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A Silver Six Mystery Series (3 Books)

Basket Case | Paint the Town Dead | A Crime of Poison

 

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Basket Case ( Book 1)

First in a crafty new cozy mystery series from national bestselling author Nancy Haddock

There isn’t much crime in Lilyvale, Arkansas, but local authorities have their hands full with Ms. Sherry Mae Stanton Cutler and her housemates—a crafty group of retirees who’ve dubbed themselves the Silver Six. But when Sherry Mae’s niece, Nixy, arrives to keep them in line, Lilyvale also plays host to a killer.

When Leslee Stanton “Nixy” Nix gets the latest call from Lilyvale detective Eric Shoar, she knows it means trouble. There’s been another kitchen explosion at her Aunt Sherry’s farmhouse, and the dreamy-voiced detective has had enough. If Nixy doesn’t check on her aunt in person, the Silver Six could become wards of the court. But the trouble Nixy finds in Lilyvale is not at all what she expects.

The seniors are hosting a folk art festival at the farmhouse, featuring Sherry’s hand-woven baskets, when land developer Jill Elsman arrives to bully Nixy’s aunt into selling the property. When Jill is later found dead in the cemetery, Sherry is suspected of weaving a murder plot, and it’s up to Nixy and the Silver Six to untangle the truth.

Recipes and crafting tip included!

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Praise for Basket Case

"Basket Case is an outstanding introduction to a very talented author…. I highly recommend Basket Case for an entertaining cast of characters and a gift for mystery.” ~ Delane, Coffee Time Romance and More

"Excellent writing and a wonderfully plotted mystery make BASKET CASE one of the “must read” new mysteries of 2015." ~ Lisa K's Book Reviews

“Nancy Haddock’s Basket Case has everything I could ask for in a cozy mystery.  There’s humor, outrageously fun characters, great writing, a wonderful plot and of course, murder.” ~ Rating: 5, Read Your Writes

“This is a terrific cozy, complete with good and bad guys and at least one blooming romance between Nixy and Detective Eric.” ~ Suspense Magazine

“I absolutely loved this new series and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the characters and their personalities.” ~ Top Pick, Night Owl Reviews

 

Paint the Town Dead (Book 2)

Leslee Stanton Nix—aka “Nixy”—thought moving to small-town Lilyvale, Arkansas, would be about as thrilling as watching paint dry. But keeping up with her retired Aunt Sherry and her troublemaking housemates—collectively known as the Silver Six—has proven to be as exciting as it is exasperating.

To kick off the grand opening of their craft shop, the Handcraft Emporium, Nixy and the Silver Six invite Doralee Gordon to teach a gourd painting class. Doralee’s spirit gets squashed when her ex-husband crashes the class with his new fiancée, but things really get messy when the bride-to-be later turns up dead. Now it’s up to Nixy and the Silver Six to use their melons to find the killer—before someone else gets painted out of the picture...

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Praise for Pain the Town Dead

“This really is everything I look for in a cozy read and a cozy series. A great small town, filled with eclectic citizens, an intelligent main character, family fun, wonderful writing, you name it, Paint the Town Dead has it. If you are a cozy mystery fan, this book and this series needs to be added to your TBR list. Nancy Haddock has crafted with artistic precision a truly fabulous cozy read. Join this fun and fantastic southern crew for a colorful adventure to solve this well-constructed mystery.” ~ Kayt, Open Book Society

“This was a wonderfully enjoyable read and I can’t wait for the next book in this delightfully charming series.” ~ Dru’s Book Musings

“Lilyvale is more exciting than you’d expect, with people you’d love to meet and classes you’d want to take. Drop by for a visit—you won’t be disappointed. ~ Sandra Murphy, Kings River Life Magazine

“The cover is GOURDEOUS and the mystery is delightful. Several twists and moments that had me giggle and a couple that has me laughing out loud. This story was a real treat.” ~ Dollycas, Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
“Author Nancy Haddock has crafted a group of fun-loving, madcap senior citizens that don’t know the meaning of retirement. Teamed with a young and feisty protagonist, Leslee Stanton ‘Nixy’ Nix, the group provides an entertaining adventure in PAINT THE TOWN DEAD. …

The small town atmosphere adds depth to the story and comes alive through the author’s eye for details. The closeness, along with a bit of disagreeing, gives the characters a realistic feel. There’s a good mix of mystery, suspense, friendship, and support for a well-balanced story. ~ Thoughts in Progress

 

A Crime of Poison (Book 3)

The Silver Six are known for their arts and crafts—but they’re about to be tested in the art of catching a crafty killer.

It's early October, time for the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale in Lilyvale, Arkansas. Leslee Stanton Nix, known as "Nixy," is in charge of making the event run smoothly. The festival will benefit the Handcraft Emporium, the store Nixy manages with her aunt and her five sassy housemates, collectively known as the Silver Six. Delicious baked goods, beautiful crafts, and time with friends—Nixy is confident that the festival will be a success.

But things become knotty when local troublemaker Cornell Lewis is found dead with a plate of Snickerdoodles from the bake sale. Two members of the Silver Six are accused of cooking up a murder plot, but Nixy knows that the cookies weren’t literally to die for. With time running out, Nixy and company must catch the actual killer... before the Silver Six find their number permanently reduced to four.

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Praise for A Crime of Poison

“The author knows how to tell a story that evokes all kinds of emotion from happy to sad to anger to frustration and finally to delirious excited.” ~ Dru’s Book Musings

“Readers new to the series will find the band of Sherlock Holmes retirees charming, and returning fans won't hesitate to cheer them on!  Nancy Haddock is becoming one of our favorite authors!  This story definitely rates four and a half paws!!!!!!” ~ Night Owl Reviews ~ Rocco LoTempio, Score: 4.50 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick

“Nancy Haddock has written a fun series, they have all been “perfect escapes” for me. I recommend starting at the beginning for maximum enjoyment but this book read well all its own too.” ~ Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book – Perfect 5 starfish escape

“I really enjoyed spending time with Nixy and her family as they juggled running a festival and store with solving what soon becomes more than just one murder. The cast of characters is charming and deeply human, and I’m an especially big fan of the Silver Six’s nonagenarian neighbor, Bernice Gilroy.” ~ Criminal Element (.com)

A Crime of Poison is another super read by one of my favorite authors Nancy Haddock. It is everything and more and more and more you could ask for in a cozy! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars, more like 100. This series is just wonderful. Although you can read this installment as a standalone, I would suggest reading the whole series so you can see the character development, the growth of their friendships and just have more of them to read.” ~ Kayt, Open Book Society

 

 

 

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