Texas Cozy Panel - Virtual Event

Join Amber Royer, Rebecca Adler, Wendy Lyn Watson, Melissa Ramirez (aka Melissa Bourbon and Winnie Archer), and Diane Kelly as they discuss all things Texas and all things cozy mystery!

Amber Royer teaches enrichment and continuing education creative writing classes for teens and adults. She spent five years as a youth librarian, where she organized teen writers' groups and teen writing contests. In addition to two cookbooks co-authored with her husband, Amber has published a number of articles on gardening, crafting and cooking for print and on-line publications.

Rebecca Adler is the author of the Taste of Texas Mystery series, including Here Today, Gone Tamale; The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole; and Cinco De Murder.

Wendy Lyn Watson writes mysteries of all types: contemporary, historical, and cozy. A graduate from the University of Michigan and the College of William & Mary in Virginia, she now teaches political science. Although she was born in Ohio and has called half a dozen states home, she currently lives in a college town in North Texas along with her husband and their three cats. 

Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of nineteen mystery books, including the brand new collaborative Book Magic mysteries, the Lola Cruz Mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time. Melissa, a California native who has lived in Texas and Colorado, now calls the southeast home. She hikes, practices yoga, cooks, and is slowly but surely discovering all the great restaurants in the Carolinas. Since four of her five amazing kids are living their lives, scattered throughout the country, her dogs, Bean, the pug, and Dobby, the chug keep her company while she writes. Melissa lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos, and their youngest son. She is beyond fortunate to be living the life of her dreams.

Diane Kelly is a former state assistant attorney general and tax advisor who spent much of her career fighting, or inadvertently working for, white-collar criminals. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield, Texas Citizens Police Academy. The first book in Diane's IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway series, Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Book #2, Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte, won a Reviewers Choice award. Diane has combined her fascination with law enforcement and her love of animals in her K-9 cop Paw Enforcement series.


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Event date: 

Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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Published: Golden Tip Press - February 2nd, 2021

An Idyllic Chocolate Shop. An island with dramatic weather. And a murder.


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Published: Melissa Bourbon Ramirez - September 22nd, 2020

Every book tells two stories-one written on the pages with pen and ink, and one woven into the paper, a story of the soul. The Lane women have the gift of bibliomancy. They can read both.



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In the Northern California seaside town of Santa Sofia, a killer is trying to get a rise out of baker's apprentice Ivy Culpepper . . .


Dough or Die (A Bread Shop Mystery #5) Cover Image
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Published: Kensington - August 25th, 2020

Known for its mouthwatering traditional breads, the Yeast of Eden bakery has gained fame across Northern California’s coast. Now the shop is bound for Reality TV—but a murder may kill its reputation . . .
 


Flour in the Attic (A Bread Shop Mystery #4) Cover Image
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Published: Kensington - August 27th, 2019

Ivy Culpepper keeps the ovens hot at Yeast of Eden, a Northern California bakery that specializes in traditional breads. But now she has to deal with a stone-cold killer . . .
 


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Published: Kensington - September 25th, 2018

Beloved Mexican bakery Yeast of Eden has scored the catering deal at the annual Santa Sofia, California, art car parade and ball. But when a contestant turns up dead, making bread will be the yeast of their problems . . .
 


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Published: Kensington - December 26th, 2017

Business is booming at Yeast of Eden. But with a deadly mystery taking over the seaside town of Santa Sofia, the Mexican bread shop can’t possibly leaven a killer’s appetite . . .
 


Kneaded to Death (A Bread Shop Mystery #1) Cover Image
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Published: Kensington - February 28th, 2017

Everyone swears by Yeast of Eden, the Mexican bread shop in town. But tonight, the only thing on the menu is la muerte . . .


Pleating for Mercy: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery (A Dressmaker's Mystery #1) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - August 2nd, 2011

When her great-grandmother passes away, Harlow Jane Cassidy leaves her job as a Manhattan fashion designer and moves back to Bliss, Texas. But when she opens a dressmaking boutique in the turn-of-the-century farmhouse she inherited, Harlow senses an inexplicable "presence".


Cinco de Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery #3) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - April 3rd, 2018

Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan serves up more Lone Star justice in this spicy mystery from the author of The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole.


The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole (A Taste of Texas Mystery #2) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - November 1st, 2016

Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan is about to serve up some Lone Star justice in this spicy Taste of Texas Mystery from the author of Here Today, Gone Tamale.


Here Today, Gone Tamale (A Taste of Texas Mystery #1) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - December 1st, 2015

In this all-new culinary cozy mystery series, reporter turned Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan is about to go from serving queso to solving cases…
 


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Published: Henery Press - May 1st, 2018

The Lantana County Fair has come to town, and Tally Jones has scored a plum spot as a judge on one of the tasting panels. With her business warming up and her love life positively molten, Tally's life feels like three scoops in a two-scoop cone.


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Published: Henery Press - May 1st, 2018

Tally Jones is right at home with ice cream, but the cold-blooded competition of academia is out of her depth.

When her smarty-pants niece Alice discovers the body of a graduate student at a college Honor's Day event, suspicion falls on the professor accused of sexually harassing him. But just a few days later, she, too, is found dead.


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Published: Henery Press - May 1st, 2018

Tallulah Jones's whole world is melting. Her ice cream parlor, Remember the A-la-mode, is struggling, and she's stooped to catering a party for her sleezeball ex-husband Wayne and his arm candy girlfriend Brittany.

Worst of all? Her dreamy high school sweetheart shows up on her front porch, swirling up feelings Tally doesn't have time to deal with.


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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - October 27th, 2020

Make way for the long paw of the law as police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit investigate a baffling new mystery in Bending the Paw, by Diane Kelly.

A MURDER WITHOUT A BODY IS LIKE A DOG WITHOUT A BONE


Paw of the Jungle (A Paw Enforcement Novel #8) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250197375
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - November 26th, 2019

Police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner in crime, Brigit, are on all fours as they try to solve their latest Lone Star mystery.

AT THE ZOO


Paw Enforcement (A Paw Enforcement Novel #1) Cover Image
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - June 3rd, 2014

Paw Enforcement introduces police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit-two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble.

SHE'S ON A SHORT LEASH.


Murder With a View (A House-Flipper Mystery #3) Cover Image
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - February 9th, 2021

Murder With a View is the third book in the delightful cozy mystery series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville, Tennessee—where the real estate market is to die for…

A DREAM PROPERTY


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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - March 31st, 2020

Dead in the Doorway is the second in a delightful cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville—where the real estate market is to die for.

A HOUSE WITH GOOD BONES. . .


Dead as a Door Knocker: A House-Flipper Mystery Cover Image
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - January 29th, 2019

The first in a brand-new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville—where the real estate market is to die for.

WILL THIS KILLER DEAL LEAD TO A DEAD END?