In 1985 Seattle, the notorious serial slayer known as the
Beacon Hill Butcher was gunned down by cop Edward Shank.
His heroic actions in killing the Butcher led to him being
named Seattle Chief of Police, and he loved every minute of
fame. Now, 30 years later, the chief has Read more...
The briefcase is first discovered in a vault and stolen by
two hit men. When they are killed, a junkie takes it from
the crime scene, only to lose it when he's killed. It then
moves into the hands of a woman, who dies after the
briefcase is stolen Read more...
Keye Street and business partner Neil Donovan run a
detective agency in Atlanta called Corporate Intelligence
and Investigations (CI&I). As a former FBI criminal
investigative analyst, Keye is now a private investigator,
a bail recovery agent, a process server -- and a recovery
alcoholic. She's quite good at what Read more...
It's 1974 and a cop killer is on the loose in Atlanta. A
full-scale manhunt is underway, but there are few leads. If
that weren't enough pressure to deal with, there's been a
transition to black leadership of the city and the police
department. The good Read more...
Accused as an accessory to murder, New York City taxi
driver Ranjit Singh has only 10 days to find the person who
actually killed Bollywood actress Shabana Shah. She was
alive when he dropped her off at the main door of the
Dakota apartments. When Ranjit comes back to return Read more...
Japanese-American Ellie Rush is a rookie LAPD bicycle cop
with aspirations to be a detective. Ellie's inspiration is
her aunt, who's the highest-ranking Asian officer in the
LAPD. Assigned to porta-potty street patrol during the
Chinese New Year parade, Ellie is close to the alley Read more...
Over 30 years ago, the first "brilliants" (called abnorms
and gifted) were born with a variety of exceptional gifts,
which gave them great advantage over normal people. Since
then, both factions have struggled to deal with the
differences between them and what it will mean for the
world they inhabit Read more...
When a teenage girl's body is found hanging by a belt in
the closet of an unfinished condo unit still under
construction, the general consensus is suicide, but things
don't look right about the scene to Los Angeles homicide
detective Elouise (Lou) Norton. Even though her new
partner Read more...
New York editor Hilary Pearson has vanished while
vacationing at a high-class resort in Bolivia. The
repercussions of her disappearance could cause problems for
the hotel on a worldwide scale, so the resort's PR agent
Pilar Rojas contacts ex-lover and travel writer Jacob
Smalls for help. As Read more...
After being incarcerated in a remote Chinese labor camp for
nearly 20 years, convicted spy Li Huasheng (aka Peanut)
makes a harrowing escape and long journey to Beijing.
Having sold military secrets to the British in the past,
Peanut decides to resume his spying by forcing one of his
former Read more...
When two teenagers making out in a remote field can't stand
the horrific odor in the area, they look for the source of
the smell. What is discovered by the local cops will have
them bringing in Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension, led by Lucas Davenport, to investigate Read more...
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...
In the over 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