After solving the mystery of Aunt Millie's death Darcy Sweet is enjoying being a mother and looking forward to the prospect of living life like an ordinary person. Now that the mists have gone and things are quiet that shouldn't be a problem. But she should have known better.The Missing Years - Book 18.5 is six short stories covering the five year time period between book 18 and book 19. 1. The Purloined Purse - A missing purse and stolen flowers... and the ex-police chief is acting very strangely. What is going on?2. A Cup of Blackmail - Someone close to Darcy and Jon is being blackmailed and a misdirected letter sets another mystery in motion.3. A Mystery in the Mail - The owner of the bookstore in Oak hollow is getting threatening letters. Darcy and Jon work together to find out who is sending them. 4. The Dead Man’s Glasses - Lorne Sommers re-appears in Darcy's life and he thinks that he killed someone. Can Darcy and Jon find out what really happened?5. The Angel Cameo - Sergeant Sean Fitzwallis needs Darcy's help. It seems that the killer responsible for a one hundred year old murder has reappeared in the present time. But that's not possible, is it? Can Darcy work out what's going on? 6. The Missing Lion - Colby has a new stuffed toy but it has mysteriously gone missing. Colby is upset so Darcy and Jon promise to investigate. What they uncover is more than a missing toy.