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The Cemetery Club
~ Book 1 of the Darcy & Flora Cozy Mystery Series ~
by Blanche Day Manos and Barbara Burgess
Goshen Cemetery lay quiet and peaceful under a benevolent spring sky. Darcy Campbell and
her mother, Flora Tucker, had no inkling that in a few moments, the scene would change
and they would face a horror on the ground and a threat from above, beyond their imaginations.
Becoming entangled in a centuries-old legend, being targeted by a group of ruthless men, and
discovering a long-lost love were not in Darcy's plans when she returned to her birth place,
Levi, Oklahoma. She merely wanted to soak up the peace of her mother's home and try to heal
the wounds left from her husband's death. Fate, however, had other plans for Darcy and Flora.
Praise for The Cemetery Club
I love cozy mysteries, and I found this Christian cozy to be enjoyable. Darcy is a reporter who,
along with her mother,gets entangled in a mystery to solve the death of one of her mom's good
friends. They find themselves in a world of trouble, including a tornado, a car wreck, and being stalked.
This book has plenty of adventure and a nice message too.
~ Ronda Del Boccio
I've read Cemetery Club twice and enjoyed both readings. A good author, in my estimation grips
the reader's attention on the first page and the authors did that with this book. I couldn't
put the book down until I read it all. That's a good book.
~ Carol Knapper
Grab a cup of coffee and settle in to read this adventurous cozy mystery. The story is
appealing to those who love suspense but not harsh language.
~ Nancy Kay Grace, author of The Grace Impact
Great characters and excellent read. Kept me in suspense. Looking forward to Book No. 2 in this series.
Danger! Intrigue! Romance! What more could you ask for in a wonderful new cozy? Darcy and
Flora are a daughter/mother duo who will captivate your interest and keep you coming back for more.
~ Peg Bossard, An avid cozy reader
Blanche Day Manos
The Ned McNeil Series
and the Darcy & Flora Cozy Mystery Series
In her previous life, Blanche Day Manos was a kindergarten teacher, part-time writer of feature
stories for a newspaper, and writer of stories and poems for children's and Christian magazines.
Now, she lives in a bustling Arkansas town near her family. In between writing books, she enjoys
painting and playing the piano.
Blanche specializes in clean mysteries that have middle-aged women protagonists with a tendency to
become involved in strange and mysterious happenings in their hometowns.
Darcy Campbell, retired newspaper reporter, and her mother Flora Tucker, protagonists, can't stay
out of trouble in Levi, Oklahoma. On the surface, this lovely town seems tranquil, filled with
law-abiding and peaceful people. As Darcy and Flora discover, more is going on than meets the eye.
The Cemetery Club, Grave Shift, Best Left Buried, and Grave Heritage follow these courageous women
from one harrowing adventure to another.
The second series, the Ned McNeil Moonlight books, begins with Nettie Elizabeth McNeil returning to
her hometown of Ednalee, looking forward to a reunion with her only living relative, her Uncle Javin.
The reunion fails to happen and Ned, as her friends call her, discovers that she is involved in a
web of lies and mysteries that have their origin in a murder that happened decades ago.
Moonlight Can Be Murder indeed. More excitement takes place under a full moon in
By the Fright of the Silvery Moon. The third Ned McNeil book, Moonstruck and Murderous, follows
Ned and her two childhood friends into the mystery surrounding a 200-year-old house that is
lovely to look at but is built around a deadly secret of its own.
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