M K Scott

Biography

M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind the cozy mystery series. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands on approach. The couple's dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna's dog. Murder Mansion is the first book in The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries. Overall, it is a fun series to create and read.

Books

Lies, Llamas, and Lemon Bars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2024 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Tenny is determined to get to the bottom of the wandering llamas and a vanishing local author, but the more she digs, the more she realizes that her small town is full of lies and secrets.
Movies, Monsters, and Marmalade
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,000. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
When legends come to life, a librarian's detective skills are put to the test. #cozymystery
Frogs, Floods, and Fraud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,490. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Tenny and Blue live for adventure in books. Unfortunately, a flood isn’t the only disaster that comes bearing down on them. The town relocation funds are missing, and coincidentally, so is the treasurer. With a town full of anxious people, a mischievous rescue pup, and her cousin’s reputation on the line, Tenny and Blue must find that money and clear the cousin's name.
Pawsitively Smokin'
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,280. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2023 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Nala and Max must sniff out an arsonist before everything goes up in smoke.
Late for the Wedding
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,040. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
An explosion rocks the quiet of Greener Pastures Retirement Center. Herman’s convinced the explosion was a ruse to cover up something far more sinister. But the other seniors sleuths aren’t as eager to get involved. Without his usual sidekicks, can Herman track down the bomber and a missing veteran who no one else remembers?
Truffle Me Not
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The future of Cupid’s Catering Company hangs in the balance. With a rival bakery, owned by the queen of all mean, rich girls, Della is at a distinct disadvantage. Della hinges her financial future on winning the local truffle contest. Additional problems arise, including missing cats, jewel thieves, and her attempt to find the intriguing man who’d lent her a hand when she had tire trouble.
Double Chocolate Deception
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,950. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Bakers by day, sleuths by night, Della and her mother Mabel, are pulled into a web of deception when scammers descend upon their tightknit community and prey on unsuspecting citizens. To unmask these brazen identity thieves, Della and Mabel must comb through clues that lead to nowhere, underhanded tactics, and sleight-of-hand trickery to find the scammers before they fleece everyone in town.
Two Many Sleuths
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: English. Originally Published: January 11, 2022 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
What should have been an easy week for small town detective Mark Taber and his amateur sleuth and innkeeper wife, Donna Tolllhouse Taber goes awry when a local garden club member is shot. One of the inn guests, a Scotland Yard detective's insistence on helping could actually make things worse. Can ruffled feathers be smoothed before the killer strikes again?
Wedding Cake Blues
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,220. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Della always dreamed of owning a bakery. The fate of her dream rests on how well her business, Cupid’s Catering Company, pulls off the wedding of the decade. The lavish affair takes a troubling turn when the bridegroom vanishes under mysterious circumstances. Della trades in her chef hat for a sleuth's fedora determined to locate the missing man.
Late for Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,210. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The senior sleuths love a good laugh, but this conundrum is no laughing matter. A missing journalist, an African Grey parrot, and a possible mob connection sound like the beginning of a bad joke. Unfortunately, there is no punchline and no one, aside from the seniors, who would dare to take the case on.
On St. Nick's Trail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: English. Originally Published: December 17, 2020 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Private Eye Nala and her trusty crime solving dog, Max, are on hot on the trail of a missing St. Nick. Failure to find the man could ruin the local economy, which is exactly what an unknown grinch wants. Can this dynamic duo locate the missing Santa before it’s too late?
Sailor Take Warning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,530. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2020 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A race yacht has capsized. A millionaire has gone missing. If that and the involvement of a would-be psychic aren’t reason enough to worry, adding Donna’s meddling mother to the mix will jeopardize Legacy’s reputation even further. Can Donna rein in the chaos before it's too late?
Late for Square Dancing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,690. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A missing woman. A surprising suspect. A curious conundrum. The senior sleuths have a knack for sniffing out trouble, but when a missing woman cold case falls in their laps, all hands must be on deck to solve it. Can they juggle crime solving along with planing a barn dance for center residents?
Late for Shuffleboard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,230. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The senior sleuths are hot on the trail of a veteran’s murderer and a missing dog. Only a few short days before the victim’s home is razed and all the potential evidence is wiped clean. With new complications at every turn, the Senior Sleuths feel the heat to solve the crime before all the truth is buried.
Cakewalk to Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2019 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Bake-off fever is in full-swing and Donna can’t help but have visions of becoming the next great baking star, but the competition is stiff, and someone is willing to kill to win. When one of the contestants is found dead, a twist of fate puts Donna at the center of the competition. That’s the perfect position to unravel the mystery, but only if she doesn’t get caught in the cross hairs.
Dog Park Romeo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A smooth-talking charmer is separating dog-loving ladies from their money. Nala and Max are ready to put the bite on the Dog Park Romeo. With overzealous friends and family eager to help, her former crush in need of her assistance, and the Dog Park Romeo a step ahead, it will be up to her to keep everyone in line and not lose sight of the goal.
Late for Bingo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2018 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The Way over the Hill Gang is back at it again! This time their mission is to find justice for a slain single mother, but this cold case proves to be more complicated than they initially believe. With little to go on, no resources, and a limited amount of time to search for answers, can they crack this long-forgotten case and bring the murderer to justice?
The Ghostly Howl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,180. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
What does a missing teen, an ornery, oversized cat, and a haunted mansion all have in common? They're all part of Nala and Max's next assignment. Nala must overcome her fear of ghost while her canine partner, Max, deals with the grumpiest cat around while searching for a missing girl. The clock is ticking. Halloween Cozy Mystery
Death of a Honeymoon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,440. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2018 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Death of a Honeymoon features the crime solving duo from The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries cozy mystery series. Donna and Mark's long awaited honeymoon is riddled with minor and major catastrophes including car problems and stumbling accross a dead body. Their intention is not to help the overworked sheriff, but it's hard for Donna to resist a mystery.
Late for Dinner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Marcy's well-meaning former partner unknowingly inspires her to search for clues in a long-forgotten cold case. Before he knows what’s happening, Marcy assembles a team of sharp-eyed, witty, and often cantankerous senior sleuths to bring a criminal to justice and help her regain some of what she thought she’d lost for good.
The Skeleton Wore Diamonds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,570. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2018 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Legacy unexpectedly scores the regional Gen Conference, but their good fortune is short-lived when one of Donna's guests dies mere hours after arriving at the inn. And that's only the beginning of what will turn into a full-fledged disaster. It will take more than a ten-sided die to locate the killer.
Bark Twice for Danger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,160. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Comic Con is in full-swing and all is well. That is until a wave of identity thefts hits almost everyone, including Nala and her crime-fighting partner, Max, the talking dog. Can they sniff out the culprit in a city full of masked participants? Humorous Cozy Mystery
Requiem for a Rescue Dog Queen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Preschool teacher turned private eye Nala, and her dog, Max, have a nose for evil doings in Circle City. Not everyone in Indianapolis has a soft spot for a homeless pup. Someone has it out for the dogs and the people who love them. A midnight call jolts Nala and Max into action as they rush to the aid of a local rescue dog queen, but it may already be too late.
Weddings Can Be Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,100. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The small town of Legacy is finally ready to celebrate the impending marriage of Detective Taber and bed and breakfast owner, Donna Tollhouse. Before the two can say I do they have to solve the mystery of the murdered wedding planner and round up escaped nursing home residents, who decided to partake in one last adventure. Join the entire gang from The Painted Lady Inn series in this tale.
A Bark in the Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,150. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Cozy mystery set against the midwestern city of Indianapolis. Nala Bonne switches her pre-school teaching position for the much cooler job of private investigator unaware of the inherent dangers that come with it. Her partner Max is an enchanted rescue dog who talks. Can the two of them unravel a tapestry of lies before they come undone?
Caribbean Catastrophe: A Cozy Mystery with Recipes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,050. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After some gentle nudging from her best friend Janice, Donna sets sail on the high seas with visions of sipping exotic drinks and relaxing under the sun. Less than forty-eight hours later, a guest inexplicably plummets to his death, and you-know-who has a case on her hands. So much for fun and sun. Now she must don her sleuth hat and get to work. Sixth book in the cozy mystery series.
Death Pledges a Sorority: A Cozy Mystery with Recipes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,780. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
#Cozymystery Can a girls’ weekend at The Painted Lady Inn with backstabbing sorority sisters ever end well? Add in a murder mystery game complete with costumes, a demanding diva, and a mysterious midnight visitor.
The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries: Christmas Calamity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,130. Language: English. Originally Published: November 6, 2016 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Cozy culinary mystery. A drive-by murder signals the end of a relaxed Christmas. Donna refuses to accept that organized crime is moving into town, but to do so, she must find the murderer. In the meantime, she needs to host a Victorian tea, pin down a certain detective’s romantic intentions, keep a boozy Santa sober, deal with a cursed clown doll, and hide a hunky underwear model.
The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries: Killer Review
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Join the characters from The Painted Lady Inn for a hilarious cozy mystery. Recipes are included. A difficult guest has Donna call in the cavalry in the form of her mother. Now, that mom’s foot is in the door, she won’t leave and is determined to help Donna with the inn and her love life. The first thing they need to do is find the missing critic, right after their double date.
The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries:Drop Dead Handsome
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,640. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Cozy mystery with recipes. A murder brings back together the B and B owner Donna Tollhouse and the veteran detective Mark Taber. A high school reunion resurrects all the high school memories that Donna buried. The worst ones booked at the inn including dog nappers, an escapee, a would be Santa Claus, and a counterfeiter. Just another day in the sleepy town of Legacy.
The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries: Murder Mansion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,530. Language: English. Originally Published: November 27, 2015 by M K Scott. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Murder Mansion is a cozy mystery set in a Victorian B and B. It blends humor and danger.

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