Point Road, home of the wealthy, and Angela Jeffries, the beautiful broken woman Eric Slater has always wanted. Slater returns home from the Navy to discover that his best friends suicide may have been murder, and Angela begs him to investigate. Maggie, the tag-along little sister he barely remembers has grown into a beautiful, strong woman, and she joins him as they follow a trail of murder, and human trafficking, a trail that will eventually turn back to their hometown. A wry, twisted tale of mystery and two people falling in love.
AUTHORS: Nancy McGovern & Cyra Bruce
Faith Franklin is a dreamer. She dreams of cakes & pies. She dreams of crepes & brownies. And, more than anything, she dreams of making a career of serving her delicious treats to an adoring public.
So, when her grandmother calls and asks her to move to Florida to help run her café, she cannot get out of Minnesota fast enough! And before she knows it she is standing in Paradise Point, the beautiful, oceanside plaza in which Bessie’s Café is located, hardly able to believe her good fortune.
Life is now exactly how Faith had imagined it could be. She’s made wonderful friends. The café, now renamed the Slice of Paradise, has been renovated to showcase her amazing desserts. And both locals & tourists are loving it!
Well, all except for one…
The owner of a nearby cupcake shop is not at all happy with Faith’s arrival in Paradise Point. She has accused Faith of trying to ruin her by stealing her recipes & designs. And she is not shy about letting everyone know it.
So, when the woman is found dead the day after their confrontation, people immediately begin to consider whether Faith is the killer…
Is Faith guilty of murder? If not, who is? And can Faith find a way to clear her name before her dreams turn into nightmares?
Find out in A Cherry Sinister Murder!
“Slice of Paradise Cozy Mysteries” is a Culinary Cozy Mystery series written by #2 Bestselling Author, Nancy McGovern, and the talented newcomer, Cyra Bruce.
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At a Luxury Resort, Dead Customers are Bad for Business…
Valerie Inglewood just landed her dream job. She’s the second woman ever selected to the elite Strikeforce Investigation Team out of Denver, Colorado. Can Val crack her first case before she becomes the next victim? Is her new love interest a calculating killer after all?
She’s partnered with the legendary Charlene Brockworth, the first woman ever selected to the team. Can Val live up to Charlene’s exacting standards and reputation, or will she fall flat on her face and wind up scrubbing toilets back at the Alleycat Boarding House? She’s about to find out – Valerie doesn’t even have time to put her pictures on her desk before she and Charlene get called up to investigate a mysterious murder at the elite Mackenzie Hunting Lodge in the remote Rocky Mountains. The Lodge holds an eclectic mix of eccentric personalities, some of whom are up to activities more sinister than hunting.
The case takes an ominous turn when Charlene goes missing under suspicious circumstances and Val finds herself thrust into the lead.
And to make matters worse, she can’t deny the attraction she feels whenever she interviews the prime suspect, the Lodge’s blue-eyed maintenance man, and local heartthrob, Jeff Everson.
When Jesse Graham almost runs over a “body” in the road one night, she is plunged into a labyrinth of secrets, lies and murder. All Jesse wants is a simple life teaching at St. Bart’s… and a chance at love with Joe Riley. She realizes that plan has been thwarted when puzzling occurrences at St. Bartholomew Academy for Girls get increasingly dangerous. The danger doesn’t just spring from the ghost who haunts the grounds of St. Bart’s, but from a sinister presence that is not ghostly at all. As she digs into the mystery, threats on her life and the life of her student escalate.
Which danger threatens her life the most? The ghost haunting her student or the secrets buried in the school?
DEATH IS THE PRIZE IN A TWISTED GAME
An ex-football player is brutally murdered. A National Ballet dancer inexplicably commits suicide. The only link between the two deaths is Dr. Roger Peterson, a famous psychiatrist and bestselling author.
Toronto PI Samantha McNamara doesn’t want to believe her friend manipulated the dancer into committing suicide or that he was capable of the vicious murder. But Roger was sleeping with the victim’s wife—a patient—and her husband intended to go public with a complaint that would destroy the doctor’s life.
When Sam’s fiancé, ex-OPP Inspector Reece Hash, receives a shocking suicide letter from the ballerina, Roger’s unethical conduct unravels. But the psychiatrist could be a pawn in a sick game. As the pieces fall into place, a ruthless killer plunges Sam and Reece into a terrifying nightmare. Their only chance of survival is to outwit a cunning psychopath whose greatest pleasure is the game.
The rules are simple: trust no one and stay alive.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
While working in health care, I became increasingly concerned about the lack of funding for the early detection of mental health issues and the limited resources available for people to seek help. If you look at the key indicators of anti-social personality disorder, it’s frightening to realize the number of people who most likely suffer this disorder. Sure, most of them aren’t going to kill, but the potential risk to society is still high. It is common to read newspaper stories about people suffering psychotic breaks and committing unspeakable crimes. I wondered what life experiences could motivate the collapse of a person’s humanity. The idea for this novel took root. From there, the characters journeyed down a road and I trailed along behind them.
This book is bargain priced from 12/06/2013 until 12/07/2013
Fifteen-year-old Caitlin Whittington, last seen waiting for a ride home from school, is the second girl in Paradise Falls to disappear in five months. Fears grow that she won’t be the last as the town begins to suspect a serial killer might be loose.
With her daughter’s disappearance, Grace Whittington makes some surprising and unsettling discoveries about her stepson, Adam. When she uncovers information that seems to implicate him, the fault lines of a happily blended family crack wide open.
The case falls to Detective Rayna Godwin, who is hampered by memories of her own murdered daughter and the suspicion that there is more to the string of unsolved disappearances than meets the eye. When her ex-lover, FBI agent Jack Cody, is called in against Rayna’s wishes, her job becomes even more difficult.
And Adam, scared and stung by the distrust of those closest to him, is afraid to speak the truth.
Targeted Age Group: adult or teen
Book Price: .99 – 2.99
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