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Ghostly Hitchhiker Cozy Mysteries

Murder in Paint

Oliver doesn't believe in ghosts. That's okay, they don't believe in him either.

Oliver Atkinson, married father of two and would be writer, has a woman on his mind. Literally. Violet Tumbleton died in 1948, but now she's taken up residence in Oliver's head. Someone is using her name and Violet wants it back.

Reluctantly Oliver agrees to help, and is soon entangled in a plot involving a stolen painting, and murder. He's way out of his depth as he teams up with Amanda, the con artist that started it all, to investigate while staying one step ahead of the resolute police detective.


Murder in Doubt

No sooner has Oliver Atkinson dropped off the previous ghost hitchhiker than the next one reveals her presence. To make matters worse she’s the spirit of a nine-year-old, with a relaxed attitude towards the truth.

What starts out as a simple task quickly turns into an investigation into what happened to her friend in 1978. However what happened to her is as much of a mystery. Now everyone seems to be lying to him as he deals with a daughter excited by her ghostly new friend, and suspects either dead or heading in that direction.

At least no one is trying to kill him this time…yet. 
Murder in Doubt is the third book in the laugh out loud ghostly hitchhiker series of cozy


Murder in Disguise

When is a murder not a murder?

Oliver Atkinson is back with a brand new ghostly hitchhiker and two mysteries to solve. Lady Carrington needs his assistance but before he can even begin Oliver is pulled into an investigation where his sometime ally, sometime adversary Detective Wilson is the main suspect.

Pulled in different directions it's going to take everything Oliver has learned to untangle the lies and misdirection, before an innocent man is charged with murder.

Murder in Disguise is the fifth book in this funny paranormal cozy mystery series. 

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Murder in Mud

Oliver Atkinson thought his first ghostly hitchhiker was also his last. Until Angus McMurry arrives. The grumpy old spirit isn’t leaving until Oliver proves Angus’s great, great grandson innocent of murdering his girlfriend.

Once more Oliver must navigate an unfamiliar world, this time consisting of university students, addicts, and a murderer. Launching his next book is the last thing on Oliver’s mind, but one thing’s for sure, he better stay alive long enough to make his daughter’s unicorn birthday cake.

Murder in Mud is the second book in the laugh out loud hitchhiker series of cozy mysteries.


Murder in Pink

Oliver Atkinson should be getting excited his fortieth birthday party. Instead he meets Toni, a young woman about to embark on a charity run. When her boyfriend is found murdered and she is the prime suspect, Charlie Morningside insists his long distant relative is innocent of murder. Although Charlie has been dead since 1921 so he is not the most reliable witness. 

With the help of Amanda, the con woman who seems to enjoy turning his world upside down, Oliver has to dig deep to find who would want the victim dead. Unfortunately all roads lead back to Toni and as evidence starts to mount up Oliver has to decide whether to follow the trail of clues or Charlie’s gut.

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