Miss Fitz at Midlife!
Melissa Fitzpatrick (aka Miss Fitz) is a blissfully married mother of four living happily ever after in a cozy-yet-bustling tourist village in picturesque Brown County, Indiana. Between juggling the needs of her family and a part-time writing gig, she soaks in quality girl time with her besties, aiding them in the running of their side-by-side popular coffee shop and handmade soap boutiques. Missy simply adores animals of all shapes and sizes, and they love her right back–from the strays she collects at her home, to the black cat in town who seems to read her thoughts.
Pleasantly plump and practically invisible in her mom attire and minivan, Miss Fitz revels in her Hallmark Channel-ready life–that is, until a tycoon of local business sends his vehicle careening through a wrought iron fence into the well-manicured flower beds of the shopping center, thrusting a group of coffee shop regulars into harm’s way. Reacting instinctively, Missy throws her large quilted handbag at the truck–only to find that sometimes a purse is more than a purse, and her two besties are into more than just tarot cards and Stevie Nicks. It’s not long before Miss Fitz finds herself in the center of a murder investigation, discovering there’s more to midlife than menopause.
Are you ready to come out of the broom closet with Miss Fitz at midlife? Who better to play detective than a well-read, wise-cracking woman finding her power in her forties?
A tale of friendship and love, MISS FITZ DISCOVERS MIDLIFE MAGIC is a cozy mystery by Red Tash that will have you laughing as you discover along with Miss Fitz and friends that midlife can be truly magical.
“I loved this book. Melissa Fitzpatrick (Miss Fitz) is a sleuth I can relate to and root for. Her world is both perfectly plain and transcendently whimsical; love, family, and friendship are rock-solid, yet wreathed in tendrils of fantasy as light as air. And there are recipes, because Miss Fitz rocks in the kitchen, just like her creator, Red Tash. In short: read this charming mystery, try a recipe or two, and join me in happy anticipation of more books in the series.” ~Emma Jameson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“A magical, midlife mystery with a touch of whimsy. Can’t wait for the next Miss Fitz adventure!” ~Shéa MacLeod, author of Lifestyles of the Witch and Ageless, Season of the Witch series of Paranormal Women’s Fiction Cozy Mysteries
“Miss Fitz and friends are a kind of found family–and they know how to throw a great girl’s night out! I wish I could live in their town and have coffee with them at Bethany’s Brews.” ~Reviewer A. Channing
“These characters are like the women from Practical Magic, if they were on the Hallmark Channel–but funnier, and smarter. I wish I had Missy’s purse!” ~Reviewer S. A. James
Includes recipes, talking cats, wildflowers, and a few choice words. This is a Paranormal Women’s Fiction Cozy Mystery, where mature women not only deal with aging and chronic illness, but sometimes say naughty words and drink midnight margaritas as they sleuth their way to hidden truths. Good witching fun, with a sidecar of the supernatural.
This book will be an Amazon exclusive for at least 90 days (yes, it’s part of Kindle Unlimited for right now!). After that, I will re-evaluate whether or not to do another 90 days on the ‘Zon or go wide (Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc.). If you feel strongly about one platform or another, let me know! There will also be an audiobook in the future…not sure if I am going to try narrating it myself, or hire someone with more experience. I hope to start “testing” the process as soon as I finish up The Kitchen Witch’s Guide to the New Normal, release date TBA.