The wisteria blooming out front—big, drooping clusters of pale purple flowers—had come to symbolize the dreams I had for the tearoom. Dreams that were worth fighting for.
—Ellen Rosings, Owner, Wisteria Tearoom
(Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 1)
Cops drink coffee.
They don’t belong in Ellen Rosings’s Victorian tearoom. But when her opening day thank-you tea ends in the murder of the president of the Santa Fe Preservation Trust, the police invade her haven.
Enter Detective Tony Aragon: attractive and unsympathetic, with a chip on his shoulder that goes beyond the murder investigation,
(Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 2)
Notorious for failed relationships.
Ellen Rosings knows that’s true of cops. Detective Tony Aragon has even said it about himself, or something like it. Despite her misgivings, she is drawn to him, but can he reach past a cop’s cynicism to trust her?
As summer surrounds her Wisteria Tearoom in the beauty of a lush rose garden, death overshadows the tearoom a second time.
(Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 3)
A cop at the opera…
Wisteria Tearoom owner Ellen Rosings coaxes Detective Tony Aragón to go with her to the Santa Fe Opera, but the magnificent performance of Tosca ends in disaster. In bizarre counterpoint to the opera’s plot, the leading man is murdered in his dressing room, and Tony must rush to secure the crime scene. Ellen is left to comfort Vi Benning, a former server at the tearoom who is
(Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 4)
Something old, something new, something dead…
It’s autumn in Santa Fe, and Ellen Rosings is planning her Aunt Nat’s wedding at the Wisteria Tearoom. Her progress is derailed by a dead body—yes, another one—that she finds in her aunt’s driveway.
(Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 5)
Goths reenacting Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” on Halloween night…what could possibly go wrong?
Despite her desire to make the Wisteria Tearoom a haven of tranquility, Ellen Rosings can’t rid her parlors of the shadow of death. Fascinated with the tearoom’s resident ghost, her customers flock to spirit-tours-with-tea, and to crown all, the office manager and her Goth friends plan a Halloween masquerade recreating a classic horror story. read more
(A Wisteria Tearoom Interlude)
After a disastrous Halloween party at the Wisteria Tearoom, Ellen Rosings seeks to draw some understanding out of the chaos.
While trying to support her grieving Goth office manager, Ellen ponders the mysterious flashes of light she saw in another part of Santa Fe, wondering if they are related to Captain Dusenberry, the tearoom’s resident ghost.
(Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 6)
Yuletide in Santa Fe: biscochitos, farolitos, Las Posadas, music…and murder.
Ellen Rosings does not have time for murder investigations. It’s December, and the Wisteria Tearoom is awash in shoppers, cookies, and groups of strange women brought to tea by the eccentric Bird Woman.
Alas, Ellen must cope with murder anyway. One of her high school classmates is stabbed to death, and she and her best friend Gina can’t resist the puzzle. read more
(A Wisteria Tearoom Interlude)
Between Christmas and New Year’s, Ellen Rosings travels a landscape of doubt. Can she and Tony truly forge a permanent relationship, and will their families support or oppose their intention to marry? read more
(Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 7)
When a Texan tourist turns up dead in a lonely arroyo at Ghost Ranch, questions arise that reach back to the Wild West. Murdered by outlaws, or by a lynch mob? Killed for money or for hate?
Finally done with the hectic holidays, Ellen Rosings gets a chance to relax. After catching up on researching the Wisteria Tearoom’s resident ghost, Captain Dusenberry, she and sweetheart Tony Aragón plan a long weekend at Ghost Ranch, where artist Georgia O’Keeffe lived and painted the colorful northern New Mexico landscapes. read more