Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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Get ready for charmingly quirky murder mysteries with a twist of romance in Dahlia Donovan's latest series, Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries.

Honey Mead Murder (Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries #1)

Honey, Mead, and Death Threats

George Bernard Sheth loves his pug and his bees. People? Not so much. He spends his days in his garden and with his beehives. Since moving to Dufftown, Scotland, several years earlier, all the honey he produces goes to a local mead brewer he’s had a crush on. 

Murphy Baird loves the entire process of brewing from start to finish. He particularly likes spending time with his honey provider. All of his mead is served at the pub attached to his brewery.


With the help of meddling friends, the two have been plodding their way towards a first date. However, it all goes pear-shaped when a customer dies under suspicious circumstances in the middle of a mead tasting. Murphy soon finds himself in the crosshairs of a police inquiry almost immediately.


Can they avoid death threats and arrest long enough to make it to their first date?

Honey Bee Murder (Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries #2)

Honey, Bees, and Suspicion

George Bernard Sheth plans to spend July in the garden with his beloved pug, Bumble. He’s tending to his bees when a neighbour harasses him quite vocally. When the man winds up dead, all eyes are immediately on George and the many hives in his garden.

Murphy Baird knows without a doubt George wouldn’t harm a fly or a bee or an obnoxious rich businessman. He balances keeping his brewery going with trying to help solve the murder and preparing for the upcoming Highland Games. It’s not made any easier by the impending visit from his father.

As the mystery deepens, they find themselves not knowing quite who to trust.

Can they find the killer before George winds up arrested for murder?

Honey Moon Murder (Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries #3)

Releases January 25 2024

Honey, Romance, and Danger…


As August winds down, George Sheth and Murphy Baird are ready to put months of murder mysteries behind them. They hope for calmer days as they move in together. But it’s all for nought when his pug, Bumble, stumbles on the body of a new bride in the middle of the lane.


It’s clear Bumble didn’t kill anyone, but someone did—and they may have set their sights on George.

With a wedding party full of potential suspects, they find themselves caught between the police and angry family members.


Can they make it safely through the end of summer alive?

Meet Motts and the quirky cast of characters in her world. Motts Cold Case Mystery is a quintessential cosy British mystery series offering all-round fun stories to throw yourself into.

Autistic, asexual, and almost forty, Pineapple “Motts” Mottley flees London with her cat and turtle to a quaint cottage in Cornwall. She craves the peace of life in a small village. The dead body buried in her garden isn’t quite what she had in mind, though.

Unable to resist her curiosity, she falls directly into a mess of trouble and runs head-first into the attractive detective inspector, Teo Herceg. She tries to balance her business with the investigation, but as the killer focuses on her, staying alive becomes trickier than advanced origami.

Will Motts survive the onslaught of murderously bad luck?

Can she solve the mystery before it all spins out of control and off a cliff?

As spring rolls into summer, Motts settles into her cottage. She’s enjoying a daily stroll when a body in the sea destroys her peace and quiet. It brings yet another mystery for her to solve.

How does a woman who vanished from Polperro three years prior wind up battered by waves?

Motts is drawn into the investigation despite her best attempts. She finds a family in turmoil and loads of suspects. With no easy answers, she tumbles further into chaos and ever closer to danger.

Can Motts find the killer before she’s the one put on ice?

Will she survive a bone-chilling brush with death?

Murder comes to Motts’s doorstep when a stranger asks her to investigate a suspicious disappearance. Past experience tells her to say no yet her curiosity wins out. What’s the harm in asking a few questions?

The missing person case quickly evolves into murder when a body is found in the strangest circumstances. Motts sifts through various suspects and lies, only to come face to face with danger. Things become even more personal when a killer from her childhood makes an unwelcome appearance.

How many close calls can Motts escape?

Will she survive amidst a flood of beer and a catastrophic inferno?

The past and present collide for Motts when two serial killer brothers barge into her plans for Christmas in London. Her desire to solve her childhood friend’s murder brings her ever closer to danger. She finds herself one fall away from the grave herself.

When one of her former primary school teachers winds up dead in her burning house, Motts realizes the mystery is far more twisted than she ever imagined.

Is she running out of time to catch not one but two killers?

What sort of macabre gift will Motts find wrapped under the tree?