Cozy Mysteries + Coffee Author Panel

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm

All Locations

28th Street
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Okemos - Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Grab a precious fancy coffee or a steaming cup of tea and cozy in to listen to authors Debra Goldstein, Molly Macrae and Vickie Fee discuss their newest mysteries. 


A decade ago, author Vickie Fee moved from Memphis on the banks of the muddy Mississippi

River to Marquette on the shores of chilly Lake Superior, taking her accent, her sense of humor,

and her recipe for Jack Daniels whiskey balls with her. She pens cozy mysteries with fun, feisty

heroines. My Fair Latte is the first book in her new Café Cinema series. When she’s not

dawdling on social media and swilling coffee, you can find her at and in the

coop at

Broke, unemployed barista Halley Greer is shocked when she inherits an Art Deco movie palace

from the great uncle she remembers meeting once as a child. She moves to the charming tourist

town of Utopia Springs, Arkansas to claim her legacy.

In addition to the timeworn theater, she discovers she’s also inherited a trash-heaped apartment,

family secrets, her uncle’s friends, a stealthy calico kitty—and an adversary.

With a whole latte help from her new friends, the feisty barista fixes up and re-opens the theater

as a coffee and wine bar, showing classic films. She generates some steam with a hunky

local—and risks getting burned. The opening night of My Fair Lady looks like a big hit, and her

new life feels like a bit of movie magic, until a customer turns up dead during intermission.

With the cops eyeing her as a suspect, Halley digs into the victim’s life and runs into a tangle of

blackmail and secrets. Can Halley and her friends unmask a killer before the curtain comes down

for keeps?


Author Bio: The New York Times says Molly MacRae writes cozies “in which the drama is tempered with humor.” She’s the award-winning author of the Highland Bookshop Mysteries and the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries. As Margaret Welch, she wrote two books in the Secrets of Castleton Manor Library mysteries. Molly’s short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and she is a winner of the Sherwood Anderson Award for Short Fiction. After twenty years in northeast Tennessee, Molly lives in Champaign, Illinois.


The new novel in the acclaimed Highland Bookshop mystery series finds a true-crime author murdered in the charming seacoast town of Inversgail—can the women of Yon Bonnie Books discover the killer’s identity before he or she strikes again?

True crime writer Heather Kilbride arrives in the seacoast town of Inversgail, Scotland, to research a recent murder for her new book. But if that’s true, why does she seem more interested in William Clark, a shadowy lawyer with no connection to the murder? Her nosy questions arouse the suspicions of Constable Hobbs, the members of a local writers’ group, and Janet Marsh and her crew of amateur sleuths at Yon Bonnie Books.

Heather’s unconventional research methods prove deadly when Janet discovers her lifeless body. Except the “body” turns out to be a dummy dressed-up to look like Heather. Meanwhile, Heather is sitting at a safe distance observing Janet’s reactions.

Then Heather is found dead—again—sprawled at the base of an ancient standing stone; and this time it’s for real. Clutched in her hand is a valuable miniature book last seen at Yon Bonnie Books, and now the police want to know how Heather, the miniature book, and Janet are all connected. But Janet and her group of sleuths have two questions of their own: Who else is interested in knowing that connection—and is that person a cold-blooded killer?


Debra H. Goldstein is the author of the Sarah Blair Mysteries as well as “Should Have Played Poker,” a Carrie Martin and the Mah Jong Players Mystery and the 2012 IPPY Award-winning “Maze in Blue,” a mystery set on the University of Michigan’s campus. Her short stories and essays have been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. A judge, author, litigator, wife, step-mom and mother of twins, Debra is an involved community volunteer, MWA member, and serves as a national board member of Sisters in Crime, as well as being the SinC Guppy Chapter’s President. 



When a romantic rival opens a competing restaurant in small-town Wheaton, Alabama, Sarah Blair discovers murder is the specialty of the house . . . 

For someone whose greatest culinary skill is ordering takeout, Sarah never expected to be co-owner of a restaurant. Even her Siamese cat, RahRah, seems to be looking at her differently. But while Sarah and her twin sister, Chef Emily, are tangled up in red tape waiting for the building inspector to get around to them, an attention-stealing new establishment—run by none other than Sarah's late ex-husband's mistress, Jane—is having its grand opening across the street. 

Jane's new sous chef, Riley Miller, is the talk of Wheaton with her delicious vegan specialties. When Riley is found dead outside the restaurant with Sarah's friend, Jacob, kneeling over her, the former line cook—whose infatuation with Riley was no secret—becomes the prime suspect. Now Sarah must turn up the heat on the real culprit, who has no reservations about committing cold-blooded murder . . .

Three Treats Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496719492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Kensington - August 25th, 2020

My Fair Latte Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635115796
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Henery Press - March 3rd, 2020

Heather and Homicide: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series: Book 4 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643135847
Availability: Coming Soon - Preorder Now
Published: Pegasus Crime - December 1st, 2020