MYSTERY/THRILLER

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Search For Murder: A Tale of Passion, Revenge and Mystery
Sarah Richards Mystery Series, Book 1

Sarah Bradley is a young freelance writer living in Chicago with her fiancé, Sam Richards. Her world changes forever, however, when her dying mother reveals that Sarah’s biological father is not the man who raised her. Sarah learns that she was conceived as the result of the rape of her mother. Reeling from the revelation, Sarah further discovers that this man has been missing for almost thirty years and is presumed dead, possibly murdered by the man she grew up calling Dad. Sarah embarks on a mission to uncover the truth behind the disappearance, and remove the cloud of suspicion that has hung over her family for so long. In her quest, Sarah enlists the assistance of the retired detective who led the original investigation. Danger and intrigue await them as they attempt to uncover the tangled web of lies and cover-ups that have hidden the truth for decades

Thirst For Murder.

Sarah Richards Mystery Series, Book 2

THIRST FOR MURDER SYNOPSIS Sam and Sarah Richards have come to Central Kentucky to explore bourbon country. Sarah is writing an article on the bourbon industry for her employer, Stinnett Publishing. The bucolic setting takes on ominous undertones, however, as Sarah and her new husband discover a dead body during a distillery tour. The master distiller is lying dead between the stacked ricks of bourbon barrels in the aging warehouse. Sarah’s impetuous nature and natural curiosity take over and the pair find themselves embroiled in the mystery. The body count increases as another distillery employee is murdered only hours after Sam and Sarah meet with him.

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A Fiery Murder.

Sarah Richards Mystery Series, Book 3

THIRST FOR MURDER SYNOPSIS Sam and Sarah Richards have come to Central Kentucky to explore bourbon country. Sarah is writing an article on the bourbon industry for her employer, Stinnett Publishing. The bucolic setting takes on ominous undertones, however, as Sarah and her new husband discover a dead body during a distillery tour. The master distiller is lying dead between the stacked ricks of bourbon barrels in the aging warehouse. Sarah’s impetuous nature and natural curiosity take over and the pair find themselves embroiled in the mystery. The body count increases as another distillery employee is murdered only hours after Sam and Sarah meet with him.

A Trail of Destruction
Sarah Richards Mystery Series Book 4

A sleepy town in Central Kentucky comes awake when women begin to disappear, drug trafficking increases, and murders occur . The crime wave has locals looking over their shoulders and locking their doors as local police struggle to untangle the clues. Mac Osborne returns to aid police in their investigation and finds himself and his wife Mary in grave danger. The principal characters learn what is really important in life as they deal with loss and hardship. Readers will welcome back the characters of Sarah and Sam Richards as they assist their friend Mac in his investigation. Buckle up! You're in for a ride!

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The Confession 

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Matthew Brooks is a successful dentist who enjoys the finer things in life. That is until gambling threatens to bring his comfortable world crashing down around him. Although he is putting everything he has at risk, he is eager to head to the poker tables in Vegas for another big score. Finally forced to acknowledge his pending financial ruin, he enters into a murder scheme with his dental assistant, Sylvia Bennett. Matthew is to murder the assistant's abusive husband Ron and make it look like an accident. The payoff from Ron's life insurance is one million dollars for each of them, enough to solve Dr. Brooks' financial problems. The pair trade written confessions to ensure the other's silence should either be suspected of contributing to Ron's death. But, is Matthew capable of murdering another human being--for money? As he struggles with this self-reflection, he meets a comely blonde, Carolyn Hodges, in Vegas. He has never met anyone like her. The two form an easy friendship which extends beyond the weekend in Vegas. Matthew struggles with the reality of the man he is and the man he wants to be for Carolyn. He fears her rejection if she discovers the murder-for-hire scheme. The two spend time together at Carolyn's farm and Matt discovers peace and acceptance for the first time in his life. In a bizarre twist, however, Sylvia gives away the desk containing Matthew's confession. The desk goes to auction and Matt races against time to find the desk and the confession hidden away in a concealed compartment. Will the written contract he made with Sylvia be discovered by a dogged policeman, Detective Robinson? Matthew walks a tightrope of newly found happiness with Carolyn and his all-consuming fear of having the confession found by someone else before he can track it down.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

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Robbie Learns To Read

Robbie is a very special bear. He lives in the Great Woods with Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and his brother Ted. Robbie learns all his bear lessons, such as hunting for berries and honey, climbing trees, and practicing his growl. But, Robbie has a special talent, too. He can read! His family and friends find it difficult to understand why he wants to read, and Robbie must show the value of reading. This special little bear demonstrates why it is okay to be different and why reading is so very important. There is a reading comprehension section after the story to aid discussion between parent and child.

Robbie Makes A Friend

Robbie is an unusual little bear--he can read! He enjoys being a bear, but he loves to go to school with boys and girls and learn about new things. In this new adventure, Robbie meets a little girl named Kara in a wheelchair. He doesn't know how to speak to someone different and he is afraid of the wheelchair, so he and his classmates ignore Kara. His teacher has other ideas, however, and assigns Robbie to push Kara's chair at recess. Robbie learns a valuable lesson and makes a new friend. His acceptance of her helped others to see that Kara is just a little girl. Parents will find the reading comprehension questions at the end of the story helpful in discussing the story with their children.

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