I’M KONA LOVE YOU FOREVER: Book 6 of the ISLANDS of ALOHA MYSTERY Series by Joann Bassett

An entertaining and suspenseful cozy murder mystery--a perfect armchair get-away to the Big Island of Hawaii.

MOTHER TERESA’S ADVICE for JILTED LOVERS by Donna Barker — a bright and sassy mystery

A bold, funny, & modern romance mystery with a bright and sassy voice.

ICED TEE by Cherie O’Boyle, second installment of the Estela Nogales Mystery Series

Estela is an amateur sleuth and psychologist by trade. At times self-deprecating, yet charming with a wry sense of humor, Estela really drives the story forward.

CHASING NATHAN by Jeanette Hubbard, a humorous suspense novel

An epic convoy of bad men, good guys, tough women, and international operatives who zigzag across the Oregon wilderness chasing a truck-load of marijuana briquettes, a million bucks in cash, and one lovable border collie are in this fast-paced satire mystery.

VALENTINE’S DAY by April Kelly, — a Rick Valentine Mystery, Book 1

A clever plot, engaging characters, and a solid dose of self-deprecating humor make this detective mystery unique and a highly entertaining read.

The ONLY CLUE — The Neema Mystery Series, Book 2 by Pamela Beason – a gorilla mystery

A well-crafted mystery to inform as well as intrigue and captivate, opening an engaging realm of fictional exploration and speculation of the special bond that can happen between gorillas and humans. A page-turner!

First Place Category Winners for the 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards

The Mystery & Mayhem Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Cozy Mysteries and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries. The Mystery & Mayhem Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions.

MAUI WIDOW WALTZ by JoAnn Bassett, a humorous cozy mystery

When wedding planner Pali Moon comes up against spoiled, demanding Lisa Marie Prescott, it’s “Paradise meets Bridezilla” in this hilarious, fast-paced island mystery.

MRS. KAPLAN and the MATZOH BALL of DEATH – charming and funny cozy debut novel

Filled with wit and clever Yiddish colloquialisms, this delightfully engaging first installment of the Mrs. Kaplan Mystery series is as warm and inviting as it is laugh-out-loud fun!

The Mystery & Mayhem Writing Contest Official Finalist List for 2015

Congratulations to the Finalists who were short-listed in the 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Novel Writing Competition!