Welcome to Shady Hollow! It’s a small town populated by friendly animal folks, from birds to bears. The calm is marred only by the occasional murder. Luckily, foxy reporter Vera Vixen is ready to investigate each time, along with her good friend (and local bookshop owner) skeptical raven Lenore Lee. Twists and turns are just part of the ride in the cozy world of Shady Hollow. So grab a cup of coffee from Joe’s Mug, put up your paws, and dive into the series that readers are calling “gently bizarre” and “cute, quirky, fluffy fun, with a touch of lurking darkness.”
Juneau Black is the pen name of authors Jocelyn Cole and Sharon Nagel. They share a love of excellent bookshops, fine cheeses, and a good murder (in fictional form only). Though they are two separate people, if you ask either of them a question about their childhood, you are likely to get the same answer. This is a little unnerving for any number of reasons.
First book in the series: Shady Hollow: A Murder Mystery
Deep in the forest is a place where woodland creatures live together in harmony. Moose and mice, owls and bears, and many more call the charming village of Shady Hollow home. All is well, until a toad is found floating facedown in the millpond. It’s something these folks haven’t seen before: a murder.
Foxy reporter Vera Vixen is new in town. She has a nose for news and catches the scent of a story, one that leads her to dark places. As she stirs up the still waters, the fox exposes more than one mystery, and the folks in Shady Hollow learn that some of their neighbors are shifty, while others are downright dangerous.
Vera finds more to this shady town than she ever suspected. Someone in the Hollow will do anything to keep her from solving the murder. It will take all of Vera’s cunning and quickness to come out alive.