Mia Rugg and her family run an amusement park in Sapsucker, California called Charleneland, named after her famous grandmother Charlene, the well-known singer. They all share the same house, with things getting pretty hectic from time to time, as Mia’s two sisters Maya and Marisa don’t always see eye to eye, while Charlene, being the diva that she is, manages to get on everybody’s nerves pretty much all the time. And then of course there’s Sapsucker PD Detective Blane Jamison, with whom Mia, as Charleneland’s head of security, is forced to work together. It doesn’t take long for things to start heating up in Charleneland, and not just because of the fun rides…
When a voice doctor is found murdered on one of the park’s most popular attractions, the Haunted Ride, Mia is forced to cooperate with local police detective Blane Jamison to solve the crime. When Charlene’s longtime arch-rival Phoenix accuses her of being behind the murder, things suddenly look very bleak for Charleneland, and soon Mia and her family’s future hangs in the balance.
Will Charleneland survive the sudden uproar? Will Mia and Blane be able to work together to find the killer, in spite of their differences? And will Blane get through his first meeting with Charlene and her two Corgis unscathed? Find out in Deadly Ride, the first installment in the new humorous cozy mystery series Charleneland.