A New Century Cottage Cozy Mystery Is Here

I’m delighted to announce that Out of Options, my latest story in the Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries series, is now available and it’s free on several online retailers.

Out of Options is a prequel novella to the Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries series, and introduces Lois Stone and her companions, Raggs and Ribbons, a pair of perceptive calico cats. A Timeless Celebration, which was released last autumn is the first book in the series.

A dry district, a shocking secret, a missing person. When Lois Stone’s friend, Beth Darrow, arranges to meet her to reveal an astonishing discovery, Lois’s curiosity is piqued. Then Beth doesn’t keep their lunch date and Lois becomes worried. What has happened to her friend?

And so begins a weekend of skulking in the park, apple and cinnamon pancakes, familiar faces staring out of old newspapers, calico cats, shadows on the windowpane, and more than one person who might want Beth to disappear from the quiet, leafy streets of the historic and staunchly dry West Toronto Junction neighbourhood.


I hope this snippet of the story has you intrigued. If you’d like to learn more, you can find Out of Options online at: 

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Options-Century-Cottage-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07R4GQWQN

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Options-Century-Cottage-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07R4GQWQN

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/out-of-options-5 

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-options-dianne-ascroft/1131401945?ean=2940156495054 


About Dianne Ascroft

I'm a Canadian writer and author, living in Britain. My first novel, 'Hitler and Mars Bars' was released in March 2008. More information abo
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