Twisty mysteries for pet-lovers

Greetings, mystery lovers! I’m Ellen Riggs, author of humorous, clean cozy mysteries. My new “Bought-the-Farm” series brings together my passion for animals and storytelling.

The series stars Ivy Galloway, a former play-it-safe human resources executive, and Keats, the brilliant border collie. Ivy’s thrilling and dangerous rescue of Keats gives her a new leash on life, prompting her to escape the big city and move back home to quaint Clover Grove.

The good news: someone offers to sell her a hobby farm and inn for a mere song. The bad news: people keep turning up dead around her! But with Keats on the case, and her best friend Jilly at her side, Ivy breaks all her old rules and throws herself into each investigation—much to the dismay of her former high school sweetheart, police chief Kellan Harper. Come and meet the lovable and quirky cast of rescue animals and people at Runaway Farm & Inn. Expect fowl play, howls of laugher and a fast-paced series you can’t put down.

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Roo the Day Book

Roo the Day

Ivy’s wish for a wallaby takes a shocking turn.

With crime getting the jump on Clover Grove, it’s no surprise when a self-defense class launches. Ivy looks forward to learning new moves to stay alive and kicking.

As the sessions begin, she also confronts her most complicated animal rescue yet. A long-held dream of owning a wallaby has manifested in a far bigger package.

A kangaroo on the lam is a daunting challenge, but Ivy and friends hop right to it. When a local citizen dies under mysterious circumstances, however, the feisty marsupial is on the hook for murder. The runaway roo is lucky that Ivy has a few tricks in her pocket and never rests until justice is served.

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Roo the Day Book

Roo the Day Book

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Sheep with One Eye Open Book

Sheep with One Eye Open

These wooly crime-spotters are never a sheep on the job.

An eco-friendly business using sheep to mow lawns isn’t on Ivy’s radar but she can’t resist helping with the new project. Sheep are the easiest of her livestock to manage and they might as well contribute to the community.

Grass, as it turns out, is merely an appetizer for these busy ruminants and murder the main dish. When someone falls on the wrong side of the baa, Ivy, Keats and the gang take a sheep of faith to keep Clover Grove safe.

The next book in the Bought-the-Farm Mystery Series is a perfect page-turner for lovers of animals and funny, spunky amateur sleuths.

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Sheep with One Eye Open Book

Sheep with One Eye Open Book

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Bee All and End All Book

Bee All and End All

A high school queen bee sets the town abuzz with a sticky situation of the criminal kind.

Ivy was happy to put high school behind her, not to mention the decade that followed. She’s living her glory days now, running her farm and inn among family and friends.

A class reunion has zero appeal, but a tempest in the beekeeping community sends her back into the hive of stinging rivalries and secrets.

Can Ivy’s current cunning clique help her survive deadly social dynamics to find a sweet solution?

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Bee All and End All Book

Bee All and End All Book

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Mouse of Ill Repute

A high school queen bee sets the town abuzz with a sticky situation of the criminal kind.

Ivy was happy to put high school behind her, not to mention the decade that followed. She’s living her glory days now, running her farm and inn among family and friends.

A class reunion has zero appeal, but a tempest in the beekeeping community sends her back into the hive of stinging rivalries and secrets.

Can Ivy’s current cunning clique help her survive deadly social dynamics to find a sweet solution?

The next book in the Bought-the-Farm Mystery Series is a perfect page-turner for lovers of animals and funny, spunky amateur sleuths.

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Think Outside the Fox

Think Outside the Fox

A cunning canine crime-solver meets a sly fox with an ax to grind.

Ivy has never been a fan of the dense woods surrounding her quaint hometown of Clover Grove. When a forestry crew arrives to thin out the trees, however, sunlight exposes dark secrets.

Winter is an odd time to start building a dream home, and it turns into a nightmare when someone is cut down in their prime. Upheaval on the police force only complicates matters more.

Ivy, Keats and the crew never shy away from complications, and they’re determined to outfox a wily adversary before the ax falls again.

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Think Outside the Fox Book

Think Outside the Fox Book

Mystic Mutt Mysteries

A rookie psychic and her chatty canine sidekick set out to solve a hometown crime.

Janelle Brighton is a reluctant psychic still trying to find her true calling. So far, her main claim to fame is bringing a spectral dachshund back to life. It’s a unique gift that probably won’t take her far in her hometown of Wyldwood Springs, where magical crime abounds.

After years on the run, however, she’s determined to put the past behind her and start over. An old family feud is still going strong and her enemies consider her a threat. In Janelle’s humble opinion, her magical skills are highly overrated.

Mr. Bixby begs to differ. The chatty, cocky dachshund believed in Janelle enough to cross from the dead to the living and join her on a special quest. First, she’ll need to find her estranged and missing mother and cure their family ghost of amnesia. On top of all that, there’s a dead body behind her quaint but haunted jewelry store… and guess who’s getting framed?

Surviving this homecoming is going to take persistence, ingenuity and a great sense of humor.

Love your books with hounds, humor and homicide? Join psychic Janelle Brighton in the Mystic Mutts Mysteries series, a lighthearted paranormal cozy mystery featuring a saucy dachshund, several ghosts and murders to solve. Great for fans of funny, fast-paced cozy mysteries with animals.

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You Can't Always Get What You Haunt - Book

You Can't Always Get What You Haunt - Book

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All I Haunt Is You

Disaster is one magical hiccup away for a reluctant witch and her chatty dachshund.

Life in Wyldwood Springs is settling into a comfortable rhythm for psychic and novice witch, Janelle Brighton, and her sassy formerly-deceased dachshund, Mr. Bixby. The only hitch is a bad case of nervous hiccups, but a minor magical malady isn’t stopping her from enjoying her new jewelry store, loyal friends and a budding romance with the chief of police.

When the mayor summons Janelle to discuss her most recent spelling misfire, a hiccup causes the mayor’s feline to vanish, leaving the town leader unprotected. On top of that, there’s a canine ghost under the mayor’s sofa that only Janelle can see, and he seems determined to disrupt a wedding ceremony.

Janelle will need to put her growing powers to the test to find the mayor’s cat and rescue an unruly spectral puppy before a magical villain crashes the wedding.

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You Can't Always Get What You Haunt Book

You Can't Always Get What You Haunt

A rookie psychic and her chatty canine sidekick set out to solve a hometown crime.

Janelle Brighton is a reluctant psychic still trying to find her true calling. So far, her main claim to fame is bringing a spectral dachshund back to life. It’s a unique gift that probably won’t take her far in her hometown of Wyldwood Springs, where magical crime abounds.

After years on the run, however, she’s determined to put the past behind her and start over. An old family feud is still going strong and her enemies consider her a threat. In Janelle’s humble opinion, her magical skills are highly overrated.

Mr. Bixby begs to differ. The chatty, cocky dachshund believed in Janelle enough to cross from the dead to the living and join her on a special quest. First, she’ll need to find her estranged and missing mother and cure their family ghost of amnesia. On top of all that, there’s a dead body behind her quaint but haunted jewelry store… and guess who’s getting framed?

Surviving this homecoming is going to take persistence, ingenuity and a great sense of humor.

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You Can't Always Get What You Haunt Book

You Can't Always Get What You Haunt Book

Any Way You Haunt It - Book

Any Way You Haunt It

A psychic with a quirky gift. A quaint haunted store. And a sassy dog who solves murders.

Janelle Brighton is adapting quickly to life in her hometown of Wyldwood Springs. Her new friends are helping her launch a jewelry store, and the visiting police chief she admires is sticking around.

When a canine specter with a little extra arrives in her new store, however, it stirs up a whirlwind of trouble. The feisty furball’s visit coincides with an unexpected death on Main Street that leaves Janelle’s best friend on the hook for murder.

The ghost without a tail has a very special tale he's not telling. Luckily, Mr. Bixby—a sassy and previously-deceased dachshund—and Janelle both like a challenge. To solve the crime, they’ll need to crack a complicated canine code that leads down a perilous path into her family’s past.

No one said rescuing ghost dogs would be easy… but there’s never a dull moment.

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Any Way You Haunt It - Book

Any Way You Haunt It - Book

Mystery, Mayhem and Mischievous Mutts

Dog Town Cozy Romance Mysteries

Dorset Hills, better known as Dog Town, is famous for being the most dog-friendly place in the world. Naturally, when so many dogs and dog-lovers unite in one quaint town, mischief and mayhem ensue. In the Dog Town Cozy Romance Mystery Series, you can expect all the humor, quirky, lovable characters and edge-of-your-seat suspense that are part of any cozy mystery, but there’s a little more romance and a lot less murder. In fact, no one ever dies! If you can do without the death, you’ve got a lighthearted, hilarious and COMPLETE series ahead. There are hair-raising adventures, heartwarming holidays and happily-ever-afters for both humans and pets. It’s the ultimate escapist reading for pet-lovers. Enjoy!

Dog Town Cozy Romance Mysteries

Dog Town Cozy Romance Mysteries