Tag Archive | Pecan Bayou Series

My Pecan Bayou Christmas Mystery is Now Available!

I am happy to announce, Oh Holy Fright, the eighth book in the Pecan Bayou Mystery Series is now available.  Stay tuned for more information on my Black Friday Book Tour and Giveaway!

Join Betsy (aka The Happy Hinter) for a good old small-town Christmas complete with Christmas carols, over the top light displays, delicious food, loving friends and…a Christmas Creeper. One of the residents of Pecan Bayou has a secret and you’d better lock the door because that isn’t Santa out there or even a stray elf.   Enjoy spending Christmas with the town and family you’ve come to know in the Pecan Bayou Series. Recipes and helpful hints included!

You can find Oh Holy Fright on Amazon! 

The Seventh Book in the Pecan Bayou Series is ON ITS WAY!

I have written six books in the Pecan Bayou Series where Betsy, The Happy Hinter has tripped over bodies in a haunted hospital, in a library, in a swarm of bees, by a cowboy fountain, in a burned out building and even fought off a hurricane while being chased by a murderer while in labor. Okay, that last one is a little much for any woman, but now my Betsy is off another adventure. I’m not ready to reveal all yet, other than Pecan Bayou #7 will be available in the last week of April 2017.  The book will also be FREE for the first five days in May so as much as I want you to buy the book, I’d love for you to pick it up for free and leave a review on Amazon.

Here is a little corner of the book cover. And now, all of you cozy detectives out there–what do you see? What will this book be about?

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Pecan Bayou #6 Murder for a Rainy Day is out on KINDLE!

The long awaited sixth installment in the Pecan Bayou Series is finally out in ebook form!


During the month of November I will be on tour with the book with FREE DAYS on KINDLE and a giveaway so either put your name on my mailing list or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.   Paperbacks are coming soon.  So excited!  I just love new babies!

Here is a little about the book:  

MURDERFORARAINYDAY_COVERAnimal rustling is alive and well in the sleepy little town of Pecan Bayou, Texas–but with a particularly peculiar spin. Only the fake livestock seem to be at risk. First, cowboy legend Charlie Loper’s  larger-than-life fiberglass horse disappears from the town square, but before the police can get any solid leads, the cow in front of the local steak house gets pinched.
Betsy Livingston Fitzpatrick, local helpful hints columnist for the Pecan Bayou Gazette, is trying keep her mind off of being nine months pregnant in the blistering Texas summer heat. Troubled by haunting dreams, she pursues the odd animal thefts in a case that soon turns into murder. As Betsy closes in on the killer, a hurricane is headed straight for the Gulf Coast sending spin-off storms and tornadoes to the little town of Pecan Bayou. “Hunker down” with Betsy and the lovable characters of Pecan Bayou in the latest Betsy Livingston mystery from cozy author Teresa Trent. Recipes and helpful hints included.


Thanks to Luann from BackPorchervations-I named the hurricane Ezra!


Buzzkill-Cover Reveal!

I’m so excited to announce we are getting ready to publish the fourth book in the Pecan Bayou cozy mystery series.  The book will be out later this summer, so until then, here is a little cozy mystery teaser.

Ta Da!

The cover for BUZZKILL.

BUZZKILLCOVER    There are four elements in the cover that have to do with the story.  If you have read the first three books you can probably figure out who is getting married in the fourth book.  Now, more about Betsy’s latest mystery…

There is going to be a wedding and all of Pecan Bayou is excited.  What better day to promise your true love forever than on Valentine’s Day?  Valentine’s Day–the busiest day of the year for bakeries, florists, wedding venues and wedding officials?  Throw into the mix a couple of bridezillas and of course a murder to solve and Betsy Livingston is ready to feel that BUZZKILL.

Stay tuned for the official launch of Buzzkill!

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It’s About Doggone Time! My New Book Is Out On Kindle!

So, there I was working away on the final edit of my third book in the Pecan Bayou Series.  I was within a few hours of finishing and…BAM.  I fell and broke my wrist.  It took me several days to be able to move my thumb again but here it is!Doggone.Dead.Cover


Give me land lots of land….and a puppy on the loose. When Betsy Livingston’s puppy runs away, she has no idea it will lead her to a murder on a movie cowboy star’s estate. Not only has there been a murder, but the town reports sightings of the dead cowboy himself. He’s out to seek revenge on all who wronged his daughter who became the victim of her own money-loving butler. Enjoy a little time on the Fourth of July in the tiny town of Pecan Bayou, Texas where old cowboys never die...

You can pick up a copy here.

It will be out in paperback form by next week.

I have to admit after my dear dog Hank died last year, I found myself watching Marley and Me over and over again.  The puppy in the book has all the great qualities Hank had except he never chewed the arm off of a leather couch.  (Black duct tape works well for repairs.  Betsy would be so proud of my helpful hint!)