Since her husband’s suicide, Beth Baker has been living a life of quiet desperation… She knows she is not spending enough time with her young children, nor enough at the law firm in which she is a junior partner. The roof of her house leaks, the bills keep pouring in, and however hard she works, there is never enough money to go round. The future looks bleak.Then – totally unexpectedly – life improves. Her creditors are suddenly more patient and forgiving. And even more strikingly, she starts winning more cases in the criminal courts. Lots more cases! Cases which everyone agrees she should never have won…It is this improbable run of successes that sets warning bells ringing in the offices of the district attorney and the chief of police – which, in turn, leads to a reluctant Sergeant Sam Brody, being placed in charge of the investigation to find out...
Killer Pose (A Hollywood Murder Book 1)
From NYT and Amazon best-selling and award-winning author.Kelly Canyon wants to be an investigative journalist and takes photos of celebrities to pay the bills. When an actress is murdered following an interview by Kelly, she and Brock Handsome, uh, Hanson are the primary suspects. Mishap and hilarity ensue as Kelly is roped into clearing her name, helping the police catch a killer, and keep herself from being another notch in the belt of Hollywood's Golden Boy. She never intended to star in a movie. Nope. Nada. Yep.Yet, here she is acting in a movie, falling for Brock, and running from someone who very much wants her to stop trying to solve the murder, even if by doing so guarantees Kelly her job back.
The Beholder (A Maddie Richards Mystery Book 1)
* AMAZON LIST OF TOP-RATED MYSTERY SERIES* AMAZON LIST OF BEST-SELLING MYSTERY SERIESMaddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “a career maker or breaker, get me?” She has an ex-husband she still cares for, but who was bad for her and her ten-year-old son. Her widowed mother who lives with her is both a blessing and a trial. And, oh yes, her ex-husband has married an extremely wealthy and politically connected woman who cannot give birth. So, Maddie’s...
Private Eye, Joe Nails, has a problem. In this intelligently written, and darkly comic, anti-noir mystery set in the smoky world of 1958 San Francisco, Joe experiences a series of surrealistic yet disturbing dreams, in which his once best friend pleads for Joe’s help, before turning a gun to his own head and firing. To ease his lingering doubts, Joe sets out to locate him, only to discover he disappeared without a trace weeks before the dreams began. But Joe now wants answers, and thereby becomes embroiled in an encircling noose of confusion, passion, anguish, and deception. Joe Nails has a problem all right, an entire shopping list of them, but as he speeds down an unrelenting road of murder and desperation with no off-ramps, he just may solve a few…providing the approaching .357 yearning for another victim allows it.
Murder at the Filmore (A Virginia Holmes Cozy Mystery)
A murder has occurred at the Filmore Hotel, one of Madison, Wisconsin's most discreet lakeside resorts. It looks cut and dry: a suspect fleeing the scene, a scorned wife, a mythical murder weapon. But then a retired detective by the name of Virginia Holmes arrives. There's more to this mystery than meets the eye ... and the murderer might still be inside the hotel.
Pointy Hats and Witchy Cats (The Rhinestone Witches Book 1)
Jade Rhinestone is not looking forward to her stepsister’s extravagant wedding. Her only consolation is that once the wedding was over, Bailey will be someone else’s problem. The wedding itself promises to be incredibly dull. On the actual day, though, something incredible happens. An old woman disrupts the ceremony. Then she tells Jade that she’s her long lost grandmother and asks Jade to go away with her to an unspecified destination. Now Jade has a choice to make.As it turns out, there really isn’t much time for choosing, and off Jade goes to the magical town of Twinkleford, where witches mix with vampires and chameleons are as common as they are . . . anywhere. But not everything is as it seems, and as Jade learns more about who she truly is, what that means, and who she has already lost, she realizes that keeping her newfound family might be...
Deal Gone Dead: A Lily Sprayberry Realtor Cozy Mystery (The Lily Sprayberry Realtor Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
Meet Lily Sprayberry. Selling homes is her career. Solving crimes, her calling. There's money buried somewhere on Myrtle Redbecker's property, and people are dying to find it.Literally. When Bramblett County, Georgia's number one realtor, Lily Sprayberry, finds her cantankerous older client dead on the kitchen floor, she lands herself smack dab in the middle of a long-running property battle and a one-hundred-year-old rumor. Lily made a promise to sell Myrtle's land, even if Myrtle wasn't alive to sign the papers. But whoever wants that money is determined to keep the property from selling and will do whatever it takes to stop Lily from closing the deal. Including murder. Now that Lily's got the killer's eyes on her, can she keep her promise to her deceased client, or will she wind up another victim in this deal gone dead? If you like charming, small town, Southern cozy mysteries, you'll love book...
Sunny Side Up (A Deadline Cozy Mystery Book 1)
“He deserves to be murdered.” “Who said that?”“Apparently, you did.”With her bitter divorce behind her, Eve Lloyd wants to relax and think about her next step. Paying her aunt, Mira Lloyd, a.k.a. Elizabeth Lloyd, renowned historical romance author, a long overdue visit, she plans to spend a month on Rock-Maine Island lounging around and plotting the launch of her new life. Her ex-husband, however, has other ideas. As for her aunt… she’s gone missing. And now there’s a dead body to contend with and a murder weapon with her fingerprints on it.A mantle of suspicion hangs over Eve and everyone she encounters has a reason to want her out of the way. Unwilling to leave matters in the hands of swoon worthy Detective Jack Bradford… only because it’s her civic duty to provide a new perspective, Eve Lloyd engages the assistance of her new friend and fellow suspect, Jill Saunders....
Dog Collar Crime
Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she’s long avoided—come home to her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the smoldering Italian ex who’s no stranger to living with the mob.When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a legit career, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Suddenly, shaking her mob princess reputation doesn’t seem so crazy…until three of her clients are dogjacked. Despite help from the on-again, off-again Mr. Fix-It in her life, Lucie is thrown into a criminal conspiracy straight out of a gangster movie. One that, if she’s not careful, could leave her sleeping with the fishes.
The Gangster’s Wife
When 53-year-old Elise Walker returns home after a day at the office to find her husband Gerald dead of a heart attack, she doesn’t expect a visit from the police with revelations about Gerald’s secret life.Soon, however, her own life takes a distinctive turn for the surreal, with missing loot, online crime and curious neighbours the least of her problems. Not to mention trying to deal with never-ending funeral arrangements and stay on top of her job.Thank goodness then for the support of her ever-reliable boss, Hugh. But will even he turn against her when she decides to contact Gerald’s former gang members to find out more? And what is the real significance of the note Gerald left her? Most important of all, if Elise ever finds the money, will she be able to keep it?