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Southern Cozy Mysteries, Y'all


On Amazon in ebook, paperback and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Summers on the Southside can be murder.


When three friends stumble upon a dead body in their apartment building, a lazy summer of fun turns into the adventure of a lifetime. When a second gruesome discovery points toward possible mob connections, dirty cops, and corrupt politicians, the friends find themselves sifting through the lies to find the truth. Would the summer of 1978 turn out to be too hot to handle as they vow to find justice for their murdered friend?

Join Maisie as Dot reveals how the adventure of a lifetime led to a lifetime of adventure in this flashback summer novella. This is a prequel to The Bucket List Mysteries by S.C. Merritt.

Have you ever wondered what made dot decide to become a detective?

Bucket List Mysteries ~
Book 2: Boot Scootin' Bump Off

A wild ride of music, mayhem and murder in Music City, USA.


When best friends, Maisie and Dot chose Nashville, Tennessee as the first bucket list destination in their new Airstream travel trailer, they expected cozy camping, lots of country music and lazy days relaxing on the banks of the Cumberland River. But, when Dot surprised Maisie with backstage passes at the Grand Old Opry, the besties never dreamed the biggest surprise of the night would be finding a dead body at the star-studded after party.

Boot Scootin’ Bump Off is the second book in S.C.’s newest series, The Bucket List Mysteries.

Sweetwater Springs Box Sets Vol. 1 & 2

Boxed sets for the Sweetwater Springs Southern Mysteries are now available on Amazon and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Volume 1 contains Potluck and Pandemonium, Lakefronts and Larceny, and Reunions and Reckonings.
Volume 2 contains Moonshine and Murder, Fruitcakes and Fatalities, and Cake and Corruption.

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Have you downloaded your free copy of Sideburns and Suspicions, the short story prequel to the series? If you haven't, do it today! The ebook version is FREE for everyone who is signed up for my monthly CozyLetter! If you haven't done that, just scroll to the bottom and put in your email address!

It's easy peasy!

If you aren't a fan of ebooks it's available in a print version on Amazon for only $3.99

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S.C. Merritt is a Cozy Mystery Author whose stories feature southern female sleuths, plots with a twist and a little sprinkle of romance. The Sweetwater Springs Southern Mystery Series is set in a small Alabama town full of quirky characters, delicious restaurants and lots of murder. Yummy recipes are included in each book!

The Bucket List Mysteries feature two retired friends who purchase an RV and hit the road, marking off destinations on their lists and running into murders along the way.

When not writing, she is traveling, watching classic movies and tv shows or collecting flamingos.

She lives in Georgia with her husband and miniature Schnauzer, Izzy and dreams of living in a tropical locale someday.

My Books
My Books

Sweetwater Springs Southern Mysteries

Potluck and Pandemonium

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Lakefronts and Larceny

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Moonshine and Murder

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Fruitcakes and Fatalities

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Reunions and Reckonings

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Cake and Corruption

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Bucket List Mysteries

Dead in the Water

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Book Scootin' Bump Off
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Double-Crossed Bones

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Also Available from S.C. Merritt

Caramelized Casualty

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