RACHAEL STAPLETON
                      

Best-Selling Mystery Author 

A Penning Trouble Mystery


Murder, She Floats 

A Penning Trouble Mystery Book 1


It's the last long weekend of the summer and former investigator turned journalist Penelope Trubble has returned to her hometown of Bohemian Lake to help her father with his newspaper and private eye businesses. With a contest prize of $10,000 on the line, the small town is more crowded than usual with summer vacationers on the hunt for a planted replica of the rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that, according to local legend, was lost to Bohemian Lake over fifty years ago. With the help of a spitfire local and the town's handsome new detective, Lucky Penny takes the bait and goes diving for the story behind the legend of the million-dollar coin. Unfortunately, her dive turns up more bodies than bounty. The deeper she digs, the more secrets she unearths, but someone else is hunting for the real treasure and they're willing to bury Penny.
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Haunted House Flippers Inc.



Cookies, Corpses and 
the Deadly Haunt 
Haunted House Flippers Inc.
Book 1

House flippers Jack & Juniper agree to lend and help prep their latest purchase—The Doctors House—an old Victorian mansion to act as the eerie setting for the town’s Halloween bash, they’re expecting to find missing floor boards, and pesky bats, not the ghostly specter of the murdered Doctors Wife.
But when the head of the council is found stuffed in a trunk in the attic, it appears history is repeating. As June and the team, carry on with party preparations, they unravel a century of family secrets, whispers of lunacy—and the number one suspect goes on the run. But the victim’s family insists that the ball must go on, even with a killer on the loose. With Halloween fast approaching, June sees the woman in white and wonders if keeping the killer out was ever really a possibility. Now she’s desperate to unmask the killer before the Annual Halloween Bash turns into even more of a deadly haunt… Order Now

Murder, She Slopes

A Penning Trouble Mystery Book 1


Sirens ring. Are you listening? Near Candy Cane Lane. A Body is glistening. A murderous sight. Trubble's investigating tonight. Walking through this winter wonderland.

It's the week before Christmas and Investigative Journalist Penelope Trubble has reluctantly agreed to investigate the death of a woman at the Sleighs & Slopes Adventure Resort in the hopes of exonerating her husband--who just happens to be Penny's ex. But with so many suspicious characters lurking in the trees, Penelope risks being strangled by clues, Christmas lights, conjecture, and catastrophe. It doesn't help that Penny's still a little frosty with the man accused of icing his bride, and she must prove he's no cold-blooded killer. At least there's candy-cane cocoa, a roaring fire, and the Laurentian Mountains to savor--not to mention the hunky detective dashing through the snow after her.

Helping an ex is a slippery slope, and things are going downhill fast for Penelope Trubble.


Candy Canes, Corpses 
and the Gothic Haunt 
Haunted House Flippers Inc. Book 2

House flippers Jack & Juniper are planning to ring in the New Year slinging tapas, vino and beer in their latest purchase, an old Victorian mansion that they've transformed into Bohemian Lake's first Inn &Taproom, but the mansion's poltergeist is out to dash their merriment with mean-spirited sabotage. Having laid otherworldly rumors to rest before, Juniper is skeptical, but the alarms aren't going off and, besides, who else would want to throw a wrench into the works--Jack's ex-girlfriend, another business owner, or the local historian who's scheduled a town meeting to protest the flippers' plans for the home. When the mischief turns deadly, Juniper calls in a part-time paranormal investigator but the man's discoveries leave her thinking that her problem is more personal than paranormal.

Between the Christmas holidays and training her new staff, Juniper doesn't have time to track down a murderer, but with the "ghost of the manor" constantly coming out of the woodwork, she doesn't have much choice. Opening day is fast approaching and the "woman in white" has led her to yet another stiff in the cellar. Now Junie and her merry band of Bohemians must nail down a murderer--before their Christmas goose is cooked.

It's the most wonderful time to get wrapped up in a spirited holiday murder! The corpses are piling up, and there's a Grinch out there riling up the town against the new Gothic Inn. It's the most wonderful time to break-in! Order Now

Murder, Ye Bones 

A Penning Trouble Mystery Book 3


Private investigator Penny Trubble is all for an island vacation, but warm sand and surf comes at a cost. Her friend, Danior Vianu, is spending the summer working at a relative’s paranormal resort in San Paolo, Brazil, where the paranormal activity that is part of the resorts charm has gotten a bit too real for some; several guests, including a personal acquaintance, have gone missing, and Danior wants Penny to find out why. What she finds is trouble.
The vanished guests appear to be victims of a long-dead housekeeper who practiced voodoo using the bones of her victims. The past comes back to haunt them when Daemon Wraith, searches out the mysterious Voodoo Queen.
Working together to find a connection and stop the supernatural killer, Penny and Daemon are compelled to research the history of the haunted island. Has the Voodoo Queen found a way to transcend time in her quest for blood and sacrifice or are Penny and Daemon dealing with a copycat?

Crumb Cake, Corpses and the 
Run-of-the-Mill
Haunted House Flippers Inc. Book 2

When Bohemian Lake’s favorite house flippers, Jack & Juniper, agree to renovate café-owner Pike Hart’s newly inherited property—the old mill, they’re expecting to solve configuration issues, not cold cases.

But with the previous owner, the ghostly Doctor Albert Downey still in residence and connected to their own mysterious haunting, what choice do they have? The doctor convinces Juniper the only way he and his murdered bride Victoria—the ghost of the Gothic Inn—can move on is if Juniper solves the one-hundred-year mystery of their murder-suicide. Juniper is up to her elbows in drywall dust and leaky plumbing but she soon discovers her real problems may come from the living—those interested in keeping history in the past.