Bagels and Blackmail by C.A. Phipps


Big Red is missing! Madeline Flynn’s Maine Coon cat is more than a pet… much more, and now, just when her bakery is taking off, and life in the small town of Maple Falls settling down, someone’s stolen him, along with several other pets.

When ransom letters start appearing all over town, followed by blackmail, Sheriff Ethan Tanner is doing what he can to solve the crimes, but Maddie cannot sit by and watch. Going against Ethan’s, and her darling Gran’s wishes, she once again decides to do her own sleuthing, with a little help from her friends and a trail of crumbs to follow.

Book 2 in the Maple Lane Mystery series is here with book three available for pre-order!. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and bakery owning female amateur sleuth. They can be read as a standalone, or enjoyed as part of the series. Maple Falls is a small town setting with quirky characters. No swearing, gore, or graphic scenes!

“Maddie's bakery is doing well and she decides to take on an extra person.
In the town, the mayoral race is still on and in addition, pets have started to go missing.
Will Maddie get involved?
An engaging cozy set in a small town, with all that it entails!” by Evonne