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Small town etiquette columnist Hope Springs is the latest victim of a murder—only she isn’t the one who died…


Determined to celebrate her birthday with quiet decorum, Hope's peace is shattered when she witnesses the hit and run death of Eugene Schreier, the pretentious food critic at her paper, and Jezebel, his equally exasperating dog. 


To make a troubling situation worse, Eugene and Jezebel’s ghosts arrive on Hope’s doorstep, intent on haunting Hope until she helps Eugene uncover the reason for his death.


In their search for answers, the unlikely duo become embroiled in several misadventures, including the murder of a wealthy businessman.



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Come back often to find out Shana's latest book and artwork news, as well as featured events. 


July 16, 2016

Limited Time Sale!

You can purchase the Grim and Proper Kindle edition on Amazon for just .99 cents for the next two weeks. 

June 01, 2016

New "Subscribe" Button Added!

I've added a new Subscribe button to the website! Now you can sign up to receive a (not too frequent) newsletter about book releases, new events, and series updates. The first five subscribers will receive a free paperback of Grim and Proper

March 27, 2016
Hope Springs Mysteries is On Sale Now!


My goal to have the website completed by the end of March has come to fruition. Stay tuned for more updates to the Hope Springs Mysteries page, as well as to The Max Valentine Series page. 

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