Penny Warner
Penny Warner is an American author of mystery novels, children’s books and non-fiction books. She is the author of the Connor Westphal, Party-Planning Mystery, Code Busters Club, Troop Mystery and Food Festival Mystery (as Penny Pike) series. Penny has her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s degree in Special Education. She has been teaching child development at the local college for over 20 years. She also teaches writing tips at conferences across the country, including Pikes Peak, Whidbey Island, San Francisco, Jack London, and dozens of others. She belongs to Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, SCBWI, Women Writing the West, and California Writers Club. Penny lives in Danville, California, has two grown children and four grandchildren.

Penny Warner debuted as a published author in 1997 with the novel Dead Body Language. Below is a list of Penny Warner’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Code Busters Club Books

The Secret of the Skeleton Key (2011)Description / Buy at
The Haunted Lighthouse (2012)Description / Buy at
The Mystery of the Pirate's Treasure / Secret Treasure of Pirate Cove (2013)Description / Buy at
The Mummy's Curse (2014)Description / Buy at
The Hunt for the Missing Spy (2015)Description / Buy at
The Secret of the Puzzle Box (2016)Description / Buy at
A Disappearance in Magicland (2024)Description / Buy at
The Science Fair Scheme (2024)Description / Buy at
The Haunting of Mystery Mansion (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Code Busters Club Non-Fiction Books

Top Secret Code Busters Club Handbook (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Connor Westphal Books

Dead Body Language (1997)Description / Buy at
Sign of Foul Play (1997)Description / Buy at
Right to Remain Silent (1998)Description / Buy at
A Quiet Undertaking (2000)Description / Buy at
Blind Side (2001)Description / Buy at
Silence is Golden (2003)Description / Buy at
Dead Man's Hand (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Food Festival Mystery Books

(as Penny Pike)

Death of a Crabby Cook (2014)Description / Buy at
Death of a Chocolate Cheater (2015)Description / Buy at
Death of A Bad Apple (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Party-Planning Mysteries Books

How to Host a Killer Party (2010)Description / Buy at
How to Crash a Killer Bash (2010)Description / Buy at
How to Survive a Killer Séance (2011)Description / Buy at
How to Party with a Killer Vampire (2011)Description / Buy at
How to Dine on Killer Wine (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Troop 13 Mysteries Books

The Mystery of the Missing Mustangs (2001)Description / Buy at
The Mystery of the Haunted Caves (2001)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Healthy Snacks for Kids (1983)Description / Buy at
Healthy Treats and Super Snacks for Kids (1985)Description / Buy at
Super Toys (1985)Description / Buy at
Super Snacks for Kids (1985)Description / Buy at
A Deadly Game of Klew (With: Tom Warner) (1986)Description / Buy at
Greetings from the Grave (With: Tom Warner) (1986)Description / Buy at
The Secret of the Bitter Sweets (With: Tom Warner) (1986)Description / Buy at
Penny Warner's Party Book (1987)Description / Buy at
The Best Party Book (1992)Description / Buy at
Kids Party Games & Activities (1993)Description / Buy at
Kids' Holiday Fun (1994)Description / Buy at
Birthday Parties for Kids! (1995)Description / Buy at
Kids' Party Cookbook (1996)Description / Buy at
Splish Splash (1996)Description / Buy at
Games People Play (1998)Description / Buy at
Just for Fun Party Game Book (1998)Description / Buy at
The Kids' Pick-a-Party Book (1998)Description / Buy at
Great Games for Kids on the Go (1998)Description / Buy at
Baby Play and Learn (1999)Description / Buy at
Kids Outdoor Parties (1999)Description / Buy at
Baby Birthday Parties (1999)Description / Buy at
Preschool Play and Learn (2000)Description / Buy at
Slumber Parties (2000)Description / Buy at
Storybook Parties (2001)Description / Buy at
Learn to Sign the Fun Way! (2001)Description / Buy at
Smart Start for Your Baby / Smart Baby, Strong Baby (2001)Description / Buy at
365 Baby Care Tips (2002)Description / Buy at
The Big Book of Party and Holiday Fun (2002)Description / Buy at
Summer Smarts for Cool Kids (2002)Description / Buy at
Parent's and Kid's Complete Guide to Summer Camp Fun (2002)Description / Buy at
Quality Time Anytime (2002)Description / Buy at
Toilet Training Without Tears or Trauma (With: Paula Kelly) (2003)Description / Buy at
Travel Games for Two (2003)Description / Buy at
365 Toddler Tips (2003)Description / Buy at
Happy Birthday Parties! (2004)Description / Buy at
Signing Fun (2006)Description / Buy at
The Official Nancy Drew Handbook (2007)Description / Buy at
Ladies Night (2008)Description / Buy at
Rock-a-Bye Baby (2008)Description / Buy at
Baby's Favorite Rhymes to Sign (2010)Description / Buy at

Notes: The Food Festival Mysteries series is written as Penny Pike. Secret Treasure of Pirate Cove was re-titled The Mystery of the Pirate’s Treasure. Toilet Training without Tears and Trauma was co-authored by Paula Kelly.

If You Like Penny Warner Books, You’ll Love…

Penny Warner Synopses: Dead Body Language is the first Connor Westphal novel by Penny Warner. 37-year-old old journalist, Connor Westphal, has left San Francisco to Flat Skunk, a mining-turned-tourist town in the foothills of the Sierras, to start up her own weekly paper. Suddenly, dead bodies begin showing up in the most unusual places, causing Connor to look for a killer. Normally, you would say Connor has a sixth sense when it comes to detective work… but she only has four of the usual five senses. Connor Westphal is deaf. But this impairment doesn’t stop Connor from pursuing the murderer. Without sound to distract her, she attends to clues that others overlook and ultimately unravels the mystery.

How to Host a Killer Party is the first book in the Party-Planning Mysteries by Penny Warner. Presley Parker was just happy to get her party planning business off the ground. Now she’s gotten the gig of the year, planning Mayor Davin Green’s sumptuous “surprise” wedding for his socialite fiancée, to be held on Alcatraz. But when the bride is found floating in the bay and the original party planner is found murdered, Presley becomes the prime suspect. If the attractive crime scene cleaner, Brad Matthews, doesn’t help her fix her reputation, she’ll be exchanging her formal wear for prison stripes…

Death of a Crabby Crook by Penny Pike is the first book in the Food Festival Mysteries series. When restaurant reviewer Darcy Burnett gets served a pink slip from the San Francisco Chronicle, she needs to come up with an alternative recipe for success quickly. Her feisty aunt Abby owns a tricked-out school bus, which she’s converted into a hip and happening food truck, and Darcy comes aboard as a part-timer while she develops a cookbook project based on recipes from food fests in the Bay Area. But she soon finds someone’s been trafficking in character assassination – literally – when a local chef turns up dead and her aunt is framed for the murder. The restaurant chef was an outspoken enemy of food trucks, and now Darcy wonders if one of the other vendors did him in. With her aunt’s business – and freedom – on the line, it’s up to Darcy to get this murder investigation on track and put the brakes on an out-of-control killer…

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