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Deadly Competition
The single mother hasn't been found. And all her daughter, Sarah, has is her uncle. Clueless at parenting, Clint Herald seeks a loving, responsible nanny. What he finds instead is a stranger as mysterious as his sister's disappearance. Mandy Erick is secretive and seems scared, yet she's so good with Sarah that Clint can't help but trust her. In fact, he even enters Mandy in the town's Mother of the Year contest. But attention is the last thing Mandy wants. Her time in the public eye may prove j... more info>>
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The Defender's Duty [Sinclair Brothers Trilogy Book 3]
All that New York City cop Jude Sinclair wants is to get back on his feet, fighting crime. And as long as he's stuck recuperating in Virginia, he's going to make everyone as miserable as he is. But health aide Lacey Carmichael refuses to run away. Sweet, optimistic and beautiful, she's everything Jude won't allow himself to need. Because danger has followed Jude all the way from New York. And with everyone around him at risk, it'll take everything Jude's got to do his duty, and to keep Lacey saf... more info>>
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The Wench is Dead
Howard Perry has become a drunk--a skid row bum. It wasn't always so and he has hopes of returning to be a respected university student. But now he spends his days washing dishes to buy enough booze to hopefully blackout at night. His only friend is a prostitute name Billie the Kid. But Billie is just a working girl, and it would be stupid for him to care too much for her. Of course Perry isn't exactly making the smartest choices as he continues his downward spiral. And when he goes to borrow a ... more info>>
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A Woman to Blame
Florida P.I. Gin Ritchey lives on a boat and takes life easy whenever she can. Trouble is, she never overheard a conversation she didn't find interesting. Her snowbird neighbors from New Jersey, three couples and a widower with a sexy young girlfriend, spend a lot of time outdoors where she can share their lives vicariously. When the widower dies mysteriously, everyone suspects the girlfriend, but Gin isn't so sure. There's something suspicious about the situation, and when she talks to Bunny (w... more info>>
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We Are All Dead
It was almost a perfect caper. Except when Wally the driver got shot. If he had died right away, it would of simplified things. But cold-blooded Oscar, the brains of the caper, had a simple solution. He just needed a knife. But now that the caper was over they could enjoy their money--until Wally's widow showed up for her dead husband's cut.
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Forever After
The life insurance money--wasn't that reason enough for Ardis Clinton to kill her husband? That and his annoying neglect of his loving. But Ardis has the plan--with her dimwitted boyfriend and a meat cleaver she'll be on easy street. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and unfaithful women often go astray.
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The Phantom Detective in The Video Victims
The girl was scared and wouldn't talk--but her fear tells the Phantom Detective--the world's greatest sleuth--more than words when he investigates a strange and baffling murder at a TV station! Ripped from the pages of the Spring, 1951 issue of "The Phantom Detective Magazine," here is the lead novel--The Video Victims!
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The Guilty Ones
Lew Archer didn't like his client, J. Reginald Harlan, M.A. Of course Archer generally didn't like people whose names started with a single syllable. Harlan hired Lew to find his sister. A respectable school mistress that has run off with a bohemian artist type. But he finds more than what he expected when he has a corpse literally dumped on him!
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One Little Bullet
The nightclub, the Long-Malamed, was packed. Peter Chambers was enjoying the show. A great Afro-Cuban drummer with and even greater dancer, Manaja, was on stage. Now, lightning from the spot hit the stage in garish waves as Manaja began her torso-flinging performance. Her copper body had been rubbed with oil, reflecting the bursting flashes of light and loud drums, which proved a perfect distraction for one little bullet to find its way into the nightclub owner's temple. Now Peter Chambers' clie... more info>>
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Lethal Memoirs
As senior editor of a major publishing house, April Matthews has often read books about murder and mayhem. However, when her brother is accused of murder, her mother goes missing, and an anonymous manuscript describes in detail an event she spent years trying to hide, she is stunned to realize that the man who killed her father is now after her and her family. Caleb McKinley is the arrogant and ambitious assistant DA, and is determined to prosecute April's brother for murder. When he finds the m... more info>>
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Dirge for a Nude
Grooving on the Spineret in a new club in the Village, Marty Bishop was feeling pretty good. He had a date with the gorgeous coat check girl that night and the crowd was enjoying the scene. But when Marty's old flame comes in, all eyes turn to her with her blue-black hair and her sultry good looks. She's got a wad of money in her bra and she wants Marty back. Marty agrees to meet her in his car, but when he shows up and finds her naked and dead, he knows he's in a heap of trouble. Jonathan Craig... more info>>
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The Blue Sweetheart
Thick sticky heat came gushing from the Indian Ocean, closed in on Ceylon, and it seemed to Clayton that he was the sole target. He sat at the bar of a joint called Kroner's on the Colombo waterfront, and tried vainly to cool himself with gin and ice. It was Saturday night and the place was mobbed, and most of them needed baths. Clayton told himself if he didn't get out soon, he'd suffocate. But he knew he couldn't walk out. If he walked out, he'd be killed. And for what? A glittering sapphire a... more info>>
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Now Die In It
Matt Cordell was on his way down. Since he lost his license as a detective for attacking his wife and her lover, his goal is seeking oblivion with a bottle. But P. I. work came to him in spite of himself. His buddy's sister-in-law is pregnant and he wants to know who the daddy is. The case takes on extra emphasis when his buddy's sweet sister-in-law turns up dead. With the help of a nympho, Matt finds out the person he's seeking name is Freddie. Now with only about 100,000 Freddies in NY, Matt C... more info>>
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Invisible Force
The ghost of Janet D'Angelo returns to the house where she was murdered intent on finding her killer and solving the mystery surrounding the tragic disappearance of her teenage daughter. On the day of Janet's funeral, her daughter miraculously returns and tells the terrifying story of her abduction and the amnesia that ended when she saw the newspaper account of her mother's death. Janet soon realizes that her family is in grave danger and though her presence sometimes erupts into frightening di... more info>>
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Everybody's Watching Me
When Joe Boyle delivered the message to Renzo, one of the toughest crime lords in the city, he didn't expect to be beaten to within an inch of his life. But the message was from Vetter, one the most dangerous underworld figures. No one had ever seen Vetter, but all the crime lords knew his reputation―whatever city he came to, he took over to his advantage leaving a pile of corpses in his wake. Joe is going to be lucky to stay alive when they realize that he maybe the only chance the city's... more info>>
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The Imaginary Blonde
Lew Archer was in a dismal mood when he checked into a sleepy motel. He had just lost the man he was trailing and then got into a crazy highway chase with a Cadillac. Now he just wanted to get some sleep. But his thoughts of sleep ended when a screaming brunette woke him with her screams and a hand covered in blood. It looked like a murder, but where was the victim? And Lew Archer only had one suspect―an imaginary blonde that nobody seems to have seen.
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Cleek, the Master Detective
Hamilton Cleek, once a London cat burglar known as the "man of forty faces" due to his talent for disguises, was trapped by love and reborn as a detective. In these tales, Cleek used his encyclopedic knowledge of crime on cases that would baffle police.
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Colors of Death
No good deed goes unpunished. Cally Sue agrees to help her uncle while he is ill. But when a human arm turns up in his trash, Cally''s uncle is suspect #1. The print shop employees act suspicious and Cally, who has a reputation to maintain as a snoop, finds herself getting deeper into trouble all the time. The only plus is that one of the police detectives is a charmer.
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A Corpse in the Soup
Identical twin sisters Goldie and Godiva take a wild and funny romp through the glitzy world of TV chefs--in search of a killer. When Godiva Olivia DuBois, a.k.a. G.O.D.--an advice columnist from Beverly Hills--takes her niece Chili to a taping of the TV cooking show Flirting with Food she's selected from the audience as a food taster--and winds up in the hospital with food poisoning. Chili's mother, Goldie Silver, an 'aging hippie' living in Alaska, already sensed trouble through a psychic bond... more info>>
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An Unconventional Murder
The high point of the Colorado Fiction Writers Association convention is the body discovered in the auditorium, dressed in clothing belonging to members of the executive board?until the corpse turns out to be real. To complicate matters, the collection of Weapons of Destruction that Lakewood PD Mitch Cameron brought for show-and-tell comes up short a stiletto and a garrote--which he soon discovers wrapped around the corpse's neck. Arthur Upton, association president and a former cop, works with ... more info>>
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A Jolly Good fellow
Two different worlds collide one Christmas when a sidewalk Santa becomes a kidnapper, and life will never be the same for Duncan Wagner, who has a foolproof plan to kidnap Gabriel Booker, the eleven-year-old son of State Representative Winthrop Booker. But the plan goes awry from the start when the boy runs away from his own home, straight into Duncan's car. And Duncan's problems don't end there, as the ransom deal goes sour. Duncan soons finds that Gabriel is a runaway with problems of his own.... more info>>
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Still Life with Music [Book 3: Steve Music Mystery Series]
State Senator "Red" Maddox has a problem, but doesn't want to involve the police. His attorney suggests Homicide Detective Steve Music. A cop can always use a little extra money, but as Music warns his clients: he'll do whatever he can to solve their problem without making waves, but they must remember, he's a cop first, and he can go only so far on an unofficial basis. As murders begin piling up and deceptions and lies turn a simple job into a cop's nightmare, keeping his private job private wh... more info>>
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A Little Murder
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>>
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Hell Swamp
Agent Logan Hunter's cast iron stomach and steeled nerves are put to the test in Hell Swamp, a place where snakes, skulls, and sinister secrets abound. Called back into action from her personal leave to track down a sadistic murderer, Logan traveled to a location in the backwoods of North Carolina, not far from where she grew up. Across Beatty's Bridge, the familiar Greek revival mansion along the Black River now held a crime scene beyond anyone's worst nightmare. A gruesome mess with blood trac... more info>>
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A Prayer For Distraction
"Be careful what you ask for"--that's what everyone says to C.D. Waddell. But what else can she do? Ten months after the divorce, she's still obsessing over her ex-husband. Her only option is to pray for a distraction of epic proportions that will take her mind off of him. In doing so, she has no idea that God will direct her to search for her biological parents, an act that will set off a chain of unforeseen distractions, including a potential new relationship with a detective. She also has no ... more info>>
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