Murder on Monday is the first book in the Lois Meade cozy mystery series by Ann Purser. The characters are eccentric, but lovable, and as a cleaning woman, Lois often gathers clues before her admiring police officer.
Booktown Mystery #1: Murder Is Binding when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Someone wanted to get their hands on the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased-and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to take a page out of one of her own mysteries-and hunt down someone who isn't killing by the book.