Driving home late at night, DI Fiona Williams comes across a vehicle engulfed in flames. The driver is at the wheel, oblivious to the inferno surrounding him. There is no explanation for why the vehicle was on the road or why the quiet tradesman was murdered in such a macabre way. The only witness to the fire, claims she saw nothing. Whatever she did see goes to the grave with her when she is brutally strangled. Frustration grows when the driver’s daughter disappears. With time running out to find the daughter alive, Fiona is drawn into a web of powerful men determined to keep their deadly games secret. Juggling a family crisis and a growing suspicion her boss is corrupt, her judgement is hampered by her attraction to the man central to everything.o
Sleepy little North Bend just woke up.
The newly promoted Sergeant Jade Monroe, and her partner, Detective Jack Steele, have just been informed of an unidentified male body found at a local lake. The town is in an uproar. The victim was nearly decapitated, and murder simply doesn’t happen in North Bend.
As more bodies turn up, the single connection between all of the victims becomes clear—it’s Jade, herself.
With each new victim getting one step closer to Jade, time begins to tick away. She must find the person responsible before her loved ones, or herself, are targeted next.
Death sneaks into the peaceful town of Twin Lakes, Texas and nothing is ever the same again. A woman is murdered. A young girl is murdered. And everyone is afraid.
Homicide detective, Barbara Hobkins, is thrust headlong into the investigation. A product of the “new direction” in law enforcement, her strength comes from a degree in psychology and an intuition that has served her well. But will that be enough when up against a sadistic killer, or will she become a victim of “Doubletake?”
New from Maryann Miller, the author of the critically acclaimed Seasons Mystery Series.
**** Chosen as the Best Mystery for 2015 by the Texas Association of Authors. ****
Detective ‘Cadillac’ Holland is a Louisiana State Police Detective on permanent assignment to New Orleans’ Chief of Detectives, who tosses him cases he mistakenly believes are a waste of time. The cases invariably prove to be more complicated than the Chief believes, and made all the more complicated by Detective Holland’s approach to solving them.
This latest book in the series is a snapshot into the sordid politics and rampant corruption that define New Orleans. Set in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, or as locals call it, “The Federal Flood”, Cant Stop The Funk peels back the onion to solve a mystery that proves to be a mixture of disaster capitalism and “backroom” Louisiana politics. Cant Stop the Funk captures the “hidden” side of race, real estate, government corruption and family ties that define the most unique city in America.
About Murder on Potrero Hill:
Peyton knows the first suspect is always the husband, but Jake Ryder isn’t acting like a typical suspect. Jake truly loved his wife. So what went wrong?
Stepping into the circle of the social elite, Peyton finds that things work differently when you’re at the top. And Jake Ryder seems to be caught in the epicenter.
Ultimately, Peyton finds that you never know what darkness lurks in the human mind and that some will murder to keep that darkness hidden.