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A Crocodile in a Mystery?

Why not? Some years ago, my husband told me about a woman in Southern California who’d been discovered in possession of a Nile crocodile. She’d kept the creature as a pet in her backyard.

The authorities never found out until one day when the crocodile escaped, and was found ambling around the neighborhood. This was such a fascinating story, I couldn’t resist trying to weave a mystery plot around it.

The result: Mrs. Sutton’s Project, a cozy mystery story set in Venice, California. It’s available for download on Amazon. I do hope you’ll like it.  The protagonist is a rookie Police Officer, Bethany Davis, who’s been assigned to investigate a spate of jewelry thefts in the neighborhood.

How can a story featuring a cop be a cozy? Well, in the same way that Naomi Hirahara’s delightful Ellie Rush mysteries are cozy mysteries. Click on the title to read more: Mrs. Sutton’s Project. 

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  1. Kaye George says:

    M. C. Beaton writes a cozy Scottish cop series, too. Hamish McBeth keeps sheep on his property. Sounds good!

  2. Nupur says:

    Yes, you’re right! I love that series. Keep forgetting he’s a cop. Then, there’s Rhys Bowen’s Evans series set in Wales.

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