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About Mona Marple
Entirely unusual, given how shy I was (and still am), for me to be shouting anything across a playground.
But there I was, a double-sided sheet of narrow ruled paper (I've always been kind of particular about the paper I like. Back then, narrow ruled. Now, grid.) in my hand, selling stories I hadn't yet wrote.
Every line featured a different title. I'd lay on my bed the night before thinking of them all, probably singing along to Boyzone songs as I did [hey, don't judge... I see you over there like you never thought you were destined to marry a boy band singer...].
My school friends could buy a Mona original for one penny. One penny!
They'd pick the title they liked, hand over their sweaty penny, and I'd write the story for them.
And I've never grown out of writing stories.
Now, I write cozy mystery stories from my den in the Peak District, and when I'm not writing them, I'm reading them.
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Felicity must choose…
…live a normal life and be cut off…
…Or embrace her powers.
Her decision gets harder when her Grandmother arranges for her to marry a powerful wizard. If she’s going to avoid that disaster, she’ll need to find a job…and that’s where everything changes.
At the Agency of Paranormal Peculiarities, they need investigators. Felicity is perfect for the job, but there’s just one catch, she’ll need to use the powers she’s been trying to avoid. Is giving up her dream of a normal life worth it?
Can she learn to embrace who she is?
Will the decision get her in over her head?
Sent back in time to 1999, she must solve a murder at the Old Bailey. This one will be a challenge and there’s a catch, she’s got just seven days to solve it.
You’ll love this story because of the struggle and the twists.
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Welcome to Mystic Springs, where things definitely go bump in the night...
Read the first four books in the popular Mystic Springs paranormal cozy mystery series in this box set!
If you like ghosts, witches, mediums and more mixed in with your cozy mystery murders, you'll love Mystic Springs!
So come along and join the fun.
We're dying to meet you.
If Sandy can't solve her rival's murder, it's more than her buns on the line…
Sandy Shaw enjoys her reign as the sole baker and bookseller in the sleepy village of Waterfell Tweed. But when Reginald, the local eccentric, announces plans to open a competing shop across the square, she fails to hide her frustration. As she formulates her plan of attack, Reginald goes from being the town weirdo to serving as the town corpse…
Thrust into the middle of a murder investigation as the prime suspect, Sandy must go from selling buns to solving crimes in a hurry. With no one to save her biscuits but herself, she puts down her rolling pin and gets to work. If she fails to find the murderer in time, she'll be serving a whole lot more than tea and jam.
Once Upon a Crime is the first book in the Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series. If you like quirky characters, suspenseful whodunnits, and small-town settings, you'll love Mona Marple's quaint and cozy series starter.
Buy Once Upon a Crime and grab your favorite cup of tea for a tale full of fun and suspense today!
Every bad guy believes they are the good guy.
When a squatter from Waterfell Manor is killed in a hit and run, bookshop owner Sandy Shaw is determined to leave the police to deal with the case.
But when a second attack happens, and the police seem focused on the wrong person, Sandy realises she must take matters into her own hands.
Can she solve the case before anyone else gets hurt?
A Tale of Two Bodies is a novella of around 35,000 words. Light and cozy, the book follows our female amateur sleuth, the village of Waterfell Tweed, and a whole host of quirky characters! Each book in this series can be read as a standalone (but is better enjoyed if read in order), and is free from swearing, sex, violence and cliffhangers. Book One is titled Once Upon a Crime.
He swore he'd never return to Mystic Springs. Now he might pay the ultimate price.
Rufus Wellington swore that he'd never return to Mystic Springs.
Now he has.
And he might just pay the ultimate price.
The circus is in town, but there's more than magic and cotton candy in store.
A dead body.
A secret worth dying for.
And a witch who is ready to see how much she's really capable of.
Everyone has a secret in Mystic Springs, and one of them is deadly.
Can you work out who the killer is in this fun paranormal cozy mystery?
This is a paranormal cozy mystery novella of around 30,000 words. Spooky not scary. Lighthearted and fun.
Sixth in the Mystic Springs series by Mona Marple, this book is a great place to start the series.
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As Valentine' Day approaches, the cozy village of Waterfell Tweed is rocked by the unwelcome return of a familiar face.
Sandy Shaw doesn't believe that Dick Jacobs, the Health and Safety Officer, is as bad as people say. But within hours, he's closed down one village business and has a list of other targets - including Books and Bakes!
When Sandy discovers Dick's lifeless body, she vows to find his killer. But her investigation soon points in a direction she doesn't want to believe could be true.
Can Sandy solve the case?
And will life ever be the same if she does?
A Valentine's Kill is a novella of around 35,000 words. Light and cozy, the book follows our female amateur sleuth, the village of Waterfell Tweed, and a whole host of quirky characters! Each book in this series can be read as a standalone (but is better enjoyed if read in order), and is free from swearing, sex, violence and cliffhangers.
It's a school reunion to die for.
Welcome to St Winifred's, a magic school with an unpopular headmaster who won't survive the night.
With a storm raging over the choppy waters, and the Magick Squad too worried about Health & Safety to come out and investigate, it's down to the guest of honour to investigate the murder.
Violet Warren has no idea that the evening is a celebration of her achievements. Not that it matters, since a dead body takes centre stage before she's given her award.
She and Ellie Bean form an unlikely amateur sleuth duo, with three clues to help them solve the case... or not.
One of their fellow guests is a murderer, and it's down to them to find out who in this closed room cozy mystery.
The Witches of Mystic Springs is book five in the Mystic Springs paranormal cozy mystery series. These titles can be read in any order and this book especially is an ideal place to start the series. Mystic Springs books are clean, fun and safe from swearing, sexual scenes, and violence. Play detective alongside the characters and see if you can work out whodunnit.
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"One of those 'hit the ground running' type of tales. Captured my imagination right off, and refused to let go or even budge until the last page. Can't wait for more!" - Dennis Moore
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Sandy Shaw expects her trip to the island of Mull to be a relaxing break with new boyfriend Tom Nelson.
A guided tour around Mull Castle is just what she had in mind.
Until the lights go out.
And one person doesn't survive the dark.
With a murderer among them, and the mainland police unable to help until the storm passes, it's up to Sandy to solve the case in this closed room cozy mystery.
Murder Most Remote is a novella of around 30,000 words. Light and cozy, the book follows our female amateur sleuth and a whole host of quirky characters! Each book in this series can be read as a standalone (but is better enjoyed if read in order), and is free from swearing, sex, violence and cliffhangers. This is Book Four in the Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series.
A Storm Is Coming...
As Waterfell Tweed is hit by an awful storm, the consequences will be severe for one family.
With a man dead, an unfamiliar face back in the village, an irate farmer to deal with, and a widow who refuses to believe her husband fell from Black Rock, it's down to Sandy to investigate.
Did the dead man fall?
Or was he pushed?
BuyThe Black Rock Murder and grab your favourite cup of tea for a tale full of fun and suspense today!
Someone’s Got Away With Murder… Or Have They?
Travis Dent has been dead twenty years when the city police decide suddenly to close his file.
The man’s father is desperate for answers. Word on the inside is that he’s better off now knowing. It’s down to Sandy to investigate.
Why are the police so keen to close the file?
Are the rumours about the dead man’s mother true?
One thing’s for sure - someone knows what happened to Travis all those years ago.
And Sandy won’t rest until she finds them.
Get ready for a cozy mystery adventure in The Cold Case, the seventh book in a lighthearted series full of quirky characters, mystery, and twists!
"Another really enjoyable read. I love catching up with everyone from Waterfell Tweed. And I thought the line the story went with this time was excellent."
- Louise, Amazon reviewer *****
"Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down and am now a little gutted that I have to wait for the next one! Great writing."
- Helen, Amazon reviewer ****
"The twist left me sitting back and smiling in deep appreciation. Mona Marple, you’ve done it again!"
- Erik, Amazon reviewer *****
"I love the characters in this series. This series makes me wish I lived in Waterfell Tweed. Can’t wait to read the next one."
- CB, Amazon reviewer *****
"I enjoy Mona’s books tremendously. They’re fun, quick reads with a lot of quirky characters and a spunky female lead"
- Carmela, Amazon reviewer ****
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The sleepy village of Waterfell Tweed is rocked to its core by the murder of a local teacher.
The plot thickens when the police reveal that the murder was committed by a hired hit man, and Sandy Shaw is thrown into the case when an old acquaintance phones for her help from HMP Leyton Scrubs.
Sandy has solved her share of murders, but she is about to enter a strange underworld: where a man's life has a price. And nothing is as it seems.
Can Sandy solve the case, or has she met her match?
Bang! You're Dead is a novella of around 30,000 words. Light and cozy, the book features our female amateur sleuth, the village of Waterfell Tweed, and a whole host of quirky characters! Each book in this series can be read as a standalone (but is better enjoyed if read in order), and is free from swearing, sex, violence and cliffhangers.
Join Connie Winters as she meets her in laws for the first time!
It's New Year, and Taylor Morton's family are gathering at a manor house for a reunion nobody will forget.
Taylor warns Connie about his dysfunctional family, headed by bitter family matriarch Eliza. Surely, they can't be that bad, thinks Connie... and quickly realises she was wrong.
Taylor's three brothers and their competing spouses pass the time bickering and fighting. Old grudges are revealed, threats are made, and tension fills the air.
Not everyone will survive the family trip, and when the dead body is discovered, there's no shortage of suspects.
With Sheriff Taylor Morton unable to face investigating his own family, it's down to Connie to consider which of the awful in laws committed the crime.
Test your wits in this closed room cozy mystery! This is seventh in the Mystic Springs series but can be read as a standalone. Enjoy this clean read that is free from bad language, sex, and gore.