Donut Lady Mystery Series

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KAREN O’BRIEN is a former teacher and convicted felon. After prison, she looks forward to a new, quiet life in the small town where she buys a donut shop complete with a sweet German Shepherd, Colonel, and a sassy gray cat, Mia.

Good plan. Except for the missing boy in Book 1. And the murders in Book 2.  And you guessed it, more murder in Book 3.

Sweet Deal Sealed: A Novella

Donut Lady Mystery Series, Book 1

The boy no one else cares about disappears. Will the Donut Lady’s nightmares and shadows help her find him?

Sweet Deal Concealed

Donut Lady Mystery Series, Book 2

The killer stalks the Donut Lady. It’s time to be fierce.


SWEET DEAL CONCEALED, Book 2 of Donut Lady Mystery Series, received the BRONZE Medal in the Royal Palm Literary Award for 2019.



The official acceptance photo of the RPLA Award for SWEET DEAL CONCEALED was more lively than most others. We don’t do Staid or Standing Still for Pictures when a character actor who reminds everyone of Shirley provides a little encouragement.


Sweet Deal Revealed

Donut Lady Mystery Series, Book 3

When the killer targets the Donut Lady, it’s personal.