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Rekindling Motives - Second of the Jolie series. Can a man who went miss-
ing in the Prohibition era be linked to a modern murder in Ocean Alley?
Appraisal for Murder - First of the Jolie series
Jolie moves back to Ocean Alley & finds a body at her first day of work.
Ocean Alley may not be as peaceful as Jolie thought.  
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Any Port in a Storm. A fundraiser for the Harvest for All food pantry has
deadly results. And somebody left a trail that leads to Jolie.
When the Carny Comes to Town. A carnival dunk tank leads to an attack on
Scoobie. When his deadbeat mom turns up, there's murder to add to the mix.
Trouble on the Doorstep. Hurricane Sandy repairs mean a terrified woman
on the Cozy Corner's porch...and murder.
Behind the Walls. Who wants the jewelry Jolie finds in her fixer-upper
bungalow? And wants it enough to leave a body on her porch swing?
Finalist in the Chanticleer 2014 Mystery and Mayhem Awards.
Vague Images Hospitals are no place for murders. Jolie's not happy to
find the budget-cutter's body.
Ground to a Halt. Newest mystery! Jolie and friends' coffee shop hangout,
Java Jolt, isn't just the fun place it's been. Someone has a dangerous secret.  
Jolie and Scoobie's High School Misadventures. When Jolie has to stay
with Aunt Madge for 11th grade, she's mad. She meets Scoobie, and a
babysitting job has big complications. (Adults or young adult.)
And the four box sets:  Ocean Alley Adventures (Books 1 - 3) and Jolie Gentil
Translates to Trouble (Books 4 -6) are on Amazon. Books 1-4 & 5-7 on all other sites.
Common Ground.  Three couples plan for a picnic in their
new neighborhood. Their concerns are yours. With an ending to
make you smile. Royalty-free play.
Underground in Ocean Alley
Are a nurse's murder and missing
teen related to a proposed  big
resort in Ocean Alley? Jolie is the
mom of three-year old twins, and
Aunt Madge is running for
mayor. Jolie has to be more
careful, but she still wants to get
to the bottom of things. The 11th
Jolie Gentil cozy mystery will
keep you wanting more. At
Amazon sites.
Holidays in Ocean Alley. A murder at her front door makes Aunt Madge
reconsider her "don't interfere" policy. She turns to Scoobie for help.
The Unexpected Resolution. A 9-1-1 call during Jolie and Scoobie's
wedding brings a startling guest. And a link to murder.
Underground in Ocean Alley. What's the connection between a missing
teen, murdered nurse, and controversial proposed resort. And Aunt Madge
is running for mayor?! Wait -- 3 year old twins? Don't miss this one.
Demise of a Devious Suspect
River's Edge Book 3. Melanie's life
has finally returned to some
version of normal when she finds a
body at the Farm Bureau dinner.
Fingers point to her and someone
burns some of her late father's files.
Kidnapping of a local woman
raises the stakes. With pets who
have a nose for trouble, Melanie
seeks a devious suspect. Preorder
Amazon. Soon at all sites.
A story of family and healing,
with much revealed when a
secret comes to light. Told with
humor and grace. A novella.
Falling Into Place
Searching for Secrets: Author's Preferred
Edition Teacher Christa Heckertt and Officer
Kirk Reynolds are thrown together because
of an attempted burglary at Buckingham
Elementary. Soon, Kirk's niece is kidnapped
& they dodge bullets and speeding vans to
try to stop a drug dealer in time to prevent
more deaths.  At
Amazon.  Check out the
blog discussion
of why I chose to revise the
book in 2011.
Biding Time is the
coming-of-age story of
the nephew of a
Vietnam vet, set in
Washington, DC.  Will
Frank find a safe path
or will he succumb to
the problems around
him? A poignant read
for any age.
Secrets of the Gap features the
ancient Roman Baths of Bath,
England in a modern mystery.
Also available in
Check out a
review that says
Secrets of the Gap
"is an
enjoyable read...well paced,  
and well constructed."    
After her father's murder, Corozón,
her mother, and little brother Pico
leave Honduras to seek asylum in
the U.S. Instead of being helped, they
are separated. Will the two little
pawns ever be reunited with their
mother? Strong voices tell a deep
story in this short piece.
 In the
Shadow of Light
Murder in the Bully Pulpit Diner.
Did Ben get killed because he
stopped letting his employees
take tips? Or were some of his
hobbies the more likely reason?
Quirky characters in small-town
Tip a Hat to Murder, first
Logland mystery.