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Cozy. Caper. Magical. Suspense. Pick your mystery.

New and Upcoming Releases

Lola in a Box

Lola Cruz is back…


…and she’s in a box. A boxed set, that is. Get books 1-5 in this mystery caper series!

A Little Christmas Cheer is Coming Your Way!

Christmas and Lola go together like tequila and salt. Get ready for a fun Lola Cruz Caper this holiday season!

Book 8 in the Bread Shop Mystery series is here!

Photographer Ivy Culpepper is soon to make a home with her husband-to-be in the California beach town of Santa Sofia—but the Yeast of Eden bakery remains her second home. It’s not just a place to work, but a community. And now one member of the community has been murdered . . .

Book 7 in the Harlow Cassidy (Magical Dressmaking) Mystery series is here! Get your copy now.

This book is FREE until May 31st, 2024!

Harlow Cassidy (Magical Dressmaking) Mysteries

“…a clever premise…trade secrets, snappy dialog…” 
-Library Journal

Ivy Culpepper’s Bread Shop Mysteries

“Wheels within wheels power a dark-inflected cozy.”

-Kirkus Reviews

Book Magic  Novels

“…A deftly crafted and impressively original novel by an author with a genuine flair for originality.”

-Midwest Book Review

Light Paranormal Romance

Top Pick “Love, laughter, magic, romance, and treachery, this novel has it all.”

-Night Owl Reviews


Mystery Suspense

“…will keep you up into the wee hours–and you won’t regret one second of it. Not one.”
-USA Today Bestseller, Joyce Lamb

Mystery Suspense

“…gripping and keeps you on the edge of your seat.”
-A Goodreads Reader

Melissa Bourbon is the author of multiple mystery series including the Pippin Lane Hawthorne Book Magic books, the Harlow Cassidy Magical Dressmaking series, the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer, the PI Caper Lola Cruz series, and several stand-alone mystery suspense novels. Her five kids live and travel all over while she lives in beautiful North Carolina with her educator husband and her dogs, Dobby, a grandpa chug, Nacho a feisty Jack Russell Terrier, and Pippin, the super breed sweetheart.  

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