Deadly Edits Mysteries


Mikki Lincoln, freelance editor


Book One: Crime & Punctuation


ISBN 978-1-4967-1255-4

also available in trade paperback, e-book, audiobook and large print formats


When retired schoolteacher Mikki Lincoln returns to her old home town after fifty years away, she expects to find some changes. What she doesn't anticipate is murder.

Set in the fictional village of Lenape Hollow, located in the very real Sullivan County Catskills region of New York State, the story brings past and present together as Mikki, while launching a new career as a freelance editor, tries to decide if an old enemy is guilty of a heinous crime. If she's innocent, then who did kill a young woman whose only offense was writing a really bad crime novel?


from Kirkus: "The signature cozy style of Dunnett's Liss MacCrimmon series translated easily to this editorially focused new venture."

Publishers Weekly calls it an "entertaining series launch" and says "Appealing supporting characters include Mikki's loyal and resourceful friend, Darlene Uberman, and the ever gossipy patrons of the local cafe. Cozy fans will be pleased."


Book Two: Clause & Effect


ISBN 978-1-4967-1257-8

also available in e-book, audiobook and large print formats


In this second book in the series, as the village of Lenape Hollow gears up for its quasquibicentennial, retired schoolteacher turned "book doctor" Mikki Lincoln is tapped to update and edit the historical pageant that was presented at the bicentennial celebration twenty-five years earlier. What starts out as a simple task quickly turns complicated when the mummified body of the pageant's original author is discovered behind the bricked up fireplace in the historical society's headquarters. In a case like this, it isn't possible to separate the revising from the sleuthing. Once again aided by her mobility-challenged friend Darlene, Mikki attempts to solve an old murder, uncovering secrets several people in the community would just as soon have kept under wraps. The question is: which one is desperate enough to try to take Mikki herself out of the equation?

Publishers Weekly says "cozy fans are in for a real treat."

Booklist says "this cozy is distinguished by its smart sixty-something protagonist and an engaging supporting cast of her longtime friends and acquaintances."

Book Three: A Fatal Fiction

Available in hardcover and e-book formats June 30, 2020

audiobook and large print editions to follow







About Crime & Punctuation:

Feline Muses

What's in a Name

Selective Memories

Kaitlyn's Puzzling Hobby

A Day in the Life of Mikki Lincoln

My Home Town

A Very, Very, Very Fine House


About Clause & Effect:

The Story Inspired by a Mummified Cat

The Founding of Lenape Hollow

Murder for the Quasquibicentennial

Suspect Everyone

A Day in the Life of the Write Right Wright