girl inherited a beach house in a coastal Costa Rica town, she took it as a sign and packed her bags.
Dana imagined the small beach town would have its challenges, but she never could have predicted legal troubles, local wildlife, and being adopted by a stray cat. And now she's suspected of murder!
It's not quite the fresh start she envisioned when she moved to the tropical paradise beach community of Mariposa Beach.More info →
Days away from the grand opening of her new bookstore, Dana Kirkpatrick couldn’t be more excited, until her excitement turns to horror when she discovers a dead body between the bookshelves.
Now Dana must find the killer, protect a valuable book collection, and hopefully, open her store as planned while her own life is in danger.
Can the San Francisco transplant solve the case and open her bookstore before anyone else dies?More info →
The whole beach town is abuzz with the arrival of the cast and crew of the popular reality television show, The Island.
For Dana Kirkpatrick the excitement of it all comes to a screeching halt when she finds a body washed up on the shore.
Dana's discovery pushes the production of the hit reality show and the peace of Mariposa Beach to the edge as the police investigate the crime and zero in on a suspect.
Dana isn’t so sure that the police are on the right track so she starts sleuthing on her own trying not to incur the wrath of the investigating detective, the smarmy producer of the show, a bevy of self-absorbed Instagram models and the killer!
A Reality Show To Die For is a fun international cozy mystery set in a small town beach community on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.More info →
It’s just another day in the tropical paradise that is Mariposa Beach — a small beach town community in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica.
Dana Kirkpatrick is a San Francisco transplant living in paradise. At her bookstore slash cafe, she meets a young botanist working at a nearby Wildflower Refuge that is owned by Doña Elsa, a beloved old lady who fiercely protects the sanctity of her wildflower refuge.
Dana is excited to arrive at the refuge for a private tour when a blood-curdling scream sends everyone into a terrifying panic. Before she knows it they have arrested Doña Elsa for murder and they shut the refuge down while some shady characters seem very interested in some rare orchids only found in the protected land of the refuge owned by Doña Elsa.
Dana takes it upon herself to protect those orchids, but it might be a decision that will cost her dearly!
An Orchid To Die For is a fun international cozy mystery set in a small town beach community on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
If you love quirky characters, offbeat animals, and small beach town charm with a cozy mystery to solve, then you'll love this book and series!
This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.More info →