Southern Cozy Mysteries, Y'all


Now Available
in paperback and ebook on Amazon
and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Brand New Series is LIVE!

Bucket List Mysteries ~ Book 1: Dead in the Water

They say opposites attract. The only thing these two unlikely friends seem to be a magnet for is murder.

When Maisie Mitchell sold her restaurant and retired to sunny Florida, she couldn’t wait to get out of the kitchen and do absolutely nothing except enjoy lazy days by the pool.

Thirty-five years with the Chicago Police Department was enough for detective Donna “Dot” Pinetta. She was ready to escape the daily stress of big city crime and retire under a palm tree with a tall glass of something cold and a little paper umbrella.

When the dead body of handsome recreation director, Mason Jacobs is discovered floating in their own little piece of paradise, chaos ensues. Maisie and Dot’s plans for adventure get shoved to the back burner when a good friend tops the suspect list and Dot jumps back into detective mode dragging Maisie along with her.

With a millionaire, an aging beauty queen and a jealous husband among the long list of suspects, can they expose the real killer and clear their friend’s name? Or will their first road trip be to the prison on visitor’s day?

Dead in the Water is the first book in a brand, new series by cozy author, S.C. Merritt. Join Maisie and Dot on their travels in the Bucket List Mysteries.

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A Holiday Novella

Kate Kennedy manages the premier boutique ski resort in Colorado. With the annual holiday unveiling of a giant gingerbread village, a fundraiser for a children’s charity, quickly approaching her stress level is rocketing through the roof. When one of the four diva celebrity chefs, creating havoc with their tantrums, turns up dead, her stellar reputation threatens to collapse. Kate decides she has no choice but to lend a helping hand to the alpine town’s newest detective if things are going to get wrapped up quickly. Can she expose the killer in time to salvage the fundraiser and save what’s left of her job?

Do you LOVE pets? You will LOVE this new collection of cozies featuring PETS!

A Pet-Themed Cozy Anthology

12 Short Cozy Mysteries from S.C. Merritt, Summer Prescott, Sam Cheever, Dianne Harman, Magnolia Lily Plum, Donna Walo Clancy, Loraine Hudson, CeeCee James, L.C. Turner, Gretchen Allen and Mildred Abbott.

Kate Kennedy had no doubt that a week on San Cabela Island in a breezy, beachside bungalow would be just what the doctor ordered after her recent brush with death. She had no idea her week of rest and relaxation was about to turn into a killer of a vacation.

NEW!! 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

Potluck and Pandemonium

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Lakefronts and Larceny

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Reunions and Reckonings

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Moonshine and Murder

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Fruitcakes and Fatalities

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Cake and Corruption

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