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Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Abby L. Vandiver loves a good mystery. Born and raised in Cleveland, it’s even a mystery to her why she has yet to move to a warmer place. Abby loves to travel, and curl up with a good book or movie. A former lawyer and college professor, she has a bachelor's degree in Economics, a master's in Public Administration, and a Juris Doctor. Writer-in-Residence at her local library, Abby spends all of her time writing and enjoying her grandchildren.

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SECRETS, LIES, & CRAWFISH PIES (#1)‍‍‍

amateur sleuths, cozy, humorous, Southern fiction

Romaine Wilder Mysteries

Romaine Wilder, big-city medical examiner with a small-town past, has been downsized and evicted. With few other options, she returns to her hometown of Robel in East Texas. Suzanne Babet Derbinay, Romaine’s Auntie Zanne, proprietor of the Ball Funeral Home, has long since traded her French Creole upbringing for Big Texas attitude. Hanging on to the magic of her Louisiana roots, she’s cooked up a love potion or two—if she could only get Romaine to drink it. But when ‍‍‍Ball gets a squatter stiff, she can’t abide by a murderer using her funeral home as a dumping grounds. And ‍‍‍Romaine doesn’t want her newly elected cousin, Sheriff Pogue Folsom, to fail on his first murder case. Together, Romaine and Auntie Zanne set off to solve it.  

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“The amusing narrative zips along, providing a multilayered plot with loads of plausible suspects and possible motives. Cozy fans will look forward to Romaine’s future exploits.” – Publishers Weekly‍‍‍‍‍‍

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‍‍‍LOVE, HOPES, & MARRIAGE TROPES (#2)‍‍‍

A wedding and a murder...Romaine knew it was a bad idea to have a wedding at the funeral home, but newly elected justice of the peace and sole proprietor of the Ball Funeral Home & Crematorium, her Auntie Zanne, thought it was a perfect way to advertise her business. Instead, it’s another murder that’s been dropped on her doorstep. That can’t be good for business. Add to that, Romaine’s beau from up north shows up out of the blue and has her hoping for her chance at happily ever after and escaping her tiny hometown of Roble. First, though, a murder has to be solved and Romaine pairs up with her Auntie Zanne (against the direct order of Romaine’s first cousin, Sheriff Pogue Folsom), and aims to catch the killer before the Friday Night Lights go on.‍‍‍

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“A page-turner! Smart, fast-paced and surprising.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winner, Author of Say No More