The Advocate, a legal suspense murder mystery, is the first book in The Advocate Series. Three characters continue throughout the series, Sabre Orin Brown, defense attorney, her investigator, JP Torn, and her colleague, Bob Clark.
The Advocate is followed by The Advocate’s Betrayal, The Advocate’s Conviction, The Advocate’s Dilemma, and The Advocate’s Ex Parte.
On Australia’s island state, more than one species of Tasmanian Devil exists…
Beneath the surface of Nina Holt’s perfect marriage lurks a life of terror inflicted upon her by her politically powerful husband Michael and his brother Greg, a sadistic detective. For over a decade they have managed to keep Nina imprisoned, using her to satisfy their every whim.
Worse still, the only light in her life—her 9-year-old son, Sam—considers Michael a hero. When Tina and her son crash the car in an attempt to escape, a kind motorist offers to help. But Nina is unaware that he has his own plans for her, igniting a deadly game of cat and mouse as they flee across Tasmania with Sam.
In Dry Bones, Holder (Oklahoma) Senior Police Officer Aaron Clement must solve an old case of the murder of two boys, help in the investigation and mitigation of the sentence of a woman who has killed
her husband, and find the kidnapper and rapist of his son’s fiancé.
He does all that, entertains the possibility of romance, and even takes in a stray dog.
SEDUCTION…GREED…REVENGE Strong smart Adie Sturm returns to Cozumel for more steamy suspense. Boyfriend Wolf Du Lac asks Adie to investigate billionaire Diego Alvarez’s company. Crystal skulls, Swiss bank accounts and hostile take-overs push her down a dangerous path.
Murder and more murder. Adie is busy trying to stay alive. Love isn’t easy either in Cozumel. Sinfully-rich and creamy delicious men like chocolate are hot to claim Adie Sturm. Trouble is…none of them can be trusted. Martial artist Adie Sturm uses all her skills when a killer comes gunning for her but will she live long enough to find love?
SEVEN-X is the first book in the SEVEN-X Trilogy, revolving around Los Angeles Times Investigative Reporter Eddie Hansen, who gets a tip on a missing death row prisoner being held at a Behavioral Health Center in a remote location outside the small town of Dell City, Texas. With an opportunity to break the story, Eddie voluntarily commits himself into the asylum in hopes of finding Annette Dobson, “The SIDS Killer.” She is rumored to have had her execution faked so she could be shipped to the asylum, have an exorcism and give birth to the child the world thinks is dead.
Eddie’s journals, video diary and recordings leave a trail of breadcrumbs into experimental procedures conducted on patients without their consent. As he dives deeper into his investigation, Eddie is forced to confront his own demons as an unwilling participant in the asylum’s controversial rehabilitation procedures.
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Mike Wech has produced a stunning work with Seven-X … Seven-X is filled with characters that you will find not only
interesting but terrifying and deliciously confusing at the same time. Spend some time with Eddie at Uphir and ask yourself – Do I really know what I am capable of?” Review by Penny White for Readers’ Favorite
Murder a la Christie by Marilyn Levinson
Entertaining debut of a new cozy series! March 12, 2014 By J. Hanahan
This is the first book in a new series
The Golden Age Mystery Book Club led by Professor Lexie Driscoll sets the stage for a cast of characters, clues and a clever plot that keeps you turning the pages. They have gathered at their first meeting to discuss their book club choice of Agatha Christie’s “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” when a member of the book club falls over dead. Lexie overheard threats earlier and immediately suspects this is not the heart condition death everyone has suspected, so she sets out to find the murderer.
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“A well written novel with intriguing characters, good dialogue, multiple victims and a light romance, Ms. Levinson’s book captured my attention from the first page and never let go.”~Queen of All She Reads
Deadly Heirs by Mike Ricksecker
Saying Earl Kiddering is rich is like saying Babe Ruth hit a couple of home runs, but saying he’s dead is more accurate. A month after the billionaire drowns in his own swimming pool, Earl’s great-niece hires private investigator Chase Michael DeBarlo to find Kiddering’s missing will while other family members squabble over the fortune.
Dark family secrets are uncovered during Chase’s investigation, including adultery, and tax evasion — and Earl’s death continues to look less like an accident. In the meantime, Chase feels obligated to help his mother’s friend, a lounge singer who fears she is being stalked. He reluctantly takes the case, fearing it may infringe on his time with the Kiddering case — and it does. Deadly Heirs explores the loyalties (and disloyalties) of family bonds, exposes a private investigator’s time-management crisis, and uncovers the corruption of a mysterious art market.
A Fly Has a Hundred Eyes is the first mystery in the Lily Sampson series.
In the summer of 1938, Jerusalem is in chaos and the atmosphere teem with intrigue. Terrorists roam the countryside. The British are losing control of Palestine as Europe nervously teeters on the brink of World War II. Against this backdrop of international tensions Lily is plunged into a labyrinth of danger and intrigue when artifacts are missing from her excavation. Then British archaeologist, Geoffrey Eastbourne, is murdered on his way to the opening of the Rockefeller Museum, and the British police, are evasive and off-putting.
Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea, Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee’s close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.
Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend—a man struggling with his own demons—to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again and before all evidence, the truth—and Jaymee’s daughter—are lost.
Red Haze by Adrian W. Lilly
Something sinister is happening at Grove University…
Some nights the woods on the edge of campus glow with a spectral, shimmering red haze. Marne Montgomery knows—she’s seen it.
She also saw a figure in the haze. He beckoned to her and then vanished.
Marne laughs off the incident until her roommate, Sara Murdock, shows her a picture of a student. The one Marne saw in the woods. But he’s been dead for more than a year.
Suddenly, Marne and Sara are tangled in a secret that threatens their college careers—and their lives. Their only hope is to find the cause of the red haze… Before someone else dies.
Known to his cantina buddies as “Algo,” or Something in Spanish, Cotton Waters scrounges a lazy fishing village lifestyle out of the Puerto Vallarta tourist trade as a private hustler of a Mexican
Riviera lost-and-found–helping some people get lost and finding others–if the price is right or the client’s cause worth the time and interest.
In the summer of ’82 the worthy cause is Corina Springfield, searching for her husband, heir to the Springfield Foundation, missing and presumed dead for over three years. In his search for a missing anthropologist living as a shaman, Cotton Waters will find himself in the center of tribal dissension in the sierra heart of Mexico’s Huichol territory. On this strange pilgrimage, Waters will find a whole new perspective on reality and dream, on deceit and self-deception, and on human spirituality in a miraculous healing ceremony that will change his life forever or simply end it.
COCKTAILS, CON MEN, CONSPIRACY! Slip into the secret society of the Travellers, modern day gypsies who will stop at nothing to win their deadly con games.
Maggie Leman leads a fairy tale life in California’s Newport Beach. When she finds an $899 environmental Miu Mo satchel stuffed into her husband’s golfing bag, with a sexalacious note to My Bridget, Maggie’s so mad she wants to kill her husband. Instead, she scrawls I AM NOT A PLASTIC BAG onto the over-priced tote.
When cheating golfer husbands are getting knocked off in sleazy motels with Miu Mo’s next to their bodies, Maggie’s childish scrawl makes her murder suspect Number One. Fearing slapped onto a jailhouse slab, Maggie mounts her own investigation. Seems Newport blue blood is tinged with red. And this crimson tide may bleed from the Travellers.
Can Maggie stop this poisonous flow? Or will she become the next victim?
Twice divorced NY model, Lalla Bains, now runs her dad’s Crop-Dusting business in Modesto, California where she’s hoping to dodge the inevitable fortieth birthday party. But when her trophy red ‘58 Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask why a widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament, was found strapped in the driver’s seat. Reeling from an interrogation with local homicide, Lalla is determined to extricate herself as a suspect in this strange murder case. Unfortunately, drug running pilots, a cross-dressing convict, a crazy Chihuahua, and the dead woman’s hunky nephew throw enough road blocks to keep Lalla neck deep in an investigation that links her family to a twenty-year old murder only she can solve.
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“Lordy, lordy, Lalla Bains is turning forty. What a character for a series! Lalla is a former New York high fashion model, now crop dusting pilot, and on her way to being a serial divorcee because her choice in men stinks, resulting in two bad marriages. And did I mention she’s turning forty? Just the thought has her on the verge of depression. If that description sounds far-fetched, R.P. Dahlke makes it work in the best possible way. We meet Lalla with a cast on her leg after a plane crash. She’s hobbling and a little cranky, but… Continue reading
Premier Book Awards’ Best Mystery/Suspense/Thriller of 2009
A serial killer preys on women in New Orleans. Why would trusting young women let him into their homes? Is he using the disguise of a priest? NOPD Detective Frank Renzi vows to catch him before he kills again and delivers his twisted version of ABSOLUTION
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“Relentless tempo … sharp writing.” Kirkus Discoveries
“Creole-flavored suspense!” The Sun Chronicle
Police Officer Jack Stratton is hiding. Hiding from the world. From pain. From the memories of losing his best friend, Chandler, in Iraq. Isolated from those he cares about, the last thing Jack expects to
hear, “Michelle is gone.” The words cut straight to his core. Chandler’s sister is missing. Although the police think she just took off he knows Michelle would never leave those she loved behind – like he did.
Now he must take action, find Michelle and bring her home… or die trying.