Sun-drenched Florida beaches. A Fair Trade jewelry shop owner. Mysteries that will keep you guessing.
If you enjoy page-turner cozy mysteries, lovable characters, and palm trees swaying in the breeze, you’ll love the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series!
Condos and Corpses (Book 1)
Connie Petretta can think of no other option but to sell the beach front condo she recently inherited from her beloved aunt, but a murder in the apartment next door stalls her plans. As she tries to prove her friend and neighbor’s innocence, she contemplates keeping the condo and opening a jewelry shop in Sapphire Beach, where tourists abound, to showcase her handmade creations. But starting a business would mean walking away from an eleven-year career in humanitarian work, and her overseas contacts have become like family over the years. Will she find a way to combine her love for jewelry making with her passion for humanitarian work and solve the murder in the process?
Surf, Sand and Skeletons (Book 2)
Connie Petretta is excited for the grand opening of Just Jewelry, her new store featuring Fair Trade jewelry, as well as her own handmade creations. But while setting up shop, she discovers evidence that the previous tenant, Natasha, who disappeared a year ago, may not have run away as many assumed. Connie’s belief that Natasha would not abandon her young daughter impels Connie to investigate.
Piers, Pliers and Problems (Book 3)
Connie Petretta is excited to teach her first jewelry making class in her brand-new shop, Just Jewelry. Her teaching debut is off to a good start, that is, until one of her students is found murdered under the pier after class. And if that isn’t bad enough, Connie’s missing pliers turn out to be the murder weapon. Will Connie solve the mystery in time to save her store’s reputation?