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Camel Press Releases a New Mystery by Kathleen Delaney: Violent Death and Cherry Danish
Seattle, WA.—Camel Press is proud to announce the release of a new cozy mystery by Kathleen Delaney, set in a small town whose residents harbor far too many secrets., 5/17/2011 - Seattle, WA.—Camel Press is proud to announce the release of Murder Half-Baked (290 pp, $17.95, ISBN: 978-1-60381-828-5), by Kathleen Delaney, a cozy mystery set in a small town whose residents harbor far too many secrets.

Delaney’s earlier mysteries have earned generous praise from reviewers. According to Publisher’s Weekly, “Delaney’s choice of setting, gossipy milieu and colorful … suspects help … move the action right along.”

“Congenial characters make (Delaney) an enjoyable addition to the cozy scene,” writes Kirkus Reviews.

A body in the cemetery, another in the bakery. Ellen McKenzie has to find the culprit soon ... before another crime puts a stop to her wedding. The groom is Dan Dunham, Santa Louisa’s Chief of Police. The guest list is growing and Ellen’s dreams of a small, intimate candlelight ceremony are rapidly disappearing. A major distraction is Ellen’s quest to find a new building for Grace House, a halfway house for needy women. Then she finds the body of old Dr. Sadler in the cemetery, his head bashed in by the arm of a marble angel. Every suspect is connected to Grace House. After it goes up in flames, all the residents, including one new-born, move in with Ellen and Dan. Will Ellen and Dan ever solve the mystery and get their lives back?

“Some time ago,” says Delaney, “a family member had a need for a place like Grace House, and I was amazed to discover how many people are dependent on such homes and the wonderful services they provide. I also liked the idea of a novel where I could use my knowledge of real estate and justify tours of local bakeries. Thanks to their generosity, I am now an expert on the art of the cherry Danish.”

Kathleen Delaney, a retired real estate broker, has authored three other Ellen McKenzie mystery novels, using her real estate experience to guide Ellen. The scenes in the bakery kitchen required extra research, including taste tests. Besides her novels, Kathleen has contributed to several anthologies, won a national award for short fiction, and published several articles. She lives in a century-old house in South Carolina, enjoying her two dogs and eight grandchildren. For more information, go to

Murder Half-Baked is available in Kindle ($4.95) and print editions on,,, and Amazon Japan. Bookstores and libraries can order by contacting or through Ingram or Baker and Taylor. Other electronic versions can be purchased on Smashwords or at any of the major online ebook stores.

ABOUT Camel Press—Based in Seattle Washington, Camel Press is a new imprint owned by Coffeetown Press. Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction … or any combination thereof. We publish the books that grab you and hold you in their grip long into the night.

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