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Bundle of Trouble: Book 1


First-time mom Kate Connolly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: Private Investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you’re going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes.


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Motherhood is Murder: Book 2


Nights out are hard to come by for new parents. So when Kate’s new- mommy club, Roo & You, holds a dinner cruise, she and her husband leave baby Laurie with Kate’s mom and join the grown-ups for some fine dining on the San Francisco Bay. But when one of the cofounders of Roo & You takes a fatal spill down a staircase, the police department crashes the party. Suddenly every mom and her man has a motive. Kate’s on deck to solve the mystery- but a killer’s determined to make her rue the day she joined the first-time-mom’s club…

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Formula for Murder: Book 3



Sleuth and first-time mom Kate Connolly and her baby are the victims of a hit-and-run, but escape unharmed. A witness identifies the car’s French diplomatic license plates, yet when Kate and her hubby try to get some answers, they get le cold shoulder. But there’s something going on at the French consulate that’s dirtier-and far deadlier-than any diaper.

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Nursing a Grudge: Book 4


Kate Connelly would like nothing more than to cuddle with her new baby, except to solve her next case and become a bonafide P.I. She gets her chance when San Francisco’s hottest critic writes a particularly scathing review about the trendy new restaurant, Philosophie. The critic’s boyfriend falls to his death under mysterious circumstances from Painted Rock Cliff, and Kate fears that the restaurant critic may be targeted next. Battling sleep deprivation, diaper blowouts and breastfeeding mishaps Kate muddles through her own investigation, Mommy style!

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Pampered to Death: Book 5



Girl time is hard to come by for new moms. So, when Kate’s best friend, Paula, invites her to Spa Day, Kate jumps at the chance for a break from diaper duty. But when a body is discovered at the spa, it may prove that the guest was Pampered to Death! The killer has an agenda and it may include deadly face masks! Suddenly everyone has a motive, and Kate must solve the mystery before the next victim falls prey to a ghastly seaweed wrap.



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Killer Cravings: Book 6



While staking out a cheating husband, Kate falls prey to the worst craving ever, brownies with purple icing. Her devoted husband, Jim, is happy to go to the bakery several times a week to indulge her increasing addiction. Turns out he used to date the baker, and when her baked goods become a murder weapon, Kate is hired to find the killer. Murder hits close to home, and the diaper hits the fan. It’s up to Kate to keep her Family Life on track while solving another deadly whodunit!


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Murder as Sticky as Jam: Book 1


Mona Reilly is preparing for the grand opening of Jammin’ Honey, a local Jam and Honey shop, in the small town of Magnolia Falls. Her best friend, Vicki, supplies the shop with honey and homemade lotions, candles and royal jelly. While Mona is off taste testing the gluten-free catering, the shop mysteriously burns down. When a body is recovered from the fire, Vicki’s brother, incidentally the most handsome cop Mona has ever laid eyes on, is assigned to the case. Everyone in town has a motive, and it’s up to Mona to clean up this sticky situation.


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A Witch Called Wanda: Book 1


Famous songwriter, Maeve O’Dare, left the drama of Hollywood – and a broken heart – behind, eager for a fresh start in the small town of Wisteria Pines. As if by magic, she makes a new friend of the local town gossip, lands the perfect spot for her new café, Listen: It’s old Fashioned, and a stray dog named Wanda adopts her right off the bat.

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I Wanda put a spell on you: Book 2


Maeve O’Dare’s fresh start in the small town of Wisteria Pines has gone to the dogs—one dog in particular that is. Wanda, the stray who adopted Maeve the first day she hit town, acts more human than canine and keeps distracting the former songwriter from her newly opened cafe, Listen: It’s Old Fashioned. After the mayor drops dead while eating at the cafe, and scandalous Hollywood tabloids suggest Maeve had something to do with her ex-boyfriend’s mysterious disappearance, Maeve finds herself at the top of the town’s suspect list.


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Brewing up Murder: Book 3


Murder is on the menu for fledgling witch, Maeve O’Dare, when she takes a road trip home to Hollywood with her magical dog, Wanda, and attends a party for a celebrity chef. Female dog Wanda, aka former actor Chuck Lowry, is under a curse by a very dangerous black magic witch. While in Hollywood at a party, the spell is reversed until the full moon, three days away, and he becomes a man again. Like a dog with a bone, he intends to tell Maeve the truth—that she’s the only one with the power to permanently lift the curse. Before he can, however, he’ll have to figure a way of jail!


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Diana Orgain was born in San Francisco, CA. As a child she loved Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries and dreamed of being a writer one day.
She went on to earn her B.A and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University with a minor in acting.
Diana Orgain is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series: Bundle of Trouble, Motherhood is Murder, Formula for Murder, and Nursing a Grudge. She is the co-author of GILT TRIP in the NY Times Bestselling Scrapbooking Mystery Series by Laura Childs. Diana’s latest series FOR LOVE OR MONEY is available now.

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Bundle of Trouble

First-time mom Kate Connolly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: Private Investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you’re going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. Buy Now. Read an excerpt from Book One—A FIRST DATE WITH DEATH! “Only Kate Connolly, the wry and feisty investigator could juggle, as she herself notes, ‘One infant, three murders, a jailed husband and a new career’ —and do it all on no sleep, and with panache. Anyone who’s been a mother or had one will welcome the arrival of this entertaining new sleuth.” —Gillian Roberts, author of the Amanda Pepper series    ...

*AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW* SECOND CHANCE AT MURDER Book Two in the Love or Money Mystery Series by Diana Orgain If only love were as simple as murder. Reality TV meets murder in this mystery series from the author of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries and co-author of the New York Times bestselling Scrapbooking Mysteries. In the second Love or Money Mystery from the author of A First Date with Death, reality TV gets all too real with murder… After Love or Money made them reality TV stars, former cop Georgia Thornton and her new boyfriend Scott were supposed to live happily ever after. Unfortunately as their fifteen minutes of fame came to an end, actual reality kicked in and their prize money quickly evaporated. So Georgia and Scott agree to appear in a new program, pitting them against other teams in an athletic journey across the countryside of Spain for a chance to win $250,000. But the fierce competition turns frightening when Scott disappears during an overnight camping trip in the Pyrenees Mountains, leaving only his bloody wristwatch behind—and a woman’s dead body. With the Spanish authorities ready to convict Scott, Georgia must find him and prove his innocence in an amazing race against crime… Add to Cart. “Loved it! Daring, funny, and unforgettable, Georgia is a protagonist you’ll identify with. Dreamy men, romance, and a plot that twists to the end, I was drawn in by the memorable characters and a glimpse into the crazy world of ‘reality’ television.” —Nancy J. Parra, author of the Perfect Proposals Mysteries and the Baker’s Treat...