Similar authors to follow
See more recommendations
About Carolyn L. Dean
Carolyn's Website at http://CarolynDeanBooks.com
I've been writing and making stories in my head as early as I can remember. In third grade I came home, set my lunchbox down, and told my mother I wanted to be a writer. Luckily, Mom was supportive.
I've been a published author for a while now, under different names and genres, but the thought of writing about a small coastal town in Oregon, and about its loves and mysteries and holidays and people has been with me for years. To be honest, I am a bit scared to dump those ideas onto the written page, but hope you'll enjoy getting to meet the people who inhabit my imagination.
In real life, I'm married with kids, live on the West Coast of the US, and own a hobby farm just outside of my favorite small town. I love to travel, and can often be found strolling down a windy Oregon beach, holding onto the string of a high-sailing dragon kite.
Customers Also Bought Items By
Amanda Graham inherited a rundown bed and breakfast, a starving cat, and some dead guy who’s buried in her garden! What should’ve been a simple remodeling project and a new business in a small Oregon beach town winds up with her uncle named as the number one murder suspect, a slew of odd neighbors and problematic townspeople, and Amanda wanting to just sit down and eat her weight in chocolate pie.
Sure, she could pack her bags and travel back to LA…or should she dig in, heal from her failed romance, and find a whole new set of friends and adventures in Ravenwood Cove?
And how could a quiet little coastal village have so many secrets?
Includes the free recipe for Amanda’s (and the author’s) favorite cinnamon rolls. First novel in the Ravenwood Cove ebook series. Paperback and audiobook (with Whispersync) versions coming soon. Mild PG rating (because hey, there's a dead guy in it).
What happens when a beloved sleuth becomes part of a deadly mystery?
Amanda’s family knew nothing on earth could stop Amanda from coming back for her baby.
They just hadn’t counted on someone’s rage getting in the way.
The clock’s ticking as the citizens of Ravenwood Cove race solve the terrible puzzle. If they don't find Amanda fast, something horrible will happen, and life in their cozy little town will never be the same again.
BOOK #12 IN THE BESTSELLING RAVENWOOD COVE COZY MYSTERY SERIES
COMPLETELY NEW AND REVISED EDITION!
Christmas in Ravenwood Cove should’ve been the happiest of times for newlyweds Amanda and James, but when a unknown killer puts a target on James' back their cozy life together could fall apart. As suspicion turns toward one of the most trusted people in Ravenwood Cove, Amanda learns the real meaning of family as she goes on the hunt for the truth.
No matter the consequences.
Book #11 in the Ravenwood Cove series
Amanda Graham should be happy with her newly inherited historic inn, a fat cat named Oscar, and living in a small Oregon beach town, but a terrible discovery between the dunes on the coast and she’s right back in the soup, trying to solve a murder and save her friend! Sure, maybe he was such a rotten person he deserved to die, but as secrets start to be revealed, Amanda is drawn deeper into danger and intrigue. With a harvest festival looming, and tourists starting to come back to visit, figuring out how and why he died is the best way to protect the town, and her sweet friend.
She’s turned her back on LA and life in a gray office cubicle, so her best bet is to dig in and fight for her new hometown.
Includes the free recipe for gluten-free blueberry coffeecake. Paperback and audiobook also available..
Life in the beach town of Ravenwood Cove is sweet and cozy…until the most hated man in the area’s history moves back to town. Buster Radcliffe’s fortune was made by selling jams and jellies nationwide, but will sort of history be enough to protect him from enemies or just make him a target for murder?
Amanda already has enough on her plate without having to deal with the uproar around Radcliffe’s return. A new house under construction, a thriving bed-and-breakfast that suddenly has disaster after disaster, a handsome husband who’s gone on business a lot of the time, and an estranged father that shows up on her doorstep. When her life suddenly gets tangled up in mystery and Radcliffe’s plots, Amanda has to dig up town secrets that could make her a target as well.
This is a clean cozy mystery, rating PG because hey, someone does die in the story.
It should be the happiest time of Amanda's life, but when a televised cooking competition turns deadly, the bride becomes part of the mystery! Romance and weddings brings out the best in people, but it's also true murder brings out long-lost hatred and hidden secrets. When it seems like everyone is lying, Amanda has no choice but to try to discover the truth.
Paperback and audiobook versions coming soon. Clean language, mild PG rating (because hey, there's a dead guy..or maybe gal, in it).
It’s tough enough to try to make a living in Ravenwood Cove, but when a fancy new tea shop shows up and starts to compete with the existing shops in town, its abrasive owner definitely isn’t making any friends. The first annual Mutt Marathon is on everybody’s minds, but a grisly discovery puts some of the most respected people in Ravenwood high on the suspect list, and square in the path of deadly danger.Clean language, but rated PG because, hey, there's a murder in it.
Some long-dead secrets are best kept buried.
It was meant to be just a small remodeling project to Amanda's historic bed and breakfast, like so many she'd done before. This time, though, she hadn't counted that a mysterious discovery could lead to her small Oregon beach town buzzing with gossip and innuendo, and someone just in the shadows who will stop at almost nothing to keep the past as silent as the grave.
Amanda loves her wholesome, old-fashioned beach town, but no one could ever confuse her life as the owner of a historic inn as calm. Not exactly Martha Stewart or a gourmet chef, Amanda's new romance is tangled in friendships, town secrets, and a horrible discovery.
ONE ... terrible mudslide
TWO... feet sticking out of it
THREE... carats of perfect diamonds
Amanda hadn't expected snow for Christmas on the Oregon Coast, but her first winter in Ravenwood Cove brings out long-dead secrets that someone is desperately trying to hide...no matter the cost. Hot chocolate, merry decorations, and purring cats give way to police investigations and a search for a ruthless killer.
Just back from her honeymoon, Amanda's suddenly right in the middle of trouble, with the clues pointing toward one of her best friends, and a murderer on the loose!
Mild PG rating (because hey, there's a dead guy in it), clean language. Eighth book in the Ravenwood Cove series.
A riddle for you: What waits for no man?
It turns out that TIME and TIDE wait for no woman, too!
Just when Amanda Graham's life has started to turn around, TROUBLE comes to the quiet beach town of Ravenwood Cove in the guise of a mysterious stranger and ghosts from her past. When paths cross with murder and long-held secrets, it's only a matter of time before someone is going to have to pay for mistakes made long ago.
Fifth novel in the Ravenwood Cove ebook series. Clean, but mild PG rating (because hey, there's a dead guy..or maybe gal, in it).