Welcome To Cassie Page Books
Welcome to Cassie Page Books
Welcome to the Cassie Page Cozy Mystery series, home to Olivia M. Granville and the saints and sinners of Darling Valley, otherwise known as Billionaire Hollow.
What would you do if you sent a $30,000 piece of furniture out for repair and it came back with a deadly package inside?
That’s the dilemma facing Olivia M. Granville, OMG to her friends and foes, as though the award-winning architect, interior designer and antiques dealer didn’t have enough on her hands.
Olivia, a transplanted Los Angeleno, is the newest resident of Darling Valley, a picturesque town just outside of San Francisco and home of the DV Bills, as Olivia calls the largest concentration of billionaires anywhere in the country. Like the Astors and Rockefellers of old who outdid each other building humongous summer cottages in Newport, the DV Bills outdo each other with eye-popping piles of sticks stuffed with museum quality art hidden in the Marin hills. It was Olivia’s plan to make a killing decorating them.
What Olivia liked best about moving to sleepy Darling Valley from LA was the absence of crime. No worrying about parking her car on a side street because it might get stolen. Nobody slipping sticky fingers into her purse and lifting her wallet while an accomplice distracted her at the sale rack at Neiman’s. Not having to trip over a dead body blocking the doorway of her office building while the LAPD took their sweet time locking down the crime scene. But the best part of living in Darling Valley was never having to find herself sitting across from Brooks at a dinner party while he romanced his new girlfriend and referred to Olivia as a client.
What she hated about Darling Valley was the 400 miles between its pristine mansions and gritty but happening LA. Not far enough to save her from becoming Detective Gurmeet Richards’ lead suspect in a killing of a different kind. Yes, that’s Detective Richards of the devastating velvety eyes.
Olivia should have remembered the advice her tea-leaves reading friend, Tuesday, gave her before she left LA. You get what you resist.
Watch what happens when Olivia and Tuesday get to work proving her innocence amid the opulence and deception of her, idyllic but deadly new home.
The women sleuths Olivia M. Granville (OMG) and her best friend Tuesday are back with the second Darling Valley Cozy Mystery.
Olivia had worked for months on the groundbreaking ceremony for Charles Bacon’s Bacon-Paatz Classic Car and Fine Art Museum. She had obsessed over every detail to make sure the day went off without a hitch. The success of the museum could put her at the center of the international design scene. Imagine her surprise when she saw what the Governor dug up!
The groundbreaking ceremony sends Olivia on a collision course with Native Americans, First Americans, snooty bloggers who write that Bacon-Paatz sounds like a pork store in Boston, and connivers of all stripes out to use the museum for their own nefarious ends.
As a result, Olivia embarks upon a mission to save a modern day Taj Mahal, the New Jersey traffic dispatcher cum lottery winning billionaire’s tribute to his late, beloved wife. Olivia and Charles have become close friends since the George Clooney lookalike appeared on her doorstep in Armoires and Arsenic. Olivia is determined to do everything possible to rescue his embattled museum from a possible shutdown, not realizing the life and death commitment that this will entail.
Events throw Olivia and Detective Dreamy, Gurmeet (Matt) Richards, together again after declaring a timeout in their on again, off again love affair.
And as if the endangered project is not headache enough, a competing designer, Hamish Walsh, tries to sabotage Olivia’s other big project, a pool house for the Darling Valley Diva, Marguerite Fredericks.
Throughout, Olivia continues her quest to match up the love struck, lovable Carrie with her oblivious right hand life saver, Cody.
Alistair Walsh, a pesky gofer for the museum’s art curator, a narcissistic, philandering architect, a take no prisoners banker, a perfectly coiffed troublesome tenant, and the irrepressible, impossibly, eccentrically dressed best friend Tuesday populate this humorous, yet suspenseful story of murder, mayhem, good food and classy cars.
How would you ruin a cozy breakfast date with your heartthrob? How about a dead body falling into your lap?
Murder and mayhem among the rich and richer continues to plague Billionaire Hollow, or Darling Valley to the saints and scoundrels residing there.
A shocking diamond-draped skyfall is only the beginning of the miseries that has amateur female sleuth Olivia M. Granville doing “the dance of life” when she and her Detective McDreamy, known professionally as Gurmeet Richards, wander into their favorite luxury jewelry store, Xavier’s Gems.
Throughout this fast-paced, diamond studded, cozy mystery, thanks to sleazy society blogger, Awful Arlo, leaking incriminating texts and photos about her to cable news , Olivia finds herself at the center of the investigation into the death of one of Darling Valley’s leading socialites. Once again, she must call on her two best buds, couture-challenged Tuesday and beloved sidekick/assistant Cody to help her solve the murder before she loses her business, her relationship and her sanity. Oh wait, was it a murder?
As Olivia attempts to sort out the confusion about Jocelyn Payne’s mysterious demise, she finds herself in the middle of a nasty feud between a friend and her tenant, the aging, difficult but stylish yogini, Mrs. Harmon; a serious run-in with her battering ram of a client, Marguerite Fredericks; an assault by the attack cat, Lola; and a faceoff with cupid as she tries to figure out if Matt is two-timing her, just as they seemed to have finally found peace and happiness together.
If it’s Tuesday, it must be murder!
Tuesday made her debut in Darling Valley. Now welcome her as she embarks on her own collection of cozy mysteries set among the celebrities, film starts, film grunts, talents, scoundrels and saints in La La land. Tuesday, tea leaf reader and female sleuth extraordinaire, believed she was leaving behind murder and mayhem when she said goodbye to Darling Valley and her beloved BFF, Olivia.
But none of her readings prepared her for the murder and mayhem awaiting at home in LA, starting with her favorite client, actress Holley Wood, texting that someone has threatened to kill her if she doesn’t withdraw from a film project. Suspense, danger and romance heat up for Tuesday when the teacups of the Mulberry Mafia, her clients at the upscale Mulberry Cat Café, keep showing a corpse and an ominous M. As the body count piles up, there is no mystery about the identity of the corpses. But does the M stand for murder, movie, money? A new man? Or is the Mulberry Cat Café itself in jeopardy? As Tuesday crosses swords with leggy, savvy Detective Kanesha Jameson who looks like Beyoncé with a badge; thorny Natasha, owner of the Café; the brilliant but caustic Chef Marco; and the various men stalking beautiful, innocent Holley, Tuesday also has to solve the mystery of the disappearance of a dubious treasure; decide whether to accept a gift from the romance gods and welcome an unwanted surprise visit from her past. Lighthearted Tuesday of the extravagantly eccentric wardrobe and blithe, ever positive lover of life Holley find their lives taking a dark turn as they navigate troubled waters, the dark streets of LA in a shoot out, attempt to maintain their strong belief in the innate goodness of humanity, while always remaining ready for their close-ups.