Rachel Lynne

Coastal mysteries to die for ...

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Did a hoodoo curse bring murder and mayhem to a plantation wedding venue?

As the wedding of the year approaches decorator Holly Daye finds herself wrapped up in more than just floral arrangements and seating charts.

The reappearance of the alleged long-lost heir to the Pennington fortune and the curse of a powerful Gullah root doctor throw a wrench in her plans just as a ceremonial dagger goes missing and then turns up in a guest’s back!

To make matters worse, an offshore hurricane turns and is barreling toward Belle Isle, trapping Holly and the guests of Pennington Place Plantation with a wily killer..., or has the curse of the Gullah finally come true?

Filled with intrigue, suspense, and a dash of southern charm, "Plantations and Allegations" is a page-turning mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Coming August 18th!

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Bonus Offer!

A character card will be included in the pre-order gifts for the remaining 8 books in The Holly Daye Mystery Series.

Collect all of the cards and receive a FREE eBook of Lowcountry recipes collected from my family and friends!


Plantations and Allegations and receive a free gift package!

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If you've stumbled upon this page you've probably figured out that I'm a writer. But, I'm also a mom, a grandma, a housewife, and a former grocery worker; all titles I proudly hold!

I wrote my first book, Ring of Lies in 2011, got the idea for Broken Chords and wrote a few chapters and then promptly let life get in the way. I did volunteer work while I homeschooled my daughter and, when she decided to attend high school, I decided to find work outside the home.

I was managing a department in a grocery store, (which I loved doing) and I'd find myself writing stories while I put away stock; there is something about muscle memory work that lets the subconscious play. I started carrying a sharpie in my pocket along with my box cutter and, when I'd get an idea, a snippet of conversation between characters, or a creative way to axe someone I'd scribble it on a piece of cardboard!

As much as I loved my job, I realized I had some pretty good ideas on those scraps of empty boxes and that is when I quit and started writing full time. All of my books take place in and around the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia because that is where I call home and I am in awe of this region's natural beauty and its history.

Join my newsletter, The Cozy Crew Club, and you'll hear more than you probably ever wanted to know about the Lowcountry and its unique culture. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, BookBub, Pinterest, and YouTube! You'll see my crazy menagerie of animals, the day trips my husband I take, recipes, chapter readings, and more!

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The Holly Daye Mystery Series

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Coming Aug. 18th

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Book 4

Coming Oct. 2023

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Book 5

Coming Jan. 2024

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Book 6

Coming March 2024

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Book 7

Coming June. 2024

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Book 8

Coming Aug.. 2024

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Book 9

Coming Dec. 2024

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Book 10

Coming March 2025

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Book 11

Coming June 2025

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Book 12

The Cosmic Café Mystery Series