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A Golden Bond is Angela Demetrious’ story. Her life as the daughter of Greek immigrants was normal, carefree and innocent – until she was suddenly forced to grow up. The tale begins with a backdrop from the mid-1950’s in Indianapolis, a city still being developed and still considered sleepy. Angie and her friends begin their senior year of high school. Angie, the daughter of Greek immigrants, was already looking ahead to its end when she will have earned the right to wear the class ring. A ring that was not so easy to attain or hold onto. Angie’s life is thrown off-course with events taking place outside of her control. Angie’s golden ring becomes a symbol of that independence and a motivation for her future. But just days after receiving her cherished ring, it is snatched from her grasp.
In A Voyage Towards Vengeance, we learn that Bill Stroud thought his life was over. His wife and son were dead, his daughter and his son-in-law had disappeared at sea while on passage toward the Caribbean, and he had lost interest in everything, including his only hobby: offshore sailing.
Bedlam at the Brickyard has stories involving bootleggers and the beginnings of stock car racing, drivers and fans. There are stories of revenge, cover-ups, memorabilia collecting, the paranormal, racing superstitions, and more. Each story is separated by a historical narrative or statistical chart to enlighten as well as entertain the reader.
Bleak Midwinter is a page-turning mystery perfect for for a Christmas read, perfect for a mid-winter read, it’s even perfect to start in the middle of a hot summer day when you need to an intriguing story to help get your mind off of the heat. Here is a little taste of what makes this a great read for anytime of the year.
It’s not every day you meet a female mortician, and especially one who’s strikingly beautiful. In Bleak Midwinter, the second book in the A Mary Christmas Mystery series, Mary finds herself at the center of a troubling double-homicide investigation while falling headlong into romance with police officer Lance Freeman. As Mary gets closer than ever to danger, she is aided by her dear friends, Silvia and David, who provide answers when she seems to need them most. But nothing is a bleak as it seems, even though Mary is forced to deal with an odd assortment of characters: the deceased’s grieving sister; a released convict who squats on the funeral home premises; a suspicious lawyer; and Rose Edgewater, her new secretary.
Gutsy reporter, Lark Chadwick always seems to find herself at the wrong place at the right time. In Bullet in the Chamber, she is front-row center when the executive mansion’s press briefing room is suddenly attacked. The president is missing, the first lady’s life is at risk, and Lark’s personal life is falling apart when the man she loves disappears. In Bullet in the Chamber, author John DeDakis draws on his own personal pain the sudden death of his twenty-two year-old son Stephen in what promises to be a true page-turner. DeDakis also draws on his forty-five year journalism career. He shows the daily struggles that go on behind the scenes in day-to-day, deadline-a-minute journalism.
It’s not every day you meet a female mortician, and especially not one who’s both beautiful and single. In Cold Snap, the third book in the A Mary Christmas Mystery series, Mary finds herself at the center of another strange murder investigation as she tries to navigate her budding romance with police officer, Lance Free man.
In Farful Foolong from Oolong Panshoo, young readers will meet a new little friend. In this adventure, the black and white planet of Panshoo is covered in Grey Bubble-Goo and it is getting to be a real problem! A sweet, furry, little alien named Farful Foolong is concerned that the Grey Bubble-Goo is taking over the planet. By thinking through the problem with a can-do attitude, he is inspired to take Grey Bubble-Goo (which smells alot like shampoo) to the planet of color (Earth). On earth, Farful trades the Grey Bubble-Goo for a pair of brand-new, red shoes. He then exchanges all of the Grey Bubble-goo he has for many pairs of colorful shoes.
Fire in the Water tells about Paddy Quinn, the famous one-armed war correspondent. He is on what would be his final Civil War assignment: the funeral of the assassinated President Lincoln.
Quinn and his new bride Felice are aboard the steamboat Sultana going up the spring-flooded Mississippi River toward Illinois to meet the Funeral Train, when their honeymoon vessel stops at Vicksburg. The Sultana takes on a pathetic human cargo of 2,000 sick and ragged survivors of the hellish Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. This motley group of prisoners are kept alive only by their desire to get home. Quinn’s lot is now thrown in with some of the unluckiest veterans of that awful war.
Homicide for the Holidays will bring the thrill of mystery to your Christmas season with 12 well-crafted short holiday-themed stories. You will get your pick of cozy mysteries and hardboiled police stories. Holiday curiosity will have you reading the present-day crimes and futuristic drama found in this collection. You will also enjoy an intriguing story-telling and crisp, sharp writing that will thrill and charm even the most humbug of readers.