Blue-Blooded Murder Series
Set in scenic Portland, Maine, the Blue-Blooded Murder series follows Lucy 'May' Hayes as she navigates sobriety and love while unintentionally becoming entangled in a series of murders. Luckily she has her flamboyant Southern roommate and an adorable standard poodle by her side . . . though even they can't keep her out of trouble for long!
Lucy Hayes is approaching thirty, fresh out of rehab, and her new boyfriend is the prime suspect in her roommate's sister's slaying. On top of that, her sponsor's spirit guides are warning her to 'beware of green weasels," and while in her care, her boyfriend's standard poodle has been doused in glitter and had his toenails painted pink. Lucy could really use a drink - or at least a steady job - but will have to settle for solving a murder instead.
The first in a series of quirky mysteries, WASP Nest follows Lucy as she lands in Portland, Maine, to live with two roommates she met in recovery. Beau is a flamboyantly gay Southern belle with a smart outfit, and quip, for every occasion, while Nathan, an adorable, well-to-do bad boy preppy has a murdered sister in his past. Using detective skills honed from reading Nancy Drew mysteries, Lucy and Beau - well, mostly Lucy - delve into the mysterious, unsolved death of Nathan's sister, which leads them from seedy strip joints to swanky yacht clubs to a literal white, upper-class WASP nest, where blue-blooded murder isn't out of the question.
Lucy Hayes has a hot new job and a hot new boyfriend who comes with a great apartment and an adorable standard poodle, but rather than make her happy, it makes her nervous. Things never go this well for long, and soon her fears are realized when her boyfriend's wife is murdered, and Lucy quickly becomes the prime suspect.
Meanwhile, her gay, Southern belle roommate, Beau, has no time for Lucy's troubles. He has a Christmas Eve wedding to plan and expects Lucy, as maid of honor, to fulfill her numerous duties. Overwhelmed, Lucy's sobriety is hanging by a thread, and her sponsor's cryptic spirit guide warnings, now manifesting through bees, are of little help.
Unfortunately, getting to the truth isn't easy, and as she spars with an aggravating, but attractive detective with an endearing golden retriever of his own, it becomes apparent that even those closest to Lucy aren't who they seem to be.
It’s Prom season and Beau is determined to be crowned Queen, but when he goes missing, Lucy calls his cousin, Lil’ Ricky for help. Unfortunately, Lil’ Ricky is anything but helpful and when an over-tanned FBI agent gets involved with the mysterious disappearance of young immigrant girls, Lucy’s life is once again turned upside down.
The last installment of the Portland, Maine, placed series finds Lucy still working in the catering kitchen and torn between two lovers. While contemplating her choices, murder strikes close to home leaving her smack dab in the middle of a police investigation . . . again. Luckily Beau’s prom preparations, unexpected company, and Bacchus keep her too busy to dwell for long. After all its Spring . . . and love, murder and mayhem is in the air!