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Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, and gore-free small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller.

The books appeal to young and old, male and female!

Loosely based on my mother-in-law’s 55+ community in Florida, except the real place is even crazier. 

  • Genre: Clean mystery with a touch of romance and thrills
  • Age: Any age – no profanity, clean romance.
  • Available on Audible narrated by the award-winning Rosemary Benson

PINEAPPLE PORT SERIES ORDER:

  • Pineapple Lies
  • Pineapple Mystery Box
  • Pineapple Puzzles
  • Pineapple Land War
  • Pineapple Beach House
  • Pineapple Disco
  • Pineapple Gingerbread Men
  • Pineapple Jailbird
  • Pineapple Puppies
  • Pineapple Turtles
  • Pineapple Hurricane
  • Pineapple House Hunter
  • Pineapple Circus
  • Pineapple Cruise
  • Pineapple Podcast
  • Pineapple Cozy Mystery

Pineapple Lies: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book One (Pineapple Port Mysteries 1)

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Funny, clean, small-town, sleuth novels—with a touch of romance. The heartwarming relationships between young and old and the quirky world of loveable characters will make Pineapple Port Mysteries your new favorite series!

Book #1 of the binge-worthy series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, Pineapple Lies, is a twisty puzzler...with an ending you won't see coming!

"Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is huge right now, and if you like that you will love Pineapple LIes. Personally, I have to say I enjoyed this even more." - author Tommy Ueland

As an orphan adopted by one of Florida's 55+ communities, Charlotte never expected life to be wild. Golf cart racing with her surrogate mothers Mariska and Darla was about as nutty as life got...until she found the hot pawnbroker's mom buried in her backyard.

Talk about making a lousy first impression...

Armed with nothing but her wits, Pineapple Port's questionable cast of characters, and a growing crush, Charlotte is determined to solve the mystery of Declan's mother's murder.

Hey, at least this guy's skeletons aren't in his closet.

Throughout the series, you find killers, crazy ex-girlfriends, loving dogs, romance, treasure hunts, government operatives, FBI agents, danger... and a cast of characters almost as funny as they are loving, supportive and brave!

Mystery Readers love The Pineapple Port Series:

"I will usually binge-read an entire cozy mystery series even if I just "like" the series. I started off just liking Pineapple Port. Now I'm starting book 8 and I absolutely LOVE this series. Thank you, Amy, for creating such a wonderful universe of great characters. I love how there always seems to be multiple storylines that intertwine. It's nice to be able to escape reality into a book. I appreciate it!" --- Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Amy is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend all of her books. No matter what genre she writes in, she manages to create books that demand that the pages be immediately turned to find out what happened because you really care about the characters." Dianne Harman, USA Today and Amazon Chart #1 Bestselling Author

"Too much!! Wow! I don't think I've had so much laughter and fun in a cozy mystery ever! " - Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Mysteries usually aren't my genre, but Amy does a great job in adding twists, turns and - of course - her humor to every page. For a person like me who finds it hard to pick up a book and keep turning the pages, the fact that I tore through this book from start to finish and am looking forward to the next one speaks volumes." - Author, Rodney Lacroix ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"More than once, I found myself laughing out loud while reading through the story. The character development is good, the humor is unforced. All around, an excellent, lighthearted mystery that I would absolutely recommend." - Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"One of the best surprise ending I have read.." - Amazon Vine Voice Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"An unlikely friendship and romance develop with moments of levity and hilarious laughter. More than once, I found myself laughing out loud while reading through the story. The character development is good, the humor is unforced. All around, an excellent, lighthearted mystery that I would absolutely recommend." --- Amazon Vine Voice Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Pineapple Mystery Box: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Two (Pineapple Port Mysteries 2)

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Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean and gore-free small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller.

When a giant inflatable Halloween witch goes missing in the Pineapple Port retirement community, amateur sleuth Charlotte Morgan’s eager to nab the culprit. But before she can lift a fingerprint, someone threatens to kill a new neighbor who looks like an adorable Pomeranian but possesses a disturbing talent for revenge. Moments later, a stranger demands the return of a mysterious wooden box… or else.

"Move over Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) there's a new Crime Fighter in town ........I really love this series. I am a big fan! I am hooked. This book has so many twists and turns that I couldn't figure out the end game. I love the characters that Amy has created. They are funny and have great personality. This book was just as laugh out loud funny as the first." --- Patty Wilderman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Charlotte's romantic interest, Declan, isn't having a great morning either. His calculating ex-girlfriend has returned to claim she's the rightful owner of his pawn shop. She’s livid he’s found a new lady, and she is not the sort of person you want angry at you…

Eh. Things could be worse. At least Charlotte doesn’t know that a mojito-swilling killer is on his way to Pineapple Port…

Throughout the series, you find serial killers, crazy ex-girlfriends, loving dogs, romance, government operatives, FBI agents, danger... and a cast of characters almost as funny as they are loving, supportive and brave. The series appeals to men and women.

If Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series!

Mystery Readers love The Pineapple Port Series:

"Amy is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend all of her books. No matter what genre she writes in, she manages to create books that demand that the pages be immediately turned to find out what happened, because you really care about the characters." ~ Dianne Harman, USA Today and Amazon Chart #1 Bestselling Author

"Highly Entertaining! As with book number one I found myself giggling out loud. Mrs. Vansant is an author new to me, I'm so happy I've stumbled across her work and I can't wait to read more!" --- BookLuvinBlond ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"This is a great madcap caper story. I think this is the kind of story that could be made into a comedic movie with great success. One positive aspect is no overt sex, language or violence and no bathroom humor. This would be the kind of movie that I would pay money to see.!" --- Reader of the Pack ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Pineapple Puzzles: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Three (Pineapple Port Mysteries 3)

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The infamous Puzzle Killer stops by Pineapple Port in a mystery both hilarious and heart-stopping! Book THREE of the series that keeps readers (and their spouses) up at night with snorty laughter! Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant provides the perfect blend of humor and thrills as amateur sleuth Charlotte Morgan tries to track down a notorious killer.

After years dormant, the infamous Puzzle Killer returns to Charity, Florida, in search of a rival murderer out to claim the all-time murder record. When two serial killers battle for the throne, Charlotte, her boyfriend Declan, and a naked cat find themselves on the chopping block!

The Pineapple Port Mystery Series are clean mysteries with edgy twists that will keep you guessing and ready for more. Fans of Agatha Christie, Dawn McKenna and Jana DeLeon won’t be able to get enough of this fabulously funny, puzzling world!

Mystery Readers love Pineapple Puzzles & The Pineapple Port Series:

"I absolute!y love this series. Florida is the setting for some of the best written mysteries around, John D. MacDonald, Carl Hiaasen, Blaize Clement, Randy Wayne White, Michael Lister, and now Amy Vansant...We usually use World Building in terms of speculative writing such as Fantasy and SF, but it applies here as well. The retirement community of Pineapple Port has both a recurring and expanding cast. It is fully realized and with enduring characters. This volume centers around a battle between two serial killers, but there are also everyday mysteries such as the disappearing plants from the yards in the neighborhood. These books are far more complex than the usual cozy, and this one had one of the funniest lines ever, using the double meaning of a grammar term. Red herrings abound. Plus there is a hairless cat. What's not to love?!" --- Judith Anderson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"It is a page-turner and I was so engaged by the clever cat and mouse between “Puzzle Man” and his victims, the second killer, and law enforcement. What an ending! Of course, I am again entertained by the “55+” characters, especially Aunt Carolina, who offer comic relief, and Charlotte and Declan continue to work on their relationship with an ex as the monkey wrench in the deal. Hooked!" ~ Kathleen C.

" Run, don't walk, or you know, saunter or otherwise drag your feet, to your nearest check out station - this book is a must-read!! I have been trying to decide if book 3 was even better than book 1, which I didn't think was possible. If someone held an alligator to my back and said I had to make a decision I would go with yes (and then scream like a little girl). It was so funny with lots of laugh-out-loud moments and when I wasn't laughing I most likely had a silly grin on my face. The mystery itself was top-notch, clever, and whoa, I didn't see that coming! Now I have to go because my dog wants me to read the parts with the cat out loud again, she can be so pushy but she has great taste!" - Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

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Pineapple Land War: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Four (Pineapple Port Mysteries 4)

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When your day starts with a man stuck to the top of a sailboat mast, things have to get better, don’t they?

Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant introduce you to even more wonderfully lovable Pineapple Port characters in book FOUR of the hilarious mystery series keeping readers on the edge of their seats!

“Love this series - Keeps you laughing and guessing to the end. If you are a fan of Jana Deleon and Ann Charles then this series is for you.” ~ Amazon Customer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When real estate tycoon Bucky Bloom is found stuck to the end of a sailboat mast, a land war erupts in Pineapple Port. Amateur sleuth Charlotte Morgan is commissioned to solve Bucky’s murder, but soon finds herself embroiled in a competition masterminded by her boyfriend’s crazy ex, the ever-nefarious Stephanie.

The Pineapple Port Mystery Series is both sweet and edgy, and always hilarious! Fans of Lillian Jackson Braun, Carl Hiaasen, and Jana DeLeon won’t be able to stop reading the Pineapple Port series until it is done!

See what readers are saying about Amy Vansant and Pineapple Port Mysteries...

“Oh my! How the plots thicken.....Man this was a good one. …I am really enjoying this series. I am so excited cannot wait for the next one to come out … If you haven't picked these books up you need to they are awesome. The characters are witty and unique. The book has several laugh out loud moments. The mystery and suspense will keep you on your toes with every twist and turn. Then you think you got it all figured out and then Bam! something else happens and the way you thought something was going to go doesn't go that way. Patiently waiting for the next book. Happy reading!”~ Patty Wilderman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Great series -- I truly love this series…Charlotte is a fun new private investigator and her boyfriend is just as loveable and dorky as they come. Set in a retirement community, makes this series such a fresh change from other cozy mystery settings. I will continue to read this series.” ~ Mystery Book Lover ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

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Pineapple Beach House: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Five (Pineapple Port Mysteries 5)

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Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant packs up the Pineapple Port crew and sends them north in book FIVE of the hilarious mystery series you won't believe!

When the Pineapple Port crew pack up a snake-bus and head to North Carolina for a vacation, the Outer Banks will never be the same...

"Surprise Ending! This is the second book in this series that I have read. The plot takes one to a surprise ending. Amy Vansant has created a unique group of characters that are funny and delightful. I love her clean cozy mysteries; and I recommend this book to you." ~ Nancy Moody ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Pineapple Port crew takes a road trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, only to discover “body bits” in their vacation home. The nursing home next door is run by some suspicious characters and one of their residents is missing.

Hmm...

As the bits o' somebody pile up (and Mariska keeps neat and safe in a butter dish), amateur sleuth Charlotte Morgan and her friends must solve the murder before a storm blows them all back to Florida.

The Pineapple Port Mystery Series is both sweet and wicked, and always hilarious! Fans of funny mysteries that remain real puzzles to the end will put the Pineapple Port series on their virtual shelves next to Janet Evanovich, Carl Hiaasen and Jana DeLeon.

What Readers Are Saying About Amy Vansant and The Pineapple Port Series:

Witty, Wacky so darn good! - When I first read the book I was blown away by how many funny one-liners this book had. Yes, it is a mystery but the characters are so over the top that you just shake your head and love every minute you spend reading about their adventure. Do yourself a favor get the book it will make your day!" ~ Crystal Crossings VINE VOICE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"What's not to like? Amy is one of my favorite authors. Pineapple Port, one of my favorite locations. You would think that reading one in the series you have read them all but not so with this author. Each one of her books is different, each one pulls you in to the lives of the characters but that is where it all ends. Read it, you won't be disappointed." ~ 
Janet from CNY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Fantastic! - I just love these Pineapple Port books! Great writing. Great characters! Really good mysteries with laugh-out-loud humor thrown in!" ~
 Kimberly Anderson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

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Pineapple Disco: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Six (Pineapple Port Mysteries 6)

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SECRETS OF THE PAST ARE UNRAVELING IN PINEAPPLE PORT...

"Just the right amount of wit, humor and bad buys/gals to keep me reading to the very end, and it has a cracking good mystery, too. I loved the wacky characters of the Pineapple Port community, and who knew a 55 and over community could be so exciting? Dang, now I gotta go back and read the ones I've missed... Highly recommended.." ~ AZ Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Charlotte, the 55+ community's young female sleuth is thrust into a thrilling struggle to survive when her friend Jackie's underground "mature" disco is infiltrated by violent criminals intent on claiming the club as their own.

Even more frightening: the ridiculously vengeful Gloria is back and on the warpath after a playful suitor goes missing.

Charlotte must search for the connection between the two cases with the help of Declan, whose own secret past with crazy, serial killer-spawn Stephanie is beginning to show...

Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean and gore-free small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller.

Fans of female-sleuth authors like Jana Deleon, Lilian Jackson Braun, Gina Lamanna and Janet Evanovich will love the Pineapple Port series' abundant humor and clever plots, as well as Charlotte's sharp intellect and the love and loyalty she holds for the wacky 55+ community who raised her.

Mystery Readers love The Pineapple Port Series:

"Funny, fun, & fantastic! I love this series for so many reasons and they're all on display in this latest book. Twisted villains - seriously deranged in some cases - yet a couple even have a redeeming quality or two. They're layered, surprising and some are just plain fun. I mean they're really nasty, horrible people but they're a huge part of what makes these books as terrific as they are. On the flip side, Charlotte [our protagonist] along with Declan and the rest of the supporting characters are an equally interesting bunch: spunky, fun, intelligent and capable." --- Becs ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Exciting,well written with just the right amount of humor.This book deserves 5 big stars. there were parts that had me giggling, parts that worried me, parts that scared and parts that relieved me. Great story line and a great ending. I love this group of seniors who helped raise this young lady. How up lifting" --- Denota Heiskell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"The series gets better with each book. I must admit, I’m obsessed! This series is so funny, you can’t contain your laughter. I love Charlotte, she’s mature and quirky but doesn’t let small things, like psycho serial killer ex girlfriends, make her jealous even is the lady is gorgeous and wants her boyfriend back." ~ JGundy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

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Pineapple Gingerbread Men: A Cozy Christmas Mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries Book 7)

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A Christmas mystery where Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant has Pineapple Port's "Santa" found dead...wearing a gingerbread man costume...with a shelf-elf stuffed in his mouth... Just another day in Pineapple Port!

Sheriff Frank asks newly-minted private detective Charlotte to help him crack the case, but she has no idea those darn gingerbread men will start showing up everywhere. What did Santa do that made them so angry? And what's the secret in his colorful Christmas-themed bureau?

"LOL Funny! I loved this book. Charlotte gets to help Frank on a case. Let's just say Gingerbread Men Reindeer and a whole lot of crazy. Oh I forgot the possum!! Read this book Janet Evanovich fan's will love this book." ~ Deborah Kesner ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Charlotte is forced to split her time between searching for Santa's killer and helping Declan's crazy ex-Stephanie stop a corrupt district attorney in exchange for a book that could help solve more crimes in the future. She never thought she'd help calculating Stephanie with anything...but as this story comes to it's shocking ending, you'll find it could be Stephanie who's finally bitten off more cookie than she can chew...

If Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series! Fans of Lilian Jackson Braun, Jana DeLeon and Rita Mae Brown won’t be able to get enough of this wild, funny, thrilling corner of Florida!

(There is no cliffhanger for the Christmas mystery in this book. There are ongoing story sub-plots that run through the entire series, but all books in the series can be enjoyed as standalone.)

"This is such a witty episode. I actually laughed aloud at the opossum scene. The Christmas theme is an added plus that features heavily in the plot. I loved that the plot held 2 mysteries. Declan's psycho ex draws Charlotte into one of her court cases, and a dead body turns up. By the end of the book, that thread is left open, but doesn't detract from the read. As usual, this is a clean read with no sex and few curse words. It's also well-edited. Highly recommended." ~ Author Felicia Mires ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Oh my, so funny. So mysterious, angsty and funny. I love these mysteries and how all the pieces fall together. Add in a sweet love story (and a serial killer) and it doesn't get any better than this." ~ Marsha Jeanne Thalleen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Such a FUN Series! I have read all of the books in this series and enjoyed each story along the way. However, I have to say this has GOT to be my all time FAVORITE! I actually did LOL! If you're new to the series, start at book one!" ~ Gayle ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Vansant's books are pure delight from the wonderful characters to the witty dialogue to her terrific plots. Treat yourself!" ~ Margie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

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Pineapple Jailbird: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Eight - A funny, thrilling & cozy mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries 8)

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