Secrets and Scandals


 Secrets and Scandals: The Gilman Gazette Cozy Mystery #1
by Piper Glendale

About Secrets and Scandals 


Secrets and Scandals: The Gilman Gazette Cozy Mystery #1
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – A small mountain town in Oregon
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Primrose Publishing (May 17, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 248 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8986430003
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B1P989TT


Emily Delaney, a reporter for one of Hollywood’s hottest gossip magazines, has her world turned upside down when her former journalism mentor dies, and she is called back to the hometown she thought she’d left for good.

Emily is quickly surrounded by small town intrigue, including a desperate effort to save the town’s failing newspaper, unraveling an unsolved mystery, and clearing the name of her beloved mentor who is suspected of murder. All the while trying to avoid memories of the terrible mistake she made in high school that forced her to leave town in the first place. Not so easy to do, especially when her ex-high school sweetheart is now a handsome local detective blocking her every turn.

Secrets and Scandals is the first book in the Gilman Gazette cozy mystery series. If you like page-turning mysteries filled with fun characters, humor and sweet romance, then you will love the first installment of Piper Glendale’s engaging series.


About Piper Glendale

Piper Glendale is the pen name of author Stacey Auer. Stacey lives with her handsome husband and lively twins in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not writing she can be found walking her hound dog or recycling. Visit Piper’s website at to sign up for author updates and get access to the Secret Page.


Q&A With the Author:

What was your inspiration for writing this book?

I love a cozy mystery! I spent a couple of years writing children’s books which I loved, but I wanted to try writing something for an older audience. I found anchoring my book to a mystery gave me a fun premise to then imagine and create all the other aspects of the book, from characters to settings to twists and turns.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Writing this book was a fun escape into my imagination and the town of Gilman. I really love the characters I created and it was fun to have time each day to spend with them and see what they were going to do next. I also set the book in the fall, my favorite time of year. So, it was also fun to get to visit that season in my writing, regardless of the weather outside my window (which, living in the Seattle area is usually rain!)

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

There are two other books in the Gilman Gazette Cozy Mystery Series, Secrets and Sweets and Secrets and Sunsets. Secrets and Sweets has a bigger focus on a fan favorite character, Bryce Peacock. And Secrets and Sunsets introduces a few new characters that were really fun to write.

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

I am thinking I will likely write at least one more book in the Gilman Gazette Cozy Mystery Series. I have a few ideas I’m sorting through. I also have a rom-com novel I wrote a while ago I may re-imagine into a cozy mystery.

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

I hope that readers find a bit of romance, a dose of humor and a lot of cozy mystery in Secrets and Scandals.  And a heartfelt thank you to anyone who reads any of my books!

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