Ditie Brown Mysteries


My second Ditie Brown Mystery INTO THE FRYING PAN is now available. Join me at Tall Tales Book Store in Atlanta, Friday, July 19 at 2:00.

You can purchase my books at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H1Z4YQS/ref=series_rw_dp_sw  

I just spent a wonderful time in Atlanta at Tall Tales Book Shop for a talk on the second book in the Ditie Brown Mystery Series, into the Frying Pan. Thanks to everyone who came.

We talked about the old south, the details of Civil War reenactments and shared filled cookies and tea cakes. Don't miss Rebekah's wonderful book store--she'll have or can get you whatever wonderful book you want to read.

Visit me at the Wickeds on Friday, June 7 at https://wickedauthors.com and learn a little more about my mysteries and others. The Wickeds is a wonderful blog in which to learn about some of your favorite cozy mystery writers (Liz Mugavero, Sherry Harris, Jessie Crockett, J.A Hennrikus, Barbara Ross, and Edith Maxwell). On Friday you could win a copy of my latest book, Into the Frying Pan. Talk to you soon, I hope.

If you want to learn a little more one of the characters Phil Brockton--Ditie's ex-boyfriend--check out dru's book musings at https://drusbookmusing.com You should follow her website for all the latest news on cozies.

I had a great launch party at 241 Fitness upstairs at the Falmouth Sports Center on May 28,2019. 

Our intrepid instructor, Wendy Bryant, made the beautiful poster in the picture.

In between exercise classes people ate cookies from recipes in the back of the book, two people won copies of my book, and two more won T-shirts.

It was a lot of fun.


I spent a wonderful weekend at Malice Domestic, a mystery convention for fans and writers. Kensington gave away hundreds of their latest mysteries, mine included. Don't miss it next year in Bethesda, Maryland! 

Check out the Agatha nominees and award winners for 2018. Every book on the list will offer a great read.


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Mabel Aphrodite Brown has quickly learned that motherhood can sometimes be a real skirmish. But when death visits a Civil War reenactment, it’s murder that’s a battlefield . . .

In the thick of a hot, muggy Atlanta summer, all Ditie Brown wants to do is keep her kids occupied and get them ready for school in the fall. When her ex-boyfriend, Phil Brockton, shows up for a Civil War reenactment, she thinks it might be fun and educational for the kids. Plus, her best friend Lurleen wants to put on the costumes and get in on the action, and Ditie isn’t one to rebel.

But things go south after a cannon misfires, resulting in the death of Phil’s med school rival. Was it an accident or something more sinister? Ditie soon realizes the past rarely stays buried, and her digging reveals longstanding enemies, killer motives, and new jealousy. When another reenactor is “accidentally” shot, the pressure is on for Ditie to solve the murders—or else her friends may be history . . .

Includes Family-Friendly Recipes!

Kindle Goodreads is offering a giveaway of one hundred books from 4/15 to 4/22 to Goodreads members. Check out the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/291800-into-the-f

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot is the first of three Ditie Brown Mysteries.

Published by Lyrical Underground and Kensington Press

Second book, Into the Frying Pan, comes out in May 2019

Meet Ditie Brown

Ditie Brown (otherwise known as Mabel Aphrodite Brown) MD is a pediatrician, lover of children and animals, single, and restless when an old childhood friend turns her life upside down.

Murder in Atlanta

Ditie can't run away from murder, not with two small children to protect. Is Sandler's Soda's new secret product worth dying for or is the murder more personal? 

Meanwhile, people must eat

Share some of Ditie's favorite family friendly recipes at the back of the book.

Try the best chocolate cake you'd ever want to eat. Find the recipe for Mexican Chocolate Cake on my weekly recipe page.