|| In a picturesque California seaside town, an intrepid property manager attracts the right clients, the wrong boyfriends, and a kinky killer After wrecking her real estate career in a booze-fueled blowout, Cypress Bay property manager and recovering alcoholic Tish Ballard thought she had put her past behind her. But when she opens an old trunk, a bequest from an anonymous benefactor, she finds it filled with bones and roses. Suddenly Tish is plunged into a murder case that dates back to her childhood. Pitted against her high school crush, homicide detective Spence Breedlove, she finds herself in jeopardy-in more ways than one. Can Tish unmask a killer before the man who broke her heart puts her behind bars or, worse, she becomes a corpse herself? With a suspenseful, surprising plot and touches of romances and humor, the New York Times-bestselling author of Garden of Lies delivers a delectable cozy mystery. Bones and Roses is the 1st book in the Cypress Bay Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.