Constance (Connie) Laux
Written as Miranda Bliss

Annie Capshaw, recently divorced, and her ex-beauty queen best friend, Eve DeCateur, in Arlington, Virginia, in the Cooking Class mysteries:

Cooking Up Murder (2006)

Murder on the Menu (2007)

Dead Men Don’t Get the Munchies (2007)

Dying for Dinner (2008)

Murder Has a Sweet Tooth (2009)

Written as Casey Daniels

Penelope “Pepper” Martin, a tour guide at a cemetery, who can talk with a mob boss ghost, in Cleveland, Ohio:

Don of the Dead (2006)

The Chick and the Dead (2007)

Tombs of Endearment (2007)

Night of the Loving Dead (2009)

Dead Man Talking (2009)

Tomb with a View (2010)

A Hard Day’s Fright (2011)

Wild Wild Death (2012)

Supernatural Born Killers (2012)

Graveyard Shift (2017)


Miss Evie Barnum, running her brother P.T.’s museum, in 1840s New York City:

Smoke and Mirrors (2017)

Written as Kylie Logan

Josie Giancola, a leading expert on buttons with a button shop in Chicago, Illinois, in the Button Box mysteries:

Button Holed (2011)

Hot Button (2012)

Panic Button (2012)

Buttoned Up (2013)


The League of Literary Ladies series:

Mayhem at the Orient Express (2013)

A Tale of Two Biddies (2014)

The Legend of Sleepy Harlow (2014)

And Then There Were Nuns (2016)

Gone with the Twins (2017)


Maxie Pierce, an amateur sleuth on the chili cook-off circuit:

Chili Con Carnage (2013)

Death by Devil’s Breath (2014)

Revenge of the Chili Queens (2015)


Laurel Inwood, a former Hollywood personal chef now helping her aunt Sophie run a restaurant, in Hubbard, Ohio, in the Ethnic Eats mysteries:

Irish Stewed (2016)

French Fried (2017)

Italian Iced (2018)


Jazz Ramsey, an administrative assistant at an all-girls school who trains cadaver dogs, in Cleveland, Ohio:

The Scent of Murder (2019)

The Secrets of Bones (2020)

A Trail of Lies (2021)

Written as Anastasia Hastings

Violet Manville, taking over the Miss Hermione agony aunt column, beginning in 1885 London, England, in the Dear Miss Hermione mysteries:

Of Manners and Murder (2023) [review]
Finalist 2024 Mary Higgins Clark Award

Of Hoaxes and Homicide (2024)

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