The Callie Stone Mystery Series


The Callie Stone Mystery Series is a set of cozy mysteries set in quirky Skinner, Oregon, a town in the Pacific Northwest where it’s almost impossible to keep a count of the number of rain storms, coffee shops or Birkenstocks.  These books are available for purchase as a paperback or Kindle download at

cover one clearIn Crowning the Slug Queen, Callie Stone is having a tough week. Fired from her job as an event planner in New York, she returns to her hometown of Skinner, Oregon for a much needed vacation. However, this time off is anything but restful when Callie assists an old friend by taking over a beauty pageant in which the contenders are trying to out diva each other for the title of Skinner Slug Queen. When one of the participants is found dead backstage, Callie is tossed between her mother’s vegetarian stews, her best friend’s attractive ex-husband and a pageant full of cross-dressing contestants. Was the death just an accident or is there something more sinister going on?



cover 2 clearCallie finds trouble brewing in Pint of No Return.  Callie Stone is settling down in her hometown, but now she needs a job and a place to live that isn’t the cottage on her mom’s farm. When she’s offered the opportunity to manage the Skinner Bru-topia, a local brew fest, Callie jumps at the chance to show off her event planning skills. However, it’s a bad omen for the fest when one of the brewers collapses at Callie’s feet. With the assistance of the always intoxicating Detective McMillan and a Brittany spaniel named Hops, will Callie be able to discover if the brewer’s death was a case of accidental illness or something more premeditated?


cover 3 crop mysteryIn The Past Never Dies, how many ways can the past come back to haunt someone?  When Callie Stone is hired to run a college class reunion she gets the surprise of her life and it’s more than just finding a dead body.  Callie has to navigate both old and new family relations, dating her best friend’s ex-husband and figuring out the murderer in a group of people whose memories of another time threaten to overwhelm the present.  She finds out that the past can come back to haunt you in ways that might turn out to be deadly.