Two Many Sleuths


Two Many Sleuths

by MK Scott

Cozy Mystery

Can the Brits and Yanks team up to solve a murder?

What should have been an easy week for small town detective Mark Taber and his amateur sleuth and innkeeper wife, Donna Tolllhouse Taber goes awry when a local garden club member is shot. One of the inn guests, a Scotland Yard detective's insistence on helping could actually make things worse. Can ruffled feathers be smoothed before the killer strikes again?

Find out in Book Twelve of The Painted Lady Inn Mystery series, Two Many Sleuths.


Both grinned at her as Donna schooled her face into something looking a bit less like shock. She found herself nodding her head as she surveyed their attire. Jeans. Sneakers. Who were they? Did they think she served as a driver? Maybe their driver failed to show on time and thought anyone standing about could be the missing chauffeur. Before Donna could formulate a response to clear up matters, she remember the man had a clipped manner of speaking.

Nothing elegant and cultured like the BBC shows, though. “Howard? Elizabeth?”

That’s us,” Elizabeth agreed with a nod.

I’d thought you’d be wearing hats,” Donna uttered the words, then she realized how stupid they sounded.

Wait,” Elizabeth said, then dug into her backpack. She pulled out a red cap with Boston stitched on the front. “I bought this at the last airport. Should I be wearing it?”

No.” The last thing the newly arrived Brits needed was to get the cold shoulder from the southerners who held a grudge almost two hundred years later about the War of Northern Aggression. “Let me show you to the baggage area. How did you recognize me?”

Howard puffed out his chest. “I am a Scotland Yard trained detective. Most of the people had already scattered, so, not that many people to choose from. I then subtracted all the airport workers. Finally, I looked for a lush lady.”

Lush lady,” she repeated the words, not liking the sound of them. Either they thought her a heavy drinker or overweight. Sure, she had to buy her clothing in the plus-size department, but only because the garment industry decided to end misses’ sizes at twelve now.

Lush lady. That’s how Mark described you.”

Well, someone would be getting a chat tonight. Did he really think of her that way? He’d always assured her he loved her curves and not to change a thing. Was it just nonsense men say to keep their wives from chattering on? A bewildered smile served as her response until she realized a verbal response might be expected. “Lovely.”

About the Author

M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind the cozy mystery series, The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries, The Talking Dog Detective Agency, The Way Over the Hill Gang, and Cupid’s Catering Company.

Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities.

The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands on approach. Morgan's daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple's dog, Jane, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna's dog.

All the series are full of quirky characters, humorous shenanigans, along with the occasional murder.


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  1. Hi,
    Love your little comic at the end. :) Thanks for hosting Two Many Sleuths.

  2. I like this cover showing both flags.

  3. Author, Have you ever considered writing under a pseudonym, and why or why not?

  4. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and Two Many Sleuths sounds like a terrific read for me! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful holiday season!

  5. Have you ever not agreed on the cover art? peggy clayton

  6. Looks like a promising new book! Cool.

  7. I really like the cover and the excerpt.

  8. A very cute dog on the cover and I guess you can have too many sleuths.

  9. I love the cover and synopsis, this sounds like an awesome cozy mystery read. Thank you for posting

  10. I love the colors and design on the cover. It give the reader a glimpse of the plot.


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