When Godiva winds up in the hospital after being poisoned on a TV cooking show, her twin sister Goldie hops on an Alaska Airlines plane and rushes to her side. The sisters' zany romp through the world of celebrity TV chefs begins when Goldie's daughter Chili is hired by the star of the show. Rivalry turns to murder in the midst of the glitzy Gourmet Gladiators Tournament . The cops arrest Chili's new boss, Chef Caesar Romano, but Godiva has other plans for the han..
Estelle Reyes-Guzman plunges into her new job as undersheriff of Posadas County and the action never stops. As Bill Gastner, recently retired sheriff lurks diplomatically in the background, Estelle must deal with the disappearance of a local insurance broker who was about to be indicted for fraud. A far worse challenge comes when one of her officers, on a wild chase through town, causes the death of a young single mother in a motorcycle crash. And if that wasn’t enough,..
The life of Aaron Tucker - freelance writer and stay-at-home dad - is anything but boring. In fact, Aaron manages to find himself in way more danger than your typical mild-mannered Jewish guy. He lands in a murder investigation when a leading conservative politician is found dead in his DC hotel room, discovered by his mistress after her long post-coital shower. She (a former object of Aaron's affection) asks Aaron to find the killer. Aaron doesn't see himself as an i..
Tyler Vance, widowed father of four-year-old Cullen, pulled his truck onto a bank parking lot in North Carolina. An armed robber exited the bank, pointed his gun at Vance, and ordered him out of the truck. Vance responded in the only way he knew how--as a trained killer, whose deadly precision kept him alive twenty years ago as a special operative. With a blinding flash of instinct and trained reflexes, Vance pulled a gun on the bank robber. With one fatal shot he incured the..
Chicago freelance writer and reluctant sleuth Emerson Ward is shocked when his friend, photographer Brady "Puppy" Barnes, is shot and killed. Puppy had asked Emerson to investigate some missing gems stolen from his studio and now Emerson suspects a dirty insider is responsible for both the theft and the murder. Going undercover, Emerson soon discovers a hornet's nest of suspects and more than a few motives for murder.
It's spring, 1868, and a businessman in Sumner County, Kansas, has been brutally murdered. Not only does Ellen Hargrove find the body of cattleman Francis Stone, but within days, she is certain James Montgomery committed the crime. But how to convince anyone? Her knowledge isn't based on evidence, but rather on her own clairvoyant visions. Ellen tries to deny her precognition, just as she did the previous autumn when she foresaw her husba..
It started as a simple missing person case. Maria Castro came to private detective Ron Shade because her friend Juanita was desperate to find her fiancé It all seemed pretty standard…until the missing fiancé was found floating in a canal. From there the search for something resembling the truth led Shade deeper and deeper into the darkness, in a world of murder, conspiracy and cover-ups. But Shade won’t be satisfied with the truth. He’s lookin..
There's not much danger evident in Bob White, Oklahoma, in 1957. In a small town where doors are left unlocked at night, everyone knows your name, and alcohol is strictly forbidden, it's difficult even for a teenaged boy to get in trouble. But fifteen-year-old Mark Stoddard has his ways, and with the help of his best friend Ferret and Ferret's newly arrived tomboy cousin TJ, Mark is determined to spice up his summer, and win the respect of his older brother Jess, ..
Straight arrow lawman, Josh Cummings retrieves over a million dollars, from a snow filled gorge…and keeps it. As he relates his most interesting cases from fifty plus years in law enforcement to two young reporters, Steve Simon and George Smitts he conveniently leaves this part out. Each chapter is a complete story running the gamut from dark comedy to crime thriller. The reader gets a glimpse of Josh’s inner thoughts as he deals with people of great wealth while..
The front-page photo was a gruesome heartstopper - a young woman plunging from a skeletal skyscraper. Sheer horror frozen on her beautiful face. An accident? Suicide? Detective Beaumont didn't think so, especially when the body count started climbing, eventually leading him to the headquarters of the ironworkers' local - and a crew of hardhats with nerves of steel and some deadly secrets. Beaumont was determined to make the union pay its dues....
High school cheerleader Tricia Wheeler didn’t make it to her graduation because a bullet went through her heart and killed her.
Twenty years later, a journalist is investigating Tricia’s supposed suicide for a book. Suddenly, a second cheerleader is dead and the body count in the small West Virginia town continues to rise.
For Joshua Thornton, the case is personal. The reopening of the Wheeler case stirs up memories and feelings for a girl who died without k..
As he does every year, Jesuit priest Father Mark Townsend has come to LaConner, Washington, a popular and picturesque small town on Puget Sound, to visit his grandparents during the annual Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley. But this time a corpse awaits him. It's the body of his grandfather's best friend, Dutch Olsen, a man well known for his hatred of Swinomish Indian fishing practices, and for his passion for illegal treasure hunting on tribal lands. Now Father To..
A Small Case of Murder is set in the quaint town of Chester, West Virginia, where everyone knows everyone, and there is never a secret that someone doesn’t know. In such a small intimate village, how many disappearances can be left unquestioned?
Following the death of his wife, Joshua Thornton moves into his ancestral home across country with his five children. While clearing out the attic, the children find a 34-year-old letter to their grandmother that i..
Maisy Malone went to Hollywood to become a star in motion pictures. Instead she became a sleuth, not by choice but by chance when she stumbled into a murder. Los Angeles Police Detective Ed Browning intended to write off the death of actor Leslie Clover as an accident until Maisy said she could prove the man was murdered. To top that off, she bet him she could solve the murder before he could. Browning took the bet and the contest was on to catch a killer. Browning only had a..