It’s the audio of how it all began! Maggie Newberry is an advertising copywriter who’s fast on her feet and a little stunned to realize that she’s over 30 and still hasn’t found true love. When her missing sister ends up dead, Maggie flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome, sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help search for the girl. Meanwhile, her sister’s murderer sets his sights on the little girl–and Maggie.
This audiobook has no graphic violence, sex or strong language
Genre: light culinary cozy mystery, women amateur sleuth, cozy animal (dog)
“Murder in the South of France” audiobook will be available February 2020.
Book 2 in the Maggie Newberry Mysteries, “Murder à la Carte.” When her boyfriend inherits an ancient vineyard in France, Maggie Newberry quits her job in Atlanta to accompany him for a year abroad. They settle in the tiny village of St-Buvard, but murder has gone long before them and follows close behind.
Murder a la Carte brings Atlanta copywriter Maggie Newberry to the brink of two connected murders–both committed in her home–and both poised to threaten everything she holds dear. When Maggie agrees to move to France with her boyfriend–a French ex-confidence man who has just inherited a house and vineyard–she doesn’t expect her year of French market shopping and weekend trips to Paris to be interrupted by a vicious murder in her living room. Or that the bloody violence that occurred on their front doorstep sixty years earlier after the end of the Second World War might be connected. This audiobook will give you a delicious escape into the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Provence–all tucked nicely within the framework of a tightly woven mystery that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
When the dead body of one of Marseille’s most corrupt politicians is found stuffed in Maggie’s car trunk, it creates a bubbling stew of deception, betrayal, and revenge.
Is there a connection between the victim and Maggie? Her family? Or is this a message for Laurent as a result of his nefarious history of crime and misdeeds?
Even worse, a devastating family secret that Laurent and Maggie have spent the last 12 years hiding is shockingly revealed to the world, putting everything they have – as well as everyone they love – in immediate jeopardy.
This heart-stopping thrill ride takes you through the menacing backstreets of Marseille in Maggie’s determined trajectory toward the truth – and the truly evil – behind it.
This is a clean mystery with no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Some say that Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is the most beautiful village in all of France. That’s especially true at Christmastime when the scent of baked gingerbread mingles with the fragrance of evergreen boughs and wafts deliciously through the village’s quaint cobblestone lanes. It’s hard to believe anything sinister could be waiting in any of its many charming streets and alleyways.
But when American ex-pat Maggie Newberry finds a pregnant, homeless teenager there she’s thrust into a whirling maelstrom of enmity and treachery that quickly reveals in devastating clarity that not all families are created equal. In fact, some are so badly damaged nothing can fix them.
Except possibly murder.
With the wine harvest behind them, things had just started to calm down for Maggie and Laurent in their French village of Saint-Buvard when a team of food industry entrepreneurs and celebrity judges arrives to put on a contest to decide in a blind taste test which country makes the best chocolate éclairs—the Brits, the Americans, the Germans or the French.
When one of the contestants ends up stabbed to death, the suspect is a close friend. Maggie will need to find a way past the woman’s obvious motive and the damning circumstantial evidence to free her friend—without putting herself or Laurent in the hot seat in the process. The audiobook of “Murder à la Mode” will be available March 10, 2020.