A 22-story piece, from 22 different authors, this anthology is full of mystery, murder, love, humor and more; and always involves an animal of some shape or form! Proceeds from sales will benefit HHS and helping care for more homeless pets every day!
This anthology includes Jayne's short cozy, "Wag More, Bark Less!" The pitch: Where have all the flowers gone? The ones that were supposed to grace the tables at the annual Wag More, Bark Less charity event in support of the Heron’s Ridge SPCA? It’s up to freshman Private Investigator Chandy Oliver to crack the case.
In vino mysterium is the theme for this anthology of short stories, each blending a baffling mystery and a glass (or more) of cabernet. When eighteen mystery writers combine their talents, the result is the perfect "flight" of stories that range from light-bodied puzzles to sparkling cozies to darker, heavier tales of deceit and murder. While cabernet is the featured wine, this anthology will appeal to connoisseurs of all varietals--in both wine preference and mystery style.
Included is Jayne's short mystery, "Life is a Cabernet". Here's the tease: Randa Miller had been lured to the Mahjongg Maniacs convention by the promise of wine. Thankfully, there is plenty of it, as she’s found it’s the only thing that can calm her nerves after discovering a dead body.
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Old dogs and new tricks abound in this third installment in the Mutt Mysteries series. This collection of four novellas illustrates why dogs are our best friends and the perfect companions for digging up clues, solving crimes, and bringing villains to justice. Let sleeping dogs lie? Not when the mutts are on the case!
In Jayne's story, "Ruff Day," Darby Agnes Moore owns and operates Ruff Day Doggie Boutique and Dog Wash, a small establishment in the coastal town of Bay Vista, North Carolina. Her top employee is shelter rescue Mr. Belvedere, a one hundred and forty-five-pound Great Dane. Darby takes a huge financial risk when she invests heavily in a local marketing gimmick. Months of planning went into the event. What could possibly go wrong?
It’s a Ruff Day when Darby and best friend Tianna Platt arrive at the venue and discover a dead body. If that’s not trouble enough, Tianna tops the official suspects’ list. When Darby and Mr. Belvedere team up to collar the killer, the fur really starts to fly!
With 31,536,000 seconds in a year, what are the odds that the one minute Ellery Tinsdale and Samantha “Sam” Greene choose to break into the confidential files at the Braddocks Beach Church of Divine Spiritual Enlightenment would be the same minute Reverend John Thomas Hammersmith is brutally murdered while eating lunch at his desk? But that’s the kind of bad luck Ellery experiences since moving to the small lakeside resort founded by her distant relatives. Her and Sam’s close proximity to the tragic event makes them not only witnesses but suspects, too. And when not one, but two, more residents are found dead, Ellery and Sam are the unlucky ones to discover those bodies as well. Police Chief Lewis thinks it is more than a coincidence, and it’s up to Ellery and Sam to clear their names by finding the killer—or killers—roaming the streets of this small Ohio town.
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THE BIG FANG: A Harbor Humane Society Anthology
All is not quiet on the coastal front as dead bodies emerge, marring these idyllic seaside escapes. Killers must be caught! Enter four intrepid sleuths who hit the sandy shores in search of clues, leaving not a single grain of sand unturned in pursuit of truth, justice, and the occasional adult beverage. GOIN' COASTAL is a collection of two novellas and two short stories that have two things in common; a coastal setting, and a gruesome murder.The following stories are included:
“Home is where you Hang your Flip Flops” searches for the answer to a decades-old murder. (This story is also available for individual ebook purchase.)
"Down by the Bay" connects a woman with a home she lived in as a child, a house that holds many secrets. (This story is also available for individual ebook purchase)
"Seas the Day" finds two women involved in a crazy plot to frame an ex-husband for murder, but the script flips and they end up framing themselves.
"The Tide Also Rises" shows how a quiet summer by the water can turn deadly when you delve into a past someone would rather stay buried.
This anthology combines the writing talents of 12 members of the southeastern Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime to bring you 15 tales of seaside murder and mayhem. Jayne as two stories included.
"The Sniper Sisters" Dorothy Westmoreland and her sister Evelyn Binghamton have retired from lives of organizing bake sales and attending civic league meetings. But that doesn’t mean they're sitting in their rocking chairs. No, not these two. They become active in their community…in a way nobody expects.
"Write by the Bay". Carrie Hannover solves mysteries—in the literary sense. She’s a writer. But when valuable jewels go missing from her landlady’s home, Carrie finds herself embroiled in a real mystery…one fraught with real danger.
It’s a dog-meet-dog world as a pack of canines team up with their humans to solve mysteries and track down killers. Four mutt-loving authors join their talents in creating this collection of canine-themed novellas which will transport you into the chaotic world of hero dogs who have a nose for murder. Grab a leash and hang on tight…the mutts are on the loose again!
In Jayne's Story, "Bone Appetit", Molly Perkins has landed her dream job as the personal chef to the Wades, wealthy inhabitants of a five-thousand square-foot “cottage” on the Atlantic Ocean. With their support and encouragement, Molly has also launched a private catering business. For the first time in her life, she is financially independent. She owes her success to Mrs. Wade, a mildly eccentric woman who champions the causes of the underdogs, mostly single women trying to succeed in business.
Trouble arrives in the form of Tater, a large Newfoundland dog who is dealing with issues of abandonment and boredom. He takes a liking to Molly. The feelings are not reciprocated, as Molly has yet to find a recipe that calls for dog fur as a primary ingredient.
Trouble is magnified exponentially when someone at the Wades’ dinner parties drops dead at the table. Was it something they ate? Something Molly cooked? Or was it murder? With Molly, her bestie Becca, and mutt Tater on the case, the answers will be dished up faster than you can say Bone Appétit.
Virginia may be for lovers, but to fifteen authors, it's more sinister. This anthology of sixteen short stories, set in the Commonwealth, features Virginia landmarks and locations such as the Church Hill Tunnel, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, the Historic Cavalier Hotel, St. Luke's Historic Church, historic Ashland, and the Assateague Channel, to name a few. Be transported across the diverse backdrop of the Old Dominion to a unique and deadly landscape, filled with murder and mayhem.Look for Jayne's latest short story, "Sorry, Wrong Number." A peaceful paddle between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands turns into a disturbing adventure when Margaret Gunderson and Carolyn Prewitt discover a dead man floating in the channel. Inspired by actual events. Available at your favorite book retailer/platform.
The second in the Mutt Mysteries collection features four tail-wagging novellas. Each story puts pups’ noses to the ground, as scandals are unleashed and killers are collared. Once you’ve finished reading these “tall-tails” you’ll no longer wonder “Who let the dogs out?” You’ll just be glad somebody did!
In Jayne's story, "Paws-tively Scandalous," Pilar Pruitt and her black Lab Natti live in a community that has not had so much of a whisper of a crime in over 60 years. So, it’s disconcerting when a neighbor is hauled off in handcuffs by the police for crimes unknown. But it’s downright alarming when another dear friend is found dead. Pilar and Natti start digging deeper into residents’ pasts, and the things they find are pawsitively scandalous!
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"It's Wine o'Clock Somewhere" is Jayne's contribution. Set in Yorktown, VA, the story is summarized as follows: Real estate agents see a lot of things in the houses they tour, but a bomb shelter with a dead body is a first for Terri Sullivan. The only way to clear her name and get her clients back after becoming a suspect is to find the real killer herself.
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What do a third-grade science teacher and a small-town socialite know about tracking killers? It's what they don't know that may hurt them.
This is the first book in the Mutt Mysteries series and is comprised of four novellas that have gone to the dogs. In this howling good read, canine companions help their owners solve crimes and right wrongs. These sleuths may be furry and low to the ground, but their keen senses are on high alert when it comes to sniffing out clues and digging up the truth. Make no bones about it, these pup heroes will steal your heart as they conquer ruff villains.
In Jayne's story, "It's a Dog Gone Shame!", Meg Gordon and her tawny terrier Cannoli are hot on the trail of a thief, a heartless one who steals rocks commemorating neighborhood dogs who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. But sniffing out clues leads them to something even more merciless. . . a dead body! There’s danger afoot as the two become entangled in the criminality infesting their small bayside community. It's a doggone shame, and Meg is determined to get to the bottom of things.
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The anthology includes Jayne’s short humorous mystery, “Best Friends Help You Move the Body.” Here’s the pitch: “Playing hooky from work lands two best friends in trouble when their day of sightseeing has them discovering only one thing…a dead body.”