MELBOURNE MURDER SERIES

Read the series in order or read as standalones.

Book 1 – Lethal in Love

AWARD-WINNING

LETHAL IN LOVE

WINNER
Romance Writers of Australia 2016 Romantic Book of the Year (RuBY)
WINNER
2013 Valerie Parv Award

When you don’t know who to trust...

FREE SHORT STORY

Read the prequel to Lethal in Love FREE.

Three weeks, three deaths and one bloodied, sugar-coated clue . . .

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Book 2 – Murder Most Unusual

SHE WRITES.
HE WATCHES. HE WAITS. HE KILLS…

Author Stacey Holland lives in a fictitious world where the mortality of her characters is governed by a tap on her keyboard. Homicide detective Chase Durant’s cases are real and gritty and one wrong move could be his last. When their two worlds collide, and fiction melds with fact, can they fight the attraction raging between them, all-the-while fighting the killer determined to destroy them both?

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SHORT STORIES & NOVELETTES

Cold Case, Warm Heart is a novellette set in Melbourne, Australia, originally featured in the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild Sweet and Spicy Anthology.

The Candy Cane Killer is a
free short story prequel to
Lethal in Love.

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ANTHOLOGIES

Love is a box of chocolates – treat yourself to a delicious assortment of sixteen romance flavours from new and established authors. Taste of Romance is a collection of love stories and romance fiction from members of the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild. The anthology spans many facets of romance, from contemporary to historical, romcom to suspense, with heat levels ranging from sweet to erotic. These works are a celebration of the past 26 years of encouragement and support the Guild has given to romance authors as they journey toward publication and beyond.

Included in the anthology:
Love Through Time is a time travel suspense with romantic elements. If you like happy ever afters, this is not the story for you.
Detective Colt Callaghan is chilli-cherry swirl in decadent milk chocolate. He hides behind a gruff exterior, but underneath he’s sexy and sweet, with a shock of spice when you least expect it.

Blurb:
Calamity Dresden is on a mission: to sever all connection with the man she loves and leap into the past to secure her sister’s future. Detective Colt Callaghan is willing to leave everything he values behind to save her. But when past and present collide, and time’s paradox throws them neck-deep into evil – the very evil they’d hoped to leave behind – will their love and their sacrifice be enough to see them through?


The Sweet and Spicy anthology is a collection of love stories and romance fiction published by the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild (MRWG) in celebration of their 25th anniversary. The collection spans most genres, with heat levels ranging from sweet to erotic. For 25 years MRWG has supported romance genre authors as they strive towards publication and beyond. This is your opportunity to enjoy a taste of romance from new authors, many previously unpublished.

Included in the anthology:
Cold Case, Warm Heart is an 8,000 word romantic suspense based in Melbourne, Australia.

Blurb:
Three deaths, one clue, and twenty-four hours before it’s too late . . .
Homicide detective Calamity Dresden has twenty-four hours to catch a killer before he kills again and disappears underground. Estranged lover Sebastian Rourke wants justice for his murdered father and every other victim of Melbourne’s sadistic Trifecta Terror. But when the two are forced to team up and danger closes in, can they keep their minds on the case and their hands off each other?

Books for Writers

The Simply Writing Series

Helping romance writers hone their craft.