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Mona Moon series, book 1. Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. But there's a problem.Miss Mona is broke. It's during the Depression, and National Geographic has just turned down her application to join an expedition to the Amazon.What's she to do? Perhaps get a job as a department store salesgirl. Anything to tide her over until a next assignment.There's a knock on the door. Who could this be in the middle of the night? Holding a revolver, Mona reluctantly opens her door to a man wearing a Homburg hat and holding a briefcase."I bring glad tidings. Your Uncle Manfred Moon has died and left you as his heir to the Moon fortune. You are now one of the richest women in the country!" he says.Mona's response is to point her revolver in his face. If the stranger is telling the truth, she will apologize. If he is a fraud, she will shoot him.That's how Mona does things in 1933.AWARDS2010 Gold Medal Award from Readers' Favorite for Death By A HoneyBee2011 Gold Medal Award from Readers' Favorite for Death By Drowning2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for Death By Drowning2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for Death By A HoneyBee2017 Finalist from Readers' Favorite for Death By Design2019 Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite for Death By Stalking
Mona Moon series, book 2. Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. But there's a problem.Mona is eating breakfast with Jetta Dressler, her personal secretary, and Chloe, her poodle, when she receives a telegram from her friend, Lady Alice Morrell, begging her to come to England. It seems Lady Alice is receiving death threats!Alarmed that her dear friend, Lady Alice, needs help, Mona gathers her pistol, her steamer trunks, and Violet, her maid, to travel to Merry Old England. Once there, Mona encounters a nemesis she hasn't seen for a very long time. She was lucky once to survive. Will she be as lucky now?Armed with her pistol, courage, and a bag of tricks, Mona is determined to save Lady Alice from harm, even if it means she might die trying.That's how Mona does things in 1933.
Mona Moon series, book 3. Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. And she's rich as Midas. There's just one problem. Some rich folk in the Kentucky Bluegrass don't like Mona's progressive programs for her employees and want to see her disgraced along with her new fangled ideas. So when Judge Garrett turns up dead on the Moon estates, they are beside themselves with glee until they start wondering if Judge Garrett was murdered just to frame Mona. And will one of them be next?Mona's reaction to all this hullaballoo? Bring it on!
Mona Moon series, book 4. Madeline Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. She has inherited a fortune from her uncle and is one of the richest women during the Depression. But there’s a problem. Miss Mona is bored. So she underwrites an expedition to find lost Native American silver mines in Eastern Kentucky. As a condition of underwriting the search, Mona gets to tag along, but soon discovers the expedition has a nefarious purpose. Mona finds herself lost in the Appalachian Mountains with only her wits to save her, but like the panthers roaming the mountain ridges, she is swift, silent, and deadly. That’s how Mona does things in 1933." --author's website
Mona Moon series, book 5. Madeline Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. She has inherited a fortune from her uncle and is one of the richest women during the Great Depression. But there’s a problem. Mona attends an elegant party given by Elspeth Hopper, the daughter of a world-renowned English archaeologist. Not long afterwards, Elspeth’s maid is found murdered, and the local sheriff considers Mona a suspect. That doesn’t sit well with Mona. She’s determined to clear her name and find out who killed the maid and why. When she discovers the low-down varmint, she’ll take care of him her way! She doesn’t carry a gun in her purse for nothing. That’s how Mona does things in 1934." --author's website
Josiah Reynolds series, book 1. Josiah is a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the Farmers' Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her bee yard, only to discover that the victim is her nemesis. The police are calling the brutal death murder and Josiah is the number one suspect! Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in the lush Bluegrass horse country. Fighting an unknown enemy in the glamorous world of thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and ante-bellum mansions, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a land that keeps its secrets well.
Josiah Reynolds series, book 2. "Josiah survives a forty-foot fall off a cliff only to discover that her nightmare is not over. O'nan's body is never found and he may be alive and stalking her. Determined to fully recover, Josiah puts the past behind but it reaches out, threatening to pull her off the cliff again." Provided by publisher.
Josiah Reynolds series, book 3. Shaneika Mary Todd begs Josiah to help protect her son who witnessed the murder of one of Kentucky's most prominent horse men. Relentless in her pursuit of the killer, Josiah stumbles across years of lies and deceptions that include her dear friend, Lady Elsmere.
Josiah Reynolds series, book 4. Addison DeWitt takes a sip of bourbon at an engagement party and falls into a fit a few minutes later. Josiah thinks it was murder, but no one believes her except for her friends. The three of them try to outsmart the suspected murderer, but the killer is always three steps ahead of them in this fast-paced, witty, and fun who-dun-it!
Josiah Reynolds series, book 5. Ethel Bradley thinks someone is trying to kill her, but doesn't know who or why. She enlists the help of her childhood friend, Lady Elsmere, but Lady Elsmere has troubles of her own in the form of a ne'er-do-well English nephew who's trying to steal her estate. Both women turn to Josiah Reynolds, who has just returned from New York. Josiah calls Detective Goetz who recommends a shamus named Walter Neff. Walter and Josiah scour the Bluegrass for answers that turn out to be deadly. To make matters worse for Josiah, Fred Onan is a free man and gunning for her. Josiah, full of sass and vinegar, meets these challenges head on with the support of her friends, Franklin and Matt. Will Josiah be thwarted this time? Kentucky can be a cruel mistress to the those wanting justice and exacts a high price for it. Sometimes the "dark and bloody ground" demands double indemnity. This is something Josiah knows very well. Very well indeed.
Josiah Reynolds series, book 6. Ginny Wheelwright begs Josiah Reynolds to help her solve the disappearance of her only son, Dwight. Reluctantly, Josiah delves into Dwight's world of white picket fences and tidy lawns only to discover that it hides dangerous secrets, leading Josiah to the edge of the beautiful and treacherous Cumberland Falls. All the while, O'nan, Josiah's nemesis, plans his revenge. This time he gets really close. So close that someone is going to die. Will it be Josiah?
Josiah Reynolds series, book 7. Terrence Bailey awakes one night to find his mother-in-law standing in a corner of his bedroom.The only problem is that his mother-in-law has been dead for seven years.Several weeks later Terrence dies of a heart attack . . . or does he?Josiah's nose starts twitching in a bad way when Terrence goes to the "Great Beyond" and she thinks his death has something to do with Jean Louis, an internationally-known portrait artist who has come to the Bluegrass to paint Lady Elsmere's portrait. She just doesn't like Jean Louis and does some digging on him. What she finds will involve Detective Goetz and almost get her daughter, Asa, shot.Again, Josiah blames the black earth of Kentucky for spitting back secrets that should have remained buried in the dark and bloody ground.
Josiah Reynolds series, book 8. Charlie Hoskins was a self-made man. Born poor as a church mouse, he was relentless in his pursuit of money to the point of being universally hated. Oh, he was admired for his rags-to-riches story. He was admired for being a good businessman. But Charlie never learned tact and made many enemies in the process of realizing his goals. He didn't care that in order to accomplish his dreams, he trampled on those of others. So it didn't surprise Josiah Reynolds when someone decided to kill Charlie. The only thing that bothered her was that her lawyer and friend, Shaneika Mary Todd, might have done the dirty deed Join Josiah as she discovers the truth in a world that hides its secrets among antebellum mansions and million dollar horses grazing in emerald pastures. This is the world of the Bluegrass . . . a world of wealth, privilege, and now murder
Josiah Reynolds series, book 9. Josiah Reynolds could hardly believe she heard someone call out her name as she strolled down 75th Street in New York City. With the promise of a free drink, Bunny Witt, of the Philadelphia Witts, steered Josiah into nearby Bemelmans Bar where she proceeded to unfold a tale about being stalked by a mysterious stranger.It seems that Bunny's apartments in London, New York, and Lexington, Kentucky have been broken into and carefully searched, yet nothing seems to have been taken.Bunny claims she has no idea what this mystery person could want from her. However she is desperate for someone to help her find out who is tormenting her and why. She has decided that someone should be our Josiah!This chance encounter in the Big Apple leads Josiah into the world of haute couture, mysterious princes from India, precious gems, and . . . murder!
Josiah Reynolds series, book 10. Josiah Reynolds opened her front door to find Sandy Sloan, a neighbor, clutching her poodle mutt, Georgie. "Hi Josiah. Sorry to bother you. Can you keep my dog for a couple of days while I check on my mother? She's ill and needs help."Josiah reluctantly said yes, not because she didn't want to take care of the animal. She was reluctant because Sandy's mother couldn't be ill. She was, in fact, dead. Why would Sandy tell such a lie? Josiah was trying to sort out a possible reason when Sandy handed the dog over, and waving farewell, jogged to her minivan.Josiah could not know that Sandy would disappear after her house burned down, and that Josiah would meet her match in a man named Hunter Wickliffe.
Josiah Reynolds series, book 11. Josiah joins an amateur thespian group that puts on plays in quirky places like public parks and crumbling antebellum mansions. It is a way to socialize, and Josiah feels lonely when her boyfriend Hunter stops calling. Since the new play is being staged at Hunter's ancestral home Wickliffe Manor, Josiah sees this as a win-win situation. She gets to have fun and remind Hunter that she is still alive and kicking. Hint. Hint. What could go wrong? Everything! Hunter ignores the acting group including Josiah, and it doesn't help when the leading lady, Madison Smythe, drops dead on Hunter's antique Persian rug. To make matters worse, Franklin, Hunter's brother, is arrested for her murder! Josiah does the only thing she can. She sends an S.O.S. to her daughter Asa to investigate the murder. Asa must also discover why a love note from Hunter was found in the dead woman's coat pocket. Josiah is ready for romance, but she doesn't want to fall in love with a cheater . . . and possibly a murderer!
Josiah Reynolds series, book 12. Josiah, Baby, her mastiff, and Lady Elsmere rush to the rescue of their neighbor, Rosie, who is being harassed by Gage Cagle, a mean, old stump of a man. Lady Elsmere confronts Gage and has him thrown in jail for trying to extort money from Rosie. Glad to be rid of this loathsome man, Lady Elsmere, Josiah, and Rosie attend the Bluegrass Antique Auction and Ball. To their surprise, Gage shows up and boldly threatens Josiah, Rosie, and even Baby.Dismissing Gage as nothing more than a loudmouth fussbucket, Josiah enjoys the ball until she stumbles upon Rosie covered in blood and standing over Gage's near lifeless body. "I didn't do this," Rosie swears before fleeing, leaving Josiah trying to save the life of a man they both detest. While Josiah attempts to staunch Gage's bleeding, she can't help but wonder, if Rosie didn't assault Gage, then who?
Josiah Reynolds series, book 13. Josiah Reynolds and her girlfriend had just seen a movie and were going home when they discover a dead body. Why does this always happen to Josiah?She learns the dead man was a reporter and a stranger to the Bluegrass. The police believe his death is due to a botched robbery, but Josiah thinks otherwise and begins snooping around. When Detective Drake tells Josiah to back off, Josiah's forensic psychiatrist boyfriend, Hunter, comes to the rescue and hires her to help investigate the case. Now Josiah has carte blanche to all the reports concerning the case, and they bear out her theory of what really happened to the dead reporter, but no one will listen.Josiah makes it her mission to unearth evidence that will prove her theory. She begins the dangerous game of finding out the truth in a world that hides its secrets among antebellum mansions, oak-cured bourbon, and million dollar horses grazing in emerald pastures. This is the world of the Bluegrass-a world of wealth, privilege, and now murder!
The Princess Maura Tales, book 1. Princess Maura is the beloved daughter of Queen Abisola and her Consort Iasos, but an ill wind is blowing their way. From the distant east, nomadic tribesmen, known as the Bhuttanians, have unified under the leadership of Zoar, a powerful king who is bent on building a vast empire. Queen Abisola has little time to transform her peaceful, agrarian country into a fighting military unit able to take on Zoar's experienced warriors. Queen Abisola must surrender her daughter to the Dinii, a bird-like people who will adopt and train Princess Maura as a warrior to lead her people against Zoar. For years, both the Dinii and Maura's people prepare to withstand Zoar's inevitable onslaught, but they never anticipated combating the black magic of Zoar's evil wizard Zedek. And no one foresaw that Princess Maura would fall in love with the Dinii prince Chaun Maaun! Will Princess Maura lose the love of her life as she struggles to save her people? Will her country be able to survive where others have crumbled before the tyranny of Zoar? Or will the Dinii betray her to the warlord Zoar in order to save themselves?
The Princess Maura Tales, book 2. Princess Maura is now the ruler of Hasan Daeg, but she has been captured by Aga Dorak who intends to marry her and consolidate his power over her country. With her army destroyed, Maura has no other choice, but to marry Dorak and hope she can curb his warlike tendencies. And there's another problem--she's fallen in love with him. Maura knows she must put her feelings aside and do what is best for her people. She must seek out the Royal Bogazkoy--a powerful plant which will give her enormous power to resist the conquering Bhuttanians. What should she do? Marry Dorak and try to conquer his heart, or escape to find the Royal Bogazkoy and fulfill her destiny?
The Princess Maura Tales, book 3. Empress Maura is a fugitive on the run. She has escaped the confines of the palace at a great cost in lives, but her escape is paramount. Everywhere, Bhuttanian soldiers search for her, but she must elude capture and forced return to her dashing, but deceitful husband Dorak, Aga of the Bhuttanians. Maura truly loves Dorak. He was everything a woman could want--handsome, cultured, witty, and courageous. He lacks only kindness. Maura couldn't dampen the raging ambition inside him. She knows that eventually Dorak would be as corrupt as his father, the Aga Zoar. When Dorak accuses her of sexual improprieties, Maura realizes that she has to flee by any means necessary to reunite with the Dinii, a warrior bird-like people, and search for the fabled plant, the Mother Bogazkoy, in order to "mate" with it. Only the Bogazkoy could infuse her with the power to combat the Black Cacodemon, Dorak's evil wizard, and free her nation from the tyranny of Bhuttanian rule. Only by saving her country can Maura hope to save Dorak from himself. Can Maura really rescue both Dorak and her country? Or must one be sacrificed?
The Princess Maura Tales, book 4. After battling the evil wizard Zedek in the cave of the Mother Bogazkoy, Maura discovers that Dorak, the love of her life, and Gitar, Empress of the Dinii, a bird-like people, have vanished. Most assume they have perished. Grief-stricken, Maura is determined that the child she is carrying shall become the ruler of the Bhuttanian Empire--but this means civil war! Maura must travel to the capital of Bhuttan and confront Dorak's first wife Jezra and seize the throne from her. Only then can Maura restore order to the Empire. Deep in her heart, she believes that Dorak and Empress Gitar are still alive and hopes to find them. She sends KiKu, her spylord, and Timon, an untested royal scribe, on a secret mission to the temple of Bhuttu where mysterious bird-like creatures have been seen. Maura's quest to find Dorak is not without risk, but nothing will prevent her from finding him and ascending to the throne.
The Princess Maura Tales, book 5. Empress Maura is now leader of Bhuttan and Hasan Daeg. All that remains is to capture the rebel stronghold of Bhuttani, controlled by the traitor Mikkotto who seeks to become queen of Hasan Daeg and Jezra, Dorak's first wife, who covets the title of king for her son. Aga Dorak and Empress Gitar of the Dinii are assumed to be dead. However, they are locked in another dimension due to an enchantment and cannot escape. The evil wizard Black Cacodemon, is a fellow prisoner in this netherworld as well. Maura, convinced Dorak and Gitar have not perished, has dispatched an unlikely duo to find and rescue them--her spymaster KiKu, royal scribe Timon who team with a streetwise urchin named Akela. Empress Maura leads an army against the city of Bhuttani in the ultimate battle for survival. But the city walls will not fall, and the gates will not buckle. Maura is determined that Bhuttani must fall into her hands before her troops rebel. Will Maura finally sit on the Bhuttanian throne in the Imperial Palace? Or will victory be snatched away by means of magic? Will she find Dorak and reunite with her great love? Or will Maura have to kill him? The fate of the Kaseri hinges on the outcome!
Last Chance Romance series, book 1. Eva Hanover hits forty years of age . . . and she has it all . . . a brilliant career, a gorgeous brownstone in Brooklyn, and a sexy husband.Or, at least, she thought.In a wink of an eye, Eva's husband leaves her. She loses the brownstone and throws away her career in a fit of pique. With only the clothes on her back, she flees New York for the sunnier climate of Key Largo.As Eva puts it, her marriage went south and so does she.Stuck in Key Largo, it is sink or swim for the devastated Eva. Starting over at forty is hard for anyone, but Eva wonders if she can. Step by step she makes her way back to happiness and possibly finds love again.
Last Chance for Love series, book 2. Lillian is a forty-something mother whose life is miserable. Her husband hits her when he drinks and her grown daughter treats her as a servant.Realizing that she is wasting time on two people who just don't care, Lillian leaves her little family of self-indulgent narcissists in search of a more meaningful life.She flees to Key Largo and finds the Last Chance Motel. There she heals from years of abuse. Hoping to begin anew, Lillian works hard to make a place for herself on the island of sun and play. And she finds new friends.But it is not without cost. Lillian finds herself the victim of a stalker who is bent on making her new life as miserable as her old one. Only this time, Lillian is going to confront her tormentor and she is determined to win.But it may cost Lillian her life! Sometimes the heat in the Keys just brings out the meanness in people!
Last Chance for Love series, book 3. River Egan is a sixty plus widower, on vacation with his daughter and grandson. Having spent many wonderful vacations at the Last Chance Motel in his prime, River returns to relive his past, but finds he can't.Time has moved on, and so has the Last Chance Motel.It is now called the Pink Flamingo Motel and has a new owner, Eva Hanover Bishop.Not ready to park himself in a rocking chair, River vows to begin his life anew. It doesn't hurt that Eva Bishop's mother-in-law, Mary is attractive, vital, and near his age.The problem is that Mary doesn't return River's enthusiasm.River has a solution to that. He'll just wear Mary down.
Last Chance for Love series, book 4. Gigi Meade is a thirty-something veterinarian who is attending a family reunion at the Last Chance Motel in Key Largo. To her surprise, her high school sweetheart, is also a guest at the motel. For Gigi, Nathan Bradshaw is her great love that she let slip away. Gigi had always regretted losing Nathan, but now she has a chance to rectify the past.Maybe! Gigi is horrified to find out that Nathan has come to the Last Chance Motel to get married. Katherine, Nathan's fiancée, is an 11 on the gorgeous scale. How can plain Gigi compete with her? Realizing it is too late for them, Gigi wishes only the best for Nathan. She believes she doesn't stand a chance to win Nathan back. Or does she?Can the Last Chance Motel work its magic and rekindle the fire that Nathan once had for Gigi? After all, the Last Chance Motel may be the last chance for Gigi to find true love again.
Last Chance for Love series, book 5. Piper Hathaway has discovered that her husband Joel is thinking about leaving her and their two pre-teen children. She loves her husband and doesn't want to lose him. What to do? Desperate to reconnect with her husband, Piper arranges a Christmas vacation at the Last Chance Motel in Key Largo, where it's been said miracles happen. And Piper prays for one, but everything seems to be turning out wrong.The children get into trouble with the law, Joel is rude and distant. Piper's vacation and her plan are in a shambles. Piper is ready to throw in the towel and ask Joel for a divorce. But something holds her back. Perhaps it is the ethereal singing Piper hears in the lagoon each day at dawn. Eva Hanover, the motel's owner, says the magical singing comes from a siren of the sea. Legend has it that whoever catches the mermaid singing will have something wonderful happen in their life. Piper doesn't believe that mermaids exist, but she is still drawn to the water's edge each morning in hopes the old sea tales about mermaids are true, because she does need a miracle. And Piper needs one in a hurry!
Fiction; short story. The year is 1959 and Bea Pettit is trapped in an unhappy marriage with two children she just doesn't understand. The only thing that brightens her drab existence is the knowledge that her favorite country and western music star, Bobby Bobo, is going to be baptized at her church. But as with all things, Bea should be careful what she wishes for.Abigail Keam writes about women - funny stories, sad stories, long stories, and short stories. Some of the women triumph-some don't. It's as though Ms. Keam is writing about women she has met and is telling their story for them, giving them a voice. In this 'slice of life' short story, she shows us a glimpse of the life of a woman, made desperate by the traps she has set for herself.
Fiction; 469 pages. Chronicles the romantic adventures of Emily Weldon, a frivolous flapper who meets her true love in Esteban Urruty, a Basque nobleman. Kelly perpetuates those popular romantic stereotypes of the wealthy suitor disguised as a poor man, the strong-willed woman tamed by the dominating man, and the ennobling effect of childbearing on the flighty heroine. Basquerie, like her previous works, also explores the destructive effects of jealousy and suspicion on a marriage.
Fiction; short stories; 296 pages. Contents: "La Bella Gina -- Crooked circle -- Polonaise -- Night on Balaton -- Hunger -- Monkey motions -- White Alec -- Bride of the Black Puma -- The prior claim -- Getting even -- A mountain Rachel -- Lasses."
Biography, poetry. Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. Frontispiece portrait of Emily Andrews Davison. Includes poems written on the occasion of Mrs. Davison's eightieth birthday and verses written after her death.
Housed at the University of Kentucky, Special Collections Research Center. Summary, "This collection consists of the typescripts of two novels, RICHARD WALDEN'S WIFE and PROUD CASTLE, by Eleanor Mercein Kelly. Both typescripts contain handwritten editing marks and emendations."
Poems; 52 pages. "This book was handset in Cloister Lightface type, printed on a hand-fed C & P, then handbound. 450 copies were printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and a special edition of 42 copies was printed on Somerset Book paper. ... Design, composition, printing and binding by Leslie Shane, Carolyn Whitesel and Gray Zeitz at Larkspur Press."--Colophon.
Poems. "Accents Publishing is proud to bring to you Leatha Kendrick's latest collection of poetry. We believe this is her bravest, most mature work, steeped with the wisdom and beauty of an intentionally-lived life. The poems in this book sooth us, teach us and nudge us forward toward our best, our kindest selves." - From Accents Publishing
Carson Ryder series, book 1. When cryptic messages are discovered on the bodies of a pair of murder victims, Alabama police detective Carson Ryder and veteran officer Harry Nautilus must seek help from Ryder's brother, a convicted killer.
Carson Ryder series, book 2. In 1972, on the day of his sentencing, renowned artist and serial killer Marsden Hexcamp is shot dead in the courtroom. Members of his Mansonesque band of followers are imprisoned or simply disappear.Fast-forward more than thirty years: A suspected prostitute is found murdered in a candlelit motel room, the first in a series of horrors suggesting Hexcamp's art remains alive and treacherous. Following a trail of beautiful--and profoundly disturbing--artwork, homicide detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus descend into the shocking world of the Death Collectors, people who spend vast sums to collect serial-killer memorabilia. As Ryder and Nautilus race to solve a thirty-year conspiracy, it becomes sadly evident that at the intersection of art and madness, death is beauty, tragedy a memento, and suffering suitable for framing.
Carson Ryder series, book 3. Alternative title: The Broken Souls. The Hundredth Man and The Death Collectors impressed critics everywhere. Now Jack Kerley is poised to break out to the next level as his crime-thriller series continues in A Garden of Vipers. When a young reporter is found murdered, Mobile detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus wonder if there may be more to this slaying than a standard homicide.Simultaneously, the detectives are drawn into the dealings of the Kincannon family, picture- perfect socialites and philanthropists with ties to Ryder's partner . . . and to his journalist girlfriend. When Ryder is abducted by bizarre and unknown forces, he's given up for dead by all but those closest to him. Digging fast as Ryder's time disappears, they discover a web of connections between the murdered reporter, the dealings of an elusive bearded man, and the charitable enterprises of the Kincannons. The question quickly becomes: What will the perfect family do to protect an image of perfection? The answer: Whatever it takes.
Carson Ryder series, book 4. These brothers have murder in their veins. Detective Carson Ryder's sworn duty is to track killers down. He's never revealed the fact that his brother, Jeremy, is one of America's most notorious killers -- now imprisoned. Secretly, Ryder has used Jeremy's homicidal insight to solve cases. He's made a career out of it. Now his brother's escaped and is at large in New York. With Jeremy the chief suspect in a series of horrifying mutilation-murders, a mysterious video demands Ryder be brought into help. It looks like a straightforward manhunt. It couldn't be more different -- or more terrifying. A dangerous cat-and-mouse game develops between Jeremy, and the NYPD with Ryder in the middle, trying to keep his brother alive and the cops in the dark. But it's a game of life, death and deceit, a game with an unknown number of players and no clear way of winning! -- Publisher details.
Carson Ryder series, book 5. The author of Blood Brother returns with a new psychological thriller featuring Carson Ryder, the detective with a unique perspective on serial killers - his brother's one. TV evangelist Reverend Scaler made his fortune from firebrand rhetoric on the sins of modern America. But Scaler has preached his last sermon after being bound and beaten to death in an apparent S&M session. Detective Carson Ryder has his own problems. He's edgy and unpredictable, the crime scene barely seeming to affect him any more than finding an infant abandoned in a boat - nearby, a burnt-out shack, a body and signs of a struggle. Scaler's tangled personal life reveals bizarre connections between the cases. And it seems the baby fighting for its life in hospital has powerful enemies. Ryder can't seem to save himself - but can he save the life of an innocent child?
Carson Ryder series, book 6. Children are disappearing in Mobile, Alabama, the latest snatched from her own bedroom. There are no clues and, as yet, no bodies. Homicide Detective Carson Ryder is called in to investigate the abduction of little LaShelle Shearing only to find the case getting tangled up in murky departmental and civic politics. And with his partner Harry Nautilus fighting for his life after being viciously attacked, Carson is feeling increasingly isolated.
Carson Ryder series, book 7. When police detective Carson Ryder wins a free vacation to the isolated Appalachian mountains, he welcomes the chance to take a well-deserved rest. But all too soon an anonymous phone-call summons him to the scene of grisly torture. This is just the first of a series of increasingly savage murders and Ryder finds himself helping overstretched local detective Donna Cherry and forest ranger Lee McCoy sift through the bizarre clues. And adding to the confusion his disturbed brother Jeremy has settled in the area. Meanwhile back home in Alabama, the ill-advised hypnotic regression of ex-professional fighter Bobby Lee Crayline has led to his escape. With several malevolent killers on the loose, it is Ryder's death-defying challenge to unearth horrors others wished buried years ago.
Carson Ryder series, book 9. Detective Carson Ryder's reputation is on the line when a sociopathic serial killer embarks on a personal vendetta, constructing his crimes to hit Carson's weak spot. He's coming to get you ... After a humiliating encounter with a cop, Romanian immigrant Gregory Nieves launches a vendetta against the Mobile Police Department, Alabama. Nieves can't fight a department, so he selects one man who symbolizes all men in blue: Carson Ryder, the MPD's specialist in bizarre and twisted crimes. Carson has never seen a killing spree like this one: Nothing connects the victims, the murder weapon is always different, and the horrific crime scenes are devoid of evidence. It almost seems he's being taunted. Even laughed at. Carson doesn't know it yet, but he is caught up in a sadistic game of life and death. And there can only be one victor ...
Carson Ryder series, book 10. Detective Carson Ryder faces his most terrifying adversary yet in this nail-biting thriller from the author of Her Last Scream. Carson Ryder thought he'd seen everything ... A specialist in twisted crimes, Detective Carson Ryder thought he'd seen the lowest depths of human depravity. But he's barely started his new job in Miami when called to a horrific scene: a concrete pillar built of human remains, their agony forever frozen in stone. Finding the secret of the pillar drags him into the sordid world of human trafficking, where one terrified girl holds the key to unraveling a web of pain, prostitution and murder. There's just one problem: Ryder's not the only one chasing the girl. And the others will kill to keep the secret safe.
Carson Ryder series, book 11. Detective Carson Ryder faces a cunning and inventive adversary in this terrifying thriller from the bestselling author of Her Last Scream. Young men in Miami are being abducted and tortured after their drinks are spiked with a cocktail of drugs that leaves them unable to recall their ordeal. Despite this, Detective Carson Ryder knows the predator's name, height, age, colouring ... everything. It's impossible for the perpetrator to avoid detection. Yet he does. When Carson seeks answers from his brother, a wanted criminal intimate with twisted minds, Jeremy's odd behaviour sparks even more questions. With each abduction, the violence becomes more horrific, and it's only a short time until torture turns to murder. But how do you catch an invisible man?
Carson Ryder series, book 12. The Reverend Honus Schrum, a nationally renowned minister and owner of a broadcasting empire, tells the media he has come home to Key West to die. Meanwhile, Detective Carson Ryder is investigating the ritualistic murders of young women with checkered pasts, discovering the killings have religious overtones. Simultaneously, a newly retired Harry Nautilus takes a job as a driver/bodyguard for Richard Owsley, an ambitious pastor in Mobile. They come to Florida, where Owsley meets with Schrum and is enlisted to complete a special and mysterious 'project' Schrum has promised a billionaire benefactor. As Carson digs deeper into the murders, Harry, interest piqued by all the hush-hush goings-on of his new employer, begins to covertly investigate the strange project. Their independent investigations begin to converge, and Carson and Harry uncover a horrifying connection between the cases ...
Carson Ryder series, book 13. Detective Carson Ryder returns, on the trail of a brutal killer with mysterious motives. Two psychologists are murdered 2000 miles apart - one in Phoenix, Arizona, one in Miami, Florida. Amazingly, both have noted down the name of Carson Ryder - a detective with the Florida Center for Law Enforcement who specializes in catching psychopathic killers. Carson joins forces with troubled Phoenix Detective Tasha Novarro to trace a ruthless killer whose advantages include an uncanny talent for persuasion, an utter lack of remorse, and the horrifying ability to predict their every move. A killer even Carson might not be capable of stopping...