Maggie Newberry is an advertising copywriter who’s fast on her feet and a little stunned to realize that she’s over 30 and still hasn’t found true love. When her long missing sister ends up dead, Maggie flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome, sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help search for the girl. Meanwhile, her sister’s murderer sets his sights on the little girl—and Maggie.
Deputy Tempe Crabtree is called to Tehachapi, a mountain community to investigate a ghost reported in a haunted house. While there, she becomes involved in a murder, hears a mysterious voice on the wind, is confronted by an Indian legend, and learns a lot about a past earthquake. The closer she gets to untangling the mystery, the more danger she finds herself in.
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From an Amazon bestselling author comes a classic whodunit with twists and turns and secrets that must be revealed…
The dead body of a Buddhist monk is found at the bottom of a cliff early one morning in a small town in Australia’s Far North Queensland. Four months later with the killer still at large, Dusty Kent, investigative journalist renowned for her ability to solve cold cases, is called in.
Dusty’s heart goes out to the humble monk who lived quietly in a forest community, nurturing the garden and volunteering to read books to elderly residents of a retirement village. Why would anyone want to kill such a gentle soul? Is the killer a fellow monk with psychopathic traits? Had small town prejudice against the forest community manifested into violent hatred?
Dusty’s determination to unmask the murderer is spurred on by her sympathy for the dead monk, her determination to bring him justice and her fury at the cold-hearted killer. One by one, secrets are uprooted and motives unearthed. What Dusty discovers in her quest to find the truth shocks and saddens her and has her Irish assistant questioning whether they should continue with the case.
This 4th book in the Dusty Kent Murder Mystery series following Murder in Murloo, A Devious Mind and Rippling Red is certain to captivate you.
A death predicting cat, a cook with mad voodoo powers, and a trio of nosy sleuths who are determined to get to the bottom of the corpse in the library…some might say things couldn’t get any weirder. Some would be wrong.
Her quirky assignment: solve a famous cold-case mystery for a magazine article. Then the killer reawakens.
Offbeat writer Kenny Rubin lands a freelance job to figure out who killed actress Melinda Rivers five years earlier. And she’s supposed to do it before the airing of a TV movie on the same subject.
Many of the people involved in the filming knew Melinda, and one might be the murderer. As Kenny investigates, people start dying around her. Will she be next?
She has another tough challenge: bipolar disorder makes her perceptions unreliable. Will she recognize the killer before she plays right into his hands?
Alreaders.com said: “The story line is fast-paced … a wonderful Hollywood mystery.” Jacqueline Diamond, the USA Today bestselling author of the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries, is a former Associated Press news and entertainment reporter in Los Angeles.
Targeted Age Group:: General adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My experiences as a reporter and TV columnist for The Associated Press in Los Angeles provided a wealth of background for Danger Music. The choice of a heroine with bipolar disorder sprang from my relationship with a close friend who struggled with this condition.
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It was a silent death. One blow to her head was all it took. The killer struck Marcia Hamilton, a sixty-year-old grandmother of slim build, from behind. Marcia’s status as a distinguished author could not save her. The killer rolled her body, ‘like a piece of discarded junk’, down into a gully where it remained for almost two weeks. The callous killer taunts Dusty Kent who has been called in to investigate.
‘A Devious Mind’ is an enthralling whodunit awash with mystery and atmosphere — from the message seemingly sent by the murder victim after her death, to the intrigue of family dynamics, to the ambling lifestyle of Byron Bay: Australia’s famous beach town. If you like a good mystery, don’t miss this one!
While American Jules Hooker is on vacation, a bomb explodes over the Riviera, destroying technology and leaving Jules stranded in Provence where she must make a living by solving murders the old-fashioned way—without help from DNA, databases, CSI crime labs or the police.
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A year after a popular young woman is strangled in her own home the killer’s identity remains a mystery. Despite her impeccable record in solving cold cases, this crime tests Dusty Kent to the limit and she despairs of ever catching the callous killer who seems to be lurking nearby.
Murder in Murloo is the first book in the Dusty Kent series written by Amazon #1 bestselling author JB Rowley (aka Brigid George).
1. Romancing the Crime
“Compares favorably to Harlan Coben.” Amazon Reviewer
“A fast-paced book that kept me wound up tighter than a drum all the way through.” Amazon Reviewer
Sgt. Cory Marin, head of homicide, has her hands full. Not everyone on her squad is happy she’s in charge, she’s still dealing with the break up of her marriage, and wealthy residents are up in arms over the murder of a young professor in broad daylight in Ravine Creek, a proposed city park where she jogs every day. Cory is convinced that what appears to be a random robbery gone wrong is premeditated murder. Her job is complicated by the appearance of Fletcher Manning, a bestselling novelist who shadows her as research for a female detective novel he is writing. She has her guard up, but as she gets to know him, she softens and begins to fall for him.
“Marshland is fantastic sequel to Romancing the Crime. Cory Marin returns as the strong female lead detective whose instinct and tenacity make the novel a page-turner. The novel contains all new mysteries, twists and turns but with the same likable cast of characters and dialogue. This is shaping up to be a great female detective series.” Amazon Reviewer
“Great character development that makes you feel like you know each of them. Intrigue and suspense abound and twists and turns keep you turning the pages. Wonderful book- fun read!! Love it!!” Amazon Reviewer
Sergeant Cory Marin and Detective Washington investigate the overdose death of a college student and find that everyone involved is lying or has something to hide. The more questions they ask, the more they suspect something very bad has happened. When the corpse of a young man is found in a swamp, their suspicions are confirmed. Their investigation leads them to the creeks and marshes of the Gulf coast, a land of small towns, fishermen, and smugglers, and they discover a subculture of drug importers, dealers, and users, a world dominated by greed.
As Cory struggles to untangle a story of innocence gone awry, she wades through an emotional marshland of her own as she adjusts to the idea that she will be a mother herself. How can she protect her child from the dangers he or she will face?
With so much in flux in her life, her partnership with Washington provides a stabilizing influence, but as their friendship deepens, her feelings for him threaten to upset the fragile stability of her world.
3. Second Self
“I have read all three books in this series and this is my favorite. I could not put it down. Great summer reading!” Amazon Reviewer
“Once again JW Robitaille has written a fast-paced, can’t put it down police procedural featuring Cory Marin, her tough Latina detective, who is holding her own in a southern police department in a university town. There is nothing more fun than a new Cory Marin novel. Highly recommended!” Amazon Reviewer
When Sergeant Cory Marin and Marty Washington begin to investigate the ritualistic murder of an international student, the leads and suspects keep multiplying. Is the killing tied to a similar one twenty years ago? Is the girlfriend’s possessive ex-boyfriend responsible? Do the victim’s fraternity brothers have a reason to want him dead? Or are the victim’s girlfriend or best friend involved?
When they discover a tie-in with the virtual world, Second Life, events take a bizarre twist. As her avatar tracks down leads in Second Life, Cory is faced with a new threat from Fletcher Manning. Luckily, she has Marty Washington, and her father, Jack Riley, in her corner, but can they protect her from Fletcher?
Targeted Age Group:: 25-65
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write the novels in this box set, Romancing the Crime, Marshland, and Second Self, by a desire to show a strong female detective committed to protecting the weak who must grapple with the complexities of modern society. All three are fast-paced police procedurals featuring Sgt. Cory Marin, a strong woman with a complicated love life and a diverse group of friends. Cory battles self-doubt but holds her own in a male profession.
Erin is finally safe and sound in Bald Eagle Falls, with her sister in town and the chance to finally get to know her. She’s done with secrets and murder. But fate and a killer have other things in mind, and before she knows it, she is faced with an unexplained death, with Erin and her friends in the middle of it.
Tea and trouble are brewing in Bald Eagle Falls, and Erin doesn’t want to find herself in hot water.
Targeted Age Group:: 35+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This is the fifth book in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series. Erin Price, the owner of Auntie Clem's Bakery, bakes gluten-free, vegan, and allergen-free treats for those with special diets. And solves murders on the side, of course. Personally, I am celiac and vegan with multiple allergens, so I had the background knowledge needed for Erin's baking. I wanted to write a fun culinary cozy series that would educate people on special diets while entertaining them at the same time.