Today, I'd like to introduce you to Barbara Silkstone, the author of over 40 light-hearted novels and novellas. I hope you enjoy her new release GLOSSY LIPS, Book 1 in her Cold Cream Murders series.
Here is a message from Barbara:
Please join Olive and Lizzy in Nonna’s Cold Cream, a beachside shop catering to women who have spent too much time in the sun. The shop is easy to find. It sits on the main street in Starfish Cove a quiet community—if you discount the occasional oddball murders—located on the west coast of Florida. There will be ten books in the series which features Olive’s cat, Puff and Lizzy’s pooch, WonderDog. Each book will contain a recipe for lotions, potions, and beautifiers. Always clean and wholesome!
Olive Peroni put out her family therapy shingle six years ago—never thinking her top client would be Myron Meyers, head of a New York crime family. When Olive’s grandmother dies and leaves her a condo in Florida and a secret recipe for miracle cold cream, she grabs the chance at a new life in Starfish Cove, Florida, making designer creams for ladies who spend far too much time at the beach. Business is brisk at Nonna’s Cold Cream shop and life is good! Olive even makes a wild new best friend and business partner in Lizzy, the real estate agent who handles the transfer of Nonna’s condo.
But when the quiet little community on the Gulf of Mexico soon begins to compete with a certain notorious coastal village in Maine, Olive finds herself solving oddball murders as often as she soothes wrinkles.
Business is brisk and life is good! Olive even makes a wild new best friend in Lizzy, the real estate agent who handles the transfer of Nonna’s condo. When a dead body is found in the trunk of Lizzy’s car, Olive despairs that life in Starfish Cove won’t be any different than the one she thought she’d escaped. But this time, instead of listening to confessions of murder, Olive’s going to have to solve one. Maybe two…
Contains a recipe for Olive & Lizzy’s super-creamy homemade lip gloss!
Barbara Silkstone's most current series is Florence Nightingale Comedy Mysteries...THE GIGGLING CORPSE, THE KILLER CORSET, and THE CHEEKY CORONER. Cozies all.
Silkstone is the best-selling author of both Regency Pride and Prejudice variations, including the popular the MISTER DARCY SERIES OF COMEDIC MYSTERIES ~ PRIDE AND PREJUDICE contemporary variations. All her books are light-hearted adventures based on Jane Austen's timeless tales of love denied and love discovered. "Feel good" tales to warm your heart.
She is also the author of the Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery series. Five coffee-snorting tales that combine Cozy with outrageous adventures.
Plus a mixed bag of standalone cozy comedy mysteries: Zo White and the Seven Morphs, Cold Case Morphs, The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland ... and more.