“There’s romance and action galore in this fast-paced murder mystery.” -Playing Dead (A Jeff Gibbons Experience) By Karen Vaughan



Romance and action galore!

There’s romance and action galore in this fast-paced murder mystery.

When her brother is tragically killed one cold winter night, Rhonnie finds herself tangled in a web of trouble. Could she become the next victim?

But, despite all her troubles, there’s a new love in Rhonnie’s life. With Brian by her side and Detective Jeff Gibbins on the case, just maybe she’ll get justice for her brother’s death…



Laura and Gibbons go up against a ruthless crime boss after a beloved radio host is gunned down on the air. Laura has also been promoted but someone is not happy and stalks her. Stella is also back for another round with Laura and a new tenant.


“A FUN-FILLED MURDER MYSTERY WITH THE GREAT CHARACTER NIGEL HOLMES – LOVED THIS STORY” – Holmes Sweet Home : A Sherlock/Holmes Mystery (Sherlock/Holmes Mysteries Book 2) by Karen Vaughan

Nigel Holmes’ cousin Denise has been abducted back in Manchester UK> Nigel Rushes to the rescue with the help of Kristen Holmes and her partner Craig Eversley. Will Nigels quick thinking save the day? More comedic adventures abound in this second Sherlock/Holmes offering.

M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet


I love the Nigel Holmes character, with his side kicks of Kristen Sherlock and her boyfriend Craig Eversley.
In book 2 of the Sherlock/Holmes mystery series we find Nigel Holmes back in the UK with his friends.

As you follow Nigel try to save his kidnapped cousin in Manchester you will find yourself turning the pages faster and faster. Will Nigel’s wits help him or will they all fail?

It is a laugh a minute with enough whodunit to keep you on your toes.
Kudo Ms. Vaughan for your newest offering in this series.


“A cheeky take on a foul-mouthed British detective exiled to a Canadian metropolis” – “Holmes In America: A Sherlock/Holmes mystery #1” (Sherlock/Holmes Mysteries) by Karen Vaughan


Nigel Holmes is a British Police Officer sent to Toronto after a witness was brutally murdered on his watch. Kristen Sherlock is a Detective who was framed for drug possession, and is being harassed by a dirty cop bent on ruining her. Nigel is politically incorrect and swears like a trucker. Kristen is a by-the-book Police Officer. Can they work together without driving each other nuts before her stalker hurts Kristen? Nigel, Kristen and her former partner, Craig, work to bring the stalker down.

A cheeky take on a foul-mouthed British detective exiled to a Canadian metropolis

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Can the Andrew Dice Clay of British detectives get in touch with his inner nice guy when banished to Toronto? One can only hope the renowned politeness of his new Canadian colleagues rubs off on him and quick once this defective detective opens his mouth to speak. The stream of inappropriate epithets is jarring, to say the least. It’s no wonder he was exiled to [North] America by his Manchester superiors. Nigel Holme’s is loathsome and, oh yes, he also let a serial killer escape after the man killed the woman he loved. Derilection of duty left him damaged personally and professionally. Needless to say, his new compatriots are not that thrilled to meet Nigel. He and his new partner, Kristen Sherlock [yes, Sherlock & Holmes] don’t hit it off, but she deploys her niceness to correct and control the out of control Brit. Kristen’s got trouble of her own, though. Not all Canadian police officers are nice, and there’s an especially nasty one who has it in for Kristen. Why? Well, that’s part of what this ‘whydunit’ is about. Can Sherlock avoid becoming a victim of her vicious colleague’s wrath? Can Holmes shed his barbarous ways so that he’s a suitable colleague and partner for anyone, anywhere? You’ll have to read Holmes in America to find out–tongue planted firmly in cheek.

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“A Great Read That Will Make You Laugh and Shiver.” – “Dead Comic Standing” by Karen Vaughan


Stand-up comic Dave Feener has a great rapport with his audience, so when his body is found maliciously stabbed a short distance away from The Laff Attak where he’s just performed, there seems to be no real motive for the brutal murder. A serial killer who does not think local comics are funny has just begun his rampage.
Constables Mike Borneo and Lissa Cassway along with detective Vince Vetters are racing to find the killer before he claims another victim. Was Feener just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Left with his wedding ring and his wallet, Feener’s body isn’t even cold when the killer strikes again-this time stabbing Phil Vetters, a comic known for his redneck shtick and the brother of detective Vince Vetters. Just as Vince vows revenge, the killer makes a fateful mistake when he stabs another comic and does not ensure his victim is dead before he leaves the crime scene.

The killer is a sicko, but not an idiot. He’s right under everyone’s noses and the anticipation of a righteous kill is all just part of the fun. Only time will tell if the killer will have the last laugh.

 A Great Read That Will Make You Laugh and Shiver
By Sandra Carrington-smith
Those who are convinced that laughter makes one live longer might think again after reading this delightful murder mystery. When comedians begin to turn up dead, everyone scratches their heads and wonders who will be next, as laughter and tragedy continue to meet in the shadows. Karen Vaughan did a fantastic job intertwining detailed police procedural with entertaining comedy routines, and she delivered an extremely unique plot in a voice that’s as alluring as the silk of a spider web. A great read that will make you laugh and shiver.

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“Karen Vaughan has written up another winner!” – Dead to Writes (A Gibbons and Fitz Investigation, #7) by Karen Vaughan


Natalie Fisher committed suicide after an author stole her work and published it as her own.Two years later, her best friend Terri is found dead in her hotel room.Are the two deaths connected?Laura Fitz and Detective Gibbons are on the case to trap a ruthless author trying to get away with murder!

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Karen Vaughan has written up another winner!

Laura Fritz is back along with the characters I have come to love from this author’s other books in the series. This time, Laura meets a couple of authors. Natalie, Silvie, and Terri were close friends and struggling to be authors. When two of the women die mysteriously, Laura gets involved and the adventure to solve a mystery begins. Karen Vaughan writes no-frills stories with amazing and believable characters. Grabbing a book by this author is like sitting down with an old friend and having a chat. Here novels are twisted mysteries with a cozy appeal and not to be missed.

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“I enjoyed this book enormously and highly recommend it to everyone.” – Left for Dead (Laura & Gerry Mystery #6) by Karen Vaughan


Things are really starting to heat up in the Fitz family. Gerry’s cousin and best buddy is left for dead after a beating. When the thugs responsible find out he didn’t die, the game is on to keep Pete safe until he has to testify. After finding a body on a mountain trail in cottage country, Laura helps a local police officer solve the crime while waiting for the birth of her first baby.


By M. Moran Bishop

Left for Dead by Karen Vaughan, is witty and intelligently told mystery story. It’s the 6th in the Laura and Gerry mysteries series and a delightfully penned book.
It seems even pregnancy will not stop Laura Fitz from being a corpse magnet, as she stumbles yet again onto another dead body. While Laura is talking to the police, she receives a phone call from hubby. Apparently, Laura’s gift or curse for discovering the dead and becoming embroiled in the nasty affairs of the murder has rubbed off on to Gerry, for he has found his cousin near death.

The Fitz’s have once again become entangled in murder, mayhem, the lives of others along with the danger it entails. But, through it, all Laura remains her witty self. Gerry doesn’t fare as well as his love for Laura, and their coming baby upset his judgment at times. After all, it is difficult to be objective when the life of one’s wife is on the line.

Ms. Vaughan has another terrific read in Left for Dead. I enjoyed this book enormously and highly recommend it to everyone.

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“…readers are in for a great ride involving voodoo, murder, drugs and a well-told tale.” – Jamaica Dead (Laura & Gerry Mystery #5) by Karen Vaughan


Laura and Gerry head to Jamaica for a celebratory trip. Once again Laura, despite her best efforts, gets in the middle of a murder investigation when a fellow tourist is killed. Drug smugglers, a voodoo priestess and ugly dudes oh my!!!! The dead guy was a jerk but did he really deserve Eshu?

Even paradise has a lot of problems, but the author makes it intriguing.

By P.S. Winn

If you haven’t read a book by this author, grab this, and if you have, you will already know you have to have another mystery, suspense from this author. Laura and Gerry are back and headed to Jamaica. Of course, with Laura, you have to have murder, mystery and a bot of fun. Donavon and Becky Mitchell are also headed to the same resort and although not Laura and Gerry’s first choice for friends they do get to know each other and then Donavon ends up dead, and readers are in for a great ride involving voodoo, murder, drugs and a well-told tale.


“I love this author’s sense of humor.” – “Dead Men Don’t Swing” (Laura & Gerry Mystery #4) by Karen Vaughan


Laura and Gerry have moved from Scarborough to North York. Death has followed them to the high rise they manage and Laura has to deal with a tenant with attitude as well as a dead one in the dumpster. Cookie the corpse magnet strikes again in this hilarious yet slightly bawdy mystery.

P.S. Winn

Love this author!

Readers are in for a fast paced, mystery thriller that is also fun. I love this author’s sense of humor. Gerry and Laura are back, this time they are managing an apartment complex. Things go wrong when they find a dead man in a dumpster with some strange wounds. Searching into the mystery, they are going to uncover some people in the building have some strange pastimes. That author has written several books with Gerry and Laura as the main characters and each one is a fun, suspense mystery that is hard to put down. Karen Vaughn has a great writing style that is like sitting down and talking with an old friend. This story, like the rest, are must have reads.

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