MaryAnn Kempher is the bestselling author of the Under the Moonlight Murder Mystery series.

If you love your mysteries with a dash of humor, you’re at the right place.Newest Photo Web May 2015

There are five books so far in the Under the Moonlight collection. The first is a mystery with a touch of romance and humor. Mocha, Moonlight and Murder is the story of Katherine and Scott who, thrown together for a project, become great friends. There’s definite chemistry between the two, but each have their own reasons not pursuing a romance.

After Katherine witnesses a killer attempting to dispose of his victim, she becomes his next target. The big question is, will the police track down the murderer before he gets to Katherine, and will her new friendship survive all the drama? There is a lot of humor in this book plus an ending that readers have said they didn’t see coming

Book two, Forever Doomed, is a humor-filled mystery, that takes place aboard a cruise ship where just one week into the cruise, two people are murdered. Head of Security, Jack Harney must find the killer/killers before the ship returns to Tampa’s port. A baked goods thief, a tempting suspect, and a ghost from his past will test his abilities.

Book three, Sweet Mystery, stars Jack Harney and his friend, Curt Noble. They’ve opened a private investigator office and their first cases have Jack tracking down the killer of an ex-girlfriend and Curt trying to find a bird thief.

Book four, Play Dead, is another Jack Harney/Curt Noble murder mystery. When Jack Harney and Curt Noble opened their detective agency, they expected to investigate the occasional cheating husband or minor theft. Instead, they’ve somehow found themselves, once again, investigating not one, but two grisly murders.

Book five, Dead Last, is the latest Jack Harney, Curt Noble murder mystery. Every year Reno hosts a huge bicycle race, hundreds enter. When Max Holland, the man everyone is betting on to win the ten thousand dollar purse, is shot dead in Jack’s office, there’s concern that racers are being targeted. Jack makes it his mission to find the killer. Max was not a popular guy; there are no shortage of suspects. Will Jack find Max’s killer before another racer loses more than a race?

These books will keep you guessing and giggling until the very end.

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24 thoughts on “

  1. Sarah O'Flynn

    As a person new to writing, I look for how well, and how fast I get caught up in the story. With yours
    it was immediately! I love the atmoshere you artfully
    create. I felt like I was right there with you on that street. Looking forward to more for sure!

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Sarah. Thank you so much, this is a huge compliment. The book should be out soon. Anyways, thanks so much and good luck with your writing. Don’t give up.

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      1. admin Post author

        Hi Sarah, just wanted to let you know that the book has been released. You can purchase it for only $2.99 at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00CDNQ37Q. I really hope you like it. Be sure to let me know, and please leave a review on Amazon and/or BarnesandNoble.com.

        Thank you. 🙂

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  2. johanna kruger

    Love the book lots of romance and mystery once I started there was no stopping. Looking forward to the next one

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    1. admin Post author

      I’m so glad you liked it. Book two will be released in the fall. Don’t want to sound like a broken record–but please remember to post a review. 🙂

      Thank you!

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  3. sherry fundin

    Hi MaryAnn. I was just putting together a post for the tour I will be participating in and needed your blog link. I love the cover of the book and the excerpt. I will be back to investigate further. ^_^

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  4. Judith Huddleston

    I enjoyed the book but I would suggest having someone read through books for mistakes. Having someone read ut out loud would catch a lot of mistakes. I know some small ones would get through but having it edited wouldcatch most of them.

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    1. MaryAnn Post author

      Thank you. You’d be surprised at how many times both books were proofread and edited. Floors me that there are still mistakes. I hope they weren’t so numerous that they hurt your enjoyment of the book. By the way, which book are you referring to? Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder or Forever Doomed?

      Again, thanks so much. 🙂

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  5. Anna

    I know it can’t be an easy task to write a book. You have to love what you do. But I have to ask…….did no one proof read your lastest book? The grammar was horrendous!

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    1. MaryAnn Post author

      Hello. Thank you for your question. Yes, it was proofread–actually more than once. However, you’re right, the grammar isn’t perfect. I was surprised too. I just finished re-reading the book and did notice issues. For instance starting a sentence with the word ‘and’. Ouch.

      It’s funny how you don’t see your own mistakes sometimes. Hopefully, despite the poor grammar, you were able to enjoy the book. Also, hopefully, because I have more experience, my next book will be better in the grammar department.

      Thank you.

      MaryAnn 🙂

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    1. MaryAnn Post author

      Good morning. 🙂 The next book will be released mid to late June. It’s called Sweet Mystery. Jack has his first case as a Private Detective before him, and nothing is what it seems.

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  6. Kate Stormes

    I just finished book 3 is there another one in the works and if so when. I was introduced by my friend Tiffany Jauch who I think you might know

    Kate

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    1. MaryAnn Post author

      Hi Kate. Yes, I’m currently working on book 4, hoping for a Jan release. Fingers crossed. 🙂

      Sorry, don’t know your friend. Have a great day.

      MaryAnn

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  7. Ed

    Just finished reading book 4, Play Dead!
    Your writing talent continues to entertain me and keeps me smiling as I reminisce of the city of Reno. I have enjoyed reading books 1-4 and look forward to starting book 5 soon. Keep up the great writing MaryAnn, you truly are a great Author.

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    1. MaryAnn Post author

      Thank you. I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed the books, and hope you enjoy book five, Dead Last. I’m hard at work on book six now.

      MaryAnn K.

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