The Macavity & Me Mysteries

Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish (#1)

Why Me? by Charlotte Stuart

In Greek mythology, the chimera was a bad omen. In Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish, it’s a motive for murder.

Bryn Baczek, a Seattle consultant, is vacationing in Scotland, hiking alone in a downpour, surrounded by midges, when she sees a body at the bottom of a ravine. Before she can return to the scene with the mountain rescue team, the body disappears. She learns that he was a scientist and that his laptop containing his cutting-edge research has disappeared. Rumors that Bryn has the laptop make her a target.

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Chanticleer semi-finalist before publication

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
5 Star

Fans of the classic cozy mystery genre are sure to adore the work of author Charlotte Stuart, whose quintessentially quirky cast and premise already set the story up as a winner from the start. ”  K.C. Finn – Readers’ Favorite

Full of fascinating characters, crafty clues, and a few unexpected twists that make it a great read for cozy mystery fans. Books a Plenty Book Reviews

“Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish by Charlotte Stuart has an unusual title and an equally unusual and interesting murder/mystery to go along with it.”   Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite

“Loved it! 😍  Chimeras aren’t the only things lurking on the waterfront. Good-looking bad guys, scientists, and a mad cat star in this fun thriller.”  Dorothyanne Brown for Reedsy

“Why Me?: Chimeras, Conundrums, and Dead Goldfish is another fun and crazy cozy mystery from Charlotte Stuart. I love the way Charlotte Stuart writes her main characters. I embrace them as my friends right away.” Christy’s Cozy Corners

Why Me? was quite a crazy, funny, cozy mystery! . . . I absolutely loved this story,  the characters were funny, likeable and engaging and the twists that were thrown in to throw you off were done well. ” EBook addicts

Charlotte Stuart has a gift for mystery writing with plenty of humor and flawed characters. This was my first book by her and let me tell you, I will be reading more. Such a lovely cozy to curl up to with a cup of tea. Highly recommend!  N N Light’s Book Heaven

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Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite (#2)

A heated argument on a nearby boat followed by a loud splash . . .

Who, Me? by Charlotte Stuart

Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite is a mystery set in an urban boating community in Seattle. Bryn Baczek lives on a sailboat in a small marina with her cat, Macavity, and a series of short-lived goldfish. When a neighbor she doesn’t like becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, she reluctantly seeks evidence to prove him innocent. She ends up being threatened by the victim’s abusive boyfriend, betrayed by a close friend, and can’t resist using subterfuge to enter a secured building to search the victim’s office. Although Bryn shares what she learns with a charming detective whose manicured mustache she finds off-putting, she is one step ahead of the police in identifying the murderer . . . a step that puts her in a dangerous face-to-face confrontation.

Recommended Read Award

“Charlotte Stuart presents a classic whodunit in a very lighthearted tone, making this a very fast paced and enjoyable read.” -Jennifer Shepherd – InD’Tale Magazine

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