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Book 1: THE JIG IS UP (Pre-order now for August 20, 2024!)

Everyone loves an Irish girl. Well, almost everyone…

After an urgent text from her younger sister Colleen, single-mom Kate Buckley puts her Brooklyn life on hold and rushes to her Irish-themed hometown of Shamrock, Massachusetts with her two daughters in tow. But when Kate arrives, Colleen claims the big emergency was just a wee miscommunication. Everything is fine. Their mom has the family’s B&B, The Buckley House, under control. Their dad the former Chief is in his wheelchair, intently glued to the police scanner. And Colleen is, well…Colleen.

Things change in a Celtic minute when the sisters discover Colleen’s best friend Deirdre Donnelly—a former Irish Steps show star who returned to Shamrock to teach at her family’s Irish dance school—dead in Our Lady of Angels Hall. Colleen is tapped to take Deirdre’s place running the big Saint Patrick’s Day show in her best friend’s honor—but when she becomes a person of interest in Deirdre’s murder, Kate is determined to clear her sister’s name. Because Colleen would never commit such a terrible crime—right?


Book 2: CRIMSON IN CLOVER (Coming soon!)

Summer’s in the meadow…and so is a killer.

Kate Buckley and her daughters Maeve and Bliz are back in Shamrock for the summer, and Kate has a big decision to make: Should they relocate to her Irish-themed hometown for good? As she weighs the pros and cons, the Buckley House B&B and every other business in town are preparing for the Great Shamrock Fair. Behind Kate’s back, her sister Colleen signs up Bliz for the Little Miss Shamrock competition, to follow in her footsteps. But Kate really sees green when she learns her ex-husband—and Maeve’s deadbeat dad—is on his way to Shamrock from across the pond. Ian and his Irish band Peat will take the stage as last-minute replacements for the ailing Limerick Lads.


Kate dreads an awkward reunion, especially after the band books the last hotel rooms in town—at the Buckley House. But Kate’s troubles have just begun. She has a new case to solve when Fallon O’ Malley, Peat’s manager and Ian’s posh new fiancée, is found stabbed with a butter-sculpture knife behind the main music tent—and Ian is accused of murder.

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The Ladies Smythe & Westin Series

Book ’em all!

Book #1:  Cardiac Arrest



When a man falls at your feet, you'd better hope he's not dead.


Twentysomething party girl Summer Smythe is starting over in the unlikeliest of places: Hibiscus Pointe, a kitschy retirement community in upscale Milano, Florida. Her new gig? Working for Dr. A, Milano’s much-loved cardiologist. But being in over her head is the least of Summer’s worries when her new boss drops dead…right in front of her.


Longtime resident Dorothy Westin prefers to mind her own business. But when the young blonde already causing ripples throughout Hibiscus Pointe becomes a person of interest in Dr. A’s murder, Dorothy springs into action. Not only because the real killer is still on the loose, but because there’s simply no way her clueless-but-kind new friend could have poisoned someone.


Dorothy and Summer soon discover that despite his chosen specialty, Dr. A had quite a reputation for breaking hearts. And if the Ladies Smythe and Westin don’t identify the guilty party fast, Summer will end up in handcuffs…and Dorothy in a body bag.




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Book #2:  Permanently Booked


If the library isn't quiet enough for you, check out the morgue. 

Semi-reformed party girl Summer Smythe is finally feeling at home at the Hibiscus Pointe Senior Living Community. All that's left to do is replace her late grandma's massive book collection with a screening-room-sized TV. A donation to the community's library is the perfect solution--until she finds the librarian buried in books. Literally.


Summer and her sleuthing partner, longtime resident Dorothy Westin, can't imagine who would want to kill poor, dedicated Lorella. Soon, the Ladies Smythe and Westin are on the case...and the Hibiscus Pointe book club is the perfect cover for their investigation.


A murdered librarian is headline news in south Florida and even outsiders, including an oddball professor and a pair of dueling authors, are eager to join the once-dull group. But one menacing member may have Dorothy and Summer bookmarked for the morgue. If they don't nab the killer fast, the Hibiscus Pointe Book Club may be reading their obituaries next.


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Book #3:  Fashionably Late


It's murder she wore…


Sporting a chic Florida outfit and designer baubles, seasoned model Angelica Downs belonged on the runway...not in the morgue. Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin are determined to retrace her final moments--right up to her desperate plea for help. 

The Ladies pin their suspects down to just a few questionable characters. But why would anyone target such a seemingly sweet, lovely woman? 


To lure the murderer--and perhaps some accessories of the criminal kind--the Ladies hit Milano Fashion Week, even organizing their own charity event at Hibiscus Pointe. Killer fashion may be this season's drop-dead look, but Summer and Dorothy will be wearing little black funeral dersses if they don't flatiron the culprit soon.  


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