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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. Jolie has to stay with Aunt Madge
for 11th grade. She meets Scoobie, and a babysitting job has big complications.
Amazon box sets:  Ocean Alley Adventures (Books 1 - 3) Jolie Gentil Translates to Trouble
(Books 4 -6)
Sleuthing in Ocean Alley (7-9) Amazon.    Books 1-4  &  5-7 &  8-10 all others
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.
Common Ground
Least Trodden Ground. There
seems no obvious
for Uncle
Benjamin's death.
What did a killer
want, and why do
they keep coming
back? Digger must
protect her family.
First in the
History Mystery Series.
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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.
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.
Then someone burns 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.
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World War II vet Everett
Jenkins keeps to himself. Too
much. A story of family and
healing, with much revealed
when a secret comes to light.
Told with humor and grace. A
 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

.  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
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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 seek asylum in
the U.S. Instead, they are
separated. Will the two little
pawns ever be reunited with
their mother? Strong voices tell
a deep story in this short
 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,  
Logland Mystery #1.
Logland is preparing for
Christmas when Louella
Belle is murdered. She's
unpopular, but still...One
more killing and it looks like
a very unmerry Christmas.
Quirky characters and plenty
of twists.
Final Cycle.
Logland Mystery #2
When grouchy City Clerk Donald
Dingle dies after a simple
operation, it was no accident. When
fingers point at Chief Elizabeth
Friedman's buddy Skelly, she has
an extra incentive to find the real
Final Operation.
Born under her humans'
Christmas Tree,
Mistletoe is determined
that everyone (all pets
included) will get along
for the holidays. Two
stories for kids and
The Twain Does Meet is the story of Jolie and Scoobie becoming parents.
No murder to solve, but a lot to discover with the Ocean Alley crew.