The Ami Dautry Cozy Mystery Series
A KILLER OF A PORTRAIT (2021)
A summer beach resort, an unpopular fiancé, nosey neighbors, suspicious portrait subjects and a talented artist combine for a fast-paced cozy mystery.
When Albert Fisher, the unpopular fiancé of a summer resident, is found dead next door and the clues point to her friend, Ami Dautry snoops for answers.
All of the subjects in her latest commissions had motives for wanting Albert dead. Could the killer be visible in one of her portraits?
With the help of her hyperactive niece, Ami sifts through clues while dealing with a visit from her precocious grandson and the heartbreak of her husband’s terminal illness.
A KILLER OF A PORTRAIT is the first book in the Ami Dautry cozy mystery series and introduces Ami as intelligent, caring and talented. Family, friendship, heartbreak and humor are expressed through a wide range of interesting personalities. It all mixes cleverly for a thoroughly enjoyable read.
A SLASH OF COLOR (2022)
A SLASH OF COLOR is the second book in the Ami Dautry cozy mystery series.
Ami’s move to a west coast beach community introduces her to a new adventure involving a mother/daughter love triangle, a soap diva’s guest house, gossipy bed and breakfast owners and a bejeweled widow.
When Ami’s unfinished portrait is slashed and a woman is found dead on the beach at the foot of Ami’s stairs, Ami receives unwanted attention from the charming local police chief.
With the help of her wealthy widow neighbor and friendly bed and breakfast owners, Ami searches for answers, while trying to sidestep her niece’s matchmaking efforts.
Friendship, love and a subtle dose of humor all mix cleverly for a thoroughly enjoyable cozy mystery read.
A SMEAR OF GREASEPAINT
Coming in 2023
A SMEAR OF GREASEPAINT is the third book in the Ami Dautry cozy mystery series.