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Behind the Redwood Door by John M. Daniel was published in November by Oak Tree Press. It’s the third book in John’s Guy Mallon Mystery Series. The novel takes place on California’s North Coast, in Redwood Country. It’s the story of a newspaper war, a family feud, marijuana traffic and murder. Pint-sized Guy Mallon’s adventures, as he tracks the murder of his friend, take him from the town square to the harbor, to the forest and into the mountains, where he must confront evil in the form of a bully nearly twice his size.
William Doonan writes the Henry Grave mystery series. The second novel in the series, Mediterranean Grave, was published by BookYear Mysteries. Henry Grave is a senior investigator for the Association of Cruising Vessel Operators and, at 84 years old, he’s as cunning as he is charming. The novel takes place on a cruise ship anchored off the Greek Island of Thera. An Egyptian federal agent was onboard to guard a valuable Minoan cup but the agent was murdered and the cup was stolen. Henry has been called in to solve the mystery.
Old Murders Never Die by Marja McGraw was published by Wings ePress, Inc. in July. It’s the fifth novel in the Sandi Webster series. Los Angeles P.I. Sandi Webster is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she and her partner, Pete, become stranded in a ghost town inhabited by a mysterious cowboy and haunted by a series of unsolved Old West murders.
Lesley A. Diehl is the author of Dumpster Dying, the first book in her Big Lake Murder Mystery series, published by Oak Tree Press. Emily Rhodes retires to rural Florida and inadvertently discovers the body of the county’s wealthiest rancher in the Big Lake Country Club dumpster. With her close friend accused of murder, Emily sets aside her grief at her life partner’s death to find the real killer. She underestimates the obstacles rural Florida can set up for a winter visitor and runs afoul of a local judge with his own version of justice, hires a lawyer who works out of a retirement home and flees wild fires hand-in-hand with the man she believes to be the killer.
Sally Carpenter has written a mystery that all Beatles fans are sure to love. The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper is the first in her Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol series and was published by Oak Tree Press in September. Sandy Fairfax was a 70s teen idol and star of the TV show “Buddy Brave, Boy Sleuth.” Now he’s 38 years old and solving mysteries while he’s making a comeback. When a member of the tribute band is shot at a Beatles fan convention, the boy detective is back in action.
Fallen From Grace by John R. Lindermuth was published in March as a Wild Oak mystery, a division of Oak Tree Press. As the 19th century winds to a close, Sheriff Sylvester Tilghman of the small Pennsylvania town of Arahpot ponders his biggest problems: finding a new deputy and convincing his true love, Lydia, to marry him. But Arahpot’s usual tranquility is shaken when a stranger is fatally stabbed and then another dies of arsenic poisoning. As he works through an abundance of suspects, Tilghman finds himself in danger. And worse – Lydia is pushing her obnoxious cousin as a candidate for deputy.
Where Angels Fear by Sunny Frazier is the second in her Christy Bristol Astrology Mystery Series, published by Oak Tree Press. Amateur astrologer Christy Bristol finds herself on the fringes of Kearny society in California’s Central Valley and a members only sex club as she reluctantly takes on a missing persons case. A prominent business man has disappeared and his wife can’t go to the authorities. Christy’s investigation crosses paths with several homicide cases. Could the cases be connected? Christy goes where angels fear to tread to find the answers.
Rowena Through the Wall by Melodie Campbell was published by Imajin Books. College professor Rowena Revel has a magical gift with animals and a huge problem. Gorgeous tunic-clad men keep walking through the wall of her classroom and she’s being haunted by sexy dreams in a rugged land. Curious, she checks out the wall and falls through a portal into a savage world where, after years of war, women are scarce. Good thing she has the ability to go back through the wall. Or does she?
If you like westerns, you'll want to read Escape from the Alamo by Dac Crossley and published by CreateSpace. Remember the Alamo! The defenders fought bravely, to the last man, giving their lives for freedom and the Republic of Texas. But suppose one of those warriors survived the battle? George Hanks, called “Possum,” finds himself confused and alone. He can’t go back to Tennessee because they believe he died at the Alamo. Possum’s journey to manhood takes him through fights with Indians and bandits, arrest and trial and enlistment in the Texas Rangers.
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