Award Winning
Historical Mystery Author

Girl with a Gun Shoot Like a Girl Peccadillo at the PalaceFolly at the FairGrace in the WingsGrace in HollywoodGrace Among Thieves Bones of the Redeemed

Set in the late 1800’s, the Annie Oakley Historical Mystery Series portrays the iconic female sharpshooter as an amateur sleuth, and follows her adventures with the Wild West Show at home and abroad.

Bovee’s exciting debut, Girl with a Gunwas released in June, 2018 and was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Historical Fiction Books and the winner of the 2019 Hillerman Southwest Fiction Award. It’s prequel novella, Shoot Like a Girl, followed in September, 2018. The second book in the series, Peccadillo at the Palace, was released in May 2019. Folly at the Fair was released May 2020.



Absorbing, heartfelt, and thrilling, Girl with a Gun shows off young Annie Oakley’s skills as a sharpshooter and as a loyal detective. From the period details to the Wild West setting, I was completely immersed in the story and in the larger-than-life characters. Like Annie herself, Bovee’s prose sparkles with precision and skill.”

– Martha Conway Author of The Underground River, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice.


Grace Michelle has everything she wants; a home, a family, and a future career as a costume designer for the Ziegfeld Follies. Pretty good for a girl who was orphaned at a young age and living on the streets of New York City. But when her sister Sophia, the star of the show is murdered, Grace’s once protected life is shattered.



Dripping with 1920s swagger and enough twists to trip up a flapper, Grace in the Wings by Kari Bovée is a romance-fueled mystery with Manhattan skylines, unfettered ambition, and plenty of murder to go around.” – Self Publishing Review


And Introducing….

Grace in Hollywood Book Cover

All that glitters… is sometimes blood. With her golden ticket buried in the ground, can she save a wrongly accused teen from the gallows?

 Hollywood, 1924. Promoted to lead costume designer of a star-studded film, Grace Michelle should be on top of the world. But between the demands of her job, her sister’s recent death, and the troubled teenaged girl she’s fostering, she’s struggling to please everyone and still keep a smile on her face. And when a Tinseltown shindig turns deadly, Grace is horrified to discover her young charge unconscious alongside the director’s grisly corpse.

 Determined to prove the girl’s innocence, Grace’s own haunted past fills her sleep with prophetic nightmares. And no sooner has she sought clarity from a medium than a second body lands the scared teenager in the slammer.

 Can Grace turn the camera on the real culprit before another victim ends up on the cutting room floor?

 Grace in Hollywood is the second book in the riveting A Grace Michelle Mystery historical series. If you like fiercely loyal heroines, thrilling whodunits, and the magic of old cinema, then you’ll love Kari Bovee’s enthralling tale.

 Buy Grace in Hollywood to roar into the Twenties today!

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A priceless heirloom worth its weight in lives. Can she crack the case before she becomes a killer’s trophy?

Hollywood, 1924. Grace Michelle’s professional star has risen. Now a successful costumier for a major studio, the ambitious woman has just about everything she wants. But when the father she thought was dead reaches out to reconnect, the talented designer doesn’t know what to think… especially after his new wife is kidnapped.

Discovering her dad is mixed up with a stolen Russian artifact, Grace puts her sleuthing skills to work to rescue the abducted lady. But with a famous actress murdered in connection with the missing valuable and a man she put away stalking her for revenge, the frazzled amateur detective fears getting to the bottom of this crime will leave her six feet under.

Can she hunt down the treasure before it bankrupts the lives of everyone she loves?

Grace Among Thieves is the nail-biting third book in the Grace Michelle Mystery historical series. If you like bright-but-beset heroines, breathtaking twists and turns, and the glamor of a lost age, then you’ll adore Kari Bovée’s riveting tale.

Coming Soon: Grace In The City!

Grace In The City

She’s just lost them the roof over their heads. Can two young orphans survive NYC’s treacherous streets?

New York City, 1914. Grace Michelle is desperate for help. Left with only her sister after a train accident killed their parents, she barely makes ends meet by sewing clothes for a bordello madam. But when a dressmaker friend is found unconscious and Grace is caught holding the weapon, the two siblings are once again forced to fend for themselves.

Unwilling to let her older sister take dubious employment to keep them fed, the teenager vows to find the real culprit behind the violent robbery and clear their names. But when she uncovers a mob racket, shady card games, and massive debts, she quickly realizes that exposing dangerous secrets could land her at the bottom of the murky Hudson.

Can Grace prove her innocence and keep them both alive before she’s swimming with the fishes?

Grace in the City is the gripping prequel novella to the Grace Michelle Mystery historical series. If you like gritty origin stories, courageous sisterly love, and the triumphs of good over evil, then you’ll adore Kari Bovée’s suspenseful adventure.

Pre-Order it on Amazon to see where it all began today!

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