Free-spirited Tracy cheers when her stuffy husband, Drew, loosens up enough to rearrange the nose of his boorish boss, Ian Dragger. But Drew's timing couldn't be worse. When Dragger is found floating face down in the Eatons' pool, deader than disco, Drew is the one that wily Detective Patti Garcia zeroes in on as her prime suspect. Still, Tracy expects to clear her sweetie in short order. But that's before help arrives -- in form of her own mother, over-the-to..
Not one, but two dead bodies are found in the harsh New Mexico desert. The first man's face is smashed beyond identification, and the second one appears to have been forced to dig his own grave before being murdered...execution style. Soon new Sheriff Robert Torrez and Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman are knee deep in the midst of a brutal murder spree that spans both sides of the border. Retired Sheriff Bill Gastner is still on hand to offer his support and unerring str..
Social worker Raina Hughes visits the home of a young boy she’s been assigned to monitor and things quickly turn ugly. Later, when she’s found brutally murdered, Detective Jackson thinks it’s an open-and-shut case against the boy’s ex-con father. Then new evidence points to a rapist who’s becoming more violent with each attack. Raina’s lover, Jamie, knows what the victims have in common, but won’t tell for fear of revealing her own se..
Cantankerous octogenarian Paul Jacobson must solve a series of murders while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. Paul learns about the homeless community, disreputable art dealers and the beach scene in Venice Beach, California, and must dance a geezer two-step to stay out of the clutches of the police and the bad guys.
When NewPro Stock collapses, Taylor and her husband Alan lose millions, forcing them to sell their home and business. But they’re not going down without a fight. They’re determined to track down the elusive Edward Brand, the mastermind behind the enormous fraud. Taylor and Alan are about to learn two hard facts: A man who doesn’t want to be found can be extremely dangerous…and in the world of high-level scams absolutely nothing is what it seems. If th..
Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent Bill Tasker is still smarting from a run-in with the FBI that almost got him killed when he reluctantly teams up with them again on a case involving a stolen Stinger missile. The op goes smoothly enough (though the feds take all the credit; what else is new?), but something about the whole set-up just doesn’t feel right to him.
He pokes around a bit and stirs up more trouble than a nest of rattlesnakes: with his boss, with ..
After young Richard's mother dies, he overhears the wealthy family friends, Ashton and Iris Burke, saying that they could not take him into their home. He is later adopted by the Johnsons, but hates the working class life that he endures throughout his childhood. After serving in the military, Richard goes to college where he studies architecture, the same profession as Ashton Burke. Richard worms his way back into the Burkes' life when their architectural firm, Burke..
It's RN Gina Mazzio's wedding eve. But when she takes the week's final Ob/Gyn telephone advice call, a deadly serious male voice says, "She's all cut up." The police, the hospital administrator, and even Gina's fiance, Harry Lucke, insist it was only a crank call, some sicko getting his Friday evening jollies. Gina doesn't buy it. After a second similar call, at her home, she starts to link the calls and caller with a series of nurse disappea..
She would prefer being home with her cats, at the Casino playing Keno, or off flying her private plane. Instead Freddie O’Neil is called in to solve the murder of the star from Lake Tahoe’s hottest Lounge Act, Vince Marina. His ex-wife swears she didn’t do it, though it’s true things offstage weren’t so great between them. Based on the obvious evidence Marina’s ex-wife Connie looks like the sure thing as murder suspect number one, but no ma..
Late winter, and police detective Jake Hines is beginning to feel the effects of light deprivation; it’s not only in the edginess of the citizens of Rutherford, Minnesota, but also in the escalating battle he’s having with his girlfriend, Trudy. Sitting in headquarters talking about the winter depression may not make it go away, but it does offer Jake a chance to air some of his feelings. Then two emergency calls come in at the same time.
A child has been criti..
Every bloodthirsty hoodlum, every trigger-happy gunman in the state of California had that song on his lips. I didn't like it. I'm no music lover and, what's more, I was the rascal they were dying to kill. Me. Shell Scott. "Where there's death, there's hope" - that was gangdom's newest slogan. I was measured for a grave and I was supposed to share it with a gorgeous redhead named Coral. Man, this was just about the first time I haven't be..
Charlie Parker is asked to look into a controversial series of miscarriages in a small town in New Mexico that's heavily populated by Mexicans. The town has one medical clinic. Her first assumption is to look for some type of environmental problem such as pesticides but that draws a blank. Then she shifts her suspicions onto the medical industry and finds herself embroiled in politics regarding health care among minorities. It's when the dead bodies start to show up t..
A getaway weekend to a bayou bed-n-breakfast seems the perfect spot for New Orleans former playboy Ethan Galen to get acquainted with a nice girl for a change and take care of a little business too. But when a fellow guest vanishes into the swamp, his plan to resurrect his reputation and family fortune hits a snag. The object of his affection turns out to be Cora Dearing, a would-be reporter for the newspaper responsible for his family's disgrace. Cora sees the disappeara..
Chloe Galen, the family wild-child has been expelled from college for the third time and returns to New Orleans with her tail between her legs. That's one time too many for her society matriach mother. When Mama cuts the purse strings, Chloe sets out to prove she can finish college on her own. Using her passion for art and creative ability to stay alive, she takes a job in a gallery and lands in the middle of international art fraud, unaware her fellow students and co-wor..