When it comes to crime--even in a gambling town like Reno--Freddie O'Neal is all business. She didn't know what to expect when she arrived in Elko to attend a gathering of cowboy poets. What Freddie found was actual cowboys--and cowgirls--reciting verse, drinking whiskey, and catching up with old buddies. The friendly get-together turns ugly though when one of the poets is found dead, and Freddie's boyfriend is accused as the murderer. Now she is learning facts ab..
She’s a gambler and a gumshoe. In her spare time Freddie O’Neal likes a game of Keno, hanging out with her cats at home, or flying a private plane. But when it comes to crime in the gambling town of Reno, Freddie is all business. Joan Halliday, an aging chorus girl, has asked for Freddie’s help. The chorus-girl’s father is being conned by his caretakers, and an investigation is called for. But as Freddie quickly discovers, there’s more to this fa..
Charlie Parker and her husband Drake Langston accept a job with Gold Trail Adventures in Skagway, Alaska, flying visitors by helicopter to remote cabin sites to experience the outdoor lifestyle and seek their fortunes. It isn’t long before one of the guests finds a set of bones in an old mine, remains that date back decades. His hands full with present-day cases, police chief Sam Branson tells Charlie and her new reporter friend, Mina Gengler, that they are free to inve..
Veritas Pharmaceuticals is a corporate powerhouse. But many of the drugs Veritas puts on the market are extremely dangerous, even potentially fatal and Bruce Andrews, CEO of the company, is well aware of it. Andrews isn't about to let that or anything get in the way of Veritas's profits. Gordon Buchanan is devastated when his brother dies: and very suspicious. Could the drug his brother was taking have caused his death? The more Gordon investigates the more evidence p..
One blizzardy New Mexico night, Posadas County Deputy Pasquale picks up a toddler scooting his Scamper along the shoulder of State 56.
Yes, it's horrifying - a child apparently dumped out of a truck by his father. Nearly as horrifying is what unrolls while Christmas approaches after dad Darrell Fisher's arrest: a request arrives from the US Forest Service to locate a missing range tech and his unit last reported headed for nearby Stinkin' Springs, and the brut..
She was a powerful, stunningly beautiful psychic who gave spiritual guidance to thousands of troubled souls and was preparing to extend her ministry throughout the world. But when her family and followers began dying in mysterious, horrifying ways, she had to call on Ashton Ford to discover the truth behind their deaths. Soon, Ford found that the lovely reverend was the center of a centuries-old mystical group now threatened by malevolent and divisive forces. Ford had to wage..
It's 1943 and Newport, Kentucky (AKA Little Mexico) is the bawdiest spot in America. Dozens of illegal casinos and brothels line the major thoroughfares of this outlaw hideaway, providing entertainment for the thousands of otherwise honest, law-abiding citizens swarming in from hundreds of miles around. This is the gambling mecca of America, years before Las Vegas was a twinkle in Bugsy Siegel's eye. The Cleveland Syndicate controls almost all the major sources of gam..
Everyone at the small upstate New York college where Emerson Ward is teaching for a semester is shocked when the body of a student is found hanging from a tree in the nearby woods. Just days before he died, Bob Marter tried to tell Emerson about something evil going on at the school, but backed down before he went any further. Now Emerson is convinced that this was no suicide...someone wanted Bob dead. Nosing around gets Emerson more than he bargained for, and as the body cou..
Imagine waking up in your son’s home, not remembering anything from the day before and being accused of murder. Or consider a male Miss Marple enmeshed in a light-hearted Memento with a dash of Fifty First Dates. In this, the second of the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery series, crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson must solve two murders while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. As Paul ends up suspiciously close to a bank robbery, kidnapping an..
Introducing Bubba Mabry a tough, comical private eye who's happy to get thirty bucks an hour acting as a security guard for some celebrity. In this case it's the king himself, back from the dead and determined to keep a low profile - the one and only ELVIS. Seems some fan is harassing him and Bubba is hired to tail the guy who turns out to be a tabloid hack. But when two bodies turn up and Bubba ends up as the prime suspect, he turns investigator. It seems his alibi, ..
When a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of an unsolved murder she witnessed as a child, Special Homicide Investigation Team member J. P. Beaumont finds himself wrapped in a case where a band of powerful co-conspirators are willing to go to any length to keep their deadly secrets hidden. Meanwhile, Beau's former partner Ron Peters becomes the prime suspect after his ex-wife is killed. Barred from any official involvement in the case, Beau watches hel..
Following the death of her beloved detective spouse Danny in the line of duty, cop Vicky Langford left the Westport police force to become a crime reporter for the Herald. She always felt crime king Richard Blackwell killed her husband and wounded his partner, who since recovered. At a murder scene, Vicky meets the newest detective Jim McCann, a former Seattle cop who directs her to leave as reporters are not wanted at the crime scene (or anywhere else). He later learns her g..
Else Didriksen was a beautiful but troubled teenager when she walked out of young J.P. Beaumont's life. She turns up thirty years later in the most harrowing of circumstances - her husband's mutilated body is found on board the charred remains of their commercial fishing boat. From Seattle's briny fishing enclave to the graceful estates of the white-collared high society, Beau dismisses no suspect as he tracks a killer whose vicious determination is fueled by a ha..
Robyn Kelly deals with conflict all the time in her role as Patient Relations Manager for Madrona Bay Hospital. But when newly-admitted patient Congressman Jake Hamilton is found murdered in his room, Robyn's world is turned upside down. Despite orders from police detective Matthew Pierce to stay out of the investigation, Robyn searches for the murderer on her own. Beneath his charismatic image, Hamilton was a ruthless politician with many enemies, and as Robyn ..