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September's Featured Author Zara Keane

Two Travel Mysteries

The book cover for Zara Keane’s cozy mystery novel 'Knifed in Nice', Book 1 in the Travel P.I. seriesKnifed in Nice

Meet Angel Doyle, a semi-reformed thief and accidental P.I.

“I hadn’t planned on a trip to the French Riviera, but then, I hadn’t planned on shooting a London crime lord in his well-padded derrière.”

During an unfortunate incident at her first legit job in years, Angel fires a ketamine dart into one of London’s most notorious gangsters. Now she’s in disguise and on the run. With a bunch of thugs on her tail, she embarks on a mad chase across France, determined to stay one step ahead of the villains.

At least, that was the plan.

The moment out-of-work actor Sidney Foggington-Smythe sits next to her on the train to Paris, Angel has no idea she’s just met the second half of their crime-solving duo. How can a fashion-obsessed posh boy be anything but a hindrance? When fate forces the two twenty-somethings into the same stolen Mercedes, Angel is hampered by an unwanted sidekick, a kidnapped cat, and a corpse with a tendency to pull a Houdini. Now Angel and Sidney are in a race against time to reach Nice, find the killer, and clear their names before their next destination is the morgue.

The book cover for Zara Keane’s Movie Club Mystery Book 4, The 39 CupcakesThe 39 Cupcakes

Police Sergeant Reynolds sighed. “Of course he was murdered, Maggie. You’re in the vicinity.” “A low blow,” I said indignantly. “Before today, I hadn’t found a dead body in six weeks. And this is just a head.”

Ex-cop-turned-P.I. Maggie Doyle is stuck chaperoning a group of bratty summer camp kids on an archaeological dig on Whisper Island. After a day of fart jokes, fidget spinners, and fistfights, Maggie’s regretting volunteering—and then one of her feral charges unearths a skeleton.

At first, it looks like a cold case, but the situation takes a sinister turn when a member of the excavation team winds up dead. Maggie is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery before more bodies stack up. With her police officer boyfriend on vacation, his nitwitted fellow officer Sergeant O’Shea is left to maintain law and order on the island. Can Maggie dodge the bumbling Sergeant, solve the case and escape these hellion children? 

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