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Nancy is a recovering business major who discovered that writing novels is more fun than accounting. Nine Days to Evil, the psychological-suspense prequel to the Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series, was Finalist for the Clue Award and won the Blether Gold Award. Every book in the Aggie Mundeen series has been short-listed or won an award. Nancy loves family gatherings, books, music, humor, time spent lakeside and daydreaming about Aggie Mundeen’s future escapades

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FIT TO BE DEAD (#1)

amateur sleuths, cozy, humorous mysteries, women sleuths

Aggie Mundeen Mysteries

Aggie Mundeen, single and pushing forty, fears nothing but middle age. When she moves from Chicago to San Antonio, she decides she better shape up before anybody discovers she writes the column, “Stay Young with Aggie.” She takes Aspects of Aging at the University of the Holy Trinity and plunges into exercise at Fit and Firm. Rusty at flirting and mechanically inept, she irritates a slew of male exercisers, then stumbles into murder. She’d like to impress the attractive detective with her sleuthing skills. But when the killer comes after her, the health club evacuates semi-clad patrons, and the detective has to stall his investigation to save Aggie’s derriere.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Award Mention Here

“Intriguing characters that point to romance, an engrossing plot, a compelling puzzle and well-disguised clues—a fun read.” – L. C. Hayden, Award-Winning Author of Ill Conceived

DANG NEAR DEAD (#2)

Aggie vacations with Sam and Meredith at a Texas Hill Country dude ranch with plans to advise her column readers how to stay young and fresh in summer. Except for wranglers, heat, snakes, and poison ivy, what could go wrong? When an expert rider is thrown from a horse and lies in a coma, Aggie is convinced somebody caused the fall. Despite Sam’s warnings, Aggie is determined to expose the assailant. She concocts ingenious sleuthing methods that strain their dicey relationship as she probes secrets of the ranch and its inhabitants. After she scatters a hornet’s nest of cowboys, she discovers more than one hombre in the bunch would like to slit her throat.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“Suspenseful, engaging, funny, and unique. I loved following Aggie as she asked questions and followed clues. You will fall in love with Nancy G. West’s writing just as I have!” – Universal Creativity Reviews

SMART, BUT DEAD (#3)

Skirting forty and appalled by the prospect of descending into middle-age decrepitude, Aggie Mundeen blasts off to the local university to study the genetics of aging. In addition to providing youthful hints for readers of her column, “Stay Young with Aggie,” Aggie is doggedly determined to stay young.
Despite conflicts with her professor, she learns about the Human Genome Project and DNA. When she discovers a dead body, Detective Sam reminds her not to “help” with the investigation. But dangerously curious and programmed to prod, she races to solve the crime, winds up the prime suspect, and is on target to become the next campus corpse.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“The third book in a cute cozy series...features an appealing heroine with a self-deprecating wit and a determination to never grow old.” – Library Journal

RIVER CITY DEAD (#4)

Advice columnist Aggie Mundeen and SAPD Detective Sam Vanderhoven plan their first rendezvous at a San Antonio River Walk hotel during Fiesta Week—sumptuous sights, sounds, and festivities in the middle of America’s Venice. A vacation from crime and a reset for their tumultuous relationship. But murder descends on the Casa Prima Hotel. Disturbing revelations surface about the Fabulous Femmes, Aggie’s new friends holding a convention. Evil emerges at parties in La Villita. Calamity plagues Aggie’s debut dance performance at the Arneson River Theater, the celebration skewed by carousing, crazies, and corpses. Even in idyllic River City, crime complicates relationships.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“Aggie’s pluck, humor, intelligence and loving heart will always keep her young and always make readers smile.” – Carolyn Hart, Agatha Award-Winning Author of Death on Demand

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Lefty Award Finalist