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  Nine Hilarious Midlife Mysteries Packed with Southern Mayhem

Val Fremden Humorous & Heartfelt Mysteries

Eight Sidesplitting X-Files Spoof Mysteries Exploring the Freakier Side of Florida

  Freaky Florida Investigations

Hi there! Just in case you're wondering, I write best-selling humorous mysteries set in sunny Florida, where there's never a shortage of writing inspiration. You're cordially invited to join in the fun! 

  Nail-Biting Tales of Psychological Suspense -- Without the Gore

Thrilling Mind's Eye Investigations

The Golden Girls meets Married to the Mob in this brand-new trilogy set in St. Pete, Florida!

Doreen Diller Humorous Mystery Trilogy

  Bring on the Gonzo when your beloved bestie, Val Fremden, strikes again! Brand new stories, same hilarious cast--plus a few new characters to love!

Hilarious Val Fremden Strikes Again!


Val Fremden's Back with yet another Gonzo Misadventure! 


Val Fremden Strikes Again, Book 2

Getting Ahead Ain’t Easy

There’s a fine line between quirky and crazy. How do you know when you’ve crossed it?

Everybody’s got their coping mechanisms. Val Fremden is no exception. But when her longtime boyfriend Tom Foreman takes off without even saying goodbye—well, that’s just the kind of thing that can make a good woman go bad.

Out to track down Tom or die trying, everyone Val meets seems like a potential suspect. Especially her new coworker, Gary. Ever since he showed up, women around town have begun disappearing. And the macabre clues left behind at each woman’s last known address keep Val on the run like a chicken with its head cut off.

On the trail of a potential serial killer, Val must keep a cool head and follow the clues. Will the weird and wacky chain of events that follows lead her to Tom, or send her over the edge?

It’s gonna take an ex-Vegas showgirl, a Florida good ol’ boy, and an attorney of questionable stature to find out.

Come join the fun in this hilarious “could only happen in Florida” mystery romp. It’s the feel-good escape you’ve been searching for!

What Readers are Saying about There's Something About Gary:

  • “A hilarious, mile-a-minute ride alongside well-drawn characters with great friendships and a bit of romance on the side. Margaret never fails to deliver!”
  • “Thanks, Margaret, for this wonderful character. Sometimes I think she’s me!”

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