Bestselling thriller and Mystery Author

Bestselling author Michele Scott returns with the launch of a what is sure to be a blockbuster series that takes readers on a wild ride with a fun, fabulous and soon to be fifty new heroine and her wild crew of sidekicks, laugh out loud humor, mystery and a dash of romance. For the fans who fell in love with Nikki Sands, you're certain to fall for the equally charming Ella McBane.

Ella McBane is at a crossroads in her life. With her three daughters grown and now out of the house and no more daily kid duties to oversee, she turns to her love of fine cuisine to take her mind off her new life as an empty nester.

With a push from her best friend, Ella begrudgingly opens a catering business to put her self-taught culinary skills to good use. When her eldest daughter excitedly asks her to cater her upcoming wedding to a wealthy shipping heir, she can’t refuse the opportunity, however intimidating. After all, this family isn’t exactly used to old-fashioned home cooking…

But the successful celebration takes a decidedly horrifying turn when Ella trips over a dead body and her bride-to-be daughter is accused of murder. Despite strong evidence, she knows her daughter is innocent and she is determined to clear her daughter’s name, with no idea she’d be stumbling into the seedy and scary world of organized crime.

While tackling this challenging mystery, Ella is also dealing with an ex who still has eyes for her and a sexy former flame who has been reminding her of Paris and afternoons of champagne in bed.

Romance, intrigue, humor, culinary temptations (and plenty of 80s and 90s fun references!) make for a wild and fun ride in Michele Scott’s latest read.

Equal parts suspense and understated contemporary romance, “Saddled with Trouble” is a fast-paced murder mystery that revolves around Michaela Bancroft, a 32-year-old horse trainer whose personal life is quickly coming apart at the seams.

Struggling through an ugly divorce and in danger of losing her southern California ranch to creditors, Bancroft finds her already chaotic life turned upside down when her beloved uncle Lou is found murdered in a stable stall, impaled by a pitchfork.

The distraught Bancroft vows to find the person or people behind the senseless homicide, but the deeper she digs into her uncle’s secretive past (an ill-managed business venture involving an artificial insemination breeding program, rumors of infidelity, mysterious payoffs, etc.), the more potential suspects come to the forefront. Even Bancroft’s closest friends — trusted veterinarian Ethan Slater and her fun-loving roommate, Camden — become prime suspects.

Ignoring the advice of hunky detective Jude Davis, Bancroft continues snooping around and soon finds herself the killer’s next target.