POWDERED MURDER (Book 1)
When Essie Stratter last saw her childhood crush, she was thirty pounds heavier and addicted to cookie dough ice cream. But Patrick isn’t back in town to mess with her head. He’s in town with his celebrity tart of a fiancée for a secret wedding at the Pinecliffe Mountain Resort – the very establishment where Essie works. Essie is roped into becoming a stand-in bridesmaid by her sister Joy, the resort’s Assistant Event Coordinator.
But Essie has more than just her resurfacing feelings for the groom to worry about when she finds one of the bridesmaids dead at the hotel spa.
Essie searches for the killer, and with a list of suspects ranging from an undercover reporter to the Mayor’s gossipy wife, it isn’t an easy feat. Especially with a nosy landlady, and a meddling ex in-law with a fondness for nudism. But after she becomes the killer’s next target, Essie realizes all her evidence points to the most unlikely person. Will she get it right before the big ceremony, or will the fresh mountain powder become her permanent resting place?
ICED SPY (Book 2)
The small town of Bison Creek has been chosen to host the highly-anticipated Sugar Mountain Bake-Off. But as a new snowstorm rolls in, Essie Stratter finds a frozen body near the lake – the body of her former client. As Essie joins in the murder investigation she discovers that her tiny hometown is tangled in a web of secrets. Secrets that could stab her in the back like a deadly icicle.
Essie’s search for the killer isn’t easy, especially with the town’s new hotshot detective questioning her every move. Not to mention, she’s the new owner of an energetic spaniel, her childhood crush wants to “go out sometime”, her ex brother-in-law is now her roommate, and the town psychic has predicted her deathly fate. Will Essie piece together a blizzard of clues before she too gets iced?
FROSTED BAIT (Book 3)
Springtime in Bison Creek means mountain blossoms, berry pies, and…a dead body.
The Hummingbird Inn Bed & Breakfast is the last place Essie Stratter expects to find a crime scene. And with the grand opening just around the corner, Essie joins in the hunt for the killer. With an energetic spaniel at her side, Essie discovers that to find the murderer she must solve one of the town’s oldest mysteries – the curse of the Weston house. But after a book club feud, a string of gift shop robberies, and an impromptu wedding, Essie realizes her time is up. Now, her only hope at stopping a killer is to offer herself up as bait.
BOXED SET (Books 1-2-3)
From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes a boxed set of three small-town mountain mysteries! This boxed set includes the first three, full-length novels—and tasty recipes!—in the Bison Creek Mysteries series, including:
Powdered Murder (Book 1)
Iced Spy (Book 2)
Frosted Bait (Book 3)