A Whale of a Murder: A Venus Bixby Mystery

A Whale of a Murder: A Venus Bixby Mystery

by Valerie Taylor
A Whale of a Murder: A Venus Bixby Mystery

A Whale of a Murder: A Venus Bixby Mystery

by Valerie Taylor


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First in the Venus Bixby Mystery series from award-winning author Valerie Taylor.

Sea breezes and fireworks fill the air in cozy Chatham Crossing, the peaceful and historic whaling town situated between Providence and Cape Cod.

VENUS BIXBY, owner of the forever popular music store Oldies & Goodies, is counting on the festivities over the Fourth of July weekend to propel her to a position on the prestigious Town Committee.

After years of living in the shadow of her late husband, Venus will finally be the center of attention this holiday weekend: starting with her fiftieth birthday celebration and ending as the parade's Grand Marshal.

Faster than a cookie crumbles, her dream collapses on the morning of her party when she trips over orange platform shoes in the gardens of the Sofia Silva Whaling Museum and breaks her thumb. When it's discovered the shoes are attached to the body of the manager of the museum's gift shop, Venus becomes both a suspect and a sleuth in Chatham Crossing's first murder in decades.

Given this unexpected turn of events, will Venus ever sing and dance at her birthday party, or will her fractured thumb end up in handcuffs?

Includes cookie recipes and a playlist!

If you're a fan of Richard Osman, Katie Gayle, or Ellery Adams, give this cozy mystery a try. You just may find it a delightful diversion from some of the hair-raising, nightmare-inducing novels making headlines these days. Order A Whale of a Murder today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798986599526
Publisher: Aspetuck Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2024
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Valerie Taylor is an award-winning author of the romantic comedy trilogy: What's Not SAID, What's Not TRUE, and What's Not LOST. Encouraged by her readers, she's now created a new cozy mystery series, spinning one of the secondary characters in What's Not LOST into the role of amateur sleuth in A Whale of a Murder: A Venus Bixby Mystery. When she's not writing or reading, Valerie enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator. She now resides in Shelton, CT, returning there after enjoying some of the best years of her life in Boston and Seattle.
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