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Happiness is a Smoking Gun

#1, A Sugarcomb Lake Cozy Mystery

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A bossy cat.  An eccentric aunt.  An unsolved murder.

Out of work reporter Clarissa Spencer is being stalked by a stray cat. She can’t cook to save her life, her garden is an overgrown mess and her chocolate chip cookie addiction is out of control. Then to top it all off, she gets struck by lightning.

Clarissa thinks she has it bad - until she learns the town mayor has been murdered.  Okay, so it could be worse...

Clarissa makes it her mission to expose the true killer before her arch nemesis - an infuriatingly handsome reporter from the city newspaper - can. Unfortunately, solving a murder is easier said than done...especially with the lunacy in Clarissa's life!

Customer Reviews

A Taste of Magin

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The mystery was well written and didn’t give away the ending too soon. It was entertaining also.

Fun Read

I enjoyed the characters and the style of writing very much. The only thing missing is I would like more descriptions of how the characters actually looked like.

A Taste of Cookies...I mean Magic

This was a cute cozy mystery...with a little twist of magic. Small town newspaper journalist, Clarissa had a really bad month...she lost her job, was being harassed by a stray Cat who stole her bracelet, was struck but lightening and accosted by the town's oddest resident. All of this and there was a murder in her "safe" little town. Now Clarissa has to figure out who the murderer is so she can get a newspaper back up and running. And enter Parker, the son of the man who cost Clarissa her job. Her competition- a reporter from the nearby bigger town's newspaper. And he just won't leave her alone. And to top it all off, she learns that shemight be a witch!?!?
The story was fun and captivating and full of fun and quirky characters (like Clarissa's aunt). There was murder, mystery, humor and maybe even a little love.
I'm excited to read the next book to see how the characters and storyline continues to develop.

Happiness is a Smoking Gun
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jun 15, 2016
  • Publisher: Alaine Allister
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 246 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #1, A Sugarcomb Lake Cozy Mystery
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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