Jess Hicks, author
Welcome to the mind of Ophelia Henry, a steadfastly single redhead from the South. Inheriting a new home offers a chance to finally put down some roots... if only she weren't a murder suspect. Ophelia only wants a strong cup of coffee and a quiet escape from the city. A schmeared bagel would be nice too. Wading through the locals' secrets while dodging your parent's attempts to marry you off is exhausting. Foul-mouthed birds, judgy townsfolk, and piling bodies threaten to damper Ophelia's rebellious spirit. (Not to mention bats, woodland-camo, and the highly inventive rumors.) She must work to clear her name with the help of folksy new neighbors and a Sheriff's Deputy who's as attractive as he is intimidating. Bull Twinkies! Which is harder- watching her language or watching for the neighbors with pitchforks? Sometimes moving is more trouble than it's worth.