Pink Cupcake Mysteries

A new divorcée starts selling her delicious cupcakes from a pink food truck, to the chagrin of her ex-husband. Can she be a single mom, run a thriving business, and solve strange murders in the quirky town of Gary, Oregon? Each book includes cupcake recipes!

sweetsstabbingcoverBook 1: Sweets and a Stabbing

Includes 2 special cupcake recipes

After a messy divorce, forty-four-year-old Amelia Harley has taken back her maiden name and decided to sell homemade cupcakes out of a food truck. With the help of her two teenage kids in picking out the name and color of her truck (pink, of course) and using social media to help spread the word, Amelia is ready to roll in Food Truck Alley.

However, a man is found stabbed to death in the dining area, and the young man from the burrito food truck next to Amelia’s is arrested. Matthew is a big, tattooed former gang member, an obvious suspect, but Amelia believes he is not the killer.

Can Amelia save an innocent man? Can she make her food truck a success and make her children proud? Find out in the first novella (30,000 words) in The Pink Cupcake Mysteries.

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a-deadly-bridal-shower-kindleBook 2: A Deadly Bridal Shower

Includes 2 special cupcake recipes

Amelia gets her first catering job at a police officer’s bridal shower in conjunction with a hip restaurant called the Twisted Spoke. When Dana the waitress gets her throat slit in the restroom, suspects are difficult to narrow down. Dana has stolen many boyfriends and husbands, and she makes enemies everywhere she goes with her bad-girl shenanigans.

Amelia and Detective Dan have different ideas on who could have done it. Could any of the police officers at the party be involved? The jilted girlfriend whose boyfriend Dana stole? An angry coworker? Practically everyone is a suspect.

Can Amelia pull off her first catering job… and solve another murder?

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food-festBook 3: Food Festival and a Funeral

Includes 2 special cupcake recipes

When Amelia gets her pink cupcake truck a spot at the town’s popular food festival, she puts herself in the middle of another murder investigation.

The mayor is poisoned after trying some of the food for the cameras, and the creepy hotdog vendor next to Amelia’s truck is Detective Dan’s main suspect.

However, a lot of people want the mayor dead—his jilted ex-wife, his staff, the corrupt businessmen, townspeople he’s screwed over… how is Amelia supposed to get to figure out the real killer AND keep her cupcake business afloat?

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coldcaseBook 4: Cold Case and Cupcakes

Includes 2 special cupcake recipes

A reporter from LA comes to town and is found strangled to death in a local motel. He’d been inquiring about a cold case: ten years ago, a boy was killed in the playground, but the murderer was never found.

Amelia thinks if they can find the reporter’s killer, they can finally catch the boy’s killer. Between creating a new lemonade cupcake recipe and a savory chili cornbread muffin, Amelia acts on her instincts to finally solve the case. But will her bold actions put her, as well as her children, in danger?

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Pop-Up-Truck-and-Peril-GenericBook 5: Pop-Up Truck and Peril

Includes 2 special cupcake recipes

Amelia’s best friend Christine calls her in a panic: the secretary at her workplace has just been stabbed to death in an office-supply closet.

Master Ketchup has hundreds of employees, and anyone could be the killer. Amelia agrees to sell cupcakes for the week in the industrial neighborhood to give Christine moral support.

But as much as Amelia tries to keep her nose out of it, she can’t help but investigate another dangerous murder case.

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Desserts-and-Death-KindleBook 6: Desserts and Death

Includes 2 special cupcake recipes

Amelia’s cupcake business is more popular than ever, but between running the Pink Cupcake and making catering orders, she is burnt out. As she and Lila look to hire an assistant, they hear a customer has died after slipping off a roof. Could it really be an accident, or was it murder? And could the murderer be someone who has just commissioned Amelia to bake one hundred double-chocolate raspberry cupcakes for the victim’s wake?

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Bake Sale for Murder CoverBook 7: Bake Sale for Murder

Includes 2 special cupcake recipes

In the middle of a messy custody battle with her ex-husband, Amelia volunteers to organize a high school bake sale to raise money for Meg’s art club. After a frightening police lockdown at the school, which turned out to be due to the death of a student, Amelia wants to help.

She also has ulterior motives to be inside the school: to get to the bottom of why a popular football player was found dead in the school gym.

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