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About R.L. Syme
R.L. Syme is a USA Today best-selling author. She writes mysteries and cozy mysteries, as well as nonfiction. R.L. grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries passed on by her grandmother. Find her on Facebook or Instagram. @rlsyme and @becca_syme
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One part Vicar of Dibley, one part amateur sleuth who loves pastries, set in the mountains of Montana where no one’s business is her own…Between the police scanners, the coffee ladies, and the senior center, no secret is safe for long. But Vangie Vale wants nothing more than to stay under the radar...especially the police radar. So when her new business is linked to a murder investigation, nothing will stop the gossip mill from connecting her to the dead body.
Can't have that.
In order to clear her good name and keep her face off the front page, this part-time-baker-part-time-pastor becomes extra nosy...with a little side of breaking-and-entering. But when she comes face-to-face with the Sheriff, Vangie can't ignore the fact that one of her macarons was involved in a murder. She has to find the real murderer.
Penance on the Prairies is the first book in the Vangie Vale Mysteries--a western-set female sleuth mystery. It used to be called "Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron." (This is the second edition.)
Yeah, I can't help myself. Even when I'm on vacation in the Outer Banks, if there's even a sniff of a crime... even the whiff of a murder... I can't help but get drawn into it. In another life, I should have been a cop. Instead, I'm gonna follow this tattooed guy with a gun all the way down this beachy road because he said something weird in the bakery once.
It's like I'll never learn... (RECIPE INCLUDED: The Dismembered Donut!)
This book used to be titled Vangie Vale and the Dismembered Donut and this is the second edition.
When the court case against my ex was finished, I thought we were finished, too. But it turns out, it was only the beginning.
Victim in the Valley is Book Four in the Vangie Vale Mysteries Series and provides so many answers about what really happened "back then" with Vangie. I hope you enjoy!
...after a murder that rocked her little Rocky Mountain tourist town, she found herself in the middle of another murder... as the chief suspect.
Vangie stood shocked on the side of the curb as the sheriff stretched yellow crime scene tape around the front of her new bakery. Wouldn’t this make a lovely headline in next week’s paper: Local Pastor Poisons Parishioner With Pudding. Vangie’s road back to good graces as a part-time pastor was bumpy enough already. This would be a road block. Can't have that.
Don’t miss a moment of Vangie’s new adventure.
This book was first published as Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel. This is the second edition.
RECIPE INCLUDED: The Strangled Strudel
When Vangie brings a few fancy custard tarts to her Bunco group, she's hoping to impress the guest of honor with her pastry skills. But when the guest of honor never shows up and her body is discovered, everyone at the Bunco group is a murder suspect. Wrong place at the wrong time.
Vangie Vale finds herself in another predicament trying to solve a murder in a neighboring small town before her mugshot shows up in the local anonymous gossip blog. And just when she hoped her Sherlocking days were done.
No rest for the wicked…or the clergy.
Pick up your second book in The Vangie Vale Mysteries today. You’ll never guess whodunit.
“R.L. Syme is a fresh voice in the cozy mystery genre.”
- Zara Keane, USA Today bestselling author of the Movie Club Mysteries series
Corpse in the Coulee used to be titled Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard. This is the second version of this book.
RECIPE INCLUDED: The Corpseless Custard