Crafty Alibis
A Bee’s Knees Mystery Book 1
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Will they catch the crafty criminal?

Ella, owner of The Bee’s Knees crafter’s outlet, is overjoyed when her long-time friend returns to the small mountain town to heal from a broken relationship. Ella opens her heart and home to Shelby, but their happiness is short-lived when a dead body is found in the cemetery behind Ella’s house. Coincidence? Or revenge?

Several quirky townspeople are suspect, but when each comes up with a well-crafted alibi, all fingers point to Ella. Can amateur sleuth Shelby piece together the clues and prove her friend’s innocence before they find another victim? Crafty Alibis, a story of frayed trust and mended friendship, will keep you guessing until the end. 


Joan’s earliest memories of writing go back to the fourth grade. An avid reader of The Happy Hollisters mystery series, she penned her first two short stories, “The Mystery of the Missing Bread” and “The Snake That Had Legs.” Not best-sellers by any means; but her teacher loved them, as did her classmates, sparking her interest in writing. When she was in sixth grade, her mother gifted her with a five-year diary which started a lifelong love of journaling (which continues to this day).

Joan’s work has been published online and in print for her non-fiction and fiction stories. For two years she wrote for a local newspaper interviewing and writing feature stores. Along with writing romance and mysteries for adults, she also enjoys writing middle-grade adventure stories for kids.

Joan lives in Bakersfield, California with her family, along with four rescue pets: two energetic Australian Shepherd mixes (Madison and Jackie), a claustrophobic Maine Coon mix (Molly), and a tuxedo cat (Stormie) who believes she is the real head of the household.

Where to find Joan Raymond
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