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The Mellow Summers Series

Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice
Mellow Summers just wanted to go to college and get her film degree. She moved into a furnished apartment with her friend Jackie only to find that it already had a tenant: the ghost of a girl who was murdered a year earlier. Now it is up to Mellow to not only discover who the murderer is, but to prove it as well. With the help of the ghost Rachel, Mellow sets out to solve the year old mystery. She soon finds out that she may have taken on more than she can handle. Pursued by someone who wants the identity of the killer to remain a secret, Mellow will have to use all her resources to outwit him and help the spirit of Rachel move on. Check out the first book in this new series.

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Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails
Mellow Summers has already solved one murder mystery when she met the ghost Rachel. But now that Rachel has gone, Mellow hopes to continue with a normal life. But normal is not in her future. One night Timothy shows up claiming to have been murdered. Now Mellow must help another ghost solve a mystery. At the same time, various businesses have experienced thefts of small, but valuable items. Even the Candle Shoppe is a victim. In investigating Timothy's murder and the many thefts, Mellow is led to the dreaded and haunted Pen Mill's Estate. Can she solve both mysteries before she gets scared out of her wits?

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An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away
Rachel is back. And so is trouble.
Mel wakes up covered in blood and with a knife in her hand. She has no memory of what happened. Rachel gets word about it in the spirit world and decides to help Mel out. Now the prime suspect in a murder investigation, it is up to Mel's friends to prove her innocence. But can a ghost get Mel off the hook and catch the real killer?

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Three Little Ghosts
In this fourth book in the Mellow Summers Series Mel finds herself on a new mystery with the ghosts of three little girls. While at the library investigating a ghost story for Tiny, a woman is murdered. As the investigation intensifies, Mel discovers that the victim was not so innocent after all. Embarking on one twist after another, Mel tries to find the murderer and help the three girls cross over.

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Oh Holy Ghost
It's Christmas time and all Mel wants to do is spend it at home with her friends. But quiet isn't in the cards when she sees a woman get murdered during the Christmas Parade. But without a body, no one believes Mel and it's up to her to prove not only that a murder took place, but who the killer is. Can she solve the mystery in time for Christmas dinner? Find out in the fifth installment of the Mellow Summers Series.

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Where Trouble Roams

Yee-Haw!  Mel is out west and murder isn't far behind. 

While on vacation with her aunt and Jackie on a dude
ranch in South Dakota, a dead body shows up in her room.  In an area she doesn't know very well it is up to Mel and her friends to solve the mystery. During the investigation, Rachel shows up and so does the ghost of Jedidiah; a man who died in the late 1800s.

With one turn after another, Mel soon finds herself on treasure hunt.  Can she and her friendssolve the murder and find the treasure before the killer finds her?

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Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove

While working at the Candle Shoppe, a man rushes in demanding to speak to Mel. He tells her that someone is trying to kill him and then drops dead. Though the coroner informs her it was a heart attack, Mel cannot get the man’s words out of her head.


Soon she is drawn to an abandoned inn that dates back to 1688 and the legend of Smiley’s Ghost. With the help of her friends, Mel explores the abandoned inn and soon finds herself being harassed by a black rider on a horse. Knowing that all is not as it seems, Mel must discover the secret of Smiley’s Ghost and the inn before she becomes the killer’s next target.

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Trick Or Treat Or Murder

Halloween has arrived and so has everyone’s favorite ghost: Rachel.  Invited to a Halloween party, Mel and her friends hope to enjoy a night of fun.  The party soon turns sour when a man turns up dead during a murder mystery game.


While Detective Shorts is busy questioning everyone who attended the party, Mel and her friends start their own investigation.  Soon they find themselves digging into secrets best forgotten—the hostess’ mysterious sister and a lost will—and an underground tunnel that the murderer used to sneak into the mansion.  Will Mel be able to solve this case before the night ends and the killer disappears? 

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Roses Are Red; He's Dead

Mel and Greg are on a romantic getaway when murder falls into their laps.


While spending time at an exclusive resort, Mel discovers a body, except when she tries to tell someone, it disappears. Soon the same body appears wherever she goes, and the other tourists, including Greg, believe that she has imagined the entire affair.


Can Mel solve the mystery before she, too, believes she has lost her mind?

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Double, Double Nothing But Trouble

The Candle Shoppe has been robbed!


Mel has just returned from her romantic getaway with Greg, but all is not well in the college town she lives in. When opening the Candle Shoppe the next morning, she finds that it has been ransacked, but nothing is missing. While investigating why someone would break into the store, but not take anything, Mel learns of a secret that goes back 20 years.


To add to her troubles, someone tries to murder Detective Shorts and an up and coming journalist, who does not believe in mediums or ghosts, plans on exposing Mel as a fraud.


Can Mel solve this head twister of a mystery, and save her reputation, before it claims her as well?

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Ring Around The Rosy, Not Another Ghosty

The circus is in town and Mel decides it’s the perfect place to take Jackie for her birthday… until one of the acrobats turns up dead.

Soon Mel finds destruction following her everywhere she goes as she sets out to prove that the woman dies not because of an unfortunate accident, but because it was murder.

Will she discover the truth before she suffers the same fate?

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Hickory Dickory Dock The Ghost In The Clock

Mel receives a phone call from Detective Shorts asking her to come down to the new amusement park that has just opened. When she arrives, she learns that a man has died and the detective wants to use her ability to converse with ghosts to help solve the mysterious death. Unable to get anything, Detective Shorts sends her home.

 Hours later, Mel finds herself being badgered by the dead man’s spirit only to learn that he had overheard two men planning to commit murder, but he doesn’t know who the two men are or who the intended victim is. It’s a race against time for Mel to prevent a homicide before she ends up on the killers’ list. Can she discover who the victim will be before it’s too late?

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Violets Are Blue More Trouble Brews

Mel is enjoying her Fourth of July holiday in the park with her fiancé, Greg, and best friend, Jackie, when a contestant in a local beauty pageant collapses and dies. At first, Mel decides to let the police handle the matter, but soon receives a tip from an unlikely source, the obnoxious Tammy, that the woman was part of an old family and that her death was not accidental, but murder. Before she knows it, Mel finds herself scouring the sewers in an effort to locate a missing clue. Will she solve the mystery before Tammy unravels her last nerve?

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Hey Diddle Diddle The Zombie In The Middle

Mel and Greg are trying to have a romantic evening together when Rachel shows up and informs them that their neighbor is dead. Never one to turn down a mystery, Mel rushes to her neighbor’s apartment only to discover that the dead man is not her neighbor at all, but a stranger dressed up like a zombie.

Following a trail of clues, Mel finds herself surrounded by the undead to answer two questions:

Who is this man in her neighbor’s apartment?

And, where is her neighbor?

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Easy As Pie Until Someone Dies

Thanksgiving is coming up and Mel is looking forward to a few days off, but all of that goes out the window the moment a strange cat shows up at her door. Thinking that it is lost, she lets it in, but soon learns that not all is at it seems. Stuck following a trail of clues left by her new furry accomplice, Mel finds herself caught up in a web of mystery, involving a rare blue diamond and an heiress. Will Mel discover the truth before she becomes its next victim?

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