A Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery Book 1

Can you figure out who the killer is before the guilty culprit is revealed?

During an Easter egg hunt, Roland “Beanie” Bean and his two-year-old son Evan are searching for eggs when they find a woman sprawled in the dirt beneath a hibiscus bush. 

Little Evan thinks the lady is just sleeping, but Beanie knows better. 

The nasty gash on the woman’s forehead might not have killed her, but the stab wounds in her chest appear to be fatal. 

As an investigative reporter at the Palmchat Gazette, Beanie is the perfect person to cover the story, considering that he found the victim. 

Narrowing down the field of suspects, Beanie finds out the victim had plenty of enemies. Not only was she unfaithful to her husband, but she was blackmailing her lover and cheating her business partner and may have been involved in a scam with a vicious island cartel. 

As Beanie continues to investigate, he uncovers sinister secrets and devious motives among those who were closest to the victim. Racing to discover the killer, he ends up the target of a diabolical murderer who won’t hesitate to kill again.


The ins and outs of this case will keep you on your toes!

Alice Hazelbaker

I liked the characters, they were well developed and engaging and realistic. The storyline moved smoothly and fairly quickly, full of surprises, unexpected turns, obstacles and suspense.

Suzanne Hare

A cleverly developed, well-written cozy mystery by Rachel Woods,The Easter Egg Hunt Murder will warm your heart at times, or send a frisson of fear down your spine as the plot thickens.


There are many suspects, twists and turns to the very end. This is a story that keeps one guessing. Be sure to read.


Beware, Beanie, is good at what he does. He will learn your secrets. Don’t get on his wrong side.

Carolyn Overcash

A very enjoyable read and it was great to meet Roland Bean who is an interesting character. Well written and just the right length for a nice cozy afternoon with a cup of tea. I really want to know what Bean gets caught up in next.

Kat Z


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