Stephanie Rowe

Double Twist

Book 1: Mia Murphy Series

About the Book

In this new mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe, the irreverent, underappreciated, and alarmingly talented Mia Murphy risks it all to do the right thing…even if it means doing the wrong thing.

A high-octane, feel-good romp starring women you’ll wish were your best friends, an inconveniently attractive cop, a posse of gray-haired quilters with a fondness for margaritas, and an eccentric town with more secrets than Mia’s con artist mom.

All Mia Murphy wants is an ordinary, law-abiding life.

Accidentally marrying a drug kingpin? Easily fixed with an anonymous tip to the FBI…which resulted in a not-so-voluntary, surprisingly stressful stint as an undercover spy against him.

But with her ex finally in prison and assassins in her rearview mirror, Mia is off to Diamond Lake in Bass Derby, Maine with King Tut, her rescue (aka purloined) cat, to start over.

Upon arrival, Mia quickly finds a couple of soulmates in a blue-haired “I’ll show you what old is” café owner and a baton-twirling mail carrier. Life is headed in the right direction…until the trio stumbles across a dead body during a slightly illegal but well-intentioned home invasion.

When one of her new besties is arrested for the murder, Mia is the only one with the skills to ferret out the real killer…but she can’t afford to resurrect her morally flexible past. Can Mia keep her life on the straight and narrow with so much at stake? Or will a homicidal, jet-skiing moose, a dead Mr. January firefighter, and an overzealous mayor take them all down?

Mia has to step up, or she’ll lose her chance for the life she’s always wanted and the friends she’s never had. Even worse, she might wind up dead.

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What People Are Saying...

“A laugh-out-loud, nail-biting, page-turning read.”

– Riding Reviewer

“Double Twist is a delightfully witty, fast-paced whodunit with incredibly likable characters whose hair-raising schemes trying to solve a murder to prove their friend innocent are priceless.”

– Lisa’s Cubby, Five Stars

“OMG, I love Mia Murphy…What a fun-loving, non-stop, action-packed whodunit that I could not put down.”

– Dru’s Book Musings

The Details

Published: May 3, 2022
Publisher: Authenticity Playground Press
Formats: EbookPaperback
ISBN-10: 1940968941 ISBN-13: 978-1940968940 ASIN: B09PZHS6CF
Genres & Tropes
Cozy Mystery, Crime Fiction, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Animals