Karen C. Whalen
Cozy Mystery Writer
Welcome! I write two mystery series for The Wild Rose Press: the Dinner Club Mysteries featuring Jane Marsh, an empty nester who hosts a gourmet dinner club, and the Tow Truck Mysteries starring Delaney Moran, a super feminine shoe-a-holic who drives a tow truck. Both are about strong friendships and family ties set in Colorado.
In the Dinner Club Murder Mysteries, recent widow Jane Marsh is determined to recapture a rich, full life including hosting an exclusive supper club. Stumbling across dead bodies has also developed into one of her hobbies. Using the paralegal skills she honed at her job in a Denver law firm, Jane knows how to conduct an investigation. But her suspicious mind collides with her trusting nature, and when she serves up culinary treats she also stirs up trouble.
The first in the series, Everything Bundt the Truth, was the First Place recipient in the Suspense Novel category of the 2017 International Digital Awards Contest for Oklahoma Romance Writers of America.
In the Tow Truck Mysteries, Delaney Morran receives an unexpected inheritance—the keys to a tow truck—from a dad she’s never known. Despite the fact she hasn’t even changed a tire in all of her twenty-eight years, she decides to give the rough and dangerous business a chance. Hauling cars for suspicious characters provides plenty of opportunities to discover dead bodies. And when that happens Delaney must toughen up her image as the tow truck operator in high-heels and find the killers in her otherwise safe mountain town.
The first book in this new series, Toes on the Dash, will be coming out in the next few months. Visit here to find out the release date! Stay tuned….
“Take one feisty widow and her appealing friends, add a gourmet dinner club, sprinkle with murder and you have a recipe for a delightful read!” Laura DiSilverio, author of the Readaholics Book Club mysteries.
“A culinary cozy mystery that dishes up a serving of humor.” Rhonda Blackhurst, author of Shear Madness and Shear Deception.
“Whalen will have you simultaneously cooking up recipes for your own dinner club and eyeing everyone suspiciously.” Rachel Weaver, author of Point of Direction.