New Angie Amalfi Mystery:
Amalfi's wedding--her Big Day--is on the verge of becoming her
Big Mess. She had planned every detail of the day with the utmost
care, wanting everything to be perfect. But now people across
the city are literally dying to put the wedding on hold. A crazed
killer here, a bumped off bride there. In her mind, nothing
less than a criminal conspiracy must be at work to keep her
wedding from being where and when she wants it.
fiancé, San Francisco Homicide Inspector Paavo Smith,
the entire SFPD Homicide Squad, her friends and family all jump
into the fray to help save her wedding plans. But as dangers
and catastrophes grow faster than yeast-overloaded bread dough,
Angie can't help but wonder if her Big Day will turn into her
Biggest Disaster ever.
by one, a horror film director, a judge, and a newspaper publisher
meet brutal deaths. A link exists between them, and the deaths
have only begun ...
Michael Rempart finds himself pitted against ancient demons
and modern conspirators when a dying priest gives him a powerful
artifact--a pearl said to have granted Genghis Khan the power,
eight centuries ago, to lead his Mongol warriors across the
steppes to the gates of Vienna. The artifact has set off centuries
of war and destruction as it conjures demons to play upon men's
strongest ambitions and cruelest desires.
realizes the so-called pearl is a philosopher's stone, the prime
agent of alchemy. As much as he would like to ignore the artifact,
when he sees horrific deaths and experiences, first-hand, diabolical
possession and affliction, he has no choice but to act.
dark legends are true. To stop the artifact's evil Michael must
follow a path along the Old Silk Road to a land that time forgot,
and to somehow find a place that may no longer exist in the
world as he knows it.
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Winner Top 10 Idaho Book Award
two hundred years ago, a covert expedition shadowing Lewis
and Clark disappeared in the wilderness of Central Idaho.
Now, seven anthropology students and their professor vanish
in the same area.
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more about the history & science--Idaho, Lewis & Clark,
alchemy, Nicolas Flamel and much more--included in ANCIENT
ECHOES at www.AncientEchoes.info
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Rebecca Mayfield Mysteries
San Francisco Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield--a by-the-book
detective, who walks the straight and narrow in her work, and
in her life. And then meet Richie Amalfi, who's a little bit,
shall we say, NOT by-the-book. But opposites can and do attract,
and there are few mystery two-somes quite as opposite as Rebecca
second book in the series was recently released:
O'Clock Heist (A Rebecca Mayfield Mystery)
TWO O’CLOCK HEIST, an old friend of Rebecca’s is
found murdered in a town north of San Francisco. When the town’s
local police connect that friend to a number of jewelry heists,
Rebecca knows something’s not right. She's out of her
jurisdiction and out of her depth when her inquiries send her
smack into the deadly arms of the Russian syndicate.
She soon finds that Richie--who she sees as a charmer with an
indifference to the fine points of the law--knows a little too
much (or maybe a lot too much) about the people who are not
only trying to stop Rebecca's investigation, but to stop her
permanently. This only makes her question, even more, exactly
who Richie is. But for now, he's the only person helping her
in the face of threats to her life.
Rebecca's interest in Richie grows as the situation takes a
deadly turn. Through him, she looks beyond hard evidence to
the secrets at the heart of the case, and in turn, to the secrets
of her own heart. But through it all, Rebecca has to wonder
if she'll end up as dead as a cold Russian winter. Here's a
link to: TWO
O'CLOCK HEIST on Amazon.
you missed it, you might wish to join them in their first full-length
O'Clock Hustle (A Rebecca Mayfield Mystery)
Rebecca arrives at the scene of a deadly shooting to find that
the witnesses believe the killer is Richie. As a result, Richie’s
on the run, and he runs straight to Rebecca to help him prove
his innocence. She’s always been a by-the-book detective,
doing her job without hesitation according to the rules …
until Richie entered into her life. This story takes you from
the nightclubs of San Francisco's North Beach to the scenic
heights of Twin Peaks, where dangers lurk and more deaths happen.
As Rebecca discovers there’s a lot more to Richie than
she thought, and a lot more to like than she imagined, she soon
fears not only for her life, but also her heart. Here's a link
O'CLOCK HUSTLE on Amazon.
Read how Rebecca and Richie meet in the newly revised novella,
THE THIRTEENTH SANTA.
sleuth Angie Amalfi's cousin, Richie Amalfi, and Homicide Inspector
Paavo Smith's co-worker, Rebecca Mayfield, are the unlikely
duo that star in this Christmas novella. When Santa Claus lies
dead and flattened (as if he'd fallen from his sleigh) in the
middle of a mall on Christmas Eve, Rebecca Mayfield is on the
case. As she attempts to track down a van full of Santas creating
havoc throughout San Francisco, a stranger pops up to help her
solve the crime…and bring her some much-needed Christmas
TAILS: 8 Pawsome Mysteries, 8 Bestselling Authors
TAILS unleashes a kennelful of fun. Many of the reigning cats
and dogs of mystery, all with a nose for trouble, are found
in these furry tales of curious cats and daring (and darling)
dogs penned by eight bestselling and award-winning authors:
Carole Nelson Douglas, Carolyn Haines, Leighann Dobbs, Harper
Lin, Connie Shelton, Pamela DuMond, Denise Dietz, and Joanne
Pence. Plus, one of the tales—or tails—is a never-before-published
novella by Carolyn Haines.
Humor and heart and deserving-to-be-treed baddies abound in
this collection. Beware the paw!
Available for a limited time only.
Latest Angie Amalfi Mysteries:
cook, sometime food columnist, sometime restaurant critic, and
generally "underemployed" person Angelina Amalfi burst
upon the mystery scene over twenty years ago. Her stories continue
to delight readers around the world.
Dose of Holiday Mayhem and Mystery--two novellas, a new one
"Cook's Curious Christmas" (also available alone,
see below), and an older novella, "The Thirteenth Santa."
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In this season of surprises, Angie gets a potent holiday punch
when a powerful earthquake strikes San Francisco and sends her
on a magic carpet ride straight into a stockingful of suspense.
And just when she thinks her magical mystery tour can't get
any stranger, she becomes the target of a serial killer who
terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area over forty years earlier.
Angie needs to find a way to keep her merry Christmas from becoming
a nightmare, not only to prevent it from being lights-out for
Christmas, but also herself.
Spirits: An Angie Amalfi Mystery
queen Angie Amalfi has put aside her gourmet utensils to concentrate
on finding a place where she and finace homicide detective Paavo
Smith will live after the wedding. Angie finds the perfect house
for them, except for one little problem--the house may be haunted.
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more about ALL the Angie Amalfi
Ghost of Squire House
a much loved romantic fantasy
decades, the home built by reclusive artist, Paul Squire, stood
empty on a windswept cliff overlooking the ocean. Those who
attempted to live in the home soon fled in terror. Jennifer
Barrett knows nothing of the history of the house she inherited.
All she knows is that she's glad for the chance to make a new
life for herself.
compelling, prickly ghost with a tortured, guilt-ridden past,
and a lonely heroine determined to start fresh find themselves
in a battle of wills and emotion in this story of love, time,
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Like Old Times
tale of love, loss, and second chances
Reynolds is unprepared for the torrent of memories that fill
her when she returns to her small hometown. She soon discovers
that, as much as she doesn't want to be there, events conspire
to cause her to finally face her past. The most difficult part
of that past is Tony Santos. Little does she expect that her
feelings for him are still so strong...or his for her. But it
is possible to forget the past? Or if not to forget, to forgive?
Both she and Tony have changed a lot. Yet seeing him, simply
talking with him, she finds that in her heart, it seems like
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romantic suspense in far away places
Perkins is trying to find her brother who went
missing while on a Peace
Corps assignment in Asia. All she knows is that the disappearance
has something to do with a "White Dragon." Darius
Kane, adventurer and bounty hunter, seems to be her only hope,
and she practically shanghais him into helping her.
With a touch
of the romantic adventure film "Romancing the Stone,"
C.J. and Darius follow a trail that takes them to through the
narrow streets of Hong Kong, to the backrooms of San Francisco's
Chinatown, to the wild jungles of Borneo, as they pursue both
her brother and the White Dragon. The closer C.J. gets to them,
the more danger she finds herself in—and it's not just
danger of losing her life, but also of losing her heart.
With A Gunfighter
Willa Cather Literary Award Best Historical
Devere wants vengeance. She grows up quickly when she witnesses
the murder of her family by a gang of outlaws, and vows to make
them pay for their crime. When the law won't help her, she takes
matters into her own hands. Jess McLowry left his war-torn Southern
home to head West, where he hired out his gun. When he learns
what happened to Gabriella's family, and what she plans, he
knows a young woman like her will
have no chance against the outlaws, and vows to save her the
way he couldn't save his own family. But the price of vengeance
is high and Gabriella's willingness to sacrifice everything
ultimately leads to the book's deadly and startling conclusion.
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a tale of forbidden love
San Francisco comes to life in this romance of star-crossed
lovers whose love is forbidden by both society and the laws
of the time.
Greer, daughter of a wealthy San Francisco shipping magnate,
finds a young boy who has run away from his home in Chinatown--an
area of gambling parlors, opium dens, and sing-song girls, as
well as families grying to eke out a living. It is also home
to a number of highbinder tongs, the infamous and deadly "hatchet
men" of Chinese lore.
Ruth meets the boy's father, Li Han-lin, the handsome, enigmatic
leader of one such tong, and discovers he is neither as frightening,
cruel, or wanton as reputation would have her believe. As Ruth's
fascination with the lawless area grows, she finds herself pulled
deeper into its intrigue and dangers, particularly those surrounding
Han-lin. But the two are from completely different worlds, and
when both worlds are shattered by the Great Earthquake and Fire
of 1906 that destroyed most of San Francisco, they face their
and expanded from the previously published Gold Mountain.]