Shawna Taylor has a flair for cooking up good food and treats for the residents of Sunset Peak. What she doesn’t know she has a flair for is solving murder mysteries. First of all, Sunset Peak hasn’t had a murder in over fifty years. Second of all, she’s a cook, not a cop. On a normal day, with nothing more exciting than the grouchy man up the street complaining about his food, Shawna stumbles upon a murder. Her world turns upside down when she finds herself on the track of a killer, who just might kill again.
Shawna goes from cook and cat owner to amateur sleuth one fateful day that changes her life forever—and helps the good people of Sunset Peak rest easy—until the next murder…
Deb is an author with a 20-year career under a pseudonym, who fell in love with books in kindergarten. She decided then and there one day she would become an author.
She has always loved cozy mysteries, enjoying books with an amateur sleuth who one-ups the professionals in her quest to learn the truth. Intelligent heroines, small towns, and quirky characters always bring her back for more.
Deb lives in a small Arizona town with her husband, dogs Nikki and Checkers, three ducks, and nine chickens. She gardens, embroiders, watches anime with her husband, and is living the good life with her own cast of quirky characters.
Bisbee, Arizona is the inspiration for Sunset Peak. Deb’s hometown is an old copper mining town nestled in Tombstone Canyon where homes are built on the mountainsides. Once called Little San Francisco, Bisbee was the biggest town between St. Louis and San Francisco during the copper boom over the turn of the 20th century. Both of her grandfathers worked in the Copper Queen Mine, and as a young child, her mom once lived where the Lavender Pit is today. Today the town is home to a population of just over 5,000 people, and it is a tourist town and artist’s community. For a small town, there’s always something interesting going on in Bisbee.