S.C. Perkins is an American author out of Texas who debuted in 2017 with her first mystery novel, Murder Once Removed which is the first in the Ancestry Detective series. That book was the winner of the 2017 Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery competition and has brought her a lot of success since.

Perkins is a fifth-generation Texan and learned a lot about her ancestry growing up while eating lots of great Tex-Mex recipe foods. That part of her life definitely helped to inspire the plot of Murder Once Removed. She now makes her home in Houston where she writes, works a day job, and spends time at the beach or riding horses.

Publication Order of Ancestry Detective Books

Murder Once Removed (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lineage Most Lethal (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Family Ties (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The End of the Dating Moratorium (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Books

A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 1 (By: Cynthia Riggs) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 2 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,E.J. Copperman,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 3 (By: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Ellie Alexander) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 4 (By: Parnell Hall,Shari Randall,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Frances Brody,Tessa Arlen,Vivien Chien,Julia Chapman,Paige Shelton,Jane K. Cleland) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 5 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Carola Dunn,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 6 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Ellen Hart,Sheila Connolly) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 7 (By: Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Ellen Crosby,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Ashley Weaver) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 8 (By: M.C. Beaton,Diane Kelly,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,SusanCox) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 9 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Susanna Calkins,Allison Montclair,Ellie Alexander,Eve Calder) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 10 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Jane K. Cleland,Ashley Weaver,SusanCox) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 11 (By: Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,Mariah Fredericks) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 12 (With: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Ashley Weaver,Eve Calder) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.If author is listed on a book then this author wrote a story within that book.

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The Ancestry Detective series starts with Murder Once Removed. The story follows a genealogist named Lucy who loves tracking down her clients’ ancestors. Her job is exciting and her latest case might be the best of all. Lucy is working for a billionaire named Gus Halloran when she finds a daguerreotype photograph and a journal that proves that his great-great-grandfather was murdered and she can tell who was responsible for the death. The evidence leads to an ancestor of a current U.S. Senator and the outcome of shaking these family trees ends up more dangerous than she could’ve possibly imagined.

The series continued with Lineage Most Lethal when Lucy has a new client, the hotel heiress Pippa Sutton. She is getting ready to present to her when a man walks up to her and presses a classic Montblanc pen into her hand and then collapses dead, his final words were “keep them safe”. She goes to her grandfather to take a look at the pen and he recognizes it, revealing that he was a spy during the war. Lucy will try to tie together her grandfather’s past and the pen to honor the dying man’s wish.

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