Silence Says the Most


Silence Says the Most: An Olivia Penn Mystery
by Kathleen Bailey

About Silence Says the Most 

Silence Says the Most: An Olivia Penn Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Apple Station, Virginia (in the Shenandoah Valley)
Rhino Publishing LLC (October 25, 2022)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 195627006X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956270068
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BGFRZDGK

A heartwarming cozy mystery that celebrates the connections of friends and family with a Gilmore Girls vibe.

Five days before Halloween, fall turns frightful in Apple Station when a child’s drawing entangles Olivia in a murder at a park lake.

Olivia’s hometown is gearing up for its annual Halloween festival, and pumpkins, corn mazes, and autumn vibes are everywhere. All is cozy in the crisp fall air as excitement builds for the costume parade on Friday. A casual Monday lakeside picnic lunch with her forever friend, though, sets off a chain of events that catches Olivia in the wrong place at the wrong time.

When a body is discovered amid an algae bloom under mysterious circumstances, everyone points fingers, but one among them is not telling the truth. The only apparent witness to the crime is a child who doesn’t speak. Motives abound, suspects are plenty, and it’s up to Olivia to discover why the child has implicated her as the key to solving the murder.

Can Olivia unmask the killer before the endangered evidence vanishes, and she becomes the next victim?

If you like small town, cozy mysteries with heart and humor, a charming cast of characters, and a twisty plot that celebrates the connections of friends and family, you’ll love Silence Says the Most, the second book in The Olivia Penn Mystery Series.

About Kathleen Bailey 



Kathleen Bailey is the author of The Olivia Penn Mystery Series. She writes mysteries with heart and humor that keep to the traditional and cozy sides of crime. Kathleen has degrees in English, psychology, and physical therapy. She previously worked as a pediatric physical therapist for over twenty years with children who have special needs. She now spends her days obsessively plotting and sleuthing in Virginia where she lives with her husband and adorable feline fur baby. When she is not incognito, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and the James River Writers.

Q&A With the Author
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

There is so much I enjoyed about writing this book. I loved getting back to Olivia’s hometown of Apple Station, Virginia, especially with this being a fall-themed story. I got to layer in loads of cozy fall vibes with all the beauty and fun of autumn in the Shenandoah Valley. I always enjoy crafting the mystery. One of the main characters in the story is a boy who is on the autism spectrum, and I incorporated a lot of my experience as a pediatric physical therapist in developing his character and role in solving the mystery.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?

I’m working on book three in The Olivia Penn Mystery Series

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?

I’m going to continue to write The Olivia Penn Mystery Series, and when it’s complete, I’m planning on starting a new cozy mystery series. 

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing in one form or another ever since I was a child. In terms of writing with the goal of publication, I started around 2019, and my first book, Where the Light Shines Through, was released in 2021.

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I would like to send a massive thank you to all my readers for their support! If you’d like to connect, you can reach me through my website You can also sign up for my newsletter for updates, news, and occasional photos of my adorable feline fur baby.

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