Have you ever been inside an authentic German bakery? There is absolutely nothing like it. I've been lucky enough to live near one for most of my life, and blessed to have even had the opportunity to travel to Germany years ago. German bakeries have a distinct smell about them--and they offer wonderful things, like lebkuchen, pfeffernusse, and stollen, not to mention the bread and pretzels. There are cookies and bear claw pastries and strudels. For me, just walking into a German bakery brings a sense of coziness and comfort.
In my region of Texas, there are several towns that were settled by German immigrants back in the 1800s, and that sense of heritage lives on in everything from the buildings to the shops and restaurants to the old-timers still speaking German in the coffee shops.
I'm having a wonderful time writing the German Bakery cozy mystery series, inspired by all of these things! The books follow Fern Fischer and her best friend Elliot Schmitz as they stumble onto mysteries they can't help but try to solve. The close-knit town of Walnut Creek is full of quirky characters that will begin to feel like neighbors and friends as you move through the series.
Books 1 and 2 are now available for pre-order at Amazon, and I'm about to turn book 3 over my publisher and the editorial team at Summer Prescott Books.
If you're in the mood for a light holiday cozy, you'll love this series!
If you're in the mood for a cozy mystery that will get you right into the holiday spirit, the upcoming Murder Isn't Merry is the book for you! Myrtle and Edgar are invited to the event of the season--a magical evening at the stately and mysterious Lockthorne Hall. But when a snow flurry turns into a blizzard and someone ends up dead, the two friends will have no choice but to solve the mystery before the killer strikes again! Curl up with a cup of cocoa and enjoy this festive mystery! The book drops November 22nd--just in time for the holidays! (Note: Print edition will be released shortly after the eBook.)
We're cooking up tons of fun, so be sure to join Nate and me on Facebook, September 3rd from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.! We'll have plenty of laughs and get to know each other better--plus there will be some awesome giveaways! See you Saturday, September 3rd!
I couldn't be more excited! This book--a collaboration with the brilliant Nate Aubin--is my first foray as an author into paranormal cozy mysteries, and it was SO much fun to write! If you're also new to this sub-sub-genre, rest assured: this is a cozy mystery at heart. It has all of the elements we cozy fans love in our books: a small college town setting, a cute tea shop, a mysterious death, and a pair of amateur sleuths. Add to that some fun fantasy elements and an overarching system of magic, and you've got the makings of a mystery that is both intriguing and whimsical. I know you'll love it! Murder in the Leaves is the first book in the Grim & Cozy series, and is full to the brim with autumn vibes. Book two will be on the way before you know it--and is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!
Book 1 is now available for pre-order as an eBook at Amazon. (Print edition coming soon, and will be on sale at Amazon and select bookstores.)
So pleased to announce the publication of book 4 in the Rosemary Grey cozy mystery series! Grab your copy at Amazon today!
Wedding bells are ringing…
Or is it a death knell?
Rosemary Grey, professor of history at Paperwick University, and amateur sleuth, has never been busier. She and her best friend Jack Stone are hosting an exhibit on campus, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and on Saturday, Rosemary is marrying the love of her life, Seth Maguire.
A monkey-wrench is thrown into the works however, in the form of a long-lost uncle, a long-guarded secret, a robbery, and a murder. Rosemary and her friends will quite an adventure as they work together to solve the mystery before it’s time to say I do.
Come spend the holidays in Paperwick, Connecticut, and be sure to enjoy the recipes and keepsakes included at the end of the book!
SO excited for the release of The Forgotten Village, book 3 in the Rosemary Grey cozy mystery series! This one was fascinating to research and write. I hope you'll enjoy it. Grab your copy at Amazon!
Tracy Donley is the author of the Rosemary Grey cozy mysteries, as well as many other ghostwritten mystery series. She earned her degree in English a very long time ago, and when she is not writing, she is editing mysteries, drinking hot tea, or walking her dog.