Sue Hawley 

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The Peg Shaw Cozy Mysteries

Smart and sassy Peg Shaw's comfortable routine is upended when she wakes up to find the ghost of her dead Nana talking to her.  And not just talking- insisting that menopause has 'gifted' her with strange new powers.  Much to Peg's horror Nana is right!  Join Peg as she attempts to navigate ghosts, murders, the mob, and worst of all- menopause!

Hot Flashes Cold Cases

Midlife Chaos



Midlife Mayhem



Cold Heart/Hot Secrets




Fun and entertaining. Written from the perspective of Peg, who just wants to be left alone, she didn't sign up for this dangerous situation! The author's skill draws the reader in and you quickly find Peg endearing in her sarcasm and inner struggle as she deals with ghosts who know no personal boundaries. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and hope there will be more to come soon! I want to see what next situation Peg finds herself in, and laugh along as she muddles through whatever may come!

Christy Wahl

A fantastic read!!

What a wonderful find. A terrific plot that keeps you guessing and characters that are as real as you or I. Reaching the menopause is no joke as every woman of a certain age knows. However when you start seeing ghosts as well, well that takes the biscuit. Not only seeing ghosts but being charged with acting for them in bringing their killers to justice. Ghost, spirit guides, serial killer's, the mob and more are tightly woven into read that is brilliant. Regardless of how you like your cozies, filled with supernatural or not, this will be one of your favourites as it has everything. A plot that riveting and great characters.

I really enjoyed this book, especially as a late night read. The pacing makes it relaxing to read before bed even though it's a mystery novel and I appreciate that. I love that it's set in small town America and gives you a slice of life view of that lifestyle from Peg's perspective. Looking forward to more cozy adventures with her!




Sue Hawley is probably reading right now.  When she's not doing that or being hassled by one of her five grown children she writes cozy mysteries about Peg Shaw, who sees ghosts and has a much more interesting life than Sue.  (And that's just fine by her.)  Sue enjoys forcing Peg to do things (like take self defense lessons) that she herself would never do.  She's also happy that Peg is the one who sees ghosts and has to solve crimes because if it was her she would have saged her house, her dog, and her son's annoying cat- because you never know with cats.


Sue Hawley is the bestselling author of the Peg Shaw cozy mystery series.  Hot Flashes/ColdCases  is the award winning novel that started it all.


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Bath, Ohio



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