Pineapple Port Mystery Series Overview
Pineapple Port Mysteries: The witty, twisty series both men and women adore!
Mystery Readers love The Pineapple Port Series:
“Amy is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend all of her books. No matter what genre she writes in, she manages to create books that demand that the pages be immediately turned to find out what happened because you really care about the characters.” ~ Dianne Harman, USA Today and Amazon Chart #1 Bestselling Author
“Too much!! Wow! I don’t think I’ve had so much laughter and fun in a cozy mystery ever! “ – Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Mysteries usually aren’t my genre, but Amy does a great job in adding twists, turns and – of course – her humor to every page. For a person like me who finds it hard to pick up a book and keep turning the pages, the fact that I tore through this book from start to finish and am looking forward to the next one speaks volumes.” – Author, Rodney Lacroix ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“More than once, I found myself laughing out loud while reading through the story. The character development is good, the humor is unforced. All around, an excellent, lighthearted mystery that I would absolutely recommend.” – Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“One of the best surprise ending I have read..” – Amazon Vine Voice Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An unlikely friendship and romance develop with moments of levity and hilarious laughter. More than once, I found myself laughing out loud while reading through the story. The character development is good, the humor is unforced. All around, an excellent, lighthearted mystery that I would absolutely recommend.” — Amazon Vine Voice Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Amy is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend all of her books. No matter what genre she writes in, she manages to create books that demand that the pages be immediately turned to find out what happened,because you really care about the characters.” – Dianne Harman, USA Today and Amazon Chart #1 Bestselling Author
The Pineapple Port romantic comedy mystery series is about a girl named Charlotte who grew up in a Florida retirement community… fun, love and mystery ensues!
The book will appeal to young and old, male and female, as the main characters are the hotties falling in love, but the rest of the cast are her neighbors and surrogate mothers and fathers in the 55+ community.
Loosely based on my mother-in-law’s 55+ community in Florida, except the real place is even crazier. 🙂
- Genre: Clean mystery with a touch of romance and thrills
- Age: Any age – no profanity, clean romance.
- Available on Audible narrated by the award-winning Rosemary Benson
- Pineapple Lies
- Pineapple Mystery Box
- Pineapple Puzzles
- Pineapple Land War
- Pineapple Beach House
- Pineapple Disco
- Pineapple Gingerbread Men
- Pineapple Jailbird
- Pineapple Puppies
- Pineapple Turtles
- Pineapple Hurricane
- Pineapple House Hunter
- Pineapple Circus
- Pineapple Cruise
Book one of the laugh-out-loud mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant. If Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series!
It’s bad enough finding a body in your back yard—especially when foul play is pretty much a certainty. But when you discover the bones are somebody’s long-missing mom, it’s tragic. And if that person is the hottest guy in town, you’ve just made the world’s worst first impression!
When a giant inflatable Halloween witch goes missing in the Pineapple Port retirement community, Charlotte’s eager to nab the culprit. Before she can lift a fingerprint, someone threatens to kill a new neighbor who looks like an adorable Pomeranian but possesses a disturbing talent for revenge. Moments later, a stranger demands the return of a mysterious wooden box… or else.
The infamous Puzzle Killer returns to Charity, Florida, in search of a rival murderer, and when two serial killers battle, Charlotte, Declan, Seamus and a naked cat find themselves on the chopping block!
When real estate tycoon Bucky Bloom is found stuck to the end of a sailboat mast, a land war erupts in Pineapple Port! Charlotte is commissioned to solve Bucky’s murder, but soon finds herself embroiled in a competition masterminded by Declan’s crazy ex, the ever-nefarious Stephanie.
The Pineapple Port crew takes a road trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, only to discover “body bits” in their vacation home. The nursing home next door is run by some suspicious characters and one of their residents is missing.
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SECRETS OF THE PAST ARE UNRAVELING IN PINEAPPLE PORT…
Humor, thrills and mystery abound in the SIXTH Pineapple Port Mystery. Charlotte, the 55+ community’s young female sleuth is thrust into a thrilling struggle to survive when her friend Jackie’s underground “mature” disco is infiltrated by violent criminals intent on claiming the club as their own.
Even more frightening — the ridiculously vengeful Gloria is back and on the warpath after a playful suitor goes missing.
Book SEVEN of the rollicking mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant has Pineapple Port’s “Santa” found dead…wearing a gingerbread man costume…with a shelf-elf stuffed in his mouth… Just another day in Pineapple Port!
Puppies have taken over book NINE of the hilarious Pineapple Port mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant!
Someone has left puppies on the doorsteps of Pineapple Port’s residents, but the adorable balls of fur seem to be connected to the murder of a nearby millionaire with too many heirs of his own. Meanwhile, Mariska’s been framed for baking a killer cake, and Charlotte must clear her name
Fans of classic cozy mysteries will adore this whodunnit packed with puppies, baking, horses, sneaky maids and a dead rich man!
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Amy Vansant sends her lead sleuth to the east coast of Florida in this tenth installment of the bestselling Pineapple Port cozy mystery series!
Newly-minted detective Charlotte Morgan discovers a mysterious box in her attic, the contents of which lead her to a hotel packed with strange characters and a link to her family’s past. Trusting the crafty, Yorkie-toting manager will be as difficult as tracking down the woman who might be her missing aunt.
Back in Charity, her boyfriend Declan gets tangled in a local tomato war as the locals band together to stop a corporation from destroying their fallen friend’s field.
Pineapple Turtles can be read as a standalone.
In addition, you’ll meet some of the characters of Amy Vansant’s much-anticipated NEW mystery series releasing in spring of 2020! Get a sneak peek at another wacky, wonderful world of intrigue and unforgettable characters!
When a Pineapple Port resident is found dead during an approaching hurricane, Charlotte fears someone’s trying to disguise murders as storm-related accidents. The first two victims have more than the storm in common – both were hoarding valuable storm supplies like toilet paper and water.
Hm. Maybe the killer is karma!
Bringing together the area’s community leaders to spread a warning could lead to even more trouble. Last time the Five Families got together, someone ended up dead. But things could be much deadlier if Declan’s crazy ex is right and the Puzzle Killer’s broken out of prison…
And did that lamppost just explode, or is someone trying to kill Charlotte and Declan?
Charlotte vows to solve the crime before the storm hits. Mariska and Darla vow to find some toilet paper for sale, even if they have to call in help from their old neighbor, the revenge-genius, Gloria.
Buckle down for a blustery ride as the storm hits!
When Declan and his uncle Seamus find a dead woman in the master closet of a house for sale, Seamus hopes that means he’ll get a deal…but private detective Charlotte Morgan is more interested in why the body has a note pinned to its chest:
Where are you going to keep YOUR clothes?
When another body with a second note is found at a listing held by the same real estate agency, Charlotte is hired to find out who’s trying to ruin them. The handsome owner of the agency has a way with the ladies… is one of his jilted lovers out to demonstrate just how angry a woman scorned can get?
Too bad Charlotte’s neighborhood “moms,” Mariska and Darla, can’t help with this mystery — they’re on a treasure hunt that’s definitely going to cost them their weekend… and maybe their life!
FEATURES BONUS SECRETS FOR YOU TO FIND! Spot the house show clichés and the last name of a fellow cozy mystery author!
Now in the center ring… murder!
Newly-minted private detective Charlotte Morgan, resident orphan of the Pineapple Port 55+ community, discovers she might not be an orphan after all. Stunned by the news, she distracts herself with a cat burglar who left a smear of make-upped whiskers on a sliding glass door, and a path straight to “Clown Town” a retirement community for retired circus performers. When a fortune-teller doesn’t see her own death in the cards, Charlotte’s burglary becomes a murder investigation!
Charlotte’s neighborhood moms, Mariska and Darla, can’t help with this one. They’re busy infiltrating an underground golf cart racing ring, led by a shady operator and her toady sidekick…
When another circus performer falls victim to the Big Top Killer and Stephanie goes missing, Charlotte finds herself walking a highwire of danger…this killer isn’t clowning around!
WARNING! Fans of the series will be particularly shocked by the breathless ending! (though every book can be read as a standalone).
Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, and gore-free small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller.
When Mariska trades the brisket she won at “Meat Bingo” for three tickets on the new Gulf Voyager cruise ship, she, Darla and our detective Charlotte enjoy a ladies cruise to Key West. But when passengers start dropping like anchors, they find themselves afloat in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico…and a murder mystery.
Charlotte notices the victims were all sitting at their assigned dinner table…does that mean they’re next?
Fans of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None will love this cruise-bound caper!
IDEAS FOR BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS
1. Which characters did you think killed Declan’s mother and why? Did you guess the culprit before the end?
2. Did you think it made the novel better or worse that it wasn’t written in first person and you were able to “be in the heads” of several characters?
3. Besides the main characters, what stood out in the story? The descriptions? The secondary characters? The dialogue? Did you have a favorite character?
4. Did you find the description of older people in the book fair?
5. Did the book make you want to read more books with the same characters?
6. How do you think growing up in a retirement community affected Charlotte?
7. Did you find the characters and situations believable?
8. Who was your favorite and least favorite character?
9. What if there was a mystery but no murder in the novel? Do all mystery novels need to have a murder?
10. Do you think Charlotte and Declan would make a good couple?