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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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Why be normal when you can be paranormal?
Welcome to Mystic Springs, where things definitely go bump in the night.
As the town’s medium, Connie Winters is the only person who can see the ghosts who call Mystic Springs home.
When young temptress Lola is killed, the dead Mayor and the dead Sheriff are determined to investigate.
Since they’ve never been replaced with live counterparts, they’d better get on with it. But they need Connie’s help. And if Connie’s helping, her sister Sage is going to get involved too - she’s beautiful, slim, and twenty years dead.
Connie must battle her own inner demons in order to believe she’s capable of succeeding. But she has no idea what she’s up against, because when your life has been destroyed, you have nothing left to lose.
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Welcome to Candy Cane Hollow, where every day feels like Christmas!
Holly Wood (yes, that's her real name) is driving home for Christmas and not feeling too happy about the empty house waiting for her.
When her car skids into a snow bank, she's rescued by a sweet old lady who promises her name is Mrs Claus.
Holly is taken to Candy Cane Hollow to recover, and finds herself in a genuine winter wonderland.
As Christmas Day approaches, the grouchy medical receptionist appears to have been poisoned by a mince pie.
And to Holly's surprise, Mrs Claus is the prime suspect.
With Mrs Claus under suspicion, Holly vows to return the woman's generosity by clearing her name.
Maybe it will impress Mrs Claus' dimpled dish of a son, too?
Christmas Corpse is a festive cozy mystery and first in an exciting new series by popular author Mona Marple. This book is a clean read, free from swearing, on-page violence or sexual content.
Welcome to Candy Cane Hollow, where every day feels like Christmas!
It's New Year's Eve in Candy Cane Hollow.
This winter wonderland may look festive and be home to the Claus Family, but all is not as it seems.
The festivities take a turn for the bizarre when the giant glitter ball comes crashing down on cantankerous elf chef, Greasy.
Chief Superintendent Wiggles is sure the death is just a tragic accident, but Holly isn't so sure. Greasy was lots of things, but it appears that popular wasn't one of them.
Holly begins her own investigation with the eager help of Mrs Claus, while dimpled Nick Claus warns them both to be careful.
Was the death an accident? Or is that a false ho-ho-hope?
Slay Bells Ring is a festive cozy mystery and second in an exciting new series by popular author Mona Marple. This book is a clean read, free from swearing, on-page violence or sexual content.
Christmas Mystery Series Books In Order:
Book One: Christmas Corpse
Book Two: Slay Bells Ring
Book Three: A Lost Claus
Why Be Normal When You Can Be Paranormal?
Murder Ghost Foul is the complete Mystic Springs box set, including all 7 full length titles:
• The Ghosts of Mystic Springs
• The Curse of Mystic Springs
• The Secrets of Mystic Springs
• The Santa Claus of Mystic Springs
• The Circus of Mystic Springs
• The Witches of Mystic Springs
• New Year in Mystic Springs
This box set also includes an exclusive novella that is a cross-over between the Mystic Springs and Waterfell Tweed cozy mystery series'.
Mystic Springs is a paranormal cozy mystery series that is spooky, not scary. Free from swearing, sex, and on-page violence, you can trust Mona Marple to provide a fun, clean read.
Sandy Shaw was happy with her life running the village cafe and bookstore, until a series of murders in the sleepy village cause everyone to second-guess just how peaceful things are.
Join Sandy as she sets out to solve the killers, and get peace restored, in this box set collection of the first three books in the Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series.
This box set includes ONCE UPON A CRIME, A TALE OF TWO BODIES and A VALENTINE'S KILL.
Each novella is around 30,000 words long and is a cozy mystery, meaning they are safe from swearing, sex, violence and cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone but the series is best enjoyed if read in order.
Welcome to Mystic Springs... where things definitely go bump in the night.
Connie Winters imagines that allowing all of the residents of Mystic Springs to see the spirits who live amongst them will let her live a quiet life.She couldn't be more wrong.When a gypsy woman discovers a historic journal, the woman will pay the ultimate price for her treasure.Everyone knows that Mystic Springs was discovered, and founded, by a group of women. Or, at least, that's what they've been told. This journal tells another story. A story that nobody wants to believe.But who would want the journal badly enough to kill for it?With the town's new Sheriff distracted from the case, it falls to Connie and her dead sister to work alongside the dead former Sheriff to solve the case and discover the truth about Mystic Springs.This is a full-length paranormal cozy mystery. Spooky not scary. Lighthearted and fun.Second in series by Mona Marple, author of the Waterfell Tweed cozy mystery series.
Don't Taco 'Bout Murder!
Emily Monk and Uncle Cornelius are off to Mexico, but this is no package holiday!
It's the Day of the Dead festival, and Emily and Uncle C are joining the crowds at Janitzio Island, where the locals are honouring the dead with sugar skulls, marigolds and personalised altars.
But the pair can't get too comfortable with the celebrations, as they befriend a local woman accused of having killed her husband. They believe that Maria is innocent, but when another person dies in the exact same way, clearing her name becomes a lot harder.
Can the unlikely sleuths find the real killer?
This is the first book in an exciting new cozy mystery series by popular author Mona Marple. This is a clean read with no bad language, on-page violence or sex.
What if Father Christmas is on the naughty list?
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mystic Springs, but all is not still or calm with the department store Santa.
The amateur dramatics club is full of big egos and legends-in-their-own-heads, so their spats aren't unusual. But when the theatre owner is shot dead during the Christmas play, it's Santa who pulls the trigger.
With the arrival of an unwelcome ex, a petition to end Discrimination Against Spirits, and a second attack by St Nick, the chances of a quiet Christmas seem to be quickly disappearing.
Has Santa really gone bad? Or is there more to it?
Town medium Connie and her dead sister Sage are both avoiding their own festive conundrums. A mistletoe murder is just the distraction they need.
The Santa Claus of Mystic Springs is book four in the Mystic Springs Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series, where the living and the dead work together to solve crime. Spooky, not scary, this is a cozy series with no swearing, violence or sex scenes. Each book can be read as a standalone or read in order.
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.
Dive in now and discover why fans across the globe are losing themselves in Mystic Springs. We're dying to meet you!
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.
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.
What Readers Are Saying About Mystic Springs:
"I like the town and the characters - I definitely want to read more." - darcysmom
"A dream team of mystery solvers!" - Linda Allison
"A fun story with likable characters" - leta
"I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these Mystic Springs books!!" - Kindle Customer
"Great fun and a good entry into the world of Mystic Springs" - Dave Horton
"Perfect for the fun mystery genre" - Hmmmmm
"Fun ghostly mystery" - Kindle Customer
"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
"Mona Marple does not disappoint" - Sandra Schlichter
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