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Northwoods Mysteries!

 Cozy Mystery Author Annie McEwen

Northwoods Mysteries

A Cozy Mystery series set in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin - home of tall pines, sparkling lakes, and plenty of adventures!

Resort to Murder cozy mystery set in Wisconsin Northwoods
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When Emmy Cooper’s life in Chicago is turned upside down, the young interior designer retreats to her family’s lake cottage resort in the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods for a much-needed break. Hoping to clear her mind and gain a fresh perspective, she looks forward to enjoying a slower pace and the crisp, clean pine air at her beloved Cooper’s Cove Resort with her family, dogs, and her best friend, Whitney. 

Unfortunately, her homecoming isn't as calm as she'd hoped when Emmy finds out a ruthless development company is relentlessly pressuring Lake Covington property owners, including Emmy's family, to sell their land so they can build an extravagant, modern resort that would ruin the quaint aesthetic of the area. And things only get worse when Emmy finds the dead body of one of the developers floating in the lake—murdered!


Suddenly the police are involved, and since Emmy's father was leading the fight to stop the shady development from getting approval, he's quickly painted as the prime suspect. Now it's up to Emmy to prove her father’s innocence, save the reputation of Cooper’s Cove, and find out who would resort to murder.  

DEAD, WHITE, AND BLUE, Book Two of Northwoods Mysteries series by Annie McEwen

Book Two of the
Northwoods Mysteries

It's the 4th of July in the Wisconsin Northwoods, and no one is more excited than Emmy Cooper. She's happy to be back in her hometown, settling once again into small-town living and helping her family run Cooper’s Cove, their lake cottage resort. Emmy and her teen crush, police officer Dean Erickson, are enjoying getting reacquainted, while she and bestie Whitney are closer than ever. 

Lake Covington and its quaint namesake town are bustling with visitors celebrating during the annual three-day Independence Day Freedom Fest. Everything is Yankee Doodle Dandy until a local man with a reputation for trouble starts fireworks of his own. And the explosions just keep on coming when Emmy stumbles over a dead body at the celebrations! 


The dead man is Jordan James, and as Emmy soon finds out, there's no shortage of people who might want him dead. From a jealous jerk to a conniving cousin and even a former friend from his past, suspects are more plentiful than ants at a July picnic! Despite promises to stay out of the investigation, Emmy finds herself smack in the middle of it. Can she and Whitney figure out the truth and find liberty and justice for all?

I'm Annie

Cozy mystery author Annie McEwen

Thanks for visiting! I am a cozy mystery writer! I grew up on a small farm in central Indiana where I spent countless hours reading in a hammock underneath tall walnut trees (only after chores were done, of course!). I'd write stories in my notebooks or on my parents' old typewriter, pretending I was a combo of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Nancy Drew. To quote a great elf, "I love smiling, smiling's my favorite!"

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