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Model Wave: Romance, boats, and bad business in the Wisconsin Northwoods

Tk Sheffield

Model Wave, a summer mystery, begins with a romantic date and a turtle sundae. It ends with a businessman dead on his mega-pontoon and more questions than answers in Wisconsin, the land of brandy old-fashioneds and fish fries.


Former fashion model Mel Tower travels Up North for a vacation and a date with a handsome sheriff. Then a thunderstorm strikes and a man is discovered dead on his boat. Did someone kill him-or worse, did his pontoon go rogue and dispatch the fellow? A killer lurks, but like the hodag, the legendary critter of the Northwoods, they may be undiscoverable. Mel leaves no curd, er, stone unturned to preserve her new romance and seek the truth.


If readers enjoy intrigue and a clean, funny mystery, this book is it! Similar series are the Spider Lake Mysteries and the Monster Hunter Mysteries.


TK Sheffield writes comic cozy mysteries for readers who want to laugh and escape. Her books have earned a Reader Views' Bronze Medal, an RWA Daphne du Maurier award, and a Royal Dragonfly, among others.


No foul language, sex, or graphic violence.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Making Hay Press
  • Publish Date: May 21st, 2024
  • Pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.64in - 0.92lb
  • EAN: 9798990563117
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Sheffield, Tk: - TK Sheffield writes stories for readers to laugh and escape. Her comic cozy mysteries, The Backyard Model mysteries are whodunnits served with a brandy old-fashioned and a side of cheese curds. The series has earned six awards, including an RWA Excellence in Mystery and a Top 100 Notable Indie from Shelf Unbound magazine. TK has degrees from UW-Madison and Mount Mary University, and she's on the board of the Wisconsin Writers Association, a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of Sisters in Crime and Blackbird Writers. Her next mysteries, Model Wave and Model Ghost, release in 2024.

Praise for this book

Who knew solving a crime could be so much fun?

Reader Views


Readers will laugh out loud as they try to keep up with Mel Tower's witty comebacks, Cousin Lou's wild antics, and amusing Dairyland customs.

Laurie Scheer, writing mentor and media goddess


This author is destined for many great things in the future.

Midwest Book Review