In the first book of the Jade Harrington series, FBI Agent Jade Harrington searches for the serial killer of conservative radio personalities, while Senator Whitney Fairchild is in a cutthroat campaign for the presidency. The lives of Jade, Whitney, and the killer are on a collision course, which might impact the future of the United States of America.
The shadows of Rolson McKane’s past are reawakened when he discovers a young man’s body in an abandoned gin joint. Hunting down Emmitt Laveau’s killer will bring him face-to-face with the town’s darkest secrets and his own worst nightmares. As a former cop, he’s got some of the tools needed to tackle this case, but the suspect in question is a state senator and a local celebrity, so he’ll have to tread lightly if he wants to avoid ending up on the wrong side of a jail cell.
While trying to put his life back together in Savannah, GA, former cop Rolson McKane discovers that more than his past is coming back to haunt him. Turns out, his ex-wife might have angered some very dangerous and unusually ruthless people, and it’s now up to Rolson to clear her debts.
To make matters worse, the man sent to collect is hardly a man at all, and this devious figure isn’t interested in money. He wants to torment Rolson before killing him, and the only way to negotiate with a man like that, Rolson figures, is to fight fire with fire.
What results is a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that winds its way through the criminal underground of the Golden Isles, and it becomes clear fairly early on that only one of them will be left standing when the smoke clears.
A fast-paced and gut-wrenching mystery that will keep you turning pages until the very final word. Fans of James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly, and Stephen King will be 100% addicted to the Rolson McKane series.
While looking into the murder of a young man brutally beaten and dumped in an abandoned juke joint, former cop Rolson McKane makes an astonishing discovery: the victim’s mother is the woman Rolson nearly killed during a drunk-driving incident a month earlier. Rolson’s always struggled with his drinking, but now it seems like he’s trying to hit rock bottom.
But when he realizes the local cops are only interested in protecting a powerful, politically-connected family, he can’t help but get involved. Besides, the justice he seeks may just help absolve him of his guilt over hitting Janita Laveau and the memories which have haunted him since childhood.
As Rolson seeks to uncover the truth of what happened in the Boogie House, he must confront the corruption, racism, and secrets that have plagued his hometown for decades.
‘Boogie House’ is the foreboding first chapter in the Rolson Mckane supernatural mystery series. If you like atmospheric, character-driven novels — think James Lee Burke or a southern Stephen King — then the Rolson McKane books are for you. Buy ‘Boogie House’ to discover just how many lies a small town can withstand before crumbling.
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Behind the friendly laid-back facade of Darwin, Australia’s northern capital, a crocodile roams the waterways in search of revenge and evil ripples in the hearts of humans.
The suicide of Cody Bongiorno is devastating to those left behind. But was this gentle young man manipulated into taking his own life? Is there a link between Cody’s death and the horrific crocodile attack on his comical friend, Jerry Lucas? Following on from her stunning success in solving the murder of a famous Byron Bay resident, amateur sleuth and investigative journalist Dusty Kent is once again determined to bring resolution to the families left behind in the wake of these tragedies.
Rippling Red, the third novel in the Dusty Kent murder mystery series, unfolds against a backdrop of spectacular sunsets as layers are stripped away to reveal twists, surprises, shocking truths and finally, the dark secrets that lie beneath still waters.
Brigid George is the pen name of JB Rowley, author of Amazon #1 best sellers Whisper My Secret and Mother of Ten.
At a Luxury Resort, Dead Customers are Bad for Business…
Valerie Inglewood just landed her dream job. She’s the second woman ever selected to the elite Strikeforce Investigation Team out of Denver, Colorado. Can Val crack her first case before she becomes the next victim? Is her new love interest a calculating killer after all?
She’s partnered with the legendary Charlene Brockworth, the first woman ever selected to the team. Can Val live up to Charlene’s exacting standards and reputation, or will she fall flat on her face and wind up scrubbing toilets back at the Alleycat Boarding House? She’s about to find out – Valerie doesn’t even have time to put her pictures on her desk before she and Charlene get called up to investigate a mysterious murder at the elite Mackenzie Hunting Lodge in the remote Rocky Mountains. The Lodge holds an eclectic mix of eccentric personalities, some of whom are up to activities more sinister than hunting.
The case takes an ominous turn when Charlene goes missing under suspicious circumstances and Val finds herself thrust into the lead.
And to make matters worse, she can’t deny the attraction she feels whenever she interviews the prime suspect, the Lodge’s blue-eyed maintenance man, and local heartthrob, Jeff Everson.
Haunted bridge, crying woman, missing baby! While returning from Professor Dawson’s lecture on haunted places, the last thing Sheriff Jeff McQuede and Dawson expect to encounter is a terrified woman clinging to the railing of Mirabella’s Bridge, crying for her lost baby. It looks as if Rae Harris has thrown the infant over the bridge in a fit of despair, but she claims he has been stolen by a ghostly figure she calls Mirabella. Similar to the La Llorona legend Dawson just spoke about, Mirabella was a local pioneer woman who was rumored to have drowned her infant after being abandoned by a lover. At first McQuede believes Rae was driven by madness, but he soon finds evidence that her story may be true, and the perfectly timed kidnapping of her child may be in some way related to lecture attendee and local celebrity, Jim Royce, and his vast fortune.
Targeted Age Group:: general readership
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
We were inspired by the legend of La Llorona and other tales throughout the United States about haunted bridges. We found these stories fascinating, and created a story of our own that is a blend of these tales, yet unique in its setting.
Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you’ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn’t fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can’t help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother, that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.
Jill’s father, Gus still lives above the family grocery store. She goes there for breakfast each day, the familiar surroundings and loving attention of her gentle, doting father are in contrast to the awful details of her job. The family meal following her cousin’s wife’s funeral is the setting for a revelation that changes the way Jill and the rest of the family respond to each other from then on.
While the family drama unfolds, Jill and her partner, Albert Wong investigates the murder and torture of Gretchen Parker, a young girl from Dearborn whose naked body was found on the streets of Detroit.
After the case is solved, Jill decides to take a weekend trip to the family vacation house on Lake Michigan where a series of events change the direction of her life.
The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition, as they seek acceptance in American society. They could be any nationality, but they are Greek.
The series continues with The Princess of Greektown, Christmas in Greektown and A Greektown Wedding.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In the preface of his wonderful book, My Detroit, Growing up Greek and American in Motor City (Pella Publishing Company, NY, NY, 2006), author Dan Georgakas writes, “…the Greeks who emigrated to America thought their citizenship would change, but not their basic culture. Somehow they would remain Greek, and their children’s children….” I remember, as a young girl, being enthralled with anything that even hinted of Greek. My immediate family was Americanized. But, my grandmother, who I called Bunny, only spoke Greek to her father, my Papou, and to her sisters when my mother and the other non-Greek relatives were present. Bunny worked at keeping the family together. She bought a large, ancient farmhouse in Saugatuck, Michigan and spent a year getting it ready for the extended family to enjoy. We drove in from Dearborn on Friday night and relatives from all over Michigan and the Chicago area would converge. Before the farmhouse existed, I would accompany my grandmother and her friend, Shirley, to spend the weekends with my Papou. He was a well-known poet in his time. The memories of those years are powerfully influential and can still overwhelm my senses; my husband and I moved from New Jersey to live here after our children were grown and I feel close to my Papou as I write in my office, overlooking the woods of West Michigan.
While other Greek families worshiped together, our family ate. I remember my Aunt Zoola making the most phenomenal lamb roasts. The peeled potatoes were baked right in the juices of the lamb and had a leathery exterior, with a fluffy interior. We still talk about how wonderful they were. My father cooked Greek food on the weekends. The times I went with him to the Eastern Market for supplies are moments I hold precious. There was nothing more delicious than my dad’s Greek salad with fresh baked bread from Greektown. After Bunny died, most of our relatives moved to California. The older he got, the more my dad tried to revive some of the traditions that connected the family with our Greek roots. On occasion, Greek friends would come to the house. With these visits, I think it became even more important for him to hang on to some of the Greek ways. For our family, since we didn’t go to the Orthodox Church, that meant Greek food and Greektown. All of the recipes you’ll find in the book are those I learned by watching my parents.
The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a work of fiction. I wanted the family to be more Greek than ours was, so I had to embellish what I knew from growing up in our acclimated home. I realized, just as I was writing this preface, that many situations in the book are the polar opposite of those of my family. Yiayia Eleni in this story is critical and stern. My grandmother was so loving and kind. Although she was known to chase an errant child around the neighborhood with a switch, she never struck me. One of the last things my own mother said to me the day before she died was that I reminded her of Bunny, something I will treasure forever. However, like Jill, I have a “special needs” sibling. In our youth, we referred to her as “mentally retarded”, a term which is now distasteful to most. My parents were pioneers during that time; they brought her home from the hospital and she was mainstreamed into our community. Now in her late fifties, people from the old neighborhood still remember her and ask how she is. My Greek relatives loved her and showered her with affection. The shame and secretiveness embedded in my characters’ responses is foreign to us, thankfully.
I have not been to Dearborn or Detroit in over thirty years. The Detroit in the story is a conglomeration of the city of my childhood (when our mothers felt it was safe for twelve year-olds to take the bus in for shopping) and post-riot Detroit. Although I mention the riots and some of the desecration of the city, I do so only to keep a semblance of contemporary verisimilitude, not to malign.
My memories of Greektown are sketchy, so I relied on aunts and uncles to fill me in on some of the trivia, like the story of the parrot who spoke Greek. My aunt remembers the parrot vividly from visits to Greektown with her father in the late 1940’s. Dan Georgakas also mentions the parrot. For a firsthand view of Greektown, I highly recommend his book. Everything else is a product of my imagination.
Celebration turns to nightmare when psychotherapist Kate Huntington’s guest of honor disappears en route to her own retirement party. Kate’s former boss, Sally Ford, has been kidnapped by a serial killer who holds his victims exactly forty-eight hours before killing them.
With time ticking away, the police allow Kate and her P.I. husband to help with the investigation. The FBI agents involved in the case have mixed reactions to the “civilian consultants.” The senior agent welcomes Kate’s assistance as he fine-tunes his psychological profile. His voluptuous, young partner is more by the book. She locks horns out in the field with Kate’s husband, while back at headquarters, misunderstandings abound.
But they can ill afford these distractions. Sally’s time is about to expire.
(This book is part of a series but is designed to be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.)
Targeted Age Group:: 18-up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to raise consciousness about missing persons. I’ve never had a loved one go missing, but I can imagine what a nightmare that would be, especially if there are no obvious signs of foul play. Then it can be very difficult to get the authorities to take the situation seriously.
Roger and Suzanne take a vacation cruise through the Galapagos Islands, 600 miles west of Ecuador. Suzanne finds a dead body floating with a couple of bullet holes in its back floating in the Pacific Ocean and we’re off to solve another deadly mystery. Among the suspects is a treacherous travel agent with an eye-opening secret, a cheerful couple of bird watchers from Germany, a happy honeymooning couple, two sensual sisters from San Francisco, two recent retirees from Australia working through their bucket list, and two middle-aged Montevideo residents seeing the wonders of the world while they can. Lurking in the background behind the scenes is a mysterious Ecuadorian general. One reviewer says, “A fast-paced, exciting mystery I didn’t want to set aside till finished… A great continuation of the series!”
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Rediscovering my wife’s journal from our own tour of the Galapagos Islands a few years ago. It gave me most of the background material I needed to write this novel.