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Boxed Set: The Darling Valley Cozy Mysteries: The Darling Valley Cosy Mystery Series, #5

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Length: 962 pages15 hours

Summary

Own all the books in The Darling Valley Cozy Mystery Series featuring amateur sleuth Olivia M. Granville, her partner in (solving) crime, Tuesday and her evolving romance with Detective Dreamy, Matt Richards. 

Book 1: Armoires and Arsenic
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. But it seems someone is killing the residents and blaming Olivia.

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.

Book 2: Groundbreaking Murder
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 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.

Book 3: Dying For Diamonds
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 continue 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.

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