Bio: Born in Los Angeles, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a long-time Oregon resident, Maureen Mackey has lived much of her life in the cities along the US West Coast. Though she uses her hometown of Portland, Oregon, as a setting for her contemporary mysteries, she's sure she must have lived a past life in 19th century England, where she sets her historical romances. Trained as a journalist, with newspaper and magazine credits, Maureen prefers the fictional worlds she creates to the real world events she's covered. She's married, and lives with her husband, two sons and a host of small pets, including a cat with literary aspirations of his own. When she's not writing her books or reading other authors, Maureen likes to garden, watch old movies, and explore the wild Oregon coastal beaches and breath-taking trails in the Columbia River Gorge with her family.
Francie Steele is a single mother struggling to make a better life for herself and her 5-year-old daughter Savannah. Francie's whole world consists of providing for Savannah, going to college, and working two part time jobs, which doesn't leave time for anything else. What Francie doesn't know though, that her life is about to drastically change and not for the better.
The third book in the Francie and Sam series. Francie's life changes drastically when she and Sam trade their busy urban lifestyle for a tranquil house in the suburbs. But Francie soon discovers things aren't quite as peaceful as they seem. Is her new neighborhood really full of witches, or does it just appear that way because it's Halloween? Trick-or-treating this year leaves Francie with an abandoned baby on her doorstep, drawing her into a web of fear and lies. A murder sharpens her anxiety f... more info>>
Everyone in London knows that the lovely Clarinda Humphreys cannot be married before her sister, Jane. But no man dares to court the sharp-tongued spinster, despite the large dowry her desperate father is willing to provide. Randolph Masters, army captain and a viscount, finds Jane unusual and refreshing. Intrigued, he decides to take on the challenge of wooing her. As a last resort, Jane tries to dissuade him by disguising herself as a man and engaging him in a duel. Though she manages to wound... more info>>