Emma Twiggs

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The Emma Twiggs Mysteries

Meet Emma Twiggs: Septuagenarian sleuth; Aunty to her favorite (and only) nephew, whom she raised from childhood; matchmaker at heart.

Emma works with her private-detective nephew, James Galveston, at Galveston Investigations. Her young friend, Nancy Barnes, also works at the agency, and Emma believes Jim and Nancy are made for each other. In addition to trying to get Jim and Nancy together, Emma’s goal is to become a P.I.—a goal Jim thwarts at every turn, because he wants to keep her from getting into trouble.

Unfortunately for Jim, Emma and trouble go together like murder and mayhem—


The Emma Twiggs mysteries were our first publication in an anthology. Though the publisher has gone out of business and The WomanSleuth anthologies are no longer in print, a great editor, Irene Zahava, made sure we retained the rights. Thanks, Zee!

We’re sharing three of the six WomanSleuth stories (links below) as free reads. In addition, we have two novellas in the works, and we have published a full-length cozy mystery featuring our favorite septuagenarian sleuth, A Cause for Murder, that you can find in paperback and ebook format on Amazon.

We hope you enjoy reading Emma’s adventures as much as we enjoy writing them.

Read A Nose For Crime

Read Clear as Glass

Read Emma Twiggs to the Rescue



***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes 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.