The Golden Gate is a historical hard-boiled police procedural novel that includes family drama and addresses a lot of buzzy topics like politics, racism, passing, and how the rich are treated differently. The story is set in 1944 in a fashionable hotel where a politician is murdered but has flashbacks
Aisling Cooley is trying to find her father through a DNA website in the latest British police procedural in the DCI Jonas Sheens series. The detectives are searching for a local serial killer when the crime scene DNA is linked to Aisley’s DNA. Could Aisley’s long-lost father be the killer?
Psychologist Alex Delaware and police detective Milo Sturgis are investigating another bizarre death in the Los Angeles sunshine in Unnatural History. A troubled trust funded photographer is murdered in his bed. Could his murderer be a family member looking to increase their chunk of the family’s future inheritance? Or was
Ten-year-old Lukas is The Collector of images that looked like faces. He is also missing. Detective Erik Schafer is investigating but the clues have led to nothing. Heloise is Schafer’s friend but also an investigative journalist. It’s Copenhagen in February. A young boy wouldn’t last long in the frozen streets.
In The Missing Piece, defense attorney (and former District Attorney) Wes Farrell is feeling burnt out representing people he believes are guilty. Wes’ latest client, Doug Rush, is accused of murdering recently exonerated Paul Riley. Riley served eleven years for raping and murdering Doug’s daughter. The Exoneration Initiative (a thinly
There are a whole bushel of subplots uncomfortably shoving each other aside in A Good Day for Chardonnay. Despite that issue, the great and unusual characters keep me coming back to this series. That and the zany, laugh-out-loud humor. “Does your heart say chocolate and wine, but your jeans say,