I’ve been rather quiet the past year. The reason? I parked my butt in a chair and wrote THREE books. Three books about a beloved minor character from my Apostles series. Three books about a strong, smart, big-hearted woman. Three books I’m wildly excited and passionate about. Pssst…there’s mystery, murder, and killer recipes. Readers, welcome to the DETECTIVE LOTTIE KING MYSTERY SHORT STORY SERIES.
Many of you will recognize Lottie as the salty, sassy homicide detective who stomped onto the page in red stilettos in my first romantic thriller, THE BROKEN. Lottie, a veteran homicide detective for Colorado Springs PD, is also a sixty-something grandma with a collection of killer recipes. And she’s serious about catching killers.
Each book-length volume in the Lottie King series includes four to five big, meaty short stories along with recipes for each story. And each volume takes you on a story journey as Lottie faces major life changes. By the end of this series, you’ll also learn why Lottie buried the Smith & Wesson 9mm under the old peach tree.
Here’s a peek at ROUGH DAY, Vol 1.
Lottie King has the best job in the world: catching killers. But after a series of murder investigations leave her bruised and brokenhearted, is it finally time for this legendary homicide detective to retire? Features four mystery short stories and Lottie-inspired recipes.
Rough Day — Colorado Springs homicide detective Lottie King investigates the murder of a long-time friend and founder of a domestic violence shelter and finds herself frantically hunting down someone besides her friend’s killer.
Locked Room — Determined to spend more time with the grands, homicide detective Lottie King volunteers with her granddaughter’s Girl Power troop and teaches the girls how to solve the perfect murder, a homicide in a locked room where the killer had no plausible way out.
Old Flame — The twelve-year-old grandson of an old high school crush hires Detective Lottie King to find out what happened to his grandfather who is missing and probably dead, but no one believes him.
Smooth Sailing — On the eve of her retirement, Detective Lottie King investigates one last case for Colorado Springs Police, an accidental drowning that turns out to be murder. But all is not smooth sailing…with the investigation or Lottie’s retirement.
The complete Detective Lottie King Mystery Short Stories:
Rough Day (Detective Lottie King Mystery Short Stories, Vol. 1)
New Shoes (Detective Lottie King Mystery Short Stories, Vol. 2)
Thin Ice (Detective Lottie King Mystery Short Stories, Vol. 3)
Tangled Truths (Detective Lottie King Mystery Short Stories, Vol. 4)
Broken Heart (Detective Lottie King Mystery Short Stories, Vol. 5)
Dark Secret (Detective Lottie King Mystery Short Stories, Vol. 6)
Thanks for reading, and I hope you love Lottie as much as I do.
Joy & Peace!