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   Mysteries and Histories

   Historical fiction




DL Havlin​

WRITER, SPEAKER,  HISTORIAN--mystery, suspense, Florida, mainstream...


The Cross on Cotton Creek 


A Confederate soldier and an officer find shelter in a small country church as Sherman marches to the sea. Trapped behind enemy lines, injured and helpless to move on, they accept the kindness of the minister and his 'family' that cares for them. It's not long before they realize that a bounty has been placed on all Confederates' heads and that some members of the community are desperate to cash in.  

Now descendants gather on a once every five year pilgrimage to paint the cross that remains over the church ruins.  (continued)


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(continued) What events were powerful enough to secure a family's commitment for a hundred years? Will these descendants, after learning from the locals of the miracles delivered and prayers answered on this site, believe enough to continue the tradition, or will they sell the property and the church their ancestors struggled to acquire and keep? A man and his son are faced with a choice that could impact future events and ultimately decide the fate of the eerie power of The Cross on Cotton Creek.

Blue Water Red Blood 

ISBN:                                 $21.95​

Blue Water Red Blood is the poignant story of how,together  two Americans faced and conquered redtape, engineering obstacles, corruption and personal trials to train and equip the US Marines for their greatest challenges. Fact and fiction fuse to create one of the best historical fiction novels about the creation of two of WWII’s iconic Pacific landing craft.

Bully Route Home 


“Pooch” Robertson, a twelve-year-old growing up in the 1940’s rural South, learns about the realities and short-comings of the word he lives in when a bully terrorizes him. Pooch chooses to walk home from school by making a detour through the black “quarters” to avoid daily beatings. The friendship he forms with a black youth creates a chain of events that threatens to spiral out of control and plunge the community into a full-fledged race war. He, his parents and others struggle to avoid the conflict and plant a seed of racial understanding.

Winner of the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award for best literary manuscript. 


 (His fans just keep growing...)

The Bait Man


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Wild child” Chessie Partin has had enough of being branded a woman who never finishes what she starts, so when she stumbles on murder evidence implicating the local “bait man”, her tormentor, she sets her jaw and enlists the help of her suspended policeman brother, Reading, to catch the man she’s sure is a killer, but there’s not enough proof. She strikes out on her own to gather more facts to convict bait man, Rooster Cocker, and to prove he is the despicable villain she believes him to be.

Escaping Skeletons 


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Before it became the CIA, the United States’ clandestine service was the OSS or Office of Strategic Services. It was a desperate organization born in WW II’s desperate times. One desperate plan was the highly secret operation called, “Paperclip.” It was concocted to beat the Soviets in the race to grab as many German scientists as possible at the end of the war. Mistakes made to expedite this operation were carefully hidden but did, and still do, haunt the US government.Chessie, her boss, and a team of archaeologists and scientists are selected by the US State Department to go to Argentina. They meet a similar Argentinian team to examine a location they’re told has multiple sites to excavate. What they believe is to be a dig exploring the Guarani Indians’ past, turns out to be the excavation of a transplanted Nazi compound.

The Poet and the Wondersmith 

Joseph Cavanaugh

ISBN: 978-1950613571                            $16.95

THE POET AND THE WONDERSMITH is a classic battle between good and evil. A young boy convinces his busy and reluctant father to venture into a world of strange creatures, a barren wasteland ruled by a greedy and treacherous king. They bring with them the technical skills and scientific knowledge of the father, a Wondersmith, the creative and musical talents of his son the poet, and the magic of his gifted mother to do battle with the powerful forces of fire, deception and greed in the Underworld. The story is based on an Irish myth, showing that superheroes have existed since the beginning of time and that superhero qualities may rise to the fore in unexpected ways when good people overcome the forces of evil. Escape reality atop a dragon with writer Joseph Cavanaugh and Irish illustrator Shelly Mooney. This adventurous fun tale will keep the reader engaged all the way to the happy ending.

Charlotte Stuart Mysteries

 Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish

ISBN: 978-1950613328   $16.95

CONGRATULATIONS to Charlotte Stuart for her Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums,  and Dead Goldfish for being selected as a 2022 Author Shout Reader Ready "Recommended Reads" award.

CONGRATULATIONS on receiving the NYC Distinguished Favorite Award. Nov 2021

In ancient Greece, the chimera was a bad omen. In WHY ME?, it's a motive for murder. Bryn Baczek, a Seattle consultant, is vacationing in Scotland, hiking alone in a downpour, surrounded by midges, when she sees a body at the bottom of a ravine. Before she can return to the scene with the mountain rescue team, the body disappears. She learns that he was a scientist and that his laptop containing his cutting-edge research has disappeared. Rumors that Bryn has the laptop make her a target.

Bogged Down: A Vashon Island Mystery

ISBN: 978-1950613441  $16.95  

CONGRATULATIONS to Charlotte Stuart for her Bogged Down: A Vashon Island Mystery being selected as a 2022 Author Shout Reader Ready "Recommended Reads" award.

Bogged Down is a mystery set on Vashon Island, a place that has been described as Mayberry-meets-Burning Man. Lavender (Lew) Lewis moved there because it is only a twenty-minute ferry ride from Seattle, yet light-years away in tempo and character. She grew up on a commune in Alaska, joined the army at 17, does woods parkour for exercise and HR investigations to earn a living. Life in her waterfront cabin with her two food-obsessed cats is predictable and relatively stress-free. Until she leads a tour group into an ancient bog on the island and discovers a body. The victim is one of the island’s most passionate pro-wilding advocates. While the official investigation focuses on those opposed to preserving wildlife on the island, Lew is convinced that the location of the murder in the fragile ecosystem of the bog is key to solving the crime.

Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud 

and Aphrodite, Macavity and Me Mystery Book 2 

ISBN: 978-1950613700 $16.95

A mystery set in an urban boating community in Seattle. Bryn Baczek lives on a sailboat in a small marina with her cat, Macavity, and a series of short-lived goldfish. When a neighbor she doesn’t like becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, she reluctantly seeks evidence to prove him innocent. She ends up being threatened by the victim’s abusive boyfriend, betrayed by a close friend, and can’t resist using subterfuge to enter a secured building to search the victim’s office. 

Not Me! Speluncaphobia, Secrets, and Hidden Treasure 

A Macavity & Me Mystery by Charlotte Stuart

ISBN: 978-1940224220           $16.95

Two cousins get together to investigate the death of a favorite uncle and to honor his legacy by fulfilling his dream to recover Aztec gold. They are thwarted in their efforts by greedy family members, a jumble of challenging clues, a prank from the grave, and unscrupulous treasure seekers.

What begins with a letter from the deceased leads to a wilderness adventure and ends with revealed secrets, betrayal, and a confession.

• Feuding family members

• A suspicious death and surfeit of suspects

• A sailboat trip up the Inside Passage . . . and a stowaway cat

Beach Reads

Various Authors of the Daytona Writers Guild

Yes, Daytona is a place filled with cultural treasures. One just has to look. Relax and enjoy stories by award-winning authors like DL Havlin, Lucy Tobias (27 years of experience writing columns for the New York Times), Melody Dimick (President of Florida Writer’s Foundation), Chris Gantry (Emmy-award winner), Elizabeth Vollstadt (The Florida Writers Association 20th Royal Palm Literary Awards Oct 2021 Gold Award in the Published Short Stories category for “Aunt Winifred Goes To Court”), and many others.

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ISBN: 978-1950613533 $12.95

Shelter From The Storm 

Dorothy Fletcher

Elementary school teacher Sarah Palmer had a secret, one that even she found hard to face. Only after her teacher friends witnessed one of her debilitating panic attacks did she ever consider confronting it. Shelter from the Storm is her journey toward salvation and renewal. It is a sensitive story about how two young girls—one black, one white—try to overcome the status quo in a time when Jim Crow Laws prevailed. It is also a story that considers how two people can live through the same event and experience very different outcomes— that some become stronger while others are swept away like cottages in a hurricane.

ISBN‏: ‎ 978-1950613687                  $16.95

The Throwaway Boy by J.E. Mooney 

ISBN: 978-1940224299

$18.95 Paperback / $3.99 Kindle

Four years out of juvenile detention in present-day Florida, Ricky Plyer’s life has turned around–graduation, girlfriend, purpose. Then why does he commit suicide? His volunteer mentor and friend, businesswoman Christina Spear can’t believe it. The more she learns, the less she understands and the more she’s convinced that Ricky did not take his own life. Her obsession to know the truth leads her away from the world she knows toward a bleak dimension of lost souls. Will she become one herself?

Bob Bickford Mysteries 

A Song For Chloe

ISBN: 978-1943789528       $17.95

What if the love of your life was a ghost? What if you had to make a choice?

Hollow Lake has a legend. The locals say that the spirit of Chloe Hunter, a teenager drowned in 1980, haunts its waters. She has been seen every year since, especially during late autumn when she appears as an eerie figure swimming in near-icy waters. Nick Horan knows the legend, but he doesn't believe in ghosts . . . until late one night, when he sees Chloe as she wades out of the cold lake. As beautiful as she is terrifying, the vision stirs something inside him before she vanishes into the dark woods. Nick has another problem: he’s on a collision course with a murderer, and her ghost is in the way.

Chloe isn't from here. She's a doorway to somewhere else, and he might just follow her anywhere. $17.95 Click image to order. 

Girls In Pink: Kahlo and Crowe Mystery, Book 1

ISBN: 978-1943789429        $15.95

Santa Teresa, California, 1947: P. I. Nathaniel Crowe has extricated his client, Charlene Cleveland, from a dangerous marriage to a dangerous man, a local hood, Sal Cleveland. Her husband grants the divorce, but then runs her car off the road and shoots her. Crowe is shaken by news of the murder. He resolves to get justice for Charlene, even if it means working for free. He crosses paths with the beautiful and exotic Annie Kahlo, an eccentric artist, who has an old grudge against the gangster. Annie knows a few secrets about Cleveland; secrets that might help Crowe bring the kingpin down. Despite all of his better instincts, Crowe finds himself falling for Annie...hard. ‘Girls in Pink’ is neon, wet streets, smoke, venetian blinds and ghosts in pink. It’s echoes of Bogart and Bacall, the summer of 1947... LA noir with a fresh, contemporary feel. Click image to order.

Hau Tea Green: Kahlo and Crowe Mystery, Book 2

ISBN: 978-1943789658        $19.95

Sometimes secrets are too big to live with. Sometimes dying is a relief. Beatrice Stone came to the west coast young and delectable, with high hopes and big plans for a long career on the silver screen. It hasn’t worked out. She has a secret—she loves someone she isn’t allowed to. It’s a love that’s forbidden, and it ruins her. Pretty dreams don’t always come true, and she descends into the streets, living for the next bottle of gin. A prostitute and a thief, she gets by any way she can. She steals something without knowing how valuable it is, and the people she stole it from want it back badly enough to kill her. Scented with cinnamon and suntan oil, soaked in neon and bourbon, from the sleazy beach motels on Cabrillo Boulevard to the gated, palm-shaded mansions in Montelindo, this is southern California in the winter of 1947, fresh, real and colorful as today. 

The Violet Crab, Kahlo and Crowe Mystery Book 3

ISBN: 978-1943789733         $18.95

Being popular isn't the same as being loved. At the exclusive Violet Crab, the club headliner is Carla Rose, a torch singer with a voice as delicious as the rest of her. There is nothing delectable about the strange, bloated mermaid who washes up under the Santa Teresa pier wearing seaweed and a red dress--and nobody wants to know about Carla's last swim. She's all alone.

The Violet Crab is the third Kahlo and Crowe mystery, following Girls in Pink and Hau Tree Green. This is southern California in the dying days of 1947--ocean breezes and palm trees, the taste of a gin fizz mixed with lavender neon. It's L.A. noir, as bright and colourful as today.

Deep Cherry Red: Kahlo and Crowe Mystery, Book 4

ISBN: 978-1943789849                     $18.95

The South Seas Room is silver light, generous drinks, and the best band in town. At night, the fashionable crowd leaves swimming pools and beaches to haunt the end of the bar. It's a friendly place. Go there by yourself, and chances are you'll leave with company. Someone is borrowing the pretty people though, and not returning them.

Convertibles, neon signs, and Gin Rickeys . . . a sea of light all the way to the Pacific Ocean. This is January 1948 and Santa Teresa, California . . . perfume and color so real you might not want to come back.  

The Orange Groove: Kahlo and Crowe Mystery, Book 5

ISBN: 978-1950613014                   $14.71

In the tiny village of Caperucita Roja, Mexico, in a plaster-cracked alley, there’s a wall. Hidden beneath a burst of bougainvillea, it’s painted with a picture of nine running wolves. The image is faded nearly invisible, but the right words can turn the wolves loose—and once set free, they can’t be called back.A thousand miles north, in Santa Teresa, California, the beach pavilion is in full swing. The oceanfront is overflowing with cold bourbon and hot neon, and the Mills Brothers are headlining at the Montelindo Hotel. The sun is gold, the swimming pools are blue—and the very worst fairy tales are coming to life. This is Springtime, 1948—perfume and color so real you’ll want to stay. The wolves are running, and Annie’s back.

White Rabbit Hop: Kahlo and Crowe Mystery, Book 6

ISBN: 978-1950613717          $18.95

Summertime 1948, and Santa Teresa, California overflows with cold bourbon and hot neon. Billie Holiday floats from open windows, the Mills Brothers are headlining at the Montelindo Hotel, and the beach roller coaster never stops. The tourist crowd smells like sweat and suntan lotion. The sky is gold, the swimming pools are blue, but in dark alleys and behind closed doors, monsters do their worst.

Private eye Nate Crowe knows a little bit about loving when it’s too late to be loved back. He learned a long time ago that some ghosts don’t wear white, and some things can’t be fixed.

Annie Kahlo is back. She has a gun in her purse, and she’s ready to snap. White Rabbit Hop is a taxicab ride back to dancing on tiles, Roi-Tan cigars, gin on ice, east coast baseball on the radio, and mermaids with bubble hoses.

Bring a nickel with you, in case you need a payphone.

Tom Towslee

The Drug Lord’s Daughter

ISBN: 978-1950613434


When a food blogger is murdered in Zihuatenejo, John Standardis called to action by his girlfriend. All he wanted was to be left alone to enjoy the sun, food, and tequila. He reluctantly agrees. His search leads him to the beautiful and dangerous daughter of a notorious drug lord, and an unlikely alliance with a Shakespeare-quoting DEA agent, and a high-powered encounter with the cartel killers. Finding the truth leaves a trail of dead bodies in its wake. This is the 3rd book in the John Standard series. His life back in Oregon as a reporter and freelancer are little more than a vague memory. 

Graven Images

ISBN: 978-1950613038   


Jackson “Sonny” Malloy is haunted and hunted. Haunted by the death of a young girl twenty-three years earlier and hunted by those who want to kill him for what he knows about a political scandal. Both come to a violent end in the small Oregon coastal village of Graves Point.

Rich Man Dead Man

‎ ISBN: 978-1950613755


HIS NEWEST BOOK.  John Standard is the only person who knows how billionaire industrialist Proctor Scofield really died. He’s kept the secret for four years until a lawyer tracks him down in the coastal town of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Standard reluctantly agrees to tell him the story, but only if he listens to the entire tale. Over several days, Standard reveals a story of murder, betrayal and a two-decade-old conspiracy involving the death of a young girl.

Chasing The Dead by Tom Towslee 

ISBN: 978-1943789993                $16.95 

Is Allison Shafer dead or alive? Finding the answer is the only thing that will save John Standard’s life. Standard is scratching out a meager living as a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, when the young and beautiful Shafer shows up at the door of his seedy downtown apartment. She tells him she is dying of cancer, is going to kill herself using a physician-assisted suicide law, and that she wants Standard to tell her story … after she’s dead. But did she really die? Shafer’s gangster boyfriend wants her back and tells Standard it his job to find her. The search takes him half way around the world. “A riveting tale of suspense and intrigue. I couldn't put it down.” Lori Tobias, author of “Wander,” winner of the 2017 Nancy Pearl Literary Award

Love and Trust

Angela Rosati

ISBN: 978-1950613106   $17.95

 Lorraine Martini is a brave heroine who survives a brutal assault--but she's no victim. She knows she must turn this trauma into a positive experience--and she raises her baby as a loving single mother. A delightful recurring character in Angela's stories, Gooma Nancy, takes care of Lorraine as she gets back on her feet, and attends college courses to better her life and her son's. Yes, she does fall in love, with one of the men who has always loved her. But she keeps him waiting...she's become busy with bettering herself and becoming independent. She’s a true heroine. And yes, she gets the happy ending she deserves!.

Song of Gabrielle: The Woman Who Loved Two Men

John Anthony Miller  

 Song of Gabrielle: The Woman Who Loved Two Men, his latest, is set in England and France with English barons trying to overthrow their king and allying themselves with the French. When captured, Gabrielle falls in love with her captor and must choose between her betrothed and her former enemy. Combat, witches, spells, politics….this historic novel has it all.

ISBN: 978-1950613748    $18.95

To Parts Unknown


London, January 1942. London Times war correspondent, George Adams, is a tortured soul, devastated by his wife's death and rejected by all branches of the military. Destroyed by events he couldn't control, he can't face the future and won't forget the past. His editor sends him to Singapore, a city threatened by the Japanese, hoping the exotic location and impending crisis will erase his haunting memories. Within minutes of his arrival, George is caught in a near-fatal air raid that triggers a chain of conflict and catastrophes. Injured and sheltered underground, he meets Thomas Montclair, a crafty French spy, and Lady Jane Carrington Smythe, an English aristocrat, who are destined to share his adventures. Click image to order. 

All The King's Soldiers



With Europe in turmoil and France falling, British agent Taylor Hartridge obtains the Nazi invasion plans for Britain. He suspects a double agent in the Lisbon Embassy and insists on taking the plans to London, but is murdered before his departure, the plans stolen.

London analyst Simon Cole arrives in Lisbon, woefully unprepared but willing and determined, pitted against a German spy called the Chameleon, a master of disguise. Racing to recover the plans before the invasion is launched, Cole hunts for Hartridge’s killer while exposing the double agent in Lisbon—even if it’s the woman he loves. Click image to order. 

In Satan's Shadow 


Berlin, 1943. British agent Michael York is sent to Berlin to solve the mystery of his predecessor’s death.

A member of the Berlin String Quartet, four talented musicians, had offered the British Intelligence officer valuable information. But another member had betrayed him, and turned him in to the Gestapo.

Each of the musicians has access to vital information and can easily be the one who betrayed York’s predecessor.

York finds the quartet difficult to assess. 

With the aid of a British master spy, Max, York works painstakingly to solve the riddle and gather information for the Allies.  Nothing can prepare him for the revelations that follow. Click image to order.

When Darkness Comes 


Paris: 1942 Three lives intertwined in Nazi-occupied Paris: Paul, a brooding banker whose family was killed by the Gestapo, Rachel, a teenage Jew who leads her family's escape from the Germans, Claire, a demure bookstore owner who finds courage and conviction - all confronted by an infamous Nazi collaborator. In the sprawling network of catacombs underneath the Left Bank of Paris, they hide thousands of Jewish refugees, giving them new identities and leading them to safety. Together they move forward, outsmarting a ruthless enemy, overcoming obstacles, defying danger, moving farther and faster, almost invincible-until an innocent bystander notices something amiss and their entire world collapses around them. Click image to order.


Katelyns Killer: A Penny Summers Mystery   Book 1

ISBN: 978-1-943789-49-8     $16.95

Penny Summers' first foray as a gardener brings her face to face with her newest friend, college sophomore Katelyn Blake, dead in a swamp-like goldfish pond. Penny, a former Navy public affairs officer, is determined to research an article about Katelyn, hoping to discover the killer. When she's put in charge of planning a monster Fourth of July festival, Penny is up to her tramp stamp in competing allegiances.

Katelyn's Killer is woven into the fabric of Maryland's capital city and its two most famous schools, the U. S. Naval Academy and historic St. John's College, where the scent of Chesapeake breezes, ancient boxwoods and old money mingle. $16.95 Click image to order.

Malice At The Manor: A Penny Summers Mystery, Book 2

ISBN:   978-1-943789-80-1      $18.95         

Penny Summers bones up on Renaissance garden design until she finds a dead docent and finds herself up to her tramp stamp unraveling a Civil War battle flag scam. In North Carolina where "The Recent Unpleasantness" between the North and the South is still romanticized, the problem of a dead docent in a famous garden leads ex-Navy public affairs officer Penny Summers to a Civil War battle flag scam, a deadly reenactment, and a search for a man in black. With the help of Kalea, an eleven-year-old C.S.I.-wannabe, and Aaron, her handsome Navy friend working undercover, Penny discovers more than she bargained for. She thinks if she had studied psychology, it might have turned out differently. Probably not. $18.95 Click image to order. 

A SARDONIC DEATH : A Penny Summers Mystery Bk:3

J. Marshall Gordon

ISBN: 978-1-954613-02-1                      $18.99

Penny Summers’ first landscape design client, Aidan, has died quite unexpectedly. Penny is doubly bumfuzzled, as her great-aunt Zelma would say, to discover that her dead client’s wife, whom she’d never met, is her long-estranged mother!

When Penny learns how Aidan died, it’s clear that he was murdered, and all signs point to Mom. After hearing whispers from her late lamented Grandpa Jack, however, her suspects begin to multiply. Then, with assistance from her CSI-wannabe “niece,” Kalea, and Aidan’s brother Brendan, on loan from Broadway, the list of suspects expands again.

A Sardonic Death is a traditional whodunnit and delightful romp told without profanity, violence, or explicit scenes.

Mike Farris                    Bob Boese                  Bob Boese                Donna Nicholson 

 Miles Apart

ISBN: 978-1950613519    $15.95

 While sorting through his father’s office, Miles discovers a packet of letters written between his grandparents in 1937, when his grandfather, desperate for work, labored in the wheat fields of Kansas, leaving his wife and infant son behind in New Mexico. As Miles delves into their writings of love and loneliness, he uncovers a family secret kept buried for decades, and he uses his grandparent’s love to reawaken his slumbering sense of honor, resolve issues with his past love, and begin to forgive himself.

The Secret Life of Mr Cunningham 

ISBN: 1943789827         $19.95

Bob Boese's passion has always been on education and youth coaching and is the author of numerous sports and legal articles based on his long and productive career as an expert in environmental law and policy. His first novel, The Secret Life of Mr. Cunningham

Death On Tap

ISBN: 1950613186 $19.95

His mystery writing reveals a knowledge of the fascinating experiences he has encountered in his life. Updates are being made to this book, look for them soon.  

When Sin Walked In


Women are missing...and turning up dead. Cecil Dale, a Harvard pre-med student weaves himself into a tangled web of jeopardy as relationships place him close to the crime scenes. Intrigued by the antics of a secret society, he finds himself the prime suspect of these gruesome murders. Leaving his wealthy lifestyle behind, he changes his appearance and goes into hiding. The investigation heats up when Detective Boston Langley learns that the daughter of the president of a prestigious university, is missing. Who is the culprit?

J.T. Kunkel

Author of the Miranda Marquette Mystery Series

Blood on the Bayou: A Miranda Marquette Mystery Book 1 

ISBN:1950613127                 $15.95

Miranda Marquette, self-made millionaire living in Malibu, is summoned by her cousin, Sabine to return home to New Orleans to solve a mystery. Miranda, an ex cop, jumps in with both feet to help her cousin, but when someone is murdered, will her offer be at the expense of her freedom? In the process, Miranda learns more family secrets than she ever wanted to know, one of which will change her relationship with Sabine forever. Miranda discovers that no matter what you think, when you go below the surface, things are seldom what they seem.

Murder in the Extreme: A Miranda Marquette Mystery Book 2

ISBN: 1950613496             $15.95

Miranda Marquette, self-made millionaire living in Malibu, is on the top of her game. Her recently formed First All-Girl Extreme Sports Team (FEAST) is in training for the Street Luge Nationals in San Francisco and she is negotiating a contract for a reality TV show. Miranda, an ex-cop, is put to the test when two of her teammates are murdered. Miranda has her own ideas about who the murderer is, but can she get the police to agree? In the process, Miranda is forced to look deep within, hoping to gain an understanding of why people react to her in ways she never imagined.

Death in Santa Clara: Miranda Marquette Mystery, Book 3 

ISBN:1950613542                   $15.95

Miranda Marquette finds adjusting to a new life challenging when the upstairs neighbor in her apartment building is killed. Suddenly her past comes rushing back to haunt her with the internet and the press declaring her the ‘Princess of Death’ because murder seems to follow her wherever she goes.

Miranda Marquette is a former cop and a former millionaire working on building a new life in Northern California after being forced by the government to shut down her business and to relocate from Malibu.

J.T. Kunkel

Author of the Miranda Marquette Mystery Series

Secrets In Silicon Valley: A Miranda Marquette Mystery, Book 4

ISBN:1950613127                 $15.95

Miranda Marquette, ex-cop and ex-millionaire, whose life was turned upside down in the past year, was hoping for some sanity and stability in the year ahead.When last surviving friend and teammate, Patricia, from her First All-Girl Extreme Team days moves in upstairs, it seems like a dream come true. But Miranda’s amazed at how quickly dreams can turn into nightmares when Patricia’s rich and politically connected parents are calling the shots.Will they drag Patricia down and will she take Miranda with her? Or will Miranda’s vow to make more new friends this year yield paydirt for both her and Patricia

Chaos In The Canyon: A Miranda Marquette Mystery,Book 5

ISBN: 978-1950613724                       $15.95

Miranda Marquette relocates for the second time in three years, this time from Santa Clara, to forty miles south near Henry Coe State Park. On a trail run through the park one morning, she discovers the body of her neighbor, Burt Roop, whom she had just recently befriended.

The unfortunate label of “Princess of Death” has followed her into the countryside and she soon finds herself embroiled in the search for the real killer. The suspect list includes her live-in boyfriend, Jason, the victim’s wife, and a real-life mysterious Indian Princess.

She enlists her friends Margo, Wanda, and Lyanne. They dub themselves WAIT (Wine as an Investigative Tool) Women’s Club. 

The Curse of Coyote Lake: A Miranda Marquette Mystery 

by JT Kunkel      Book 6

ISBN: ‎ 978-1950613915             $15.95

Miranda Marquette reconnects with her family after years of separation. In what starts only as a visit from her brother, Michael, and his fiancé, Kara, ends as an announcement that they have decided to relocate to California.

On a hike with them the next day, bordering nearby Coyote Lake, the three of them discover two bodies anchored at the bottom of a holding pond near the lake. Soon they discover the bodies belong to Miranda’s neighbor, Jerry Carter, and Matoska, the mother of Chenoa the Indian Princess. Once again, Sally Roop, Miranda’s neighbor comes under suspicion for the murders. But there are also international undertones to the case, making it even more confusing.

Once again, Miranda enlists her friends Margo, Wanda, and Lyanne, the WAIT Club, to solve the case, and her future brother-in-law, Mark, to defend her neighbor Sally.

Disorder In The Desert by JT Kunkel     Book 7 

ISBN: ‎ 978-1950613847        $16.95

Miranda Marquette and her future sister-in-law, Kara, embark on a trip from California to New Orleans to return a borrowed truck. Not long into their trip, two bodies are discovered in their truck. They are immediately arrested for first-degree murder. As Miranda helps investigate the case to ensure her freedom, she discovers her past is catching up with her. Will she finally be able to put the past that has haunted her for so long behind her once and for all, or will it haunt her in a prison cell for life?

Ben Barklee-- college professor, former Chicago Cubs pitcher and accidental private investigator. Barklee teaches a course on Dickens at Ridgehaven college, a.k.a. Dropout U. One of his wealthy pupils, Jane Macalester, a senator's daughter, goes missing. Unwittingly saving her from her captors, Barklee becomes a hero and then is ironically dismissed from his position because of "the college's fiscal troubles." To avoid money troubles of his own, Barklee becomes a licensed PI, and he again has to find Jane when her father reports her missing. Barklee becomes a target for a number of nasty characters who chase after him in a great romp through Chicago. He finally has to resort to his "purpose pitch" to try to save himself and Jane. ISBN: 978-1943789696 $19.95 Click image to order.

A seemingly straightforward case of a missing "marriage detective" morphs into a web of disappearances, big-money drug-dealing and crooked cops--all orchestrated by Chicago outlaw bikers ready to kill anyone in their way. To solve the case and protect his own family, English professor and part-time PI Ben Barklee must enter into the bikers' deadly netherworld. Getting out alive means calling upon every weapon at hand. This unlikely arsenal includes Barklee's knowledge of Dickens and dormant baseball skills, along with talk radio and true-crime TV. 

 ISBN: 978-1943789924              $17.99   Click image to order

Blood In The Bluegrass

ISBN: 978-1950613212                                                       $15.95

Blood in the Bluegrass is set on Eden Hill, a 100-year old Thoroughbred breeding farm. When their parents died, Harper Hill left her younger sister to run the business, while she escaped Kentucky to live the life of a Manhattan artist. The accidental death of Paris forces her back to decide if she can keep the family legacy running — and if she has to give up New York to do it.

Betrayed In The Bluegrass: Book 2

Virginia Slachman

ISBN: 978-1950613908                                                   $15.95

Lexington Thoroughbred racing’s “power couple” Harper Hill and her husband, Detective JD Cole unite in this, the second in Slachman’s “Bluegrass” horse racing series. When a mysterious man, beaten and tortured, stumbles into the police precinct asking for JD, then dies before he can divulge his secret, a series of events are set in motion that will put the couples’ detecting power to the test and Harper’s life in grave danger. 

The Mountain 

Nick Green 

When we are very young, we all have dreams of greatness—sometimes attainable and sometimes not. And because we are young, we have hope, and we have enjoyment in our dreams and in our hopes, sometimes without regard to the consequences of our actions—believing we are invincible. And these hopes and dreams lead us on to attempts of fulfillment. Sometimes our attempts have unforeseen consequences, and sometimes we become discouraged with failure. Nick Green’s story reveals the heart of a youth who pays the price.

ISBN: 978-1950613076        $15.99

​Romance for the 21st Century 


The Heiress and The Reluctant Earl 

Barbara Roduner

ISBN: 978-1-950613-30-4        $18.95

The father of a beautiful American heiress plots to acquire a handsome Earl for his daughter in the belief she would be happy living in the aristocratic world of her departed aristocratic mother. He does not anticipate what he has set in motion for himself and his three daughters. When Jaleen, his eldest, finds out what he has done, she rebels and surprises all around her with the changes she makes in her life and in that of the Earl she has married.

Verity and the Arrogant Marquis

ISBN: 978-1950613403                          $18.95

Verity Ballard, one of the three spirited Edwardian sisters, takes on the daunting task of taming the Marquis of Hargrove’s two wild, unruly children, never dreaming she will fall in love with their proud, perplexed father. She also never dreamed of the adventures which would thrust her into a world she never dreamed possible. But she is dauntless, and she will persevere, for she is an American girl with spirit to win any challenge. A fascinating tale with moments of laughter, perplexity, fear, and triumph. This second sister, Verity, is different from the first Billard American heiress sister in the preceding book about Jaleen, THE HEIRESS AND THE RELUCTANT EARL, but is as interesting as the first. A clean, rewarding read of the Edwardian era.

Chocolate and Sleigh Bells

Donna Nicholson

ISBN: 1950613313  $15.95 

Nora doesn't want a relationship with her neighbor. She has no confidence in her family's love for her, nor has she confidence that she will be loved. She spurns the attention of her next-door store owner and is surly. Christmas is coming, and odd things happen until she is forced to come to terms with her inner self to see the world differently. But then again, it IS Christmas time...and time for CHOCOLATE AND SLEIGH BELLS. Enjoy!  

Barbara Cairns

 Kate's Secret 

ISBN: 978-1950613229   $14.95

 In a small New England town, an eleven-year-old girl and her two younger siblings have had to move yet again to a new house, to a new school, and to more questions by strangers. Kate Colton hopes this move will be different for her mom, her brother and her sister, and of course, for herself. Now, they’ll be living closer to aunts and uncles, which Mom thinks is a good thing. But Kate soon learns that moms don’t always get it right, especially when dealing with an alcoholic father in the family. Will the new move be a permanent one for Kate and her family? Will Kate’s father be able to change, or will he continue to embarrass Kate and make her feel ashamed? Will Kate be strong enough to perform at her new school as the lead in her school play or will her father’s alcoholism ruin that for her too? In Kate’s Secret, readers not only learn what it means to live in an alcoholic family but will also benefit from the questions and resources provided at the end of the book.

Nettie's Dream 

ISBN: 978-1943789276   $4.96

When Nettie McPherson had a child at seventeen, her mother whisked her away to another state and the baby was adopted. Now, Nettie, a sixty-year-old widow, has returned to her hometown in Maine where she buys a lobster boat and becomes a tour boat captain. Her constant companion is Bo, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever she rescued from the local shelter. Nettie's delighted to be back in New England and to reconnect with her childhood friend, Vi. But Nettie has never revealed her secret, not even to her best friend. After receiving a letter from an out-of-state lawyer whose client is someone from Nettie's past, she is determined to follow through and agrees to meet with them in the search for her daughter. But how will she reveal this long-held secret to Vi ... or to Cole, a land developer who arrives in Lobster Bay and captures Nettie's heart?

Rachel's Next Chapter

ISBN: 978-1943789641   $17.95

When Rachel Phillips, a thirty-nine-year-old divorcee learns about the death of her best friend, she also discovers that Mary Beth has willed her bookstore to Rachel. But The Next Chapter bookstore is in Lobster Bay, Maine and Rachel lives in Homosassa, Florida.

Rachel, who has a fear of flying, is quite willing to drive herself and her constant companion Hercules, an English Mastiff from Florida to New England. But, can she bear to leave her beloved aunt, her only relative behind, and what about her ex-husband who is trying to win her back? What will she do when Matt, her best friend's brother wants the bookstore for someone else?

So many decisions for a county librarian who has no business sense whatsoever.