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Whispering Bay Mystery 1

McGuffin, rhymes with muffin…  Fall, 2018

Everyone agrees that Lucy McGuffin bakes the best muffins in Whispering Bay, but she’s got another talent, one that she’s tried her whole life to hide—Lucy can always tell when a person is lying or telling the truth. Being a human lie detector isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when you don’t really want the answer to the universal question: Does this dress make my butt look too big?

When Lucy is hired to provide dessert for the grand opening celebration of the city’s new community center, she stumbles across the dead body of Abby Delgado, a prominent member of the Sunshine Ghost Society, an organization that claims to commune with the dead.

Then Lucy’s brother, Father Sebastian, a local priest, is implicated in the crime, and Lucy is forced to put her skills to the test in order to prove his innocence. Not an easy job when everyone in Whispering Bay appears to be hiding something, including the town’s new hot shot deputy, Travis Fontaine.

Travis doesn’t want an amateur like Lucy (and her new little rescue dog Paco) snooping around his turf, so he offers her a deal. He’ll stay out of her kitchen if they’ll stay away from his crime scene. But Lucy isn’t about to let her brother’s fate rest in the hands of an arrogant cop. Good thing Lucy has her best friend Will Cunningham to back her up, but when Lucy catches Will in a lie she begins to fear that there might not be anyone in town she can really trust.

Excerpt (coming soon!)