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Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

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USA Today Bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson writes cozy mysteries, thrillers, and paranormal women's fiction featuring strong female leads. Her stories shine through her dialogue, which readers have praised for being realistic and compelling.
Her first novel, Unfinished Business was a Reader's Favorite and reached the top 100 books sold on Amazon. In 2021 she introduced readers to detective Rachel Ryder in Damaging Secrets. Overkill, the third book in the Rachel Ryder series was one of Thrillerfix’s best thrillers of 2021. Reviews have praised her work as "compelling, and intense," and "a read through the night, edge of your seat thriller".
Prior to publishing, she worked as a journalist in the suburbs of Atlanta where her work app
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Two New Cozy Mystery Series!

If you’re a dog lover, you’ll love the Pooch Party Cozy Mystery Series featuring Missy Kingston and a shelter full of dogs!





Pooches, Pumpkins, and Poison is the first in the series that releases October 27th. You can purchase it on Amazon here.









Widow Missy Kingston takes on the job of a lifetime, and it’s not the one at her town’s animal shelter. It’s Halloween season, and the local animal shelter

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" Yes, unfortunately I have several series, and I can only write one book at a time. When I started that series, it was the only cozy series I had, so I ...more "
Carolyn Aspenson added a status update: ARE YOU READY FOR DAMAGING SECRETS, the first book in the Rachel Ryder Thriller series? I am! Here's a sneak peek!
The biggest call of my first two months with the Hamby Police Department came an hour after my shift ended. It wasn’t surprising. Maybe a little annoying, but a detective is always on call. After ten plus years on the job, surprising me took close to a miracle.
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“might be country, but being country don’t make you stupid.”
Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Open House Heist

“have six versions of the the more I know people, the more I like my dogs shirt for a reason.”
Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Pooches, Pumpkins, and Poison

“night,”
Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, The Inn at Laurel Creek

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The Lost Challenges: May Clean It Out 62 67 Jun 09, 2017 01:38AM  
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Avry15 Hi Ms. Carolyn, thanks for the friend invite. Glad to meet you ;D


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