Jane & Winky
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #1: Missing Marlene
The last thing a working mom like Jane needs is a call from her young son’s school saying his nanny never arrived to pick him up. Jane Stuart needs the nanny, as she has her hands full as a young widow who runs her own literary agency in the quiet suburban village of Shady Hills, New Jersey. With Marlene missing, Jane begins to wonder if foul play was involved. Marlene is the daughter of an old friend of Jane’s and Jane hired Marlene as a favor. She feels responsible. Jane puts two and two together. What she finds is in the sleepy suburban village of Shady Hills, things are not as tranquil as they appear on the surface.
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #2: Hanging Hannah
In an updated version of Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, single mom and literary agent Jane Stuart hunts for a killer in disguise with Winky, her tortoiseshell cat. After Jane’s last brush with murder (Missing Marlene) landed her in People magazine, Jane wants to throw a birthday party for her son at a local inn. But before anyone can say “make a wish,” the body of an unknown woman is found hanging in the woods behind the inn.
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #3: Stabbing Stephanie
Jane Stuart’s late husband’s cousin Stephanie now lives in Shady Hills. Stephanie has come to Shady Hills to work at Carson & Hart, the Shady Hills publishing company founded by Stephanie’s spoiled and entitled socialite friend, Faith Carson, and her husband Gavin Hart. Only a few days into her job, Stephanie notices things are not quite right at Carson & Hart. When she is found a few days later with a knife in her back, Jane goes undercover and takes a job as at Carson & Hart so she can investigate. Jane knows the truth of what happened to Stephanie is probably in the offices of Carson & Hart. Jane discovers it’s not just that Carson & Hart publishes dreck celebrity biographies. A dangerous killer lurks behind the scenes, one who may be targeting Jane and Winky next.