Both America's and Russia's most brilliant astronomers and space scientists have mysteriously vanished. The CIA and KGB are frantically searching for answers. Under the shadow of the world's largest telescope, tailed by agents, and with a lovely lady scientist's life in peril, Ashton Ford takes on the most baffling case of his life--one that will offer him glimpses into worlds that not even he has ever seen.
J.P. Beaumont's teenaged daughter Kelly has run off - and her tracks have led the sober-but-struggling sleuth to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. But in addition to one very headstrong offspring, there is something else waiting for Beau: a case of cold-blooded murder. The victim is an acquaintance, a sleazy, rival private eye, brutally butchered, supposedly by the Festival's current young Juliet...though Beau has his doubts. But the Second Act is about to open with a ..
The Indiana Paranormal Investigators are spending the night in a gothic mansion on the outskirts of Cedar Point, Indiana. Four people are participating...only three remain in the morning. There have been other disappearances and homicides in the past connected with the mansion. And the one common denominator has been the weather. FATAL STORM finds Dagger and his entourage spending a night in the mansion to seek answers. But they get more than they bargain for as another storm..
The rugged Cat Mesa country north of the village of Posadas is hosting the first annual Posadas 100, a cycle-cross bicycle race that promises to attract more than 140 competitors. Despite enough injuries during the pre-race practice to promise a spectacular and dangerous race. Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman has even more pressing concerns on her mind. Someone has been using Jerry Turner's big Cessna 206 and then returning it to its hangar at the Posadas airport. Did th..
J. Harrison Bing after receiving no word from his daughter in nearly a year, went to her home in L.A. only to find she had sold the home and left without a trace. He hired a Los Angeles P. I. named William Carter to track her down and after calling from Vegas, he also disappeared. Now it is Shell Scott's turn. Assuming a simple case of finding a missing person, Shell finds out the hard way that he has bitten into an elephant. When the hoods close in and the bullets start ..
It’s not just the winter murder of a young woman that has Jake Hines concerned. When the body is found at the river near a highway overpass, Jake’s girlfriend Trudy is supposed to be there as a crime scene expert from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Trudy is missing, the BCA is understaffed, the Rutherford Police Department needs more officers, and the snowstorm is covering up the body and evidence. There’s no snow in the victim’s vehicle though, ..
Sepp Amsel, a fabulously successful gambling hall and saloonkeeper entrepreneur, is about to become the bridegroom in the most public wedding ever to take place in wild and woolly Spokane, Washington. He wants to engage China's detective services when his fiancée’s sister is kidnapped, and a substantial ransom demanded. There's just one problem. The client thinks it's possible he's being bamboozled because things don't quite add up. Only days ..
One the eve of the Shah of Iran’s exile, Siamak and Gazaleh, two young offspring of prominent Iranian families, are joined by marriage. One of their guests is Phillipe, a Frenchman whose parents own a business in Tehran. After the wedding, Phillipe invites his two friends, Rezah and Ashin to Ramsar on the Caspian where his family owns a seaside villa. There, Phillipe receives a disturbing call from his mother. She tells him her anxiety about the sudden and alarming turn..
Aaron Tucker isn't a detective. So he's baffled when the richest guy in his New Jersey town insists that Aaron, and Aaron alone, investigate the disappearance of his wife, who has inexplicably vanished from their home in the middle of the night. Funny, down-to-earth, lovable, and resourceful, Aaron Tucker, family man and freelance writer, reluctantly says yes, and continuously wishes he hadn't.
Smart and sassy bookkeeper China Bohannon is a modern 1890s career woman who'd rather sleuth than type. China is in charge of the Doyle & Howe Detective Agency office on the day a fourteen-year-old girl shows up seeking the detectives' help in a case of what she's calling murder. Neva Sue O'Dells jockey brother has been killed during a race, the horse he was riding ̶ the dead-on Derby favorite ̶ lamed. Neva claims her mother and grandfather are involved, h..
Reverend Alvin Flatt has something that New Orleans' most notorious mobster wants, but he's not about to give it up without the fight of his life. In the good pastor's mind there is no room for compromise or negotiation: he knows what God has told him, and with private investigators Dani Ross and Ben Savage helping him, he is sure God's plan will prevail.
The mob boss, though, is used to getting his way. And he's used to doing whatever it takes to get i..
Months after Jeff's beloved Chevy woodie is wrecked, it's finally restored. But when he and Greer go to pick it up at the shop, they discover the asphyxiated bodies of four men. What first appears to be an accident is soon ruled a homicide. An envelope, found inside one of the woodie's doors during the restoration, connects the Talbot family to the murder--and leads Jeff to Los Angeles in search of a mysterious woman who may hold the key.
The Gun Also Rises is a prequel to the Aaron Tucker mysteries. It's about a freelance reporter and work-at-home dad who, in this story, is simultaneously investigating the death of a minor league baseball player who seemingly suffocated at the bottom of a dogpile while celebrating a playoff win, and the case that concerns Aaron more personally, the allegation that his kindergarten-age son Ethan violated school rules by bringing a water pistol to class.
A series of gruesome murders leads an Indianapolis cop and a university professor to the doorstep of Cedar Point P.I., Chase Dagger. They have a theory behind the killings. Sergeant Marty Flynn has been tracking the suspect since March 13, 1998. Professor William Sherlock has been researching the killer's family for far longer. They believe the killings only occur prior to and during a full moon when it falls on a Friday the 13th. The professor believes the evil is passed..