Book and Series List

“NURSING A GRUDGE” Book Four in the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series Bringing up baby—bringing down a killer.nursing-a-grudge-web

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: Buy Now!

“You’ll love keeping up with this amazing mother and sleuth in this fun, fast-paced series.”

—Camille Minichino, author of the Miniature Mystery Series …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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“FORMULA FOR MURDER” Book Three in the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series

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. Buy Now.

“If you were expecting warm and cute you’ll be mistaken. Fast paced and fun, this book gives a true feel of the modern mom, trying to juggle motherhood and career (when that career happens to be solving crimes).”

—Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of the Molly Murphy series …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

“MOTHERHOOD IS MURDER” Book Two in the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series motherhood-is-murder-web

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…Buy Now

Read an excerpt from Book Two–MOTHERHOOD IS MURDER

“Skip your afternoon nap and cozy up to Diana Orgain’s Maternal Instincts Mysteries. The series’ plucky protagonist gives ‘working mom’ a whole new meaning as she endearingly juggles bad guys and binkies”

—Susan McBride, author of the Debutante Dropout Mysteries
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“BUNDLE OF TROUBLE” Book One in the Maternal Instincts Mystery

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 anbundle-of-trouble-webyway, 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

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“DESTRUCTION” A Short Story from a visiting character in the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series A Vicente Domingo Intrigue

For Anjie Thrasher what should have been a perfect night…rain, a hot new Spanish lover, news that she is finally free of her prenuptial arrange…ends in disaster. It was a risky case to begin with – Private Investigator, Vicente Domingo, knew Howard Thrasher had the money and power to crush him – worse – now he has the proof. Vicente’s must risk losing everything…before he loses his life. Buy Now!

“I love the Maternal Instincts series and this is a great sidebar to a fantastic mystery series. Vicente Domingo is believable and sympathetic in a fun, taut read.”

—Kirsten Weiss, author of the Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery Series
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*ROUNDUP CREW MYSTERY SERIES*
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“YAPPY HOUR”
Book One: Roundup Crew Mystery Series

A Roundup Crew Mystery

Every Friday night in the idyllic seaside town of Pacific Cove, the Roundup Crew, a group of dog-loving friends, meets at a neighborhood wine bar for Yappy Hour. When Rachel, the owner, mysteriously leaves town and asks her sister, Maggie, to run the bar in her absence, things get complicated fast. Maggie arrives to open up and finds a body sprawled on the floor, an incriminating letter with Rachel’s name on it nearby. On impulse, she hides the letter from the hunky detective who’s dispatched to the scene. When Rachel is declared the top suspect by the police, Maggie decides to investigate on her own. Then another body turns up, and the Roundup Crew must step in to save the bar.  Add to Cart

Howlingly funny! Diana Orgain’s flare for humor and talent with romance shine in a thoroughly delightful mystery. Make a Muttini and snuggle up with your favorite pooch – it’s time for Yappy Hour!

—Kirsta Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss

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*LOVE OR MONEY MYSTERY SERIES*
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“A SECOND CHANCE AT MURDER”
Book Two: Love or Money Mystery Series

When Reality TV comes to an end—reality kicks in.

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. Add to Cart!

“A great vicarious adventure…More fun I had hoped. Surprising, yet completely satisfying. Diana has a hit with this new series! I highly recommend this novel [to readers who] enjoy well-written cozy mysteries with more than a little bit of romance, strong female characters, humor, and a challenge.”

—Open Book Society

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“A FIRST DATE WITH DEATH”
Book One: Love or Money Mystery Series

If only love were as simple as murder.

When brokenhearted Georgia Thornton goes looking for romance on reality TV, she has nothing to lose—apart from a good man, a cash prize, and maybe her life…

What was Georgia thinking? Sure, some cad ditched her at the altar, but can she really find love on TV? Her best friend—and producer of the reality show Love or Money—thinks so. Ten men. Ten adventure-filled dates. What can go wrong? For starters, a faulty bungee cord that hurls Georgia’s first date into a tragic spiral off the Golden Gate Bridge.

He’s replaced by Paul Sanders, Georgia’s former fiancé. But the cop isn’t looking for a TV gig. Suspecting that the lover’s leap was no accident, Paul’s going undercover. When another bachelor gets a fatal kiss-off, the reality is that someone has killer new plans for the show—and for Georgia herself. Now, under the threat of permanent cancellation, Georgia fears that the only man on the set she can trust is the one man she just can’t count on…  Add to Cart.

Read an excerpt from Book One—A FIRST DATE WITH DEATH!

“A fantastically fun read; first in a brand new series that not only offers humor and suspense, but also makes sure to not solve the puzzle until the last pages.”

—Suspense Magazine

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*SCRAPBOOKING MYSTERY SERIES*
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“GILT TRIP”
Book Eleven in the Scrapbooking Mystery Series by Laura Childs and Diana Orgain

Louisiana businessman Jerry Earl Leland served only a fraction of his five-year sentence for white-collar crime, thanks to some political connections and a few greased palms. But he won’t have long to enjoy his freedom…

After Jerry Earl’s early release, his wife, Margo—a much-married Garden District doyenne—throws an extravagant Get Out of Jail Free Party, complete with a Zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails. The guest list includes many prominent New Orleans socialites, as well as scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava Gruiex. But sometime during the swirl of partying and drinking, Jerry Earl is brutally murdered—then stuffed inside a clothes dryer. Buy Now.

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