A Match Made in Murder


 A Match Made in Murder ( The Clover City Files)

 Barbara Howard

About A Match Made in Murder


A Match Made in Murder (The Clover City Files)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Fictional small town, Clover City (Mid-West, USA)
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently Published (February 14, 2024)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 134 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8224039555
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CR44LMBR


“In the heart of Clover City, love is a grand affair orchestrated by matchmaker extraordinaire, Fiona Murphy. But this Valentine’s Day, her twelve perfect weddings become a chilling mystery. As the Boat House restaurant transforms from a haven of romance to a crime scene, ‘A Match Made in Murder’ unveils a tale where love and betrayal intermingle, and uncovering the truth becomes the ultimate act of love.”

In the heart of the charming town of Clover City, matchmaker extraordinaire, Fiona Murphy, is renowned for orchestrating love stories that culminate in dreamy weddings. This Valentine’s Day, she’s outdone herself by arranging twelve weddings in a grand celebration at the upscale Boat House restaurant, where love is on the menu and bliss is in the air.

Among the attendees is Fiona’s efficient and loyal assistant, eager to ensure everything runs smoothly. There’s also an unexpected guest—Fiona’s charismatic yet enigmatic ex-husband, whose presence adds a layer of complexity to the festivities.

However, as the festivities kick off, a hushed realization sweeps through the gathering—someone is conspicuously absent. The joyous occasion takes a dark turn when a lifeless body is discovered, casting a shadow over the day meant for love and celebration. Suddenly, the Boat House transforms from a haven of romance to a crime scene, and everyone present becomes a suspect.

With the victim silenced forever, secrets, grudges, and long-buried emotions rise to the surface. The task of unraveling the twisted threads of this romantic tragedy falls into the hands of the local patrons, as the Boat House becomes a stage for a mystery where the appetizer is suspicion, the main course is intrigue, and the dessert is justice.

Bonus: Recipes included.

About Barbara Howard 

 Barbara Howard is an author of mystery stories featuring a female amateur sleuth, diverse characters, and a dash of romance.  Barbara Howard is the author of two cozy mystery series; Finding Home and

 The Clover City Files. Her stories feature a female amateur sleuth, diverse characters, and a dash of romance. She is a first-generation tech geek turned master gardener. Ms. Howard returned to her Midwestern hometown after an extensive career as a Department of Defense Project Manager at the Pentagon, KPMG Eastern Region Project Leader, and Corporate Sales Representative for Borders Books & Music. She now spends most of her time treasure hunting, spoiling her fur-babies, growing veggies, and plotting whodunits.


Q&A With the Author:

What was your inspiration for writing this book?

I had been binge watching some of the dating reality shows and became fascinated with the behind-the-scenes work of professional matchmakers. 

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

It was fun reminiscing about planning my wedding and the myriad of personalities that I had to contend with during those hectic days. I took a moment to scan through the pictures in the album and shoebox from years ago.

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

The next book in the Clover City series that brings two celebrity chefs to Briarwood College Campus. Amira finally gets to meet her crush, who is the number one suspect in the murder.

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

I’m excited to give Amira’s best friend, Harper, the tabloid reporter, the spotlight in her own story. She’s a fan favorite. Plus, a prequel to the Clover City Files series will be available in a few months.

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

I appreciate all the support that I receive from my readers. And I look forward to communicating each month through my newsletter and sharing some fantastic recipes along the way.

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  1. Thank you sharing Harper and Amira with your community. I hope you enjoy their story! - Barbara Howard


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