Extreme adventure tour guide Mike Brody has a second, unpaid
profession. He has a reputation for tracking people and
getting results when no one else can. He has a strange
ability of sensing energy left behind that helps him "see"
the missing person and know details that he shouldn't Read more...
Boston Police Detective Sergeant D.D. Warren has just closed
a big case and is contemplating an idle morning. Until she
gets a call about a missing young schoolteacher and mother,
Sandra Jones, who disappeared from her house in the middle
of the night. The only clues are a missing Read more...
When video producer and single mother Ellie Foreman is asked
to talk to the mother of a just-kidnapped girl, she knows
she's in over her head. She calls in her acquaintance, PI
Georgia Davis, a former cop, to convince banking executive
Christine Messenger to bring in the police Read more...
When Daniel Cartwright proposes to his pregnant girlfriend,
Beth Wilson, he has no idea his life will change
dramatically in a matter of hours. Before the night is out,
his best mate, Beth's brother Bernie, is dead and Danny is
accused of murdering him. Even though Danny is innocent Read more...
Even in St. Louis, the California trend of dogs as fashion
accessories has caught on. Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is
surprised when she's asked to mystery-shop a pet store
chain, Pets 4 Luv. They are concerned that some of their
stores are selling puppies from puppy mills instead Read more...
Twice widowed Maxie McNabb has decided to stay home this
winter in her hometown, the small village of Homer, Alaska.
Usually she travels the Lower 48 each winter in her RV with
her canine companion, Stretch, the mini-dachshund she
inherited from her late second husband. While walking with
Stretch Read more...
Tallulah "Tally" Jones, owner of Remember the A-la-mode, a
gourmet ice cream parlor, is barely making ends meet since
opening up earlier this year. Although it galls her, she
agrees to cater dessert at her ex-husband's end-of-summer
shindig because it could be the break Read more...
In Goldport, Colorado, Candyce "Dyce" Dare lives a
hand-to-mouth existence with her toddler son E (short for
Enoch--her ex's choice of name, not hers) after her divorce.
She makes a meager living by restoring furniture that she
buys on the cheap or finds Dumpster-diving. She Read more...
Australian pathologist and forensic physician Dr. Anya
Crichton is set to testify in the second trial (after a
mistrial) of four brothers accused in a brutal kidnapping
and gang rape of teenage girl. She and a sexual assault
counselor find Giverny Hart hanging when they arrive to pick
her up Read more...
English professor Elizabeth Stevens isn't who she appears to
be. She's really Sofia Desalvo, veterinarian, who is in
witness protection. Elizabeth had to leave behind her
close-knit extended family when she witnessed a murder
involving fixed horse races. She's doing everything right,
following the rules, knowing Read more...
Event planner Sophie Winston is hosting events for her
sister Hannah's (third!) wedding. Although Sophie isn't a
fan of Craig, the groom (how could she be when he's so
secretive?), she's determined to make this a wedding to
remember. She gets her wish in more ways Read more...
When Nell Fitzgerald gets stood up by Archers Rest Police
Chief Jesse Dewalt, she's not sure what to think. She's
ready to give him a piece of her mind when she learns that
he was called to a homicide scene. A young woman has been
killed and her Read more...
Ohio resident Emily Locke has begun to put the pieces of her
life together after the deaths of her husband and young
daughter four years ago when a blast from the past brings
turbulent emotions to the forefront. Disgraced Austin police
officer turned private investigator Richard Cole has come to Read more...
Actress-turned-private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney has
left her beloved Mississippi small town of Zinnia for the
glitz and glamour of Hollywood, at least temporarily. She's
costarring with old flame Graf Milieu in a remake of Body
Heat. She's also escaping a broken heart from Read more...
Soap opera star Alexis Peterson shocks her fans when she
leaves her number-one show, The Yearning Tide, for
The Bare and the Brazen. But she couldn't remain
working with the people who had once thought her a murderer.
Luckily her new soap opera has Read more...
Organizing specialist and stay-at-home mom Ellie Avery has
adjusted fairly well to her Air Force officer husband's
latest posting in North Dawkins, Georgia. Although her small
organizing business has failed to generate any income since
the move, Ellie's hands are pretty full with her
three-year Read more...
Forensic anthropologist/RiverTrail Museum of Natural History
director/Rosewood Crime Lab director Diane Fallon is
summoned to an unlikely crime sceneâ€”the house of fellow
museum employee, archaeologist Marcella Payden. Marcella
seems to have been the target of a random home break-in.
Then shots are fired at the responders Read more...
Winery manager Nikki Sands thinks life is just great. She's
just moved in with her boyfriend, owner of Napa Valley's
Malveaux Estate, Derek Malveaux, and she's settling in.
Derek is called out of town for an important business
meeting at the same time a New Age spiritual Read more...
I have always loved books and cannot
remember not being able to read. As a
child, I read everything I could get my
hands on, including cereal boxes if
nothing else was available! I was a
very eclectic reader until college,
when I began reading mostly mysteries.
After reading nearly every mystery by
women writers available (I just love a
strong female character!), I finally
began to expand my reading to include
romantic suspense around 1995.
Then in 2000, I picked up a
Nora Roberts book and quickly became
hooked on romance. Linda Howard's books
soon followed and my TBR pile
I began reviewing in 2003 and I enjoy it
greatly. I am returning to my eclectic
roots by now reviewing mysteries. I take
pride in a
review. I hope that the readers find my
reviews informative and that the
reviews help readers to determine which
books they might like.
I can't remember a time when I couldn't read. The local librarians knew me by name. I was allowed to check out adult fiction long before my peers. This actually got me in trouble on an out-of-state custody visit to my father. I tried to check out a book the area librarian thought was inappropriate for my age (it didn't help that I always looked years younger than I was). Books were my favorite presents and gift cards for books are still my faves.
I'm in the middle of moving, so I can easily say I hate dealing with picking out an electric company. Over 50 (mostly small) companies are available with varying prices, contract terms, cancellation fees, and lots of fine print to read. Argh! But if I don't make a good choice I'll be stuck for months, if not years with a bad company.
I like all types of books, both light and dark paranormal appeal to me.
I tend to be cautious about what sites I make purchases from (I worry about fraud and identity theft), but I use my name and email address at numerous sites. It's eye-opening to read about online predators and the dangers out there.
I'm also not an author, but I am an addicted reader. I read several romance-related blogs and websites like FF for new books. I have discovered several new-to-me authors from word of mouth and these sites.