After making her fortune selling organic teas and herbal
supplements from herbs she learned about in her former
hippie days, Elizabeth (Betty) Morse decides to build a
majestic log mansion fronting on a lake in the woodlands
area of Maine. The area is famous for its beauty and its
game Read more...
People tend to have two main approaches to long distance
driving... some will do careful planning and make sure
everything is working and they are well equipped for any
potential needs; others just blithely jump in the car and
take off as if they are simply going get a coffee Read more...
Just three weeks into his new posting as the lone policeman
in Tiverton, a dusty and remote farming community, three
hours north of Adelaide in the harsh and unforgiving sweep
of wheat and wool country known as rural South Australia.
Constable Paul "Hirsch" Hirschhausen was told to check out
shots Read more...
One would think being very handsome and rich would be a
blessing and not a trial, but being the target of every
mother with a marriageable daughter in England's ton did
make James Lockton, the Duke of Marchford a very happy
He wants to spend his time Read more...
As the co-owner of the "Bar None" dessert bakery and café in
Minneapolis, peace loving Charity "Chase" Oliver loves her
commute to work... all she has to do is walk downstairs,
through a back door, and she is in her delicious smelling
workplace. Her co-owner and good friend Read more...
Now peacefully nestled in his retirement home in the small
village of Three Pines, the former Head of Homicide Chief
Inspector Armand Gamache has been recovering the physical,
emotional and psychological blows of his last few years
working in the Sûreté du Québec's provincial police force.
Armand Read more...
As Detective Inspector Marnie Rome examines the horrific
photographs spread out on OCU Commander Tim Welland's desk,
the young Detective Sergeant Noah Jake assigned to her can't
help but admire her toughness and backbone. How could she
be so strong? Noah can't even begin to guess at Read more...
It is a daring and desecrating assignment, yet the two
senior Russian officials risked their careers to do it.
Despite the high costs, their mission is complete, but they
are shocked by their discovery from the crypt of Patrick
McLanahan, the hated nemesis of the President of Russia.
Russian President Read more...
For two whole years, ten year old Frederick Cottonmouth had
gone to the river by his little house. Then, one day, the
unexpected happens. His life changed when he discovers a
very mysterious black egg. What is it? Where does it come
When little Freddie seeks the answer to Read more...
Almost any English speaking student today rhymes off the
Norman Conquest of present day England occurred in 1066
and that will be the end of that till the Magna Carta in
1215 and then on to more modern stuff. This is definitely
not the case for James Aitcheson as a Read more...
Used as she is at looking at murder victims, the odour and
smell of this decomposing body really gets to her. Try as
she might, Detective Constable Kathleen Doyle knows there
was not much point in keeping things away from her husband
... and boss. Kathleen is surprised that Chief Inspector Read more...
Up in the Bighorn mountain range area where he is normally
stationed, Game Warden Joe Pickett is being very persistent.
Despite the heavy sleet and the snow, he is bound and
determined he is going to save this wrecked state official
vehicle. He already has enough black marks in Lisa Read more...
Still awake and recovering from his nightmare on that cold
January night in 1813, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin
receives an urgent message from Paul Gibson. A vicious
murder had happened in the St. Katharine's area of East
London. Would he come to help investigate it?
Despite now being Read more...
After her husband was killed in Afghanistan in the line of
duty, Allie Beckett's numbing all-consuming grief only
lessened as she knew she had to love and care for Wyatt,
her cute and now wise beyond his five year old year son.
With too many memories and tired Read more...
With a growing career as an investigative crime reporter in
Chiang Mai, Thailand, it definitely was not Jimm Juree's
decision to move to a remote and rural area of the country
to run an old and falling apart beach resort, but she did
along with her other family members Read more...
The peaceful Virginia community in Mason County is divided,
tempers are hot and it looks like things could easily
explode as tensions are high for everyone. Ever since the
Packard Development Company started offering big cash
payments in a small town with high unemployment and low
incomes, former friends and Read more...
The day had been long and it is not the best of nights
either as the cold wind whips around Deborah as she crosses
the darkened street. She just wants to get home and into
bed, but remembers they will be collecting a whip around for
a birthday at work Read more...
The Avenger has struck again! Once again, a woman had been
murdered and in the blunt words of the police officer
calling, he affirms it is the same M.O. as had been used in
the previous killing. Homicide Detective Troy Evans of the
Columbus Police immediately knows this modus Read more...
What a turnaround! One minute she is on a high from
getting Senator Grable to admit to influence peddling and
then, before the evening is over, Special Agent Mackenzie
Graham is trying to help him. No wonder the powerful
Senator didn't want her on the special team to help Read more...
Waiting for a long western train to go by in the dark of
night gives a man time to reflect. He knows he is
desperately wanted in Philadelphia where Cady, his only
child is waiting to give birth to his first grandchild, yet
when old Lucian Connally, the ex-Sheriff 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 kids’ 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!