A Ghost Story
Abigail Adams buys a house in the country, with birds and bees, a creek and some trees.
Sounds serene until she learns there's something in the shadows.
Something that moves.
Something that was there first.
Something that wants her gone.
A Monarch Beach Mystery (Book 5)
It's another pastoral day in Monarch Beach, the tiny town on California's central coast, where the town limits are posted on the same sign.
Until cattle go missing, two hikers go missing and the Sheriff's posse goes for a ride.
There's something in the bushes at Singer Lake, there's murder in the Federal Preserve and the FBI returns to investigate the #1 suspect – Tim Tanner.
A Monarch Beach Mystery (Book 4)
The Tanners are on the move – from the old house to the ranch house to being trapped in an outhouse in this fourth visit to Monarch Beach, the little town on the coast of California, so small it doesn’t rate a dot on the map.
With Teejay moving, a new manager is needed to take care of the rental properties she’s leaving behind. The new gal in charge makes some changes and digs some holes.
She claims to be Little Billie Pickens, former child star of country music, once Artist of the Year. She’s planning a career come back, performing with the local celebrity, Tim Tanner.
Tim says no.
Tim is adamant.
Tim is insistent.
Someone has to give.
Managing a self-storage facility seemed like a good job for recently divorced Marlena Montoya. She’s put her twenty in the military and has no family. A new start in a new place, a scenic fishing port on the California coast.
Marlena loves the coast, the views, and the quiet. Then a man comes out of the blue and threatens her life while she’s viewing the sunset from her car.
He leaves as quickly as he appeared, taking her sweatshirt with him. A few days later the same sweatshirt is returned – hanging on the doorknob of her home.
If that’s not enough, she finds cartons abandoned in an empty unit contain drugs – a lot of drugs. Her report to the police department brings in the DEA, who plant an undercover agent on the premises.
The undercover agent is familiar.
She last saw him when he threatened her life and took her sweatshirt.
A Monarch Beach Mystery (Book 3)
Welcome back to Monarch Beach, where the living is easy, the beer is cold, the town limit signs posted on the same pole.
There’s a few newcomers on the beach, including a famous country music star, who picks Monarch as the background for a video shoot.
Locals get picked as extras for the filming of the T Three videos and everyone puts on their dancing shoes. The video crew arrives, the campground is taken for the trucks, trailers and mobile homes. Sets are built and excitement fills the streets.
Excitement fills the fresh sea air.
Something else fills the air – something dangerous, something deadly.
Sharon stumbles upon a terrifying scene in the backyard of an empty house.
The new hair stylist lays an egg.
An ominous stalker stakes out a claim.
Someone starts taking shots at Tee’s front door.
A woman disappears after a wild night at The Gem.
The prime suspect is T. Thomas Tanner, leader of the country music band, the one bringing prosperity to the tiny town.
It falls to local detective John Kincaid to clear the country singer, who he doesn’t trust or even like. Can he find the real culprit?
Or will he throw the singer under the bus?
A Monarch Beach Mystery (Book 2)
Summer comes to Monarch Beach, renewing a tradition of hiring college kids for summer jobs. The hardware store, the grocery, the police department and even Kelly’s, everyone’s favorite diner takes on a new member. There’s a new face everywhere you look.
One new face is the stranger who preceded them. The one who showed up at the Gem and went home with Teejay Bishop. A stranger she thought was stalking her. Now he’s not only gone home with her, he stayed. All night. Everyone notices, especially local detective John Kincaid, who is more than curious about the new guy right across the driveway.
Then the pranks start.
A cow in the front yard, goats in the road.
Mailboxes bashed in.
Harmless high jinx?
Until someone gets poisoned.
Until someone winds up in the hospital.
Until someone opens the door and shots ring out.
The emergency center is kept busy.
Who will stop the madness?
A Monarch Beach Mystery (Book 1)
Teejay Bishop is a survivor.
That's her own description, having survived the lung cancer that tried to kill her.
Cancer treatment is expensive, costing her everything – her home, her job and her savings – leaving her alive, broke and homeless.
An aunt steps in and gives her a place to live, in exchange for managing the other two rentals on the property. A small salary barely covers the necessities so she tackles online selling, mostly of old books.
Things are looking up.
Until her house is burglarized.
Her car is vandalized.
She’s attacked in the public park in broad daylight.
What is going on?
There are always side effects to cancer treatment, differing from patient to patient. Is the sudden target on her back another strange side effect? Or is it something more, something darker. Something deadly.
Who can she turn to? Her only ally might be the one that proves she’s crazy.