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About Heather Haven
Heather is the author of the award-winning Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries, Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries, Love Can Be Murder, and now the Snow Lake Romantic Suspense Novels, the first of which is Christmas Trifle. Her proudest achievement so far is Murder under the Big Top, a stand-alone docu-fiction and mystery about Ringling Brothers Circus based on her mother's memories.
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A DETECTIVE AGENCY WITH HEART.
AND LEE’S VERY OWN CHRISTMAS WEDDING!
It’s only six am and on-the-job, ace detective, Lee Alvarez, is staring up a man hanging from the center beam of his boardroom wearing nothing but his baby blue undershorts. And she hasn’t even had her coffee yet.
And this is just one more thing that might get in the way of her very own Christmas Wedding. Especially as her drop-dead gorgeous Navy SEAL groom is nowhere to be found. A covert mission to where?
But Lee just can’t leave the young teenage girl who is now fatherless, and is looking to Lee to prove her father didn’t commit suicide. So our star sleuth in on the case. Who has time to think about getting married or bridal gown fittings?
But don’t say that to her formidable boss and mom, the elegant Lila Alvarez, who’s planning every aspect of her daughter’s wedding, big time. No matter what, Lee will have the wedding of Lila’s dreams.
– And as Lee keeps stumbling across more dead bodies – it’s just as well her wedding is out of her hands.
Then Lee uncovers a little known drug of lethal proportions and is facing dangers she never signed up for. But is she up for a near-death experience? Well! Bring it on!
Meanwhile, her adoring chef uncle is creating the wedding cake of the century for his niece while Lee's genius bro’ – who made the firm famous with his brilliant cyber-detection – now awaits the birth of his first child at any minute.
Just in time the soon-to-be groom shows up a little the worse for wear but still as willing as ever. Now if she could only remember where she’s put those handwritten wedding vows. What was she going to say? Hmmm.
Author Haven enchants us again with all the warm and fuzzy thrills a cozy fan could wish for—in the form of a delightfully eccentric and thoroughly loving detective family, each with his or her special talent, from its matriarch. Lila, to her computer genius brother, Richard, to Tio, the adoring uncle everyone loves (he’s handsome and he cooks!), and Lee’s new drop-dead gorgeous former Navy SEAL soon-to-be hubby.
Fans of PI stories, cozy mysteries, and women sleuths will love Lee Alvarez, especially if they love sharp funny female protagonists like Sue Grafton’s witty Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich’s lovable Stephanie Plum. Aficionados of Lisa Lutz’s family series, The Spellman Files, will get a special kick out of the Alvarez clan. Back again is the colorful and loving detective family, gearing up not just for murder but Lee's Christmas wedding!
A DETECTIVE AGENCY WITH HEART.
AND A WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!
Super sleuth, Lee Alvarez, finds a dead man wearing a tuxedo in a friend’s bathtub during a soiree for San Francisco’s VIPs. And not just any friend, but an internationally acclaimed actress who recently came to live in San Francisco. And not just any bathtub, but a bathtub residing inside one of Alamo Square’s famed Painted Ladies, recently bought by said actress.
The police believe it’s the actress friend who done the man in. After all, it’s her house and her tub. And another man died under suspicious circumstances around her recently. Both romantic encounters, doncha know. The actress must be guilty.
Or is she?
For ace detective Lee Alvarez, the timing couldn’t be worse. She is supposed to go off in celebration of her 6-month wedding anniversary with her hunky hubby. Paris is calling!
Or is it?
Her long-time friend, plus her mother – She Who Must Be Obeyed – thinks she should stick around and find out who the real killer is. So Lee, family, handsome hubby, and Tugger, the cat, are on the job. But Lee’s nose is itching. Which means not one of the suspects is telling the truth.
Or not all of it. Lee soon uncovers threatening letters, sullen playwrights, dead bodies, and a criminal web of jewel thieves, all treading the boards of her friend’s latest musical. This is showbiz?
Author Haven pulls out all the stops in a cozy fan’s delight about a charming, and unconventional Palo Alto detective family who get their man or woman, as the case may be. Book Seven follows its tradition of the Bay Area’s favorite PI, who rolls over with all four paw in the air when it comes to her darn near perfect mother. But with the help of her computer geek brother and handsome hubby, Lee works to solve the case in time to celebrate her own 6-month wedding anniversary.
Fans of PI stories, cozy mysteries, and women sleuths will love Lee Alvarez, especially if they love sharp funny female protagonists like Sue Grafton’s witty Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich’s lovable Stephanie Plum. Aficionados of Lisa Lutz’s family series, The Spellman Files, will find another fun romp with the Alvarez clan!
A DETECTIVE AGENCY WITH HEART.
AND THE BIG EASY!!
Lee Alvarez, star investigator of the detective agency to the stars of Silicon Valley, has to track down a nasty, mean bad guy who should be dead but isn’t. Or was it just a rumor?
Because he’s been seen In New Orleans by Lee’s pregnant sister-in-law who is there, along with the other members of the Alvarez Clan, to open one of her satellite hat shops. Suddenly the police are accusing Lee’s SIL of all kinds of dastardly deeds that should be laid at the feet of the purportedly dead man!
Lee Alvarez to the rescue. Well, in a minute.
On vacation at a spa in Calistoga with her boyfriend and their two cats, Lee first has to remove herself from a hot mud bath and fly to the Big Easy in her boyfriend’s private plane. Sound romantic? Not really.
She keeps her eyes closed the entire time. Small planes scare her even when the cats tag along.
Once landing in the birthplace of jazz, anything that can go wrong does. Someone breaks into Lee's hotel room and lets the cats out. The magnificent house in the Garden District where the rest of the family is staying is a little short on a hostess who has not been seen for two days. Then a child goes missing. And a woman with the gift of “sight” predicts baaaaad things are about to happen to our ace detective. Just Who Do the Voodoo?
And it all winds up with Lee riding out a hurricane. On a boat. In the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. With a killer. Just what's easy about the Big Easy?
Author Haven brings the reader twists, turns, and laughs in the fourth of the series in this fast-moving, fun cozy with the smart but funny protagonist, Lee Alvarez, and her unusual, yet close and loving detective family. Each family member has his or her special talents, now including Lee’s drop-dead gorgeous Navy SEAL boyfriend and, of course, Tugger, the cat!
Fans of PI stories, cozy mysteries, and women sleuths will love Lee Alvarez, especially if they love sharp funny female protagonists like Sue Grafton’s witty Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich’s lovable Stephanie Plum. Aficionados of Lisa Lutz’s family series, The Spellman Files, will love the Alvarez family's visit to New Orleanswith its taste of Cajun cooking and Southern charm!
Time for a thrill-ride with the Alvarez clan!
Halloween finds her backstage, during the previews of the latest Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, where there’s double, double, toil and trouble. When an actor falls from the overhead catwalk and breaks his neck, it’s only the latest in a series of catastrophes fueling the lore and superstition surrounding Macbeth and its supernatural power since the play's creation in 1606.
In desperation, the producer hires the lady dick to save the show from closing. Armed only with her noodle and a WWI German Mauser pistol, Percy is not sure which is worse, having someone try to kill her or being foisted into the role of Witch Number Two. Is the centuries-old curse coming true or is a killer out to strike terror into the cast and crew of the Scottish play? Percy intends to strike back before anyone else dies.
A DETECTIVE AGENCY WITH HEART.
AND AN UNCLE WHO'S FALLEN IN LOVE!
Lee Alvarez goes undercover at a culinary arts school to find out who did in one of the teaching chefs in the dry pantry. Nasty, nasty. But it's surely not her uncle’s new lady-friend, now under arrest for the crime!
So on the case and disguised in a ghastly, itchy wig and wearing fake buck teeth, ace detective Lee Alvarez poses as the new “pearl-diver” or dishwasher, and tries to ignore her ruined manicure and dishpan hands in order to find the real culprit. When her manicurist sees what Lee's done to her nails, there just may be one more dead body on the pile!
But worse, sleuthing at the institute proves to have more pitfalls than whipping up a chocolate soufflé. Even with the help of the family – that would be her bro, mom, uncle, and delicious new hubby – it seems every student and teacher has more to hide than just dirty dishes. And she’s dealing with more secrets than sauces.
Even the cats are stymied, although Tugger finds a clue or two in her turned-out whites scattered on the bedroom floor. Yes, she is even too tired to clean up after herself. Because this assignment is way more than she bargained for!
But Lee just can’t leave the more ‘mature’ couple to the fickle finger of fate. She must solve this crime. But is Lee up to a near-death experience, even if it’s slathered in chocolate? You betcha!
Together, the charming but eccentric detective family work to clear Tio's new love from going to the hoosegow for a murder she didn't commit.
But can matriarch Lila's stoic determination, computer genius brother’s technical skills, and drop-dead gorgeous former Navy SEAL hubby help Lee to keep this from happening? Another you betcha! This is a yummy and rollicking story from Author Haven that should tantalize any cozy fan.
Fans of PI stories, cozy mysteries, and women sleuths will love Lee Alvarez, especially if they love sharp funny female protagonists like Sue Grafton’s witty Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich’s lovable Stephanie Plum. Aficionados of Lisa Lutz’s family series, The Spellman Files, will find Book Six, The Culinary Art of Murder, a delicious morsel.
A DETECTIVE AGENCY WITH HEART.
AND A BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING!
A groom arrested for murder can put a crimp in anybody’s wedding, no matter who designed the bridal gown. So when the nuptials of her best friend are threatened, maid-of-honor Lee Alvarez, takes over. But our ace detective is already feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. While trying to make this last-minute wedding come alive, she’s dead from lack of sleep working all kinds of undercover hours at a new startup company. And as a goffer! How did she come to this?
It’s all going on while she’s raising her adolescent feline named Tugger – all right, maybe cats aren’t all that difficult – but it all feels too much. Maybe that’s because, on top of everything else, her own boyfriend seems to want to blow her off – and then does.
With a hysterical friend and bride-to-be on her hands, one thing leads to another and Lee flies South of the Border to find the real killer. Of course, she is accompanied by her mother and formidable boss, the elegant Lila Alvarez, who insists Lee dress to the nines for the flight.
But maybe it’s a good thing she did. Sitting several rows behind her on the plane is a drop-dead gorgeous man, who sends up her favorite drink: a martini, severely shaken, with two olives.
But just how did he know that? Is there more to him than meets the eye? Wherever she goes, from the airport to the rancho to the wondrous colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mr. Drop Dead Gorgeous seems to be there! Hmmm.
But our star sleuth can’t forget the main reason she’s in Mexico — to clear her best friend’s fiancé from a murder charge.
Lee soon uncovers the well-organized world of plundered Mesoamerican relics and Mexican hat dances her way into a whole lot of danger. But is she up for yet another near-death experience? Well, does she want to get this wedding off the ground or what?
Author Haven once again rolls out all the warm and fuzzy delights a cozy fan could wish for—in the form of a delightfully eccentric and thoroughly loving detective family, each with his or her special talent, from its matriarch. Lila, to her computer genius brother, Richard, to Tio, the adoring uncle everyone loves (he’s handsome and he cooks!). Trust us, this series is the whole enchilada.
Fans of PI stories, cozy mysteries, and women sleuths will love Book Two, especially if they love sharp funny female protagonists like Sue Grafton’s witty Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich’s lovable Stephanie Plum. Aficionados of Lisa Lutz’s family series, The Spellman Files, will get a special kick out of the Alvarez clan when they head South of the Border. Olé!
A DETECTIVE AGENCY WITH HEART.
ALSO MOM, KIDS, AND A KITTEN!
It’s a dismal day for the PI firm to the stars of Silicon Valley when their own star is huddled in a phone booth instead of tracking down stolen software. Sadly, ace detective Lee Alvarez is currently taking shelter from a deluge while surveilling some rat of a husband. This is way beneath her dignity!
Worse, she may be trapped with another rat. Something in there just moved.
But Lee’s luck just changed—that’s no drowned rat. It’s her thoroughly drenched, pathetically skinny, and terminally cute new BFF— an orange and white kitten tiny enough to fit in a pocket. Well, forget the surveillance.
When you catch on that this is the kind of mystery that starts with rescuing a kitten, you know you're in good hands!
But Lee can’t forget the surveillance—she’s been assigned to the case by her formidable boss, the elegant Lila Alvarez (aka her mom), who’s doing a favor for an old friend. When she investigates why the rat hasn't left his lair, she discovers the worst,— he has a few fresh holes in his chest.
She soon uncovers a criminal web of international proportions amid dark and harrowing dangers she never signed up for. But is she up to a near-death experience? Well! Is a kitten adorable?
Author Haven quickly rolls out all the warm and fuzzy delights a cozy fan could wish for—in the form of a delightfully eccentric, usually squabbling, yet thoroughly loving detective family, each with his or her special talent, beginning with its matriarch. Lila possesses all the WASPy refinement of Princess Grace, in cool contrast to her spirited half-Latina daughter Lee. (Liana to her mom, and that tells you so much!)
Completing the quartet is the adoring uncle you’ve always wanted (he cooks!), and the genius bro’ who made the firm famous with his brilliant cyber-detection. Trust us, this series has everything but tea and cookies.
Fans of PI stories, cozy mysteries, and women sleuths will go bananas,, especially if they love sharp funny female protagonists like Sue Grafton’s witty Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich’s lovable Stephanie Plum. Aficionados of Lisa Lutz’s family series, The Spellman Files, will get a special kick out of the Alvarez clan.
Readers will also enjoy the fact that this series may be a first. Father/son detective teams abound—think The Republic of Doyle and The Good Cop—but mom/daughter sleuths are an idea whose time has come. Step right up and meet Lee and Lila.
A DETECTIVE AGENCY WITH HEART.
AND…WAIT… A CATNAPPING?!!
Lee Alvarez, super sleuth, has her four-legged BFF (Best Feline Forever), Tugger, catnapped from her very own apartment, right under her nose. And that includes her new boyfriend’s cat, as well.
But Lee is not taking this lying down, especially as the catnapper is currently married to her ex. Oh, why, oh why did Lee even let her into the house? Oh, that’s right. The woman said she needed help. Lee Alvarez, ace detective, ace sucker.
All of this is colored by the news of the unexpected loss of her dear cousin during a 12K foot race. Not only does his death seem to be tied into the theft of the beloved pets, but thanks to her genius bro’ who created a tracking device attached to Tugger’s carrier, all clues lead to Vegas!
So it’s off to the City of Lost Wages. With the help of her family and her father’s PI friend who lives there, Lee is determined to get the two cats back no matter what. Thank gawd her boyfriend – who is on a covert mission for his country – doesn’t know his cat is missing, as well as her own.
And she’s going to keep it that way until she gets them back!
Going undercover as a dancer in a lounge lizard’s act, Lee soon discovers an international, multi-million dollar betting syndicate where – if your number is up – your first foot race could be your last. But that’s not happening while she’s around. Is she up for a race with death? Well! Pass the running shoes.
Author Haven delights us again with all the warm and fuzzy fun a cozy fan could wish for—in the form of a delightfully eccentric and thoroughly loving detective family, each with his or her special talent, from its matriarch. Lila, to her computer genius brother, Richard, to Tio, the adoring uncle everyone loves (he’s handsome and he cooks!). Added to the group is Lee’s new drop-dead gorgeous former Navy SEAL boyfriend. Ain’t love grand?
Fans of PI stories, cozy mysteries, and women sleuths will love Lee Alvarez, especially if they love sharp funny female protagonists like Sue Grafton’s witty Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich’s lovable Stephanie Plum. Aficionados of Lisa Lutz’s family series, The Spellman Files, will get a special kick out of the Alvarez clan when they follow the clues to Sin City and beyond!
Lee Alvarez is a ferret. Not the cute, 4-legged kind but the cute 2-legged kind who sniffs out dastardly cybercrimes from the comfort of her gilded office. But when she gets up from her desk, she often falls over a dead body or two. Not to worry. Solving murders is what she and her family are good at. They run Discretionary Inquiries, a family-owned detective agency in the heart of Silicon Valley. This set is for cozy readers who can't get enough of a smart-mouthed woman sleuth out to please her never-had-a-bad-hair-day mother, computer-genius brother, gourmet chef uncle, and energetic orange and white cat, Tugger. Now you can get all six for an amazing bargain price. A delicious Kindle deal!
“One of the funniest mystery authors around. You won’t be able to put her books down. A must-read 5-star series!" National Best Selling Author, Cindy Sample
MURDER IS A FAMILY BUSINESS
Just because a man cheats on his wife and makes Danny DeVito look tall, dark, and handsome is that any reason to kill him? Lee Alvarez, half Latina, half WASP, and 100% detective doesn’t think so. Guilted by her aristocratic mother into tailing a friend’s husband to a seedy warehouse, he’s killed on her watch. She also finds an abandoned kitten destined to become hers. But in between kitty litter, kibble, and purrs, she’s determined to find out whodunit. Fans of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, and Lisa Lutz’s The Spellman Files will get a kick out of the Alvarez clan.
“Heather Haven makes a stellar debut in Murder is a Family Business. Highly recommended.” Sheldon Siegel. NY Times Best Selling Author
A WEDDING TO DIE FOR
A groom arrested for murder puts a crimp in any wedding, no matter who designs the bridal gown. The nuptials of Lee Alvarez’s best friend is threatened, so Lee goes south of the border in search of the real killer. And maybe a little romance. Or is it a case of When Cupid’s Wings Start Flapping, Take Cover?
“This cozy mystery has it all – romance, suspense, comedy, and a detective you’ll fall hard for.” BestThrillers Reviews
DEATH RUNS IN THE FAMILY
Competitive foot racers are dropping like flies, which sends Lee Alvarez to Vegas disguised as a dancer in a lounge lizard’s act. When she uncovers a multi-million dollar betting syndicate who kills off the competition, it’s time to hit the ground running in the Alvarez Family’s race with death.
“I Just finished Death Runs in the Family and I loved it! This has turned out to be one of my favorite series and I sure hope there will be another installment in the near future!” Becky Carbone, Director Global Ebook Awards
A man who should be dead isn’t and Lee Alvarez’s very pregnant sister-in-law is about to be charged with a murder he recently committed in the Big Easy. Aided by the rest of the Alvarez Family, Palo Alto’s favorite P.I. kicks the Voodoo in the Who Do throughout New Orleans just as a hurricane hits.
“Family plays a huge part in the plot, and what a family it is...For me, this was a great book. The writing was clever and I couldn’t stop laughing.” 100 Romances Project
THE CEO CAME DOA
It’s a Christmas wedding for Lee Alvarez complete with dead bodies, a missing groom, and a lethal but little known drug called Devil’s Breath.
With a woman as dramatic as Delores De La Vega, it’s all or nothing, so she’s planning to write out everyone else previously in the will. But can she live long enough to make the changes? And just who is trying to kill her? Is it one or all of her many -exes set to be cut out of millions? Or the onsite vet who might be more than a friend? Or is it one of
the dozens of staff members, also being rejected in favor of the newly discovered daughter? Lee and Gurn, the Nick and Nora Charles of Silicon Valley, find no lack of suspects when death stalks a Portola Valley animal sanctuary.