Rachel Lynne

Coastal mysteries to die for ...

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Coming February 14th!

Love is in the air, but murder comes in with the tide ...

Freezing temperatures in Sanctuary Bay set the stage for a steamy Valentine's Day ball at the yacht club. Event decorator Holly Daye works her magic to create a romantic evening for guests but when Cupid’s arrow misses its mark and leaves a notorious playboy developer dead in the water, a chilling wave of suspicion washes over the town.

An altercation with the deceased lands the boyfriend of Holly’s Mama in the hot seat, but despite him being the number one suspect, Holly is determined to keep her nose out of the case; until her mama decides to investigate and ends up in the slammer!

Dragged into a complicated mystery the mother- daughter sleuthing duo wade through clues and fish for suspects, but when the net they’ve cast drags a decades old secret to the surface Holly’s own romantic relationship is left hanging by a thread.

In too deep, Holly and her Mama continue trolling for a killer but with each new piece of the puzzle, the stakes rise and Holly fears the solution to the case might leave her with a broken heart.

Fans of small town cozy mysteries will be captivated by the icy atmosphere, twisty secrets, and the enchanting spirit of Valentine's Day that mingles with danger in the Lowcountry.

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Hounds and Heists is a prequel in the Holly Daye Mystery Series.

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Hey y'all, I'm happy to meet ya!

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.

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The Holly Daye Mystery Series

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Book 5

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Book 6

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Book 7

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Book 8

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Book 9

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Book 10

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Book 11

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Book 12

The Cosmic Café Mystery Series