A “smart, clever, and well-crafted” mystery series from critically acclaimed suspense author Shelley Coriell.
Newly retired, Lottie King vows to rest, relax, and recreate. Unfortunately, the boredom's killing this former homicide detective...until she stumbles upon murders in the most unexpected places. Will Lottie's resolve crumble as the body count rises? Features five mysteries and Lottie-inspired recipes.
New Shoes -- To celebrate her retirement from Colorado Springs PD, Lottie vacations in New Orleans and stumbles upon an old murder while shopping for new shoes.
First Dance -- With plenty of time on her hands, Lottie vows to exercise more and lose weight, but her attempt at healthy living gets sidetracked when she discovers a murder victim on the first day of her new dance class.
Light Parade -- Lottie battles the clock and an unexpected Big Bad as she joins Colorado Springs Police in a race to find a bomb planted at a Christmas light parade where her Girl Power troop is marching.
Unexpected Delivery -- A mysterious package is erroneously delivered to Lottie who puts on her detective hat to find the intended--and entertaining--recipient.
Long Shot -- Going stir-crazy in retirement, Lottie agrees to help a novice private investigator track down a gambling spouse who ended up losing more than the balance of his bank account.
The complete Detective Lottie King Mysteries Series:
Rough Day (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 1)
New Shoes (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 2)
Thin Ice (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 3)
Tangled Truths (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 4)
Broken Heart (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 5)
Dark Secret (Detective Lottie King Mysteries, Vol. 6)
Books in this series are standalones and can be read in any order but are best enjoyed in sequence.
Author’s Note: When Colorado Springs Homicide Detective Lottie King first appeared in my Apostles thriller series and was almost killed by the twisted serial killer in THE BROKEN, I figured she would soon be headed toward retirement. It took her awhile, but my Grandma with a Glock has finally hung up her badge, and she’s giving up fighting crime and all that police procedural stuff for good, or so she thinks. This mystery series is perfect for readers who like clever crime fiction with a strong female protagonist, a dash of humor, and a lot of heart. Bonus: each short story come with a Lottie-approved recipe. Enjoy!