Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

The Corpse in the Cabana: A Viola Roberts Cozy Mystery Publisher's Summary

Sassy, snarky Viola Roberts quit her boring accountant job to pursue her dream of writing novels, even if it meant eating ramen noodles every day. Now that her career has taken off, she's headed to a writers' conference at an exotic Florida resort complete with white-sand beaches and swaying palm trees, where she plans to lounge in the shade drinking frosty beverages with little umbrellas. And, of course, no sojourn to tropical climes would be complete without her boozy, wise-cracking best friend, Cheryl.

When Viola discovers the diva of the author world dead (as a doornail) of unnatural causes, the police immediately consider Viola their prime suspect. But when the head detective turns a gimlet eye on Viola's best friend, the author has had enough! Along with help from hunky fellow writer Lucas Salvatore, Viola is determined to ascertain who killed the corpse in the cabana before she or Cheryl winds up in jail. Or worse.

©2016 Shea MacLeod (P)2016 Shea MacLeod
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  • Book 1

    • The Corpse in the Cabana: A Viola Roberts Cozy Mystery

    • Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Shéa MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Yvette Keller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Sassy, snarky Viola Roberts quit her boring accountant job to pursue her dream of writing novels, even if it meant eating ramen noodles every day. Now that her career has taken off, she's headed to a writers' conference at an exotic Florida resort complete with white-sand beaches and swaying palm trees, where she plans to lounge in the shade drinking frosty beverages with little umbrellas. And, of course, no sojourn to tropical climes would be complete without her boozy, wise-cracking best friend, Cheryl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great characters and an entertaining plot

    • By Rabid Reader on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • The Stiff in the Study

    • Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Shéa MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Yvette Keller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Viola Roberts is at it again! The sleepy seaside town of Astoria, Oregon is the last place you'd expect to find a dead body. That is until the director of the local museum turns up dead in the study and Viola's friend, Portia, is accused of the crime. Viola ignores her looming deadline and bout of writer's block and sets out with her best friend, Cheryl, to solve the murder. From starting riots at local dive bars to breaking into crime scenes, Viola will stop at nothing to prove Portia innocent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder, mystery and humor

    • By Rabid Reader on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • The Poison in the Pudding

    • Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Shéa MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Yvette Keller
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    With a book deadline and Christmas fast approaching, the last thing Viola Roberts has time for is a party. Unfortunately, that's exactly what she gets roped into by the Mayor of Astoria. Party planning it is. Complete with Christmas puddings. Everything is humming along just fine when suddenly the guests begin to drop like flies! With both her reputation and her favorite Christmas cookies threatened, Viola has no time to waste. She's got to find the poisoner before somebody ends up dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christmas Cozy Mystery

    • By Susan C-K on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • The Venom in the Valentine

    • Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Shéa MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Yvette Keller
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Viola Roberts is down in the dumps after discovering her boyfriend, Lucas, is snowed in back east. Her best friend, Cheryl, agrees to substitute a girl’s weekend for the romantic Valentine’s Day he had planned. Massages and mani-pedis for the win! That is, until the hotel guests start receiving venomous Valentines, and one of them ends up dead. In a remote resort on the wild Oregon coast, it’s up to Viola to get to the bottom of things before any more guests fall to the killer’s poison pen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Cozy Mystery!

    • By Susan C-K on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 6

    • The Remains in the Rectory: A Viola Roberts Cozy Mystery

    • Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Shéa MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Yvette Keller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    While touring the Cotswolds of England, Viola Roberts and her boyfriend, Lucas Salvatore, are stranded by a downpour of epic proportions. The quaint village of Chipping Poggs has only one inn, and just their luck, it's a haunted mansion. Viola tries to make the best of her rainy vacation by "ghost hunting" and poking her nose where it doesn't belong. Until she pokes it right into the middle of a murder. 

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 7

    • The Death in the Drink

    • Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Shéa MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Yvette Keller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When the guild’s nastiest member winds up dead in the drink, Viola is convinced it’s no accident. And after the husband of the deceased gets into a brawl on the front lawn of the town’s most well-known landmark, she knows something’s up. Armed with nothing more than a folding fan and her wits, she sets out to unveil the killer before somebody else winds up in Davy Jones’ locker.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great cozy murder, mystery

    • By Rabid Reader on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $14.95