The career of Oscar-winning actress Teri Squire is on the
skids following one bad movie after another. Her production
company, as well as her lover, are ready to dump her. What
Teri needs is an amazing screenplay, but where is she going
to find one when nobody has any Read more...
Long after most men his age have retired, Blaine McCracken
is still fighting evil; an aging warrior with a sixth sense
for survival. Considered by some as past his prime and a
relic, McCracken is still deadly proficient; a legend who
lives apart from others, except for his lengthy
relationship Read more...
Homicide detective Claire Morgan has a knack for always
being where some murderous weirdo creep decides to start
killing people. Temporarily moving to New Orleans from the
Missouri Ozarks with her lover Dr. Black doesn't seem to
have change that scenario at all. Black is hoping the
change of Read more...
In Mister Christmas by Fern Michaels,
attorney Claire O'Brien finds herself unexpectedly flying
to Ireland a week before Christmas to deal with a wealthy,
older client whose supposedly failing health requires a
change in his will. What she finds is something else
entirely, especially when Read more...
Two children playing the game "Witch Hunter" near St.
Bride's Church put a curse on a woman who enters the church
and dies of an unknown cause. The case is so baffling, it's
sure to be given to the Peculiar Crimes Unit, an
unconventional group of investigators, led Read more...
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil
Flowers gets a call from his boss, Lucas Davenport, with a
most unusual assignment concerning a rare and precious
artifact that's been stolen from Israel. The artifact has
been taken from an archeological dig site by Elijah Jones,
a Lutheran minister and Read more...
When group counselor Daniel Brasher, who works with paroled
violent offenders in San Francisco, finds several envelopes
in his office mail addressed to other people, he's shocked
by the death threats he finds inside. Then he learns that
some of the people have already been brutally murdered.
Even though Read more...
WWII has ended, but things are far from back to normal
where operations of the Santa Fe railroad are concerned.
Not only are tensions high among the union workers, but
pickpockets are causing problems along the section of line
watched by one-armed railroad bull (investigator) Hook
Runyon. Frustrated with Read more...
When June met the love of her life, Bill Hilbert, and
agreed to marry him, little did she fully realize the
adventure awaiting her as a farm wife. Even though she grew
up in a rural community, June left that small town long ago
to start a career in banking Read more...
The Cold War may be over, but that doesn't mean all the
spies and secret operatives have retired. That becomes
obvious following the supposed suicide of a Russian embassy
attaché in New York, who lost his life after falling from
the window of a fourth-floor apartment. When FBI Read more...
Alice North is a light-talent who can make things
disappear. After the death of her Marriage of Convenience
husband, she's barely surviving by making her living
performing a magic act with her dust bunny Houdini.
Following her final performance at a rundown theater, Alice
is accosted in the Read more...
After her divorce three years ago, Beth Bowman left the
Dallas police force, moved to South Florida and became a
PI. She's found it's a job she loves.
When powerful criminal defense attorney John Hammonds' wife
is murdered and his young daughter kidnapped, Hammonds
insists that Beth be Read more...
In Copenhagen, Denmark, Detective Carl Morck heads up
Department Q, a small cold-case squad occupying cramped
offices in the basement of police headquarters. His only
staff are Assad and Rose, two very odd individuals who
possess surprising investigative skills, along with their
While currently investigating several arsons Read more...
Alan and Heather Hammerstun are at a rocky place in their
marriage following two miscarriages. When Alan inherits his
estranged uncle's old house in rural North Carolina at the
edge of the Great Smoky Mountains, he sees it as a way to
leave New York -- and a new beginning Read more...
In the aftermath of a volatile hostage situation several
months ago, Tom Thorne finds himself bumped off the Murder
Squad and demoted from a London Detective Inspector to a
uniformed Patrol Cop. It's a continual struggle for Thorne
to adjust, not only to the new work schedule, but to Read more...
Even after 10 years, Simon Fisk still has trouble dealing
with the disappearance of his young daughter and the
subsequent suicide of his wife. His atonement was to quit
his job as a U.S. Marshall and to use his expertise
recovering children taken by their non-custodial parent.
However Read more...
The discovery of the senseless massacre of five Mexican
children in a ghost town along the Texas border closely
coincides with attempts on the lives of Dylan and Luke
Torres, teenage sons of Cort Wesley Masters, Texas Ranger
Caitlin Strong's lover. Attempting to uncover the
connection, while keeping the Read more...
In this fictional 2013, all children are tested at the age
of eight for abnormal aptitudes and intellectual gifts.
Since 1980, statistics have shown that 1% of the country's
population has been born with these unusual abilities.
Those who test positive are labeled "brilliants" and
referred to as "abnorms Read more...
Terrence used to be the head of Kestrel Dynamics, a cutting-
edge security firm he founded. Pushed aside by the men he
hired, they now need his help in running a surreptitious
operation. It seems someone is plotting to disable an
American power grid. Terrence insists, over strong
objections, on Read more...
Alex McKnight's final weeks as a police officer in Detroit
come back to haunt him when he receives a call from a
retired colleague that the young teen Alex was partly
instrumental in sending to prison for murder is being
paroled. There's always been a nagging question in 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