Danger Cove Mysteries

20 books in series
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Secret of the Painted Lady Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Christina A. Burke....

If these walls could talk...they'd scream murder.

Alex Jordan is the owner of Finials and Facades Renovation and Restoration Services, making her able to pursue her love of restoring Victorian-style homes in the town of Danger Cove. But her recent acquisition of the stately Marlton House has led to a showdown with town real estate mogul, and now, she has needs to restore the old house and flip it for a profit as quickly as possible. But Alex gets more than she bargained for when a Hawaiian shirt-clad tourist with a bullet in his head turns up in the home's bathtub. Pairing up with the unlikely partner of the town florist, George Fontaine, Alex vows to solve the murder before her flip flops.

As Alex worries over deadlines, she stumbles across another body on the cliffs of Danger Cove. However, this "body" is a super-sexy man with amnesia...or so he says. Throw in a stash of stolen diamonds, a matchmaking grandmother, a foulmouthed parrot, and a mysterious killer with Alex in his sights, and Alex is in a race against time to salvage the job, solve the murder, and save her own life.

©2015 Christina A. Burke (P)2018 Christina A. Burke
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  • Book 1

    • Secret of the Painted Lady

    • Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Christina A. Burke, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Mary Hildebrandt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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    Alex Jordan is the owner of Finials and Facades Renovation and Restoration Services, making her able to pursue her love of restoring Victorian-style homes in the town of Danger Cove. But her recent acquisition of the stately Marlton House has led to a showdown with town real estate mogul, and now, she has needs to restore the old house and flip it for a profit as quickly as possible. But Alex gets more than she bargained for when a Hawaiian shirt-clad tourist with a bullet in his head turns up in the home's bathtub.

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  • Book 2

    • Murder and Mai Tais

    • A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Sibel Hodge, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Melissa Disney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hope Foster's motto is to let fate lead you - which it did in her case right to the quiet town of Danger Cove. But when the owner of the Smugglers' Tavern, where Hope tends bar, is murdered, suddenly fate puts Hope squarely in the role of "prime suspect" in her employer's murder. Not only is she the last one to see him alive, but a new will also reveals that her employer left his whole estate to Hope instead of his ungrateful daughter Elise and nephew Carter.

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  • Book 3

    • Death by Scones

    • A Danger Cove Bakery Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Jennifer Fischetto, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Melissa Meshey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Riley Spencer is officially the new owner of the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery in the small town of Danger Cove. She's excited about the grand re-opening, but when she learns a hoax letter went out to the residents of Danger Cove informing them of free baked goods, she panics and does the only thing she can - quickly sets out plates of muffins, cupcakes, and cookie bars. Crisis seems to be averted...until the body of local recluse Nathan Dearborn is found in the bakery bathroom. The cause of death: peanut allergy.

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    • Death by Scones

    • By Layla on 20-09-17

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai

    • Danger Cove Mysteries, Volume 5
    • By: Traci Andrighetti, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Kayla Perillo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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    Native Texan Cassidi Conti was expecting to face some obstacles when she moved to Danger Cove and opened The Clip and Sip, a hair salon that gives away free drinks. What she wasn't counting on was a client dying during a dye job. But when 80-year-old Margaret Appleby comes in for her biweekly appointment, that's exactly what happens: Margaret drinks her usual soy chai, dozes off under the dryer...and doesn't wake up. Now, The Clip and Sip is under suspicion, clients are wary, and Cassidi is on a mission to prove that while her styles may be killer, her employees are innocent! 

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  • Book 6

    • Killer Closet Case

    • A Danger Cove B&B Mystery, Volume 6
    • By: T. Sue VerSteeg, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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    After living in fast-paced L.A., Bree fears she'll be bored with small town life. However, it becomes anything but dull when she convinces her parents' hot handyman to expand the tiny closet in the living quarters...and a dead body falls out of the wall! Things get even more interesting when the medical examiner puts the time of death right around when her parents took possession of the B&B and started renovations. She's on the clock to prove her parents' innocence before they end up behind bars!

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 9

    • Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs

    • Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Sally J. Smith, Jean Steffens, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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    When Lizzie Jones, pet sitter extraordinaire, is asked to watch over her best friend's two spoiled dogs at the posh gated community of Craggy Hill Estates, the last thing she expects is to wind up in the middle of a homicide. But that's exactly what happens when she finds her best friend's cheating husband and Danger Cove’s celebrity bodybuilder champ, Mr. Jupiter, floating face-down in his hot tub. To make matters worse, the police aren’t looking any further than the wife for a suspect.

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    • Enjoyable quick and light

    • By MommaBear on 17-02-18

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  • Book 10

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  • Book 12

    • Sinister Snickerdoodles

    • Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 12
    • By: Janel Gradowski, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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    Maura Monroe came to Danger Cove, Washington, to forget the past and start over. Her newly found spontaneous side thinks buying the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery is the perfect way to both indulge her passion for baking and gain a fresh start. But her practical, business-savvy side isn’t sure it’s the safest move - for her heart or her pocketbook! While her two sides duke it out, Maura decides to rent a short-term cottage to feel out the quaint little town.

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  • Book 13

    • Heroes and Hurricanes: A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery

    • Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 13
    • By: Nicole Leiren, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Karen Gundersen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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    When Lilly Waters moved to her ancestral small-town home of Danger Cove, Washington, she hoped for a walk down memory lane and a chance to connect with the family she never knew. What she got instead was a bartending job at the Smugglers' Tavern, a mysterious man promising information about her grandfather - who had been listed as MIA since the Vietnam War - and a dead body she practically tripped over! When the police point to Lilly as their number one suspect, she decides to take fate into her own hands.

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  • Book 14

    • A Death in the Flower Garden

    • Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 14
    • By: Gin Jones, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Darlene Allen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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    It's Independence Day weekend, and Maria Dolores is the new manager of the Lighthouse Farmers' Market. From the very beginning, though, events conspire against her. Her mentor and attractive local farmer, Merle Curtis, fails to show up to introduce her to the vendors, the stalls are all in the wrong place, and an earthquake shakes up everyone in the market! In its aftermath, Maria realizes the flower vendor is more than shaken up.... She's dead.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Narrator!

    • By Littlewool15 on 09-07-18

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  • Book 15

    • Divas, Diamonds & Death: A Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery

    • Danger Cove Mystery Series, Book 15
    • By: Sally J. Smith, Jean Steffens, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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    Pet Sitter turned sleuth Lizzie Jones is excited about the upcoming Second Chance Animal Rescue fundraiser. The celebrity draw, Sabrina Ramirez, is a pet psychic famous for her TV show The Critter Communicator. Sabrina arrives with her entourage that includes Rosie, an adorable teacup pig that Sabrina treats like royalty, Sabrina's buff bodyguard, her devoted nephew, and unexpectedly, her estranged ex-husband. When Sabrina needs a pet sitter Lizzie is thrilled to take on the job. That is until the little piglet is pignapped on Lizzie's watch - along with her diamond collar!

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  • Book 17

    • A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch

    • A Danger Cove Farmers' Market Mystery (Danger Cove Mysteries, Volume 17)
    • By: Gin Jones, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Darlene Allen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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    It's Halloween, and Maria Dolores is hoping for a trouble-free weekend, the last one before the Lighthouse Farmers' Market closes for the winter. But her hopes are dashed when a state agricultural inspector threatens to shut down the market prematurely...right before a young woman falls to her death from the lighthouse cliff! The local homicide detective thinks it was suicide and won't listen to Maria's extensive list of possible suspects for foul play or the fact that the victim was known for getting into fights that went beyond mere words. Now, it's up to Maria to unearth a secret.

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  • Book 18

    • Deadly Dirty Martinis

    • A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery, Book 18
    • By: Nicole Leiren, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Karen Gundersen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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    Lilly Waters is loving life as the new assistant manager at the Smugglers’ Tavern in the small town of Danger Cove. So the last thing she wants or expects is an impromptu family reunion with the wannabe-rock star dad and his number-one-fan (her mother) who were noticeably absent from her childhood. Not only does Lilly have her hands full dealing with her mom and dad who act more like teenagers than parents, but she also finds herself in hot water when the son of a Chicago mob boss is murdered on tavern property.

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  • Book 20

    • Tequila Trouble

    • Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 20
    • By: Nicole Leiren, Elizabeth Ashby
    • Narrated by: Karen Gundersen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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    A famous chef makes an unexpected visit to the tavern with an offer that threatens all of Lilly's future plans, her boyfriend starts to complicate their relationship, and - just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse - a friend’s husband is found dead under suspicious circumstances. The police are pointing their fingers directly at Lilly's friend, so the bartender once again finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.

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