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Pineapple Port Mystery Series Overview

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: Sweet cozy mystery with a touch of romance and thrills
  • Age: Any age – no profanity, clean romance.
  • Available on Audible narrated by the award-winning Christa Lewis


  • Pineapple Lies
  • Pineapple Mystery Box
  • Pineapple Puzzles
  • Pineapple Land War
  • Pineapple Beach House
  • Pineapple Disco
  • Pineapple Gingerbread Men

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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!

Charlotte Morgan’s got every reason to take an intensely personal interest, even if solving a murder’s a bit of a stretch for a 26-year-old amateur sleuth raised in a 55-plus Florida community–golf-cart racing’s usually about as exciting as it gets for her. 

But things are heating up in her world, and not just in the romance department. The hot guy’s uncle is Charlotte’s number one suspect. He’s debonair, he’s mysterious, he’s just a little too slick—and he’s dating a friend of Charlotte’s. If she doesn’t step up, who knows what could happen?

In Amy Vansant’s first Pineapple Port cozy mystery, quips get flung and puns get slung, making for a hilarious read, but even better, Pineapple Port’s just a place you want to hang out. Charlotte’s a pretty unique female protagonist, being the only chick, as a friend observes, in a roomful of hens, but Pineapple Port is a wonderful character in itself, as much a parallel universe as Hogwarts, with its own exotic customs and quirks.

The Pineapple Port Mystery Series is perfect for fans of those reassuringly cozy mysteries set in small towns, from Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple right on through Carolyn Hart and up to Jana DeLeon. If you happen to like romantic comedy, or even just funny mysteries—especially those with intrepid women sleuths– you’ll devour it!

Pineapple Mystery Box: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Two (Pineapple Port Mysteries 2)
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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.

Charlotte’s boyfriend, Declan, isn’t having a great morning either. His calculating ex-girlfriend has returned to claim she’s the rightful owner of his pawn shop. She’s livid he’s found a new lady, too.

Eh. Things could be worse. At least Charlotte doesn’t know that a mojito-swilling killer who fed his grandmother to a cat is on his way to Pineapple Port…

Pineapple Puzzles: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Three (Pineapple Port Mysteries 3)
Pineapple Puzzles: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Three
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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!

Pineapple Land War: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Four (Pineapple Port Mysteries 4)
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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.

Pineapple Beach House: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Five (Pineapple Port Mysteries 5)
Pineapple Beach House: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Five
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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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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.

Charlotte must search for the connection between the two cases with the help of Declan, whose own secret past with crazy, serial killer-spawn Stephanie is beginning to show…

Fans of female-sleuth authors like Jana Deleon, Lilian Jackson Braun, Gina Lamanna and Janet Evanovich will love the Pineapple Port series’ abundant humor and clever plots — as well as Charlotte’s sharp intellect and the love and loyalty she holds for the wacky 55+ community who raised her.

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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! 

Sheriff Frank asks newly-minted private detective Charlotte to help him crack the case, but she has no idea those darn gingerbread men will start showing up everywhere. What did Santa do that made them so angry? And what’s the secret in his colorful Christmas-themed bureau?

Charlotte is forced to split her time between searching for Santa’s killer and helping Declan’s crazy ex-Stephanie stop a corrupt district attorney in exchange for a book that could help solve more crimes in the future. She never thought she’d help calculating Stephanie with anything…but as this story comes to it’s shocking ending, you’ll find it could be Stephanie who’s finally bitten off more cookie than she can chew…

Fans of Lilian Jackson Braun, Jana DeLeon and Rita Mae Brown won’t be able to get enough of this wild, funny, thrilling corner of Florida!

(this one has a bit of a cliff-hanger, but don’t kill me – #8 will be out soon!)

A719wzoZEbdL._UX250_bout Amy Vansant

Amy has been writing and finding other creative ways to make no money since high school.
She specializes in fun, comedic reads about accident prone, easily distracted women with questionable taste in men. So, autobiographies, mostly.
Amy is the former East Coast Editor of SURFER Magazine but the urge to drive up and down the coast interviewing surfers has long since left her. Currently, she is a nerd and Labradoodle mommy who works at home with her goofy husband.

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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?


8 Responses

  1. Brandy

    Hello Amy!!! I am so happy the 2nd book is out for series. When will it be available on Audible?


  2. Linda Moffitt

    Hi Amy do you have a Facebook ARC Group or a Read & Review Group I have read and reviewed book 2 in the series I also read Book 1 but that is before I started reviewing books


    • Beverly Namath

      I’ve read the 1st 3 books and am reading “Land Wars” now and again thoroughly enjoying this book also.
      It’s fun following the same characters, and they begin to feel like old friends. As usual, as I finish each book, I put them in the Ring House Library. We so appreciate all the books you send to us. Thanks again.


  3. Pam

    I really like the pineapple mysterys. They are easy ready and fun to read.. Funny to see how all the older people take of Charlotte.
    Declan is good for her and hope they end up together.


  4. Linda

    Hi Amy! I just wanted you to know that I just finished Book 7 in the Pineapple Port series, and I’m absolutely in love with this series! Can’t wait until the next one comes out. Every one of the books has been absolutely delightful. The characters are wonderful, and I love the premise of Charlotte growing up in an over 55 retirement community. Please keep adding on to this series. And hurry up and get #8 out there!


  5. Deb Day

    Love the Pineapple Puppies cover! Looking forward to the newest addition from you to my library. Thank-you for this wonderful series and memorable characters.



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