A Lake Winnipesaukee fishing excursion turns deadly--then Angie discovers becoming a murder suspect is only the beginning of her troubles? When a fishing trip hooks more than a few trout, ER nurse Angie Deacon and her husband find themselves unexpected suspects in a murder investigation. Who amongst the other five aboard Little One could have had a vendetta against the boat's owner--especially one strong enough to see Nolan Little dead? Will Angie live to regret her decision to aid Nolan's aggri... more info>>
The first warning is swift and to the point, but bookstore owners Glenn and Lindsay Reade don't 'get it' until their lives are threatened a second time. All they've done is read a young girl's diary and attempt to locate the owner. Just because the journal describes the girl's rape and subsequent murder of the rapist is no reason for anyone to want them dead, is it? The book is obviously more than forty years old. Who in the tiny Berkshire town of Paris, Massachusetts could still care? But someo... more info>>
When the circus arrived in Cattle Creek Jesse and his friends never expected fun to turn into danger? The boys love their jobs with the traveling circus. When Matt is accused of stealing the ticket money and locked in jail, Jesse vows to clear him. But there are so many suspects: the beautiful high-wire walker, the Greek-speaking circus owner, the bead-laden fortuneteller, the enormous wild animal trainer, and mean Willie Talbot.
Claudia is a survivor, in a world as cold as ice. It's 1954. During Christmas break from Colorado College, Claudia Goodwin's father delivers the news: she's to marry David VanBuren so he can merge the two families' frozen food companies. Claudia's outright balking doesn't work, ignoring the edict doesn't work. When she finds herself pregnant by the one she truly loves, David's black-sheep brother Max, a philandering wild boy, marrying David seems the only solution. She does her best to make t... more info>>
A terrible fire in Cattle Creek upsets Jesse--especially when his friend Joe is blamed for the tragedy? Condon's General Store is burning. Too late to save the building and the two people inside: the owner Joe and mean old Frank Howard. Afterward, Jesse learns of the money stolen from the store over the past weeks. Sheriff Benson is sure Joe set the fire to cover the theft. Jesse, Matt and LT set out to prove his innocence. Trouble is, several business owners have shiny new things--a hotel sig... more info>>
1866--in the Arizona Territory--three friends' quest to earn a reward becomes a dangerous adventure? The old abandoned Bleeker cabin provides hours of fun for Jesse Johnson and friends Matt and LT. Horses approach. From the safety of the loft, they watch bandits bury a trunk under the floor while boasting of riches from the payroll inside. The boys "rescue" the trunk, intent on turning it in to the sheriff--until they overhear him say something that proves he's in cahoots with the bandits.
Who murdered a popular high school drama teacher? Angie Deacon always thought the gene that produced maternal instinct was missing from her DNA. Till she meets Kiana Smith: beautiful, personable, talented and?grieving, because her mentor, Gwen Forest, the drama teacher has been murdered. The principal of Carlson South High School begs Angie to come supervise a production scheduled for that weekend. The play, written by Kiana and her friend Evan, is a fundraising effort to save the school's floun... more info>>
A mysterious trunk leads Narle and Laan into dangerous territory. The legendary magician Kaen, long thought dead, awakens. Young magician Narle and his healer friend Laan are swept up in the chase to prevent the Elder mage from reclaiming her Talisman and unleashing its terrifying potential. Powerful forces block their way and the huge mercenary, Ramadar, seeks death for all magic users. Narle tops his list. The Desert Magic Trilogy concludes in a clash of forces amidst the crumbling ruins of Ka... more info>>
When Paige Carmichael witnesses her fiancÚ murder his best friend, she had no choice but to run--but not before ensuring her future by taking a priceless coin and three quarters of a million dollars in dirty mob money. Paige creates a new identity and disguise in each city, but her fiancÚ is quick to locate her again and again. Paige meets an unlikely a hero in Christian Charles Beauchamps, a landscape architect who drives a big rig. He helps her get out of California, but Paige finds it hard to... more info>>
Angie needs more than a little 'hair of the dog' the morning after her neighbor is killed--when she's accused of the crime. Angie Deacon thought her vacation in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire would be relaxing. But the dog next door would not stop barking. Finally she confronted the owner, Simon York at the local diner. Their 'discussion' ended in a near knock-down drag-out. The next morning he is found dead. And she's the prime suspect. Angie must seek out the real killer before they stuff her be... more info>>
A magical boy's coming of age journey evolved into a dangerous quest to defeat an evil mage. Blessed with the gift of magic, when Narle turned fifteen he followed tradition and for one turn of the moon ventured into the desert on his own to learn, grow, and explore his magical talent. His simple journey took a dangerous turn when Narle and his horse Storm stumbled onto a horrible scene--the burning remnants of a caravan, with one lone survivor under attack by a flock of hungry Doomflyers. Narle... more info>>
What does it take to make a law-abiding, outgoing, philanthropic woman murder her only son? Sean's misdeeds began with the thefts of school kids' lunches and toys, and escalated to womanizing and blackmail. The town's reputation is in jeopardy. His mother puts up with it for twenty-seven years, four months and seventeen days--then she snaps. Claire devises a plan to poison him. Trouble is, she buys the plant, from which she derives the poison, in a good friends' shop. When Payton comes under... more info>>
An Orphan Train comes to the Arizona Territory, causing trouble for Cattle Creek. Can Jesse and his friends help the Sheriff catch a thief? Fifteen orphans arrive on the five o'clock train. Immediately things begin disappearing around town, and Jesse fears nasty Mrs. Denton's prediction of trouble by "those misfits" is coming true. When seven year old Emily disappears, everyone fears she's been abducted by her long-lost uncle. While posses search the roads and byways, Jesse, Matt and LT abandon... more info>>
Who wants John Bloom, the owner of the local nursery, dead? Angie Deacon has a new career, co-owner of Alton Bay, New Hampshire's community theater. After her divorce life is good once again. Until opening night when the co-star--played by love interest Detective Colby Jarvis--shoots the star. Who substituted Jarvis' real gun for the prop gun? And why would anyone want the star dead? In his day job he owns the local nursery.
Strangers appear in town and burn all copies of the latest newspaper. When the sheriff disappears Jesse and his friends have to find out what's happening before it's too late... Every day more of Cattle Creek's men are missing, including Jesse's father and Uncle Isaiah. When Matt goes missing from the search and rescue team, it's up to Jesse and LT to ride into the depths of Echo Valley to try and rescue them.
A young mage and his healer friend must recover a stolen Node of magical power. Obsessed with becoming the most powerful magician in the world, the insufferable Eklet returns to Worlton to steal the town's Node of power. In the process, he discovers a hidden storehouse of ancient spells. Determined to possess everything, including the bracelet of Dorea, he hires marauders to do his dirty work. Only the young mage Narle and his healer friend Laan have the means to stop Eklet. But they are distrac... more info>>
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