After solving her previous case in England and barely
surviving, Alexis (Lexie) Smith has returned to Sacramento
and her detective agency, Discreet Inquiries. Lexie is an
honest, straightforward young woman, possessing nerves of
steel and a sincere desire to help anyone who needs it.
While Lexie was gone, her room Read more...
At 17, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean island of St.
Vincent after her parents died in a tragic diving accident.
Her brother and grandfather still run the family underwater
salvage business on the island. When her brother insists on
her expertise with the financial books, Kate resolves to
face what Read more...
In the fall of 1993, the tranquil town of Harting Farms
near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland is thrown into turmoil
when teens start vanishing. No one is able to find any
trace of them until one of the girls turns up dead near the
city park. But she's Read more...
Five years ago, Marcus Flynn was accused of murdering young
girls in North Buffalo, New York. Just before being
apprehended, he shot himself in the head, but survived.
Known as the Hangman for his method of death, he was sent
to prison without revealing the location of the last girl Read more...
As director of the charitable Ballantyne Foundation on Sea
Pine Island, South Carolina, Elliott (Elli) Lisbon must
also handle discreet inquiries whenever needed for the
foundation's zany assortment of board members. Elli is also
working to obtain her official Private Investigator's
license, which puts her in direct contact Read more...
An entire family dies in a terrible house fire, their
bodies burned beyond recognition. A business man with
financial problems commits suicide after killing his
family, his wife's face unrecognizable. Another family is
murdered during a burglary of their home, the wife's face
again disfigured. These tragic events Read more...
Elliott (Elli) Lisbon, director of the charitable
Ballantyne Foundation on Sea Pine Island, South Carolina,
is also working to obtain her official Private
Investigator's license. Her PI training comes in handy as
Mr. Ballantyne expects her to handle discreet inquiries
whenever needed for the foundation's zany assortment of Read more...
For four years, Elsie Arnold has been a prosecutor in
Barton, Missouri, in southwest Ozark hill country. She's
known for her hard work and expertise at winning positive
verdicts, but the high-profile case that's been dumped on
Elsie by her less-than-charming boss will test her Read more...
A wealthy London businessman has been murdered in a most
brutal way. There's a list of suspects that includes his
young wife and her even younger lover, as well as his
business partner in a successful restaurant. But when the
victim's partner is also found killed by the Read more...
Ten years ago in Duluth, Minnesota, Police Lieutenant
Jonathan Stride handled the worst murder/suicide case of
his career. He's never been able to forget how he failed to
protect a young mother from her abusive ex-husband. Stride
found their six-year-old daughter, Cat Mateo, cowering
under Read more...
Jenna Cooper and her two small children are shopping for
bargains at the Dallas flea market when a killer tornado
heads straight for the area. And seeking shelter in one of
the few sturdy buildings does not provide protection. Jenna
is trying to shield both her children, when she's Read more...
Three friends have purchased a dilapidated house in the
remote Icelandic village of Hesteyri in the Westfjords.
When they arrive in the wintery off-season to start doing
renovations to make it into a guesthouse, they find the
village deserted and the house with no modern conveniences.
Since they'll Read more...
It's been over three years since a dozen extremely wealthy
and influential individuals were assassinated in a Star
Island mansion near Miami, Florida, on New Year's Day 2015.
After an extensive investigation by every agency
imaginable, as well as the offer of a huge bounty, no
killer was Read more...
Note: In 2010, when I reviewed NOT ONE CLUE (Christina
McMullen #6), I understood it to be the final chapter in
this hilarious romantic mystery saga. However, in 2011,
Lois Greiman self-published in e-book format a 7th
installment -- UNCORKED -- which has now been re-released Read more...
Reed Ware is a New Orleans Police Department detective. How
has a solid cop with 12 years of exemplary service ended up
taking a group of influential people hostage at a party on
Hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace is assigned the task of
talking Reed into surrendering. She's Read more...
Living a quiet existence in Michigan's remote Upper
Peninsula, ex-cop Alex McKnight doesn't have many friends,
so he's fiercely loyal to them. When Vinnie Red Sky
LeBlanc's younger brother Tom doesn't returned from a job
guiding a group of hunters from Detroit into the Read more...
Shortly after the assassination of her diplomat husband
Emmett Kohl in Budapest, Sophie Kohl makes it her mission
to discover who killed him and why. Instead of returning to
the U.S., Sophie heads to Cairo to start her search for
answers. But who can she trust in the varied Read more...
Ex-homicide detective Oak O'Clair retired from the Detroit
PD and moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, where he now owns a
motel. He runs it with his young girlfriend, Virginia, and
life is good. That is until he discovers the dead body of a
woman posed in one of Read more...
After fleeing New York nine years ago after a devastating
turn of events, real estate broker Jonah Gray totally
rebuilt his life. One thing he couldn't change was his
expertise in the commercial real estate profession. Now
living in Amsterdam with a whole new identity, Jonah works
for a Read more...
Dr. Samantha (Sam) Owens is an expert forensic pathologist
the FBI would love to have working for them. After turning
down their job offer, Sam wants nothing more than a normal
life teaching at Georgetown University. She's deeply in
love and building a life with Xander Whitfield, a former Read more...
In the nearly 20 years I've been
reviewing books, my reading preferences
have changed, as you'll see from my
list of reviews. I went from historical
romance to contemporary romance to
romantic suspense to sci-fi/fantasy to
my current fave -
mystery/suspense/thriller. I used to be
game for just about anything, but I've
gotten more set in my ways lately. One
thing hasn't changed - my love of