Hello, and welcome to my website! My name is Katie Oliver, and I love a cozy mystery… and Jane Austen novels. I decided to put the two together to create Professor Phaedra Brighton, an intelligent, outspoken Austen scholar who teaches 19th century literature at Somerset University, a small liberal arts college located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Phaedra soon finds herself in the middle of a puzzling murder mystery. What’s an amateur sleuth to do? Find the killer, of course – with a little help from her cat, Wickham, and her good friends and members of the Jane Austen Tea Society, Lucy Liang and Marisol Dubois.
I currently reside in South Florida with my husband, an assortment of neighborhood blue jays, cardinals, and woodpeckers, my computer, and an ever-growing stack of cozy mysteries waiting to be read. I’m also the author of the Dating Mr. Darcy and Marrying Mr. Darcy romantic comedy series.
My second Jane Austen Tea Society Mystery, A Murderous Persuasion, finds Phaedra hosting an Austen weekend at her Aunt Wendy’s B&B. It’s all tea and sunshine, until Phaedra stumbles across a body in the garden…
If you like clever cozy mysteries with a touch of romance, you’re in the right place!