It's that time again, time for another Stamp Out Crime ATC. This one is by Mark H. and it represents a series of books by John J. Lamb
Mark's summary of the series is
"San Francisco detective Brad Lyon and his wife Ashleigh retire to Remmelkemp Mill, VA in the Shenandoah Valley, where they make artisan teddy bears and solve murders."
This series reminds me of my little sister who had the best teddy bears ever, she collected them from all over the world. However, she hates mysteries so the connection is kind of ironic.
This is book 1, The Mournful Teddy
When San Francisco PD Homicide Inspector Bradley Lyon was wounded in a gun battle and forced to retire, he and his wife, Ashleigh moved to her childhood home in a tiny rural community in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Now the couple works together making artisan teddy bears and adding to their enormous collection of stuffed animals. Their lives are peaceful and happy until Brad finds a murdered man floating in the river. When the sheriff refuses to investigate the killing, Brad and Ash begin their own inquiry and learn the dead man is connected to the theft of a rare and extremely valuable teddy bear produced to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic. The Mournful Teddy is the first in a series featuring Brad and Ash Lyon.
The above is book 5, the most recently published
While Brad pieces together his latest “Claw and Order” bear for a local teddy bear show, Ash—who’s now an auxiliary deputy sheriff—finds a local farmer done in by an arrow through his heart. The Lyon’s investigative skills may be razor-sharp, but this case has stumped them. Was it a hunting accident—or was the farmer being hunted? Now Brad and Ash must decipher the elusive clues of the murder while organizing their first teddy bear jubilee in town. And with the suspect list growing, they’ll have to work fast to root out a killer before more innocents become endangered…
At this time I have completed my second set of ATC's for the group Stamp Out Crime (so be looking for those soon) and I can't wait to see what everyone else has created and share them with all of you.