When Bramblett County Realtor Lily Sprayberry puts her deceased client’s townhome, the last in a sought after mixed-use development community, on the market, she winds up in the throes of a bidding war.
Knowing a portion of the money will go to a scholarship in her client’s name, Lily schedules a realtor only open house to raise the bids even higher. But on the day of the event, she discovers the home’s been vandalized, and every potential offer is taken off the table.
Someone is out to stop the sale, and ruin Lily in the process.
With her reputation hanging by a thread and the community up in arms, Lily sets out to fix things, and lands right in the middle of a hot mess of vandalism, lies, theft, and cheating. Lily soon discovers that some people don’t want their secrets known, and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep them under wraps.
Meet Lily Sprayberry. Selling homes is her career. Solving murders, her calling.
There’s money buried somewhere on Myrtle Redbecker’s property, and people are dying to find out where.
When Bramblett County, Georgia’s number one realtor Lily Sprayberry finds her cantankerous older client dead on the kitchen floor, she lands herself smack dab in the middle of a long-running property battle and a one-hundred-year-old rumor.
Lily made a promise to sell Myrtle’s land whether her client’s alive or not. But whoever wants that money doesn’t want the property to sell and will do whatever’s necessary to stop her. Can Lily keep her promise, or will she wind up another victim in this deal gone dead?
It’s fall, y’all and it’s time for the annual It’s Fall Y’all Festival in Bramblett County Georgia!
And that’s a big deal!
The It’s Fall Y’all Festival is the biggest festival in the tri-county area, and everyone in Bramblett County is geared up for a great time!
Pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, a petting zoo, and of course, a good old-fashioned BBQ are just a few of the events scheduled at Abernathy Farm.
But the big event, the one Lily Sprayberry is most excited about, is the haunted corn maze.
When bad things happen to scarecrows scattered throughout the maze, county residents run screaming, threatening the success of the festival. Determined to figure out what’s going on, Lily decides to check it out for herself and fears the corn maze just might actually be haunted.
Small town folk don’t always take care of their own.
As Bramblett County, Georgia realtor Lily Sprayberry preps for the annual community yard sale fundraiser, she discovers the body of the newly hired lacrosse coach lying in the high school gym.
At first, all signs point to natural causes, but when Lily finds an empty syringe lying under the bleachers, the coroner decides the coach was murdered.
Lily learns the coach wasn’t liked by the lacrosse parents, and when word got out about his murder, the state athletic association suspended the program entirely.
When a few of the lacrosse moms decide to take matters into their own hands, they threaten someone close to Lily—her county sheriff boyfriend and his reelection status–by bullying Lily herself.
And soon, Lily’s had enough. As she searches for answers, she’s dragged deeper into an angry mob of high school sports parents all seeking revenge and gunning for their kids to sign with the most elite schools offering the best scholarships.
And some of them are willing to do whatever it takes, including murder.
When the killer figures out Lily is close to cracking the case, things take a dangerous turn, and Lily’s life is on the line. Can she save herself, or will she be the next victim in Bramblett County?
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In UNFINISHED BUSINESS AN ANGELA PANTHER MYSTERY, #1 AMAZON bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson introduces her now trademark blend of witty dialog and hilarious banter in the first book of her paranormal cozy mystery series. Filled with romance and friendships reminiscent of chick-lit novels, Unfinished Business is a humorous and heartwarming cozy mystery adventure.
In UNFINISHED BUSINESS AN ANGELA PANTHER MYSTERY, #1 AMAZON bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson introduces her now trademark blend of witty dialog and laugh out loud banter in the first book of her hilarious and heartwarming paranormal chick lit, women’s sleuth mystery series, the Angela Panther Mystery series.
Stay at home wife and mother Angela Panther has a gift: she can talk to the dead.
She just doesn’t know it. Yet.
Long suppressed and forgotten, her gift resurfaces with the death of her mother. Angela considers it a curse, preferring to spend her life with the living, not dealing with the unfinished business of the dead.
But the dead, they couldn’t care less.
They know she can resolve their unfinished business, and when they need help, it’s Angela they haunt.
As Angela reluctantly obliges the dead, her mother stays earthbound, refusing to go until her own unfinished business is handled; business she won’t discuss with her daughter.
Business that involves Angela.
Can Angela discover the truth behind her mother’s decision to stay, and if she does, will her heart survive?
“It definitely touched a chord with anyone who has ever lost a loved one. The writing was strong and the dialogue — which many people simply cannot write — was terrific.” —Christie Giraud, editor, Editingpro.com
“What a fantastic read! I couldn’t put it down! I had to keep reading just to see what twist life was going throw out at Angela next!” —Chicklit Plus
“The author has a great sense of humor, even about death, but when the story called for it, she was reverent and empathetic in the way her characters handled each other.” —Caroline Fardig, Best selling Author
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When it comes to family, a mother’s choice is always love.
“Be careful what you wish for because karma has a way of biting you in the butt.” That’s what Angela Panther’s mother, Fran always said.
And boy was she was right.
When Angela first discovered her gift to gab with ghosts, she fought it tooth and nail. But the second she decided it wasn’t so bad—as long as she kept it from going viral—tragedy hit, and the universe decided to teach her a lesson.
With her psychic service disconnected, Angela discovers spirits still find ways to communicate; she’s just not sure who’s doing what, and why.
When her best friend Mel suspects her husband of cheating, she asks Angela to help her prove it. They concoct the perfect plan, but to make it work, they’ll need help from Angela’s mother. There’s just one tiny little problem—Fran’s dead.
As the duo works to catch the cheater, Angela struggles to decipher messages she assumes are from her mother, messages that intensify in their urgency.
Only the messages aren’t from Fran.
Angela finally figures out the messages and knows if she delivers them, she’ll regain her gift, and her secret will go viral. If she doesn’t, her gift is gone forever, and so is her connection to her mother.
Now Angela must choose between the happiness of the spirit’s family and her fears of damaging her own.
In UNBREAKABLE BONDS, AN ANGELA PANTHER MYSTERY, bestselling women’s sleuth mystery author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s snarky dialog and hilarious banter between psychic medium Angela and her best friend Mel will keep you laughing, and the touching scenes between the living and the dead will tug at your heartstrings and bring tears to your eyes.
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“Unbreakable Bonds was one of those books I couldn’t put down. The dialogue was snappy, the characters were real, and the plot was perfectly crafted. I LOVE this series. The author makes the paranormal element so incredibly believable in her writing. The ghosts aren’t presented as chilling or scary–they’re real people who need to make one last contact with the living. This novel made me laugh and cry–and the little twist at the end has me excited for where the author is going to take the series! Can’t wait to read more.” —Caroline Fardig, Best Selling Author of It’s Just a Little Crush
“A delightfully funny, slightly irreverent paranormal romp! Especially engaging is the unique twist in the relationship between Angela and her deceased mother; funny and tender, with her mother still advising, admonishing, and cheering. Just as enjoyable, however, are the warm, often humorous, and sometimes even poignant moments with Angela’s daughter, Emily, or her friend Mel. Even though there are several story threads, they mesh nicely and complement each other. This is a story full of fun for anyone searching for a fresh new way to laugh & enjoy the trials of family!” —InD’tale Magazine
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“Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is now a go-to author.” —Lynne Bryant, InD’tale Magazine
“Grab a latté, a box of Kleenex and a clean pair of panties. Carolyn Ridder Aspenson has done it again.”—Lynn/Two Girls & a Book
With her family life finally on cruise control, stay at home mom and psychic medium Angela Panther expected to see a ghost or twenty, but the universe surprised had other plans.
When an unidentified fourteen-year-old boy takes a dive off an interstate overpass, to solve the case, Atlanta area detective Aaron Banner calls Angela to get the truth about his junior John Doe.
Was it suicide or murder?
The problem is, the spirit can’t remember who he was, or the night he died, and prefers Angela focus on an unknown energy.
Bright lights and the big city mean exciting times for Angela and her BFF Mel, but soon the duo ventures into the dark underbelly of Atlanta and come face-to-face with a gang of saggy-pantsed hoodlums ready to take them out.
Will they make it out alive, or end up dead and buried like the spirits they’re trying to help?
In UNCHARTED TERRITORY, AN ANGELA PANTHER MYSTERY, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s witty dialog between psychic medium Angela Panther and her best friend, Mel will keep you laughing out loud, while the tear-jerking scenes between the living and dead will leave you believing in a connection between the living and the dead.
The Angela Panther Mystery novella featured in InD’tale Magazine
Featuring new scenes and a few surprises!
Available on Kindle only in August, 2016
Coming in August…
When psychic medium turned amateur sleuth Angela Panther teams up with her best friend Mel and celestial super sleuth—and her mother—Fran to help Detective Aaron Banner find a lost boy, the trio heads into ghostly territory they’ve never experienced. The mob and magic aren’t part of the psychic medium handbook and the trio’s not sure they’ll make it out of this one alive. Well, two of them anyway.
The Christmas Elf, An Angela Panther Mystery Holiday Short, available only on Kindle
Christmas gifts come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes, in ways we least expect.
In The Christmas Elf, An Angela Panther Holiday Short, psychic medium Angela Panther, her sidekick and best friend Mel, and celestial super sleuth Fran join forces to help a lost elf find its way back home.
Celebrate the holiday season with this quirky holiday cozy mystery featuring Angela, Mel and the celestial super sleuth, Fran!