Author J.M. griffin writes cozy mysteries loaded with elements of humor and romance. Her Vinnie Esposito series is available in paper and ebook form, as is Faerie Cake Dead, a story that includes faeries, cupcakes, tea and murder. J.M. has been an author and artist for many years and resides in the countryside with her husband and two crazy cats.
Faerie Dust Dead has faerie cakes, magic dust, and spooky events have tattered Luna Devere's nerves, add a mysterious stranger to the mix and life becomes frantic. Who's killing the faeries, and for what purpose?
When artwork is stolen from Faerie Cake Junction's gift shop, Luna suddenly becomes aware that her life is about to change, that there's more to faeries who roam the woods behind the cupcake and gift shop, and the art that was taken may have magical qualities. Luna wonders who she can really trust as she searches for answers that mystify the cupcake baker and her hardworking staff.
Life has been quiet for Sarah McDougall, that is, until she's envisions an elderly woman's abduction.Confused over the unwelcome and distressing images of a woman she's never met, Sarah soon gets a plea for help from her friend and lover, Raven De Ville. It turns out his aunt has been kidnapped by treasure hunters. When there's no ransom demand for the return of Raven's aunt, and Sarah experiences more psychic episodes where she sees and is seen while she ghost walks into danger, things take a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse. Sarah's psychic abilities are more complicated and aggravating than she'd originally thought. While she struggles to get the hang of ghost walking, an unwanted gift inherited from her Scottish grandmother, Sarah lands in precarious positions that put her own life in danger. Can she survive long enough to rescue Raven's aunt or will she end up trapped by her own powers?
Danger lurks at every turn for Katie Greer.
Having escaped death in the past, Katie Greer has taken residence in a New Hampshire town where life appears idyllic, but is far from it. Teaching tangled doodling classes in her art studio allows Katie to reach out to people who require a semblance of peace and tranquility in their lives. If only she could maintain those two things for herself, Katie would be completely happy.
After finding the dead body of the town’s infamous, and most mean spirited, gossip frozen on the bench outside her Tangled Wings Studio, Katie realizes her efforts to hide her true identity and live a normal life are for naught. As the prime suspect of ruggedly handsome Detective Jonah Kilbride, Katie searches for the killer in order to prove her own innocence. Much to her dismay, Katie’s attraction for the relentless detective steadily grows, despite their continuous battles.
Past events threaten Katie at every turn, catching her unaware, and creating havoc in a life she’s desperately tried to establish in the town where she’d briefly found happiness. Can she survive or will she become the next victim on the killer’s list?
Artist Sarah McDougall flees from New England to Florida's west coast thinking she can escape her unwanted psychic abilities. When she finds a dead body buried under the sand trap on the thirteenth hole of the golf course behind her home, Sarah realizes she was mistaken. She is stuck with an ability that will nearly be her undoing. Unable to shake the sick feeling in the pit of her stomach, Sarah turns to her neighbor Raven DeVille, a swashbuckling pirate-like handsome man, for help, only to find he has secrets of his own. The duo investigates the murder with surprising twists that place Sarah in harms way more often than she ever thought possible.
Now you can own the first three books in the sassy and suspenseful Vinnie Esposito Series by J.M. Griffin!
By day, Lavinia (Vinnie) Esposito is a criminal justice instructor at a college in Rhode Island. By night Vinnie is an amateur sleuth, solving murders while trying to avoid getting yelled at by her Italian father, her hunky protective boyfriend Marcus Richmond, and her sexy upstairs tenant, the mysterious Aaron Grant.
For Love of Livvy (Book 1)
Vinnie investigates the death of her beloved aunt, and a mysterious box is left on her doorstep.
Dirty Trouble (Book 2)
Someone is stalking Vinnie and that’s just the beginning of her troubles.
Dead Wrong (Book 3)
Vinnie is out to save her brother from being framed after a valuable painting is stolen.
"If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you are going to love Vinnie Esposito. Feisty, intelligent and funny Vinnie has a large Italian family and defends them at all cost; not to mention the two law enforcement officers in her life, only one of which her family knows about. There is never a dull moment around Vinnie and lucky you, you get live vicariously through her." ~ Merry Noelle, Night Owl Reviews
Telling Vinnie Esposito to stay out of trouble is like telling a wolf not to howl at the moon. But you can’t blame Vinnie this time. She’s just trying to be a Good Samaritan. How is Vinnie supposed to know that the little old lady, stranded at the side of the road, is a carjacker? And when Vinnie helps her artist friend paint a mural in a big, fancy mansion—how is she supposed to know that the owner is the biggest, most notorious, mobster in the state? And she can’t help it when she finds a dead body at the art show. And next thing you know her parents are fighting; and her boyfriend, hunky State Trooper Marcus Richmond, is mad at her; and her sexy, upstairs tenant, FBI agent Aaron Grant, is up to something. And Vinnie has to make everything right. But before she does that, it’s going to get even more wrong.
Someone is stalking Vinnie Esposito. But that’s just the start of her problems… Criminal justice instructor Vinnie Esposito is having a very bad day. After barely escaping serious injury in a car accident, Vinnie runs into a former adversary she suspects is stalking her. Then she learns her 60-year-old aunt has been arrested and is palling around with mobsters. Suddenly Vinnie finds herself over her head in trouble — dirty trouble. It’s an awkward situation to say the least for someone who’s constantly surrounded by law-enforcement contacts – including the hunky State Trooper Marcus Richmond and FBI agent Aaron Grant.
Tea, trust and trouble collide at Faerie Cake Junction. When divorcee, Luna Devere, owner of Faerie Cake Junction, meets general contractor, Devin Radford, chaos reigns. Devin instantly wreaks romantic havoc in Luna's life after she finds a corpse sitting in her tea shop as though awaiting service. The shop is surrounded by faeries who have befriended Luna. They know who left the dead man, but they aren't sharing. The sheriff is convinced Luna is daft and that she's the culprit. Devin wonders just how odd Luna is...even though he's drawn to her. And, Luna's ex-husband tries to incriminate her for reasons and purposes of his own. Will Luna survive? Only the faeries know.
The race is on to save Lavinia “Vinnie” Esposito in the third book in the Esposito series.
After finding a dead man, Vinnie realizes she has
become embroiled in yet another crazy situation
involving stolen art, proving her twin brother’s innocence, and saving her own neck.
State trooper Marcus Richmond and FBI agent Aaron Grant are back to help Vinnie find the culprit while keeping her out of harm’s way. That's a task to try the most patient of men, because Vinnie isn't about to let a lead go stale because she's waiting for back up.
A sleuth with attitude, Vinnie Esposito is back!
After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt's house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations. But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address, her Aunt Livvy's. Frustrated by the cops' refusal to share their theories, criminal justice instructor Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, takes investigation matters into her own hands. Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father. Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be addressed to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with her usual tenacity, bravery, and keen wits to solve and survive this mystery.