Dodgy guests at the B&B, tainted treats at the bakery, an out of work diva. And you thought small-town life was boring.
Rose Lipstick left the small town of Grand Prairie, Kansas seeking fame and fortune. Heralded as the next big thing, she skyrocketed into Hollywood’s elite. Everything she wanted was hers, until her show was cancelled and offers vaporized. Then she discovered her manager/boyfriend was siphoning off what money she had left. It didn’t take long before Mac slid from the A-list to no list.
She left the glitzy LA lifestyle and an ocean view for her mom’s B&B. Find out all the crazy things that happen as she rebuilds her life. You won’t want to miss a thing!
Critiqued to Death
Some reviews are worth killing for.
A play in shambles, a dead critic, and a rookie detective. Out of work actor Rose Lipstick has her job cut out for her as she tries to keep herself and her mom out of jail.
Rose Lipstick left the small town of Grand Prairie, Kansas, seeking fame and fortune. She skyrocketed into Hollywood’s elite. Everything she wanted was hers until her show was cancelled and offers vaporized. Then she discovered her manager/boyfriend was siphoning off what money she had left. It didn’t take long before Rose slid from the A-list to no list. But her escape from LA wasn’t the respite she’d hoped for.
She traded beach sand for cow patties and took the only job she was offered, assistant artistic director at the local community college. After a disastrous performance attended by a prominent theater critic, Rose scrambles for damage control. And when the critic is found murdered—in her mom’s B&B—she and her mom find themselves suspects. The only leads she has are a scrap of newspaper and a cryptic poem. As she finds other clues and the mystery begins to unfold, so do the threats. If she doesn’t solve the mystery soon, Curtain Call might take on a whole new meaning.
Sconed to Death
Diets can be murder.
Rose decides to go for an early morning run around Lakeside Park. As she rounds a turn, a flock of birds fly up. She looks over. A glint of metal catches her eye and she leaves the path to investigate. Getting closer, she sees the shimmer is from a watch. Attached to the body of a woman. There’s a bag from Prairie Delights, her best friend and roommate Paige Barrington’s bakery, and bits of the scone are on the ground.
The coroner finds a cooking skewer in the woman’s throat, and another in the remaining scone. The bakery is closed pending an investigation. Paige is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter.
The police think it’s an open and shut case of negligence, but Mac digs deeper. The victim, a personal trainer, isn’t what she seems. And her studio isn’t just for fitness. As Rose goes undercover to discover the truth, she’ll need all of her friends’ help to solve the mystery before she becomes exercised to death. Literally.