“Encore is a debut that deserves a sequel, perhaps even a series. It’s a new generation cozy that digs deep into the painful circumstances that lead to murder. A crackling good read.”

~Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Review

Triple Threat (Book 2 in the Bella James Series)

ISBN: 9781771802574

Published  2018 by Iguana Books


A threat is a declaration of intent to cause harm, pain, injury, or punishment.

The word triple indicates something that consists of three parts or that occurs three times.


In the theatre, the term Triple Threat refers to someone who can sing, dance, and act.


Actress Bella James has her hands full juggling her roles at the acclaimed Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake (where she will be performing her first starring role in a musical) and that of Artist-in-the-Classroom at the local high school. When the popular teacher with whom she is assigned to work is found hanged in his office, Bella and Detective Sergeant, Andre Jeffers set out to investigate his death and soon find themselves entwined in a series of webs that not only challenge their ideas of religion, sexuality, and vengeance, but also threaten to destroy even more lives.

Bella and Jeffers are joined by many returning characters from Encore (including Dr. Gorgeous and, yes, Moustache!!) as well as some new faces who will  make you laugh, cry, and keep you guessing until the very end.

Available in Paperback, E-Book, and Kindle

“Encore, a polished debut filled with spontaneity and twists: The story is one part amateur sleuth, one part, police procedural, an astute blend of ‘I was waiting for that to happen’ and ‘oh, my God!’”

~Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Review



"ENCORE is a quintessential Canadian mystery, a truly enjoyable who-done-it with a dramatic flair."

~Dave Butler, author of the Jenny Willson Mysteries



 “A fine time in the company of the well-matched detecting duo in Koetting's debut.”




ISBN: 9781432831233

Published 2015 by Five Star™ Publishing (Hardcover and EBook)


ISBN: 97817711802635

Published 2018 by Iguana Books (Paperback)


For the 2016 Arthur Ellis and Bony Blithe Awards


The word encore means again; once more. It refers to a second achievement that surpasses the first.  


In theatre, it is used as a call for a repeat performance.


When television turned stage actress Bella James relocates to the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake to perform at the renowned Shaw Festival theatre, she is only looking to step out of the spotlight of television celebrity and onto the stage.  What she finds instead are long buried human remains in the yard of her seasonal rental.  Upon learning that hers is the same house where a woman was brutally attacked thirty years earlier, Bella becomes convinced the two events are inextricably linked and that a deeper story was buried along with the bones.  With the help of a detective desperate to prove his worth, Bella begins asking questions that should have been asked decades earlier about a victim no one seems to have missed.  In doing so, she soon finds herself embroiled in a dangerous drama both on and off the stage.

Encore is a fast-paced cozy mystery that combines humor, heartbreak, and plenty of suspense.  Set in the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Encore offers a backstage look at life in the theatre along with plot twists that will surprise and delight even the best armchair sleuth.

Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Ebook, and Kindle


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