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.


Donut Lady Mystery Series, Book 1

In the Expanded Second Edition, 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?

Note that the Expanded Second Edition includes the story in the first edition and more!

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.