Murder at the Buy-Right (A Cozy Mystery)
Wax my magnolia blossoms! A killer’s on the loose!
Nobody knows how to run a register like Daisy Ann.
When grocery store owner, Deke Dewitt finds a body behind the dumpster of his small town grocery, the Buy-Right, Daisy Ann worries their rural community has become a hotbed of crime. It seems the victim is an unemployed college dropout. Is it suicide or murder? When her boss is attacked, Daisy Ann is thrown in the middle of a stew of trouble and intrigue.
A hotly contested election has turned the local sheriff’s department upside down. Rumors are flying, but Daisy Ann is determined to protect her friend and perhaps – get him to give her a raise to boot!
A humorous cozy murder mystery about a country gal whose culinary skills are abysmal.
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Would you sign yourself into the loony bin if it meant you might be murdered?
On the lavish estate of mogul Bernard Leigh, there lurks a secret. It is the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the dawning of the modern era. World War 1 is over. American prohibition is in full force, and Leigh House, once a lavish, private home, is now a sanitarium for the wealthy. Florian Valentine Flix, a veteran of the war, is one of the patients at this health-oriented resort. He has signed himself into this place by feigning illness. But why?
Only after a murder is committed on the grounds of the historical B.S.T. Leigh House, or Beastly House as it is jokingly known, do the real reasons for his presence as a patient come to light. Detective Phalen Archer has been assigned to the case. The officer is delighted, but he is confused at his buddy’s presence at Beastly House. Together, Flix and Archer go after the killer, but will the murderer escape?
Beastly House is a 1920s detective mystery story that immerses the reader in the Roaring Twenties and is the first in the Cupid/Archer Mystery Series, a historical, fun series of murder mystery books set in the early 20th century. Follow this amateur sleuth and detective as they set out to solve this fun whodunit and unmask the killer!
Dark secrets. Dark motives. Darkest desires.
It’s murder in the Roaring Twenties Jazz Age. The world is changing faster than the speeding trains that crisscross the country. The 1920s are a dangerous time. Booze is illegal, and mobsters are making a killing off it during the Prohibition Era. The good times are in high gear. But is it all a facade, a house of cards? It’s a murder mystery!
Jack Delancy is a high-roller who appears to have it all: a mansion, a family, and even a moll on the side. He owns automobiles and a stable of race horses. He has his fingers in a speakeasy and other lucrative and shady enterprises. He spends his fortune as if money is free and there is no tomorrow. But there is always tomorrow.
Cupid’s Archer is a detective mystery story that is the second in the Cupid/Archer Series a historical, fun series of murder mystery books set in the early 20th century. Follow private detective Florian Valentine Flix and his sidekick, Phalen Archer, in this fun whodunit 1920s mystery series as they try to solve this crime and bring a murderer to justice.
The Dust of Death
Angel of Light? Angel of Death? Or the Devil in disguise?
It’s the Roaring Twenties. The Jazz Age. Flappers dance the Charleston. The Cupid/Archer Detective Agency is open for business, and murder is lurking in the strangest places.
A little girl’s body is found in a shallow grave. It’s a murder mystery right in the middle of the city’s large park. Private detectives, Florian Valentine Flix and Phalen Archer are at their wits end. A bungled investigation by the authorities may make it impossible to find the child’s true killer.
Archer is itching for some real detective work, but the only paying case involves a hysterical socialite who is determined to dig up the dirt on her husband, the financial wizard, Henry Lime. But either Henry is a saint, or he covers his tracks perfectly.
World War 1 still haunts both men. Flix is still tormented by horrendous nightmares, and Archer doubts his faith. He turns to Father Tom Benjamin, a Catholic priest, only to find that the good Father may be hiding plenty of secrets of his own.
The Dust of Death is a detective mystery story that is the third in the Cupid/Archer Series a historical, fun series of murder mystery books set in the early 20th century. Follow private detective Florian Valentine Flix and his sidekick, Phalen Archer, in this fun whodunit mystery series.
What would make you pull the trigger?
When Reed Kimball is found with a bullet between his eyes, the police are faced with so many suspects they don’t know where to begin. A gambler, a speculator, and a love ‘em and leave ‘em kinda guy, Kimball is a middle-aged, toupee-wearing louse who magnetically attracts women by his sheer lack of interest in them.
On the heels of their triumphant resolution of a kidnapping caper dubbed the Canary Case, private detectives Florian Flix and Phalen Archer find themselves boarding a train for Hollywood. Movie mogul, Alfred Steppson, has made them an offer they cannot refuse. He wants to make immortalize them in film.
Once they arrive in Hollywood, glitz and glamour threaten to turn their heads. A secret is being kept from the stars and major players of Tinseltown. In the land of make believe, nothing is as it seems. A dream factory and a magnificent estate warp into a nightmare. Booze and drugs and a legion intent on bringing down Steppson’s empire clash in a twisted web of lies and deception.
Who shot Reed Kimball and why?
It’s the Roaring Twenties! The Jazz Age and Prohibition are back with a vengeance. And revenge is the name of the game in this latest murder mystery whodunit.
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Pale Moon Over Paradise
They hung your brother. Can you trust him with your soul?
PALE MOON OVER PARADISE is the story of Leah, an African-American girl struggling to survive the extreme poverty in her family life and the horrific racial discrimination of the Jim Crow era in the Deep South during the early 20th century. Leah stands proud among the strong women like herself who have faced adversity, who were bent, but who refused to break. She proves she is larger than the narrow attitudes of racism in America that she is forced to confront.
Her brother, Jude, is a gifted musician, but like Leah, he is cursed. When Leah witnesses the aftermath of her brother’s lynching and then loses the only mother figure she has ever known, she feels her life is one deep chasm of uncertainty. But Leah is strong, and she endures in spite of the many obstacles Life throws her way.
With courage instilled in her from a loving grandmother, Mama Toomey, Leah remembers the old woman’s slave story from the Civil War days and before, and she manages to overcome her fears.
Follow Leah as she matures from childhood to a strong single woman and faces the world with dignity and a true sense of self-worth.
Five Miles to Paradise
You’d give your life for her. Now, you might have to.
Evil lives in the backwoods and swamps of Mississippi during the first half of the 20th century. From the dark corner of a decadent plantation mansion to the soggy decay of a one-room swamp shack, it breeds and festers, grows and blooms. It lies in the recesses of small-town ignorance and poverty of the Deep South.
Waiting. Waiting. The suspense rises. Always waiting. Watching patiently like a hidden viper coiled and ready to strike! And when it does, its venomous fangs show no mercy and suffer no remorse. Who will be Evil’s next victim?
Five Miles to Paradise continues the saga of Leah and Sheriff Heck Waterstim. Set in the delta farm country of Lafayettah County, the story picks up where Pale Moon Over Paradise ended. Friendship blossoms into romance. Now, Leah, an African American single woman, and Sheriff Heck are involved in an interracial relationship in the 1950s era of Jim Crow. This can only spell trouble if they are found out. Theirs is a love story that must remain secret.
Thayard Jackbo Bone goes missing, and Sheriff Heck Waterstim must try to solve the mystery of his disappearance. Is this mystery a murder or just the cruel hand of Fate? Will his tiny, pastoral, beloved Lafayettah County be forever changed by what he uncovers? Will Heck and Leah survive the evil, waiting for them in the lonely, forsaken backwaters of a Mississippi swamp? Only time will tell.
Songs of the Night
Your husband has abandoned you.
Will this stranger make you whole or destroy you?
A historical love romance set in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia in the days leading up to the Civil War, Songs of the Night: A Novel is a romantic story of passion and surrender. Swept off her feet by Bachelor Hawes, Belle settles down to married life and a family, only to have her mother’s love tested by tragedy. Love hurts when Bachelor heeds the call to war. Abandoned and struggling to keep her family alive, Belle is at her wits end, until a stranger arrives. Porcher Riley seems to be the answer to her prayers. But is he?
Songs of the Night: A Novel is a romantic love story full of twists and turns as two lost souls struggle to find true love and embark upon a romance of their own.
Passion, betrayal, and honor. But can Belle’s heart survive the cruel blows of Life?
The Bad Room
A few too many drinks. A killer on the prowl. A nightmare begins.
Jackie is an average guy, just a divorced construction worker out on the town for a beer with his friend, Marty. But the streets where Jackie lives are mean. Both are beaten and left for dead. Jackie awakens with a ball bat in his hand. Confused and dazed, A crime story that the news never uncovers. Jackie escapes the scene and seeks shelter at his mother’s home, an abusive parent who Jackie has not seen in decades.
Huntington Richardson Hoyt, Jr. is immensely rich and spoiled. When his sister suffers a nervous breakdown, his parents hide her away in the private sanitarium that was once the family’s large mansion. But Hoyt Junior, or J R as he is known, has no time for such worries. He is too busy drinking, drugging, and spending his father’s money. But everyone has a day of reckoning — even J R.
And then, there is Janitor. Invisible. Quiet. Brooding. Janitor works at the institution that was once J R’s family home. But is the invisible Janitor really as harmless as he seems? The Bad Room is a horror story complete with a serial killer, a mysterious asylum where murder and a psycho killer haunts its looming corridors. The Bad Room is a tale of two generations and one lost soul, drowning in the psychotic hallucinations of his own madness.
In the Belly of the Beast
How far would you go to live forever?
Her soul for a second chance at Life – Ruby Montaglio faces this choice.
Age and Life take their toll on the once beautiful call girl. Ruby is living her own horror story. Now, she is forced to put up with the abuse of the morbidly obese invalid, Geoffrey Channing, just to keep a roof over her head. Weak and easy prey, she is mugged after running to the neighborhood market for Geoffrey’s precious pornography magazines. Nursing her wounds, she hears a knock on the door.
A dark-eyed stranger enters Ruby’s life, and nothing is ever the same. He comes to her in her dreams, fulfilling her wildest sexual fantasies. Here is love like Ruby has never experienced. But like everything in Life, even this love has its price.
In the Belly of the Beast is a paranormal love story, scary and moving. It will take you to the dark recesses of evil where murder in exchange for the fountain of youth is a small price to pay.
Behind the Smile and Other Stories
You murdered your daughter. You sold your soul to keep your secret.
It’s payback time!
Behind the Smile and Other Stories, a short story collection of small town evil, murder, mystery, romance, and supernatural horror, humor, and pathos. In Behind the Smile, strange things are happening at the Landing in Willow Grove, North Carolina. The small town is awash in one mysterious happening after another.
The Landing has always been known as a local teenage hangout. It is a dismal, haunting place, overgrown with kudzu. No animal dares venture into this Garden of Wickedness. If you linger there, Evil will devour you. Another young girl has gone missing. Her mother is distraught. Her father seems strangely complacent. Why? He has dark secrets that are eating him up like cancer, and no amount of alcohol can deaden the guilt. Deputy Hayden Louis, an outsider, struggles to put the pieces of this puzzle together. Little does he know that evil lurks in the hearts of the rural townsfolk.
The Alphabet Is Easy
A delightful way to help your child learn the alphabet, The Alphabet Is Easy is packed full of clever, original illustrations that make learning fun! A great book to read over and over.
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A book dedicated to the numbers one to ten and an easy way to help your child learn numbers. An entertaining and visually stimulating lesson for children from 2 to 6. Each page is uniquely illustrated with eye-catching images to hold your child’s attention. Read along, and count out loud! A great book for bedtime and for kids learning to count. A book to read over and over again!
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Sylvia loves nothing better than spending summers at Aunt Maudie’s old Victorian home. It’s a like roaming around in a museum packed with wonderful things – the perfect place to play for a little girl with a magical imagination.
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One raindrop has big plans. He wants to make a splash! Problem is, he cannot do it by himself.
One Raindrop is a children’s story about teamwork. Colorfully illustrated, this book is sure to entertain your child and teach him one of life’s most valuable lessons.
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