Mercy Watts is the protagonist in a series of cozy mystery novels by American author A.W. Hartoin. Mercy Watts is a funny, sexy detective from St. Louis. However, the series is not limited to the Gateway to the West; Mercy travels to locations such as Honduras and New Orleans to solve various mysteries. And there will always be food and fun too!

A.W. Hartoin began her Mercy Watts series in 2012 with the short story Coke with a Twist. In 2013, she published her first novel in the series, A Good Man Gone. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of A.W. Hartoin’s Mercy Watts books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Mercy Watts Books

Coke with a Twist(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Touch and Go(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Good Man Gone(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diver Down(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nowhere Fast(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Black Diamond(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dry Spell(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drop Dead Red(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Worst Way(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wife of Riley(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sin and a Shame(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Bad Grandad(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brain Trust(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Mercy Watts Books

A Good Man Gone(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diver Down(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coke with a Twist(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Touch and Go(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nowhere Fast(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Black Diamond(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dry Spell(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drop Dead Red(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Worst Way(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wife of Riley(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sin and a Shame(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Bad Grandad(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brain Trust(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Mercy Watts Synopsis: A Good Man Gone is the first book in the Mercy Watts series by A.W. Hartoin. It’s summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy thinks she’s off the hook for doing any investigating for them. But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. Mercy tries not to get sucked in. She really does, but she’s her father’s daughter. Soon Gavin’s death leads to a more grisly one, the death of a bride on her wedding day. Can the two be connected? Was Gavin murdered? Now Mercy can’t stop. You do for family. That’s all there is to it.

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