This is the second in an ongoing series of mysteries featuring Regan McHenry, Santa Cruz realtor.
In “Backyard Bones,” the body of a pregnant teenager is found bearing a pentagram carved into it, and one of the prime suspects is a Wiccan, who also just happens to be a client of Regan’s. He, along with two other suspects, all have secrets relating to the dead girl, but who is the real murderer?
Nancy Lynn Jarvis lives in Santa Cruz, California, where she runs a real estate company with her husband. Nancy loves trying new things, and in the past has worked in advertising, as a librarian and as a business manager.
It’s been twenty years since PI Sloane Monroe has returned to her hometown of Tehachapi, California, but when a former classmate is stabbed and tossed overboard during the high school reunion cruise, Sloane isn’t about to allow a murderer to run free in her own backyard.
But in a town where everyone is harboring secrets, how many more men will die before she discovers the truth?
Born and raised in Southern California, Cheryl Bradshaw became interested in writing at a young age, but it was almost two decades before she put pen to paper. In 2009 Cheryl wrote her first novel, Black Diamond Death (the first book in her Sloane Monroe series).
When she’s not hard at work writing her next novel, Cheryl is an avid reader and loves to travel. “Every place I visit offers inspiration in one form or another which I draw from when I’m writing. I chose Park City as Sloane’s humble abode because I lived there and have a fondness for the quaint little town which I visit often.”
Scott Nicholson is the kind of writer who always thrills and always entertains.
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Author Scott Nicholson has written 15 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he tends an organic garden, successfully eludes stalkers, and generally lives the dream.
Catherine Young, Vice President and newly-anointed Democratic nominee, is surging in the polls. The race is on against GOP candidate Jerusha Hutchins, known for her big blonde hair, who is the darling of the far-right Liberty Party. But with political wunderkind Zane Zarillo running her campaign, Catherine is sure to hold onto the lead.
Suddenly a medical emergency puts the President in the hospital and forces Catherine to act in his place… a perfect opportunity for her to show her Oval Office stuff. Just when her election looks like a sure thing, Catherine’s romantic fling from decades ago comes to light. Will the American public accept a woman with a past?
Patrice Fitzgerald is a creative person who was briefly disguised as an attorney. She has spent the last decade or so peeling away the layers and rediscovering the artist within. Her writing includes tightly plotted and fast-paced novels, such as her political thriller about two women candidates for President, plus funny and surprising short stories about sex, God, and death – not necessarily in that order.
Imagine if it happened to you. You’re a dedicated mom and loyal government employee who’s working after hours at the office, trying to avoid the next round of lay-offs, when you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
That’s exactly what happens to Caroline Barber when she discovers the dead body of high-flying politician, Martin Fox, slumped over his desk at the Education Department. All the evidence seems to point to suicide, but Caroline is convinced Martin Fox has been killed. Unable to trust the information coming from the police, the press or her superiors, she embarks on a dangerous crusade to uncover the real reason he had to die.
Caroline’s world is turned upside down, all the things she was sure about before thrown into doubt. The line between right and wrong, good and bad, and honesty and deception starts to blur. An ordinary woman forced into extraordinary circumstances, she finds herself doing things she would never have imagined possible. The scandal she discovers could be powerful enough to bring down the government. But will she get the chance to blow the whistle before her enemies silence her permanently?
Eva Hudson was born in south London and now lives on the south coast of England. In the past she has dipped a toe in the shark-infested waters of the music industry and embarked on a career as a dotcom entrepreneur just before the bubble burst. She spent eight years working as web manager in the Department for Education.
In June 2011 her first novel, The Loyal Servant, won the inaugural Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize from Cambridge University. The story was also shortlisted for ITV’s People’s Novelist Competition. The Loyal Servant is a thriller set in the Department for Education in Westminster and features an ordinary civil servant and mother of three, who, after discovering the schools minister dead at his desk, is thrown into a world of political scandal and corruption. Her decision to blow the whistle not only puts her career in jeopardy, but threatens the safety of her family.
A little magic can go a long way — to really screwing up a girl’s life!
Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that’s what her cards tell her and they’ve never been wrong. She’s evicted from her apartment, loses her job and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right.
Suddenly, an aunt she’s never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She’s still one pissed-off old lady, even post-mortem, and she blames Mara’s magical meddling for her death.
When Mara accidentally releases a demon and awakens the spirit of the most powerful witch in history, Tillie’s ready to kill her — literally. It’s the only way she can think of to save the girl from herself. The witch and the demon, however, have other plans for Mara’s body!
Christiana Miller is a novelist, screenwriter and mom who’s led an unusual life. In addition to writing for General Hospital: Night Shift and General Hospital, she’s had her DNA shot into space (where she’s currently cohabiting in a drawer with Stephen Colbert and Stephen Hawking), she’s been serenaded by Klingons, and she’s been the voices of all the female warriors in Mortal Kombat II and III. If her life was a TV show, it would be a wacky dramedy filled with eccentric characters who get themselves into bizarre situations.
Equal parts mystery and thriller… shows the darker side of politics!
There are approximately one-hundred-and-sixty million women living in America. This is a story of just one woman. As the story unfolds Linda gradually learns that some people do deserve to die, but that she is not one of those people.
Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon, who day trades for a living.
Linda doesn’t date local men. When her celibacy grows intolerable, she visits nearby towns to frequent the watering holes of successful men. Her motto: No relationships. No second dates. No use of her real name during one-night stands.
Then one evening, Linda goes for a walk and nothing for her is ever the same. She is dragged into an alley by two men, but saved by a third, a stranger who disappears as suddenly as he appeared. The next day she finds out the two men in the alley had been killed, the town’s first murders ever.
In the days that follow, events stretching all the way to the nation’s capital change who Linda is, what she thinks, and how she will live the rest of her life.
My mysteries offer you the opportunity to be challenged to find the villain from among the suspects. Clues as large as a log or as tiny as a bump thereon are salted throughout the stories. There are distractions in the form of false clues, called red herrings, which point to someone other than the real villain.
Take a journey with me. Laugh. Hold your breath. Cheer. Boo. The characters are rich and the plots are grabbers. I promise that you’ll be glad you came along. Some people don’t like golf or chocolate or even a hearty laugh. But I’ll bet you like some of those things and I’ll bet you’ll like my mysteries.
This book will inspire you and affect you in a way you would not have imagined.
This is Our Story is an honest and compelling account of the harsh realities of human trafficking in America. It shares the stories of two immigrants forced into sexual slavery after coming to this country, as well as the immigration attorney who helped fight for them.
Author Wendi Adelson examines the uncomfortable that is so often ignored or unmentioned in today’s society.
Wendi Adelson teaches law and also practices immigration law in addition to representing clients in the fields of immigration law, child advocacy, and disability rights. She runs a blog dedicated to ending human trafficking. Wendi lives in Florida with her sons.