A Cause for Murder

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A Cause for Murder

An Emma Twiggs Mystery

Someone at Happy Haven is a killer.
Septuagenarian sleuth Emma Twiggs navigates
madcap mayhem, multiple mysteries, and murderous motives
to discover who has a cause for murder.

Septuagenarian sleuth Emma Twiggs thinks her neighbor’s death was an accident—until her friend Arnie says he suspects murder.

Arnie is convinced he knows the killer’s identity. He wants Emma to prove it.

Is Arnie right? And is he right in his belief that Emma’s best friend is the killer’s next target?

As Emma navigates madcap mayhem, multiple mysteries, and murderous motives, she discovers more than one person is hiding deadly secrets.

The question is, who has a cause for murder?

A Cause for Murder

Genre: Mystery

Rating: Sweet, clean (minimal offensive language; no explicit love scenes)

Suitable for: Ages 18 and up

Length: Novel (68,000 words; e-book approximately 170 pages)

What reviewers say: “I recommend this cozy mystery for anyone who likes a juicy who-done-it painted with a cast of characters who are so clearly written that it’s like watching a play.

A Cause for Murder, a stand-alone mystery, is available in print and ebook at Amazon (US).

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HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.