The Flame

 

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Sparks flew from the moment they met.

 
Beryl Madison answers her summons to teacher Terry Goodson’s second-grade classroom to defend her nephew’s “odd behavior” like an avenging angel.  It seems poor little Duncan “is having some type of fantasy ideation”–he’s been telling some of his classmates that his aunt is a superhero.
 
When Beryl shows up in a yellow catsuit with orange flames, a mardi gras mask, and red stiletto boots, Terry thinks he’s the one having the fantasy ideation now.  Come to find out, Beryl is merely in her work clothes.  One of her jobs is playing “The Flame” for a local television station’s morning children’s show.
 
The next day Terry goes to the Internal Revenue Service for an audit of his personal income tax return and learns all about Beryl’s other job.  While auditing the return, Beryl suspects that the attorney who handled Terry’s late uncle’s estate has swindled several clients.
 
As they work together to bring justice to those swindled by the seedy attorney, they learn that the spontaneous combustion each sets off in the other is more than a physical attraction. Could this once-in-a-lifetime explosion be the love they both want? Or will they wind up blowing their relationship to smithereens?
 
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In the latest mystery from the bestselling author of Wicked Stitch, the future of Marcy Singer’s embroidery shop is dangling by a thread…

 

Marcy’s shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, is one year old this October so it’s time to party in little Tallulah Falls, Oregon. Aside from the Halloween decorations and festive stitching kits and patterns, Marcy’s got all sorts of celebratory swag, including Seven-Year Stitch key rings and goodie bags.
 
Unfortunately, her new neighbors might spoil the revelry. An eccentric couple has opened a haunted house next door, and all that screaming will certainly scare off customers. But there’s even more to be frightened of after a local waitress is found dead on the sidewalk with mysterious markings on her neck—and one of Marcy’s key rings beneath her. With no time to hem and haw, Marcy must act fast if she hopes to restore the peace to Tallulah Falls…
 
 

Now available, the latest cake decorating mystery, Killer Wedding Cake!

 
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Killer Wedding Cake

 

Winner of a Bronze IPPY Award!

 
Daphne Martin’s wedding to Ben Jacobs is only a couple of weeks away. An award-winning cake decorator, Daphne is busy designing their wedding cake. Her twin nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, are excited about being in the wedding party. And Daphne’s brother-in-law Jason is planning a bachelor party for Ben. Everything is going beautifully until Daphne’s ex-husband Todd shows up. Just released from prison after serving a sentence based on his shooting a gun at Daphne, Todd comes to Brea Ridge to profess his undying love for her.
 
Despite Daphne’s attempts to make Todd leave town, he insists on hanging around to reconnect with people he used to know. When he’s found murdered, Daphne finds herself at the center of the investigation. Now she must track down Todd’s killer before she becomes the next victim. Can she still make it to the church on time?