Joyce and Jim Lavene
Joyce Lavene [1954-2015] & James Ellis Lavene, Jr. [1952-2016]
Sharyn Howard, the Sheriff in Diamond Springs, North Carolina:

Last Dance (2000)

One Last Goodbye (2000)

The Last to Remember (2001)

Until Our Last Embrace (2001)

For the Last Time (2002)

Dreams Don’t Last (2002)

Last Fires Burning (2003)

Glory’s Last Victim (2004)

Last Rites (2004)

Last One Down (2005)

Before the Last Lap (2005)

The First Shall Be Last (2007)

Peggy Lee, a botanist and garden shop owner, in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the Garden mysteries:

Pretty Poison (2005)

Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (2006)

Poisoned Petals (2007)

Perfect Poison (2008)

A Corpse for Yew (2009)

A Thyme To Die (2013)

Lethal Lily (2014)

Killing Weeds (2015)

Glad Wycznewski, a 40-something ex-cop from Chicago, and his new wife Ruby, on the NASCAR racing circuit, in the Stock Car Racing mysteries:

Swapping Paint (2007)

Hooked Up (2008)

Jessie Morton, an assistant professor who studies medieval crafts every summer at Columbia, South Carolina’s Renaissance Faire Village:

Wicked Weaves (2008)

Ghastly Glass (2009)

Deadly Daggers (2010)

Harrowing Hats (2011)

Treacherous Toys (2012)

Murderous Matrimony (2013)

Bewitching Boots (2014)

Fatal Fairies (2015)

Dae O’Donnell, the mayor of the small town of Duck, North Carolina, who runs a collectible shop and uses her psychic abilities to find lost things, in the Missing Pieces mysteries:

A Timely Vision (2010)

A Touch of Gold (2011)

A Spirited Gift (2011)

A Haunting Dream (2012)

A Finder’s Fee (2013)

Dae’s Christmas Past (2014)

A Watery Death (2015)

Skye Mertz, driving for Abe’s Taxi for the Dead:

Broken Hearted Ghoul (2014)

Dead Girl Blues (2015)

Molly, Elsie, and Olivia retiring witches with fading powers, in Wilmington, North Carolina, in the Retired Witches mysteries:

Spell Booked (2014)

Looking for Mr. Good Witch (2015)

Putting on the Witch (2016)


The Telltale Turtle (2008)

Give Em Pumpkin To Talk About (2015)

Be My Banshee (2015)

A Dickens of a Murder (2015) [ebook]

Those Who Walk In Darkness (2016)

Written as J.J. Cook
Stella Griffin, a former Chicago fire fighter, now the fire chief for Sweet Pepper, Tennessee, along with the ghost of former fire chief Eric Gamlyn, in the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade mysteries:

That Old Flame of Mine (2013)

Playing with Fire (2014)


In Hot Water (2015)

Sweet Pepper Hero (2016)

Zoe Chase, the new owner of a fixer-upper diner, and running a food truck in Mobile, Alabama, in the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck series:

Death on Eat Street (2014)

Fry Another Day (2015)

Fat Tuesday Fricassee (2015)


Written as Ellie Grant

Maggie Grady, returning home to help with her aunt’s pie shop in Durham, North Carolina, in the Pie in the Sky mysteries:

Plum Deadly (2013)

Treacherous Tart (2014)

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