Welcome to the online home of Karen C. Whalen, author of a culinary, cozy mystery series set in Denver, Colorado – the dinner club murder mysteries.

The first in the series, Everything Bundt the Truth, was released November 2, 2016 and is available on-line in e-book or trade paperback from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Wild Rose Press. The second in the series, Not According to Flan, will be released in the spring of 2017 and the third, No Grater Evil, in the fall of 2017.

In the series, amateur sleuth Jane Marsh is always game to try new things now that she’s in the empty nest stage of her life, including joining an exclusive dinner club. Stumbling across dead bodies has also developed into one of her hobbies. Using paralegal skills honed at her job in a downtown law firm, she knows how to conduct an investigation. But her suspicious mind collides with her trusting nature as she stirs up trouble while serving up one dinner party after another.

Included in each book are menus and ideas for readers to start a gourmet dinner club of their own.

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An excerpt from Everything Bundt the Truth:

The basement with its cool, dusty scent was full of emptiness. “Emptiness” sounded a lot like “empty nest.” A lump welled in her throat. Maybe she could have the laundry room moved up a level to the first floor so she wouldn’t have to come down here anymore. She walked past the old exercise equipment and then rounded the corner into the laundry room. She came to a halt, her heart flying to her throat. Her housekeeper was lying on the floor in front of the washing machine, a pool of blood spreading out around her head…

What other authors have to say about Everything Bundt the Truth:

“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, Lauradisilverio.com

“EVERYTHING BUNDT THE TRUTH is a culinary cozy mystery that dishes up a serving of humor, wit, and a desire to keep turning the pages to find out whodunnit.”

Rhonda Blackhurst

Author of Shear Madness and Shear Deception, RhondaBlackhurst.com

“Whalen will have you simultaneously cooking up recipes for your own dinner club and eyeing everyone suspiciously.”

Rachel Weaver

Author of Point of Direction, RachelWeaver.net