McIntyre’s Gulch is a mysterious place. But Butterscotch Jones is a mystery herself. She thought she was safe in Manitoba, but trouble has found her again.
Fun and exciting, sometimes dark and brooding, the Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series represents a new genre of cozy thrillers. Begin your journey with Due North.
And for you cozy mystery fans, don’t miss the Chloe Boston Mystery Series in print and eBook formats. Or perhaps the Wendover House Mysteries gothic mysteries may be your cup of tea. Need a warmer clime, try the Miss Henry Mysteries.
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Due North (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 1)
Melanie Jackson, March 2011, 123 pages, $2.99 eBook, $5.99 Paperback
Butterscotch Jones thought that living in the far north provided enough peril to contend with until a private plane crashed outside her hometown of McIntyre’s Gulch, Manitoba, Canada. The treasure inside the plane soon attracted both the RCMP and the Russian Mafia. For a town built upon isolation and secrecy, the doors were about to be blown off their hinges.
Big Bones (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 2)
Melanie Jackson, May 2011, 72 pages, $3.99 eBook, $7.99 Paperback
When the mafia plane exploded, that should have been the end of troubles for McIntyre’s Gulch, but the government only became more interested in The Gulch and RCMP detective, Chuck Goodhead. Butterscotch Jones has other woes besides. A giant skeleton has been discovered outside of town and Sasquatch Watch is on the way with reporters and an anthropologist. Can she get rid of them before someone ends up dead?
Gone South (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 3)
Melanie Jackson, August 2011, 85 pages, $3.99 eBook
Butterscotch receives a call from the states informing her that her father is dying. But is it a genuine deathbed call for reconciliation or a trap? In either case, Butterscotch solicits the help of Detective Chuck Goodhead to sneak over the border to see her father. From that point on, chaos reigns. This latest installment in the series sees Butterscotch grow in unexpected ways.
Home Fires (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 4)
Melanie Jackson, November 2011, 37 pages, $2.99 eBook
Christmas is coming to McIntyre’s Gulch, unfortunately Butterscotch’s boyfriend, Mountie Chuck Goodhead, is not. Instead, he’s stuck in a snow storm with his father, who he doesn’t get along with. But it is the season for miracles, and maybe one will happen for Chuck and his father.
The Butterscotch Jones Mysteries Volume 1 (Books 2-4)
Melanie Jackson, May 2012, 201 pages, $7.99 eBook
The Butterscotch Jones Mysteries Volume 1 is a 201 page collection of books 2 – 4 in the series. It includes the novels “Big Bones”, “Gones South”, and “Home Fires”. “Due North”, the first novel in the series, should be read separately before reading this bundle.
Points West (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 5)
Melanie Jackson, February 2012, 82 pages, $3.99 eBook
McIntyre’s Gulch has had it’s share of misadventure and close calls with the law, but this time disaster looms large. A corrupt Mountie has staggered to Butterscotch’s doorstep and then dropped dead. Chuck Goodhead is able to identify the policeman as a traitor who is a purveyor of secrets. Dark and powerful enemies are converging on the town and Chuck and Butterscotch must work quickly to find out why a dying man used his last moments of life to come to them.
The Wedding (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 6)
Melanie Jackson, March 2012, 89 pages, $3.99 eBook Price
The time had come– Butterscotch was ready to tie the knot! Plans were under way for the festivities and then the Mountie got called away on a dangerous case. Butterscotch was sure she could cope but, as the saying goes, man plans and the gods laugh. They laugh twice as hard at frantic brides. Will the Mountie be able to wrap up his case in time to get back to their wedding– supposing that the wedding can even take place when fate seems against them?
Wild East (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 7)
Melanie Jackson, May 2012, 96 pages, $3.99 eBook
Big oil spells big danger for the Gulch. Surveyors have come to town with startling news– a new pipeline is going in. It’s left to Whiskey Jack to find another route for the pipeline. Meanwhile, the Mountie has his hands full training a new recruit for outback duty.
The Butterscotch Jones Mysteries Volume 2 (Books 5-7)
Melanie Jackson, March 2012, 265 words, $7.99 eBook
The Butterscotch Jones Mysteries Volume 2 is a 265 page collection of books 5 – 7 in the series. It includes the novels “Points West”, “The Wedding”, and “Wild East”.
Still Waters (Butterscotch Jones 8)
Melanie Jackson, January 2013, 44k words, $3.99 eBook, $7.99 Paperback
Chloe Boston and Butterscotch Jones are together for the first time in a mystery duet.
In “Still Waters”, quiet McIntyre’s Gulch is troubled by a strange cat burglar who seems interested in nothing but photographs. Mountie Chuck Goodhead is off on some mysteries mission leaving Butterscotch to cope on her own which she was doing quite happiliy when Agent DeSoto of the FBI arrived claiming he was there on a fishing trip.
In “Make Over”, Chloe has chosen to spend her vacation restoring the old Stubbs Mansion. Put in charge of a work crew, her job is soon a cause for frustration which gets worse when rumors spread that the mansion is haunted.
Four Seasons (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 9)
Melanie Jackson, June 2014, 161 pages, $3.99 eBook Price, $7.99 Book Price
Leon Rausch of the CIA was not thrilled to be stranded in the Canadian wilderness. While worried about the attempted assassination that brought down his plane not far from McIntyre’s Gulch, he has no idea that other dangers are lurking in the woods around him.
With the Mountie snowbound in Winnipeg, it is left to Butterscotch and her neighbors to mount a rescue mission into the territory of The Others and get the passengers and crew out alive. Burdened with injured and hounded by the weather, they are forced to take refuge in an abandoned lodge which was closed up fifty years ago after a string of grisly murders. They may be safe from the weather inside the Hillview, but the old threat is still waiting nearby and ready to strike again.
Meanwhile back in McIntyre’s Gulch the community must band together to deal with the Beast while both pirates and spirits in the woods prove troublesome.
A Cozy Christmas
Melanie Jackson, November 2014, 140 pages, $3.99 eBook
When Santa’s visit to the Gulch is called off due to a bad storm Butterscotch Jones has to step in and save Ricky’s Christmas. While Butterscotch is busy in Manitoba, Miss Henry is in Quebec. She is trying to drum up some Christmas spirit while hunting for a missing lawyer. Nicodemus Smith has her hands full tracking down a lost philanthropist who fancies himself to be Santa Claus, and Jane Blackthorn is going her best to cope with a plum pudding thief who is vexing her first Christmas in merry olde England. While Kenneth Mayhew tries to restore order at the Mayhem Mansion revels, Chloe Boston gets some shocking news that will forever change her life, and Tess MacKay is facing some very strange goings on at Wendover House on Christmas Eve.
Midsummer Murders: The Secret (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 11)
Melanie Jackson, June 2015, 127 pages, $3.99 eBook
One can never predict what will happen in the Gulch so no one is surprised when an injured caver washes up in town needing help from the Bones. But Caver Jim seems to be a man of secrets and Butterscotch fears that he hasn’t just gone hunting for some forgotten stalagmites but might actually be there to hunt dinosaur bones. Taking Ricky and Max with her, she goes exploring on Potter’s Ridge and discovers something more fabulous and amazing-and dangerous-than fossils of a T-Rex.
This collection includes Butterscotch Jones, Kenneth Mayhew, Jane Blackthorn and Miss Henry stories.
Ill Wind (Butterscotch Jones Mystery Series Book 12)
Melanie Jackson, December 2016, $3.99 eBook
‘Twas the night before Christmas and the Gulch was missing both persons and toilet paper. Butterscotch Jones, unwilling Canadian detective, volunteers to make a run to Irish Camp where the Wings is grounded with the town’s much needed Christmas supplies. With the weather closing in and a hijacking in progress at the airport, she may need Santa’s sleigh to escape the danger closing in on every side. Bonus: contains the Miss Henry Mystery, Raising the Dead.