Cozy Mysteries with a Kick

Welcome! What does cozy mystery with a kick mean? It means no open door sex scenes, we’re not that cozy (or un-cozy as it were.) But you will find a smattering of romance, a sprinkling of language not suitable for your grandma’s bridge club, quirky characters you’d like to have as neighbors, (and some you might not) all leading to a satisfying mystery. If this sounds like your cup of tea, or vat of rum, check out the books section of the website.

If you’re looking for information about me or speaking opportunities, you are also in the right place. I love to talk characters and process with readers and writers. And my family is always grateful when I find others to talk to instead of rambling about self-publishing options with them. {They don’t write nor wish to self publish.}

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“A fun and entertaining mystery with lots of heart… All in all, I recommend this if you want a book that will make you run the gambit of emotions.”.
Kit ‘n Kabookle
“I enjoyed reading this book. It has twists that make me want to keep reading until the end. Shay is feisty and strong female character.”
Minda B ~ Amazon
“Author Vanessa Knight delivers a spicy mystery in Swing into Murder.”.
Amy Wilson ~ Novels Alive


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