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Melissa Bourbon is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mystery Series, written as Winnie Archer, as well as a few top secret projects. She lives in the mountains of Colorado where she cuddles with her pug, Bean, and chases after her crazy Siberian Husky, Ivy.

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BOURBON

LIVING THE VIDA LOLA (#1)

multi-cultural mysteries, private investigators, humorous

Lola Cruz Mysteries

Meet Lola Cruz, a full-fledged detective at Camacho and Associates. Her boss is Manny Camacho, a muy caliente former cop, and her first big case involves a missing mother who may not want to be found. But when the subject of her search ends up dead, she soon finds herself wrapped up in the possibly shady practices of a tattoo parlor, local politics, and someone with serious—maybe deadly—road rage. Still, Lola is well-equipped to handle these challenges. She’s a black-belt in kung fu, and her body isn’t her only weapon. She’s got smarts, sass, and more tenacity than her Mexican mafioso-wannabe grandfather. A few of her famous margaritas don’t hurt, either.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Award Mention Here

”[Bourbon] keeps the action tight, the plot smart and humor light in this spicy blend of crime solving and romance. Lola’s Latina perspective adds extra sizzle.” – Publishers Weekly

HASTA LA VISTA, LOLA (#2)

When Lola comes home to her parents’ house to find a horde of relatives mourning her death, no one is more surprised than she is. The news had reported that one Lola Cruz, PI was found murdered in an alley, but it turns out the dead woman had a driver’s license with Lola’s information. Between avoiding an unsavory ex-boyfriend, sorting out mixed signals from the very interested but not yet committed Jack Callaghan, and filling in as a waitress at her parents’ Mexican restaurant, Lola tries to find out who the woman was and why she stole her identity. Was the woman hiding from someone who meant her harm, or is there someone out there who wants Lola dead?

“Tightly plotted, with scenes of laugh-out-loud humor, great dialogue and supporting characters, this is a sassy, fun story that will have you waiting impatiently for the next book.” – RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars)

Agatha Award Winner

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Lefty Award Finalist

Lefty Award Finalist

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BARE-NAKED LOLA (#3)

Going undercover is second nature for Private Investigator Lola Cruz, but she’s out of her league when the case of a murdered Royals Courtside Dancer leads her to a local nudist resort. Parading around the sidelines of Sacramento’s professional basketball scene in a barely-there cheerleading outfit is one thing—but parading around in nothing but a smile? If she has any chance of hiding this from her traditional family and on-again/off-again boyfriend Jack, she’s going to have a lot more than her duct tape bra and killer dance moves to keep under wraps.

“Lola’s back, and hotter than ever, whether strutting her stuff as a courtside dancer or crashing a party at a nudist resort. Between the well-crafted mystery and the sizzling romance, Bare-Naked Lola is a great read.” – Jennie Bentley, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Cutthroat Business

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Lefty Award Finalist

Lefty Award Finalist