Edie Fisker wants a normal life for her family in 1975 Minneapolis, but her nit-picky mother, erratic husband, and overactive son aren’t making normal easy. Their lives careen in a comical tailspin after discovering she inherited her uncle’s lake resort in northern Minnesota.
Turns out her uncle’s death was anything but accidental, and the lakes up there are run by a powerful Norwegian men’s club, the Sons of Gunnar, dontcha know. So on top of keeping her husband and son in line, and only having one decent thing to wear, now she needs to solve a murder—and there are plenty of suspects to choose from.
Better throw a potluck, then! But will she find out who killed Uncle Nat and why so many folks hate fruit cocktail in their glorified rice?
Contains Minnesota humor. Uffda!
For Minnesotans and the weirdos who love them.
Book #1 of the RESORT OF LAST RESORT SERIESMore info →
Church Cookbook Caper
Edie Fisker gets dragged onto the church cookbook committee by her friends at the Glorious Truth Lutheran Church. The church’s “Recipe Lady” isn’t happy about the younger generation of members, but she is even less happy about being murdered.
Meanwhile, Edie’s husband, Sam, is sneaking off to some weird Norwegian men’s club—even though she forbade him. Her son, Arne, is a magnet for trouble, including a trained raccoon who cheats at cards. Plus the Fiskers need to complete the fix-it list so they can open the Hole on Little Paw Lake resort and start earning a regular income.
On top of painting cabins and putting out fires (literally), Edie needs to figure out who frosted the church Recipe Lady. Uffda!
Enjoy the CHURCH COOKBOOK CAPER as a standalone read, the behind-the-scenes story of the 1975 Glorious Truth Lutheran Cookbook and how the murder of the “Recipe Woman” would forever bond three good friends.
The Church Cookbook Caper is Book 2 in the RESORT OF LAST RESORT Series, a humorous small town cozy mystery with plenty of family heart.More info →
Dead Man Switcheroo
Thad Donaldson is the first guest at the Hole on Little Paw Lake Resort—and maybe its last. When he’s found dead in Cabin 3, Mr. Donaldson makes things very inconvenient for Sam and Edie Fisker. The City wants to shut down the resort for good, because the corrupt mayor has other ideas for the property. Mayhem mounts when the dead Mr. Donaldson doesn’t stay dead after all. Will someone try to make his death more permanent the second time around?
Meanwhile, Grandma Dolores finds out she wasn’t the only ‘other woman’ in Grandpa Bud’s life. Will the two love birds finally call it quits on their secret romance?
DEAD MAN SWITCHEROO is book 3 in the RESORT OF LAST RESORT SERIES. Frolicking fun set in northern Minnesota lake country. Small town humorous cozy mystery with plenty of family heart.More info →
Grave of Songs
Life is hard on the Nelson farm, but it’s about to get much harder. A father dies protecting his son, and the boy’s life is turned upside-down. He struggles to be the man his father was to build a future on the family farm, but his strict aunt and uncle seem bent on tearing everything down.
And then they discover the bones of ancient giants.
Set in Annandale, Minnesota in 1888, this is the story of a family confronted by a changing world. Grave of Songs is a powerful confluence of historical family drama, folklore, imagination, and coming-of-age storytelling.More info →
In this intelligent tale of supernatural suspense set in the Jazz Age, the world’s greatest mind magician accepts a challenge from his nemesis, Harry Houdini. Who will be the world's greatest magician? Only a very public showdown can settle it once and for all.
He returns to America to answer Houdini's challenge, stopping over at an unusual boarding house that caters to artists and other creative types—and he has bizarre scores to settle there. The house’s newest servant, Emily, must resist the magician’s powers alone after her only friend disappears, leaving her vulnerable to his domineering and sinister control.
The Blank Slate Boarding House for Creatives welcomes believers and skeptics alike in its dark and historical setting.
The story will appeal to readers of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and Laurie R. King it twists history with magic and flights of fancy in rich layers.
Ultimately, readers will wonder, “What is magic?” Or, perhaps, “What is real?”More info →