Lady on the Edge
Brad Frame is hoping for a relaxing vacation with his girlfriend, Beth Montgomery, on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. But when Amanda Carothers learns that the Philadelphia-based detective is in the area she begs him to investigate the four-year-old death of her son, Dana. The death was ruled a suicide, but she suspects foul play. Reluctantly, Brad agrees to look at the circumstances of her son’s death. Initially, it looks like the young man took his own life, but when people start interfering with his investigation Brad digs a little deeper.
Death on the Diversion
Sheila Mackey has a secret. To the world, she’s author of a blockbuster book. Her wily great-aunt, the actual author, orchestrated this mutually beneficial masquerade. Now the aunt’s retiring and Sheila must draft Act Two of her own life. This cruise is supposed to be the perfect time to do that. Crossing the Atlantic on the Diversion, Sheila finds a dead body on deck. She realizes she knows a whole lot more about the interactions of the victim and suspects than the ship’s officials do. She’s drawn into sleuthing, but finds herself hampered by a well-meaning but overprotective would-be Dr. Watson.
The Pumpkin Seed Massacre
Native American psychologist Ben Pecos has returned to the New Mexico pueblo of his birth as an intern with the Indian Health Service. Still struggling with the demons of his past, he is plunged into the nightmare rampage of a mysterious illness that is killing the residents of the pueblo, including his own grandmother. One of the victims, the powerful tribal governor, had made powerful enemies, and Ben suspects his murder was premeditated—but that doesn’t explain the insidious killer now stalking the innocent. Undaunted, Ben digs deep into the motives of power and greed to root out a killer whose deadly agenda is spiraling out of control.
Luck of the Crow
Private detective Tony Crow has been hired to investigate the cause of death of his client’s late husband. The coroner ruled it a suicide; but she has doubts. He accepts, figuring he’ll find nothing different from the police investigation, but he could lay the widow’s doubts to rest. The deeper Tony digs—uncovering an investment-loan scam, interviewing smarmy business associates of the deceased, and dodging shady characters who seem intent on following Tony’s every move—the more he thinks his client’s suspicions might be grounded in facts.