- Release Date
- July 2013
- Book 1 of The Penelope Pembroke Cozy Mystery Series
Meet Penelope Pembroke
owner of the best (only) B&B in Amaryllis, Arkansas (pop. 5492) who's
flirting with 50 (read 'You're as young as you feel'.)
divorced (read 'Travis Pembroke, cotton entrepreneur, had a wandering eye'.)
mother of Detective Bradley Pembroke of the Amaryllis PD (read 'She wishes he understood her as well as she understands him'.)
apple of her father Jake Kelley's eye (read 'She wouldn't trade him for two spotted pups.')
best friend of Mary Lynn Hargrove, the mayor's wife (read 'They've known each other since high school and know each other inside out'.)
and the only human creature tolerated by Abijah, the 18-pound orange tabby who stalks the family home-turned B&B.
Penelope keeps her ear to the ground, her eyes open, and her battered heart in solitary confinement. Then one night, while having a beer and a Reuben at the seedy-though-popular Sit-n-Swill, she meets Tiny aka Sam who is about as much of a biker as she is a belly dancer.
She insists on dabbling in danger and disaster despite Sam's best efforts to discourage her. The fireworks begin in Book 1, light up the skies in Books 2,3,4, and 5, and end in one spectacularly explosive display in Book 6.
Book 1: A police raid on the Sit-n-Swill where Penelope is having a beer and a Reuben with her father, a devastating fire at her divorced husband's historical home, and a game of cat-and-mouse with a biker who is anything but one, turns Penelope's placid life upside down
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