Bio: Trixie Belden and her mysteries was my first foray into the fascinating world of suspense, and at age eleven I realized I was happiest with a pen in my hand and a plot swirling in my mind. My first creation, a ghost/murder mystery, was performed for the school by my seventh grade classmates via the support and encouragement of my teacher, Mr. Schlegle. Organizations like RWA, NJRW, Kiss of Death (RWA Mys/Sus) and Sisters in Crime fanned creative flames and my imagination took flight, into "what if" and "whodunnit". My first book, award-winning thriller STONES THROW, was a December 1999 release from Hard Shell Word Factory. "Best Pick for July 2000" romantic suspense LAKE BRAXTON features a husband-and-wife private investigation team (Ethan's a pro-- Mickey's not) based in Nashville. SOUTHERN CROSS is my first time travel and is set in the mystique, romance and intrigue of 1867 New Orleans. Free time finds me relaxing and listening to country music at the Jersey shore with my husband of almost thirty years, our two children and three grandchildren. For more information or updates drop me a line at llopdyke@bellatlantic.net or visit my website and check out the contests at http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Village/9387

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Lake Braxton
Grieving widow Jesse McClain didn't kill herself, no matter what her diary says. Michele Jenks, about to end her seven year marriage to top private investigator Ethan Jenks, goes undercover as an amateur investigator in the Tennessee resort town of Lake Braxton, obsessed with proving her cousin Jesse's suicide was finely orchestrated murder. The amateur goes toe-to-toe with the professional as Michele and Ethan work together to unmask the killer. Only, the killer is waiting for Michele, with dif... more info>>
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Southern Cross
Amanda Jackson, 1995 ... Nick St. Laurent, 1867.... Two people riding an unwitting collision course toward each other and destiny. A collision course set in irreversible motion with the theft of the solid gold, jewel-encrusted Southern Cross in 1842.
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Stones Throw
Making her way into Tennessee's Great Smokey Mountains, Stacy Weston has one chance to rescue her four-month-old son, sold into the black market by his father. Running from a bogus warrant, on Christmas Eve, she unwittingly turns for help to the last person who would give it, the one person who needs to uncover her identity. No one in the clannish, unfriendly mountain town of Stones Throw will lift a finger to help her when she's arrested for killing Cobb Slocum, the middle man to the black mark... more info>>
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