You Have to First Dream It…

The Marjorie Gardens Mystery series. PROMO4-Mousepad

Think Hallmark’s Gourmet Detective, Aurora Teagarden Mystery, and Garage Sale Mystery in the Digital Age.

That dream has been in my head since I first decided to turn my original 2009 idea for Isis Ferrelli and the series into a cozy mystery. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries helped me realize something I could achieve with the book. How?

Well, Gourmet Detective, Garage Sale Mystery, Murder She Baked, and Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery are ALL TV movies based on BOOKS-Cozy Mysteries.

Dial QR for Murder, the first Digital Age Cozy in the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series is in its next phase of publication. Am I jumping the gun, here?

Naw… It’s the perfect time to follow through on what was my dream since 2013. I want the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series to leap from the page… onto readers’ handheld devices…and onto the screen.

I can’t wait to bring the series to mystery readers and writers, and I hope I have your support in taking the Digital Age Cozy to the next level.


Published by A.E.H. Veenman, Author

My passion for writing began with a hunger for books from fellow New Jerseyan Judy Blume, and Nancy Drew mysteries. And each Saturday, a side dish of The Hardy Boys whet my appetite for hunting down clues and solving crime. Thus began a three-course menu for becoming a writer. For hors d’oeuvres, I sampled women’s fiction for a bit with novels, All Waters Gathering (2008) and Carruther’s Place (2011). It wasn’t until I realized murder should really be on the menu when the main course became my thriller, Barbecue (2011). My plate’s not quite clean of things that go bump in the night—plenty of horror and creepy thrillers in the works!—but one must always save room for dessert. Rich and sweet came Dial QR for Murder, the first Digital Age Cozy™ in the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series. And I haven’t reached the icing on the cake just yet! I couldn’t have enjoyed this feast of writing from my home in Holland without my husband and our daughter—to who I owe thanks for all their patience and compassion when (at times) I bit off more than I could chew! A.E.H. Veenman is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Crime Writers' Association (UK).

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