Contemporary Cozy Mysteries



Numbers expert Kate Abbott discovers murder does pay, if you live long enough.


Book 1 – A Fatal Fortune


First in a New Series!

Kate Abbott knows her numbers. From shedding light on high-profile financial crimes by day, to creating her own profitable trading algorithm by night, it’s no wonder she can’t find time for a personal life. So when she takes a break from life in the fast lane and returns home to Minnesota to run her father’s financial business, the last thing she expects to inherit is a crook for a partner. Sure, Larry Stone might have the hottest investment in town, but Kate learns he isn’t doing everything by the books. Larry has been taking money from clients for an investment that doesn’t actually exist.

Determined to find evidence of his crime, Kate goes to work uncovering the truth. Unfortunately, the first clue she uncovers is a dead body – Larry’s. But when Kate’s best friend becomes the #1 suspect, she realizes there might be more than one client holding a grudge, and that the killer might want to end her number for good.


Book 2 – Bare Bones Budget


Friendship can be murder…

With the Business Women’s Association gala event just around the corner, numbers expert Kate Abbott is lending a hand with the fund-raising for the esteemed event. But the women barely have time to finish decorating the art hall before tragedy strikes Harmony Falls.

When the winner of the award, Susan Miller, is found dead, and the fund-raising money for the event is missing, Kate realizes one of her fellow business women is also a murderer. With her best friend as the runner-up to the award, and a group full of women determined that the show must go on, Kate has to work fast if she’s going to unlock this mystery and save the party in time…but sometimes the numbers have a different plan.


Book 3 – The Trouble With Taxes


When it comes to numbers, Kate Abbott is a master. Which is why she’s teaching a finance class at the local Art Center. Unfortunately, the center’s most generous patron Mary Weatherby is losing money on her jewelry business and making everyone around her feel the burn. With the help of her beau, lead detective Jake Matthews, Kate offers to audit Mary’s financial records. A closer examination of the books reveals Mary’s son has reported several jewelry pieces as stolen and written off the losses for tax purposes. After a seemingly random murder threatens the town’s peace, it’s clear that the past has come back to haunt the Weatherby family. So Kate decides to do a little accounting of her own and solve the mystery before anyone else is written off…