It is 8 a.m. on a warm and sunny Saturday morning in June.
No weekend off for him and only scant clues on their latest
case, a murder victim. Despite being in his office at
headquarters, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a 21 year
veteran with the Sussex police, still Read more...
Still shocked and stunned with losing her job with the IRS,
ex-Special Agent Tara Holloway starts to realize that the
bills won't pay themselves and she needs to find a new
job. What can she do? Barely recovering from the internal
investigation that highlighted that she had gone Read more...
It is the summer of 1918 and the Great War continues with
force, despite the talks of peace. For Nurse Bess Crawford
and the team at the forward aid station near the Front in
France, the incoming wounded still arrive just as
relentlessly as always. Yet, despite the horror and Read more...
In one of the small old bungalows from the 1950s era at the
down at the heels Surf and Sand Motel, a young prostitute
has been stabbed. As Jesse Stone, Chief of Police in
Paradise, Massachusetts investigates the murder of the
unidentified woman, he thinks he has seen her before Read more...
As their fearless leader, Hermione Herbert cheerfully
responds to the various concerns of her dowsing team in the
early dawn of a June morning in 1933 as they assemble in a
low tide, neglected part of the River Thames in London.
Doris is very nervous and Col. Swinton is anxious Read more...
Of all the nerve! Now in early retirement from being a
detective with the Chicago Police Department, Harry Bentley
could not get over his son's request. How dare he ask!
Harry and his son Rodney had travelled a rocky road and
often not together; Harry hadn't been there Read more...
With a stroke in the mind, the pen of Charles Dickens was
stilled forever on June 8, 1870 right in the middle of
writing his fifteenth book, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. How
did he plan to end it? Will we ever know?
Few clues were left in that regard Read more...
There is almost nothing that Periceles (Perry to everyone,
except his mother) Alexandros Christo hates more than
a "simple" missing person's case. After working his way up
to being a homicide detective with the New York Police
Department, Perry had been caught up in the dark cloud of a Read more...
Despite knowing that the Duke of Bloodsworth was more
attracted to her vast dowry from her father Jack Hadley
than to her, Annalise Hadley was still quietly thrilled at
her wedding. He had picked her of all the ladies available
and she is sure they would enjoy each other well Read more...
Even on sabbatical leave, Boston born Thomas Kelly, a
Jesuit priest and history professor, could not easily leave
the allure of old papers and the secrets they slowly
yielded under his patient research. Still he is happy and
content with the peace and quiet.
As his cellphone chimes, little did Read more...
Imagine being in a large hotel ballroom and all around you
are hundreds of people smiling and laughing with many of
them winners of luxury cars, deluxe vacations to exotic
destinations, and home appliances galore! Not only are you
amazed that the majority of them have done this not just Read more...
Nestled under the shadow of the Tobin Bridge is
Charlestown, Boston's oldest neighbourhood and home to many
who aspire to more as well as those caught in the undertow
of poverty and despair. As a "Townie" and a rising All-
American football star at Boston College, Dermot Sparhawk,
part Read more...
Human Cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is urgently
called to help save the life of an emperor tamrin by the
Chief Veterinarian of the Los Angeles Zoo. As she assists
in the operation on the adorable and tiny primate with the
big eyes, Barbara has a paradigm shifting experience that
has Read more...
A phone call alerts single mom Sarah Keller letting her
know that her five year old daughter Zoe has been injured
in a school bus crash along with some other classmates. As
Sarah dashes into the ER department at the local hospital
in Oklahoma, she is taken aback when she Read more...
The slums of Eades Alley offers little to the lovely and
almost always hungry sixteen year old Anne, so when she saw
the sign "Girl Wanted", her hunger drove her in the door of
that notorious place. With her father deadly ill and too
many other children at home, Anne Read more...
Best-selling Brenda Joyce has written a very impressive and
captivating novel that is sure to please historical romance
fans. With her strong character development and historical
accuracy and sense of the time, you are instantly pulled in
the unnatural quiet of the Scottish forest in the
Highlands. Why have Read more...
Italian families are close and the Panetta family is no
exception. Having just returned to her home in the mining
town of Ely, Minnesota after being in sunny Italy for a
year, Chantel is catching up on all the news that her
seventeen year old sister is telling her. Isabella Read more...
When Melanie had a tiff with her husband Rand, she
occasionally took off and disappeared. She usually goes to
a spa or a new vacation spot, so when she went missing
again, Fina thought she would soon be able to find her
sister-in-law. After all, people leave their Read more...
Caught in a torrential downpour as they approach the storm
tossed shores of Isla de Muerta, the Island of Death,
Private Investigator Dana Cutler is determined to stay
on course and get the information she needs for her
client's highly unusual request. She had done far worse
assignments when Read more...
With great bravado, 33 year old Helen, the youngest of the
Walsh daughters, arrives back home. Not for a visit, but to
stay. She had been making a great go of being a private
investigator, but when the economy tanked, so did her
business and she is now clientless and Read more...
Ever since I taught myself to read at
age two, I have been an avid reader and
collector of books. I am seldom
without a book in my hand, stacks by my
bedside and more waiting on my Kindle,
so I am very happy to be a book
reviewer for FreshFiction and have been
so since the last century. How can you
tell I love historical fiction? Other
book genres I love are regency
romances, suspense thrillers,
contemporary fiction, more romance
books and anything I can get my hands
on! Having a background in education
and organizational development, I also
love to read kidsí books and YA and
books on business.
I currently live in the National
Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa)
where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful Siamese
cat, rules the roost and reminds us
every day of her regal heritage,
especially when she wants treats! As
the saying goes: dogs may have owners,
but cats have staff!