Love, Lies, and Lousy Exes: A Foxy Ladies Mystery

Love, Lies, and Lousy Exes: A Foxy Ladies Mystery

by Melissa Bourbon
Love, Lies, and Lousy Exes: A Foxy Ladies Mystery

Love, Lies, and Lousy Exes: A Foxy Ladies Mystery

by Melissa Bourbon


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Get ready to cozy up with Hattie Juniper Pickle, an irresistible amateur sleuth with a knack for trouble and a heart of gold! As Hattie dips her toes into the treacherous world of online dating, she never expected her past husbands to come knocking on her door, one after the other. Despite the possibility of husband number four on the horizon, Hattie's romance plans take a backseat when she discovers a body beneath her ancient Loblolly pine.

Join Hattie, along with her fierce and fabulous friends, the Foxy Ladies—Maude, Cricket, and Lemon—plus the mystical bibliomancer Pippin Lane Hawthorne, as they embark on a thrilling adventure to uncover the truth. From hidden secrets to unexpected twists, this clever crew will stop at nothing to solve the perplexing puzzle beneath the pine tree and unearth the startling reasons behind it all.

With a dash of humor, a dollop of romance, and a rag doll cat named Carrot, Hattie Juniper Pickle's quirky charm will captivate readers from start to finish. Can this extraordinary ensemble crack the case before it's too late? Find out in this whimsical cozy mystery that will leave you craving more.

Love, Lies, Lousy Exes is a spin-off novella from the Book Magic Mystery Series. Check them all out at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798855633603
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 09/30/2023
Pages: 114
Sales rank: 481,784
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of more than 30 mystery books, including the Pippin Lane Hawthorne (Book Magic) novels, the Lola Cruz PI series, the Harlow Cassidy (Magical Dressmaking) Mystery series, the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer.
She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time. Melissa, a California native who has lived in Texas and Colorado, now calls the southeast home. 
A former secondary English/Language Arts teacher and Creative Writing teacher with Southern Methodist University's CAPE program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institution with North Carolina State University, she has applied her love of teaching to the creation of WriterSpark Academy, an online school for aspiring and new writers seeking to hone their craft.
When she is not writing or igniting her WriterSpark through teaching, she hikes, practices yoga, cooks, and cuddles with her precious rescue pups, Bean, the pug, Dobby, the chug, and Pippin, the pint-sized super mutt. With her five kids scattered throughout the country, she and her husband are enjoying the empty nest.Learn more about Melissa at her website,, on Facebook @MelissaBourbon/Winnie ArcherBooks, on Instagram and TikTok @bookishly_cozy, and on Pinterest, and learn about WriterSpark at
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