Donut Lady Mystery Series


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 murders and missing boy in Book 1. And the murders in Book 2.  And you guessed it, more murder in Book 3.

Sweet Deal Sealed 

Donut Lady Mystery Series, Book 1

Before Karen O’Brien leaves prison, a good friend is murdered. The boy no one else cares about disappears. Will the Donut Lady’s nightmares and shadows help her find the boy and stop the killer?

Sweet Deal Concealed

Donut Lady Mystery Series, Book 2

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


SWEET DEAL CONCEALED 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.