Windsor Ebonwood is looking forward to Darkly Island’s upcoming Fête du Gombo (or Gumbo Fest as it is known by locals)—a weekend of music, autumn ales, caramel dipped apples, and, of course, huge pots of gumbo. And with hunky alpha shifter Keir Bane on her arm, what could go wrong, right? Quite a bit, Win finds out, when a trip to the local pumpkin farm results in her stumbling onto the dead body of the farmer, suffocated by one of his own prize-winning pumpkins.
If that isn’t enough, when the magistrate summoned to rule on Win’s half-sister Elspeth’s lawsuit is killed, the residents of Darkly wonder uneasily if the murders are connected and, if so, who might be next. Win and her friends vow to stay out of it and let Darkly’s new lead detective do his job. But when Elspeth is arrested and begs for her sister’s help in clearing her name, Win finds she can’t resist.
She may regret her decision, however, when a long-held Ebonwood family secret is exposed and she wonders whether she ever really knew herself—or her family—at all.
If you enjoy paranormal cozy mysteries seasoned with pumpkin-spiced, crisp mornings, don’t miss Falling Leaves & Vile Deeds, Book Two in A Darkly Southern Mystery series.
AVAILABLE THIS WINTER