Caffiene & Killers


Buy on Amazon A homeless man has been hanging outside Roasted Love in the mornings. As Barista, Laila Rook doesn’t mind that Homeless John comes into Roasted Love to get a free cup of coffee and hang out for a few minutes. He’s a nice guy and tells great stories, and his mission in life Read more ›

Coconut Chronicles: Ransom


Buy on Amazon Sam and Walter are at it again in this clean, fun, very tropical mystery in the Caribbean. This is a stand-alone story in the Almost Tropical Mystery series. Sam is branching out as a writer. He’s finally got a gig with a travel magazine – and it means going to the Caribbean. Read more ›

Coconut Chronicles: Burglar


Buy on Amazon In the quaint little beach town named Coconut Grove, all was going so well. Sam McNeil, 30 and perpetually single, finally has a girl friend and a nice relaxing life near the beach. His good neighbor Walter, 50 and widowed, is finally dating again, too. Life doesn’t get much better than this. Read more ›

Hot Coffee, Iced Santa


Buy on Amazon In a few days, Laila will be flying home to visit her family for Christmas. But she’s finally sitting down to a nice dinner with Daniel, the cute paramedic. But before they can get two bites in, a scream echoes from the kitchen. There’s a dead Santa in the freezer that the Read more ›

A Cup of Murder


Buy on Amazon It’s been a rough week for Laila Rook, the barista at Roasted Love, a community favorite indie coffeehouse that serves coffee in ceramic cups and features art from local artists on the walls. A new upscale chain coffeehouse, Sunrise, opened across the street, and Laila’s customers are leaving. The owner of Sunrise, Read more ›