China Bohannon may be a modern 1890's career woman, but her uncle, Montgomery Howe, and his partner, Gratton Doyle haven't turned her loose on an investigative case of her own just yet. With her name newly added to the roster—though in small print—China is champing at the bit. China's friend Porter Anderson hires the agency saying his uncle has disappeared and a Johnny-come-lately timber baron claimed the family homestead. What's more,..
Shell Scott is hired to help State Senator Paul Hershey gather information against Joe Blake, one of the biggest crooks Los Angeles has ever produced. Joe Blake is the kingpin behind the opposition party to Paul Hershey’s re-election. Blake is backing the candidate against Hershey, a Blake pawn, and using smear and innuendo in an increasingly vicious campaign. Hershey’s only defense against this onslaught is to get the information that will put Blake behind bars. ..
Monday morning, a young mother disappears after a doctor’s appointment. Monday evening, a young socialite leaves a risqué lounge and never makes it home. Detective Jackson lands both cases, but at first he can’t find signs of foul play. When the socialite turns up dead, his investigation uncovers her dirty secrets, which complicates everything. The case runs into even bigger trouble with a suspect who hasn’t left his house in a year. Jackson must push..
What if you woke up one morning and your genes didn’t fit? What if the nation was in love with a new supplement that caused dangerous changes at the molecular level, and no one knew it? This is the explosive time bomb that is thrown in the lap of Sam Doles, a wise cracking reporter in LA with a checkered past. In a final effort to save his job he’s given an assignment to write a story about the new phenomenon, VitaChrome. While investigating the product he uncover..
Amara was once the beautiful Princess of Egypt. Now, 4000 years later, she and her coffin are merely prized exhibits of the Charles Ward Museum. If you were to look at her today, you would see only a brittle bundle of bones and dried skin. But looks can be very deceiving, as Barney, the museum's night watchman, finds out. . . . Barney is the first to make the shocking discovery that the mummy's coffin has been broken open. But he doesn't have a chance to do..
The members of the Murder by the Yard book club are spending a pleasant afternoon hiking in Palo Duro Canyon, when one of the Megan Clark’s dogs slips his leash – and digs up a human skeleton. Megan’s background in anthropology places her in a position to help police unearth the remains – and to find another body: a mummy clothed in Comanche garments. Autopsies reveal that foul play caused both deaths, one less than five years earlier, and the other mo..
They say that even the strongest man secretly wants to feel wanted. He even hopes to have some woman take care of him. Well, my cup was running over. Me? I’m Shell Scott, the human target for every gun in the State of California. And that’s no private eyewash...I was made to feel wanted all right...by the city, county and state police. And there was a woman with a nasty little .32 in her tiny hand, well she was just dying to take care of me, permanently. Every whe..
Detective Harry Denton's next case is a hot one when the magnificent mansion across the street from his apartment is consumed in a suspicious fire. The blaze has all the scorch marks of the East Nashville Arsonist, a phantom firebug. This time he left a dead body behind. The bludgeoned and left-to-burn victim was a well-known psychotherapist...and the man that Harry's ex-wife, Lanie, was about to marry. Thanks to the doctor's will, which leaves a chunk of money to..
The body lay amid the garbage behind a Seattle grocery store - a tall, well-built male - dead. Detective J.P. Beaumont’s twenty years on the force has given him sixth sense about people - especially guilty ones. So when he found out the victim - a high school basketball coach with a very pregnant wife - had been lynched, Beaumont suspected this murder was connected with the extremes of love and hatred. Love for the wrong kind of woman...and the hate of those..
How do you penetrate the world’s most secretive and tightly-knit terrorist organization? How do you manipulate its leaders and major supporters to unwittingly serve your goals? Working in a joint CIA/Mossad sting operation, Dan Gordon chose the path of deception – a triangle of deception.
In this fourth installment in the Dan Gordon intelligence thriller series, Dan is on the hunt for the source of funding to te..
Investigating attorney Dan Gordon is working for a unit of the U.S. Department of Justice that combats money launderers outside the United States. A routine mission develops into a complex international plot involving murder, espionage, kidnapping, conspiracy, and romance. Gordon, an indefatigable bloodhound, calls on his innate shrewdness, as well as his secret Mossad past and training, to ferret out the truth. In this intelligence thriller, attorney Haggai Carmon, a U.S Dep..
Jake Hines is a stubborn detective with a murky past now living outside Minneapolis where the city meets the prairie. He’s a little out of place in a place where the winters are long and the men are rugged, but he’s got more to worry about than just fitting in. There’s a serial killer on the loose leaving behind three murders, two suspects and a lot of unanswered questions. One victim was found laying on Home Plate in a neighborhood softball diamond, another..
Hetta and her husband, Bob (Jenks) Jenkins, have finally broken free from the rat race of corporate America. Having forsaken the shackles of deadlines, they have been enjoying the soul liberating life of freedom. For the past five years, they have traveled on their boat, Jensky, meeting new friends and finding their true selves.
Freedom, however, comes with a price. As the Jenkins find, the sea is an unforgiving mistress. Hetta and Jenks meet..
Posadas County Undersheriff Bill Gastner knows that ancient Anna Hocking didn’t fall down the fruit cellar stairs by accident. He is also certain that old man Reuben Fuentes knows nothing about the bodies scattered on his dusty, southern New Mexico ranch. No Spring Chicken himself, Bill summons his former deputy, Reuben’s niece Estelle, from Mexico to help clear her uncle of suspicion. Eventually this generation spanning law enforcement team finds a thread tying a..