New Book Coming!


Into the Frying Pan will be released May 28,2019


I just 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!

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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.