Hot Pants Press, LLC

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Hot Pants Press, LLC is small Indie press dedicated to publishing women's fiction in the humor, comedy, and mystery niche, particularly books and entertainment derivatives by and for women baby boomers. The press publishes the work of Daisy Pettles, in the form of The Shady Hoosier Detective Agency, an award-winning humorous cozy mystery series set in Knobby Waters, Indiana, featuring amatuer women sleuths Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens. The Vermont Press is a feel-good project of Internet entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Vicky Phillips. The Shady Hoosier Detective Agency's debut book, Ghost Busting Mystery, won the following awards:Indie Reader: Discovery Award Winner - Best Humor Book / Next Generation: Gold Medal Winner - Best Humor Book / American Fiction Awards – Best Humor Book / American Fiction Awards – Finalist Best Cozy Mystery / IPPY Award: Best Mystery E-Book / Finalist Best American Book Awards – Humor/ and the Eric Hoffman Da Vinci Eye Award Finalist – Best Cover Art

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Chickenlandia Mystery: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency Series (Book 3)
Series: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2019 by Hot Pants Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Pawpaw County, Indiana, is all atwitter about the annual Chickenlandia Festival. The mood turns dark though when Chickenladia's prize rooster, Dewey, and his laying hen, Ginger, vanish, leaving behind no clues except for a trail of tail feathers. Follow Ruby Jane and Veenie, women detectives in-training, as they dodge murder and mayhem to sort the good eggs from the bad in this humorous PI mystery
Baby Daddy Mystery: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency (Book 2)
Series: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,040. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018 by Hot Pants Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It's spring in Knobby Waters, Indiana. Senior sleuths Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens are on the run, chasing down cheating heart Romeos and shaking child support out of deadbeat baby daddies. Love takes a peculiar turn when a local dentist turns up dead on a porch swing in Hound Holler. Romantic misadventures lead to infectious fun in this small town crime comedy
Ghost Busting Mystery: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency (Book 1)
Series: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018 by Hot Pants Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When Dode Schneider, rattle-brained Indiana farmer, insists the Wyatt mansion is haunted by ghosts, Pawpaw County Sheriff Boots Gibson off-loads the crazy complaint to Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens, senior sleuths in training with the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. The hilarious senior crime-cracking duo set out to uncover the truth behind the century-old haunting in this comic crime classic
The Big Sugarbush: A Lesbian Romance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,550. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016 by Hot Pants Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Big Sugarbush is a gay romantic comedy, set in a drug rehab center in Vermont. Ten wealthy, professional lesbians have thirty days to get their lives and careers back on track. Sugarbush seems just the place, quiet and therapeutic, until the dykes arrive, and the drama begins. Humor and romance abound as the women struggle to give up drugs, alcohol, and late night booty calls.

Series

Shady Hoosier Detective Agency
The award-winning "Shady Hoosier Detective Agency," set in the fictitious small town of Knobby Waters, Indiana, is Daisy Pettles’ debut humorous mystery series. The series chronicles the hi-jinks of two nosy retired ladies, and lifelong friends, Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens. Short on funds, but high on hope, the two Pawpaw County seniors launch late-life careers as women detectives with the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. Veenie and RJ always get their man—or ghost, or blind wiener dog, as the case may be. The series has won critical acclaim, and the following Best Humor Book Awards >> Indie Reader: Gold Medal Discovery Award, the Next Generation Gold Medal, and an American Fiction Awards Gold Medal. In the Mystery category, the series was an American Fiction Awards Finalist for Best Cozy Mystery, and an IPPY Award Winner for Best Mystery EBook. In awarding the series debut a Gold Medal the "Indie Reader" wrote: "Imagine Murder She Wrote meets The Golden Girls and you’ll be in the ballpark of Daisy Pettles’ GHOST BUSTING MYSTERY, where the fun is infectious and the story will keep readers laughing, while showing us all how to grow older with grace, humor, and style."

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