Annie Graceland’s a baker with a pinch of psychic ability. She’s empathic; feels other people’s lusts, urges and desires in her own body. Usually it’s simple — someone’s craving chocolate, or lusting after the wrong guy. But since Annie discovered she can see and talk with ghosts, her life became a little more complicated…
PRAISE for the Annie Graceland Cupcakes Mysteries:
“One part Ghost Whisperer, two parts Stephanie Plum, shake and stir and you have Annie Graceland!” Dakota Cassidy – USA Today Bestselling author of The Accidentals.
“…it’s a wild and wacky whodunit…” Beth Hoffman – NYT Bestselling Author.
“A funny mystery… That’s a double treat if you ask me!” Marcia Wallace/Actress/Emmy Winner – The Simpsons.
“Annie can’t catch a break! She goes to an upscale clothing store to get all sexied up and comes across another dead body……all because of a parking stub. Lots of humor, an intriguing mystery and a great mix of characters!” Terri D. ‘Beachcomber.’
Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (#1)
Moving from Wisconsin to sunny Los Angeles was the frosting on the cake of Annie Graceland’s perfect life. Her boutique bakery business was blossoming and she was happily married to a handsome, ambitious actor. The only thing that got Annie in serious trouble was her smidge of psychic ability: feeling other people’s sensations in her own body. She hated experiencing someone else’s peanut butter addiction, foot fetish, or murderous rage. Thank God, her psychic curse only kicked in when she was stressed.
Annie discovers her husband is cheating with a famous self-help author. When the scribe ends up dead, poisoned with one of Annie’s signature cupcakes, she becomes a murder suspect. Even worse, when his ghost doesn’t pass to the Afterlife, he haunts Annie to find his killer.
Now she’s stuck with the most irritating ghost in the world, and forced to infiltrate the lives of Hollywood’s elite; the motley crew of suspects who wanted the know-it-all author dead. Can Annie solve the crime before she is whacked by the real killer?
Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails (#2)
Annie’s re-entering the dating world and her friends push her to “sex-up” her wardrobe. At Snotsky’s Department Store Annie squares off against the world’s most obnoxious clerk: Edith Flowers. When Edith’s murdered and doesn’t pass to the After-Life, Annie has to find her killer.
Will Annie solve Edith’s murder? Will she find anything new to wear that she can afford? Can Annie resolve her latest debacle before hottie Detective Rafe Campillio finds it odd she keeps showing up at murder scenes?
Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys (#3)
Annie’s dating Det. Raphael Campillio when her mother cons her into visiting her hometown to judge the First Annual Wisconsin Hot Guy Contest. When one of the Hot Guys is murdered, his ghost turns to her to solve his crime. It doesn’t help that another boy from Annie’s past has been crushing on her forever, is all grown up, and is determined to win her heart. The mystery’s heating up at the Hot Guys’ Contest!
I was tickled that Hot Guys was picked to be part of the Library Journal Self-E Program. L.A. Public Library featured an interview with me in November, 2015.
Cupcakes, Paws, and Bad Santa Claus (#4)
It’s Christmas, but Annie’s not feeling the holiday spirit. Dr. Derrick’s ghost wants her to help him pass to the Afterlife. Her soon to be ex-husband is pushing for joint custody of her cat. Her BFF takes her shopping but instead they get felt up by Bad Santa Claus and harassed by mall employees.
Annie flees to the Sweet Paws Animal Charity booth for support—only to be guilted into baking for their holiday fundraiser party—the Furball. When Bad Santa is murdered at the Furball, it’s up to Annie to track down his killer.
Cupcakes, Diaries, and Rotten Inquiries (AG, #5)
Annie’s happily dating Detective Raphael Campillio, when her former boyfriend, Mack, ‘friends’ her on Facebook. Unfortunately, Mack has NO boundaries. He not only expects her to show him the town, but hopes to re-kindle their romance—and he won’t take no for an answer!
When Mack is murdered, his befuddled ghost materializes at Annie’s apartment, and won’t leave her side.
It’s up to Annie and her arch nemesis—the ghost of Dr. Derrick Fuller—to solve Mack’s murder, and send him to the Afterlife before her mother arrives in town for Thanksgiving.
Cupcakes, Bats, and Scare-dy Cats (#6)
Annie Graceland has a pinch of psychic ability. It turns out her cat, Theodore, does too! Cupcakes, Bats, and Scare-dy Cats is a hilarious, pet-friendly cozy mystery, told through the eyes of the cats, the dog, and Annie.
Cupcakes, Bars, and Rock Stars (#7)
Annie and her friends attend the star-studded United Music Awards so her BFF, Julia, can reunite with infamous rock star, SLICE, her teenage crush. But the rocker is murdered during the event and Julia becomes a suspect.
It’s up to Annie to solve the crime before Julia is framed for the deed. It doesn’t help that Slice’s addled ghost haunts her, tagging along on his own, final “magical mystery tour” while she investigates his groupies, the music producer, and members of the band. Can Annie find Slice’s killer before the killer finds her?
For those of you who like to save some dough…
The Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery Series Box Set (Books #1 – 4) and The Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery Box Set #2 (Books #5 – 7) are available.
Keep calm. Carry on. And read an Annie Graceland Cupcake Mystery!