New! 5th Alana O’Neill Story Struck by Shillelagh: A St. Patrick’s Day novella mystery! When her friend is arrested for attempted murder of the Mayor at the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Alana O’Neill tries to learn who really hit the unpopular politician with the black thorn shillelagh. A new booth owner with a questionable past, a secret author featuring the antiques mall and recipe failures are unable to distract Alana for long on her quest for justice. Vintage recipes include Edible Blarneystones, Refrigerator Cake, Lime Ribbon Delight and more. This story is 11,000 words.
Includes Bonus Story Thankful for Pie: In this Thanksgiving holiday novella, Star tries to learn who is sabotaging her family’s struggling bakery. She also wonders why her new karate instructor drives her so crazy. “”Thankful for Pie” by Julia Curtin was a delightful read complete with sweet treats and a simmering connection between Steve and Star. Loved the mystery angle and the strength of family in this story. A read to be truly thankful for!” – Nicole Leiren, author of MORE THAN ONE NIGHT
In Amy’s first book for young adults, sixteen year old Joelle solves a murder in between school, cross country meets, and participating in Civil War reenacting events with her family.
The first Alana O’Neill Short Mystery Stories with Recipes
The First Alana O’Neill mystery with vintage recipes. This story is available for free just by signing up for my newsletter on this site!
2. Missing Andy
The second adventure for Alana with vintage recipes included!
3. Felled by Fruitcake
Alana investigates a robber and mysterious fruitcakes in her 3rd story.
5. Blast From the Past
Antiques mall bookkeeper Alana O’Neill researches events from sixty years ago to discover a murderer during a BLAST FROM THE PAST Valentine’s festival while her teen son resists romance in Amy Alessio’s novella. (17,000+ words)