Last Updated on November 9, 2022 by OtakuKart Staff
The USA Today bestselling American author Amanda Flower writes mystery novels for adults as well as children. Before you go further, please note that Amanda also writes under her pen name, Isabella Alan. Her novels are mainly cozy mystery stories that any reader would absolutely enjoy. She is well-liked for her ability to create an enjoyable setting and bring the small-town community to life.
She has been praised for her talent to weave a perfect mystery that follows the shenanigans of these small-town people. Readers often mention that her mysteries and stories only get better with time, and the characters grow on them as they keep reading.
Most often than not, mysteries are considered books that must have thrill, adrenaline, and fast-paced stories that keep you on the edge of your seat, but if you are someone who doesn’t prefer all that, then we’d highly recommend Amanda’s book.
She has written over thirty-five books to date, and almost all of them have good reviews on Goodreads. Whether you found her books in a library or on the internet, like other readers, we assure you that you wouldn’t want to leave her world too. In case you are looking for where to start her books, then this reading order is the best way for you to begin right now.
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A Magical Bookshop Mystery Series:
Crime And Poetry
Violet Waverly rushes to her sick grandmother only to find her perfectly fine and healthy. At once, she understands what is going on. Her grandmother wants her to come home and work in her store. Charming Books, the magical store, is a place where the book meant for you flies off the shelf and picks you up. Violet doesn’t want to stay, but when a dead man is discovered, placing her grandmother as the prime suspect, she has no option but to stay and save the old lady.
Prose And Cons
Violet Waverly and her grandma Daisy are the proud proprietors of Charming Books. It’s October which means it’s time for the annual Food and Wine Festival. Daisy, hoping to draw the crowds to her store, asks Violet to give a reading of Poe’s works along with Red Inkers, a local writing group. But, moments before the event is about to begin, one of the writers is discovered dead. Violet, with her cat and the shop’s crow, uses Poe’s work to solve the murder.
Murders And Metaphors
January has arrived, but Violet Waverly; owner of Charming Books feels, is still reeling from a past heartbreak. The same person who broke her heart will be at the annual midnight grape harvest festival as well. So, she is looking forward to avoiding the event at any cost, but she doesn’t know Daisy has other plans.
Apparently, Charming Books is hosting Belinda Perkin’s book signing at the event, and Violet is in charge of it. But, it will turn into a disaster when Belinda is found dead, a knife protruding from her chest. Violet, with Daisy, Emerson, and a copy of Little Women, is ready to solve this mystery.
Verse And Vengeance
This time, Violet Waverly solves a murder mystery in which she herself is the prime suspect. Owner of Charming Books, Violet is working hard to clear her name from a murder case using the works of Walt Whitman. During the Tour de Cascade, Joel Redding, the pesky private investigator, perishes in an accident. There’s no reason why she would murder him, but she must prove that to the police, who believe otherwise.
Crimes And Covers
It is Christmas time. Violet Waverly, owner of Charming Books is getting married to David Rainwater, the police chief. So, all the duties fall on Grandma Daisy and Violet’s best friend Sadie to make it the most memorable event of the season. However, when a body is found floating in the frigid Niagara River, everybody’s faces are colored with shock instead of happiness. Violet recognizes the dead woman as a customer who visited the shop a few days before the wedding and set out to uncover the mystery behind the woman’s death.
Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series:
Bailey King works as an assistant chocolatier at JP Chocolates in New York City. She is about to earn a life-changing promotion when her grandmother calls her. She informs Bailey that her grandfather’s heart condition has worsened. So Bailey rushes to Ohio only to find the old man in good condition. Additionally, she also finds a dead man in the candy shop kitchen run by her grandparents. She takes in on herself to solve the mystery and clear Jebediah’s name.
Bailey King has taken over Swissmen Sweets, her grandparents’ candy shop. She is now looking after the shop as well as her recently widowed grandmother. To honor her grandfather’s memory, she enters the annual Amish Confectionary Competition. But an Amish woman wants Bailey to get disqualified because she is an outsider. Then a pig gets lost, and suddenly the Amish woman is found dead. Now it’s up to Bailey to clear their names and ensure the real killer is punished.
Bailey King loves Christmas more than anything. It’s her favorite time of the year, so she is recreating her cherished holiday treat. But that’s the moment her life turns upside down. Her former boyfriend walks into her candy shop with his TV crew to film an authentic Amish Christmas. However, when the executive producer is found dead and Eric, the former boyfriend, is announced as the prime suspect, her shop gets more publicity than possible. And Bailey stands dangerously close to the killer, unaware of the truth.
Bailey King is wrapping up a six-week-long shoot in New York when she gets a call. She has been recruited to create a giant toffee bunny for Easter. When she arrives at her home, she has no clue about what’s going to happen. Stephen Raber has a heart attack, and she, along with the man’s pet bunny, is the only witness to the scene. But was it really a heart attack?
Bailey King is intent on making Juliet and Reverend’s wedding a sweet success. But, the midsummer is hell-bent on destroying her hard work. Moreover, when a guest drops dead, it surely turns into a big mess. It’s revealed that the victim had some dirt on Reverend, which puts him in the top position on the suspect list. Bailey must now put all her energy and hard work into proving it wrong and make sure Juliet doesn’t think she made a mistake marrying the man.
Lemon Drop Dead
Bailey’s hardworking assistant, Emily, is going to have a baby soon. So she decides to celebrate by throwing a baby shower for her. Everyone is invited, and surprisingly, Emily’s sister Esther Esh has also joined the party. But then another surprise guest arrives, claiming to know about Emily’s shameful past. The guest leaves before Bailey can inquire more; later, she is found dead with a letter written by Esther. Emily requests Bailey to help and soon begins a search for the real killer.
Peanut Butter Panic
This year, Bailey King’s candy shop Swissmen Sweets, is providing desserts for Harvest. The event organizer, Margot Rawlings, is unfazed about the event until she learns that her mother will be in attendance as well. Her mother and former judge, Zara Bevan, is a harsh critic and has actively harmed the Amish community.
This year, she arrives with her boyfriend, Blaze Smith. Zara reveals she is going to marry him soon. Unfortunately, that won’t happen ever because Blaze dies due to an allergic reaction. Bailey’s desserts are prime suspects, and she must prove she is innocent before Zara hurts her.
A Magic Garden Mystery Series:
Flowers And Foul Play
Florist Fiona Knox has lost both her fiancé and her flower shop. But, a new beginning awaits her as her grandfather has left her a cottage. She jumps on the next plane to Edinburgh, but upon arriving at the cottage, she finds a dead body in the garden. Soon, her passport is seized, and the caretaker is pinned as the prime suspect in the murder. But Fiona will do everything to prove that the Chief Inspector is wrong and that the murderer is someone else.
Death And Daisies
Although the death on her arrival slowed things down, Fiona Knox is now ready to open her new venture. It’s the day of the grand opening of the Climbing Rose Flower Shop. But mystery follows her everywhere still. This time, it’s in the face of the parish minister, Quaid MacCullen. He makes it quite clear that he would be more than happy to send her back to where she came from. Then a storm follows but soon after it passes, Quaid is found dead. Fiona doesn’t want to play the detective again, but she must prove her innocence and clear her name from this murder case.
Mums And Mayhem
Barley McFee is a world-famous fiddle player who has arrived in Aberdeenshire for a grand homecoming concert. Meanwhile, Fiona’s parents have traveled from Tennessee to meet her and her sister. But they also plan on sharing a secret about Fiona’s birth. During the concert’s intermission, something happens, and Barley ends up dead.
Furthermore, someone has cut the centuries-old climbing rose from the magical garden that Fiona had inherited from her godfather. That rose was the source of the garden’s magic. Now, Fiona stands in the middle of everything, looking for ways to save everyone before it’s sabotaged beyond repair.
Piper And Porter Mystery Series:
Samantha Porter is, or was, Darby Piper’s mentor and business partner at Two Girls Detective Agency. Now, Porter is dead, and Piper is in shock. Apparently, Porter died in a car accident that looks like an accident but was it really an accident? The evidence doesn’t seem to indicate so, which points toward Piper. Will Piper be able to prove her innocence before she is declared the culprit?
A wealthy doctor has invited some guests for a week-long holiday at a luxurious ski villa. The doctor’s wife has hired Darby Piper and Tate Porter to investigate anonymous threats made against him. Piper and Porter arrive at the villa undercover as a romantic couple. But, before long, they find themselves investigating a murder with a bow and arrow. Will both Piper and Porter find the killer, or will it turn into another cold case for them?
Appleseed Creek Series
- A Plain Death
- A Plain Scandal
- A Plain Disappearance
- A Plain Malice
Farm To Table Mystery Series
- Farm To Table
- Put Out To Pasture
- In Farm’s Way
An Amish Matchmaker Mystery Series
- Matchmaking Can Be Murder
- Courting Can Be Killer
- Marriage Can Be Mischief
- Honeymoons Can Be Hazardous
India Hayes Series
- Maid Of Murder
- Murder In A Basket
Living History Museum Series
- The Final Reveille
- The Final Tap
- The Final Vow
Andi Boggs Series
- Andi Unexpected
- Andi Under Pressure
- Andi Unstoppable
- Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Amish Quilt Shop Mystery [Written as Isabella]
- Murder, Plain And Simple
- Murder, Simply Stitched
- Murder, Served Simply
- Murder, Plainly Read
- Murder, Handcrafted
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