Connecticut Corpse Caper

The Connecticut Corpse Caper by Tyler Colins

The Connecticut Corpse Caper (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 1)
Cozy Mystery 1st Book in Series
Self Published
Print Length: 317 pages

The antics of seven inheritance recipients during a week-long stay at a Connecticut estate are detailed by protagonist Jill Jocasta Fonne. The will of her aunt stipulates that if anyone leaves early, his or her share will be divided among those remaining. As it happens, one does leave—permanently—when he dies just hours after arrival. Guests and staff alike have secrets to share as Jill and her colleagues, Rey and Linda, discover when they step out of their chosen professions into the roles of amateur sleuths. But are these secrets the reasons that bodies start appearing and disappearing? Others soon join in the sleuthing, and the bumbling and stumbling—and mayhem—begin.

For fans of mystery dinners and black and white movies about spending nights in haunted houses, this tribute to well known detective noir is a great escape read. There are plenty of characters and a ton of fascinating backstory which provides convincing motive.
Is the house just haunted or is it cursed? Which of these unusual families is loonier?

The Moone family had its eccentricities and turned a love of pranks and jokey novelties into a successful business. Aunt Mattie was the last resident of the creepy Gothic mansion where hopeful inheritors gather for a weeklong adventure. A couple are family, along with best friends, others are neighbors and business associates, plus the elderly household staff.

I was fascinated by the house itself which played a major role in the story. Who doesn't wish for a secret passage or hidden room to explore. Even the weather cooperated to add atmospheric elements. When the first death occurs, there is doubt as to if it was accidental or murder.
As the bodies start adding up, the only question is who among them has reason to kill, or is someone else hidden behind the walls? Murders continue while law officers are in residence.
Could all these killings be related or is there more than one murderer under this roof?

You may need a score card, as in the game of Clue, to keep track of all the connections and consequences. While one aspect of the novel may be predicted, twists are added to distract you.
In the end, we believe more adventure may be in the works.

Can You Hula like Hilo Hattie? (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 2)
Novice sleuths Jill, Rey and Linda stumbled and bumbled their way through The Connecticut Corpse Caper with winning results. That success prompted the trio to become bona-fide detectives. The first official assignment for the owners of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency: discover the dirty little secret of an elderly millionaire’s pretty, young wife. This sounds easy enough—until the wife is found dead along a Pacific shoreline. One murder evolves into several, with any one of a cornucopia of curious persons being the potential killer. Dealers, informants, and the seedy world of drugs enter the paradisiacal picture. This is a perfect opportunity to hone detecting skills and prove the newfound Hawaiian-based agency is a viable venture. Can the trio unravel the intriguing twists . . . before the twists ravel them?

  Coco's Nuts (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 3)
Rookie private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda stumbled and bumbled through The Connecticut Corpse Caper and Can You Hula like Hilo Hattie? with stellar results. Now the trio, proud owners of the Tripe Threat Investigation Agency, have yet another multi-murder mystery to solve. Who set up their client, socialite-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer, to take the rap? And where is nutty Coco Person, who has been MIA since the murders went down? In their detecting travels, they meet up with former acquaintances, some of who may not be all that they seem. Add bombs and debt collectors (limb breakers) to the list of ingredients, and you have one explosive recipe.

Tyler Colins is primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. She’ll also create business plans, synopses, film promotion and sales documents.
Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (she likes playing detective and developing structure).
Her fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. Her genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction.
She aims to provide readers with smiles and chuckles like the ever-talented Janet Evanovich and the sadly passed and missed Lawrence Sanders, the “coziness” of Jessica Fletcher, and a few diversions and distractions as only long-time pros Jonathan Kellerman and Kathy Reichs can craft.

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The Connecticut Corpse Caper (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 1)
Can You Hula like Hilo Hattie? (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 2)
Coco's Nuts (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 3)

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