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How would you ruin a cozy breakfast date with your heartthrob? How about a dead body falling into your lap?
Murder and mayhem among the rich and richer continue to plague Billionaire Hollow, or Darling Valley to the saints and scoundrels residing there.
A shocking diamond-draped skyfall is only the beginning of the miseries that has amateur female sleuth Olivia M. Granville doing “the dance of life” when she and her Detective McDreamy, known professionally as Gurmeet Richards, wander into their favorite luxury jewelry store, Xavier’s Gems.
Throughout this fast-paced, diamond studded, cozy mystery, thanks to sleazy society blogger, Awful Arlo, leaking incriminating texts and photos about her to cable news , Olivia finds herself at the center of the investigation into the death of one of Darling Valley’s leading socialites. Once again, she must call on her two best buds, couture-challenged Tuesday and beloved sidekick/assistant Cody to help her solve the murder before she loses her business, her relationship and her sanity. Oh wait, was it a murder?
As Olivia attempts to sort out the confusion about Jocelyn Payne’s mysterious demise, she finds herself in the middle of a nasty feud between a friend and her tenant, the aging, difficult but stylish yogini, Mrs. Harmon; a serious run-in with her battering ram of a client, Marguerite Fredericks; an assault by the attack cat, Lola; and a faceoff with cupid as she tries to figure out if Matt is two-timing her, just as they seemed to have finally found peace and happiness together.
The women sleuths Olivia M. Granville (OMG) and her best friend Tuesday are back with the second Darling Valley Cozy Mystery.
Olivia had worked for months on the groundbreaking ceremony for Charles Bacon’s Bacon-Paatz Classic Car and Fine Art Museum. She had obsessed over every detail to make sure the day went off without a hitch. The success of the museum could put her at the center of the international design scene. Imagine her surprise when she saw what the Governor dug up!
The groundbreaking ceremony sends Olivia on a collision course with Native Americans, First Americans, snooty bloggers who write that Bacon-Paatz sounds like a pork store in Boston, and connivers of all stripes out to use the museum for their own nefarious ends.
As a result, Olivia embarks upon a mission to save a modern day Taj Mahal, the New Jersey traffic dispatcher cum lottery winning billionaire’s tribute to his late, beloved wife. Olivia and Charles have become close friends since the George Clooney lookalike appeared on her doorstep in Armoires and Arsenic. Olivia is determined to do everything possible to rescue his embattled museum from a possible shutdown, not realizing the life and death commitment that this will entail.
Events throw Olivia and Detective Dreamy, Gurmeet (Matt) Richards, together again after declaring a timeout in their on again, off again love affair.
And as if the endangered project is not headache enough, a competing designer, Hamish Walsh, tries to sabotage Olivia’s other big project, a pool house for the Darling Valley Diva, Marguerite Fredericks.
Throughout, Olivia continues her quest to match up the love struck, lovable Carrie with her oblivious right hand life saver, Cody.
Alistair Walsh, a pesky gofer for the museum’s art curator, a narcissistic, philandering architect, a take no prisoners banker, a perfectly coiffed troublesome tenant, and the irrepressible, impossibly, eccentrically dressed best friend Tuesday populate this humorous, yet suspenseful story of murder, mayhem, good food and classy cars.
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If it's Tuesday, it must be murder!
Fans of OMG (Olivia M. Granville) and The Darling Valley Mystery Series, pick up your Bonus Gift with this brand new cozy mystery series featuring female sleuth, tea leaf reader, Tuesday.
Tuesday made her debut in Darling Valley. Now welcome her as she embarks on her own collection of cozy mysteries set among the celebrities, film starts, film grunts, talents, scoundrels and saints in La La land.
Tuesday, tea leaf reader and female sleuth extraordinaire, believed she was leaving behind murder and mayhem when she said goodbye to Darling Valley and her beloved BFF, Olivia. But none of her readings prepared her for the murder and mayhem awaiting at home in LA, starting with her favorite client, actress Holley Wood, texting that someone has threatened to kill her if she doesn’t withdraw from a film project.
Suspense, danger and romance heat up for Tuesday when the teacups of the Mulberry Mafia, her clients at the upscale Mulberry Cat Café, keep showing a corpse and an ominous M. As the body count piles up, there is no mystery about the identity of the corpses. But does the M stand for murder, movie, money? A new man? Or is the Mulberry Cat Café itself in jeopardy?
As Tuesday crosses swords with leggy, savvy Detective Kanesha Jameson who looks like Beyoncé with a badge; thorny Natasha, owner of the Café; the brilliant but caustic Chef Marco; and the various men stalking beautiful, innocent Holley, Tuesday also has to solve the mystery of the disappearance of a dubious treasure; decide whether to accept a gift from the romance gods and welcome an unwanted surprise visit from her past.
Lighthearted Tuesday of the extravagantly eccentric wardrobe and blithe, ever positive lover of life Holley find their lives taking a dark turn as they navigate troubled waters, the dark streets of LA in a shoot out, attempt to maintain their strong belief in the innate goodness of humanity, while always remaining ready for their close-ups.
A Darling Valley Cozy Mystery with Women Sleuths Olivia M. Granville and Tuesday
Idyllic, Darling Valley was, or so Olivia thought when she first saw the pristine town nestled in the hills outside of San Francisco. Just the place to begin over. Away from crazy LA, her hectic architectural design business, and Brooks Baker, world renowned architect and the man who broke her heart. Even the name, Darling Valley, promised peace, quiet, and the promise of a fabulous makeover for her career. The blogs called it Billionaire Hollow, because Darling Valley was home to the largest contingent of billionaires in the world. They built their weekend mansions high in the hills overlooking the town, and Olivia planned to make a killing decorating them.
Until a killing of another kind appeared on her doorstep.
Get to know Olivia M. Granville, OMG for short, her bizarrely couture-minded friend Tuesday, her adorable sidekick, Cody, the handsome Detective Richards, and the saints and scoundrels of Darling Valley. Along the way, see if you can figure out who put the deadly surprise in Olivia’s $30,000 antique armoire. Because somebody has to or OMG will lose her brand new business and much more in this fast-paced, stylish cozy.